Larkhall marketing

Low cost web design for individuals and organisations in Bath and the South West


Who is the service for?

I have designed sites for commercial organisations, charities, not for profit agencies, self employed professionals, authors and artists.   The smallest is less than five pages and the largest is hundreds of pages with secure login areas, animation, web stores and download areas.  Whether you need something simple or complex,  a solution is available.


What’s included in a basic price?

- Face to face consultancy and 100%  tailored design

- Hosting and maintenance for 12 months

- Social media integration (eg. Facebook, Twitter…)

- Provision of e-mail addresses specific to your domain name and webmail access

- Submission to major search engines to ensure you are found on the web

- Google location map

- High quality images (where you don’t already have some of your own to use)

- Help with the editing of content (I am a published writer with a background in journalism and marketing)

- Basic animation where required

- Image galleries to provide interest

What about a domain name?

I can provide you with one, but it probably makes more sense if you buy your own.  That way, it becomes your property rather than mine.  But I also offer all the help you require to source and purchase just the right one for your needs.  Prices generally start at around £5.00 per year.


What about the content?

During the consultation we will  decide on the pages you would like included.  To keep the price as low as possible, you might  want to provide the majority of the content.  But I am happy to help review it  and suggest improvements where appropriate.  I can also produce the complete content in consultation with you, but of course this would have an impact on the price.


Can I change the content?

Yes - if it is to existing content.  Just drop me an e-mail with the changes (eg. different pictures, or wording or contact details) and I will do the rest.  It’s all included under ‘maintenance’ of  ‘hosting and maintenance’.  If you would like additional content over and above that which already exists then there would be an additional charge.


Will it be optimised?

Yes and submitted to all major search engines.  You will be found - but of course that doesn’t  guarantee a high listing.  Guaranteed page one listing on google is possible, but as something of great value, it involves cost.  SEO is bit of a dark art, but I can advise you on how you can help and point you in the direction of other  ways to promote your site.  






What’s the process?

It begins with a detailed face to face consultation to establish your needs and preferences in relation to the visitors you hope to attract and accurately reflects you and/or your organisation.  We can then come up with some ideas and concepts that allow me to provide a home or landing page for review.  We can work on this together for as long as necessary.  


Once you are happy with the conceptual appearance I can develop the rest of the site to ensure it stays faithful to the look and feel of that original, agreed concept.  If you already have marketing material pre-designed, we can ensure that the website mirrors it, so that your whole promotional approach appears professionally ‘joined up’.  


The site is then placed on a test site for your final approval.  Now we are ready to go live – it is uploaded to your chosen domain name, optimised for search engines and submitted to Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.  


Only once the site is completed to your satisfaction and live on the web does the final invoice become payable.


How long does it take?

The longest part of the process is agreeing the initial home page design. Once you agree the concept and  are satisfied with the content you can be on the web in 48 hours.



What other features are available?

-  online store facility with integration to PayPal

- smartphone / tablet friendly design

-  online appointment booking

- secure password protected areas of the website

- integrated blog

- e-mail sign up to a mailing list for visitors

- online booking system (for example if you are a B&B)

- integration of video or audio files

- connection to social media

- assistance in using Google Advertising

- discussion forums

- news feeds

- And anything else your imagination conjures up!


Are there any other hidden charges?

No


Not found the answer?  Contact me any time for a chat