What is a Web Site?
A web site is an electronic resource, which can provide information, services, advertisement, online purchasing and communications via the Internet.
Who can use a Web Site?
Individuals, Businesses, Governments, Organizations and other bodies, which require the ability to express a message or provide a service, can use a web site to achieve their goals as well as access information and services provided by other web sites worldwide.
What is hosting?
A web site lives on a computer known as a Web Server. This Server is constantly connected to the Internet. By being constantly connected to the Internet, the information that is stored on the Server is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hosting is renting out space on this server.
What is search engine optimization and placement?
The process of choosing targeted keyword phrases related to a site, and ensuring that the site places well when those keyword phrases are part of a Web search. This can be considered part of an internet marketing strategy.
What is SSL?
Secured Sockets Layer is a protocol that transmits your communications over the Internet in an encrypted form. SSL ensures that the information is sent, unchanged, only to the server you intended to send it to. Online shopping sites frequently use SSL technology to safeguard your credit card information.
What can a web site do for your business?
- It gives you instant credibility.
- It’s where people can immediately get more information about you, your company or your product or services.
- You can reduce your printing, advertising & direct mail costs. The web is more cost-effective than print.
- You can cut down on the amount of time you spend on the phone answering common questions.
- You can receive immediate customer feedback about your services or products.
- You can sell products online at a fraction of the cost of a real store. No rent, utilities and other overhead!
- The percentage of users who shop on the internet continues to grow every year.
- Your store is open, 24 hours a day and your now global!
Is it hard work?
Yes. If you think that you will have a successful site without putting in a lot of hard work you will not succeed. It takes a lot of dedication to build a great site.
Will I get hits?
It takes a lot of hard work to get listed and maintain that listing on the search engines. A web site is just like a store. In some ways it’s more difficult. If you don’t advertise no one will visit your store. The same holds true for your website. If you build it they will come does not hold true.
What guarantee do I have that Search Engine Optimization will work?
The unfortunate nature of this business is that there are no guarantees. While we are very confident we can get you higher rankings we cant guarantee it. There are many unpredictable variables that go into this formula. The only guarantee we make to you is that if we dont achieve higher rankings for your website within six months of starting based on your initial or starting rankings, we will refund of the initial setup cost.
How much is the SEO setup cost?
The initial setup cost is $Call dollars. This cost includes the following services being performed for up to three months. If higher rankings are not achieved based on your starting or initial rankings within the three months, we will continue to provide these services for an additional 3 months at no extra cost. If higher rankings are achieved within the three months based on your starting rankings additional service or consulting time can be purchased separately.
- Keyword & Website Analysis
- Search Engine Placement
- Site and Competitor Link Popularity Analysis
- Search Engine Optimization
- Website Updates (Text Only)
- Search Engine Monitoring
What is not included in the SEO setup cost?
Pricing does not include any search engine fees or structural changes to your website.
What do you mean by structural changes?
We only make text changes to your site. Some sites incorporate only graphics and this is not helpful to engines. It may require a redesign to your current site. The redesign or graphical changes are not covered.
How much are search engine fees and what engines?
Depending on the nature of your site some industrial directories may help your ranking and increase your link popularity. This is done on a case by case basis. However, some standard engine fees that will apply to all are listed. Prices are subject to change without notice.
- Yahoo Directory Submission: $300.00 (Annual fee)
- Business.com $200.00 (Annual fee)
- Microsoft Bcentral Directory $50.00 (Annual fee)
What if I need more time?
Additional SEO placement and optimization consulting hours can be purchased in two different ways to fit your needs. You can either purchase retainer hours or you can purchase a monthly maintenance plan.