Can Any Inbound Linking Hurt My Ranking?

The answer is simple – inbound linking cannot hurt your search ranking. How is this known for certain? Well, for one, if inbound were to hurt your rank, your competitors would continually link to your site from link farms. Such a scenario is beyond your control. For this reason, Google cannot penalize your site for any inbound linking.

On the other hand, you can be penalized for illegitimate external linking. It is highly advised that you not link to any website or group of sites that may be involved in shady or unethical search practices. Doing so could result in being black-listed by Google, ultimately ruining your SEO strategy. Avoid this situation at all costs and ensure that all external links point to trusted and reliable sources.

Having been involved in the internet industry for a large part of my working life, I have spent a lot of time researching and browsing the internet and reading websites, mainly for client design research, but also for occasional personal use. The one thing that I find most disappointing, is the apparent lack of thought going into website creation and it’s purpose, which in turn creates a missed opportunity for many e-businesses to become successful.

My personal perspective on e-businesses and their websites, is that if they don’t take pride in their websites and show to their customers a passion for what they do, chances are, they won’t take pride in their products, and the passion for providing good customer service will also be missing.

What you must remember, is that your web site is a direct reflection of you and your business. The appearance of your site is the most important factor in determining your potential success rate. In short, if your site doesn’t look professional or pleasing to the eyes at first glance, the majority of people will assume your products and/or services to be of similar poor standard.

At the other end of the scale, you could fall into the trap of going overboard with the design and over complicate things with incorporating high costing flashy graphics. You may end up with a great looking and highly aesthetic web site, but the danger with this is that your site may prove unreliable and at times may take too long to load. There is nothing worse for a customer than trying to visit a slow loading site, and most will close the browser window in complete frustration. As i’m sure you will be able to work out, this will ultimately cost you business.

The other major consideration (if not the most important) when designing a website is your content. Not just links, but content with passion, relativity, and understanding to the customer. When someone is searching for something in particular and they visit your web site, they’re visiting for a reason. Your site has something they want, Whether this be your product, service, and/or information. If they are unable to obtain what they’re looking for, they move on to the next site and so on. To be able to get your visitors to stay and look around your website, you must give them a reason to. Providing them with quality content will achieve this goal.

There have been countless other lists and articles on the subject of website designing mistakes, but I have compiled my own list, from a designer’s perspective, of some pitfalls to look out for when considering either designing a website or purchasing a template. Remember that the simple, clear, informative and well designed sites are the most successful. If you are a current e-business and your sales aren’t what you had hoped, consider the above and take some time to look openly and honestly at your site. Spending money on improving your website is a much better investment than throwing money away on trying to advertise and market a site that just isn’t good enough to sell your product or services.

If you are looking for a template or a custom designed website, be aware of the above and be prepared to ask your chosen designer or template provider questions to ensure that your hard earned money doesn’t go to waste on an inferior design, which contains any of the above. Asking questions won’t cost you a penny, and in doing so could actually save you a lot of money over the long term. Getting your website right first time is vital in terms of saving money and time. The earlier your website is up and running properly, the quicker you will be able to reap the rewards of a successful e-business.

The prime mistake Newbies make is to put their website name into the Anchor Text. Unless your website contains your keywords this is a waste of a perfectly good link. Remember that Google puts a very big importance on those Anchor texts and they should always use your keywords.

The second mistake is trying to put every single keyword into your anchor text and give that to everyone. There are two mistakes with this technique. 1.) Google assigns weight to each word in anchor text so if there are a lot of filler words (common in long sentences), they will “dilute” your target words.

According to two recent surveys, conducted by Forrester Research and Gartner Group, ecommerce sites are losing $1.1 to $1.3 billion in revenue each year due to customers click- away caused by slow loading sites. If a page takes too long to load, your potential customer will not wait. Ultimately costing you business.

Make sure you include proper META tags in the HTML of each page of your web site. META tags are HTML code that enable the search engines to determine what keywords are relevant to a specific site. About 80 percent of all web site traffic originates from the eight major search engines. It would be a good idea to make sure you’ve done your homework and fully understand how to optimize your web pages prior to designing your site. This will save you a lot of headaches in the long run. For further information on META tags read the tutorial entitled, “Building Your Site.”

Be cautious when selecting your background and text colors. Busy backgrounds make text difficult to read and draw the attention away from the text. Always be consistent with your background theme on each page of your site. Your site should be nicely organized and uniform throughout. Keep in mind, colors affect your mood and will have an affect on your visitors as well. Bright colors such as yellow and orange, cause you to become more cheerful or happy, while colors such as blue and purple have a calming effect. Dark colors such as brown and black have a depressing effect. A good rule of thumb would be to use colors based upon the type of effect you’re trying to achieve.

Your main page should specifically let your visitors know exactly what you’re offering. How many times have you visited a site and never figured out exactly what they were selling? If your potential customer can’t find your product or service, they definitely won’t waste a lot of time looking for it. They’ll go on to the next site and probably never return. They’re visiting your site for a specific purpose. They want something your site offers. Whether it is information, a product or service.

Design your site to be easily navigated. Place your navigation links together at the top, bottom, left or right side of the page. Use tables to neatly align your links. If you are planning on using graphic buttons to navigate your site, keep in mind that with each graphic you add to your page, it will take that much longer for your page to load. If you only have a handful of navigational links, using graphic buttons will be fine. If you have over six links, it would be wise to simply use text links to keep your load time down.

If you must use frames, use them sparingly. Frames, if not properly used, can make your site look unprofessional. Avoid making your visitors have to scroll from side to side to view your content. This can be very irritating and cause your visitors to leave. If you must use frames, offer your visitors a choice. Frames verses No Frames. Try to keep the number of clicks required to get from your main page to any other page on your site down to four. Keep in mind, your visitors may enter your site from pages other than your main. Always have good navigational links on every page and place your company logo on each page.

Design a quality e-book to give to your visitors. It’s not as difficult as it sounds. If you can create a web page, you can create an e-book. The focus of your e-book should compliment your web site. Simply write about your passion. If your passion is sales, then you could share some of your knowledge and experience by designing your e-book to provide a complete sales training guide. If your passion is home based business, you could write an e-book about how to start your own home based business. If you’re writing about your true passion then you shouldn’t have any trouble coming up with something to write about. For further information on e-books, read the article entitled, “How to Create an E-book and Drive Massive Traffic to Your Site by Giving It Away.”

Having been involved in the internet industry for a large part of my working life, I have spent a lot of time researching and browsing the internet and reading websites, mainly for client design research, but also for occasional personal use. The one thing that I find most disappointing, is the apparent lack of thought going into website creation and it’s purpose, which in turn creates a missed opportunity for many e-businesses to become successful.

With over 15 years of marketing experience I have helped over 1,000 businesses amplify their customer base. I have spent the man hours to make sure every one of my clients have had a positive experience. I take the time to sit and get to know every company I work with on a personal level. I started this company to put qualified leads in front of the companies who are looking for them. The Website Marketing Company headquarters in Orlando, FL. 32803 services clients across the country.

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18:27 19 Feb 18
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Mike Moon
Mike Moon
01:21 15 Mar 17
Perfect Job . I love the site that they built as well as their input as far as SEO goes. Not only that, I asked for the site and it was complete within a week. AMAZING!!!
Stephanie Lennon
Stephanie Lennon
23:28 08 May 17
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Edgar Rellis
22:29 19 Jun 18
Your marketing has been amazing. Thanks for elevating us!
Jonathan Weber
Jonathan Weber
01:35 15 Jul 18
Thank you for improving our SEO. You were upfront (which is more than i can say from our last agency) and honest. Thank you for pointing out the mistakes our last agency made using tactics frowned upon by Google and getting us back on the right track. 7 months with you guys has been better than the last year and a half with 2 other agencies.
Love Ruth
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05:01 05 Oct 18
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Thomas A. Dahl
Thomas A. Dahl
15:12 09 Oct 18
Thank you to Kyle and his team for their hard work and dedication. Kyle literally spent the first 3 months being my main point of contact and he is the CEO! With a large budget like we spend its nice to know the owner of the company is available to take my calls and meet with me. He was in the office everyday we dropped in and our new account manager Ryan is just as good! The positive ROI has been amazing and i can't wait to bring my new start up on board from the begining when it launches in December of 2018.
Stanley Taylor
Stanley Taylor
05:43 13 Oct 18
Very pleased with the work. WMC has kept in constant communication with me about any changes, and although marketing requires a lot of patience, they have been putting 110% into their work with exceptional professionalism.This makes me feel like I am part of the family. Shout out to Kyle and Jess for making things happen. Jess is phenomenal.
Jose Miguel De La Cruz
Jose Miguel De La Cruz
18:40 25 Oct 18
Top notch customer service and very knowledgeable when it comes to PPC marketing. Austin is our PPC account manager and he is always available to take my call. Our business has tripled sales over the last 5 months. I highley reccomend you contact them the consultation was free and they are very laid back and not some huge 500+ employee agency that never has time for you.
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19:55 25 Oct 18
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Alice North
Alice North
05:25 07 Nov 18
Social media is what we came for and we have not been disappointed! Jessica has been great and keeps us informed on trends and makes great content
Amanda Spence
Amanda Spence
08:10 11 Nov 18
We needed an Orlando marketing agency that could meet the daily needs of our company and we have met our match made in heaven. Website Marketing Company has not only done what we hired them to do but they have exceeded our expectations. Friendly staff and its right down the road from our Orlando office which makes it convenient.
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Elisha Love
13:32 02 Jan 19
We went through 4 "marketing agencies" before we finally had results with Website Marketing Company. All agencies are not created equal and we learned you get what you pay for. Other agencies locked us into a contract and charged extra fees we were not aware of before signing up. All of that is a thing of the past now with y'all. You were upfront and honest, no extra fees, no contracts and i feel at home. Prompt replies to my emails and a detailed breakdown in easy to understand language.
Alison Wilson
Alison Wilson
09:56 03 Jan 19
Our business has significantly improved due to the marketing strategy that you implemented. We even had a last minute change that needed to be made and we were able to call our account manager Austin on Christmas and he had the changes implemented the same same day! Thats customer service and can't wait wait for 2019.
Chapman C.
Chapman C.
08:29 04 Jan 19
This company was originally helping us with our SEO and website improvements, but they have now progressed into assisting us with our social media presence. I was completely oblivious to how effective social media can be for leveraging new customers. Over the past few months, they have been very successful in attracting and influencing new customers and building our organic presence. I’ve learned a lot about the right and wrong ways to improve our business thanks to Mike and the marketing team. Thank you for your honesty, transparency, and guidance! I look forward to a continued and prosperous partnership between the both of us. Best Regards,Angel
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Angel Turner
19:22 17 Jan 19
They have catapulted my maid cleaning business to new heights! Excellent customer service, response times, and professionalism from everyone on the staff. Whenever I’ve had a question about something, it has been answered promptly and transparently. I feel like I’m in good hands with this company. I would recommend them wholeheartedly if you’re running a local business! Cheers to SUCCESS!
Isabella Ramirez
Isabella Ramirez
02:24 24 Jan 19
I have a very busy schedule. Therefore, I do not like to spend my free time hassling my marketing company for updates regarding work I’m paying for. I had that issue with a few other marketing companies before finally migrating over to this company. They are organized and it shows because my status report at the end of the month is always detailed and pinpoints exactly what kind of results were achieved during that specific month. So far, they haven’t missed a month. My SEO has drastically improved and I’m looking forward to running more campaigns as they continue to prove they are capable. Special thanks to Austin and Peter for being consistent and personable to do business with.
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Ryan Jefferson
01:48 24 Jan 19
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Davon Phoenix
Davon Phoenix
20:51 24 Jan 19
Jess made us feel right at home with the way she handles social media marketing. She explains things well and gets results which at the end of the day is all that matters. We highly reccommend her for social media!
Melendez Mary
Melendez Mary
09:39 30 Jan 19
Great Orlando marketing agency. Quick to do a marketing analysis on our company and send over the proposal. No contracts which is awesome. didn't try and oversell us services we didn’t want.
Mark Bilodeau
Mark Bilodeau
04:37 21 Feb 19
Best investment i have made in my company was going with this marketing agency. Jess has been super helpful and Pete is great with websites.
Jan Spencer
Jan Spencer
15:23 14 Mar 19
Shyanne is my account manager and she has been doing a good job answering my questions and keeping me in the loop about our social media management. I will be recommending to other business owners i know.
Dean Dietrich
Dean Dietrich
15:58 18 Mar 19
Walked into your office and the huge wall mural you guys made yourself caught my eye. I could see the creativity instantly and thats why I went with you for our logo design. Quick turn around time and just what we wanted
Rebecca Diaz
Rebecca Diaz
15:29 25 Mar 19
Peter has been great in the whole design process of our new website. Keeps us up to date and lets us take peaks at the progress when we drop by. Cant wait to see the end result!!
Lydia Turner
Lydia Turner
14:56 26 Mar 19
No sleezy salesman here. Your presentation was solid and there was no pressure to sign. i like that there are no contracts which is hard to find in a marketing agency now a days. 1 year in and i wouldn’t give you guys up for the world
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13:32 07 Apr 19
Website Marketing has done a great job helping our local orlando business gain traction. They handle our social media accounts and our Google ads. They have improved our ROI and continue to bring us an incredible amount of leads. There communication is key and they are easy to get ahold of and their Orlando office is really nice. We feel at home, Thank you.
Josef Yanez
Josef Yanez
16:52 18 May 19
Highly recommended!! Jess and Austin are amazing account managers and have been working with our company for over 3 years. They must not have a high employee turn over rate because we have been able to talk to them for the past 3 years and that speaks volumes to their knowledge of not only our business but the marketing agency as well. I am looking forward to continued success and sorry it took us 3 years to get to writing this review.
Jenise Fehribach
Jenise Fehribach
15:14 20 May 19
Jess made us feel comfortable with the way she handles social media marketing. She explains things well and gets results which at the end of the day is all that matters. We will recommend her for social media!
Hunt Daron
Hunt Daron
15:33 05 Jun 19
You guys are doing a great job on our Ecommerce marketing! Thank you for helping out a local Orlando business achieve success
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16:48 25 Jun 19
Great marketing results for my roofing company. Easy to get a hold of and no hidden fees
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