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My web Site

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by shortgrass01, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    I have a web site that is piggy back on EarthLink.home and very well positioned. If I wanted to go to a domain of my own, will I lose my position rank?
    even if I put up a redirect, I am worried that I will loose my rank..
    any insight would be great.

  2. BearWise Landscapers

    BearWise Landscapers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I bet you would lose your position in Google. But you could put up your new website with links to it from your old one. It would minimize the time that it takes for the new website to gain the position you currently have in search engines.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I dont understand "position rank"

    you mean you dont have a domain ?

    if you dont own your own domain, what's the point ?
  4. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Frugal my Friend.. Frugal..lol
    I am using free Space kinda, do allow me to explain..

    Short being committed to a domain. I am standing on the back of IPS carrier I once had; I took the free space and nice look of EarthLink to make my business page. I Tagged it up so well and the help of Google it became one of my better accomplishment, relatively speaking. My cost on all this was scary cheep- for me. I did all the leg work my self and I control it myself.
    so not much different than a domain but at the time cost was low and easy to put up with ftp. I did invest this program to help with efficiently.

    http://www.webpage-maker.com/ $50 bucks I think.

    So to answer you question, I just didn't want to spend too much if I flopped at the web page. Instead, I got lucky and I caught lighting in a bottle as far as expectations go.
    When you type in my business name it comes up on the first page of Google. when you type my business name and city I am on the first page. To me that's a small victory in the overhead race.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  5. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    ah Ha, Yeah I see better now.. get the domain and make the page, and just link it up but keeping the old page intact...Until the new page get drug along into the ranking. yup thats what Ill do.
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I hear ya on the flop.

    not everyone is adapt to write HTML. however I'm with godaddy. I think we pay like 9 dollars a year. something like that.

    there's nothing better than haveing your email as your domain.

    what ever works for someone is useually the best route.
    I find that time is tooo importaint.

    best of luck

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