Web Design & Marketing For Des Moines Small Businesses
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Web Design F.A.Q.

We get a lot of questions from small business owners about web sites. Here are the most common questions and the answers.


How do I choose


How much of my marketing budget should go into my web site?

Here are some things to think about when allocating marketing dollars. We know the web is here to stay, and it's been proven to bring in leads. 60% of web traffic is mobile and those users typically have intent to buy. A web site campaign does a great job at getting in front of people who are actually looking for a specific product or service. It's the most cost effective way today to get in front of a specific demographic.


With traditional marketing (TV, Radio, Mailers and Newspapers) the goal is to push out a message to the masses in an effort to build brand awareness and generate leads. These types of marketing efforts are great for portraying a company image to the public, but not great at actually generating leads. What's missing? Building trust, real reviews and company history. These are important for how buyers make decisions today. The best way to be effective in traditional marketing efforts is to run many many ad spots to the point of becoming a household name. This gets very expensive, but is effective if budget allows.

How much is a typical web site for a small business?

We take the approach of creating web strategies based on a businesses budget. You tell us what makes sense for your business and we'll deliver the best results within that budget. On the other hand if you ask us what you should spend, the sky is the limit.


To be totally transparent, most of our projects range between 2-6K.


Check out the table below to see where your business fits.


DIYer RB Web Large Web Shops
Budget of $500 or less Budget of 2-6K Budget of 10K+

We have month to month plans available for businesses with a small budget.

If it makes more sense to do it yourself right now, be sure to take a look at: WIX, SquareSpace and Weebly.

This is our ideal client. We are small and nimble and can deliver a professional project in this budget.


Fill out our online form and we'll get in touch with you to get the ball rolling.

This size budget doesn't quite fit in our wheel house. We simply don't have the man power to deliver a project of this size in a timely manner.


Take a look at these big web shops in Des Moines. DWebware, Webspec Design and Juicebox Interactive.



What will I have to do to get my web site up?

After the ink has dried on the proposal, we work up a list of items we will need from the business owner. The core items on the list include: logo, about us text, services text, FAQ text, images of your business. As we get started on the project we ask the business owner to start gathering these materials.


What is a domain and hosting?

Domain and Hosting are core elements to having a web site.

The domain is the text users type in to go directly to your domain. For example "www.rbwebdev.com".

Hosting is the server on the Internet where your web site files are stored. This allows users to get to the data makes up your web site.


Can you guarantee SEO?

NEVER trust a salesperson who promises top search rankings or claims to have special “insider deals” with the major search engines. The only thing that the Search Engines are concerned with is giving their users the absolute best search results for the key word that was searched for. Anyone who claims to be able to guarantee rankings is not being honest with you.


Our philosophy is to take the most current white hat SEO techniques and apply them to your web site and let Google determine where you stack up. From there we analyze results and suggest ways to continually raise rankings based on actual data. Ongoing effort is what wins the race with SEO.


Here is a great article from Google about choosing the right company for SEO.


Do I own my domain and web site materials?

Yes. Our contract specifically states that you own all development materials and your domain and that they will be released to you at no charge should you ever decided to switch providers.


Customer Comments

Working with RB Web Development is like ordering your very own custom made suit. They work hard to make sure the process is stress free and simple with a finished result tailored to fit your needs. The level of service is refreshing and very hard to find in our current world based on quantity instead of quality. If you are looking for personal service with experience, RB Development delivers.

Angela - First Rate Mortgage