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Where other Akron web design companies just build websites, we help our clients grow.

Just tell us your vision and goals...
we’ll develop an online strategy to get your business there.

We are more than just web designers. We provide all the services you need for success on the internet and in your market.

We are a local web design firm who works predominantly with established companies in the Akron, Canton, Cleveland area. Our clients are busy running their companies and choose us because we take their web design project and run with it.

We make the website design process simple and easy. All we require is an hour or two where you share your vision, goals and 3 to 5 year plan for your business. Tell us about your products, services and competitors and that's all we need. We can take it from there.

We are online marketing experts that can quickly turn this information into a look, brand and Internet marketing strategy to attract the right customers to achieve your business goals. We'll then present a look and strategy that gets your business where you want to go and create a web design that positions you as the market leader.

What differentiates us from other web design companies is how easy we are to work with. We do all the work, create the content, take great photography and treat your business as if it were our own. We are personally vested in the success of each and everyone of our clients. We have amazing relationships with our clients that go way beyond just a web design. We are a major component in their ongoing growth strategy and success.

William G. Steiner, II, Director

Portage County Solid Waste Management District

The team at ADVAN, led by Julie Stout, surpassed our expectations for a completely new website design. The site is easy to navigate and maintain. The District has received nothing but positive feedback about the “new look” site.

I would highly recommend hiring the team at ADVAN for your website design. The staff is courteous and takes the time to thoroughly explain how the site will work. They brought new and fresh ideas to the District to make our website standout and most importantly, extremely user friendly.

Brad Tansey, Digital Media Manager

Dix Communications

Selecting ADVAN Design to assist in our corporate and news publishing website redesigns was a great choice. The team’s attentiveness, work ethic and quality of work is something we were very impressed by. I would highly recommend ADVAN Design to any business looking to partner with a web design company that takes your business needs and turns them into sustainable results.

Jeff Schnied, President

Unistrut Service Company

Julie and her team took the time to listen and learn about my business. They also had the creativity and bandwidth to finish my redesign on time and on budget with outstanding attention to detail. The finished product exceeded our expectations…..well done and many thanks.

Ready to use the internet to grow your business? Talk to us 330-688-1324

Hiring a web design company is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your business and you need to know if a designer is a good fit before finalizing your decision. Even the best web design company might not be right for you, depending on your business's specific needs.

What are a few of the best questions to ask a web designer to determine which company is right for you?

  • • What are your credentials or qualifications? Not only should a web design company be professional and experienced, its experience should match your needs.

  • • How do you run your company? Is it a fully staffed company or are freelancers used? Do you feel comfortable communicating with the people who are assigned to your project?

  • • How will my project be managed and how is communication handled throughout the process? There are many ways of accomplishing a site design and you need to be sure your designer makes you comfortable along the way.

  • • Do you have any case studies from previous clients that showcase tangible results after a design/redesign? This is a great way to judge the results of a designer's previous work.

  • • What is the cost for web design? Remember cheaper is rarely better, but you need to know that what you pay for will get you the results you want.

  • • How much time is invested in planning and researching? There should be analysis performed on your business, your competitors, and the market in general before the building of your site begins.

  • • Is conversion and usability testing included in your price quote? Results-oriented designers test pages to ensure the best options are being used.

  • • How is current traffic analyzed before design decisions are made? Even the most lackluster designs can have some strengths and you want to incorporate those into the redesign.

  • • How will the design you provide help me achieve my business goals? Make sure you know your business goals before asking! Do you want to increase conversion? Overall revenue? Add to your newsletter subscriber list? Reduce bounce rate? By how much and in what time frame? All of these are important decisions you need to make before a designer can begin his or her work.

  • • What does follow-up look like and what is done if my objectives are not met? A website isn't a product you can return to a store if it does not work properly, so there should be a plan in place for adjustments if things don't initially go as planned.

The best marketing strategies are comprehensive. This means you not only need a website, you need it to look professional and represent your company. A logo is an important part of your professionalism and how customers recognize your brand. We can help you design a logo that communicates the message you want to send about your company.

And when you are ready to take your marketing efforts offline, we’ll help you design marketing materials that suit your needs. As valuable as a website is, sometimes there is nothing like an old-fashioned brochure to share information with potential customers. We are a top ad agency that helps you grow in every way possible – online and with traditional marketing methods that even today, still offer success!

Our goal is to help you achieve your online marketing goals in the best way possible. You have many options when it comes to hiring a freelance web developer and we know not all of them are what you need. Many developers make big promises for rock bottom prices, but you soon learn the quality is not up to your standards or there are hidden fees that drive the price up.

With us, you’ll know exactly what you are getting, for how much, and where you will be once the project is complete. Your business will enjoy a top-quality website that ranks high and is a great marketing tool you can use for years to come.

It’s no secret you can build your own website without spending a penny, and for business owners with a lot of time on their hands and some pre-existing knowledge of what works online, this can be a great way to save money.

It can also be a disaster.

Rarely do business owners have the time it takes to build a valuable website for their business that looks professional and accomplishes their goals. They are too busy running their business! Not to mention all the effort it takes to keep a site relevant and maintained once it is built.

That’s where we come in. We know you have free options, but we also know you want more than that for your company. We offer professional web design services that are a smart investment for your business. You’ll get the results you want that will help you achieve your business goals for years to come.

There are web design companies around the globe, but doing business with a local company can be one of the smartest choices you make. Our company is located just 30 miles south of Cleveland in Stow, Ohio. This means we understand Midwestern business values and we know what it takes to impress your local market. After all, it’s our local market too!

If you want the convenience and easy access offered by a local web design company in Cleveland, we give you just what you need. We offer face-to-face access to business owners in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Our company takes pride in providing a “name with a face” to our customers and you can count on us to provide the best, most professional service because we are not just an anonymous company you found online!

Not all industries are the same and we understand that many in Cleveland’s industrial manufacturing industry struggle to figure out where their companies fit in online. You have a niche market and you need experienced, knowledgeable marketers who can help you find ways to reach your potential customers.

We have spent a great deal of time working with a variety of industrial manufacturing companies and our in-depth experience can benefit you and your online marketing goals. Your products and services are unique, and your web design should be, too!

Working with a local web developer has its advantages.

We understand your market and we know what it takes to gain the respect and loyalty needed to grow your business in cities like Akron, Canton, and Cleveland.

In addition to knowing the market, we also know how beneficial it is for you to have face-to-face access with your web developer. We are a local web developer ready to help you achieve your business goals and make the most of your online marketing campaign.

We understand that not everyone’s experience with web developers has been positive. We also know that if you come to us after a rough experience, you might be skeptical and unsure what to expect. We want to do everything we can to convince you that choosing the right web design company is the difference between being happy and unhappy with your web developer.

Our web developers take the time to get to know your company and understand your needs and expectations. No two companies are alike, and while we have a great deal of experience working with industrial manufacturing companies and other businesses throughout Cleveland and the surrounding area, we know that each is unique. We’ll do everything we can to help you design and build a site that meets your needs and works for you.

Your business is unique and your website design should be too! The popular convention these days is to copy a successful design and stick with the trends that seem to be working. Though this can be safe, it doesn’t communicate your message very well – you are a one-of-a-kind business that stands out from your competition!

We help you rise above with a unique, custom website design that enables you to make the most of your presence online. Your business is one-of-a-kind and your web design should be too!

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential part of building a brand or business online. Unfortunately, SEO can be a challenge for many business owners, especially when there are other priorities that come first. Hiring an SEO company is a great way to ensure effective results in search engine rankings without investing endless hours trying to crack the SEO code.

What questions should you ask an SEO company before signing on the dotted line?

  • • How will you improve my site's SEO? There is more to high rankings than just splashing keywords all over a site. Make sure you understand the strategy that will be used.

  • • How will SEO be incorporated into other marketing efforts? It takes a comprehensive plan to build a presence online for your company. You should have an understanding of all your options before deciding how to proceed.

  • • How do you measure success? The success of an SEO strategy should be based on measurable metrics and your specific goals. You'll want to know how many clicks there are to your site, how much time is spent on the site, what the bounce rate is, how many clicks convert to paying customers, and much more.

  • • Can I have a list of current and past clients? References can tell you a lot about an SEO company.

  • • Is local SEO an option? If you are a brick and mortar business (and sometimes even if you are not!), targeting your specific geographic market with SEO is essential.

  • • Will you share with me everything you change? You need to know that everything being used to improve your SEO is ethical and representative of your brand. Make sure you know how "the magic" is happening.

  • • How often will we communicate and how? Knowing what to expect in advance and ensuring an SEO company's communication strategy matches your own can avoid many problems throughout the process.

  • • What will SEO improvements cost? In addition to numbers, make sure you have specifics concerning where the money is going.

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Local web design company providing graphic design and ad agency services to companies in the Akron, Cleveland, Canton area.

1865 Arndale Road, Suite D
Phone: 330-688-1324

ADVAN Web Design & Graphic Design

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Latitude: 41 deg 10 min 58.17 sec N Longitude: 81 deg 26 min 29.29 dec W

Links to New sites that we've recently launched:

Unistrut : www.unistrutohio.com

Cleveland New Home Builder: www.millerhomescleveland.com

NEOPOP Point of Purchase Displays: www.neopopdisplays.com

Laser Hair Removal Akron: www.hairallgone.com

Truck Driver Recruiting: www.tlxtransport.com

Ambulance Service: www.martensambulance.com

Our old Website

Bus Driver Training : www.taptco.com

We work with clients across all industries from industrial manufacturing that focuses on rubber molding and very specific industries such as rubber to metal bonding. We have an extensive background in manufacturing crossing all industries including website design for all forms of plastic molding including rotational molding, injection molding, plastic machining, blow molding,
thermoforming, RIM molding, PU molding and PU equipment. We are outstanding at industrial
website design and search engine optimization for our manufacturing clients.

Since we're located near Akron, Ohio, the original rubber capital, we've worked with numerous rubber company web sites focusing on rubber compression molding, calendaring, rubber additives, specialty rubber chemicals, rubber linings / tank linings, secondary containment linings, semi-elastic belting and rubber molding from bumpers to grommets. From our plastics experience, we moved into machining working with mold manufacturers and then into working with a wide range of machine shop websites from general machining, large part machining and turning, grinding companies, stamping, plasma cutting and waterjet cutting and then began working with the machine tool manufacturers themselves. Each of these companies, we've substantially increased their businesses through an on-going stream of internet leads.

Our work in industrial manufacturing lead us to a clay flue lining company in Malvern who also owned a dress shop. Completely out of our wheel house, we began to dabble in the world of bridal gowns, prom dresses, homecoming dresses and pageant gowns. Today, we love working on high-end fashion e-commerce sites.

Although 2014 is a very busy year so far with new clients that are keeping us on the creative edge, we do have room for more work. Sites that we've launched in the first quarter is for a low-priced mattress storeautomation & material handling equipment, another for industrial fans / Cincinnati fan distributor, a manufacturer of clevis pins and rivets. We're also performing SEO on a number of sites that we did not design, bankruptcy attorney in Akron, anAkron law firmschool bus driver training videos, special needs swing seats and more. Mid-year approaching our client list is building with a flatbed truck driving jobs Mantua Ohio client and a truck driver safety training progams company.

We've just rebuilt a Wordpress/Woocommerce site for a small organic garlic seed farm in Ohio. A new SEO client is a family law attorney Medina | criminal defense attorney Medina and has recently added divorce attorney Medina / divorce lawyers /family law attorney to the words we are seeking.

One of our favorite clients, Phone Amublance is adding a second store in Indepence. We're currently working on the design of the inside of their new store to create a strong, consistent branding across all their stores. In addtion we are doing ongoing SEO work for iphone repair.

We've added to our SEO clients the sister company of the School bus training programs, transit and paratransit bus driver training video programs. We built a site for this company a few years ago and now are starting and agressive SEO program to improve their site traffic for the search terms CNC machine shop Akron - Canton Ohio. An interesting new client converts Excel processes to database solutions - Filemaker Pro Developer

It's now August and again, SEO is becoming a big part of our business as we help small businesses grow. An old client, an Ohio machine shop, providing large turning and large machining, that we developed a site for several years ago turned back to us to help increase their leads through the internet. We launched the Summit Revenue site two months ago and now are working on SEO to achieve positioning under - oil and gas revenue distribution services.

2013 was a great year where we started to work on a wide range of new clients and sites including a site for an Immigration Attorney website, copier repair company in Canton and a Rubber Mixing Company website. We're in the process of building three fabulous e-commerce sites for one of our favorite clients. Two small wordress sites went live for gourmet garlic bulbs and Akron cigars, a discount cigar shop akron ohio.

We've expanded outside our core industrial manufacturing businesses into the luxury apartment arena where we've developed multiple sites for high-end apartment communities such as this site for apartments Fort Collins, CO. In addition to apartment communities, we've also developed sites for Cuyahoga Falls self storage and did all the branding work for EnVision Apartments at The University of Akron. Lastly, another favorite client produces bus driver training programs / bus driver training couses. A new site that we recently launched is for custom POP displays in Cleveland / Ohio point of purchase displays. An update to an existing site for laser hair removal Akron had us maintaining someone elses wordpress site.