COMMON CONCERNS FROM YELL WEBSITE CUSTOMERS
High monthly fees – Yell websites monthly maintenance is £40+ per month (inclusive of VAT). There is also an initial build fee to pay upwards from £499 (excluding VAT). Prices are correct as of 2019.
Can’t get hold of the web designer, you can only speak with an account manager, effectively a sales person.
Poor SEO (website ranking low on Google and other search engines) – Most of Yell websites do not use the latest and best SEO techniques to get the best chance of getting found on Google.
You never own the website – Ownership of the website belongs to Yell not the customer. If you stop making the monthly payments then you lose the website. Yell websites cannot be transferred.
Websites are made using generic templates – Yell websites are made using a platform that is not as popular as WordPress which is the most popular platform in the world.
Unresponsive websites – In other words they are not really mobile friendly. Yell have two versions of your website; one for PCs and the other for portable devices. Websites must be responsive; one website that adapts according to the device it is being viewed on, otherwise Google penalise you.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A REPLACEMENT WEBSITE?
UP TO 10 PAGE WEB DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Using your existing content, I will create pages such as your home page, about us, contact, gallery, services, testimonials depending upon your business service. For example you may wish to have a news blog to update your customers with the latest news and offers.
MOBILE AND TABLET FRIENDLY
The websites I provided are all responsive which means they are compatible for whatever device they are being viewed on. This is essential as more people now search from smaller devices and it also boosts your Google ranking.
USER FRIENDLY PLATFORM
The platform I would use for your website or blog is WordPress. You will be given a username and password so you can login and edit, update and add as many pages as you like. I can also make amendments for you.
IMAGES, LOGO AND CONTENT
You can provide your own images or leave it to us to select relevant images. If necessary we can help in getting your text written by a competent professional copy writer. We will utilise your currrent existing branding within the design of your website.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION
What’s the point in having a website if nobody ever finds it?
DOMAIN, HOSTING AND EMAIL SET UP
I will help set up your domain name and hosting service using a user friendly platform enabling you to make changes 24/7. You also get business email addresses.
SSL CERTIFICATE INCLUDED
Google require your website to be SSL certified – giving it a ranking boost. All my websites come with SSL Certificates, so your website begins with https rather than http. This provides security to your data and gives your customers reassurance that it is safe to visit your website. Plus it also helps with your SEO.
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE BUSINESS & BLOG
If you already have a social media presence for your business, then Facebook, Twitter and Google links can be added for you. These will be integrated into your website which also helps with your SEO.
A positive client/consultant relationship is vital for a business to succeed. You will be able to contact me directly when you need to.
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE INCLUDES:
REGULAR SECURITY AND ANTIVIRUS UPDATES
Essential as hackers are always finding new ways to corrupt your website, prevention is always less expensive than the cure.
REGULAR BACKUPS, MAINTENANCE AND UPDATES
If you website suddenly stops functioning then you need not worry as we will have up to date backups and maintenance. We also ensure that the website, platform, themes and plugins are kept up to date with the latest versions and functioning properly.
Google are always changing their algorithms so SEO should be constantly monitored and altered for best practice.
DOMAIN, HOSTING AND EMAIL
I can help smooth the transfer of your domain name from Yell and will also host the website. You will still have access to edit your website and the website ownership belongs to you. You will also have as many business email addresses as you wish.
I’m happy to to receive any enquiries, please use the form below.