What do free websites cost?

Free websites aren't free. Now this sounds like an anachronism but let us show you why free websites cost a lot, and usually cost more than a professionally produced website.

Scanning through the terms and conditions of, a popular free website service, we noticed that although the initial site is free, there are steep follow-on costs. To add to this, there are costs that seem fair but actually degrade your brand and that you have no control over. Let's look at some of these.

What does SEO cost?

We do search engine optimisation (SEO). In a slightly different tack from most SEO companies, we bake the tools into our websites then show you how to create good, solid content then let the system's magic do its thing. This doesn't cost any extra. However, should you wish we can write really effective content for you.

META tags and SEO

Everything you knew about search engines is now wrong

We've known how to get pages up in the search engines for years, haven't we? Put in good meta tags, write good content and get lots of inbound links - as many as possible, and as quickly as possible. Right?

Fleecing the Flu

The past few weeks have concentrated minds around the world as companies have looked closely at their disaster recovery policies and plans and found that most are woefully slack. Swine Flu (or Influenza A/H1N1) has become the first pandemic of the 21st century. Not much worse than the common cold and certainly not as deadly as bog-standard seasonal flu (for the moment), the escalating news stories and attendant tension, forced many firms to add pandemic to the list of possible disaster scenarios along with airplanes landing on facilities, dirty bombs and terrorist attack panics. Interestingly pandemic looks to be a far worse, and far more certain, disaster than many of the other normally considered scenarios. The problems, though tend to come with second and third order issues when staff can't get to work.

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