Web development is a highly competitive field. With millions of websites out there, and more being made every day, web development is a rapidly evolving field.
J. Kettner, Founder
Enter First Rank. We’re an all-in-one digital marketing firm. We take a holistic approach to web design, incorporating SEO best practices, social media marketing, content creation, UX/UI design, e-commerce, integrated payment solutions, branding, and more to create the perfect site for your business.
We have a dedicated, passionate team of specialists ready to build you a website that reflects the unique strengths and values of your business. We’re a Canadian company – we love the Raptors, the Jays, and even the Leafs (though not as much as we love our Jets).
We’re First Rank – and we’ll elevate the way you think about web design.
We design websites for almost every industry – our goal is to support any business that wants to expand its reach with a beautiful, custom-built website. Here are some of the many industries we serve:
We know we’re not the only web design firm in the World. So why choose us?
In short: We’re an agile, local, and dedicated web design firm with years of experience, an incredible team, and some of the most comprehensive, holistic services you’ll find on the market. We’re First Rank, and we’re here to elevate your expectations for web design. Call us today, and we’ll discuss how we can bring your website – and your business – to the next level.
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The cost to build a website varies from client to client. Some of the factors that can influence the overall cost include:
Each website will require different UX/UI and layout mock-ups, as well as different associated services. Do you need digital marketing services to promote the website? Are you looking to incorporate several interactive elements? All of these factors, and many more, can influence the price.
To get a better idea of the cost of a new website, give us a call to book a consultation with us today!
As with cost, the time it will take to complete your website can vary widely depending on the type of website you want to build. A small website may take around 3 months; larger e-commerce websites may take 6 months or more to build.
The number of interactive elements on your website, integrations like Shopify and content management systems (CMS), and a wide variety of other factors will affect timeframes. The number of redesigns needed can also shift timetables, though a number of redesigns are included in our fee. Contact us to schedule a meeting to get a clearer timeframe for building your website!
Search engine optimization (SEO) is built into the core of everything we do – it’s why you found this page when you Googled “Web design in Toronto”.
SEO works best when it’s incorporated from day 1. When we build your website, we’ll do it with content, Core Web Vitals, ease of navigation, responsive web design, technical SEO, and other essential SEO elements in mind.
We’ve learned how to build sites that can be easily tweaked to cater to Google’s ever-shifting algorithm. Have an existing website? We also offer SEO as a standalone service.
We can – but we don’t default to templates. When there’s a template that you particularly like, we can incorporate design elements from that template into our overall design. By and large, however, all of our websites are custom-made, so your site will be completely unique.
Oftentimes, using templates leads to designers trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. We want to create a completely customized user experience – branding, SEO, site navigation, and more can all fit seamlessly together with a custom-built website.
Our answer to this question depends on how broken your website is.
Do you find that your website is highly functional but isn’t ranking well on search engines? Our SEO services can fix the problem for you.
On the other hand, if your website is completely broken, very outdated, or otherwise in dire straits, we highly recommend simply building a new one. We won’t fix your old website because it will cost as much as building a new one – and the results won’t be as high quality.
When your website is really broken, it’s best to scrap it and start over. If your old website was getting a lot of traffic, we can use our SEO techniques to direct that traffic to the new site, preserving your page views.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world for a reason! Most of our SEO clients come with a wordpress site. We have spent a lot of time with this CMS and we like all the benefits it provides.
WordPress is Free to start. Plus, over years we;ve been buying different plugins and integrations for our agency, which means you’ll be able to benefit them for free
WordPress coding is structured in a way that it can be easy modified by the user to include added snippets of coding or contents. The platform provides a free suite for SEO optimization, creates internal links automatically and builds your page rank easily.
We use WordPress for all of our custom website development. The ease with which we can modify and update any part of our site make it the ideal environment for a business to maintain its online presence. The flexibility of WordPress makes it easy for us to build websites tailored specifically to our clients’ needs, even if those needs change over time. We never have to worry about making major changes only because there are so many plugins available for us to use and customize as we need them.
When you host your site with us, you get the fastest hosting solution for hosting sites and applications. LiteSpeed server provides a quick CDN, image optimization, enhanced security, and cache out of the box. Your site loads instantly and runs blazing fast.
Our expertise in web design and search engine optimization services has garnered us clients from around the world. The majority of our clients are North American.
We work across all industries. Our websites and content are tailor-made to fit both your niche and your region, putting the unique strengths and abilities of your business at the forefront. Whether you’re in North America, Britain, Australia, or anywhere else – First Rank is here to serve you.
Our team can incorporate any CRM you work with into your website – HubSpot, Salesforce, Zoho – you name it. From following up on sales leads to eliminating information silos, CRMs are a key part of doing business in the modern age, and incorporating one into your website will help you grow your business.
We work with all e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, Magento, and yes, even Shopify. We can also integrate payments processors like Moneris onto your website. Generally, large e-commerce stores will want to work with e-commerce platforms, while smaller stores will be well served by payment processors.
We’ve got an amazing team of writers in-house – none of your content will ever be outsourced to a content farm. If you like what you’ve read so far, you’re in luck – the team who made the content for this page will be the same team working on your content. (It’s great to meet you, albeit virtually and through time and space!)
While we won’t host your website on our own servers, we do have relationships with companies that provide web hosting services. We can handle web hosting on your behalf, including domain name registration, website hosting, database hosting, email hosting, and other essential hosting services.
We can maintain your website, though if you prefer to do maintenance in-house, the option is available to you.
Our goal is to provide a range of high-quality web design and maintenance services. We live in a market where scalability matters, so we’ve designed our services to be modular. Want continuous support? We offer it. Want to go beyond maintenance and improve your website with content, a social media strategy, and SEO? We offer that, too. You can select whatever level of maintenance and support you need – we’ll do the rest.
Absolutely – you’ll have the keys to the kingdom. We’re building the website for you, after all!
One piece of advice, however, is to ensure that you have a qualified IT and web team if you’re going to update core elements of the site on your own. Websites are complex, and changing even one element can lead to layout shifts, longer load times, and problems on mobile. If you plan on maintaining the website yourself, our team should meet with your team to address any potential complexities.
Over half of all online traffic comes from mobile devices. Despite this, 91% of small business websites are not mobile optimized. (We’re stunned, too).
When you work with First Rank, we guarantee that your website will be mobile-friendly. We offer both responsive and adaptive designs. Your web pages will automatically be optimized for whatever kind of device your users are using – mobile devices, tablets, or desktops.
Our philosophy puts the user first. We go above and beyond the basics of responsive and adaptive design by considering hierarchy, user controls, and more when we create your website. We’ll keep call-to-actions above the fold for mobile users, reduce the number of fields in forms, and make other changes to make your site easy to view and use on mobile.
We’d love to give you an estimate for our web design services. To give you an accurate estimate, we’ll need to discuss the scope of your project in greater detail. Give us a call to arrange a meeting. Once we know all the details of your project, we’ll go over the services we offer. From there, you can choose the services that work best for you, and we’ll give you a detailed estimate.
Marketing has changed. Web design and development offer some of the best ROI in the marketing world. All of your web campaigns lead back to your website. All of your SEO efforts, your social media posts, even your physical advertisements – everything.
You need a website that’s both eye-catching and easy to navigate. A website with fast-loading interactive elements and stunning visuals that double as calls to action. You need to focus on UX and UI, incredible content, and the little (and big) things that make your business tick.
You need First Rank.
Our web design and development teams are focused on creating functional, stylish websites that are built with SEO principles and ease of use in mind. We’ve worked with everyone from small Main Street businesses to large e-commerce sites. Here’s our philosophy: Building a site with care from the ground up simplifies growth and maintenance. By investing in a high-quality website from the get-go, you save time and money down the road.
We’re a Canadian design firm. We’re up-to-date on the world’s design trends and content trends and the rest of the country. We think both locally and globally – and when we’re designing your website, your target audience will be at the front of our minds.
Web design and development must occur after a candid discussion about your marketing goals. We build sites that convert. Whether you’re looking for greater brand awareness, an increase in sales, or some combination of the two, our focus on bringing your clients a fresh and useful experience will move them through your sales funnel and toward your goals.
With an experienced team of designers and developers, top-down marketing strategies, and SEO best practices integrated into everything that we do, we are the team to bring your new website to life.