Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any on-going costs?
Absolutely not from Budget Websites, I charge a 'One-Off Fee'. Budget Websites is NOT VAT registered, the price you see is the price you pay. You will incur charges from who ever looks after your Domain Name, Email and Hosting.
What do I need to get a Website?
Call 01978 311809 or 07772 334700 and speak to Stuart. It's dead easy as he will explain and he will guide you through the process.
Do I need to be a computer expert?
Definately not. That's my job! It would be handy if you had the basics and could find your way around a computer, but not essential.
Can you help me write the content for my website?
If I buy a website how do I get seen on the search engines?
Once your website is complete I will carry out the basics of SEO and connect your new website directly to Google.
Firstly, creating a website doesn't mean it will be automatically listed by Google (or Bing or Yahoo or any other Search Engine). It can take from weeks to months to be indexed by a Search Engine and listed. Millions of websites are built everyday so one website has a lot of competition in being found.
Also, nobody can ever guarantee you positions in the search rankings.
Search engines keep their search algorithms secret and update them regularly to make sure they produce true and accurate results and limit abuse by some SEO 'experts'.
The best way to get search engines to take note of your site is by using what is called 'Back Linking'. This means getting a site that is already listed (and popular) to link to your site. Google and others follow links from sites to create their indexes, so if you have another site already listed, use that to link to your new site. If you don't, then you can ask another site to link to you (though they won't always do it), or submit your site directly to the search engine, e.g. for Google use their Add your URL to Google page.
The second thing to know is that SEO takes real work. Budget Websites has a trusted third party that can help (Ask for details).
And finally, SEO isn't everything. There's never an excuse for not marketing your site in other ways if you're serious about getting it noticed. Traditional offline marketing (putting your URL on letterheads, business cards and company vehicles) as well as online marketing (banners or AdWords), posting it on industry specific directories/message boards etc., can all help and these actions will also support your SEO efforts too. So don't forget to look at other forms of marketing too.