What happens after a website order form has been signed and money has exchanged hands is a mystery to many people who have bought from various digital agencies in the past, but it really shouldnâ€™t be.
We thought it would be useful to tell you how it works at our end so you know what to expect if you decide to take the plunge. Welcome to our guide to journeying with Creare through a web project. Enjoy!
- So first things first, your dedicated Project Manager will call to introduce themselves. They will confirm with you the details of your website and talk you through how itâ€™s all going to work.
- From the information collected by your Business Development Manager we shall then get to work designing your homepage.
- The homepage will take us anywhere between seven to ten days to complete and once itâ€™s ready, weâ€™ll call you to take you through it. The initial homepage that we design for you is normally un-coded so you will see it as a PDF.
Itâ€™s worth noting this is a really important part of the process to get right, as it will then form the structure of your site moving forward.
- Once youâ€™ve been presented the homepage, we would need sign-off and/or feedback from you within 48-72 hours, at this point we will also need all the items mentioned in step one. Then the exciting bit – once all of this information is collected we can then schedule the development of your whole website!
- When youâ€™re in the diary, our Project Manager will call you to confirm the schedule and arrange a presentation date for the final site. We love to invite our clients to the Creare office for the presentation, it gives us a chance to meet you and it gives you a chance to see where your project has been built.
- From the day we present the site, youâ€™ll then have approximately five days in which to check everything and ensure all the information is captured correctly and the call to actions are clear.
- Happy? Once youâ€™ve sent us your email/signed approval of the site, we start the process of putting it through our rigorous Creare standards check. This checking process makes sure your site works effectively and efficiently. Our standards are high, the best in the market in fact, so you can rest assured that your site will be top of the range.
- Once the checking process has been completed, the site will then be set live to allow time for Google to â€˜cacheâ€™ the new website.
When Google caches a website, it basically saves a copy of it allowing visitors to access this copy if there was ever an issue with your server. Clever stuff!
- After your site has gone live, you will receive a call around 30 days later to see how you and the site are getting on and for us to offer any additional help, advice and support. This is the perfect opportunity to pick our brains about ongoing online marketing. Now that you have a brand new, shiny and effective website, you want people to find it so together with our in-house SEO team, we will be able to work with you to provide a tailored solution that will help your business grow through its online presence.
Maybe you want to see how your current website is performing or you want to get a better idea of words and phrases your prospects may be searching for online, why not try the Creare Digital Health Check? Itâ€™s a free tool that takes your URL and checks your whole site for everything from its technical ability to its strength of content and social links. Have a go.