Internet Marketing on the Gulf Coast 

FAQs

To find answers to commonly asked questions, please click on the tabs below.

Why do I need a website?

A website is crucial when it comes to marketing your business. It can:

  • Make sales
  • Generate leads
  • Build your marketing list
  • Reach a larger audience
  • Communicate with customers

How long will it take to complete my website?

From day one, we create a schedule for your website project consisting of 5 phases. Depending on variables, such as client engagement and scope of edits, we are able to complete your website project within 90 days.

 

How involved will I be in the process?

Our goal is to create a website that you love and that helps grow your business. For this reason, we will partner closely with you to produce the exact results desired. We love hearing your thoughts and we're always prepared to offer industry insight and professional expertise to maximize your website's effectiveness.

 

Who provides the content for the website?

We have a content writer on staff who has the know-how and experience to create one-of-a-kind content for your website. However, you can write the content yourself.


How do I track website traffic?

Our SEO & Online Specialist will set up Google Analytics to track your website traffic.  


Can I edit my own website?

Yes, our websites are built on self-edit technology. Once your website has gone live, our content specialist will take you through a special training where you will learn how to upload pictures, add content, create new pages and more. 

 

 

Why do I need social media?


There are many great benefits of doing social media marketing for your business. 

  • Makes your business look more professional
  • Allows you to reach a larger audience
  • Helps search engine optimization
  • Connects you with your customers
  • Drives traffic to your website

 

How will I know that SMM is really helping my business?


We're all about creating real results for your business! That's why our experts will spend time understanding your organization's goals and tailoring a strategy to reach them. But we don't stop there. We will report to you regularly with updates on our progress. You'll see your successes in hard data.


Will social media increase my sales?


Yes, and no. Social media is a powerful tool that is used to create relationships with your customers and increase business exposure. Ultimately, by developing relationships and creating more awareness for your brand, when the time comes that a potential customer needs a service or product in your industry, your brand will be the first option that pops in their mind. Social media marketing is used to stay on the forefront on potential customers’ minds.



Who will read my blog?


Blogging has become a large presence online. Professionals, moms, gardeners and more have all started their own blogs. Anyone can do it, but who reads your blog is tailored to your target audience. We help define who you want to read your blog, then cross promote on your business’ social media channels and website. By putting your blog in front of an existing audience, your blog can begin to take off.


How do I invite friends to like my business page?


There are two ways to do this: You must be on a desktop computer to do this.

  1. Click on the three dots next to the message tab on your company page: Under the drop down menu, click on “Suggest Page,” then follow the instructions to upload your email contacts.

  2. Invite your Facebook friends instantly: Go to your company page on your desktop computer. At the top next to “Like” button and Message button, click on the three dots to the right of the Message button. Then under the dropdown, click on “Invite Friends.” Then click each person you want to invite to like your page. Unfortunately, at this time you have to select each person to invite.

Inviting your friends to like your company page is the first and crucial step to gaining followers and an active audience! 

How do I know if my email marketing is working?

Email marketing is a common tool to get your company’s news, products and services out at the right time. Luckily almost all email marketing programs come with built-in tracking and analysis. These means you can look under the reports or analytics setting of MailChimp or Constant Contact and see your bounce rates, opens and clicks. 

 

When are account statements sent out?


Account statements are sent out on a monthly basis. 

 

Do you have flexible billing times?


Yes, we have monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual flexible billing times.

 

What credit cards do you accept?


We accept all major credit cards. 

 

What is your miscellaneous labor rate?


Our miscellaneous labor rate is $105.00 per hour with a quarter hour minimum.

 

Do you have a payment plan?


There are multiple payment plan options for paying for your website. Make sure to ask our sales representative about your different options during the sales process.

 


What is Search Engine Optimization?


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or web page in a search engine's unpaid results - often referred to as "natural," "organic," or earned" results.

 

How long does SEO take to work?


The average amount of time it takes to see real results in a correctly executed SEO campaign is 4-6 months. That's the short answer. The more complex answer is "It depends on the website's age, current TrustRank with Google, and whether it has any penalties levied on it."

 

Should I hire someone to do my SEO?


Hiring someone internally or externally to do your SEO can be very helpful, but it can also be dangerous if you hire the wrong person who doesn't actually know the modern rules of SEO. Google goes into the risks of hiring the wrong SEO person in this support document

At BIS Designs, our SEO specialist has more than 9 years of experience in search engine optimization. On top of that, he also has a Google Analytics certification.

 

 

How will I know that SEO is really helping my business?


At BIS Designs, we're all about getting you real results for your business! That's why our experts will take time to understand your organization's goals and tailor a strategy to reach them. But we don't stop there. We will report to you regularly with updates on the progress of your SEO. You'll see your successes in hard data.


 

BIS Designs creates websites in Mobile, AL