What Does SEO Ready Mean?

When we build our websites, we like to make them SEO ready from the start. Search engines like Google have certain rules that you want your website to follow to help you get more website traffic. Some of the rules we follow include only using one “Header 1” tag per page, adding alt text to images, focusing on content length, as well as a few others. 

Even though we aren’t optimizing for specific keywords, when we build a website, we are still sending you out of the gate on the best foot possible.


Why Do We Build Our Websites This Way?

We build our websites SEO ready from the very beginning because we like doing it right the first time. Some competitors may not do this, so you should always ask before getting a website built. You may be surprised at how many people will be confused by this question!

If we didn’t build our websites this way and you decided later that you want to purchase our SEO Services, we would have to start over with optimizing your website. Instead, we can simply build on the foundation we have already created. Ultimately, it’s a better option long term.

Our SEO Services provide much more than what comes with a basic website. You’ll want these to turn your website from “SEO ready” to “SEO ranking”. This is achieved by taking your SEO ready website and begin optimizing your content. One example of this is by doing keyword research.

Think of it like a race car. We are building your race car, equipped with everything you need to be successful if you ever decide to go to the race track. However, it’s up to you whether you go race your car at the track; we don’t have any control over that.


What is Included in a SEO Ready Website?

Here’s a short list of what is included in your SEO Ready site:

  • Title Tags
  • Privacy Policy
  • One H1 Per Page
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Meta Description
  • Alt Text on Images
  • 404 Page
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Google Maps Integration
  • Sitemap XML
  • Minimum of Home, About, and Contact Page
  • Proper Use of Headings (H1>H2>H3)

These are just some of the things that are included when you purchase web design from us. We strive to provide you with a website that can be easily optimized for SEO efforts.


SEO Ready vs. Monthly SEO

As I previously mentioned, a SEO ready website means your site comes equipped with tactics that will help your website show up on Google. However, these built-in boosters will not get you ranking #1 on Google on their own. They are simply put in place to help follow Google’s rules to make it like your website more. 

Our monthly SEO Services, use even more strategies so that you will show up higher on Google’s results page. You can schedule a SEO strategy session today to talk to the experts about the best way to get your website ranking #1.


Things to Be Aware Of

If you decide to get a website built by a different company or DIY it, there are some things you need to avoid. There are two different types of SEO practice: black hat SEO and white hate SEO. White Hat SEO is good, and this is what will get you the best search results. Black hat SEO, on the other hand, is bad practice that is easily detected by Google and will get you in trouble. 

SEO takes time, that’s why it is often paired with PPC marketing; the two strategies work very well together. However, some people don’t like to be patient and they want to try to outsmart Google’s search engine ranking bots. You may see short-term success, but it won’t last long as Google will ensure that it doesn’t continue on its SERP.

This may seem overwhelming, and it can be. That’s why it’s best to leave it to the professionals. There won’t be any question whether your SEO website is demonstrating good practice; you’ll know it is.


Ready to Grow Your Business?

If you’ve read through this article and think a SEO Ready website sounds right for your business, schedule a free discovery call today so we can get started. Once you have your new, optimized website, you can begin to grow your business. We have a growth program that provides marketing, design, and advertising services at a more cost effective rate than hiring a full-time employee. Let us be your marketing team.