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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by vaacutabove, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 523

    there's less of that now, after Penguin.

    but Penguin hurt a lot of legit sites, too. a couple of mine, for instance
  2. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,067

    Duekster- MANY of those sites are horrible to deal with. That's why a lot of people use a service to correct listings. Your experience sounds surreal though!
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  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    Not PR, but a corroboration of your business' legitimacy.
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    It's your contact info, especially via your free listings on their sites, that precipitate those, so whether you hire it out, or do it yourself, you'll get the calls.
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Hence the warning.

    Someone recommended a link with a link. I am just saying what happened.

    Maybe I should hire hot frog. :D
  6. fakie99

    fakie99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

  7. lkendall

    lkendall LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    wanted to give you guys an update.. it has been exactly one month since I began my service .. For my 9 keyword phrases that i chose, neither of the 9 were in the top 100 on google, bing, yahoo the day i started.. as of today I got my 1st keyword on page one of bing, and all the other keywords are ranked in the low 20's on every search engine.. that's within the 1st month, I am increasing on google at a fast rate
  8. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 523

    that's great!

    google "organic lawn care raleigh" and several other keywords and you'll see where I'm at.
  9. JBMohler

    JBMohler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Hey guys, I dont come here much, I was going to chase the hardscaping at one point, but decided to stick with chimneys. Anyhow,

    John the pain, your site has recent links here:

    Seo is supposed to be reaching out to others in similar industries building relationships for backlinks, guest postings, whatever. What seo usually is-is 250-500 word articles on a network. Every 400, 700, 2000 bucks you get a half dozen articles on a network. It works, esp if they take precautions to hide their footprints, it works for now anyways. Someday it will be just spam and ignored.

    The bad seo is complete outsourced links to india. Even the better of the outsourced services are still easily spotted, spammed to death and move keywords only due to link velocity. Once you stop adding keywords, you plummet as google doesnt see you as "news" any more and decides you are old and irrelevant.

    Not saying this is what your guy is doing, but you should have a clear understanding of how he is building your seo link profile with. It should be a varied, natural looking keyword profile, as well as a diverse backlink profile. You should strive to have links in good neighborhoods that will be good links in the future as well.
  10. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 523

    well i've been #1 for the last three years running, pre- and post-panda and penguin, so whatever it is he's doing, works for me.

    more important than that, however, is that the phone rings. #1 wouldn't mean anything to me if it didn't make the phone ring.

    where's your site in the serps?

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