Website Design & Development

How much does a website cost?

Website costs depend on your needs. Although I do have a set price for a Small Business Website (a simple, 4-page website), the final cost of other kind of websites will vary from user to user. Website's come with many different functionalities and your requests play a big part on the final cost. If you require a Small Business Website, please contact me for the price.

For example: a customer who wants a website with a few pages and nothing else, will pay less than a customer who wants a website with full e-commerce functionality and who also requires hosting. It requires more of my time and resources and therefore costs will increase.

Kindly let me know your requests, and I'll send you a quote.

How long will it take to build my website?

Again, this depends on your needs as well as demand. If you opt for my simple website option (4 pages), these can be completed within a week. More complex websites could take up to several months to finish. I put care and consideration into every website I make.

Your active responsiveness also plays a big part in the speed of which your website will be completed. I understand many of you are busy, and this is completely understandable. The sooner I get information from you, the sooner I can continue to build your awesome website. 😆

Who provides the website content?

That would hopefully be you! The more content coming from you, the better. It is your website. However, if you're new to it all and are having a tough time, I have you covered. I can help create your business from the ground up: brand identity, logo and website content. Of course, additional costs will be applied for the extra content.

Can I update the website myself?

The basic answer is yes. Because ultimately, it is your website.

However, if you have chosen for me to host your website, then this includes free updates from me. With my hosting plan, I include backups, security and management of your website. If you choose only for me to make your website where you host it yourself or with another hosting company, then I will not be responsible for any breakages or security problems which you may encounter.

I highly recommend that you let me update the website for you, that way, you can be sure there will be no breakages on the website.

If you really want to update the website yourself, then I can make customized tutorials specific to your website explaining how to do it.

I already have a website, can you fix/improve it?

What I cannot do is improve your site in its current form. What I can do, is build you a brand new website from the ground up.

The reason for this is that many developers have different coding methods. In the past, it has taken me a very long time to sift through code and identify website's problems. It can be very time-consuming and cheaper for you to just build a brand-spanking, beautiful-looking website with clean code.

Do I have to live near you?

Absolutely not! I have clients around the world. The good thing about the web nowadays is the ability to communicate from anywhere 😀.

Search Engine Optimisation

What is SEO?

Search engine optimisation is more commonly known as its acronym SEO. Optimisation is the basis of all SEO practices. Once your brand's presence (website, content and social media platforms) is optimised across the internet, you increase its online visibility. Your website will find its way to the first page of the search engine results pages (SERPs). Your online customers will find your business much quicker too.

How does SEO work?

SEO is the practice of making changes to your online presence, particularly your website, making it more attractive to search engines like Google and Bing. Search engines crawl (or scan) your website to understand what it is about. The best SEO practices make sure it is easy for search engines to understand your website. SEO increases the quantity of organic website traffic and the quality of your site visitors at no additional cost. It doesn't include any paid media or placement and it excludes direct traffic. With a robust SEO strategy implemented on your website, Google will identify it as an authority site and point users in your site's direction.

How do I know which type of SEO I need?

There are a variety of factors that influence the creation of an optimisation plan. The simplest way to figure out the right approach for your online presence is to talk with a qualified SEO expert. A professional SEO company will be able to determine the best long-term SEO strategy for your business.

How much does it cost to implement SEO?

It's advisable to employ an experienced SEO agency or expert and this cost should be included in your marketing budget. The amount you should expect to pay is aligned to the scope of work needed to ensure success. A digital agency or SEO expert will charge after considering the project scope and once you have presented your predetermined expectations. 

Can I do SEO myself?

Yes, you can - it takes a bit of know-how and learning by trial and error, but it's possible to implement a basic SEO strategy across your website. However, SEO is time-consuming and to do it properly you need to consider both technical SEO and on-page SEO. What's more, you will need to keep up-to-date with the algorithms' changes to the various search engines.

What is technical SEO?

Technical SEO focuses on improving more complex and specialized aspects of your website. The goal here is to improve performance in organic search results while also assisting with user experience. Technical SEO often involves things like website speed optimization, crawlability, performance boosts, and addressing indexing issues and site errors.

How long does SEO take?

This is entirely dependent on your goals and the search campaign tactics you employ. Most SEO experts will estimate four to six months before you begin to see results. Bear in mind this is when you begin to see the results not when you achieve your identified goals.

Can you perform an SEO audit on my website?

Of course I can! I offer multiple levels of audits. My basic SEO audit offers insights into your optimisation and website performance. It gives me the opportunity to take a look under the hood and better understand what may be holding your site back. I also offer a more in-depth analysis that dives much deeper into the quality of your optimisation. This higher level audit benefits clients who have been doing SEO for a while and are looking to implement a more advanced strategy. Get a free SEO audit here.

Web Hosting & Management

What is a CDN?

CDN stands for Content Network Delivery; your images and other files necessary to display your website are stored on servers across the globe and loaded from the viewer's closest server, meaning faster load times for people viewing your website. Simply put, CDNs help speed up your website's loading speed.

If I want to change something on my website, can you do that for me?

That is correct! Included with the price is updates to your website that falls within an hour. If you want something changed, removing or adding, I'll do it for you! If you need extra functionality which is a little complex, then it may incur extra costs. But basic edits, that falls within an hour, to the website are completely free.  When your free hour is done, normal hourly rates apply.

Will you assist with setting up my email?

Yes, you can - it takes a bit of know-how and learning by trial and error, but it's possible to implement a basic SEO strategy across your website. However, SEO is time-consuming and to do it properly you need to consider both technical SEO and on-page SEO. What's more, you will need to keep up-to-date with the algorithms' changes to the various search engines.
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