Deadlines. Some of us love them and others hate them. Personally i like them because they help me keep focused and keep a project on task.
Whatever your preference they're a part of delivering projects on time.
Here's a guide to some of the deadlines we set for ourselves and our clients:
We aim to get these out within 72 hours. Every quote has a 1 month expiry on it unless otherwise stated.
This can include things like your user journey, keyword research and other associated documentation that supports the website and informs you of what will actually be developed.
We aim to get these out within 1 week of the project starting.
Where you have contracted a website design (as we also do SEO, SERPs and other associated tasks such as social media marketing) we aim to have the first construct ready for review within 1 week of your project starting.
Content and Images:
Where we have been contracted to provide content and images for a website we aim to have at least the principle pages (the mein menu items) done and ready for review within 2 weeks of the project starting.
Where you have been asked to provide this there is no deadline of-course. However, we'd expect to receive content and images (the mein menu items) within 1 week of requesting them.
Where we have passed a construct, completed content or design concepts to a client for review we'd anticipate feedback from you within 1 week.
We appreciate that you have a business to run so we don't expect these deadlines to be fixed. Rather we use them as a guide and wherever possible we adhere to them as it's important that you get your website online.
Say you have contracted a 5 page website and SERPs tracking.
We would expect to have the project documentation, user journey and construct all to be delivered and await your approval within 1 week of you starting the project.
The SERPs tracking would likely start the following week as part of this requires that we do keyword research and then await your approval of the suggested keywords for us to track.
Following the approval of the construct we would load dummy content and images and await your approval. After this we simply require content and images from the client.
In reality the website could realistically be live within 3-4 weeks.