|From SEO to Web-Dev|
Anyone go THIS way?
Here in Ireland, it seems every Michael Mouse Web-Dev is offering promotion/marketing as part of their services, and when I say the vast majority haven't a clue, I'm being charitable.
In the forum(s) I've come across a number of designers/developers that have either switched to SEO, or taken the subject seriously enough to "major"in it.
So I was wondering have any SEOs entered the field of web design/development?
I have split personalities to tell you the truth, I only bring the service in when I can see the person needs it or i can be sure to get them to the top.
I play a SEO and a web designer. the good thing about doing both is you know the designs the SE's like and can incroporate your SEO warez into the site.
I have partners in web design who do a wonderful job with the graphx ;) I hate graphx ill leave that for...
I started learning SEO with no coding/programming/development experience at all. I did keyword research and SEO method research, and sent requested changes to the programming staff.
I am starting to develop sites now, just slowly learning on my own. The two go hand-in-hand so closely that it is difficult to do just one.
It takes a lot less time to just open a page up, make changes and upload it than to send it off to the web designer to put on and tell then where, then check it out, etc. etc.
I find it much easier to work with a site I've done from scratch, but I'm not too big in the graphics department and never will be. The two go hand in hand, but they're different skill-sets.
Looking at the state some sites are in with "rankability" I don't see how we can get away from needing to at least get into the redesign part of it just to fix some of them, but given a choice, design is far less exciting than SEO.
This is a very small country, and the danger I see for SEOs entering this area is, referrals from web-devs will soon dry up; yet if too many web-devs jump on the marketing/promotion band-wagon, they'll dry-up anyway.
We're thinking of offering a special cut-price package that will make it worth their while to out-source while still being able to advertise these services, out-sourcing being still uncommon here.
It's either that or sit twiddling while they make a bags of it, and put the perception of this sector further down the pan.
Marketing background here. Took to reading HTML code in /97.
Was ask once to design a site from scratch, NEVER AGAIN.
I perfer to fix what others create, since it generally goes from a development project to a marketing tool very quickly.
SEO isn't really designing it's marketing.