Tradies Websites FAQ

Why does Tradies Websites use WordPress?

WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers around 28% of all websites on the Internet. The WordPress 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 and manage a flexible and customisable website that adheres to modern standards and observes web development and Search Engine Management best practices. WordPress has some great SEM fundamentals built-in.

Why should I host my website with Tradies Websites?

The Tradies Websites virtual private server (VPS) is hosted in Australia by Google. Not only is Google a name that is synonymous with the internet, it also allows us to implement the latest in redundant scalable server structure, website uptime, security updates, end-to-end encryption and regular weekly backups. Our server contains all of the relevant infrastructure to optimise the hosting of WordPress websites.

How can I contact Tradies Websites?

We can be contacted in the following ways:
Phone: (07) 56 4111 27
Email: [email protected]

Who do I call if something goes wrong with the website or I can’t figure something out?

Provided you have hosting with Tradies Websites, we will be your first point of call should something go wrong with your website or can’t figure something out. We will take steps to identify and rectify the issue as soon as possible. We will provide a solution to ensure as best we can the issue will not arise again.

What happens after the website is launched?

Once Tradies Websites launches your website, 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, as long as you are hosted with us, we will make sure your website is looked after and maintained.

How much does Tradies Websites hosting cost and what does it include?

Our hosting package is only $33/month. Usually, the first 12 months are included in our initial package. Tradies Websites hosting includes: updating of WordPress and any other hosted software, regular backups, security checks and making sure your website is online and open for business 99%+ of the time. Tailored hosting packages can be discussed at your request.

How long will it take to rank higher on Google?

The time it takes for your website to rank higher on Google depends on a number of 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 higher in search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google;) however, there are a number of factors that can improve your chances. Building your website on WordPress is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimisation 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.

How will I know if anyone is visiting my website?

Tradies Websites 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 the number of visits, page views and the amount of time your potential clients are spending on your website.

What happens if I want to add some features to the website while you’re building it?

Tradies Websites like to be flexible and responsive to your needs, we also like to deliver what we promise within the timeframes 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 this 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.