What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address of a website e.g. www.mywebsite.co.uk
A domain name is separate from your website. it is the online equivalent of having a sign outside a shop which tells customers what the name of the shop is.
When choosing your domain name bear in mind what people might type into Google when searching for products or services in your industry. For example, if your name is Jane and you bake and sell cakes in the Cotswolds you are likely to receive more traffic to your website if your domain name is www.cotswoldscakes.co.uk than if your domain name is www.janescakes.co.uk because people are more likely to type 'Cotswolds cakes' into Google. On the other hand your brand name may be more important to you - I wanted www.marcelladesign.co.uk as my domain name.
When you tell me what domain name you would like I will search to see if it is available (or if someone has already purchased it...) and try to acquire it for you.
Can I have an email address that matches my domain?
Yes, you can. It looks professional to have an email address that matches your domain.
If your domain is www.cotswoldcakes.co.uk you could have an email address email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org etc.
Will my website appear in Google search results? What is SEO?
SEO stands for search engine optimisation. It is the process of optimising a website so that it is indexed and crawled by search engines such as Google (and Bing etc.) in the hope that information from the website will appear in search listings so that potential customers / readers can access the content on your website.
There are numerous ways to optimise a website and this is a constantly evolving field. We will liaise to identify which aspects of your business or services you would like to highlight to potential customers, and I will optimise your site accordingly as part of the web design and set-up process.
Which platforms do you use to build websites?
Wix to build websites. Both are excellent platforms with millions of users worldwide. Both have pros and cons.
Do you offer website redesigns?
I offer website redesigns if your current website is built on Squarespace or Wix.
If your current website is built on another platform I would want to set you up with a new website on Squarespace or Wix when your subscription with your existing platform ends.
How much does it cost to set up a website?
Please see my Pricing page for helpful information about the costs involved in setting up and maintaining a website.