Essential website buying guide
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The questions you should ask
Will my web designer be based in the UK?
Often low prices are achieved by outsourcing the design and/or support overseas. Check where your designer is located and how easy it will be to speak to them if you need to.
Our design and support team are all in the same UK office.
What marketing help do you include?
Marketing is a key part of the success of your website and therefore your business too. What do they offer in terms of search optimisation and ongoing support?
We include search engine optimisation as standard with all our packages.
What are the ongoing costs, including costs after the first year?
There is always an ongoing fee of some sort. Check what the ongoing fees are for the website for the first year and the years that follow. Check that that fee includes everything you are starting of with in the first year e.g. if a SSL security certificate is included, is that also included in following years?
Our ongoing fees are clearly indicated next to each of our package options.
Will the website adapt for mobile and tablet screens?
Your website is probably going to receive at least as much traffic from visitors using mobiles and tablets as it does from full sized computers. Make sure that your website has a 'responsive design'. This is also an important ranking factor for Google nowadays too.
All our websites come with responsive designs.
How long have you been in business?
Check how long the company has been up and running for. It is important that they not only give you a great deal but they have been running long enough to prove that their business is sustainable. A great deal from a company that goes out of business is not so great.
We have been building websites now for over 16 years.