Why do I need a website?
The Internet is recognised as one of the most cost effective forms of advertising available - soon every business will appear there in some form, and if your competitors get there first, then you could be missing out on potentially valuable custom. Don't miss out!
Don't miss out!
Compared to the more traditional advertising mediums, the Internet has potential circulation figures/coverage area that can't be matched - and all at a fraction of the cost of a simple series of adverts in the local paper - let alone a sustained radio campaign!
To realise this potential, the pages of your website need to appear swiftly and say what you want them to; the site has to be continually promoted and assessed, and kept looking fresh and up-to-date to encourage visitors to return to it on a regular basis.
Your on-line, interactive brochure on the web - and so much more!
These are all aspects we have in mind when we advise you on the structure and maintenance of your site - teamwork is essential if we're going to help you make the most of this opportunity.
Above all, we endeavour to understand YOUR business and hope that you will quickly come to count on us as an important part of your marketing and promotions team.
But I can get free webspace and free email addresses already!
Yes you can. But have you ever thought what it says about your business to have a web address of www.mycompany.freespace.freewebhosts.com? It is the equivalent of sending out a shoddy brochure, or driving a van with someone else's details on.
Even if you are able to use a proper domain name with the free webspace, your site may end up sharing a server with several thousand other websites, and have a tendency to slow down drastically at times.
Also you are unlikely to be able to access the same level of professional help, pro-active support and ongoing advice as we provide, from the free companies. When you get problems you may be left waiting on a premium rate telephone line (if they offer telephone support at all).
What are your competitors doing?
It's very likely that your competitors already have a website. If they have, then this is potentially taking business away from you. Why not try a search of Google (the most popular search engine globally at present) to see what your competition is up to? It's a great way to get a feel for what is out there, what you like and dislike and how you'd like your site to look and feel. Then come and talk to us and see how we can help you.
Website Consultancy Service
Web of Knowledge Limited provide website consultancy in Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire. Our friendly team provide advice & ongoing support, designing and implementing search engine optimised, accessibility compliant websites ranging from straight forward 'static' information sites, through to highly customisable e-commerce sites. Maintenance options are available to provide continuing SEO work, management of Pay-per-click campaigns, updates and extensions to websites, and many other services.
Domains and hosting
Most web design companies can set up or recommend hosting for you, but our hosting utilises our own servers operated by our FutureServers.Net division. We use top flight 'neutral co-location facilities' with high bandwidth availability via dual and triple-diversity connections to LINX, the London Internet Exchange and other data centres outside of London.
Twelve hourly backups of all customer website data are included in our hosting charges, as are comprehensive email services including anti-Spam and anti-Virus measures. Our commercial hosting solutions start from £100 a year + vat, but we also provide lo-load hosting (maximum of seven sites per server) and dedicated managed servers for larger busier websites.
28 January 2014, 10:15 am
Free website builders using Flash tend to get me ranting a bit, so apologies in advance. Hopefully though, once you’ve read it, you will be able to understand why, and I hope it will help you to make a more informed decision about how you set up your first website. A lot of website builders […]