Ambrosia’s FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should Iowa businesses and non-profits choose Ambrosia Web Technology, LLC?  Find the answer to this question and others…

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1. Why should I choose Ambrosia Web Technology, LLC?

If you’re a business owner or non-profit organization looking for quality, cost-effective communication tools, then you’ve come to the right place. Founded on the belief that Web 2.0 technologies should be affordable, Ambrosia’s “Feeding Your Growth mantra guides all projects from start to finish. Ambrosia specializes in using solid marketing and instructional design techniques to step you through the creative process. We stress the value of content and present it in a clear, effective way. Personal service & support is just one of the ways that differentiates us from our competition. We work with you during the process and are there for you after we deliver. You’ll soon find that Ambrosia is the perfect solution for your business or non-profit communication needs.

 

2.  What services do you provide?

Ambrosia specializes in: Web Design & DevelopmentCustom Software Solutions, Content Management Systems (CMS), Social Media Integration, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), “No Worry” Website Hosting“No Hassle” Email Hosting, Website Maintenance and Support, Copywriting, Graphic Design, and Email Marketing.

 

3.  Why do you recommend WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)?

Quite simply, WordPress is a robust platform yet is easy-to-update, flexible and search engine friendly. At Ambrosia, we recommend and specialize in delivering WordPress-based website solutions for most of our clients’ needs. With WordPress, we can build almost anything you can imagine, including custom solutions for desktop computers, mobile platforms, and B2B integration.  With WordPress, we can help you bring the best of your business into the hands of your customers. If you are looking for a versatile and competitive solution to your web site needs, contact Ambrosia today.


4.  Do you provide Email Marketing Services?

Yes, since your standard email account is not designed to send mass email messages to your clients, Ambrosia provides powerful and affordable web-based email marketing tools.  Our programs are approved as bulk mailers, comply with email laws, provide list hosting and management, handle formatting, offer a variety of great looking customizable formats, and, most importantly, deliver measurable results. Remember, as a business owner or non-profit organization, it’s never too late to start “Feeding Your Growth.”


5.  How can I register a domain name?

Domain registration is very easy. Since your Domain name is your internet identity, it’s helpful if it closely matches your business name, product or service. It typically has a .com, .net, or .org at the end of it. To determine if the domain name you want is available, visit Go Daddy. If it is available, you can register it yourself at that time, or we can register and manage it on your behalf. Domains need to be renewed once a year or on a multi-year basis.


6.  Where can I host my website? Ambrosia offers comprehensive hosting plans that provide a secure hosting environment, site monitoring, routine maintenance and a site backup strategy. Ambrosia Hosting accounts can be renewed monthly or once a year.  More information at our Hosting Page.

 

7.  How long does the web design process take?

We work together to determine the time frame. The more organized you are upfront, the quicker development will be. If you’re responsive and can get information and requested material back to us in a timely manner, you’ll find that staying on schedule is not a problem.  A basic website may take a few days. A more involved site may take a month or longer.


8.  I like sites that have flashy intros – can you do that?

Yes, we have a variety of techniques to provide what you need in animation, video, music or speech.  But, please be aware that no matter how great the graphics or sound might be, the success of your website will depend on how concisely, clearly and effectively you present your information. Creating the right balance between content, ease-of-use, eye and ear appeal is our goal.


9.  Can you set up an e-commerce site for me?

Yes, Ambrosia will provide everything you need to sell your products online, including appealing product presentation and selection, management of state-by-state sales tax options, multiple shipping methods, secure payment choices, etc.  Please contact us to learn more about this exciting venture.


10.  How do I get my site to show up on Google or other search engines?

To generate traffic to your website, it’s important to optimize your site. Site optimization is best done in the design stage. Ambrosia will help define keywords and incorporate them into your content. We’ll provide all of the back-end technical components (page descriptions, Meta tags and ALT tags) for each page of your site. We’ll also help you register your site with the primary search engines: Google & Bing/Yahoo. To measure your site’s traffic and progress, we’ll also sign you up for an analytics program. You’ll find out in more detail the number of visits to your site, what geographic location your site visitors are from, which search engine & search terms (keywords) visitors used to find your site, etc.

11.  Do you provide training?

Depending on your needs, we can provide you with the training required to take care of the day-to-day content management of your site, to whatever level of comfort you have in working with the site management tools. Some of that training will be on-site and some will be utilizing Ambrosia’s Video Tutorials.  Our Video Tutorials will be available to you within the site management environment at all times.  Here is an example of one of those Video Tutorials:

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12.  How much will a website cost?

It depends. There are all kinds of websites (Brochure, E-commerce, etc.) A small business website can be simple & straightforward or contain many posts or pages with various options/plugins: photos, graphics, text, hyperlinks, a contact form, guest page, flash, etc. Please contact us and we’ll be glad to discuss your personal requirements in detail.


13.  How is your payment system set up?

Upon approval of our proposal and contract, one-half of the payment is required up front. The final payment is due upon project completion. To find out how Ambrosia can assist in feeding your business or organization’s growth, contact us today!

 

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