Show Up in Google

Appropriately we are named “Show Up Web Design” because of our firms roots in search engine optimization (SEO). Showing up in google is no easy task, Google doesn’t want companies to artificially inflate their rankings, Google wants you to rank according to their algorithm and your website’s merit.

Hypothetically speaking, the entire “SEO” industry is trying to enhance the merit of your site so, your site can rank higher on Google. Aggressive SEO or “blackhat” SEO could and should kill your search rankings and how you show up in google. The best SEO strategy is an honest one, earn your website’s search rankings. We gave you some tips and tricks in a previous post The Savvy Seven, and below we outline some simple SEO tips to show up in google when first starting a site.

Submit Your Site to the Google Search Console

Google adds new sites to their index, and updates existing ones, every time they crawl the web. If you have a new URL, tell them about it via the Google Search Console. Google does not add all submitted URLs to their index, and Google can’t make predictions or guarantees about when or if submitted URLs will appear their our index. However, it is the most simple and straightforward way to add your site to the Google index, having your website rank in the index is a different story.

Clear URL Branding & Pooling

You may not know it but, multiple websites for the same thing can hurt your rankings. Do not dilute PageRank by owning multiple domains for the same company, for example we own 2 sites: “showupsb.com” (our old website) and “showupwebdesign.com” we redirect showupsb.com to showupwebdesign.com so that all the page rank flows to the new site and does not get cut in half by having 2 sites.
You might have multiple websites on the same url,  www.showupwebdesign.com and http://showupwebdesign.com  are seen by by search engines as different pages. Again this can result in any links that you receive being diluted between the two pages.  Fixing this can be easily implemented by using a permanent (known as a 301) redirect from one of the pages to the other or making changes to the htaccess file.

Links, Backlinks & Link Building

Part of googles ranking system has to do with the (honest) links to your site.
  1. The best way to get links is to submit a worthy prerelease to your local paper
  2. Locate references to your, your blog, business without links and contact the website owner and ask for a link.
  3. Have quality content people want to link too. Become a authority in your industry and links will follow.

Content is King

Whats on your site actually does matter. Targeting the right keywords will help you show up, if you have relevant, important and useful content people will go to your website and link to it. Create a superior product or service and the visitors and links will follow.

With these simple tips you will be on your way to show up on google, for more advice, tips or to show up on google contact us.


Santa Barbara WordPress Design & Development

As one of the few Santa Barbara Web Design firms that specializes in WordPress development for websites, mobile sites and over all UX/UI we are proud to offer a complete suite of WordPress development services. For a client who needs a WordPress site we typically do a very simple custom web design with a customizable WordPress Theme the client loves.

As a personal long time WordPress supporter, developer,  moderator and user we’re happy to announce our business WordPress Profile so you can track some of our work and WordPress contributions.

What is Content Management System?

“A content management system (CMS) is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual steps or an automated cascade. CMSs have been available since the late 1990s. CMSs are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, and shopping. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMSs. CMSs typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding, but may help it for specific elements or entire pages.”

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system

The use of WordPress has been been increasing substantially and is really showing up online. We use WordPress as our platform, we’re able to offer a wide range of design options, widget add-ons, search engine optimization, and an easy-to-use content management system so that you can update your site at your convenience.

“74,652,825 sites out there are depending on good ol’ WordPress. That’s one site per person in Turkey. Around 50% of this figure (close to 37 million) is hosted on the free WordPress.com. In the realm of self-hosted sites, WordPress accounts for 18.9% of all websites.” – Akismet

The WordPress & SEO Relationship

We started using WordPress for our Santa Barbara clients because “google loves WordPress” not only is WordPress easy to use for our Santa Barbara clients WordPress is easy to crawl and the google bots know how to navigate WordPress site maps, posts and pages very well, for a Santa Barbara WordPress developer that is the best of all worlds.

Google is constantly changing their ranking system and smart content management systems and Santa Barbara SEO is essential to maintaining a strong web presence in the local Santa Barbara website community/search results.

As a SEO company Show Up Web Design thinks the best Santa Barbara websites show up highly ranked in Google, part of a websites ranking have to do with their content management system. This is not an easy task for WordPress so we add other services for our clients to boost their SEO such as: freelance writing, PR writing, article writing and overall search engine optimization.

More about WordPress UX and UI Design.

“The people you have eavesdropped on are actually discussing two professions that despite having been around for decades, and in theory for centuries, have been defined by the tech industry as UX and UI Design.

UX Design refers to the term User Experience Design, while UI Design stands for User Interface Design. Both elements are crucial to a product and work closely together. But despite their professional relationship, the roles themselves are quite different, referring to very different parts of the process and the design discipline. Where UX Design is a more analytical and technical field, UI Design is closer to what we refer to as graphic design, though the responsibilities are somewhat more complex.”

More: http://blog.careerfoundry.com/the-difference-between-ux-and-ui-design-a-laymans-guide/


Website Design Firm Changes Name

Santa Barbara, Calif. 9/9/2015– Capping off a period of record growth, Show Up Santa Barbara announced today that it has formally changed its name to Show Up Web Design (FBN 2015-0002257).

According to owner and head designer Mrs. Christina Dominocielo (Markos), the new name better reflects the company’s creative philosophy, depth of services and its role as a provider of fully integrated web development solutions.

“Clear and effective branding is the basis of effective web development,” said Dominocielo. “Our name change reflects the company’s broader scope of practice including web design & development, creative development & branding, online advertising & marketing and not just local search engine optimization (SEO).”

Since its inception, the company now called Show Up Web Design, expanded steadily from a local SEO and web development firm with a small local client base to an integrated development, marketing, and commerce solutions provider, with a portfolio of clients ranging from corporate giants and non-profits to home business startups.

Dominocielo noted that working with locals in the Santa Barbara community will remain Show Up Web Design’s top priority. “Santa Barbara is my home. This is where I grew up, went to school and will always live.”

A key point of Show Up Web Design’s advertising is the benefit of having a local website designer, the website states: “[local web designers] know your town, community, and competition like no other design company could.”

Show Up Web Design is a Santa Barbara, California-based web design and development firm providing creative web design, development, local SEO and online advertising.
For more information, visit http://www.showupwebdesign.com or contact the Show Up Web Design staff at [email protected] or 805-500-8717.