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To get your business online you need a domain name, hosting, & website.

What is All This Stuff? We receive numerous inquiries from individuals looking to start their business on the internet who don’t know what’s involved. This page will help you understand what a domain name is and what hosting does and ultimately the best practices when you make a purchase. Domain Names: Domain names are just names (like webdesignoceanside.com) that translate locations on a server into a nice human oriented language. Instead of typing some number or IP address (like 161.44.35.121) you can type in www.webdesignoceanside.com to pull up the website. When you register (buy) a domain name you need to keep 3 things in mind:

  1. Keep the Domain Name as Short as Possible
  2. Register a Domain Name that represents the location of your business as closely as possible
  3. Choose a Domain Name that includes your Product or Service Type

Paying attention to these details now will help you down the road. If you need help with finding a good domain name, fill out the form to the right and we’ll give you a hand. Hosting: This is the service that provides a place for all your website files and keeps your website visible to the public. Even if you have a domain name, but no hosting, you will not be able to display a website. Both are required. Hosting also provides you with services like:

  • Email addresses at your domain name
  • Databases
  • Website Builders
  • more…

We provide Oceanside hosting services. Our hosting is fast, reliable and consistent with a 99%+ uptime guarantee. If you have questions about hosting or what’s involved with it, feel free to contact us using the form to the right and we’ll help you out.  

Website Design Process

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Our custom web design process ensures you get a website you love. We go through unlimited iterations of creative for you prior to publishing your website live to make sure you absolutely love the website that represents your business. Along the way we’ll make recommendations for you from a business perspective. Here is a description of the process:

  1. Fill out our Initial Questionairre – let’s us know general colors, layouts, etc you would like to use
  2. Once the questionairre is submitted we being submitting creatives to you. These are in the form of pictures (mock ups)
  3. We go back and forth with you, making changes you deem important to your business
  4. We advise you during the build on best practices. You have all final decisions on your website.
  5. Once we have a finalized "mock up" we slice it up and publish your website.

Why this Works:

  • You get Unlimited Changes
  • You get advised on what works
  • You make final decisions

 

Please let us know if you have questions about the website design process.

 

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Web Design Process

oceanside web design process

Our custom web design process ensures you get a website you love. We go through unlimited iterations of creative for you prior to publishing your website live to make sure you absolutely love the website that represents your business. Along the way we’ll make recommendations for you from a business perspective. Here is a description of the process:

  1. Fill out our Initial Questionairre – let’s us know general colors, layouts, etc you would like to use
  2. Once the questionairre is submitted we being submitting creatives to you. These are in the form of pictures (mock ups)
  3. We go back and forth with you, making changes you deem important to your business
  4. We advise you during the build on best practices. You have all final decisions on your website.
  5. Once we have a finalized "mock up" we slice it up and publish your website.

Why this Works:

  • You get Unlimited Changes
  • You get advised on what works
  • You make final decisions

 

Please let us know if you have questions about the website design process.

 

 

Oceanside Web Design Dos and Don'ts

dos and don’ts on your website. Here’s the list:

When you create a website there are some general guidelines you need to follow.

Dos:

  • Do place your logo in the top left of the website (keeps your company name where people look)
  • Do place your phone # in the top right of the website (statistically this is where people look to call)
  • Do place a contact form on your website (make it universally available)
  • Do include some animation on the homepage (helps draw visitor into your website)
  • Do keep your best information above the page fold (where the page cuts off on the screen)
  • Do create a page about your business ownership (gives personalization, even if you’re a corporation)
  • Do optimize your pages for the search engines

Don’ts:

  • Don’t make a big image take up all of your homepage
  • Don’t use negative text to try to sell
  • Don’t include images you don’t own (or haven’t purchased) on your website
  • Don’t make your website so busy that visitors get confused
  • Don’t duplicate text on your webpages

 

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Our Customers Say...

Most people want references when hiring a company. We love what we do and it shows in what our clients say about us. These are just a few of the over 7,000 clients we have serviced. It’s what we’re about. Service. You won’t find another company as committed as we are. Try us today.

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Mark,

You and your staff are amazing. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us!

Small Biz Daily

Rieva

I love working with your team. John really takes his time with me.

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Brandy
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You guys are always there for me. I will always refer you.

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Maurice
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I have enjoyed working with you guys over the years. It’s nice to have a connection with a company I trust. Thanks guys.

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Braydon
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It’s sooooo great to have you as our website gurus. Acquiring and moving the company we just bought was a huge challenge but you made the transition easy. Thanks Mark!

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Jeanne
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Steve, you are very patient with me and I appreciate it. I am very happy I switched from Network Solutions to you.

Erugoutlet

Hassan
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Years fly by and you guys just keep getting better! I love the SMS service you created!

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Gabe
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The best money and time I ever spent on my business was with Website Service 4 All. My name is Cathleen, I am the director/founder of The Pilates Club in La Mesa, CA. Having no technical knowledge on how to build a website but KNOWING I needed one in this day and age, I turned to Mark Drake at WebsiteService4All and was introduced to my amazing team of designers and technicians who DO have the experience and expertise to build the website I needed! After some simple question and answer sessions with my team leader, I had several designs to choose from based on what “my” vision was along with some great stuff I couldn’t have come up with myself. It was simple, efficient and cost effective with a high WOW factor right from the get go! It’s the perfect window to who we are as a healthy community. Now, instead of chatting on the phone to prospective members, I spend my time teaching new members the art of pilates!

The Pilates Club

Cathleen

Advertising & SEO

After your website is ready you need to advertise it.

Yes, it’s common sense but many business owners aren’t aware of how to go about it. There are literally thousands upon thousands of advertising venues and opportunities available on the internet. Which ones are for you?  That’s where we can help. We will help you shape your advertising with solutions that work, saving you money and generating the results you need. Advertising solutions may include:

  • Pay Per Click Campaigns — immediate website traffic, targeted traffic
  • Local Maps Marketing — local business prospects, proximity marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization —  trusted by consumers
  • Display Advertising — great for branding & volume initiatives
  • Online Directories — category presented listings
  • Shopping Venues — shopper-centric product offerings
Examples of using / not using an experienced advertising company:

  • Both Company A and Company B launch their online advertising to sell their plumbing service. Company A uses an advertising company and, after advertising for one month, creates 36 requests for plumbing. Company B engages in online advertising and sees no leads or results after spending thousands of dollars.
  • Company C sells patio furniture and tries to advertise by themself on a Pay Per Click campaign. They spend $3,000 and get a couple of inquiries but receive many people calling looking for free furniture. Company D uses an experienced advertising company and receives inquiries only for new patio furniture resulting in $6,500 in sales.

What is the major difference between doing it yourself and using an online advertising company?  Experience that translates into saving you thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of advertising dollars and generates more immediate results.  Experience heavily reduces wasted spends on incorrect audience targeting and ineffective ads and offers. Call Today. Get results on your advertising!

Do It Yourself Websites

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Sometimes you want to do it yourself — you can with our website builder.

If you’re starting a business on a tight budget or just trying to create a small informational website a “Do it Yourself” solution may be the right one for you.

Our “do it yourself” website builder accomplishes this for you. In fact, with it you can create a website that not only shows what you want, but also looks good too.  Even better, we let you try it for Free!

It’s Easy and looks great too! With a great selection of themes and the ability to easily drag and drop to get the site you want our website builder will get your website online quickly!

Oceanside Website Design

Your website should look like your business or industry so people know what it’s about.

Allow me to read your mind for a moment…You’re here to find out what’s involved in designing a website. You may be a small business owner (probably are) looking for answers for how to create a website. You’re on a budget (like every business) and you need an Oceanside Web Design firm that gets the job done but doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Am I on track so far? Good… let me continue for a moment more… just to see if we understand each other.

You don’t want to try website builders or the free stuff because it’s hugely time consuming, too much of a pain, lacks professionalism, and it doesn’t turn out the way you want.

Am I Right?

Ok… I know.. it’s not exactly what you’re thinking, but let me just say that if I haven’t struck at least one of the things running through your mind then we don’t have the experience you’re looking for. We’re not just designing websites, but also understanding and looking out for our client’s business goals.

We’ve been doing Oceanside Web Design now for over 15 years and in that period of time we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts for creating your website.

Click below for the short list.

( Web Design Do’s and Don’ts )

Why a “Pretty Website” isn’t the always the Answer: Let me ask you a question. When you (as a consumer) go to a website to find a product or service you need do you choose the provider with the website that looks the prettiest? Most likely you don’t. Here’s why. Statistics show that on average people take 3 seconds or less to review a website to determine if it is what they are looking for. In that 3 seconds the website has to convey to you what the website is about and it has to draw you in to look further.

Only then can you have a chance of getting the client to contact you.

That’s why we focus on website conversion and not just the look and feel. It’s what we do from Step One so you get the value of having what is known to actually work for conversions and not just a nice looking web design.

Case Study: You may not have come to our website looking for a case study on website design and conversion, but since you’re here and run a business you’re going to want to read up on at least one of the case studies we’ve done on our clients.

Click Here to read it. When you’re done you should understand how we operate and why we’re the best at what we do. Give us a call after you read the case study.


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Domain Names & Hosting

To get your business online you need a domain name, hosting, and a website.

What is All This Stuff? We receive numerous inquiries from individuals looking to start their business on the internet who don’t know what’s involved. This page will help you understand what a domain name is and what hosting does and ultimately the best practices when you make a purchase.

Domain Names: Domain names are just names (like webdesignoceanside.com) that translate locations on a server into a nice human oriented language. Instead of typing some number or IP address (like 161.44.35.121) you can type in www.webdesignoceanside.com to pull up the website. When you register (buy) a domain name you need to keep 3 things in mind:

  1. Keep the Domain Name as Short as Possible
  2. Register a Domain Name that represents the location of your business as closely as possible
  3. Choose a Domain Name that includes your Product or Service Type

Paying attention to these details now will help you down the road. If you need help with finding a good domain name, fill out the form to the right and we’ll give you a hand.

Hosting: This is the service that provides a place for all your website files and keeps your website visible to the public. Even if you have a domain name, but no hosting, you will not be able to display a website. Both are required. Hosting also provides you with services like:

  • Email addresses at your domain name
  • Databases
  • Website Builders
  • more…

We provide Oceanside hosting services. Our hosting is fast, reliable and consistent with a 99%+ uptime guarantee. If you have questions about hosting or what’s involved with it, feel free to contact us using the form to the right and we’ll help you out.