Why Local SEO Works Well in Western North Carolina

At Connect Up Marketing and Web Design we are proud to serve the entire Western North Carolina region. This includes Waynesville NC (where we are located), Maggie Valley (right up the street), Sylva, Dillsboro, Bryson City, Brevard, Franklin, Cherokee, Yancy County, Madison County, Marshall, Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Forest City, Marion, Selby, and points beyond.

Now why did I just do that (this is Mandy, by the way). Why did I just name off ALL the towns and cities that are close to where we are located?

  1. I’m a mountain-town-lovin’-nut. (Well, yes)
  2. We only serve those specific locations (No. . .getting colder)
  3. We know that LOCAL Search Engine Optimization WORKS – for my business and for your business. (Bingo!)

So if we just talked about website design, social media marketing and graphic design – well – our chances of coming up on the first page of Google when you did a search for ” web design ” would be slim to none. But then, did you really want to spend tens of thousands hiring an expensive web design company from far, far away?

On the other hand, if you type in ” web design waynesville nc ” we have a really great chance of coming up in the search engines because we have those words written in our website somewhere (like right here, right now.)

Are you getting how Search Engine Optimization works now? So if you’re a healer, massage therapist, welder,  or caterer living and working in the Western North Carolina region we would recommend you add your location in your website somewhere, like this.

Oh – I could chat for hours about how great Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is so great for your business, but maybe we should just chat on the phone at (828) 564-3096 or over a cup of coffee if you’re pretty close to where I’m located. Or tea. Tea is good.

If you’re thinking about looking for a reliable web designer in the Western North Carolina region drop me a line and let’s connect up.

So glad we had this talk.

Waynesville Web Design

Mandy 🙂

P.S. Yes – there is a reason for the bolded words . . .


Love doing website re-designs!

We’ve been working on some really fun website re-designs recently and having a blast!  Clients are reporting higher placement in the search engines as a result, and more engagement from visitors because of easy navigation and a clear call-to-action.  We are proud (blush!).

Take a look at these:





See more fresh website re-designs HERE.

Get a web design quote HERE.

See testimonials HERE.

How come your website’s not making you money?

Sometimes when we tell someone we own a website design company they say “Oh, don’t look at my website,” or “I have a website but I don’t like it and I never send anyone there.”

In today’s world almost all businesses need a website, but a poor website can actually do you more harm than good. We know an attorney who designed his own website. And, sorry to say, it looks like it. This isn’t to say he’s a bad attorney. He just isn’t a good web designer.

Try this: go to your website and take a look at it as if you weren’t familiar with your business and see what the site is telling your visitors about you.

  • Does it make your business look professional?
  • Does it instill confidence, or does it make you cringe?
  • Does it have bad grammar, misspelled words and broken links?
  • Is it hard to navigate?
  • Does it tell people exactly what they should do to take advantage of what you have to offer?

The first question about your website should be “What do I want this site to accomplish?”

  • Do you want visitors to order something from your site? Then make it super easy to order.
  • Do you want them to visit your store? Give them a map and give them a reason why they should come.
  • Do you want to build your mailing list? Give them a free gift when they sign up.

Mandy and I don’t work on our own cars. We wouldn’t try to represent ourselves in a court of law. We’re not roofers or plumbers or tailors (well, okay, Mandy loves to sew in her alleged ‘spare time’).

My point is that we know people who do these jobs for a living and are much better at it than we are. They have the right tools and know how to use them. It would take me several hours to do what a professional mechanic can do in much less time. It is very worth it for us to focus on what we do and let other people do what they do best.

If you’re not sure what effect your website is having on your visitors give us a call or drop us a line and we’ll set up a free 20 minute brainstorming session to address any issues and answer any questions you have. Let’s get you PROUD of your website and give your visitors a pleasantly memorable experience, okay?

Wayne Porter

Your website could be making you more money!

Want to find out how your website could be making you more money?  Take advantage of our f.r.e.e. offer – a written Ten Point Website Income Potential Evaluation.  Just send us the link to your website and tell us a bit about what you would like it to do for you, and we will send you a personalized report that will help you determine what to do to boost its income potential.  Click here to request your personalized website income potential evaluation report NOW (allow up to 2 days for us to create and send your report).