FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, just ask! We’re happy to help.

Branding and Internet Terminology

What is branding?

Branding is the process of developing an emotional connection between the name of a product or service and the intended audience, in a way that is cohesive, creative, and consistent. Branding goes beyond logos, though a good logo can be an important starting place. For branding analysis, tips, and even fun comics, visit our blog, Talking Oranges.

What is an avatar?

An avatar, sometimes called a profile picture, is an image or icon that you select to represent yourself for your social media accounts. Usually it is a small square. In today’s Internet-dominated world, it’s important to consider how well your logo might work as an avatar, since that might be the only visual representation of your identity allowed in some instances.

What is the difference between a website and a webpage?

A website is comprised of at least one webpage. A website may have just a home page, or it may have many other internal webpages in addition to the home page.

What is the difference between website hosting, domain names, and URLs?

Check out our explanation of the difference between these three items in this post on our blog, Talking Oranges.

What is the difference between SEO and SEM?

SEO, or search engine optimization, is the process of optimizing your website so that it is found easily by search engines and thus by users in unpaid, organic (or “natural”) search results. SEM, or search engine marketing, is paid advertising that appears next to or above unpaid search results. SEO tends to require more technical expertise and produce results much more slowly, but with SEM, you must pay for the traffic to your website that results from your advertisements. Ultimately the goal of both SEO and SEM is to promote online traffic and increase brand awareness. We recommend that our clients use both SEO and SEM strategies.

What is pay-per-click advertising (PPC)?

Pay-per-click advertising, such as Google AdWords, is a form of search engine marketing (SEM). As the name suggests, you pay when Internet users click on your ad, rather than when your ad is displayed.

Our Services

How quickly can you complete my project?

It depends on what the project is and our current workload. But generally a website, including logo design, can be completed within six to ten weeks, assuming that you have all your materials ready to go and we are able to schedule times for any interviews or photo/ video shoots with you immediately.

How much do your services cost?

Every client has different needs, and every project has different specifications. We adjust our fees accordingly. Our services are usually priced on a per-project basis or at an hourly rate. Talk to us for a consultation and a price quote.

Do you have different payment plans?

Yes. We can work with you to figure out a plan that makes sense for your project. Just ask.

Do you work with clients outside of New York?

Yes. We have taken on clients all along the East coast as well as some on the West coast.

I have a problem or an idea for a project that isn't listed on your Services page. Can you still help me?

We love a challenge! Get in touch with us for a consultation to see if we can make your project happen.

Our Oranges

What is Talking Oranges?

Talking Oranges is your source for the juiciest branding banter online! In other words, it’s our company blog, where we talk about all things branding, tech, and social media related. Because we think branding lessons and strategies can be transferred between industries, we look at branding successes and flops from all over. We also offer tips and monthly comic strips!

Why oranges?

They’re bright, fresh, and full of citrusy delight. Their round shapes lend themselves well to faces and personalities, and their color makes us happy and gives us energy. Also, we just like oranges.

I love your oranges! Do you have any merchandise for sale?

Not yet, but thanks for the love! In the meantime, get your weekly dose of vitamin C-level branding news, analysis, tips, and more at Talking Oranges.

Everything Else

I have a question that isn't answered here. How can I ask you?

Contact us! We’re happy to help.

I want to learn more about how you can help me. How do I contact you?

Great! Email or call us so we can set up a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!