Questions You Should Ask Your Web Design Agency
Day in and day out, we meet business owners looking to hire a website design agency Manchester for their web design project. We’d like them to hire us. But we’ve also noticed that many people don’t ask the right questions. A consultation with your web design agency is essentially an interview.
You want to ensure you are working with a legitimate business, and you want to know what their culture is, and what kind of work you can expect them to deliver. Most importantly, you want to get a hang of their approach to tackling the challenges of your web design project.
Ask your website design Manchester agency these questions.
Question 1: Can you share examples of web design projects with similar goals?
It’s good to review samples of their past work. But it’s even better to review examples of sites that have similar features or goals.
If you’re looking for an ecommerce website, ask your agency to show some of the ecommerce websites they’ve built.
If you are looking for a brochure website with design as the focus, ask the website design Manchester agency to show a variety of designs.
Question 2: What’s your approach to user experience?
This one question will help you single out the expert design agencies from the novices.
If the agency does not have a clear answer to this question, you may get a website that either you like or they like, but one that confuses your visitors. You want an agency that has user experience as its focus when designing your website.
Question 3: What if I would like to make changes down the line?
This is a critical question. You want to know how you could update your website down the line. Every website changes over the course of time. Many companies charge by the hour, while others like Blue Whale Media will set up a CMS website that you can take charge of after launch.
However, even if you have a CMS website, you might require changes that will require an expert. Follow up with another question – what changes will cost me money?
Question 4: How do I measure the results?
The answer to this question might be a tad bit technical, but that’s a good thing.
Look out for words like unique visits, bounce rate, time on site, page views, search engine rankings, search engine result pages, inbound links, conversion rate, and so on.
If you are not familiar with any jargon, ask for an explanation.
Your web design agency should tell you what tools they will set up on your website so you can measure the results.
Hire an agency not because they quote the cheapest rate. Ask them the right questions to determine if they’re a right fit for your requirements. These questions will help you make an informed decision and get a website that works for you.
Contact us on 01925 552050 now for a free website audit and consultation.