The Village Websmith - Small is Beautiful

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Is Your Web Site Feeling its Age?

  • Help with search engine robots
  • Help engage your human audience
  • Reflect the care you lavish on your business
  • Reinforce visitor confidence
  • Differentiate you from your competitors
The Real Cost of "Free"

Is Your Web Site a "Simple" DIY Task?

  • How much could you earn in that time?
  • Does your site advertise someone else?
  • Who gets sued if there's a data breach?
  • Are the words and images powerful?
  • How 'free' is the next level of performance?
Value for Money?

Is Your Web Site a Money Pit?

  • Are you paying too much for 'clicks'?
  • How much does every new customer cost you?
  • Do you get bills that you don't understand?
  • Would you be more comfortble with a fixed monthly cost?
How's Your Traffic?

Is Your Site Lovely But Seldom Seen?

  • Satisfied with the number of visitors you get?
  • Are they all viable prospective customers?
  • Do you get too many calls from out of your area?
  • Too many calls for work you don't do?
  • Would you like to target your promotions more accurately?
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Dedicated to small businesses.
At the Village Websmith, we only work with small businesses. It is far simpler and much more rewarding. It is far easier to get information about what is good about a business when you are talking to the person who IS the business. We are proud to have helped hundreds of small business people expose themselves more effectively on the Internet since 2003.

Giving word of mouth a helping hand.
As do many small businesses, most of our customers are certain that Word Of Mouth Marketing is the best way to get business. We strongly agree. After all, that is how we get most of our work. However, there is no harm in giving WOMM a helping hand. That is how we see the web presence here at the Village Websmith. It is an easy way for your customers to share your business with their friends and family.

Easy, easy, easy!
The hallmark of all our work is that the experience for visitors is easy. Your information is expertly presented not only in the form of words used and the images associated, but just as importantly, in the places where people look and where they expect to find the information. Nothing gets hidden in unnecessary, distracting animations and the pages follow a stable, comfortable structure, developed with just your site in mind. The most important part is that it is also extremely easy for visitors to respond to you via your chosen communication channel. You choose the option that suits best your availability to handle the enquiries.

Like Baby Bear's Porridge
How customers perceive your business is fundamental in how they respond to it. An impoartant part of our job is to make customers look just the right size for everyone. Small enough to be cherished by existing customers but substantial and professional enough to reassure potential new customers. This is a delicate balance that is only achieved through decades of experience in creating web presences promoting small businesses.

Getting found can also help
With unique functions to associate what you do, for whom and where, Webinthebox® from The Village Websmith helps even the smallest business find its way to the forefront of search engine results. Come and visit us, we will be happy to show some examples of how this works. You will also find that it is explained in plain language and not Jargonese.

Last but not least
The subject of money in many cases can present a surprise. You will find the surprise a pleasant one when presented with your Village Websmith invoice. Your site is built using Webinthebox®, our own content management system, developed since 2003. This makes creation and customisation of sites very quick. As time is money, this leads to small, manageable bills.

Expand and achieve
As your business develops, your Webinthebox® site can develop with it. Options can be added at any time for:

  • Online shopping cart
  • Payments and deposit taking
  • Quote configuration
  • Invoicing and contact management
  • Interactive maps
  • Broadcast emails and newsletters
  • Live chat
  • Calendars of events
  • Video galleries
  • Time lapse sequences

Feeling Its Age?



Is Your Web Site Feeling its Age?
The Internet is changing minute by minute more than just daily. With the dramatic pace of change, it is possible that what was 'state of the art' last year can start to look jaded. This can leave potential customers with something less than the best impression of the care and love you lavish on your business.

Search engines, as well as current taste change and evolve, so keeping up to date not only gives your web site visitors the best possible look at your business, it also enhances the likelihood that they will find you.

With a Village Websmith facelift and regular updates, your site can be kept looking fresh as a daisy with reloads of key page files on a daily basis, which will also help keep your rightful place in the search engine listings for longer too. Call us or click in the header of any page to email us and get a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed new look fast.

A 'Simple' DIY Task?



Is Your Web Site a "Simple" DIY Task?
The possibility of a 'free' DIY website seems very attractive on the surface. however, nothing in the world is truly free. You may well find that in order to get the performance you need to promote your business, the overall costs can mount up significantly.

You may find that your images end up with meaningless names that don't attract the search engines, you are unable to access some areas of content without subscribing to the 'Premium' service. The selection of images may not truly represent your business and the graphical capabilities are limited.

Not least of all, the writing of engaging, attractive web copy is a highly specialised skill. Taking all this into account, the value of a Village Websmith professional, bespoke site can start to look much more appealing. Call us today, or click in the header of any page to email us and talk about getting real value.

A Money Pit?



Is Your Web Site a Money Pit?
How often do you update your web site content? How much does it cost you? Does the answer to question two figure in the reason for the answer to question one being 'not as often as I would like'?

With a regular update account at the Village Websmith, you know exactly how often your web site will be updated, how the updates will be shared via social media outlets, and what it is going to cost you each month.

Choose from daily, weekly or monthly update regimens to get the most appropriate timing for your business and your market. There are options, but once you have set up your programme, your cost will be fixed and your web content updates will be applied. There is no contract, no minimum term and no cancellation cost. You just keep the service going as long as it is helping to promote your business. Call us now or click in the header of any page to talk about getting the best 'bang for your buck' possible out of your web presence.

Lovely But Seldom Seen?



Is Your Site Lovely But Seldom Seen?
Is your web site like the summit of Mount Everest? Achingly beautiful but only seen at first hand by a privileged few people? Having a good looking site is important of course, but it must also be practical.

All Village Websmith sites have search engine optimisation at their core. It is not a patch that can be applied afterwards, the structure of the site has to be search engine friendly, automatically distributing the phrases that pay to all the right places from the outset.

The beautiful images and colours can be applied over the top of this, but like a house, it will only stand if it has a firm, workable foundation. That way, you know that all the effort you put into beautiful visuals will find the audience it deserves. Cal us today, or click in the header of any page to send us an email about opening up the North Face to more visitors.
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