Web Design & SEO Services
Web Design FAQ
What is the process once I have asked you to proceed with creating my website?
What do you need from me to create my website?
Within the documentation that I would email to you, this would highlight information that I require from you including;
- Any websites that you like, such as the design, structure, functionality etc.
- A summary of your website intention e.g. a photography portfolio, to sell jewellery online, to create a travelling blog etc.
- How many and what pages you would like including.
- Any media that you would like including such as; images, MP3 music, youtube videos etc. If you do not have any media to include
foryour website, please see my website optional extras for further information.
- Any colour preference for your website
- Any logo/ branding for your website.
- All the written content for your website pages. If you do not have any written content to include
foryour website, please see my website copywriting optional extra.
forany social media accounts that you would like including in your website. If you do not currently have any professional social media accounts, please see my website social media start-up optional extra.
- Whether you would like any optional extras included with your package. This can include; additional pages, assistance with sourcing media, images, providing written content, assistance with social media etc. Click here for further information on WordPress website and bespoke website optional extras available
What Happens Next?
Once your website design is complete, I would test all the pages, keeeping in touch with you via email to request feedback and any final alterations. At this stage, final payment of the invoice would be required.
Once payment has been received, I would email to you all the details for your website; username, password, and also for your hosting and any email accounts created. I would also email to you a sheet of tips on using the WordPress admin dashboard, so that you can confidently keep your website updated with new blog posts, images etc. (This would only apply to websites created using WordPress).
If website updates are not something that you would be interested in doing, I can offer you a reasonable hourly rate, upon completion of your website, for any updates/ maintenance required.
Can I Access My Website Once You Have Finished Creating It?
I dont need an online shop at the moment, but if I change my mind, can I upgrade my website at a later date?
I dont have time to write content for my website, can you write the website copy for me?
I would like to place my order, how do I do that?
All orders, whether for a new website, maintenance/ upgrades carried out on an existing website, or SEO freelance work, are placed through email.
To place your order, please complete online website questionnaire with as much detail about what you would like as possible, along with any optional extras that may be required.
Or email me directly at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Following this, I will reply to you with further information and instruction, along with either a quote/ invoice, based on your initial email. Our payment policy is 50% of the invoice is required in advance, the remaining 50% is required upon completion of your project. Details of payment methods are found on the invoice.
I understand that SEO can be a little confusing to understand, and so I have included below some common questions regarding SEO.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. There are many facets, techniques and features with SEO, but the main intention is to optimise your website so that it appears high in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP’s), such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. SEO can be broken down into two main areas; on-page SEO and off-page SEO.
What Is On-Page SEO?
On-page SEO involves everything that occurs on all of your website pages. When a “GoogleBot” crawls your website page, you can help to share what your website is about, by including keywords and phrases in part of your website code, such as; meta titles, descriptions, meta keywords, image alt tags, h1, h2, h3 tags etc. Utilising keywords throughout your website content is another key factor for SEO. The trick is to use phrases that users may input into a search engine, so that your website appears in the search engine rankings, and users can find you.
What Is Off-Page SEO?
Off-page SEO occurs away from your website, and mainly includes link building. This is where blogging and using social media can greatly assist with the performance of your website with SEO. Search Engines such as Google prefer websites which have many links linking to them, as it builds their credibility and trust.
What Is Meant By "White Hat" and "Black Hat" SEO?
There are different methods to achieve SEO results for your website. By using “white hat” techniques, these consist of the correct methods that follow Google’s SEO rulebook, such as those listed above in oon-page and off-page SEO. Some SEO consultants incorporate “black hat” SEO, which is seen as the dirty side of SEO. These are known to artifically inflate rankings, for e.g. by buying links to your website rather than earning them. Black Hat SEO is all about the short term gain, and where it may get you high in SERP’s quickly, some websites have been known of getting black listed by using “black hat” SEO.
How Long Will It Take For My Website To Show Up In Google Searches?
This mainly depends on the level of competition that you have, in relation to the keywords that you are targeting. For e.g. the keyword “handmade jewellery”, may experience quite alot of competition as this is a very broad term. However by specifying keywords (long tail searches), and perhaps including your location, can greatly assist you for ranking higher. For e.g. “Handmade Macrame Jewellery York”. You can usually achieve ranking in search engines for your brand name after a few weeks of indexing the website. Ranking for other keywords may take 6-12 months to appear in SERP’s. Search engines favour websites with an “aged domain”, so basically the longer that you have your website for, the higher the chance that it will appear in SERP’s. Finally, search engines like websites which have been edited, and are continually being updated. This shows to search engines that a website is current, and the best way to achieve this is by having a blog page on your website.