Web Design Web Development
Affordable Web Solutions offer website solutions. Whether you are after a landing page, ecommerce or online store, a mini site or a full comprehensive website. We talk to you to, find out your competitors, we talk about your business, your story. We work with your budget; you won’t hit you up with hidden fees. We research your product and service to get the best out of your website.
All websites designed and hosted with Affordable Web Solutions, will receive free hosting. We won’t lock you into long term contracts, if you decide to move your hosting, it’s yours to move where you want.
I’ve spoken to clients who tell me horror stories about long delays. I’ll work with you to achieve your deadline. I pride myself on getting the job done, on time and on budget. There is always website design creep. I’m very flexible with letting a small creep. I want to be proud of your site, just as much as you are. However, when the entire scope changes, I will discuss this with you, before it get’s out of hand.
I’ve spent more than 24 years in IT Support. Knowing what the user is trying to explain and how they work with a device, comes in handy when designing a website.
Understanding your audience, is imperative to website success. eg. If you’re in the aged care industry, you will need your site to be as simple to use as possible. Have minimal page clicks, ensure that the text is easy to read, with a larger font. Without having to increase the font manually but having the option there if the font is not large enough for an individual user. Your audience may have English as their second language. Having a multi-language translator, that translates all your content in any language will be beneficial to your audience.
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SEO Optimisation SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION
Search Engine Optimisation otherwise known as SEO. SEO is how you publish information on your website. Your information must be easy to read, so it’s understood by both human and search engines. Your site will be ranked against websites in the same industry.
I often get asked, how do I get to be number one on Google. Most people want to be there, but don’t want to do the work. Like anything in life, you must put the hard work in. Consistency is key.
Here I share some quick tips to increase your search engine optimisation, drive more traffic to your site;
- Sitemap generator,
- Social sharing,
- Regular scans,
- Custom titles and Descriptions
- Connect your pages with social accounts to get credit from content shared.
- Research, research and more research!
When writing your content, think about how you search for something “candles online” and “where to buy candles online” You’re not alone, others search that way too.
NOT ALL HOSTING PROVIDERS ARE CREATED EQUAL?
Affordable Web Solutions choose MayTek IT Solutions as their hosting partner. MayTek IT Solutions use shared resources and shared hosting to lower the cost to you. MayTek manage the servers, and they never overload them as other cheaper host providers do. MayTek hosting ensure their infrastructure up to date, to ensure stronger security, better performance and increased uptime.
Is your customer support accessible by phone and email? Are they in the same timezone? Affordable Web Solutions offer a phone number, email support and a ticketing system. Maintenance Clients do take a priority.
Backing up your website, is not optional it is necessary. It can take one mouse click to bring down your hard work and website investment. Affordable Web Solutions offer daily backups.
SSL Certificates offer a layer of security; Secure Sockets Layer. Back in the day, these were only required if you were selling products online. These days, Google will penalise you for not having a certificate.
If you have a professional domain name, it is beneficial to your business to utilise this domain associated by email. Eg. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A secure file transfer protocol enables you to upload in bulk files, rather than one file at a time. You may think you might not require it. At some point you will.
If your side is down and can not be seen, a person will move onto the next site on Google. You want your web hosting provider to have a 99.9% uptime.
When your business grows and your traffic increases, you may require more bandwidth. Rather than lose SEO traction, you should look at upgrading to either a VPS or a Dedicated Server. These options provide more storage, memory, resources and maintenances.
As your business grows and your website requires premium infrastructure to support the extra traffic, easily upgrade storage and bandwidth as you go. Virtual Private Servers enable your business to scale resources when you need them.
With a dedicated server, you have the server to yourself. Not having to sharing resources, gives you significantly faster performance. There is extra cost due to the dedicated resources and maintenance.
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE PACKAGES FROM $70
Website maintenance is vital to any business, regardless of size. Your website is a 24/7/365-day promotion to your business and it can have a huge impact on how the value of your products and or services are seen.
A well-maintained website is critical for uptime, speed and Google ranking. Updating and adding new information, also help maintain the value and longevity of your website over time.
A website that is neglected or poorly maintained with broken links, lots of errors or 404 pages and outdated information projects a poor image and can cause your website traffic to decline over time. It’s imperative to check and fix, broken links, grammar and spelling issues.
Monthly maintenance packages are an insurance policy to your website investment. Regular checks for broken hyperlinks, minifying images, caching suite, optimising content and performance monitoring all help to improve google ranking.
Included in your maintenance package are regular scans, we look for vulnerabilities. Blacklisting, IP lockouts. We improve security by tweaking based on these audits. We update plugins, themes and databases when technologies advance.
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Monthly maintenance packages start at $70 per month and come with 30 minutes free website design changes.
IMPROVE YOUR INVESTMENT
Regardless if you are on a maintenance contract, we respond promptly to all our clients with their website support. As technology changes, updates can affect your site and how it displays. If you need updates, modifications, or general support we have a 24 / 7 ticketing system to assist you with these requests, simply email email@example.com
All things created equal; we would never have to switch web hosts. Our websites could remain in the one place at the one time. The world is not created equal, which is why Affordable Web Solutions will organise your move to our hosting platforms included in the hosting costs.
All you need to do is sit back and relax, why we take care of:
- Setting up your new server
- Move Files, databases and email accounts
- Troubleshooting – we’ll make sure everything is working okay again.
- Update any DNS, MX or A RECORDS. Migrations are seamless, however at times it can take up to a few hours to “be live”.
Once your all moved, it’s courteous to contact your previous provider.
A domain name is an address, which is easy to read by humans. It represent an IP address, which are a unique set of numbers.
It’s what you type in the address bar of your browser www.yourdomain.com.au. Think of your domain name as a unique address and your website as your physical identity. Imagine posting a letter, you write the address (domain name) so the courier can deliver it to the physical address (website).
Serious consideration should be considered when choosing a domain name. You want it to be a representation of your business. For some tips, check out my blog On how to get your business online.
If you need help or want more information on organising a domain name or want to know if it’s available contact Affordable Web Solutions