Frequently Asked Questions
[accordions][accordion title=”1. How long will it take to build the site?”]
A typical small business site takes 2 to 3 weeks of development, CMS sites about 6 to 8 weeks, and eCommerce sites can take 2 to 3 months or longer depending on their complexity. In reality we can complete the work in a faster timeframe, but we do not want to mislead our clients by promising them a timeframe that does not include time for client feedback and testing. Both of these elements are critical to launching a successful website that is designed to meet your business’s needs, and should not be rushed. [/accordion]
[accordion title=”2. How much will it cost?”]Our small business sites start at $60. It is difficult to discuss price without first gaining a complete understanding of the details of your project. Our sites are custom designed which means we can only provide you with a quote after a free initial consultation to determine your web design needs. Please see our services page for a more complete breakdown of prices, and call us to get a more detailed quote.[/accordion]
[accordion title=”3. Do you outsource your design and development work to a third party?”]Absolutely not, we use offshore development, but all of our offshore staff are full time SoftwareLinkers employees. Our clients work directly with our Islamabad project management staff that coordinates all aspects of the project and provides direct customer service. This allows our clients to take advantage of our extremely low development costs while still having the full confidence of being able to call, email, or have a live meeting with a representative right here in Atlanta.
[accordion title=”4. Can I use my own hosting provider?”]
Yes. We offer hosting and domain registration to our clients as a convenience, but you are free to choose any hosting service or domain registrar that you would like.
[accordion title=”5. Will I be able to update the content on my finished site?”]
We do Content Management Solutions, which is what you will need if you would like the ability to update your site’s content yourself.[/accordion]
[accordion title=”6. Will I own the site when it is completed, including the source code?”]
Yes, upon project completion all source files are transferred to your ownership.[/accordion]
[accordion title=”7. What is your process for completing a web design project?”]
- Planning – Determination of needs, timeframe, and structure.
- Prototype – Finalizing the overall look and feel of your site.
- Build – Constructing the actual website.
- Testing – Using all aspects of the site to ensure functionality.
- Go Live – Launching the site on your chosen domain.
[accordion title=”8. A Simple Step by Step Guide to Website’s SEO”]
Today, we’re going to look at some easy things to start your website’s SEO on the right way – even without any professional to help you out.
The very important thing you need are keywords onto your pages. So when it comes to keyword optimization, keep it simple almost up to five keywords or keyword phrases for each page on your website. You can try Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool to get suggestions. You should put your keywords on these areas:
The title tag on pages of your website tells search engines what the page is about.
The meta description on pages of your website gives search engines a little more insight into what your page is about.
If you are using WordPress you can add any seo plugin like SEO by Yoast, All in One SEO.
Link building isn’t just reserved for external sites linking to your website. You can help search engines learn more about your website by internally linking to other pages on your website within your content.
Using header tags helps both readers and search engines break up your content into digestible sections. We suggests h2 tag for seo.
Image Name & ALT Tags:
If you use images on your website, you should think of good keywords for both the image name and the alt tag.
occasionally bolding a selection of text to get a reader’s attention can also help search engines distinguish other important information and keywords in the page’s content.
FAQ’s About Web Designing
[accordions][accordion title=”1. Do I really need a website and what would it do for me?”]
A website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available to you, think of it as a store front on a global level, open 24 hours a days, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Secondly, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home and in their own time. Your website empowers your current customers and maximises marketing potential for future ones. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.
[accordion title=”2. Will I have a say in the graphic design process?”]
Absolutely. Our goal is to please you. We can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, we can do that. If you have a logo or brand collateral that you’d like us to work around, that’s no problem. We’ll be sure your new site will be a consistent and integral part of your overall brand. We always with you.
[accordion title=”3. Another company says they can build a web site for us for $600. Why shouldn’t we use them?”]
We’ve seen those ads on the side of the road, too. Be wary of anyone who says they’ll build you a web site or sell you a car for $600. There’s a possibility they’ll take your money and run. What’s more likely is that they’ll take your money and then build your site with a template. They may have a lot of templates to choose from, but they’ll all be rather generic. They’ll ask you for five pages of text and then slap it into a template and that’s it. You can’t have custom graphic design; you can’t have any interactivity; your site won’t be optimized for search engines and it will look like a $600 site. We make a site low cost price and it will be totally customers choice.
Remember, a consultation with Softwarelinkers is always free and we just might be able to prevent you from wasting a thousand bucks.
[accordion title=”4. Can I update my own website, or will you do it?”]
We encourage our clients to maintain their own websites once they’re launched. All of our websites are built using WordPress and other CMS, so that you can update it yourself. We’ll make sure you know how to use WordPress and other CMS before we turn over the website to you.
[accordion title=”5. How long will it take for you to finish my web design project?”]
Like anything creative, designing a great website takes time. It can take from a few days to a few weeks to completely design and launch the new website, also depending on the project. In general though, how soon your website work can be done done depends on a number of things, such as:
- The size of your website
- Our current client design schedule
- Any advanced features you need
- The complexity of your design
- When your content is ready
- Your timely feedback and input on our work
FAQ’s About SEO
[accordions][accordion title=”1. What Is SEO?”]
SEO stands for search engine optimization. It refers to techniques that help your website rank higher in organic search results, making your website more visible to people who are looking for your brand, product, or service via search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Search engines look for elements including title tags, keywords, image tags, internal link structure, and inbound links.
[accordion title=”2. What are meta descriptions and do they still matter?”]
A meta description is the text that appears below your page in a search engine result that explains what the page is all about. Meta descriptions still matter, just not in the same way they used to. They used to be a place to optimize for keywords so crawlers would know more about your page contents; now, it’s more important you write something compelling that makes readers want to click so you can improve conversion rates from SERP results to your website.
[accordion title=”3. How many internal links do I need on each page of content?”]
Just like you should avoid stuffing too many keywords into your content, you should avoid stuffing too many links into your content. Only include them when it improves the reader experience.
[accordion title=”4. What’s the difference between internal and inbound links?”]
Internal links are links on a page on your site that go to another page on your site. Inbound links are other websites that link to your content. Both are valuable for SEO.
[accordion title=”5. Why do you need alt text on your images?”]
Search engines cannot read images, but they can read text. The alt text helps them figure out what the images are all about. Plus, if a page doesn’t load for some reason, people can still find out what the image is by reading the alt text.
[accordion title=”6. Should I hire someone to do my SEO?”]
Hiring someone internally or externally to do your SEO can be helpful, but it can also be dangerous if that person doesn’t actually know the modern rules of SEO. Google goes into the risks of hiring the wrong SEO person in its support doc.
[accordion title=”7. How long does it take to see results from SEO?”]
There are a few different factors that will determine how quickly (or slowly) results will come. This list includes, but isn’t limited to:
- How much content you create
- The quality of the content
- How the content resonates with your audience
- If you’re a big or small site with strong or weak domain authority
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