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.

Business hosting sites


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 07-11-2012, 07:23 AM
ringahding1's Avatar
ringahding1 ringahding1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 5
ringahding1 is on a distinguished road
Default

My first website was an Intuit one. I have built several Intuit websites, but after A TON of research have jumped on the WORDPRESS band wagon.
The security, plugins(add-ons) and functionality are simply amazing. Not to mention the SEO process.
I have restructured my own website and have built several other sites since December 2011. Granted I already had over one year of TEACHING myself (from non-stop reading during the off-season)....so the transition to WordPress was not so painful.
I highly recommend BlueHost & WordPress for any small to medium businesses...
__________________
08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
20' Enclosed trailer
18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
2012 - S185 Bobcat


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 07-11-2012, 10:49 AM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 4
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by ringahding1 View Post
My first website was an Intuit one. I have built several Intuit websites, but after A TON of research have jumped on the WORDPRESS band wagon.
The security, plugins(add-ons) and functionality are simply amazing. Not to mention the SEO process.
I have restructured my own website and have built several other sites since December 2011. Granted I already had over one year of TEACHING myself (from non-stop reading during the off-season)....so the transition to WordPress was not so painful.
I highly recommend BlueHost & WordPress for any small to medium businesses...
Thats interesting to hear. So a blog is better than a website? Or is the blog setup similar to a website? Help me understand this. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-11-2012, 11:05 AM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Take a look at this and tell me if it is a blog or not...

http://superiorpowerwashing.com

That is what you can do with a wordpress site.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I use Bluehost for my web hosting.
Very low cost (when you get a promo code) and the support is absolutely outstanding - and they are AMERICANS living right here in this country. When you call, or use the live chat support, you don't speak to someone in India.

I'm not happy with their "do it yourself" site-builder though, and thus, mine is still not finished.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-11-2012, 01:09 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 4
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the info
__________________
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Website
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-11-2012, 08:20 PM
ringahding1's Avatar
ringahding1 ringahding1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 5
ringahding1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiedemanLLC View Post
Thats interesting to hear. So a blog is better than a website? Or is the blog setup similar to a website? Help me understand this. Thanks
If you're trying to get your business found, a blog is not the answer. WordPress software is FREE...and there BLOGS are also FREE. But a hosted WordPress website will answer all of your business needs.

I know it is confusing and if you actually went to WordPress.org
, it literally may look like something from outer space and confuse you more.

Hey man I am only high school educated and have self taught myself, because my passion and love for what I do for a living is soooooo strong.

Just take your time and read yourself into building a site or hire someone you trust. If you are paying over $1,000 for a landscape website, I can honestly tell you, you are paying toooo much!

Do your research and you will find success! !
__________________
08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
20' Enclosed trailer
18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
2012 - S185 Bobcat


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-11-2012, 08:44 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 4
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ringahding1 View Post
If you're trying to get your business found, a blog is not the answer. WordPress software is FREE...and there BLOGS are also FREE. But a hosted WordPress website will answer all of your business needs.

I know it is confusing and if you actually went to WordPress.org
, it literally may look like something from outer space and confuse you more.

Hey man I am only high school educated and have self taught myself, because my passion and love for what I do for a living is soooooo strong.

Just take your time and read yourself into building a site or hire someone you trust. If you are paying over $1,000 for a landscape website, I can honestly tell you, you are paying toooo much!

Do your research and you will find success! !
That is why I am a little confused. Because years ago I had a blog on WordPress...I guess I didn't know you could do a website on WordPress. I learn something new everyday
__________________
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Website
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-12-2012, 12:25 AM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

A self hosted wordpress site on your own domain is the way to go.

Here is another example http://www.louisvilledrivewaysealing.com

There are so many templates out there for wordpress and with it being open source, people are constantly making things for it that make it better and easier for the end user. Some themes are free while others will cost but the cost is reasonable. The trick is to SEE the theme as you want it not as it looks in the demo.

Here is what the theme looks like before making the necessary changes. Just changing one picture can make a big difference. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/star-brite

For the other site I posted http://superiorpowerwashing.com

Most people would not pick that one either. Change a few colors and you get a roof cleaning site like this one

What you can do is basically limitless, you can even put a grass background tile so it looks like a lawn in the background of the site.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-12-2012, 01:56 AM
Grass2Cash Grass2Cash is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jackson Hole Wyoming
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 3
Grass2Cash is on a distinguished road
Default Website on a shoe-string budget

I used a web builder tool called Website Tonight. You can build it yourself in the evenings and the learning curve isn't all that scary.

You can select your website name (2-9 BUCKS)and then USE THE BUILDER TOOLS AND HAVE IT HOSTED for less than $5 bucks a month, you get FREE 24/7 phone support and the wait time is never been longer than 15 seconds.

In a few years after we have built our business up, we will have a real web designer use the old site as a template to build a new site (WHICH will lower the price of the new website).

Good Luck.
__________________
Todd
Jackson Hole Wyoming
BioPac'r
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-12-2012, 11:30 AM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grass2Cash View Post
I used a web builder tool called Website Tonight. You can build it yourself in the evenings and the learning curve isn't all that scary.

You can select your website name (2-9 BUCKS)and then USE THE BUILDER TOOLS AND HAVE IT HOSTED for less than $5 bucks a month, you get FREE 24/7 phone support and the wait time is never been longer than 15 seconds.

In a few years after we have built our business up, we will have a real web designer use the old site as a template to build a new site (WHICH will lower the price of the new website).

Good Luck.
The problem with most of these template type designs is that they really suck for looks. If you are in a competitive area where others have professional looking sites then you will be at a disadvantage.

Using your site as a template will not necessarily lower the cost. For instance the copy may suck and need to be rewritten. I do that all the time so that it is more SEO friendly. Most web designers know little to nothing about search engine optimization. I know guys that would blow your mind with their designs but their seo sucks.

Ever heard the saying that if you are going to play the part you have to look the part. Well those template type DIY sites look cheap. I am currently redoing a site for a company that has one of these and has had for years but it looks cheap. I have others where they had their hosting company build their site and they are better but over priced.

Hence the reason I came up with the budget websites for those on a budget. http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...198#post111198

Yeah you are going to pay more in the long run but I am also waiting for payment. Kinda like buying something on credit.

Here is a hint, forget what you think of the site that you built, ask your friends and family about ohonest opinions. If they hesitate the you know they are only saying good things because you are asking. You need opinions from people that could be shoppers and your friends can fit that bill. Let them tell you what they think and let them be honest.
__________________
Pat
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
Affordable WEB Sites The Cleaning Doctor Promote your products or services 13 11-15-2011 10:09 AM
2 new sites to help you with your SEO links. The Cleaning Doctor Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 1 07-23-2011 11:35 PM
Look At All The Sites You Could Be Seen On With Localadlink Green_Day Promote your products or services 1 02-08-2009 08:30 AM
Hosting a block party to promote your business Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 07-15-2008 12:17 PM
Commercial sites MJK General Business Discussions 4 06-13-2006 06:51 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
Yesterday 01:02 PM
Yesterday 01:02 PM
by jrwalker333
0 36
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Yesterday 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 468
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-24-2015 11:42 PM
by jrs.landscaping
3 117
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-24-2015 10:54 PM
by Chilehead
39 15,795
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-24-2015 01:13 PM
by WesleySnips
16 2,983
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,507
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-23-2015 03:39 PM
by burnell76
7 444
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-23-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 225
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 81
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-23-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 244
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 307
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 107
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-23-2015 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 429
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 216
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 216
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-22-2015 02:09 PM
by biglee
39 10,104
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 263
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 412
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 255
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 590
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 326
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,102
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 489
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,419
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 354
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 403
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 244
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 175
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,770
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 609
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 303
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,778
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,531
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 447
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,063
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 413
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,333
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 455
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 554
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 908
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,145
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 524
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 658
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
01-06-2015 03:55 PM
by Steve
5 974
Trailer with 4ft sides...
mayala030292
01-02-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2015 03:33 PM
by Steve
5 606
A tip to get good...
biglee
01-04-2015 12:07 AM
01-06-2015 03:30 PM
by Steve
4 587
Work Shoes!
rsanchez1203
02-19-2013 12:07 PM
01-05-2015 09:18 PM
by Havanese2
13 7,437
EDDM post cards
hemiman
02-13-2014 06:36 PM
01-05-2015 04:22 PM
by Steve
14 2,397
Cleaning your Mower and...
MNK
01-03-2015 01:22 AM
01-05-2015 09:17 AM
by rmccutchan
10 747
where to find more...
BLAZIER-1991
01-02-2015 12:17 AM
01-04-2015 12:51 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
6 630
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate first truck flyers foreman georgia google gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mr dave mulch new mower per hour charge per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.

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