Having a website is great and almost mandatory in this day and digital age, it gives potential customers insight into your business, where you are, when you’re open and of course what you sell. But its only useful if people can actually find it!
There is so much competition out there you need to be sure your website ranks well for your target customers. There are many elements to making this happen but one of the most important is ensuring its kept up to date, and not just from the technology its built with, the content must be recent.
If your latest news posting is from a year ago people may think you’ve not been keeping up with the latest developments and the search engines, such as Google, will almost certainly rank your competitors website higher if their news is more recent than yours.
We know it takes time to publish updates to your website, you may only access it once or twice a year and its often a pain trying to find the username and password your website developer emailed you, and thats where we can help.
Our experience and skill ensure that the brochure we create for you will be of the same caliber of marketing materials used by large corporations, but you will pay only a fraction of the price these companies spend on their designs.
What does it cost?
Ad-hoc / Pay As You Go website support
This works well for many of our customers giving you the option to pay an hourly rate of £35 for any required system updates, content changes, search engine optimisation or any other type of changes/fixes required on your website as and when you need.
There is a minimum one hour charge of USD25 for any type of update, however, we will accrue the time spent on your account over a calendar month which means if you use less than an hour you will be charged the full USD25 but anytime over the hour is charged by the minute, for example an extra 30 minutes would cost you USD12.50, we do not continue to round up for each change.
Monthly website maintenance packages
This option provides website hosting, weekly website backups and two hours per month for updates, fixes or any type of content changes, the cost starts from USD50 per month. Additional time is then charged at a reduced rate of USD25 per hour, again charged by the minute.
A monthly plan is more cost effective if you have frequent updates and means we will update your website without requests from you, ensuring systems like Joomla or WordPress are kept up to date, along with any plugins or extensions.
- Benefits of a monthly maintenance package.
- Priority on requests.
- Managed website hosting.
- Backups stored safely off-site.
- New features and functions added as and when they are needed.
- We’ll inform you if things are getting a little outdated and help with updating content with your input.
- Advice on improvements to your site as we keep abreast of the latest innovations.
- * We aim to respond to all customer requests within 24 hours from Monday to Friday but at busy times this may be longer, up to the times shown.
- ** Website hosting costs can be higher for very large websites/ecommerce stores but this would be discussed on your website maintenance proposal.
- *** Additional cost is for time spent updating the website above the time agreed during the month, time is accrued by the minute, for example, an extra 30 minutes on a five hour plan would cost an additional USD12.50.
Time per month
We often get asked how long it takes to action certain tasks and what will we do for the time each month, its always a tricky question to answer but to give you an idea for our most popular, Medium package, it would take us around 10 minutes to upload a news or blog post, so long as its provided by you, leaving plenty of time to perform other tasks, however, if you needed us to write the news article much of this two hours would be taken up researching and then writing it.
But thats the beauty of our website maintenance packages, the time can be spent differently each month, so perhaps you need a new webpage put together along with some images and news postings one month, while the following month we work on Search Engine Optimisation improvements. We’re happy to work this out best for you whilst ensuring the necessity of updating your websites system (where applicable) is always a priority.
We’ll keep you informed each month by way of our invoice as to what work has been completed and if we think we’ll need to go over the arranged monthly time we’ll agree it with you before any work is completed. And don’t worry if you think you’ll have a quiet month, we can work on extra projects such as redesigning your website to help spread the cost of a large upgrade.