When you decided to create your dental website no 1 question arises in your mind
How much does a Dental Website cost?
For many dentists, the website is almost the last priority. Many look for the cheapest option.
The goal of your dental website is to attract more patients to your practice, getting your website visitors to take action (fill appointment forms to book or call a phone).
Cost of Dental Website if you do it Yourself
Building and redesigning your website yourself is the cheapest option, get a cheap dental website template you can find on the themeforest for little as $19. But it is said that you get what you pay.
it looks fine outside some are even quite nice looking but no 1 drawback of the cheap template website is it may look similar to other websites.
The cost could be a few dollars to $3000.
Related: The Biggest Mistakes of DIY Websites
Cost of Dental Website if hiring Freelancer
Another option is to hire a local freelancer or on the internet, the number problem with that approach is they may have no knowledge of dentistry.
Content takes a big part, If a freelancer doesn’t know how to write dental-related content, the content likely won’t appeal to your ideal patient. Content written with the patient in mind is one of the biggest factors that convert website visitors into patients.
Also, it may affect your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of a website
Website Design Packages
It’s another approach that you look at web design company’s websites. You look at some options like The template, the semi-custom, and the custom. Price ranges from $1500- $2500 then $3500- $4500 and at higher-end $10,000 to $15000.
But it may difficult for you to choose between them as it may be harder to know the value difference. You can check your local competitor website is that stunning? Is that rank high in google? What do they look like compared to your 3 options? You can ask the designer company what difference as compared to my competitor’s website
Finding the right Dental Web Design Company
Here I want to give you some questions to ask any design company
Questions To Ask The Web Design Company
Will it come with Domain and Hosting?
You can ask will it come with Domain and Hosting and for how many years of validity
Some of the major factors while selecting hosting provider
- Support system
- Unlimited hosting (Bandwidth + Storage)
- Malware and spam protection
- Free domain
- Money-back guarantee
Will, it comes with Maintenence & support?
Do they provide maintenance and support suppose you need to update something on your website and in how much time they do that.
Will I have 100% ownership of the website and content?
Website ownership is a tricky subject, there are different aspects of the website with different ownership rights. Some parts of your website are licensed instead of owning.
What you cant own?
Domain name :
A domain name is your personal address to your website. Even if you register your own domain name, you do not actually own it. You have use rights to this name as long as you till you renew it annually. If you miss a renewal, someone else will have the ability to gain your domain name. You could potentially lose it forever.
Web Hosting :
Web Hosting connects your website to the internet and makes available when someone types your domain in the browser. When you buy web hosting you are renting space on the web. You also pay monthly or yearly for that.
Content Management System (CMS)
The Content Management system is software by which you manage your content, pages of the website.
There are many types of content management systems that are open source and proprietary.
What you really own
Content of Website and Photos
Your ownership rights only to content written and pictures you take. If you hire a company to write content for you, you should have the ability to gain ownership over the content upon payment. If you or your website designer use stock photos on the website, you only have a license for those photos. Often, you cannot use those stock photos you need to purchase an extended license from the stock photography company.
you own design of website upon paying website design company
How much page content you provide?
You may ask for a website design company that how much page content they are providing and what happens if page count increases.
Is content unique and plagiarism free ( not duplicated )
You can ask your website design company that does my content of the website is unique and not duplicated from some other website.
Will it be optimized for google (SEO)?
You can ask your website design company that will my website be SEO friendly.
Do they do On Page Optimization?
Will it be mobile-friendly?
You can ask your website design company that will my website be mobile-friendly (Responsive). Do it works on different devices from large to small.
Look the Value In Your New Dental Website
You are the owner of your dental practice and you want to grow your practice. To achieve this it requires many things and when it comes to your dental website it may be the first impression to your potential patient towards your practice
it could last too.
So you instead of looking at your dental website as cost look it as investment in future growth.
Thank you for reading if you have any doubt please comment below.
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