Website Redesign and SEO Considerations

Not too long ago the prospect of conducting a website redesign would get your “SEO guy” excited – and not in a good way. In the past, websites could lose a huge percentage of their traffic, search equity, backlinks, and directory placements due to a new website being launched. This can still happen, but only if you don’t have an SEO plan in place prior to pulling the trigger on that new site.

Today, it’s possible to move domains, hosts, and platforms all on the same day, and retain most of your traffic and search engine results. Its really not a big deal! The key is this; Contact your SEO provider well in advance. Ideally, your SEO team was involved in the redesign from day one.

If you are a client of RightNow, please contact us early in the design phase. We can often help save you a ton of money by avoiding any SEO redesign cost due to Web Site Optimization recommendations. Frequently there is no additional cost for this consulting work, as it is included in our ongoing agreement.

About David

David Tucker: Search Engine Optimization, Link Building Strategies, Off-Page SEO, Brand and Reputation Management Campaigns, Structural Analysis, and Analytics Consultant. Fighting the good fight against the search engines since InfoSeek and Alta Vista were the top Internet search portals. David has a strong background in technical, design, and hosting related issues. This provides RightNow clients with a layer of SEO that most organizations can not offer. In addition to SEO work, David has developed the RightNow online client reporting system, public website, email and auto-responder system, and the development + branding of the RightNow social media channels. When not working you can find David enjoying the outdoors in Maui, Hawaii

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