What is the Market Price of Creating a Website?

Starting from the design, does the client already have his own design or not? if so then there is no design price.
After that, how many features does this client want? This greatly affects the use of tools for making the web page and processing time
How long does the client want to make? usually there are rules made by the web creator himself, if you want fast time with good quality, the price will be more expensive, if you want a long time with good quality, the price will be cheaper. for the quality we consider the quality provided is very good
Lastly, does the client want maintenance to be managed by the programmer or from the client himself? if you want to be set by the programmer then there will be additional costs again, because the manufacturing and maintenance services are different (depending on the manufacturer’s policy)
How much should I spend to create a website?


Starting from 0 rupiah to hundreds of millions of rupiah per year.

Free

Domain names ride on other people’s domains, for example blogspot, usually data storage space is included.

Pros: Easy and fast to make, no cost.
Weaknesses: the domain name clearly looks like a free domain. Although websites can be made dynamic and professional-looking with various tricks, customization is limited. You most likely can’t manage the database yourself, for example.

Around IDR 20,000 to IDR 400 thousand per year

Buy your own domain, but the website uses a free platform like blogspot. Be careful not to be fooled. Domain prices vary, the purchase price for the first year is often misleading, because the cost of domain renewal can be many times the price for the first year.

Pros: Looks more professional because it uses its own domain. Don’t spend money on server rent to store data.
Weaknesses: Customization still depends on the platform provider.

Around IDR 500 thousand to hundreds of millions of rupiah per year (billions, if you buy your own server in your own building)

Buy your own domain + rent a server (or buy your own server).

Pros: Everything is under your control.

Weaknesses: More expensive. You have to maintain your own platform. A lot of time can be wasted if there is a problem with your platform. Again, the price of 500 thousand is relative, because cheap domains can go up in price in the following year. The cost will increase according to the amount of data quota and server storage space and memory used. If your website is visited by millions of visitors, you have to spend more money.

If you buy your own server, then the cost of server maintenance (electricity and hardware replacement and building rent) becomes a burden for you. Second, you still have to think about the cost of renting bandwidth to the ISP.

All these costs do not take into account staff salaries and software development costs as the company progresses.

How to Improve the SEO of a Website?

There are three important things to improve Website SEO. Among others are;

Technical SEO[1]: This is a series of efforts to ensure a website can be crawled (termites) properly by search engine bots. In the right way. In the sense that what you want to appear on the search engine is also what the search engine sees. And what you don’t want to show, it shouldn’t be crawled so it doesn’t get in the search engine index.
On-page SEO[2]: This is a series of efforts to ensure that, your site has a structure that is both search engine and user friendly. Meeting quality standards, which is at the heart of having useful content for search engine users.
Off-page SEO[3]: It is about meeting the off-site signal factors that search engines take into account when ranking. The main thing is backlinks or links from outside sites. It also includes brand mentions, likes and shares on social media, and others.
These three main parts, in the SEO industry are referred to as search engine ranking factors. Google as one of the main goals of SEO (because it has the most users in the world), has around 200 ranking factors[4] that are taken into account.

Of these 200 factors, some have few credit points and some can have a big impact on website SEO. So my advice is you can focus on a few key elements that you’re most likely to do very well. Only after that, you can fulfill other supporting things.

I once wrote about; 9+ Most Important Google Ranking Factors For SEO[5]. You can read it if interested, as a first step to understand SEO deeper.

What I wrote, maybe just a little scratch the surface. From these basics, you can explore and do a little trial and error.

To be honest, there is no standard SEO technique. Any SEO tutorials or guides, are basically assumptions made based on individual experience.

Because, any search engine, never reveals the secret of how they actually rank. If anything, it’s just a grid that is essentially about how to improve a better user experience. Because the Google search engine focuses there.

Ensure the condition of the site and content; high quality and capable of providing a great experience for search engine users, is the key to SEO, according to Google.

Furthermore, you can increase your site’s authority by building a solid link building strategy. Both efforts to reach backlinks from external sites and managing links between pages on your site (including site navigation systems, such as links in menus, footers and sitebars).

Backlinks are the most important factor, after website content. Because in this way, search engines can more easily find, crawl and identify the contents of your website pages.

High-quality backlinks are how search engines, especially Google, view a site’s authority and popularity. So the more you have backlinks it counts as a vote; whether your site is considered important or not important.

That’s all, hope it helps..

Footnote

[1] What is technical SEO? 8 important technical aspects for website optimization
[2] What is On Page SEO; Benefits, and Optimization Steps 2021 Update
[3] What is Off-Page SEO? Benefits And How To Do It
[4] 200+ Google Ranking Factors + 9 Most Important Elements For Beginner SEO Guide – Marshub
[5] 9+ Most Important Google Ranking Factors For SEO [Update 2021]