Geek My Website
A new design of your personal or business website, using an online website builder like Wix or WordPress
Layout of graphics, including initial graphic setup using custom or stock photos
Usage of online tools, like payment forms, cloud storage, and social media
Walkthrough of domain name purchase and website builder service and domain/site transfer
SEO service including keywords, page SEO, and site SEO
Advanced design of storefront, galleries, blogs, bookings, and more
Integrate business solutions and third-party apps and forms
Modern Page Design
Social Medial Design
Third-Party App Integration
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact you and/or request your services?
There are several ways to contact me. Please feel free to reach out to me by email or my contact form. I will respond very promptly. I will be glad to call you to discuss project details.
Does Geek My offer add-on services besides complete website design?
Yes! My add-on services are listed on my pricing page. Check it out!
Can I get assistance with connecting or transferring my domain?
Absolutely. I will need access to both accounts to make the connection/transfer: the domain host and your site host.
What is the difference between domain transfer and domain pointing?
Pointing only connects the domain name to your website but you still have separate hosts. Transfer actually moves your domain to the same host where your website is.
When is the payment due and how do I pay?
Payments over $200 are due: half on initial draft and half upon project completion. I use PayPal for all transactions. I can send an invoice or a paypal.me link.
What is the typical cost to design and host a website and domain?
To create a website, you will need to budget for the following:
- Domain cost
- Hosting cost
- Design fee
If you use Wix hosting, for example, a basic business website premium plan plus my design fee for a complete design will cost approximately $750, give or take, depending on various options you choose.
What platforms do you use to build websites?
I can use any online site-builder that you prefer. I must often recommend Wix. If you would prefer a platform like WordPress, the standard business fee does not apply and will require a separate quote for design services.
What’s the difference between Wix (site-builder) and WordPress?
A site-builder is a point and click interface that allows you to add website content quickly without coding. WordPress is similar but more complicated because 1) It is a modular program that allows you to build a website based on different plugins and 2) You have to have a hosting plan the provides the WordPress platform.
How does webmail transfer work?
I can assist with webmail pointing. In some cases, you can transfer webmail, depending on if your host allows it. I would have to research the provider’s instructions and access your account to make the transfer/connection. You will have to purchase a new mailbox service with your new host before transfer is possible. Remember to change your routing information on third-party apps after you make the switch.
How will we communicate during website projects?
I welcome phone calls and emails. You can also reach me via the chat button on my website. In my experience, email is a great tool so that there is a record of all project details.
How many revisions are possible during my website design?
I will make revisions until you are happy! It’s important to me that you are satisfied with my work.
What is the typical timeline for website completion?
Typically, the initial draft takes 3 to 5 business days. Website timelines typically take bout 3 weeks on average from scratch to final publish.
How do I set up access to my website?
You will need to create an account on Wix, or the other website host. Most hosts require you to purchase a host plan to begin. Then, you will have to provide me with access to the account so that I can get in and do the work. Wix, for example, allows you to add a collaborator to work on your site under Roles and Permissions. Other hosts may not have this feature in which case you will need to provide your login information.
What is SEO and how does it work?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of configuring your website to be compatible with search engines, like Google, to recognize and rank your website in the search results when searched for under keywords. The process requires several steps and due diligence to keep your site in Google’s algorithms. It’s not just a one-time setup. Great websites have teams dedicated to SEO continuation.
How do I get my website to get ranked better in Google?
Ranking high in Google is not as simple as it sounds and takes work to get it right. Your site SEO depends on several factors, including page SEO setup, site SEO setup, and Google SEO setup. See my SEO Services Chart to see how I can help with the basics. Also, see the question below about how to keep your site optimized in the future.
What kind of SEO services can you provide?
I can help with 3 basic levels of SEO. Please see my SEO Services Chart.
How much do you charge for SEO servces?
Please see my pricing page for SEO Services. Some services come with my website packages, or you can order SEO separately. In rework projects, I usually recommend quoting site SEO services separate from site revisions because it is a longer more complicated process.
How can I help keep my site optimized in the future?
There are several things you can do to help keep your site optimized.
- When adding new content, use heading 1, 2, 3 styles on your headings like an outline, where the most important headings are at heading 1 and the subheadings are at headings 2 and 3.
- When creating pages, make sure to add good descriptions in the meta tag editor (or in Wix, the page SEO descriptions).
- When adding products to your store, add good descriptions to each product so that Google will rank your product more closely with searched words.
- Put a blog on your website and keep it updated with new content at least weekly. When writing blog entries, use keywords relevant to your site.
- Add meta descriptions to all media, including photos and videos.
- Use tools like Google Analytics and Google Search Console to increase your site’s SEO compatibility.