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Forging Your Brand
A few hundred years ago, branding was a matter of placing a rancher’s unique mark on the livestock. Anyone who did business with that rancher spread the word of his attributes, positive or negative. So others could decide for themselves if he was worthy of their time and money. This tradition has carried on, evolving into the trademarks we now see on products gracing store shelves and e-commerce websites. At Fistbump Media, we help you forge your own brand, so you can leave your distinctive mark on the world.
Today, branding takes on a different and much more elaborate form. Depending on who you ask, between 90 and 95 percent of consumer experiences begin online. How they stumble upon your name when searching for what you have to offer varies. Whether they choose you or not depends on how well you stand out from the competition. Remember, prospects have dozens of other companies vying for their loyalty. So you’ve got to catch their attention right away and hold it long enough to convince them you’re better than the rest.
Your ability to draw them in falls on the shoulders of your website design. And modern consumers know what they want, and if you fail to deliver, they’ll move on to the next option on their SERP‘s. First, your site’s design has to be unique. After all, you can’t make a name for yourself by mirroring other websites and changing just a few details. Second, it needs to be dynamic without being too cluttered. If you overwhelm your visitors’ senses, they’ll run away before you have a chance to make a positive impression.
Every detail, from your choice of font to using free space for emphasis, could work for or against you. Our design team is here to help you create a customized website incorporating all the elements known to matter to your audience. We’ll make it user-friendly, make sure your logo and contact information are visible at every turn, and ensure you have a well-planned “about us” page, just to name a few of the critical components.
We base our website design services on the wildly popular, highly functional and extremely versatile WordPress platform. WordPress is perfect for bloggers and businesses alike. There are plenty of plug-ins and widgets to choose from. You’ll find no end to the design possibilities. Since your audience is unquestionably jumping on the mobile bandwagon, we’ll incorporate mobile-friendly responsive capabilities into your site.
Domain Name Purchase
No matter how incredible your website design is, it can’t get off the ground without a domain name. This distinct mark is how the internet connects people with your website. It’s part of your brand. And we offer hundreds of domain names backed by one of the world’s most trusted registrars, eNom.
You’ll want your domain name to reflect some crucial aspect of your company or blog. From that point, you’ll need the right extension to help further articulate what your businesses or blogging site is about. We offer the basic .com, .org, .net and .online extensions as well as the new rising favorites, like .cool and .church. You want your website to echo your business persona, and your domain name is a supplement of that end goal.
One common concern with domain names is that once they’re registered, ownership details are public record. This could leave you vulnerable to any number of spam and online threats. But, we keep you safe with our WHOIS privacy protection service. We make sure you’re completely visible without actually exposing too much.
BLOG and Website HOSTING
Just as you have a large selection of design templates, customizations and domain names at your disposal, you can choose from a variety of web hosting options. Many bloggers and business owners tend to lean toward free website and hosting options. But, nothing truly comes without a price. Free hosting solutions often require the placement of ads on your website, resulting in a less-than-professional image. You’ll also need to factor a lack of tech support into the equation.
Our web hosting options come with full technical support. It’s a simple matter of choosing which package best meets your needs. Blogging and business websites have different sets of requirements, but we cater to both. If you have the digital savvy necessary to create and maintain your own site, our self-managed website hosting package may be all you need. You put your skills and imagination to work, and we make sure it’s always out there for your audience to enjoy.
If you don’t have the time or knowledge to keep up with website maintenance, then our managed hosting services are for you. We’ll take care of updates, security, spam control, backups, and database optimization. This includes a concierge-like level of tech support for in-site issues. You focus on growing your business or writing for your blog, and we’ll take care of everything else.
We offer hosting packages designed to meet your needs and grow along with you. If you’re not sure which one would work best for you, feel free to set up a consultation with us. We’ll help you choose.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Regardless of the amount of thought and effort going into your website, if no one ever sees your site, it’ll be a lost cause. SEO (search engine optimization) is what pushes you to the top of consumers’ searches.
Written content on your website plays a role here. Well-expressed material and appropriate keywords are part of showing search engines authority. But there is a balance in there, or you run the risk of getting flagged as spammy.
It’s also important to have a strong content marketing strategy. You can do this with a blog by answering questions your intended audience is asking. A focused blogging strategy will give you content your audience craves as well as keyword strength for search engines.
There are also several off-site factors you’ll want to consider. When other credible sites link back to you, it shows search engines that you are credible. We can help build a link strategy that will boost all the great work you’re doing on your site.
This all scratches the surface of the SEO realm and the marketing it entails. We help with finding the keywords you need to rank for, building content for your website around those parameters, linking to other authoritative sites, developing advertising and marketing strategies, optimizing your social media sites and all the other inclusions bound to propel you to the top and keep you there.
We also provide support for those of you who shine in the writing department. Self-publishing an e-book (or print-on-demand book) is easier these days. For this reason, many writers are veering toward the self-publishing route.
From helping you plan out an e-book to promoting its launch, we’ll get you noticed. We have development, editing, design, formatting and marketing specialists on staff. We’ve also built flexible pricing around our self-publishing services. That way, you can choose what works for your needs and your budget.
Advancement through Education
While we’re here to serve you in your online endeavors, few tools can compare to advancing your own knowledge. We offer self-paced e-courses designed to help you build the knowledge you need. Whether you’re a writer-entrepreneur or run a small business, we’ve got something for you.
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