Frequently Asked Questions  Web designing In Chicago

Website Design FAQ

How much does your website cost?

The short answer: Our prices depend on so many factors, it’s impossible to say in one sentence. Avoid any web developer who can answer this question without a long talk.

The long answer: To get a better idea of the cost of what you want to build, give us a quick phone call. We’ll ask you a few questions about the nature of the site, what sort of interactivity the site will have, your graphic design needs, etc. Then we’ll be able to give you a ballpark figure. If you’re still interested, we’ll come to your place of business and come up with a firm quote.

If you talk to a web developer who gives you an instant quote, run away! Imagine telling someone you want a car and having them immediately giving you a price for that car. Any fair and honest car salesperson would want to know the make, model and engine type of the car you’re looking to purchase, right? The same goes for building web sites. Depending on the features you want for your web site, the cost can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few million.

Why should we hire

There are many reasons. Here are 7 good ones.

Another company says they can build a website for us for $600. Why shouldn’t we use them?

We’ve seen those ads on the side of the road, too. Be wary of anyone who says they’ll build you a web site or sell you a car for $600. There’s a possibility they’ll take your money and run. What’s more likely is that they’ll take your money and then build your site with a template. They may have a lot of templates to choose from, but they’ll all be rather generic. They’ll ask you for five pages of text and then slap it into a template and that’s it. You can’t have custom graphic design; you can’t have any interactivity; your site won’t be optimized for search engines and it will look like a $600 site.

Remember, a consultation with is always free and we just might be able to prevent you from wasting a thousand bucks.

Will I have a say in the graphic design process?

Absolutely. Our goal is to please you. We can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, we can do that. If you have a logo or brand collateral that you’d like us to work around, that’s no problem. We’ll be sure your new site will be a consistent and integral part of your overall brand.

Does provide copywriting services?

Not directly, but if your project calls for copywriting, photography, original illustration, video or other creative service, just let us know. We have an extensive network of creative associates that we work with. We would be happy to make a recommendation.

Does provide web hosting services?

Yes. See our hosting plans here.

SEO – Search Engine Optimization FAQ

What is the value of SEO?

SEO is an extremely valuable investment.  If we rank you for a keyword that costs $3 per click in AdWords (there’s no cost per click with SEO) and it brought 100 visitors to your website each month. The value of ranking for just that one keyword would be worth $300.  Rank 10 keywords and the value is $3,000 per month. Our SEO packages are all under $1,000 so it’s not hard to see a solid value for ranking.

How does the process work?

The process is easy! We do all the work for you, you sit back relax and enjoy rankings.

  • First, sign up for one of our affordable SEO packages
  • We research the keywords that will be the most effective for you
  • You approve the keywords
  • We send a baseline report showing where you currently rank for those keywords
  • We build citations
  • We build links
  • We update the meta tags on your website per your package
  • We write an article/webpage
  • In 25-26 days we send updated SEO report that shows the difference in rankings and files that show all the work that has been completed! This gives you time to review the work and see we completed everything prior to being billed again. We have a fully transparent approach.

How long will it take to get results?

This depends on various factors, website age, where you currently rank, etc. If you already have some rankings on page 2 or 3, it won’t take long.

  • Basic SEO package– Established sites can expect results in 5-6 months, newer sites can expect results in 7-9 months
  • Advanced SEO package – Established sites can expect results in 3-4 months, newer sites can expect results in 6-7 months
  • Pro SEO package – Established sites can expect results in 2-3 months, newer sites can expect results in 4-6 months
  • If you want a more accurate estimate based off your website and current rankings please send us your website URL via our contact page. We will review your website and give you our best estimate on how long it might take.
  • Please note these are estimates and not guarantees but we promise we will do our best to get you there and to be truthful and honest along the way.

When can I expect ROI?

You can expect an ROI once you have a few keywords ranking in the top 3 spots on Google.  It doesn’t take much to generate an ROI with our affordable SEO packages.

What happens if I stop my SEO services?

You own everything we do! If you stop working with us we will not remove, hijack or undo anything we have completed on your site.  However, we advise against stopping SEO even if you have top rankings. Stopping SEO is very similar to stopping your daily workout. You will still be strong for a while but eventually, you will lose your strength. With SEO It’s important to keep active to stay ahead of your competition.

What is Google MyBusiness connection?

We make sure your business address is properly linked on your website to your Google My Business page to give your full authority with Google.

What type of onsite work do you do?

We update the meta tags and keywords on your website per your package. We also fix any coding errors that would cause issues with rankings your website.

What is the purpose of the blogs?

We use the blogs to build quality content, build links and to grow your website. Content is king and the bigger your website and more quality content we build the easier it is to rank you. Please note, our goal is to rank your website’s core pages not to rank the blog content this is why most of your blog content will not be keyword heavy.

What are socials links?

These are backlinks.  It’s like favorites in your website browser. We add your link with keywords and link back to your website.  We typically get about 80% approval ratio of the links.

What are citations?

Citations are high profile business listings on websites such as Yelp, Yahoo,, Bing, Citysquares, Yellowpages, Localpages, Foursquare, EzLocal to name a few. They organize business listings by categories, locations, services and allow us to put in your contact information, logo, website URL, keywords and information about your business. These are done one time. Since they are manually done it can take up to 45 days to complete.

How long have you been doing this?

Anri Studio has been established in 2004 and we have been doing SEO work for last 7 years.