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Types of Website Design Companies

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So you are thinking about having a new website created for your business, and don’t know where to start. You go to Google and search for “web design company” and find there are thousands of companies and individual freelancers that say they do website design.

So where do you start, and how do you choose the best web design company for your business? The comparison chart includes information that we have gathered over the years, such as what skill-sets each type of company or freelancer usually has, whether they include content strategy services, enterprise seo services or local seo services, what is usually included in the project scope, how long it takes to complete a website project, the average cost for a website, etc..

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Online Website Type CompaniesBoutique AgencyMid-Size AgencyBig Digital AgencyDevelopment FirmFreelance DesignerFreelance DeveloperProject 320
What’s Included
DesignBasic TemplatesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYes
DevelopmentBasic CodeYesYesYesYesYesMaybeYesYes
Information ArchitectureNoNoMaybeYesYesNoNoNoYes
Content StrategyNoNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
SEO Included / PriorityNoNoNoMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Transition / Relaunch PlanNoNoNoNoMaybeNoNoNoYes
Google Analytics SetupNoMaybeYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
Website Management OfferedNoYesYesYesYesYesDesignDevelopmentYes
Content CreationNoNoNoNoMaybeNoNoNoMaybe
Team Member’s Skillset
DesignYour SkillsYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYes
DevelopmentYour SkillsYesYesYesYesYesMaybeYesYes
Information ArchitectureYour SkillsNoMaybeYesYesNoNoNoYes
Content StrategyYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
SEOYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Website Relaunch PlanningYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Content CreationYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
Additional Info
Project Pricing Type OfferedNASubscriptionHourlyHourly/ProjectHourlyHourly/ProjectHourlyHourlyProject
Completion Time (Months)Your Skills1-23-63-64-61-31-31-31-2
Understand Holistic Digital Marketing?Your SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
Will They Need To Outsource?ProbablyYesMaybeMaybeNoYesYesYesNever
Average Website Price?NA$99+/month$12,000+$30,000+$100,000+$15,000$3,500+7,000+$6,000+
Holistic Website Quality?Your SkillsPoorGoodGood - GreatGreatAveragePoor - AveragePoorGood