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Dependable Web Design
Local businesses are the heart of our economy – you need a website that is going to help generate leads, make sales, or bring customers to your door. We strive to launch every website with a A rating. Then, we analyze and grade every year to see where it can be improved.
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We believe that every local business deserves an A-rated website that will help their business grow.
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Get the most rankings from your website.
Our goal is to optimize your SEO so that your website gets found more often.
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For just a few hours per year, your website speed and mobile view can reach peak performance.
Complete Managed Web Hosting
Every website is cleaned, secured, protected, and backed-up.
Weekly cleaning of spam comments, revisions, and database table overhead.
Adjusts to fit on mobile phones and tablets.
Complete web hosting: upgrades to PHP, WordPress Core, Database, Theme, and Plugins.
Standard marketing integrations and add-ons like social media follow/share and SEO.
Ticket system with up-time monitoring and break/fix repair.
Web Hosting For WordPress
WordPress vs other private, unique systems.
The key difference is marketing power. When you use WordPress, you have more options, integrations, and results. Not to mention the best out-of-the-box SEO advantages and well-documented ease of use.
And, WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet. Being open-source means that there is a community behind the system that can help support, train, and market your web presence better.
To take advantage of this powerful website software you need a proven web hosting company.
It is important to note that we are talking about WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com. The main difference between the two is who is actually hosting your site.
With WordPress.org you are hosting your own site (through Shepherds Loft) vs. their servers. A few benefits of “self-hosting”: no ads, no restriction on analytics, and plugins are allowed.
In order to use the dot-com version effectively you would have to pay for premium upgrades (to remove ads, use your own domain name…) that aren’t cost-efficient.
Web Design Reviews
"SL brought our website back to life. The phone rings more often with callers saying they found us online! Further, the contacts through the web email form have picked up also.
A website can be pretty and sexy but does not make the phone ring. SL was able to accomplish both, a job well done by David and his team."
"Love, love, love Shepherds Loft. I knew next to nothing about web design and what it actually takes to build a website. David put everyone on my team that I would need right down to giving me someone who would keep up with my social media needs. Need a logo? Yep, he’s got someone!
Thanks to all of you at Shepherds Loft, just as you predicted the hits started coming! Thank you for your kind patience with me as I learned to settle back and just let the process work. Would recommend you guys to anyone."
"After being in business for 22 years, I engaged Shepherds Loft to create my 5th generation website. I needed a site that was intuitive, visually stimulating and agile.
They hit the ball out of the park! We have been getting very positive feedback from our viewers and have seen an appreciable increase in traffic. Just what I was looking for…"
Web Design Agency Team Members
We have been building websites for over 20 years, helping hundreds of customers conquer website technology and achieving a 95% ready-to-launch rate in 30 days.
Rural Workers for Local Businesses
We are committed to hiring young professionals in rural areas; we train our team to work with you to design the best website for your local business.
This keeps our web design prices affordable and allows our young professionals to live and thrive in these rural areas.
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Website images have been a mainstay of website design since it was first possible to upload them onto the World Wide Web.
I want to get more clarity about your services and fees beyond hosting.
WordPress Maintenance includes the hosting, support and licenses on preferred products..
Is training included
How does maintenance work?
WordPress maintenance is sold in 1/2 hour units, to do whatever you want. We will do our best to estimate as we go, so small tasks are ok. If you believe you need more help we have a $250/month maintenance plan that includes 3 hours per month. This will put you on a budget and includes any website changes, additions, SEO, lead capture, etc.
Why don't I need an SSL certificate and will the site be http: or https:?
You no longer need to renew your SSL license. Our managed WordPress hosting includes a free SSL certificate for every website. You website will be https://