Frequently Asked Questions

  • What information do you need to build a website for my business?
I'll need a copy of your company logo (JPG or PSD is fine if unsure ask your printer or graphic designer), and information about your business in the form of text. If you are not sure what to say about your business, I can help you. It's best to start simply, so a general overview of your company suits the opening page of your website. Ican go into more detail inside the site itself. A front page that consists of a huge slab of text can be a bit daunting to the first-time visitor - it's best to get your basic message across in a clear, friendly manner. Typically, a main page that has your company logo at the top, a few pictures that illustrate what you do or create, in a colour scheme that reflects your corporate colours, will set a friendly, familiar theme for your website.
  • "What if I'm not sure what to put on my website?"
I can provide ideas and a theme that complements the existing image of your business, and suggest a suitable layout and design, along with informative and logical content. Just give me what you have and I can make sense of it, and make suggestions about displaying further information if appropriate.
  • "I'm getting my business up-and-running - what if I don't have a logo yet?"
I can make a simple logo for you, and you can use it for your letterhead. If you want a whizz-bang logo, I can put you in touch with my colleague Emma who is a proper graphic designer and logo expert! View some of Emma's work here.
  • "Am I locked in to a long-term contract?"
Your only commitment is to pay for your completed website, your hosting if you wish for me to provide it, and your domain name registration and subsequent annual renewal (you can register and renew it annually yourself with a domain name registrar).
  • "No-one on our staff is a computer boffin - won't all this be too hard?"
Not at all: the hardest thing is to find the time to collate some text-based information about your business, I do the rest!
  • "Do I have to keep my computer constantly switched on if I have my own website?"
No. Your website is "hosted" on an external "server". When visitors access your website through the Internet, they are viewing the site as it exists on the server.
  • "What steps do I have to take to get my business online?"
Just simply send me your business details - the who, why, what, and where about your business, then I'll begin to set out the website design and presentation to reflect your business image - you can review your new website online and I then perform final changes if necessary.
  • "How long will it take?"
As soon as you send your complete information, I can have your website up and running in a matter of days!
  • "Can you come and see me?"
An easier way to have your website built is to complete my easy online form. It asks all the questions I need to begin building your website. Complete it, send any other necessary information (images, logos, brochure etc) by fax, post, or e-mail - and I'll do the rest!
  • "How does traffic flow to my website?"
Traffic to your website can come from three areas: from a search engine listing, from any other website that yours is linked to, and from your own referral to the site. The best methods to promote your website are quoting your website address on all your stationery, include it in all of your advertising, have a vinyl sticker made for your office window and car, and the most powerful way of all - telling your clients and customers about your website!
  • "How would my website be listed on search engines?"
Once complete, I register your website with the major search engines, and it does no harm to re-register it yourself periodically. It is an easy process to submit your own site - many search engines have a "submit your site" link.
  • "How do I get started?"
Just call Simon on 0411 643 486 !

Contact The Website Bloke to discuss your needs on 0411 643 486