10 ‘Must Ask’ Interview Questions
  When Hiring A Web Design &
 Website Development Company
#1: How Much Experience Do You
        Have As A Web Design Company?
!   Longevity in the industry is a good
    indicator...
#2: In Addition To Website Design,
What Other Services Do You O!er?

               !   Many prominent web design
        ...
#3: What Are Your Web Design And Web
     Development Payment Terms?
!   For anything from a small non"
    profit site to ...
#4: What Is The Average Timeline For
 Completing A Web Design Project?
              !   Ask what the web design firm
     ...
#5: Can You Help Me With Website
              Content Copy Writing?
!   SEO copywriting can make or break
    your websit...
#6: What Programming Languages And
    Operating Systems Do You Use?

               !   Ideally, a Melbourne website
    ...
#7: Do You Provide Any Training Once
          My Website Is Launched?

!   If your website project includes
    customise...
#8: Are You Knowledgeable In SEO? Is
    This Included In Your Quote?

               !   Search Engine Optimisation #SEO$...
#9: What Is The Charge For Website
    Updates After Website Completion?
!   Be aware of the charging
    structure for up...
#10: Will You Comment My Website’s
            Source Code?


              !   Commenting code is part of good
          ...
Get Started!

!   After interviewing several
    companies and asking
    these 10 questions, you
    should be able to se...
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Interview Questions For Hiring A Website Design And Website Development Company

  1. 1. 10 ‘Must Ask’ Interview Questions When Hiring A Web Design & Website Development Company
  2. 2. #1: How Much Experience Do You Have As A Web Design Company? ! Longevity in the industry is a good indicator of stability and skill. Web design firms who have been in the business for a while and built admirable reputations are usually known for sound design work and customer service. ! Choosing a web design company that has been around longer means they will be more likely to be around in the future for ongoing maintenance and any updates to your website.
  3. 3. #2: In Addition To Website Design, What Other Services Do You O!er? ! Many prominent web design firms are branching out and o!ering other services besides web development and design. ! SEO, Search Engine Marketing, Web Content Writing, Social Media Marketing, Blog Promotion, and Google AdWords Management are services o!ered by many Melbourne web design companies.
  4. 4. #3: What Are Your Web Design And Web Development Payment Terms? ! For anything from a small non" profit site to full corporate branding, most logo design and ecommerce Melbourne web design companies will charge an upfront deposit and stage payments based on agreed milestones and deliverables. ! Be wary of any web design firm that asks for payment in full before starting the project.
  5. 5. #4: What Is The Average Timeline For Completing A Web Design Project? ! Ask what the web design firm considers to be a typical turn"around time for projects similar in size to your own. ! This should give you a fairly clear idea if the website designer/developer has time tracking and project management systems in place. ! If you have a hard deadline to meet, tell the design company up front so they can plan accordingly.
  6. 6. #5: Can You Help Me With Website Content Copy Writing? ! SEO copywriting can make or break your website. Your website design may draw the reader in and focus their attention, but the words themselves do the selling. ! If the content is optimised correctly, your website can show up on the front pages of the search engines for your chosen search terms. ! Ask to see content samples of websites within your industry.
  7. 7. #6: What Programming Languages And Operating Systems Do You Use? ! Ideally, a Melbourne website developer should o!er both the open source PHP/MySQL and ASP.NET programming languages. ! They should make a technical recommendation of the platform that will best meet your needs and budget.
  8. 8. #7: Do You Provide Any Training Once My Website Is Launched? ! If your website project includes customised systems or software, it can be extremely helpful if your web design company provides you with training documents for future reference. ! If your system is very detailed, it might even be optimal to arrange for a training program or ongoing customer support.
  9. 9. #8: Are You Knowledgeable In SEO? Is This Included In Your Quote? ! Search Engine Optimisation #SEO$ is a science in itself; an experienced internet marketing company should be able to o!er you a variety of options including organic, PPC, and social media marketing. ! Depending on your business requirements, you should consider hiring a web design company that can create a custom online campaign to help you achieve maximum results.
  10. 10. #9: What Is The Charge For Website Updates After Website Completion? ! Be aware of the charging structure for updates to your website. Consider how often you will require updates and ask the web design firm how they handle future updates and maintenance. ! If you have frequent or large updates to your website, consider a Content Management System or have the supplier manage small updates.
  11. 11. #10: Will You Comment My Website’s Source Code? ! Commenting code is part of good website development. If code is commented well, you won’t spend a lot of time if the unthinkable happens and you’re forced to find another website supplier either part way through the project or for its maintenance.
  12. 12. Get Started! ! After interviewing several companies and asking these 10 questions, you should be able to select a web design and web development company that is knowledgeable and easy to work with. Courtesy of Design Junction www.DesignJunction.com.au

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