Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Use Ascent Internet?
Ascent is a full service website company. We provide web design, SEO, web development, link building, custom WordPress design, content creation, blog writing and related services. We want to be your partner in developing a professional website that delivers results and lets customers find you on the web. We work with each of our clients individually and can help design a website development plan that best fits the needs of their business and their budget. For more information, see our about us page or contact us.
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
Ascent offers most services for a flat monthly fee. We can customize our services to fit your needs and budget. We also offer a standard web design package, which is a good value if you are interested in a new static website design or redesign. Services such as SEO, more extensive web design, additional web copywriting, article writing, business blog writing, custom wordpress sites, and web development/programming services have different prices. Please contact us to learn more and get a quote.
Why Do I Need A Professional Website?
Believe it or not, there are still many small businesses out there that do not have a website. Often it because the business owner does not have the time and/or knowledge to publish and operate a website. These businesses owners are likely missing out on the many benefits and financial opportunities having a company website provides.
In some case, having a website results in quick, efficient sales for a company. With Companies that have websites that sell products or services directly over the Internet, can see immediate returns if they get customers and their cost structure is significantly lower than a brick and mortar store. They do not have to pay for expensive retail space, as many employees, or need as much liability insurance, as customers do not physically come into their stores.
The biggest example of an Internet retailer is Amazon.com. Amazon.com has gone from a start up company just fifteen years to a large multi–national corporation with billions of dollars in online sales each year.
However, a company can also benefit indirectly from a website even if they do not do e–commerce. Having a professional website can be a great promotion tool for customers to learn more about your products and services. It allows you to sell your business and demonstrate why a customer should use your company. You can provide information and showcase your products and service through images and testimonials and have a form for customers to contact you. It is a simple, cost–effective resource for customers to find you, contact you, and use you. Having a website can lead to a significant increase in business!
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
Ascent offers a standard web design package, which is a good option if you are interested in a new website design or redesign. Other services such as SEO, more extensive web design, pay per click ad management, business blog writing, and web development/programming have either flat monthly fees or hourly rates depending on the service. Please contact us to learn more and get a quote.
What is SEO?
SEO, the acronym for search engine optimization, is the process of improving your website's organic rankings on search engines. Organic ranking means that the rankings were done "naturally" without paid advertisements in the search engine. SEO is typically what makes your company rank in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
When Google determines who ranks where for a search term, they use programmed algorithms that determine a website's placement in the search results. For example, when you enter the term "news" in Google, it is no accident why CNN ranks number one (at the time of search). For more information, see our SEO page.
Why Do You Need SEO?
In short, SEO works. SEO can be a cost–effective, efficient way to deliver sizable returns for your business. It is how you get seen on the Internet. There are website owners that generate revenue of more than a $1,000 per day largely though the result of SEO expertise. If you can get your site to rank in Google and Bing for valuable terms that people are searching for, you can generate a lot of traffic in the form of visitors to your website.
Website traffic leads to business and profits. If your website does not rank in the top 10 in Google or Bing for key terms related to your business, you are missing out on a significant amount of revenue. The overwhelming majority of clicks to websites from Google come from the first page of search results. See our SEO services page to learn more.
How Do You Do SEO?
SEO is not easy. To do it optimally, you need years of education and experience. It requires a lot of time, expertise, and resources to get the desired results. You need on–page optimization and off page optimization. Furthermore, Google regularly changes its algorithm for determining its rankings so you need to be constantly gathering information to keep up to date on changes.
It is usually no accident that a website ranks in the top 10 in Google for a competitive term. While there are a variety of factors that can lead to top rankings, it is a good bet that SEO work was a significant component for that company ranking so highly for a specific search term. Even large companies you may not think of needing it such as Amazon do SEO. Back links are a large factor in search engine rankings and a big part of SEO. Contact us to learn more.