Web Design Questions to Ask an SEO Company
SEO Web Design Related Questions
A web designer who doesn’t understand how to design and build websites with SEO in mind can hurt your website and business and cost you money. You can’t simply assume your web designer is an expert in local and technical SEO. It is important to prepare a few questions before your meeting to ensure they can deliver a website that meets your design and SEO marketing expectations. Total Web SEO, a full-service SEO and web design agency, has prepared 10 important questions to ask a web designer regarding search engine optimization (SEO).
10 Important Website Design Questions to Ask before Hiring an SEO Agency
Do you offer website redesign?
Yes. Many times, when it comes to negative or low website rankings, it is due to the construction and lack of key SEO factors. Some of these important factors include keyword-rich content, meta titles, meta descriptions, understandable site navigation, clean code and more.
How do you handle redirecting URLs?
We will go through the sitemap of all the pages on your old website and make sure every URL is redirected to the new site.
Do you build custom websites or use templates?
It is rare to build a completely custom website unless it is for an enterprise-level business. However, we can customize a WordPress website to look and function exactly as you need.
Are your web designs responsive?
What SEO Principles do you implement in Website Design?
A web designer must build in SEO from the very beginning of the project to ensure your site is built with a framework to be found on Google.
What kind of research will you do on our business?
Research is a large part of the beginning stages of a website project. We will do extensive research to ensure we’re targeting the right keywords in your industry to get you found on the first page of Google.
What Content Management System (CMS) do you use?
At Total Web SEO, we build websites on the WordPress platform. WordPress supports business growth, allows clients to make their own updates, if necessary, has e-Commerce capabilities and much more!
Will you transfer all my content?
When necessary, we will transfer all the content (and redirect URLs) from your old site including blogs, images and pages. If your old website doesn’t have a lot of content or SEO value, transferring the data is not necessary.
What is your approach to SEO for my new website?
Just because your new site is built within an SEO-friendly framework doesn’t necessarily mean it will rank better on Google. There are many other SEO factors involved in getting websites on the first page of the SERPs including:
- Keyword research
- Keyword to page map
- Editing and optimize content to improve rankings
- Writing custom SEO titles and meta descriptions
- Resizing and compressing images
- Renaming file names & ALT tags
- Configuration of SEO plugins
- Redirecting old URLs
- And much more
Do you work in-house or outsource SEO or web design projects?
Some SEO agencies will outsource design work; some website designers will outsource SEO. At Total Web SEO, we partner with our sister company Total Web Company, to offer a full range of web design, web development and search engine optimization. All our employees work in-house, we do not outsource our work.