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At foobar, we're all about helping small to medium Australian businesses get online. We provide services such as Search engine optimisation, website development, and social media marketing that can help your business grow. We are specialists in bringing your website into the 21st century by building better, high-performing digital experiences.

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Modify your site without waiting for a developer

Backed by powerful Content Management Systems, you'll be taking control of your own website and be empowered to make changes on your schedule.

Boost your websites visibility through effective search engine optimisation

Increase your business visibility with a well designed and developed website. Get found by customers through effective SEO techniques that are tailored to your business.

Engage with customers through social media marketing that is tailored to your industry

We're a small business too, so we understand your needs. We can help you engage on one or more platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Performant and responsive websites hosted on data centres around the world

Need hosting? We can offer it with data centres around the world that would be closest to the location of your user delivering the best experience for them.

Data driven web design for a tailored experience

We love data, not your personal data - the publically avaliable stuff! And we love to use it to aid in driving our decisions when it comes to delivering your websites and technical needs.

Ensuring that we analyse the finer details and compare the statistics - from navigation, to form fields, to colour schemes - everything we do will be based on data and research backed.

Proportion of businesses that received orders via the internet, by employment size
Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
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At foobar, we're all about helping small to medium Australian businesses get online. Located in Canberra, but servicing Australia wide. We provide services such as Search engine optimisation, website development, and social media marketing that can help your business grow. Whether you need a new website or some digital marketing assistance, our team of software engineers, web designers & developers will be happy to help.

We're passionate about making sure your website is the best it can be, and that your online presence is working for you. So if you're looking for a website design and development company that will go the extra mile, contact foobar today!

Simply put, Yes.

Our Australian web design agency is located in the Australian Capital of Canberra. But don't let that stop you if you are from one of the other great Australian cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Perth or Hobart as we love working remotely.

You'll get to know our team personally as they design, develop and deliver your project from start to finish. We are ready to grab a virtual coffee at any time (one made in the comfort of your own home).

When it comes to website development, many people think that the only factor that matters is price. While it's important to find a developer who can offer a good price, it's also important to consider other factors, such as the developer's location.

There are several reasons why you should choose a website developer near you and not one who is far away. First, local developers will have a better understanding of your market and what types of websites will work best for you. They'll also be familiar with the local regulations and restrictions that may apply to your business.

Local developers also tend to be more responsive and easier to work with than those who are based far away. If you need help or have any questions, you'll be able to get in touch with them quickly and easily. And, if there are any problems with your website, you won't have to wait long for a resolution.

Finally, working with a local developer can help support your local economy. When you choose a local developer, you're not only getting excellent service, but you're also helping to create jobs in your community. So, if you're looking for a great website developer who offers excellent value, consider choosing one near you.

We start by talking with our clients about their website goals and what success looks like. From there, we conduct research on the client's industry or vertical so that you're not just getting a one-size fits all design solution which may not work for your company as it grows in size and scope - this also helps avoid any future issues down the line when things change quickly within these industries!

After setting out clear objectives during onboarding meetings (which can either take place face to downside via Zoom/Teams Call), team members will outline custom designs based around user flows followed up closely thereafter through high fidelity wireframe deliverables. Our QA team will rigorously check these against the project specs before launch and our clients are given a 2-week post-launch support window to ask any follow up questions that may arise.

We have a no-nonsense approach to client service, we make ourselves as accessible for you personally. Our team is ready at any time if there's an issue or concern that needs addressing!

We hope this gives you a good overview of our design process - feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions!

We love collaborating alongside other designer and marketers. From creating more effective SEO strategies and smart segmentation models for goal tracking purposes all the way down implementing new custom functionality on top-notch websites with beautiful layouts. We are happy to be as involved as you’d like – just want us to build your design? Send us the specs and we can get started on building your dream.

Post-launch we can be as hand’s on as you’d like, being able to work closely with your marketing team to create new pages and add custom sections. Just let us know how involved you’d like to be in the process.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the time it takes to develop a website will vary depending on the complexity and scope of the project. However, in general, most websites can be developed in around two to four weeks. Of course, this estimate can change depending on the specific needs and requirements of the client. If you have a specific project in mind, be sure to discuss the timeline with us to get a more accurate estimate.

It will take to see results from social media marketing and search engine optimisation depends on a variety of factors, including the competitiveness of your industry, the amount of competition you are up against, how well your campaigns are executed, and so on. However, in general, you can expect to see some improvement within the first few months, with significant results taking anywhere from three to six months. Of course, if you are working with an experienced and effective team, like the ones at foobar, you can expect even better results in a shorter time frame. So don't wait - get started today!

A website can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars, depending on the size and complexity of the website, the level of marketing desired, and the extent of search engine optimisation required. Generally speaking, a small business website will cost less than a large corporate website, while a simple website will cost less than one that is highly customised.

Marketing campaigns on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can also be expensive, with some companies charging up to $10,000 per month for comprehensive services. However, many small businesses are able to achieve good results through DIY social media marketing, which involves creating and managing accounts on popular platforms yourself.

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is another important factor to consider when planning a website. SEO is the process of improving the visibility and ranking of a website in search engine results pages (SERPs). In order to achieve good SEO results, a website must be well-optimised for specific keywords and phrases that potential customers are likely to use when searching for products or services like those offered by your business. This can be a complex and time-consuming process, so it's important to work with an experienced SEO provider if you want to see significant improvements in your online visibility.

As a Canberra-based web design, development and digital marketing company we understand what it is like to try and find a company out there and just finding its all government contracting.

That's why we want to specialise in helping small to medium businesses, freelancers, sole-traders and everyone in-between.

We are small business experts with our skills being developed while working with enterprise companies.

There is no one definitive answer to this question – it depends on your specific needs and budget.

If you want a basic website, you can create one yourself using free online tools or templates. However, if you need a more customised or sophisticated site, it's often best to use a professional web development company. Similarly, if you're looking for help with social media marketing or search engine optimisation (SEO), it's usually best to go with an experienced agency rather than try to do it yourself.

That said, there are some great DIY options out there, and if you're comfortable using them then go for it! Just be sure to do your research first and make sure you understand what's involved in creating and maintaining a website or social media campaign. The last thing you want is to spend a lot of time and money on a project only to find out that you're not doing it right.

So, can you create a website yourself? It depends on your needs and budget. If you're comfortable DIYing it, there are plenty of great resources available online. But if you want someone else to take care of things for you, there are plenty of professional web development companies out there who can help.

If you want it, we can provide it. We know the security and health of your website are absolutely essential to its overall performance, so we're here to provide on-going support services after it's up and running - with no lock-in contracts.

If you require our assistance, simply call or message us, and we will come in and assist you with your website to ensure that it is working effectively.

We can also assist you with reactive website enhancements such as developing new landing pages or introducing new features. It's all part of an outstanding web design and development service.

At foobar we have a few platforms we can use depending on your requirements. We prefer to run with CMS’s that run on Jamstack, previously stylized as JAMStack, which stands for JavaScript, API and Markup. We design custom plugins to run on these so customisations is suited to your needs. We can also work with WordPress or other tech stacks if you are after a more familiar framework, just ask us.

Firstly, Jamstack websites are much faster to develop and deploy than traditional websites. This is because Jamstack websites use static pages that are compiled into a single HTML file. This means that there is no need for a database or server-side code, which makes development much simpler and faster.

Secondly, Jamstack websites are more secure than traditional websites. This is because they do not rely on a web server to run, so there is no opportunity for someone to hack into the website. Additionally, all files are stored on the user’s computer, so there is no chance of them being stolen or compromised.

Thirdly, Jamstack websites are more SEO-friendly than traditional websites. This is because they are hosted on a static CDN, which means that they can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Additionally, they are much lighter and faster to load, which means that they will rank higher in search engine results pages.

Finally, Jamstack websites are perfect for social media marketing. This is because they can be easily shared on social media platforms and can be embedded into other websites. Additionally, they offer a great user experience, which will encourage users to share them with their friends and followers.

Overall, Jamstack websites offer a number of benefits over traditional website development methods. They are faster to develop and deploy, more secure, more SEO-friendly and perfect for social media marketing. So if you are looking to create a new website, or want to update your current website, then Jamstack is the way to go and foobar can make it happen..

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how often you should update your website, as the frequency with which you should update your website will vary depending on your business, its industry, and the goals you are hoping to achieve with your website.

However, as a general rule of thumb, it is generally recommended that you update your website at least once a month in order to ensure that your website remains current and relevant, and that its content is optimized for search engines.

Additionally, it is also important to frequently update your social media pages in order to keep your followers engaged and interested in your brand. As a general rule, aim to post new content on social media at least twice a week.

There is no easy answer to this question, as it depends on a number of factors including your website's current design, your business goals and your budget. However, if you are considering redesigning your website, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, always think about the user experience when designing or redesigning your website. The layout, font style and colours should be easy to navigate and use, and the website should be responsive so that it looks good on all devices.

Second, make sure that your website is optimised for search engines. In order to rank high in search engine results pages (SERPs), your website must have relevant and keyword-rich content, as well as backlinks from high-quality websites.

Finally, don't forget about social media. A strong social media presence can help you attract more visitors to your website and can also help to build brand awareness and credibility. Make sure that your website is integrated with your social media accounts and use effective social media marketing tactics to get the most out of them.

If you're considering redesigning your website, these are some things to keep in mind. But ultimately, the decision is up to you - so weigh up the pros and cons and make the best decision for your business.

It depends on the specific website and its design, as well as the mobile devices being used. However, in general it is advisable to ensure that websites are designed for mobile devices, as this will ensure the best possible user experience. This can be done through responsive design, which adapts the website's layout to the size of the screen being used, or by creating a dedicated mobile version of the website, foobar’s process involves a mobile first approach with user experience in mind.

In terms of social media marketing, it is important to ensure that any content or advertising is optimised for viewing on mobile devices. This includes using smaller images and shorter text, as well as ensuring that links and buttons are easy to click on touchscreens.

For search engine optimisation, it is important to consider how people are searching for information on mobile devices. In particular, Google recently announced that it will be giving extra weight to websites that are mobile-friendly in its search results. This means that if your website is not optimised for mobile devices, you may be losing out on potential traffic and customers.

There's no doubt that websites will still be relevant in 2022 – in fact, they'll probably be even more important than they are today. This is because websites are a key part of any business's online presence, and play a major role in digital marketing.

Web development is constantly evolving, so businesses need to keep up with the latest trends if they want to stay ahead of the competition. One of the most important trends right now is responsive design – making websites that look good and work well on all devices, from smartphones to laptops. If your website isn't responsive, you're likely to lose out on potential customers.

Social media is another area that's constantly changing, and businesses need to keep up with the latest trends if they want to make the most of this powerful marketing tool. In 2022, social media will still be an important way to connect with customers and build relationships with them. It's a great way to share news and updates about your business, and can also be used to drive traffic to your website.

Finally, search engine optimisation (SEO) is another key aspect of website development that businesses need to keep up with. In 2022, SEO will still be just as important as it is today – in fact, it may even be more important as more and more people use the internet to find information about products and services. If your website isn't optimised for search engines, you're likely to miss out on potential customers.

Yes – We also create websites that are fast and reliable, with state-of the art design. But we don't stop there! Alongside our website development service, we provide site speed optimisation services so your customers can enjoy a great user experience from day one of launch.

We understand how important it is for businesses like yours get their online presence off smoothly; which means not only having an attractive layout but also speedy loading speeds. Loading speeds are crucial to search engine optimisation and a slow loading time can hurt your website and online presence.

Websites promote you 24/7. No employee will do that.

Paul Cookson

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Responsive design

A clean, modern style draws attention to your websites content and increases visitors. We concentrate on website usability to guarantee that your site is simple to access and utilise.

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Search engine optimisation

We offer SEO services to ensure that your website can be seen on major search engines such as Google and climb the rankings to attract that organic search traffic.

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Supporting you

Maintaining a high-performing website demands staying on top of necessary maintenance. We give our customers a single point of contact for technical difficulties and assistance.

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