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Website development for Cairns businesses

Grow your business with Cairns website design

Since 2001, GO Creative has been helping people grow their businesses in Cairns. Website design is one of our specialties, along with ecommerce, corporate web development, website maintenance, hosting and support, as well as SEO.

We know that business operators in Cairns take their bottom line seriously and demand a good return on their investment. So we develop websites that get the results you want in the fastest time possible.

Our Cairns website design strategy for your business includes a professionally built WordPress site that’s easy to use and is extremely flexible and expandable. This means that not only can your website evolve as your business grows, but your staff will have no problems updating the content. Your new website will also be responsive and search engine friendly with a contemporary and sleek design that represents your brand and appeals to your customers. It will also be very fast, because Google likes fast websites.

How can our Cairns website design strategy work for your business?

Our team at GO Creative has a reputation for developing websites that give business owners the boost they need to grow and expand their operations. Our SEO results for Cairns businesses are outstanding and our support and advice is exemplary. Whether you’re in the education, health, transport, automotive, finance, retail, hospitality or trades industry, our Cairns website design strategy delivers a high converting website that ticks all the right boxes and gets the results you need.

WordPress websites

With around 40% of all websites on the Internet being built on WordPress (including 15% of the top 100 websites), this is a very popular content management system used by large multinational corporations, small businesses and everyone in between.

That’s because WordPress is user-friendly and doesn’t require any technical expertise. It’s also very flexible and adaptable, easily expanding to your business’s changing needs and its functionality can be increased by the addition of a few plugins.

Responsive websites

WordPress sites are responsive which means that they display flawlessly on whatever device is used by your visitors. This means that your customers can view your website on their PC, smartphone, laptop or iPad and will always see a consistent presentation of your website.

With more than 1.2 billion people using their smartphones to access the internet, if your website isn’t responsive you’ll miss out on a lot of traffic, sales and revenue. So our Cairns website design strategy ensures that your WordPress website is responsive, driving more mobile visitors to your site and increasing conversions and revenue.

Easy to update websites

WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive administration area where new product pages or posts can be added and images and videos can be unloaded.

Formatting is now block based and easy to understand and there’s no need for any coding. Anyone in your company can quickly be brought up to speed on how to manage your website, simply because it’s so easy!

User friendly websites

From a visitors point of view, WordPress websites are very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The menu system is clearly highlighted and visitors have no problem finding the information they require quickly.

From search bars to category labels, product pages, archive pages, contact details and navigation bars, customers will find that your website is very user-friendly. Even Google loves WordPress sites because their code is simple and uncomplicated, making it easy for search engines to read and index your site’s content.

Search engine friendly websites

WordPress websites are designed to be search engine friendly. This means that you can customise the URLs for every page or post, decide what information Google presents in their search pages and run keyword campaigns to help increase your site’s online visibility.

You do need to understand how to perform all these tasks, however, which is why as part of our Cairns website design strategy, we optimise your website for the search engines as part of the package. We can also continue to update your site’s SEO on an on-going basis to help your business stay at the top of its game.

Super-fast websites

WordPress websites are built to load quickly in your visitor’s browser and that’s because their code is simple and uncomplicated. The problem faced by many people is that their websites are very slow and anything more than a 2-second opening time can be detrimental to your business.

One of the big reasons that websites take too long to open is due to too many plugins and another is caused by redundant code. That’s why our WordPress sites have as few plugins as necessary and we make sure that the code is always up to date and simple, so that your site opens in less than 2-seconds.

Ecommerce websites

We can convert your basic WordPress site to a WooCommerce online store, quickly and easily. This gives you the best of both worlds – a search engine friendly CMS platform and an ecommerce plugin that was designed by the company behind WordPress.

This means that your online store will be just as easy and user-friendly as WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin will operate smoothly with your CMS platform. Both WordPress and WooCommerce are free, so that’s an excellent return on your investment.

Complementary website services

First class online design isn’t where our leading website services end.

In fact, it’s just the beginning!

Domain names

The team at GO Creative can also help you select and purchase the best domain name for your business website or online store. We can also register this domain name for your business and activate it on the same day, so you can be up and running very quickly.

We can also create as many email accounts using this domain name as your business requires, both now and in the future. As part of our Cairns website design strategy, we can manage all your domain names and email accounts, giving you a single point of contact.

Web hosting

With our government-certified data centre based in Australia, we offer our clients a very fast, reliable, and affordable hosting service.

All hosting plans include antivirus and spam protection and we back up your website every day. There’s plenty of storage space on our servers, so as your business grows you’ll never run out of bandwidth

Website maintenance and support

If you don’t have the time or the skills to keep your website up to date, our team can handle it for you. From software updates, security, fixing up problems and even providing you with new content, we can take care of the day to day maintenance of your site.

We can also block any suspicious activity and prevent hackers from accessing your website, continually monitor your site’s speed to make it as fast as possible and provide both activity and Google ranking reports.

Frequently asked questions

Are your staff based in Australia?

Yes. All GO Creative employees are based in Australia, which means when you reach out to us for support, you’ll always deal with a member of our local team!

Do we have to host our website with GO Creative?

As long as your web host supports our software (WordPress, usually) — and 99% of hosting providers do — you can host the site wherever you like. However there are some specific website packages we offer that do require you to host your website with us until the website has been fully paid for, and after that you can transfer the site to another host if you prefer.

Of course, having a single point of contact is always a plus, and it means no one can pass the buck if things go wrong! We offer affordable rates, and our hosting servers are located in Government-certified data centres around Australia.

Do you add our content for us?
Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Many of our services can be paid in monthly instalments, over 12 months, or longer by negotiation. The first payment is the deposit. Conditions and additional fees apply.

How does a mobile site work?

We add code which tells your website how it should look and function at different screen widths. For example, we might have rules which equate to something like, “If the browser/screen width is less than 900 pixels, move the logo to the middle of the page”. We’ll also condense the entire menu into a single button which the user can click/tap to expand, and so on.

You don’t have to do anything special for this to work; our code takes care of everything automatically. Magic!

How long does it take to build a website?

The timeframe varies greatly between projects. A small website project can take around 3-4 months, but larger projects may take significantly longer.

How secure are your websites?

Very secure. We take great care to secure all websites we develop. This includes using unique and “hard to guess” usernames on administration accounts, installing security plugins, adding custom code to prevent unauthorised hackers/spammers from accessing your website, and so on.

If your customers enter sensitive data into your website, or make online purchases, we also install an SSL security certificate, which encrypts all information (fees apply).

What are the major inclusions/exclusions?

This can be one of the biggest areas of confusion with any website, so here are the key things you need to know.

What we will do

Because our websites are a fixed price, we do have some limitations on the amount of time we can spend on each project. Therefore below is a quick summary of what we’ll do within the package price:

  • Design your home page to a very high level of detail. This can then be revised (up to the number of revisions allowed in your selected website package) until you approve the page.
  • Set up a master design template which applies to all pages on the site. You can customise the layout of the template for each page.
  • Add a certain number of pages of content for you (which you provide), depending on your selected website package. Each page will have a clear and simple layout, and formatting applied to all text.
  • Provide training/support, and resources such as tutorials and videos. Training is conducted over the phone or face to face, depending on your website package.
  • Add a certain number of stock photos (depending on your package), and provide more for a small additional fee.

What we won’t do

We’re happy to help in any way we can, so if you do need a hand with the following, please let us know and we can provide a quote or hourly rate. Some of these options may be included with some website packages, but as a general rule, we don’t do the following:

  • Write your content for you.
  • Edit/retouch/customise your photos. But you can edit your photos via the website software after they’ve been uploaded. Also, every photo uploaded will automatically be resized and cropped into various copies of the original, so you can use whichever one best fits your purpose.
  • Create custom graphics for image slide shows/galleries. However, we will add your photos (or stock photos) into slide shows.
  • Import all of your content from any existing website, if any (we only import a certain number of pages/products, depending on your package).
  • Provide free stock images (except as stated in the website package or quote).
  • Meet face to face except for the initial consultation, and training session.
What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payments via:

  • bank transfer
  • credit card (online only)
  • PayPal

Payments made by credit card or PayPal incur a 3% surcharge.

What software do you use?
  • Websites: WordPress
  • Online stores: WordPress with WooCommerce
  • Web apps: Custom framework in PHP
  • Mobile apps: Custom framework for Apple or Android

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