Web Design Questions
We are often asked many Web Design Questions about our Web Design Company and our Web Design Services.
What’s included with my web design?
Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Submissions are always included with your Blue Ridge Media web design.
Standard internal code files include:
• Sitemap – Lists all files and change dates
• Robots.txt – Keeps robots out of some files
• .htaccess – Powerful server side code
• Style Sheets – Standard Look and Feel
• Favicon – Tiny Branding Icon
• Apple Touch Icon – iOS7 Branding Icon
• StatCounter – Unique Visitors Counter
Optional external code files can include:
• Google Analytics – Your Google Account
• YouTube Video – Your YouTube Account
• QuickTime Video
• MP3 Audio / Music or Voice
• FancyBox Photo Display
• Slideshow Cycle
• Photo Zoom
• Adobe Flash
Do you charge extra for SEO?SEO is included in your web design, in every web page. Some North Carolina Web Design Companies charge you extra for SEO. It would be a waste of time to design your website without SEO, because your website wouldn’t get found in the major search engines.
Do you provide SEO to other web designers?We used to provide our SEO to other web designers, but we found out that after a while, much of our code was altered or removed, and the customer dropped from of the major search engines. For this reason, we only provide SEO to our own web design customers and not to other web designers.
Do you charge for website updates?We provide free adjustments to your website within the first 30 days online. Afterwards, simple website changes under 10 minutes are always performed free of charge. If takes us longer to print your web design invoice, your web design changes are on us.
What types of websites do you design?We design information and small E-Commerce websites. We have designed websites for a wide variety of small business customers including; online retail stores, real estate agents, wholesalers, repair shops, non-profits, consultants, politicians, vacation rentals, hotels, motels, manufacturing companies, home builders, farmers, artists, writers, videographers, photographers, musicians, authors, architects, doctors and attorneys.
Do you have a web design office in town?We’re a home based web design company located between Blowing Rock and Boone NC Meetings are by appointment only please.
Are you a small town web design company?We’re a North American web design company with web design customers in many states. We’re continually expanding across the USA.
Can you provide me with references?Please visit our References page for a list of customer references and comments. Please feel free to contact any of our web design customers for a personal reference.
What web design program do you use?Your website is coded using standard HTML code, which can be opened and modified by any text editor or even a word processor.
To Ask Your Web Designer
Can you provide Affordable Website Hosting?Affordable Website Hosting is provided to you by Becotech for about $9 per month, including your E-Mail account. Becotech can Register Your Domain Name at the same time, which runs about $12 per year.
What Search Engines do you submit to?We submit your website to Google, Bing and DMOZ. Yahoo uses Google’s directory. It can often take 2 to 3 months for your new domain name to get indexed, so please be patient. Once your website is indexed by the major search engines, there’s no need to keep submitting it. Each time we make a change to your website, we update your sitemap, which tells the major search engines to index your website. You’ll need to setup your own Google Maps Account, which requires Your Google Account and your mailed PIN.
What kind of Privacy can I expect from you?I’ve signed “The Official Secrets Act of 1981”, so I take your privacy very seriously. The only password we maintain is your FTP password, so we can upload and update your website. For privacy reasons, we don’t maintain any of your other passwords, including your E-Mail password or your domain name password.
Who is my domain name registered to?Your domain name will be registered to you, and to you only. For privacy reasons, we don’t maintain your domain name password.
Who sets up my E-Mail Accounts?Your E-Mail Accounts are part of your website hosting service, and is setup and administered by your website hosting company. For privacy reasons, we don’t maintain your E-Mail password.
Who sets up my Personal Internet Accounts?It’s your responsibility to setup your Personal Internet Accounts; Website Hosting, Domain Name Registration, E-Mail, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Plus, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Paypal, Mals E-Commerce, etc. For privacy reasons, we don’t maintain any of your Personal Internet Account passwords.
Do you design E-Commerce websites?We can design you a small E-Commerce websites (50 products or less) which use external order processing, such as Mals E-Commerce or Paypal. If you need a large shopping cart website or a database website, please contact Becotech at 1-888-323-2326.
Why is W3C Validation important to me?W3C Validation is the Quality Control Standard for all Web Design. This verifies that your website is Error Free, and will function correctly and look the same on different browsers and computer platforms.
How long will it take to get my website online?Your website will online usually within 3 to 5 business days, depending on our workload.
Where is my website designed and coded?We design and code your website here in North Carolina, USA. Unlike some other web designers, who subcontract your web design overseas, your website is Made In USA.
Can you a block country from my website?Unfortunately not all countries play well with others on the Internet – Nigeria for example, is well known for their Internet scams and fraud, and is one country we like to block. We can block any country or a list of countries from seeing your website. Our process is still experimental and isn’t 100% effective, but it can help. Contact Us for more information.
Can I update my website myself?Unless you know HTML code very well, this is best left to up to a web design professional, because you can very easily mess it up. If we turn your website over to you – You are on your own. If you require a Dynamic Website, which uses a do it yourself control panel, contact Becotech at 1-888-323-2326.
How long have you been designing websites?
I started designing HTML websites for Motorola in 1995, in Austin, Texas. In 1998, we started Blue Ridge Media in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Can I ask you other web design questions?Call us today at 1-828-265-2730 (9–5 M–F).