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Website Development

Expert Web Design Services

We’re Experts, so You

Don’t Have To Be

City Ranked offers robust solutions to help small business owners market their business online. Our expert website development and design provide the experience and expertise to help your business grow.

WordPress Website Development

At City Ranked, we use WordPress for one simple reason: it offers the least resistance to get you conversions. Using a CMS (Content Management System) that is malleable, constantly updated, and secure is what helps us stay ahead of the curve in design and SEO.

WordPress Website Develpment

WordPress Plugin Development

City Ranked develops technology to get work done, specifically through custom plugin development. Our work is focused on increasing customer interaction with your brand.

WordPress Plugin Development

Responsive Website Design

When considering how to engage your customers on mobile devices, most businesses have two options: Responsive Design and Mobile Design. There is quite a difference between the two, and it’s important to consider your customers’ needs when making this major design decision for your website.

Responsive Website Design

Custom Website Coding

We believe in tailoring each of our client’s websites to their specific industry and needs. This means creating custom website coding that we have developed over the years, which we know will drive conversions and keep your phone ringing.

Custom Website Coding

E-Commerce Website Design

City Ranked utilizes the world’s largest and most used open source platform for website design and e-commerce development.

E-Commerce Website Design

Website Graphic Design

At City Ranked Media, we’re dedicated to improving our clients’ presence on the internet. Website graphic design is just one of the ways we accomplish this. Our graphic design efforts focus on five key components: branding, dynamic elements, user experience, high-quality imagery, and conversion rate optimization.

Website Graphic Design

The Right Website For Your Business

Looking for a qualified and knowledgeable website design company? City Ranked has developed hundreds of websites, we specialize in responsive website design and we’re experts on the WordPress platform.

Never Outsourced. Crafted for Search Engine Rankings.

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Company

Before choosing a company to create a website for your business, it’s important to understand the full scope of the project and how much is included in the initial project cost.

Who Will Own the Website?

This seems like a pretty straightforward question, but you’d be surprised. Many companies that sell websites to small businesses really only rent them to the business as long as the business is willing to pay their monthly, quarterly, or annual fees. If they say you will own the website, make sure you will own “rights” to everything including the content, photos, and graphics, and make sure to get this in writing. With City Ranked, you own the website we design specifically for you.

Will You Build My Website Using my Current URL?

Of course you want your business website to match the website address you’ve used for years, correct? Don’t fall victim to using a URL that a company purchases for you. Many times some website salespeople will try and convince you that using a keyword rich URL will have SEO benefit. The problem is if they use a different URL, it will only serve to confuse the search engines, and you’ll probably never own the URL they buy for you. What happens if down the road you cancel their services? Who’s job is it going to be to go all over the net and clean up the mess of a wrong website address everywhere? With City Ranked, we will use your existing URL.

Mobile or Responsive Web Design?

Having a responsive design website is probably one of 2015’s biggest SEO ranking factors as compared to years past. Having a website that responds using website code (CSS) to reconfigure itself based upon the device accessing it is Google’s recommended option when it comes to designing for mobile. Unless you have a very specific need for a mobile website, don’t be tricked into buying one of these. There are a whole bunch of reasons to not do a mobile website, but isn’t enough that Google says not to do it? 1. Sites that use responsive web design, i.e. sites that serve all devices on the same set of URLs, with each URL serving the same HTML to all devices and using just CSS to change how the page is rendered on the device. This is Google’s recommended configuration. City Ranked keeps up with the latest in Google standards, specifically with fully responsive web design.

Will I Be Able to Talk to Them About Design and Get Professional Advice?

This question should weed out any organizations that contract to have their websites built overseas. You as a business owner should want to talk to the person that is building your website. No doubt they have built tens, maybe even hundreds of websites and will have constructive criticism on design elements as well as layout ideas. City Ranked has an in-house team of web developers that will build your website.

Who Will Write the Content?

The content on your website is probably the single most important task to complete. The content will sell you as a company, what makes you different, and why people should choose your business. It is also one of the biggest factors the search engines will grade your website on when it comes to SEO. Many professional web design companies offer content development services. At City Ranked, we offer content development.

What SEO is Included in Your Websites?

This can be a tough question for a small business owner to judge answers on. SEO can be complicated if you don’t know the basics. Ask the web design company to show you other websites that they have built and have them explain the SEO that was built into those. Ask them to show you their code and what they will do differently on your website. Trust your intuition, if it doesn’t feel or sound right, get bids from some other companies and ask them the same things. At City Ranked, we put SEO first! For more information – check out our SEO services.

What Program Will the Website be Built In?

This is an important question to ask and will separate amateur website companies from the professional. Amateur website companies use drag and drop website building programs, many times because they outsource their web design to overseas companies. If the company uses a drag and drop interface you should really consider the limitations of these systems before investing money into them. If you want to learn more about the limitations of drag and drop, you can read about it here. At City Ranked we mostly use WordPress for our websites because of the ease to train our clients on use of the program.

How Do You Charge if I Want Changes Later On?

Understanding fee structure and costs for changes to your website down the road can save on surprises. Asking questions like if you can make simple changes yourself if they provide a CMS (content management system) on their websites, and if you can get FTP access. You may think you don’t want or need these things, but you never know. Most people never read their owner's manual when they buy a new car, but you never know when it could come in handy. For more information about our pricing plan, click here!

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What we do works.
Our work delivers results, and we can prove it.

We focus on business growth.

What we do works, and we can prove it.

At City Ranked, we shift the focus from keyword rankings to actual business growth. Who cares if your site ranks #1 on Google for a specific keyword if you don’t see positive growth in yearly revenue?

We’ve put together a few case studies showcasing the tremendous growth we’ve helped our clients see, across several industries.

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Web Development

Building a website for today’s internet and search engines takes time, thought, clear goal-setting, and most of all, understanding your best prospects, their needs, and how they want to interact with your business.

There are many factors that need to be considered when it comes to building a website for your business. Understanding the correct questions to ask any web designer you’re considering hiring to build your website can save you money and much heartache down the road.

If you’re a small business looking for a website that’s a cut above the rest, at a price that won’t break the bank, City Ranked can help you.

Erika Saracco

Erika Saracco, Agency Director at City Ranked Media
We don’t focus on rankings. At the end of the day, who cares if you rank first for one specific keyword if your phone isn’t ringing? We focus on driving quality traffic to your website, expertly crafted by our team of designers to drive conversions. We’re in the business of growing your business.

Website Development – Web Design in Vancouver WA - Portland OR - Nationwide

City Ranked is a Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency with Clients in Oregon, Washington & Select Industries Nationwide:

Portland OR | Gresham | Beaverton | Hillsboro | Tigard | Oregon City | Vancouver WA | Seattle WA | Bend OR