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What Are Your Design Rates?

This is the easiest answer, we charge $1.00 per minute or $60.00 an hour for all services.

When you view our design packages, pay close attention to the amount of total hours we offer for the rate stated.

 

How Long Have You Been In Business?

We opened our doors in Miami, Florida Dec. 1, 1989 in a brick and mortar office with the goal of providing professional graphics.

On Dec 1, 1996, We expanded to web design and marketing. We launched our marketing website netpromotions.com first to promote small businesses on the Internet. We later launched our design website affordablewebsites.net.

Due to a personal condo fire accident to the owner, on May 1, 2007, we moved our operations to Georgia.

Do You Use Any Site Builder Tools?

No, we are professional designers and have no need to use these tools. These are great for some clients that have some computer or web skills, but can be very time consuming. We have used professional grade web and graphics tools since we opened our doors, currently upgrading the most current Adobe™ Creative Cloud CC, service.

What Does Mobile-Friendly Mean?

Mobile friendly means that your project can be successfully viewed on any mobile device your visitors may have.

With internet traffic moving increasingly onto mobile devices, having a mobile plan and a mobile-friendly site is no longer a “nice to have.” To test your site’s mobile usability, use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.

How Long Is The Development Process?

That really depends on a few things, if you have your content ready, then it will take a lot shorter than if we have to wait few days for your content.

We understand that we initially have to wait for your content, but once we start it would be extremely helpful if we have most of the initial content to start.

Can You Create A Logo For My Company?

A nice text logo is included with your package. However, for all custom logos, we can provide you with a nice custom logo for the web as well as for print use.

Do You Register Domain Names?

Not only do we register a unique name for you, we do a little research to make sure that the name you select helps you with your marketing rankings.

Go to http://www.affordabledomains.ws to register a new domain.

Who Are Your Partners?

We are pleased to brag about out our partners, maybe you've heard of them. They include, but are not limited to: GoDaddy, Hostgator, AIT, iStock Photo, Constant Contact, Paypal, The Better Business Bureau, WEB CEO, BigCommerce, Logo Designs and Vista Print to name a few.

How Do I Deliver Content To You?

Unless otherwise stated, all content will be delivered electronically(email, dropbox, etc.). We can accept content in the following formats. Graphics files can be sent as GIF, JPEG, TIFF, or BMP files.

What Forms Of Payments Do You Accept?

Through Paypal, we are able to accept most major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Discover) and echecks.

How Do I Get Started?

You contact us at 478-922-8979 and let us provide you with your initial free consultation. We will attempt to answer any questions you may have. Once you're comfortable with our presentation, we will email you with a simple proposal complete with a deposit link. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a "getting started' link that will provide you with the simple information you will need.

 

This information includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Sending your content/images/social media links, etc.
  2. Selecting your colors (we have an online color chart)
  3. If you do not have a domain name already, we will ask for 2-3 names you are considering so we can register them.

What Is Managed Hosting?

Hosting is what makes it possible for others to view your website over the Internet. Without it, you’re the only one who will ever get a look. Shared hosting accounts usually have up to 500 accounts on one server. We lease a dedicated hosting server and place ONLY our clients accounts on that server.

What's Included With My Hosting Plan?

  1. 1 website
  2. 100 GB of server space
  3. Unlimited bandwidth
  4. 10 MySql Database (1gb each)
  5. Flexible, easy to use control panel (cPanel or Plesk)
  6. Server Support - 24/7 Server Support is provided by GoDaddy
  7. Affordable Web Sites Provides error support via email support@affordablewebsites.net

 

How Do You Handle eCommerce?

We are proud to be partners of the Big Commerce family of eCommerce solutions. Previously, we offered a license solutions using the "product cart" eCommerce software.

The increase in operating costs and recent ownership changeover prompted to us to renew our relationship with a more stable, growing and cost effective company.

Can I Sell eBooks With This Store?

Online Stores(shopping carts) lets you sell products or services over the internet. These can be physical products or download-able products

How Many Products and Categories Can I Have?

The store can hold an unlimited number of products and categories. However we add the first set of products or categories that you initial need.

After we add these initial products and categories, we then show you how to add additional products and categories. Most of our clients just modify the products and leave the category related stuff to our staff. Either way, whatever you're comfortable with.

Do You Provide Training For This Store?

We provide 1 hour of online training with each project. For a small additional fee, we will provide a online tutorial that for to refer to 24/7 that covers the most requested features.

How Do You Handle Site Maintenance?

My staff can complete your requests usually the same day, but normally within 24-48 hours.

Can I Maintain My Project Myself?

You basically have 2 main choices depending on if you require frequent or periodic changes. Either way, we can either provide those changes for you which lets you focus on your business.

The other option is for us to develop and install a content management system that will let you make basic changes to pages, while preserving your overall look.

What Is Search Engine Marketing?

Putting content in front of people who overtly and explicitly express a desire, via keywords for a particular product, service or a piece of information.

What Is A Long Tail Keyword?

A long tail keyword (or key phrase) is the set of words that is typed into the search box of a search engine to find a particular business or topic. An example of a long tail keyword is "affordable ecommerce website developers".

What Is Black Hat SEO?

Black hat SEO tactics are those that are meant to trick the search engines or site users in an effort to create a shortcut to higher search rankings. Those tricks can include: using duplicate or low quality content, paid link schemes, cloaking (delivering different content to the search engines and the user), keyword stuffing, and trying to hide keywords on the page (like using text the same color as the background). All of these tactics violate the guidelines set forth by the major search engines.


They are a bad idea and a waste of time. The time spent on trying to game the system is better employed in creating a better site (with quality content and a good user experience). With the release of Google’s Penguin algorithm update in April of 2012, these tactics became even less effective than they had been. If you are talking with a company about doing SEO work for your website, you need to ensure that they will not be using any of these tactics on your behalf.

HTTP vs. HTTPS: Why Should You Care?

The difference is that encrypted HTTPS is the basic price of security these days.

You may have heard people urging you to switch your website to the HTTPS security encryption. They cite Google’s announcement that HTTPS is a ranking signal and that failure to switch could mean your ranking will take a hit.

How Long Does Top Position Take?

We're asked this over and over, the best way to answer this is by saying it really depends on your industry and the keywords you select. No two companies are exactly the same.

Paid Search vs. Organic Search

Paid search is when an organization pays to have their website and service appear at the top of search results. When a user searches a specific term, ads that fit this keyword appear as the first group of results.

Advertisers use the Google Keyword Tool to see which keywords and phrases are being used, and match these keywords to their business to service a specific niche, product and/or service.


Organic search is search results that match Google’s search algorithm, matching websites that closely suit the keyword being searched by the user. A website with credibility, good content, and authority in a specific area is more likely to appear near the top of a search query.


Both strategies offer highly advantageous end-goals for any website: appearing on the first page of Google translates to more visitors for the site.

What Additional Marketing Services Do You Provide?

Our Basic List Consists Of:

  1. Email Marketing
  2. SEO Article Creation/Promotions
  3. Google Advertising

How Long Will My Premium Listing Last?

No one can guarantee how long the listing stay due to the competitive nature of your keywords and industry. The major search engines changes their algorithms often in order to prevent spamming and illegal listing tactics. We must continue to make sure our projects meet these new requirements on a monthly basis.

We run a site audit every week in order to review your site's compliance and make the necessary changes.

Once we achieve 1st and/or 2nd page results, we must continue our marketing activities to keep you in those positions.

What Does It Cost?

As you can see, both organic and PPC search have their advantages and drawbacks. The important thing is that both have short-term and long-term advantages that greatly outweigh any negatives. Interestingly, a combination of both is found to be the best way to get results from search engines.


Most of the time, the two strategies bounce off of one another, providing benefits in one area and then feeding another, which leads to unparalleled growth for an organization’s digital presence.

Is There A Charge For Support?

There is never a charge to correct any error you may have with your website.

How Do You Handle Support?

Our support is extremely simple, no forms to fill out, just email us directly at support@affordablewebsites.net and we will answer your request within 1-24 hours.

 

If this is an emergency(site down), or if you have one of our new maintenance plans, call us directly at 478-922-8979.

What Is LIVE Support?

We will complete any task requested by you during this LIVE session within the time frame allotted.

 

Simple, call us, pay for time and instruct us with what needs done and we'll do it in REAL TIME.

These LIVE sessions are for those clients that DO NOT have ANY maintenance plans.

How Often Do You Perform Backs?

We automatically perform daily backups of our local computer (the one that we use to design your project). We perform daily remote computer (the one that hosts your project).

In addition, we backup your project each hour that our computer system is active.

Do You Keep Copies Of Our Projects?

We have copies of every project we've every completed since 1996. We started doing this by accident and continued to this day.

Can You Add Background Videos?

Yes we can either using your video or from one of the videos from our library. Our most recent upgrade project with a background video supplied by the client is here.

How Long Can The Video Be?

That really depends on the content, I would however recommend that background videos not exceed 3 minutes. Because these videos loop, 60 - 90 seconds seam to be ideal.

 

What If I Do Not Have A Logo?

A nice text logo is included with your package. However, for all custom logos, we can provide you with a nice custom logo for the web as well as for print use.

Can I See A Few Samples?

Of course, go to our logo page here.

 

What Are Your Rates?

This is the easiest answer, we charge $1.00 per minute or $60.00 an hour for all services.

When you view our design packages, pay close attention to the amount of total hours we offer for the rate stated.

What Forms Of Payments Do You Accept?

Through Paypal, we are able to accept most major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Discover) and echecks.

 

How Much Of A Deposit Is Required?

For new projects, we =normally like 50% as a deposit. However, in some cases we accept less depending on he individual circumstances.

For modifications, we may require a deposit of 50%. This is handled on a case by case basis.

 

 

 

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