More Q & A
Will I get more business with a website?
If you do nothing else but have a website online, you will get occasional business inquiries from those in need who are searching for what you do. And that's my job to anticipate the best search terms to lead them to your site.
However, it's your job to put your website address on your business card, door sign, and any advertising you may do. You want to make it easy for people to find you.
But the real value is when you talk to a potential customer and say, "You can read more about that on my website."
Depending on your business, I can almost guarantee that what you'll hear back is a surprised, "You have a website?" Instant credibility boost!
Once at the website, your customer will find the reasons to choose you. And that's what it's all about!
Do I have to write the words or do you?
You can write the words you'd like me to put online for you (the copy) or I can ask just a few questions in a short interview and come up with something for your approval.
How long until my website shows up online?
First, we'll register a domain name (web address) for you and it may take a day or so to get it in the system. Then, once you're satisfied with the webpage I've done for you, I'll upload it to the hosting company.
At that point, you'll be online immediately. You can give people your website address and they can check out your new site right away.
Part of my job is to submit your new website to the major search engines (like Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) and get things in the works. But, it may take six to eight weeks until it gets included in current search results. That's why I keep saying you need a site, "Now!" It takes quite a while to get it into the system.