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How I'm Using My Footer Design For Better SEO ✅

While designing a website, most people tend to undervalue the importance of footer design.

The reality, however, is that your footer is viewed and used by more people than you actually think.

Your footer design is very important, so don't ignore it!

That's why I decided to share how I'm planning to use my latest designed footer for my feedback tool ruttl (http://ruttl.com/).

Since there is no way to upload image into this post, you can visit the below link to analyze my footer design. 👇

drive.google.com/ruttl_footer_design

Here are some of the biggest benefits that I plan to utilize for increasing the overall SEO -

SEO Benefit 1 - Long Tail Keywords

I'm sure you've heard that optimizing website for long tail keywords can do wonders to the SEO. Inside my footer, I've included several of the long tail keywords that were relevant to ruttl.

Furthermore, if you look at the 3 dots that expand another sub-menu when clicked, is also filled with long tail keywords. That's another great way to utilize space efficiently.

SEO Benefit 2 - Bonus CTA

Footer is like another CTA that a lot of people miss out on. I personally think it's one more chance for my visitors to click something and take an action. Eg. They might choose something like requesting a demo or signing up for the product newsletter. This directly can impact the SEO through higher visitor engagement time.

Also, it's a great way to link important sections of your website for easier access. After all, if you expect someone to scroll up all the way to look for another section, well, the person is simply going to -

throw

Benefit 3 - Space for important info

Yes, the privacy policy, GDPR, legal documents are extremely important. But why waste your website header with these links when you have extra space at the bottom.

I plan to maximize my digital space by linking all these extra yet important documents into my footer design directly. In this way, I can share all the nessccessary documents without my overall digital real estate.

Conclusion

Don't overdo anything in life.

There is one thing like utilizing and maximizing. However, footer can quickly turn ugly. So, don't over crowd your footer with hundreds of links. It will simply confuse the user and in fact reduce your SEO!

I recently published a blog post on how we design can impact your SEO. If you find that topic interesting, make sure to check out the blog at -

https://brucira.medium.com/how-web-design-can-impact-your-seo-c59ca298a5fc

Have another idea how footer design might help with the SEO?
Let's brainstorm!

Also, I would love to know what you guys think of this footer design. Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below!


P.S - For anyone interested in using ruttl - I have some good news! I am currently handing out special access to the IH community only! If you would like to use ruttl right away, simply go ahead, create an account on

https://app.ruttl.com/signup

and start using ruttl today!

Have a great day! 💯

  1. 3

    Thanks for sharing! Interesting point here. It's important to nail the footer, it gives more credibility. Another benefit is that it is also a good way to link their site map if it's a deep website.

    1. 2

      @Calista110 Happy to see that you liked the post! And yes that actually is another benefit indeed!

  2. 1

    Hmm, great post though, with a really interesting point of view actually. To be honest, it is not that underestimated or undervalue the importance of footer design, I just did not pay that much attention to it actually, and I have never asked myself about it's importance. Even though, I knew about some of it's so called, benefits. I knew about both of the search engine optimization benefits, especially about the long tail keywords. Actually, I want to say that seo is also underestimated sometimes. I mean, before I decided to set up my own website, I was also thinking that seo is something easy that you can do by yourself, well... I understood how wrong I was :D. Thankfully, I found these guys https://www.pixelchefs.com/seo-pricing/ they are one of the most amazing seo company, with probably the best seo prices online, their job actually, made me understand the importance and the complexity of seo.

  3. 1

    Good stuff and your app looks 🔥

    1. 1

      Haha thank you so much @nafetswirth! It means a lot!

  4. 1

    Great point, a lot of people actually see your footer. I even noticed that I sometimes judge a website for it, like an outdated year in the footer.

    1. 2

      Yeah very true @maevaeverywhere! I 've seen bunch of those websites too honestly.

  5. 1

    Agreed - it's very important and should not be left unnoticed.

  6. 1

    I give you thumbs up for the cute GIF of the monkey!

  7. 1

    Have seen a lot of product websites and honestly, there are many of them that have bad footers. There's just so much information that I get bored to read anything at all after I see it!

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