Professional Web Studio

Web Development - Search Engine Optimization
Online Marketing

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you guarantee me a top ranking or a "specific position" within the Search Engines?

search engine optimizationWe develop and optimize your website with the intention of obtaining the highest possible position within the search engine rankings. However, Google, Yahoo and other search engines are constantly updating and changing the parameters that they use in deciding which websites will be displayed in the top 10 results list. Therefore your website may appear in the top 10 one month and fall to the top 20 the next month.

In many circumstances, when you type your domain name or company name in the search engines, your website listing will appear in the top 10 results. Actually, it will probably appear in the top 3 or 4 results, unless you have used a name very similar to another website.

Please note that no one can guarantee a top ranking position for your website. In fact several search engine optimization companies in the United States have been sued by their clients for making that guarantee and then being unable to deliver. Why? Again, because the search engines are constantly changing the way they view and rank websites.

If your website is developed properly with many SEO techniques woven in, includes high quality content, and you apply search engine marketing strategies, then you stand a very good chance of achieving excellent search engine results. Understand though, that the more competition you have for your main keywords, the longer it could take for your website to reach these results.

Would I be able to look after my own site once you have designed it?

Yes and no. You would be able to add new content and images as well as edit existing content and images using the Content Management System that we will include in the development of your website. However, a Content Management System will not allow you to access and change the layout or colour scheme of your website.

Other than the cost to build the website, what other costs are involved with establishing a website?

A domain name and a website hosting account. Please note that these purchases are in US dollars as established by the individual providers.

Purchase a domain name (website address).

You will need to register and purchase a new domain name with a certified registrar. Our recommended provider is a company called

Establish a website hosting account.

You will also need to subscribe to a hosting provider to have your website hosted on a server so that it will appear on the Internet. You can subscribe for a monthly or yearly payment.

The websites we build are developed using Django, which is a specific programming language. We found that the best hosting provider for Django based websites is WebFaction. Django sites are developed with the most up-to-date technology.

How do I know if the domain name that I want is actually available?

Visit and type the name you are looking for in the top right hand box and select Go.

This site will check for .com and a large variety of other extensions.

Below the Search Results you will see two columns of Domain Ideas. If the domain name that you are looking for is not available then you can use these ideas of available domain names to come up with a different name.

Do I need a domain name for my website?


When will my domain name be active?

Once your domain name has been registered, it usually takes about 2 days before it appears on the Internet. All Internet providers must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect new site locations. This process is called propagation.

What is the difference between web design and web development?

Web design is the look and feel of the website, meaning the layout of the pages, the colour scheme and the way the content and images are displayed.

Web development includes all other services involved in producing a website (programming and scripting, navigation, database integration, content management, etc.)

In building my website, what information do you need from me?

We will ask that you email us a copy of your company logo (if you have one), any content that you would like on your website, as well as any images.

We will also be looking to you for information on what type of design you would like, menu setup, colour scheme, etc.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cheques, money orders, cash, or PayPal (which accepts credit cards or bank transfers). All funds for our services are in Canadian Dollars.

Internet Security

What is SSL?
The SSL (secure socket layer) protocol is the web standard for encrypting communications between users and web sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates are required to initialize an SSL session.

What is HTTPS?
The https: URI scheme is a URI scheme which is equivalent and syntactically identical to the http: scheme normally used for accessing resources using HTTP. Using an https: URL indicates that HTTP is to be used, but with additional security measures applied to the transactions. This system was invented by Netscape Communications Corporation to provide authentication and encrypted communication and is widely used on the Web for security-sensitive communication, such as payment transactions.