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SEO and Usability

May 12, 2020 | seo | No Comments

At first glance, search engine optimization (SEO) and usability seem to be quite distinct topics:

  • SEO is about attracting people to your site in the first place by making sure it shows up in search queries.
  • Usability is about people’s behavior after they arrive on your site, with the main goal being to increase the conversion rate.

Basically, SEO happens before the first click, and usability takes over from there. Both need to be good for a website to succeed. Having great SEO but lousy usability means that you’ll get lots of traffic, but the visitors won’t turn into customers. Conversely, a site with great usability but lousy SEO simply won’t get many visitors, so it doesn’t really matter how good it is.

Although they focus on different phases of the lead-generation funnel, there are many ways in which SEO and usability support each other and a few ways in

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A big mistake many people make is to confuse usability with accessibility. Not only are the two very different, but the tendency seems to be that one is deemed less important than the other. Although they must both be taken seriously, it’s true that many of the ideals surrounding accessibility still apply to usability and vice versa.

Optimising a site’s usability will help to make it more accessible, or at least provide a better frame to build upon. If your wider audience finds the site hard to use, it’ll almost certainly be problematic for those with disabilities or learning difficulties. By the same token, the degree of consideration that goes into addressing accessibility is just as valid when it comes to usability.

Putting The User First

If you strip all the fancy stuff away from Web design, pages are ultimately being built for people to use. Forget showcasing every Flash … Read More