Website redesign is an inevitable phase in the life of any website. With the changing technology and web design trends, it sometimes becomes important for a business owner to change their website.
In some cases, it may become mandatory to redesign your existing website if you are not getting any results (sales or conversions) from your existing website.
A new professional website can help you to grow your business.
As one of the leading web design companies in the UAE, we come across a lot of inquiries related to website revamping. So, we thought to share these questions along with their answers with everyone through our blog.
Here we have shared 10 common questions that most people have related to the website redesign process.
#1 How much will the cost to redesign my website?
The website redesign cost is the primary concern for every business. Especially for small businesses in the UAE, it’s important to save their website investment so that they can spend more money on the other core areas of their businesses.
To answer this question, we would like to refer to our basic web design package. At Innomedia, our basic web design package starts at AED 1400 only (The usual price is $1900).
In this cost, we provide below benefits or features to our clients:
- A responsive website design
- An easy-to-use CMS
- Migration of content from the existing website to the new one
- SEO-friendly codes
- Security plugin installation
- Royalty-free images to be used on the website
- 3-month support/service warranty after revamping the website
#2 How much time will the website redesign process take?
The time to redesign a website is almost the same or sometimes even more than creating a new website. It’s because your website developer will have to not only create a new website but they will also have to migrate your existing content to the new website.
To give you a basic idea, it may take 3 weeks to redesign a business/corporate website. However, for an eCommerce website redesign, your web developer may take a month or more.
#3 Will my website be down during the process of redesigning?
It depends on the approach that your website developer would take. At Innomedia, we always ensure that our client’s websites are always up and running during the whole website redesign process because we don’t work on the live server or the live website directly.
We always take a backup of the existing website and deploy it to our test server where we make all the required changes. We would then share the test server’s link with our client to review & feedback. After doing the necessary changes as per the client’s feedback, we then move the new website to the live server to replace the existing site. During this move, your website may experience a downtime of a few minutes only.
So, it totally depends on the approach of your website developer whether your website will experience any downtime or not.
#4 Will the SEO of my existing website be affected after the redesign?
Again, it depends on the approach of your website developer and how he redesigns your website in order to carry the current SEO value/work of your website.
There are many things that a website designer can do to make sure that your SEO is not affected after the website revamp.
First and foremost, it is important to maintain the same URL structure for the existing pages. Even if your developer needs to change the URLs, he must make sure to use 301 redirects so that any link juice and authority your old pages have is transferred to the new ones.
Additionally, your developer can pay attention to your title tags and meta descriptions, as these are often what shows up in search results to make sure that they accurately reflect the content as the current website shows.
Finally, it’s important to update the sitemap so that Google can crawl your new site correctly.
By following these simple tips, your web developer can rest assured that your website redesign will not impact your SEO negatively.
At Innomedia, we take care of these things while redesigning our clients’ websites.
#5 Can I choose another CMS to revamp my website?
Yes sure, you can choose a better CMS while redesigning your website. In fact, a website redesign is a great opportunity for all website owners to start working on a new & better CMS.
#6 Will I be able to make changes to the website myself?
With an easy-to-use CMS like WordPress, you can easily make changes to your website without having any technical knowledge. At Innomedia, we also provide our clients with the instruction manual to help our clients learn to make changes to their websites.
#7 Will my domain name and web hosting remain the same?
There is no need to change the web hosting and web site’s domain name if you are happy with them. The website redesign process has nothing to do with changing hosting or domain.
However, if you are not happy with your current hosting provider or the domain registrar, we can assist you to switch over to a reliable hosting/domain provider. We are the resellers of a few reliable & affordable web hosting companies in the USA & Singapore.
#8 What will be the payment terms?
Most companies in the UAE take a 50% down payment to kickstart the website project while other companies may be open to splitting the payments into 3 parts.
At Innomedia, we are flexible in terms of payments from our clients. Depending on the size and value of the project, we may accept the payments in 2 or 3 parts. These payments can be made progressively according to the progress of your website project.
#9 Will I get any support after my website revamp?
Most web design companies in the UAE offer service warranties to their clients. Stay away from those that don’t provide. At Innomedia, we provide 3-month support to all our customers. Whether you need a new website or you want to redesign your existing website, you will get full support from us.
#10 How can I get more business from my new website?
Well, there are many ways in which you can get business & clients from your website. For example, your web developer can add a popup to your website to collect more leads or he can also integrate a WhatsApp widget or a live chat feature to your website to initiate a conversation with your potential customers.
To know more about growing your business through a website, you can get in touch with us today! Email us now at email@example.com