Website Services & Applications
At FirstLink Technology, our website services are fully comprehensive. We love designing user friendly,
SEO (search engine optimization) compliant websites for our clients, but we don’t stop at creating websites.
We offer full-service website maintenance and marketing also, including: SEO services, blogging, social media packages, and email campaigns.
Our services extend to full web applications where we invent and solve custom development requests,
no matter how unique. Need your website to fully integrate with your CRM (customer relationship management) system? We can do that too!
We follow an exhaustive, tried and true process to ensure we leave no detail of your web project overlooked.
From the first discovery consultation, to the final QA (quality assurance)
check of the site prior to launch, our attention to detail is unparalleled.
Website Development Process
We take a structured approach to website development. Our website process was created to ensure every project is delivered
on-time and on-budget. The development process is similar to building a house. Without a strong
foundation, and layering each component of the build in order, the house will not withstand potential threats.
Our website development process, and template builds, ensure a strong site.
Once your web project kicks off, here’s what to expect
01 Initial Planning & ScopeGetting to know your company needs
The first order of business is to sit down with you and create a detailed set of design and technical specifications. These specifications serve as a roadmap for the rest of the web design process. We get to know your business and the scope of the project to ensure the plan for the website or application is right for you. These are the blueprints to our house.
- Meet with the team
What next: Wireframe & Design
02 Wireframe & DesignDesign taking shape
Wireframes are your first chance to visualize your website. They are the skeleton. They give us a visual representation of the overall layout. This would be the foundation. Once basic structure is completed and approved, we’ll proceed with the site mockups. These add color and a bit more detail to the initial wireframes, giving us a stronger visual representation of the final product. This is where graphics, depth and visual elements come into play. This is choosing finishes for your house.
- Mock Ups
- UX/UI Designs
03 Content StrategyThe message you want others to know
Now we can see the basic layout for the site. Based on the goals for your business and your website or application, we will begin to create content for the pages. Keyword rich content will be created unique to each page. We’re putting up the walls.
- Writing with SEO purpose
- Keyword Content
What next: Programming
04 ProgrammingYour website coming to life
Its’s time to choose a CMS, or content management system, to build your website upon. WordPress is a very user-friendly platform which provides various functions to run a business. WordPress is an excellent option in many instances, but it will not work for all applications. We also use Laravel and other php languages. Some will require even more custom development. At FirstLink, we have worked with many platforms to create the exact environment our clients need. This ability think outside the box is our specialty.
05 Testing & DeploymentTesting your site before we send it out to the world
Now that our writers, designers, and developers have finished their work, our Quality Assurance team will get to work testing your site’s performance and reliability. We use industry-leading tools to benchmark your site for loading, responsiveness, and speed, while also ensuring that it works reliably on all web browsers and mobile devices. In the house construction business, this would be the inspection process. Once we’re sure that your site, or application, is ready to be released to the public, we’ll deploy it on your public domain. The launch process ensures that you have a working map on your site and your domain (website address) loads your new site when your website visitors access it.
Then, we’ll shift into a monthly support process. During that time, we’ll create monthly backups of your site, update scripts and plugins to maintain security and reliability, and perform layout and content updates at your request. The house is ready for sale.
- Speed Check
- Link Check
What next: Protect & Market
06 Protect & MarketSecure your site and getting the SEO right
The next step is to ensure your website is safe from potential threats online and marketing your site. FirstLink can help with both of these ongoing concerns. Whether you need to be prepared for audits or ensure the wrong people never get their hands on your data, you can trust our cybersecurity consultants with your most important concerns. You can speak with one of our IT pros to see what’s best for your website and company anytime.
There is an array of marketing options with FirstLink Technology. While your website comes SEO compatible, the online world is an ever-changing landscape and SEO updates are always a necessary part of maintaining relevance and reputation on the internet. We also offer email marketing, SEM, blogging, social media marketing and more. Call to find out what we have available to suite your needs.
- Cyber Security
- Google Analytics
- Ad Words Campaign
- Social Media Marketing
The FirstLink Difference
FirstLink is here from start to finish for your web project!
We are an all-inclusive company offering the tools to develop and implement your dream website and be seen online.
We provide a wide range of interactive tools to help you get the most out of your website. Our sites are capable of functioning
as a full web application, like integration with your CRM. We offer enterprise hosting to help ensure your website is visible and secure.
We do not hold your website and domain hostage; but give you the tools necessary to implement your dream.
Our template websites options are quick and easy. There are several themes to choose from; all professional and customizable to your business needs. *Our template sites are always hosted at FirstLink.
Custom Websites are built from the ground up and to your exact specifications. They can be as elaborate or as simple as you require, but they will always serve your business goals.
While all our websites are SEO compatible at launch, continuing marketing initiatives is recommended. The internet is constantly in flux and constant updates and maintenance is required to stay relevant and reputable.