Frequently Asked Questions
"Online Marketing Machines" is a term We've Got Your Customers has coined that represents the following formula:
Design x SEO x Security x Story x Conversion
Most "website designers" get one or possibly two of these right.
What we've found, however, is that Local Business Owners don't care about websites themselves.
What they Do care about is getting more customers and increasing their profits!
And THAT is what "Online Marketing Machines" are designed to do.
Every Single Step (from Domain & Hosting Providers to Post Launch Processes) of the "Online Marketing Machines" Build Formula is taken into account in regards to how it can help get your business more customers and increase your profits.
While your existing site can likely be Drastically Improved, the cost to change out Everything to get it close to one of the "Online Marketing Machines" we build is almost always Greater than building the new Site.
However, we do have Clients that want their sites improved on an Hourly Basis and a Custom Plan is Created for them based on Goals and the state of the current site...
Based on over a decade of working with clients across Many industries, the pricing and terms of the packages listed are built around what is best for growing our ideal client's businesses.
However, we do offer a more basic package that is similar to what is typically delivered by the "I know a guy how builds websites" type referrals.
The 2 most common reasons for this Basic Package:
- Just Opened the Doors - for those that are testing out a concept OR are just getting started on a shoe-string budget and aren't yet ready to really grow their businesses
- Need An Online Brochure - for those who are in an industry with zero Search Volume OR a niche where you already have a list of all your ideal clients and just need an online display of your offerings
The Build Time depends on a number of Factors including How Many Pages, How Responsive You Are in Providing Required Info, Number of Customizations, etc...
For Sites Under 20 Pages where you are Responsive and Customizations are Minimal, start to finish averages about 40 business days...
You will be Very Aware throughout the Build about the time-frame via clear communication.
The Package that is Best for Your Business depends on a few Key Factors:
- Number of Searches for Your Niche
- Competition Level
- What Your Business Growth Goals Are
- What Your Projected ROI is versus Your Current Marketing Methods
Important Note: If you currently have an In-House or Outsourced Rockstar handling one of the Package aspects, that part will be reviewed and if it can fit cohesively with the rest of the strategy, an even more Custom Package may can be created...
This is Decided on a Case by Case basis.
There is a Lot that goes into effectively hosting and maintaining websites.
Some common reasons people ask this question:
- Their website has been Hacked. Some Interesting Info:
- WordPress Market Share is over 1/3 of All Websites
- WordPress is by far the most targeted by Hackers
- Only around 40 percent of WordPress sites are Up To Date
- They just clicked "Update All" in their Dashboard and:
- "The website is now down completely"
- "A lot of things aren't working as they should"
- They read an article that all Hosting platforms are not the same
- They were referred by someone they know and trust that uses us for this Service
A Major WordPress Version Release happens about every 4 months.
As you can see https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions there are many more Releases throughout the year.
And that is just the Core Files...
You also need to stay on top of your Theme Updates (both Parent and Child Themes) and all Plugins.
Common reasons sites get hacked:
- Insecure Hosting
- Weak Passwords
- "admin" is your Username
- Not updating the following to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities:
- Themes [Parent (and Child if applicable)]
All of this is Included in our Online Marketing Machines.
However, we do have a program for this as well if you want us to take care of your existing website.
Plans start out at $149/month and go up from there based on file size, traffic, etc... These plans also include our Backup Service...
* Websites that are Down, have Broken Elements, and/or have been Hacked will be looked at and an Estimate provided for getting them into good operating order so that your Maintenance Program can begin...
The Service Industries Listed are some of the common ones we work with, but we do build Online Marketing Machines for many others.
The Best Results depend on the Niche and Geographic Location you've chosen for your business.
Knowing those helps determine Your Potential for Success.