5 things your website developer is not responsible for

Stuffed animal monkey holding a message board sign saying, Not my circus, Not my monkeys. This applies to a website developer.

When hiring a website developer for your business, you must be clear about what you want them to do. You may assume a website developer is responsible for some things, but that is actually not part of their job. Here are five things a website designer is not responsible for.

1. Content Writing

Content writing is a critical part of creating a successful website. It is the job of the content writer to create engaging, informative and targeted to the right audience. However, content writing is generally not something a website designer is responsible for. You need to hire a content writer to create the text for your website.

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2. Advice on How to Structure Your Business Services

When you hire a website developer, they will be able to create a website that looks great and functions properly. However, they are not responsible for deciding how to structure your business’s services. You will need to decide on your own or consult a business consultant.

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3. Ongoing SEO

Search engine optimisation (SEO) ensures your website is visible to the right people. SEO involves optimising your website’s content and user experience of your website, as well as the structure, and coding to ensure it is visible on search engines. While a website designer may be able to help you get started with SEO, they are not responsible for ongoing optimisation. You will need to hire a dedicated SEO specialist for this.

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4. Teaching You How to Make Your Own Changes

A website designer can create a website for you. Still, they are not responsible for teaching you how to make changes and update the website. If you decide to make changes to the website yourself, you will need to hire someone to show you how to do this.

5. Fixing Things You’ve Broken

It is easy to break a website if you’re unsure what to do. But if you mess up and break something, it is not the job of the website designer to fix it. You will need to hire a professional to help you troubleshoot and fix the issue.

These are five things a website designer is not responsible for. It is essential to be clear about what you want from a website designer before you hire them. This will help you get the website you like and don’t end up paying for services you don’t need.

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