Are you interested? First page of Google...

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by kentross09, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not at all. You're no different than anyone else who doesn't do this as a serious hobby or profession. You have as much experience with my software applications as I have with your lawn applications. Sure, we can all learn to do it, or have it explained to us and give it our best shot, but we all recognize the vast number of factors that can weigh-in to each "application".

    I will say that anyone who puts together a web package that is based on number of pages is doing so in an antiquated way as it means very little. What is a "page"? A gallery page of your previous work is a very different effort level than a page that has your contact info and a map to your offices. If I say it's $250 to add each additional page, as an a la carte item, it doesn't make good business sense for either of us due to the unknowns. Each web project should be looked at as "what you really need and what's the total cost going to be".

    I would guess it's been at least 10 years since I've billed anyone via the pages method.
     
  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep! Dipwad #1 right here!! So true Patriot, print advertising is getting old. That's why this has been our main focus on this year. We're still going to do some form of print, and always will. It's just, if you're gonna run with the big dogs, GET OFF THE PORCH!!

    Our next endeavor will be the mobile site. More and more people are using smart phones and tablets. I just want them all to flow seemlessy.

    Another question: Where could one go to find a "glossary of terms" used in this particular industry. I feel like an extra dipwad when I have to ask what something means, BEFORE I ask how to use it or what have you. Like SEO, and serp, and links, and on and on and on..
     
  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Patriot, forgot to add that there is no typical price. There are ballparks, but do you need a logo designed or edited to be usable on the web? (I see A LOT of bad logos on otherwise decent LCO sites because the effort to manage their own brand was not effectively executed or from the attitude of "it's good enough for want I want to do".) Do you have photos ready to go for your gallery of work? Are those photos cleaned up enough to use or does your designer need to work with each photo's lighting/color/etc to compensate for a lack of professional photography? It's those kinds of questions that make it difficult to throw out a "typical".
     
  4. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    At least your #1 in something.:laugh: Sorry buddy, too easy. My head hurts. I am going to try and find a local human this week that can help. I really don't want to use an online firm. At least with a person I can throw stuff around their office if I am not satisfied.:usflag:
     
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Understandable my good friend, got a chuckle out of me too!!

     
  8. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know where you disappeared to, or why you haven't posted any info but thanks for getting the conversation started!!!
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Forget about him. We got's Tony to skool us.:usflag:
     
  10. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
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    Click the "Competition Analyzer" tab at the top of the page,
    To start I would figure what makes more money, landscaping, lawn care and where it's at ,
    Ocean County
    Jackson, Lakewood, Toms River, Manchester, Cassville, Lakehurst, New Egypt, Lacey, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach

    Monmouth County
    Howell, Freehold, Marlboro, Neptune, Ocean Grove, Neptune City, Asbury Park, Ocean Township, Wanamassa, Deal, Elberon, Little Silver, Eatontown, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, New Shrewsbury, Long Branch

    Looking at your site it looks like landscaping is business you want, where do you want the business from?

    So the keyword is "landscaping town" to start
    the url to compare would be, http://www.lefetenterprises.com
    then you'll have suggestions for your sites on page and off page seo characteristics that might help you rank for a particular keyword. It shows you the top ten positions for that keyword phrase.

    serp - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_results_page

    there's no reason your site couldn't have the #1 position on google for - landscaping jackson nj-
    if you think that - landscaping jackson nj- is a good keyword phrase to rank for-you should have the phrase on a page to start.
    let me see if I can find a free guide to seo for you guys.
    really guys this stuff is not that hard.
    your basic guide:
    1.have 1 page for 1 keyword,
    http://www.lefetenterprises.com/landscaping_jackson_nj/htm
    http://www.lefetenterprises.com/landscaping_Toms_river_nj/htm

    2.try to put 500 words on a page,

    3.the meta tags, description, title and keyword should start with your keyword phrase for that page,

    4. build links to that page, some times called anchor text backlinks.

    google search terms you don't understand.

    Lefet a bunch of years ago a landscaper named Sal helped me with this for my business. I'll help you.
    You should be able to change and add to your website. If you could spend a couple hundred bucks on different services over the next 45 days and what links I can build you, should be on the front page for a good number of your keywords the next couple months. You could catch the spring rush maybe when the weather breaks.
     

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