The services that Web-works provides cover all aspects of having a web presence. From email to e-commerce. Let us do the hard work for you while you focus on what you are good at.
Packages and Services
Website packages can include any combination of the following products and services;
- Website maintenance plans (Minimum, Standard, Gold or Platinum)
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Domain name selection
- Hosting advice
- Website design (either your design or template driven)
- Website construction (includes installation and setup of templates and WP themes)
- Email setup
- User access (Admin, Editor, Contributor, Viewer)
Web-works can also offer a combination of any of the above services -on an hourly rate of NZ$100.00 (plus the cost of any purchases, such as plugins or theme templates) or as part of a website build.
Domain Name Selection
The success of a website begins with the proper selection of the domain name. It is important that we get this right. Having the right name can make all the difference in your search engine rankings. A domain name is the name or address of the website, after the www, but before the .co.nz or the .com.
Choosing a domain name is not as simple as buying the business name, followed by .com
There are four important critical points to consider when choosing your website name;
Before you select one, you need to do keyword research: Despite already having a product or a service, there is no point buying a name that no-one is searching for, or that does not reflect your product. (If no-one is searching for that name, then, chances are that no-one, will ever find it).
The name selected needs to exactly match the keywords you have discovered.
Your first choice for a New Zealand site should be a .co.nz or a .nz domain name
The name that you choose needs to be as short and simple as possible and easy to type.
Web-works can take the hassle out of this task for you. When you contact us, we will ask you a range of questions that will enable us to effectively come up with a working name for your website and several options for purchasing them.
We can register a domain for you. Domains with the following extensions (.nz .co.nz or .com) are just NZ$50.00 per year, per domain and the same again annually for re-registration (this does not include our time for identifying the best domain name – just the domain registration). There are some domain name extensions that incur higher charges (for example, .asia .consulting . academy all cost NZ$75) . The most expensive domain name extension that we can purchase on your behalf is (ironically) .rich which would set you back by NZ$4500.00 per year, or .luxury at a mere NZ$1250.00 per year.
Whilst we do not provide web hosting ourselves, we do have a couple of preferred web hosts that we have worked with over the years and we know the good ones and the bad ones. We only use those that give us great service and excellent deals for our clients. (No, we do not receive any backhanders for using them).
Remember, buying the domain name and then building the website still wont get it seen by anyone. You need to organise a host for your site:
Think of the internet as a library, with each book being a different website.
Your domain is the title on the cover of the book.
Your Host is the shelf that the book sits on. (Different shelves fit and hold different books.)
In your library, you have to rent space on your shelf. That’s hosting.
We provide free website hosting advice to clients that have their sites built by web-works, and (for a fee) to clients that just need the advice.
Backup is the most basic and essential function that you need to attend to once you have your site built. It doesnt matter if we built it, or if you built it, or if you paid a great big PR company a gazillion bucks to build it; you still need to have regular backups made, because if you dont and the site crashes, for any reason,…… you don’t have a site any more. Simple.
Who will keep the site updated and who will add in the latest titbits of news? Are you going to make the sweeping changes to the site when the company changes and is it you who will do the dirty work when your website host gets sold to another (less-likeable) company?
These are all tasks that Web-works does.