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Website Basics FAQ's

What is the difference between a domain and web hosting?

Think of your business needing a home on the internet. Your domain is your street address and web hosting is your house, it gives your website a place to live online. You need both, but they don't need to be on the same platform. Your domain just needs the correct DNS codes (like GPS) to find and connect with your website. No worries, I can handle all of the details for you.

What is SEO, and why do I need it?

 SEO stands for search engine optimization. SEO helps your website show up when someone searches for your service, company or products. SEO includes many areas of your website, including back-end page titles and descriptions for each page of your site, page content and page titles that keywords and key phrases used within the content on your pages, adding alt text to all images on your site, using the correct text blocks in the appropriate places (H1, H2, P1, etc.), mobile optimization, accessibility and more.


Even if you are able to create a decent looking DIY site, if it is missing or lacking proper SEO, your chances of getting traffic to your site organically is low. Once your website is set up with proper SEO, search engines will start noticing and ranking your site so it will show up higher in searches that include your keywords on your website. This isn't an instant fix, it could take months to see results, even with the best SEO on your website, unless you boost your traffic with paid ads. 


Have you heard that Wix sites have bad SEO? You probably heard it from a designer who uses a different platform. There have been many comparison studies where Wix ends up with better SEO than WordPress. SEO on a website is only as good as the person adding it.

Why is an updated website with mobile optimization so important?

Did you know over 50% of web searches these days are done from mobile devices? What would a potential client see when they view your website from their phone? Your website gives the first impression of your company. If your website is outdated, hard to read and navigate, or doesn't look professional, you are losing business. Your website represents your business and should entice your target customer to take action. Whether that means contact you, book a call, come to your restaurant or visit your store.

Can I DIY my website to save money instead of hiring a web designer?

Sure, you can try to DIY it, but are you really saving money? How much time and frustration will it take to make your own website? Do you know how to design your website to adapt to different screen sizes? Can you handle the technical SEO like which text to use where (H1,H2, H3, etc.) or where to add titles, descriptions and keywords to your pages so your site can actually come up in a search? It is best practice to hire a professional to design your website, then take over with updates if you want.

How do I make my Wix website responsive?

Wix websites are adaptable to different screen sizes if they are designed correctly with the right layouts. Using strips, columns, databases, repeaters, and more, will make your Wix website appear responsive and adjust according to the screen size of the viewer. If you are having problems with your Wix website layout, contact me for help or watch my training videos.

Can I take control of my own website when the design is complete?

YES! I don't hold my clients hostage forcing them to pay me to maintain their website. I give you choices. Once your new website is launched, you can have full control of your website account, including your domain and web hosting. If you would rather leave it to me, I offer ongoing support plans based on your needs.

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