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critique my site

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Moose's Mowing, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453


    Here's something I threw together quick the other night. It's from a free web hosting site. It's pretty basic, but it's better than not having anything. I don't think Google has it indexed yet and I have no idea how to make that happen faster. Any thoughts? If you Google me, nothing comes up.
  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,094

    I think you're off to a good start. I would add some pictures of the work you have done, customers seem to like that. I'm not a website builder so that's where my advice ends. But keep up the good work!
  3. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    thanks, I have a section for photos, but I screwed up this year. I didn't exactly TAKE any pics of my work. I took a few in the Spring then sorta forgot about it. And the ones I do have aren't worth putting up. Thanks!!
  4. destinlawn

    destinlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    My best advice is get off the free website builder. You will have a hard time getting it to rank within your location, also I heard transferring these type of domains can be painful. Before you start printing them on T-Shirts, business cards, etc go purchase your own domain and use there website builder! This will save you money in the long haul.

    IMO I think web address that are similar to your have no creditability! Would you purchase something from a website that had two (dots) in the URL?

    Destin Landscaping Services
  5. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    - Hit GoDaddy or some other registrar and get a proper domain name.

    - Sign up with the Google and Bing's respective Webmaster Tools, create a site map and submit it.

    - Read through previous review requests on here and you will see quite a few links to SEO information and guides (Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide).
  6. destinlawn

    destinlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    MJ follow Tony's advice especially with the Beginners Guide! That will help you learn the basics!
    Destin Landscaping Services
  7. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    ok I'll check out a legit hosting place. Paying for a website isn't in the budget this year though. That's why I went the free route. I'm not a big enough operation to justify having a "real" website yet. Thanks for your replies i'll check out that guide
  8. ptjackson

    ptjackson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    If you don't have money to pay a developer to do it, at least get a domain name as Tony suggested like $10/year. There's lots of low cost options.

    Also if you look over the forum you can see lots of free stuff you can do, google places, facebook etc. You can visit sites like mine and create links to your website.

    Good luck,
  9. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Posts: 2,408

    Honestly, that site sucks.
  10. willshome

    willshome LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I use Ipage.com its like $4 a month with domain, email......
    I would also have your phone number and email on all pages

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