Scott Botkins is a web design company in Cincinnati and has been rated as one of the top Cincinnati web design companies since 2005. Scott Botkins provides web design in Cincinnati with unique, hand-crafted web designs and effective digital marketing strategies.Pricing & Plans
Engage with your customers in Cincinnati using a unique, hand-crafted web design specifically designed and developed for your business. Each website is also developed in WordPress and no pre-made WordPress themes are used, ever.
Each website is unique and hard-crafted into WordPress. No pre-made themes.
Rated one of the top Cincinnati web design companies since 2005.
Each web design is mobile-friendly to provide a great user-experience.
Select a website maintenance service plan today for your current and future website needs. Join hundreds of other small businesses in Cincinnati and keep your website fast, secure, and updated for a great user-experience.Choose A Maintenance Plan
Get website updates published on your website within 1-2 business days.
Get any website technical issues fixed same-day to keep your website up and running.
Regular maintenance and plug-in updates that prevent your website from going down.
Get access to Page Builders, Form Builders, and many more WordPress plugins using our developer license.
Get FREE web hosting managed by Scott Botkins on our SiteGround servers. SSL and daily backups included.
Get access to our Analytics & Insights platform to monitor your website traffic, keywords and much more.
Each of our digital marketing campaigns are created to target your audience and grow your business in the local Cincinnati area. Scott Botkins uses both market and audience research as the foundation for each digital marketing campaign.Contact Scott Botkins
Target your audience using pay-per-click advertising on Google.
Target your audience using pay-per-click advertising on social media platforms.
Generate leads using the help of PPC, email and content marketing.
Let Scott Botkins monitor your online reviews and keep a positive reputation.
Grow your visibility with fresh content, landing pages, blog posts, and much more.
Build a presence in the local Cincinnati area on Google through search engine optimization. Scott Botkins will ensure your presence grows through content strategy, reputation management, Google My Business management, localized landing pages, and off-page search engine optimization.Choose A SEO Plan
Get access to monthly SEO audit reports and suggestions on how to perform better.
Let Scott Botkins manage your listing for performance and optimization.
Get access to our Analytics & Insights platform for detailed reports on your website. **Google Analytics account is required.
Get unique content created for new pages or posts to help generate traffic.
Let Scott Botkins research and discover the best keywords to target your audience.
Mayor of Cincinnati
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A hand-crafted web design for your small business or organization
Scale your business, increase visibility and generate growth in Cincinnati
Timely updates, around-the-clock support, local SEO
Scott Botkins offers Cincinnati web design plans for as low as $50/mo or one-time payments if requested with 50% upfront and 50% when the website is completed. Each of these options include a custom web design with WordPress integration, no pre-made themes or templates. Each option also includes lifetime website support.
Scott Botkins has been rated one of the top Cincinnati web design companies since launching in 2005 and affordable pricing is one of those reasons. Scott Botkins launched monthly plans for web design in 2020 after realizing two important things:
The average 10-15 page web design takes about 2-3 weeks to complete with smaller websites taking less time. First, the homepage of your new website within 7 days of receiving your first payment. After the first draft of your homepage as been approved the remaining pages are typically completed within 7-10 days. There also many factors involved that can influence the length of completing your web design such as your timely feedback and input, when your content is ready, any advanced features you may need and the current design schedule of Scott Botkins.
Before beginning on your new web design you will receive a list of requested items and questions. After receiving those requests and does some extensive research on your competitors and/or industry market in Cincinnati the designing of your website will begin. You can expect to receive updates on your web design project every other day.
100% satisfaction guarantee is included with each web design project. The reputation of giving no refunds for the past 15+ years should speak for itself. Scott Botkins is creatively capable of designing anything that fits your small business or organization needs.
Over 60% of online users in Cincinnati browse the internet by phone which is why each web design is mobile-friendly using responsive web design. This web design practice ensures your website will format correctly on any mobile device no matter the shape or size. Any changes or update on your website will reflect on both desktop and mobile devices.
Website builders have been around since the 90's and have improved since then but the same problems still exist. Here is a small list of them:
Hiring a professional web designer will always be the best route for your business to grow. Scott Botkins develops all websites on WordPress which is limitless and ensures you own your website 100%.
Each web design project offers the option to have a plug-in be installed so you can update the website yourself with ease. If you would rather have Scott Botkins update your website then you have the option to choose a website maintenance plan that best fits your business.
Yes, monthly website maintenance plans are available to help manage your website. Each plan includes web hosting (if needed), plug-in updates, daily backups, website support, and website updates for new pages, posts or content completed within 1-2 days.
9 out of 10 clients who hire Scott Botkins for a web design in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky are indeed local, however, Scott Botkins works with individuals and small businesses located in Cincinnati and beyond.
Scott Botkins has designed each and every website himself since launching his Cincinnati web design company in 2005. Each web design is hand-crafted by Scott Botkins to perform and help grow your small business or organization in Cincinnati.
Once the website has been paid for you own the website 100%. Unlike having your website on a website builder such as Wix, Godaddy or Squarespace, you will own your website 100% and can do whatever you like with it. If you're on a monthly plan using premium WordPress plug-ins then you will have to get a license for those if you choose to cancel any monthly plans.
Each web design comes with a basic set up for search engine optimization. The web design is developed using the proper meta tags and header tags for you to optimize for the local Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Yes, free web hosting is available to those on a monthly plan. If you're not on a monthly plan you choose a web hosting plan for either $10/mo or $25/mo depending on the size of your website. Each web hosting plan comes with a free SSL certificate and daily backups.
Email accounts are hosted by Google Workspace for $10/mo per email address. If you would rather manage the email accounts yourself on either Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 then there is no additional charge for helping set them up.
Email Scott Botkins and let's build a website together.
Register a domain name so your customers can find you. Before you register your domain name, consider a few of these recommendations.
Choosing a web hosting company can be challenging which is why Scott Botkins offers free web hosting with each monthly plan. However, if you plan to host the website yourself, please consider these web hosting recommendations.
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Website security is essential to keep user data secure and conveying trust to visitors. A good web hosting company will provide a free SSL certificate for your website. If they don't, consider using Let's Encrypt.
We are exposed to thousands of logos and brands daily, however, only a few leave a memorable impression. This is why getting a logo design should come first before you build a website for your business. A good business logo design should help you create a brand identity and distinguish you from competitors. Consider using a two-color or three-color combination and typography that aligns with your brand values.
Need a logo design? Contact Scott Botkins today and let's design a logo that connects with your target audience in Cincinnati.
Already have a logo or brand identity kit? Please send those as attachments when you're ready to build a website.
Providing an organized visual sitemap helps build a website and search engine optimization. Consider the sitemap the blueprint to your website. Once the website design is completed an XML version of your sitemap is submitted to Google to provide information about the pages, media, and other files on your website.
You may not need to provide a sitemap if you plan to build a website 10 pages or less.
Website content is the written or visual content that persuades your visitors to purchase a product or service, sign up for a newsletter, or participate in a survey. Content can include text, images, PDF documents, videos, and forms as well as other assets to persuade the visitor.
Consider researching your competitors before you a build a website to audit their content, however, make sure not to copy their content as you can get penalized by Google for duplicate content.
Target audience is the demographic most likely to be interested in your products or services. This includes age, gender, and location. You may also be interested in their job title, household income, and education.
Consider discovering the target audience before you build a website so your website will perform more efficiently.
Search engine optimization, also known as SEO, drives more organic traffic to a website than any other digital marketing channel. According to recent data, organic search results on Google delivers over 65% of website traffic.
SEO should be performed when launching a new website, redesigning a website, or when you're ready to increase organic traffic. Search engine optimization is a long-term process due to rankings always changing, your competitors are adjusting their strategies, and Google changing ranking factors.
Before you build a website consider using search engine optimization services by Scott Botkins to rank, convert, and increase business revenue.
Create a social media page for your business to build brand awareness, engage with your followers, and drive traffic to your website. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram should be used for B2C (business to consumer) marketing while LinkedIn is great for B2B (business to business) marketing.
Digital marketing is crucial for your business and brand awareness. Digital marketing allows you reach a larger audience than you could through traditional marketing methods, and target the audience who are most likely to purchase your product or service. Digital marketing offers multiple channels to market your business such as search engine optimization, social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, pay per click, plus much more.
After you build a website consider using digital marketing services by Scott Botkins to help reach your audience in Cincinnati.
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address or URL where visitors can access your website.The domain name must be registered with a domain name registrar. Each domain name is unique and you can not use the same domain name twice. While a domain name is an essential part of having a website, it's only part of the website. In order to launch a website, you'll also need content and a web hosting provider to store your files so they can be accessed through your domain name.
Web hosting is the process of purchasing or renting space to house your website on the internet. Web hosting allows your website content such as HTML, PDF, and images has to be housed on a server to be viewable online by visitors.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser. This process is done by using a digital certificate that authenticates a website's identity. Businesses and organizations require SSL certificates for their websites to process secure online transactions and keep customer information private and secure.
Content is the images, text and videos published on a website. Each web design requires content or else it would be a blank website.
A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, photos, videos, and other files on your site. It's crucial for search engines like Google to read this file and crawl your website. A sitemap tells Google which pages and files are important for your website, and also provides key information about these website files.
Responsive Web Design is the practice of using HTML and CSS to automatically adjust a website and make it look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones). Every web design by Scott Botkins is responsive.
WordPress is a content management system that can be used for any type of website design. WordPress makes it easy to manage your website and more importantly, own your website. When using a web page builder such as Godaddy, Wix, and Squarespace, you don't actually own your website, they do.
A web page builder allows you to create a website without knowing code. The most popular website builders such as Wix, Godaddy, and Squarespace allow you to build a website by drag and drop, inserting some photos and changing colors. These types of web page builders have been around since the 90's when Yahoo! Geocities, however, they have not improved much and have many downfalls such as horrible code, limitations, and most importantly ownership as they own your website, not you.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet and is used to define styles for your web pages, including the website design, layout, colors, font sizes, spacing for different devices.
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and is the standard markup language for creating websites. HTML tells the browser how to display the content elements on a web page.
Search Engine Optimization is the process of growing organic traffic on Google for various search terms. Search engine optimization requires on-page and off-page factors in order to grow your organic traffic and visibility on Google. On-page factors may include meta tags, content elements, and header tags focused on keywords related to services or goods. For example, Scott Botkins is ranked high for "web design company near me" or "web designer near me" in the Cincinnati area due to focusing on those keywords, plus many more. Search engine optimization is a long-term process and requires ongoing maintenance.
Keyword Research is focusing on terms/phrases that visitors may type in Google to find you. For example, Scott Botkins, a web design company in Cincinnati, may want to be found for "web design company near me" or "web designer near me" in the Cincinnati area so therefore would focus on those keywords throughout the web page. Remember, keywords is one out of many on-page ranking factors when it comes to ranking high on Google for organic search results.
PPC, also known as Pay Per Click is the process of running ads for your business on Google. A Google Ads campaign will help your business show up on Google search results near the top pending how much you pay per click. If your competitor is bidding $1.00 per click for the search term "web design in Cincinnati" then you're going to have to bid $1.01 per click to rank above them.
Let Scott Botkins help your local Cincinnati business engage with consumers, start conversations, and boost conversions.
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