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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Cedar Rapids Web Design websites are always optimized for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). What does this mean?
Letting Google know what your website is about is similar in many ways to letting a real human know what your website is about, with some subtle differences.
Google has many ways of determining what your website is about, so that they can present your website in the search results to people looking for what you have to offer. Headings are important, as well as keywords, and images, and sitemaps. You also need to submit your website’s sitemap to the Google Search Console for indexing.
Headings tell people what a page is about. It also tells Google what the page is about. In HTML there’s a difference between a paragraph and a heading. It might seem like a silly distinction to a human but for a Google crawl bot it’s an important distinction.
Keywords are important but not in the way they used to be. Meta tags are a thing of the past, and content is the future. If your page is supposed to be about underwater basket weaving, but you don’t have the phrase “underwater basket weaving” in the content of that page, or it’s only there once, how is Google supposed to be absolutely sure that somebody doing a search for “underwater basket weaving” would be interested in viewing your site?
Google’s crawl-bots can’t tell what an image is by “looking at it” like a human can. So how do they know what the image is? There are several ways, including the name of the image file, the image alt text, title and description.
That’s a lot of information and can be a bit overwhelming for a business owner who isn’t familiar with web development. Rest assured, it’s not overwhelming for us. We eat sleep and breathe SEO here at Cedar Rapids Web Design and we always use the best SEO practices when developing a website.
Today’s internet is not yesterday’s internet. Things in the world of technology change at an amazing rate, the internet doubly so.
At Cedar Rapids Web Design we’ve been designing and building websites for over 15 years. We’ve watched as the internet went from Desktop only, to Desktop first, to Mobile first.
It’s more important than ever today that your website is mobile friendly and responsive. Google, in an attempt to give users the best experience possible, has even started to give better search engine ranking to websites that are mobile friendly. This is because they know that many people will be searching and viewing web pages on their mobile devices, and if your website doesn’t scale well, they’re going to be turned off and go back to the search results and keep looking.
At Cedar Rapids Web Design, we make sure all our websites look good on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. We also make sure they work in multiple web browsers.
Design is everything. You need a brand that matches your business, and your business is awesome. But good web design is about more than just looking amazing. Websites need to look good AND they need to work well. User experience is very important to us at Cedar Rapids Web Design. We work with our clients to make sure their clients have the best experience possible interacting with their website.
Far too many startups and small businesses struggle to gain any traction, and many times their struggle has nothing to do with their product or service, but with their brand/marketing. Nothing says “we don’t know what we’re doing” like a poorly designed website. This is why at Cedar Rapids Web Design, we utilize only the most talented designers in the Creative Corridor, to make sure our websites are always fresh, aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate.
Do you have a killer product that’s selling like hot-cakes and you’re wondering what would happen if you started selling…online? Stop wondering and let’s do this. Cedar Rapids Web Design’s eCommerce websites are built on the powerful framework called WooCommerce. A great looking website, with WooCommerce, great SEO and an AdWords campaign is the money making cocktail your business needs to take revenue to the next level.
A beautiful website can be ruined by slow, unresponsive hosting. Not only is this annoying for viewers, but it also hurts your search engine ranking (Yes, Google knows how slow your website is and they rank accordingly). Cedar Rapids Web Design partners with InMotion Hosting to provide our users with fast, reliable web hosting.