Our website development team have built hundreds of business websites over the past 10 years. We began our website development journey using Joomla and swiftly migrated our clients across to WordPress.
Full Service Website Development Agency
We are a full service web development agency. This means we handle every step from consultation to design, production, testing and training. This inclusive approach ensures that there is no ‘buck passing’ which can sometimes happen with other website development companies.
We often hear of companies charging low rates. This is a red flag as it usually indicates that they are ‘offshoring’ the project to reduce labour costs. This means the website is not built within Australia and this can lead to inferior quality work and future technical issues. A vast majority of these small business owners go broke because they can’t assist their clients directly as they have not built the website themselves. Another issue is that the freelancers they use either get too busy to help or disappear.
The bottom line with website development is that you get what you pay for. As a general rule most Australian Website Development companies charge around $100-$200/hour. A simple website can cost as low as $1000 and scale upwards quickly. Look at the latest rates offered by other agencies.
Steps to Build a Good Website
- Purchase a domain name (www.name.com.au)
- Purchase hosting (ask your web developer for help)
- Custom designed theme or pro-theme from theme provider
- Production of website (coding)
- Add content to website (images and text)
- Add additional functionality to website (newsletter, shop, galleries, etc.)
- Testing across all browsers and devices
- Optionally conduct on-page SEO with client approval
One of the key ranking factors on Google is pagespeed. Mobile search is outperforming desktop search at a ratio of 65% mobile / 35% desktop. We recommend that your WordPress website be mobile ready. You can do this two ways.
Firstly, you can purchase or have a desktop theme scale automatically to a mobile device. This is called mobile responsive design. This is by far the cheapest option, however load times can be higher than what is optimum.
Secondly, you can have a dedicated mobile only theme. The mobile theme activates when it realises that the user is searching Google and rendering a website using their mobile phone. It is a stripped down basic theme designed to run fast and give the user a1n easy to navigate experience. If budget allows, we recommend this option for a higher change of consumer engagement.
How long does it take to build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website design depends on the size and complexity of your site. 90% of our website projects typically takes around 4-6 weeks from beginning to end. Some more custom and complex projects, like e-Commerce websites can take longer.
Free Website Builders – The Facts
The real winner of FREE website builders like Wix, Go Daddy and Weebly as the platforms themselves. For every website built on the platform, the search engines rank the platform higher, because you’ve used their platform to build a FREE website. Basically, you’ve created a link for the website platform builder.
Lead Generation Websites
While you can use WordPress, Squarespace and other CMS based website platforms for lead generation or landing pages, we prefer a platform like Get Response. Get Response is an all-in-one solution designed for lead generation. It integrates well with other platforms and has a built in CRM system. You have the ability to connect powerfully built social media ads that are proven to convert.
If you just want leads – contact our team for a specific solution. A full website may not be what you need.
Get a website quote
Contact our website development team today and ask for a FREE website quote.