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Q: What services does your web design agency offer?

Our web design agency provides web development, UX design, SEO strategies, and e-commerce solutions to meet your digital needs. We tailor our services to align with your brand and business goals, delivering high-quality solutions that elevate your online presence and drive growth.

Q: Do you have any free resources we can use?

As you start your entrepreneurial journey, you may not be ready to invest in a new logo suite, website, marketing strategy, etc. - we understand and appreciate that. Here are some free resources we recommend:

Looka: AI-powered business name generator that also searches for available domains & creates templated logos

Canva: Logo, presentation, and marketing material templates

Gamma: AI-powered presentation tool

These resources provide templates for free and are not a substitute for intentional, well thought-out, and customized branding. But they do the trick just fine as you figure things out in the first few steps of your journey.

Q: What tools do you use for SEO?

We use Semrush, the industry gold-standard, as our go-to SEO tool. Semrush offers exceptional insights and advantages due to its comprehensive keyword research, competitor analysis, and site auditing capabilities. It empowers clients with valuable data to optimize their online presence, enhance rankings, and make informed decisions to stay ahead in the competitive digital landscape. In addition to our work, our clients are set up with their own dashboard view so that they can also track progress on their end.

In addition, we use Byword, powered by Chat-GPT, to create SEO rich blogs to drive traffic to your website. We also use Google Analytics, Yoast SEO, and other platform-dependent tools to provide our clients with Advanced SEO options.

With the above tools, we create on-site (clean, crawlable site architecture; mobile-responsive or mobile-first designs, SEO-rich content) and off-site strategies (backlinking, online marketing strategy, etc.) to ensure our clients’ websites are as competitive as possible.

Q: Why Saltwater Stories?

Saltwater Stories fuses imagination and strategy, offering end-to-end marketing and community-oriented solutions that bring your vision to life, seamlessly guiding you from inception to realization.

We specialize in crafting holistic marketing and communications strategies that ensure your message resonates with authenticity. Our expertise extends beyond creativity and vision – we excel in project management and offer insightful consulting across the digital marketing and nonprofit landscape, ensuring your endeavors are impactful and strategically guided. We provide a seamless journey from concept to execution to create a compelling narrative that leaves a lasting impact in today's dynamic and interconnected world.

Q: Do you offer social media management and content creation?

We can create social media templates and content that align with your messaging and branding. We do not offer any social media management or engagement services.

Q: Which platform should I choose to host my website?

The choice of web hosting platform depends on your specific needs and goals, as well as factors such design preferences, website goals, budget, scalability requirements, and ongoing maintenance workload. Here are our recommendations:

Webflow or Wordpress if you want great design and functionality

Squarespace if you want something easy to use and maintain

Shopify for e-commerce

Here's a quick overview of some popular options, in order of our preference.

Webflow: Offers a balance between design flexibility and ease of use. It's suitable for those who want more customization and control over their website's design and layout. Great for everyone looking to wow their audience with innovative and trendy features.

WordPress: Highly versatile and customizable, WordPress is great for various types of websites. It's particularly well-suited for bloggers, larger businesses and organizations, and e-commerce sites.

Squarespace: Ideal for those looking for a user-friendly, all-in-one platform that offers beautifully designed templates and ease of use. It's great for portfolios, blogs, and small business websites.

Shopify: Designed specifically for e-commerce, Shopify provides an all-in-one solution for setting up and managing an online store. It's suitable for businesses of all sizes looking to sell products online.

Wix: Known for its drag-and-drop functionality, Wix is beginner-friendly and offers a wide range of templates. It's suitable for small businesses, portfolios, and simple online stores.

While we’re also proficient in other platforms like Square, GoDaddy, ShowIt, etc., we generally don’t recommend those platforms because of SEO challenges and limited customization options.