Whether you call it the Bay Area, Sonoma County, or the Wine Country, Solas Web Design offers the complete web design services you need. Though we work with numerous businesses across the U.S., it is an extra pleasure when we get to assist companies in our own community. Our office is located in the beautiful Valley of the Moon, just down the highway from the historic town of Sonoma, California, and every year our appreciation grows for the excellent people doing business in the North Bay.
What can we do for your Sonoma County web business?
Clients come to Solas Web Design because we insist on SEO-based website design. What does this mean in plain English? We’re not going to try to sell you a fancy site that will never rank anywhere in the search engines. Unfortunately, a major percentage of designers are only skilled at making pretty pages. No matter how high-tech or lovely a website may be, it’s not going to be of any use to you if it doesn’t achieve the rankings that bring in the traffic that brings in the sales. Let’s take a look at that again:
High Search Engine Rankings = Traffic = Sales
We have made a bit of a name for ourselves because of our no-nonsense approach to search engine friendly web design that is resulting in top rankings for our valued small business clients. Whether you need a simple presence to showcase your local Sonoma County services, or a full-scale e-commerce site to offer your products to the Internet public, Solas Web Design is committed to teaching you how search engines work, and why pleasing the search engines is an intergral part of pleasing your website’s visitors.
Chances are, you will be doing some serious shopping around to find a web design company that’s a good match for your needs. In today’s Internet marketplace, any web developer you hire needs to be acquainted with how search engines work. The proof of their skill will be evident in how their clients rank across the 3 major search engines – Google, Yahoo! and MSN. Past work is a good indicator to you of what a candidate will be able to achieve for your business, and if they are a pro, they will never make a mystery of what goes into creating a worthy, valuable website. Client education is one of the most important aspects of what we do, and we are eager to teach you everything we know. *For more information about the basics of how SEO relates to your needs, we invite you to read our highly-acclaimed Simple SEO guide for the small web business.
Many Sonoma County businesses have yet to realize the potential of maintaining an Internet presence
The truth of the matter is that the existence of the Internet is swiftly changing consumer behavior. Every year, more and more people turn naturally to their computer when they want to find answers, services and goods, rather than lugging out that heavy telephone directory. Though it still makes sense for many local businesses to be in the phone book, as a business owner, you know only too well just how costly placing visible ads in the book are. If you are running a full page ad in the Sonoma County phone book, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise if you choose to get a quote from us for the design of your site. You will be looking at an investment that is a fraction of this cost for an advertisement for your business that reaches millions of people and lasts as long as you keep up the nominal fee of web hosting (about $80/yr). Being on-line is rapidly becoming what being in the phone book, or having a sandwich board once was to business owners in former times. At this point, however, we see that many Sonoma County businesses have yet to make the jump to the new technology. When new clients approach us, they often seem apologetic for not being more savvy about how it all works. We assure them there’s no need to feel badly about this. The reason they are contracting with us is so that we can take the mystery out of the Internet for them. We’ll make sense of why it’s smart to get your business on the web.
We form lasting business relationships with all of our clients, and value the opportunity they give us to be such an important part of their worthy companies. To view our complete portfolio of web design clients across the U.S., you may click here, but we are devoting this page to our valued web design clients in the Bay Area. We’re awfully proud of them!
The simple, elegant redesign of the website of this leading Sonoma County attorney presents a professional new welcome to incoming clients. Mr. Bailey had been living with an outdated website for too long, and our combination of website design and Local SEO services combined to bring his online presence totally up-to-date.
“Thank you so much for your patience and perseverance, you’re awesome! I will be proud to have this website, thanks.”
– Frank R. Bailey III
Green Acres Manor provides 24 hour assisted living elder care in a truly home-like setting in the Wine Country of California. For people who require more help with daily living than their families can provide, their lovely residential care home offers a smart and welcoming option. The staff of Green Acres Manor takes pride in the help they give their valued residents, and in the casual, elegant atmosphere of their Sonoma County Residential Care Home.
“Miriam and Liam, as Solas Web Design, earned my business to develop a website for Green Acres Manor. As we went through the process of developing the site, I knew that they were well equipped to create an innovative site that expressed the vision, features, and services of my business. I had very specific ideas in mind that they were able to understand and interpret and turn into the wonderful website that they did. It took a few meetings to get all the details into focus, but the end product was something that amazed even me. It exceeded my expectations. This website brought us national attention and business from that point forward. We continued our relationship through the years and continued to enhance our website and add features to it as we expanded our business. They developed two more websites for us as we added a second business and continued to grow. They have since redeveloped the Green Acres Manor site and made it even better.
“What is so nice about dealing with Miriam and Liam is their ability to listen to ideas and help bring into focus how to convey that onto the website. They have consulted many times with me on web based business ideas that I’ve had. They bring an honest and professional perspective to the table and truly care about what the outcome will bring. They also bring a very personable approach to doing business and true willingness to help which you don’t always see in today’s business environment. They want my business to succeed as much as I do. I have recommended their business to others and will actively continue to do so. I wish Miriam and Liam all the success in the world.”
– Joseph Hansen, Owner/Administrator, Green Acres Manor
This beautiful farm in Petaluma, California offers award-winning gourmet honey and fresh and dried lavender products. Lavender Bee Farm welcomes visitors for guided tours and they ship their products across the U.S. After establishing themselves as a local favorite in the farming community, the folks at Lavender Bee Farm knew that e-commerce was the next step for their family business. Solas Web Design was proud to create their welcoming Internet presence.
“A professional, highly detailed, trustworthy and imaginative company! Solas Web Design guided our company through the complete process of web site design, Internet sales and how to make our customers satisfied with our company’s information and products. We have been received very well and have confidence with Solas Web Design to provide our company with new ideas and to stay ahead of the competition.”
– Rick and JoAnn Wallenstein, Owners, Lavender Bee Farm
Medical professionals in all fields can benefit in multiple ways from having a well-designed website. Dr. Robert Grove’s newly-designed site enables patients to find him, read about his services and policies, and download forms to bring in with them when they visit his endodontic practice.
This endodontist has gone to great lengths to create a comfortable, appealing patient environment and Solas Web Design worked hard to reflect these qualities in our handsome design. There is no reason for a medical site to look sterile and uninviting. Why not let Solas Web Design create a site for your medical practice that showcases your skills and your work as a caring professional.
“Our office enjoyed working with Solas Web Design. The project went smooth and was timely with excellent communication. We are very satisfied with the end product we received. It was a pleasure to work with you.”
– Robert L. Grove, Jr. DDS
California HIFU offers a specialized prostate cancer therapy – HIFU, utilizing Sonoblate 500 technology. Dr. Michael J. Lazar came to Solas Web Design for the development of a website that would offer his potential patients lots of important information about their prostate cancer treatment options, be extremely easy to navigate, and would honor SEO best practices. Now, California HIFU can be confident that their work is being represented in a truly professional manner with strong emphasis on maximum usability for humans and search engine friendliness.
It’s such a pleasure to assist professionals like Dr. Lazar in their goals of letting the public know about the vital services they provide.
Scandinavian Trends has been bringing Scandinavian gifts to their customers for over 35 years! Folks can visit them at their brick-and-mortar location in Sonoma, California. And now, with their new website, Scandinavian Trends is welcoming customers online, too.
This is an interesting project. At present, the website features some shopping function, but is also acting as a brochure to encourage visitors to place phone orders with the company. Over time, owner Chris Bendtsen intends to increase the e-commerce aspects of his website. This is a good place for us to reiterate that a limited website is always better than no website at all. Getting up some pages on your domain starts the process of earning seniority in the search engines. We are looking forward to being a part of the future growth of Scandinavian Trends.
The Fencebuilders’ website offers potential clients an informative look at the work this great SF Bay Area fence building company provides. Serving customers in the Sonoma, Marin, and Napa county areas, The Fencebuilders are ready to come to a wide variety of clients and build a custom fence, specializing in everything from residential redwood fences to commercial chain link fences.
From the Wine Country in Northern California, Bloomfield Bees Honey brings their customers fresh, raw, unheated, unfiltered gourmet honey from bees raised without chemicals, with what they like to call “Beeyond Organics.” Aside from honey, Bloomfield Bees also offers many other honeybee related health products, including raw propolis, propolis tincture, honey soap, and medicinal honey straws. Their beeswax candles are wonderful, all-natural, and make lovely gifts. Visit this site today and read all about what Bloomfield Bees is doing to protect honeybees and to educate the public on the importance of bees to our natural environment.
A fine plastering company serving Northern California for 50 years. Their expertise has won them featured placement in Sunset magazine and their new website is now offering a warm and informative welcome to prospective commercial and residential clients.
A redesign of an inefficient website. Now, this national real estate firm has the professional site they need and the peace of mind of knowing that Solas Web Design is always available for weekly updates of their property listings.
We have now been in charge of the frequent updates to the home rental listings of this site for many years, and every year receive a big thank you from the owners for our reliability and helpfulness. We are proud of the long term business relationships we build with many of our great clients!
“We love the changes!”
– Jen Powell, Sonoma Valley Property Management