Are Websites Free?
The Big Question
The short answer is No, Websites are not free. A website is an investment for an indivdual or business, assisting in Branding, Information and creating new leads for network and income. The next question people ask is “well how much does a Website cost”, although I cant give you a specific price without knowing your requirements and needs, I can explain a breakdown of what is in the cost.
Premium and National Domains
Premium domains are the .COM, .NET and .ORG that people believe will rank or been seen higher by search engines such as Google or Bing. However the truth is the ranking of a search engine is actually connected to SEO which is covered below. Companies also prefer National domains such as .NET.NZ or .CO.NZ to target more of a local market. These National domains are often four times the price of a premium domain and not supported by major web hosting companies such as HostGator or BlueHost .
Domains will need to be Hosted. Websites are stored on a server which is similar to a cloud, the server will require continious internet, power and cooling to run. If the Internet or Power were to fail your website will crash. Having a professional host your website takes away the stress about uptime, but you will need to be mindful of the amount of data required to be stored on the server, amount of bandwidth (internet usage), Speed, and cyber security.
Website development can be done with an array of different softwares ranging from Drag and drop through to coding HTML. The drag and drop software avaliable serverly limits your ability to customise your website creating a bland or generic website. The Coding HTML method takes time to learn and master but allows personalised and unique websites. Hiring a professional to develop your website can allow you to focus on your business and will build your brand. Where an amature website can take alot of time and not show on Seach engines.
Search Engine Optimization, SEO for short is ensuring that your investment (Website) is indexed by search engines, and can be found using keywords, phases and directly. SEO is critical to ensure your website is relevant and display on top search engines such as Google and Bing allowing customers to find you and generate additional business.
Having a professional develop and build your website can be at a cost. Having the work done by an amature can cost more. Professionals will be able to maximise your exposure on Google. In addition to custom make and personalise a website to your needs and requiremeents, allow maximum running and uptimes of your investment. The amount you are willing to spend on a Website is dependant on how much you are willing to scale and grow your business. Having the ability to reach 4.3 Billion daily internet users and generate additional income and company image is unmeasurable. Pure Network Solution offer Turn-Key solutions to ease concerns and payment plans to suit your requirements here