Frequently Asked Questions
- How can i have a website I can update myself?
I'm paying my web designer for every little change.
If you don't have a Content Management System (CMS) in place, then this is going to happen whoever you get to design your site. We develop sites using a open source CMS, train you how to use it, and you can then manage and change the content on your site whenever your want. And then you should only need to engage us when you want to Extend your website into some new direction ... e.g. add new functionality such as a user forum
But for general content changes YOU should NOT have to pay.
- What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A CMS is a software application that allows you to easily create and managing online content such as HTML. It is used to manage and control a small or large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A CMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and essential Web maintenance functions. The software provides authoring (and other) tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of programming languages or markup languages to create and manage content with relative ease.
Most systems use a database to store content, metadata, or artifacts that might be needed by the system.
Administration is typically done through browser-based interfaces. Unlike Web-site builders, a CMS allows non-technical users to make changes to a website with little training. A CMS typically requires an experienced coder to set up and add features, but is primarily a Web-site maintenance tool for non-technical administrators.
- I don't know how to get SEO happening?
SEO is very misunderstood - even by a lot of IT professionals. How google ranks websites and brings you to the front page is dependant on 2 main factors - Relevance and Fresh Content.
- Relevance is created by who is looking at your site - and there are number of strategies to increase the relevance of your site.
- Fresh content - having a blog ON your site - gives you to opportunity to create fresh site content.
The secondary factors is making sure you have good keywords, and putting keywords on all the articles/content you create on your site. A CMS application such as Joomla will enable you to do this
Using a CMS like Joomla - which is what we work with - allows your to add meta data (keywords) to every article you publish.
Sign up for our FREE SEO eBook that will explain some of the things you can do to make your website Search Engine Optimised.
- How do I get people onto my website?
There are all manner of ways to bring customers to your site.
- Local newspaper advertising
- Yellow pages advertising
- Google sponsorship
- Google Ad words
- Online directories
We have the experience and knowledge to help with the online methods of driving traffic to your site. We have strategic partnerships that can get your website listed on the first page of google search results. Some methods are free, some require an investment in Advertising.
- How do I monitor website success?
The easiest way to monitor website success is through the use of Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows you to see all manner of statistics about your sites performance. How many visitors, where are they coming from, how long did they stay.
Our Premium Website service will setup Google Analytics FOR YOU! So you don't have to muck about with modifying site code etc.
We also set up Google Webmaster, which is used by google to track your site and for Googles automated site scanners to know what your website looks like and what to scan.
- Why Joomla?
- Joomla is the leading open source content management systems (CMS) available TODAY!
- Joomla is easy to use!
- More developers are working with Joomla than any other CMS, which means more add-ons to choose from
- Joomla is extensible ... meaning your site and functionality will grow with you and your business
- There are over 5000 add-ons that you can used to extend your website
Joomla is an investment in future proofing your website. Unlike other CMS's in the market, you wont have to redo your website when you out grow it. Joomla will grow with you.