Moving or Redesigning Your Site

Moving or Redesigning Your Site

Moving or Redesigning You Site
SEO & Linking Considerations

Your web site is going to move to a new server, or be involved in a site redesign at some point. Often this transition is simultaneous. The prospect of expanding your web presence can be exciting, and help boost your bottom line if done correctly. If done incorrectly, you can wipe out a huge portion of your past work and customer base, as well as destroying your rankings in the search engines. A failure to plan your move is a sure-fire plan for failure!

Are the URLs of your site going to change? Most likely, the answer is yes. Reasons for generating a new URL structure could be that you are moving from a static site to a dynamic site like adding a content management system, upgrading to a different server technology, like moving from .php to .asp or ColdFusion, or implementing a rewrite process to make your URLs more Search Engine Friendly. [Read more…]

Questions to Ask a Potential Web Design Firm

Search Engine Friendly Design

I recently participated in the website redesign process for a group that supports the meeting and group travel industry. The Board of Directors asked if I could put together some questions for the final selection process. I thought this would be good material to share on the blog.

Web Designers and Developers – Take Note! During the review process every person on the selection committee visited the website of the firms that delivered proposals. There were a number of comments about the “lackluster” delivery of some of the firms offerings. I understand the reality of, “The son of the shoemaker has no shoes” but you need to take this to heart if you want to grow your business and land bigger clients. A little SEO would help you be found also. But we’ll save that for another post!

Download and Print This Article: Questions to Ask Website Designer

Here is my list of questions to ask [Read more…]