Frequently Asked Questions
The Limonade team has been building web experiences since 1998 and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. We created this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions we're asked along the way.
A sitemap is a visual tool designed to communicate how the different pages of a website are related to each other. Here is an example of a sitemap: http://raulj.com/sitemaPug
An interactive prototype is a black and white version of your website that is designed to prove the functionality and features as they will work in the browser. No design elements are applied at this stage as the prototype is just built to allow all parties to make final decisions on the functionality.
Here is an example of a prototype: http://brassvalley.limonadeproto.com
WordPress is an open source content management software and currently powers around 25% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength.
WordPress allows us to develop flexible and customizable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Furthermore, the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.
Your website needs to be hosted by a hosting company that specializes in WordPress hosting. Many businesses do this. WP Engine, Pagely, and Pantheon are just a few who specialize in this area.We prefer and work with WP Engine and have a great relationship with them. It has also become the most cost-effective for our clients regarding future updates and maintenance.
Provided you subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans, we will be your first point of call should something go wrong with your website.We will determine whether it is something the hosting company needs to fix or something that is covered by your website care plan.
We will provide training and video tutorials to assist you in using your website once it is launched.
Once your website is launched, we will provide 30 days of support to make sure any bugs have been ironed out and that you are confident using your new website. After this you will need to subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans to make sure your website is looked after and maintained.
These website care plans include updating your software, regular backups, security checks, and making sure your website is online and open for business 24/7/365.
For more information on our website care plans click here.
The time it takes for your website to appear on page 1 of Google depends on some factors. It depends on the search phrase people are using to find your website and the number of other websites that are also available for those search phrases.
Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who work for Google). However, there are some factors that can improve your chances.
Building your website on WordPress is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals built-in. Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is also critical to increase your visibility amongst search engines. Launching your website and then forgetting about it is a surefire way to get lost amongst the noise.
We are happy to talk to more about your search engine strategy if we haven’t already.
We will install Google analytics software on your new website and show you how to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including number of visits, pageviews than the amount of time people are spending on your website.
Once you subscribe to one of our website care plans you will also receive more detailed analysis about your website performance and recommendations on how to improve.
While we like to be flexible and responsive to your needs, we also like to deliver what we promise within the time frames and budgets we have allowed. If you ask us to add new features to your website while we are building it, we will most likely ask, why? If we all agree that your new request will help us achieve our objectives, then we will be more than happy to oblige.
If your new feature is something you would like to add to your website but is not directly tied to your original objectives, then we will suggest to schedule it for a second iteration of the website once it has been launched; this will require a new proposal.