Welcome to Gorilla Marketing, an award-winning SEO & web design agency in Manchester. Our creative & results orientated team are specialists in WordPress design & development and love bringing our clients dreams to life. We also understand how important a website is to a business from both a branding and revenue perspective and treat your project accordingly. We’re always free for a chat and/or a brew at our Manchester offices – we look forward to speaking with you!
Speed and security are first on the list when it comes to building your new website. We’re able to provide all our customers with free – super fast hosting, including an SSL certificate to secure their website. We’re also able to host and manage your @businessname.com email address so you can send and receive emails through applications such as Outlook or Gmail.
While the team at Gorilla Marketing have traditionally made our name consulting on and managing the accounts of some of the biggest brands out there – we’ve always been a small business ourselves and haven’t lost sight of that. One of our goals from the start was to have a team focused on making available a high standard of internet marketing and design to small businesses – basically a service that we would sign up to ourselves.
As such, we’re happy to offer all our local SEO clients a free website when they join Gorilla Marketing. Our no-contract, all-inclusive service also includes:
- Super fast, secure hosting & emails
- Fully responsive, custom WordPress website
- Unlimited changes/updates to your website
- Full, unlimited access to our graphic design team
- Local SEO campaign targeting Google Maps & Search
- A dedicated account manager who works with you
A large majority of the websites that we design are built on WordPress. Not to be confused with WordPress.com, WordPress is a content management system that allows you to build fast, highly customisable and mobile responsive websites quick and easily. It also has one of the largest development communities on the planet, so plugins and themes are readily available to give your website any look or functionalities that you can imagine.
Being an SEO agency at our core, we take a proactive and business-focused approach to every project we start. As such, all the WordPress websites that we design are built from the ground up to be loved by both people and search engines. Further below we’ve run through the web design process at Gorilla Marketing, as well an FAQ to answer any questions that you may have. If you need anything further or would like to have a chat about what Gorilla Marketing can do for your business, please feel free to get in touch with us on 0161 850 3963 or [email protected].
WHAT IS A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
A CMS, or content management system, is a web application that manages your website for you in a way which requires you to have little or no knowledge of code to manage it or make any changes. The most popular (and in our opinion best) content management system is WordPress.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. Unlike their online service, WordPress is installed on a private web server that is normally held by a hosting company, with the contents accessed through your chosen domain name. As of February 2017, it was estimated that WordPress was installed on more than 60 million websites and made up 27.5% of the top 10 million websites in the world.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE GORILLA TO BUILD A WEBSITE
Depending on your exact website needs such as artwork and content, the design can take anywhere from a week to a month. For local business websites, like the ones we offer for free to our SEO clients – the turn around time is normally 3 weeks from concept to completion.
DO I NEED TO USE YOUR HOSTING SERVICE?
If you are looking at Gorilla Marketing to handle your web design needs you are more than welcome to use either our hosting for free – or you can source your own hosting provider if you would like to keep the two services independent of one another.
CAN YOU BUILD E-COMMERCE WEBSITES?
Yes! We’re able to build highly customisable and conversion-focused websites using WordPress with either the WooCommerce or Shopify backend! Our approach to e-commerce web design is focused around the user experience and conversions, our aim for you stand out above your competitors as the go-to online store in your niche.