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SEO: Web Design Blog

Why Your Business Website Should Have a Blog

WordPress was originally intended, and is still widely used as, a blog tool, so it’s no surprise to me when clients who I’ve built WordPress websites for ask me about blogging on their new website. I always reply that I think it’s a great idea to do so, and that incorporating a blog can have Continue Reading »

Last Things I Do Before Launching a Website

Launching a website can be a very exciting, yet frantic, time for both my clients and myself. With the end of the project in sight, it’s easy to forget to do some of the basic things that can greatly affect the initial success of the new website. Here is my list of what I do Continue Reading »

9 Places to Insert Keywords on Your Website

Search engine optimization (SEO) is essential to the success of most websites, and how you use your keywords is a big contributing factor to that success. It becomes even more important if you’re relying purely on organic search results to drive traffic to your website, rather than paid advertising.

Simple Steps to Bolster SEO on Your Website

Although web designers don’t have to specialize in knowing all things SEO, it certainly can’t hurt if they know at least the basics. There are a lot of simple things that can be done when building a website for a client that will help increase the likelihood of the website having good search engine results.

Top Google Tools to Use on Your Website

Google provides a range of free tools to help you promote your website and achieve better placement within its search engine results. I use a few of these already, both on this website and for my clients. You might find it useful to hear about what each one can do and see some of the Continue Reading »

Using the ALT and TITLE Attributes Properly

Web designers have two main ways to add descriptive text to page elements – the ALT attribute and the TITLE attribute. There is often some confusion about how these two attributes work, for they seem to work in similar ways. In reality, they have different purposes, so knowing what those differences are is important in Continue Reading »

Avoid Duplicate Content on WordPress Websites

WordPress is a great tool to build a website in, but when it comes to search engine optimization, there are a few areas where it needs some improvement. The issue of duplicate content is one of them, so I’d like to talk about what duplicate content is before presenting 5 easy ways to fix that Continue Reading »

How to Choose What SEO Keywords to Use

When it comes to search engine optimization, most people know that it’s all about keywords and how you use them on your website. Web designers and content writers can tell you where and how to incorporate those keywords in your design, but before that can even happen, you need to know what keywords to use Continue Reading »