FAQs about Website Design

Poole Web Designers FAQ

What is web designing?

Web designing is a process of making your content and graphics related to your business, products or services designed in a way to present on a web platform that is accessible via internet on web and mobile browsers. Basically it is done by individuals or team of experts working together with people or customers who want to present their ideas or business online to web users.  Web designing is accomplished by a combination of technology, creativity, content and graphical elements present in the best way possible to reach potential customers to explore and to obtain products and services online.

How much does it cost to build a website?

Usually it can cost £400 – £10,000 +. We have put together a few packages that you can use as a guideline to estimate your website costing, or you can call in if you want a custom package for which we will give you a free quote. Our website design packages start from £299.88 and you may pay in monthly instalments.

What type of businesses should have a website?

Any type of business should have a website. This is because customers need to find you easily and know all about what you offer, what your specialities are, how much your products and services cost and so much more.

How long will it take to design a website?

Over all it can take up to 1 – 16 weeks. If you choose to work with us, depending on what package you choose we can tell you how long it would take. We will do our best to deliver to you within the time frame you prefer. If you need an estimate of the complete web design we can offer an estimate based on the information and features that you would like to have in your website. We use Scrum an agile method to develop your websites and other products at Poole Web Designers. This way we work closely with customers, engage with them, keep refining the product until customers are satisfied and deliver the right product to the customers at the right time.

Why should I use the services of a web designing company?

Well, web designing has many aspects to it, it’s not just dragging a dropping images or buttons. Having a website is almost like running another business, there is a lot you will have to do. Why not leave it to professionals who know what they are doing and work on your business.

What aspects are there for website designing?

There are too many, here is a list of few features you should have to design a successful website:

  • SEO – Search Engine Optimisation
  • Web Design
  • ECommerce
  • Responsive Design
  • Domain name and hosting
  • Graphical element E.g. logos or illustrations
  • Content Management
  • Security of the website

How will I know people are visiting my website?

There are a few good analytic checker tools available online that’ll tell you how many people are viewing your website at present, how many viewers you get each week or month, how much sales are taking place, what pages are getting viewed the most and so on. Google analytics is one of the best marketing analytics and measurement tools that is available to find about your website insight, traffic, traffic source, demographics, cities and countries of traffic origin, real time traffic,conversion rate, time spent by visitors on your website and many more including periodical reports.

What is SEO?

SEO stands for search engine optimisation. This is a process that is done on the website to get more organic traffic to the website, not through paid advertisements, but true, organic and free search results. If your SEO is good then search engines, such as google, will show your website in the first page which will increase the reliability of your business for your customers and visitors.

What is cloud storage?

Cloud storage is an online storage area located in a remote server or computer connected by internet where you can save your files, documents, media and many more. This helps access and share files and documents from anywhere in the world where you have internet access. It eliminates the purpose of carrying USB sticks everywhere you go.

What is digital marketing?

Digital Marketing strategy is used to promote your business online to reach potential customers using search engine platforms, email marketing, social media marketing, affiliate marketing and much more. This can be done personally (email marketing) or generally (search engine platforms).

What is mobile commerce?

Mobile commerce is very similar to e-commerce, the difference is that purchases can be made through mobile devices too.

What is responsive design?

Almost all devices have internet connections, meaning customers can view your website from any kind of device. Responsive web design makes your website look appealing on all devices no matter what screen size it is.

What is content management system (CMS)?

It is the best thing out there for users who have no experience with programming or HTML. Content on websites can be efficiently created and modified without all the coding work, from any device (laptops, computer, iPad or phones). Many companies who have website use this technology to amend their content online.

What is eCommerce?

Ecommerce, short for electronic commerce involves transactions made on the internet between consumers and businesses using a website. This allows consumers to buy products from a company at any time from anywhere. Having an eCommerce website increases sale and let your business reach more customers on various devices.

What is a blog?

Blogs are written by individuals or a group of people about a topic. They can select a topic they have experience of or something they learnt, or write their views about the topic and publish it online for anyone to read.

What is web hosting?

A storage that is needed to publish websites online for others to see. Web servers are used to store your website online, this is required because a large amount of information will be coming in and out of your website at the same time which can cause your site to crash.

What is domain?

Devices (typically computers) which are connected to a network that is directed as a unit with common instructions and processes. Online domains are defined by the IP address. If all the connected devices have 1 common part of the IP address, then it means that the devices are in the same domain.

What is cloud hosting?

Similar to web hosting, cloud hosting involves lots of servers which are . Resources from several servers can be used for your website to host all features of your site. This reduces loading time, increases security to your site and because the resources are available virtually, you can use them only when you need it.

What are the popular search engines?

There are number of search engines that are available online to search and find the required content online. Google, Bing and Yahoo are the popular search engine in many countries. Baidu is popular in China. Other search engines include Ask, AOL, DuckDuckGo and Wolframalpha.

What is social media marketing?

When social media is used by businesses to promote themselves to gain exposure is known as social media marketing. This can be done is several different ways, such as paid promotions or postings on other pages. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media platforms are used to promote businesses to potential customers.

What is email marketing?

This is when businesses send commercial messages to new customers or previous customers who have signed up to receive emails about offers, sales, or new products. This type of marketing is done to increase sales and exposure.

What is pay per click – PPC?

This paid tool is used by businesses to advertise their company on search, social media and other web platforms. There are a few companies that advertise business on online platforms for an agreed rate. For pay per click, every time an online user clicks on a company’s advertisement they will have to pay the advertising business a certain amount of money.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning payment by endorsing someone else’s product or services. Affiliate marketers use different forms of marketing such as creating a website or running a blog.

What is sitemap?

This is a file where you list web pages on your site, which tells search engines how your site content is organised. Search engines use web crawlers to intelligently crawl your website.

What is website maintenance?

It is important to regularly maintain websites for real-time services to take place. Your content needs to be up to date. You will need to make sure there are no glitches in any of your services. Regular updates are required for security reasons and boosting search engine traffic. All these are important for having an online website.