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Looking for website review

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by carlriv, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. carlriv

    carlriv LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 99

    I've had the website for over a year, but just went thru and did a bunch of changes. I edited tags, titles etc and it seems to be moving up the rankings in my area :dancing:


    I just want a simple site that says what we do and shows a few pictures, nothing flashy....... and certainly no simple errors like spelling.

    What do you think, am I there?

  2. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    It looks nice, clean and Informative. However, it is missing the ability to give instant quotes and the ability for your potential customers to sign up for services right from your site. This is possible through AcculawnSystems.com. An example of a site that has this functionality is archwaylawnare.com. It works.
  3. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

  4. carlriv

    carlriv LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 99

    Greg, I read over that thing 100 times, and thought I spell checked everything. I was expected that I my mistakes were going to be either the an extra word or the wrong word, like to instead of two...Thanks I will have to look into this inspyder scan
  5. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Inspyder is a nice tool, it will not only do spell check across the whole site, it will check for broken links as well (Xenu Sleuth will do that one for free though). It flagged a lot more, but mostly city names, so you can add them tot he custom dictionary.

    Also it does give a Keyword Density (although I've never used that part myself, have other tools), example is the one I attached from your site scan.

    You can also set it to schedule scans, but this is more useful for sites where multiple people contribute, or, like me, as a web developer can set it to watch client sites where they make changes, but don't do so well at spell check.

    Attached Files:

  6. carlriv

    carlriv LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 99

    Thats a lot of info. I will look at some of that later this week, Thanks
  7. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,478

    didn't know about inspyder, i always wrote my text in microsoft word and checked it that way. however, this does nothing for my piss poor grammer.. lol. :)

    your site looks good by the way.
  8. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    One note on copying and pasting for word, word likes to "fancify" your writings, curled apostrophes and quotation marks instead of the "normal" single and double quote characters, and several other things like type a word, hit space, then hyphen (-) then another space and you will see that hyphen get bigger, it is now a different character.

    Depending on how your site is set up, and what method used to edit it, it may or may not handle display those characters correctly, and, my oh my, when you copy from word and paste into some web editors, it takes with it a ton of "crap" code behind it that you don't visually see.

    I know this is hard to tell if you are not used to it, but if you are using an editor that uses "TinyMCE", (and they do make an addon for WordPress to use it), Look for the icon you see in the attached file, and use that to add content that had been copied from Word. It does a really good job of stripping out the junk, and converting special characters over to how they properly need represented on a web page (ex.. ™ instead of an actual TradeMark symbol)

    (Oh and if you want to completely strip ANY formatting, you can use the one pictured to the left, to paste plain text)

  9. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I think it looks good. Simple and clean.
  10. carlriv

    carlriv LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 99

    Ritchiem, thanks thats what I was going for.

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