In order to explain the process of SEO Web Design, it would be helpful to describe the roots of both SEO and web design, and how they can work together to benefit the client. While web design has existed since the very first page was posted and the Internet was born, SEO is much newer. Effective combination of the two can help bring about a more successful Internet presence.
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the process of enhancing a website to better the chances of it ranking highly in the search engines. What many people often do not know about Search Engine Optimization is that the goal is not to create a perfect site, but to create a site that is less imperfect than the competition. All else being equal, the search engine should see the optimized site as more relevant. This is not necessarily because the optimized site is of a higher design aesthetic or is more functional than its competition, but rather because it highlights the positives and eliminates as many negatives as possible.
SEO Web Design
Combining SEO and Web Design is challenging because there are many factors on both sides to consider. There are constant battles between the design, the content, the programming, the marketing, and the optimization techniques. The designer must respect that the site he or she is designing will eventually be optimized. Therefore, additional space needed for content must be allocated. The programmer must be flexible to accommodate the various calls to action provided by marketing as well as the optimization techniques involved. The SEO specialist should communicate with the design team and the programming team to orchestrate a smooth transition from Web Development to SEO Web Design.
A common practice for companies interested in having their website optimized is to design and develop the site, and only then hire a Search Engine Optimization firm to help with the optimization. Unfortunately, this process is redundant and ultimately leads to greater expenses for the company. The search engines have likely already begun to index the non-optimized site and created their initial scoring of its relevance, and this is their first impression. A better way of tackling this issue is to design and develop a website with SEO techniques incorporated from the very beginning. While you could still hire an outside SEO firm to communicate these techniques to a web development company, it would save even more time and money to hire eLink Design.
eLink Design enables our clients to have peace of mind knowing that whitehat SEO techniques are being utilized from the beginning of their project, through its launch, and on to the marketing thereafter. We work with companies from all over the country and even other web design or SEO firms seeking our expertise in the very specific space of SEO Web Design.