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Alabama Website Design Services in Birmingham, Alabama can create your RWD (Responsive Website Design) website that outshines your competitors. The cost is a lot lower than you think and there is no contract or monthly charge to keep your website live. You can get hosting from us for $100 per year, your website is yours to keep. With a little learning, you can even edit, update and make changes to your wordpress website using the backend admin.

Depending on your needs and customizations, you can get a wordpress RWD website for as little as $495 with 1 year hosting included. This will give you a strong search engine optimized presence and a fresh look. We can show you how to update your content, so you won’t have to rely on us. We can show you how to update your site using your smart device.

Unlike some competitors, we don’t offer you a high price unlimited and forever option. Your web site design will not look good forever and it should get refreshed every year. We can refresh your site for as little as $150, depending on what you would like done.

With our low upfront cost and 1 year hosting included, you are not stuck in a forever plan. After the first year, you can determine if Alabama Website Design Services is right for you.

You can update your content daily (Great for Search engines) and your site automatically gets updated and backed-up, so you won’t need to worry about losing your data or being hacked into.

How does your website design look across all devices?

Does your website have RWD?

Since the huge impact of smart media and mobile devices, Website Design has changed dramatically. If your website is more than a few years old, it might be time to give it a fresh look. Google has changed the way their search engine reacts to mobile devices in your search results. In  2015, Google created a “Mobile friendly test“. This test determines whether or not your website will be listed on search results using mobile devices. If your website does not pass the test, you are losing search traffic. In order to make your website mobile friendly, a “responsive web design” or RWD should be used. I have found another website that offers free reports on google insight tests. It is called “thinkwithgoogle“. It has a real nice interface. Alabama websites tested pretty good. It could be a little faster on mobile, but I did not want to strip the html5 slider, which uses javascript above the fold.

RWD means that the page uses the same URL and the same code whether the user is on a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone – only the display adjusts or “responds” according to the screen size. Google recommends using RWD over other design patterns. One of the benefits of RWD is that you’ll only need to maintain one version of your site instead of two.

As of 2016, mobile devices are taking over most Internet traffic.

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81% mobile conversions happen in 5 hours
80% Internet Users own a smart phone
80% of smartphone owners use device in store
60% of searches are from smartphones
56% of internet traffic is from a mobile device
40% will go to another site if not mobile friendly

What are the three mistakes you want to avoid in your website design?

On Google Developers guide, they talk about three common mistake beginners need to avoid when creating a new website.

  • Mistake 1 – Forgetting their mobile customer.
    Remember that good mobile sites are useful – they help visitors complete their tasks, whether that’s reading an interesting article or checking your store’s location. Don’t get caught in the trap of only creating a mobile-formatted site (one that looks pretty on mobile) because it stripped away all useful functionality. Instead, remember to build a mobile-friendly site (one that’s truly useful for mobile customers and optimized for customers most common tasks).
  • Mistake 2 – Implementing the mobile site on a different domain, subdomain, or subdirectory from the desktop site.
    While Google supports multiple mobile site configurations, creating separate mobile URLs greatly increases the amount of work required to maintain and update your site, and introduces possible sources of technical problems. You can often simplify things significantly by using responsive web design (RWD) and serving desktop and mobile on the same URL! Responsive web design is Google’s recommended configuration.
  • Mistake 3 – Working in isolation rather than looking around for inspiration.
    Check out other sites in your space or your competitors for inspiration and best practices. While you may not be the first in your industry with a mobile site, you have the benefit of being able to learn from those before you. The Mobile Playbook and Google Multi-screen Success Stories are also full of ideas.

Why use Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager?

Knowing your audience and what they want is an important success factor for any website. The best way to know your audience is through your traffic stats and this is exactly what Google Analytics provides for FREE. There are plenty of stats softwares and plugins, but we believe that Google Analytics is a must have for every website.

Google Analytics is a set of measurements that help you understand your website performance. As a business owner or a marketer you want to see what visitors are doing on your site, how they interact with it, and how to help them accomplish their tasks. Google Tag Manager takes it a step further with advanced real time data management tools that can precisely track every aspect of your site.

With this information you will be able to increase your sales and maximize your marketing efforts by focusing on the most profitable marketing channels. Know your ROI (Return on investment). If integrating or using Google analytics is too much to handle right now, let Mike At Alabama Websites do it for you. Mike is a certified in Google Analytics and can get you started in the right direction.

Why Alabama Websites?

I have found that many businesses are too busy with day-to-day operations to really be strategic in their marketing. With 20-years of experience in website design, B2B and B2C sales and marketing, Alabama Websites (AW) enables businesses to increase revenue by equipping them with up to date marketing tools, like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Adwords, Yelp, Facebook and creative website landing pages with a solid message that reaches their target audience.

Isn’t it about time you seized your share of the online market?

Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, helps you compete with the 800lb.-gorillas in your market space. My services cater to small and medium business owners with solutions that increase visibility to your target audience and drive more business in your doors.

I provide a full array of low-cost, professional marketing solutions and services, including Facebook, Adwords and Yelp. Alabama Websites (AW) mission is to help business owners strengthen their branding position and differentiate their message to audiences already inundated with “marketing-noise” of our time from large corporations.

Alabama Website Design Services in Birmingham, Alabama can create your RWD website that outshines your competitors. Depending on your needs and customizations, you can get a wordpress RWD website for as little as $495 with 1 year hosting included.

Our Services

  • Website Design

    Alabama Websites designs every site with your unique business and budget in mind. Your website design should reflect your individual image and business style. I find out what sets your business apart from others and translate that message to a beautiful, professional website that represents your organization well.

    Today’s customers use their computers and smart mobile devices to find products and services more than all other resources combined. When these countless searches are done every day, is your business coming up on the list? Have you ever thought of how much business is slipping away to competitors because you do not have a good web presence or responsive website design.

    Now is the time to stop thinking about it and take action. After your website is created, I have many methods and resources to get your website to the top of search engine results and linked with many referral sites. All of these, driving traffic to your site – to your business – to your products and services.

  • Website Online Marketing

    A few questions to ask about your business

    • What is your website marketing strategy?
    • How much a month do you spend on overall advertising?
    • How many solid leads do you get per month?
    • Do you use Google Analytics?
    • How does your Google Business Listing Look
    • Can your business be found on Yelp or Facebook?

    Unlike traditional advertising and most forms of online advertising, where messages are broadcast to a general audience, ads on Google are shown only to people who indicate an interest in a specific topic. People indicate their interest by going to Google searching for specific terms or keywords. In a split second Google returns the natural search results for that particular keyword and ads that are pertinent to the user’s search keywords.

    According to a recent Standard & Poor’s survey of search engine usage, including Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Lycos, and MSN, Google was the most widely used search engine in the United States. Forty-eight percent (48%) of the survey respondents indicated that they used Google most often-a percentage almost two and half times more than the second place runner up.

    Additionally, in a recent survey conducted by Vividence Corporation, people were asked to rate their experience with select search engine sites. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of the respondents reported a strong, positive experience with Google, far surpassing the competition.

    With one Google AdWords campaign package, I can single-handedly accomplish what used to take a whole team of media planners. AdWords ads can appear virtually anywhere online worldwide, yet remain targeted and relevant.

    I am certified in all areas of Google Adwords and Google Analytics. I can use all your complicated marketing data, once analytics is set up properly, and transform it to detailed reports that you can easily understand.

  • Website Hosting

    Every website hosting plan comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully administered by the owner himself. If you ever have a problem with your hosting, give Alabama Websites a call (205.317.8530) and I will personally take the time to give you the VIP attention that you deserve.

    Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, can transfer or register your new domain name when you get your hosting package. I can also customize your hosting plan so you are only paying for what you need.

    Basic Hosting (This is what most people need)
    $100 Per Year – Includes 1 Domain & Limited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

    Standard Hosting
    $200 Per Year – Includes 1 Domain and Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

    Advanced Hosting
    $250 Per Year – Includes unlimited Domains, Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

  • Graphic Design

    I lay a solid foundation in website design development. Keeping track of the latest technological innovations, we make good use of the most advanced website design tools, thus ensuring the top-notch quality of the end-product and complete satisfaction of our customers. My step-by-step process guarantees that nothing is overlooked in the final product.

    Graphic Design
    Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, offers a wide range of professional graphic design services including logo design, corporate identity development, multimedia and presentations. We can even create videos for your video marketing campaign.

    Logo and Corporate Identity
    Professionally made and successful corporate identity design and corporate identity logo design contributes to the success of the whole enterprise, because it gives your company and your brand name immediate credibility and lasting recognition.

    I am a experienced design professional and can provide you with fresh and creative ideas for your logo. If you already have a logo, we can upgrade it for print or business websites.

    My customer-oriented logo design process is specially tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements.

  • Content Management

    I lay a solid foundation in website design development. Keeping track of the latest technological innovations, I make good use of the most advanced website design tools, thus ensuring the top-notch quality of the end-product and complete satisfaction of our customers. My step-by-step process guarantees that nothing is overlooked in the final product.

    What’s a content management system (CMS) or WordPress?
    A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Website, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using WordPress, is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.

    Our designers and programmers can also custom design your CMS site.
    Give me a call and we can custom design your WordPress site. I can also offer training to your staff so they can manage and back it up properly. I can create HTML5 sliders on the headers, as well as build custom forms attached to database tables for your business to view, edit and delete.

    Just because you are using a free program like WordPress, there is no reason for your site not to look unique and professional. Most the websites created today, are wordpress installed sites. You probably didn’t realize this fact, because the websites were designed by professionals. If you can tell it is a WordPress site, then more than likely, it was installed by a novice user.

  • Website Maintenance

    Web applications and websites require maintenance, updates and support as your needs change and grow. Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, provides maintenance, updates and support services freeing you from maintaining expensive in-house support staff. I partner with our clients to help their online business run smoothly and error-free.

    Alabama Websites provides a comprehensive set of maintenance and support services depending on your business needs:

    • On-going Support
      (bug fixing, problems analysis and resolution, on-call support)
    • Adaptive Enhancements
      (modifications to support business or technical requirements’ changes)
    • Upgrades
      (new functionality/features)
    • Technical Improvement
      (optimization restructuring/rewriting)

    You can purchase a monthly maintenance plan at time of development or add plan to an existing site.

    Basic Maintenance*
    $50 Per Month – Includes up to 1 hour per month for editing and/or managing your existing web site.

    Standard Maintenance*
    $100 Per Month – Includes up to 2 hours per month for editing and/or managing your existing web site.

    Advanced Maintenance*
    $250 Per Month – Includes up to 5 hours monthly editing and/or managing your existing web site.

    *Does not include site overhaul or custom programming. Our standard hourly rate is $60/hour

Website Design

Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, designs every site with your unique business and budget in mind. Your website design should reflect your individual image and business style. I find out what sets your business apart from others and translate that message to a beautiful, professional website that represents your organization well.

Today’s customers use their computers and smart mobile devices to find products and services more than all other resources combined. When these countless searches are done every day, is your business coming up on the list? Have you ever thought of how much business is slipping away to competitors because you do not have a good web presence or responsive website design.

Now is the time to stop thinking about it and take action. After your website is created, I have many methods and resources to get your website to the top of search engine results and linked with many referral sites. All of these, driving traffic to your site – to your business – to your products and services.

Website Online Marketing

A few questions to ask about your business

  • What is your website marketing strategy?
  • How much a month do you spend on overall advertising?
  • How many solid leads do you get per month?
  • Do you use Google Analytics?
  • How does your Google Business Listing Look
  • Can your business be found on Yelp or Facebook?

Unlike traditional advertising and most forms of online advertising, where messages are broadcast to a general audience, ads on Google are shown only to people who indicate an interest in a specific topic. People indicate their interest by going to Google searching for specific terms or keywords. In a split second Google returns the natural search results for that particular keyword and ads that are pertinent to the user’s search keywords.

According to a recent Standard & Poor’s survey of search engine usage, including Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Lycos, and MSN, Google was the most widely used search engine in the United States. Forty-eight percent (48%) of the survey respondents indicated that they used Google most often-a percentage almost two and half times more than the second place runner up.

Additionally, in a recent survey conducted by Vividence Corporation, people were asked to rate their experience with select search engine sites. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of the respondents reported a strong, positive experience with Google, far surpassing the competition.

With one Google AdWords campaign package, we can single-handedly accomplish what used to take a whole team of media planners. AdWords ads can appear virtually anywhere online worldwide, yet remain targeted and relevant.

I am certified in all areas of Google Adwords and Google Analytics. I can use all your complicated marketing data, once analytics is set up properly, and transform it to detailed reports that you can easily understand.

Website Hosting

Every website hosting plan comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully administered by the owner himself. If you ever have a problem with your hosting, give Alabama Websites a call (205.317.8530) and I will personally take the time to give you the VIP attention that you deserve.

Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, can transfer or register your new domain name when you get your hosting package. I can also customize your hosting plan so you are only paying for what you need.

Basic Hosting (This is what most people need)
$100 Per Year – Includes 1 Domain & Limited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

Standard Hosting
$200 Per Year – Includes 1 Domain and Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

Advanced Hosting
$250 Per Year – Includes unlimited Domains, Disk Space, Bandwidth, Databases and Email.

Graphic Design

I lay a solid foundation in website design development. Keeping track of the latest technological innovations, I make good use of the most advanced website design tools, thus ensuring the top-notch quality of the end-product and complete satisfaction of our customers. My step-by-step process guarantees that nothing is overlooked in the final product.

Graphic Design
Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, offers a wide range of professional graphic design services including logo design, corporate identity development, multimedia and presentations. I can even create videos for your video marketing campaign.

Logo and Corporate Identity
Professionally made and successful corporate identity design and corporate identity logo design contributes to the success of the whole enterprise, because it gives your company and your brand name immediate credibility and lasting recognition.

I am a experienced design professional and can provide you with fresh and creative ideas for your logo. If you already have a logo, I can upgrade it for print or business websites.

My customer-oriented logo design process is specially tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements.

Content Management

I lay a solid foundation in website design development. Keeping track of the latest technological innovations, I make good use of the most advanced website design tools, thus ensuring the top-notch quality of the end-product and complete satisfaction of our customers. My step-by-step process guarantees that nothing is overlooked in the final product.

What’s a content management system (CMS) or WordPress?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Website, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using WordPress, is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.

Our designers and programmers can also custom design your CMS site.
Give me a call and I can custom design your WordPress site. We can also offer training to your staff so they can manage and back it up properly. I can create HTML5 sliders on the headers, as well as build custom forms attached to database tables for your business to view, edit and delete.

Just because you are using a free program like WordPress, there is no reason for your site not to look unique and professional. Most the websites created today, are wordpress installed sites. You probably didn’t realize this fact, because the websites were designed by professionals. If you can tell it is a WordPress site, then more than likely, it was installed by a novice user.

Website Maintenance

Web applications and websites require maintenance, updates and support as your needs change and grow. Alabama Websites, in Birmingham Alabama, provides maintenance, updates and support services freeing you from maintaining expensive in-house support staff. I partner with our clients to help their online business run smoothly and error-free.

Alabama Websites provides a comprehensive set of maintenance and support services depending on your business needs:

  • On-going Support
    (bug fixing, problems analysis and resolution, on-call support)
  • Adaptive Enhancements
    (modifications to support business or technical requirements’ changes)
  • Upgrades
    (new functionality/features)
  • Technical Improvement
    (optimization restructuring/rewriting)

You can purchase a monthly maintenance plan at time of development or add plan to an existing site.

Basic Maintenance*
$50 Per Month – Includes up to 1 hour per month for editing and/or managing your existing web site.

Standard Maintenance*
$100 Per Month – Includes up to 2 hours per month for editing and/or managing your existing web site.

Advanced Maintenance*
$250 Per Month – Includes up to 5 hours monthly editing and/or managing your existing web site.

*Does not include site overhaul or custom programming. Our standard hourly rate is $60/hour

About Mike Sautter

Mike Sautter - Alabama Website Design in Birmingham Alabama

Website and Graphic Designer

My consulting and marketing skills have been tuned from two decades of trial and error. I know what works and what does not.

I live in Birmingham,  Alabama and I have been in the Internet business since 1996. I started out in graphic design and within a couple of years I progressed into website design. I moved to Alabama in 1998 and started working for various website design companies. Shortly after I learned how to develop websites, I realized programming was a necessary skill. Php, asp and perl were the first programming languages I learned and I quickly progressed into database languages, such as SQL and mySQL. In early 2000, Flash became big and designing websites went from HTML to SWF very quickly. DHTML was also new, but never really caught on due to cross browser incompatibilities. I loved designing in Flash and hated to see it go when apple introduced iphones with the non-flash supporting ios. HTML5 was introduced in 2014 and responsive web design is now becoming a standard.

I don’t do a lot of custom programming these days because I use WordPress for most of my clients. WordPress has the framework that use to cost $10,000 for a content managed, database driven website. WordPress is also easy to update and backup. You know this is very important if your site has ever been hacked into.

For 20 years I have been doing graphic and website design. My creative skills are put to work when I customize a wordpress theme for every individual client. My programming skills are used to modify existing plugins or themes based on customer integration needs. My consulting and marketing skills have been tuned from two decades of trial and error. I know what works and what does not.

Every website is different and I never like a cookie cutter solution.