About Razor Web Design

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you modify my current website?

We can review your current website and depending on it's setup we can most likely make changes that you require. Whether it be updates to content (text, photos & links) or a general overhaul of the design and functionality.'

We generally assess this case-by-case and suggest the best option for your budget and time-frame requirements.

How long does it take to show at the top of Google?

The time it takes for your website to appear on page 1 of 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 at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google), however there are a number of factors that can improve your chances. 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 torn get lost amongst the noise!

We are happy to talk to more about your search engine strategy if we haven’t already.

Who hosts my website?

RAZOR Web Design uses a hosting provider in Auckland city that is New Zealands biggest hosting company. Our servers are backed up daily and have several different data-centres that load the content to the user as efficiently as possible

Can you keep my new site up to date?

If you're busy and would rather RAZOR Web Design look after your new website content updates, then that is something we can do. We can do as little or as much updating of the site as you'd like.

Who owns my website once paid for?

We give the client ownership of their website once paid in full, therefore they can host / transfer the site to a provider if required without any licensing fees. Since you paid for your website, you own it! We don't lock you in like some web designers.

Can I update my website myself?

Yes, all our websites except the 'Single Pager' are updateable via a built in administration area. So when you've got a computer & internet connection you can log in and update page contents, photos and more!

Where are you based?

We are based in Pukekohe, which is around 40 minutes South of Auckland's CBD (can be longer on weekdays with the traffic however!). We can visit you if you need.

What are the on-going costs?

Each websites running costs can vary. However most websites we build cost just $25.00 per month plus GST to run. So, the 2 main fees are your monthly hosting fee, and your yearly domain fee (if we host your domain that is). So it works out at around $279.00 per year + GST.

If you host your website elsewhere, then you will have likely no on-going fees unless you have us make changes for you.

How long does it take to make a website?

Making a website is a detailed process, from design to launch. Most basic websites (from 1 - 5 pages) can take as little as 1 to 2 weeks. Shopping (e-commerce) websites take around 2 - 3 weeks and bigger customised websites can take 3 - 8 weeks.

Times vary mainly on how the customer likes initial designs &how frequently they make contact with us. We can build to deadlines that you set us.

Do you build Wordpress websites?

WordPress is a very common CMS platform used by many websites worldwide.

RAZOR Web Design while capable of working in WordPress, do not specialise developing sites specifically in it.

We do not build WordPress websites, however we can:

  • Host and maintain WordPress websites
  • Update content and add pages to WordPress websites
  • Do bug and error fixing

In some cases we may suggest a new website depending on what the state of the current WordPress website is in. Or if you do not have a website already, we will show you our alternative platform which is far easier to use and quicker loading than a WordPress website.

Do you create Shopify websites?

Depending on the clients requirements, we can offer a variety of Ecommerce solutions. We generally first ask you what you are trying to achieve, who you are selling to, what you are selling and how your order fulfillment process works.

From here we then suggest whether Shopify is a suitable option to build your new website.

Shopify is cost effective and easy to setup, it also has a wide array of templates available that we can use.

Do you create Shopify themes?

While we can create Shopify themes, we generally do not due to the cost. Many clients can find a suitable template pre-made, readily available on the Shopify website. Therefore we suggest using a pre-made template.

However, if you did still want a custom website designed, we would then suggest our Zulu platform, which is much easier to customise with a theme built to your requests.

What pages should I have on my website?

When building a website, there are several factors which determine what pages you have. We recommend you get in touch with our expert team who can more suggest your best sitemap structure. However, if you click here you can download our special 'page picker' guide!