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Additional items for your website

Now that your website is up and running, here are some additional services you may be interested in.

Maintenance

WordPress is a database application that requires some ongoing maintenance in order to keep your website running smoothly. This requires logging into your WordPress Dashboard and updating various plugins, themes and sometimes the WordPress application itself. If you’re not comfortable doing this, or feel you may forget to run these updates each week, we are happy to do this for you.

We charge $50 per month to check your site each week and run any required updates.

Training

In order to ensure your website ranks high in the search engines, we need to address something called SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. We have a meeting to discuss your goals and create some key phrases and keywords that properly represent your business. We then put some programming code into the background of your webpages, and also make some adjustments to various pages in your site. We then monitor your site for a month to ensure our changes have worked.

Our fee for this service is $300

SEO

In order to ensure your website ranks high in the search engines, we need to address something called SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. We have a meeting to discuss your goals and create some key phrases and keywords that properly represent your business. We then put some programming code into the background of your webpages, and also make some adjustments to various pages in your site. We then monitor your site for a month to ensure our changes have worked.

Contact us for pricing and details.

Open Graph

If you’re on Facebook and try to share your website URL, Facebook will do it’s best to generate an image from your page as well as some random text.

Instead, we recommend letting us design a proper OG image for you, as well as create the necessary OG programming tags that live in the background of your site.  These Open Graph tags specify the new image we would create for you, as well as any text you’d like to appear when posting to facebook. We also set an image link, so clicking on the image itself will send the viewer to your homepage.

Our fee for this service is $100

Site Icon

This is the little icon that appears in various places when viewing or bookmarking your website. Some examples of popular social media sites are shown here as examples.  You’ll see this icon in the top URL bar before your website address. It will also show up when a visitor bookmarks your page.

If your logo already has an icon, we will typically utilize this piece.  If your logo is text-only, we can still create an image that will be optimized for all devices.

Our fee to create a site icon is $50.

SSL

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is security protocol that protects the information being sent from your website, such as when a visitor fills out a contact form. To add this to your website, you need to purchase an SSL Certificate from your hosting company.

Once this is installed, your visitors will see the little padlock icon in the URL bar, ensuring them that when they fill out a form on your website, their information will be secure.  If you don’t have SSL, your visitors will see a notification in their browser bar that your site is not secure, which may prevent them from filling out your forms.

The cost of an SSL Certificate is typically $70 per year, per domain.
Our fee for the installation is $100 which includes working with your hosting company and the additional programming required to activate it on your site.

Padlock and chains

Analytics

Installing Google Analytics on your website is a simple way to monitor the activity of your website. You’ll be able to quickly see a report including how many visitors you’re getting, where they’re coming from, what they clicked on, how long they stayed, as well as other very useful information.

We utilize a plugin on your website called Analytify, which greatly simplifies the reports allowing you to view them right in your WordPress Dashboard.

Our fee to set up Analytics as well as Analytify is $100.

Backups

Backing up your WordPress site on a regular basis, is very important for a variety of reasons.  WordPress is a database that can become damaged or hacked.  Having a recent backup of your site ensures you can get your site back online quickly.

We will set up a Plugin, and have the backup run either manually or automatically, depending on your needs.  The backup should be placed on a different server than the one your site is hosted on.  We can help you set all this up.

Our one-time fee for creating a backup procedure is $100.

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