Hiring a web designer with SEO experience is a smart move for any small business owner that wants to maximize ROI on their website investment, increase lead generation, and improve their online visibility.
Local Search Matters!
Recently we helped several clients correct their addresses and phone numbers on several of their listings for local search. Local search listings provide geographic based search results. These listings include Google, Yahoo, Bing!, Yellow Book, Yelp, Manta, SuperPages, Facebook and Google+ among others. Altogether we can manage your listings on 80+ sites and directories.Search Engine Land conducted a survey of consumers and the results showed that 85% of consumers use the Internet to find local businesses. 16% of consumers performed searches looking for local businesses every week!
About the Author
Brian Rideout, Chief Pixel Pusher of BANG! Web Site Design is an industry veteran (sounds better than old guy right?) who started building websites in 1996 when dial-up, modems, Netscape and 640 x 480 resolution monitors with 256 colors were state of the art. We very quickly adopted ColdFusion as our application server and developed CMS (Content Management Systems) powered sites for our clients so they could update their own websites easily without having to pay a web designer to do so.
We stumbled into SEO by "accident" when we got a client ranked #2 on Yahoo (remember this was the 90's) for an extremely competitive keyword phrase and they sold out of all the product they had. With a little reverse engineering we learned what Yahoo was looking for and applied our new found SEO experience to other clients and then to Google... which was a tougher nut to crack by the way.
Times changed, Google became the dominant search engine, Adobe bought ColdFusion and we switched to Lucee for our application server which is an open source CFML language server, and we continued to build websites for small business's in the Phoenix market. Brian's approach of SEO 1st Design has resulted in many businesses, particularly in the building trades such as contractors and plumbers, as well as law firms, to rank at the top of Google's results which keeps our customers happy, healthy, and profitable (you thought I was going to say wise didn't you?).
We continue to provide website design, website development, hosting, SEO services and digital marketing for Phoenix companies. More information about the company can be found on our About Us page. Click the following link for examples of our award winning website design work.