There is always questions about website design.  We have listed a few frequent asked questions here to help you out.

 

Costs

 

  • How much does it cost to design a website?
    • Unfortunately, because of the custom nature of our work that's a difficult one to answer. Each project is unique and is different for each client. While our minimum fee for a project is $100.00, some projects have exceeded $5,000. Your needs and goals will determine the cost and complexity of a project. Larger and complex sites obviously will cost more than a simple and small “brochure” site. For all but the most complex projects we will provide a free estimate that will outline the work to be performed and the number of hours we anticipate it taking to complete.
  • Does the cost include a domain name?
    • The price will cover the cost of a domain name for one year.  Domain names have to be renewed each year, but you have the option to pay more for a longer period of time.  The average cost of renewal is $15.00 per year.
  • Do I need to purchase my own hosting?
    • We can include that in our pricing plan.  If you decide to purchase your own, you will be responsible for more items.  We will discuss during the consultation what you would need if you want to host your own.
  • Can I get you to update my site a few times a year or even weekly?
    • Of course you can.  There are several options to choose from.  You can update the site yourself (you have full access), you can pay a quarterly fee to have us do your updates, or you can pay as you need changes.  We like to give you options so you can decide what is best for you.

 

Access

 

  • Will I have a copy of all the files and have complete access to my site?
    • Of course you will.  You own the site and the work that is done.  If you are hosting the website with us, we will provide ftp access on request.

 

Scripts

 

  • Can I install scripts on my site?
    • Yes you can.  If you are hosting the site with us, we can help consult with you on issues you may have.  You can also pay us a one time fee to install the script for you.  We only charge the amount of time it takes to do the install.
  • Can you setup a WordPress website?
    • Yes we can install it, do the setup, and host it for you.  Due to how easy WordPress is, we generally keep the price very low.
  • Can you setup a content driven website for me?
    • We can install Drupal, Joomla, or any other Content Management software onto your website.

 

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

 

  • What is Search Engine Optimization or SEO?
    • SEO stands for search engine optimization. It refers to techniques that help your website rank higher in organic search results, making your website more visible to people who are looking for your brand, product, or service via search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • Do I have to pay Google to show up on their site?
    • No that is free.  The only issue is that you have no way to tell how far down on the list your website will show up.  A example would be if someone searched for "Canada Tent Camping".  If you are on page 10 on the search for that item, the person may never know your website exists.  Search Engine Optimization is a way to help improve your chances and help bring you closer to the top of the list.
  • Is there a way to guarantee me a top 10 listing on Google or any other search engine?
    • No there is not.  We do not own any of the search engines and they change their methods often.  There are things we can do to help move you higher on the list, but that does not mean you will be in the top 10.  Any company that says they can promise you that is not a company you want to deal with.

 

For any other questions, contact us and we will give you a free consultation.

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