Revamping Your Website & Making It Mobile Friendly
Has the time has come to give your site a revamp or a facelift?
We understand that many of you really like the look of your website, especially those of you who put a lot of time and energy into designing it and creating/entering content. But ask yourself, has the time come to give it a new lease of life with a fresh modern look, while making sure it gets found by Google?
Is it mobile friendly? If not why not use the opportunity to tick off two things in one go... a site revamp/facelift AND make it responsive?
We have said it before but it is well worth mentioning again - back in April Google announced that “We will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results."
Using Mobiles To Search The Web Now Account For Almost 60% Of All Google Searches!
So maybe with this change by Google the time has come to revamp your site?
Is All Hosting Created Equal?
Has someone recently told you that they can host your site for a fraction of the price you are currently paying?
This is probably a true statement, but know that not all hosting is created equal. Cheap hosting is cheap for a number of reasons, some technical, others simple business principles. You may pay a little more for your hosting with Ascona but for this you get the following and more:
- Your site is backed up daily and we check the backups have worked!
- We own our hosting infrastructure, so it is under our control not a third party that has many hosting clients and can be very slow to respond
- It is monitored 24/7 and experienced staff will fix most issues without you ever knowing about them
- New Zealand and Australian based servers. This gives you speed for Google SEO (Google ranks sites on hosting speed).
- Because hosting is local you are not dealing with people who are in different time zones, including server maintenance during New Zealand business hours (their night times).
- All of our servers are patched and up to date at all times, including latest anti-hacking and firewall protection
- We can provide all of your services in one go with no third party involved - hosting, email, SSL certificates and domain registrations
Be very careful about what others offer versus what they actually do... remember the old adage - if it appears too good to be true it probably is, hosting is no different.
Do you need to get an SSL Certificate to keep your data safe when being sent around the web?
If so, contact us as one of the companies in our group can do these for you!
Below are just two of the many websites we have created at Ascona, both of which are responsive websites.
You can check out our portfolio to see a larger cross section of our work.
Plus, we also do:
- Graphic design for logos, email templates, etc
- Websites changes and updates – brochure sites, content managed sites (CMS) or full e-commerce sites
- Updates for Joomla, WordPress and other CMS systems to latest versions to stop potential hackers
- Website hosting - we have our own hosting company based in New Zealand, which is monitored 24 by 7
- Domain names – we are a domain registrar which means no middle man in looking after your domain names. We can register and manage any domain name for you
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Mobile websites
- Email Marketing
- Online advertising – Google adwords
- Website stats
- SSL Certificates
Ascona is a one stop shop when it comes to all things web
We can provide you with your whole range of web requirements or work with you for just the one or two things you need – the choice is yours.