Business Websites: Small Businesses Need Quality Websites!
Business Websites: Small Businesses Need Quality Websites!
Business Website Packages
* For all payment options – The payments will be set up on autopay for three consecutive months. Payments will start when the website is purchased. The website will not go live until the final payment has been made. If the website build exceeds three months, the payments will be completed before the website goes live. Any websites exceeding six months may incur additional charges.
**The cost of a Premium Plugin is not included. They need to be purchased and registered to your domain and are annual charges. Price varies depending on the function and plugin required.
Most of these websites use the Avada theme and WordPress. Avada recently had a massive performance upgrade that you can read about here.
Web Design FAQs
Top Search Engine Placement for a New Website
A new website will take a while to get top search engine placement. It might never happen if you do not keep adding to your website. High search engine ranking depends on many different things. Some of the ranking signals on a website are:
- Is there enough content on each page to let search engines know what the page is about?
- Does your web page contain headers, sub-headers, lists, paragraphs, well placed keywords, images, video and meta data?
- Is your website organized in a way that is search engine friendly?
- Are you adding content to your website regularly?
We create websites for small businesses. Premium Websites offers web design packages that most small businesses will fit into. We can customize the package if you need a specific function or feature. Our packages start at $1895 and go up to $5595. Most websites that we create here in Vancouver, WA, will fit into one of those packages.
We do offer a 3-month payment plan for businesses that need it. The website will not go live until the payment plan is completed.
Why hire Premium Websites instead of a Freelancer?
Great question. Freelancers come and go. They are usually just making ends meet until they find the job they are looking for. Often, if you want to connect with them for changes in the future, they are no longer creating websites. They have disappeared or won’t return your call or email. I get many clients from people who have used freelancers in the past.
Premium Websites has been designing websites since 2006. We started with hard-coding websites. Every website was coded with HTML and CSS. This was before website creation software worked.
We converted to designing in WordPress when blogging became a reality for the average person. WordPress is now a complete content management system that can be optimized for excellent search engine placement.
Dotty has experience in what works for small businesses. She is a small business and tests everything with her company before ever using it for clients. She knows what works and what does not (or what no longer works) because she has tried it herself first.
Dotty is an advocate for your success Online. She has your back!
Dotty is transparent with her website packages and pricing. You will know the exact cost of your website project before work ever begins. There will be no surprises! This is rare in the Website Design industry.
Pricing is clearly marked – everyone gets the same pricing. Some website design firms make more affluent businesses pay more, which seems unethical. You can rest assured that you are paying for the functions your website needs, not based upon how much money you can afford.
If you want an honest conversation about website costs, functions, and any other website topics, give Dotty a call! 360-607-4767
You are 100% responsible for the content of your website. This means all text, images, and video. You must also own the copyright for the content. That means you cannot copy from other websites or steal images from other websites. Photos must be purchased from a stock images company or photographer or the pictures you took with your camera or cell phone. You will be the one that will be sued for copyright infringement if you use an image that you do not have the right to use.
I do not create content. I will reformat the content you provide based on my knowledge of search engine optimization techniques. However, you must provide the content initially.
Read How Long Will It Take To Complete My Website
This usually depends on the client. The biggest thing that holds up the website completion date is content. I can get a site up within three weeks of starting the project, yet this rarely occurs. I usually have to wait for the content to be created and submitted. I have clients that get their website up and running within a month, and I have clients that have waited over a year to complete the website. It is really up to you.
Read How Can Social Media Help My Website?
Search Engines like social Media sites. Your business profile will be ranked in a search engine as a web page. Having many different profiles linked to your website will give you a massive advantage over a competitor not using this strategy. Other benefits are; it helps your business build trust and credibility online, which is very hard to gain with just a website. It also gives your potential clients many different ways to find you or your business, increasing their chances of getting to your website.
I have had clients contact me through Facebook – they prefer that method over email or phone. Meet your clients where they are comfortable. The more social media sites you have profiles on, your website and business will perform better. Don’t feel like you need to fully participate on every social media site; you do not.
Social Media encompasses many different sites. Any site that is interactive with the user can be considered social media. They can range from video and photo sharing sites, blogs, microblogs like Twitter, social sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, bookmarking sites like Digg and Delicious, or any industry-specific websites. Social Media sites help build brand recognition, reputation, credibility, and links to your website.
The recommended minimum Social Media site are:
- Google My Business
If you want more results, add:
- Any industry-specific sites
High ranking in search engines is dependent on many different factors, including the number of keywords in your content and links.
Never trust a web company that says they can guarantee first-page placement on Google. For one, Google does not design its search engine to be easily manipulated. And even the world’s top search engine experts would never claim to have a search engine “figured out.” The best way to be placed high in the search engines is to write a lot of good, relevant content for your website. This gives your site a lot of credibility and offers tremendous value to web users. Any page you want to be ranked well in a search engine needs to have 500 words. Lack of quality content is the biggest reason websites do not rank well.
This depends entirely on when the search engines send out their web crawlers or spiders to index your site. This can take one week or two months! We help the process along by submitting your sitemap through Google Search Console. This lets them know you would like to be added to their queue for indexing. Using Google Search Console helps get your site indexed within days of its launch.
Maintenance is updating a website once the initial design phase has been completed. We offer maintenance on an hourly basis. Most good websites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back. Maintenance can also be:
- Keeping all plugins and the core WordPress files updated (Included with our hosting)
- Keeping content on the site current ~ employees come and go ~ is your Staff page updated?
- Troubleshooting any issues
- Adding or deleting images
- General changes to your website