Chilehead's Updated Website

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Chilehead, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,898

  2. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    very nice my man
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    I was expecting to see a red chilie pushing a mower wearing a sombrero...but I guess it's of if it's just a simple website.

    Honestly, looks good...we don't even have one yet.
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  4. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,898

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: Yes, I contemplated a chile-theme before! However, my main goals with the site are (in no specific order):
    1.) It loads quickly
    2.) It's easy to navigate
    3.) It exudes professionalism
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Man how did you understand my comment...this damn small phone screen makes it tough to type correctly sometimes.

    A chilie themed website would have been cool...that is if you were a pepper farmer!
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    For PayPal payments, do ypu tack on a percentage? I like the idea and it's simple and pretty cheap...no cc machine needed either.
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  7. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Hey,

    I like the appearance of the site a lot. It is simple, not too many pages and is easy to follow.

    With that said, just by looking at your coding, I think it will be almost impossible for www.integritylm.tk to rank in the search engines.

    First, in the keywords meta tag, you only have one keyword, your website domain name.

    Second, I noticed your whole website is an iframe of http://www.integritylm.byethost7.com/

    Therefore, the search engines will not capture any of your text on your pages since your website is merely a working screenshot of another site. Is there anyway to get rid of the iframe? If so, I would HIGHLY recommend doing so. Otherwise, you won't be found unless they type in your address directly.

    Another option is to create a domain redirect with masking. I did this for my website. My website is www.kirkslawncare.com. I noticed many people were typing in www.kirkslawnservice.com and not getting to my site. I looked and the domain name was available, bought it, and set up a domain redirect. So what it will do is, when someone types in www.kirkslawnservice.com, it will actually redirect them to www.kirkslawncare.com. You can change an option called masking and it will redirect, but the website address bar would still say www.kirkslawnservice.com. I know this may sound confusing but if you need more clarification, contact me.

    Also, were all the .com domain names taken when you looked? I would HIGHLY reccomend getting a .com domain name. To be honest, I would never remember a .tk domain name.

    So there's my critique. Let me know if you need more clarification. We are all here to help!
     
  8. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,898

    No, I do not tack on a percentage. Credit card payments are merely a way for me to receive my money quicker and are a convenience for my customers. Only about 10% pay by credit card. It is nice, though.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    We mostly collect checks, but it would be nice to get paid by cc if the people didn't have the money right away or just wanted to pay by cc. I've only had a few that asked if we accepted cc so that's why I asked.I didnt want to invest in a cc machine if it would be used a few times per season.
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  10. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,898

    First, thanks! Second, the URL with the .tk extension is a redirect for the site with the .byethost7.com extension. If you do a web search for lawn care or landscsaping services in Hampton, GA my entry is near the top. Also, if you search for my company by name, it is at or near the top. I will take your advice though on the meta tags and add some more keywords.
    The reason for the wacky extensions is because they are free. Things are a bit tight right now (personal issues), and I needed something for those who find me on local business directories or have a business card of mine. The first upgrade will likely be a .com URL.
     

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