Question: How much time/cost would one spend on SEO for a website. Design or SEO – which priority would you consider the top cost?
Answer: The estimates of the cost of web design are all over the map. You can spend practically nothing on web design or you can spend several thousands of dollars. What is really important is when you’re creating a website to integrate search engine optimization in the design process at the beginning!
Most of the people who take our classes and SEO are retrofitting an existing website. This is one of the biggest tragedies of web design. They have already spent several thousand dollars on a website that was designed to be beautiful by a graphic designer, who did not understand search engine optimization! Now they have to retrofitted to best practices, and so they essentially pay twice.
If you are starting a new website, make sure that the design company knows how to build a search engine optimization friendly website and that the website you end up with talks to Google and also talks to humans. The two should work together!
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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