Web Design Customer Check List

Blue Ridge Media Web Design – Blowing Rock, NC

Please provide us with your billing address and contact information. We require the First Page Deposit be made before be begin any work on your new website.

Payment can be mailed to:

Blue Ridge Media
PO Box 1571
Blowing Rock, NC 28605-1571

US$ Payment can be in the form of Cash, Check, Money Order or Amazon Gift Card can be paid with a Credit Card. Remainder due within 30 days of going live.

Web Design Rates

First Page: $700 – Includes Web Design and Layout, HTML Coding, SEO, Meta Tags, Keywords, Title, Description, Visible Counter, Google Analytics, Google WebMaster Tools, HTML Coding, SiteMap, Robots, .htaccess Setup, Redirect Old Pages, Style Sheets, E-Mail Setup, and One Year BlueRidgeVacations.com local listing.

Additional Pages: $200 – Includes up to 4 photos per page.

Additional Photos: $15 – Photo Galleries and Slideshows.

E-Commerce Products: $25 Extra Coding per Product.

E-Mail Forms: $150 Extra Coding, Includes 1 Landing Page.

Mobile Pages: $150 – Includes up to 4 photos per page.

Discounts: $15% off for Non Profits or Blowing Rock Chamber Members.

Real Customer Support (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM)

We’ve been in the Computer Business since 1979. We’ve been designing Commercial Websites since 1995! We don’t work out of our Mom’s Basement, so we’ll still be here when you need us! Our Web Design Business is open daily, not just after school or on weekends.

There is NO CHARGE for our Web Design Technical Support. When you call Blue Ridge Media – You won’t get dropped into a Phone Tree, have to press 1 for English, or be connected to someone overseas who can’t speak English! That’s not how we run our web design business!

You’ll talk directly to one of our English Speaking, American web designers, here in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA.

Standard HTML Coding – Hand Coded Websites

We code your website in Standard HTML, which has been around since the beginning of the Internet. This means We Design – We Update. We do not use Word Press, PHP, Joomla, FrontPage or any other proprietary code or Control Panel Type of Web Design Interface that relys on the Server to run. Unless you have an extensive knowledge of HTML Coding, please leave the HTML updates and changes to us.

Domain Name Registration

Existing Domain Names

Check Your Google Page Rank Score

If it’s 0, you might already have problems with Duplicate Content or have been Banned by Google – Not Good. Make sure you don’t have multiple domain names pointing to a single website, which is considered Duplicate Content. You might have to disconnect any duplicate domain names before we begin. Domain names that have never been submitted to Google might have a N/A Score.

You will need to have your User ID and Password so that the DNS (Domain Name Server) can be pointed to our Affiliate Hosting Company, Becotech. Please provide Becotech with your Domain Name Registration User ID and Password. We do not store any customer passwords for Domain Name Registration or E-Mail.

Your Domain Name must be registered to you, and the information on file with your domain name company must be current and correct – If not, please correct it before moving it. Becotech can assist you with this sometimes complex process. Becotech can be reached at 1-888-323-2326 (Pacific Time).

New Domain Names
If you do not have a domain name registered, you can Register Your Domain Name Now, and setup hosting with Becotech at the same time. Domain names are always registered to you, and never to the web designer or hosting company. Becotech can be reached at 1-888-323-2326 (Pacific Time).

Incorrect Domain Names can cause significant delays in getting your new website online. Blue Ridge Media does not store or maintain any Domain Name Registration Information, User IDs or Passwords. Domain Name Registration is strictly between you and your Domain Name Registration Company, such as Godaddy, Network Solutions, etc.

Register Only One Domain per Physical Web Site. Multiple Domain names tied to the same website will be flagged as Duplicate Content and get banned from the major search engines.

Monthly Search Engine Submissions

All new domain names start out with a Google Page Rank Score of 0. It can take 3–4 months to get a Google Page Rank Score. We will sutmit your website to Google and Bing once a month until you obtain a Google Page Rank Score.

Hosting Company – Where Your Website Resides

You are free to use any hosting company you wish. We use and recommend Becotech. Becotech can register your Domain Name, setup Website Hosting, and setup your E-Mail associated with your domain name. Becotech can be reached at 1-888-323-2326 (Pacific Time). If you want an E-Mail address associated with your new Domain Name, please provide an E-Mail Address and Password to Becotech at this time. Website Hosting runs $10/month with E-Mail.

E-Mail is setup, serviced and handled by your Hosting Company – not the web design company. We do not maintain customer passwords for Domain Name Registration or E-Mail.

We will need your FTP (File Transfer Protocol) User ID and Password for your website hosting account, so that we can upload your website to your hosting company’s server.

Please let us know which E-Mail address you want to be used for your website’s E-Mail contact.

E-Mail – This is Provided by Your Hosting Company

E-Mail is a function of your hosting company – not the web design company.

Becotech can assist you setting up an E-Mail address that is associated with your domain name. These look more professional than using a free E-Mail service such as gmail or hotmail, and are more secure.

Becotech’s DNS – Points to Becotech’s Servers

The DNS (Domain Name Server) set in your Domain Name Registration points to the hosting company’s server where your website resided. The DNS information for Becotech is:

DNS01.BECOTECH.COM
DNS02.BECOTECH.COM
DNS01.BECOTECH.NET
DNS02.BECOTECH.NET

Becotech can assist you in changing this information within your Domain Registration Company, or you can do it yourself.

Google Analytics – A Free Tracking Service

Google Analytics is a Free Tracking Program that can be added to each of your web pages, which can provide you with detailed information about your website traffic. If you want to have this Free Service activated, please register your Domain Name at https://www.google.com/analytics/ We will need the UA Number that they assign to your account.

Keywords – What Would You Search For to Find Your Business?

Before you start writing your website content, think of a list of 10 or less keywords that you would want someone to search for you with. These keywords need to be incorporated into your front page text content, Title, Description and Headlines. Keywords can be single words, double words or triple words. Think like a customer – What would they search for to find your Business, Product or Service?

Sitemap – List of Web Pages – Website Quotation

We charge by the web page, so if you can provide us with a sitemap or list of the web pages you want designed, we can provide you with an accurate quotation of how much your website will cost to design. Each web page includes 3 Photos. Additional charges apply for E-Mail Forms, E-Commerce Items and Additional Photos and Slideshows.

Secure HTTPS Websites With Secure Certificate

All websites hosted with Becotech will be automatically setup Secure HTTPS with a Security Certificate, meaning HTTP will become HTTPS.

Google highly recommends that all websites be secure with HTTPS, and will gain additional SEO points for doing so.

HTTP to HTTPS Conversion Check List

If you have an older, unsecure HTTP website with Becotech, we are offering to switch these websites over to HTTPS for a one time $75 conversion fee. This is a complex 16 step process, which takes up to an hour to complete. If you have E-Mail addresses tied to your domain name, those must be moved to the new server as well. We would need your E-Mail Password to set this up for you.

Becotech E-Mail Can Be Checked at: http://webmail.domain.com/

1) htaccess: Change all http to https. Redirect http to https.

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

2) Internal Site Links: Change all http to https. Include Mobile site.
3) sitemap.xml: Change all http to https.
4) robots.txt: Change http to https.
5) Internal Links: Change http to https.
6) Google Fonts: Change http to https.
7) Change all External Graphics: img src=http:// to img src=https://
This includes Counters, Buttons, Banners, etc. Delete ones that do not have https.
8) Upload New Site to Becotech. Wait for Domain Name Move.
9) Check or Add E-Mail Accounts.
10) Activate Security Certificate at Becotech.
11) Test Website For Security Certificate
12) Submit new HTTPS URL to Google and Bing
13) Webmaster Tools: Delete Old Site. Add New Site. Sitemap.
14) Stat Counter: Change http to https.
15) Update All Bookmarks.
16) Update Customer Database.

Questions – Contact Us Today

Blue Ridge Media
PO Box 1571
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 265-2730
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