Frequently Asked Questions
Website Design and Build
“A commodity is anything which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation. In other words, sugar is sugar. Coal is coal. Stereos, on the other hand, have many levels of quality and points of differentiation, hence, the better a stereo is, the more it will cost.” — Wikipedia
If we matched prices, we would have to cut corners, and that would take away from getting you the best results.
Whether your website appears on page 1 of Google depends on a number of factors. It depends on the search phrase people are using and the number of other websites that are also available for those search phrases. Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google), however there are a number of factors that can improve your chances.
Building your website on WordPress is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimisation fundamentals built-in. Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is also critical to increase your visibility amongst search engines. Launching your website and then forgetting about it is a surefire way to get lost amongst the noise.
We’re happy to talk to more about your search engine strategy if we haven’t already.
If your site was designed and developed by us and hosted on the i4design server, it will be fast, mobile ready and have a concise site structure – all important factors that help improve your search engine rankings.
We offer an advanced SEO service that may help if your website is still not ranking well, despite the above. The service consists of complete and detailed optimisation that is performed on your site on a regular basis.
Search engines are powerful because they provide targeted traffic. Or in other words, search engines bring users that are seeking what you offer or sell. Investing in SEO can have a much higher rate of return when compared to other types of marketing efforts.
When you incorporate real SEO into your website, you’ve made a conscious decision to plant a seed, nurture that seed, and help it grow over time. This long-term strategy and efforts produce high-quality results that continue to produce results year and year.
For SEO to truly work and be sustainable, it needs to include a process of build up. Any SEO consultant who says otherwise is fooling you. SEO is an ongoing effort, but one that is totally worth it.
If you would like to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including number of visits, page views than the amount of time people are spending on your website just let us know and we’ll send you the instructions.
Domains and Hosting
.com or other global domains transfers can take up to a week once confirmed. Once we have received the code, the domain transfer is initiated. The registrar will then send you an approval email. This usually happens between 12-24 hrs after transfer process is initiated. You have 5 days to approve the transfer. If you do not approve it, the transfer process is cancelled. Processing time can vary on each registrar. A transfer usually takes around 3 to 5 days, although it can take up to 7 days.
We can take care of all of the administration for you, including domain registration, website hosting, security, updates and maintenance.
Managed caching and performance: We handle caching for you at the server level, using super fast servers to begin with, and further optimize your site for the best performance.
Managed security: We proactively scan and block malware and hacking attempts. And in the unlikely event that your site is hacked, we’ll fix it free of charge.
Managed software updates: I make sure your site is always running the latest and greatest WordPress software.
We know how painful it can be to move a WordPress site from one server to another, and that’s why we help my customers migrate their sites – FOR FREE. We can typically get this completed for you within 24 – 48 hours.
Simply get in touch, supply us with some details about your previous hosting account, and we’ll get your site transferred.