Monthly Archives: May 2019

Web agency Mauritius – Choose the right web design company

The number of web design companies in Mauritius in increasingly growing in numbers. That’s is a good thing to have the choice but on the other side of things, it is getting even more difficult to choose the right agency to work with. Good products, excellent service or good ideas are no longer sufficient today. It is essential to find an answer to these questions as soon as possible to avoid investing time and money in a strategy that may not be suitable for your company.

First of all, potential customers have to find out what company X offers so much. And that is only possible if the corresponding advertising is very effective. Today, we will try to address the question to help you have clearer ideas about what to look for when searching for the web agency that will best suit your needs:

1.      Exploring the market

The very best place to start is to visit local websites that you like the most or feel have that special touch you are looking for own website. Once you are on the website you like, scroll to the footer section, it is normally here that you will find copyright and web agency links.

Visit the website and think of it as an online business card. If the website is well presented with a comprehensible design and flow, it is a good start. Moreover, if an agency has a site that you do not like, that works badly, has a lot of 404 pages for example and is not clear, would you entrust them to deliver a better work for yours?

Choosing a web agency is in some ways giving a copy of your brand image. If a company does not have a good brand image, you can be sure that if you work with them, you can be sure that you will have problems to communicate with your users and make a good impression on the web. We recommend you find at least 3 companies with a good profile that you think will display your brand image well.

2.      Verify their online presence

It is important to check that the agency works well online by checking its presence on social media and positioning on search engines. If you identify an agency that interests you, but is not active on social media and does not position itself well on the SERP, perhaps the company has been dormant for some time now, you don’t want such web agencies.

A good place to start is on google. Try a local search like “Web agency + your country/region”, the results on the first page will be a good list of potential web agencies to work with. And, if you are planning on doing search engine optimization for your website, this will give you a good representation of what the agency can do for you.

3.      Examine portfolios

Checking the work done for other customers is useful to understand how the agency works. Examine the portfolio and you will have a good representation of what your end product might look like. You can also use portfolios as an inspiration for your next project. Checking that the projects in the portfolio correspond to real companies will help you to understand the transparency of the agency.

4.      Read reviews

External opinions of client companies can be useful to understand the pros and cons of the web agency. This can give you an idea of ​​what to expect and above all they can save you from possible disappointments and scams. This is a passage not to be forgotten, as reading what other customers have to say already tells you a lot of what level of service you will receive.

Not all web agencies will list or allow reviews on their website. It could be that you do not find reviews, in which case we recommend you search for the company on Google Maps or social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

5.      Ask for a meeting

The best way to have the definitive certainty that a web agency is good for you is to speak directly with those who work there. Ask questions to clarify any doubts, know the professionals who will take care of your site and who will follow you. In this way you will be able to verify if the agency outsources certain tasks and if it provides a prepared, sociable and professional internal staff.

You will most probably be in relation with a project manager, who will take care of you as a client. If you have special requirements, you might also request the presence of the web designer or digital marketer during the meeting.

6.      Look for trust

There is a lot of time and, above all, trust invested, because you will need to share some trade secrets and marketing to the advertising partner. For example, there must be a consensual understanding of where the strategic drive should lead to brand building. In addition, additional communication channels, such as access to inventory or contribution margins, must be kept open so that no misunderstandings arise in operational advertising measures.

7.      Awards or achievements

The Web is very young. And if you find a Mauritian web agency with 10 years of market presence, that is huge. Most local web agencies are quite young and it is not a disadvantage. But, when you choose an online partner, it is important you find one that has been here for long.

Technologies, employees, and locations change, but if a web agency made it through the years, you can be sure that it is one that you can rely on. Moreover, recognized awards and achievements are good representations of success. If you want to be successful, chose one successful company.

 

At Web Ltd, we have been on the market for more than 20 years and counting 1000+ web projects. We are your perfect web design company in Mauritius.

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Web creation Mauritius – 5 steps to be online

Your internet presence is your business card on the internet and should make an impression. Here are the key steps to creating a website.

Okay so you feel your company needs a fresh new website for this year 2019. At Web, we strive to give our customers the best tips and insights before even signing any contract. This information is provided for free. And, free does not mean cheap or unimportant here. We’ve taken our 20+ years of experience and created this article to help you better create your next website.

In the beginning, the creation of a website, especially in Mauritius, can be intimidating. Add to that the number of questions that pop up in your mind when designing the idea of a website which will represent your professionalism on the web. These questions can be, how many menu items do I need. Which languages do I make my website available? What can I sell on the website? Is there even a demand on the internet?

If you do not have a proper concept for the site, you can quickly lose track of how to create the site, and in the worst case, the site becomes an impenetrable labyrinth for the reader. To prevent this from happening with your website, we have put together some most important steps in creating and maintaining a website for you.

1.      Why do you even need a website?

Almost everyone today has a website to showcase a facility or products. Nevertheless, you should ask yourself why you want a website. You should never create a website “just like that” or “just fast”. Your website is your figurehead on the web, where visitors can find out about your offer. So, you should consider before creating your website: Why a website at all? What do you want to achieve with it? How should your institution be perceived in public? Is your website for information purpose only or do you intent to sell your products on it, maybe later?

In most cases, the need will be justified, but sometimes, business owners don’t just realise it, they pay a lot of money for designing, creating, trashing, redesigning and recreating websites that they don’t even need. Know your purpose, it is not just because your competitor has a website, does it mean that you should have one. If you know exactly why you even need a website in the first place, we can help you and you are allowed to read point 2 below:

 

2.       Who do you want to reach with your website?

Now that you have solid reasons for investing in a website. The next thing to think of is your users. Before you create and maintain your website, you should be aware of which audience you want to target. This is very important, because you have to keep in mind that the website you are building needs to satisfy your customers, existing and new.

Say your are looking to invest in a website for the Mauritian audience. We as a web design company in Mauritius, we know that you will need a website in English, French or maybe both. Know your target audience, create buyer personas, and know what your customers need. We will be able to deliver a better website for your users when knowing this information.

 

3.      What do you have to communicate?

Show your visitors what characterizes your community, facility or project and what offers you have. Think about what your target audience might be interested in and what added value a visit to your website has. Create your menu structure accordingly. But beware! It should not be more than eight menu items, otherwise it becomes too confusing for the reader.

Creating a website is an art, but not the type you are thinking of. The art of web design is to make your users feel welcomed, at home, just like you do to welcome them in your business location, shop or showroom. We recommend you implement a blog and SEO to make your website more accessible to your users. Take a look at our SEO services following the link below:

https://web-companies.com/search-engine-optimization.php

 

4.      Who maintains the website and creates new content?

Creating and maintaining a website takes time. That’s why website design is so important. Therefore, be sure in time who should be responsible for the construction, the updates, and maintenance tasks. How often should something new appear on the page? Does the person responsible have enough time to maintain the website and create new content? Only if this is the case, you can successfully create your website and keep it up to date.

With Web Companies we can help you in all aspects of your web design and web development. We are probably the most flexible web design company in Mauritius right now. Do you want us to create, maintain or update your website with fresh content? We have a team of the best content creation expert who will learn your industry and talk about your news for you. If you want to maintain or update your website on your own or have a team in-house to manage it, we create custom access for your administrators, editors and writers.

5.      What will your website have?

A website can be expanded to different degrees. In any case, must be present contact information, products or services and privacy policy. One of the things that depends on a website success is how much time you want and can invest. For example, the Tip of the Week section makes little sense if you can only create new content once a month. Also, notifications and events have to be maintained regularly.

You can also choose to implement marketing strategies on your website. This can be anything from building a list of subscribers or installing web analytics tools to track how your users are interacting with your website.

We hope you now have a clear structure in your mind for the creation of your new website. If you need any further information, contact us:

WEB Ltd. Mauritius

Chancery House 706-708
Lislet Geoffroy Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: +230 211 6885
Email: [email protected]