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How to Build a Site for Web Design and SEO

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A website is key for an effective online marketing strategy. It is the banner that leads a potential client to your business and determines whether you get clients or not. As such, it is important that your site be searchable to get the required traffic. Creating such a website requires that you incorporate SEO content during the design process instead of waiting to add when the site is complete. You need to find a digital marketing agency that understands the value of content as well as its connection with web design to get a wholesome package. Here are some tips though of building a site for web design and SEO.

Get the Right Domain

Getting the right domain for your website is vital for your business. The right domain means that your site will be found easily on the search engines. You can have the main domain with the name of your business relating to your area of operation. All other variations of your domain name should lead to your main site.

Ensure Good User Experience

Search engines identify the best sites and present them high up in search results. Their main aim is to ensure that users get the best experience by getting the best out of these pages. Sites that have good usability features are in most cases rewarded by the various search engines. It is a win-win situation for the search engine and the site. The more the users visit a particular site due to its good usability, the more revenue the search engine accrues from advertisers. You should, in that case, ensure that your site has the right design and the right content that suits both desktop and mobile users.

Site Structure

The site structure is the path the site’s visitor has to go through to find what they are looking for. This path should be as simple as possible for both experienced and new visitors. If visitors face some difficulties navigating through the site, then the site’s traffic will be negatively affected. Ideally, you should keep the pages no more than four clicks away from the home page.

Content Discoverability

Search engines rank sites based on the content discoverability. Discoverable content can be crawled and indexed and thus ranked to allow users to find the site. You need to ensure that your links are working properly and that they are not buried or broken. When you are structuring your site, ensure that the most important content is placed high up the structure. Ensure that you use the right keywords linked properly to your site. Proper alignment of design and content ensures that your site is easily found by users due to high rankings.

Get Quality Content

The content you include in your site guides the search engine. When a user searches for a piece of particular information, the search engines crawl through the content in the various sites to bring up the sites with the most relevant information based on that particular search. The higher the quality of your content, the higher your site’s ranking will be.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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