My website just went live... now i need SEO help

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Above Par Lawns, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://www.aboveparlawnservices.com/

    Yes it's Go Daddy, yes it's a template but i think it will work for me. I'd like a few of yours professional opinion on other seo work i need to do. I'm targeting a very small area (Blue Springs, Mo) where I live. Thanks in advance and BE EASY on me! Thank you Tony for all your advise thus far!
     
  2. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
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    spend your money on google ad-words instead, better return on investment. You need about 500 words per page for google spiders to pick you up.
     
  3. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im referring to things i can do myself to the site to make it more search engine friendly. Spending money on Adwords is not something i'm interested in.
     
  4. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
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    Then start with 500 words, it will make the seo easier.
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  5. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I will work on that.

    What should i type in for my 'Site Title and Tagline?
     
  6. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im using the Yoast plugin to enter in my Focus Keyword, seo title and meta description, but im thinking theres still alot left to do. One thing ive noticed is how the tab on my computer always says Above Par Lawn Services Blue Springs while i navigate through every page on my site. On other sites it will change to describe each individual service page. Can someone explain to me more about that please?!
     
  7. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The issue with the same TITLE across every page is probably a SEO plugin using the "default" plugin value you set instead of actual page TITLE which WP naturally generates.
     
  8. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    so should i just be able to change a setting somewhere then? I'm just wondering because i'm trying to encorporate H1 tags? It seems like the pages TITLE is similar to what I want the H1 TAG to be but if theyre the same it would show twice on the page. How do I best utilize the pages title while adding H1 and H2 tags?
     
  9. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
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    Log into WordPress, they have losds of free subscriptions and tips for seo. That said I took advice on it and have a company rebuilding my site now. The reason I suggested Adwords is it will get you to #1 slot a whole lot quicker than seo. With good content and an up to date blog (useful information) Google will pull you up quicker. I came to the conclusion that I can't do everything, sometimes you need the experts, it's actually cheaper to get someone than do it myself. This goes for seo. The return on investment is 10 to 1.
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  10. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,053

    Don't overdo it. That first sentence on your homepage is over optimized. Go over your site carefully and make sure you are using your Title tag, H1, H2, and image alt tags to tell Google who you are, what you do, and where you do it- without bludgeoning your clients with the name of the city they live in!

    Check out your pages with this tool: http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/seo-tools/free-optimization/

    Get a plug-in for your browser that analyzes the onsite SEO of sites. This will help you see what your competitors are doing.

    Get your site connected to your G+/Local page. Do the same for Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, Houzz, etc.

    That should be a good start.
     

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