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5 Factors To Consider When Hiring A Web Development Company

By admin June 7, 2014
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Having a good website is a must for any company which is trying to make a name for itself on the Internet. A website is the representation of your company in cyberspace and having a beautifully designed, fully responsive website plays to your advantage. The professional look of the website and its user friendly experience makes a visitor feel comfortable and confident in your abilities.

However, not every business owner can build a website for himself and this is the point where a web development company enters the scene. A team of dedicated web developers and designers is what you need when you have to build a fantastic website for your company. But, selecting just any web development company will not serve your purpose, you must be well versed with what exactly you need and be able to look for a team that can give you exactly what you need. In order to hire a dedicated web development team, you need to take look for specific things which we will discuss below:

1. Technical  knowledge –It is very important to check the technical expertise of the web development team in order to make sure that they’re suitable for your project. Ensure that they know what they are talking about by asking them technical questions through an interview for example or ask them what technical solutions do they recommend for your web project. This will give you an idea of their technical aptitude and how good they are.

2. Multi-channel Proficiency – Before you hire a dedicated web development team for your project, make sure that you check their proficiency in different fields like SEO, PPC, and Social Media. Its very important that they know this as when they build your site they need to keep all these things in mind. Things suchs as W3C validations, coding best practices, Meta tags are all things that need to be kept in mind when developing a site. Speak to them to understand what their thoughts and proficiency is around digital marketing so you know that they are mult-channel proficient.

3. Communication – This probably seems like a simple thing that needs little attention when choosing a good web development partner. However, this is probably one of the most important things when hiring a company as you need to clearly understand and know how the web development company plans on keeping you in the loop. Check and see how they plan to engage with you as a client and how you can reach someone in the event that something is not going according to plan. Clear communication will allow you to work together as a team and limit any headaches you may have.

4. Client Feedback – The feedback that is provided to the web development team by their previous clients is also a major factor to consider. You must read the feedback received by the web development firm and try to speak to references to establish what type of track record they have. Ask to also see a portfolio of similar projects they have completed as well to ensure you are choosing the right development partner.

5. Budget& Service – You must discuss the budget with the web development team beforehand in order to ensure that there is no ambiguity. Moreover, quote a precise amount and agree on the duration of development of the website as well as any other services that you may require from the web development company. It is also very important to see what type of after-sales service/support they provide to ensure that any minor issues you have will be resolved after delivery of your project. Make sure you get everything in writing if possible so that there is no grey area on what both parties are expecting.

Summary
If you follow all these simple tips before you hire a web development company, more than likely you will be able to get what you need from this web partner. Make sure you are diligent, clear with your instructions, and very thorough with your decision process. Choosing the right web development partner can make your life super easy or super difficult. If you need any assistance or help with any of your web development or digital marketing, please feel free to reach out to the team at Mind Digital Group.

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