Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll need a few things:
- A domain name – So people can find your website.
- Web Hosting - Somewhere to put your website.
- Content – Text and images to put on your new website. Let’s face it empty pages aren’t particularly interesting.
We can help you register a domain name and set up web hosting - if you haven’t already.
We can build you a professional looking, well functioning website.
We can also help you create content with our additional copywriting and photography service.
Domain names are a bit like the Internet equivalent to an address in the real world. Or rather they are part of the full web address (URL).
In our case beecheswebdesign.uk is our domain name.
The full URL for our website is https://beecheswebdesign.uk.
A URL is what web enables browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge etc. - to locate your website.
The naming system is carefully regulated to prevent duplicate addresses. So once you’ve secured your domain name no one else can use it for as long as it’s registered to you.
It’s extremely important not to allow your registration to expire. If it does expire, it will become available to others and you risk losing the domain name. Your website will also disappear if your registration lapses.
There’s a mind boggling list of domain name registrars to choose from (some more expensive and some better than others).
If you haven't already registered your domain name, we’ll be happy to help or point you in the right direction.
Many domain name registrars also offer web hosting, often at very low prices. These may well be adequate for your needs, but as is usually the case, you do get what you pay for.
We offer our own web hosting package, but certainly won’t push you to use it. In fact there may well be a more suitable alternative, so again, depending on your needs we’ll be happy to advise you.
It’s true that many web hosting packages also include ‘free’ web building tools.
These provide an ‘easy to use’ method of putting a website together. If you have the time and can work out how to use their tools effectively, they might be all you need. However the features are limited and putting your site together in a coherent way will take valuable time.
Our initial consultation is free, so you’ve got nothing to lose. And we promise, Should you decide not to use our services, we won’t keep bugging you.
You may already have a simple ‘off the peg’ site that has done a good enough job, up until now. Maybe you need to expand it beyond the current limitations. Perhaps it’s just looking a bit sad, next to the sites of your competitors. Not a problem, we can easily take the existing content and move it over to a custom built website you can feel proud of.
That's a bit like asking 'How long is a piece of String?'
Naturally it depends on your requirements. The cost of a website is based on how much content needs to be added and what kind of features you need. If you require any supplementary services, such as editing copy or taking photos it will effect the price.
Our quotes are based on a rate of £40 per hour.
Every website is different, so providing an accurate price is impossible without a detailed discussion.
Remember our initial consultation and subsequent quote is free of charge.
Once we've established your requirements, we'll provide a quote, which we'll honour even if the job takes longer than anticipated. Please note this quote only applies to agreed work. So, if you ask for extra features or services, well quote again for the additional work.
Below is a general price guide*.
|Small website. Up to 10 pages with limited features - E.g. Image gallery, contact form, simple blog & social media integration.||£400 - £1000|
Several pages including in addition to the above features arange of features - E.g. Multiple image galleries, customised CMS, simple e-commerce integration, events listings. More complex involved blog/social media integration.
|£1000 - £2000|
Including advanced features - E.g. Booking system integration, customised newsletter integrated with blog/social media, mailinmg list, CRM (Customer Relationship Manager), Online Chat.
*For more detail about our pricing see our Terms & Conditions.
Most people have heard the term Search Engine Optimisation or SEO.
But what does it mean?
The truth is SEO is far too extensive a topic to cover in a few sentences, in fact there's a whole industry dedicated to it.
Simply put, it’s about making sure your website’s content satisfies specific criteria, in order to rate well with search engines, such as Google and Bing.
A well optimised site will rank more highly on a search results page and therefore attract more visitors.
We make sure all our sites conform to Google's SEO basic guidelines.
Here's what Google have to say.