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2018 Website Cost

Website cost is divided into  different types of categories:

Type of site Features Ideal for Design cost
Basic ‘Brochure’ style
One to five pages and a landing page
Responsive, with a contact page
Self-employed workers
Small businesses in traditional industries
Best for those who do not need to update their content regularly
£200 – 500
Small business ‘Brochure’ style
Several pages
Feature-rich
Responsive design and CMS
Social media integration
‘Google my business’
Google analytics and maps
Startups
Small businesses
Freelancers
Best for those who need to update their content regularly
£500 – 1,000
Ecommerce All the features of a ‘small business website’, plus:
Ecommerce functionality
Order management system
Delivery tracking functionality
Live chat
Any business looking to sell online £1,000 – 2,500
Bespoke Database driven websites
Advanced functionality
Unlimited sub pages
Business requiring complex functionality
eg. financial services, recruitment or property companies, health and fitness businesses, architects etc
£2,500 – 10,000

Additional costs

Producing written content is something that you can do yourself to keep costs down. However, it can be worth getting a freelancer or agency to help. Expect to pay between £10 and £50 per hour for content generation.

Let’s say you own a cupcake shop in Manchester. Googling ‘cupcake Manchester’ produces around four million results. So how do you make sure that your business appears near the top? Well, a lot of it has to do with how relevant your business is, how up-to-date the content on your site is, and how many visitors you get coming in from other areas, eg. social media. However there are also some additional steps you can take to make sure you’re securing the best position possible.

That’s where SEO comes in. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It’s the process of making a site the best that it can be in terms of search engines. Search engines give preference to sites that load fast and offer the information that people are searching for, amongst other things. It’s a good idea to ask your web design company if they offer SEO services as part of the package. For websites with a lot of content, consider getting a freelancer or agency that specialises in SEO to take a look through your site once every couple of months to ensure that it remains well-optimised.