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Welcome to the Web Design & SEO Company.

Helping Trades & Service Businesses across the UK to Grow. Since 2015.

Award-winning, highly trusted Web Design and SEO Company,
based in Plymouth, serving the UK.

Specialists in helping Trades & Service Businesses to Grow.

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We’ve already helped many, many businesses just like yours to GROW…

Our team’s mission is to help You Grow Your Business. Below are just a few of the businesses we have helped to grow since we started out in 2015.

We know from personal experience how much is involved in running a business, and how many things there are to think and worry about – including winning new customers, advertising and marketing, staffing, cashflow, doing your accounts, the cost and supply of materials and fuel… 

When you work with us, we take care of all of your Digital Marketing – not just your website, taking one huge job off your plate.

But don’t just take it from us – see what our clients have to say!

Jackson Landscaping

"They are worth every penny and I could not recommend highly enough."

Amazing service and team! I have been using these guys for my SEO needs for a number of years.

They have transformed my website to not just rank in google but also convert more visitors to my site into paying customers.

The ECU Doctor

"Already we notice an increase in customer enquiries and website traffic and the new site has only been operational few a few weeks!"

The final result (new website) exceeded our expectations.

The whole task and final commissioning of site was made to appear easy and without any stress for our business.

Phil Crews Commercial Gas Services

"This company has been paramount to the growth of my business."

They always adapt to the way we work.

Always helpful and most of all very professional.

Would not hesitate to recommend.

JAH Electrical Services

"The phones ring more and more, people find us from all over."

Redoing the branding has really paid off.

We’ve always recommended you!

Five stars, no doubt at all!

Moorland Heating

"Thank you for all your help getting Moorland Heating out into the digital world."

Great advice and support.

Always feel like we’re getting the right information from these guys and not lead down the garden path.

Crownhill Conservatories

"If you’re looking for growth in your business they should be your first port of call."

They took the time to really understand our business.

The website generates high quality leads – every week.

We achieve a massive 75% conversion rate!

Want to grow your Trades or Service business? Got some questions?

How does it work?

It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3 to grow your trades or service business with the Web Design and SEO Company!

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Intro Call & Quote

We chat about your business – your growth goals, answer any questions you may have, and then we send your free, no-obligation, personalised quote.

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Build Website & Campaign

We design and build your professionally branded, SEO-optimised Trades / Service Website, and begin your Digital Marketing Campaign.

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Your Business Grows

As your Website gets found on Google and your business’s Online Presence improves, you start to receive quality enquiries from customers in your target locations.

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About the Web Design And SEO Company.

Formed in 2015 by our MD, Diana, we celebrated our 8th Birthday in July 2023.

From our office and training room in Plymouth, our results-focussed team helps ambitious Trades & Service Business owners across the UK to grow their business – like we have grown ours.

Unlike many web and digital marketing companies, we are office-based, and very happy to chat face-to-face or over the phone. 

We work hard & play hard – you may well find members of the team playing darts & pool in our Chill Zone – there are some seriously competitive people in our team! Especially when it comes to our annual Pumpkin Carving Competition and our “Save the Children” Christmas Quiz! 

Tricks & tips for Trades & Service Business Owners.

Check out our useful articles written to help you grow your business.

FAQs about Web Design, SEO, Social Media, Branding, Pricing…

Just a few of the questions we are regularly asked by our Trades and Service Business prospects and clients.

How much does a Trades or Service Business Website cost?

inAbABoTo answer this question, we firstly need to understand your specific requirements. We need to know what pages and functionality you are going to need, and what you want your website to deliver.

Website pages and functionality:
These would almost always include a Home Page; About Page (maybe with “Meet the Team”); Contact Us with a Contact Form; individual pages for each of your key Services (this is very important); ideally a page for Customer Reviews and Testimonials; and your GDPR pages (Cookie & Privacy Policies, and Website Terms of Use).

Optionally, you may also need pages to display a Gallery of your work; Case Studies / Projects; Prices; Finance Options; a Quoting Tool like Truequote for Boiler Quotes, an Appointment Booking tool like Acuity Scheduling, or an Accommodation Booking Tool like Freetobook, and so on.

You would usually need a Contact Form for people to make enquiries, but in some cases you may need more than one form – one for general enquiries and another for quotes, perhaps – maybe where people can upload photos or other documents.

If you have a local business that covers multiple areas, we would recommend creating Geopages with unique content relevant to the target audience in each area, plus an Areas We Serve page. We usually do this once the new website is live, as part of our monthly SEO Service. Again, it is very important that this is done well – Google may well penalise duplicate and poor quality content.

On-site search optimisation:
Is it important for your website to be found on Google and the other search engines? Or are you just looking for a website you will send people to via flyers, business cards, offline adverts? The clients we work with are looking to be found on Google. 

So, when we design and develop Trades and Service Business websites, we ensure that they are fully optimised for Search. This means that our professional copywriters and SEO team ensure that all copy is written with both Google and – most importantly – the website user in mind, and that copy, headings, images, video, and the information that will be displayed in Google search results are all fully optimised. As you can imagine, this important work takes some time to do, but is absolutely invaluable in getting your website found. So, not investing in this when you are looking to buy a new website is a false economy.

User experience:
As important as everything else we have outlined above, is ensuring that your website looks great and works really well on Smartphones, Tablets and PCs, and is easy to for people to navigate and use. We make sure the site runs quickly, so that people don’t get fed up waiting for it to load, and go somewhere else.

Our website pricing:
To give you an idea of our own pricing for new websites for Trades and Service Businesses – that deliver on all of the above criteria – our pricing starts at around £1,600 for a professional, mobile-friendly, SEO’d website with a Home Page, About Us Page, 4 individual Service Pages, a Contact Page with Contact Form, your GDPR Pages, a Consent Management Platform (for people to manage their cookie preferences) and links to your Social Media. All of our prices are subject to VAT. 

How much does Website Hosting, Support and Maintenance cost?
When you are considering the price of your new website, it is very important to also investigate the ongoing support services – including your website’s hosting, backups, security, updates and maintenance, and customer support. How much does this cost, and what is / isn’t included? 

All of this varies dramatically from company to company. There are certainly very cheap hosting options available, but as with everything you buy, you tend to get what you pay for. The cheaper options may require you to keep everything updated yourself, may not come with backups or security, and may not provide super fast website speeds. Often, all support is by email, livechat (often not manned by real people) or a Support ticketing system, and response times may not be quick.

All of our Trades and Service Business websites come with our “Monthly Website Care Package”. This provides fast, high-quality hosting, nightly backups, website security and security monitoring. We regularly check that your website is running as it should be, and keep plugins and the backend of the website updated for you. No need for you to worry about a thing!

Our friendly team is also on hand to support you, Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm – by phone if your prefer. And, as part of our “Monthly Website Care Package”, we offer up to 30 minutes of our time to carry out minor content updates, such as adding new photos to your gallery (which we carefully optimise, resize, rename and geotag – basically ensuring that they are fully SEO-optimised) or uploading new customer testimonials.

If there is an issue with your website, we will get it resolved for you – you can rest assured. We charge £50 per month for this complete service (excluding support for any 3rd party applications, like booking systems – which we can do – we just charge for this, as you would expect). All in all, fantastic quality, we believe!

Do you take credit cards and do you offer payment plans for your Trades and Service websites?

You can either pay a 50% deposit, and the remaining 50% when we put your new website live, or you can choose one of our finance options.

We offer 3 months interest-free finance, or 12 months finance, subject to interest. Just head over to our Finance Options page to find out more, and to check eligibility. Please note: our finance options are currently available to UK Limited Companies only.

If you have any further queries about payments etc, please don’t hesitate to contact our Finance Director, Jason Crabtree. You can call the office on 01752 291865, or email him using the form on our Contact Page. He will be more than happy to help.

What Sectors do you work with?

In order to be able to provide the best possible service, we made the decision to specialise in working with Tradespeople – both Sole Traders and the owners of established Trades Businesses; and the owners of Service Businesses.

This means that we talk the same language, and we are not stretched trying to get to grips with every possible business type. For example, when we are contacted by a Plumbing and Heating Engineer, we know straight away the services that you are likely to offer, and have written about them more times than we care to mention! That makes it much easier for us to develop your new Website, and to set up your Digital Marketing Campaign. It also makes your life much easier, as we are not needing to take up loads of your time for you to explain what an Air Source Heat Pump or a System Boiler is!

We work with all Trades, including:

  • Plumbers and Heating Engineers
  • Bathroom Designers and Installers
  • Commercial Gas / Heating Engineers
  • Electricians and Electrical Contractors
  • Landscape Gardeners, Fencing and Decking Companies, Tree Surgeons
  • Conservatory Companies
  • Decorators, Painters, Plasterers, Tilers,
  • Roofers
  • Builders
  • Driveways and Patios
  • Locksmiths
  • Handymen and ladies!

    Due to the extensive experience we have gained over the years working with our clients, we also work with Hospitality Businesses, including Campervan and Motorhome Hire; B&Bs and Self-Catering Holidays; Health and Wellbeing Businesses like Osteopaths, Masseurs, Therapists & Beauticians; Care Homes; Pet Services, including Pet Cremation Services and Dog Walking / Exercise Fields.

    Check out our Website Gallery to give you an idea.

Do you only work with Plymouth Companies?

Due to our company being based in Plymouth, lots of our clients are local, as you might expect.

These days, our team works with Trades and Service Business clients up and down the UK, from our offices in Plymouth. We are fully set up to meet new remote clients via Video Call, and our team is there manning the phones Mon to Fri 9-5:30 to provide support to our clients, wherever they are in the country. Local clients are of course very welcome to pop in for a cuppa or a game of pool!

Why not meet our team?

Do you offer Wix, Shopify or Squarespace Websites?

To be able to provide the best possible service, we have chosen to build and offer WordPress websites only.

This enables our Team to be specialists, rather than having to learn and support many different types of website builders. And, without going into loads of detail, WordPress is used by hundreds of  millions of websites worldwide – increasing year on year; it is designed with security high on the agenda and has many inbuilt security features; it is also built and structured with SEO and search engines like Google in mind. 

 

How long does it take for SEO to work?

This is one of the questions we get asked most often. 

It is impossible to give a “one-size-fits all” definitive answer, as there are so many factors, including: your industry and how competitive this is; your budget and how much you are able to invest; the age and authority of your domain – just to give a few examples.

We always aim to be 100% transparent, so we say to allow around 6 months to start to see results. Any less than this, and we are not giving things a chance to work. Sometimes we see results very quickly, but SEO is not meant to be a quick fix, but part of your ongoing business growth strategy. It will work – have no doubt – but we need to put in the hard graft on your part before we will see the benefits. 

At the Web Design and SEO Company, we don’t tie you into a contract or set a minimum term for your SEO Service, but we do ensure that you understand the process before we begin work for you. You only need to look at our clients’ positions on Google (and our own!) to know that our SEO Service works! 

 

Can I stop and start SEO?

We are often asked, ” Can we stop and start SEO?”

The primary goal of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is clear: attract more organic traffic to your website and increase your website’s visibility, ultimately leading to more leads, conversions, and revenue. So not really (if you want to do it well) … SEO is not a one-time task but an ongoing process.

If you’re not doing it, then your competitors will be:

Your competitors are likely investing in SEO just like you. They’re working hard to outperform you in search results and win the attention of potential customers. You need to keep up with your SEO efforts to avoid falling behind and losing valuable traffic to your competitors.

Google loves new content:

Search engines like Google favour websites that provide fresh, relevant, and valuable content to their users. This means that your content needs to be regularly updated to maintain or improve your search ranking. Consistently updating your website with new and engaging content not only satisfies search engine algorithms but also keeps your audience engaged. Ongoing SEO efforts will help you identify the most effective types of content to create and ensure that your content is well-optimised for search engines.

Search Engines are constantly changing:

Search engines like Google continuously evolve, fine-tuning their algorithms to provide users with the best search results. What worked in the past may not work today, and what’s effective now might not be in the future. So, regular updates to your SEO strategy are vital to ensure your website is always up to date with the latest search engine updates. 

The importance of ongoing SEO cannot be overstated. It’s a dynamic and ever-evolving field that demands constant attention. By staying up to date with search engine algorithm changes, outperforming your competitors, adapting to shifting user behaviour, and regularly updating your content, you can achieve and maintain a robust online presence.

Find out about our own SEO Service here.

Can you SEO my exsting website?

We only provide our Monthly SEO Service for websites that we have created. This is because SEOing or taking over an existing website often comes with all sorts of issues – they may not be WordPress; the design and structure of the website and the on-site optimisation may be poor – and in most cases, we have found from experience it is simply easier for us and therefore more cost-effective for our clients for us to rebuild them a new SEO-optimised Trades or Service Website. 

Can I use my own hosting, as it looks much cheaper than yours?

I’m afraid not for one of our websites. As in one of our other FAQs, which talks about quality website hosting – including website speed and security etc., we only offer fully managed, hosted websites. Site speed, for example, is an absolutely crucial factor in SEO these days, so we need to be sure that your website’s hosting is top-notch. In addition, if there is ever an issue with one of our client’s websites, we need to be sure that we can get hold of excellent customer support from our hosting company, so we have chosen them very carefully indeed.

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