You Need a Website

And Here are the Top 5 Reasons Why

Top 5 Website Problems
  1. You Do Not Have One

    There was a time, pre-1998, when it was still OK for your business to not have a website. But 1998 was a long time ago and today that’s no longer the case. Today, in the minds of many consumers, if your business does not have a website it simply ceases to exist. Today, your website is most likely the first place consumers will want to go. For those without websites it may also be the last.

    At WebCamp One, we know websites. And, unlike so many others who claim to build small business websites, we understand businesses and what it takes to make them successful.

    Contact us if you’d like to know more.

  2. Your Website Copy is Out of Date

    Recently we visited a well-known local restaurant to enjoy lunch with friends. Before heading out we visited their website in order to read the menu which did a great job of whetting our appetites. One item caught my eye and I knew then that was what I would order.

    Soon we were seated in the restaurant. When it was my turn I gave my order to our server, telling her that I had seen it on their website and that it looked great. The server looked at me and said in a matter-of-fact tone, “Oh, you can’t really go by what you see on our website. We never update anything. In fact, we don’t even serve that item any longer.”

    Bottom line: I ordered something else, ate my lunch, and never went back. I could not help but wonder what other things were being ignored in that restaurant.

    As a business owner you’ll appreciate knowing that at WebCamp One we build websites that are simple for you update. Or, if you prefer, we can do it for you.

    Contact us if you’d like to know more.

  3. Your Web Designer Disappeared

    It might sound strange, but disappearing web designers and webmasters are a big problem for small business. To save money, a website often gets built by a friend, family member, or someone in the office who claims to know what they are doing. Things go along OK for awhile, but life marches on, people’s lives change, employees move on, and the next thing you know there’s nobody left who knows anything about your website.

    Over time these abandoned websites languish, content getting ever more stale, once prized features breaking down, page links going nowhere, and worse. The business owner continues to ignore the situation while the reputation of the business is slowly but surely tarnished by that which was once an asset, but is now a serious liability.

    At WebCamp One, we have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to shake the cobwebs out of your website and get it working the way you always wanted it to work.

    Contact us if you’d like to know more.

  4. Google Ignores your Website

    There is a huge difference between the skill sets of those who can build websites and those who can build websites that will be displayed in a search engine results pages (SERP.) Search engine optimization (SEO) is both an art and a science. Organic SEO, which has as its goal your website being properly indexed by search engines based solely on its merits and not on tricks which all too often backfire, is something that we make an integral part of the web development process as opposed to an afterthought.

    While nobody can or should make guarantees about ultimate search engine placement, at WebCamp One we can and will promise to do all that we can do to give your website a fighting chance to be found.

    Contact us if you’d like to know more.

  5. People Say They Can Not See It

    Seriously, some websites can not be seen by your customers when they view them on Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPads. You see, Steve Jobs, one of Apple’s founders, long ago made a decision not to support a proprietary technology known as Flash that is marketed by Adobe Systems. Web designers once loved Flash (many still do) because it is an authoring environment that lets us create immersive web experiences, applications, games, and multimedia content for display on the web in a way that was not previously possible. Today HTML5 technologies like CSS and JavaScript have come a long way towards providing those same types of capabilities in a way that all modern browsers can display.

    There are still plenty of websites that feature slideshows, interactive controls, audio and video displays, and more that were built with Flash. Most unlucky of the lot are those business owners who made the once popular, but now tragic mistake of building their entire website in Flash. If you were to look at the majority of those websites in a mobile Apple device, you would see nothing but a white screen.

    WebCamp One has the ability, on a case by case basis, to evaluate your website and, if possible, offer alternatives to replace Flash based content so that your website can be seen by all.

    Contact us if you’d like to know more.