6 Common Website Woes

Take a look at some of the common website related issues and problems that we hear again and again, and how Pedwar can help you overcome them:

My website is looking tired and dated

That’s definitely something we can help you with! Website designs don’t last forever. Web design is a fast moving industry, where innovation is key and new technologies surface every day. At Pedwar we keep on top of the latest trends and technologies to ensure that your website looks clean, modern and professional. That being said, we do not offer a “cookie cutter”, one size fits all approach and all of our designs are different. We always make sure that we stay true to your branding and the identity of your business.

My website isn’t mobile responsive

That’s not good! Did you know that over 40% of the traffic to your website comes from mobiles? When a website isn’t mobile responsive, it looks good on a PC, but if you try to view it on a tablet or smartphone, these devices still try to display the desktop version of the website. That means the text is too small to read, and the visitor gets a generally bad experience. Also, your website will not rank as well on Google if it is not considered “mobile friendly”. Every Pedwar website design is mobile responsive as standard, and will look and perform well across all of your devices.  For more information on mobile responsiveness, read our blog article.

My website isn’t generating the leads I was hoping for

Do you find that you’re getting a lot of visitors to your website, but they leave straight away, or they do not take the actions you want them to take? There could be a number of reasons for this. It could be that your website has way too much going on, with no clear calls to action, so the visitor doesn’t know what they’re supposed to do next. The key here is engagement. Have you provided clear and interesting content, that is written in a way that speaks to your target audience? Have you made it easy for your visitors to find what they are looking for? We can sit down with you and get to know your business, and then together, we will come up with a digital strategy tailored to your business.

I built my website using a website builder such as Wix, and it hasn’t turned out as I’d expected

Websites like Wix provide templated “cookie-cutter” designs which aren’t often inkeeping with your brand identity.  They are quite generic and don’t allow the customisation you are looking for to address your needs.  Also, just because they have provided the tools to build a website, it doesn’t always mean the final product will be of a high standard.  Think of wedding photography: you can buy a good quality camera and ask a guest to take photographs. Some may turn out OK but the photographs wouldn’t be of the same quality as if you had hired a professional photographer.  Pedwar web designers create customised designs to specifically address your business’ needs and goals.  We don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach.

I’ve been to several website design companies and none of them took the time to understand my business

That’s not good but we hope that Pedwar can change this!  Wherever possible we would like to meet you to discuss your project in person.  Can’t leave the office?  No problem, we will happily travel to your place of work, throughout Swansea and the rest of South Wales.  As we don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach to web design, we really need to get to know your business and brand identity in order to create a tailor-made website suited to your needs.  Our initial meeting with you is a very detailed one, ensuring we have a sound grasp of what your business needs from your website.  Your input doesn’t end here however.  Rest assured, we ensure our clients are consulted at every step of the process.  Pedwar very much values the excellent relationships we have with our clients.

I can’t update my website without paying a developer

Yikes!  You don’t want that and, quite frankly, neither do we.  We would rather dedicate our time to designing and creating bespoke websites than updating a phone number or uploading a photo to a client’s website.  All of Pedwar’s websites come with a Content Management System (CMS) as standard, which allows you to log-in and easily update your content and images.  We will meet with you and personally show you how to change and amend the website content yourself.  Should you need further assistance following your training session, we are always just a phone call away.