Questions to ask your Web designer
Are you paying premium rates for your Web designer's print-media advertising?
Independent surveys continue to show that most people find websites through search engines.
Commentators state that print-media advertising of online directories has little effect, and is only for those who have heaps of money to throw at advertising.
Suppose Joe Public is looking through The Blue Mountains Holiday Magazine.
Is whether or not he stays at your guesthouse is likely to be influenced by an advertisement for your Web
directory? Or, by if and how you have advertised in the magazine?
You certainly should include your Web address in your print-media
advertising, and wherever you provide contact information.
Who owns your website? You, or your Web designer?
- Is your website really yours, or your web designer's?
- Who owns the copyright?
- Can you transfer it to another hosting service and/or or designer?
- Who decides what other websites you can and can't link to?
- Make sure you understand the fine print!
How much do updates cost?
- Some web designer's charge heaps for minor changes.
- Do they offer owner-updateable websites, which you can update yourself via
your Web browser?
- Does the cost of owner-updateable functionality reflect what it costs to
provide, or what the market will bear?
- Who owns copyright?
- It's your website, you paid for it, you own it.
The exception is that behind-the-scenes computer code may be copyrighted by
us or a third party.
- Ongoing Fees
- Yes, you may have hyperlinks to any other website, including our
Note: Info Blue Mountains do not link to websites which link to pornography
and other material generally regarded as not family-friendly.