Web Design

Whether you require a simple web presence or a more complex website, Freewheelin have been crafting attractive, effective, conversion-driven websites for over 12 years. Responsive/Mobile friendly design & FREE SSL certificates as standard. We know our stuff!

The predominant focus of Freewheelin is designing and developing websites that market themselves through top online search rankings from services such as Google. For example 99% of Freewheelin's visits and business come from Google and other search engines, hence no need to pay for any other advertising, online or offline.

Before we start a project it is vital we determine your aims for your website. There are numerous aspects to discuss, but initially the first aspect would be; do you require a Brochure/information website or a CMS (Content Managed Website) ?

To give you an idea, below are two examples of websites we have designed. One a Brochure/Information website, the other a CMS website:

Brochure/information website

A Brochure/information website is the online equivalent of a printed company brochure containing all relevant information about your business. Typically comprising 5-10 pages that include a home page, information about who you are, services and products, testimonials and contact details. As opposed to a CMS website there is no functionality for the client to update the website themselves. It is usually the case that the client sends us any updates required via email, for example; a new project finished.

The Laminate floor fitter is a good example of a Brochure/information website. A recent website, in only 3 weeks the Laminate floor fitter is now ranking number 1 for their chosen keywords.

CMS website

A Content Management System (CMS) is a system that helps clients manage the creation and delivery of content on their website. For example; updating their blog/news page, creating and updating latest work image galleries or simple text/content updates.

We use WordPress, the most popular content management system (CMS) on the web. If you can use Microsoft Word, then you can easily use WordPress to manage text/image updates and amendments at your convenience.

Freemasonry in Lincolnshire is a good example of a CMS website. They take full advantage of the CMS system, updating their blog on a daily basis. The site also incorporates a members area and a variety of web based software such as 3D flipbook and PDF reader.

Ecommerce

If you are looking to sell your products/services online, then we offer very cost effective eCommerce solutions.

As with most web based solutions the options out there for eCommerce are numerous and often baffling! We aim to take the hassle and confusion off your hands and create an eCommerce website you can be proud of and more importantly can control and update - stress free, with ease!

We help you through the whole process, from: Domain name registration, hosting, eCommerce platform, payment processing, training and finally on-going support.

You may have heard of some of the big name eCommerce platforms out there? Lets take Shopify for example and the reasons you may want to choose an alternative to the big name platforms for your eCommerce solution:


  1. Vendor Lock-In - Shopify is a hosted platform, which means there is a risk of losing your store forever if Shopify decide to shut up shop. Another problem with a hosted platform is migrating your store to a different host. If (god forbid) you decide to leave us, we would hand over your website with all its files, which can then quite easily be migrated over to another host. With Shopify and similar hosted platform solutions, your store’s design, your blog posts, store policies, and other pages on your site would have to recreated from scratch!
  2. Pricing - Don't be fooled! Initially their plans seem quite affordable but once you start digging deeper, you’ll realize it can prove an expensive business to launch your e-commerce business with Shopify. Freewheelin have no hidden costs, once we agree on the approach and price, that's set in stone.
  3. Very Expensive Add-ons - Our eCommerce solutions provide all you need to start selling your products/services online, BUT sometimes you may require an additional functionality that isn't included. For example you may want provide a gift wrap service at checkout. This "add-on" can be purchased for a one-off charge of £15. Spotify charge monthly fees for a number of add-ons. For example if you require an exit popup to help build your mailing list an additional $24/month will be required.
  4. Customization Options - Shopify makes it easy to upload the logo for your store and set your colors and fonts. However, if you want more customization than that, you will either have to hire a Shopify designer or learn how to code yourself. It's a steep learning curve! We have all that covered.

We use two eCommerce platforms, dependent upon your needs and requirements:

  1. Woocommerce:  This platform is a "bolt-on" to WordPress, basically their eCommerce plugin. It's very flexible and can be easily added to an existing WordPress website or can be built-in from scratch.
  2. Opencart: This platform is a standalone open-source eCommerce platform. Everything you need to create, scale and run your eCommerce website.
Opencart website

HomeByMe's online store offers a beautiful selection of gifts and products for the home. Stock changes daily to fetch you the most up to date items to keep your home looking great!

More Opencart examples

Bellissimo Luxury
The very best in luxury designer goods at unbelievable prices...
Clipeum
Stab & Slash resistant clothing - manufacturing and supplying protective clothing products to combat the increasing cases of knife injuries and fatalities.
Woocommerce website

Intelligence Project Management is a perfect example of how flexible Woocommerce is.  Initially the website was business focused, the client decided he'd like to offer both a subscription service and a small shop, selling products related to his business. As you'll see there is now My Account and shopping cart facilities, bolted on with minimal fuss.

More Woocommerce examples

The Bike Stable
The Bike Stable Grimsby is a specialist bike shop offering top of the range mountain bikes and electric bikes, also bicycle servicing and repairs.
Cromwell Classics
Cromwell classics sell classic cars, automobilia and classic/vintage toys
Quintessential Belts
Quintessentialbelts.com bring you a range of beautifully hand made English full hide graded leather belts, combined with hand-crafted gorgeous buckles.

SEO/Optimisation

If you require more than just a web presence then we understand the importance of your website being listed in Google and other search engines. This is why when we build your site we incorporate on-site search engine friendly elements. For those needing more than on-site optimisation we also offer full SEO packages, incorporating: off-site SEO, correct Google Account set-up and PPC (pay per click advertising)

For you to start seeing results from your new website, SEO/Optimisation should be considered in all aspects of the design and technical build of the site from the very outset.


Rule of thumb:

Use a business that has achieved a high search ranking position for their own website!

 

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Onsite SEO:

  • Keyword research & recommendations
  • Competitor Analysis.
  • Content & meta tag optimization
  • Image & hyperlink optimization
  • XML & HTML site map creation, uploading and submission
  • Google Account creation
  • Google analytics set up (real time reporting for you to monitor visitor stats and website performance)
  • Internal linking strategy
  • Keyword densities in site content.
  • Website pages analysis
  • Individual page optimisation allowing for more possible rankings with different keywords (although not guaranteed)
  • Submission and verification process to Google for the revised website

As you can see by the screen grab example - Freewheelin have achieved number 1 spot for both Google Business listing and for Organic page ranking - totally AD FREE. It took hard work of course, and continues to do so, we will inevitably drop rankings in competition with other businesses, so we have to work hard to get back up there and try to stay there!


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