Web Design & Development
Websites that build brands and grow businesses
SEO Web Design & Digital Marketing Since 2000
Websites done right first time
Anyone can build a website but it takes years of practice to perfect
UK web designers 1LG Digital build SEO-optimised websites & eCommerce stores that get found on Google, build brand awareness, generate leads & convert sales for small-medium businesses with big ideas. We were perfecting our skills long before WordPress or page builders were invented.
Stop wasting time & money on 'pretty' websites that don't get results
Your site may look great, but if it's not getting found online, it will not attract enough visitors to deliver the results you need to grow. And without a brand story that resonates with the few visitors you get, 95% of them will bounce. Our web designers can help you thrive even in a competitive marketplace, with professional web development and persuasive marketing copy designed to attract an engaged audience.
The 'sweet spot'
We transform under-performing websites into high-performance sales & marketing machines
1LG Digital take the hassle out of building a new website for your business by managing every aspect of the project for you, from custom code development to branding and graphic design, copywriting and content creation. And when the build is complete we provide branded email, secure web hosting, support and maintenance, for your complete peace of mind.
We help you identify the sweet spot between what you say you do and what your ideal customers want. Then we devise a plan to help you capture their attention, drive them to your website with clever design, SEO and brand storytelling aligned with their wants and needs to transform your OK website into a digital marketing machine—one you can be truly proud of.
Here are the 'red flags' that suggest you need a new website
Is YOUR website a digital embarrassment? In a competitive online world, with 75% of users judging a business on the quality of its website, an outdated site that no longer meets your needs or reflects your brand values is not an option if you want to make an impression and grow your business. You need a new website if you can relate to any of these:
- Your website is slow, not mobile-friendly and does not rank on Google
- Your website does not support your business growth plans or ambitions
- Your website does not do your brand justice or reflect its personality or vision
- Your content is out of date + you can’t update as your web designer vanished
- You are struggling to compete in a crowded market and engage your audience
- You are embarrassed to show your website to clients for all the reasons above
Your website represents your brand online 24/7 and is your most important digital assset
Your website is the No.1 place people look to find out more about you before making a purchase decision. It's where you show the world what you do and why you're good at it. We build websites for business owners who want a web presence that positions them as a leader in their field and persuades visitors to choose them first.
SEO comes as standard
Getting found on Google and ranking well in the search results for your keywords is a critical success factor for your website in any market. All our new-build sites have search engine visibility built-in from the ground up. We also provide remedial on-site technical SEO for existing websites.
Rather than being an afterthought, we build SEO right into the development process and start keyword research at the same time as the initial design, as our findings may well influence the structure and content of the site. We optimise all web copy on key pages for search engine visibility and track your before-and-after rankings to ensure that any fluctuations around the new website launch are ironed out to minimise initial SERP volatility. View case studies where we've improved search engine visibility following a site rebuild in our portfolio.
Our writers will create contextually relevant and persuasive content designed to attract your ideal audience, help you engage with those most likely to buy from you, nurture them througout the consideration stage to the final purchase decision—and keep them coming back for more.
Our copywriters are expert at crafting effective marketing copy that communicates the benefits of your product or service while our web design & development team ensure each page on your website is focused on making it easy for your visitors to take action. If you like the copy you’ve already got, that’s OK, but our SEO experts will search optimise it to make sure your website gets the surge in traffic and conversions you need. We have clients who increased their visitor traffic and conversions 10x times without the need for paid ads after we improved their web content.
User-focused website design
We help you make an impression on Google and your visitors with a fast-loading website that works on all devices. Because page speed, mobile-friendliness and user-experience are all part of Google’s latest Mobile First, Core Web Vitals and User Experience ranking algorithm updates.
The quality of your website is often the only way people can judge your business. Our job is to ensure your website not only gets found on Google for your important keywords, but also looks professional and establishes credibility (Google calls this your EAST which stands for authority, expertise and trust) to achieve your business objectives.
Page speed is part of Google’s Core Web Vitals ranking algorithm so it’s vital your site loads in under 3 seconds. Mobile usability features such as convenient 'click-to-call' phone numbers smart features such as 'Read More' drop downs and tabbed sections make skimming and scrolling easy and fast, without losing all the details needed when users want to delve deeper into the detail, especially on a mobile device.
Our sites come with all this plus persuasive SEO-optimised content designed to increase phone enquiries, generate leads and convert more of your website visitors from strangers to customers. We'll build you a website you can be proud of, designed to outrank larger, more established rivals, present you as a leader in your marketplace, and deliver a predictable flow of leads and new customers to your business.
Here's one we created earlier...
View the full case study in our Portfolio
First, we get to know you and your business, your customers and what makes them tick. We also research your competitors. This insight informs the design strategy, technical stack, functionality, graphics and content we create to help you stand out from the crowd and get found on Google by the audience most likely to buy.
During the build we provide you with access to our test server so you can view progress and provide feedback. In parallel with the technical development we create all the graphics and carefully crafted SEO-optimised page content and marketing copy designed to rank, attract your ideal audience and convert visitors to customers.
Deploy & Delight
After live launch, we provide business-class website and email hosting, managed website support, care & maintenance, so your site is kept-up-to-date and continues to run smoothly for years to come. That way you can focus on servicing your customers and running your business without worrying about your website.
We have an impressive record of fixing underperforming sites
Building Vision London had an outdated website that was losing rankings and traffic. We built them a fast new WordPress website that loads in 0.7 seconds on desktop and under 2.7 seconds on mobile. Within 8-weeks of launch, the new website gained a 2000% increase in search engine traffic, a 400% gain in ranked keywords, and a 100% increase in #1 keyword rankings, resulting in more enquiries for their building services.
Use the slider to view the before and after pictures.View the case study
What could your business do with more website visitors, leads & sales?
Does your website get results? If not, why not schedule a free 20-minute strategy call to explore how you can get more eyeballs on your website content with SEO-optimised web design? On the call, we will explore how we can improve your website for both search engine traffic, lead generation and sales conversions. We'll perform a quick free SEO audit to identify any search visibility issues ahead of the call.
Strategic website design & optimisation
We pride ourselves on creating user-focused websites that work harder than any DIY page builder site. Our strategic approach blends creativity with technical expertise and 20+ years of marketing wisdom. All our websites come with carefully-crafted, SEO-optimised copy to resonate with your audience's wants & needs, capture leads, nurture and convert sales.
Capture attention from those likely to buy with search-optimised copy aligned with their needs and drive website traffic. We help you increase leads and sales by attracting the right audience—those most likely to convert—using search engine optimised content to build brand awareness, improve online visibility, and attract more visitor traffic to your website.
Nurture & Engage
Nurture & engage your audience with content that builds credibility & trust and positions you as a subject-matter expert. By employing content marketing tactics to reach a wider audience and educate your audience about your products & services at every stage of the buying cycle, you're more likely to be added to the evaluation shortlist of purchase options under consideration.
Convert & Delight
Convert visitors to leads and sales with a brand story optimised for every touchpoint in the buyer's decision journey. Continue delighting your customers and ensure your brand remains 'top of mind as the 'preferred supplier and best solution for their needs. Digital marketing keeps them coming back for more and bringing their friends with them.
'Fixing the Internet' one website at a time since the Millennium
With 90% of all web traffic resulting from a search on Google, our clients rely on us to rank their sites above competitors, get floods of traffic, convert like crazy and consistently drive bottom-line revenue. Many clients have been with us for over a decade and enjoy multiple Google Page 1 results. Here's what a few of our clients say about their experience working with 1LG Digital.
1LG Digital Web Design have produced & overseen my website for almost 15 years, allowing my business to progress from strength to strength, by being innovative, accurate, professional and informative. ILG understands the criteria required to attract new customers and maintain my ever enlarging client base. I cannot recommend 1LG more highly.
Nixon Equine Vets
Dr J Nixon, MRCVS
The best! I tried many other companies to build websites for me in the years of growing my businesses and 1LG were the only people to ever exceed my expectations.
Ben Rawlings CEO
I recently had the pleasure of working with Gail at 1LG Digital Web Design, as Gail and the company designed a new website for my dental practice Cherry Trees Dental. I was very impressed with the quality and level of service, and over the moon with the result and have no reservations at all in recommending the company and Gail in the future.
Dr D Ganguli
1LG have done a fabulous website for my gym. It regularly gets great feedback from clients for both it's design and ease of use.
The Body MOT Studio
The 1LG Digital website built for Italimousine proved to be the best investment that we, as a company, have made to date. Working with one of the Italian speaking teams, we were able to specify a site that corresponds to our vision and that works flawlessly. We are more than happy!
Claudio De Simone
Fantastically talented team who are ever ready to assist.The calibre of the work they've supplied Sinful Thrills has been second to none and frankly they go the extra mile at every opportunity.
Fantastic service producing a quality product to a deadline at reasonable cost. I could not be more pleased and would use them again.
Thank you for the new webpage. It's already ranks since google cached it. It gives me one call or email from the form every day as it was 10 years ago. So we've already got 600 pounds back so far. [feedback received via email + 5-star Google review with no text]
Building Vision London
Great work from the team at 1LG. Friendly and always on hand to answer any of our issues.
People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, justify their failures, allay their fears, confirm their suspicions and help them throw rocks at their enemies.
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Frequently asked questions
The $64,000 question
How much does a new website cost?
Our websites are as unique as the companies we work with, so the price of your new website will vary according to your needs. We first need to understand your business, target audience, project goals, and the problems the website must solve before we can quote a firm price. The prices below are a guide prices only.
Perfect for start-ups
Our small business websites are custom-built to suit your brand, service and marketplace. Based on WordPress CMS, they're easy to update, mobile responsive & GDPR compliant. With SSL and technical SEO built-in, they're Google friendly and designed for lead generation.
Same quality — budget-friendly
from £150 monthly
For clients on one of our website care & maintenance plans, we offer 'Flexi-Pay'. You pay 25% of the website cost up-front and we roll 75% of the cost into your monthly care plan fee, payable over 24 months*.
*At the end your fees revert back to our standard hosting & care plan fees. Terms apply.
A few website projects from our portfolio
1LG Digital has been building websites and eCommerce stores since before drag & drop builders were invented. We know our stuff. As 'full-stack' developers, we've built everything from simple business websites to complex data-driven applications.
Our client project portfolio includes WordPress CMS, WooCommerce and Adobe Magento web design & development, branding, graphic design, SEO search engine optimisation, copywriting, content marketing and promotional advertising materials for web and print.Portfolio
Go on — give us a call
Get help to skyrocket your website results
We have a wealth of experience fixing under-performing websites and are as skilled as the big London web design agencies. If you're in SE England we're happy to discuss your project in person. London & Birmingham are under an hour from our Milton Keynes web design studio.
Step 1: Clarity Call
We explore the high-level details and goals for your project on a call. If the project is a match and you like us, we schedule a strategy call.
Step 2 Strategy
We discuss the options with all stakeholders on a more detailed call. At the end of this second call, we provide a ballpark estimate.
Step 3 Proposal
If you are happy with our ballpark project estimate, we'll write up a firm proposal for your consideration and schedule onboarding.