Welcome to Best SEO Web Design!
Here’s a little more about this website and me; Todd Donald…
Currently this website is a directory of web designers and search engine optimization firms. I also build websites with a focus on search engine optimization and conversion, but only take on web projects on a case by case basis and am not as active at it as I once was.
This website used to be my personal web design promotion tool, complete with my portfolio and loads of information about web design, search engine optimization and Internet marketing. Between the website, referrals and word of mouth I became quite a busy guy building websites and helping people market their businesses online. After doing this for several years I just got a bit burned out and honestly I needed to go back into the work-force and make a real income.
Basically, I started building websites in May of 2002. My first real website was what seemed at the time, something simple but turned into so much more. That website, (which I eventually did sell to another company), was called Free DJ America http://freedjamerica.com and it was designed as a nationwide directory of mobile disc jockeys and online lead generation service for my several thousand listed members. When I built the site, there were no do it yourself database style website platforms like there are today. Back then, in order to have a dynamic website with a database of listings and things like form submissions that resulted in leads sent to members, one had to either be a web developer / programmer or hire one to build a site like that. So what did I do? I built a STATIC SITE, that I maintained by hand. Every listing was created and maintained by me. Every form submission handled by me and Outlook. It was a monumental task that took hours upon hours, days upon days and so on. I would wake up early, go to bed late, work on it during weekends and holidays. The work never stopped.
How I learned SEO (search engine optimization): I did not realize it at the time over a decade ago, but my little “DJ Directory” had to compete in a $41,000,000,000 per year wedding related industry. The competition on search engines was fierce for decent rankings having anything to do with “wedding” anything, including disc jockeys, djs, music and of course those word combinations in conjunction with any major city, suburb, or metro area. Bottom line: I had to learn quick and be better than the rest at showing up in those search engine results so that my listed members would find a benefit to my website and visitors would FIND IT and find it useful.
I found that the key for unlocking SEO was understanding WORDS. I’ve always been a bit of a word warrior. Not that I’m a literary genius by any stretch, just that I was interested in and excelled at English throughout my school years. It really is not rocket science or black magic! A search engine’s primary purpose is indexing the textual content on web pages and then sorting and displaying the relevance of what they have indexed based on the words that people type into their favorite search engine. Once I mastered this strategy I found I could apply it to almost anything. I began building websites for small businesses, organizations and niche markets which resulted in fantastic search engine results for my clients.
Of course there are many factors which go into search engine optimization, (which is truly nothing more than setting up a website and the pages within it, so that it is considered relevant for the content or topic the website owner wishes to express), but the main idea has remained the same over the years, which is on-topic textual content. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a website is a set it and forget it thing though… To get a website popular and keep it on top of the search results takes consistent ongoing efforts and it is often this aspect of Internet marketing that makes or breaks a small business dependent on search engine exposure.
Thank you again for visiting Best SEO Web Design. If you’re a web designer or SEO firm, please add your listing to my directory so people that are looking for web designers and SEO help can find you. If you’re trying to find a web designer or search engine optimization expert, please use the directory to find someone that that suits your needs. If you’d like you can also contact me to consider your project.