Yahoo Small Business has unveiled its Website Design Service catering to small businesses. The service provides the design, build, and management of professional websites for small business owners.
Yahoo Small Business Website Design Service
It is expected to lessen the burden on small businesses from learning how to build and manage websites on their own to using the WordPress platform. The new service will provide the design, engineering, copywriting and support services required to create, build, launch and manage a website.
Includes All the Bells and Whistles of a Professional Website
The tools offered by Yahoo Small Business include drag-and-drop website building tools where you can choose from 150+ themes to customize and publish your site. In addition to these capabilities, Yahoo is also providing hosting services. This is a sticking point for many DIYers who have to find their own hosting company.
As part of the package, clients can regularly request content updates and additions to their site including updating security plug-ins. The content is also reviewed for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) before and after launch, which can help the site get higher page rankings and increase organic traffic.
Kush Shrivastava, managing director of Yahoo Small Business, highlights why this service is so important in the emailed press release. Shrivastava goes on to say, “With Website Design Service, small business owners don’t need to spend extensive time or money learning how to code or optimize for search rankings. Yahoo Small Business will handle the heavy-lifting to deliver the world-class website they need to effectively connect with their customers.”
Yahoo Small Business offers an easy step-by-step process that includes consultations with an expert designer. The consultation includes brand goals along with website production, content assets, regular monitoring and maintenance.
One of the challenges in creating your own site is the technical aspect. And if you are not tech-savvy, it can be a problem. Yahoo has overcome this challenge by making tools small businesses can readily use.
It all starts with a large selection of domain extensions so you can customize your name with industry-specific URLs.
After you create and publish your site, you can start selling your products and services online. The eCommerce feature lets you create stores with shipping integration, inventory management, credit card processing and live insights. Additionally, you will get apps to help your business grow.
As a small local business getting discovered by customers is a challenge, both in the real and digital world. Yahoo will solve this problem by listing your business on 70+ local directories from a single dashboard. This is going to allow your customers to find your site easily.
Last but not least, you can create a business email to match your domain name for added credibility and professionalism.
The Website Design Service includes two offerings. There is a standard package that provides a professional site with basic functionality and light content updates. The premium package offers advance features and capabilities, including accepting reservations or appointments, issuing quotes, customer login and more. Both offerings come with SEO reporting and regular content updates along with mobile optimization.
Yahoo has three pricing options. The Starter package comes with free tools to get business and personal websites up and running. The Basic package starts at $4.99 and includes YSB Insights as well as domain and email for small businesses.
The Professional package is available for $9.49 and includes e-mails for your employees and extra storage space for your data.
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