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Website and SEO FAQs
Below are Questions and Answers, with a little education sprinkled on top, to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Website Design, and Website Hosting Services. Just click on a Question to see the Answer.
The most Common Question of all. We have dedicated 3 entire pages to this question to help educate you on the basics, without completely blowing your mind.
This is the #1 questions most SEO Customers ask. We would love to give you a “Standard Time Frame”, it sure would make our job easier. However, that is not the case.
There are many factors that affect the outcome of your rankings. See our page How SEO Works. There are numerous on-page and off-page factors explained there.
Most of our Customers begin to see increased rankings in the first 2 weeks. Within 3-4 months or less you could be on Page One!
Search Engine results are like a boat in the open Sea. There can be turbulence due to certain factors. Your rankings can fluctuate for a number of reasons.
Some Factors include:
- It is expected within the 1st to 2nd month of using our Services
- Content has changed for the bad
- Competition is overcoming you
- Search engines may have changed their algorithms
- Social Media is non-existent or leacking
- Content has not been updated for over 2 months
- Bad Reviews on Social Media
Social Media is like free advertising. If the post is helpful or fun, it gets shared; sometimes by a lot of people. All of a sudden, you have 2,000 links back to your website because of one helpful or fun post. This SEO Social Media Article sums it up very well.
For Website Design the following information is typically needed:
- cPanel username and password
- FTP username and password
- Domain Registrar username and password
- Hosting Account username and password
When using our SEO Services the above + the following information is typically needed:
- Facebook username and password
- Twitter username and password
- Gmail username and password (if you already have a Google Places Page)
- Other Social Media usernames and passwords as applicable
Click the link to Learn How to Read my Search Engine Ranking Report
. This page should answer most all of your questions. If not, give us a call.
PR stands for “PageRank”. A high PR website is one that meets all of Google’s requirements and is deemed very important
. Read more about the requirements for Google to deem you a high PR site.
Google PageRank is NOT an indicator of search engine rankings.
There is a lot that goes into SEO. If you Google this question, you will find hundreds of articles dedicated to just this question. Here is a good article explaining this.
Building links slowly is the best approach to avoid being red flagged by Google and other search engines. If you get involved with a link spamming campaign, which builds hundreds or thousands of links per month, you could get your website removed from Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. permanently. We do not condone this type of link building, nor will we be part of it.
Google has algorithms that take multiple factors into account when ranking your website. One of the rules that will knock your rankings down is “link spamming”, or in other words, creating hundreds or thousands of links. Creating all these links is not the solution to higher SE rankings; in fact, it will hurt you.
Website Design FAQs
This is always a loaded question. The standard answer is “It depends on what you want”. If you are a small to medium sized business and are looking for an information only WordPress website which may be around 5-10 pages (no eCommerce), then you can expect to pay anywhere between $700-$2000. It’s always best to submit a “scope of work”, or at least verbally walk us through what you want, and get a detailed quotation.
Absolutely! We can create custom videos that train you or your employees how to access the back end of the website and make the specific required changes necessary. The videos walk through step by step, and can be replayed unlimited amounts of times by whoever has the link. Below are some example videos.
How to Blog on your Website
How to add Products to your eCommerce website
Website Hosting FAQs
Rest assured, your website is NOT hosted on a Basement computer server. It is hosted in a state-of-the-art facility, with multiple redundancies, emergency backup power, and 99.9% up-time. Most websites are on a shared server, which also means a shared ip address. If you are super serious about SEO it may make sense to use a dedicated ip address, which is ~$100/yr + the Standard Hosting Fee. The same thing can be achieved by purchasing an SSL certificate, and it’s about the same price.
Please see our Subsidiary website Halo Hosting
for all pricing and package information.