In the first few months of blogging, there was SO much to learn. I figured that SEO was one of those battles I would tackle once I was “more established”. But after 9 months or so, I hired a professional designer to develop a custom template for my blog. Quite literally the next day, my search engine traffic doubled. Soon I went from 800 referrals a month to nearly 2400 monthly referrals – just from Google alone.
I realized rather quickly that I had been terribly short sighted on the importance of SEO for a blog.
Wendy goes on to interview Chris Pearson of Pearsonified and Sarah Lewis of Blogging Expertise, her web designer, about this incredible boost to her blogs performance just by changing the blog design.
If you are debating over the decision to hire a professional web designer or web consultant, read this article.
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