What is SEO?
Web Design and SEO – Without it, you might as well not have a Web Site!
Web Design and SEO is crucial to a websites recognition on the internet, and without it you are simply wasting your time with a website as it’s basically invisible to browsers/search engines. Many clients ask ‘What is SEO?’ SEO is a means to be found on the internet by users and search engines, and ensuring that your content is about what it’s supposed to be.
SEO TIPS – Exercise Caution when looking for SEO & Ranking Services:
Any discussion of SEO agencies and pricing isn’t complete without a few SEO TIPS about what to look for. To help you guard against indiscriminate SEO businesses with unethical practices, be cautious of the following promises:
Guarantees: SEO firms generally can’t provide guarantees due to the constantly changing nature of the industry.
Instant results: True, some SEO tactics can get “faster results” by gaming the system. However, these can damage the reputation of your website. Instant results often involve SEO practices that are against webmaster guidelines put out by search engines. Invariably, Google seeks out these techniques and penalizes the website which results in dropped rankings that can take a long time to recover.
Mobile Friendly & Responsive WordPress Web Design
Mobile Friendly web design is HERE . . .
Statistics prove that mobile devices are used to search as much as desktop in some cases. With enhanced WI-FI access in most cafes, airports and hotels, it means that if your site is not mobile friendly, (Responsive,) you most likely will lose a potential client. Users are frequently in touch through their mobile device, using Social Media, Browsing the Internet, Opening Emails and even using Google Maps to find their way.
Whilst building a few websites requiring Tripadvisor Widgets, I experienced some problems, where the page load was very slow, and this of course was showing up in Google Analytics.
Having gone through the website with a fine tooth comb, I reviewed all the plugins that were being used, and checked all images, resizing where necessary to smaller images, the page load was still extremely slow, especially by GTmetrix standards, displaying that the Page Load was in the RED, as a minus 43, I was extremely concerned!
Then I noticed when the web pages were loading, that the Tripadvisor Widgets were being requested from their website. I researched the Internet and found articles relating to the Tripadvisor Widget causing slow page loads.