Hello! I've just recently setup my first portfolio website. I transferred from the Wix DIY to the Webflow service due to the fact of offering structurally generated code alongside the option to import custom CSS. The Webflow team is VERY helpful and very respondent to issues! Great job guys! Also, props to you for listening to your audience!
As for the community, I have noticed nothing but loyal customers. I'm excited to be apart of this journey now! Alright, enough rambling, let me get to the point!
It's a portfolio website, and I specifically want it to rank at least in the top 3 for "Web Design in Wilmington, NC". I could be wrong, but I feel as if I've taken the majority of the steps to ensure that it ranks. I added proper headings (H1, H2, etc). I targeted the specific words "Web Design in Wilmington, NC", "Web Design", "Wilmington" multiple times within my website. I've accessed Google Webmaster and fetched my domain and ALL its pages. I'm assuming the sitemap will be crawled automatically, unless you guys suggest I should just go ahead and upload it?
Regardless, the website ends up being on the 10th page for the search of "Web Design in Wilmington, NC". Currently, I'm setting up a 404 page. But, I do not have any social links and my business doesn't reside at any physical address. would this be the reasoning to have such a poor SEO ranking?
As you could have guessed, I am new to this! One of the services I offer is SEO, and I just wanted to begin here to see what I could potentially do better! Any insight would be awesome!