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  • Linking to Gopher Customer Sites.

    As I am starting to learn about search engine Optimization, it helps alot for a major site to link to you. Would Gopher ever consider having a page with links to the various company websites who link back to Gopher and use their software? Cross linking is supposed to be very good too.

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    Hi Billz,

    Could you post your website here? Let us see what you created!
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    • #3
      Well, this is the site as i have it now.

      My Webpage

      I placed an ad on craigslist.com to see if there were any web designers who would be interested in trading free lawn care for a year, for a website development. I had quite a few people respond, and am getting a couple examples soon.



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      • #4
        Try clicking on that link. It doesn't seem to be working.
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        • #5
          My Webpage
          It should be the above link.
          Quality Hosts.com Web Hosting

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          • #6
            hehe, sorry about that!

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            • #7
              seems to me that by posting your own link here in the forum, that would do the job of getting, uh, linked to; sod installation, though I have read that some search engine bots or forums have an exclusion set up for links generated by users, though my recollection on the specifics is fuzzy so I may be mistaken.
              Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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              • #8
                I wonder when you are using keywords like that, if they have to be written in the way a customer might be looking for your site?

                For instance does
                Deltona, FL sod installation

                differ from

                sod installation Deltona, FL

                Or do they ultimately perform the same function when you are creating your back links?
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                • #9
                  that is something I was thinking about just this morning, and I think the answer is, yes it does.

                  here is why,

                  I search "deltona, fl lawn service" and my result is my site on the bottom half of the page one.

                  I search "lawn service deltona, fl and I am on the top half of page one.
                  Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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                  • #10
                    This is a very good topic, as far as i have heard that you will want to type it in such a way as peoples behavior will be typing it into google. But if you create a ton of one way links then you will be noticed for the other little key words as well such as my focus is lawn care salt lake city utah eventually when i gain enough links when someone types in just lawn care or something other than my exact keyword i should start to pull up. But google changes their rules all of the time. Like at one time if you traded links you were good then they said well your just trading a link it could be just anyone. now if its just a one way link it weighs more for your sight then anything. And its never in plain english on how to do all of this stuff either. Steve you have a really good forum here I really like the discussions and topics i hope you dont mind us linking to it or from it?

                    Justin
                    Justin

                    http://www.localedgelawncare.com

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                    • #11
                      This is a very good topic, as far as i have heard that you will want to type it in such a way as peoples behavior will be typing it into google. But if you create a ton of one way links then you will be noticed for the other little key words as well such as my focus is lawn care salt lake city utah eventually when i gain enough links when someone types in just lawn care or something other than my exact keyword i should start to pull up. But google changes their rules all of the time. Like at one time if you traded links you were good then they said well your just trading a link it could be just anyone. now if its just a one way link it weighs more for your sight then anything. And its never in plain english on how to do all of this stuff either. Steve you have a really good forum here I really like the discussions and topics i hope you dont mind us linking to it or from it?

                      Justin
                      lawn care service salt lake city utah
                      Google(and all search engines really) strive to return results that are relevant to what the searcher is actually looking for.

                      if you're looking for a movie theater, you don't want a search return for playhouses or movie rental stores.


                      google looks at links to determine the relevance of the site to a particular search term.

                      For example, I have a Ducati and I'm very active on a local ducati forum. I put my website in my sig over there and as a result, gained 1000+ links.

                      I have an account here with my website linked in my sig and though I have far fewer posts here, the links i have here carry a greater weight with concern to page rank returns because this site deals with the subject matter that my keywords are targeted for.


                      so a real world basic example would be like this.

                      who would you trust for advice on where to buy a mower?

                      a motorcycle site? or a lawn mower site.


                      Now you can link your site all day long in places relevant to your business, but it is far better to be independently linked to by someone else.

                      you might achieve this by having a blog on your site with lawn care tips. Or you might try and get an article published in a trade journal with an online presence into which you can include a link in the article.

                      Basically, know your ****, and then share it. Make it linkable, and your rank will go up on search returns.

                      Forum linking is fairly easy, but because it is easy it is only good until the other guy catches up, so think seriously about how you can get links from other sources.
                      Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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                      • #12
                        I see this is getting everyone's thinking cap on. Links from a relevant do hold more weight than an equal non relevant site.

                        Here is where things change the rules.

                        1. There are no SET rules.
                        2. Higher page rank sites linking to your site will help a lot. Even if they are not relevant sites. Google will consider them an authority, thus that link will have some weight to it.

                        link exchanges do help but not as much as they used to.
                        Pat

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                        • #13
                          Greenside Lawncare

                          Its all about relevance. Google will frown upon that if you do it on purpose. Lawncare St. Charles is my main key word that I target. Check out my website greensidelawncare.com

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                          • #14
                            I don't know how aware you are of this but Yahoo actually uses Google for search results. Of course they put their own tweak on the results but they pay Google millions per year for this service.
                            Pat

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                            • #15
                              Its all about relevance. Google will frown upon that if you do it on purpose. Lawncare St. Charles is my main key word that I target. Check out my website greensidelawncare.com
                              Hi,
                              Your site looks really good. You might want to copy what you have written in your FAQ's into word and then do a spell check. I noticed several misspellings.
                              Take care,
                              Matt

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