This is a question that we ask ourselves all the time. Is SEO Dead? It certainly seems like it’s harder these days to keep up with the changes Google has made to the search engine results. It use to be that you could get decent rankings on keywords by building backlinks and then naturally rank for those keywords. With the explosion of social media, it naturally is becoming a big factor in how the search engines rank content on the web. It’s not just backlink’s anymore.
One problem with building backlinks and that kind of SEO work is that it was a long term financial commitment with no guarantee of results. It’s similar to normal marketing in that you are trying to get visitors to find you and come to your site by coming up on the front page for a certain set of keywords. These days, it makes more sense to use those funds to buy ads from places like Google Adsense and purchase a stream of visitors that are targeted perfectly for your website.
Given that most of our clients aren’t really interested in the back-linking service we have decided to stop selling SEO services so that we can continue to concentrate on what we are good at.. and that’s Hosting! Everyone should still be aware of how google rankings work and keep these things in mind when developing your website. You still should remain diligent with those efforts. Our Web Design services will continue to keep SEO as part of our design strategy. We’re just not going to provide link building services. If one of our clients is interested in this, we do have a partner relationship where we can still provide SEO but overall we’re removing it from our site and not going to promote it anymore. We’re working on the next generation of our virtual hosting infrastructure so stay tuned for more announcements in the coming month’s of our new Virtual Server offerings.