Frequently Asked Questions
What is SEO?
SEO, or Search engine Optimization = Google ranking. Everybody wants their site to be at the top of the list in Google. There are thousands of SEO companies out there but most of them just paste lots of text and keywords onto your site and that doesn't really help. While keywords are important, fresh site content and other sites linking to yours is more important. Every site we build has content management so you can keep your site fresh and full of Google-friendly content.
We also offer SEO packages that will increase your Google rankings linking to your site from larger websites and adding social networking to your site. These two
What is Content Management?
Content Management gives you the tools to manage your website for free, day to night from any web browser. You will have the ability to add pages, edit content and images. This means that you have control over your entire website.
What is Concrete5 and why do I want it?
Concrete5 is a Content Management system that was built from the ground up to be user friendly. Editing your website is as easy as logging in, going to the page you would like to edit, and click on what you would like to change. There are easy to use tools for editing text, images, menus, layouts, adding links and more.
Why is Concrete5 better than Drupal, Joomla or Wordpress?
Drupal and Joomla were built by developers for developers. They are built to be powerful but were never meant to be used by the customer. Drupal is actually so complicated that it has modules for hiding other modules to try to make the admin section usable. Wordpress is great for blogging but doesn't offer the flexibility to edit your entire website nor does it offer the ease of use that Concrete5 does. Concrete5 is the only tool that allows you to easily manage the layout and content in your website.
Have you built websites for [enter your company type here] companies before?
We get this question a lot. We have a diverse customer base but there are always professions that we have never worked with. But building a website an Opticians office is 99% the same as building a site for an Attorneys office. So even if we haven't worked with your profession be assured that we can handle your project.
Will I own my website?
Yes, absolutely. Once you have paid for the site it's yours. At your request we can upload or mail you a CD backup of your website and database.
What monthly fees can I expect?
If you host your site with us then you will pay $14.99 a month for the web hosting. If you host elsewhere than you will not have any charges from us after the initial development.
What about the domain names? Ie: "mybusiness.com"
It is very important as a business owner that you own your company's domain names. Never let a web developer or anybody else register your domain names for you. We recommend register.com, networksolutions.com or GoDaddy.com for domain name registration. Registering a domain name is very easy and we can help you pick the right name for your business. Domain name registration costs ~$10 a year per name through GoDaddy.com.
What is web hosting, web servers and data centers all about?
A website is made up of thousands of files and images. These files need to be stored on a computer that is always connected to the internet, called a "web server". Web servers are typically kept in "data centers", which are secure buildings with fast internet connections and power backups in case of catastrophes. "Web hosting" is the service of storing your website on a web server, in a data center.
Why should I host with you and can I host elsewhere if I choose to?
We recommend hosting with us but you don't have to. Here is why:
Us: The benefits of hosting with us are security, convenience and speed. Our servers are optimized for speed and they typically run at 5% of capacity. And, since we are the only ones with access, are servers are extremely secure.
Them: Discount web hosting companies are a great value but their servers typically run at 100% of capacity so they are slow and generally not usable for business web hosting. They can also be insecure with thousands of customers able to access each server. Discount web hosting also typically have compatibility issues or do not meet the requirements of popular Content Management and Shopping Cart systems. This can cause added development time and cost.