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Old 02-24-2010, 06:25 AM
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As we know getting on the first page of a search engine is important if we want to pick up new customers, based on reading and talking not only to current clients but new clients that contact us, it is rare they go to the second page of the search engine results.

Many clients like Google Maps, you can add your business for free and I encourage you to do so.

http://maps.google.com/support/bin/s...29&topic=21032

The next thing I did was search various terms, in my case for example "Halifax NS Organic Lawn Care", "Halifax NS Mini Excavation" etc. I wrote down the URL of each company listed on the first page of Google.

Next I down loaded a free program called Web CEO, this will tell you of any issues with your website, allow you to compare your site to your competition, show you your rankings and a host of other SEO tools.

It is important to remember, every page you have within your website allows for a page description and key words for the crawlers, use different words than you did on your home page, this will really maximize the search engine results.

I have found it important to add fresh content to the site every few weeks, if the search engines log that there are changes every time they visit, they will come back more often, I have tracked my site and it is being crawled every three days.

This process does not happen overnight, I can however get front page ranking in 30 days, then I have to tweak the site to get on top. I haven't checked my ranking for a while so I did this morning, I am on the first page of every search engine using searches for services we offer and #1 on Google which was the ultimate goal.

Don't forget to use the feature to submit your site to the search engines, that is critical at the start once you have your site in order.

Have fun

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Just Did It!

Thanks alot,

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That is great, what did you discover?
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Picframer... Can you help me get mine on top.. Ive had my business listing for quite some time and it doesnt show up when searching lawn service, new prt richey at all...

These are my keywords...
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<meta name="Keywords" content="Lawn service holiday florida, lawn service tarpon springs florida, lawn service trinity florida, lawn service new port richey florida, lawn service elfers florida" />
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Picframer... Can you help me get mine on top.. Ive had my business listing for quite some time and it doesnt show up when searching lawn service, new prt richey at all...

These are my keywords...
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<meta name="Keywords" content="Lawn service holiday florida, lawn service tarpon springs florida, lawn service trinity florida, lawn service new port richey florida, lawn service elfers florida" />
I am running a report now, one thing you need to do is add all your services in the meta tags, also go to Google and set up an account, it's free and list your biusness as it's not there.

I had to save screen shots in order to get it to work.

As you can see, Google doesn't have you and in my experience when they do not have you, you will be overlooked, I will submit your website to them for you
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Go to your email and click on the link to submit your website to the search engines
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Looks like you have some work to do:

Keywords:
You do have Meta-Tag Keywords in your site. These will help your sites positioning in the search engines.

PROBLEM SOLUTION
You are using your keywords ineffectively. You are only using 166 characters when you can use up to 1000. We suggest that you simply add some more keywords into your Meta-Tag Keyword list. The Keywords you are currently using are listed below. For more information on Keyword Meta-Tags Click Here.

You are not spamming your keywords, they will be accepted by the search engines

Your Keywords Are:
Lawn service holiday florida
lawn service tarpon springs florida
lawn service trinity florida
lawn service new port richey florida
lawn service elfers florida








Title:
You are using your Title effectively

Your Title is:
XtreemGreen -Complete Lawn Service in West Pasco County

PROBLEM SOLUTION
You are not using your keywords within your Title effectively, you are using 0 of your keywords in your Title, when you should use at least 2. We suggest that you add a couple of your keywords into your TITLE Tag, if possible. For more information on the Title Tag Click Here.







Description:
PROBLEM SOLUTION
You are using your Description ineffectively.
You are only using 56 characters when you can use up to 250. We suggest that you make your description longer and try to include as many of your main keywords as possible.

Your Description is:
Complete Lawn Maintenance, servicing West Pasco County"

PROBLEM SOLUTION
You are not using your keywords within your description effectively, you are using 0 of your keywords in your description, when you should use at least 3. To correct this situation, contact your web site programmer or, contact our Customer Service Department and request a quote to implement any changes. Toll Free (877)855-2003







Body:
You are using your Keywords as follows in the body of your page:
Lawn service holiday florida 0 times Add to your web page text

lawn service tarpon springs florida 0 times Add to your web page text

lawn service trinity florida 0 times Add to your web page text

lawn service new port richey florida 0 times Add to your web page text

lawn service elfers florida 0 times Add to your web page text


PROBLEM SOLUTION
You are not using your keywords within the body of your page effectively, you are using 0 of your keywords in the body of your page, when you should use at least 5. We suggest that you add some of your keywords into the body of your main page. For more information on the body section of a page Click Here.







File Sizes:
Home Page 11.90Kb
http://www.xtreemgreen.biz/images/logo.jpg 0.02Kb
http://www.xtreemgreen.biz/images/headr.jpg 0.02Kb
http://mystatus.skype.com/smallclassic/xtreemgreen 0.02Kb
http://www.xtreemgreen.biz/images/6_blade_move.gif 0.02Kb
http://www.xtreemgreen.biz/images/st...ing-banner.jpg 0.02Kb
http://www.xtreemgreen.biz/images/clear.gif 0.02Kb
http://www.hitcounters.net/counter.p...8&cmd=img_only 0.02Kb

Total 12.03Kb

Your File Size is good.







Download Time:
Time Taken To Download
On A 56Kbs Modem 3.47 Seconds
On 128Kbs DSL 1.52 Seconds
On 512Kbs DSL/Cable 0.38 Seconds
On 1024Kbps DSL/Cable 0.19 Seconds

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Heres part of my listing in the google business admin..

Your business infoEdit 83 % complete
4627 Irene Loop
New Port Richey, FL 34562
(727) 919-9297
www.xtreemgreen.biz


Description: In business since 1995 Offer Complete Lawn Maintenance, Sprinkler Repair, Mulch, Bed Maintenance, Hedge Trimming etc
Payment: Check, Cash, Paypal
Other Attributes: not listed
Email: xtreemgreen@gmail.com
Business Hours: not listed
Categories: Lawn Care Service


Maybe I can get you to help get this all corrected..
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I will help as much as I can, you need to list your hours, include four or five images of your work.

Next is to create links to help you get there fast, every city I have seen has Free Business directories, I did a search, add your company to the following but remember to add what areas you offer services including Google Business:

http://www.floridadirectory.biz/
http://directory.classifieds1000.com/Florida/business
http://www.uscounties.com/Florida/
http://florida.bizhwy.com/

That is a start but google "Free Business Directors County Name" Insert the name of the county you are in or offer services to and anything that is free, list your business.
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