Q. What is a domain name?
A. The unique name or address that people will type into their browser to go directly to your web site. For example, the domain name for this web site is www.therhinosweb.com.
Q. How do I select a good domain name?
A. Don't rush out and choose a domain name. Your domain name is an important decision. Not only should it be easy to remember and match your company's brand but you need to consider its length and understand guidelines on using punctuation. It is also important to consider a domain name's relevance to search engines and how they can impact your ranking.
Q. How do I reserve my domain name?
A. Domain names are registered (licensed) to applicants on a "first-come, first-served" basis. After deciding on a name the name will need to be checked for availability, registered and paid for. This is something do for you. Domain names can be reserved for one year or more. The longer your commitment to a domain name, the cheaper your net cost per year.
Q. How long does it take to design and develop my web site?
A. The time it takes to build the site depends on the complexity of the programming and most often how long it takes to pull together good content. To our customers surprise, content gathering is often the phase of the project that takes the longest. We have built sites in 1 week and others in 6 months. The average turn around time is between 2 - 4 weeks.
Q. How much does a Web site cost?
A. Costs vary depending on the size, complexity, and features of the site. Our answer is based on a number of factors. Best thing to do is click on our estimates link which will answer some of these questions:
Is complex programming required? Do you want any custom Flash built? Is the flash interactive in some way? How many design choices do you want presented and which one is chosen as final? Do all pages have a similar design or do they vary? How many images need to purchased or custom built? Do you need us to write, edit or gather content for your site? Do you want an in-depth search engine marketing service? Is the site eCommerce? Do you need other content management options? Does the site need to integrate with other in-house applications or 3rd party systems? How complex are the integration requirements? What special features, such as search utilities, client login features, blogs, or message boards, are required? Can these components be licensed and customized or do you require a custom-built solution?
As you can see, a lot is involved in pricing a web site. But you can be sure that we are up-front with our prices and sensitive to your individual budget. We keep you informed every step of the way and involve you in decisions that may impact final site cost.
Q. What is Web site hosting and how do a chose a provider?
A. Every web site needs a home. Your site will be located (hosted) on a special computer know as a "server" that is connected to the Internet 7 days a week 24 hours a day. We encourage our clients to choose the Rhinos Web as your reputable hosting provider. We have the latest software and technologies to grow with you.
Q. How can I maintain my Web site once it is deployed?
A. Technical maintenance falls on your hosting provider, which is a reason we prefer for you to host with the Rhinos Web. Any technical issues that arise can be dealt with in a more immediate fashion if your site is on our server. Web sites that include time sensitive content such as recent news, events, calendars, prices, specials etc. will require periodic updating. We offer different options based on your unique requirements.
Q. What is a search engine?
A. A search engine is a web site where you can type in words and phrases called "key words" to help you find what you're looking for on the Internet. Some popular search engines are Google, MSN, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, and AltaVista.
Q. What is search engine optimization?
A. Search engine optimization (SEO) or search engine marketing (SEM) is the process of making your site easy to find through search engines. It requires research, writing, and the encoding optimized search phrases in order to achieve high rankings on search engines. In some cases, web sites are duplicated, optimized again to obtain a wider scope of keywords.
Q. What are search engine spiders?
A. A spider (also called "robot") is a software program that tries to index web pages on the world wide web. It does this by following links, thereby "crawling" through the Internet while cataloguing pages.
Q. What does a search engine marketing campaign involve?
A. At a minimum we help you determine key phrases that your audience is really looking for, and suggest where to put which phrases in order to optimize your pages. We do this in a way that site pages appeal to both search engine spiders and your human visitors. And we don't use optimization methods that might offend the search engines. In a world where we have little control over the rules that search engines use to rank pages, it is hard for us to offer any guarantees. But we will do our best based on our extensive experience. We have helped many clients achieve page 1 rankings over time.
Q. Why would I need a link development campaign?
A. More and more the search engines have reduced the weight they attribute to the meta keywords, in favor of link popularity. In simple terms, link popularity is the number of links to external sites you have from your web site and also the number of external sites that link to you. It is especially helpful if the sites that link to you are relevant or related to your business.
Q. What can I do to proceed?
A. First take a look around at several websites in your business and make note of the ones that appeal to you. Second fill out our form for a free estimate. We will review your request and promptly respond with your free quote.