Building a website is like buying a car, or paying for a website is like paying for a car. We all dream of owning a top of the range Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Aston Martin or Bentley, but most of us can’t really afford one. Some of us have the money to buy one, but the car does not suit our needs. For example, if you own a 1000 Rai farm in Pattaya and need to drive around your farm daily to view your cattle, fruit or veg, then would you really need to use a Ferrari to get from point A to point B? Of course not. The same principles apply when paying for, and when building a website for your Thai business.
The web design key questions
There are key elements and specifications you look for when buying a car and the very same elements are applied when it comes to buying a website. So the same type of questions should be asked such as:
- What is your budget
- What are the levels of performance
- What safety features are included
- What are the running and maintenance costs
- What upgrades can I have and do I really need them
What is your budget
Before you look to buy a car you will always know what you can afford to pay. Sometimes you can pay a little bit over your budget or sometimes you are lucky as you can find a better car under your budget. The same principles apply to your website design budget when choosing the company for you.
PATTAYA MEDIA have created some web design packages with fixed prices that everyone can afford. While no web design job is the same, if you need an information only website then our web design packages will suit any company big or small.
What are the levels of performance
All websites will out perform or under perform each other in a variety of areas. For example, some websites will have a higher search rank in Google while another website will be super fast to load. The best website will have both.
You can’t just have any old website and expect it to be built with a high level of performance. The easiest way to judge a website design company is on their own company website. How well do you think their own website performs? Have you viewed the website on a laptop or desktop PC? Have you viewed that website on a mobile phone? How does it look? How does it perform? How did you find it?
The performance of your website will determine how successful it will be. So choose a web design company in Pattaya who know how to build a high performance website. The results will be worth it.
What safety features are included
The safety of your website is critical when it comes to the success and consumer confidence when visiting your site. If your web pages have been built using bad code or with design flaws that impact security, then search engines like Google will not want to list your website in their search results on their pages. They want to list the best websites in the best positions.
You will now find that the web browsers we use to view web pages on our mobile phones or desktop PC’s are also giving their users warnings that a site they are about to enter is not secure. This is why all official company websites that sell or advertise their company online simply must have SSL certificates installed. Installing an SSL certificate will improve your website page rank and provide the highest level of security that your online visitors need and deserve.
What are the running and maintenance costs
All websites will have running and maintenance costs associated with them. All websites we design include a backend admin control panel that every customer can access to update their website with new pages, new images, prices, articles, etc. Updating your own website will significantly reduce the costs associated with your website.
There are other costs involved such as SEO, domain name registration and web hosting fees that must be paid on either a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. So find out just what type of running and maintenance costs there will be for your website after it has been launched and available to view online.
What upgrades can I have and do I really need them
All car sellers will try to sell you extra upgrades when you approach them about buying a car. Do websites have these same upgrades and do you really need them? Yes and no is the answer. There are some things that you simply must have when it comes to speed, security and the performance of your website.
The speed of your website should never be something you should pay more for – this should be built into the website from the very beginning of the design.
Security should also be there from the very start and all web servers should have, and must have, a firewall installed to protect all websites from hacks and malicious code. Again, this should be a standard feature. SSL certificates will either be included in the price of the services web design companies in Pattaya charge or they will be a paid extra.
The performance of a website will depend on such a wide variety of factors and some of these will be included in the design or paid extras they you will need at some point. Take SEO for example. If you want a website design company in Pattaya to perform SEO on your website then this is going to take hours, weeks, days and months of extreme manual work both on and off website. Of course you will need to pay for this type of service and nobody can pay their rent by working for free.
The best thing to do to save costs is to familiarise yourself with Facebook and Google advertising as a good way to bring instant website traffic to your website is by yes, paying for it through paid advertising.
So remember the nest time you enquire about having a website built for your company, think about all these points and try to find a web design company who can build a site for you based on the criteria found on this page.
Once more, look at their own company website. Id it professional? Is it clean and tidy? Is it easy to find what you are looking for? Is it modern and works on all devices? If you answer is yes then it ticks the right boxes.