HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A WEBSITE?
This depends on many things including how big the site is, how quickly we get the creative brief back, and how prepared you are with your website assets (including content, images and video). It could take anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months to build a website.
I want a website, but I also want help marketing it, do you do that?
Internet marketing is more than just getting your site into Google, although that’s arguably the most important start. A good web design firm should be able to help you work out exactly how the Internet fits in your overall marketing plan and point out strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for you. They should be able to provide you with a detailed search engine optimisation plan that embodies Google’s guidelines, create and manage a paid search campaign, advise on banner ad placement and suggest other ideas like social media, content strategy and viral.
If they don’t do that, they should at least be aware of the issues and able to put you in touch with a reputable firm who can help. The last thing you want is a website designer who builds the site without even considering any marketing opportunities – or worse, one who doesn’t know enough about what they’re doing and ends up getting you in trouble.