Here are the answers to a few of the common questions I get asked by people thinking of replacing their website with a brand new updated design.
How long will it take to replace my existing website?
The two things that affect the time-scale the most are the size of the website and how quickly you are able to provide us with the details of your requirements and approve changes. A small website can be replaced within hours.
Can I keep my current website address or can I have a new one?
The choice is yours. We will initially develop your new website at a temporary website address (for your eyes only). When you decide it is ready to replace your existing website we do the technical stuff so that your new website replaces your old one seamlessly.
You can also take the opportunity to have a brand new website address if you wish. We normally then set things up so that any traffic going to your old website address is automatically diverted to your new one.
Can I use all or some of my existing content on the replacement website?
Yes. We can re-use any text, images and graphics that you wish to keep. We can also source new images and re-write your copy if required. Alternatively totally new images and text can be incorporated.
Can I keep my existing email address?
Yes, if you want to. We will advise you on best practice with regards to email addresses. If you decide to change to a brand new website address then we can advise on the best plan with regards to handling old and new email addresses.
Once completed, will I be able to update my replacement website myself?
Yes. We will use a simple but powerful online website builder or CMS (Content Management System) to create your replacement website. This means that you will be able to edit and update your website yourself instantly at any time, using any computer, tablet or mobile phone with internet access. We can provide training should it be required.
We can also carry out future updates for you at a very economical cost. We supply a detailed time-log of time spent (to the minute), and we provide this very affordable service to many existing customers.
Will my new website improve my search ranking on Google?
Most likely. All our websites are optimised as standard for search engines. If your current website is not mobile-friendly then it is almost certainly being penalised by Google in terms of its search rankings. Your new website will be mobile-friendly and meet modern standards.
Will I get access to detailed site visitor statistics?
Yes. A free Google Analytics account will be integrated into your replacement website and you will be provided with simple instructions on how to access your detailed site visitor statistics, including number of visits, web pages visited, how long was spent on each page, geographical location of site visitors, how people found your website and much more!
Can I link my new website to my social media accounts?
Yes. We will incorporate links to any social media sites that you have such as Facebook and Twitter.
I’ve lost touch with my previous designer - is this a problem?
Normally not. We can check the status of your existing domain and associated services and make sure that everything is correctly set-up and registered in your name.
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