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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my small business need a website?

The answer to this question is easy.  A website can reach millions of customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that might not otherwise be available to you when your business is closed.  Second, customers can view products, services or information that you want to share, from the comfort of their own home or mobile device.  No matter what type of small business you run, the internet can help grow your business and increase revenue.

What do I need to do, to have a website on the internet?

In order to make your website available to the public, you will need to register a domain name that you would like to use to identify yourself or your business. (i.e.  New customers will receive a FREE domain name with you website purchase.  Next, you will need the website itself, created by CompanyWebsites.Net.  Finally, you will need web hosting.  Web hosting is a service that makes the website available to the Internet.  Web sites are hosted, or stored, on a special computer called a server or host server.  The server, allows Internet users connected anywhere to reach your site when they type in your domain address.

What domain name should I choose?

This depends on how you are going to use it.  Because people are conditioned to type in .com, we always recommend a .com that strongly identifies your business or services.  If you expect to frequently speak your domain name over the phone or the radio, choose one that is easy to say and spell out loud.  Are you a non profit or other organization?  Consider registering the trusted dot org extension.  Above all, choose a domain name that is memorable and easy to spell.

How do I get my website listed on search engines, especially Google?

Search engines such as Google and Bing will "crawl" or visit your website and determine under what circumstances it should display your website listing as a search result.  These search engines rely heavily on the text content within your site and can identify when the information contained within your site is irrelevant to your business.  This can cause your search rankings to drop.  CompanyWebsites.Net recommends that you include short content rich articles on a regular basis to keep your content fresh.  Another factor that may affect search engine results are how often other sites such as blogs and businesses link to your website.  Avoid link farms as they also result in search engine penalization.  Finally, though not as important as they once were, the keywords you place in your sites code also play an important role in search engines results.  Keywords are words or short phrases embedded into the code of your website that attract the attention of the search engines.  A professional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firm can really make a difference.

I already have a website that I need updated. Can you help me?

Absolutely! We will review your existing website and provide you with a free, no obligation quote.

Why should I choose CompanyWebsites.Net by Business Web Design?

A website designed by CompanyWebsites.Net is a good return on your investment.  We will always provide you with straight information and honest answers.  You will never be sold something that you don't need.  If you have questions you will be provided with a detailed answer and are always in control of the process.