How long does the build process take ?
That really depends on the type and complexity of the website. But typically , for a good looking 5 or 6 page website , built just for you the way you want it , probably around 2-3 weeks if things go smoothly and you pass us the relevant content in a timely manner. The clearer you are in regards to the look and feel of the website you’d like, the quicker things will go, as we’ll spend less time setting up mock ups for you to approve. We strongly advise you to have a look around the web and identify at sites and elements that appeal to you , whilst we won’t ever copy a site exactly , we can reproduce elements and colour schemes that you like.
Will the site be SEO friendly ?
Yes , it will. WordPress websites do very well in terms of ranking on search engines. We don’t offer a full SEO service , but we will add basic search engine-friendly keywords in the title bar and alternate text on images.
Almost every client would like their website to rank high in search engine results for selected keywords, yet search engine results are determined by a multitude of constantly changing factors. These include constantly changing search algorithms of third party search engines such as Google and Yahoo, and also the amount and quality of competitors on the Web. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a search engine ranking.
It’s at this point were going to give you some very important information about search engine rankings. Unique , relevant content that’s engaging , interesting and on target for your audience is THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR in your site receiving a good placement in search engines like Google. No amount of SEO smoke and mirrors , snake oil or Keyword tweaking can replace , honest , unique and engaging content. Content Is king !
How do we get started ?
After our initial contact and discussion , if you’d like us to proceed , we’ll ask you to return a signed copy of our TOS (terms of service) Either signed by you or by an authorised person acting on your behalf.
Well ask you to submit some information to us via email that outlines the design look and feel that you require , this should include colour scheme preferences , general layout of the home page and details of any specific functionality that is required. The more information you can supply , the smoother it all goes.
Also , you must make available any logos and any other element/elements that may be required in the initial design phase.
After that , we get to work and will advise you when the first draft is available for you to view , from that point on we will make changes at your request and when you’re happy with the design , we’ll go live.
Full payment will be due before the site is deployed at your domain name.
Can i edit pages myself ?
Yes , you can. Using the WordPress admin area it’s easy to add or edit content as and when you choose and you won’t feel trapped with a webdesign company that locks you out.
With choices of static pages , posts , image galleries , social media linking , forms , location maps and much more, there’s very little you couldn’t achieve.
If you don’t have the time to learn some basics and would rather we take care of that for you , our ‘Content update service’ is fast and efficient. We carry out 80% of requested content changes in under 8 hours, in some cases , it’ll be less than an hour ! . It’s fast and affordable when compared to taking up valuable staff time and we charge very reasonable hourly rates.