Constantly update your content: if you want more traffic, you have to continuously update your content. People will not visit your websites if they do not have good and high quality content. Without a constant update, there will not be any returning visitors as well.
Apply good design and layout: if your website is messy on its designs and navigations then visitors will leave at the very moment they arrive on your website. Make sure you apply good design, content-focused with proper color schemes.
You should exist more than having a website and a contact form. Preferably put up a phone number and an email address. Get a toll free number if you need to and have it forward to your cell phone. Show your office address, a physical location that someone could look up on a map and find. If you work from home, consider getting a PO Box, but get one that has an address instead of a box number (I think UPS is starting to do this).
But branding is expensive. Let's look at the numbers, something we hope will become second nature to you as you consider paying for advertising. The average banner ad is sold on the basis of CPM (cost per thousand "impressions" or "page views"), a metric inherited from traditional advertising media. The current average cost of banner ads is $35 CPM, or $35 for each 1,000 people who see your ad. Each "impression" at this rate would cost you 3.5 cents. (Another acronym you might run across is ROS, which stands for Run of Site, meaning displaying a banner ad at random throughout a particular website.)
I think brilie54 you should use the logo design guildlines provided by nhgnikole to make sure that the lucky contest winner will provide you the logo in vector graphics (file format should be EPS, AI, CDR or SWF), b&w inverted, in proper color schemes and system for printing (CMYK) etc. (some of the contestants have already done that), etc.
Sup guys. My dad owns a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco. We have a website, but nobody go to our website much. We want more people check out our site because we spent alot of money to make it look nice and cool. I'm too busy to learn how to do it, and my dad doesn't know anything about it. So we want to find a web design company in San Francisco. Our budget is about $xxx. Any help