So, you want a website?
Our designers and marketing experts have put together a short list of questions are clients tend to ask, for your convenience. Have a read through, and if you have any more questions, pick up the phone and give us a call.
How much does web design cost?
You can develop a website from as little as €250 and invest up to tens of thousands, depending on the level of design and functionality you want. We have packages and approaches to web design that suit everyone.
Do you accept the Trading online voucher?
Yes. We are tax compliant and have been the beneficiary of lots of work completed with the assistance of a Local Enterprise Office Trading Online Voucher, worth up to €2500. We can help you with the eCommerce grant process, too.
Do you provide website hsoting?
We insist that all our websites are hosted on our designer platform. We use one of the worlds largest and most robust web hosting platforms, and it's cost effective, too. From €10 a month, you can have 24/7 robust hosting services.
How do I buy a domain name?
Like all good web designers in Ireland, we will help your register a website name (URL) also known as a domain name. We use the services of Register365 and Blacknight, to get yout he best possible value and service on your domain names. .ie domain names start from around €30 a year, with .com domain names being a bit cheaper, usually about half the price. Our web developers will work with you to choose the best domain name for your business.
What is digital marketing?
Digital marketing is the umbrella term used to describe the process of finding new customers for your business on the internet. It encompasses everything from website design, to search engine optimisation (SEO), to social media page development, to pay-per-click advertising on the likes of Google, YouTube, and Facebook. Our tech-geeks have nearly a decade of experience in experimenting with different methods of digital marketing, and in addition to implementing an agreed startegy, they can actually help you develop a digital marketing startegy that will work for your business.
Do i need an online shop (eCommerce)?
In short, you probably do. Even if it is just something as simple as building in the functionality for your clients to pay invoices online, you should put your website to work. During COVID-19, we had numerous restaurant clients who previously just sold gift vouchers on their websites, develop entire menus for take-out. They noticed an instant increase in their sales. Our expert website designers and marketing consultants will work with you to get the most out of your website, and very often, this will involve developing some form of eCommerce functionality.
Do I need to visit you or setup a meeting ?
This will depend on complex the development side will be. We have developed a process online where we can collect information on your requirements with the need for onsite meetings. If you decide to get your website designed by us we will supply you with all the information you need to get started. Generally all we will require is design and content approval/supply. Our experience in web design makes it very easy to preempt most of your requirements. If your websites functionality is very complex we would recommend a meeting to discuss your requirements. We supply website design services to clients all over Ireland and this process has worked very well for us and our clients. We can facilitate meetings (in person or remotely) in conjunction with public health guidelines, at times and in locations, that are suitable for you.
I receive lots of email's from companies who say they can get me into Google ?
The best thing to do is to delete those emails. These companies send out one email to millions of people in the hope a small percentage will contact them. Don't let any company near your website unless they have a proven track record in search engine optimization (SEO) or internet marketing. Content is king, and you will often find that these companies are not to be found on Google too easily themselves. SEO is a fine art, not an exact science, and the best practice rules are always changing. We are constantly training and developing our skills in this regard.
I would like a facility to be able to update sections of my website ?
All our sites are developed with a Content Management system that will allow you log into an admin panel with a unique password and username where you can make changes to your web pages in minutes. No web design or technical knowledge is needed to update your website, if you can use Microsoft Word you are more than capable of using the CMS we provide you with. You will have the ability to add photographs/images, text and video. You tell us what you would like to update and we will ensure your site is able to make these changes. No software needed you can update your website from anywhere in the world from your internet browser.
What information do I need to provide to you ?
We would require detailed information on your company, the products you sell, the services you provide, images and text for the web site. We need to know as much as possible about your business and your target customers in order to develop a truly awesome website and digital marketing strategy. If you cannot supply photos or images we can provide high quality photos associated with your business from our large image / photo database and stock photo websites, but original images are always the best, even for SEO. We recommend that you endeavor to create as much relevant content as possible. As you will read in our SEO section. Content is king when it comes to search engines and in particular Google being able to find your website. We do offer copy-writing and content generation services, and more and more, recently, this is a growing part of our business, as cleints realise how important it is to put their websites to work and bring in new customers.
Do you provide website statistics ?
Included in all our website packages are full graphical website statistics which you can view 24/7. These contain many features including how many hits your website gets on a daily / monthly basis and what country or search engine your site was found in. Very useful information for when you decide to do some serious internet marketing. We also index your website with Google, for maximum market potential realisation.
Do you provide website maintenance ?
Yes, a lot of our web clients do not like to use or require a content management system and will ask us to maintain their website. On bigger projects, we insist on providing maintenance and update services, particularly on detailed digital marketing campaigns. We can provide you with different website maintenance packages to choose from. We generally will include basic maintenance as part of our hosting service.
Do you provide E-Mail Accounts ?
Yes. We can provide you with professional e-mail & web mail (set-up on GSuite from Google - aka gmail for business, or Microsoft 365 - aka Outlook). You can login to view and send e-mail at any time. Our email accounts can be used from anywhere in the world at any time form any device.
I would like to get my site designed by Influx, How do I go about it?
If you would like Influx and our expert team of web designers and digital marketing consultants to design/develop your website, please Contact Us and we can answer any questions you may have. We can advise you on the best option to suit your online needs. If your business can benefit form a website we will find the best solution for you. All our developers and designers are business people, too. This means we see things form your perspective and pride ourselves on being able to go that one step further for our clients.
Still have questions about your web design? Call us now on (083) 386 7163. One of our experts will be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you begin your web design and digital marketing journey.