If you hear a web designer discussing the difference between SEO and website design and you don’t hear any clues that perhaps the two are interrelated then don’t hire that web designer. I’m here to tell you that too many web designers don’t have a clue about SEO. You can tell by a quick examination of their websites.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Website design and SEO do go together like honey and bee.
For one thing, your website’s navigation is very important to both SEO and design. In terms of design, the navigation of your website ties it all together. It essentially tells your visitors how to interact with your website. But in terms of SEO, those internal links are very important. The number of links on each page, the anchor text used to link from one page to another, and even the placement of the links on the page are all very important.
When it comes to SEO, website design is one of the most important things to consider. And when it comes to website design, no good designer will forget about SEO. They just go together.