Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes the websites you do better than others?
A. The personal touch. Sure you can go buy a template and either edit it yourself or pay someone even more to edit it for you, but at the end of the day it's still a template. I do not make or use templates. I work with you to learn about your business and your target audience and then I make a concept site built on that. In other words, I'm also your marketing consultant for your website.
Q. Do you do personal web sites or MySpace pages?
Q. If you make such great web sites that get ranked well on major search engines why isn't your own web site ranked highly?
A. It is. If you are searching for me. But if you are searching for a freelance web designer, consultant or web site marketing company then you won't find me on the top of the list mainly because I don't want to be on the top of the list with the bigger companies. I am a one man company which is how I can keep my prices reasonable and give each of my clients the attention their web site needs. My client list is often full and I have to turn away clients. That pains me to turn anyone away and if I was #1 on Google then I would have to turn away more clients.
Q. Why do your sites rank highly on search engines?
A. Because I take the time to include a few very important SEO (Search Engine Optimization) items. Such as the fact that I take the time to submit your website to about 200 search engines and newsgroups worldwide quarterly. I make sure that whenever possible each webpage is compliant with the guidelines as set forth by the W3C. These are just a few examples of the things I do to help the rankings of your site. Other companies charge extra for SEO plans, I don't.
Q. Do you guarantee that my site will be on the first page of Google?
A. No. It is impossible for anyone to make that guarantee and I would be very skeptical of any company that does. The fact is that every search engine has different criteria that needs to be met before they rank you highly and even if you follow the criteria to the letter there is still no guarantee you will be #1 on page 1. What I do is I make sure that the criteria is met, and I stay up to date with the ever changing rules that each search engine has. I often update your site without ever changing the way it looks just to keep it within the spectrum of guidelines for most search engines. I also will not take a client whose business I do not feel I will be able to get ranked well or I at least let them know that it will be an uphill battle before I start.
Q. How long does it take to get ranked well on search engines?
A. Who knows? No one. Because there is no set time or date that a search engines robots will crawl your site it is impossible to say when or how quickly your site will be indexed or how quickly it will move up in the ranks. Search engine robots or crawlers work randomly. Some sites are indexed and ranked well in 2 weeks, some take 6 months, again it all depends.
Q. Are you hard to work with?
A. Sometimes, yes. Look, I take every clients website seriously and I put a ton of research, time and thought into each project even before it becomes a project. What that means is that the moment you contact me the wheels in my head start spinning, and even if you just contacted me just to tell me you are THINKING about hiring me, I can pretty much assure you that I have already started my research into your type of business, I have already started looking at your competition and figuring out what makes them rank high on search engines and I have probably already started making a demo site for your website based on my discoveries. And I do get frustrated, confused and short with a client that wants to design their own site. Sorry.
Q. Then what if I don't hire you?
A. Then I save the demo site I created somewhere and I retain all that I learned about your business and apply it in the future to another similar project.
Q. How many clients do you have?
A. Currently I have about 30 or more clients. They range from restaurant franchisees, doctors offices, a marketing company, non-profit organizations, an online magazine, catering companies, computer and network technicians, a medical research company, a food distributer, night clubs and more. I have a very wide range of clients.
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