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Discussion in 'Web Design Forum' started by johnnieboy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. johnnieboy

    johnnieboy New Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I am located in Braintree, Essex and I was just wondering if anybody knew of any companies that do websites and SEO in that area?
  2. michelledancer

    michelledancer New Member

    You're really not limited to local companies for this kind of work, you could employ someone from pretty much anywhere.

    If you have your heart set on locals, try FreeIndex. Just be sure you're choosing someone good and not just someone close by, there are lots of charlatans listed on sites like that :)
  3. Victorious

    Victorious New Member

    SEO is such a con - if a company tells you they can optimise your site and charge you more for that is simply conning you. There are few tricks you need to use such h1,h2 tags strong, emphasis selectors and friendly urls also description meta and html5 semantics. In most cases search engine positioning takes a long time for organic results unless you pay for sponsored result.
  4. hubert

    hubert Banned

    Here is one of the top seo companies in USA. You can consider it.
  5. SurreyWeb

    SurreyWeb New Member

    Here is one of the top seo companies in USA

    Didn't know they had taken people on who understand the web and search.

    Neither should people worry too much about "SEO" in the sense this is often framed on sites like that. Forget about article or directory submissions, meta tags, keywording etc. etc.

    Build a site that is technically efficient, easy to crawl and logically structured. Avoid on and off site duplication, fill the site with unique, compelling content and keep doing that at a steady rate.

    Work on the popularity of the site, don't run round looking for pointless links, just make sure relevant, good quality sites know of your content and give them irresistible reasons to link to that voluntarily for their users.

    Keep to this policy and keep an eye on the site. If you make mistakes, fine, we all do but correct them. Should you be short of ideas, look at the best sites in your niche, then work out how you are going to be better.

    If you want a few technical tips on working with search, try:


    Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Google's SEO Starter Guide

    They will help but not as much as having a great website.
  6. addmac

    addmac New Member

    SEO + accessibility

    SEO is a great thing when its done well, however, it can be over used and can lead to ill-effects on accessibility.

    However, the search engine robot is sort of a disabled user as it cant see any of the images, any of the javascript or any of the part of the site that make it look 'pretty'.

    So, the best way to make your site SEO friendly is to make sure all your markup is correct; titles attributes, alt text, generally good descriptions on all applicable html tags.

    If you want to make it more search-friendly, you can (such as adding more descriptive text to title attributes or highlighting content by using header tags), just bear in mind that too much seo would affect the experience for would-be disabled users, and can even invalidate html markup.

    A good SEO expert may take this into consideration, however, they may not.

  7. Sogo7

    Sogo7 New Member

    SEO is not about making dramitic improvements to a sites rankings, it's about making minor tweeks that will maybe move you up one or two places.

    Ultimately a sites ranking is all down to the content, yet I still get clients who come to me with lists of keywords they want stuffing into the meta tags that are longer than the entire text of the site.
  8. webguru11

    webguru11 New Member

    SEO is not a con at all. What does impress people as SEO being a con are a few SEO professional and companies who employ weak SEO techniques, or even worse, black hat techniques which in the long run actually make the sites lose their rankings.
  9. John Hendry

    John Hendry New Member

    webguru is right but the trick is to get those SEO people who can actually do what they say they can. Shop around and ask for proof of what they have achieved before you spend any hard cash.
  10. design17girl

    design17girl New Member

    We do it. I can't post my link directly so here's the link to our freelance alliance profile where you will find our website address. Design17 :: Freelance Web Designer Based in London :: Freelance UK

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