Learn about some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve been asked about website design, development, and more. If you have a question to ask, please contact us and we’ll try answer your question as soon as possible!

Why does my business need a website?

Websites are extremely important in today’s markets where instant information is a necessity for earning a potential customer’s trust and attention. By having a unique, easy-to-use website online you gain a competitive advantage against any business who has no online presence, or against any who’s websites are cluttered, outdated and unusable.

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How much do websites cost?

Website design prices can vary quite dramatically depending on what you want on your website, how you want people to find you over the Internet, and how you want to expand your website in the future. We offer various Website Design Packages which will help you figure out the cost of your website development.

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How long does it take to make a website?

Website design timeframes vary between different projects, but for a fairly basic website with minimal features, you could probably expect to have a website up and running within a few weeks to a month. Other, more complex websites could take a few months to be professionally designed, created, tested and implemented correctly.

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How can I get onto Google’s first page?

Google, Yahoo and other search engines display results of searches performed by users in order to present the “most relevant” websites that they believe the visitor may be searching for. A developer can help to influence the positioning of a website in Google searches by developing or optimising the website in such a way as to make it clear to the search engine the importance of elements on a page. This can be done by in many ways, including optimising the content of a website or adding additional coding behind the scenes of the website. We handle this process as part of our SEO services.

How can I get more visitors to my website?

Well, the easiest way to get new visitors to your website is by using search engines to draw in targeted traffic. You can read how to do this above. Secondly, you could try taking out paid advertisements on search engines to ensure #1 spot listings, or you could try advertising on social networks such as Facebook.

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?

Search Engine Optimisation is the process of making a website's content and structure optimised in a way that can effectively increase the website's search engine ranking and search engine listing. We can help you by either redesigning your current website to be more search engine friendly, or incorporate it into a brand new website for your business.

Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing, use automated software known as "crawlers" to search millions of website on the World Wide Web in order to find content to include on their databases, which is then searched when visitors to the search engine's website (eg Google.com) search for a certain phrase.

When these search engine crawlers find your website, they don't see images, flash documents (usually those interactive websites with images jumping all over the place), and in most cases they won't really acknowledge 75% of your website's content. This is why it's extremely important to have legible, content-rich text on your pages and emphasise the important content on your website. There are many ways to do this when it comes to really improving a website's rankings, which is where we come in.

What is a CMS (Content Management System)?

Content Management Systems allow end-users (usually you or your staff) to edit the content and pages on your website without any technical know-how. Being able to edit your own content without the help of a developer means you can save money in the long run, as well as to ensure the content is exactly how you want it. The most widely used and dependable Content Management System is WordPress, along with Magento which is used for managing ecommerce websites.

What is WordPress?

WordPress started as a blogging platform for inexperienced users to post their everyday thoughts easily and for professionals to create online professional blogs. It is now used as a Content Management System for some of the world’s biggest websites, allowing users to add/edit pages, create blog posts, install a countless amount of plugins to extend its features, and much more. We use WordPress as our Content Management System (CMS) for our client’s websites, because it’s easy to learn and use, lightweight, and very extendable. It also means that no extra custom development is needed to create the system to manage your content – it’s all been created by some of the best developers in the world, saving you money and preventing unnecessary hassle.

What is Magento?

Magento is a Content Management System created to run large ecommerce websites. You can add and manage thousands of products with custom attributes, images, variable or static prices and more. It’s the industry standard for online stores and is used by most of the top online sales companies. We build ecommerce websites for businesses so you can get your online store up and running quickly.