Anyone can claim to design a website. We have been designing, developing and hosting websites since 1996. We also ran BBS (bulletin board system) servers, the "grandfather" of the Internet even before that.

McGallen & Bolden - digital pioneer

McGallen & Bolden - digital pioneer

Netcraft offers a site rank and testing tool you can check any website and its age. How old is a PR or digital marketing agency on the Internet? Find out!

McGallen.com is in existence since 1996 - here is the ironclad proof from Netcraft, showing we are a pioneering tech PR agency. How old is any agency you are evaluating? Find out for yourself!

Proof that our domain "mcgallen.com" existed since 1996

SEO-centric

Our websites are fast, secure, have good SEO (search engine optimization), and highly optimized graphics. Our videos are hosted professionally for good streaming. We are great content developers to help you with blogs for improving your website's SEO. We also help you set up CDNs (content delivery network) to push the speed even faster. A fast website not only helps your website get found on Google and other search engines, but help your customers STAY and RETURN again and again (i.e. low bounce rates).

Cybersecurity for Web & E-commerce

More than that, our team are sysadmins and network administrators, so that we know how to configure the web server for the optimal performance and security for your sake. There are web designers everywhere, but not many sysadmins who manage web servers who will also develop your websites for you. We have been web and Cybersecurity pioneers since 1996, developing backend admin, databases, security configuration, and even cybersecurity server devices (e.g. NetJanus email security appliance on BSD UNIX).

Mobile-readiness

More and more people especially in Asia Pacific, are looking at content FIRST on their smartphones (perhaps 70% or more, rather than PCs and laptops), with video as a medium of choice, and buy products on them as well.

Depending on your budget, we can help you develop these mobile apps:

  • Web apps (viewable on ANY phone, with URL or QR code). This is the most affordable option compatible with Apple iPhone or Android. Increasingly, consumers are removing apps on their smartphones (especially the Gen Z and Y audiences), and so web apps are ideal.
  • Android apps (downloadable on Google Play)
  • Android/Web Event apps (Android or web, for your trade event, conference, seminar, and so on, with event agenda, attendee chats, polls, maps, etc)
  • iOS apps (for iPhone and iPad) - Most expensive to develop due to strict Apple rules.

These are the basic functions we can build into the Android app for you (we can build in more, just talk to us):

  • Text content (about your company, etc)
  • Products and Services
  • Video
  • Music/Audio
  • Photos
  • Events
  • RSS - News (press releases, blog articles, etc)
  • People (key personnel in your company)
  • URLs (website links)
  • Facebook and social media integration
  • FAQs (frequently asked questions)
  • Business hours
  • Contact (via phone, mail or message)
  • Review
  • Loyalty card
  • Push messaging
  • QR scanner
  • Map integration (location based services)
  • Analytics

3 Litmus Tests for a Website

Put a website (e.g. an agency you are evaluating, or your own) to these 3 tests, for SEO (PageSpeed & YSlow), Security (SSL test), and UX (user experience). We can help your website get up to speed, just like we did for our own.

The GTmetrix test is great to find out how optimized your website is for SEO. Bad scores, slow load times, big web page sizes, and hundreds of server requests, all penalize your website for SEO.

20170523 GTmetrix.com test on mcgallen.com

GTmetrix PageSpeed & YSlow scores

If a website is still NOT on SSL, your customers may NOT be able to see your website at all! It also means you score low on security and SEO. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the minimum standard for a corporate website, and especially an e-commerce site. The Qualys SSL test is great in establishing if your website has the right set up for security.

20170523 Qualys SSL test on mcgallen.com

Scores on SSL tests

Is your website effective and user-friendly? For example, can your website by viewed by mobile and other users? How satisfying is the User Experience (UX)? Is your website marketed well? Is the technology sufficient? The fascinating Nibbler test is a good starting point.

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Fast, Secure, Mobile-friendly, and Wallet-friendly

While most professional website design firms charge high fees (you can use this calculator as a gauge), we pride ourselves as professionals with a heart. We will work with you so that you get a website that is fast, secure and mobile-friendly, and remain within a decent budget.

Here are some screengrabs of some recent website related projects.

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ecommerce

Fast and secure websites for SEO

Fast and secure websites for SEO

VillageSmith laser engraving , 4 leaf clover and custom gifts company website at gemworks.com

E-Commerce ready with PayPal and WhatsApp

multi-lingual website creation

bi-lingual website creation (EN and CN)

microsite creation and video content

microsite creation and video content

Web Development Pioneers

Here are some antiquity to show you that we have been there in the first place, when commercial Internet began in the 1990s:

True Internet pioneer since 1996 - award-winning Global Asia content site in the early days of the Internet

True Internet pioneer since 1996 - award-winning Global Asia content site in the early days of the Internet

Brands big and small used our web design and hosting since 1996

Brands big and small used our web design and hosting since 1996

Get your brand found today with a good quality website! And if you need to sell products, we can help you set up an ecommerce site too! Contact us!

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