When a business owner hears this question, it can send icicles through their bellies. I've seen firsthand what a slow website can do to a business; people leave the site, sales decrease, competition increases, all from something that seems innocuous. We've taken over web hosting for many companies with this issue, and site speed always increases dramatically. Why? Hacker Blocker Hosting.
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The 3 most common mistakes new business owners make, that contribute to website failure are:
- Lack of Competitive Analysis
- Not understanding of how SEO / Google works
- Going cheap on design and hosting
Let's take these parts one at a time:
Style & Theme - Every website starts with a 'theme' or template. These templates are available in thousands of styles, layouts and prices, from free to professional grade. We only use professionally licensed themes from top CMS theme designers from around the world.
Add-ons - CMS sites like Joomla and WordPress have plugins and extensions that increase the form and function of the CMS. Extensions such as SEO systems, caching, e-commerce shops, calendars, slideshows, extended forms, everything outside of the pages and blog are Extensions that cost anywhere from $0 to $1000.
Importing existing data - This aspect of web development is often taken for granted by clients, but requires the most amount of skill and database knowledge. Not to import the data, but to know how to clean and organize the data before importing. This always turns out to be the biggest issue with database manipulation, then corruption of the database. The more data you have, and the more it needs to be scrubbed for errors, the more expensive the process.
Your quote is based on your needs, our expertise, your market and your competition. Use our online Web Design Estimate Form to get a ballpark on what your web design and development would cost. Call us for package discounts on more complicated design.
There's a lot of confusion out there about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) today. Not just what it means, but the difference between Local and National search engine placement and marketing. While they overlap in a lot of areas, it's a lot easier to get to the top of Google locally than nationally. Here's why.
Many organizations struggle with internal network sites, commonly called Intranets, more than their public website. In many cases, Intranets are overlooked, even if they barely get the job done. Many Intranets we've seen are woefully out of date, with little to no security, and with no one able to edit or update the site.
Some of the industries and Organizations that use Intranets:
- Newspapers and Agencies
- Factories & Manufacturing
- Medical Centers
- Government Offices
- US Military
Some of the programs we can include in our Intranets:
- Sales & Customer Management (CRM)
- Document Management
- Contact Directory
- Custom Access Levels
- Event Management
- News and Information w/ Version Rollback
- Advanced Editors & Navigation
- Language Translators
- User Alerts & Emails
- Automated Backup and Restore
Every Intranet is different, but have similar goals - to inform, collaborate and communicate among staff and managers. We've built successful Intranets for hospitals, medical centers, non-profit organizations and businesses, all with different needs. We specialize in Customization to suit your needs.
Streamline operations and procedures. How much time do your staff waste looking for documents or policies they need? How do you ensure they're not using out-of-date versions? With our Document Managers and User Access Levels controlling content, our Intranets are secure, easy to use and easily updated.
Contact us today to find out how we can help. (617) 819-5877 or get a Free Quote Online