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    Past Projects

    MBWD sites are clean, fast, well-organized, and easy to use. Every site is customized to the needs and taste of the client.

    Below you’ll find a small sample of the many sites built by MBWD since 2005. Options for customization and design are virtually limitless. If you don’t see the kind of site you’re looking for, that doesn’t mean we can’t do it… it just means no one has asked for something like that yet!

    Blockhouse Yoga

    Blockhouse, NS

    Arts & Letters Club

    Foundation

    Toronto, ON

    Universal Care Clinics

    Minneapolis, MN

    Salt and Honey

    Mahone Bay, NS

    Mexico Lindo Restaurant

    Halifax, NS

    Pause Music

    Clearland, NS

    Nova Scotia Garden

    Port Medway, NS

    Books By Johnnies

    Everywhere

    Nova Scotia Food

    Nova Scotia, Canada

    macdougall meadows

    Macdougall Meadows

    Centre Burlington, NS

    Author William Kowalski

    Mahone Bay, NS

    Author Philip Slayton

    Toronto, ON

    My Writing Network

    Everywhere

    Our Service Guarantee

    Every MBWD website comes with unlimited support for one year, and maintenance contracts are available thereafter. That means no hidden fees to get your website up and running, and no hefty tech support bills if it goes down. We take very good care of our clients… we know they’ll go elsewhere if we don’t!

    Customer service of this quality is hard to find. Bigger agencies have thousands of clients, so they don’t care if they lose a few dissatisfied customers. Many small agencies simply don’t have the people skills or the time to communicate effectively. MBWD combines the best of all worlds: excellent client communication with a small-town touch, paired with world-class design and content development skills.

    How can we do this? Simple: we’re a boutique agency that works on only one site at a time. Other agencies with high overhead need to have several projects on the go at any given moment. This leads to high stress and bad service. MBWD sites are hand-crafted one at a time. Each one is unique, and it’s custom-made for you.

    FAQ

    Mahone Bay Web Design has been providing beautiful, functional websites to business owners since 2005. We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your project. Principal owner William Kowalski is also a best-selling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into fifteen languages. He will provide very high-quality, SEO-optimized written content for your site upon request, or can edit and optimize your existing copy. Very few web design agencies offer similar value.

    Why does the quality of your written content matter? Because site visitors and search engines can tell the difference. Visitors will convert into customers much more often if content is appealing and clear. Even Google appreciates sites with excellent writing… yes, it’s smart enough to know the difference too!

    Have questions? Want a quote? Asking is free and comes with no obligation, so drop us a line and let us know about your project.

    There are numerous services out there offering free web platforms to anyone who wants one. We at MBWD fully support this. The internet should be open and accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. Everyone who wants a website should be able to have one at no charge.

    However, if your business relies on web traffic, using a free site would be a mistake. A default website on one of the popular drag-and-drop platforms will rank more poorly and bring in less traffic than a custom-built site. They will also end up being a waste of time. Why? Because although these platforms do offer many features of a custom site, you’ll have to pay extra for them, and that means you’ll need to spend time figuring out how to use them. So not only is it no longer free, but now you have to spend hours of your valuable time learning how to use a whole new set of digital tools you’ll likely only use once or twice.

    Unless you’re a web design and SEO expert, it’s better to leave this to the pros.

    By all means, use Facebook for your business. Every business would benefit from having a Facebook page.

    But don’t rely only on Facebook. For one thing, there are many people who don’t use it, which means you’re missing all that potential traffic. Facebook pages are not customizable, which means you’re stuck with their design… and as we all know, Facebook changes its design often and without warning.  Your follower list can’t be exported to other services, so you can’t create targeted ad campaigns from it (except on Facebook itself).

    Worst of all, you have no ownership over your Facebook page. If the company goes bankrupt, if they change their terms of service, or if they simply feel like it, your page and all of its followers could disappear tomorrow.

    A Facebook page is one part of a well-organized, well-executed online business plan, but it should never be the whole plan.