SEO NOT doing what I PAID to have it do

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    so I had a new website done a couple months ago for some 2600 bucks which I was told included a quite comprehensive SEO package along with the web design. I am a ghost... nothing. Sometimes I can find myself on page 6 or 7 of google. I have access to the dashboard of the site. is there anything I can do on my own or am I screwed?
    This time of year people are looking but they sure are not seeing me.
    any help appreciated.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is it a Wordpress dash board?
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  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    yes............
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is the web company still actively doing anything or has it been done, closed out, and turned over to you for the long-term?

    Feel free to shoot me a pm with info on what they were supposed to do and I'll do some digging. A couple of minutes and I can build a picture for you.
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  5. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    Google this ....Yoast....
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  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have no clue tony. im starting to think I might be on my own unless the guy is laid up or something. ive called twice and no response... I provided a list of search terms and was assured I would rank on the first page for all of them..... yeah right
     
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  7. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sometimes things take time to see results, especially if in a competitive market, and/or a brand new domain. Some online marketers follow a methodology that they find produces the best, long-term results for them, which is most definitely not an overnight thing. If, say $1500 of that was earmarked for SEO-related work, you're likely better off seeing that utilized as part of a 2 or 3 month plan of attack, rather than the same amount of work being done in week 1.

    Your gut-instinct is probably right, especially with the guarantees made, but if the site is solid and they did some of the heavy-lifting, you can probably make some "easy" on and off-site seo improvements to get on track.
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  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    yeah idk. last I talked to him he said sometimes it takes a while for it to spider? but I should see good results in a couple weeks. that was more than a couple weeks ago. the site came out nice but its doing me no good, if it were only 500 bucks then id say oh well but its a lot of $$$ for me.
     
  9. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Takes time... The best thing is to driver traffic to your site the more people search for it the better Google will rank it. I know guys who don't do any seo stuff and have a first page ranking just because they are busy and people are looking them up on the Internet.
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  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    Can I drive all over creation and search my site with my cell phone? Will that work?
     

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