FAQ – Frequently asked Questions

How Long Does it Take to Get Results from SEO?

It will take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months to start seeing some shift, and likely 6-8 months to start seeing significant ROI from Search Engine Optimization work. That being said, if you don’t start seeing some shift in traffic (either month over month or year over year for seasonal businesses) then in most cases… Read the full article

How much maintenance is required after you build a website?

If you have a website created for you, or if you do it yourself – you might be surprised to note it won’t stay fresh forever! Besides the very occasional or gigantic website that is too hard to replace, many people feel the need to re-do their websites every 3-4 years. You can mitigate the… Read the full article

Can / Should I Choose my Colors when Working with a Web Designer?

The real question here is do you want to choose your colors when working with a web designer? If you are not a color expert, a designer of some type, or already have an established personal or company brand – then you SHOULD hand off your brand colors to your web designer. Now if you… Read the full article

What should I look for when hiring a web designer?

Real quick here are things I would look for when hiring a web designer: Tenacity Cultural fit The ability to push back when something you’re pursuing isn’t the best for your business goals A strong focus on the key ways you make money and how to facilitate those on your website Strong communication skills Honesty… Read the full article

Is My Website going to be Search Engine Friendly?

If you build your website yourself on Squarespace, Weebly, Webs or Godaddy site builder, it’s almost a given that there are going to be issues with search engine traffic and accessibility. I’ve heard it said that half of ‘Search Engine Optimization’ is just making sure that the site is built correctly from the beginning. That… Read the full article

How can I make sure I can edit my website after it’s made?

When choosing a web designer, consider how their previous work looks currently. View their portfolio – and then go to the live sites for each of the featured companies they’ve done work for. How a website holds up has a lot to do with what is easy for a client to edit, and how that… Read the full article

Why do I need a contract for a web design project?

It’s easy to get caught up in a very informal discussion about a web design project, especially if it’s a ‘quick one’ or with someone you know. Why do we need a contract? Isn’t it a simple exchange for services? Well… no. Much of the process of web design is actually subjective. And where there is… Read the full article

How long does it take to build a website?

Building a website can take anywhere from 2 hours on a website builder like Wix or Squarespace if it’s a super simple informational site to 2 years when it’s a complicated E-commerce site with numerous levels of categorization. An average amount of time for most professional website design and development projects is 2 to 3 months… Read the full article

Should I Buy a Cheap Website?

“Be wary of anyone who says they’ll build you a web site or sell you a car for $600.” There’s a reason these things are cheap. And no, you’re not going to be the one person who defies the pattern.  Why is a cheap car usually not very good? Because people didn’t want it and/or… Read the full article

How important is face to face contact in a web design process?

Well, I’ll tell you right off the bat – my favorite type of communication involves all of the senses. I want to look you in the eye and be able to touch your shoulder when in the process leading up to making a website for you. Why? Because I think that people communicate in more… Read the full article

Why are you more expensive than some web designers?

This has got to be my favorite question of all time, related to web design projects. Why? Because I do have an answer – I’ve pushed up my price because: A. I have a lot of people that want to work with me. B. I feel that I can do my best work when I… Read the full article

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