Cincinnati Web Design

Cincinnati Web Design By Scott Botkins

A full-service Cincinnati web design company to help grow your business.

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
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Cincinnati Web Design & Digital Marketing

Everything you need to
grow your business.

Providing unique, custom Cincinnati web design services

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.

Custom Web Design

Each website is unique and hard-crafted into WordPress. No pre-made themes.

Cincinnati Web Design

Rated one of the top Cincinnati web design companies since 2005.

Responsive Web Design

Each web design is mobile-friendly to provide a great user-experience.

Website maintenance plans to keep your business growing

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
  • Content Updates

    Get website updates published on your website within 1-2 business days.

  • Website Support

    Get any website technical issues fixed same-day to keep your website up and running.

  • Website Security

    Regular maintenance and plug-in updates that prevent your website from going down.

  • Premium WordPress Plugins

    Get access to Page Builders, Form Builders, and many more WordPress plugins using our developer license.

  • Managed Web Hosting

    Get FREE web hosting managed by Scott Botkins on our SiteGround servers. SSL and daily backups included.

  • Analytics & Insights

    Get access to our Analytics & Insights platform to monitor your website traffic, keywords and much more.

Target your audience with digital marketing services

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.

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  • Search Engine Marketing

    Target your audience using pay-per-click advertising on Google.

  • Social Media Marketing

    Target your audience using pay-per-click advertising on social media platforms.

  • Lead Generation

    Generate leads using the help of PPC, email and content marketing.

  • Review & Reputation Management

    Let Scott Botkins monitor your online reviews and keep a positive reputation.

  • Content Marketing

    Grow your visibility with fresh content, landing pages, blog posts, and much more.

Search engine optimization in Cincinnati for your website

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
  • SEO Audit Reports

    Get access to monthly SEO audit reports and suggestions on how to perform better.

  • Google My Business

    Let Scott Botkins manage your listing for performance and optimization.

  • Analytics & Insights

    Get access to our Analytics & Insights platform for detailed reports on your website. **Google Analytics account is required.

  • SEO Content

    Get unique content created for new pages or posts to help generate traffic.

  • Keyword Research

    Let Scott Botkins research and discover the best keywords to target your audience.

Build a WordPress website for your small business

A WordPress developer in Cincinnati, Scott Botkins develops WordPress websites so you can sell products or provide information about your business at ease. Build a WordPress website to enjoy high performance, security, and ease of use.

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  • Custom WordPress Themes

    Let Scott Botkins build a WordPress website theme specifically for your small business.

  • Premium WordPress Plugins

    Access premium WordPress plugins such as Gravity Forms, Elementor Pro, etc.

  • WordPress Support

    Malware? Broken plugin? Get quick WordPress website support by Scott Botkins.

  • WooCommerce

    Want to sell online? Sell using the popular WordPress plugin WooCommerce.

  • WordPress Page Builder

    Drag-and-drop content on a page with ease to update your website.

  • WordPress Open-source

    Enjoy business growth without limits compared to other website builders.

Design a logo or brand identity for your small business

A logo designer in Cincinnati, Scott Botkins provides meaningful, authentic brand identity and logo design services. Make a strong first impression with a logo design that stands out among your competitors in Cincinnati.

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  • Flat Fee Logo Design

    Get a professional logo design for your business at flat fee of $100.

  • Color & Typography

    Each logo design and brand identity includes a color palette with typography.

  • Hand-crafted Logo Design

    Each logo design or brand identity is hand-crafted to connect with your audience.

  • Logo Design & Brand Guidelines

    Each logo design or brand identity includes a guideline kit PDF file.

  • Unlimited Logo Design Revisions

    Each logo design project includes unlimited revisions to ensure guaranteed satisfaction.

Web hosting in Cincinnati for your small business

Enjoy top-rated web hosting plans for WordPress websites and small businesses in Cincinnati. Let Scott Botkins manage your web hosting with free SSL, CDN and daily backups to ensure your website is fast and secure.

Web Hosting Plans
  • Optimized For WordPress

    Each web hosting plan is optimized for WordPress to be fast and secure.

  • Website Security

    Enjoy daily backups and FREE SSL to provide peace of mind for your website.

  • E-commerce Friendly

    Each web hosting plan includes FREE SSL to support your e-commerce website.

  • Affordable Web Hosting

    Web hosting plans starting at $10/mo and include daily backups.

  • Unlimited Databases

    Each web hosting plan includes unlimited databases for your website.

Cincinnati business card design services for your small business

Does your business need a business card design? Let your business cards do the talking to make an impression. Get a business card design that is one-of-a-kind and makes a great first impression to your customers and clients.

Business Card Design Services
  • Fast Turnaround

    Get a new business card design for your business within 5-7 days.

  • Typography & Colors

    Each business card design includes a color palette with typography.

  • Work You'll Love, Guaranteed

    As usual, all designs by Scott Botkins are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Aftab Pureval

Mayor of Cincinnati

Scott created the most incredible website for our campaign! The look and feel was exactly what we wanted, he was so responsive and timely with our needs...

Lori Tingle

Lori Tingle Coaching

Working with Scott was great! He was professional, efficient, and detail oriented. He created a website for me that was modern, easy to navigate, and attractive. My favorite part of the site is that I’m able to make many updates on my own...

Evan Braunstein

Law Offices of Evan Braunstein

Hiring Scott Botkins to design and build my website is one of the smartest things I have done as a small business owner...

Angela Rozzi-Burns

Rejuvenating Skincare

I am so happy to have found Scott Botkins to design and maintain my website. I recommend Scott to everyone wanting to make an impactful web presence....

Web Design Pricing & Plans

Flexible plans that grow
with your business.

How many pages do you need?

10
Pages (or less)


Nonprofit Organization?

Receive 50% off on all web design and maintenance plans. 501(c)(3) verification is required. Apply now

Business

A hand-crafted web design for your small business or organization

*Minimum of 12 months required.
Includes
  • Custom Web Design
  • WordPress Integration
  • Basic SEO Features
  • Domain Name (optional)
  • Web Hosting (optional)
  • SSL Certificate (optional)

Don't need a monthly plan? Contact Scott Botkins if you prefer a one-time payment.

Local SEO

Scale your business, increase visibility and generate growth in Cincinnati

$200/mo

Choose Plan
*Minimum of 12 months required.
All the benefits of Business, and:
  • Optimization For Google (First Page)
  • Google My Business Management
  • NAP & Link Building
  • Local Profiles
  • Content Strategy
  • Access to Analytics & Insights

**This monthly plan becomes eligible to drop to $100/mo after 12 monthly payments.

Webmaster

Timely updates, around-the-clock support, local SEO

$200/mo

Choose Plan
*Minimum of 12 months required.
All the benefits of Local SEO, and:
  • Website Managed By Scott Botkins
  • Content Updates As Requested
  • Access to Analytics & Insights
  • Performance Optimization
  • Website Support & Upgrades
  • Priority Support

**This monthly plan becomes eligible to drop to $100/mo after 12 monthly payments.

Web Design Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions?
We've got answers.

How much does a web design cost?

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.

Why are your web design prices so much cheaper?

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:

  1. Web design is always changing so developing a long-term relationship with the client will help ensure they are growing in the right direction.
  2. It would help the client, especially start-ups and small businesses, keep costs down so they can allocate their budgets else where to help grow their business.

How long does it take to build a website?

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 design is done 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.

How does your web design process work?

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.

What if I don't like my web design?

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.

Will my website be mobile-friendly?

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.

Should I use website builders like Wix, GoDaddy or Squarespace?

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:

  1. Websites developed using website builders are going to be slower and not rank as well on Google.
  2. You are very, very limited to what you can do on them. You must stay within their framework and if they do offer special features be prepared to pay extra for them.
  3. You don't own your website. They do. You cannot move it to another platform without redesigning it.
  4. The last but most important problem is you're not a web designer. Inserting photos and changing colors doesn't make you a web designer. The pink font on a purple background may look fancy to you but your visitors won't like it.

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%.

Can I update the website myself?

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.

Can you manage the website for me?

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.

Do you outsource your web design projects?

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.

Who owns the completed website?

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.

Do you do any search engine optimization when building my website?

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.

Do you offer web hosting?

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.

Do you offer email accounts?

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.

Do you offer web design near me or only in Cincinnati?

Web Design Starter Guide

Resources to build a website and grow your business

  • Web Design Checklist

    View the ultimate checklist before you build a website.

  • Insights

    Discover the best web design practices and marketing tips.

  • Web Design Glossary

    Glossary of terms for web design, development and digital marketing.

  • Contact Scott Botkins

    Email Scott Botkins and let's build a website together.

Web Design Checklist

Ready to build a website?
View the website checklist

  • Domain Name

    Register a domain name so your customers can find you. Before you register your domain name, consider a few of these recommendations.

    1. Keep your domain name short so it's easy to remember and market.
    2. Target your local area. For example, if you own a plumbing business and looking to build a website in Cincinnati consider using www.cincinnatiplumber.com. Including keywords in your domain name can help grow your business locally.
    3. Always use the .com extension. Over 75% of websites on the web use the .com extension.
    4. Don't use abbreviations or hyphens.

    Register A Domain Name:

  • Web Hosting

    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.

    1. Choose a web hosting company that provides 24/7 customer support.
    2. Choose a web hosting company that offers free SSL certificates and daily backups.
    3. Purchase a web hosting plan optimized for speed and performance; it's a Google ranking factor.
    4. For performance and security reasons avoid hosting your website with these web hosting companies; Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator and Dreamhost.

    Recommended Web Hosting:

  • Site Security

    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.

  • Logo & Branding

    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.

  • Sitemap

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Social Media

    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

    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.

Insights

Discover the best web design practices and marketing tips

Insights is coming soon.

Web Design Glossary

Web design glossary of
terms and definitions

  • Website

  • Domain Name

    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

    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 Certificate

    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.

  • Web Design

  • Content

    Content is the images, text and videos published on a website. Each web design requires content or else it would be a blank website.

  • Sitemap

    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

    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.

  • Web Development

  • WordPress

    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.

  • Web Page Builder

    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

    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

    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.

  • Digital Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization

    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

    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

    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.

Concepts, insights and web design

Cincinnati Web Design By Scott Botkins

Trusted by local Cincinnati small businesses and leaders.

Let Scott Botkins help your local Cincinnati business engage with consumers, start conversations, and boost conversions.

  • Nonprofit
  • Legal
  • B2B
  • Commerce
  • Financial
  • Services
  • Medical
  • Political

I'm not just building you a website. Together, we are building a long-term relationship to grow your business and conquer your competitors.

Scott Botkins

Cincinnati Web Designer, Owner