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Is web design important for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nikhilroy44, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. nikhilroy44

    nikhilroy44 Newbie

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    Hi folks, Does anyone know which is the connection between web design and SEO? Does this matter? Do I know web design to help my SEO site?
     
  2. Motorhead

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    People don't like web with bad design, that the reason to make high bounce rate.
    Then google doesn't like web with high Bounce rate.
     
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    Quite confuse with the answer. So what is the best way to do?
     
  4. wangbu

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    Yes it matters in SEO, a lot.

    From the CMS you will use
    Crawling & Accessibility
    Architecturing & Structuring

    Some possible problems could be:
    using frames
    ajax/flashy effects (Google can read ajax but there is still the possibility that problems may occur)
     
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    If you design a low class web site then, traffic bounce rate will be huge, and google don't like high bounce rate.
     
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    It should be responsive and mobile friendly.
    John Mueller has already said that mobile compatibility is a ranking factor.
     
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    User-friendly matters. Good user experience will increase the pageviews and reduces the bounce rate.
     
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    Also loading time helps, so a responsive quick theme and great hosting are both needed.
     
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    Yes ofcourse, if not into deep, atleast the basics of good web design. Since SEO (on-site/on-page) involves many conditions & corrections to the web design, it matters a lot to travel with SEO parallely for the best rankings.
     
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    Your poor web design will not affect your ranking, but it will affect your traffic, which will ultimately affect your SEO. So you should have a site with good design so people love it and stick to it. This will be very strong point that will compel Google to rank your site on 1st page
     
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    your theme is a very effective and increasing the traffic that interacts the people so that top ranking
     
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    Yes, It should be responsive site and make sure that right navigation menus, URL’s, directory names and concentrate on your website content it should be unique because duplicate content hurt your site rankings.
     
  13. AlexPam

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    UX and UI matters.
    Site loading speed matters.
    Bounce rate matters.
    Time on site matters.
    Conversion level matters.

    Think do the above points concern with web design?
     
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    it is like

    Bad web design = Poor user experience = Penalised by Google Panda = website ranking decrease
     
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    Your Web design gives a first impression to visitors, like when you go to a restaurant. Just by seeing it you should know what type of food to expect. Likewise Web surfers are becoming more and more knowledgeable about the Internet and services offered there.
    As google knows that and integrates more and more user experience metrics in their algorithm, your web design will affect many metrics directly and indirectly. So make a great web design, do not skip this step.
     
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    Yeah i also think that it needs to take idea about seo
     
  17. AlexPam

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    Panda is on-page (text) content filter. There is no direct correlation with web design and Google Panda penalties. But quality web design can boost your ranking. Definitely.
     
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    Web design is important not so for SEO, as for the perception of the site. The more beautiful the site looks, the more willingly people go to it. Yes, and the credibility of such a site is much higher than on websites with an inarticulate design.
     
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    design and page loading matters most.
     
  20. JamesLovell

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    Ofcourse it matters.