Web Design

Summary of Project Terms

and Statement of Understanding
 

This project will incorporate work done for the design and development of a website. The website gets built synergistically with existing branding of colors, logos, fonts, images and criteria that pertain to the philosophies, image, and the current marketing principles of the individual client.

The goal of the website development project is to strategically position web content in a user-friendly and graphically-pleasing manner. All page content, graphics, and fonts will be consistent with graphical headers.

Website functionality will be a major area of focus for the web site development, which will include centralizing and organizing content, and ensuring content is displayed in a consistent manner throughout the entire website. The site will be accessed through appropriate navigation, and user-friendly tools that will allow a site visitor to find information quickly, as well as get to and from any location in the site easily will be provided. Website speed, in regard to loading pages, data, and images will be another area of concentration for the website development.

We also use the psychology of selling and other time-proven marketing techniques to raise your branding above your competition.

The focus of the web design and site development is to create a uniquely customized website with a modern design that enhances the client’s market positioning, aiming to:
• Build awareness and brand integrity
• Build consumer loyalty and enhance customer relationships
• Achieve high customer satisfaction with the marketing and design
• Deliver consistent branding that integrates and supports other marketing efforts
• Facilitate and strengthen relationships with customers and strategic business partners
• Improve business efficiency
• Present comprehensive information and resources in an easy to use format.
 

Our All-inclusive Web Design Packages Include:

✔ Customized, unique web pages and graphic design, with your graphics and photos
✔ Personalized navigation
✔ Website coding (some HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, integrated with jQuery and Bootstrap features may be)
✔ Mobile phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop compatibility, on most devices is included
✔ Online Beta Testing
✔ Custom websites start with a skeleton that sets up the back-end and front-end website, navigation, and functionality uniquely designed with your style into a multimedia website that represents what you do in interactive ways. Back-End and Front-End Website UX and UI Web Site Development, which includes creating the style, colors, functionality, navigation design, skeleton development for the entire website 
✔ Domain name searches and set up (A Domain Name is the online address that gets people to your site, such as www.ikan-ikon.com. The business owner purchases their own Domain Name. These generally cost around $13 a year.)
✔ Fully functional website online on your own server (hosting is not included because you should have control of our own domain and hosting account. Website hosting is like having the utilities on so you can have visitors. It is what powers your website and allows the Domain Name to show a website, so people can click around your online business like walking around a store. Go Daddy is a good place to buy your Domain Name and Hosting. Most small businesses only need the budget hosting package. Hosting generally costs around $1-25 a month.)
✔ SSL Certificate (You MUST purchase your SSL Certificate through your hosting server to work with ikan-ikon. We can set everything up for you with Web Developer limited access to your account. ikan-ikon does not approve of free random SSL Certificstes because it IS the security for your website. In addition to an SSL, we also recommend purchasing your hosting server's version of a Firewall/Domain Guard with the added security to protect your DNS. Hackers, phishers, and spammers are shockingly proficient at hacking into and stealing domains and websites, and these protections make it a lot harder for bad people to gain access to things they should never be into. SSL Certificates generally cost around $20-$200 a year.)
✔ Technical advice

Front-End Web Pages -
(front-end means visible to website visitors)
✔ Custom Home Page
✔ About Page
✔ Products or Services Page
✔ Contact Us Package with Click-To-Call Links
✔ Site Map (viewable to everyone) /OR/ one Informational web page

Back-End Web Pages -
(back-end means not viewable to everyone, but necessary for search engines to list you in searches)
✔ Site Map (coded for search engine algorithms)
✔ 404
✔ 503
✔ Robots.txt

Features -
✔ Interactive Google Map (for brick and mortar stores and offices)
✔ Lead Collection Form on a Contact Us Page
✔ Click-to-Call Links on every page
✔ Some web site consulting work
✔ Site security advice
✔ Back-end SSL Certificate security set up and testing
✔ Website collects leads for you via contact links and web forms

Search Engine Optimization benefits:
✔ Basic SEO Package for each web page that includes Search Engine Optimization built into the meta tags, descriptions, keywords as part of our marketing-rich page development (We suggest ordering the SEO Keywords Market Research Package below to be sure you use the correct keywords that people really do search in real life, not just words and combinations of words you think they would use.)
✔ SEO website navigation
✔ Keywords used in fundamental places within website front and back-end See Keyword Market Research Package below
✔ Defines and features elements, headers and footers, image tags with back-end code for search engine algorithms
✔ SEO advice 
✔ AND has a bunch of things that are imperative to the success of getting you ranked on Google and hundreds of other search engines!

NOTE: The total minimum number of web pages for a search engine optimized website is always recommended to be at least 5 pages so that the algorithm robots and spiders can see that your website visitors appreciate a variety of pages on your site, staying on each page for a good amount of time. We give all 5 pages within this package, so you have a great start, even on the smallest budget. This feeds the robots and spiders what they want, believing that your website visitors are getting the things that they are seeking from your web pages, which improves your search engine ranking with every user-website visit.So, this package offers what you NEED, then you can add on other things you may want while benefitting from the package pricing.
OUR DEADLINE: Ordering a website is as simple as you see here. You pay your Retainer Down Payment (or pay in full up front for less), and you will be days away from owning your own website! It generally takes ikan-ikon under 30 days to create a new website and get it live online working for clients.

Most of our sites get ranked on pages 1-10 on Google within 24 hours to 2 weeks of creation. Some of our sites have gotten hundreds of page 1 Google rankings within 24 hours! (We can provide you with proof of your current rankings and screenshots upon request.) With any package, you get a customized website designed in your own style and colors with all the elements that make your website function well, as a user-friendly search engine optimized website that works for you 24/7/365 forever! OUR FULL-DISCLOSURE PRICING INCLUDES ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED ONLINE. With ikan-ikon, the pricing is never secretive, never marked up, never bait and switched or nickel and dimed - You honestly get exactly what you need very affordably. ikan-ikon has been in business since 1999 as ikan-ikon AKA ikanikon the entire time, and has always been available immediately to help clients alter their websites. It takes under 24 hours to make most website changes, and some changes can be made within one hour. This is why we have all 5-star reviews from over 75 clients. No ikan-ikon website has EVER been successfully hacked. No ikan-ikon website or client suffers negligence when choosing ikan-ikon.

Pricing

ikan-ikon offers CMS web design that includes comprehensive search engine optimized web site development, so your website works organically to build your business in ways it can sustain for free long-term. We offer several options on how to pay and we accept almost all methods of payment. 

Each ikan-ikon website project is all-inclusive with all the features and benefits websites need, including:

Features -
✔ Interactive Google Map (for brick and mortar stores)
✔ Lead Collection Form on a Contact Us Page
✔ Click-to-Call Links on every page
✔ Some web site Consulting work
✔ Site security advice
✔ Back-end SSL Certificate security set up and testing
✔ Website collects leads for you via contact links and web forms

Search Engine Optimization benefits
✔ Basic SEO Package for each web page that includes Search Engine Optimization built into the meta tags, descriptions, keywords as part of our marketing-rich page development (We suggest ordering the SEO Keywords Market Research Package below to be sure you use the correct keywords that people really do search in real life, not just words and combinations of words you think they would use)
✔ SEO website navigation
✔ Keywords used in fundamental places within website front and back-end
✔ Defines and features elements, headers and footers, image tags with back-end code for search engine algorithms
✔ SEO advice
✔ AND has a bunch of things that are imperative to the success of getting you ranked on Google and hundreds of other search engines!

Web Design Packages

You will choose one of the packages below to get started. If you choose the Basic CMS Package or the Basic Hard-Coded Package, you will be able to add on more pages later. If you order one of the most popular options, you can still add on more pages later, but please take notice that those packages already include features, benefits, and more pages than the basic packages have to start out. Choose one (1) option below:

OPTION 1
CMS WEBSITE STARTER PACKAGE: 5-page website package

Front-End Web Pages - (front-end means visible to website visitors)
✔ Custom Home Page
✔ About Page
✔ Products or Services Page
✔ Contact Us Package with Click-To-Call Links
✔ Site Map (viewable to everyone) /OR/ one Informational web page

Back-End Web Pages - (back-end means not viewable to everyone, but necessary for search engines to list you in searches)
✔ Site Map (coded for search engine algorithms)
✔ 404
✔ 503
✔ Robots.txt

 

$3,163

OPTION 2
MOST POPULAR SEO CMS WEBSITE PACKAGE: 10-page all-inclusive package

Includes everything from Option 1 for the Search Engine Optimized CMS Web Site Development Package

PLUS

✔ SEO Keywords Market Research Package
✔ Site Submit to over 200 Search Engines
✔ Google Analytics Set up, Tagging, and Reporting
✔ Server Analytics Set up, Tagging, and Reporting
✔ Email account set up

3 Niche Web Pages $150 x 3:
✔ Details for 3 Product/Services with selling schpiels each on their own web page
 

2 Text Web Pages $100 x 2:
✔ Example: Policies Web Page
✔ Example: FAQs Web Page

 

$4,538

OPTION 3
HARD-CODED STARTER PACKAGE: 5-page website package

Front-End Web Pages - (front-end means visible to website visitors)
✔ Custom Home Page
✔ About Page
✔ Products or Services Page
✔ Contact Us Package with Click-To-Call Links
✔ Site Map (viewable to everyone) /OR/ one Informational web page

Back-End Web Pages - (back-end means not viewable to everyone, but necessary for search engines to list you in searches)
✔ Site Map (coded for search engine algorithms)
✔ 404
✔ 503
✔ Robots.txt

 

$8,113

OPTION 4
MOST POPULAR HARD-CODED SEO WEBSITE: 10-page all-inclusive package

Includes everything in Option 3 for the Search Engine Optimized CMS Web Site Development Package

PLUS

✔ SEO Keywords Market Research Package
✔ Site Submit to over 200 Search Engines
✔ Google Analytics Set up, Tagging, and Reporting
✔ Server Analytics Set up, Tagging, and Reporting 
✔ Email account set up

3 Niche Web Pages $300 x 3:
✔ Details for 3 Product/Services with selling schpiels each on their own web page

2 Text Web Pages $200 x 2:
✔ Example: Policies Web Page
✔ Example: FAQs Web Page

 

$11,638

STANDARD PROJECT TIMELINE

Website Development Clients

This is a list of the clients who ordered website design, web site development, or website work from ikanikon. Some also ordered search engine optimization and benefitted from page 1 Google rankings and top rankings across hundreds of other search engines too. 

In some cases, they are still benefitting from a  high ranking website ikan-ikon set up for them. In some other cases, the clients made changes to their website after our work was done that lost their SEO rankings. This is a choice they get to make themselves as business owners. We teach clients how to fly and help them soar. Beyond that, it is up to them and we just hope the best. ikan-ikon has been here to help whenever questions or requests have come in, with or without a long-term contract. 

If you would like to explore website(s) we designed as they were designed or get a reference from one of these clients, please request it via the contact page. We can also provide you with links to their current Google rankings and, in many cases past links' screenshots.

ikanikon.com (web design 2001, website maintenance 2001-present, forwarded to ikan-ikon 2012-2022)

AspirationsWS (web design 2001, 2008, 2020, website maintenance 2001--present, added seo 2008)

Kristen Mae Lee (web design 2001-present, website maintenance 2001-present, added seo 2008)

National Document Filing & Retrieval (multimedia web design 2001, changed design)

UA/SAIT (website maintenance 2003-2005, event pages, changed design)

Terri’s Design & Consign (website graphics 2008, she may have retired, website offline)

Earnhardt Auto Centers (website maintenance and event web pages 2006-2008)

Sabby’s Auto (seo web design 2009, many page 1 and top organic rankings on Google, he does not want to update the design, website maintenance 2009-present)
Page one organic Google rankings - still

Prostate Second Opinions (seo web design 2009,  design)

Picture War, Picture Peace (seo web design 2009, website maintenance 2009-2017, offline) 

Rose City Taxi (seo custom multimedia website design, online commercial 2009, many page one and top rankings organically for years, website maintenance 2009-present)

Carol Gagliardo Accounting Services (seo web design 2009, website maintenance 2009-2017, changed business to Your Construction Office)

RS Adventures (website graphics and multimedia 2011, sold business)

ikan-ikon.com (soe web design 2011, many page one and top Google rankings 2008-present, website maintenance 2001-present)

Foxtail Salon (seo web design 2012, page 1 rankings, website maintenance 2012-2018, offline)

Broken Arrow (web design 2012, failure to launch)

CKS Electrical Construction (web design 2013, changed design)

Stylin2 Salon (seo web design 2013, website maintenance 2013-2020, page 1 rankings, offline - after canceled domain, look like it has been hacked)

Whitney & Johnny Zdancewicz (wedding website 2014, website maintenance 2014, offline)

Steven Everett (campaign website, seo web design 2014, website maintenance 2014, offline)

Michael Meadows (campaign website, seo web design 2014, website maintenance 2014, offline - someone else bought the canceled domain name)

Team Green CT (web design 2014, may owe hosting fees)

Haley D Racing (seo web design 2015, website maintenance 2015-17, not maintaining site)

Antique Plastering (seo web design 2015, many rankings and web directory rankings, not maintaining site)

Gilman Gear (custom home page, seo, website maintenance 2015, expert witness during their deposition against web development contractor, 2017)

Delta Mechanical (custom web design 2015, seo, website maintenance 2015-2017, sold his business for large profit 2 years later)

New Life Assembly (website updates, 2018)

6 Servpro® Franchises (seo website maintenance 2016-2017, seo blog article writing)

Green Construction and Restoration (seo web design 2016-2017, client changed, lost top rankings)

Next Page Café (seo web design 2016, client changed design)

Dimitri’s Pizza (seo web design 2016, website maintenance 2016-2019, sold to Baltic Pizza, see below)

Printing TX (seo web design 2017, website maintenance 2017-2019, client not maintaining funnel sites)

Your CT Construction Office (seo web design 2017, website maintenance 2017-present)

TutorCT (seo web design 2017, website maintenance 2017-2018, offline)

Zip2it (seo web design 2018, , website maintenance 2018-2019, offline)

DesignBat (seo web design 2018, website maintenance 2017-2019, offline)

QMDI (seo web design 2018, failed to launch)

Baltic Pizza (seo web design 2019, website maintenance 2017-present)

Better Fish Oil (seo web design 2020)

Skurge of the Sea (seo web design 2020)

Aery Aviation (launched outsourced agency website, website maintenance 2021-2022)

Epic Dates Proposals Gifts LLC (seo web design 2022, website maintenance 2022-present)

Romance-me.com (seo web design funnel site 2022, website maintenance 2022-present)

ikan-ikon.com and ikanikon.com (seo web design 2022, many page one and top Google rankings 2008-present, website maintenance 2001-present)

New client's multimedia SEO website COMING SOON!

 

Please note when there is a lock symbol and the domain name has https:// instead of no lock and http://, the "s" means the website is secure and the sites without it are not secure. They do not have an SSL certificate protecting your data or their connections. All ikan-ikon sites require the SSL for your protection. 

 

Are there any other fees associated with having a website after I pay for web site design and development?

Ongoing fees for maintaining a website after it is created are: 

• Domain Name (web address),

• Website Hosting (utilities for people to visit website), and 

• SSL Certificate (website security that Google requires for search engine ranking and it keeps hackers at bay, so your website information has some protections). 

Domain Guard or other Firewall security for the DNS is optional (this protects the site and server on a deeper level than SSL). 

 

✔ Domain name searches and set up (A Domain Name is the online address that gets people to your site, such as www.ikan-ikon.com. The business owner purchases their own Domain Name. These generally cost around $13 a year.)


✔ Fully functional website online on your own server with your own hosting. Website hosting is like having the utilities on so you can have visitors. It is what powers your website and allows the Domain Name to show a website, so people can click around your online business like walking around a store. Hosting generally costs around $1-25 a month.)
Note: Hosting is not included because you should have control of our own domain and hosting account. Go Daddy is a good place to buy your Domain Name and Hosting. Most small businesses only need the budget hosting package. GoDaddy is an American company with American customer service, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  


✔ SSL Certificate protects the data on that transmits between the people on the website and the website itself. We can set everything up for you having limited web site developer access to your account. In addition to an SSL, we also recommend purchasing your hosting server's version of a Firewall/Domain Guard. ($20-$200 a year.) 
Note: You MUST purchase your SSL Certificate through your hosting server to work with ikan-ikon because we do not approve of free random SSL Certificates since the SSL is the security for your website. Some random stranger in his garage coding a free SSL for a college project doesn't care about your business. Just because you can get things for free does not mean it is a good idea. 

✔ Firewall/Domain Guard adds extra security that protects your DNS. This is the connection between the website and the hosting server. Hackers, phishers, and spammers are shockingly proficient at hacking into and stealing domains and websites, and these protections make it a lot harder for bad people to gain access to things they should never be into. You do not want to lose your website forever to some hacker in a foreign country who makes your brand into a porn site. This type of theft happens more often than you can even imagine these days. The industry has created these protections so we can take steps to protect your website from the hackers and phishers. ($20-$200 a year.)

 

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