Setting up a website can be overwhelming, but don’t worry – you we have your back.
Do I need a DOT com or a DOT com DOT au ?
Where is your business based?
If most of your clients are based in Australia and you only want to target people living in the country, a .com.au address will help search engines like Google direct traffic to your site from Australian browsers. This is especially relevant if you have an e-commerce store or services that only caters to Australian residents. Registering a .com.au domain name for your Australian business indicates to Google that you are based in Australia, and this could mean that you show up in more search results when Australian consumers are searching for products or services like yours.
To register a .com.au you must have an ABN
Cost: $75 every 2 years
Social Media Management
Do you need us to setup and link your social media ?
Social Media is a very important part of a businesses identity and development. Setting up these accounts can seem daunting.
At DESC Designs we make sure that not only do we set them up but we link it throughout your site.
Your site can post to FaceBook – Twitter – LinkedIn – YouTube etc. Also your Instagram account can post back to your website.
Do we update your site ?
We can update and maintain your website at a cost. We have Maintenance Packages.
Without a package we charge $50 per hour
We use an Australian based hosting company – Studiocoast Pty Ltd
Why Choose Our Preferred Hosting Company?
At DESC Designs we prefer to use Studiocoast for hosting not only our websites but our clients. Studiocoast is based within Australia and its’ service and staff are second to none.
If you choose your own hosting company eg: crazydomains we will not be responsible for down time of your site, speed, or your email integration issues.
Cost: $120 per year (Basic Package)
Do we offer security maintenance of your site ?
Security: Continued website maintenance for the security of your site is just one of those extra items that are not charged for by us.
We believe if we design and develop your site, we should then take care of its security and integrity.
How long does it take to build a website ?
Building a website varies with each site. Some can take a day – others months.
It all depends on the design, structure and how much information is readily available.
An average site takes approximately 60 hours
Important Factors that Contribute to Website Costs
When preparing to budget web design costs, be sure to ask yourself the following questions:
- Is this a brand new site or a redesign of an existing site?
- Have graphics already been created for the site?
- How much content do you currently have and how much will need to be created?
- Do you need other features such as social media, SEO (search engine optimisation) or e-commerce?
- Who is going to maintain the site after it has been launched?
- Do you wish to maintain your own site?
- Do you wish for DESC Designs to manage updates for you?
Further on are things that must be considered when wanting a website. All things considered it is our job to ask you the right questions, to get you to where you want YOUR website to be.