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Chris is the owner of Light Bulb Web Design in Carlisle, and has a general interest in anything web design, IT or technology related!

How much does it cost to have a website designed?

How much does it cost to have a website designed?

With a mass of 'build your own website' packages available from a number of providers, you may be unsure if you still need to pay a professional to create your website design or if you can just do it themselves for little to nothing.  Unless you have the experience to structure your website effectively and create good search engine optimised content, the savings on cost are usually outweighed in how much time you will spend working on your own website instead of focusing on your own business.

How much does a website cost?

This is one the most commonly asked questions when people get in touch.  The price for your website design will depend on the size of your website and what features you need to have within it.  A small single-page website will normally be cheaper than a large e-commerce website due to the complexity of the work and the time involved to work with you on creating it.  If you have very specific design ideas then this may also impact on the price if these require additional work from ourselves to implement.

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Why do I need ongoing website support?

Why do I need ongoing website support?

One of the standard features of our website packages is that they all include at least 12 months support to help you make the most of your website.

Having a website is a great business investment, however even if it does not get updated content regularly, there are a number of things that we do to make sure your website stays secure and compatible with changes to browser technology:

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Best practice for search engine optimisation

Best practice for search engine optimisation
Do any of these questions sound like ones you've asked or wondered about?

What is search engine optimisation?

How do I do my own search engine optimisation?

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How to make the most of your e-commerce website

How to make the most of your e-commerce website

Maybe you have a shiny new e-commerce website or perhaps you have an existing one that you feel isn't doing as well as you would like.  How do you go about making the best of it and getting those all important sales?  Read our latest blog post for some ideas!

Choosing the best category structure

Think about how physical stores lay out and group different products - generally they choose to put similar products together and often related products near each other.  A clothes store might put all the jeans in one place and next to the jeans they might put some shirts to try and encourage people to buy a complete outfit.

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How do I get my website on Google?

How do I get my website on Google?
How do I get my website on Google?

In response to questions from a few of my website design clients in recent weeks, I felt it was worthwhile to explain what Google is, and how you can get your website showing up when people search for you or relevant search terms and phrases.

What is Google?

Google is nothing more than a directory of websites.  This directory can be searched and the search results will show the websites that Google 'thinks' are most relevant to what you are searching for.

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