Harrisonburg Web Design | Vision Studios in Northern Virginia

Mike Vanderpool of Vision Studios (540.746.7009), a Harrisonburg, VA web design firm, does more than just make pretty websites. As a LinkedIn member, I’ve had the chance to exchange ideas with him and learn about his commitment to excellence.

Naturally, a web design firm better make pretty websites! However, the key to a successful business website is how workable and usable the site is for customers, prospects and web-surfers. Along with a good user experience, the website client needs a responsive website creator and maintainer who understands business and marketing.

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Vision Studios Web Design Harrisonburg, VA

As media consultants, Vision Studios can create and deliver “brands, websites, mobile applications, and videos”. This means benefits for clients that go far beyond a cool Web page with spiffy graphics.

If you’re looking for a one-stop marketing resource, these guys can deliver. They also do print media, graphic & identity design, consulting and social media work. Oh, yes, they also offer SEO services, for those that hate doing it themselves.

When I asked him what his Mission Statement is, he replied, “Ours is simply, “Service is everything!”” Since I feel excellence belongs in every Mission Statement, he opined that he prefers to hear EXCELLENCE from his clients. Nice!

Those of you that know me know that I do not suffer fools gladly, nor brook any nonsense when it comes to Internet Marketing. Mike Vanderpool is no fool, nor does he indulge in nonsensical thinking.

When I prodded him about the appearance of his website (dark, with light type), he made a telling point: “consumer buys are heavily based on your appearance”. If you don’t look like you can do cool graphics and present a stunning appearance, you won’t get past the first five seconds a new prospect for your design services will invest in your Web page.

If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, check out this Harrisonburg-based Web Design firm: Vision Studios. Call 540-746-7009, and tell ’em Vince Runza sent you!

P.S. I don’t make a dime off of referrals and wasn’t paid to write this, either.


Colorado Springs Web Design | Bracewell Web Works 719-632-1340

I’m contacting Colorado Springs Web Design and Web Development companies in advance of relocating to the shadow of Pike’s Peak. The time I spent actually exploring Colorado Springs was mostly for possible housing. Finding colleagues has to be done via my favorite pastime — Internet research.

That research yielded several possibilities, but one stood out — Bracewell Web Works. That’s because Michelle Bracewell’s business did surprisingly well in being “findable” in the search engines. It’s no surprise to my Internet Marketing colleagues that “Web Developers” tend to be fixated on programming and layout, with SEO and backlinking an afterthought at best. This Web Diva knows her stuff and supplies good content on Web marketing for prospects to peruse.

My only quibble with her approach to Social Networking and Web 2.0 implementation is that it’s so two years ago. In the realm of SEM/SEO as a blood sport, being that far behind is deadly! If I or my colleagues were to depend primarily on MySpace and Facebook, with a nod to Squidoo lenses and blog comments, we’d be dead in the water.

Our competition would be putting out SlideShare.net presentations, YouTube videos, HubPages.com Hubs, WordPress blog posts with powerful keyword tags, Craigslist.org and Backpage.com classified ads and hefty, optimized Squidoo lenses. Then they’d get serious about getting backlinks from high Page Rank websites run by colleagues and Joint Venture partners.

Of course, for local search, that kind of massive overkill we Direct Response Internet Marketers use is only for the most competitive local niches. You know, like getting a WordPress blog post for Colorado Springs web design. 🙂