Frequently Asked Questions

Web Design Questions

How much does it cost to build a website?

The cost of a website will vary based on the size and scope of the project at hand. Price is typically determined by the number of pages needed, what special features are required and the estimated time frame to complete the job. Our rates start at $600-$1000 for small startup websites then will range in price for bigger projects.

How long does it take to complete a website?

The time needed to complete a website will depend on the size and scope of the job. It will how also depend on how quickly clients are able to provide our team with all necessary content and materials. Building a website can be considered a two way partnership where both parties work together to produce the fastest results. For rush orders a basic website can be completed within a couple of days but the average time frame is 4 to 8 weeks.

Am I able to update the website myself?

Yes we offer various content management systems (including WordPress, Joomla & Drupal) which allows clients to update their website themselves. Certain websites however require a professional web developer to update and we will explain the pros and cons of each option to our client in advance. If you prefer to update your website independently training is sometimes necessary which may be an additional charge.

Is a down payment required and what methods of payment do you accept?

A down payment of 30% is usually required unless otherwise agreed upon by both us and our clients. Clients can pay by several different methods including cash, credit card, debit, cheque, money order or email transfer.

Do you offer payment plans or financing?

Payment plans are available based on our client’s budget or preference. We will discuss with our clients all payment options available before the start of any web design project.

Graphic Design Questions

Do you offer printing services or just design services only?

Advance Web Solutions is affiliated with several print shops throughout Calgary allowing us great rates on any printing services. Clients are welcome to print any marketing material on their own but we are able to print and deliver them as required.

How quickly are you able to finish any graphic material if I am on a tight deadline?

This will vary based on the project at hand and how quickly we are provided all necessary materials from our clients end. If you require rush service additional charges may apply but we will put as many team members on it as needed.

Do you provide mailing or delivery service?

Yes we provide delivery services through our flyer force affiliates or through Canada Post.

What kids of payment do you accept?

We offer various payment options for our customers including credit card, debit, cheque, money order, email transfer and more. We also offer payment plans for our customers who prefer to pay in segments as opposed to a lump sum.

SEO Questions

Can you get me on to the first page of Google?

Of course this is the number one question everyone asks when inquiring about SEO services. Although SEO results can never be 100% guaranteed our team works with some of Calgary’s top SEO & marketing professionals. We have an established track record for earning our clients top rankings in all major search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo and MSN. It’s important to remember however SEO is not just about rankings it’s driving quality traffic to your website through a variety of sources.

How long does it take to get a first page ranking on Google or better?

This answer will vary based on the amount of competition in your industry. You will usually start to see results within the first couple months although although 6 months is usually the standard time frame. It is very possible that a first page ranking can happen quicker but it is a process that takes time and is a long term investment for your business.

Do you offer SEO training or consultations?

Yes for people who want to learn SEO on their own we offer one on one training sessions at an hourly fee. Or if you simply require consultation services where we show you the proper steps to succeed we can offer this as well. Consultation services can be a one time analysis along with our recommendations or an ongoing process. Contact us for more details.

Are SEO services a monthly fee or a flat rate?

SEO services are a set monthly charge although clients who prefer to pay in larger lump sums are welcome.