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Please Share Your Website Challenges with Us!

Thank you for taking a few minutes to consider working with Us. To start, please help us understand what your website issues are:

  • My Business Website was Last Updated — I Forget How Many Years Ago. I Need a New Business Website that Will Help Bring in New Clients!
  • I’m a New Business and I Need a Business Website that Will Attract Competitors Clients to Me!
  • I’m an Existing Business but I Don’t Have a Website and My Sales are Steadily Declining. I Need an eCommerce Website so I can Sell Online!
  • I have a Business Website but it is SLOW. I Need a Quick and Inexpensive Fix to Speedup My Website.
  • My Website is showing “WARNING” next to my Domain Name in the Google Chrome Browser.  I need an SSL Certificate.
  • My Website has been “Hacked”. I need it Fixed.

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, we can likely give you the help you need.

Your next thought is likely “How Do I Start?”. We make it easy!

The 1st Step is we run our extensive “145-Point Website Checkup” on your website to determine the existing technical issues:

  1. Website Performance (1st Page Load Times as seen by my Clients/Customers/Visitors)
  2. Is Your Website “Responsive” (Displays well on Laptop and Mobile Devices)
  3. Website Security (Check Firewall, Hack-proofing and more)
  4. Out-of-Date Plugins
  5. Out-of-Date Themes
  6. Out-of-Date WordPress Version

Check our competition out. No one else provides you with this level of analysis at any Price – Much less 100% FREE!

We hope this sets your expectations high for the level of service we provide with our paid plans.

Simply share your business website URL (Domain Name) with us and within two business days, we analyze your website. The result of our analysis is a Report that shows you where your website stands with respect to other websites and our recommendations on how we could improve the website to better serve you and your business.

Psss! Guess What?

We Analyze Your Website for:
….. 100% FREE! 
Send My 100% FREE 145-Point Website Checkup Report on My Website ASAP!

If you already know what type of service you need for your website, we make that easy too!

Below You See we Offer packages for the Common Website Issues You May Have.

  1. I Need an SSL (Secure Socket Layer (HTTPS://) Certificate
  2. I Need My Slow Website to be Faster!
  3. I Need My Website Software to be Maintained and Supported
  4. I Need a Brand New Business Website (Basic or eCommerce)
  5. I Need my Business Website Migrated from Squarespace, Wix, Weebly or Another CMS
  6. I Need my Business Website Updated for Compatibility with Mobile Devices (made Responsive)

Remember, we work exclusively on WordPress websites which power ~30%+ of all websites worldwide, but if your business website is on another platform like Squarespace, Weebly, Wix or a myriad of others, we can help you!

We will migrate your website off of any of those platforms and onto WordPress at a great price! (psst: 100% FREE!)

If you need a New or Updated Business Website or want to migrate your existing Website to WordPress you will start with a 15-minute FREE video chat with me. You can explain your website needs. I will listen and make notes. Finally, I will share the Free Website Analysis Report I will have run and explain how I can help. Together we will decide if we are the right fit and discuss your options on how to best proceed. Click the link below to pick a date and time to get started!

Learn More: Select the Service(s) Your Website Needs

Frequently Asked Questions

◉ I Need a Business 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 three (3) Websites, plus the option of a Full-Custom Website (Schedule a Chat for the Business Full-Custom 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 help you with a Business 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 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 help your Business Website with our Website SpeedUp Service 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 help you get a great Business 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!

◉ 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.

◉ 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.

◉ 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?

If 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
◉ 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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