3 Jan 2015 10:37 hrs (updated 18 March 2017 09:46 hrs)
SERVICES & PRICING
Cakewalk Websites provides a full service solution that covers all aspects of a successful online presence.
We charge a one time flat fee. The price of our custom websites vary for each client based on specific requirements and needs. Creating a powerful online presence with a user-friendly websites that looks great on all devices, platforms and screen sizes requires careful planning, know-how, talent and passion. Our custom websites average around $2000.
Please contact us for a free consultation and price estimate.
Custom Websites include:
No monthly payments! No start up fee!
Online Marketing $ 500
(content updates are charged in 15 min. increments.)
We offer hosting on our Liquid Web dedicated server with dedicated IP address at $10/month to those clients who want peace of mind by letting us take care of their hosting. If someone you share a server with (shared hosting) decides to send out spam, you might have your (shared) IP address blacklisted by other servers (Gmail, Yahoo, AOL etc.), preventing your clients to receive your e-mails.
Cakewalk websites assists and advises clients with the choice of a good domain name best suited for search engines and marketing. We register your domain name and create all the e-mail addresses you need with your domain name.
Cakewalk Websites designs sophisticated and user friendly websites that make your business stand out and boost customer confidence. We write the latest code for maximum functionality with Windows, Mac OS X, Android and IOS operating systems. Cakewalk Websites researches and studies your market and your competitors extensively to create a website for your business that overpasses your competition. We take time and care to design with attention to layout, structure and color combination. Our websites are responsive and automatically adapt to the visitor's device to ensure the utmost elegance on any device.
Cakewalk Websites provides a CMS (Content Managing System) for those clients who want to manage their content (also called "backend"). A CMS does not come standard with our websites. The vast majority of our clients are too busy and don't have the time to read a manual or watch tutorial videos on how to use their CMS. Furthermore, it takes a great deal of knowledge to compose webpages that are pleasant to read and are structured in a way that makes sense to your vitiors and search engines.
Then there is the aspect of microdata (also called "structured data"). This requires certain content of your webpage to be wrapped in tags which is done by working inside the code of the webpage. Microdate is not a "must" but can greatly improve your search engine rankings.
Cakewalk Websites does not compete with companies like Wix or Squarespace. We choose to cater to a specific clientele who wants to have everything taken care of. In fact, almost all of our clients had a Wix or a Squarespace website and gave up or got stuck because their template could not grow with their business.
A contact form is the safest way to accept e-mails from your website visitors. It's also a way for your clients to get in touch with your company without revealing your e-mail address. Placing an e-mail address on a website will very likely result in receiving tons of spam. Cakewalk Websites creates contact forms that are taylor made to fit your needs. A required "e-mail" field comes in handy if you plan on e-mailing your clients regular products updates.
Placing a Google map on your contact page is an excellent idea. Make it easy for customers to know where you are and how to get there. We create a custom Google map for each website, with a marker on your business and a text box with a brief description of your products and services.
Cakewalk Websites makes it easy. We assist and advise clients with their website content. It's our job to place your content on your website, whether it's text, images, video or music.
At Cakewalk Websites, we search for up to 15 images for your website on stock photography websites (purchase not included). Images are important to set a mood, they help create a pleasant experience for your visitors. We partner with Istock so you can explore millions of royalty-free images.
Cakewalk Websites creates up to 15 e-mail accounts using your domain name (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) and helps you set them up on your preferred e-mail program, such as Apple Mail or Outlook.
At Cakewalk Websites, we know a thing or two about image editing. It is important that your images look sharp and crisp and they are cropped to the correct size. A perfect balance of brightness, contrast and saturation brings out the best in your website's design. We include editing (limited to sizing, cropping, exposure, levels, brightness, contrast, saturation and minor corrections) for up to 15 images with the purchase of a custom website.
Search Engine Registration
Cakewalk Websites registers your website with the three main search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing to help them better understand your business and your website's structure and content. This helps search engines present the best search results when people enter certain keywords in a search engine to find the business they are looking for.
W3C Compliant Code
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3)
The consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of 13 February 2017, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has 432 members.
Google Compliant S.E.O.
If an S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimization) company promises you will rank on Google's first page it's a scam. No one can guarantee anything when it comes to search engines as they keep changing their algorithms. Google lists twenty businesses per page. What if S.E.O. companies promise sixty restaurants they will be on the first page?
There is no secret hocus pocus voodoo magic to S.E.O. as Google publishes their guidelines for all the world to see. You cannot pay to cheat the system. Cakewalk Websites strictly follows Google guidelines to optimize search engine results for your website.
We create an XML sitemap for your standard, tablet and smartphone website to optimize indexing by search engines. An XML sitemap is a list of your website's pages, accessible to search engines. These XML sitemaps are invisible to your website visitors. Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask love XML sitemaps. XML sitemaps help search engines understand your website's structure and tells them what web pages to index.
404 Error Page
When visitors enter a URL or follow a link to a web page that no longer exists or has been moved to another location, they get a 404 error. As an example, Please click the link to this non existing page cakewalkwebsite.com/hahaha. A standard 404 error page is unsettling and gives visitors the impression they are no longer on your website. A custom 404 error page is part of your website and has navigation to help visitors find the desired page. Now click the following link to a non existing page cakewalkwebsites.com/hihihi. This custom 404 error page will keep your visitors on your website.
Cakewalk Websites creates "301 redirects" for clients with an existing website who want a slightly different structure for their new website. Let's say your old website had a web page for pricing (mywebsite.com/princing) and another web page for services (mywebsite.com/services), but now you want your pricing and services on the same web page (mywebsite.com/pricing_services). If the old link was bookmarked or appears on other websites, visitors who click it will get a 404 error as that web page no longer exist or might be in another location. It's called a "broken link". They make a bad impression with your visitors and they are bad for your search engine ranking. A 301 redirect will redirect those who click on a bookmark or link to mywebsite.com/services or to mywebsite.com/pricing to mywebsite.com/pricing_services.
Microdata (Structured Data)
Microdata, also called structured data, adds specific information to your web pages that help search engines understand the content of your website. As an example, if a section of your website is titled "Air", your readers might know if "Air" refers to a French music band, the earth's atmosphere or a sculpture by Aristide Maillol, but search engines don't. Microdata ensures search engines understand.
Cakewalk Websites registers your website with Google Analytics in order to generate detailed statistics about your website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. It's the most widely used website statistics service. Google Analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and referring sites. It also tracks display advertising, pay-per-click networks, e-mail marketing and digital collateral such as links within PDF documents.
Promoting a business is a major challenge. Online directories are becoming hugely popular and allow companies to showcase their business to a large targeted customer base. It can take many months before a website ranks high in search engine results. however, online directories already have a high ranking because of their high traffic. An established online directory can get you noticed sooner than a new website, simply because their website might be online since a decade or more. As an example, Yelp was established in 2004 and has more than 130 million monthly visitors and 57 million monthly reviews. Cakewalk Websites registeres your business with up to 5 online directories. Registering your business includes the creation of a personalized profile with your logo and the images from your website. We give our clients guidance and assistance to help them on their way.
Google My Business
Playing "hard to get" may be good for dating but it's a bad strategy for business. Signing up with Google My Business will place your business in the right column of a Google page, showing your business location, phone number and opening hours. Your client could be just a click away. Google My Business connects your business directly with customers, whether they're looking for you on Google Search, Google Maps or Google+.
Social Media Websites
Search Engine Optimization is an accumulative effort and social media is a part of that effort. We sign up our clients with up to five major social media websites like Twitter, Pintrest, Google Plus or Facebook to increase your online visibility. Registering your business includes the creation of a personalized profile with your logo and the images from your website. We give our clients guidance and assistance to help them on their way.