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Review & Comparison Of Web Design Companies

Did you choose the best web design company?

We gathered information from many website design firms, freelancers, and development firms to compile our comparison.

The Typical Story

So you are thinking about creating a new website for your business and don’t know where to start. So you go to Google and search for a website design company or freelance designer and find thousands of companies, designers, and developers who say they do website design.

What we did

Where do you start, and how do you choose the best web design company to complete your project? To help, we’ve done some leg work for you and analyzed website design companies that fall into the following categories.

  • Online Website Builders Comparison
  • Monthly Subscriptions (Example: Web.com)
  • Boutique Web Design Agency
  • Mid-Size Web Design Agency
  • Large Digital Agency
  • Website Development Firm
  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Freelance Web Developer

The Results

The comparison chart below includes information that we’ve gathered, such as; what skill-sets each type of website design company usually has, whether the content strategy and SEO are included with your redesigned website, what’s usually included in the project scope, how long the project will take, and the average cost for a website, etc.

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Online Website BuildersSubscription WebsitesBoutique AgencyMid-Size AgencyLarge AgencyDevelopment FirmJunior Freelance DesignerFreelance Developer320 Digital
What’s Included
DesignBasic TemplatesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYes
DevelopmentBasic CodeYesYesYesYesYesMaybeYesYes
Information ArchitectureNoNoMaybeYesYesNoNoNoYes
Content StrategyNoNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
SEO Included / PriorityNoNoNoMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Transition / Relaunch PlanNoNoNoNoMaybeNoNoNoYes
Google Analytics SetupNoMaybeYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
Website Management OfferedNoYesYesYesYesYesDesignDevelopmentYes
Content CreationNoNoNoNoMaybeNoNoNoMaybe
Team’s Skillset
DesignYour SkillsYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYes
DevelopmentYour SkillsYesYesYesYesYesMaybeYesYes
Information ArchitectureYour SkillsNoMaybeYesYesNoNoNoYes
Content StrategyYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
SEOYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Relaunch PlanningYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoYes
Content CreationYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
Additional Info
Project Pricing TypeNASubscriptionHourlyHourly/ProjectHourlyHourly/ProjectHourlyHourlyProject
Completion TimeYour Skills1-2 Months3-6 Months3-6 Months6-8 Months1-3 Months1-3 Months1-3 Months1-3 Months
Understand Holistic MarketingYour SkillsNoMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoYes
Will They Need To OutsourceProbablyYesMaybeMaybeNoYesYesYesNever
Average PriceNA$99+ / month$12,000 - $30,000$25,000 - $75,000$100,000+$18,000 - $25,000$3,500 - $5,000$7,000 - $12,000$7,000 - $25,000
Holistic Website QualityYour SkillsPoorGoodGood - GreatGreatPoor - AveragePoor - AveragePoorGood - Great