frequently asked questions

Getting in touch with a web developer can be daunting.

We put together this FAQ page to help answer some of the questions you may have.

If you local you are always welcome to swing by for a coffee and a chat whatever you wish.

At Minx Digital, we are friendly, we love web and SEO and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We’ve been building websites since the ’90s, we have learned a lot along the way and have become pretty good at Digital Strategy, Web Development & SEO

Wordpress DIY

website faq.

Let’s get the awkward out of the way.  First, refer to our price guide to see if our services are within your budget.

You can view our Website Creation Process which shows you the steps from start to finish.

We’re here to make the entire process super easy for you so please reach out if you have queries. 

There are a lot of variables at play when it comes to building a website, our Pricing Guide provide more information.

It depends on the complexity of your website build.  It also depends on when to receive content, images etc.

We are pretty speedy though, and once we receive everything, in most cases we can have you online in a week or 2.

For more details please refer to our New Website Creation Process

Yes, we are very experienced in WordPress and WooCommerce

Do I need a domain name?

Yes. But if you don’t already have one, we can assist you in setting this up.

Do I need my own website hosting?

We can include hosting with a maintenance plan or you can self-host.

For more details on self hosting option please refer to our Website Hosting page.

Will my website work on mobile devices?

Absolutely. We build responsive sites with a mobile-first approach. Your site will look great on all devices, optimized for mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.

Do you write the content for my site?

No.  We will tweak the content you supply to us to suit the page layout and also to suit your SEO focus keywords.

We have content writers we can recommend to you if you aren’t sure what to write.

Can you design my logo?

We can include basic logos however we are technical developers & SEO’s, not graphic designers. If you require a complex design we have a local recommendation for you depending on your needs.

Can you maintain the website for me?

Yes. We have a number of maintenance plans with various levels of support.

Do you provide training?

Yes. We provide all our clients with basic training to keep your website updated. If you want additional training or mentoring in brand or digital marketing these are services we offer

Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?

Absolutely! We believe in brand cohesion across all platforms and offer packages of social media graphics and email packages too

After my site is launched, how will I know if anyone is looking at my website?

We can install Google Analytics which will be viewable from your website dashboard or phone app if you wish.

Google analytics will provide you with a wide range of statistics about your website including the number of visitors and where they come from:

  • Direct
  • Referrals (advertisements)
  • Organic (SEO)
  • Social media
Business Website

wordpress faq.

WordPress is a Content Management System that makes updating your website simple.   

You can add and edit pages, images and blogs simply by logging in through your web browser. 

With our maintenance plans, we can do those things for you if you prefer

WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers around 30% of all websites on the Internet.

WordPress is contributed to by thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength.

WordPress allows us to develop flexible and customisable websites with Google & UX best practices.

The WordPress community of web developers reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project

Anything you like! 

If you dream it, we can create it and WordPress will help

Yes, however the learning curve is quite steep. 

You need to learn about Domains, hosting, SSL, CDN, themes and much more.  It’s a lot and takes years to master.

We offer a DIY Starter Package that helps get you started.  

SEO faq

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. There are many layers to SEO, its very complex. It’s not a simple set and forget process.

We incorporate SEO into all our builds but to achieve the best results with SEO you need months of ongoing work especially in competitive SEO niche.

You don’t need it unless you want to rank higher on search engines and want more organic website traffic.

You also don’t need it if aren’t interested in new clients coming to your website.

No and you should beware of anyone who claims they can guarantee you a top position.

Search engines have their own individual algorithms that are constantly changing and we have no control over them.

Both Sam and Lara are both active in the SEO community and keep up on all the latest SEO news and algorithm updates.

We can promise to do our very best for you and your business and generally we do pretty well but we cannot guarantee results as that’s simply not possible. 

It depends on a lot of factors. We provide initial SEO configuration on all the websites we develop, but we have no control over Google.

It takes time and ongoing to work to get to page 1 for competitive Keywords and even once you get to page 1 it takes work to stay there. Google is always changing

Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of the search engine results page, not even the staff who work at Google.

There is plenty of paid advertising options online including social media ads, directories and Pay-per-click with Google Ads

Organic Search is the organic results and cannot be paid for

SEO is not the easiest of the fastest SEM channel as factors such as the phrase (Keyword) you are trying to target will be more difficult if there is a high number of other websites that are also targeting that particular keyword. 

when you build my website do you add it to google?

On completion of your website build we configuration an SEO plugin, add Google Analytics and Google Search Console + 1 dofollow link on our website which is all you need for Google to find your site and index it

However, if you want your site to rank for certain words, other than your name, you need SEO services

can I do my own SEO?

Yes you can, to learn more about SEO first step would be to start with taking a course – We recommend SEMRush Academy Courses

SEO a very time consuming process to learn it and also to do the work. You probably found Minx Digital by using Google as its our main marketing channel

what is a Keyword?

A keyword or keyphrase is what someone uses to search google. 

For examples ‘Digital Marketing Nowra’ is a keyword, ‘Nowra Digital Marketing’ is a different keyword

‘Digital Marketing’ is far more competitive so woud be known as a competitive keyword

Competitive keywords can be a bit of a battle to get the top spots as you are competing against more sites.  Sites that may have been doing SEO longer than you and already have the top positions so you kinda gotta knock them off their perch so to speak 🙂

what can I do to help my SEO?

Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is critical to increasing your visibility amongst search engines.

Google looks at over 200 things, some are hard to do without knowing how to code but content is the 1 thing that website owners can do themself to help their SEO.

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