We provide the following:
After the initial development of a website, JLH Web Designs provides ongoing maintenance, monitoring, and support.
The first year of this service is included in the initial development cost. Thereafter, a reasonable fee is charged, payable quarterly or annually.
[item title=Reports]Google Analytics provides the statistics and matrics needed to monitor the health and preformance of a website. If a client so desires, a custom Google Analytics report can be emailed to the client each month.
[item title="Mobile Devices"]Google recently released an algorithm update that assigned a stronger "SEO Signal" to websites that are responsive. Responsive simply means the website's content scales in a way that is optimized for viewing on smaller devices like smartphones and tablets. If your website is not optimized for mobile, your Search Engine Results Placement (SERP) will take a hit.
[item title="Search Engine Optimization (SEO)"]You likely found our website through a Google search. We place well for many powerful key phases like "affordable web design", "low cost web design", and many other key phases that contribute to our success.
Placing well on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP's) for your target keywords can mean thousands of additional revenue dollars each year.
JLH Web Designs performs a keyword analysis and then uses the results to build a SEO Friendly Website. This intergrated SEO is part of the development process and is performed at no additional charge. Our peers and competitors may tell you that they often SEO services for an additional fee. But, what is the point in having a website if it is not to be found?
JLH Web Designs then monitors the performance of the website and makes adjustments as needed to fine-tune the SEO performance.
[item title="Web Speed"]In 2015, Google added web speed to it's algorythm (called Panda) to account for the speed of a website; especially the load speed (the time it takes for the first page to be fully rendered).
It is generally accepted that you have 3 seconds to obtain a user's attention -- or else they are gone. Yet we see many websites that take 20-30 seconds to load usig a DSL connection. Many of these websites are large commercial websites. Many others are websites developed by our peers.
To check the speed of a website, you must first clear the browser cache. On Firefox, click "History" in the Menu Bar and then "Clear Recent History". Then, using a stop watch, measure the time it takes for the first page to render. Other bowsers also have methods by which the cache can be cleared.
Browser caching was first used by the Sears / IBM / Prodigy service of the 1990's -- and it created a lot of discussion about privacy at the time. The public was ill informed as to what Sears / IBM was storing on the user's computer. Today, we allow smartphones to store many, many times more information - and do so without any discussion.