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Why you need a responsive website

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Why you need a responsive website | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Speak to any SEO guru and they'll tell you how they will get you on the first page of Google, GUARANTEED. Yeah, I'm not so sure that's really possible. I mean, how many websites are there in the world? Even if every single one were fully optimised, there can't possibly be enough space on the first page of Google to GUARANTEE your website will appear.

And besides, the ranking factors that determine what Google looks for change more often than some people change their underwear; it's a wonder anyone can keep up!

Sure, if you can, I'd always recommend you hire an expert. I'm just not sure I'd listen to the hype. If you can't afford outside help, there are plenty of things you can do yourself to improve your ranking and even make it onto the first page of Google. Jeez – I managed to do it and I have ZERO SEO experience!

From 21 April, you've been able to improve your chances even further, by ensuring your website has a responsive design. Moreover, if you DON'T have a responsive website, Google will penalise you and you could see your website falling down the rankings.

What is responsive website design?

A responsive website basically resizes automatically across devices.

If you've gone to the trouble of having a website, you want people to read it easily, whether they're accessing it on a PC, tablet or phone, right? Well this is exactly what responsive design does.

My business website is currently on 1&1.

Cue the plaintive cries of web designers everywhere!

I admit, I've had my fair share of issues with it but the fact is, 1&1 gave me exactly what I needed – an Internet presence, without having to learn how to build a website. I was able to set it up and concentrate on growing my business.

Plans are afoot to move homes, but that won't be happening for a few months. In the meantime, I was running the risk of losing my first page position on Google.

No way did I want that to happen!

My old, static design just wasn't gonna cut it. Outdated and no longer serving its purpose, it was time to drag sueco.biz kicking and screaming into 2015.

Fans of my SueCo Facebook page will have seen the big reveal earlier this week. A layout change here, a few tweaks there and my li'l ole site is already looking sleeker and more modern than before.

Hopefully, it'll keep Google happy for a while!

A hui hou,

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    lyndsey Nightingale Friday, 01 May 2015

    Lots of web designers try to charge extra to make their clients new site responsive, this is just a big con and they get away with it because clients don't know any better. People should always look for designers who make their sites responsive as standard. Seo is a minefield, I have known people to pay over £1300 A MONTH for seo. It's just silly.

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    Suzy Homemaker Friday, 01 May 2015

    I am in awe of people like your Beloved who can get their heads around SEO. In the main, it's beyond me, but I must be doing something right, despite my numptiness ;-)

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    Joan Wallington Saturday, 02 May 2015

    Your site always looks lovely Suzy - it is a bit of a mine field isn't it....and the problem is trying to decide on where to put your time and money, i.e. do you go learn and do it yourself (and possibly spend ages).... or pass it to someone else and pay them. The joys of self employment !

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    Christina Saturday, 02 May 2015

    Now you have a fab. new hairstyle, we need to see a new pic. x

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