:: Frequently Asked Web Design Questions ::
How much do you charge for websites?
Our firm develops websites in the range of $400 for beginner sites to $5,000 and upwards for major sites with extensive shopping cart systems, flash animation, programming or highly researched search engine optimization. Many small business websites range only from $500-$3000 on average, which is less than half the industry standard.
What Are SEO Services?What are seo services? If you’re hearing a lot of buzz about seo and don’t know much about it or exactly what it is, you need this information in order to use it to your advantage and be an effective presence on the Internet.
Your website is only useful and profitable if people find you and many people are looking to optimize their website because optimization equals more visitors to your website which can translate to more profit for you. SEO stands for search engine optimization. If you enhance or optimize your website you will be more easily found in the search engines. The big search engines have specific things that are taken into account when they decide who places in their rankings.
Search engines will often base their rankings on relevance and specific rules so if you conform to those rules in the way your website is set up, you can attain better rankings. A search engine might look at multiple factors when deciding who ranks first based on specific key words so when you optimize your website for specific key words or phrases, that’s how your potential customers or target audience can find you. SEO services companies are knowledgeable and skilled in these areas and can help you get the rankings that you want.
Marketing and SEO are not the same thing but they are similar. Some people know a little about marketing or a little about the Internet and how big sites like Yahoo or Google work. Those companies can help you do what it takes to reach more customers. By enlisting the help of a company such as Click Response.net, you can be more likely to reach your target audience.
There are various ways to get noticed online. PPC is an option for some. PPC stands for pay per click and involves advertising dollars that target specific key words. If you sell computers, you may choose to appear on the search pages for surfers who search on the word “computer”. This means that you pay each time someone searches based on that word, or based on a budget that you set with the search engine company.
Although you may get traffic, you are paying a hefty sum for it. SEO is free. SEO helps your website get noticed by people searching for your targeted key words and it’s a proven fact that this type of search results, known as organic instead of paid will be more likely to get you the kinds of visitors you want on your website which are targeted customers.
Search engine optimization makes your website attractive to the search engines so that you are going to be more likely to be found by potential customers. Another example would be targeting for your keywords and for the city you are located in.
SEO companies need to know what your targeted audience is so that they can help you. Selling computers from a retail store in Austin Texas means that you won’t look to target all computer buyers but your target of “computers in Austin” or “Texas computers” is something your SEO company can help you get optimized online for. SEO can yield great results and help your customers find you. There are many ways that an SEO services company can help you to get attention and get more sales.
My business isn't in your area, can you still build my website?
Our firm has developed websites for clients all over the United States, we can design a site for out of state clients just as easily as clients only five minutes from us.
How long will it take to complete my site?
Most websites can be developed in one to two weeks depending on the features required. We are capable of creating a professional site in as little as 24 hours when immediate promotion is needed.
I have a site already, but its not listed on Yahoo, MSN or Google. Why is that?
Many firms can design a website, but very few know how to achieve maximum results in getting your site listed in search engines (even the ones that claim that they can). 85%* of all Web site traffic and 70%** of all purchases online begin at a search engine like Yahoo or Google. Using our effective SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, our firm can help you achieve better rankings. Even if you have the best looking site online, it wont matter if people cant find it. If you're not on the first page of Yahoo, MSN or Google for at least one set of target keywords (practical keywords, not a search for your business name), you could be missing out on hundreds or even thousands of leads.
Let the facts speak for themselves: search for "Louisiana website design" in Google by clicking here and look at where Delta Creations ranks in competition with every firm across our entire state. Think about it: if other web design companies can't get their own company website in the top three spots, can you really expect them to get you the best results for your site? Many of our clients enjoy first-page results for their keywords, some achieve the #1 position for competitive keyword searches.
My (choose one) [Brother in Law / Nephew / Employee] says that they can design my site for free, why shouldn't I just let them design it?
Your business is more than likely a serious part of your life, so ask yourself something: Does the person who wants to design that site have an office, design experience, knowledge of internet marketing and web surfing trends? We have developed over 200 professional websites, we treat your business presence online as serious as we do our own. Most established design firms aren't getting their clients ranked well in Yahoo and Google, someone who isn't a full-time designer is even less likely to get you good results. Don't take chances if you want your business to grow, go with an experienced firm.
What should I be looking for when choosing a design firm?
When choosing a company to design your website, there are a number of important factors to consider. Keep these questions in mind when considering a particular firm:
How long has the company been in business?
Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau or similar organization?
Do they have a large portfolio with working sites that you can visit?
Does the company have positive client testimonials & links to their sites?
Do they have an office, and list their physical address on their website?
Do they have samples of how their clients rank well in search engines?
To answer our own suggested questions: We've designed over 190 sites since 2001, are members of the BBB, provide client testimonials, and can demonstrate concrete proof of how well our search engine optimization techniques work. All of our contact information and office location is available on our contact page.
How will I know if people are visiting my website?
Our firm recommends a hosting company that offers a free statistics program, which can show you how many people are visiting your site daily, what sites they came from, even the keywords they typed in at Google and Yahoo to find you.
What if I need to make changes to my website?
Most of the websites we develop can be edited on software that you can purchase from retail stores. If you host with a company we recommend, you can easily make edits to your site live with no need for additional software. You can make content changes yourself, or have our designers make them for you affordably.
How long will it be before I have visitors to my website?
Typically it can take anywhere from a week to several months before the major search engines (Yahoo, MSN, Google) list your site. There are paid programs that allow you to pay a fee for immediately inclusion, yet they are not mandatory. Our goal is to get you what is referred to as "organic" results, natural and positive ranking over time without you having to pay any type of ongoing fee.
*Georgia Institute of Technology **Jupiter Research