I have a friend who has a website built by someone who offers Web Design in Ringwood. I pointed out to said friend that the links to the home page were incorrectly coded. So, as most of us would, he contacted the web designer guy in Ringwood and pointed out what I had said.
The bane of most SEO’s lives are Web Designers. These people who know how to build websites; yet have no real clue of what is needed to get a website ranking.
If I had a pound for each time I was told I was wrong by a web designer, I would be rich. Even if I out rank them for their own town and search terms; I am wrong and they are right!
So from now on; every time a web designer tells me this; I will write a blog post with the sole intention of out ranking them. I don’t need these to get to number one for their main term; the target is to simply out rank them.
Perhaps this may over time cause them to stop and listen; who knows, if they were to stop and listen, they may learn something and therefore be able to offer more than just web design to their clients.