Launched new website have a few questions

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by twowheelted, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. twowheelted

    twowheelted LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    This is my second website. I hope it's a lot better than the last.
    http://www.ashevillelawncareandlandscaping.com

    Wondering if anyone had any advice. Does it take long to load?

    Also, has anybody had more business since linking to FaceBook?

    Thanks for loooking

    Ted

    Asheville, NC
     
  2. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    I like it, its simply and easy to navigate. I have not tried facebook yet, I know it might bring me some leads but I would rather use my time to work on other marketing.

    It looks like you might want to look into seo (being close to the top of the search results on google), I would recommend looking around the web for seo tips.
     
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,916

    A major missing piece on the first page is the area you service. I see this on many websites -- the content does not include the area being serviced. Seeing an address of Ashville is not enough for somebody to know if they might be interested to pursue further.

    Also, I'm unclear about the names. I see Ashville Lawn and Landscaping, but I also see Blackwood Landscaping. Why the two names?

    As mentioned above, it is simple and easy to navigate. The pictures and categories match for the first, second and third items, but does not match for the fourth one (e.g. Contact). Perhaps the links and pictures should be disconnected.
     
  4. twowheelted

    twowheelted LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    I put the title as "Asheville Lawn Care and Landscaping" so the SEO would be better.
    I'm looking into as much DIY SEO as possible for sure!
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239


    It's nice.
    Now for some suggestions and errors,
    errors your contact page name is spelled wrong, you have an extra letter in the word contact.

    Suggestion, make the pictures on the home page smaller maybe 100x100, also it seems to be half and half with links; sometimes it's the picture and sometimes the text you should have only one.

    And finaly, their isn't a link back to the index page or home page.
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  6. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 526


    Ok, you win for longest website name I have seen in my ENTIRE LIFE lol.

    Its crazy long!
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Fix your title so it has the correct company name. The search engines forus in on the meta keywords. Yours reads:

    <meta name="keywords" content="lawn care, landscaping, gardening, mowing, mulching, landscape design, facebook,">

    That is way generic and will land you a place at about page 3,546 on a search engine if someone looks for Asheville lawn service. I'd also remove facebook.

    This is how mine looks:

    <META name="keywords" content="quality, mowing, landscaping, landscape, cutting, lawn service, Greenville, Winterville, Ayden, NC, North Carolina">
     
  8. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Other than what others have already suggested, (some of which I know nothing about) it looks good. Very nice, clean, easily navigated. Very straight forward.
    I would suggest swapping the "after, before" pics to "before, after". May not be a big deal but I think it looks better when you see the bad one first, then the improved one.
    Secondly, for me, I would probably remove the JDL link. I don't think it's something a homeowner would really be interested in and if they were that in depth, they probably wouldn't need you for a lot.

    Over all it looks very nice.
     
  9. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,960

    I will agree that it is about the longest url I have seen but it should be a good one from a search engine standpoint.
     
  10. steveparrott

    steveparrott Sponsor
    Posts: 1,171

    The keyword meta tag no longer carries much weight in Google (some say it's completely ignored). Instead, the title tag and the description tag carry the weight - but only if they contain keywords that also appear prominantly in the page text.

    My SEO experts tell me that the keyword tag is best used as a tool for the web designer - as a reminder of the keywords that are optimized on that page.
     

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