Website lingo explained
Finding a trustworthy web company to design and build your business website is near on impossible. There are so many web companies out there and they are all very quick to baffle you with their web talk and scare the life out of you by their costs! So how can you find a company that legitimate and able to offer you a good quality professional looking website at a decent price with no quibbles i.e. no rip-offc
First you need to know what you want and to do that properly you need to learn a little of the lingo. If you’re starting with nothing i.e. no site at all, you will need a domain (the www.my-business-name.co.uk) bit. These cost from as little as 2.99 for two years, some domains are more expensive than others. Just search on Google or any other search engine for domains and you will get plenty of sites offering domains. Then you will want hosting, this is the space on the internet where the physical files of the site will sit. Hosting can start from 40 a year.
So far that’s all pretty cheap. Now you want a design. If you just want a small business website with say 6-10 pages and you don’t want the ability to change the content on the site then you just want a basic html static site’. This should be the cheapest type of website and should only set you back a couple of hundred pounds tops.
If you want the ability to add new pages and change the content then you will want a content managed website, known as a CMS (content management system). Many companies have built their own and will offer you their all singing and dancing CMS system. But this is where you should beware. Many are not built with the search engines in mind. A simple static html site I spoke about before is fine for search engines, but more technical sites such as ones that have a CMS are built using different code making them dynamic. This code might make the website not visible in the search engines meaning all the new pages and products you might add will not get found when search for in Google for example. Try remembering one simple word SEO’ (search engine optimisation). If a content management system is SEO friendly then you know it will show up in the search engines.