The internet is sometimes referred to as the worldwide web because it connects the whole world. You can as easily access any website from Newfoundland as you could from New York City. This means that web design services Newfoundland have to be on a par with web design services in New York or anywhere else in the world because their websites will be competing to be seen with websites anywhere else in the world. Although today with software available, it would be possible for a business to design its own website, it is because their website will be competing to be seen against all the other websites in the world that many businesses, perhaps the more savvy ones, opt to have professional web designers create their business’s website. When you create a website, because it is so easy for a visitor to quickly click to another site, you have to ensure that your site holds the attention of any visitor and keeps that attention long enough for them to get any message you have across. If you are a business that message may be the cheap prices you offer for your goods or services or perhaps to let them know of any special deals you may be offering but whatever the message, someone has to stay on your site long enough to see it. The website therefore has to be well designed, designed in such a way as to grab a visitor’s attention. This is why many business sites as well as just showing what they have available to purchase, may also have videos or interesting articles on their site, something to keep a visitor on their site. The longer a visitor remains on a site, the more likely they are to make a purchase of whatever it is the site is offering. It is not just in the designing of a webpage that a website designer or developer can be of service to you, they can also assist in getting visitors to your site and as every visitor is a potential customer, you will want as many visitors to your site as possible. These professionals may use SEO which is Search Engine Optimization in order to attract more visitors to your website as these are sets of tactics that are very effective in increasing visitors to websites, when used correctly. One of the SEO tactics is the use of keywords. These are keywords or key phrases that when placed strategically in website content, can bring the attention of a search engine to that site. Once the attention of a search engine has been caught, the engine will place that website at the top of any list of results it shows when searches of the internet are requested. They may also use back links which are links to your site, placed on other websites so that visitors to that site, may also visit yours. For the best effect the links should be placed on websites that are relevant to your site and also popular.