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Small Business
Website Design Specialist

Stockport - Poynton - Bramhall - Hazel Grove - Macclesfield - Cheadle - Surrounding Areas - Cheshire

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do we get our website on page one of Google ?

A. By far the main search engine in the UK today is Google. Firstly, we need to choose the keywords that people will type into Google to find your products or services. It is better to find 'niche' keywords as much as possible.

For example, the phrase 'kitchen sinks' will have an enormous amount of competition from other website owners throughout the UK. But, if you choose a keyword like 'blanco kitchen sinks' (a sinks brand name), fewer people will search this term but it will be more likely Google will place your website on page one results.

Keywords with a local word such as 'stockport kitchens' or 'builders macclesfield' are also niche keywords. Fewer people search using niche keywords but you are much more likely to be on page one of Google's search results - and 90% of people don't look past the first page of Googles's search results.

Q. How much will my website cost?

A. How long is a piece of string ? Typically my clients invest between £300 and £650 in an individually designed website depending on how much work is involved. Mobile phone, tablets and ipad versions are included as standard as is optimisation of your website for Google. Picture galleries or a content management system may typically add to the price of your investment.

Once your website has been designed and built, there is an ongoing cost of £20 - £30 per month to cover the cost of 'Managed Hosting' for your website, the cost of renewing your domain name when due, minor occasional changes to your website that you may need, email accounts as required and telephone or email support for your website. Basically I look after everything to do with your website enabling you to get on with your business. The price can also include ongoing optimisation for Google to find your website - and I would aim to get it on Page one of it's search results !

Q. Can you design us a website that we can manage and change ourselves?

A. Yes I can, but it is important that your website is professionally designed in the first place. I build WordPress websites as 'content management systems' (CMS) which enables you to add your own updates. Whether it's simply updating an area of a page, changing whole pages, uploading pictures, maintaining listings or presenting news articles. Please note that unless you plan to use the CMS system on a regular basis it is usually easier and cheaper to just email me the odd updates that you require.

Questions & Answers

Please feel free to give me a call to talk through any questions you may have. I am always happy to discuss and advise on the right way forward for your particular business. I will never advise you to have something I don't think you need and will always try to keep your investment cost to a minimum.