When is Local Really Local?

The Benefits of Choosing a Genuinely Local Web Design Firm

If you’re a small business owner in the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids area searching for a local web design company, you’ve probably come across numerous agencies claiming to be “local” in your search results. But how can you be sure those local web designers are actually located in your community?

At Team 218 Web Services, we’re proud to be a truly local web design and digital marketing agency based right here in North Liberty. We’re not a faceless website or call center pretending to have a local presence. Our team lives and works in the Iowa City area, allowing us to provide the personalized service and in-depth local knowledge you deserve.

The Harsh Reality of Fake “Local” Web Agencies

Unfortunately, the world of online marketing is rife with companies trying to game the system by creating localized website properties and Google listings for cities around the country and even the world. These “local” agencies are often based thousands of miles away, operating through third-party contractors or cheap overseas labor.

Overseas Vendors and Contractors Posing as Your Neighbors

While their websites may feature your city’s name and Stock photos of smiling people passing as “employees,” the reality is these companies have no true local footprint. They use spammy SEO tactics and deceptive listings to appear local, but provide no real connection to the communities they claim to serve.

No True Community Connection or Local Expertise

At best, working with one of these made-for-adwords agencies means you’ll never meet your web designer face-to-face. At worst, you may deal with constant turnovers, language barriers, lack of accountability, and ultimately an inferior product. Your hard-earned marketing dollars go straight out of state (or country), providing no benefit to the local economy.

The Benefits of Choosing a Genuinely Local Web Design Firm

When you partner with a genuinely local firm like Team 218, you can be confident you’re working with real people who understand the unique needs, culture, and market dynamics of Eastern Iowa businesses. Our web designers, developers, content creators, and digital marketers are your neighbors who take pride in helping local companies succeed online.

In-Person Collaboration and Accountability

More than a vendor, we’re an invested partner with a vested interest in seeing your business thrive. We can meet with you in person, get to know your company’s story, and craft authentic, results-driven solutions tailored specifically to your goals.

Supporting Your Community’s Economic Growth

The next time you need a new website, rebranding, digital marketing services or anything else to boost your online presence, choose an agency that’s truly local like Team 218 Web Services. Our amazing small team lives and breathes creativity and innovation to help Iowa companies grow. Call us today at 319-333-0815 to get started or visit our website.


About The Author

Team 218 Web ServicesHi, I'm Chuck Hersey, a partner at Team 218 Web Services and I created this content. I've been building websites and working with SEO projects for over 20 years. I started Team 218 in 2014 with a goal of offering quality, affordable websites to Iowa small businesses and nonprofit organizations. I wanted to provide a complete website package solution to make getting a website easy, fun and affordable.

You can contact me by email (puhpx@grnz218.pbz), our Contact Form or by text or phone at 319-333-0815.


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