Brad Hurlock

Web Design & Marketing Sales for Addison Technologies.

How to Hire the Best Web Design Firm

Brad Hurlock

Web Design & Marketing Sales for Addison Technologies.
10/11/2021

By the end of 2021, there will be over 1.8 billion websites active online.

If you want to design a new website, you need to stand out from the crowd. This means having an excellent design, making the site user-friendly, and using on-point marketing to make it discoverable.

The best way to do this is to hire an excellent web design firm. But what should you look for when trying to recruit the best? Read our short guide on some key points to keep in mind when hiring a web agency.

Find Their Website

First of all, their website should be easy to find in the Google search for your location or area of specialization. This means they have put in the SEO work required on their own site and will be able to apply this expertise to yours.

They do not have to appear in the top slot, but you would certainly expect a reputable agency to appear on the first page of Google search for your specific keywords, especially if they meet your requirements.

Get a feel for how their website works, their sense of style, and how long the business has been operating. Ideally, you will want to work with an agency that has been up and running for over five years as a minimum.

Check Their Reviews

Once you have their website, you should check what reviews and testimonials they have on their site and Google. Reviews on their own site may have been cherry-picked to show you the best but will also give you an idea of how many clients they have served that are happy with the finished product.

Go onto their Google profile and check the reviews there as well. Look at the reviews around three to four stars as they tend to give the most honest opinion. Five-star and one-star reviews can sometimes be biased, so listen to the reviewers who are positive but may have some criticisms too.

Visit The Team Page

Take a look at the team page of the web design agency. A small team may not have all the skills and experience that you need to complete your project. A good agency will have a larger team of professionals and specialists with a skill range across web design, development, and marketing.

Check What Services They Offer

In the same vein, look at what range of services they offer. If they are a web design company, you would expect a full spectrum of skills and services available. Don't be afraid to ask what will be covered in-house and whether they will outsource anything to external individuals.

Ideally, when hiring an agency, you will want everything to be done under one roof for the sake of simplicity and better communications. A good agency will have all of these skills in-house and will not need to hire additional web design experts to outsource the work.

Find The Best Web Design Firm For Your Project

The best way to find a quality web design firm is to keep your options open. Speak to several different agencies to see how they approach projects like yours and ask them to quote you some prices. Don't be afraid to dig a little deeper into their web design principles and ask for examples of previous work.

If you are looking for a professional web design agency to help you build your next website project, please take a look at our services page and see how we can help you.