Frequently asked questions
Q1: How many web pages should a website have?
Q2: How significant it is to have synergy between Offline Presence with the Web Presence?
A: The design of a site should be in the manner like it complements all the existing offline communications like banners, visiting cards, brochures etc. The web presence is like an extension of your business on the World Wide Web and it plays a vital role with offline presence too.
Q3: How is that possible to have assurance to get top notch listings for my site on leading search engines including MSN, Yahoo and Google?
A: After designing and development, make sure to hand over your site to an experienced and professional organization, which ensures that your site is listed as per the targeted keywords that would attract and drive potential traffic.
Q4: How do I start?
A: Get in touch with our company “Web Outsourcing Team” or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and rest we will take care of your every requirement.
Q5: What role does flash plays while designing a website?
A: Flash plays a significant role in designing a website. Along with giving a website look interactive, user friendly and good, it's necessary to use flash intelligently and smartly while designing. All flash based sites may or may not be effective, as search engines take long time in opening and crawling such sites. Our company, “Web Outsourcing Team” specializes in web designing and development of site and you can have a look at portfolio section to check some of the samples.
Q6: Which is better: A bespoke solution or off the shelf one?
A: To be precise, it needs some amount of research and acknowledging the need of the project. If the requirement is standardized and fits within the bill of the available software, it is good to take this idea up. Though, if there is the slightest need of customization then creating a customized solution is the best choice.
Q7: What do you mean by “Internet Marketing”?
A: Also known as online marketing, e-marketing or Internet advertising, Internet marketing is basically the marketing or advertisement of products and services on the internet platform. IN addition, the technique follows varied techniques for promotions including SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Banner Advertisements, PPC (Pay per Click), SMS marketing and Affiliate Marketing.
Q8: What does indexing and caching of web pages mean? A: The popular and leading search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN usually takes a snapshot of every web page that it determines and caches and save that version as a backup. The cached version is basically the one, which search engines use to check whether the web page is a suitable match for your query. On the other hand, an index is a system used to find the information easily. The search engines use this procedure to develop a table of appropriate sites uploaded on the server that needs to be fetched as and whenever needed.
Q9: What do you mean by web spiders?
A: The search engines employ special software robots also known as web spiders to create a list of the words identified on websites.
Q 10: Are framed sites considered as a thing of past?
A: Framed sites are not suitable and active these days as they make the search engines difficult and arduous to crawl via them.
Q 11: How can the site's traffic be increased?
A: Traffic can be increased via following techniques: For branding online: Email marketing and rich media (CPM) strategies would be helpful. For immediate results: Email marketing, PPC (Pay per Click), Affiliate marketing and Rich Media (CPA) would be beneficial and fruitful. For long term applications: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and email marketing strategies would be helpful.
Q 12: When and how will I come to know whether I really require website maintenance?
A: The updated websites are supported by all the leading and prominent search engines and website maintenance for sure spell better ranking and position for your site. Along with this, it is extremely important that your site showcase latest information about your site to appeal more targeted traffic. The irrelevant data could be misguiding sometimes and will be of little interest for your prospective clients. Website maintenance plays a major role especially if the site is big and includes few segments which need constant up-gradations and modifications.
Q 13: How come I know how many hours is needed to work on the site?
A: Whenever you require any updates for your website, you can simply let us know the requirements in prior and our expertise will estimate the time period for the same and will tell you.
Q 14: What do you mean by shared or virtual web hosting platform?
A: Shared or virtual web hosting platform means that you are looking for an affordable solution, where you are going to pay for the space your site engross on the server. You are going to share it with varied sites that must have chosen for similar options. Well, the solution is beneficial for most of the sites except those highly advanced and technological ones carrying confidential data transactions and information that needs the power of a dedicated server.
Q 15: Can I subject to unwanted and undesired advertisement banners on my site?
A: It simply means that you are looking for an affordable solution where you would be the only paying one for the space that your site preoccupies on the server. In addition, you would be paying us for reserving an exclusive space for your site.
Q 16: Which hosting platform is better: Windows or Linux?
A: Linux based web hosting platform takes care of all the requirements that a site may have often at times certain specified needs that may be taken care of by Windows based applications. Picking up of Windows based platforms like MS Access and ASP scripting is must to use in such cases.
Q 17: What do you understand by a domain name?
A: A domain name is a unique name used to identify, browse and reach the information stored on the internet platform. All you need to do is to book and decide the domain name, .com, .net or .org, you wish to attain and book for your site to use and check whether the similar is available or not.
Q 18: How long does it take to transfer or register a domain name?
A: It takes merely a few minutes to register a domain name. Though, the registration reflects in approx. 24-48 hours of time period on the internet as DNS (Domain Name System) databases are updated once in a day.
Q 19: Is it really necessary to provide personal information and get it visible on the internet?
A: Yes, it's necessary and vital to mention the personal information and get it visible on internet. For speedy technical trouble shooting and security and legal purposes, it's essential to give the details that needs to be submitted on a directory that keeps a track of all the domains possessed by several individuals and organizations.
Q 20: Do I really need a website?
A: A site is simply a must. It is not a luxury in these days competitive arena. Without a good site, your business will always be a step behind your contention and competition.
Q 21: What is the difference between a freelancer and reputed web development firm?
A: A freelancer is a self employed website designer or developer who works independently with their clients. In addition, a reputed and well known web development company provides complete web solutions for clients. The biggest benefit of availing services from a company is that you get the chance to get the full-fledged package of web solutions as the company is backed with a bunch of talented and skilled professionals. Also, while dealing with a company, you have the satisfaction that your work would be complete within a stipulated time frame and budget. On the contrary, lots of clients have faced the similar kind of problem with freelancers i.e. lack of professionalism.
Q 22: Is domain registration and web hosting included in web development?
A: Usually, domain registration and web hosting is not a part of web development process. Although, a good and reputed web development company can guide and advice you on better domains and the processes and techniques you can use in order to attain the optimal return on investments while designing and development of a website.
Q 23: Where I could get the right hosting package?
A: Hosting is an interesting and very important issue to deal with. The most significant advice in hosting, you can get from web developers. Once you are clear about the functionality of the site and kind of bandwidth needs you will require, you can make a decision whether you need a shared or dedicated solution. Once, you made this decision and your site is developed, accordingly you can select the suitable hosting environment for your site.
Q 24: Is this possible to build a bridge between application integration and application development?
A: IT has always been considered as a vital part of success of every business. In fact, these days, it is not regarded as an overhead; rather it is a competitive asset. And, IT is essential to render the agility and speed in a world where market changes and business decisions have to be managed in real time. Along with rendering reliability, security, stability and risk mitigation, it is important to build the bridge between application development and integration and get better position in the marketplace.
Q 25: How long does it take to design a website?
A: Well, the time period to be incurred in designing a website completely depends on number of web pages and the functionality to be integrated in it. Usually the client mentions his/her timescale while giving their project. Still, if you have a deadline, you can tell ‘Web Outsourcing Team’ and we can give assurance to complete it within time frame.
Q 26: How come my website design would be search engine friendly?
A: Usually good web designing and development companies create websites keeping in mind search engine guidelines. It is a good thing for your site to reassess it after some time again and again as search engines used to change the rules and algorithms and you have to be sure about keeping your site up to date and in compliance with new rules.
Q 27: Do I need a database for my website?
A: The need of a database completely depends on the amount of information you want to showcase on your site. If you a wide gamut of products and services, it would be beneficial to have a database integrated in your website design. In addition, the designing and development companies can tailor and custom your specific requirements.
Q 28: How will I update my website?
A: There are different methods and strategies through which you can update your website. The changes and up gradations to be inculcated depends how much data or pictures or information you use and store on your website at present. At “Web outsourcing Team”, we can provide open source and effective content management systems where you have the authority to update individual pages, products, services and particular segments of your site. We would be glad to assist you in each and every phase and give you unique and innovative solutions.
Q 29: Can I get e-mail ID’s with my site?
A: Yes, for sure you can get email ID’s and even you can set up several email address like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Q 30: Can I get an e-commerce system for my site?
A: Yes, you can get an e-commerce system for your website by making use of SSL (Secure Servers) that uses the latest encryption methods to insure whether your clients are buying products from your site or not. Also, it ensures that the information the users have entered is safe and secure.
Q 31: Who owns a site once the site is completed?
A: Once the website is completed, it belongs to you. The company sends you the authentication of the website and you have the complete freedom to use it as per your wish.
Q 32: What are the pre-requisites that clients should ask before handling anyone their project?
A: The clients should have an idea about the number of years for which the company has been serving the people. Also, the size of the company, along with its reputation, well being and prices should be known in advance.
Q 33: What else you can ask the clients before taking any project from them?
A: You should ask them to show at least 3 websites that they think will complement their idea. Also, ask about their:
1. Preferences and priorities
2. Which color scheme they prefer?
3. Which is more important according to them: Speed or Quality?
4. The main purpose or aim of so-called project?
Q 34: What should be asked from the clients concerning the project?
A: The necessary things that should be asked from the clients concerning your project include:
1. The budget for the project.
2. The deadline and appropriate time frame for the project.
3. The payment procedure to be used?
4. How frequently need updates on site?
Q 35: What should be the specifications for a domain name?
A: The total length of a domain name varies up to 24 characters and the characters included are digits, letters and dash.
Q 36: How much time it takes to create a website?
A: The time period it takes to develop a fully functional site is based on different factors. Depending on the complexity of web design and number of revisions, customized design can take time in between 1-4 weeks. In addition, the web development process needs more 2-8 weeks depending on the functionality required and number of web pages. So, in total as per the complexity and functionality of the site, minimum it takes 1 -3 months in designing and development of a site.
Q 37: Can I have more than 1 domain name for same website?
A: Yes, of course you can have more than 1 domain name for same website.
Q 38: What is the best way for content maintenance on a site?
A: There could be different ways through which you can maintain and refresh the content on the site. It’s always recommended strongly to update the site on regular basis. You can sign up companies and avail ongoing maintenance plans, which ensure to not only upgrade the site as per recent standards but also assist you to stay in the competition. Moreover, you can buy an open source content management system and make the changes you want at any time. Also, it is ideal especially if your website needs frequent updates.
Q 39: What is included in setting and developing an e-commerce site?
A: First of all, you need a website design and normal functional elements of a site such as contact form. For getting standard e-commerce website and functionality, you need to integrate different components in your site like a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate, a payment gateway, a merchant account, a database for processing transactions and storing user information and a shopping cart solution.
Q 40: How much important it is to promote my site for search engines?
A: If you wish to spread your business more and more then it’s extremely advisable and preferable to check whether your website is properly optimized or not. 90% of internet users use search functionality to browse whatever they need online. So, it’s utterly vital to optimize and promote a site for search engines. The sooner you made the changes, the sooner you will come to see the outcomes.
Q 41: What is the meaning of a page rank?
A: It is a term used by Google for ranking web pages in accord to the importance and significance of certain keywords. If page rank likes your web page and finds it beneficial and useful as per the defined parameters, it’s for sure that you will receive a high and better ranking on search engine result page.
Q 42: What is the meaning of black hat SEO?
A: Many companies use black hat SEO techniques in an effort to get better rankings and outcomes on search engines. The techniques used could be link farms, page cloaking, and keyword spamming and duplicate content repetition. These strategies may work on a temporary basis but search engines are getting more advanced. Eventually, your website will be banned or blocked altogether.
Q 43: Is PPC advertising beneficial and successful?
A: PPC (Pay per Click) advertising is a widely accepted and well known brand building strategy. Though, search engines results show PPC ads separate several users especially if your site’s titles and descriptions are appealing and attractive.
Q 44: What I can do to cut the costs?
A: Analysis and complete preparations is the key to success and lower down the costs. Think whether you know what actually you are looking for? Have you got the files and the text you wish to have on your site? Do you know what type of graphics you want to have and how the site should look like? The lesser you will retrace the steps and change your ideas, the lesser price would incur. Similarly, less time will be spent on senseless typing and re-typing the thoughts and material on your part and lower your bill would be. So, you can save your money and time by minimizing the drudgery.
Q 45: How will people browse/find my website?
A: With numerous websites claiming to proffer the similar kind of services you wish to provide, it’s extremely significant to promote the USP of your website that actually makes you stand apart from others. Through proper search optimization techniques, it is possible to rank your site higher on different search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN, and get it visible for many internet users to have a look of your site and avail your offerings.
Q 46: How can I update my website?
A: There are many methods available on the internet platform through which you can upgrade the content on the website. The method and functionality you wish to inculcate is solely upon you and our company “Web Outsourcing Team” would feel glad to suit your needs and requirements. We can provide open source content management system to you where you can not only update the site content but also add products, services and anything you want.
Q 47: What is the difference between a static site and a dynamic website?
A: A static website is only written and coded in HTML. Each and every web page is different and there is no database from where it fetches the data. Everything is on the site and editing the functionality means going to each and every web page and editing the HTML code for it. On the other hand, a dynamic website is documented by using more complex code and there is a database and if you need any change then it can be altered via interface only. Dynamic sites cost more to develop as compared to static sites, though they can lower down ongoing maintenance costs once created. In addition, dynamic sites have many advantages as they let you to change the content of the site, not design so that you will not be able to break the visual style of the website. Also, when the site used to get big and expandable, the data management also gets much more efficient.
Q 48: If I need few changes on my template or site, can you provide that service?
A: Yes for sure.
Q 49: How much time consuming it is to complete a site?
A: Usually, the client used to tell the timeline for finishing the project. And, accordingly it’s the company headache how to complete it within the stipulated time frame. Though, depending on the number of web pages, functionality to integrate on the site, it takes in between 1-3 months of time period in general to complete a site.
Q 50: When can I upgrade the content of the site?
A: If you website includes a content management system then you can change and upgrade the content any time and as frequently as you wish.