Web Consulting for Micro and Small Organisations

Rip Offs

Like any new technologies throughout history, sharks are over charging where ever they can. 

While some price variation can be related to the level of technical and customer support, the listings below are meant to be a warning to the consumer.

  • Domain Names

- Registration should be no more than $40/yr

  • Domain Parking

- Should be free

  • Hosting

- Prices and features vary greatly. Many charge for additional features that are included free with others.

  • Copyright

- Web makers who claim copyright of your material

  •  SEO

- Google publishes information about how their system works. There are really only a few rules to follow. Some tricks have been used to get high scores but Google actively works against these. So long term, it is better to play it straight.

  • Adwords

Google allows anyone to setup an account. To be an approved provider, the current rule is that you setup 5 accounts successfully and apply to have the recognition.

Any claims of special relationships with Google should be looked at carefully.

Fees should also be carefully compared.