Sunshine Coast and Noosa Website DesignV1 Biz provides quality custom web sites to individuals, companies and organizations. We specialize in web page conception, design, construction and integration, including flash development, search engine optimization, and complementary graphic design for print media.
Our process is simple. First, we will assist you in determining the purpose of your web site and your long-term goals. What exactly do want your web site to communicate, who's your audience? What is your competition doing? What do you want (or need) your web site to do for you? These items are very important to consider in the early development stages. What you decide here also has to be reflected in the scripting of your web site to help with search engine optimization and keyword saturation.
Seach Engine Optimization (SEO)Beautiful web design is only beautiful when it has an audience. Predominantly, that audience will be guided to your web site through the major search engines like GOOGLE , MSN and YAHOO. If your business web site is not properly optimized for search engines, you will miss out on traffic from your potential customers! Therefore, great web design combines an impressive visual feel with the technical demands of the major search engines. Realistic web designers understand this, and focus on creating web sites that look good both to the viewer and the search engine.
Search engine optimization has often been promoted as a 'black art'-- a secret skill known only by a few technical gurus. However, the real art of search engine optimization has more to do with employing common sense strategies in the web design process, and web site maintenance. Also, patience and time are key factors, as it often takes months for search engines to recognize any changes done to improve the web site.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is probably the least understood aspect of Web design and marketing. It’s a world of secret sauce, voodoo and complicated algorithms. The are few facts, no guarantees and lots of wishing on a star when it comes to SEO, and it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, you could pay an SEO consultant to optimize your site for you. You could pay someone to recommend keywords and submit your site to popular search engines. You could do all of these things and more and still, there will be no guarantee that it will help your rankings. More importantly, there is no guarantee it will drive the visitors you want and need to make your site successful.
Content Management System (CMS)
A content management system (CMS) is a program used to create a framework for the content of a Web site. With most CMS's, the framework can be customized with a "skin" that defines the look & feel of the site. The CMS approach is often significantly more cost effective in the long run as all updates can be made "in house".
Easily editable content
Once your content is separated from the visual presentation of your site, it usually becomes much easier and quicker to edit and manipulate. Most CMS software include WYSIWYG editing tools allowing non-technical individuals to create and edit content.
To stay competitive in this day and age, websites need to be far more than a static brochure. A website that has interesting articles which may be of interest to your customers will generate return visits, as well as offer greater search engine indexing opportunities. Search engines love content and by adding new content regularly you are increasing the opportunity for your site to be found by visitors searching to buy, or find information about your product, or area of expertise.
For example perhaps you offer life coaching services or a solution to garden pests and diseases. By adding a CMS to your site you could add client testimonials or case studies. Some CMS allow the facility for visitors to add comments or ask questions adding a degree of interactivity to your site. Beware though of adding content indiscriminately. Quality is still more important than quantity.
e-Commerce (Selling Your Produts On Line)
Ecommerce sites that host and provide everything you need for launching a store are great ways to make the sale go smoothly for you and your customer. If you are just getting into marketing on line, you should definitely look into putting as much of the technical aspects of ecommerce in the hands of experts. Since this is going to be the main connection between you and the customer, you'll want to get this right.
Remember that your primary goal is to get the people who want and need what you have to find you and buy from you. Nothing happens in business if there is no sale. Since the process of ecommerce is vital to the sale, let's take a closer look at what it takes to set up and run your ecommerce module.
Here is what is needed:
A Website this is of course the entryway for your products and services to be seen. The sale process takes place here or in remote sales letter pages. Basic HTML or PHP works fine for the job although some programmers tend to get fancy when their client is springing for a big online store.
Shopping Cart This is the software that runs on your web server. Shopping cart software also comes in many flavors. If you subscribe to an online company that offers the complete package, they will usually have a simple procedure for uploading your photos and product descriptions right from your desktop. There is some confusion for new marketers when they are told that the shopping cart is different than the gateway. Remember that the shopping cart simply holds the image and the description of your products. The key to its utility is the connection to the payment gateway. Your shopping cart module must support the payment gateway that you are using.
Payment Gateway A payment gateway allows credit card information to be collected and passed over the Internet. A payment gateway can be thought of as a digital equivalent to a credit card processing terminal. It provides a central point of contact with the banking network for Merchant Server software.
Merchant Account If you're doing business online you need to process credit cards. Many people use services like PayPal to handle their transactions. The problem is there are many people who do not wish to open a PayPal account just to purchase a $5.00 product. They prefer to use their credit card. That's where a merchant account comes in. A merchant account is simply a contract with a company that handles the processing of credit cards for you and deposits the payments to your bank account. If you are hoping to establish a merchant account so you can accept credit card sales, you may be concerned about the application and approval process. You can find many companies now that handle the approval process online. In the past you had to go through your local bank and meet tough requirements in order to qualify. The Internet has made the process simple and straight foreword.
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