Design, Updates, Reviews & Maintenance
Are you looking to make sure your business achieves its potential online? Do you need a brand new site or does your existing one need a revamp? If so, then read on …
Here at Design & Be Social, I’m not running some website creation factory, churning out identikit sites. Each of site is unique; carefully constructed, and designed to ensure your business is shown to its best advantage. Providing the best experience for your customers and continually supporting you on all things digital. Basic websites start at £950.
CREATE & DESIGN
CREATE & DESIGN
Designing – responsive WordPress websites, e-commerce, classifieds and membership sites for small to medium-sized businesses, start-ups and individuals; providing honest, impartial advice covering all aspects of your web design and using WordPress (and Divi) to ensure that your site grows with your business. Taking this pressure off you, leaving you time to run your business.
Understanding – what your business is all about, spending time talking to you about your company and your future plans, sharing our experiences and then making sure that your customers or target audience can find exactly what they’re looking for through an easy to navigate site. Providing a reliable, helpful and supportive service.
Discussing – the registering of an appropriate domain name and email addresses and if necessary helping purchase the correct hosting option. Ensuring your site is secure.
Writing – helping create clearly worded (Jargon-free), customer friendly, coherent, search engine enhanced content for your site that is aimed at your target market. Also helping you cut the waffle that no one reads and can turn people away from a site.
Creating – quality graphics and editing photographs so they look their best. Researching the most suitable visual content for your site.
Overhauling – your existing content to make sure it up to date and maximising its potential.
Helping – you finish creating a site you’ve started but have been unable to complete for whatever reason.
Maintaining – offering a regular maintenance plan to keep the back-end of your site updated and secure.
Optimising – your site to make sure it is search engine friendly with a good page load speed.
Analysing – your traffic data and statistics through Google Analytics – an optional extra to help you monitor your data and check that you are providing what your customer is looking for.
Registering – your business with Google Business Profile. Advice on how to manage reviews and help in keeping it up to date.
Advising – on the redesign of your current website and working with your web developers. Providing a fresh set of eyes to ensure that your site works across all platforms and that your customers can easily find what they need.
Social Media – help you set up your appropriate social media presence
Ongoing – continuing our professional relationship so that your website is current and maximising your online presence. Because websites shouldn’t be just something you tick off on your list and forget!
When did you last update your site?
Would you know if your website went down?
Would you know there had been a security breach on your website?
Website maintenance isn’t the most glamorous subject to talk about and a bit like servicing your car, you leave it until it actually has to be done or something goes wrong. Knowing that most people are happy to ignore this important task, I have created a solution for you – a regular subscription package so I can look after your site. As long as you have a WordPress site, it doesn’t need to have been designed by me for me to look after it …
Included within your regular maintenance will be the following:
If I originally built your site then I will have made sure that back-ups were included within your hosting package. However if someone else designed the site for you, this may not be the case. I will therefore make sure there is a backup in case something goes wrong or if when updating the plugins they clash and bring down the site (which sometimes they do!).
Really, these need updating as well? If your WordPress plugins are not updated regularly then this could leave your site open to security vulnerabilities or may mean that your site isn’t working as it should be.
Oh yes! This should be updated too! If you have a paid theme which was originally used to build your site, this subscription may need to be renewed as well.
Do you know who has Admin access to your site. Do you realise what someone with Admin access to your site could do maliciously? Our dashboard shows us exactly who has access and if it’s someone you would rather we removed (say an ex-employee), they can be.
We know that all your links once worked because they were checked when the site went live but over time, people can change their domain names or links break. Our link-checker monitors them to check they’re working
Even though you may have a security plugin, it’s always important to regularly check that there isn’t any malware on your site.
Up Time Monitor
How long would your website be down until you realised that it wasn’t working? How many customers would you have lost? With alerts set up, I will be notified if this happens. If it’s occurring regularly then a discussion with your hosting company may be necessary.
You can choose a number of SEO words and we can monitor how they are doing over time and analyse how they’re working. If they’re not getting the response you’d like it might be time to review your site content.
It is worth checking the speed and performance of your site to ensure that your visitors are able to access your site quickly and it is not taking too long to load. Sometimes images may be slowing a site down or the hosting (which had seemed like such a good deal) is now really slow and needs to be reviewed.
All this information will be included in your regular monthly update including some basic Google Analytics. Over time you can gain a great overview of what’s happening with your site and whether the content needs refreshing or your images may need attention. If you’d like to have a more regular, indepth analysis of your Google Analytics, then I can also set this up as an additional package for you.
- Keeps your site confidently ticking over
- Keeps a quartlery eye on your website
- For when your site is not working as it should be
Ready for a new website?
If you’d like a no obligation chat through your digital business plans or talk about how your site needs to be created or updated then why not get in touch and we can put a date in the diary?
Websites from £950