Commonly asked questions about web design, website management and
Why do I need a professional web
developer to create and maintain my website?
If your internet
presence is important to you as a marketing, informational or sales
tool, you will need to have your website optimized for your intended
audience. Profession web develops go beyond the "pretty face"
to assure that your site functions properly and provides behind the
scene enhancements and development that are usually unknown by non
professionals or seen by the user. This includes but is not
limited to code optimization, scripts, meta tag development, graphic
optimization, search engine readiness.
Can you guarantee top
rankings on the Search Engines?
It is impossible to
"guarantee" top ranking in search engines. With over 25
billion websites on the internet and thousands more are being added
everyday. Mountain Path Media will optimize your website to be
search engine friendly and ready for the keywords you target
audience will use to find your site.
Do you offer Flash
Although we can offer
flash sites, we discourage our clients from using these overused
techniques. I encourage clean, simple and easy to use sites.
We will however, use flash within a site for enhancement.
Although Flash can be beneficial when used sparingly, a "Flash Site"
is difficult for search engine spiders to read and may be annoying
to some and irritating to those with a dial up connection.
Currently only Google cannot index flash files, how much or how little
content they "see" is open to debate. So until search engine
technology is able to handle flash files as standard, I strongly
believe websites should refrain from taking a chance on this "iffy"
situation. (See SEO Updates
for the latest information on being Flash Friendly)
Can I hire you for my internet
marketing if I have someone else maintaining my website?
We have no problem with marketing
websites that we do not design or maintain.
How does it work if I want to use
your Web design services but I live on the other side of the country?
We have built sites for customers
thousands of miles away, and also in our backyard, that we have never met. We
are professionals who are used to working “virtually” and we can build you a
high quality site without ever meeting you face-to-face. E-mail, PDF, Instant
Messaging are all examples of Internet technology that allows for information to
be exchanged quickly and easily over long distances.