FAQ

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1. Choose a domain name

The first step to get a website is to register/buy the domain name. You can register domain names through us at All My Registration. Domains are always registered for at least 1 year at a time, and you will need to renew your registration to ensure you keep your domain name. Before you buy a domain name you should think about how you’ll be marketing it.

  • Search Engines – Search engines account for the words in your domain name. If you want to show up higher in search results you should have a domain name that reflects what your customers are searching. This is not a necessity to appear in search results – it just helps.
  • Referenced Sites – A domain name that is advertised using other methods does not have to be relevant to any search terms, because it is presented in context. The best domain names are short, simple, and memorable. You want people to be able to remember the name so they can share it with others more easily.

2. Buy hosting services

Hosting services keep your website up and running 24/7. We offer web hosting services at affordable rates as well.

Hosting companies maintain glorified computers commonly referred to as “servers”. These servers store all of the information for your site. This way it is available to all of your website visitors 24/7, it’s backed up in case of hackers or power outages, and if something does go wrong it is corrected quickly.

Most small businesses don’t need a large hosting plan. If you need more help finding the right hosting plan for your company, just send us a message on the support page and we can help you out.

3. Build the site

We would love it if you’d let us build your website for you. We offer custom web design services with a variety of options to fit your needs.

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Either way you will need a website built. There are plenty of options ranging from template sites to custom design. The important thing is to make sure you build a site that grabs the interest of your potential customers.

Hosting services keep your website up and running. We offer web hosting services at affordable rates as well.

Hosting companies maintain glorified computers commonly referred to as “servers”. These servers store all of the information for your site. This way it is available to all of your website visitors 24/7, it’s backed up in case of hackers or power outages, and if something does go wrong it is corrected quickly.

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SEO is part of SEM.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a component of Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Here’s what they mean in a nutshell.

Search Engine Optimization – Optimizing a website for organic or natural search engine listings. This is one of the most cost-effective elements of a search engine marketing campaign.
Search Engine Marketing – Marketing a website via search engines, whether by improving rank in organic or natural listings (via SEO), paid or sponsored listings, or a combination of both.
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It depends. (bet you didn’t expect that answer from a web design company)

We do recommend getting a custom design for your website, because people can usually tell if you’ve put it together yourself or if it is a template that matches up with other sites they’ve seen. That being said, a custom website can be a big step for a business and that should be taken into account when making the decision.

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Here’s a little bit more on why we think a custom website is a good idea.

A website is like your first handshake with a customer. When it comes to creating an online presence for your business your website needs to project professionalism just like your other marketing materials. The more professional your business appears, the more creditable it looks to your customers.

Benefits of custom web design

  • Unique Design – A unique website will set you apart from your competitors. Having a unique design will encourage your customers to choose you.
  • Search Engine Friendly – We build sites to be search engine friendly. The code of your website will influence your success on search engines.
  • Adaptability – The website will be more adaptable to your company’s needs. If you have done your website planning already, you will have a list of features you want to incorporate. By prioritizing this list of website features, you will give us an idea of what to accommodate for in the future if your current budget doesn’t allow all of the features to be implemented from the start.

It helps you appear higher in search results.

SEO is broken down into a few elements and optimizing all of these elements will help your site appear higher in search results on sites like Google, Bing, Yahoo & more.

Relevance – Making the pages on your site more relevant to the search terms you want to target.
Authority – Reaching out to other websites and building relationships with them to link back to your site.
Page Speed – Reducing the amount of time it takes for your website to load.
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Domain registration is how you secure your website address.

The first step to get a website is to register/buy a domain name. You can register domain names through us at All My Registration.

Domains are registered at least 1 year at a time, and once you have completed domain registration the domain belongs to you until that time ends. Don’t worry, you can renew your domain each year and buy multiple years at a time so you don’t have to worry about it. You can even set it to auto-renew to be safe.

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A little more in depth:

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the international Domain Name Server (DNS) database. ICANN insures that all registered names are unique and point to a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. The IP address is the numerical address of the website that tells other computers on the Internet where to find the host server.

You have a few options.

If the domain name you want is already owned by someone else you can either wait for it to expire or make them an offer. Unless they are using a privacy service their information is available in the WHOIS database. Check out our Whois Lookup page to find out more about the domain you want.

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We can broker for you. We can act as your broker to make offers on domains. This ensures your privacy while reaching out to the current website owner. We charge $59.95 per domain owner to make your offer. If you are interested in multiple domains from the same owner each additional domain is only $19.95.

Yes.

With Google AdWords you can pause your advertising at any time, and start up again whenever you like. There are no obligations to continue and no fees to quit.

Yes, but it’s unlikely.

Search engines can find your website on their own as long as there are outside links to your site. However, it is unlikely that you will receive very many visits to your site unless you use SEO or another major form of advertising. SEO simply helps search engines read your site and also allows webmasters to use search engine specific tools to upload your site information directly to each search engine.

Yes.

We help people update and revitalize their sites all the time. Whether you need a content management system set in place or just need someone to make periodic updates for you, we are here to help.

Not much.

Maintenance costs for a website include hosting, registration, and any updates you may need to your site. We offer hosting and registration pretty cheap, and you can update the site yourself to save. We can update the site for you, but depending on what you need changed there may be fees involved.

Note: There are other elective costs associated with things like SEO and adding sections to your site, but those are entirely up to you to add and are considered to be separate from general site maintenance.

Hmmm. Now there’s an interesting question.

There is no set price for a custom website, as custom sites come with custom prices. However, we do try to narrow it down as best we can. Check out our web design page to find out more about our prices & services.

Here are some of the things that will be involved in determining your custom quote:

  • How many pages do you need?
  • Do you already have a logo designed?
  • Do you need any custom graphic artwork?
  • Do you want to use Flash on your site (not recommended)?
  • Do you want visitors to be able to log in? If so, will users be able to make changes that everyone can see (e.g. forums, blogs, etc.)?

Infinite.

You can have as many web pages as you want! In fact, the more pages you have the better. When you cram information into pages it becomes difficult for your users to find what they’re looking for, but with more pages and the right navigation techniques your users can easily find what they’re looking for. The only thing that limits the number of pages on your site is your hosting service. In most cases this is not an issue. However, you do have a limited amount of space on your hosting server.

Here’s a little secret:

Having more pages on your website also creates more content. The more pages you have, the more content gets submitted to search engines! In other words, more pages can mean better search engine ranking.

3 to 4 weeks (usually).

We can usually get a full design completed in a month or less. The time frame of a web design project is often dictated by the client rather than the designer. If you have a deadline in mind we will strive to meet it for you. However, the most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text, images, etc.) from our clients.

Depending on the complexity of the site, we can usually get a full design ready for review in only a few days. But if the content for each page is not already written, it is up to the client to provide that information in a timely manner.

Use your very own content management system (CMS).

In most cases, All My Web Needs uses WordPress as a CMS. WordPress is the most popular platform in the world encompassing almost 1/5 of all of the websites on the internet. It is very user friendly and has a TON of free online support. You will be able to make changes to your website content yourself without having to learn any code.

We are happy to use any content management system out there to build your site, but we strongly suggest WordPress.

Every industry is different.

When you are paying for search engine marketing (SEM) you should probably stick with Google at first, as they have a large majority of the search engine market.

Luckily, when you use Google AdWords you can set how much you are willing to spend each day and how much you want to pay-per-click. It is a much better model than just paying a flat rate for an extended period without knowing how your ads will perform. If you are not getting many visits, you should probably set a large portion of your marketing budget toward SEM.

Let’s talk dollars.

One client may spend $100/month whereas another might spend $10,000/month. your SEM budget should be based on your actual or estimated gross income. Most marketing specialists will agree that 2% of your gross annual income should go toward marketing, so you can create a budget for SEM based on your other marketing expenditures and this budget. Your SEM budget will be based on your target keywords, competitors’ bids, and the quality of your ads.

Request a free quote from All My Web Needs. Your web specialist will do some digging and find the appropriate budget for you.

Get in touch.

Most of the time there are no issues when transferring services from another webmaster. However, if you let us handle it there will probably be less of a delay in the transfer. Send us a message to get started.

Yes.

Whether you need a completely new design or just want to revitalize your current look, we can help. Get a free quote today!

Nope.

None of our services require contracts of any kind. We are so confident in our services and your satisfaction that you can quit at any time with no additional fee. Most of our services are billed one month at a time, so if you decide you don’t want to use us anymore you can just let your web specialist know and we will cancel your billing.

Yes.

We would love to have you stick with us and we are confident that you will be satisfied with our services, but you can switch from All My Web Needs easily. In fact, we are so confident you will be satisfied that we don’t require any long term contracts.

Unfortunately, no.

It is impossible to guarantee. The algorithms used by search engines are unique to each respective search engine and are well kept secrets. If web developers were provided this information the credibility and usefulness of search engines would be shattered, because web developers would be able to get any site to come up on any search they wanted.

Other places do it, why can’t you?

Any SEO service that guarantees you will be at the top of results every time is not being honest. That is not to say it will not happen, but there are no guarantees.

On average the websites we serve see a 150% increase in visitors within 60 days of starting SEO services.

Absolutely!

When you use pay-per-click advertising you can target particular towns, regions, countries, or even the whole world! Only people in the specific areas you specify will see your ad. You can even exclude certain areas within those towns or regions.

Yes.

All My Web Needs hosting includes anaylitcs programs. If you don’t host your website with All My Web Needs we cannot guarantee you will have analytics, but in most cases you will.

Yes, when you use All My Web Needs hosting.

Most hosting and registration providers include email addresses with their services. You will need to check with your provider when you purchase hosting.

When you purchase hosting with All My Web Needs you can definitely have professional e-mail addresses and you will probably want to set-up several of them, such as:

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Nope!

We have no hidden costs of any kind, no term contracts, and no cancellation fees. That is how confident we are that you’ll be happy!