By 2010, more than half of all US residents used the internet, and 70% of internet users searched for a local business online.
What is the Foundation?
All Carbon 3 Studios websites start here and the name is dead on as to the purpose… it’s a starting point to building the site that best fits your needs. Every building, from a one-story house to a thousand foot skyscraper, needs a foundation and so does every website.
Six Basic Pages
Every website Carbon 3 Studios makes starts with the six most important pages potential customers will expect to see when they visit your site. With a professionally designed template and the content your customers need, this is the start to your successful web presence.
SEO Gets you Found
Getting your site viewed by potential customers is the most important factor for any business. Carbon 3 Studios sites are all designed and built with the best SEO practices from the ground up. Your site will be just a quick Google search away from new clients.
WordPress is King.
It’s important to use quality materials while building, and Carbon 3 Studios has that covered with WordPress. WordPress is the dominant CMS (content management system) on the internet today, currently in use on over 19 million websites. The powerful back-end and end-user simplicity can’t be matched.
75% of users make judgements on the credibility of a compoany based on its site design. (Fog, B. J., Stanford, Guidelines for Web Credibility)
Build a purpose driven site
Everything that we offer in the Foundation package is included in the Structure so you know that you will have all of the pages that will help you and your visitors get the most out of your site. The Structure website package adds in four more purpose pages so that you can display your content in more length. These pages can be used to market your product or service, explain information useful to the visitor, show the excellence of your organization or to display any sort of content that helps make your site a stronger part of moving you forward.
Six plus four
When considering your web presence and how it can drive people to your business, more is better. The Structure includes all the pages contained in the Foundation and adds an extra four pages. An extra four pages of information can go a long way toward selling your product, bringing in new customers, spreading the word of your charity, or any other message that needs to be sent.
Social feeds and sharing
Facebook has 900 Million active subscribers. An interesting fact sure, but without an account for your organization it will mean nothing toward your bottom line. Carbon 3 Studios Structure sites are integrated with all the popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to help our clients get their share of the action.
Refined Search Engine Optimization
Keywords, descriptions and more will help search engines deliver visitors to your site, and the more refined your SEO approach the more visitors you’ll be likely to get from Google and other search engines. With the Structure package we will create SEO data for every top level (main navigation) page on your site. This more refined SEO work will help your site stand out in a crowd.
Businesses with 31-40 landing pages get 7x more leads than those with only 1-5. (Hubspot)
Get everything you’ll need in a website
This package has everything that you will need to get an excellent website. With the Pinnacle we bring all of the important aspects of an online presence together to ensure online success. Social media tools to make posting easier along with social setup, Email Marketing signup forms, a complete SEO plan, a mobile site and 25 special purpose pages to include a ton of supporting content means that you will have everything you’ll need to make your site work for you and for your visitors.
6+ 25 unique pages
With twenty-five custom pages you’ll have your bases completely covered. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can fill your pages with. Include Products, Testimonials, Company Profiles, Staff Information, Affiliates, Landing / Advertising pages and more. With the Pinnacle from Carbon 3 Studios you’ll be sure your site is on top.
Full social media presence
Social Media sites are currently the dominant content online in both pages viewed and time spent on site. With the Pinnacle Social Media package from Carbon 3 Studios you’ll be primed to dominate the hottest section of the internet. It starts with custom designed Twitter and Facebook pages that will closely match your brand. The next step is displaying your Social Media content on any page of your site while allowing your viewers to share your content with their networks. The last step is providing a powerful back-end for you to post to your accounts straight from your website, including automatically announcing your new content.
Get a custom mobile look
Making sure your existing site looks good on mobile is a great first step. With the Pinnacle we can crank your mobile site to 11 by giving your mobile users a completely custom look. In the very near future more people will access the internet via mobile devices than on a computer and these customers are sure to be blown away with your new custom look.
19% of websites are built using WordPress as the Content Management.
Why do we build on WordPress?
WordPress is the industry standard for blogging, content management, and ease of use for non-technical users. The beauty of WordPress is power mixed with simplicity, allowing minute changes or broad strokes all from a convenient back-end. With WordPress as a starting point and Carbon 3 Studios taking your design to the highest levels your website future is looking bright.
Click and type away!, it’ really that easy to blog with WordPress’ built-in “Visual Editor”. With the simple and powerful WYSIWYG (What you See is What You Get) editor you can make multimedia posts in a snap. Blogging doesn’t have to be a chore with WordPress.
Google Loves It
Quick, name things that go well together. Peanut Butter and Jelly, Abbott and Costello, Michael Bay and Explosions, and now Google and WordPress. Yes, they are equal to Peanut Butter and Jelly. Need we say more?
If you have a need for your site, WordPress makes it easy to fill that need. Carbon 3 Studios has a wide selection of tools to enhance your visitors browsing experience. From Media Players, Image Galleries, Calendars, and more Carbon 3 has a solution for all of your site needs.
Companies that blog get 55% more web traffic and 70% more leads than those that don’t (hubspot)
Blog posts are a key component in building traffic for your site. The more keyword rich content you generate the more search engines will find (and love) you. Once those search engines rank you as credible and relevant for search terms, they will start sending traffic to your site. Even though blogging might seem like a waste of time, read below to find out why it can be key to moving your company forward.
Google loves blogs
Google loves frequently updated content with relevant and useful information that people might search for. 75% of U.S. internet users get news online and 59% of of them look for how to info online according to the Pew Research Center, May 2010. If your site has that news or info you will get new traffic.
Blogs add pages
While it’s important to keep the articles well organized, having an archive of past blog posts means having a library full of relevant data that users can pore through. It also means that Google can see your site as a reservoir of knowledge about topics related to your site.
Get more traffic
The more you blog the more results your blog will bring you. Business that blog at least 20 times per month generate 5x more traffic and 4x more leads than those that only blog a few times per month (hubspot). This is partly due to the fresh information, but also because it shows your visitors that you are engaging them.
68% of US online shoppers agree that they will distrust a site that has an unprofessional appearance. (E-marketer)
Ready, Set, Sell
We have years of experience with eCommerce. We know what it takes to get a product properly displayed, and how to get search engines to find your store and products. If you sell any product or service and you don’t offer it online, you’re cheating your company out of money. Your website can be a salesperson 24 hours a day, helping to sell not only your products but your brand as well.
Volusion is an award winning e-commerce system with more than 30,000 sites operating worldwide. It’s a powerful suite of tools that can handle all of your needs from shipping to accounting.
Let us help you get a PayPal cart setup. You don’t have to have a merchant account to start taking web orders, and you can offer your customers all the security that PayPal offers.
Whenever customers send their information for a purchase they are at risk. With an SSL you can let your customers know that their information is safe with your company.
More consumers will access the internet by mobile devices than by computers by 2013. (Morgan Stanley Research)
Mobile is important
With more people using their phones to browse websites it is important that when they find your site they aren’t disappointed. If no attention is paid to the mobile devices the site will not work well for people using those devices. Carbon 3 Studios can help with mobile design, to make sure that everyone looking at your site sees what you want them to see.
Anymore it is important that your site look good not only on one kind of phone, but on many different types of mobile devices. Someone might use a tablet, or one of a thousand different phones to browse your site, and you need to make sure that the site looks and works well in as many as possible. We can make sure that mobile visitors to your site get a great experience no matter what device they are using.
We offer webmail as one of our services, and we can also make sure that your webmail works well on your mobile device. Get your emails at a touch of the screen with our premium mobile webmail.
As a complimentary service with any of our mobile design services we will provide you with a QR code that will take viewers to your new mobile site. This can be printed off on any printer and hung up to allow your customers to see your new site with just a quick scan.
More than half of all US residents and more than 3/4 of US adults are online. (U.S. Census Bureau, May 2011)
Get an expert opinion
Any business that works in today’s modern world can use modern tools and ways of marketing or doing business to expand their customer base or reach. Expanding your business to utilize newly available technologies can be a painless process, and we can help define the steps that need to be taken to achieve your goals.
Whether you are thinking about updating your brand or looking to expand your online presence into ecommerce we can help. We have experience helping companies create winning strategies to move forward in today’s information driven world.
Should you go with a hand coded website or look into a content management system? What does responsive web design mean? There are many questions that need to be answered about which way your organization should go in terms of web design, and we can help by defining key technologies and strategies that will help make you website that can do work for you and add value to the users.
Graphic design can be used to create advertising, help to define a company with a logo or brand as well as get key information across with signage. Put our years of graphic design experience to work for your company today.
Having a shiny new logo or a great looking new blog is great, but how can those things be put to work for your organization? We can help by showing you how to use technologies, tools and design assets in a way that will allow you to take full advantage of them. From brand roll-out timelines to tweeting guides we can help.
Get your first year of hosting free with Carbon 3 Studios with any website design package
Where is my site exactly?
As you likely already know, all websites are collections of files on servers that are connected to the internet. Every hosting company has different requirements and security standards. We have chosen Media Temple to be able to offer top level hosting to our clients.
Free for one year
Carbon 3 Studios offers a free year of hosting with any of our website creation packages. We offer this deal because it saves us many hours of getting acquainted with and setting up other hosting companies servers. It is possible for us to setup a site on a different server, but there is a setup fee.
When you host with Carbon 3 you can rest assured that your files will kept in a secure location that is dedicated to webservers only. This can actually be key to ensuring that you are in full compliance with some PCI merchant requirements.
Every site that we host gets a free monthly backup to ensure that no data loss on the server will knock your site off the internet. All files are stored as encrypted backups and can be easily restored.
The more keyword rich content you generate the more search engines will find, and love you.
Stay up to date
Keeping your website current is one of the keys to a successful online presence. Google likes to send people to sites that are regularly updated, and you will find that adding new areas of the site or functionality from time to time will keep your audience more engaged.
These updates all take time and knowledge to accomplish though, and not every business or organization has the resources to handle site maintenance themselves. Skilled employees that can handle all of these updates are few and far between, and most times the owners or a few key employees fill in where they can.
Often for less than the cost of a full time employee we are able to provide you with enough updates to keep your site up to date and working properly. You can send us the text of a blog post that you want added, tell us about a change you want made to a current page or any update that needs to be made and then you can move on to whatever else you need to get done.
Of businesses using social media 48% have gained customers through facebook, 42% through Twitter. (Hubspot)
Who has the time?
By now you probably know that social media is something that your organization should be paying attention to, but it does take time to setup and maintain. Creating all the accounts and adding the right apps can take some time. Then you have to keep all of the login information and actually log in to each site to add content. We can add functionality that will let you login to your site and send tweets or post to facebook from one location without having to leave your site.
Make sharing easy
By placing share, like, re-tweet, and other social networking and bookmarking sites on the pages of your site we can increase the likelihood that visitors to your site will align themselves with your brand in the social media world.
Post and tweet from your website
Cut down on the time that it takes to add content to your social media accounts by sending out tweets and adding facebook posts directly from the backend of your website. Spend more time tending to your business and less time promoting it.
Social media feeds
Want to show what people on twitter are saying about your business or organization? We can place feeds that will automatically update that will highlight social postings about you or items posted by you.
Webmail helps you and your team stay in touch wherever they go.
Email is a crucial part of running any organization and webmail allows you to have access to those emails even when you are away from your desk. Use any computer or device with access to the internet to send and receive messages 24 hours a day. Having a webmail interface doesn’t mean that you can’t still use your desktop email programs, but means that you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up a new account if you don’t want.
Webmail lets users have access to their email from any location with an internet connection. This can be great not only for the ability to get and send emails anyplace, but also because it will let you get information from archived emails from anywhere.
Carbon 3 Studios uses a tried and true mail server with a modern and easy to use interface. Clear icons make using the tools a breeze, and you have the ability to change skins to make the interface look how you would like.
The login page will show your logo and any slogans or taglines that you would like to see on that page. Also at the top left of every page you will find your logo.