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  • #16
    how about using a company that puts your website to the top of the search engine? i had many companies calling me about that single service stating i would be on the top of the search each time people search my service in the area i service. Is that any good?
    They'll sell the same thing to all the other people on the list as well. Who gets top billing? I don't see how it could be true.
    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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    • #17
      I would be wary of anyone that guarantees top listing. Some can do it but that seems to be the catch phrase of the day. I am not guaranteeing this with mine but I will guarantee your ranking to increase.

      Here's the thing everyone needs to be aware of, you need to understand what you are getting for your money. Don't settle for "we guarantee" you need to understand exactly what you are getting. They need to tell you what they are doing but not how they are doing it. If you are not careful and they are caught using blackhat tricks this can get your web site banned.
      Pat

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      • #18
        Indexing the site doesn't mean it has a meaningful listing and I wouldn't count on it being anywhere near the first page.
        I am glad you pointed that out.

        For those who don't understand the difference between them, what is the difference?

        Why isn't it just good enough for your site to be indexed? How does the indexing effect the actual position your website will appear on a search engine?
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        • #19
          If your site is "indexed" that just means it's in there ...


          ... somewhere. In other words google knows there is a site at http://boogiedownlawnmowing.com but without meaningful content google doesn't know that "mowing in Black Lick, PA" should point to it.

          My local google results have served me well. I know there are some more things I should do and this winter I will be reading up on SEO more and trying to push other LCOs off the front page.
          Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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          • #20
            How many key words or phrases should the average lawn care business owner be looking to utilize and how often should these words or phrases appear in their web pages?
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            • #21
              There is no set count on what to use but the rule of thumb is 4-6% so if you have 100 words then you should have 4-6 keywords. Not different ones, the same key word. Now you can have another 4-6 % of a different key word.

              Less than that and it under performs. More than that and it looks like spam. That is what caused Google to discount the value of meta tags because web builders stuffed them with the same key word over and over.

              By the way Jay was the first one to receive the SEO report on his site. It was 80 pages long and maybe he will drop in and let us know if he learned anything from it and the kind of information that it supplies. He has some work to do but it tells him where to do it.
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              • #22
                ... By the way Jay was the first one to receive the SEO report on his site. It was 80 pages long and maybe he will drop in and let us know if he learned anything from it and the kind of information that it supplies. He has some work to do but it tells him where to do it.
                May I ask how much that would cost for my site?
                Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                • #23
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                  • #24
                    Yea I'd like to hear what Jay learned from it and what he is doing with that information.
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                    • #25
                      I would love to hear what he is implementing also.

                      Here are some screen shots from a report. I had to black out the site name to protect the innocent..... LOL

                      You will notice that keyword optimization is below 50% in the body of the page. The report will also give you suggestions on where to fix the issues.

                      The report will also give you info on your competitors and their keywords etc.

                      Unfortunately I can't show you any of these types of pages as there is too much info about the site the reports were run against.

                      The attachments are real web site results and are for examples only. I will never post a report with anyone's info or with the ability for someone to figure out which site it was run on.

                      All I can say is that this particular site is in the pacific NW.

                      Text, Text, Text guys. Rankings will go up with more text than fancy flash or animation.

                      Flash or Animation looks cool but if you never get found on Google, what use is it? Plus, too much of this will cause your page to be slow to load. Have you ever clicked away from a page because it loaded too slow? People want info and they want it now. We are in an instant gratification society so you better be ready to serve it up or they will click on another site.

                      I am not against flash or animation but most tend to overdo it.

                      If you look at my wood restoration site, you will see some Java with the photos and the reader board but there is also a lot of supporting text there. You will notice that the photos take some time to load, but in the mean time the text is there for the potential customer to read. I still have a lot of tweaking to do and some pages to finish but I wanted to start getting it crawled so by spring it is rocking.
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                      • #26
                        So then maybe they need to double the amount of keyword usage in the body of the site?
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                        • #27
                          Not necessarily, If you look at the 4th photo, they are only using 162 words on the page and the SEO guide is telling them they need to be around 1300. There are so many factors that go into the rankings that you can not concentrate on one aspect. It may be that they have to add the key word 2 times to get up hear 100% optimization but it may also be that they have to add 500 words before they start to move up in %.

                          This software compares your site directly with your competitors in your area and if you can beat their % then you should rank higher in the results.
                          Pat

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                          • #28
                            Not necessarily, If you look at the 4th photo, they are only using 162 words on the page and the SEO guide is telling them they need to be around 1300. There are so many factors that go into the rankings that you can not concentrate on one aspect. It may be that they have to add the key word 2 times to get up hear 100% optimization but it may also be that they have to add 500 words before they start to move up in %.

                            This software compares your site directly with your competitors in your area and if you can beat their % then you should rank higher in the results.


                            i have to say i got a report done by this guy and he was pretty informative. Ive been trying to tweak my site. Ive gotten it from off the top 100 on page rank to 62 on google and 9 on yahoo or there abouts. I have been out of town and will be paying him to list in directories. I just wish i had the cash to pay 250 a month for him to do the optimization. I like to do work with people that help me out, just is out of my budget. Im just at a catch 22 right now, i need optimization to get business, but i dont have the business to pay that much for it right now. I tell my self, if i just get 1 more job a month i could afford it, but i havent been seen to get that business

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                            • #29
                              and i have since done even more adjusting to my website such as my h1 heading, some more keywords on home page and backlinking. Curious to see where it goes once it gets cached again

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                              • #30
                                That is great to see it is working.

                                I did some checking after your first post and you are correct, you are moving up. Patience and steady work will eventually get you there.

                                One thing that will help your rankings guys. Take a look at my signature and that of Steve. You will see key word linking. Line mine Wood Restoration and Organic Lawn Care are both linked to my site. Don't just link to your home pages but also link to interior pages. This way Google will rank your interior pages as well and you can start to have more than one listing on the results pages.

                                If you always link to one page, that is the one that will rank. Most likely the only one that will show up in the results page.
                                Pat

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