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Choosing a Website Design and Development Company

Your website’s design plays a crucial role in your marketing presence. It is the first impression of your brand to your online audience. If the website is visually appealing, viewers will likely stay on your page. If not, they will leave your page and possibly turn to a competitor. A well-designed website is informative and builds trust with your audience, resulting in potential leads for new customers.


Your website’s elements, such as carefully chosen keywords and phrases in the content, high-quality backlinks, compelling title tags, and meta descriptions maximize traffic to your site. Search engine optimization ensures that a website appears high on the list of rankings and visibility for consumers searching for products or services. Hiring a reputable company that employs numerous strategies to boost your site’s success is crucial in our technology-driven world.


Physical Features of a Well-Designed Website


Your website’s aesthetics, such as the fonts, formatting, styles, color layouts, crisp and vivid pictures should be consistent and convey a professional image. The navigation bar should stand-out and efficiently direct your audience to the information that they need. Today, there are many digital devices, such as tablets, laptops, smartphones, and desktop computers. Your website should appear orderly and be responsive to any device that consumers use. Keep in mind that mobile internet users surpass desktop users.


Photographs and videos are engaging tools and can increase conversion rates. It is reported than more than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube daily. However, a cluttered appearance can be overwhelming for the viewer. Videos for testimonials, product demonstrations, educational purposes, or those that share a company’s culture are an effective means of capturing your audience’s attention and trust.


The website’s content should be clear, concise, and provide compelling information about your services or product. Call to Action buttons communicate what the user needs to do next. They should be highly visible, such as bright colors or large fonts. A site that loads slowly is frustrating to users, leading to a lack of sales conversions and a general loss of traffic.


The following tips will help you to choose the right company for your project:


  • There are advantages to hiring a website design and development agency that has experience in your industry. As a potential client, view websites they have built for others in the same field.
  • Ask for client references to get a first-hand accounting of their experiences working with the company.
  • As in any business transaction, communication is the key to success. Set up meetings with potential website design agencies to give you a sense of the agency’s culture and whether you are comfortable working with them. Website building is an interactive process, so you want to collaborate with a knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive agency.
  • A website company should have a system in place that measures site performance, optimizations, and improvements.
  • Ask about the timeline for the site’s completion and the company’s promptness when maintenance changes or updates to the site are needed after its completion.



Southern Cross Media can maximize your Online Presence.


Many clients wait too long to update their websites. A redesign or a new website can sound like a daunting task, but it is an investment in your future. Southern Cross Media is a locally owned company in Central Florida dedicated to providing superior services for our clients. We know this community and can represent your online goals and objectives, bringing the right customers to you. We offer creative solutions for every challenge with innovative web design, on-going web development, maintenance, and search engine optimization services.


Our clients are large and small business owners and professionals. The goal of Southern Cross Media is to make our clients competitive in the online market. We use the latest website design technologies and search engine optimization analytic tools to improve your conversion rates and customer retention.


   Call Southern Cross Media to discuss a redesign or the build of a new, engaging website. Let us be your creative voice. Our services also include social media management, pay per click marketing, and blog services. Call us today at 321-351-4054.





Doing Business in the Time of Covid-19

Business owners in every profession and industry have been struggling to find creative ways to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Global uncertainty has unnerved employers, employees, and consumers alike. Business owners are responsible for keeping employees and consumers safe, which is crucial for their business’s stability and the flourishing of the economy. While most non-essential businesses are struggling to stay afloat, many others have taken this opportunity to find creative strategies for continuity of services and success in a new world.

Keep your Audience Engaged!

Now is the time to build your audience. Many employers and employees are working remotely. Without recreational activities, they are spending most of their time online. Trusted relationships are the backbone of a business. Increasing your presence by connecting with your online audience is an opportunity to build your brand. Updating and redesigning your website attracts traffic and new customers. A website should have the latest and most relevant business information and address any COVID-19 modifications and precautions to help consumers feel safe.

A well thought out video on your website increases engagement with your audience. Video marketing of your product or services appeals to multiple senses. It is an excellent format for informing and educating.

Social Media Humanizes your Brand

Posting on social media platforms is an effective way to reach consumers and increase brand awareness. Interacting with consumers through social media helps to build your subscriber list and generate business. For example, in the food industry, your customers want to know your sanitation practices and how you are protecting vulnerable populations. They want to learn about your curbside pickup procedures and delivery services. They want to read other customers’ experiences with your establishment. These principles apply to other industries as well. Social media is the place to promote all of your safety measures and innovative practices. Whether it is government services or professional businesses, consumers want to be kept informed, and social media answers that call.

Technological Research and Development

Technology-driven solutions adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and are introduced every day by entrepreneurs and corporations. Many options are available to provide a safe environment for your employees and consumers, as industries create ways to mitigate the virus’s spread.
Recent technologies such as contactless thermometers are utilized at most public locations. Virtual meetings are essential during these times to conduct business and are critical to the continuity of services. Drones are available to deliver medical supplies to prevent frontline workers from exposure. Telemedicine is used for remote patient monitoring. Advanced air filtration systems and ultraviolet lights for disinfection are engineered and upgraded to protect the public in schools, hospitals, and public buildings.

We are all in this Together

As business owners, your employees and your customers look to you for guidance during troubled times. Employers continue to seek innovative ways to support families and the economy during this public health and economic crisis. To assist with economic challenges, do not overlook government programs. The CARES Act was signed into law on 3/27/2020, instituting temporary assistance programs for businesses during COVID-19. These include the Paycheck Protection program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Express Bridge Loans, and the Debt Relief Program. Details of these are found at

While COVID-19 and the disruption of business have had significant health and financial implications, our nation’s people are very resilient. Together, we will continue to investigate ways to adapt and find solutions to the challenges we face until the COVID-19 virus is eradicated.

Your Voice

We’re​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​helping​ ​you​ ​find​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​voice.
Founded​ ​in​ ​2016,​ ​we​ ​champion unique​ ​brands​ ​and​ ​bring​ ​them​ ​into​ ​the​ ​spotlight.

We​ ​leverage​ ​your​ ​business’​ ​strengths​ ​to​ ​build strategic​ ​road maps,​ ​and​ ​deliver​ ​the​ ​right​ ​customers​ ​to​ ​you.
​Our​ ​team​ ​offers​ ​unparalleled creative​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​clients,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​determined​ ​to​ ​see​ ​every​ ​job​ ​through​ ​to​ ​its​ ​success.

Our co founders, Tom Fritchek and Charles Kiester, spent nearly 30 years in the corporate world until one day they realized, “We can do this better!” They found that small business owners often feel the customer service from large corporate entities is lacking, and that they could create a company that speaks to what businesses want. So, Southern Cross Media was born with an eye toward providing excellent value, quality products, reasonable pricing, attention to detail, and great customer service by a small, locally owned company.

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