Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Graphic And Web Design Support Forums > Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.

Could use some reviews


Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 09-25-2012, 02:33 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,384
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Mike,

For the newer lawn care business owners out there trying to improve their seo, do you have any suggestions on what they should do?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 09-25-2012, 03:07 PM
tke488 tke488 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: spring, tx
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 2
tke488 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Mike,

For the newer lawn care business owners out there trying to improve their seo, do you have any suggestions on what they should do?
Well, the biggest thing is get a good domain name. It can be your business name also. Put the name of the target city in your domain name. Works great in smaller markets. All search engines recognize the domain name as king in SEO. If you specialize in lawn care, then always have lawn care in your domain.
Then build a website. You can buy one on godaddy.com or justhost.com for cheap and build it yourself. It may not be great at first, but over time as you edit it it will shape up.
The yellow pages dominated the service indusrty before the internet came along. Thats why there were names like AAAAA Lawn care, so they could be first under lawn care. Now Google is king and you must get to the top of the first page to be an authority in your market
Thats just to start, there are a ton of strategies to get there, but this is a solid start.
Mike Carnahan
__________________
Mike Carnahan
www.carnahanlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-25-2012, 04:02 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm not sure if it's my end or not but the page takes a really long time to load. About 45 seconds on the home page. Needs some optimization, especially on the images.

Here is some info on image optimization: http://imaginekitty.com/30/ow-my-bandwidth-is-clogged/

Last edited by mark123; 09-25-2012 at 04:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-26-2012, 10:04 AM
tke488 tke488 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: spring, tx
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 2
tke488 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
I'm not sure if it's my end or not but the page takes a really long time to load. About 45 seconds on the home page. Needs some optimization, especially on the images.

Here is some info on image optimization: http://imaginekitty.com/30/ow-my-bandwidth-is-clogged/
Ill check that out. I know that was an issue for some peeps.

Mike Carnahan
__________________
Mike Carnahan
www.carnahanlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 3
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road
Default

the 3D design idea is pretty damn nifty! it is a hassle? slower or faster than blueprints? what program may I ask?

Edit: I'd put the before and after video first because IMHO that's what people want to see the most. also you can add copywrite free music to video VIA youtube. you don't even have to re-upload it

Last edited by Von Bobbeh; 09-28-2012 at 04:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-03-2012, 01:56 PM
tke488 tke488 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: spring, tx
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 2
tke488 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Von Bobbeh View Post
the 3D design idea is pretty damn nifty! it is a hassle? slower or faster than blueprints? what program may I ask?

Edit: I'd put the before and after video first because IMHO that's what people want to see the most. also you can add copywrite free music to video VIA youtube. you don't even have to re-upload it

We use Vizterra to do the 3D design. Its $100 a month to use. We only use it for big projects and its a bit slower, but the results are amazing. Esp compared to a competitors bid.
Ive been looking all over for music. Where can I get copywright free tunes???
__________________
Mike Carnahan
www.carnahanlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-04-2012, 03:27 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,384
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Ive been looking all over for music. Where can I get copywright free tunes???
There are a bunch of sites out there that either sell them or you can download them. Have you done a search for this on google?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-05-2012, 01:58 PM
tke488 tke488 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: spring, tx
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 2
tke488 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
There are a bunch of sites out there that either sell them or you can download them. Have you done a search for this on google?
I went back and looked at youtube and they actually allow you to take music right there from them. Thousands of songs to choose from and you just click on it and it synchs for you. Easy and awesome!
__________________
Mike Carnahan
www.carnahanlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-05-2012, 05:45 PM
lawnsape's Avatar
lawnsape lawnsape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 4
lawnsape is on a distinguished road
Default

I thought the site was very clean. Nice layout
__________________
www.lawnscapeofcentralfl.com
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-08-2012, 11:09 AM
tke488 tke488 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: spring, tx
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 2
tke488 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawnsape View Post
I thought the site was very clean. Nice layout
Awesome! Thank you!
__________________
Mike Carnahan
www.carnahanlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dixie Chopper LT-2000-44 Reviews please tha5150 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12 01-20-2012 09:07 PM
Unsolicited performance reviews mark123 General Talk 3 07-24-2009 03:50 PM
Reviews of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 7 09-18-2007 03:33 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Today 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,637
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Today 06:24 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
22 1,239
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 08:38 AM
Today 06:06 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 159
This sucks...
Matther777
Today 04:56 PM
Today 04:56 PM
by Matther777
0 27
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
Today 11:19 AM
Today 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 66
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Today 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 312
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
Yesterday 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 838
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
Yesterday 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 152
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 497
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
Yesterday 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 302
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 363
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,138
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,792
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,021
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 717
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 321
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 336
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 301
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 340
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,037
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 812
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 939
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 312
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 179
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,725
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 550
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,200
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 720
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,960
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,215
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 738
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,464
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 952
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,548
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 439
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,186
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,241
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 645
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 927
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,716
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,014
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 619
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 571
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 660
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 673
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 934
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 1,001
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 903
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 900
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 820
» Popular Tags
apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate butterfly gardens care charge christmas credit card deliquentaccounts estimate exmark fall ferris financing four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely health hills holiday honda how much to charge hydraulic introduction labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf cleanup lesco managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch price new buisness new business new mower outdoor environments podcast property management company push versus ride reo scag scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy