The process of developing an effective and outstanding business website is no simple task. Nevertheless, we try to make your website design as painless as possible by asking the right questions up front to make sure your project is a good fit.
How long does it take to build a website?
For most web development companies, the turnaround time for website development is usually 8-16 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your site. With our process, we can design an awesome 5-page WordPress website for you in just one business day in our 1 Day Website building experience! We do the WordPress installation a few days in advance, and there may be some things we will tidy up the day after, but in general, you will come in with nothing and leave with a completed website by the end of the day!
Who builds the website and does the coding?
A lot of companies use offshore development teams to increase their profits. With Bizzy Bizzy, your website will be made 100% in the USA, guaranteed. All of our development work is done by our Madison-area WordPress web designers and in-house staff.
What happens when the website is done?
We want you to have total control of your site, so once your website is complete, you may make ongoing changes and updates yourself through the WordPress content management system. Alternatively, you can hire a WordPress web developer to manage your site and make changes and updates, but there is no required ongoing commitment to use our services.
Are there ongoing costs associated with having a website?
It’s important to understand the various ongoing costs for having a website. The amount you spend every month or year largely depends on how much you plan to do yourself versus hiring out help and how fancy your website is. Even though WordPress is a free open source software, you will have third-party website hosting and domain fees. You may opt to have an SSL certificiate, Securi or Sitelock for security monitoring. E-commerce web sites (online stores) will have more ongoing costs, including SSL certificates, merchant account and payment gateway costs. Websites that have special booking features, membership websites or other special functionality may also require ongoing WordPress premium plug-in costs. All these fees are external, third party fees.
As for maintenance, your WordPress software needs to be updated multiple times per year. We always recommend to plan on spending at least 15% of your total website build fee per year on maintenance. So if your website cost $3500, you should budget at least $525 / year for upgrading software and other technical support.
To improve your Google ranking and get more leads from your website, you’ll want to leverage content marketing and search engine optimization techniques. These take a lot of time, money or both, but they will drastically improve the performance and value of your website.
Will my website be viewable on phones and tablets?
Yes, your website will be completely optimized for and functional on tablets and cell phones. All our websites are built using “responsive website design” (one website that resizes itself based on the size of computer monitor or screen). Read this article on responsive website design to learn how important mobile friendly websites are.
Will people be able to find my website on Google and other search engines?
The simple answer is yes. Yes, search engines will find your website, but how high they will rank it depends on dozens of factors. WordPress is an extremely SEO-friendly content management system. Your website will be optimized for search engines and “web robots” by including pertinent page titles, alternative tags (alt tags), meta data descriptions, text keywords, search-engine-friendly URLs, a tableless design, and other techniques. All important text will be “live text” rather than image-based text. No Flash will be used unless specifically requested. In addition, we will install Google Analytics so you can track website visits and where traffic is coming from. This is all a part of our standard website development process.
For a deeper understanding of search engine optimization, please review our our blog articles on seo.
If you are interested in DIY SEO (do-it-yourself search engine optimization), click to learn more about our WordPress training programs.
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