There are many reasons why Google won't find a website. We would be happy to design a new website for you. You should do very well on google if your website is developed using our web development tool.
There is absolutely no catch. Our complete pricelist is shown under Website Design Pricing (see link at the top of the page). We can design a website at this affordable rate because we use modules which are switched on and off at the click of a button.
Very good question but my father always told me "if something sounds to good to be true it probably is not true". Something that is free always comes with a catch. We continuously test these free website design tools and the main difference is this: Kwikwap is QUICK, EASY and POWERFUL. If you have lots and lots of time on your hands, by all means try the free tools. If you want website design with results then talk to Kwikwap.
We have to agree that our email fees are perhaps more expensive than other service providers (but we are still cheaper than many others though). Most people, however, are happy with only one or two email accounts. You see the fee that you pay Kwikwap (between R59 and R150 + VAT per month) is actually very low as it includes:
- hosting on fast servers - access to the Kwikwap software (which is actually worth a few hundred Rand a month) including free upgrades (we develop new and improved features on a daily basis) - personal support from a dedicated consultant
But there are many ways to skin a cat for example, you can leave your emails where they are and we will just do your website (this is achieved by pointing your www records to one of our servers). Or we can put your emails on another service provider who for example will charge you only R35 pm for 10 email accounts etc (however, be careful, you don't always know what you get. But we can advise you). Don't let the email account charges be a deal breaker though!
In the Kwikwap Content Management System, you go to Admin & Reports and then to Business Information. there you can put a "Under Construction" sign on your website. Your contact details will still be visible though.
That is our Level 1 product (ie R59pm), it works like that. The advantages of the Level 2 product (over the Level 1 R59 product) is twofold: 1) you can publish a neater domain name on your business card or pamphlet (it is much neater than the www.kwikwap.co.za/abc domain name) 2) you get an email address with the R99 product
The Level 3 Product (R150pm) product is the most popular because it gives you the following extras as well:
1. Free SMS shortcode (will cost you R3,000 to set up and R500 per month of you were to go out and buy this for yourself) 2. Online shop (inc credit card facility plus listing of your products in South Africa's largest online shopping mall) 3. Autoresponder (a system which automatically sends out correspondence at pre-determined intervals. This system in itself will cost you around R1,000 per month at other providers) 4. Mobi website 5. Goolel analytics and Google webmaster tools
1. Any business owner should at least have an electronic brochure somewhere in cyberspace. The internet is the first place where potential business associates look to "check you out" (i.e. "Gooogle you"). A website is part of your public image. 2. Most people will agree that the internet search industry is like nothing else that we have ever seen (apart from maybe the whole internet in itself). If a business ignores search engines (or the internet), it is missing out on a market that is growing by the day. 3. A website is a "silent salesman"; it gives potential customers the opportunity to view your products and services from the comfort of their chairs. Even though a business might not necessarily sell goods or services online, the potential customer can make a decision online to visit you in person to do business. 4. Because your competitors (with websites) will take away your customers without you even knowing it. For example, who would have thought that Ebay will become the biggest car dealer in the world? 5. The sooner you get a website, the better you will fare in future internet searches. The older a website, the better the search engines rank them. If you think that "in three years time, I will need a website", it is advisable to rather start today. In three years time, it will be so competitive that you might not even "get in" (i.e. your website will rank on page 100 of search results). 6. The days that people look in the Telephone Directory for your phone number are so to say gone. A growing number of people simply Google your name to get your phone number. If they Google you and don't find you, they might see your competitor in the search results and then you might lose a loyal client. 7. A Website allows you to compete with bigger and more established businesses. 8. You can save on marketing and printing costs. A business can get a lot more bang for their buck on the internet than any other method of marketing or advertising. 9. As fuel costs and traffic increases (as well as internet access), more and more people will prefer to first browse online before getting into their vehicles to drive to the supplier. 10. Even though you might "be fully booked" and don't need any more customers, don't you think that you can perhaps expand or increase your gross profit? 11. A Website serves as a "communication tool" to keep your stakeholders interested and informed about your business or organization. 12. The question is not to ask "Can I afford to have a web site?", but rather "Can I afford not to have a web site?"
The Kwikwap websites have been designed to work fast and efficiently on all devices (even old phones!) and specifically for people that search for businesses on the mobile internet. A Normal website is not accessible from all cell phones and it often takes very long to navigate.
Do you ever use Google to find products and services or contact details of businesses? If you answered yes, then you obviously understand that it is important to have a good presence on the internet. If you have not heard of Google then you have probably been on the moon for the last couple of years! Google is now the world's biggest brand, second year in a row! If your website is not found when searching on Google you are missing out on a lot of new business. You might even be losing clients to your competitors and not even know it. Having a good, search engine optimized, website is like having your company brochure available to 2 billion internet users all around the world. OK, so you won't sell a bicycle to someone in China, but nevertheless you need to be on the internet as there are millions of internet searches done everyday right here in South Africa.
This is a very advanced science called SEO (search engine optimization). This science changes daily; the one day you think you have it covered and the next day everything has changed. One thing that is very important is not to try and cheat the search engines. Also don't do flash as the search engines can't read flash (flash are those nice moving pictures that some people have on their websites; nice to look at but it is unlikely to bring you new business)! Then the physical structure of your website should be correct and you should have enough relative information on your website. Or just pay us R59+VAT per month and you are sorted out; you can keep your old expensive website and get a Kwikwap website as well! You can never get too much exposure on the internet.
The two higher packages (R99 and R150 per month + VAT) give you one personalized email (e.g. email@example.com ) address included in the monthly fee. You can purchase additional personalised email addresses between R25 and R15 per month + VAT. Your website tool also has a bulk emailing facility included in the price.
You get a management tool (website) where you can make changes quickly and free of charge. From the beginning it was our main aim to ensure that the management tool is easy to understand. We tested our closest competitor's system and we are glad to say that we are light years ahead, especially when it comes to ease of use (not even to mention features). Our consultant will train you in the use of the system and/or we can send you a training DVD that explains everything in detail.
Yes, but it will have to be hosted on our server if you want all the features and benefits of the Kwikwap system. You will unfortunately have to fit into the Kwikwap framework (but don't worry we have thought of everything; if it is not there we will add it). The transfer costs R165 once-off, the set-up fee will depend on various factors (see above), however we can promise you we won't rip you off.
Yes, absolutely! It costs R175,44 + VAT (R200 inclusive) to register a domain and the fee is payable every year. We can register .co.za, .com, .net, .info, .mobi, .co.uk. Please phone 012-8094254 and we can advise you on what is available as well as give you alternative suggestions.
Your website address will be for example www.kwikwap.co.za/abc , the abc being a code that you choose. However, you can have a dedicated domain for R99 +VAT per month which we forward to your Kwikwap address. In fact you can do your own forwarding to Kwikwap at your existing hosts and get the benefit of the Kwikwap system then there are no extra fees payable to Kwikwap (i.e. your costs still stay R59+VAT per month).
Yes, you can have all the features of the Kwikwap website system and use it all on your dedicated domain as long as your website is moved to our server (which is lightning fast). The set-up cost of this is the same but the monthly fee is R150+VAT.
The easiest way is to phone the toll free Customer Care of your network and they will send the settings to your cellular phone.
Otherwise do the following: MTN: Dial *123*13# and Save Vodacom: Dial *111#, select option 4 or 5 and follow the prompts Cell C: Sms SMARTDATA to 084 115 9911 (costs R2), and be very patient Virgin: When you first insert your Virgin Mobile SIM into your mobile you'll receive an SMS asking you if you would like to accept Virgin Mobile data settings. Simply reply YES, and your settings for MMS and WAP will be automatically downloaded and installed on your mobile. To manually request MMS and WAP settings go to the 'Virgin Mobile' menu which you will find on either the main menu or applications menu of your mobile. 1. Select 'Virgin Mobile'. 2. Select 'Virgin Settings' and reply YES when asked if you'd like to download them. Still having trouble? Call Virgin Mobile "Sort Me Out" on 074 1000 123
A Dot mobi website (e.g. a website with an address like www.website.mobi ) is a website that has been designed specifically for access by a cell phone. Dot mobi is a world wide term that indicates that the particular .mobi website is compatible with cell phones. See here to read how to create such a site or just let us do it for you! After all, R59 pm is very cheap!
We will give you the code to put on your existing website that will redirect visitors that come from a cell phone to your Kwikwap mobi website.
Kwikwap service level agreement (click to view)
Kwikwap Client Charter / Service Level Agreement
A Kwikwap Client has the following rights:
1.To be helped by a Kwikwap Consultant to set-up a website framework and a basic website design.
2.The set-up may or may not happen in front of the client. Set-ups in the client's presence usually costs R2,500.
3.Set-up fees are non-refundable and are a contract between the client and the Consultant.
4.If the website is set up in the presence of the client, then the client may demand from the Consultant to be shown how any of the sections or modules work.
5.There is no fixed time that a client may demand from a Consultant in return for the setup fee, but the average time is 3-4 hours but no more than 8 hours (which includes demonstration and travel time and/or initial discussion meetings).
6.The set-up fee usually only caters for one training and set-up session with the client. In rare circumstances it could be two sessions. The session is meant to be a training session and thereafter the client should work on the website himself/herself. It is not fair to expect the Consultant to come back for numerous visits. It is expected that clients will be available for training within a month from the first meeting, whereafter the right to training lapses (although training can be rendered after a month at a fee)
7.The following work is not necessarily included in the standard services (and may attract additional charges): photography, scriptwriting, advanced graphic designing and excessive travelling (+- more than 100km).
8.If the website was not setup in the presence of the client, then the client may demand telephonic, Teamviewer, Skype or email support until the client understands the system. The Consultant may refer to written or video instructions.
9.The number of pages that will be loaded by the Consultant will depend on the time available after the client was shown how the system works. Although not cast in stone, a Consultant will not usually load more than 30 pages (or equivalent to 3-4 hours' work), products and/or images for the client. A client has a maximum of 30 days in which to supply the material whereafter the Consultant may charge extra to load information / material.
10.If a client's website is closed due to non-payment, it is the client's responsibility to inform Kwikwap that the outstanding balance has been paid and that the website must be switched on again. Clients will not receive credits for the time that the website was off the air.
11.If the client has an existing domain (that needs to be transferred to Kwikwap), it is up to the client to give notice at his current host. The client starts paying for his chosen product level, from the moment he signs on (or at least from the next debit order run) regardless whether the domain transfer has taken place. This is due to the fact that the transfer relies on the client giving notice at their current host and them accepting the ticket and these factors are outside of our control.
12.The Kwikwap Consultant is obliged to teach the client how:
To choose a template, change colours and upload a logo
To add and edit Product / Service, Newsletter, Documents, Events, Specials, Photos
Activate FAQs and how to answer them
Change contact details, activate the map & demonstrate how the advertisements work
Find the additional modules and to assist in setting up the applicable module for the client
To set up the online shop (but not necessarily open the internet banking account)
The Communicate with Customers section works (including showing where the instructions for the CSV file can be found)
Show the client where he can find Email Set-up Documents as well as the section called "How to Improve Web Presence"
To find the Help sections in the portal (including the two overview documents) and to show them where the Online Help is
13.If the Consultant is required to perform work outside of the above scope, a client can expect to pay extra fees based on a minimum hourly rate of R250.
14.To get access to the How to Improve Web Presence section in the management portal. Clients are reminded that their success on the internet is directly proportional to the amount of original text they have on their website.
15.The amount of personal support that a client can expect for his monthly fee should not be excessive (e.g. a client cannot expect that a Kwikwap Consultant should do PC support etc). A Fair amount of support will typically entail a few phone calls a month.
16.This Client Charter is subject to change. The "live" version in the Kwikwap management portal will be used if and when a dispute arises.
The Kwikwap Support channels work as follows (in order of preference):
1.Phone (or email) your Kwikwap Consultant. If you are not getting joy from a Consultant you have the right to request a new consultant if you supply us with a written motivation. Your Consultants name appears at the bottom of your website (unless you have chosen not to publish it on your website) and in the web management Portal.
2.Contact the License holder in whose License you fall (each Agent works for a License Holder). The License Holder's contact details can be found under Help / My Agent Details
3.Go to www.kwikwaptraining.co.za (it contains help articles and video tutorials), or www.emailhelp.co.za .
4.Use the Help section in the Client Management Portal (enter your question and view the answer) or the yellow Online Help button on the screen
5.Go to one of our regular training sessions (currently mostly done only in Gauteng)
6.Attend one of our online seminars (webinars)
7.Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is actually for problems with the system and not operator queries)
8.Phone the head office on 012 809 0055
20 POINT WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST (CLICK TO VIEW)
Before you embark on your website development project, whether it is an upgrade or redesign of an existing or a brand new website, ask yourself these 20 questions:
Are you trained in person how to easily update your own website (included in the website design fee)? Can you update your own website? If yes, have you been trained sufficiently to be confident enough to make the changes yourself?
Will you webmaster ever pay a personal visit to your office or home?
Does your website get found for generic search terms? This means that you should be found not only when people search for your company name, but for your type of products and services as well.
Can you easily reach your webmaster on his cell phone?
Does your webmaster have a countrywide support network and/or online help manuals?
Does your webmaster keep your website's underlying structure up to date with the latest trends without charging you?
Can you request a new webmaster without any repercussions or cost to you?
Does your webmaster give you online access to hits and search term reports?
Does your web development company ever have free training sessions to help you with your website and Google results?
Can your webmaster offer you a fixed rate for a website of between 5 and 500 pages?
Is your website e-commerce enabled without paying extra fees?
Does your website pass the validator tests (tests to see if your website can be read by all PC's, cell phones and search engines)?
Is your website 100% cell phone and PDA compatible?
Does your webmaster use language that normal non-technical people can also understand?
Can you change your website language at the click of a button?
Does your website system have a free bulk sms and mailing list system included?
Does your website allow you to quickly and easily build forms and surveys?
Does your website have a built in events calendar, newsletter, advertising space, videos and map?
Do you think the so called free websites that are offered on the internet will make you money and save you time?
Does your website offer a special module for your specific industry or do your developers offer to develop you a module for free?