Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We build your website on our development server, and provide you with a username and password so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, we encourage your feedback if something isn’t quite the way you envisioned it or if you’ve changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, we release it live on your server and submit your URL to the major search engines.
With the search engines there is never a guarantee. Our website company takes advantage of as many factors as possible to get you the best possible search engine ranking. However, no one knows all the factors used to determine ranking so there is no possible way to guarantee where you will rank.
It’s hard to say. Every site is set up differently so the reason why your site is not seen in the search engines is going to be different than another site. If your site was not designed and built to show up high in searches it is usually hard to get a good amount of traffic to the website. Click here to read more about (SEO)Â Search Engine optimization
We respects the value and privacy of your intellectual property. We are happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) at your request. Each of our clients is the sole owner of the intellectual property that we produce. Upon project completions, each of our clients are supplied with the source code for their app solution. You retain complete ownership of all collateral produced for a project.
The site needs to be marketed on an ongoing basis. Fresh information also needs to be put into the site to keep it up-to-date and interesting. If you sign-up for the maintenance contract, we will update the website as and when it is needed and content is provided by you.
You also need to monitor the website traffic, analyse the keywords that are being used to reach your website, where and what time of the day the traffic is good or bad and act on it to improve them. You need to monitor any emails or requests that are generated by the visitors of your website and reply them as soon as possible. Early replies get good image about your business.
Website hosting, email hosting and the domain registration renewals are the minimum annual costs for any website. If it is a e-commerce website which accepts data via secure forms, you need to renew SSL certificate on yearly basis, unless you purchase it for multiple years. If your website is very popular and exceeds the allocated bandwidth, there may be additional bandwidth fee.
Some website owners prefer to market their site more proactively, make regular updates, send email newsletters etc. Ongoing costs depend on exactly how you wish to use your website.