A New Approach to Website Design
For our clients, a successful website does not just depend on how good it looks. What matters is if the website has a purpose – and how well it meets that purpose. Of course we begin with a clean, modern, professional design. But this in and of itself will not drive visitors to your website. The real goal, and what we are able to provide for you, is a website that is a results-driven marketing tool. Take a look at the cases below and see how we are able to make a clear, real difference by building your online presence.
Safety 1st Drivers Ed
Safety 1st Driving School is a relatively new Orange County driving school. We designed their website in February 2012 and the goal right away was to rank for driving schools in Orange County (and the cities within). It was really important for them to be seen as an active website with Google, and we’ve been blogging for them ever since. Targeted location-specific pages also helped their rankings. Now, they are the TOP result when searching ‘drivers education orange county’ and ‘behind the wheel orange county.’
Like many of the businesses we work with, Safety 1st Driving School is a local business and knew the cities that their ideal clients are in. We built up content on their site for those specific cities, and now they are the TOP result when searching ‘behind the wheel irvine,’ ‘behind the wheel aliso viejo’, ‘behind the wheel laguna niguel,’ among others.
We built Southland Tool’s website over a year before we began our online marketing efforts. Over that year, they were already among the top results for many of their key phrases, due to being in a very niche market, as well as our on-page SEO work. Still, Southland Tool knew the importance of staying in front of their client base for repeat business. They have new products announced fairly often and they wanted to be sure to keep those great past clients informed. As such, the very first thing we did for Southland was an email newsletter, featuring new products and an announcement of their expansion. Right away we were notified that they made sales directly from the newsletter! We are now continuing on with new monthly content since Google rankings are never guaranteed to stay in place, and we want them to see Southland Tool as an active website, always growing as a resource.
EEE Doors is a sister company of Today’s Windows and Doors, whose website we have also built up. EEE Doors (Energy-Efficient Entry Doors) launched February 2013 and knew from the get-go that they wanted a complete marketing package. Upon the launch, we immediately started building up keyword-rich content. A major addition was their email newsletter which we designed and send out monthly after a strategic planning meeting. We meet with EEE Doors each month to review our efforts, analyze Google Analytics, and plan next steps. After only a few short months, they are already the TOP result for ‘fiberglass entry doors orange county,’ AND on the front page for ‘entry doors orange county.’
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Beach Brain and Spine Center
The team at Beach Orthopedic and Neurological Associates was looking for a site that would take them beyond the boring, flat medical websites that are everywhere. They wanted a new bold look that would communicate their mastery and professionalism. Building off our “Relevant” design style, we decided to present a striking image while highlighting the surgeon’s key areas of expertise. The goal was to keep the design simple, relevant, and informative. Dr. Sean Armin practices brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery in Long Beach, CA.
The lovely Jaymee Stocks recently launched her own company: full-service wedding, party and event planning. Jaymee first came to us with the declaration that she loves pink and definitely wanted to incorporate the color in her design. We knew it would be important to merge a whimsical, romantic feeling with a professional image. We based the design off our “Light” design style but you’ll notice lots of little custom details. Jaymee is all about making your event magical and that’s what we tried to infuse into her website.
Warren Christopher’s owner has been in the flooring industry since he was a teenager. He and his employees have the experience and expertise necessary to impress their major corporate clients as well as residential customers who desire top-of-the-line work. We wanted to keep this site extremely clean and sophisticated. Inspired by our “Minimalist” theme, we kept their striking images at the forefront, along with a simple navigation and clean lines throughout. Also on their must-have list was multiple customizable, editable galleries that they could regularly add to. Check out the galleries under “Woods” to see what we mean.
The Cabins In Big Bear
Driven for Life
Sam and Website Muscle exceeded our expectations with his professional ability, follow through, and talent. He provided exactly what we have been looking for and gave us even more. I am completely non-technical and Sam took the time to explain my options, translate them into what he needed and produced a fantastic product. All you have to do is communicate what you want and Sam and Website Muscle will make it happen. www.drivenforlife.com, check it out; it rocks!
Driven For Life
I got referred to Sam by a phone book company (yellow book) and I was very happy with what I got for the price. Our company, with the price of a full page ad in the weekend paper, I now show up on the first page of Google for what I think I should show up for. He takes his time doing it but long after the web page was up he is still making changes to the site at no charge. He has not over or under sold us any thing and we are using him to start a second site. I would use Sam again and in fact, I am.
The New Port Theater
Sam & the Website Muscle team have been extremely helpful for our business. We had a complicated request, but Sam took the time to meet with us, make revisions as needed, and the end product exceeded our expectations. Their team is so friendly and accommodating. We have made a few changes since the original design, and they have been most helpful. I would highly recommend Website Muscle.
John Wallace Benecke is an interior designer based in Laguna Beach. John is known for his eclectic, European style – combining beautiful sophistication with comfortable living. With over 30 years of experience, John is a master in his craft, and it was important for us to convey his knowledge, talent, and positivity within the website. Of course we wanted to showcase his portfolio of impressive work, while also giving structure and elegance to the design. Small details, consistency and coordination went a long way toward making JWB Interiors the perfect site for John.
The Whitaker Wellness Institute is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health—not just the absence of disease, but a state of vitality and wellness that will allow you to live life to its fullest, no matter what your age. Since 1979, we have treated more than 45,000 patients who came looking for help to overcome serious health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes. Others hoped to avoid a recommended surgery, or simply reduce reliance on prescription drugs and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reason, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals.
Kristi Acuna – Holistic Nutritionist
Website muscle is the best website company I have ever worked with! They are a very professional, very down to earth company of people and they respond within minutes to any addition or inquiry I had. I will definitely be hosting with them as well as referring them as many people as I can! I loved how they drew up contracts for me and delivered on time when they said they would.
I previously worked with 2 very flakey web designers and they could never match my site to my personality and what I am about. Sam and his wife Tyree came into my office to get to know me, took notes about my profession and delivered the perfect website in 30 days! Instead of me scared to ever go onto my website because it sucked, I can’t help but boast about it and share my site with everyone! Tyree wrote my entire site without me having to do any of the work… This experience has changed my business and my outlook on website companies. I will always stay with Website muscle! They Rock!
Sam, Tyree, and the rest of the gang at Website Muscle were great during the entire process of building our firm’s site. Sam and Tyree met with us before they started, listened to our thoughts and ideas, and implemented those ideas in the site. We were given time to review the site before it was published, and the changes we requested were made quickly. Now several weeks after our site has been published, Sam still responds instantly to our requests and tweaks of the site. They truly involve the client in all aspects of the project, and they are about creating a relationship as well as a website.
Athlete Source Casting
2013 OC Maccabi Games
Sam and Kate are great to work with. They listened carefully to what we wanted, made excellent suggestions and designed a great looking and very user friendly site for us. As a nonprofit organization, we really appreciated their willingness to help us get all of our “must haves” at a reasonable price. You can check out our site at http://www.ocmaccabi.com.
Famosa – The Surface Studio
Famosa Tile is a tile and stone showroom, whose staff are experts in choosing the perfect tile for your needs and style. Their access to unique and highly sought-after materials is unmatched. This is a company that is truly passionate and innovative in their field! The website design for Famosa inspired many designs after it. It is ultra-clean and sophisticated. The focus is on the quality and impressive images showcasing their tile samples, and their showroom. We loved working with the team at Famosa – their personalities really shine!
Value – Responsiveness – Quality. That’s what we needed and that’s what Website Muscle provided for the new Flintridge website. They handled the complexities of our development profile, the technical challenges of merging our existing data with new input, and the design finesse needed to get us and our clients excited. Thank you Website Muscle.
Carol Schelin – Certified Naturopath
Carol Schelin was pretty specific about the image she wanted to convey to her potential clients – which we love! Carol specializes in holistic health and the right first impression is very important when introducing a concept that is new to a lot of people. Carol’s website design inspired our “Engaging” theme – featuring a very large, striking background image and main tagline, followed by a boxed layout within. Carol’s site is very bright and “sunny” – not unlike the outlook she has for her patients.
Freedom of Health Foundation
Romero Wealth Management
Anna Ione Interiors
The Hunt Foundation
Eat Chow Restaurant
Pence Wealth Management
Pence Wealth Management is one of Southern California’s premiere comprehensive financial services firms. They provide the utmost in professionalism, care, and expertise in financial planning. They are constantly receiving new industry awards and it was important for us to showcase their array of accolades. The overall layout is based off our “Classic” design style, which is reserved for truly distinguished companies such as Pence.
Fourth District PTA
Todays Windows and Doors
Client File App for iPad
Safety 1st Driving School
Model Forge – 3D CAD Drawings
Rebecca Justice Collections
Orange County Young Executives
Laura Muggli Psy.D. – Psychologist in New York
Nakota Hedrick – Tattoo Artist in Orange
Olenicoff & Zinser – Attorneys at Law
Sam and his team at Website Muscle are responsive, creative, and customer centric. Sam makes the whole website process easy. He has great ideas and really cares about making his clients business successful on the internet. I have worked with other web designers and it has taken forever to get anything done. Sam has helped me turn my current website into a WordPress website so I can actually make my own edits and updates now. And he has improved and updated the look of my website in the process. I absolutely love it!!
Thank you Website Muscle!!
Olenicoff & Zinser
Heywood: Gourmet Grilled Cheese Shoppe
Chula Vista Church of Christ
Planned to Perfection – Wedding Planner
Rock Paper Scissors – Wedding Planner
I had a very specific idea about the look and style that I wanted for my website, and Sam at Website Muscle was able to take those ideas and create exactly what I wanted. He was extremely patient with me as I made minute changes and always addressed my changes immediately and with a positive, cheerful demeanor. When he says that he is not happy until his clients are happy, he means it. My website was not “done” until I was 100% happy with it. He was professional and so friendly throughout the entire process of working with him. Website Muscle delivered my completed website on schedule and prioritized my site to make that happen. From the research I did on other web engineers, I feel like I got an extremely good value for my money.
Rock Paper Scissors
Beverly Hills Spine Surgery
CAP Wealth Management
Sam did an outstanding job on our website and it was a pleasure working with him. Sam was proactive in plan design and creative ideas, was finished before our deadline and was extremely efficient. I will use Sam and his expertise for all of our website needs and can strongly recommend him.
Director Of Wealth Management
CAP Wealth Management
LBJ Flooring, Inc.
Jupiter Legal Advocates – Law Firm
Sam, I just wanted to let you know that we couldn’t be happier with the decision to use your website design and SEO services. I was very pleased that you took the time to speak with me and learn about what our main focuses and goals where to enhance our business, and talk about my vision and understanding what I wanted from the new website design. I must admit that I was hesitant at first, to think that anyone would be able to take my vision and make it happen, but you did it. Not only did the website go above and beyond our expectations, but the SEO did as well. In less than one week, our website made it to the first page on GOOGLE. Your services are truly amazing and so much more than what I imagined. Your added touches, expertise and professionalism were outstanding and we received a lot of hard work and dedication from you towards this huge project. I don’t think anyone could have made this happen. I certainly would recommend Sam’s Website Muscle services to anyone!
Jupiter Legal Advocates
Sunset Pools and Spas
C. Steele & Associates
Working with Sam was a delight. With patience and professionalism, he made every effort to create the website I envisioned and trained me to maintain it. I highly recommend Website Muscle for website development.
C. Steele & Associates
Paul Davis Restoration – Inland Empire
Dr. S. Samuel Bederman – Spine Surgeon
Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Dr. Keegan Tangeman – Child Psychologist
Keith Greene – Attorney & Counselor at Law
Sam Nelson was a pleasure to work with. He designed a website to my exact specifications and also provided me with other creative options to integrate into my website. Sam was responsive to my many emails, made revisions to my website in a timely manner and had a friendly attitude throughout the entire process.
As a business owner, a website is particularly important, because quite often, it is the first impression that a potential client, and the public as a whole, will have of you and your business. Accordingly, a professional website is imperative. With this in mind, I had a very specific idea as to what I wanted and Sam made it happen.
Sam maintained a great balance of professionalism and friendliness and produced a website that I am proud to display on the web. I am grateful for and very happy with the website Sam created.
I highly recommend Sam Nelson with Website Muscle as a web designer.
Attorney & Counselor at Law
The Hardwood Flooring Co.
Sam at Website Muscle helped us create the website we wanted and in the time frame we needed. He was extremely patient with us and really listened to what our ideas, intentions and goals were. We tried other companies and spent a lot of money only to be disappointed until we met Sam. He came to our place of business at our convenience and took the time to ask questions and made intelligent suggestions. He told us up front what it would cost and how long it would take.
Sam was very personable, easy to communicate with and easy to contact. The customer service he gave us was above and beyond the norm. We would recommend Sam to anyone who is serious about having a website created specifically to get the message across to their audience. We proudly ask our clients to visit our website and more importantly, love it when we hear that our clients found us on our website.
The Hardwood Flooring Co.
Ocean Technology Systems
Abiri & Szeto, LLP – Law Firm
I met Sam through a professional organization we were both part of. He mentioned that he makes modern websites which is what I was looking for. I can’t say enough about how great of a job he did.
He took a concept of ours and made it into reality. Every small minor detail he incorporated without question, and was also able to create a lot of his own designs simply from a few sentences instruction on what we were looking for. Everyone loves the site too.
As for Sam himself, he takes care of you the whole time, is tremendously responsive in both returning emails and also making changes to the site, and you can definitely trust him to stick around until its done and even afterwards. Moreover, his price is very reasonable for the quality of work and responsiveness you get.
Abiri & Szeto, LLP
Amazing Blooms Studios – Wedding Florist
I’d recommend Sam at Website Muscle to anyone. He came to our place of business personally to ensure we were on the right track. He took over from a crazy juvenile who had spent all our money developing a site that was so complicated not even he could update it .
Sam took the time to listen, determined exactly what our needs were. Our previous IT pro chose to use us to show the world his exemplary talents. Sam was not interested in doing that. He immediately got busy. After one all weekend stint, he had completely revised our site to one that can now be easily updated, which he does for us very regularly, without effort or complaint. Sam simply gets it done quickly and exactly as we ask. When relevant, he kicks in with excellent suggestions.
Our site is the first to come up when we google similar names, and it shows best in the industry, in my view. Sam’s a complete joy to work with, keeps it business, while making it seem like friends. If you want a sample of his excellent work, feel free to go to www.amazingbloomsstudios.com. It’s exactly what we needed, with zero pain getting there. Great muscle memory!!
Amazing Blooms Studios
Dr. George Brennan – Cosmetic Surgeon
Camilla Mager – Psychotherapist in New York
Costa Mesa Church of Christ
Sam at Website Muscle did an awesome job designing our church website. I was probably one of the worst clients as I had NO direction or idea to offer Sam. When we met together he asked a series of very simple questions to identify the general direction we needed to go. Through discussion we were able to work together to come up with the exact concept we were looking for. Throughout the process Sam was extremely communicative. Changes were made to the website literally within minutes of me sending him the information. I would strongly recommend Website Muscle for your web project. Their tailored approach to website design will help you accomplish what you are looking for.
Costa Mesa Church of Christ
I had been wanting to update my website for months. Sam provided a couple of designs for me to choose from, and once I wrote my content, he had it up and working perfectly within days. I love my new site! It truly reflects my business, and Sam was a dream to work with. In my industry, I have worked with many web designers and been disappointed many times. I’m so happy to know that I can use and refer Website Muscle with complete confidence!
Jennifer St. James
Either or Media
Game Day Legends – Sports Memorabilia
Amy St. Hilaire – Holistic Psychologist
Dr. Justin D. Paquette – Spine Surgeon
Leah Stewart’s Live Life Pilates for New Mothers
Dr. Roy Ashford – Spine Surgeon
Trick Pony Productions
I highly recommend Website Muscle to any company in search of a professional website that is user friendly. I am co-owner of a video production company and needed a site that could be easily edited as needed. Sam set up our site and put the adjustment power directly in our hands, while still being readily available to help answer any questions. He is incredibly helpful, easy to work with, and truly cares about capturing your company’s vibe throughout the site.
Trick Pony Productions
Country Club Jewels
I had worked with several web designers over a two year period. My website was a little more difficult than most; it is an e-commerce site with a lot of tracking data needed. Everyone had told me they could build it, but after getting started all I heard was excuses, problems or even sometimes nothing at all. I was so frustrated that nobody kept their word or just took my money and ran. One day I was talking to my insurance agent, somehow my website issue came up and he told me he had a guy. I have heard this before but thought since I really trusted him that I would give his guy a try. I gave Sam a call, he answered my first call, set up a meeting for later that week, he came to my business, sat down with me, discussed what I needed and I told him what had happened in the past. He assured me that he would be able to do what I needed, he would always stay in touch with me and get it up and running in a timely manner. He did exactly what he said, kept his word, kept me informed and never made excuses. I am thrilled that my website is up and running but also to be able to tell others that Sam is now my guy also and I am happy to recommend him to others.
Country Club Jewels