Looking for a new web site or thinking of changing what you currently
Please read on.
This is the getting to know you stage where I address any concerns or questions
you have about your web site, web sites in general, email or the weather if
you prefer. Just please don't ask me to talk politics. I am easily reached
by phone during the day at 703-483-1695 or by email at Jim@JRDamare.com
A domain name can also be called a URL(uniform resource locator), internet
address, or web site name. Examples are Amazon.com
or my favorite, JRDamare.com
These are purchased through a company called a registrar
Rates vary wildly from one registrar to another and so does the service
they provide. I have been using GoDaddy.com
for the past six years with great satisfaction and would recommend them
highly. The domain name registration process is fairly simple but if
you do not want to attempt it yourself, I will do it for you at no
. Included with this you receive domain name
. Here is an example: Jim@JRDamare.com
Web Site Hosting
This is where your web site files,(pages, photos, etc.) are actually located.
In order for your domain name/web address to have something to point to, a
hosting company must maintain your web site on their servers.
Web Site Design
Here I create the look and feel of your web site. If you have specific requirements, such as logos or themes, etc.,
this is where I would implement them. The basic design, meaning the home page, is first approved by you, then pages two, and three are built upon
this design. You receive a preview of each page for final approval before the site "goes live" on the internet.
The first three basic pages are normally a home page, an about you/your services
page and a general information page. Additional pages to consider could include
a Photo Gallery, a service calendar, your favorite links and a contact us
form. There are no limits on the number of pages you can have; however, I
like to follow the KISS
(keep it simple stupid) principle
when designing web sites. I feel it is important to provide the information
in a concise format. You want to get the attention of the person browsing
your web site right away and give them the ability to find the information
they are looking for as easily as possible. If you don't, you will surely
lose their interest within a few seconds.
This is just what it sounds like, a place for people to look at photos you
have placed on your web site. It can be as simple as placing half a dozen photos
on a page or it can be more dynamic like one of these: PhotoGems.us
Search Engine Optimization
This is where a web site has the necessary meta-data programmed into the html.
"What does all that mean?
" Well if I told you I
would have to kill you, ha ha. Some secrets must stay secrets. Let me just
say that I will code your web site to be search engine friendly. You can even
tell me what "keywords" you would prefer people use to find you.
Search Engine Registration
This coincides with the optimization, without first optimizing your site,
you can register with every search engine on the planet and still come in
last. I will register your site with the top 25 search engines. I cannot guarantee
placement, but to see an example of how it works go to Google.com
and search using these keywords "Chesapeake Beach Charters
and see where ProudMaryCharters.com
comes in in the results.
Web Site Maintenance/Updates
The worst thing you can do with a web site is put it up and never touch it again.
Fresh content at least every six months or so is very important to your search
engine placement. Most of the time a small update like adding an image or
updating some text won't be charged. However, you will be provided with an
estimate before any work on your site is done. Once you agree to the price the
work is done. Heck, who wouldn't agree to FREE?
Please contact me with any questions or if you are ready for a new web site.
(703)483-1695 or email Jim@JRDamare.com
*This applies to web sites that I have designed.
I do offer this service on sites I have not designed at a nominal fee.
All prices are subject to change.