Any business looking for longevity in the impatient and segmented marketplace of today must master the concept of personal website design.
The first thing a customer does after hearing about your business or seeing an advertisement about you, is look at your website. After they look at your website design, then they may take a look at what you actually have to offer. First impressions are everything especially your home page.
Web Page Design Cost
If you have a successful product or service in today’s market, it’s easier then ever to get a simple webpage design created for your business. Basic web design packages have become more affordable too niche sites, band sites and small business due to the open market on the internet. The whole world can design websites.
There are plenty of free templates online. However, these templates are not the end-all be-all of personal website design.
Though there are some very talented web designers and some excellent web page designs on these template websites, you never know how many times they have been downloaded.
Odds are that another person in your industry has taste similar to yours and is using the same template.
To counteract this, you can certainly start with a web template in order to save money. However, after looking on a simple web design site, it is usually a good idea to employ web page professional to tweak your template. In this way you can easily design a website that will be both attractive and optimized without spending a great deal of money.
If you are an artist of any kind, this type of simple web based design is essential to your success. Your customers must have a place to go to connect with you besides your shows, building a central connection that includes social media will help your visitors to stick around long enough to interact with your site.
However, they must also clearly be able to see the path to the actual features on your site. Otherwise they will become quickly bored and move away from your website before they have been converted to Facebook friends, Twitter friends or Email fan subscribers.
Because of this dual responsibility of the website, simple web page design is actually not so simple. There are a lot of features and functions that you must fit into an organized structure in order to be taken seriously by the savvy Internet customer of today. So when you decide its time for your web site, you should seek out a professional website designer to see how your site can be improved or created to enhance your web presence.
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What's up with SEO in 2012
We're all wondering what is going to happen with SEO in 2012. People are questioning and talking about possible new side effects on SEO this year. Search engines are constantly changing search engine algorithms. The majority of chatter is trying to guess what is going to happen, putting an opinion together with what they have tested out last year versus what they know as truth.
First thing, pay attention to your domain name. Using your keywords as a domain name is an excellent form of on page SEO technique.
I know that social networking is huge and its going to get bigger. People like making friends online and sharing what they know. Heck that's why half of us are here to begin with. I'm continuing to look at how I can maximize my social network affiliations, it will stay high on my list of priorities.
I'm also looking at Pininterest and Google +, they are new and should be exciting this year.
I know that mobile is here to stay. If you aren't looking into having your website SEO optimized for mobile access you will be missing out. Looking at how mobile search and buying patterns are utilized is a must this year.
Huffington Post states that 7 percent of 2011's christmas shopping came from IPads, which had only been released 18 months earlier. Surely as this year continues that market will grow. Mobile SEO is a must.
We all should know that our customers, the people we speak to everyday, want something fresh and new to read, not the same old thing just reworded. What is cool and up to the minute. You know the "thats 12 seconds ago"… well as far as customers are concerned it was, now what do you have that's new?
I know for myself, I have a short attention span when I'm surfing the net. I want what's current creative and fresh.
I do know that our customers want more to experience within our sites, so I will continue to look for inovative ways to give them that. What new ways can I create interaction and community on my sites.
On Page Basics
I know that the basics we have all been following still matter and are important to a successful website. It's so important to take the time to fill in basics on a webpage. Search engines have to have the pages information or your not going anywhere. So I know if I continue to follow these SEO basics I am ahead of some of my competition.
- titles, meta tag descriptions
- image alt text
- varied anchor text
- quality content is huge
- keyword selection is still the most important part of SEO
- linking to quality sources
How important will they continue to be, I don't know but I will continue to use them as well as new SEO applications that come into play.
I also know page speed can be a problem so keeping your site, page speed oriented can be a serious plus. Formating images before uploading is important, that is a simple way to cut down on page drag.
All of this is my opinion based on current information, from experience, SEOMoz and other industry gurus.
The only way to figure out what works for you is to test out what you are putting together.
So go for it!
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Why You Want Good Article Content
Quick non researched content writing has made the rounds with most websites. Then down the road writers realize; doing this doesn’t represent the content or author in the best possible way. That brings me to the phrase “content is king“, I’m sure it’s not a stranger to your ears. Guess what? It’s true.
Quality in article writing is your calling card. This complex but simple action lets people know what you are up to. Your visitor isn’t going to enjoy your personal website design if the content is shallow, they might even think why did the author bother.
Second, If you are trying to grow your website you risk the chance that Google will just pass you by. Your ranking won’t be anything to write home about, unless of course, you have picked keywords that have zero competition. Be honest, how often does that happen?
If you think about why you are writing you will find the most important issue with content writing relates directly to the reader. Wanting them to read the whole article which in turn helps them find the solution. This is a fairly simple concept but seems to elude many.
Also just as important, is getting to where the call to action is located. Wiithout this small detail you are just another information blog. Call to action helps the reader gain access to different information solutions along with product solutions. If you don’t have a version of the below red button you are missing out.
To help a reader get through the complete article and feel satisfied:
- I have to understand who will be looking for my information and why. What problem am I helping them fix.
- I need to write in a simple style where anyone can understand what I am talking about.
- I have to make sure my navigation is clear and clean so they will want to take the next step through the site.
- I don’t want them to just read the page they are on. How can I propel them further into the information?
Clearly my main focus with online content should be my reader, the people.
Quality content will not let your reader down, that is why content is still king.
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Do you Know the Benefits in a SEO Domain Name?
There are two sides of the street with SEO domain names. One group believes it will have a positive effect and the other group believes its neutral, or has no effect on SEO. My opinion is this, I think it does have an effect on how your site will rank. But in no way is this the one way your site will grow and rank in search engines. Having an optimized domain name is just another piece of the puzzle for your simple web page design, so why not do it?
When you decide to put a website together and you are at the planning point, think about generating natural traffic for your site, the start of this is as easy as looking for a name that reflects the keywords your potential clients are searching for. Something so simple becomes important.
As searches lead clients to your site you begin to see the natural flow of organic traffic. Without an SEO based name you lose the extra traffic you gain from applying such a basic technique. Concidering on page SEO techniques is your first application of SEO web design, starting out with an optimized name makes sense.
Now if you weren’t aware of this technique; people sit at a computer and type in phrases or ideas they are looking for. When this happens you want to have a site that is linked with one of those phrases. You have searchers visiting your site just because your name is part of the phrase or idea they are looking for.
Just like when we used yellowpages, which was our go to source for business and company information. Keyword or phrase searches is one of our modern day yellow pages, besides being an economical way of generating traffic.
This alone over time will help create links to your site. Linking helps you rank in Google or other search engines, helping you get closer to the first page. This is what you want. Natural backlinking is one way to give a signal to Google that your site is not spammy.
You won’t be setting the world on fire from this, but with other SEO applied to your site you will be off to great start. When put together with other on page and off page applications of SEO you create a robust website ready for action.
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