It’s time to redesign your company’s website and you’ve found a great B2B SEO/web design group to handle the process for you. With the team hired, you can go back about your regular business and leave everything in the capable designer’s hands, right?
Not so fast. Hiring the right SEO/web design experts is just the first step. Your involvement needs to continue throughout the process to ensure your new website conveys the message and brand your company’s after.
And that’s not because web designers don’t know how to do their jobs. The issue is that they *do* know how and they’re very aware that just about any web design is the right one for one company or another. The answer they need to uncover is which design is right for *your* company.
Hence, the pre-design meeting, which is your chance to provide the necessary information to ensure your company gets the right website for its needs.
Prepare for the meeting is important - for one thing, you need to be able to identify websites that you do and don’t like and explain why.
Remember Bill Clinton's view on economic policy -- Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)! As complicated as web marketing has become, there are still some very basic principles to good SEO marketing. That's what my blog focuses on. Communicating in a way easy enough for any marketing manager to understand what the most important elements to SEO marketing are and how to implement them. And, along the way, I'll share personal insights on some other topics of interest.
President of Polysort LLC and Pilot Fish, cut her teeth in PR and business writing working for trade publications owned by Crain Communications. She helped launch business pubs Plastics News and Waste News. Joined Polysort in 1995 to launch first plastics & rubber industry portal. Later launched Akron, Ohio, search engine optimization (SEO) and web design firm Pilot Fish. Specializes in web site copywriting and SEO marketing, and works with some very talented and committed people.