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Many SEO sites or SEO company websites are overoptimized and thus look like a pile of garbage. Those 15 SEO companies from all over the world show that SEO and web site design can coexist. More than that, those sites rock! Add your own company in the comments for the next list.
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from dannysullivan 3784 Days ago #
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Just don’t look at my site :) Seriously, one other thing to consider. Sometimes companies that are so busy working for others don’t have time to punch up their own sites. When I first started in web development, we had a dry spell, so I spent a lot of time fixing up the site. When we were busy, it became and afterthought. So you could argue that a bad site might indicate a busy firm :)

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from onreact 3784 Days ago #
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Well indeed that’s the case with me and my own site that has barely any "design" at all. On the other hand: Once you are really successful you earn enough money to take a time out or pay someone to create a great site.

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from Gids 3784 Days ago #
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Go on... I’ve got to nominate mine for the least optimised and least work done on it category!

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from AdamC 3784 Days ago #
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Couldn’t agree more with Danny. We’ve been trying to find the time to update and, hell, maybe even optimise our own website for close to a year. One of these days...

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from MattC 3784 Days ago #
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Now how many of those listed had bought the templates :)

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from CarrieHill 3784 Days ago #
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we just redesigned - and have put a site live that I’m less than thrilled with because our designers got too busy to work on un-billable stuff. We’re working on it bit by bit and it is easier to work on than the old site. I’m working on a new color scheme, blue and tan just plain suck - but i dont think my first choice, pink white and lime green are going to fly. The optimization is partially done, maybe if I spent less time at sphinn I’d have more time to optimize pages. :)

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from CameronOlthuis 3784 Days ago #
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I may be biased but how could you leave the ACS site off that list... acsseo.com

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from DJLitten 3784 Days ago #
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Thanks for adding Fathom SEO to your list. I’m curious, how many sites you reviewed in preparation for this blog post?

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from MattMcGee 3784 Days ago #
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Cameron’s right. ACS should be at the top of any SEO design list. I’d visit it even if the content was crap. :-)

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from squishee 3784 Days ago #
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*cough*SEOmoz*cough*

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from onreact 3784 Days ago #
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DJLitten, I collected them over the course of 17 months I think, so I did not keep track of all sites "reviewed". And yes indeed ACS looks pleasing, I was to fixated on their blog to see their site... More suggestions? squishee: After the redesign SEOmoz is very difficult to look at...

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from asnider 3784 Days ago #
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Danny may be onto something in his first comment. After all, the shoemaker’s children go barefoot.

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from stephan 3784 Days ago #
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Thanks for the props, onreact. Glad to see our site (netconcepts.com) made the list. In response to khilley’s question, Netconcepts.com is not a template. Despite this fact, some companies have chosen to "borrow" our site design AS IF it were a template! Check this out... http://web.archive.org/web/20050205010824/www.hummingbird.com/ Compare with our site at the time: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.netconcepts.com Hmm... Here’s another blatant one: http://web.archive.org/web/20050507053310/http://www.philipsdata.com/

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from toprank 3784 Days ago #
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Too bad our new design is about a week away from implementation. But here’s a nice home page preview (placeholder text of course): http://tinyurl.com/2rcqcn

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from Jab 3784 Days ago #
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Although I`m still rebuilding and updating from the old layout/ design I`ll post my link: http://www.jabz.biz/

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from ukdaz 3783 Days ago #
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I paid someone else to design my website though I carried out the optimisation, link building and content creation. Has it been worth it? Definitely in some cases I am getting 2 to 3 enquiries an hour... not bad for a "one man band". It did take quite some time planning what was going to be written and not all went exactly to plan but to say I am satisfied is an understatement. I managed the project by treating the requirements as an external client project and scheduling it in as I would any other job (and then sticking to it!)

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from bookchiq 3782 Days ago #
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As a site developer, I’m a bit biased, but I think ukdaz is on the right track. If you don’t have time to do a good job (even if you have the talent), you’re better off outsourcing it. After all, that’s what you’re asking your potential clients to do. :) (Of course, I need to take my own advice and get some work done on my sites!)

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