Encore Web Plus is a web design firm based in Barrie, Ontario. We've been working in the business communications industry for over 20 years. Making it easy for small-to-medium sized businesses to maintain their websites and online marketing plans is our goal. Not quiete sure what that entails? Thats okay! That's why we exist. It's our job to make sure your projects are thoroughly planned, designed, developed and executed. That way, there's no stress and you can focus on the work that you have at hand.We are a small firm with 3 employees. It is our belief that keeping a tight-knit work environment helps maintain good communication between ourselves and our clients..
COOL FACT:We donate a percentage of our sales to the local SPCA because fury friends are the greatest, check out our Pet Projects for more info.
Oh ya, we also have a sister company you may know... Encore TeleSolutions, they offer 24/7 answering and dispatch services.
Consumers often begin their search for products and services with a visit to the company’s website. A well designed website is a powerful first impression that provides your visitors with the information they need to make the next step in the buying process.
Surveys show that 90% of people who use the internet use search engines like “google” to help them find things. In order to be shown on the first page of a search, your website needs to be built and maintained in a way that search engines prefer. We will help you define the best keywords to use and increase the number of people who find your website using the search feature. A monthly report will track your websites progress.
If you find yourself too busy to maintain your own website, we can help. Monthly or seasonal updates to the content of your website will keep it fresh and relevant. For example: A seasonal promotion, new product introduction, updating staff and contact information changes, posting photos of recent projects.
We design letterheads, business cards, logos, promotional flyers and outdoor banners. Our graphics are created with your unique business branding in mind, so that your marketing image is consistent across all advertising media.
All of the websites we build are mobile friendly. This means website visitors will be able to view and interact with your website on their desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.
Your business website should be hosted on servers that are fast, secure and reliable. We offer premium business class web hosting with MySQL support, POP3, IMAP, Web Based Email and Enhanced Email Security.
The first step to every project is to discuss the scope of the project with our clients. It's important to establish a solid foundation for the project. During this step, we will determine the business goals you would like to achieve with your website and who your target audience is.
During this step we will develop a few different mock-up designs that will showcase how the website will look and function. This is where we strategize with you to find the best approach to producing your product in the most functional, effective and affordable way possible.
This is the time for us to get designing and coding. Once we’ve established a project plan and have agreed on design, we work in bringing the project to life during this stage. We develop on our own development servers, and offer ongoing updates on your projects process; a live link where you can see how the project is coming together in real-time. Once the design, set up and coding has been completed, we send you a final version of the website for your approval.
Once your new website is ready to be launched into the World Wide Web, it is important to take steps to be sure it will be found by your potential and current customers. We will provide you with the images and content of your project so that you can create consistent branding throughout your marketing and social media channels. We will give you advice and steps in how you can share news of your new website with the world.
This step of our process is optional and based on your own project needs. It is important that your website be routinely updated; this will keep it in good standing with the search engines and provide your visitors with the best experience possible. Analytics have been set up on your website. We can review these statistics with you or you can follow the progress yourself on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Our Website Monitoring and Development packages provide regular tracking of the website visitors and their interactions with your website. Packages can include interpretation of these results and suggestions for making changes to suit your target audience’s needs. We can make regular updates to your website based on the ongoing monitoring and development package should you choose to incorporate this service.
A word from our customers...
Encore Web Plus has consistently provided exceptional web services for my Scuba Diving Adventure Centre. They have completed two re-designs of my website including the creation of a web store, online equipment reservation, and a password access for various levels of members and instructors.4D Diving & Adventures
With Encore’s monthly SEO service my website is constantly being updated and optimized so that I am found near the top in google searches.
Encore goes above and beyond in providing solutions that have helped to make my website more interactive, and have helped to develop a stronger online presence for our club.
HOW MUCH DOES A WEBSITE COST?
The cost of your website depends on the size and scope of your project. Costs will vary, however we’ve created 3 packages to help situate your own project and get a general idea of what it may cost. Our Basic Package starting at $500, includes 5 pages and either custom design or template. Essential Package starting at $1,500, includes 10 pages, SEO optimization & custom website design. Professional Package starting at $3000, includes 30 pages, SEO optimization & custom website design. These are very brief descriptions of our packages, for more information you can contact us.
WHAT IS A DOMAIN?
A domain is the website address of your website; ie: www.yourcompany.com. This is the address your customers or future customers will type into their internet browsers to load your website. To save you confusion, we can purchase a domain for you, or advise you on how you can purchase a domain name yourself.
WHAT IS WEB HOSTING?
Web hosting is a space on the internet, where your website lives. You purchase web hosting from a web hosting company that will allot you a certain amount of space that you can upload your website too. Your domain name will be linked to this space so your visitors can access your website. We provide business website hosting, we can also advise you on how you can purchase hosting from a third party, for more information contact us.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY WEBSITE TO BE FINISHED?
The time a website takes to be finished depends on the size and scope of the project. If you need a website launched as soon as possible, we will work with you to develop a realistic timeline for launch. For general reference, a basic or essential sized website could take 7 – 14 days to complete.
CAN I UPDATE THE WEBSITE MYSELF?
Regular updates to your website will keep the content fresh for visitors and will help improve you ranking with the search engines. If you would like to make changes to the website yourself, or would like to assign this task to a staff member, specific sections of the website can be built in a program that makes it easy to make these changes, without allowing access to change other sections. This program is called a content management system and can be used for specific sections of your website or your entire website can be built in this format.
WHAT IS A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
A content management system is an application that your website is built in that allows for publishing, editing, modifying, and deleting content on your website, yourself (without having to worry about programming). Some popular content management systems we use are Wordpress, Joomla, Perch CMS and Pulse.
CAN I TRANSFER MY WEBSITE TO ENCORE WEB PLUS FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE PROVIDER?
Your website can stay with an existing provider or you can host your business website with us. Looking for a new website hosting company? We offer our clients fast, safe and secure web hosting. If you are looking to move, we can help you through the process.
HOW CAN I GET LISTED IN GOOGLE?
When people are "googling" for your product or service you will need to be displayed in the first 9 positions (first page) of a google search to be considered, most people do not look past the first page. Making your website popular with the search engines is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. This process takes into account what the search engines consider important as well as your customers and potential customers web search habits. If you are unsure of where your website is ranking right now, we are offering a free SEO report that will show you how your website is ranking for specific keywords in comparison to your competitors, it also includes suggestions for improvement.
Do you have a project in mind? How about questions regarding services or our industry? Feel free to fill out our contact form or simply pick up the phone and give us a call at one of the numbers below, and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!