When you hire Archi FX to create your website, we take the time to actually learn how your business operates on a day-to-day basis. Then we tailor your new website to your business needs, and keep you informed along the way.
When you hire us, we not only deliver some of the best websites found on the web, but we also pack it full of white-hat search engine optimization so Google will rank it higher than most sites in your industry. SEO is an ongoing practice that is handled monthly, but each new site will have the best on-page SEO in the biz.
Website use on mobile devices is now higher than that of desktop versions. This means your website needs to provide the best possible mobile experience for your new customers. We always develop websites with easy-to-use call to action elements or CTA’s. These are features like touch-to-call buttons or touch-to-text elements. Users should always be able to contact you regardless of where they are on your web page. We also pay very close attention to load times. Page loading speed is the most critical element in your website’s overall performance and lead generation capabilities.
You can quickly check your current mobile website to see if you have some of the essential features that make the difference when providing a great user experience.
HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network and is widely used on the Internet. In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The protocol is therefore also often referred to as HTTP over TLS, or HTTP over SSL.
The principal motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data while in transit. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. We always recommend the purchase of an SSL certificate on the launch of your new website. Google also claims there is a slight SEO ranking boost for sites who utilize this level of protection.
You can quickly check your current website’s connectivity by looking at the address bar. If you see http:// and not https:// your siite is not utilizing an SSL certificiate and the connection is not secure.
Monitoring your website traffic should be something you are doing every week. With Google Analytics, you can start a promotion online and watch your website traffic in real-time! Every website we create is hooked into your own personal Google Analytics account. This means you can track the growth of your website in real time by measuring every hit, bounce, page view and conversion via the Analytics dashboard. Print reports, compare date ranges and even see what devices your users are browsing your site with.
If you are not currently tracking the progress of your website with Google Analytics, you are missing out on some of the most important data when it comes to your business’s long-term success on the web. One of the features we love is the ability to determine what customers are clicking on and what parts are being overlooked. This gives us the ability to better tailor the website to the end-user’s liking. Happy end-users often times turn into conversions.
Log into your current google analytics account and take a look at your number of page views and bounce rate and then give us a call. Let’s see if your site could benefit from one of our services. Did we mention we have our Google Analytics Individual Qualification award provided by Google’s Academy For Ads Program? Check it out here.
When you hire us to build your website we also take the time to build your VPS server. This is the place your new website will reside. Old-school traditional shared hosting has become very slow. Slow-loading websites are exited 70% more than fast-loading sites. This means if yourr website is not loading on the average of 2.5 seconds, you might as well not have a website at all. Users have very short attention-spans so speed is essential for converting your visitors into customers.
Open a fresh web browser and clear your cookies and your cache. Close your browser and re-open it. Type in your website address and right before your hit enter, start your timer. If your load time exceeds 2.5 seconds, contact us. This is a critical aspect of your website that needs immediate attention. We know how to fix it.
Hosting to a website is like the land your home resides upon. You can’t have a website without a hosting platform. It is the environment your website is placed within. A website hosting platform is nothing more than a computer called a server. Traditional hosting often called shared hosting is provided by many of the registrars and is often sold at a price of $4 to $8 monthly. This low-cost service is often the choice among many small business owners. In most cases, this is not where you should be trying to save money. The main reason is that your website along with approximately 800-1000 other websites are placed on that single machine. All of the sites on that machine will share the same resources like RAM, storage space, bandwidth allocation and transfer rates.
You have better options when it comes to hosting called a virtual private server or VPS. This VPS is yours to keep and no other website will be housed within that computer. This means your website gets to take advantage of all resources available on that machine. More resources like RAM, trnasfer speed, sotrage capacity and bandwidth meean your website will run fast and efficient all the time. The cost for these services range between $10 and $20 monthly. A small price to pay for speed and performnce.
Your website will run faster on a virtual private server utiizing a solid state drive and dedicated RAM. We recommend at least 2GB of ram for informal based websites and 4GB of ram for more complex CMS systems. Note: We are not paid by any of the mentioned companies on this page. We love them because they’re the best in the industry.