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How many of you have websites for your local business?
I'm do.

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Are you optimized? (listed on the first page of google)
I am.

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Do you have a Facebook page?
I do.

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Do you update your website frequently or just have one to look professional?
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Do you generate leads from your website/facebook page?
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What do you feel is the most important thing about a website is? (what are your prospects visiting your website for?)
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WHAT KIND OF ROI DOES YOUR WEBSITE PROVIDE?
Everything for the site was completed as a paying project for another customer. Hosting is paid for by other customers that share my server. Since ROI is return divided by cost and the cost is zero, the ROI would be infinite, I guess.

I divided by zero again!
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I am in the top 3 results for my main city terms and get on average 20-30 calls a month and 75+ between march-may. 1,500 likes on facebook =P

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I am number 4 on google, and here is the kicker-I got a call yesturday from a guy in Washington State, he looked on google for a lawn service here in florida, and saw mine listed. As I was the only one that said I served the town I live in, he checked out my website. He then hired me for a commercial site (it took some phone tag and going out to look at it) 750 per month for complete care package. It will take me about 4 hours once a week to mow trim edge, about 8 hours once a quater (two guys) to trim hedges, and about 50 bucks worth of fertilizer a quarter. God Bless Google
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hi there id like to know who you guys are using for your optimization or if your doing it yourself and if you can share some pointers on doing it
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hi there id like to know who you guys are using for your optimization or if your doing it yourself and if you can share some pointers on doing it

You either learn to do it yourself or hire a company to do it. As far as costs....that all depends on who you hire to do it. If you live in a competitive area and are trying to get #1 spot on Google SERPS, it's going to cost you because it has tons of value.

Unless you are trying to rank for a very low competition keyword(s) in a low population area, I would suggest hiring someone to do your optimization work. Your time is better spent elsewhere.
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I am new to the lawn care business, however I have 2 mentors that have their own lawn care business and have very nice websites and do SEO. They got a ton of jobs and contracts from their websites. It really is worth the investment even if you have to hire someone else to do it.
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If you go to a competitors website, and you have Google Chrome as your browser (or others, but I'm familiar with Chrome) you can use tools > View Source.

You can copy your competitors 'keywords' and also see how their html/css is designed.

I have a feeling that if your site itself has no relation to the keywords you use, it's not that effective. If you have a blog however, I think you will have a better chance, but imo there is only so much typing you want to bother with.


You might not understand what I mean because I'm insane:

I could write a blog, but I am picky to what I allow my clients to see without seeming as thought I am a small company that just says anything about their day, giving me the appearance of being less commercialized and cheaper than my competitors. I want my company to have nothing to do with my personal life, characteristics, or thoughts when it comes to text.

Some guys will write,
"Wow today was hot, we did a garden job and it took us all day, but we managed and got our work done! The client even ordered us pizza! Here is a beautiful *photo* of our work" - to me this just sounds too 'small time' by making it personal. Sure I suppose it has it's advantages, but clients may most likely assume that you are cheaper and I'd rather not bother with that lol.

I'd rather have,
"This was a garden project that we had accomplished recently *photo* if you would like for us to provide this service for you, please feel free to give us a call *phone number*"

Leaving the emotions and what not out of my posts just seems right.



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I like your reasoning. I would use as a tool to put up before and after pics and you could also periodically post some home gardening tips such as why it is beneficial to cut lawn more frequently or how aeration services can benefit lawn, etc.
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I am going to have to try that again when I get home. I use chrome and I thought the developer tools his the keywords. Maybe I missed it, but that would be sweet because I am working on my site right now and am just learning how to work with those meta tags.
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people can do "SEO optimization" on their own without the help of 3rd party companies.

youtube can teach them how.




setup a private server, install an SEO app or few even, let it run non stop, day and night.



stop calling me. i'm NOT buying.

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