The Problems With “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies

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1) “Do I know anything about Web Design?”
2) “Do I know anything about Graphic Design?”
3) “Do I know anything about Search Engine Optimization?”
4) “Do I know anything about Photoshop?”
5) “Do I know anything about Internet Marketing?”

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these Important Web Design Questions, please don’t put your online business at risk!

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“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Many Problems

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Their are so many problems with “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies, that we’ve listed many of them below...

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“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Still Think They’re a Better Deal?

These are just a few of their actual customer comments!

“Full of Ads and Spyware!”
“Fraudulent Billing!”
“No Customer Service!”
“I’ve Been Scammed!”
“Worst Customer Service Ever!”
“They Deleted My Account!”

At Blue Ridge Media, we’ve provided Excellent Technical Support with the Goal of Total Customer Satisfaction for over 20 Years!

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“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Bad for SEO – No Apple IOS Support

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies use Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not Search Engine Friendly, because it contains no readable text, plus it doesn’t work at all on any Apple Mobile or IOS Device, such as Apple iPhones and Apple iPads – which is a very large percentage of your Mobile Customers. Google has no text to index your website with, and Apple IOS Devices just see a blank screen!

At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t use Adobe Flash in any of our websites!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Fail W3C Validation

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t pass W3C Validation and can contain many HTML coding errors. All of our websites pass W3C Validation for Quality HTML Coding and Error Free Web Design!

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“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Page Limitations

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies limit you to just one web page – What did you expect? This limits your online business exposure, with limited keywords, fewer searches and less overall traffic to your Small Business Website.

At Blue Ridge Media, our single page websites are easily expandable as your small business expands too!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Missing SEO Meta Tags

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies are not Search Engine Optimized and restrict what you can include in your Meta Tags, which are very important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Like Your Title, Keywords and Description.

At Blue Ridge Media, our Proven SEO Results speak for themselves!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No Sitemap – No Webmasters Tools

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies are not Google Friendly. Google can’t index all of your website pages with their Google Webmaster Tools because you can’t include or submit a Google Sitemap.

At Blue Ridge Media, we maintain Google Sitemaps for every customer. We submit updated sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools for any and all website updates or changes.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No Google Analytics

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t let you add Google Analytics, resulting in little or no website traffic or performance data.

At Blue Ridge Media, we’ll add your personal Google Analytics tracking code into every web page.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No Visible Website Counters

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t provide any visible website counters, so you have no idea how much traffic you are actually getting.

At Blue Ridge Media, we provide visible, Unique Visitor Counters on all web pages (this is optional).

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – SEO Problems with Duplicate Content

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies reuse the same Website Templates, over and over again, so your website looks like so many other websites – not Custom or Unique to your Small Business. You can also run into the issue of Duplicate Content, which Google frowns upon! Your Small Business is Unique, and so should your website.

At Blue Ridge Media, our Custom Websites are Hand Coded from scratch using Error Free HTML Code and No Website Templates! Every Blue Ridge Media web design has its own unique Meta Tags with No Duplicate Content!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Their First Impression – What Do Your Customers Think

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies make your business look “Cheap” because you using a “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies”, and you can’t afford a “Professional Website”.

At Blue Ridge Media, we know that First Impressions can be very important your Small Business customers!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – “Gibberish” Proprietary Code – Slow To Load

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies rely on a Proprietary Slow Server-Side Programming Language to decode their “Gibberish” Proprietary Code, which can cause problems with Google. Server-Side Programming Languages result in slower load times, especially on G3 mobile devices. Slow loading websites result in lost traffic, because many users simply click off your website.

At Blue Ridge Media, we carefully hand code each custom web design using Error Free HTML Code, which doesn’t require slow loading Server-Side Programming Languages, such as PHP, Word Press or Joomla. Error Free HTML Code has been around since the beginning of the Internet, and can be opened and edited with any Simple Text Editor!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Use Sub-Domains – Bad For SEO

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies force you to use sub-domains, making your website’s address long and confusing, and are bad for SEO. Google also doesn’t index sub-domains the same as real domains.

At Blue Ridge Media, we only use real domain names, never sub-domains.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Cheezy Banner Ads and Spyware

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies force you to have their “Cheezy Banner Ad” stuck to the bottom of all of your web pages, unless you upgrade to their more expensive Banner Free Program. Some of their customers are also reporting Spyware Issues!

At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t force you to put “Cheezy Banner Ads” or put Spyware on your website.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Poor Technical Support

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies have little or no Technical Support. If you do manage to get through to their Technical Support, it’s often “Call Back Later Technical Support’ – not “Real Time Technical Support”. Some Technical Support is often outsourced overseas! If you want Technical Support, be prepared to pay for it in their expensive upgrade plans.

At Blue Ridge Media, we provide Real Time Technical Support provided by English Speaking, American Citizens, located in North Carolina, USA! We never outsource any Web Design work or Technical Support overseas!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Overpriced Website Hosting

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies are nothing more than Over Priced Hosting Companies providing do-it-yourself Website Templates. You’ll end up Renting – not Owning your website – Forever, no matter what their cost.

Our Affiliate Hosting Company, Becotech, runs only $9 per month, with E-Mail and Real Time Technical Support, which is far less than what “Do-It-Yourself” Websites charge for their “Upgraded Technical Support” plans.

At Blue Ridge Media, once you hit their Break Even Point, our Affordable Web Design Rates and Affordable Website Hosting always put you way ahead!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Who Really Owns Your Domain Name?

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies register your domain name in their name, not yours, resulting in complex and costly delays, if you decide to move your website to another hosting company.

With Becotech Website Hosting and Domain Name Registration, your Domain Name will be registered to you and only to you!

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“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – Who Owns Your Website Content?

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies own your Content – your text and photos, so read their contracts very carefully as to who owns your website content – It’s probably not you.

At Blue Ridge Media, you’ll always own your website content!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – You Rent Your Website!

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t let you move your website to a less expensive hosting company, such as Becotech, because you are actually renting your website – You don’t own it! This means all of the time and effort that went into designing your “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies will be lost forever, if you decide to move it.

At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t force you to use any one hosting company – You are free to use any hosting company you want.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No Website Backups or Emergency Recovery

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t maintain backups of your website. If you make an online editing error or accidently delete a page, and it can’t be immediately recovered, because it’s live and the old copy is gone forever.

At Blue Ridge Media, we maintain website backups for all our customer’s websites, including text, original sized photos and other graphic construction files, such as layered Photoshop files. Becotech also maintains backup copies of your website.

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No Graphic Support or Photo Editing Software

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies don’t help you edit your photographs, which can result in poor quality photos or very large files being published online – causing very long load times. When it comes to computer graphics, do you really know what you are doing with Photoshop?

At Blue Ridge Media, we’ve been using Adobe Photoshop since 1987 (Version 1.0 Beta) – So we know what we’re doing!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No SEO!

Many “Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies really don’t care if your Small Business succeeds or not, because they are not in the customer service business.

At Blue Ridge Media, our Proven SEO Results speak for themselves!

“Do-It-Yourself” Web Design Companies – No One Cares If Your Business Succeeds or Fails!

At Blue Ridge Media, we care about your Business Success and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We are here to help you grow your online business and be successful on the Internet. We like to say “We’re only as good as our last web design!”

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