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WordPress Website Design and Development

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WordPress Website Design and Development

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Building Your Website
Our 7-Step Process

Our Goal is Simple: Help Your Business Succeed!

We believe every person is a business and every business needs a website to help them be more successful. While there are too many things beyond our control that can impact the success of your business for us to be able to guarantee that your website will improve your revenue, a website can help your potential employers, customers and clients become more aware of your presence in the marketplace.

There are many things you have to do correctly to maximize the positive impact of any website. It starts with the correct selection of the right guide who knows all the right steps in the website creation process. With us, as your guide, we help educate you on what you should be included on your business website. This includes the critical items necessary to move up higher in the Google Ranking so that your website is easily found by your target audience. How important it is to keep your website safe from hackers. Why your website must look as good on your mobile phone and tablet as it does on your laptop and desktop by using Responsive Design techniques.

To accomplish these critical goals it is important to have a business process.

Step 1: We Talk, Gather Information, Set Goals

We will start our journey together by talking with you to Discover your business processes, how you want to work together and the goals for your website. Our goal is to tailor the website that is tailored specifically to your business goals. We do not believe that there is a “One Size Fits All” website Plan, so we will work together to reach a written Plan on how to Design your website to help your business succeed.

With our co-developed written Plan, we will Analyze your Competition and Design your website to stand out from your competitors with customized images, content and layout that works equally well on desktops, notebooks, tablets, and phones. Combining stunning visuals with customized solutions will allow your website to spark more productive connections with your customers..

We’ll work with you throughout the entire Plan & Design process to help ensure our mutual desire that your new website reflects your brand, captures your customers’ attention, improves user interactions, and ultimately raises revenues.

Step 2: Wireframe & Sitemap Creation

We use Balsamiq to wire-frame plan your website overall design. A wire-frame is a quick way to rough out the basic outline construct of your website quickly. This ensures that we are both “on the same page” with respect to needs and expectations as quickly as possible.

Step 3: Page Design, Content Creation & Review

We use WordPress – the world’s premier Content-Management-System (CMS) – to Develop your website. Why? Good question. WordPress drives over 30% of the world’s websites and it’s growing FAST! We believe it’s essential to use the best of the latest technologies in order to make your website tell your story to your customers in the best way possible.

Step 4: Site Assembly & Coding

Using WordPress in conjunction with the latest HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, PHP and other state-of-the-art web technologies, we ensure that your website works as you would expect across all modern browsers on desktop, notebook, tablet, and mobile phone devices.

Step 5: Site Testing & Review

As we Develop your website, we constantly Test the website to ensure that is works on all modern browsers. We also Optimize your website using the latest Search-Engine-Optimization (SEO) techniques to help ensure your website will appear as high as possible in searches for your business and business type in your area. We do our best to make sure your website is easily discovered by potential customers so that your business can grow!

Step 6: Site Hosting (Launch)

We will Launch your new website on our high-performance servers or with your current hosting provider. Having a strong website hosting service is Key to your Customer User Experience (UX). Without website visitors (traffic), even the most gorgeous website won’t help your bottom line. Getting to the top of the search engine results isn’t a one-step process. Strong keywords won’t get you far without site ranking and search traffic growth. Maintaining analytics and ranking reports to make sure the trajectory for your site is always looking up.

We Measure all key performance aspects of your new website by installing Analytics – software that allows us to track your website and make improvements based on actual usage. We make continuous adjustments to make sure you get the maximum performance out of your website. For many companies today, this continuous website improvement is the difference between success and failure online.

Step 7: Site Maintenance – Security – Support

When you add one of our Maintenance – Security – Support Plans we keep your website up-to-date with the latest WordPress Core, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Performance Checks, Security fixes to keep your website performing Top-of-Class and protected from the latest viruses and malware. Please choose one of our monthly or annual Website Maintenance – Security – Support – Hosting Plans when you purchase your new website.

Title III – A.D.A. Compliance

What is Title III – A.D.A Compliance?

Title III is the section of Federal Law dealing with Americans with Disability Act. [LINK]

This statute deals with the accessibility of many things in the public domain by all individuals covered under the A.D.A. statues.

With respect to your website, as of October 2018, the law is not 100% clear. See this ruling in the 9th District Court of Appeals. [Link]

However, through June of 2018, there were over 1000 pending lawsuits against website owners for not being in compliance with this statute. (Number of Federal Lawsuits Nearly Triple in 2018)

You really don’t want to be sued – do you?

We build our websites for all of our clients with the A.D.A. Compliance in mind.  Sadly, anyone can be sued for any reason – even if there is no merit. Therefore, we can not promise you that a website we build will be interpreted by a judge (or anyone) to be in full compliance with Title III.  However, we believe the design of our website designs follow a set of “Best Practices” we have created which are intended to show good intent.

To find out more, download our white paper: “15 Best Website Design Practices for Title 3 ADA Compliance”

Download “15 Best Website Design Practices for Title 3 ADA Compliance”

WordPress Website Plans
Design – Development

Blogger Website

Alright! So you are or want to be a Blogger! Congratulations!

Blogging is one of the best ways to communicate in today’s world.

Blogging is a great way to share your life experiences with others. No more writing on clay tablets like back in the days of the Greeks and Romans. Today you can reach out and touch almost everyone on the planet!

Blogging is a key step in networking. It is a part of how you can get others to know who you are and share your skills.

Want to see what one of our Bloggers Websites looks like? We thought you might! Click the link below to open another webpage to one of our clients Blogger Websites.

See a Blogger Client Website

Blogger Website

$297.00(USD)
(3 Easy Payments of $99.00/M)
✓ 1 Page Blogger Website
✓ Blog Page Included!
✓ 1-yr Domain URL Included ($12 Bonus)
Includes 3-Months Website Maintenance, Security, Support & Hosting (~$87 Value!)
✓ Visitor Email Capture Page
✓ Performance Optimized (~1-Sec Page Open Speed!)
✓ Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
✓ Keyword Optimization
✓ Email Support Request Form
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Personal Brand Website

I teach my clients and students that every person needs to think of themselves as a business – a Brand. In that light, we created our Personal Brand Website. Think of your Personal Brand website as your resume but running on rocket fuel!

In today’s world, finding that next great job is a combination of skills, networking, and luck.

The skills part is your school, training, work and life experiences.

The networking part is how many people know you and your great skills.

The luck part is the ability of your next opportunity to find you.

We combine all of these three attributes into your custom Personal Brand Website. We will work with you to build and keep an up-to-date Personal Brand website that will keep you at the top of the list of the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) systems used by the top 1000 corporations worldwide. We know how to help you create your Personal Brand website based on your Education, Work Experience and Life Experience to bring you to the top of the ATS systems. We take the “Keywords” associated with your skills and help create the supporting content to showcase your experience.

Every Personal Brand Website includes the option for you to write and post to your own Personal Brand Blog. Yes, I know many of you think “I don’t have anything to write about” or “I made C’s in English, I’m not a writer”. While that may or may not be you, everyone can write. We help make it easy. Every month based on your skills, we’ll suggest a topic or two that you might want to write about. Now you don’t have to write about what we suggest. In fact, you don’t have to write about anything at all. Just note that the “networking” part of being found for that next great job is helped by writing a bit each month on a topic in your skills area. Don’t worry. We’ll help make it easier, but you still have to put your fingers to the keyboard to make it happen. Who knows? You may find you like it!

As part of our Personal Brand Website, we will also create or update your LinkedIn Profile as part of the package. Normally, this is a separate $497 package, but we want to help you find that next great job so that perhaps you will share the story of your successful job search with us. LinkedIn is searched by all the major corporations and headhunters daily for your skills. You may be thinking “I’ve been on LinkedIn for years and no one has ever reached out to hire me”. I’m sure that is 100% true, and I can tell you why that is in most cases.

Your LinkedIn profile likely “sucks”.

Don’t take that personally. From the LinkedIn profiles I’ve looked at, that’s true of 95%+ of the LinkedIn profiles – even those people with Masters and Ph.D.’s! Like most things in life, there’s an “art” to crafting your LinkedIn profile and your Personal Brand Website.

“Wait! Why do I need both an improved LinkedIn Profile and a Personal Brand Website? Isn’t LinkedIn enough?

Great question. The answer is “NO!”.

LinkedIn is not used by every company or search firm to find candidates. It’s not cheap to use is one reason. Your Personal Brand Website will help the ATS systems find you for these cases.

Many companies begin their candidate search by going to their web browser and typing “your skill name” (avionics engineer, brand manager, web developer, salesperson, skilled nurse, etcetera) and see what comes up. Most browsers will default to showing “local matches” first. If you’re looking for a new job in your current city, that is great!

But, what if you’re looking to move from the Northeast to Silicon Valley? LinkedIn doesn’t “help” you let possible hiring companies know this. Our Personal Brand Website does!. In our Relocation section, we let you list all the cities, states and countries you are open to relocating to for the “right opportunity”. Guess what? When that recruiter in Silicon Valley does a search on “avionics engineer, brand manager, web developer, salesperson, skilled nurse, or web developer”, your name is going to appear just as if you lived down the street from the employer in Silicon Valley.

These are just a few of the great reasons to buy our Personal Brand Website. We hope you agree!

Want to see what one of our Personal Brand Websites looks like? We thought you might! Click the link below to open another webpage to one of our clients Personal Brand Websites.

See a Personal Brand Client Website

Personal Brand Website

$497.00(USD)
(or 3 Easy Payments of $179.00/M)
✓ 1 Page Brand Website
✓ Blog Page Included!
✓ 1-yr FREE Domain ($12 Bonus)
✓ Includes 3-Months Website Maintenance, Security, Support & Hosting (~$147.00 Value!)
✓ Visitor Email Capture Page
✓ Performance Optimized (~1-Sec Page Open Speed!)
✓ Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
✓ Keyword Optimization
✓ Email Support Request Form
Buy Personal Brand Website

Business Essentials Website

I teach my clients and students that every business needs a website. You need a business website if you’re a ‘brick-n-mortar’ mom and pop business – a Startup getting ready to sell your first product – or a larger established business!

Why?

Great question! Every business that isn’t one of the top 3 to 5 in their marketplace is under constant assault by “the big boys”.

Starting, building and growing your business is HARD! You need to always be sure you are getting the ‘most bang for your buck’. We want to help you be sure of that too. That’s why we created the Business Essentials Website.

First, your potential customers need to know you exist, right? They need to understand what problems you can solve for them BEFORE they stop by your brick-n-mortar. People are busy. They need to know where you are. They need to know your business hours. They don’t have time to waste driving or calling all over town to find that business with just the right mix of skill sets to solve “their issue”.

Our Business Essentials Website handles all those challenges and much more!

We understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for websites. We know how to build and optimize your website so that pages open fast – Typically in under 1/2 second (500 ms for you tech nerds). Most of your competitors probably take more like 8.5+ seconds – the industry average. Nobody likes to wait for a webpage to open – neither does Google.

Did you know that Google pushes slow opening web pages further down the search list your potential visitors see when they search for your businesses skills and features? How long does it take for your current home page to open? 5 seconds? 10 seconds 15 seconds? Research has shown that over 50% of potential visitors leave if the web page has not opened within 3 seconds?

Out 1/2 second typical web page, open (load) time sounds pretty good, huh? And that’s just the start!

Have you heard the phrase ‘Responsive Website’? Don’t worry if you haven’t. It’s a techy term that simply asks whether your website design looks great on not only your desktop or laptop but also looks great on your mobile phone. Nearly 1/3 of all website are built only for desktop use.

That’s bad! Why?

Studies have shown that over 80% of all engagement with a business is first (and often only) done through a mobile device. If your website is not built to be ‘Responsive’ and your competitors are – you lose! This is true even if much of the day-to-day use will be on a desktop or laptop. Users insist on the platforms they interface with being mobile.

Guess who else does? Google. Just like with slow loading web pages, Google will push your business website DOWN the results list if your website is NOT built to be ‘Responsive’.

Every business has a set of products and/or services they want to sell to their customers or clients. Providing the right set of visual and written content is part of the key to making this happen – but not all of it. If your business doesn’t match the search phrase that your potential client types into their browser when they are looking for the product or service that you sell, you never even get a shot. Maybe your business name did make the search results list – but your business name showed up on page 10 of the search list results. How often do you get past page one of the results, much less to page 3, 5 – or 10?

Our Business Essentials Website can get your business to show on page 1 of Google Search results. Now it won’t happen overnight, but in most markets, and with some help from you, we can push your business up to page 1 (or 2). Sounds much better than where you show up now in a typical search, doesn’t it?

We know not every business wants to sell their products or services through their website. Selling through your website is what is referred to as eCommerce and it costs more to build and maintain this type of business website. You also have to setup shipping processes and return product processes. We can help you do all of this when you’re ready, but we know that many businesses want to start with us Helping Make Your Business Stronger! without taking too big a leap to start. We understand and our Business Essentials Website is designed to Help Make Your Business Stronger!

These are just a few of the great reasons to buy our Business Essentials Website. We hope you agree!

Want to see what one of our Business Essentials Websites looks like? We thought you might! Click the link below to open another webpage to one of our clients Business Essentials Websites.

See a Business Essentials Client Website

Business Essentials Website

$997.00(USD)
(3 Easy Payments of $349.00/M)

 

✓ 8 Page Business Website
✓ Blog Page Included!
✓ 1-yr FREE Domain ($12 Bonus)
Includes 3-Months Website Maintenance, Security, Support & Hosting (~$300 Value!)
✓ Visitor Email Capture Page
✓ Performance Optimized (<~1-Sec Page Open Speed!)
✓ Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
✓ Keyword Optimization
✓ Email Support Request Form
Buy Business Essentials Website

Business eCommerce Website

I teach my clients and students that every business needs a website. You need a business website if you’re a ‘brick-n-mortar’ mom and pop business – a Startup getting ready to sell your first product – or a larger established business!

Why?

Great question! Every business that isn’t one of the top 3 to 5 in their marketplace is under constant assault by “the big boys”.

Starting, building and growing your business is HARD! You need to always be sure you are getting the ‘most bang for your buck’. We want to help you be sure of that too. That’s why we created the Business Essentials Website.

First, your potential customers need to know you exist, right? They need to understand what problems you can solve for them BEFORE they stop by your brick-n-mortar. People are busy. They need to know where you are. They need to know your business hours. They don’t have time to waste driving or calling all over town to find that business with just the right mix of skill sets to solve “their issue”.

Our Business Essentials Website handles all those challenges BUT YOU WANT TO SELL ONLINE TOO!

We understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for websites. We know how to build and optimize your website so that pages open fast – Typically in under 1/2 second (500 ms for you tech nerds). Most of your competitors probably take more like 8.5+ seconds – the industry average. Nobody likes to wait for a webpage to open – neither does Google.

Did you know that Google pushes slow opening web pages further down the search list your potential visitors see when they search for your businesses skills and features? How long does it take for your current home page to open? 5 seconds? 10 seconds 15 seconds? Research has shown that over 50% of potential visitors leave if the web page has not opened within 3 seconds?

Out 1/2 second typical web page, open (load) time sounds pretty good, huh? And that’s just the start!

Have you heard the phrase ‘Responsive Website’? Don’t worry if you haven’t. It’s a techy term that simply asks whether your website design looks great on not only your desktop or laptop but also looks great on your mobile phone. Nearly 1/3 of all website are built only for desktop use.

That’s bad! Why?

Studies have shown that over 80% of all engagement with a business is first (and often only) done through a mobile device. If your website is not built to be ‘Responsive’ and your competitors are – you lose! This is true even if much of the day-to-day use will be on a desktop or laptop. Users insist on the platforms they interface with being mobile.

Guess who else does? Google. Just like with slow loading web pages, Google will push your business website DOWN the results list if your website is NOT built to be ‘Responsive’.

Every business has a set of products and/or services they want to sell to their customers or clients. Providing the right set of visual and written content is part of the key to making this happen – but not all of it. If your business doesn’t match the search phrase that your potential client types into their browser when they are looking for the product or service that you sell, you never even get a shot. Maybe your business name did make the search results list – but your business name showed up on page 10 of the search list results. How often do you get past page one of the results, much less to page 3, 5 – or 10?

Our Business eCommerce Website can get your business to show on page 1 of Google Search results. Now it won’t happen overnight, but in most markets, and with some help from you, we can push your business up to page 1 (or 2). Sounds much better than where you show up now in a typical search, doesn’t it?

Selling through your website is what is referred to as eCommerce and it costs more to build and maintain this type of business website. You also have to setup shipping processes and return product processes. We can help you do all of these things and more! We understand and our Business eCommerce Website is designed to Help Make Your Business Stronger!

These are just a few of the great reasons to buy our Business eCommerce Website. We hope you agree!

Want to see what one of our BusinesseCommerce Websites looks like? We thought you might! Click the link below to open another webpage to one of our clients Business eCommerce Websites.

See a Business eCommerce Client Website

Business eCommerce Website

$1997.00(USD)
(3 Easy Payments of $699.00/M)
✓ 18 Page eCommerce Website
✓ 1 Page Brand Website
✓ Blog Page Included!
✓ 1-yr FREE Domain ($12 Bonus)
Includes 3-Months Website Maintenance, Security, Support & Hosting (~$600 Value!)
✓ Visitor Email Capture Page
✓ Performance Optimized (!1-Sec Page Open Speed!)
✓ Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
✓ Keyword Optimization
✓ Email Support
✓ WooCommerce (10-Products/Services)
✓ + Extra eCommerce Pages are $50/each
✓ Stripe Integration
✓ Square Integration
✓ Paypal Integration Request Form
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Full Custom Business Websites

Need a Full-Custom Website?

Let’s talk. We do full custom websites for startups and established businesses. We start with a face-2-face or a video conference to better understand your needs and give you a quote. Just click the button below to make an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

◉ I Need a Website. How Do I Get Started?

Congratulations on your wise and timely business decision. You’ve already started the process.

Step 1: Choose the website you need. We offer four (4) Websites, plus the option of a Full-Custom Website (Schedule a Chat for the Business Full-Custom Website).

Blogger Website   

Personal Brand Website   

Business Essentials Website

Business eCommerce Website

Business Full-Custom Website

Step 2: Complete the Website Questionaire Form you’ll receive in the email after your purchase. This is an online form that lets you give us the details we need to customize your website specifically to your needs.

Step 3:  We go to work building your website to your specifications.

The Personal Brand Website can usually be completed within 1 to 3 days from your completion of the Website Questionaire.

The Business Essentials Website can usually be completed within 7 to 14 days from your completion of the Website Questionaire.

The Business eCommerce Website can usually be completed within 14 to 21 days from your completion of the Website Questionaire.

The Business Full-Custom Website can usually be completed within … Well, that depends heavily on what your business needs.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ Why Does My Current Website Pages Take So Long to Open and Can You Help?

Yes, we can fix this serious and maddening issue for you – inexpensively and quickly!

… and we guarantee to keep your site FAST for a full year!

Your current website may be opening the pages of your website very slowly for a combination of reasons:

  • Images that are the wrong shape or size
  • Images that are not “compressed” to be as small as possible
  • The “code” that runs your website is not “optimized” or “gzipped” (Javascript, PHP, etcetera)
  • Too many “HTTP” requests (requests to load content from other web storage locations)
  • You are running “Flash” content on your website
  • You are making money running 3rd party ads which slows your website (to a crawl)
  • Your website is running on “old webservers”
  • Your website hosting company uses “Slow hard disks” rather than “Fast Flash”
  • You have a poor website server company “Hosting” your website throttling (slowing) access to your website
  • Your website is “NOT” using “Caching” to dramatically speed up your webpage openings
  • Too many plugins (additional pieces of code that handle specific website tasks)
  • One or more poorly written plugins
  • Your site has been “hacked” (taken over by another website for nefarious purposes)
  • Your hosting service web server is too far from your visitors (Need to use a CDN Service)
  • You have too many visitors to your website at the same time
  • Outdated WordPress (CMS – Content Management System)
  • Outdated Plugins

Want to know how fast (or slow) your websites home page takes to open? Our 145-Point FREE Website Checkup does a very detailed analysis of your website, but for quick reference test of just your home page, we suggest you click the link below. This will open a new browser tab to a website run by Pingdom.com. You will see a field to enter your website home page URL and to the right, a selector to choose a web server location that is close (or far) from where your business resides. We recommend you start by selecting a location “near” where your business resides. Now Pingdom has a few of these speed testing servers around the world, but the closest one to you may still be thousands of miles away. Don’t worry about that now. It is likely that your hosting services web service for your current website is also thousands of miles away from your visitors!

Click the button below to open Pingdom.com and do the <1-minute page opening time speed test.

Test My Website Opening Speed for FREE!

When the speed test finished, come back here and I’ll give you a quick explanation of the 4 key results.

OK, here is how to interpret the results.

Look for the word “RESULTS” on the Pingdom page.

You will see four (4) boxes.

  • Performance Grade: Scale is 0 to 100. This is a comparison of how long it takes for your website page to open compared to every other website in the world. What was your score? Less than 50? 51 to 70? 71 to 80? 81 to 90? Over 90? If your webpage was 90% then that means your web page opened faster than 90% of all the other web pages in the world.

Not bad, but we target over 98% for our client’s website pages – and each of their pages – not just the homepage!

  • Page Size: Size is 0 to XXX MB (MB = megabytes). To load a web page quickly, your web page needs to be small in size. A key part to a small web page is making sure that all your images are sized properly for the “platform” (cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop) your visitors use to visit your website. You don’t want to send an image that is 4800 by 4800 pixels to a cell phone that can only display 720 by 1280 pixels! Sending an improperly sized images wastes time and dramatically slows how long it takes to open a page on your website.

That is why one of the first things we do when we build your new website or speed up your current website is we go into your image folder and optimize all your images for every platform.

  • Load Time: Time is 0 to Infinity (in seconds). Web pages that are not built fully optimized take over 8.5 seconds on average to open for your visitors on a laptop or desktop computer. On a mobile phone which has less powerful “brains” and typically slower connection speeds (bandwidth) take over 13.75 seconds to open on average! Slow web page opening time is the #1 reason your visitor will “Abandon” (give-up) on looking at your website and move on to one of your competitors. Google “punishes” website that takes longer than 3 seconds to open on each platform by lowering their “Search Ranking”. To you, this means that when someone searches for a product or service that you provide, your website will be pushed “Lower” on the search results page. If you might have shown up on page 1 in the search, and you have a slow opening web page, you could be pushed to page 2, 5, 10, 100! How often do you look at search results that are not on page one?

That is why we target to have each of your web pages open in under 1/2 seconds! That’s 500ms for you tech nerds reading this.

  • Requests:  A number from 1 to XXX. This value represents the number of times your website has to go back to your web server and request (download) a piece of information in order to display your webpage. Depending on what your page is tasked with doing, it is possible to lower this number into the single digits, but typically a well-optimized web page will be under 50.

We look at every “Request” a web page has to make to “render” (display) all of the contents of a page and remove any duplicates and combine requests together into a single request whenever possible. One such example is we may combine multiple images on a web page into a single “sprite” object (yeah, that’s a techy term – sorry) so that a single “Request” downloads all the images, not 20 or 50 separate image requests.

Ok, that’s all we’re going to explain because all of the rest of the information on the Pingdom Page Open Time (Speed) Results page is just for us “geeks”.

Bottom line: You really need every web page on your website to load as fast as possible.

Sign up for our WordPress Website Speedup Service and let us make that happen for you!

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ Why Can’t I Use Companies That Let Me Build and Host a Website for as little as $20/Month?

You Can!

But for 99% of You – You Shouldn’t.

Why?

Great Question!

Companies such as Squarespace and Wix offer folks a “Do It Yourself Build Your Own Website”.

Let me ask you a question.

When your auto breaks down, do you go and buy a bunch of tools and auto repair books and try to repair it yourself?

If you’re like 99.9% of us, you take your auto to an experienced, trusted mechanic or shop that has the:

  1. Tools,
  2. People, and
  3. Experience to correctly diagnose your auto’s issue,
  4. Explain your options in language you can understand,
  5. Offer you a fair price,
  6. Repair your auto quickly to get you on the road, then
  7. Stand behind their work with a warranty

That’s the difference between you using a “Do it Yourself Website Service” versus hiring Us.

Your Choice.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is WordPress?

WordPress is a Content Management System or CMS for short.

WordPress is the CMS running an estimated 32%+ of the websites worldwide as of September 2018.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ What is a “Theme”?

A “Theme” is a software template for how a website looks and functions.

Many companies sell WordPress Templates. Prices range from $0 to a few hundred dollars.

For example, if you run a restaurant and need a website, starting from a Theme that is built for the look, feel and function that most restaurants need can save you time and money. It can also reduce a lot of the look and feel decisions that a restaurant owner has to make in having a website built.

The downside is that using a Theme restricts you to using that exact look, feel and function. If you want to add a feature that the Theme you have bought doesn’t have, you are going to have to pay a website developer to add that feature. This can be all but impossible with some Themes.

For this reason, and many others, we do not use Themes from other companies. We can easily customize your website to your particular needs.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ I Sell My Products Only Through My “Bricks-n-Mortar” Storefront. Why Do I Need a Website?

Great Question!

If you want to maximize your revenue, even if you only sell “locally”, you need a Business Website.

Even if you have no intention of selling anything through your website, you still must have a basic Business website so that people know you exist and to create a sense of trust before they invest their time to visit.

Today, 90% of shoppers who have never visited your brick and mortar store, seek out your business on the web, usually on their mobile phone, before they consider visiting your store!

If they can’t find your business online, they are not likely going to “just stop by”.

Those days are long gone.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ Why Should I Use a “Full Custom Website” versus one built with a “Theme”?

A “Theme” is a software template for how a website looks and functions.

Many companies sell WordPress Templates. Prices range from $0 to a few hundred dollars.

For example, if you run a restaurant and need a website, starting from a Theme that is built for the look, feel and function that most restaurants need can save you time and money. It can also reduce a lot of the look and feel decisions that a restaurant owner has to make in having a website built.

The downside is that using a Theme restricts you to using that exact look, feel and function. If you want to add a feature that the Theme you have bought doesn’t have, you are going to have to pay a website developer to add that feature. This can be all but impossible with some Themes.

For this reason, and many others, we do not use Themes from other companies.

We build our own Starter Themes as a basic framework to enable us to build our Personal Brand, Business Essentials and Business eCommerce Websites.

We also build Full Custom Websites. However, these are usually for larger companies that know exactly what they want and have a significant budget for building a custom website.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ How Much Should a Business Website Cost?

$0 to $10M Dollars.

$0 if you put no value on your time and build it yourself.

$10M if your a large corporate entity and rebuilding your corporate site with internal and external users, plus full world-wide eCommerce capabilities. Think Amazon size.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ How Do I Choose the Right Team to Create My Business Website?

It’s Hard.

You Google “I Need a Website”.

Google returns 4,380,000,000 results.

You see sites like Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy, and others that offer what looks like a cheap monthly price and no money upfront.

Oh, but wait. They have a bunch of templates, but I have to build the actual website myself! Nope.

You see some sites that offer to Build your website for a few hundred dollars. But their website doesn’t look very professional and the English on the website looks like poor English verbiage. Looks like an outside of the USA company. Nope.

I see some nice looking websites run by local companies, but no one shows a price on their website. I have to call to get a quote. I bet they’re going to be expensive! Nope.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is Website “Hosting”?

Great Question!

When you open the web browser (Chome, Safari, Firefox, Edge) and type in a web address (referred to as the “Domain Name” or “URL”), computers know as “Servers” read that web address and open up the content stored on another computer (called a “Web Server”) and displays it in your browser. The companies that own these “Web Servers” are known as “Hosting” companies. Their service is referred to as “Hosting”.

Every website needs a Web Server to “Host” (store and deliver) their website content to their visitors.

Therefore, every website needs the services of a Hosting company.

At IdeaToGrowth we use a Hosting company to “Host” the websites of our Clients. In fact, we will only build, maintain, secure and support our client’s websites through the Hosting company we use.

Why?

Because we spend a lot of effort in choosing the Hosting company to run our clients websites on. When something needs to be done, we need to know that we are able to get remote access to the web server quickly and reliably in order to keep our client’s websites operating at optimum levels. If we allowed our clients to tell us which hosting company to use, and something went wrong with their website due to an issue at their hosting company, who are they going to blame? Us or the hosting company.

Yep us – and we don’t ever want that to happen. We want to keep our clients happy!

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is the Difference Between Website “Design” and “Development”?

Website “Design” refers to both the aesthetic portion of the website and it’s usability. Web designers use design programs such as Adobe Photoshop to create the layout and other visual elements of the website.

Website “Development” refers to the process of taking a website “design” and actually make a functioning website from it. Website developers use HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and other programming languages to bring to life the design files.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we do both Website Design and Website Development.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ What is a “Redirect”?

A “Redirect” is the term used to describe the method of changing a “Prior URL Path” (to where a webpage used to exist) to the “New URL Path” to where that webpage can currently be found.

A Redirect needs to be added whenever you change the path name to a webpage. This most often occurs when you decide to rename a blog post in order to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you have other blog posts that link to a blog post in which you changed the path, ideally your developer goes through and updates all of the other blog posts that link to the blog posts that you changed the name/path. However, some will be missed and when a visitor clicks on the link, they will likely see an Error 404 – Page Not Found on their screen. Obviously not a good result. That’s why your developer should add redirects every time any page name/path changes. The developer also should run a “Broken Path Check” to catch Error 404 – Page Not Found regularly and add redirects and fix the source path links.

We do both of these quality checks with our Maintenance – Security – Support – Hosting Service Packages.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is an XML Site Map and Do I Need One?

An XML (eXtensible Markup Language) Site Map is simply a list of all of the URL paths to all the pages of your website. The list is created and saved in the XML format for ease of use by Google and other search engines. You want to have your web developer create an XML Site Map as part of their development process and submit it to Google and other search engines when your new website is launched. The reason you do this is so that your website will appear in browser search lists. Google “crawls” (searches) the internet constantly for new pages and new sites, but there are so many, it could take weeks for Google and other search engines to randomly find your website. By submitting your XML Site Map on launch day, your pages will begin ranking immediately, not weeks later.

We create your XML Site Map as part of the process for every website we build for our clients. Check out our four Website Design & Development Plans – Personal Brand WebsiteBusiness Essentials WebsiteBusiness eCommerce WebsiteFull Custom Website – by clicking on their name here.

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO)?

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short, is the process of curating web pages so that search engines (such as Google) rank your web pages highly (such as on page 1 of a search result) when a person searches for something that you sell or write about.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we not only optimize your web pages to help them rank high on a Google search but install software tools that help our customers learn how to help their blogging rank highly too!

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ What is an SEO Agency and Do I Need One?

It Depends.

An SEO Agency is a firm that specializes in helping you make your website have Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short. SEO is the process of curating web pages so that search engines (such as Google) rank your web pages highly (such as on page 1 of a search result) when a person searches for something that you sell or write about.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we not only optimize your web pages to help them rank high on a Google search but install software tools that help our customers learn how to help their blogging rank highly too!

Writing blog posts on your website is the process of creating fresh, relevant and ideally long content. Fresh and relevant content are two of the most important things search engines (such as Google) look for when they decide is your website is going to be listed on a search for something you sell on page 1 or page 1,000,000. The longer (2500 words +) of highly useful content you add weekly, or daily, to your website moves you closer to page 1.

If you don’t have the time or skill to write your own blog or page content, we recommend you hire an SEO Agency.

Idea To Growth LLC does not currently offer custom SEO Agency services.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ How Do I Hire a Great SEO Expert?

A website with great SEO comes up in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (after the top 3-5 paid spots) on search terms similar to your business or a non-competing business that you respect.

Find a business that has a highly ranked website and ask them who they use for SEO.

If they do their SEO internally, ask them for a referral or contact the next business that has a highly ranked website.

Idea To Growth LLC does not currently offer custom SEO Agency services.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ What SEO Tools Do You Use to Help Keep My Website Ranked High on Google?

f you haven’t read our FAQ on “What is SEO” please read that FAQ first.

Website SEO tools are not cheap.

Website SEO tools also often leapfrog each other.

Each Website SEO tool takes many manhours to become skilled at using.

We use a variety of SEO tools to optimize our client’s websites and help maximize your SEO Ranking and Vistors:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Squirrly
  • Yoast
  • SEMrush
  • Ahref
  • Screaming Frog
  • Majestic SEO
  • Moz
  • Buzzsumo
  • Buzzstream

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

◉ What is Social Media and Why is It Important to My Business Website?

Social Media in laypersons terms are websites such as:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • … and way too many more to list

Why are they important to you and your Business (or Personal Brand) Website?

Because social media sites are where hundreds of millions of people around the world interact each and every day.

By your website and blog posts being “shared” on all the right social media websites, you and what you sell are millions of times more likely to be “discovered” and your stuff bought.

So yeah, social media is VERY IMPORTANT to your business and your website.

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

◉ Can I Reuse Content From My Current Website in My New Website?

YES!

Many businesses already have a business website.

The issue is that their current website is usually old and out of date. Their current website was not designed to display properly on mobile devices. Some, but not all, of the content is out of date. But some of the content is current and perhaps there are several years of blog posts you don’t want to lose. Oh, and you have a bunch customers inside a list of some sort inside the website.

You don’t have to worry. We can extract all of that useful content and transfer it to your new website!

At Idea To Growth LLC, we have 4 Website Offerings:

  1. Personal Brand Website – $297.00 includes 1st Year Support Package; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  2. Business Essentials Website – $997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  3. Business eCommerce Website – $1997.00 plus Annual Support Package for 1st Year; Monthly or Annual Support Package thereafter.
  4. Full Custom Website -$CALL

To learn more about how we can Build You an Awesome Website, email me at [email protected]

 

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