SEO should really be left to a marketing brain not your webshop designer.
Having a clean coded website is very important but that clean code will only benefit you once you start trying to get your website ranking in the search engines.
Rankings alone do not generate business; marketing and rankings together generate business in a great way. Yes rankings are very important but if your website is not built with the user experience in mind also than all the rankings in the world will not allow your website to convert properly.
Buyers need to see more than a just a website ranking in search results. A press release written by a marketing person and distributed through the right channels could get you a story in an online or offline publication.
A press release written by a technical SEO person for the sake of rankings will most likely not get picked up anywhere and virtually no positive effect.
Search engine and visitor trust factor is something that not only the search engines need to see but also your audience. A potential customer will be much more inclined to purchase from you or give you a call if they see you in multiple areas, the only way to really be visible in multiple areas is to come to the party wearing your marketing hat.
A marketing approach to building your rankings will not just build your rankings but also build your business.
This was a snippet from PW story