Over the course of the last two years, we have been offering our customers fully functional and beautifully designed tax – accountant websites.
During this time we have made many advances in the software being used, the hosting services for your site, as well as offering the latest tools for Accountants, Tax Preparers, CPAs and Enrolled Agents.
We’re just getting started…
As one of the few companies offering free SSL’s with their websites, we are going further in enhancing security. We’re also making strides to offer better financial tools as well as continuing to break the speed barriers with our designs.
First, lets discuss how we prepare your website and get you ready for launch…
When you first order your site at either taxPRO Websites or SiteDarthosting.com, you must answer some basic questions to help us get started. Choose your design, what package you wish to use (Basic or Business), an email address we create using your new domain (we always suggest info@yourdomainname) for your contact forms…you can even have us create a basic logo for you.
Once SiteDart Hosting receives the order, the team places this into a design queue. As per our current Terms of Service we have up to 72 hours to complete the basic layout chosen during purchase. The more information you offer during sign up can speed this process along. Sites have been completed within 24 hours or less.
Exceptions to this:
- Your domain is registered elsewehere: This leads to some extra legwork on your part. We will need you to watch your email for notification on how to progress when you wish to transfer or keep your domain name somewhere else.
- Business plan: Expect these sites to take the full 72 hours, as we must setup your newsletters, login data for the Appts calendar, etc.
- Not watching email: If you do not keep an eye out for our messages, your website could launch without any input from you. It is imperative to keep an eye on your email during this part of the process.
- Major changes: If you ask for major changes, this may take more time, plus may be billable.
We know it may be tempting to login and mess around a bit in your account, but our suggestion for now is to just create any additional email addresses you want, and leave the rest of the work to us.
Next, we will send your website for review. VERY IMPORTANT: Whitelist our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure to keep an eye on your email for that review. You get one sweep of changes to the home page, which is your personal canvas. Read our ‘Terms of Service’ to make sure you understand what changes are allowed.
Once we implement your changes, we then send your site live and notify Google to search your domain. Keep in mind that we cannot guarantee placement on the web. Your goal is to be active. Talk about your site on other outlets like social media. Be active and write some blog posts if you wish to get new customers. Better yet, opt for the newsletter which automates content for you.. Add your new site to your business card to help boost awareness.
That is the taxPRO Development cycle in a nutshell.
Now, what do we have in store for the future?
First up, we have recently introduced an updated newsletter system for the business plan. This will allow you to take control and send newsletters of your own. The system is easy to use, and is already automated for your site. But, lets say you want to notify customers of a newsworthy blog post, specific items, etc… You can create your own design and send it up to 500 recipients.
Are you super active on Facebook, but hardly use your website? Do you have great reviews on Google? Lets make the website pull your Facebook feed for extra search engine optimizations. Display your best Google reviews as your testimonials (Yelp is also available). These are just a few of the snazzy new addons coming your way.
Next we will be looking to introduce “addon” pages. Our first available: Enrolled Agent page. With a one time fee, add this page to your site. Control your information and make minor edits and changes. No extra monthly costs…
And then our latest changes to security are in place… All sites are upgraded to TLS 1.2 / 1.3. TLS 1.3 is a major overhaul for SSL Certificates, and has two main advantages over previous versions: Enhanced security and Improved speed. Older legacy security is removed making your site harder to snoop on, and keeps your editing and customers visitations more secure. This also applies to email, with secure connections for all mail accounts with no extra cost. If you have been purchasing an SSL for your site, you can now add these extra savings.
More is on the way. We hope to expand our offerings to help your accounting, tax preparation business succeed. Made for Accountants, Tax Preparers, CPAs and Enrolled Agents, taxPRO websites will help your business shine on the web.
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