The Biggest SEO Secret in Website Design

January 17, 2012 Website Design 0 Comments

When I first joined Red Rocket, I honestly thought I knew everything there was to know about search engine optimization. Good thing I was being hired as the website designer – because everything I thought I knew was completely wrong.

For the longest time I was convinced that social media was the fastest, most comprehensive way to ensure Google could find your website. Was I wrong. As it turns out – all those little icons people like to included in their website design – taking users to places like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn – do nothing but drain page rank.

It’s true, Buffalo Website Design does include these social media icons – but considering that the site is only four months old and I’m currently ranking at #16 – it certainly builds a case against using social media in your website.