When you have an audit done on your website, you will receive an in-depth report. With this report, you will be able to take action. You will be able to implement all the necessary updates to your website. Your website will then start converting more visitors into paying customers.
Website Design Bundle Frequently Asked Questions
What if I already have a domain registered?
We can launch your website onto your existing domain. We just need to make sure that your hosting has been set up properly. We will ask you for the control panel login details, which you can request from your current hosting company. The website hosting would generally be on Linux and support PHP/mySQL, which WordPress requires.
Where do you license your stock photos from?
We use a combination of www.freepik.com and www.123rf.com images as they are generally more affordable than the major stock photo platforms. We can also license from other platforms at an additional cost, but these two would generally have more than enough high quality photos to choose from.
Does Cognite offer copywriting services?
Yes, our copywriter can help you to say enough of the right things in the right order. Imagery is important but what you say about yourself is critical. You will also need to have a good Call To Action to drive behavior. Our website content copywriter will ask you a set of questions to prompt you for the raw content. Once we have the content then it will be reworked to a proper length and quality.
My website is not on page 1 of Google after it was launched?
Yes, that will not happen. Your website has to earn its way up the organic rankings. You have to prove to Google that you offer value, that you are relevant and that the user will have a great experience when landing on your website. You need to regularly update your website, make sure to use proper Search Engine Optimisation techniques, have good internal and external linking, grow a good inbound link profile and your website needs to be mobile friendly. Google has changed their ranking method to look at mobile first, desktop second. This means that a website that doesn’t work well on mobile devices will rank lower, even if using a desktop to search for it.
Will the website be easy to edit and grow?
Yes, we develop our websites using WordPress, which is the most popular Content Management System in use today. It allows us to create advanced websites faster and at a lower cost. The editor allows you to easily change existing content and imagery and also add more pages or news posts. A wide variety of premium WordPress plugins are available to extend the functionality beyond the initial scope.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website is linked to how many pages there are and what functionality you need. Generally, you would use a standard marketing website with text and imagery. This marketing type of website is purely there to inform visitors about the value of your offering and to call them to perform some sort of action. A 5 page website would be able to handle enough of your company’s information to properly inform visitors. Additional pages could always be added after launch.
You could also go for a one page website, but that would barely give a snapshot overview. One page scrollers, where you have multiple pages worth of content on one long page, can be used, but it limits the Search Engine Optimisation as there are no individual, relevant pages to match to searches on Google.
If you are not sure what the scope of your site would be, go for 5 pages. That is why we have developed the Voyager Bundle. You can ask us for the pricing on this Bundle by filling in the form on this page, emailing use directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0861 001 975.
How does the payment work for the Voyager website design bundle?
The standard payment method is 50% deposit to initiate the project with the final 50% paid on sign off.
How long does it take to build a website?
It largely depends on how quickly we can get the website content and how quickly you give us feedback on updates that we’ve made. The ballpark range for finalising a website is normally 2 to 4 weeks. Most of the delay is generally on the client’s side as we work very fast.
Can you help me to update our existing website?
If your website was created with WordPress then we could update it. If the website contains low quality design, layout or content then it might be cheaper and quicker to just create a new one.
What is a mobile-friendly or responsive website?
With the increase of processing power and screen size of mobile devices, more people are visiting websites through their browsers on their phones or tablets. An average of 70% of your website visitors will actually be using smartphones. It is important to make sure that your website can adapt to the smaller screen and lack of a mouse. Websites that show on mobile devices should only scroll up and down, show the fonts and images at correct sizes and allow for a mobile menu, seen as the 3 bar hamburger menu.
Google will now rank your website in its search results based on how the mobile version of your website performs. This affects the ranking even when searching on a desktop PC. Google understands that visitors want to have a good experience and rewards mobile-friendly and responsive websites with better visibility.
How often should I update my website?
Google launched a Freshness update a few years ago. This is a change in their algorithm whereby they reward recently updated pages with better visibility in search engine results. They believe that if the content on a page has been change or expanded on then it must be more up to date than pages that haven’t been updated in years. You should look at updating or expanding on the content of all your pages every 6 months or so. Google wants to give a great experience to those people that visit the search engine since they may click on Google Adverts, generating revenue for the company.
Can Cognite update my site for me after the website design project is completed?
Yes, we can assist you with changing, removing or adding content on your website. We do also suggest that WordPress, the theme and plugins should be updated monthly. This allows new features, bug fixes and security patches to be applied. Once you give us a brief on the changes then we can give you a quote, based on a cost per hour.
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