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.