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All web development services in one place!

Affordable Airdrie Web offers all the web-related services you need to have an effective web presence.

Affordable Airdrie Web is happy to provide many different web related services all under one roof. Instead of having to look at different services in different place, just contact us and we will do it all!




Domain Name Research and Registration
Domain names are the least expensive of all the parts of having a good website, but sometimes they can be the most crucial. Having a domain name that has at least one of your business "keywords" in it can quite often be very helpful where Search Engines are concerned!

  • Your domain name is your website's internet address. Your domain name does not necessarily need to be your business name, as long as your business name is repeated in your website content, that might be all you need.
  • Domain names can have many different "extensions", such as .com, .ca, .net, .org, etc. Your domain name is the name you pick plus the extension you choose.
  • Domain names are "unique" - there can only be one exactly like yours in the entire world.
  • If you want to have www.mywidgetcompany.com and someone else has it already, you may want to consider www.mywidgetcompany.ca if your market is in Canada and the .com one is not competing in your market area.

Affordable Airdrie Web will help you research the best name, we will register it in your name through our affiliated Domain Registrar, and we will then look after it to make sure it is always renewed on time. Domain names can be renewed yearly, or you can choose a period of up to 9 years. Although it is probably the lowest of all the possible web-related costs, it is actually the most important because if you miss renewing your domain name, your website will stop working on the internet.

We at Affordable Airdrie Web will help you choose the best domain name for your business.



Website Hosting
"Hosting" is using the "machines" needed to make your website visible on the internet. Affordable Web Design Ltd administers a hosting web server where we look after all our clients' websites. You don't need to do anything! We even set up email addresses associated with your website name for free!

Hosting services can vary greatly.

  • Many only host your website but don't include any emails.
  • Many offer "backup" services if you pay extra.
  • Many hosting fees are in U.S. dollars, which means an added 25%-35% or more of exchange rate costs.
  • Most will not help you for any technical hosting issues which might come up.

Affordable Airdrie Web (www.affordableairdrieweb.com) charges in Canadian dollars, will host your website, provide free emails, do hourly backups of your website content, and will help you with every technical issue that may arise.

Ask Affordable Airdrie Web about our hosting services and what they include.



Social Media
Social Media is a very big "buzz word" and businesses often wonder how important having a Social Media presence is for their business.

  • The need for a Social Media presence completely depends on your market demographics and the type of business you run:
    • Would the majority of your prospective customers use Social Media on a regular basis to find businesses like yours?
    • If you have a business where your customers love to see their photos posted online, then yes, having a Social Media presence can be a possible benefit.
  • If you believe that you can benefit from a business Facebook page (not a personal one), or another social media page such as Instagram, might be helpful for your business, we at Affordable Airdrie Web can create your pages for a one-time fee so that you can then look after them, or, if preferred, we can look after your social media pages on a monthly basis for you. Let us know what works best for you!

Need a Social Media page created for you?  Ask Affordable Airdrie Web!



Photography

One of the most effective ways to have a professional looking website is to use professional photos.

  • You need to be careful not to use anyone else's photos because of copyright. Photos you find on Google, for instance, are just taken from all the websites out there, without any kind of permission. That is why they have a disclaimer that says that images may be copyrighted.
  • There are several online stock photo websites which offer a wide variety of images at reasonable costs. Affordable Airdrie Web will research pictures based on your stated needs, and ensure that they are the right fit for your website.
  • We also offer photography to local Airdrie businesses where we will visit your business and do a photo shoot ourselves if that is what you prefer. Our reasonable fees are based on the time it takes to do your photo shoot.
Get professional looking photos for your website - Affordable Airdrie Web can help!



Professional Graphic Design

Affordable Airdrie Web offers logos and other graphic design services. Are you looking for professional looking logos, brochures, business cards and such?

  • Logos - the cost of logos can vary substantially, depending on how complex you want your logo to look. Designing a logo is often a back-and-forth process between you as the client and us as the designers, and charges are based on the time it takes to complete your design. Logos tend to vary between $200 and $400 but can be more if they involve a lot of extra time. Once we discuss your needs with you, we will be in a better position to give you an estimate.
  • Brochures - the cost of creating a brochure depends on the content of the brochure, the number of panels, the number of pictures, etc. Contact us to discuss your needs so that we can give you a more accurate estimate of time and cost.
  • Banners and Ads - our clients often request that we create banners for them to hang in sports venues, or create ads to put into print publications. We are happy to do so and again cost depends on the amount of time needed to complete your project.
Need a profesional logo? Affordable Airdrie Web provides professional looking graphic design, from logos to business cards, to brochures.



Content Writing

There is a lot more to an effective website than just writing some text. There are many steps involved, and we at Affordable Airdrie Web can guide you through the process.

  • First you need to plan out the division of pages so that your content so that your website is easy to navigate. There are lots of websites out there that are so convoluted that people simply give up on trying to find anything!
  • You need to keep the content of each page organized but not have too much text that will bore the reader.
  • Text needs to be interspersed with a lot of "keywords" without being repetitive. This is to catch the attention both of your potential customers and the Search Engines such as Google, so having proper divisions of content is important.

Since the business is yours, you are the most knowledgeable about what you offer as either services of products, or both.

  • It is an industry standard to have the client give the web designer all the text and all the images in a "turnkey" format so that the designer will take that information and code it into a website design.
  • However sometimes the business owner or staff simply don't have the time, the inclination or even the skills to write about the business.

At Affordable Airdire Web, we offer two solutions for those who may not be able to write content for the whole website, for whatever reason:

  1. You give us as much information as you can via email or Word document, and we will help you lay it out properly on different pages. We don't charge for this as long as it stays within the overall estimated timeframe. If rewriting your content makes us go over the initial time, our additional charge is based on the extra time it will take. Please note that the above is based on receiving the text once only. Should you want to change the text after we have added it to your pages, you are welcome but the additional time will incur additional cost if it makes us go over the initially estimated timeframe upon which your invoice was based.
  2. We also offer complete content writing services, however this will substantially add to the overall cost. We will interview you and will write that content based on your verbal input. Please note that as an excample, content writing for a 10-page website will typically take one to two hours per page, and therefore cost anywhere between $1000 and $2000 based on average content.
Need help writing your website content?  Ask Affordable Airdrie Web to help!

Want Affordable Airdrie Web to write the entire content? Yes we can!