Website Design and SEO

As a website design company many people are asking if we can manage their seo (search engine optimisation) too. Our reply is of course yes! Our sister website “website Positions” (http://www.websitepositions.co.uk) deals with getting a clients website into the search engine including Google and Yahoo.

Our designs come with a degree of seo once completed but there is always more to do if your business sector is over saturated in the search engines…which most are!

It takes a lot more than just putting a few keywords in the meta tags of a website these days. You have to think about incoming link strategies, article production, blog creation, social media interaction and even press releases. All this is usually on-going and much hard work is needed to get hose valuable number 1 spots.

WordPress for clients

Using wordpress for clients does help website designers no end. As soon as a clients asks for a content managed system I instantly thing of wordpress or joomla depending on what the brief includes.

I like using joomla for more ecommerce based type websites but if the client wants a more gallery based website then its off to look at how wordpress can be used.

The folks at wordpress do try and make it as user friendly as possible but it’s not really there for the novice user to get a site look exactly how they want (which is good news for us web designers!). First off it’s still controlled by css, which is a good thing but a lot of the templates still need you to tweak css code or even parts of the template code.

I have seen more and more great looking templates coming out in recent times so for the novice user wanting a great looking blog site there has never been a better time to set it up.

A great find for wordpress themes is this one: http://www.web2feel.com/browse-themes/

And best of all the wordpress themes are free!