Frequently Asked Questions on Website Creation

 

What is information architecture?

Information architecture is the relationship of how all the different pages of a website are related to each other. This is communicated visually through a site map.

Here is an example sitemap: http://sitemaps.thewpdevshop.com/proctormajor/

 

What is an interactive prototype?

An interactive prototype is a black and white version of your website, designed to prove functionality and features as they work in the browser. No design elements are applied at this stage, as the prototype was built only to allow all parties to make final decisions about functionality.

Here is an example of a prototype: http://prototypes.thewpdevshop.com/proctormajor/

 

Why do you use WordPress?

WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers about 36% of all sites on the Internet. The project is contributed by tens of thousands of developers worldwide and is growing from strength to strength. WordPress allows the creation of flexible and customizable websites for modern standards and observes the best practices of web development. In addition, the community of web developers using WordPress reaches everywhere and allows me to explore this collective intelligence and bring this wealth of experience to your project.

 

Where is the site hosted?

Your website needs to be hosted by a hosting company that specializes in WordPress hosting. There are many companies that do this. Hostinger, Siteground, Pagely and Pantheon are just a few experts in the field. I will be happy to make a personal recommendation, in case you need one.

 

Who do I call if something goes wrong with the site or if I can't find something?

As long as you sign one of my ongoing service plans, I will be your first point of call in case something goes wrong with your site. I will determine if it is something that the hosting company needs to fix something that is covered by their website service plan. I will provide training and video tutorials to help you use your site after it launches.

 

What happens after the site is launched?

After your site is launched, I will provide 30 days of support to ensure that all errors have been resolved and that you are confident in using your new site. After that, you will need to sign up for one of my ongoing service plans to ensure that your website is taken care of and maintained. These website service plans include updating the software, regular backups, security checks and ensuring that the website is online and open for business 24/7/365. More information on my website service plans is available upon request.

 

How long does it take to appear at the top of Google?

The time it takes for your site to appear on page 1 of Google depends on several factors. It depends on the search phrase that people are using to find your site and the number of other sites that are also available for those search phrases. No one can really say how long it will take for your site to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google). However, there are several factors that can improve your chances. Building your site on WordPress is a good start, as WordPress has great fundamentals of search engine optimization. Creating unique and interesting content for your site regularly is also critical to increasing your visibility among search engines. Starting the site and forgetting about it is a surefire way to get lost in the noise.

 

It would be a pleasure to talk to you about your search engine strategy, if we haven’t already done so

It will be a pleasure to talk to you about a ranking strategy and search engines like Google.

 

How will I know if someone is visiting my site?

I will install Google analytics software on your new site and show you how to sign in to your Google Analytics account, where you can see a wide variety of statistics about your site, including the number of visits, page views and the time it takes. people pass on your site.

 

After signing one of my website service plans, you will also receive more detailed analysis of the website's performance and recommendations on how to improve.

 

What happens if I want to add some features to the site while you are creating it?

Although I like to be flexible when creating websites , I also like to deliver what I promise within the agreed deadlines and budgets. If you ask me to add new features to your site as I build it, I’ll probably ask “why”? If we all agree that your new request will help me achieve our goals, I will be happy to do so. If this new feature is something that you would like to add to your site, but it is not directly linked to your original goals, I suggest you schedule it for a second iteration of the site after it is launched. This will require a new proposal.