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How much does a website cost? It must be expensive…

One size does not fit all!

These are common questions and comments we hear regularly.  In actual practice all website services are custom. The cost depends on what you need. We work with small business owners who need a small website designed (1-8 pages) or larger websites with custom development and integration.  Simple and small means less time invested therefore less cost.

Many clients want just maintenance or a one off fix for an existing website. That is ok too.  A reputable company can advise on what services may actually benefit you instead of up selling you.

Web designers have a set unique of skills. It is our job to advise and practice many topics including; graphic design, development, domains and dns, hosting, seo,  security, email marketing, social media,  web advertising, current trends and technologies, blogging and so much more.  With years of experience in the field and practical knowledge we can quote on projects of any size.  We advise on marketing strategies that work!

On Page SEO

Proper on-page SEO isn’t about gaming or trying to trick the search engines. It’s about making sure that the content on the page or post can be easily interpreted. ex.

Using a URL that includes a keyword

Including your primary keyword in the title

Naturally using your keyword within the first few hundred words

Not overusing your keyword in the remaining text

Keeping your content relevant, on-topic and easy to read

Linking to relevant off-site content

Including relevant and optimized images & videos

Filling out a relevant and interesting meta description

Making sure your page is mobile friendly

and more….

How long does a website design project take?

The timeline can vary, we usually allow 1.5 months design/ development time depending on the complexity of functionality. If it is a smaller website with few functional elements, it can be done faster.  A more functional website including custom programming can take 3-6 months once the scope of project has been laid out.

Tip: If the website text content is prepared in advance for each page, the project will go much quicker.

Business Marketing is an Integrated Process

When business owners approach needing a website, we often ask about the other marketing initiatives.  The small business owner has a limited budget to implement many things. Our purpose is not to upsell the client but to provide a consistent company image and make sure all the separate marketing pieces fit together properly.

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Website Lifespan

Here are a couple of thoughts on website lifespan;

What is the lifespan of a website?  2-3 years

Why?  In the ever changing world of the internet, the technology changes quickly and without notice.

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