The Things People Ask
At WP Insites we have experience in building web services dating back to 1994. In that time we have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. During that time we’ve also answered many of the same questions repeatedly. We decided to whack a bundle of them on this page … along with the answers of course!
This is my first web ... site ... thingy! How does it all work?
Never fear, Smith is here! Well, he isn’t actually, but we are. We go back a long way in the industry. Stick with us, follow our process and we’ll get into the specifics along the way.
What does one of these websites cost?
A VW Golf will cost you about $20k. An AMG Mercedes 4WD about ten times that much. Both have four wheels and get you from A to B, but that’s about as far as the similarities extend. The same can be true of websites. Our website projects generally start at around $3k for a standard business site and range upward, depending on whether you want the extra cup holders and heated seats.
How long does it take to throw something together?
We’re not really into throwing anything other than parties. We take pride in what we do, and we want it to get results for you. The actual time will depend on the features you require and the quality of the content you already have ready to go. At the absolute minimum, for something very basic, it will take around four weeks. The average is around double that.
A domain name ... hosting ... what is it? Do I need it?
A domain name is your address on the internet, so yes, you will need one; we can assist with obtaining something appropriate. Normally your domain name would be something like yourcompany.com.au.
Web Hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed. Websites don’t just float around in the ether somewhere, they require a web server. We aren’t a hosting company, so we don’t do it directly, but we do offer a variety of hosting options through our best-in-class hosting partners. We strongly recommend one of our fully managed care plans to ensure your website is kept safe, secure and performing at its peak potential.
Will my website work on these Android, iPhone and iPad things?
It’ll do more than just work on them, all of the sites we design are optimised for use on mobile devices.
Can my website have an online store?
Absolutely! We can even hook it up to payment gateways like Paypal and Stripe for secure credit card processing, right on your own website! Cool huh?
What about Facebook and sending marketing emails?
Definitely! We can even bundle social media and email marketing services into the project.
What is this SEO thing, and is that included?
SEO means Search Engine Optimisation. It is the process that gets your website appearing higher up the list of results when people search for your business, service or product on search engines like Google. The higher up the list you appear, the more traffic you normally get, leading to more sales.
There is a lot involved in successful SEO. We include the bare essentials with every website, including the most important aspect, advice about good quality, authoritative content. We will discuss any additional requirements during the course of the project planning and bundle agreed SEO services into the project.
Content? Isn't that something you do?
Not directly. First and foremost, you know your business better than we do. The basis for the content needs to, therefore, come from you. If you’re not into writing, we can certainly put you in contact with an excellent copywriter who specialises in writing SEO optimised content for websites.
I need a logo and branding. Can you do that too?
Again, not directly. We like to stick with what we’re really good at. We do, however, have great relationships with superb graphic designers who specialise in logos, branding and even printing services. We’re more than happy to put you in touch with them.