Preparing for your Website Consultation
If you’re tired of your existing website and you’ve determined that you can’t salvage what you have, you may have contacted a website company for advice on getting a new site built. You’ve done your research and settled on a reputable company who knows your industry and your research also shows the price is right for what you’re asking for. What’s next?
You’re probably going to schedule an initial consultation. In order to make the most of this appointment, there are a few things you should do to prepare.
- Collect your current website information including your hosting company. The new company should handle the domain transfer to the new site once the build out is finished.
- Review site templates on the web and try to have a general idea of what you want your new site to look like. If you’re purchasing a template site, the company will likely offer a selection of templates to choose from.
- Make a list of what you love and hate about your current website. If there are features that you just can’t live without, make sure to communicate these to your consultant.
- Prepare a list of questions you have about your new site.
Some questions to add to your list are:
What content will be provided on my new site?
Will you migrate my existing content?
Will you provide SEO services as part of site creation?
What about keywords?
What graphics will be provided with my new site?
Will you need my logo? If so, what format is required?
Are there any upgrade fees we haven’t already discussed?
Communication is key during any web design project. Don’t hesitate to ask questions throughout the design project. Provide the information your consultant asks for in a timely manner and lastly, be completely transparent about your desires from the very first conversation. This will ensure a positive outcome for everyone involved.
If you’re not sure if your website needs to be replaced, consider our complimentary website review. A qualified member of the ASG team will review your existing site and let you know if a new site is in order or if it just needs a facelift.