Frequently Asked Questions
Our business consultants are constantly talking to business leaders, whose websites are underperforming. During these discussions, common questions are asked concerning various aspects of the website design process:
How much does web design cost?
The potential cost of building a new website depends on many factors; it’s a bit like being asked what it costs to build a new house.
Clearly factors like how many rooms, size, scale, overall design etc all come into play.
We generally start by asking a lot of questions and in effect build up a picture of what is required to create a new website that looks and feels as it should to represent a given company appropriately on the Internet.
In effect, we create a detailed proposal which we hope captures all the most pertinent points or issues, which repeats back to the potential customer our understanding of what is required.
The costs and time scales will also be displayed in great detail.
To conclude, Arcanum web Design offers a wide range of hand coded highly optimised websites starting from £850.00.
How quickly will I be at number 1 in Google?
If anyone tells you that they can get you to the top of Google’s pages, within hours or days – they are probably deluded. Getting positive results takes time and a lot of effort.
It involves analysing visitors, checking competitors, improving website navigation and reinforcing usability, not to mention all the technical changes that can have a positive effect.
We offer Search Engine Optimisation on a monthly basis which means that we can constantly work on your website to improve your rankings.
However without knowing your user trends and discovering exactly what they’re looking for, it is impossible to get you to number one on Google.
In terms of timeframe, it depends largely on what you are offering, your market and what your visitors are doing on your website.
Is a website worth having?
The accessibility of a well optimised site means that, your website is selling for your company 7 days a week 365 days a year to 99% of the business population.
This makes it one of the most cost effective forms of advertising/selling currently available to any commercial organisation.
How long does it take to build?
The development time taken depends entirely on the website.
If you are opting for an Advanced Internet Platform Bronze package then we can have your website done within a fortnight.
If you are having a full E-Commerce website with several thousand products, obviously, to get it right, more time is invested into the project.
We are already on several directory sites, isn’t that enough?
No. Having a website gives you an identity to the World. It can become a second shop front, exposing your brand to new markets, giving your current customers an easy and accessible way of keeping up to date.
Plus, having your own website is far more unique. Rather than just black and white text within a river of other companies in the same industry, you can have a completely bespoke website demonstrating everything you have to offer.
In many cases, a new website costs just a fraction of what it would cost to have a black and white listing in a directory.
Does it matter what a website looks like?
Whether you are selling products or services, business to business or business to consumer, your website is often the first port of call any potential customers may make.
Therefore, you do not get a second chance to make a first impression. Additionally, if a potential customer is thinking of engaging a company to support them, they may well start by comparing the websites of possible suppliers.
It is at this point a well optimised eye catching website can pay dividends.
What is the point in investing our hard earned revenue in a website, would we not be better off using that money on advertising instead?
When compared to advertising, creating an effective website can be a great opportunity to differentiate oneself from your competition; the options open to you are phenomenal.
Most adverts in your local paper for example, are very one-dimensional. It is very hard to be unique and to stand out from the crowd of other competitors and ultimately to get a return on your investment.
If you have any more questions please get in touch with us. We are always happy to help. Call us on 0845 652 1980 or send us an email.
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