Not only are we experts in website design, development and marketing, but we're experts at the most popular CMS platform (Content Management System) powering the internet today.
Partner with Sanctuary, the WordPress pros:
- Develop your website on a widely supported foundation that's embraced by over 43% of the websites on the internet.*
- Design a website that functions perfectly and consistently on devices and platforms, from desktop computers to mobile devices.
- Put SEO at the forefront of your website and rank higher in search results for what your company does.
- Improve site speed and user experience.
- Update and maintain the content on your site yourself without technical hurdles or programming experience.
- Work with an expert partner to host, secure, support and maintain your website.
* w3techs.com (2021)
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Since 2006, we've partnered with hundreds of businesses to help move the mark on their growth goals. We've designed and developed countless WordPress websites for brands across diverse industries with various goals and needs for growth and support.
From marketing strategists and SEO content experts, to designers and programming gurus, the Sanctuary team is full of ambitious, experienced specialists that are ready to help you grow and support your business. Your website will be built on a solid foundation that you can trust.
Many marketing or website development agencies promise to grow your business with no benchmarks for success. We deliver measurable results on key metrics that make sense for your business. Results start with an amazing WordPress website.
Flexible Pricing and Options.
At Sanctuary, we strive to serve every level of business and provide solutions to fit every budget. Our goal is to help you, even if we're not your final choice. When you begin to work with Sanctuary we'll take the time to discuss and understand your needs and goals, and then we'll recommend a unique path, and plan to success that fits your needs and budget.
Option 1: Standard
Are you just getting started, or you know that you need a standard website with a few pages of information about your business, a list of your services and a contact form? We can help you look great and have you online quickly through a variety of standard packages. If we find that we're still not a good fit, just tell us and we'll be glad to refer you to a trusted partner who can.
Option 2: Premium
If you're an established business that's looking to take your online presence to the next level, let's talk. Through our unique and detailed Discovery process, we'll provide the research, strategy, plan and pricing to build a website that fits your needs and accomplishes your unique goals. We'll define all the functionality that you need and provide a firm timeline to get the job done right.
Option 3: Custom
Do you require custom, "next level" features and functionality? Maybe you're looking to develop a robust, custom e-commerce website, or a unique member's only website that needs to be built from the ground up to your exact standards. Whatever your needs, we've likely been there, done that. Let's talk and we'll work to provide a plan that spells out all the details and a realistic timeline.
37% of all websites and a whopping 60% of content management systems (CMS) are created using WordPress.
Source: Envisage Digital
WordPress Website FAQs
Is WordPress free?
Yes, WordPress is a free, open-source software. However, there will be other costs involved like purchasing your domain name and yearly hosting fees that will vary by provider.
How much does hosting cost?
Hosting costs can vary greatly depending on what type of hosting you choose. For quality, secure, reliable hosting, you can expect to spend at least $100 per month, or roughly $1,200 per year.
Types of Hosting:
- Free Hosting - Free hosting does exist, but isn't an ideal option for growing businesses. While it is free, some negative aspects of free hosting include ads on your site, shared branding with your web host, lack of customer support, limited bandwidth and more.
- Shared Hosting - There are hosting services available in which many websites are on the same server. This is a common and economical choice for small websites with prices averaging around $6 per month. Some common downsides of shared hosting include data insecurity, low uptime, unreliability and competition with other websites on the server.
- Dedicated Hosting - Dedicated hosting is typically the best choice for a growing business with a healthy, substantial website. You want your site to get as much traffic as possible and be reliable for your customers, which means you need a dedicated, secure server that's backed by an experienced technical support team.
Do big brands use WordPress?
Yes! Many large and well-known companies have WordPress websites, like The New Yorker, BBC America, Sony Music, Boingo, The Walt Disney Company, The New York Times and so many others. In fact, WordPress is now powering 39.5% of all websites in 2021, up from 35% of sites in 2020.
Can WordPress be used to build an e-commerce website?
Yes, WordPress can be used for e-commerce using the popular WooCommerce plugin that's ideal for online merchants both small and large. WooCommerce allows you to import products and create product pages, as well as customize your entire storefront. WooCommerce makes the purchasing process simple for both you and your customers, and even features advanced inventory management.
This is a very popular option for online merchants. In fact, WooCommerce powers roughly 29% of all online stores.
Source: Hosting Tribunal
Do I need to have programming knowledge to use WordPress?
No, you do not have to be a programmer or developer to use WordPress. The open-source platform makes it easy for nearly anyone to create a website, with a variety of plugins, widgets and themes available to help customize the look and functionality. The back end dashboard is simple and straightforward, with specific areas you can navigate to access pages, media, blog posts, case studies and other types of content on your website.
When you are editing a page in the back end, it looks a lot like any common word processing tool with options to change text styles, create tables, add bulleted lists and more. Additionally, plugins like Yoast SEO make it easy to update your meta titles and descriptions and even designate a focus keyphrase for each page.
Can I optimize my WordPress website for SEO?
Yes, WordPress is very SEO-friendly, especially with the Yoast SEO plugin. This popular SEO tool allows you to input a focus keyphrase for a page or article that aligns with your meta title and description, headings, image alt text and more to deliver an SEO "health" rating denoted by colors-green (good), yellow (needs improvement) and red (poor).
How can I optimize my WordPress website for conversions?
Getting your website to convert means making sure you're providing a simple, easy-to-navigate experience for site users and being clear about the actions you want them to take. Here are a few tips for improving your website conversion rate:
- Make sure your website is mobile friendly
- Improve site speed
- Establish strong site-wide CTAs
- Perform A/B testing on CTA button language
- Integrate Google Analytics tracking
- Create audience-specific landing pages
- Create gated content like white papers or downloadable tools
Download our free white paper
Leverage WordPress to Grow Your Business: A Guide to Optimizing Your WordPress Website for Conversions
Whether you've had your site for years now and you know it needs a major overhaul, or you've recently invested in a new site, you can benefit from making the switch to WordPress and carrying out a web strategy to get more conversions and leads. This white paper will explore why WordPress is a top choice for growing your business, and we'll guide you through how you can leverage it to get better results.
Here's what our clients say about website development...
"We started working with Sanctuary to develop a new website, and once the site was completed we began working with them on our digital marketing strategy. Two years have flown by and the marketing team is our valued partner, always there to support us when we need them."
—Becky Dorner, Becky Dorner & Associates
"I love working with the people at Sanctuary Marketing. They are very responsive and produce great results. I highly recommend using their services if you would like to see improved results for your website."
—Terri Brunsdon, Brunsdon Law Firm LLC
"Sanctuary is a great partner. We've been happy to work with them for about 5 years now and they continue to meet and exceed our high standards. The entire team does terrific work from website design to social media management. Glad to have them on the ForeverLawn team."
—Brian Karmie, ForeverLawn, Inc.
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