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ritchiem
03-26-2008, 10:45 AM
Hello everyone...I am once again working on a new project. It is a LCO Directory (will be called LCOdirect.com). Check out the beta test here.

http://www.lcodirect.com/

I am in need of 10 more LCO's to add to my directory for beta testing. What this website will be able to do is help potential clients find your contact information by localized searches using goolge or the web interface itself. So lets say that someone types in Meaford Lawn Care in google and because of my SEO and SEM efforts LCOdirect.com will show up within the search and link them to your contact info.

What will the listing will include?

- Your Name
- Comapny Name
- Comapny Contact info (Email, Phone, Fax)
- Mailing Addy
- Logo
- List of services you provide
- Tags of your service areas
- Strict SEO

LCOdirect.com will also let customers comment on your company, sort of like a testimonial or ranking system...in testing.

So if anyone is interested in joining a online directory that will get results please PM me or send me an email to office@thelawnblog.com with your full contact information. At the moment this is a free service so act now to get in.

Steve
03-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Hi Richard,

Very good idea.

Could you tell us all, especially those who aren't familiar with the importance of search engine optimization, how having your business contact info in such a site will help your lawn care business rankings?

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 11:17 AM
Thanks Steve,

Even if you don't have a website this service will still work for you...by giving you an online presence so customers can find how to contact you. The ways of the yellow pages are going out the door (this will happen sooner then later) and as more people are becoming more computer savvy they are looking to the net to find services and products.

However if you do have a website our service will give you the added value of a link to your site (which can improve your rankings for your own site).

And like I said before this website will push hard on SEO for localized searches. And I didn't mention that I am working on hooking this all up with google maps.

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 11:19 AM
Ok I have;

Justin Pitre - Just In Time Yard Services (http://www.contacts.thelawnnews.com/?p=5)

justin_time
03-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Quote[/b] (ritchiem @ Mar. 26 2008,11:19)]Ok I have;

Justin Pitre - Just In Time Yard Services (http://www.contacts.thelawnnews.com/?p=5)
Thanks for adding me http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Steve
03-26-2008, 12:27 PM
Quote[/b] ]And I didn't mention that I am working on hooking this all up with google maps.


I can't wait to see how this will look!

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 01:13 PM
A & L Landscape joined in here (http://www.contacts.thelawnnews.com/?p=6)

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 02:58 PM
University Landscapers is on board here. (http://www.contacts.thelawnnews.com/?p=7)

Steve
03-26-2008, 03:16 PM
I like that you added a tags section too. That should help with searching for them. How many tags can they enter?

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 03:19 PM
well now the tags will only be used for location...for example

goto www.lcodirect.com (http://www.lcodirect.com) and search for richmond

and see who pops up. And you can have as many tags as you wish, but only if they are locations you service...so you'll only really need 3-8 tags really.

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 03:21 PM
oh....and this site works from mobile devices too!

All Aspects Landscaping
03-26-2008, 09:19 PM
thanks for the add

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 09:31 PM
no problem...added the updates you sent me too. Also added your logo/avatar too! Looks nice

musician/lawnman
03-26-2008, 09:37 PM
Add me up too, I'll email my info

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 10:47 PM
Thanks Chuck,

Posted here. (http://www.contacts.thelawnnews.com/?p=9)

ritchiem
03-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Still looking for a few more LCO's to add to the directory. PM or email me if you are interested.

office@thelawnblog.com

Here is the beta site

http://www.lcodirect.com/

ritchiem
04-06-2008, 10:42 PM
Hey everyone...the site is now live and we are still looking for a few more companies to join. Check it out here.

www.lcodirect.com (http://www.lcodirect.com)

Email me at office@thelawnblog.com to get your info added. This is a free listing for a limited time only so get your info to me quick.

Cheers,

F3Nelson
04-06-2008, 11:35 PM
PM sent, would love to be on the site!

ritchiem
04-07-2008, 08:34 AM
Just to show that the indexing is working for the site

http://www.google.ca/search?....20&sa=N (http://www.google.ca/search?q=thornbury+meaford+lawn+care&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=gqW&start=20&sa=N)

look for the lcodirect.com listing...ranking may change after an hour so it may change to a different page if you cannot find it.

All Aspects Landscaping
04-28-2008, 05:28 AM
Any more progress with this website?