Only if you ask us to. Your website will be custom designed by one of our designers, unless you choose our Premium Package, which is based on a template layout.
Yes. All content is owned by you. If you have us register a domain name, it will be registered under your name, not ours.
Your website will be hosted by HotDoodle's world-class, secure hosting servers, which include our easy website editor, hacker protection, and automated backup software. Technical support and design help are under one roof, so you don't have to deal with going back and forth between your hosting provider and web designer for changes.
Should you decide to leave HotDoodle and host elsewhere, you will need to hire a new web designer to copy website code and content to your new host, and re-create any features that aren't compatible with your new host. You will lose the benefits of HotDoodle, including: Ability to edit your website without technical skills, hacker protection, and automated backups.
No. Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal don't allow us to easily rollout software updates to all of our clients or provide website security efficiently. They also don't provide as many features within a single, easy website editing tool. HotDoodle's Content Management System (CMS) provides a combination of innovative technology and 1-on-1 service, so you can have a powerful, feature-rich website as well as design, domains, hosting and help all in one place.
HotDoodle's headquarters is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Fremont, California (right next to San Francisco). Since websites are online, we find it easy to communicate over the phone and exchange website drafts/content via email. This has allowed us to make websites for clients across 5 continents. If you happen to be visiting California, we'd love it if you swung by and said hello!
All website packages come with our standard SEO features, which include SEO keyword metatags, SEO friendly page titles, website description metatags, as well as an automatically updated site map. Advanced SEO is also available, where we will write SEO optimized content, blog posts, and backlinks to your website.
From project start to finish, websites usually take 2-4 weeks. This also depends on how quickly you provide feedback as we deliver each website draft. Rush delivery is also available if you need the website much sooner (i.e. tomorrow).
No matter where you get your website made, you need a hosting server to publish it online so visitors can ﬁnd you. There is always a monthly fee associated with the upkeep of hosting, but HotDoodle's monthly fee provides more than basic hosting: HotDoodle bundles world class hosting, hacker protection, and our innovative editing platform into your website. We also take care of routine software updates, so you can rest assured that your website works the way it should.
It's up to you. Most of our clients provide us with the text for each page, and we come up with the overall design, graphics, and color scheme. If you have a logo or any other images you would like us to use, that's great! If you would prefer that we write the text for you, we have professional copywriting services available as well.
Yes. We have a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you don't like your website mock up, you may cancel for a full refund. If we registered a domain name for you, the $15 domain fee is not refundable.
$599 + monthly plan
+ 5 Stock Photos
$1,599 + monthly plan
+ 10 Stock Photos
$2,039 + monthly plan
+ eCommerce Shopping Cart
+ 10 Stock Photos
$299-$9,999 + monthly plan
Advanced Features such as Mobile Optimization, Newsletter Broadcasting, Industry Specific Features, Multilingual capabilities, and more.
Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the internet, we follow the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.htm.
What This Policy Covers. This policy covers how HotDoodle, a service provided by Metabyte, Inc. (hereinafter “HotDoodle”), treats personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit the HotDoodle.com website or use the HotDoodle service (the “Service”).
We regard personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as real name, telephone number, birth date, email address, or physical mailing address. Information that we use internally to identify you as a user in our system, such as your selected username, is not considered personally identifiable information.
What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as our partners and advertisers. Likewise, this Policy does not cover the online privacy practices of any of the Members of the Service whether or not they create websites using the tools supplied by the Service or host their sites through the Service. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently of HotDoodle and they have their own privacy or security practices. For your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review the policies of any of these third parties before submitting any personal information to them.