Why Have Websites Gotten So Expensive?
When it comes to building websites, not all websites are created the same. Sure, there are plenty of templates, automated software and free website builders available, but just, which offer a one-size-fits-all approach. However, this doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the right fit for your business.
Having a custom website sets you apart from your competition, appeals to your target audience, and puts you in the driver’s seat to create a unique way to engage your target demographic.
Differences Between Good vs. Bad Websites
Think it’s hard to tell between a good and a bad website? Think again. Below are some key differences.
- Take too long to load
- Are difficult to navigate
- Lack the language to connect to their end user
- Make it difficult to find important information
- Aren’t mobile friendly
- Don’t show up in the top search results
- Are not secure
- Load quickly
- Have well-written, clear web copy
- Have clear navigation that is easy to understand/use
- Are mobile friendly
- Show up in top search results organically
- Load securely HTTPS
The Need for Speed
Today, technology is at our fingertips, literally. With the touch of a button – a single tap on your mobile device, you can shop, search for information, make a phone call, or enter into a business transaction – all in a matter of seconds.
Information is available FAST. Therefore, it only makes sense that your website needs to be just as fast, if not faster, to keep pace with people’s search habits. More speed means less patience when websites take longer to load.
The need for speed also means crafting content and creating a layout that appeals to your target audience.
Raising the Bar on Quality Website Development
Building a better website begins with building a better team to help you craft a website that is as unique as your business.
When considering why websites today are more expensive, consider the fact that we now have more infrastructure, more data centers, security concerns and persistent cyber threats.
Also factoring into website cost is the cost to pay an expert to manage it. With today’s sweeping cyber landscape that’s constantly shifting and changing, you want a team who is knowledgeable and always up to speed on the latest developments. You want to hire professionals who are skilled and trained in being able to backup your website – who can get you back online quickly in the event that something goes wrong.
These are all things that most people take for granted when considering a website and what it may cost to run it. Sure, you can save money and manage it yourself, but if you’re trying to run a successful business, it is worth it to surround yourself with people who live in that web world and can help your business thrive in the online space.
Quality Website Development from LTTR
At LTTR, we set the bar high when it comes to website development. We only hire the best and brightest team to build your website. From quality web development and graphic design to skilled, knowledgeable content writers to project managers, eCommerce experts and more – we take care of all the custom details that you’re your website stand out from your competition.
Find out more about the website development services we offer by giving us a call or filling out our online form today.