What Does Your Website Include? Bespoke I will design a bespoke website for your company. It will be designed from scratch to generate more business for you. Don't settle for off the peg. Responsive A website needs to perform across all devices. Your site will be responsive and look great on desktops, tablets and phones. Support The support that I offer is the cornerstone of my business. I still have clients from when I started my freelance business 12+ years ago. They know that I'm always on hand if they need anything. SEO Every website I create is fully optimised to be found on Google and other search engines. On page Search Engine Optimisation is essential to help a site get found. Updates WordPress sites need to be maintained regularly and updates have to be managed in order to keep the site secure. I include this with all my hosting. Website Essentials WordPress is a wonderful platform for creating websites and it powers over 25% of the world's websites. With companies like Mercedes Benz and Disney using WordPress for their websites, you know that you're in good company. The platform that your site is built on is just the first step, however. To achieve a really great, all round website package, you need a few extra touches. Other companies often charge for these extras but I personally feel that they are website essentials and should be included in the price. Without all these in place, it's a bit like having a jigsaw with some of the pieces missing. Back End Essentials Every website has what is called a back end and a front end. The front end is your website and what all your website visitors can see. The back end is where all the magic happens! This is where your website is created and where you can log in and make changes and updates if you want. Although it's hidden away and nobody can see the back end except you, the back end of your site is just as important as the front end. At Websites by Diane I include all your back end essentials too. CMS A CMS allows you to edit and change your website whenever you wish. I don't believe that you should have to pay your designer every time that you want to make a change. I provide full training and I'm always available for support. Professional Email 2 professional email addresses are included with your website. For example firstname.lastname@example.org. Extra addresses are available from only £6 a year. In comparison, Godaddy's prices start at £2.99 per month. Domain Name A domain name is included in the cost of your website. I will help you choose a suitable domain name and make recommendations. I always recommend buying a .com or .co.uk Hosting All my packages include 3 months hosting. The hosting is fast, secure and doesn't break the bank from only £10 per month. This price also includes updates, back end maintenance and premium plugins. Security Keeping your website secure of malware has to be the most important back end essential. The back end of your site will be equipped with everything it needs to keep it as safe as possible. Ecommerce Ecommerce allows you to accept payments on your website. It's easy to have your own online shop with my affordable ecommerce options. Social Media Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. I include several ways for your customers to connect with you on social media from your website. Contact Form Your website needs to make it as easy as possible for people to get in touch with you. These days people often prefer email or contact forms to picking up the phone. A contact form is included that can be linked to any email address. Newsletter All marketers understand that having loyal subscribers is a fabulous way of not only engaging people, but it's also a good opportunity to promote offers and make sales. I don't charge extra to add a Newlsetter sign up form. Google Analytics Google Analytics is a way of tracking visitors to your website, what pages they visit, how long they spend on your site and so much more. Adding Analytics code to your website is included as standard. Website Functionality Your website has to not only look good, but it has to function well and most importantly generate business, leads, sales, phone calls etc for your business or organisation. I include added functionality to your website at no extra charge. This makes sure that it's as easy for your website visitors to reach out to you, contact you and learn more about you as possible. Google Analytics is included so that you can track your website visitors. This is invaluable information for your business.