Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on development and marketing

How much do websites cost and how long does it take to create a website?

We design and develop custom websites and eCommerce solutions for companies that range in cost form $3,000 – $20,000. Contact us for a complimentary fixed fee estimate.

How often should I update my website?

Generally speaking at least every 12 – 18 months you should look at redesigning your website.

If you are content marketing for selling your products or services your content should be updated as often as possible. Not only does fresh and unique content keep your visitors engaged, but it’s also great for SEO. Search engines love new content, especially when it’s written with SEO and best practices in mind. We provide content creation services so that you don’t have to spend your time updating your website. We can do it for you!

What's the best language to program a website?

Your website language really depends on the required features of your website. We can help you select a language that works for your needs today.

How do you make a website search engine friendly?

Search engines (such as Google) send out crawlers to index the text on your site and determine what it’s about and how to rank you in results. These bots cannot harvest elements that are created by Javascript, or ‘see’ images (though they do check alt tags). While all these things may make the site look better, they do little to nothing in terms of search engine optimization. The following is our general guideline for building websites with SEO in mind:

  • Update Frequency
  • Title Tag
  • Meta Description
  • Keywords
  • Semantic HTML
  • Structured Navigation
  • HTML Sitemap
  • XML Sitemap
  • Most Importantly – Quality Content

How much is a mobile app?

The time and cost of a mobile app depends on the features of the app, programming language and the amount of target devices.

It’s common for a Custom Mobile App that interfaces with the cloud with web services and a database to start at about $30,000. There is additional cost for multiple platforms.

The most cost-effective app we have designed and developed cost $10,000 that allowed sales reps in the field to quickly calculate sizes for their companies service.

How do you estimate the cost of mobile apps?

We can provide you an estimate range based on past projects.

If you want to get an exact time and cost we will need to create a project plan, which we deliver at the end of our Solution Design phase. The Solution Design phase allows us to work with you on your app idea to make it a working solution that is includes the delivery of:

  • Requirements Documentation
  • Process Flows
  • App Screen Designs
  • App Prototype
  • Project Plan with time and cost

These deliverables allow us to work with you to make sure your app idea accounts for all of your user and business needs while giving you a fixed fee budget for budget certainty.

Other benefits of Solution Design also allow you to go from an idea to finished design or prototype that you can present to target users, stakeholders or investors (which love to see you have invested in your app idea).

In the end, Solution Design helps you:

  • You can also use the deliverables in presentations and focus groups based on real user feedback.
  • Implement changes in the design phase which is much more cost effective than in later development phases. Saving on costly changes, time and cost.
  • Deliver a more polished product.
  • Accelerate the timeline of your project allowing you to quickly stat development.

Upon completion of the Solution Design phase all of the deliverables are yours. You can start the development phase immediately with SolutionBuilt, or you can use these assets to get comparable quotes from other developers.

How do you make money with Apps?

There are several ways, depending on whether yours is a FREE APP or a PAID APP. Obviously a PAID APP can earn you money with each download. Marketing the APP through App Store Optimization or mobile APP advertising can also drive tons of traffic. If your APP has a substantial number of users, you can even publish ads within your FREE APP as another revenue source.

How long does it take to create an app?

That all depends on what your APP needs to do. It could be as little as a month or as long as a year. It all depends on your projects unique requirements.

Do I have to create a separate App for Android, iPhone, and iPad?

Yes and No. Depending on your programming language native or hybrid, you can have unique code bases for each application or a unified code base that will allow us to “Port” your hybrid application for your target devices.

Because Apple apps are not compatible with Android and vice-versa they use different operating systems and programming languages, have different screen sizes which require additional programming for the apps to render properly on your target devices. We can help you with Porting your APP or creating a new app, right here in-house. No problem.

What are the most popular Apps to build?

Apple App Store

  • Games
  • Books
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Lifestyle
  • Utilities

Android App Store ( Google Play)

  • Entertainment
  • Personalization
  • Books and Reference
  • Tools
  • Lifestyle
  • Education

I had someone build my website but it is not findable online. Can you help?

Of course we can! We offer Search Engine Optimization on a local, national and global level. And if you’re not sure which plan you need, we can customize one that will fit your needs.

How much does Search Engine Marketing cost?

We have SEO plans starting at $500/month. The truth is, the more time we can spend marketing your website online, the higher your site will show in search results. Let’s talk about your goals first and we can come up with a plan to get your business found online.

Are meta-tags and meta descriptions important?

The major search engines changes their algorithms frequently, and they place different importance on different factors accordingly. As a best practice, yes, meta data is important and should be utilized, although its importance has been decreasing for some time now.

Why doesn't my site show up in search engine results?

First off, having a website that is optimized correctly is the first step. But there could be many factors that can attribute to this:

  • In most cases this is from a lack of regular updates to the website, page titles, and fresh content being distributed.
  • The content in your website isn’t targeting what users are searching for.
  • The website isn’t optimized for the search engines.
  • The websites quality score and page rank is low. The websites that are linking to yours have low quality score and page ranks.
  • Your comptetion in your business vertical is fierce and you need to hire a professional digital marketer.

Is SEO a one-time effort?

No, SEO is a continual effort that takes time to achieve. Search engines may only index your site every 4-6 weeks, and any improvements will depend on a ton of factors including your competition. Also, search engines change their algorithms frequently, so it is important that an Atlanta SEO company like SolutionBuilt is keeping up with these changes and being proactive on your behalf.

What are the most important factors to SEO?

There are many factors that are critical to long term success. A website that is optimized, lots of high quality links, and good content that is created for humans (not search engines) are paramount.

Are blogs important for Search Engine Optimization?

Yes! Blogs are an easy way to keep your website content updated with fresh, unique content. Search engines love blogs.

How important is mobile search marketing?

It’s super important. 32% of people use mobile search more than computer-based search. That means that you could be missing out on 1/3 of your business potential!

Can my website be optimized for mobile smartphones?

You bet it can. When someone is mobile, they’re expecting an entirely different experience from the one they’ll get on your standard website. We make sure your mobile website is findable in mobile search engines and gives the user what they’re looking for when they get there.

I have a list of my customers cell phone numbers. Can I send them a special or coupon?

Never, ever send messages to people who have not opted-in to receive your text messages. Doing so is illegal – and carries stiff fines. Moreover, SMS Marketing is so powerful because it is permission-based. When you send messages to customers who want to hear from you you’ll get awesome response rates. Sending messages to people who don’t want to hear from you? At best you annoy potential customers and lose their business; at worst you wind up with a lawsuit.

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