WEBSITE DESIGN FAQ
Do i really need a website and what would it do for me?
A website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available to you, think of it as a store front on a global level, open 24 hours a days, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Secondly, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home and in their own time. Your website empowers your current customers and maximises marketing potential for future ones. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.
DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF MY WEBSITE LOOKS DATED?
When you receive a visitor to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing, easy to navigate and offers useful information. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DESIGN MY WEBSITE?
This purely depends on the size of the website and the requirements. On average we can complete your website from start to completion in 3-4 weeks. If it is particularly urgent, please contact us and we may be able to work something out.
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT PROCESS WORK FOR A NEW WEBSITE?
We require a 50% deposit upfront with the balance payable on the day of completion/launch
ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE DESIGN, WHO OWNS THE WEBSITE?
Once the final payment is received, you will receive 100% ownership of your Website. We will make all the files available for you.
I ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE BUT I WANT A NEW DESIGN. CAN YOU HELP?
Absolutely! we can analyse your current website, discuss your goals, and redesign your website according to your requests.
What is SEo?
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the art and science of making a website highly searchable by search engines like Google and Bing. There are several factors that play into making a website search engine optimized. There is optimization that is done directly on the website by creating unique and powerful content, highly searchable keywords, website structure, website design and site speed. Then there is SEO that is done off of the website. This could be social networking websites, links back to your site from other websites and internet marketing. Both of these factors work hand in hand and put all together make a very powerful search engine optimized website.
What is on Site SEO?
SEO is one of the most important factors of having a website online. On-site SEO means before we submit your website to search engines, we prepare each page on your site with the proper codes and keywords needed in several areas behind the scenes and on screen to be highly searchable. This is a process that must be researched and analyzed to be done properly because each business is specific and different in their own ways. We want search engines to recognize you for your services and products and not confuse you for something you didn’t intend. Search Engines are Robots and must be properly informed.
My business isn't in your city. can you still build my website?
Yes. Although we prefer a face to face relationship with our clients, we can still easily do projects regardless of the client's physical location.
once my website is live, what do i have to do to maintain it?
The site needs to be marketed on an ongoing basis. Fresh information also needs to be put into the site to keep it up-to-date and interesting. If you sign-up for the maintenance contract, we will update the website as and when it is needed and content is provided by you. You also need to monitor the website traffic, analyse the keywords that are being used to reach your website, where and what time of the day the traffic is good or bad and act on it to improve them. You need to monitor any emails or requests that are generated by the visitors of your website and reply to them as soon as possible. Early replies give your business a good image.
Website hosting, email hosting and the domain registration renewals are the minimum annual costs for any website. If it is an e-commerce website which accepts data via secure forms, you need to renew SSL certificate on yearly basis, unless you purchase it for multiple years. If your website is very popular and exceeds the allocated bandwidth, there may be additional bandwidth fees. Some website owners prefer to market their site more proactively, make regular updates, send email newsletters etc. Ongoing costs depend on exactly how you wish to use your website.