All signs point to domain names being depreciated in SEO value and the growing value of having a brand and engaging followers. In an effort to future-proof this operation, as well as create an image based around quality, rather than locality, I have renamed Bay Area Webs to LegitWebs.
At the time of the move BayAreaWebs.com was ranking #1 on Google for “Bay Area Website Design” and had top positions for variations of that term within 6 months of registering the bayareawebs.com domain, at a page rank of zero. I did not like this, it was too easy and there was no challenge. Furthermore, this was not bringing any leads – possibly because people who were searching for SEO were not looking for domain-centric operations.
And so, this brings us here: to LegitWebs and the future. Currently ranked at the bottom position of Google for the same term, I am expecting the return of a top ranking within a month.