FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
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It depends on your brief! For something simple with just a few pages, prices start from just €700. But there is no limit to the how high this can go. Put simply, the bigger the website and the more functionality you need, the more expensive your investment will be.
The time it takes to design a website can vary depending on the complexity of the project. On average, a simple website can take around 4-6 weeks, while a more complex website can take several months.
The most important ongoing cost is your domain & hosting. The cost of your domain will vary depending on its popularity. We can help you purchase a domain if you need us to. You'll need to host your website as well so users can visit and use your website. Our hosting starts from €120 per year. You can find out more about our hosting options here.
We offer various website maintenance packages to keep your website functioning at its full potential. These start from €15 per month but are vital to make sure your website is up-to-date, secure and operational.
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation, is what you'll need in order to get found in Google. Learn more about our SEO here.
With web design, you get what you pay for. There is a lot that goes in to building a website, and not everything is obvious from the front-end. Cheaper agencies will cut corners by giving you a generic templated website that looks like hundreds of others but with your branding, or by missing out vital moving or not optimising your website on all devices.
Our designers have many years experience to be able to build the most perfect & beautiful designs at whatever price range your website sites at.
Your website is such a vital part of your sales funnel, that not spending enough on your website can actually cost you more money in lost sales in the long run.
Yes, we can integrate your website with third-party services such as payment gateways, social media platforms, and other API's to enhance the functionality of your website.
It depends how big your eCommerce site is. If you want to sell just a few simple products, your investment will start at around €1,500. eCommerce websites are almost infinitely scalable, and so the top-end of the project budget could be anything.
The 2 main ongoing costs for your eCommerce website that you can't avoid are your domain name and hosting. We can help you purchase your domain if you don't already have one and we host most of our client's websites too.
To maintain your website and ensure that it is operating at full capacity, we provide a variety of website maintenance options. These are essential to ensuring that your eCommerce site is secure, functional and has everything up to date. We can also add and edit the products for you if you need.
We can also help people to find you and your products. To get found in Google, you'll need SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). We can also manage paid ads through Google Ads and Facebook Ads. There are various routes we can go down to make your eCommerce site as successful as possible.
An eCommerce site can make you a lot of money on the internet. But, it NEEDS to be done correctly. We have a long list of requirements that we stick to every time in order to secure the maximum number of sales for you.
Some benefits of having an eCommerce website include the ability to sell products or services 24/7, reaching a wider audience, and being able to gather valuable customer data.
To accept payments on your eCommerce website, you will need to set up a payment gateway, such as PayPal or Stripe. We can integrate these easily into your website using an API.
Product page optimisation is key to getting the products from your online store found in Google. We can help you with this as we know EXACTLY what Google is looking for in your product descriptions. Check out our SEO services.
To ensure the security of your eCommerce website, you can use techniques such as SSL encryption, secure payment gateways, and regular plugin updates. We can manage all of that for you with one of our maintenance packages.
Graphic design would be a massive asset to your business, the look and layout of your information and advertisements is what draws potential customers in. It’s important to keep updating your graphics to keep up with modern times and your business growth.
It’s a digital first impression to your potential clients. Incredible graphic design makes people want to stay on the website, you don’t want to stay on a website that looks bad, as it is often hard to navigate and can appear untrustworthy.
It entirely depends on what you’re looking for. Whether you’re after a minimalist style or more complex designs, we'll have a chat about what you're after and decide on a budget with you. Generally, our branding packages start from £150 for a simple logo and can go upwards depending on the amount of material that needs to be created.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. This area of digital marketing helps improve your website’s ranking in google for carefully researched keywords. Getting you seen, increasing your visibility, and improving your website traffic. Using a range of strategies, we will boost your organic reach over time. If your website needs more high-quality traffic, then you need SEO services.
It depends on your specific business and marketing goals. SEO companies help improve your website's search engine rankings and drive more traffic to your site, which can lead to more sales or leads. However, if you have the time, resources, and knowledge to do SEO on your own, you may not need to hire an SEO company. Additionally, it's important to note that SEO is a long-term strategy and it can take time to see results.
If your competitors are using an SEO company and they most likely are then you should consider your capabilities internally compared to an agency.
SEO is important for small businesses because it helps them compete with larger companies by making their website more visible to potential customers through higher search engine rankings.
- Cost-effective: SEO is a cost-effective way to drive targeted traffic to your website. It can be less expensive than traditional forms of advertising such as TV, print or radio ads.
- Local SEO: SEO can help small businesses target local customers by optimizing their website for local search terms and by creating local business listings.
- Increased Visibility: SEO can help small businesses increase their visibility on search engines, making it easier for potential customers to find them.
- Credibility: A higher ranking in search results can increase a business's credibility and trustworthiness in the eyes of potential customers.
- Long-term strategy: SEO is not a one-time effort, it's a long-term strategy that will continue to drive traffic and sales to your website for years to come.
Overall, SEO can provide a level playing field for small businesses to compete with larger companies and provide them with a cost-effective way to reach new customers.
The speed of SEO results usually depends on how fast our recommended changes can be implemented, and to what standard. As we work on an hourly basis, the same investment over 3 months for a 4-hour client could be achieved within 1 month for a 12-hour client, speeding up progress. However, generally, we tend to say 6-12 months is a good estimate for seeing some results from your SEO. This allows time for Google to read and recognise our changes and adjust your website rankings accordingly.
A monthly SEO budget should vary depending on the size of your business and the speed with which you want to see progress. Our rates are transparent and competitive within the SEO industry. We simply charge €45 per hour + VAT. Our packages start at 4 hours per month, with no upper limit. The possibilities of what can be achieved with SEO are endless, and our packages to this unlimited potential.
Many people believe that they can save time and money by learning SEO themselves. While it is true that there is a wealth of SEO resources out there, they often contradict themselves and can become quite confusing for those new to the field. In the long run, it isn’t faster, cheaper, or easier to do SEO yourself, as most often this then requires the work being started from scratch later on down the line, especially if the work is not future-proofed or updated as needed. However, we do sometimes work on a consultation-only basis and can help support our clients in understanding what we do.
We work with a range of industries and help businesses ranging from one-man-bands to SMEs, to huge corporations. Whether you’re familiar with SEO processes or need guidance throughout the process, we’re more than happy to help! We have also worked with a variety of external or in-house marketing teams or single-staff members. No matter your business model, we can be flexible in our work and adapt to suit your needs.
Google Ads is an online advertising platform that enables businesses to get their services, products and brand in front of millions of prospective customers.
You can choose how much you ideally want to spend on a daily budget, however the recommended amount is between £3-£10 (depending on size of businesses and ideal reach.)
With Google Ads, you will benefit from being seen by thousands of potential customers within minutes of setting your ads live. You can also set your own conversions and goals which can be monitored directly from your account. Another main benefit is that it is a cost-effective alternative that enables you to pause and resume at your own convenience, without losing any of the important data.
Corfu Web Design have been trained in using Google Ads since it's inception in 2000, and over the years have developed a specialised service that provides the best results for your business. Our expertise enables us to create optimal campaigns to capture your business needs and ideal customers.
Google Ads is an ideal advertising solution for a wide range of businesses, and you can benefit from its usage regardless of size or industry you are in. If you have any questions about whether Google Ads would be the right solution for you, we can help you in your decision and can offer alternative marketing solutions that may suit you better. We do everything inhouse, so get in touch for more information about Google Ads and our other solutions to help yourself and your business.
Social Media Marketing
You don’t have to be everywhere on social media, but having a presence is definitely a bonus to your business. Checking your social media pages is often how people connect with a business, and see if the values of the business align with their personal beliefs.
This depends on your goals for your social media. Posting daily will help with growth, however it’s not essential to receive some of the benefits from utilising your social media to work for your business. Just posting 2 or 3 times a week will help to build your following and increase engagement.
The simple answer is whatever social media your customers are on. If you think you’re likely to connect with your desired audience on Facebook, but not on LinkedIn, then focus on Facebook! And vice versa. Only utilise the social media platforms that will benefit your business.
Many potential customers will check your social media pages before reaching out and getting in contact with your business. You can use your social media to show you as friendly and approachable by posting about what you’re doing and engaging with your audience. Having a presence on social media can also make your business seem more legitimate to your customers.
Allowing Corfu Web Design to manage your social media is a great idea for your business, because it means you can spend more time and focus on your customers, and let us handle your online presence. It’s an easy way to have a fantastic social media presence and not lose any of your own time.
Google Business Page
Your Google local business listing is an easy way to maintain an online presence even if you don't have a website. Your Business Profile can be edited anytime with your information or see how many people have seen and clicked on your listing.
Owning a Google MyBusiness page can be a great way to get your business listed multiple times on Google. It is an essential asset for any local business owner.
Your Google My Business details will appear in Google Maps showing all your details along with a pin point map and directions.
Google Reviews help the organic growth of your business on Google. Its a good practice to keep groing 5 star reviews as potential clients/customers do read them.
Our monthly maintenance package includes regular website backups, security scans and updates, software updates, plugin updates, and uptime monitoring to ensure your website stays secure and up-to-date.
You can. But think about the cost of the lost leads of sales if your website is down or and people can't use the site at all. You also need to consider less obvious things, like if there are small bugs preventing people from filling in forms or purchasing products, these could go unnoticed for months.
Also, if your website were to get hacked and you lost everything or you made a detrimental mistake when editing the site yourself, we can take daily backups to bring everything back to life.
Finally, it's simply piece of mind for you. For a small fee, we can sort your out your website, and make sure that it continues to bring in the maximum amount of business possible, whilst you deal with what you do best, ensuring that you convert the leads that we bring. If your website is worth AT LEAST a few hundred quid a month in new or recurring business, it's a no brainer.
We perform website updates and backups regularly, typically on daily or weekly basis, depending on your which package you are on.
Yes, you will have access to a dedicated support team that is available to help you with any issues you may encounter with your website between 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (not including bank holidays).
Of course! We have many clients on one of our packages that already had existing hosting. Most of them move over to us when their current contract finishes, just so everything is in one place, but feel free to stay where you are and let us simply make sure everything is functioning.
We use the latest security measures and best practices to ensure your website is secure, including SSL certificates, firewalls, malware scanning, and regular security audits.
Yes, we offer additional services such as website design, development, and customisation to help you add new features and functionality to your website as needed. If you're on one of our maintenance packages, you'll get a discounted rate too!
If you are in need because of an emergency, we may have to drop what we are doing with our other clients for that day in order to help you. We are more than happy to do this, but it will mean we are behind on our other projects. To make up for this, we charge a small rush fee (which will vary depending on how urgent the task is).
Almost anything! You may need us to just check over your site for bugs, fix those bugs, add some products or content; basically anything that wouldn't require a whole project.
If it is an emergency, we will get to work right away and charge you afterwards for the work done. You must pay this invoice within 2 working days. If it is just some ad-hoc work that needs doing, we will send a quote, take a 50% deposit before work commences. The second half plus any additional work carried out will be charged after the job is complete.
Your domain name is how people find your website on the internet. Every website as an IP assigned to it, which is a string of characters that aren't very memorable. Your domain name is a way to make that IP more memorable. For example, www.corfuwebdesign.com is ours!
A custom domain makes your business appear more legitimate and professional and allows people to find you more easily online. We can create a website for you on your domain as well as set up a professional looking email like firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we purchase your domain for you, it is yours to keep and do anything you want with it. Although you don't technically 'own' it, you have it registered to your name and address. The renewal fee you pay is essentially an annual registration fee and as long as you keep paying this, the domain is your to do whatever you want with and no one else can take it off your hands!
- Visit this link:
- Search your desired domain name
- Find one that you like and is available
- Let us know and we'll sort everything out for you!
Shared Hosting is a common low-cost web hosting option appropriate for the great majority of personal and small company websites. VPS hosting is advised for clients with demanding or high traffic websites or for those simply wishing to host a website with quicker speeds. A VPS includes increased resources as well as caching technologies, to make websites extraordinarily fast.
For e-commerce sites, sites with a lot of traffic, or for clients who wish to use our server side caching technology to make their sites load as quickly as possible, we'd suggest our VPS hosting options.
Our primary facility is based in Frankfurt, Germany. This location provides brilliant speeds globally and especially in Greece.
Yes! Our servers use cPanel, which we can create you an account for if you would like an element of control. However, most of our clients never touch this and leave everything up to us.
Just remember, if you break anything on your hosting, we will have to charge to fix it (if we even can!).