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Why choose Catchlight?

  • We’re experienced and nimble. We work smart and efficiently
  • We deliver agency results at non-agency price points
  • We understand business and we don’t speak tech jargon
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Frequently asked questions

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Much like buying a house or a car, there are no hard and fast prices for websites. It depends on what sort of features your website needs and what goals you’re trying to reach.

After a discovery session with you, we will provide suitable budget options. You can choose what works for you and provides the best value for your needs.

We have a constantly improving process that we go through to take your project from strategy and goal setting to launch.

Projects usually take around 8-12 weeks but can be longer or shorter depending on added features and how prepared you are. Once we know more about your project, we’ll be able to give you a quote.

Yes, and yes! We build our sites on the world’s leading content management platforms. We provide training and support on how to update your site. This means you’ll find it easy to add and change content on your website yourself. We’re always available during office hours to help if you get stuck.

If you’re too busy and would like us to do updates for you we can arrange that also.

Content is what converts your visitors into customers. Great images and excellent copywriting are essential for your business and brand. This is the one thing you should be giving a lot of thought to before jumping into a website project.

Although you are responsible for providing the content for your site, we understand that not everyone is a writer. Even fewer of us are great writers. Especially when it comes to writing targeted, high converting copy that is essential for website success.

That’s why we offer services including sourcing copywriters, photographers, videographers, and illustrators.

We build your site to the best standards so that Google can understand the category and content and index you correctly. We submit your website to Google and the search engines like Yahoo, and Bing. This will ensure they have your site in their database so they can serve it to searchers.

If an aggressive ranking is part of your strategy, we can refer you to a Search specialist.

Yes, we love making sites fast. Part of that is hosting on our platform, which we’ve researched and selected as one of the best in the industry. We use some of the fastest web servers in the hosting industry. From there, we use experience, caching, and a bit of testing and tweaking to make your website super fast. This website, for example, has an A rating on GT Metrics and is over 90% in all Google performance tests.

This all helps with Google rankings and your customer’s experience.

SquareSpace has great templates but the platform is very limiting. Often these templates fall down with real-world content and the lack of flexibility.

We work with WordPress, Shopify, and Wix. This covers the best “self-hosted” (WordPress) and hosted platform options available. Each has different advantages and we’ll help you choose the best option for your goals.

If you need a SquareSpace website, we can make a referral to an expert on that platform.

No. We do our work in a private staging environment. Only you will be able to see your website in progress. Once we receive final approval, we start the launch of your new site.

There’s more to a successful website than what’s under the hood in the code. That’s where our experience in content, conversion, design, and technical experience comes in.

WordPress is an open-source content management system and anyone can download and use it for free. Wix isn’t open source but you open an account cheaply and you get to build your own website. The idea is that you don’t need to dabble in code or need to be a designer – download, log in and get going. Sounds easy right? The problem is, that self-built sites will often look unprofessional at best. Sure you can work on your personal car or house on the weekend as a hobby. But, is it a great idea to do it yourself when it comes to your business?

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