FAQs

Pre-sales FAQs



Is Singlepage right for me?

A Singlepage website is a fantastic solution for many small businesses, especially if you match one or more of these statements:

  • your business has a small number of employees - or even just one!
  • you operate in a service sector
  • you don't have the time or the technical know-how to build your own website
  • your budget is limited and may not stretch to a custom-designed site from a web designer
  • you don't have a website yet or your current website is old and needs changing

Singlepage is definitely not suitable for some clients, for example if:

  • you need a sophisticated e-commerce system
  • you are not based in the UK

Your site can start even with just one single page! However, there are benefits to adding more pages to your Singlepage site - what are the issues to consider?

Content

If you have a lot of material, this would be better spread over several pages to make it easier to read for your site visitors. This would also give the site more prominence in search engines.

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

Search engine optimisation is a complicated subject. Some businesses may find it fairly easy to get onto the first page of Google search results for their target search phrase(s). But some businesses will have a tougher time, for various reasons such as:

  • they may have chosen target search phrases for which there is a lot of competition
  • their sector may be very fragmented and they may have a lot more direct competitors

Multi-page sites

If you feel that SEO is going to be very competitive for you, and you have the content to fill a larger site, you may be better off with several pages. In this case, each page can target a slightly different search phrase. Singlepage sites are priced according to the number of pages in your site, from a single page up to about 10 pages - see our Pricing page.

How does Singlepage compare with building my own website?

When you decide to build a web site for your small business, you are faced with a bewildering array of options - one of which is to build your own site.

But there are so many different ways of doing it, you may not know where to start. Many small business owners struggle to find enough time to select a DIY system, get up the learning curve and build the web site!

The DIY approach can be very slow, technically difficult and you may end up with a poor result! It's likely to take a lot of your time - time that could be better spent building your business.

A Singlepage web site can be a better solution for many small businesses because:

  • it gives you a modern, professional, mobile-friendly web site
  • it is built for you, removing all the hassle and time involved in the DIY approach

How does Singlepage compare with using a web designer?

Asking a web designer to build your website should at least deliver you a good-quality website, although it is always worth asking first whether they will offer you:

  • a mobile and tablet friendly site
  • help with search engines
  • a website admin system allowing you to edit the site yourself

It's also a good idea to ask to see other sites they have built - and talk to their clients if possible.

But web designers can be expensive. And there are so many web designers - how do you choose the best for your project?

Singlepage reduces the cost and complexity of getting a modern, professional website. For many small businesses, a Singlepage site is all they need.

How does Singlepage compare with a Facebook page?

Facebook can be very effective for businesses which are looking to build a community of customers and potential customers - especially if the business can be sufficiently active and creative in how it uses Facebook.

Some small businesses may feel they don't need to pay money for a website because they've already got a Facebook page. But it can be risky to rely on Facebook alone for these reasons.

  • identity: on Facebook, your page has an address at facebook.com. But if you have your own website, it uses your own domain name. This is a name you have specifically chosen, it gives a professional identity to your business and it can also be used for your email addresses 
  • control: on Facebook, you don't own your page and if Facebook changes in ways you don't like, you could be left without an effective online presence. But if you have your own website, you are in control. 
  • clutter: on Facebook, your material will have Facebook ads immediately next to it, targeting your customers. But with your own website, you choose what content appears
  • reputation: you might like the "engagement" with your customers that you can achieve on Facebook, but although you've started the conversation it may occasionally go in directions you're not completely happy about. On your own website, you can choose exactly how you present everything, so there's no risk to your reputation
  • time commitment: getting the best result out of a Facebook page takes quite a lot of time and effort on an ongoing basis

Ideally, businesses would have both - they would have a website for a controlled, professional presentation of their business; and they would have Facebook to get more involved with their customers.

But if you only have time for one online activity, we believe you should start with a good website. 

Do you work with clients outside the UK?

Currently no.

To give the best advice on search engine optimisation, and to help more generally with adding your text to your site, we are currently only working with UK-based clients.