About

I founded Thencan Designs to help your small business get more local customers. Let’s do this! ๐Ÿ’ช

Thencan: Origin word of “thoughtful.”

I chose Thencan as the name of my business because I wanted to make thoughtful websites.

After building websites for a while, I realized that small business owners need more than just a thoughtful website.

They needed More TLC: Traffic, Leads, and Clients.

I love solving problems and I’ve gone down every rabbit hole to serve my clients better. From Google Business Profiles to Local SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization to Email Marketing, PPC to Local Service Ads – if it will help my clients get more business, I’ll master it.

Sick of working with giant digital marketing agencies that forget about you after you’ve signed a contract? Try working with a regular dude that actually lives in Bend.

Sam Sarsten, Owner + Local Business Lead Generation Specialist

Sam Sarsten, Thencan Designs | Bend Web Design Owner, thinking about life before he learned so much about website conversion and local SEO.
Web Designer in Bend, Oregon ๐Ÿ”๏ธ
Locally Serving all of Central Oregon ๐ŸŒฒ
(Digitally Serving Everyone Else ๐ŸŒŽ)

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Get Real Results for Your Central Oregon Business

What we've accomplished for our clients:

  • First result on Google
  • Google Business Profile Map Pack
  • Relocated digital presence to Bend
  • Real paying clients within weeks of site launch
  • Beautiful, mobile-friendly sites (like you see behind) ๐Ÿ‘‰

Thencan Designs

More TLC: Traffic, Leads, Clients.

Some kind words from our lovely clients. What will you say?

Scott @ TVC
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Sam redid our website and got it up and running about 2 months ago. Wow, what a difference a nice website does for your company. We have got a handful of new business right after the website went live and it's still rolling in. We should have worked with Sam years ago.
Scott Higdon
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Sam redid our website and got it up and running about 2 months ago. Wow, what a difference a nice website does for your company. We have got a handful of new business right after the website went live and it's still rolling in. We should have worked with Sam years ago.
Frank @ Changing Patterns
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Sam came to our office and helped set up our DNS correctly for the new website for Changing Patterns. He explained what he was doing clearly and his service was impeccable. Highly recommend!!!
Frank Patka
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Sam came to our office and helped set up our DNS correctly for the new website for Changing Patterns. He explained what he was doing clearly and his service was impeccable. Highly recommend!!!
John @ Sploot
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I hired Sam at Thencan Designs to create a website for my small business. His business is new but I found him quite knowledgeable, got the website I wanted and found him enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend Thencan Designs for anyone seeking exceptional web design services.
John McLerran
Owner
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I hired Sam at Thencan Designs to create a website for my small business. His business is new but I found him quite knowledgeable, got the website I wanted and found him enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend Thencan Designs for anyone seeking exceptional web design services.
John @ Sploot
John McLerran
Owner
Ben @ Bens Backflow
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Sam is very professional and a joy to work with! I love the new website. I highly recommend his services.
Ben Enebo
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Sam is very professional and a joy to work with! I love the new website. I highly recommend his services.
Alex @ Alex Tretbar
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Sam helped tighten and clarify my website, and his assistance in troubleshooting a highly specific and complicated problem was invaluable. I will continue to seek his help whenever I run into new issues with my website.
Alex Tretbar
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Sam helped tighten and clarify my website, and his assistance in troubleshooting a highly specific and complicated problem was invaluable. I will continue to seek his help whenever I run into new issues with my website.
Alex @ Alex Tretbar
Alex Tretbar
Angie @ Bookend
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Sam is fantastic to work with! Great communication and his SEO work was very thorough!
Angie Isaacs
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Sam is fantastic to work with! Great communication and his SEO work was very thorough!
Jaime @ Nurtured
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After 2 years of running my own website, my business was ready to level up! Sam not only built a beautiful website, he has the ability to work in a way that reflects everything my heart and business is... and my SEO... to the top!
Jaime Collado
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After 2 years of running my own website, my business was ready to level up! Sam not only built a beautiful website, he has the ability to work in a way that reflects everything my heart and business is... and my SEO... to the top!
Jaime @ Nurtured
Jaime Collado
Abby @ Symplexi
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Sam was excellent and so easy to work with. I found his knowledge and his way of clearly explaining the process and the why behind it invaluable. I would definitely recommend Thencan Designs!
Abby Gorman
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Sam was excellent and so easy to work with. I found his knowledge and his way of clearly explaining the process and the why behind it invaluable. I would definitely recommend Thencan Designs!
Javan @ TVC
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Professional, prompt, and well organized. Highly recommend!
Javan Shull
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Professional, prompt, and well organized. Highly recommend!

The proven path to More TLC: Traffic, Leads, Clients

Stop Waiting to Level Up

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Get a site in as little as 30 days

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Work directly with the owner

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Get exactly what your business needs

STEP 1
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Sit Down

Over coffee (or digitally) to discuss your business, your goals, and how we can make that happen online

STEP 2
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Strategize

Based on your goals, we will create a strategy to help you get More TLC using keyword research and competitive analysis

STEP 3
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Design

Now it's time to design something that is absolutely amazing and that perfectly reflects your brand and attracts your ideal customer

STEP 4
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Launch

Launch your site and make sure it's ready to collect leads and turn them into paying clients

STEP 5
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Grow

A website is not a billboard! By utilizing one of our digital marketing plans, you can keep ranking higher, getting more visitors, collecting more leads, and converting them into more paying clients

Not ready to commit yet?

SEO Check-up

$100

What do you get?

  • I go through your website and Google Business Profile to make sure you're following best Search Engine Optimization practices.
  • 15-point scorecard evaluating your technical SEO.
  • A video that reviews suggestions for your top SEO action items.

How long does it take?

Just the amount of time it takes to fill out the form and send the appropriate credentials.

 

* I prefer to review WordPress sites, however, I've reviewed Wix, Squarespace, and SquareUp sites before.

Not all businesses qualify for local SEO services, we'll be in touch within 1-2 business days with more details!
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