Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a new website cost?
Lots of variables determine the cost of a new website. Generally speaking, Heyday custom websites start at $7,500.
How long until I get my new website?
Most websites are completed within about 12 weeks, but this can vary depending on a number of factors. We will establish our specific timeline and deadlines at the outset of our project.
What do I have to do?
Your main job is to work collaboratively with me throughout the process. This means providing all requested information, including all website content, within our established timeframe. Additionally you will need to provide timely feedback when requested and fully engage in the process from beginning to end. Don't worry, though. I'll guide you through the process and be here to help every step of the way.
Will my new website be on the first page of a Google search?
If anyone promises that your site will be on the first page of a Google search you should run away, FAST. Unfortunately no one can make that promise with any integrity. There are far too many ever-changing variables that determine search engine ranking for anyone to reliably make that assertion.
What I can promise you, though, is that we can do everything possible to improve your search traffic. My SEO strategist is a wizard and can set you up with anything your budget allows to help you reach your SEO goals.
What is hosting?
Your website is a system of folders and files, much like the hard drive on your computer. These website folders and files live on huge, complex servers that are connected to the internet so that others can visit your site. “Hosting” refers to these servers that house your website folders and files. Many companies offer this service with widely varying degrees of quality. I host my Care Plan clients on a world-class hosting server that offers blazing fast speed, security, and support.
How do I keep my site secure?
The key to keep your WordPress website clean and secure is threefold: Host on a high quality server, update the WordPress core code and any plugins very regularly (i.e. daily or weekly), and use premium plugins whose developers care about security and write high quality code to help prevent intrusion. There are also other measures we can employ to ensure your site stays safe and secure. All Care Plan clients receive all of these security services plus malware monitoring and malware cleanup should the site be attacked.
How can I use my website to generate more leads?
Your website is your company's public hub. It can be your 24/7 best sales rep and lead generator if it is designed well with clear goals in mind. When I take on a website project, we collaborate at the outset on what the lead generation goals and process should be. Then I use the best strategies and tools to help you meet those goals within your budget.
What do I need to do to maintain and optimize my website after it's complete?
Building a website is not a "one-and-done" project. Your website requires care and feeding to not only keep it secure, but also to maximize your return on your investment. Some of the regular maintenance tasks include: backups to a remote server, uptime monitoring to alert you of any issues, daily/weekly updates to the WordPress core, themes and plugins used on your site, spam removal, and SEO monitoring. Additionally, your website will probably need content updates, blog posts, and lead capture campaigns among other things. Care Plan clients receive these maintenance and content management services as part of their Care Plan service.