SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is how your website talks to Google and the other engines. Good SEO means search engines find your content, products and services and match them with your ideal customers and the people looking for your business. This is the beautiful symbiosis the web creates. SEO is an art form - you can spend many years and tens of thousands making it work for you. But at the very least you must make sure your website is ticking Google’s boxes, and we make sure all our sites have good solid SEO out of the box.
Who owns the copyright?
Whitstable Design maintains copyright on the material – images, text that they produce – but you are free to use them and protect them as your trading symbols in perpetuity.
What can social media do for my business?
Social media is the way your brand goes out into the world and makes friends and customers. It’s quite simply the fastest way of gaining traction, brand awareness, and growing a customer base and loyalty - things brands of yesteryear paid millions to achieve
Do you host my website?
We offer full hosting packages, on one to three year contracts, or you can stay with your current host and we will transfer your site over.
Do I really need a website?
Whether you are a sole trader, an independent retailer, or community organisation, a website that engages your customers and communicates your brand should be a building block and foundation of your business. The web is the greatest ever playing-field-leveller, where tiny brands have the opportunity to enter a global conversation. And often in that conversation, small brands with authentic stories and real spirit outperform the goliaths of the business world. Use your advantages!
I just need advice. I don't know what I need yet. Can you help?
Absolutely!Some of our clients have a very clear idea of how they want their website to look and feel others are clearer about what they need their website to do. We try to find the perfect synergy between form and function using great design, solid coding and a keen understanding of marketing and customer behaviour.
How long will it take to build my site?
We can usually build a four page site within seven days if you have all of your content (logo, images and text ) ready to go.If we need to create the content for your site, or if it is a more complicated site - say an e-commerce site with many products - it will take longer.Have a chat with us and we will give you an accurate timeline.
Do you keep my site updated?
We can do. Some of our packages include initial aftercare, and we can continue to provide an ongoing service on a retainer basis. Our websites are custom-built from scratch to be totally unique, but run on the Wordpress framework, so the “back end” is simple and intuitive to manage yourself.