christchurch website design
We build websites for small - medium sized businesses, New Zealand wide...
we can help you grow and get found online.
we can help you grow and get found online.
Easy Stepsto get your website online
INITIAL CONTACT & DESIGN BRIEF
After our initial conversation we will ask you to complete our online website design brief / questionnaire. Our design brief / questionnaire is a set of questions designed to gather the information we require to ensure you get the best possible service and product that we can provide. The questionnaire can be completed online in around 10 minutes or within Microsoft Word or printed out for completion by hand. Please don't be concerned, our website design brief / questionnaire is in simple plain English. You won't get any techno jargon geek speak from us. Before completing the questions try and decide on your website requirements: The number and type of pages required: Home Page, About Us, Blog, Photo Gallery etc. Decide on static images or a rotating image gallery. Forms - Contact Form , Booking Form, Appointment Form. Location Map, Email Addresses, Document Downloads, Accreditation Logos etc.
Once we have established your requirements and if you are keen to proceed we will email you an invoice for a $100 non-refundable deposit. Once this has been received we will get to work developing your website with your input.
WEBSITE CONTENT & REQUIREMENTS
You should start to gather your content together (this is normally sent to us remotely via Email, Dropbox, We Transfer or alike).
What we need from you: This requires us to create a good working relationship. We need your ideas, logo, business details, text content, and image material such as photos and or any graphics you may have. IMPORTANT - Your website content (logo, text, images, documents etc), should be provided to us within 1 calendar month of the project start date (the project start date is the date your deposit is paid). We can assist with photos and writing your text copy if needed.
WEBSITE & DESIGN PROCESS
As soon a we receive your deposit we will get to work developing and refining the design with your input. You will be emailed a link so you can keep an eye on your new website whilst it is being developed. We pride ourselves on our personal service and value your input.
TESTING & GOING LIVE
Once the design process is complete we will ask you to complete a final check of the text content. Your website will be checked for any errors and tested for any potential bugs prior to going live. Once we are both happy, we will upload all the website data to the hosting server for live viewing and editing. You can now start using and advertising your website.
Get Found, Perform OFF PAGE SEO
Once your new website is live we recommended that you perform some basic Off-page SEO. We can assist here if required. This involves submitting your website domain, business details and address to search engines and directories. Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. Creating quality link backs to your site and spreading its web presence. This can involve a number of things, including an active social media campaign (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc). Maybe maintaining a good quality blog with regular posts, listing your website link in relevant industry websites and generally creating link networks back to your site. This all helps to get you found online and competing for FREE traffic within search engines.
FAQ'Sanswers to common questions
WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME?
Every website on the internet needs a domain name. It is like your Internet telephone number, it enables the world to find your business on the web. A good domain name makes your site easier for customers to find and remember in the future. For example, if you own a business called Great Builders, you would register a domain name like www.greatbuilders.co.nz.
WHAT IS WEBSITE HOSTING?
If you're new to the Internet world you may find yourself asking "What Is Web Hosting ?". Web hosting is basically a service that securely stores your website on a big computer and makes it available to Internet users around the world, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week 365 days of the year.
WHY ARE YOUR WEBSITES SO MUCH CHEAPER?
QPM Design is a small business, we pride ourselves on our personal service. Our overheads are kept to a minimum working from our home office studio and we have carefully sourced and selected our partners to work with. We don't operate from an expensive office building and we have our own in-house graphic designer. We work remotely whenever possible, this not only keeps cost down but also enables us to create you a website regardless of your location.
WHAT ARE THE ONGOING COSTS TO RUN A WEBSITE?
Website Design fees are a one off cost. Your Domain Name and Website Hosting need to be renewed annually to keep them operational. Off Page SEO - if you have some computer knowledge and a day or so spare your can action this yourself if you are on a tight budget.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY WEBSITE LATER?
Yes you can is the simple answer! If you select QPM Design to host your site, we can provide you with control panel access to maintain and edit your website. The level of website editor varies depending on the hosting package you go with. If you decide to host your website with another provider you will need to check with them that you have access to perform these tasks.
CAN I SETUP A PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS?
You can get your OWN personalised email address:- [email protected] when you register your domain name and sign up for a Hosting plan that includes email hosting. Owning the domain name entitles you to the email address, however, you will also need email hosting if you want to use your domain name to setup email accounts.
WHAT DOES SEO MEAN?
SEO = Search Engine Optimisation. SEM = Search Engine Marketing. We know these terms may sound a bit techno nerd but it's the most important thing you can do for your website. Performing Off Page SEO is how you get found online!!! There are two parts to SEO. ON Page SEO & OFF Page SEO. ON Page SEO: Behind your website the pages are made up of: HTML Code, Page Titles, Meta Descriptions - (page descriptions), Keywords, Header Tags, Page headers - H1, H2 etc, image file names and Alt tags. Search engines send robot “spiders” to index the content of your web page. QPM Design complete ON Page SEO for you and prepare your web pages for optimal indexing. OFF-Page SEO: This involves submitting your site to Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. Creating link-backs to your site and generally spreading your web presence. This is never ending and can involve a number of things including: an active social media campaign (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc). Maintaining a good quality blog with regular posts, listing your website url on other industry relevant websites and generally creating link networks back to your site. The idea is to give search engines lots of information in a format that they can understand, providing clear and abundant clues as to what your website is about. This is called “search engine optimization,” abbreviated as SEO.
HOW CAN I PROMOTE MY BUSINESS?
You can advertise your business and website in a variety of ways, it just depends on your budget: Completing the basics of OFF PAGE SEO is very important. You can also consider: Signage at your place of business, your home and on your vehicle, Branded Uniform, TV, Radio, Newspapers, Flyers, Billboards, Brochures, Newsletters, Leaflets - Direct Mailings, Email Signatures, Business Cards, Envelopes with your Company Logo, Social Networking Websites like Twitter or Facebook, Free Web Directory Listings, Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews and most importantly....Word of mouth.
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