Website Design Gold Coast

Grow your Business with a Website

You need a professional website if your business is going to succeed online. 

Your website provides your business with valuable sales and your customers with important information.

A bad website is frustrating, and having no website could be costing you thousands.

Don’t risk your reputation on a cheap overseas web design service or free template.

For your business to survive and thrive, it's essential to invest in a professional website as part of your online presence.

At e-CBD, we believe that your website should be your best and most reliable salesperson - Let's work together.

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Website Design That Works

Example responsive website design for a Gold Coast business called Pacific English School

An effective custom website will help you to win more customers, earn more money and grow your business.

Work with us to design and build a strategic website that turns more of your web visitors into paying customers.

Using clever design tactics, your website will guide web visitors to complete your most desired actions. For example:

  • Submitting an enquiry form.
  • Calling you directly.
  • Booking an appointment.
  • Buying a product.
  • Downloading media.
  • Signing up for an offer.

e-CBD is an award-winning Gold Coast Website Design company. We offer professional business web design, hand crafted to achieve your specific marketing goals.

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Why choose e-CBD?

Our websites are designed to reflect your business in the offline world and give a great first impression to your website visitors.

  • Get a unique and custom website, not a cheap template.
  • Our sites are mobile responsive and look great on all devices.
  • Search engine friendly, your site can be easily optimised for SEO.
  • Easy to use Content Management System (CMS) such as MODx, Wordpress or Shopify.
  • CMS training so you can create new pages and edit your site with ease.
  • Exceptional on-going customer support.
  • We'll guide and assist you from start to finish.
  • Trusted by hundreds of local and national companies.
  • Payment plans are available for your website to assist your business' cashflow.

To find out what’s needed to create a website that works for you and your business, give e-CBD a call, pop in for a chat or fill out our quote form to get started.

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Experts In Mobile Responsive Websites

At e-CBD, we handcraft our websites using a “mobile first approach”, ensuring your site flawlessly adapts to all screen sizes and that the experience on smart phones and tablets is as good as the experience on a laptop or desktop sized screen.

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Experts In eCommerce Websites

Start selling online using the best ecommerce platforms on the market, knowing that your online store will be simple for your customers to use, easy for you to manage orders and inventory, and most importantly, is safe and secure.

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Experts In Real Estate Websites

At e-CBD we are experts in building a website that can fully integrate your existing real estate software while not compromising on design and usability.

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Other Design Services

Being consistent with branding is integral to looking professional and building awareness of your brand in general. e-CBD also offers the following design services:

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Frequently Asked Web Design Questions

Do I need a domain name?

In order to have a website, it is necessary to have a domain name. A domain name is the web address used to view a website, for example: www.yourwebsite.com.au.

If you aren't sure about the process of acquiring a domain name, we can help you out with that.

Will I need web hosting?

Web hosting is online data storage that can be accessed via the internet. If you want to have a website, you'll need hosting to store your website's files. It is best practice to use a web host with servers in the same country as the majority of your website visitors.

At e-CBD, we offer a reliable web hosting service on superfast Australian servers.

What is a responsive website?

A responsive website is able to automatically adapt and change its appearance based on the size of the screen it is displayed on. This means your website will function correctly and look good whether it is viewed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet device or mobile phone.

At e-CBD, we believe the web should be accessible to everyone. All of the websites we build are responsive - this is standard practice and included in our prices.

What is a content management system (CMS)?

A CMS is online software which makes up the "back-end" of your website. A CMS allows a user to log into your website to create, manage and modify the content of your website without the need to code.

All websites that we build are powered by a CMS - we usually use MODx Revolution, WordPress or Shopify depending on the level of functionality required for the website.

Can I update the website myself?

Each website we build is powered by a CMS such as MODx Revolution, WordPress or Shopify. This will allow you to log into the back-end and update the content (text/images/video) on your website.

We encourage you to self-manage your website which is why we offer a free training session when your website is launched.

However, you're never left to fend for yourself. We pride ourselves on our after-sale service. If problems arise or you have questions regarding your website, our friendly team of website experts are always available by phone or via email.

I don't want to edit the website myself - Can you help with content updates?

Certainly. Many of our simply want to focus on running their business and don't have time to do website updates.

If this sounds like your situation, you can simply phone or email us your update and one of our web designers will take care of it.

We charge $120 an hour for website updates and charge purely on the time spent. For example, if your web update takes us 10 minutes, we only charge you for the 10 minutes of work.

How much does a website cost?

The cost of every website is going to vary depending on the requirements. Some factors that influence the price of a website include:

  • How many page templates will need to be "mocked up" during the concept/design phase.
  • How many pages are required overall.
  • What functionality will be required such as online forms, image galleries, social media feeds, embedded videos, login areas etc.
  • How interactive the website will need to be.

Each website is unique which is why we don't really offer "fixed price packages".

We offer discovery meetings and strategy sessions to help us ascertain your requirements based on your needs and the goals of your business. Once we have created a scope of requirements, we'll put together a customised quote for your website design project.

Are there on-going costs for having a website?

Yes, there are:

Domain Names - Your domain name will need to be renewed once every 2 years.
Web Hosting - This is usually billed annually.

Maintenance - Depending on the requirements of your website, you may need an on-going monthly website care plan to keep your CMS software and any other website functionality up-to-date. This will keep your website running smoothly and prevent it from getting hacked.

What is your process for designing and building my website?

Our usual web design process looks something like this:

  1. Initial meetings: Zoom meeting or face-to-face with our team to brainstorm ideas and get a sense of the project requirements.
  2. Web design proposal: We create a document for you to sign that outlines the project scope, deliverables and costs.
  3. Design Phase: We create website mock ups depicting the overall look, feel, colours and content of your home page.
  4. Development: Once the deigns are approved, we start coding to turn the mock ups into a functioning website that is accessible on your internet.
  5. Testing: We run extensive internal testing on your website and send it to you for approval.
  6. Launch: After your final approval, we launch the website and submit it to popular search engines like Google.

How long will it take for my website to be built?

The timeline for building your website will due to the size and scope of the project.

If you have a specific deadline, we'll do everything we can to accommodate you. Usually, it takes us between 2-6 weeks to go from concepts and design through to launching your website and training you to update it.

The most common delay in the creation of a new website is waiting for the client (you) to provide the required content (text/images/video).

If you know you're going to need your website quickly, it is a good idea to prepare a list of desired pages along with page content before engaging a Gold Coast web design company.

Do you outsource your projects or send work overseas?

No, all of our work is done in-house, right here in Southport, Gold Coast QLD.

We are the designers, developers, programmers and project managers – when you work with e-CBD you'll get professional and personalised service from the beginning to the end of the project.

Why can’t I find my new website in Google?

Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) they may require days/several weeks to crawl your website and index it.

How fast your site is indexed depends on each individual Search Engine's update schedule. At e-CBD, we'll submit your new website to Google (the most popular and widely used search engine) which will significantly reduce the time it takes for your website starts to appear in search results.

If you want your website to appear or rank higher in the search results, you will need to consult our digital marketing team about Search Engine Optimisation.

5 Reasons Why You Need A Website

1. People Are Constantly Searching for Your Product or Service Online

Over 97% of people will search online to find a local business service or product. Your potential customers are searching online for solutions to their problems - you need a website so you can be discovered.

93% of online experiences start as an online search. There are 3.5 billion searches every day on Google which means it is likely that someone is searching for your local service at this very moment.

If you have a website, you are giving your business the opportunity to gain new customers from search engines and grow your profits.


2. 30% of Customers Won't Consider a Business that Doesn't have a Website

With so many consumers using search engines (usually Google) to find what they need, a website is going to be your best marketing weapon.

The average customer expects a legitimate business to at least have a website. Many customers perceive a business without a website to be less professional and less trustworthy than their competitors.


3. Many Customers Judge The Credibility Of A Business Based On Their Website

When you don't have a website, potential customers will be less inclinded to trust you. Around 75% of people admit to making judgments about a company based on the look and feel of the website.

People are more likely to do business with a company they trust, especially when the website has a professional design and contains relevant information such as credentials, reviews, awards & biographical information about the company and the staff.


4. In 2020 a Website is More Affordable and More Effective than Traditional Advertising

Businesses without an effective website will often rely on traditional advertising to draw attention to their products or services. Purchasing ads in mediums with a shrinking audience (TV, Magazines & Radio) is expensive and could be costing you customers and/or clients.

Maintaining a website costs less than it did in the past and will give your business a much wider reach than traditional methods of advertising.


5. You can Present a Clear Product or Service Offer

Potential customers will visit your website when they want to know something or to get something done. They expect instant gratification, which means visitors should be able to answer these three questions within 8 seconds of landing on your website:

1. Who are you?
2. What do you do/offer?
3. How do I contact you?

Many websites attempt to be too "clever" which makes them confusing for visitors. You're way ahead of your competitors as long as your website can quickly and succinctly answer these 3 key questions.

 


 

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To find out what’s needed to create a website that works for you and your business, give e-CBD a call, pop in for a chat or fill out our quote form to get started.

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