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Sanford Web Design provides search engine optimization, search engine marketing, website design and website development which creates high-quality, cost-effective search engine optimized web sites for our clients. We do this by combining our creative and technical skills along with our knowledge of business, marketing and advanced SEO techniques to create high-ranking web sites.

Sanford Web Design is a leader in Organic Search Engine Optimization, meta tag composition, high-quality inbound link network creation, and pay-per-click campaign management. Our strategies have successfully promoted dozens of web sites to the top of their preferred search term (keywords) organic rankings on Google and other search engines. We stake our reputation as an SEO company on the results of our work.

As an SEO company, we’ve also done organic search engine optimization all by itself, without a visual redesign. Let us put our expertise to work for your web site today with a SEO expansion, or at least a meta tag, architecture, current search engine ranking and inbound links review. e

Call us today for a free introductory consultation or fill out our convenient form on the contact page for a complimentary site SEO analysis. Our headquarters is located in Sanford, NC. However we will be moving to the Hampstead, NC and Wilmington, NC area shortly. Please call for an appointment so we can discuss the particulars of your marketing and SEO challenges.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baytech was very responsive and executed in a timely fashion

Baytech Web Design already has a good reputation in their field

’t know the answer to a question, she got an answer very quickly.

All of the project’s main goals were achieved with the aid of the consultants. It was easy to communicate with them and they laid-out the project in a clear and concise manner.

Baytech Web Design made it very easy to make requests and see results. It was just up to me to check to see if issued had been fixed. And they always ended up being fixed.

Baytech Web Design was fantastic in the implementation of our new Web site. It was not a small task, by any means, but the whole team was quick to implement and quick to fix issues that arose. Even when we added extra work during the implementation, it was done efficiently and seamlessly. I never once felt like we were waiting on them for anything.

Jon Pinson

24th June, 2010

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Baytech Web Design is very timely and professional

Baytech Web Design was a pleasure to work with

and I had a lot of questions! In my opinion, she is an asset to your team.

Baytech Web Design offers reasonable rates, excellent results.

Lisa Akselrad

August 14th, 2010

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Baytech Web Design Team: Very patient and Helpful.

Baytech Web Design Did a good job

Baytech Client,, Raises $5.6M of Series B Funding

s Regional Sales Manager, Sara Mahmoodi. We specialize in translating conceptual ideas into a technical specification that will be profitable for our clients. Its such an exciting process to bring those ideas to life.

In June of 2010, Poggled released their beta site. The Chicago startup has since continued to grow, recently securing $5.6M of Series B funding from New Enterprise Associates, the same venture capitalist firm that invested in Groupon.

The Poggled site is now Chicagos largest nightlife website, offering exclusive discounted drink deals and party packages to users. The Series B funding will support the companys continued growth and market-by-market rollout in the coming weeks and months.

We are constantly working with entrepreneurs to develop innovative sophisticated web applications, says Baytech

Customer Success Story: Origo Networks Lands Venture Capital Investment

that enables businesses to find software solutions through their application marketplaces. Investors in the debt round were not disclosed. The company did not say how the funding proceeds would be used.

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Thank the Baytech Team for the patience and guidance

Off The Hook Recruiting

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Secrets to SEO, Everyone Forgets Number 6 – SEO San Jose

So, you are a reputable company right here in the heart of Silicon Valley and you are exploring your options for search engine optimization.

Here are the most important aspects to the SEO Process from the SEO San Jose Experts:

On-Page OptimizationOff-Page OptimizationContent GenerationLink BuildingSocial Media PostsCompany Blog


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Google Issues Best Practices For Shopping Campaigns Ahead Of This Summer’s Big Transition

With Shopping Campaigns becoming the default campaign type for running Product Listing Ads on Google by the end of August, the search giant has issued a best practices whitepaper to help marketers make the transition.

The main points the paper dives into are product feed optimization and updates, Shopping campaign structure, bidding and mobile recommendations. Much of the best practices haven’t necessarily changed from the original PLA recommendations — use relevant titles and high-quality images — but there are good baseline reminders such as limiting title length to 50 characters to avoid truncation.

The recommendations on how to structure the new Shopping campaigns, though, will be particularly useful for marketers beginning to transition their campaigns. Google wants advertisers to think of their campaigns like a storefront and suggests focusing on product lines, profit margins and best sellers. Sounds simple when you see it, but they provide a good framework for thinking about how to set up new campaigns.

And, Google really wants merchants to be thinking about the mobile impact on their business and their Shopping campaigns. Advertisers with mobile landing pages should update their feeds for the new mobile landing page attribute, for example.

With new product feed specifications issued just yesterday, merchants will need to be paying close attention to their feeds and Shopping campaigns in the coming months to ensure their accounts are ready for the holiday push.

The whitepaper can be downloaded from Google directly or from its solution center on Search Engine Land.

Related EntriesNew Google Product Feed Specs Going Live Sept. 30, Including A Mobile Landing Page AttributeOptmyzr Launches Bid Management Solution For Google Shopping CampaignsGoogle Introduces New Content API For Google ShoppingStudy Finds Sweeping KPI Improvements With Switch To Google Shopping CampaignsRelated Topics: Channel: SEM

NEW: Google Links To Apps Not Pages, When Searching For Musicians On Android

Google has introduced the ability to search for musicians on Android phones and then have apps with more information about them open up.

The new feature is integrated into Google Search and works with the following apps:

Google PlayYouTubeiHeart RadioSpotifyTuneInRdio

The feature only works for musicians. For example, a search for Katy Perry (as shown in the example above) brings up an information box about her, with links to supported music apps. Tapping on an app brings you into the artist’s page there. In contrast, a search for Perry’s “California Gurls” brings up no such links.

Right now, the feature also seems inconsistent. Links for Perry showed up when searching using the search box widget on a Samsung Galaxy S5; they didn’t when searching from Chrome directly. The YouTube link launched correctly into Katy Perry’s page on YouTube; the Google Play Music link didn’t load Google Play Music at all, though it did work correctly on a Nexus 10.

Outside the information box, links still open pages as has traditionally been the case.

The Bigger Picture

Google has faced an existential threat from apps in mobile. Its all-purpose functionality on the PC didn’t translate into mobile; and the company was in danger of losing its internet “gatekeeper” role as smartphones become primary internet devices.

Google Now, voice search and other initiatives, such as the effort to index apps and deep-link app content, have been partly successful attempts to reinsert search into the center of the mobile user experience. This is more true for Android than iOS, however.

Numerous consumer surveys assert the value and reach of mobile search. But frequency and engagement are less on the PC because of apps (Maps is an exception). Against that backdrop Google has introduced the ability to search for music and then play it immediately in an installed app on your (Android) phone.

This is a useful capability but it’s important to see this in the context of what Google is trying to do more broadly in mobile search: make it more relevant by delivering “answers” and structured content in lieu of a list of links.

These are moves of necessity by Google, packaged as better serving consumers or doing “cool” things with mobile search. It is in part this behavior that has got Google’s critics and rivals so upset, as the company moves further away from its traditional SERP.

Related EntriesGoogle Sees Deeper App Content As Key To Mobile UsageGoogle App Indexing Adds 24 Android Apps & Expands To All English Content WorldwideGoogle Search Now Discovers Content Within Android Apps Related Topics: Channel: Mobile

Rather Than Opt-Out Of Google, German News Publishers Demand 11% Cut Of Revenue

German news publishers are picking up where the Belgians left off, a now not-so-proud tradition of suing Google for being included in its listings rather than choosing to opt-out. This time, the publishers want an 11% cut of Google’s revenue related to them being listed.

The news comes from Jeff Jarvis, who writes that a group representing about half the major news publishers in Germany have a started an arbitration process demanding that Google pay 11% of revenue related to listing links to and descriptions of their content.

The actual suit (in German) from the VG Media industry group is here, which demands up to 11% of all gross sales worldwide (plus VAT!) of revenue related to its content, as of August 1, 2013.

Beyond What Leistungsschutzrecht Allows?

From Spiegel (again in German, and working off a Google translation), VG Media includes twelve publishers including giant Axel Springer. The story also suggests that the publishers feel they have a right to demand license fees because Google’s use goes beyond a new German copyright law created last year.

That law, referred to as “ancillary copyright” or “Leistungsschutzrecht,” allowed search engines free use of single words or very small text excerpts. Apparently, the VG Media group still feels there’s use happening where payment can be demanded.

The move produced two major absurdities. First, it’s incredibly difficult to even know how much revenue would be generated, if any, by these links.

The Difficulty In Calculating A Publisher’s Cut

Within Google News itself, there are no ads. So as Jarvis writes, “Are the publishers seeking 11% of 0?” But news content does appear outside Google News, within regular Google searches, where ads can be present.

To figure an 11% payment here, the publishers would apparently want to know any time their content appeared with ads on search results pages. Then, if any of those ads produced revenue, they want 11% of that.

It’s a difficult but not impossible task for Google to figure this out. It already tells publishers through Google Webmaster Tools what the visibility of their pages are like. It could clearly tell for a particular publisher if pages are showing in the top results.

More work would be required to tell if a publisher was present where there was an ad click. There’s an even bigger debate on whether a publisher being one of 10 to 30 links that might appear on a page should be given the entire credit for a click and thus 11% of revenue earned by it.

Publishers Aren’t Forced Into Google

All that is likely to get argued in arbitration. But that leads to the second big absurdity. Google isn’t forcing the publishers to be in Google at all.

Let’s do a little history.

Back in 2006, Belgian news publishers sued Google over their inclusion in the Google News, demanding that Google remove them. They never had to sue; there were mechanisms in place where they could opt-out.

After winning the initial suit, Google dropped them as demanded. Then the publications, watching their traffic drop dramatically, scrambled to get back in. When they returned, they made use of the exact opt-out mechanisms (mainly just to block page caching) that were in place before their suit, which they could have used at any time.

The case carried on for six years in total. In the end, it was settled in what’s become common when Google is in disputes with publishers. Google pledges some nebulous collaboration that will support the industry. See also the 

SearchCap: German Publishers Against Google, iOS City Tours & Google Music Search In Apps

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Want To Speak At SMX Milan? Here’s How

The agenda is live and we’ve opened up our “speaking pitch” form for SMX Milan, November 13-14, 2014 at the MeliĆ” Milano Hotel.

View the agenda here: SMX Milan 2014 Agenda

And the speaking pitch instructions and form here: SMX Milan 2014 Agenda Speaking Pitch Form

The speaking pitch form closes Friday, July 18, 2014, so don’t delay. We’ll notify everyone who pitches whether they’ve been selected or not by early August.

Improving your odds of being selected to speak

As you might guess, interest is high in speaking at SMX conferences. We literally sift through hundreds of submissions to select speakers for the show. Here are some tips that will increase your chances of being selected.

Pitch early: Submitting your pitch early gives you a better chance of being selected. Coordinators accept speakers as soon as they identify a pitch that they think best fits the session, just like colleges that use a rolling admissions policy. So pitching early increases the likelihood you’ll be chosen. The speaking pitch form closes Friday, July 18, 2014.

Use the form: The speaker pitch form is the way to ask to speak. There’s helpful information there about how your pitch should be written and what it should contain. Please read this. Following these simple guidelines will greatly improve your odds of being selected.

Write it yourself and be specific: Lots of pitches come in that are obviously written by staff or are not specific to the session. These are two of the most effective ways to ensure that your pitch is ignored. If you’re a thought leader, write the pitch yourself… and make certain that it is 100% focused on the session topic.

“Throw your best pitch:” We’re limiting the number of pitches to three per person, so please pitch for the session(s) where you really feel you’ll offer SMX attendees your best.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, but no, we really, really don’t want to get pitches via email. Since we’re working with coordinators and need to have all pitches in our system, we’ll just ask you to submit the pitch through the form anyway, wasting everyone’s time.

Again, thanks for your interest and support, and hope to see you at SMX Milan 2014!

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Invest In You! Attend An Internet Marketing Workshop @ SMX East

Jun 23, 2014 at 8:00am ET by Search Engine Land


Advance your internet marketing skills. Attend one of six comprehensive workshops being held in conjunction with Search Marketing Expo – SMX East.

These workshops provide:

comprehensive instruction on a search marketing topic critical to business success;an intimate learning experience with a small group of your peers;access to expert presenters, each a rock star in his/her field.

This year’s topics:

Social Media Distribution for SEO: The New Link Building: With search engines using social signals in organic results, and social media networks charging for comprehensive distribution, it is more challenging than ever to ensure you are reaching your target audience. We’ll share the secret sauce of paid and organic tactics that attract site visitors and makes your SERP rankings skyrocket.

Advanced AdWords Training: Boost your PPC campaigns with this full day of AdWords best practices and advanced strategies. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions to increase your Quality Score, learn how to sync your ad copy with both your keywords and buying cycle stages, and plenty more.

International Search Summit: Extend your international reach with tactics from a stellar global panel of internet marketing experts. Attendees will leave with real, actionable solutions to their most burning questions on international SEO.

Bruce Clay SEO Training: Constant changes to algorithms, search features and spam detection keep you on your toes and your ranking in flux. Learn techniques that will help you improve your site, rankings and visibility from leading SEO expert Bruce Clay.

In-house SEO Exchange: Join us for an all-interactive workshop created to meet the unique needs and challenges in-house search marketers face, including technical tricks, organizational management, reporting metrics and maximizing your SEO budget. This workshop is for in-house marketers only; all registrants will be verified.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Get Your Business To 100% In Google My Business

Jun 23, 2014 at 9:25am ET by Greg Gifford


Last week, Google started rolling out the new Google My Business platform to much applause from the industry. Several experts have provided excellent coverage already (thanks, Danny Sullivan and Mike Blumenthal)

Top 10 Tips For Local Search Success

Jun 23, 2014 at 11:00am ET by Wesley Young


Many local businesses today are overwhelmed by the variety of local marketing choices available. Unlike the old days when a small handful of advertising outlets would cover the majority of your audience, the sheer volume of marketing options has seemingly flattened the reach of each advertising channel.

Business owners see all the different ways that consumers are seeking out, discovering and considering local businesses, and they don’t know where to start.

How Content Quality Analysis Works With SEO

Jun 23, 2014 at 11:24am ET by Eric Enge


The Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors panel at the recent SMX Advanced show stimulated some fresh thinking for me on the role of content analysis and SEO.

In particular, Marcus Tober of Searchmetrics shared some interesting data from one of their latest studies.

What I’d like to discuss here is the notion of co-occurrence analysis (which is available in Searchmetrics Suite as Content Optimization).

What Is Co-Occurrence Analysis?

In the world of keywords, this refers to an analysis of what words appear most commonly on a page. Imagine you create a page on women’s shoes. You can then analyze the content on the page to see what words are most common. For example, the results of the analysis for your page might look like this table here:

eBay’s “Paid Search Is Ineffective” Study Gains Buzz And Skeptics, Again

Jun 23, 2014 at 11:56am ET by Ginny Marvin


By claiming that paid search is largely “ineffective,” eBay has attracted a lot of attention and buzz with media outlets repeating the findings.

Anyone who isn’t familiar with eBay’s history of throw-it-at-the-wall-and-watch-what-happens paid search advertising strategy may be able to take the company’s final release of a report that first made the rounds last year at face value. Those familiar with eBay’s paid search efforts (i.e., “Bid on Cancer now”) have taken the study with a grain of salt, if not discounted it outright.

The problem isn’t with the research or testing, it’s the fact that the study relies on eBay’s paid search campaigns and then proceeds to extrapolate the findings to the effectiveness of paid search for large brands in general– as if eBay’s paid search results are a proxy for all major brands.

A look at the historical ad archive in SEMRush provides a sampling of the types of keywords eBay’s ads were showing on and the Dynamic Keyword Insertion at work in both the ad headlines and ad copy in 2012, when the study took place. (Note that SEMRush displays archived ads the way they would appear today with the yellow “Ad” icon.)

These ads below — for Winning Lotto Numbers, Scanners Police, Pink Roses In A Vase and Base Ball Babe Ruth — are from the January 2012 archive.