How much does it cost to create a website?
There is a range of prices when it comes to creating a website. There are many factors to consider and plenty of variables that need to be accounted for when we create a quote for your site. For example, custom websites cost more to create than a template that has been cosmetically adjusted. What’s more, a website that allows the administrator full control through a content management system (CMS) is more expensive than a static website without such a system. Other features that may add to the cost of a website are content writing services, additional programming for unique design features, etc. Also consider that updating an existing website entails a very different process than creating one from scratch.
Every aspect of the cost of your website is laid out in a formal proposal that we go over with our clients. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification if needed. Our tight-knit team is focused on creating the best possible sites for all our clients, and our pricing truly reflects that commitment. We listen to you in order to determine exactly what you need from your website, and then create a proposal to outline the details, all while keeping your budget in mind.
How long does it take to create a website?
Your website may take anywhere from a few days to a few months to reach completion. The difference in time it takes depends entirely on how much work is involved. If you are looking for a single page website, have all your content already written and do not require any customization, your website will likely take less time to create. Alternatively, if you require a complex e-commerce system for your business, complete with a customized design and full content writing services, your website will likely take longer to complete.
There are 6 stages involved in the creation of a custom website, though each stage may take more or less time, depending on the complexity of the website. These stages are the gathering information, the design stage, HTML programming, CMS programming, content insertion, and testing and quality assurance.
Meanwhile, template websites require fewer stages, as the design and programming already exist and likely only need to be customized and adjusted to reflect your brand and needs.
Is search engine optimization (SEO) included in the cost of the website?
At Gilmedia, we design and program all of our websites with SEO in mind. That means that the very nature of how the website is laid out, the content of the website and the programming that makes the website run are all geared towards helping the website rank well on major search engines such as Google. This is fundamental to the construction of a well-designed website and cannot be separated out or quoted separately. In this sense, your website is search engine friendly from the get-go.
However, additional SEO services are priced separately. Things such as the creation of targeted blog posts, social media marketing, link building and more form the basis of our SEO packages. Custom packages are available for specific business needs, ensuring that your business benefits most from our targeted optimization services. Each business is unique and we take a customized approach to our SEO packages. Contact us today to learn more!
Will I have to pay any ongoing fees?
Once your website is completed and quality assurance testing has been done, it is yours. There are no mandatory fees that you must pay to run your website. However, some of our customers choose to select one of our affordable maintenance packages for upkeep that invariably arises down the road. These maintenance packages include a certain number of hours of work that are covered should you require minor programming changes, stylistic adjustments and more. However, you may also choose to have these changes invoiced on a case-by-case basis.
Is hosting included?
Hosting is a separate yearly charge. This charge will be outlined on the proposal for your project.
What types of websites can you create?
Whatever the nature of your business or project, we can create a website that works for you. Whether you require an e-commerce site to sell kitchen gadgets, a blog that encompasses all the latest design trends, a corporate website to propel your sales pitch forward or any other kind of website imaginable, we can help you make it a reality! Your only limit is your imagination, and we can help you realize your company’s true potential with a unique, custom website that truly showcases your ideas, your passion and your life’s work.
Give us a call today to discuss your website. It doesn’t matter if you have a complete set of design specifications or simply a great idea – we will help you develop it into something real and something truly spectacular.
What kind of businesses do you work with?
There is no limit to the kinds of businesses we work with at Gilmedia. From entrepreneurs to major corporations and everything in between, everyone in today’s day and age can benefit from a well designed and beautifully functioning website to spread the word about their business, their idea or their company. Give us a call today to learn more about how Gilmedia can help you achieve more than you imagined.