Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right web developer to builder your site and market your brand is a huge decision!  That is why we believe that you should do all homework and due diligence so that you know from the start that you are hiring a company that knows what they are doing!  Have some questions? Take a look at the some of the answers below and if you still find yourself with your hand on your head feel free to give us a call.  We would love to answer your questions personally. 

Here a few of our most commonly asked question:

Questions about Web Development
Does my business even need a website?

if you have a business, you should have a website. Period.  You should at the very least have a presence on the web so that customers, potential employees, business partners and perhaps even investors can quickly and easily find out more about your business and the products or services you have to offer.That said, it's not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously.

Do I need to build my site to be responsive?

In today's web development world, this is an absolute MUST.  Responsive web design is becoming more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic.[13] This trend is so prevalent that Google has begun to boost the ratings of sites that are mobile friendly if the search was made from a mobile device.[14] This has the net effect of penalizing sites that are not mobile friendly.

Can I sell products on my site?

You sure can. In fact, we encourage it.  Selling products online cane be the epitome if any business if done correctly.  It is important that when building your e-commerce site, it is built with the right flow and user experience so that a buyer is always feels comfortable when making a purchase, every time!

What is responsive design?

Responsive web design is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience. Which means easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to
mobile phones).  A responsive site will adapt the layout to the viewing environment by relatively sizing units in percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points.

What is the percentage of people who websites on Mobile?

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world. With that in mind, 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011. Smartphone ownership is especially high among younger Americans, which mean that anything we design today NEEDS to be mobile friendly.

Can I continuously post new content on my site?

We want all of our users to update their site as often as possible.  It is important to us that every business that we manage updates and changes their content regularly so that the information on their site is always up to date and functionally intriguing to their customers that visit their pages. 

Questions about SEO/SEM
What is SEO?

SEO stands for search engine optimization and is the process
of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's unpaid results - often referred to as "natural," "organic," or "earned" results. In general, the higher a business is on the search page and the more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users.

How can I get immediate results?

The hard truth is that within this part of the industry there are no immediate results - and run away from anyone who tells you differently. SEO is something that takes months to do, essentially you are building you sites authority and credibility which takes time but can have a great and long lasting effect.  SEM, though results are quickly can often times be more costly.

How much does SEO/SEM cost?

The cost of SEO/SEM really varies for each type of business and how aggressive of a campaign they are trying to run with.  As mentioned above, SEO is a time consuming endeavor and a plan for it needs to be well thought out and executed correctly to see the results that you envision. 

What is SEM? How is it different than SEO?

Search engine marketing (SEM) is a form of Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages primarily through paid advertising. SEM may incorporate search engine optimization (SEO), which adjusts or rewrites website content and site architecture to achieve a
higher ranking in search engine results pages to enhance pay per click (PPC) listings.

Can the blogs that I post help my site rank higher?

The blogs you post can absolutely have an impact on the views that your website receives.  If you take the time to insert your blogs correctly with H1 titles, common meta tags for your industry, and enticing articles, your website will be features every single time somebody makes a search for a similar inquiry.

What search engines should I focus on? 

The absolute largest search engine that any business owner should be focusing on is Google - straight and simple. About 70% of people will automatically use Google as their top prioritized search engine, The majority of other users will either use Bing or Yahoo. When we do SEO, we focus on all 3 of these.

Questions about Hosting
What is Hosting?

Plain and simple - every website needs a hosting provider. A web hosting provider is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Think of like a house - every house needs a plot of land to sit as does a website.

Can you create me an email with my website name?

Every business should have an email that correlates to its business name - it simply makes your business look and sound more professional from the get-go!  Working with us, we will provide you will all of that and make sure that each employee is given an email that matches you website name!

Do you offer maintenance and backups?

Another thing you can check off your list - we sure do! We will make sure that you site is always maintained and backed up so that no matter what happens your site can always look and continue to functionally work.  With other companies, your site can get deleted if a server crashes but with iweb180 your content is always backed by 3 servers so that nothing ever gets lost.

Can you handle traffic spikes?

We sure can! Unlike traffic on the 405, these kind of traffic spikes are awesome!  When setting your business up with our hosting we build to handle any and all situational occurrences so that, when your site gets loaded with visitors we are right there with you to help monitor and manage usage to make sure your free to continue growing.

Should I avoid a shared hosting platform?

It is always our preference to put our clients on a dedicated server because a shared hosting platform means that your website is being hosted on the same server as hundreds of other which can easily feel downtime if any of them have a traffic spike.  Iweb180 uses their own dedicated servers.

How many visitors can my site have at once?

The beautiful thing about our hosting service is that our dedicated servers can and will handle any amount of viewers that are on your site any given time.  With our process is place, we have made our hosting service very scalable  so that you always have the opportunity to continue growing with us as your visitors grow!