Are they a boutique agency or part of a bigger firm
What does their portfolio look like
Content management systems like blogs and hybrid brand sites with a CMS should be part of the portfolio as well as businesses that update their site with content that are on-brand are getting more common. Informational sites are one to look out for as they essentially serve as the company’s directory and occasionally the industries’ wikipedia. As different sites provide a different utility, taking the time to peruse the agency’s portfolio can suit the site’s objectives more promptly and efficiently.
What is the budget
Is the web-design agency experienced in digital marketing
Do they have an in-house designer
Do they have experienced project coordinators
Does the web design agency plan for the bigger picture
The agency’s backend access should have budgeted for allowances in the site’s main skeleton for site upgrades and additional functions. For example, some clients might decide to have a content management system as part of their business directory site in the future, however, this could have been missed out in the original blueprints for the site’s debut. And so, it is important for the design agency to take such possibilities into account and bring it up to the client as soon as possible. Other interactive features such as plugins, buttons and virtual reality graphics require unique softwares and not every site that is built from scratch has the bandwidth to process such heavy codes and in order to pre-empt for such an update, the design agency must provide leeways.
Check for reviews
Just like purchasing a skincare product or making a reservation at a famous restaurant, we’ve all had to check for reviews before taking the leap. Especially when commissioning a project that requires quite a hefty amount of cash, it wouldn’t be wise to dive in head first without sleuthing on the internet. One of the easiest ways to spot for red flags is to check for online reviews regarding their services, customer experience and portfolio overviews.
More often than not, Google reviews offer trustworthy feedback from clients and this could affect the agency’s overall rating. For a quick hack, Google reviews is a great tool to use when vetting for potential agencies to work with.