Website Monthly Support and Maintenance Membership
Website maintenance is another component that can vary depending upon your needs. Before hiring a Web design company, you should ask yourself, “How often will my Website need updated?” If your answer is “frequently,” then it is necessary to consider investing in a maintenance package for your site.
Updates to your website can be done by yourself, or by a professional web development company like Digital Consulting KC. Among other things, updating your site can involve adding copy or headlines, adding pictures, adding more pages, updating design elements, changing homepage promotions, and more.
Remember- a website is only as effective as its content! If your site is very old or out of date, or if your pages have not been updated in a while, search engines may not look very favorably on it. Just as people do, search engines prefer fresh, up-to-date content, and prefer to rank sites that are frequently updated. So maintenance is very important if you are trying to rank for certain keywords. Maintenance agreements usually charge by the hour. Rates vary depending on what requires updating. For example, asking your web design company to add a few words of copy to a product page will probably cost far less than asking for a change to a custom designed Flash banner.
Now that you have a preliminary idea about how much a web site will cost, you should be able to better control your site’s expenses. But be careful not to scrimp on quality, as this could be more costly in the long run. Instead, choose cost-effective website service providers like Digital Consulting KC.