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We are a Chattanooga Web Design company that designs beautiful websites.  The custom option provides clients with a custom solution that drives Return on Investment.  Websites should be more than pretty brochures. A company website needs to act as a growth engine powering lead generation and nurturing sales. Our prices are affordable.

SEO services for those that are interested in being seen and increasing the sites visibility on the Search Engines.  We optimize sites both On-Page and Off-Page using White-Hat techniques.  See your organic search traffic surge. Chattanooga’s best SEO company for your needs.

Web Design Process Listen

We Listen to You.

In this first phase we focus on not just hearing you but actively understanding the goals of your website.  This involves your dreams for it, color choices, designs you like that you have seen, the style you have in mind. 

However, we will also ask questions about your industry, how you do business and how you see your website functioning in your business structure.  Do you sell online? Are you looking for leads? 

These questions are important and they help us provide you with a great affordable custom web design that actually makes an impact and meets your needs.

  • We focus on understanding you
  • We dig deep with questions
  • We focus on Outcomes

We Lead You in the Planning

Naturally, gathering information is great, but a solid outcome requires focused actions on our parts.  Simply put just listening and understanding you won’t get the work done. 

Further, the planning phase allows you to know you were heard by us.  It is a reciprocal action where we come back to you after listening and show you what we heard and what the might look like in a web design.

We have owned a Chattanooga area based custom web design business for over 10 and in doing so we have helped literally hundreds of owners see the vision they spoke to us about.  

Practically, this means we provide you with a mock-up (custom web design service option) or alternatively we provide you with choices of mock-ups (affordable web design service option) to get the ball rolling.  We share our vision for your web design based on what you have told us.

 

  • Let you know we heard you
  • We've helped others for over 10+ years
  • Mock-ups are provided to co-plan the vision
Web Design Process Plan
Web Design Process Design

The Web Design Itself

As a premier Chattanooga Web Design company we strive for excellence. Once it is clear that we have formally agreed on a concrete and measurable outcome for the site it is time to build it. You will literally sign off on the design we agreed upon in the planning phase, which signals to us that the job is a go.  

The plan will include a time table for the project completion and includes a timeline of events that you can keep up with- these might include initial design itself, review of that design, change and tweaks, etc.

During this part of the process we stay up late and drink lots of coffee while you do your thing.  We code and build a website per the plan.  

When we finish the web design we check in with you again. Once again our cozy Chattanooga Tn design studio stays dark again during the night.  We review the site together and do some initial testing. Once we have everything right and you love your web design we move to the last step in our process.

  • An Outline of the Project Timeline is Given
  • We design your site and consume coffee
  • We check in to review the site with you

The Delivery of Your Website

Your new or updated web design is complete.  We button up things and get ready to provide you with some training and a test drive.

Training includes getting together in person or remotely, whichever works best, and reviewing the site and getting your other team members involved.

This may mean a marketing team member might need to call in or be a part of this meeting in order to turn over the keys.  This will vary by business and by the size of an organization.

We will then get a final sign off on the website. If something is still not right we will fix it. Once it is agreed things are as they should be we begin formal website baseline testing with our SEO tools. 

We will setup the analytic software of your choice; further we optimize the final on-page search engine optimization content.  We then give you the keys. 

  • We review your website with you
  • We provide training to you and/or your team
  • We turn over the keys.
Web Design Process Deliver
1st reason web design templates are starting points

Outdated Web Design

A small Chattanooga area flooring business contacted us to redesign and outdated and non-mobile website.  The company’s product and work was great.  The pictures on their Facebook told a great story, however the web design was all messed up.  

Words were on top of words, pictures didn’t resize correctly in mobile browser.  I felt for the guys.  They sold high item flooring jobs and getting an optimized conversion focused sales machine like a custom affordable website design would pay for itself in no time.

The new website designed by our Chattanooga web design team saw an increase of 55% in page views in the first 6 months and a 78% increase in contact form quote completions.  The owner was ecstatic and said, “I can’t believe that for several years I’ve been driving around with my website listed on our vans only to turn people away when they visited. I am so happy with our decision as it has paid for itself several times over.”

2nd reason web design templates are starting points

Do It Yourself Design

We were approached by a small business consultant that had a DIY mindset. He had been using his own web designs for several years.  He bounced around from WordPress to square space and most recently was a Wix user. 

The initial contact was a question of how we could help him increase his conversions and turn his visitors into clients.  He had worked hard toward getting people to his site, but had a bounce rate (or the rate of single page visits to a website) that was almost double the industry benchmark. High bounce rates relative to your industry tell a story. You are either giving people what they need quickly or in the case of this owner your site doesn’t pass the look test. 

We decided to do a complete redesign using one of our Affordable web design templates with some custom tweaks per the consultant’s request.  His website saw an decrease in bounce rate and is now residing toward the bottom of his industry benchmark at 36% and his leads increased by 106% year over year. This Chattanooga owner was a happy camper.

3rd reason web design templates are starting points

The Need for Access

A real estate lawyer with a private practice just outside of Chattanooga contacted us a few years ago to request a custom web design.  She told us she was tired of her staff and marketing consultant nagging her about the html site she had built in 2010.  The staff and consultant were tasked with updated images and content in html when none of them had the experience or time to do so.

Our Chattanooga web designers offered a solution of a CMS, or content management system, and promptly redesigned the site in WordPress from a custom theme.  In doing so we updated the consultation funnel for the law firm and added a auto responder along with an onboarding email campaign.

Shortly after we received a hand written thank you card from the office manager that had been tasked with updating the website.  A few months later the same office manager told us they had received triple the online inquiries per month year over year following the redesign.

FROM OUR CLIENTS

Stephanie Davidson

Stephanie Davidson

"They offered guidance that helped me to reach my goals in a relatively painless fashion. Jeff was very accessible throughout the design process and I believe I received incredible value.

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Magic City Parking

"We could not have been more pleased with the website redesign and search engine optimization we have received. We went from almost zero traffic to lots of leads each month!"

Sharon Fussell

Sharon Fussell

"Jeff was so patient and very thorough helping me accomplish what I needed. He went out of his way to meet me several times to establish the website for my Pilates business. I can't say enough good things about this business."

Page Speed

It’s been shown that page load times are correlated positively to bounce rate. In English the slower your page loads the faster people leave and at a larger rate. It is a ranking indicator that search engines use to determine the site that ranks higher in the Search Engine Results Page You need a fast site.

Effective Calls to Action

There is no denying that anyone can “build” a website using numerous builders out there, however the expertise of a web designer provides you with the appropriate application of Calls to Actions. These CTAs are what give you leads, customers, and help you make money on online. You need Effective Calls to Action.

Connection to Social Media

The presence of social media share buttons and like buttons on a website increases potential for visibility of the content and creates a web of interconnected context for your visitors to experience. You need to leverage Social Media

Visual Appeal

Studies have shown people form an opinion about the quality of your company in seconds, actually in 0.05 seconds. Further, 94% of negative website feedback is design related. You need a modern design.

Reasons and Features of Web Design

Industry Specific Needs

Your industry is not like Bob’s down the road. It probably isn’t like Susan’s next door. Why should your web design need be the same then? The simple answer is they aren’t. You need a custom and affordable web design that is industry specific.

Responsive Design

A responsive web design is an approach wherein a web designer can design a website to properly support different types of devices and in doing so show the content, images, and performance in a way that ensures high usability. You need a responsive website.

Search Engine Optimization

SEO needs to be in place properly in regard to the On-Page experience so that search engine bots that crawl your site can understand the content of your site. This is a technical issue that involves schema markup, meta descriptions, header tagging, etc. You need expertise in SEO.

Great Relevant Content

It has been said that content is king in online digital marketing. This statement is true. If you want to give the search engines and your clients what they want you will need to create content on your website pages that is helpful and converts visitors to clients. You need great relevant copy on your site.

Green Thoughts Consulting

Chattanooga Web Design and Digital Marketing Firm specializing in web designs that drive results.  We also provide Chattanooga SEO packages, PPC, and general Digital Marketing help.

Green Thoughts Consulting

2819 Eblen Dr.

Chattanooga, TN 37421