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10 Important Questions to Ask a Website Development Agency before Hiring One

10 Important Questions to Ask a Website Development Agency before Hiring One

Web Development Agency – With lots of spammers out there claiming to be a website development agency, it can be very daunting to find one that is truly reliable and trustworthy. If you are in the process of hiring a website developer for your project, the following questions will help you analyze any website development company to ensure you will not be disappointed in the end.

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Web Development Agency – Will my website work on all devices and browsers?

It is essential that your website works perfectly on all browsers and modern devices. While some web development agencies charge extra for this due to UX testing and some extra coding, others include it in their pricing. It is therefore important you know whether or not it is included and how they plan to achieve it.

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Web Development Agency – Do you provide Google Analytics?

Analytical data is essential to know what you can do to enhance your website experience. A web developer should install the tracking code and also set up basic event tracking, such as contact form submissions so you have valuable data to analyse.

Web Development Agency – What are the qualifications of your team members?

You need to be sure you are working with a team of experts in the industry. Ask about the various qualifications and expertise of their team members.

Web Development – Can I know how my project be handled?

Inquire about the working process of your would-be web development agency. Each development agency has their unique internal web development process and may vary from each other. But basically, the working process should follow this order: Research and Planning, Designing, Developing, Testing and Launching.

Web Development Agency – How do you handle Search Engine Optimization?

This is a very important issue and should definitely be addressed. While some website development agencies already including SEO service charges within their website cost, others may charge you separately for it. Therefore, it is important you are aware of.

Web Development Agency – Do you have any maintenance plan and support service?

All websites will definitely need continuous maintenance, most especially in updating their security against cyber hacks. You must ensure that your choice of web development agency has a well-planned maintenance routine included in their price quote.

Web Development Agency – How long have you been in business?

You need to have confidence in the development agency you hire. Ask about the age of the agency, do a quick Google search to check how they are represented as well as their historical information. This is to ensure that the agency you will be working with has years of experience to help you.

Web Development  – Will you provide me with a designated project manager?

There should be someone you can contact whenever you need to ask some questions or get updates about your project. If there is any, like a project manager, you also need to ask about the person’s level of technical expertise. He should be able to take care of any design and technical questions you have without having to pass your questions to others to get answers.

Web Development – Do you bill per hour or per project?

While some web development agencies may bill you per project, others may actually bill per hour for a project. Therefore, it is essential you know what is included in the scope of your project as regards the quote you are given.

Web Development  – Can I have some references?

Do you want to know how competent your web development agency is? You need to go through their client’s references. Ask your would-be agency for references. If they have a good reputation plus years of experience, you will definitely get as many references as you need.

Web Development  – Conclusion

These are just a few of the several questions you can use as a standard in choosing a web development agency for your website project. Do not be afraid to ask any question provided it is relevant to your project. Remember it is your project, so you need to know more about whom and how it will be handled.

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