Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2008, 10:28 PM
milsaps118's Avatar
milsaps118 milsaps118 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 553
How to get my site search-able

I just finished my website using Yahoo sitebuilder. I have noooo experience what so ever with site building or anything that pretains to it. I just wanted a site as another means of staying connected with my current customers. The problem I have is when I type "lawn care Champlin, MN"(that's where we are based out of), I'm no where to be found. The only way I can find it is if I type in the actual web address in the search engine or browser. It would just be nice if someone was able to search our company name (Turf Enterprise inc.) and be able to find us.

I just built and published it yesterday. Does it take some time before it is even search-able? I tried searching using Yahoo, Google, MSN. Nothing, Nada, zip......Any help would be great!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2008, 11:14 PM
Team-Green L&L's Avatar
Team-Green L&L Team-Green L&L is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,779
Read this thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=204443
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2008, 07:41 PM
jhuanger629 jhuanger629 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 49
tons of stuff you can do:

I'd start by installing google analytics into your page, including as much text in your site design as possible (no text embedded in images and using alt tags).

Aggressively submit your site to directories (google, yahoo, any green/landscape sites) and do a lot of social media outreach. Nothing like bloggers linking to your site to drive traffic and recognition.

That's probably a good start, but there is tons that you can do.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:48 PM
FIREPOWER's Avatar
FIREPOWER FIREPOWER is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SW Ont
Posts: 34
The quickest and easiest way is to submit manually to google etc...and have someone else with a site that is already ranked put a link to your site on it. That way it gets crawled for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2008, 12:12 AM
milsaps118's Avatar
milsaps118 milsaps118 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhuanger629 View Post
tons of stuff you can do:

I'd start by installing google analytics into your page, including as much text in your site design as possible (no text embedded in images and using alt tags).

Aggressively submit your site to directories (google, yahoo, any green/landscape sites) and do a lot of social media outreach. Nothing like bloggers linking to your site to drive traffic and recognition.

That's probably a good start, but there is tons that you can do.
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREPOWER View Post
The quickest and easiest way is to submit manually to google etc...and have someone else with a site that is already ranked put a link to your site on it. That way it gets crawled for sure.
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2008, 12:16 PM
jhuanger629 jhuanger629 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 49
what's your site? i'll add it to our blog's blogroll
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2008, 05:10 PM
jrlikens jrlikens is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: northern VA
Posts: 0
your site needs to be SEO'd, Search Engine Optimized. That means have keyword phrases throughout your site that people will type into a search engine. If people do not know your company, what are the chances they will type your company name into a search engine or directly as a url? ZERO! but if you can make your domain name a keyword phrase, like homesinhaymarket.com (to use a real estate example), that is a term that someone would actually type into a search engine. registering with all the directories and searches engines helps a little, but more if your site is designed to help google find your site. having a blog with daily updates helps as well. Fresh content is key and other sites linking to your sites helps as well. bottom line - your site should be designed with SEO in mind.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-12-2008, 06:28 PM
FIREPOWER's Avatar
FIREPOWER FIREPOWER is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SW Ont
Posts: 34
Once your site is linked within 2-4 days you will be google-able.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2008, 06:46 PM
jrlikens jrlikens is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: northern VA
Posts: 0
it can actually take up to 2-4 weeks before google crawls a site.

but regardless - if the site isn't Search Engine optimized don't expect to be in close to the top pages.

add a blog to your site and add daily comments with relevant search terms/keywords in it. A google blog gets crawled faster and more frequently!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-23-2008, 07:12 PM
Penscape Landscaping's Avatar
Penscape Landscaping Penscape Landscaping is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hickory-North Carolina
Posts: 355
Will an established site please link mine!!!
__________________
Penscape Landscaping---Foothills, NC
Surviving the Fly by night lowballers!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:58 AM.

Page generated in 0.11181 seconds with 7 queries