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Website Design Devon - FAQs

  1. I have a website with few visitors or business and do not appear in the search engine results. Why ?
  2. Why do I need a website designer ?
  3. What is a domain name ?
  4. How much will it cost ?
  5. Can I sell my products online without a credit card agreement or a card payment machine ?
  6. Can Alpha Websites provide website hosting ?
  7. What about a business email address ?
  8. Can a website be built and left without further alteration and still be successful ?
  9. Can I edit my own website ?
  10. Who owns my website ?
  11. What happens after my website goes live ?
  12. I would like to proceed with your services, what happens next ?

 

  1. I have a website with very few visitors / business and it does not appear in the search engine results. Why ?
    This is usually due to poorly designed web pages, bad navigation, little or no optimisation and no incoming links. Solution .... We can re-design and optimise your pages for high search engine visibility.
  2. Why do I need a website designer ?
    There many free website programmes available which enable you to build your own website or business owners sometimes resort to engaging the services of an enthusiastic amateur or friend. This will give a certain web presence, but almost always produces a site which is ' invisible' to both search engines and prospective customers. Your website is the shop front of your business, make it a good one!
  3. What is a domain name ?
    This the name by which your business and website will be known and found on the internet, ours is www.alphawebsites.co.uk. Each page on a website is known by a URL, which is joined to your domain name, this page is www.alphawebsites.co.uk/website-design-devon.html.
  4. How much will it cost ?
    A difficult question to answer! This depends upon the size of the website, whether the client provides images and text, if a shopping cart is required etc. etc. We charge an hourly rate plus hosting which starts at £39.95/annum, domain names £12.00 for two years. An estimate of fees will be provided after the initial consultation.
  5. Can I sell my products online without a credit card agreement or a card payment machine ?
    Yes, this can be done by subscribing to Paypal and integrating with a shopping cart, no need for an expensive credit card merchant agreement. Read more about ecommerce here.
  6. Can Alpha Websites provide website hosting ?
    Although we do not host the websites ourselves, we can provide extremely cost effective hosting plans with many features. Full details here - website hosting
  7. What about a business email address ?
    Free email addresses are available with each hosting package and domain name. This enhances the professional appearance of your company. You can have anything@yourdomain.com
  8. Can a website be built and left without further alteration and still be successful ?
    Probably not. Search engines are looking for fresh, relevant content and incoming links from websites with related content. Search engine optimisation and link building are on-going processes and the search engines periodically change the way they assess website content. Websites that initially rank well, often slip down the rankings if if left unattended. See search engine optimisation for further details.
  9. Can I edit my own website ?
    Our websites are built using search engine friendly 'html' code. Most content management systems, which allow someone other than the website designer to edit the content, use other more complex code. Although by no means invisible to search engines, the structure of these web pages tends to 'dilute' the relevant content and result in lower search engine rankings. Business owners understandably raise concerns regarding the running cost of a website, but if you regard your site as being the online shop window for your business, wouldn't want it to be as efficient as possible. Running a website is advertising and should be treated as a part of that budget, how many business owners design and publish their own magazine adverts? Partial editing can be provided in certain circumstances and we would be happy to advise.
  10. Who owns my website ?
    You, the client are the owners of the images and text supplied by yourselves and domain name. Alpha Websites retain the copyright and ownership of the graphics, site layout and navigation until all outstanding monies are paid by the client to Alpha Websites, when they are transferred to the sole copyright of the client.
  11. What happens after my website goes live ?
    Alpha websites will test and ensure the efficient functioning of your new website, and if required, will provide training to the client relating to taking online payments and setting up a business email address. You may also choose to purchase one of our monthly seo packages or simply pay for future updates on an individual basis. We always try to encourage our clients to be partners in the ongoing development of their online business, working together with the designer to build a significant presence in the search engine results.
  12. I would like to proceed with your services, what happens next ?
    Call David on 01548 830872 or email: ,initial 30 minute consultation is free and we provide free estimates with no obligation . We will not build your website and abandon you. Ongoing, personal service is a priority.

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