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CMS Websites

Your Website is Your #1 Marketing Tool

Your website is the core foundation of your online presence. Everything your business does online and markets comes back to your website. It’s how your audience gets to know your business, understands your services or products, and makes the ultimate decision to contact or purchase. Your website is your #1 marketing tool because it has the power to sell all day, every day.

When strategizing your website, we first look at your audience. While your website is about promoting your business, it needs to ultimately connect with your audience to be successful. If we understand your audience, we can create a website that turns visitors into qualified leads.

We rebuild or refresh your website with the end goal in mind, and that is making your website do that hard work. The way businesses are selling is changing with an increasing reliance on digital website traffic and conversions, our CMS website services focus on creating a platform that keeps up with changing technology and puts your website ahead of the competition.

Websites That Can Solve Your Technology and Business Obstacles

In this ever-evolving digital world, technology is advancing more quickly than ever; which subsequently means past technology is becoming obsolete. And when it comes to your website, if it’s not built on updated CMS software, you will start running into issues, both big and small. In general, websites should be rebuilt every 3 years to adapt to technology advancements, but we also see other common setbacks when websites aren’t refreshed or rebuilt frequently enough.

If you are not being found online, this puts a significant hindrance on your ability to funnel and convert any visitors. In addition, if people visiting your site quickly bounce off or leave, it shows clear signs your site is not user-friendly. If your audience, services, or business has changed or shifted, your website needs to reflect that updated information. It’s important to have your website aligned with how your sales team talks about your brand and offerings. As technology and your business change, your website needs to support you at every step of the way.

An example of changing technology is the need for a mobile-responsive website. Since everyone, including your audience, uses their phone to conduct searches, your site needs to function and look good on mobile devices. Not only is this important for algorithm reasons, but it is also best practice. You want to provide your website visitors with the best user experience across all screens.

To make this happen, we develop websites that meet your business goals. We don’t fit you into a box. When planning your website, we learn all about your business and what you want to accomplish through your website while also showing you other benefits. Then we translate that into a site that assists your business’s marketing and sales efforts.

The Process Behind Your Website Development

We start our CMS website programs by first learning about your business during our strategy session. Your website is a tool with the purpose to support and grow your business and to do so, we take the time to understand exactly what your goals are.

Next, we break down your goals into a comprehensive strategy with actionable tactics. Our strategy outlines what website development steps are needed. Depending on your goals, our steps often include:

  • Creating your sitemap to clearly define your website’s navigation
  • Designing your site and user experience that will funnel visitors through your site and encourage them to take action
  • Writing and optimizing your website copy that balances SEO best practices and visitor needs
  • Implementing backend SEO items that help your website rank better
  • Developing your website by bringing all these pieces together and putting them into action
  • Running quality assurance testing to make sure your site is functioning properly for launch
  • Training your team on how to manage your new website

We’ve found this step-by-step process builds on each previous stage to create a solid foundation for your site focused on user experience and search engine optimization.

Finding the Right CMS for Your Business

Content management system (CMS) software offers the ability to create personalized and high-functioning website designs on an easy-to-manage platform. We do all the backend development work to create a website that looks and functions how your business needs it to while giving you a website product that you and your team can fully and easily control.

As a part of our strategy session, we determine what CMS website builder will fit your business’s unique needs. We take into account your ideal website’s design, functionality, and administration requirements to pinpoint what CMS software will give you the best results. We don’t force you into a certain CMS. Our developers are experienced in numerous website builders which gives us the flexibility to find the one perfect for you.

WordPress CMS Software Options

One of the CMSs we work with is WordPress, a leading website software used by recognizable brands around the world. WordPress is a dependable solution for businesses of all sizes because of its ability to scale with your business. For the clients that we recommend WordPress, they receive benefits such as:

  • User-friendly interface to remove unnecessary admin confusion
  • Easy to personalize with numerous plugins and integrations for expanded functionality
  • High security through consistent updates and proactive measures
  • Reliable and stable platform to grow your business

Whether it be a WordPress website or another CMS we work with, we do the research and strategy upfront so your website development phase meets your goals.

Build a Website that Markets for Your Business

"We have a real brand now, and we couldn't be happier!!!"

Henry Cox Operations Representative, Fello Logistics

"Working with the team at Evolve has been such a pleasure. Their communication, tools, and reporting are above and beyond. Also, their customer service and responsiveness are top-notch. Oh yeah, and the results speak for themselves. Excellence all around - and a bonus, they are local and in our backyard. Thank you Evolve Team!! I appreciate partnering with you and our Orchards community as well as the other Ebenezer communities we support together."

Kirk Goetz Corporate Marketing Consultant

“Nearly every owner I have ever worked with said they wanted to get top dollar for their business, yet most of them don’t have the proper growth and exit strategies in place that would warrant a top-dollar offer.”

Julie Keyes CEO, KeyeStrategies

“Evolve Systems' partnership has made a big impact in the strategic growth of our web presence, taking our vision and bringing it into reality. We have peace of mind in knowing we're supported in the day to day, and we have a valuable resource when we need creative solutions. We feel confident Evolve keeps our website running at peak performance to help us drive bottom-line growth.”

Mandy Bastyr Marketing Manager

"We are proud of our new website and its ability to promote and support our mission to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota. Your understanding of the nonprofit and Veteran sectors allowed us to trust the process and see real results in our community. A big thanks to the Evolve Systems team!"

Shaun Riffe Director of Development

“Not only do the people at Evolve Systems give back to their clients by providing great web development and merchant processing services, but they also give back to the community. They are a great company to work with.”

Eric Tiffany Agent, Tiffany Insurance Agency

“Don Raleigh III is a very knowledgeable resource. Don and everyone at Evolve Systems is on top of their game, and it goes to benefit the end user, which is you! Highly recommend!”

Jeff Anderson Owner, Exteriors Unlimited

“Thank you Evolve Systems for making the tech stuff easy to understand. We are excited by your proposal that will help our group re-brand and re-fresh with a new web presence.”

Erika Dragich Board Member, Minnesota Mortgage Association // Owner, Mega Star Financial

“Knowledgeable staff that leads you through the process. Up to date on what is needed to make sure your site has all the functions you need and also everything the government requires you to have.”

Anita H Sales & Marketing, Seven Corners Print and Promo

“Anchor Paper & its Express Retail Stores have had the pleasure of working with the Evolve Systems team for several years. They are prompt and knowledgable, and have been a valuable resource for our company.”

Brooke Lee CEO, Anchor Paper

“Williams and Hall Outfitters has worked with the Evolve team for several years. Evolve has great people and great customer service. Their response time to our issues is quick, and dedication to our success is strong.”

Kevin Lynch Co-owner, Williams and Hall Outfitters

“Evolve Systems does a great job in sharing their content and being a thought leader in the marketing world. They have a pulse on the industry, and if you are considering a website or marketing project, consider Evolve Systems”

Kate Mudge Executive Director, Hamline-Midway Coalition

“Extraordinary customer service with access to real people who genuinely care. Highly recommend! They make the complex simple and consistently go above and beyond.”

Joe Johnson Founder, Trust Vets

“Our experience at Evolve Systems in design and since has been very positive. They have always made sure our questions are answered and followed up on our satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to work with them in future developments of our mnme.us site to serve MN 'military connected'!”

Ali Alstrin Executive Director, MNme

“Evolve has created two websites for non-profits that we coordinate. The online giving increased 100% once our website was updated. We highly recommend the services that Evolve has to offer.”

Jerry and Jana Kyser Honor Flight Twin Cities, Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Charity

“I have had the pleasure of sitting in on many client meetings with Evolve systems and I am very impressed with their professionalism. They come to meetings prepared and with great ideas as well. I would use them and will recommend them when the opportunity presents itself.”

Angela Bulson Talent Development, Warner's Stallion

“Such an awesome team here at Evolve. They start with your brand, walk you through a branding strategy, marketing strategy and truly set you up for success. They don’t leave you high and dry after setting up the strategy and their follow up is great. I love the company and their staff!!!”

Whitney Emanual Owner, Founder, Whitney Wealth Group

“Professional expertise delivered by a team who really care to make your business more well known, respected and successful. My Marketing spend has seen return on investment much sooner than expected. Highly recommend!”

Julie Keyes Owner, Founder KeyeStrategies

“Evolve is our ongoing strategic partner for SCN Inc.’s digital presence and website. We rely on the Evolve team to respond quickly to our business needs while providing valuable and thoughtful leadership. We’ve worked with their team for many years now, and the responsive communication and wide range of capabilities allow them to respond to our different projects to reflect our manufacturing goals.”

Scott Adams Vice President, SCN Printing Inc.

“We have worked closely with Evolve Systems for over 7 years to facilitate a variety of marketing objectives including the continuous improvement of our website, upgrading our CRM system and developing a strategic marketing program. We value Evolve’s commitment to our business and consider their support to be a key contributor to our growth.”

Paul Ebnet President & CEO, Straub Design

“Working with Evolve Systems has been a great experience! They have made sure they understand who we are, details in what we provide (which can be quite complex), and what our goals are. They provide us great strategies, recommendations, and support to then reach our goals, adjusting each month depending on what’s working and what’s not. We have worked with a few different digital advertising and website developers, but Evolve Systems has been the most comprehensive and organized of them all. I would recommend any company, big or small, to put their trust and business in their hands”

Rachelle Strasburg Corporate Marketing Consultant, Ebenezer Senior Living

“From start to finish, Evolve Systems is a professional team that seamlessly guided us through the process of building our new website, giving us valuable information about how to increase our presence in the World Wide Web.”

Lisa Wallraff Office Manager/Controller, Gunderson Construction

“From merchant process to inventory management, Evolve's technical background helped to improve the function of our online store, improving our ability to serve and sell directly to our customers. On top of that, the Evolve team was incredibly easy and enjoyable to work with. Thanks Evolve!”

Anne Hed CEO, HED Cycles

"Thank you so much! This [website] is completely changing the way we do our business!"

Sharleen Grahn

“We interviewed with two other website companies and felt most comfortable with your team, after going through your process, we think you nailed it.”

Katie W. Office Manager, Gary Anderson Landscaping

“Evolve keeps things simple. They bring a personalized approach to our website and marketing strategies so that the agreed-upon plan aligns with our current business needs and opportunities. With Evolve, we have a partner at every pivot and need. They have the people and experience to get things done.”

Marissa Bauer Owner and President, SafetyFIrst Playground Maintenance

“At YESS!, we believe effective communication and leadership delivers success. They’ve helped us with our online store while delivering results on short timelines. They have a responsive and positive approach, and we’ve enjoyed working with everyone on their team.”

Sue Hawkes CEO, YESS!

“I reached out to the team at Evolve Systems and we discussed a solution that would ensure the [website] core of our system was managed, as well as the front end of our site. As a result, our website is now faster, more secure, and stable. The Evolve tech team is extremely responsive, and I receive a monthly report detailing the work that was performed. If your company relies on your website as its #1 marketing tool, I recommend investing in the WMP to ensure you’re protecting your most valuable marketing asset.”

Sean Sullivan Marketing Director, Redpath CPA’s