Get to the top of Google

Every business needs a website these days. And if you type a few design-related searches into Google, it can feel like every designer in the world already has a site. How are you going to stand out from the crowd?

Don't expect to put up a website and have it replace all the other marketing you already do, but note that many people have abandoned phone directories in favour of finding companies online. You're advertising to people who already want what you have on offer, so you can expect your site to bring in business, as long as people can find it. There's no secret technique: it means building a good site, structuring it correctly and telling the right search engines and directories about it. You might want to spend some money buying keywords on the search engines too. But don't go too far: we'll show you the search engine strategies you need to avoid because they'll get you banished from the listings.

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