Domain Name Registration
We will help you choose and register your domain name for up to ten years. It can be a .com, .ca (Canada), .org (non-profit/charity), or .net, .us, .biz, .info or .name depending on what options are available and will work best for your needs. Domain Name Registration costs are about $20.00 for one year and a little less per year for longer terms.
Your domain is connected and website files are loaded on a hosting server connected to the Internet in order to be seen. The best hosting for your needs depends on the size and type of your website, geographical location of your business (if relevant), amount of traffic anticipated, security requirements and other factors. We will arrange the best hosting for you on our servers or with an independent hosting provider. Hosting costs vary depending on the services required.
We will start with your existing logo and/or promotional materials or start from scratch to create an appealing site that is easily identified as yours. Design elements include many appearance choices such as colours, font (text) sizes and styles, the number and size of columns, image display and anything else that contributes to the overall look and feel of the web pages.
We will integrate all the functions that make your site work and do what you need it to do. These can be as simple as an email link or as complex as a complete shopping cart. You may want a newsletter sign-up, a blog, image galleries, videos, events calendar, a user forum, registration system or other functions. Wherever possible we use open source solutions, but can also use commercial programs or have custom programming done if that’s needed. It helps if you imagine how you and your visitors will use the site and interact with it and make a list of everything you want it to do.
Need help writing good text that people will read?
Need help getting good photos of your products?
We can use what you have, fine tune your writing and pictures, or include these complete services in your website development package. We have professional copy writing and professional photography skills on our team so your site will have clean, clear, concise and easily understood site messages with beautiful supporting images.
Search Optimization & Submission
We understand that you need to be found, indexed and ranked by the search engines in order to be found by your audience! We incorporate Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in our web site development from the start and throughout the website building process. All our sites are easily read and indexed, particularly by Google, Bing and Yahoo – the primary search engines. XML site maps are created, submitted and updated regularly.
If you have a website that is not ranking well, or is not even listed in the search engines we can do an analysis and provide recommendations and an estimate to correct it. It may be easier than you think to get your website working for you!
Website Maintenance & Upgrades
We can provide occasional or regularly scheduled maintenance and upgrades on your website to keep it fresh and keep the visitors coming back! Regular updates to your content pages such as news items, service or product descriptions, galleries or blogs also help improve your search engine rankings.