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Old 02-06-2011, 02:05 PM
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@dirtandhoops,
That's a really good way to look at it.
Everyone should take a quick look at the text layout in newspaper/magazine articles before they start formatting the content for their own site.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:33 PM
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Lurch, good looking website. I hate to be the only naysayer replying but the text is way too wordy. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wade through all of that. It could say exactly the same thing in about half as many words.
Of all of my business websites, this is the least wordy of all of them. I have blog for when I want to get wordy. Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:22 PM
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Of all of my business websites, this is the least wordy of all of them. I have blog for when I want to get wordy. Thanks for the input.
OK if you say so. To me, it's just too much when you use the words "grass cutting" or "grass cut" 16 times on your home page. (I may have missed a couple.) Pay no attention to me, though; my own family says I'm overbearing.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:42 PM
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There's a balance to be struck between keeping words to a minimum for better readability, and using enough words so Google see the important keywords several times on a page.

I think of writing web content using the newspaper model - Catchy headlines and sub-headlines, first two lines summarizing the page content, using bulleted lists whenever possible, using bold text judiciously, using call-out quotes or lists for quick views.

When you use that newspaper model then you can add as much text as you want - the average person probably won't read it all (and won't penalize you for using too many words), but Google reads every word and might be impressed enough to push you to the top of each page.
Great advice....thanks.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:54 AM
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OK if you say so. To me, it's just too much when you use the words "grass cutting" or "grass cut" 16 times on your home page. (I may have missed a couple.) Pay no attention to me, though; my own family says I'm overbearing.
Those are called Key Words. Google likes those.
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I think it's a fine website. Nice use of images, layout objects, keywords and keyword phrases. It's very clean and easy to navigate. Not cluttered nor is it empty feeling. Very user friendly. Good color scheme. Great features here and there filling up space with valuable info and resources. Well done, I'm jealous.
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