questions


 
We get this question all the time. A great looking website is only half of the equation. A nice looking site does not guarantee potential customers will, or can, find you. There are numerous reasons why a website that looks okay isn't producing sales. The fastest way to answer this questions is to give us a call, or request a quote.

 Yes, we do, but only to our web customers. We have servers located in the US and Canada. Unlike many web hosting companies, we do not stack dozens, or hundreds, of websites on a server. The main reason we provide hosting for our web customers is to ensure proper security and fast loading speeds for their websites. We include emails with our hosting. For larger projects we also offer co-location hosting.  
 
We will guide you through the whole process. There are 5 basic steps when building a brand new website.
 
  • Determine your target market demographics
  • Research and choose the best keywords and phrases for your target audience
  • Create a design that compliments and enhances your brand and business
  • Create quality content
  • Build and launch new site
  •  

     Any website we build is responsive and mobile friendly.
     No. All work is done here in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
     No. We offer a variety of platforms from WordPress to large, custom, full stack websites. Our programmers-developers each have over 20 years of experience building websites and developing applications. The platforms we recommend depend on the logistics of your brand, business and website.    
     SEO is the optimization process of creating, renovating or redesigning a website to be search engine friendly. The more search engine friendly a website is, the better the odds of higher positioning in the SERPS (search engines result pages). Search engines have hundreds of rules, or guidelines, they use when rating and indexing a website listing.    
     Yes. We have experienced SEO content writers and SEO content editors. They create effective content that sells and is optimized for the search engines.
     Yes and no. Every website is unique and it depends on the platform being used and the skill level of the previous web firm. In some cases it is more cost effective to build new, than to pour money into a website disaster.  
     It depends on the size and logistics of your website. We have built small websites in a couple of days. We can provide a time estimate once we know the scope of your project. We also offer a rush service.
     No problem. We have creative graphic designers. 
     A lot. The more input we get from you on your business and market, the more effective your website will be in the search engines and converting traffic into leads and sales. 
     Every situation is different. Cost varies according to the number of pages needed and how dominant you want to be in the search engine results. 
     Yes. Other than mini websites all our websites come with a CMS.
     It depends on the platform being used. Most of our websites are custom designed by a seasoned designer. 
     Yes. We offer monthly and hourly support. We also offer custom support plans that include adding new content every month. 
     Not a problem. We have clients all over Canada and the US.
     Give us a call, or use one of our request forms. One of our web development experts can answer any questions you may have and suggest some solutions.
     

    90% of brand new business web sites fail within the first 4 months. One of the biggest mistakes companies make with a brand new website is to ignore the online competition. The quality level of online competition is the best guideline for the size and quality you need for your website to compete.

     

    Another reason for the high failure rate of brand new websites is going too cheap. Itís ok to be thrifty and wise, but going cheap can kill you. Look beyond the price because who cares what you save if the website doesnít make you any money.

     

    Unfortunately, they are NOT.  A common cause of websites failing is companies that take advice from people who have no idea what they are talking about.  Some of the biggest website disasters we have ever seen were because a company followed the wrong advice. Just because Uncle Joe knows his business, does not mean he knows anything about creating websites that actually make money. Always consider the source before acting on any advice.

     

    Ignoring SEO or Search Engine Optimization is not the best way to save money. The price difference between a search engine friendly website and a website without SEO may seem high, but an optimized website site will outperform a website without SEO. The difference can translate into tens of thousands of dollars over time.

     

    When a website is slow to load, the search engines apply a large penalty. Websites that are listed on page 1 search results load quickly. Be wary of cut rate hosting companies that stack numerous websites on their servers, which is why many websites load like a snail and will never get Page1s.

     

    Match your website design, navigation and features to the characteristics of your customer demographics and industry.  For example: If 90% of your target market is males then you donít want a website with a feminine look and feel.

     

    Informative quality content pre-sells and reduces barriers to sale. The more questions your content answers, the better the odds of converting a website visitor into a customer. Quality content lures, informs and guides potential customers into taking an action and becoming customers.

     

     

    People match what they see with what they hear. If you are selling a high tech service or product, but have an outdated site with an obsolete design, customers will not believe your claim of being high tech. If your website is informative, easy to navigate and works flawlessly then customers assume you provide the same level of service.  The more credibility your website creates, the less hesitation a potential customer will have pulling out their credit card.  

     

    Know what you are buying. If you donít understand something, then ask. At Sudden Sites we encourage questions and provide answers in terms you can understand.