My website sucks but...

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by lawncare3, May 25, 2005.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    It only costed $95 so far with hosting.

    What u think.... btw I ONLY got it so I could get paypal payments so it's not advertised except for my signs.
  2. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Your website is fine, it says what it need to & looks proffesional.

    Do you think it has generated any income for you, and what do your current clients think of it?
  3. partstree

    partstree Sponsor
    Messages: 79

    is there a particular area that you provide service to, or are you national?
  4. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Your Website is not bad at all. I can tell you have put a lot thought and work into it.

    The one thing that I have to ask ...and perhaps this is another whole topic, but why do designers use pictures of properties that are not ones that they do. I have seen this on a bunch of landscaping sites and I just wonder why they chose to use such pictures instead of their own???

    Any insight?
  5. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I think most post "wanna be" pics, its a shame really websites with average home do look great.- i like normal home that everyone lives in, i have a few mansions under my wings, but i love doing average homes!
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    Ok, I reviewed your site and I review sites every day.
    Now if you want to get real technical, there are only a few things could use improving and most sites have a few erros so for 95 dollars, you got a really good deal! The coding is just short of flawless, the load-time is a tiny bit high but far better than most sites, and really, you don't see many sites as good as yours.

    Far as the technical aspect, here is the skinny:
    Load Time rating: 21.28 seconds, height/width problems
    - You're really not bad off, your site loads faster than most although if you can bring it below 12 seconds, that would double your 56k traffic.
    Your images could use a little more compression but this is not because it has not been done and is a nit-picking aspect. Only a perfectionist sees this as a problem.
    Height/width issues
    Line Object Missing
    184 IMG:/images/logo_in_black.jpg HEIGHT
    184 IMG:/images/logo_in_black.jpg WIDTH
    There is another problem with line 184, see further below.
    HTML code rating - 4 errors:

    Line 11:<script language="JavaScript">
    Fix this with: <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

    Line 192:<TD ><table border="0"><tr><td><img src="/images/1.jpg" width="240" height="180"></td><td><img src="/images/logo_in_black.jpg"></td></tr></table><br><font color="black">&nbsp<B>Welcome to Thin Air Lawncare website!</B>
    ----:Error: entity "&nbsp" does NOT end in ';'.
    Fix by replacing &nbsp with &nbsp;

    Lines 203:<p>Call us today for a <B>FREE</B> lawn care quote. </p>
    ----:Error: missing </font> end tag before <p> tag.
    ----:Hint: <p> element NOT allowed in <font>...</font> element.
    ----:Repair: moving <font> element into <p> element.
    Line 204:</font></TD>
    ----:Error: unexpected </font> end tag in <td> element.
    ----:Hint: error may be result of moving, removing or inserting tag.
    ----:Repair: discarding unexpected </font> tag.
    Fix: There is a <font> or </font> tag in the wrong place, maybe two.

    And line 226:</TD>
    ----:Repair: discard unexpected </td> tag.
    Fix: You have two </td> tags, only one is needed.

    Browser Compatibility rating: 1 problem
    This one is highly technical and depends whose error-checker you use. Specifically, if you fix this problem someone else's error checker will report it as an error. To be quite honest, I would not worry about this and I'm not even going to point out the actual technicality. If it works, don't fix it.

    Link Check rating: 1 bad link
    - It appears this link has no image:
    Line 184:

    Now that's only the main page but I assume the designer also handled the rest of the site, and it is likely they did as good a job throughout. Honestly,
    your site RULES, you should see the competition !
    That from someone who reviews these things every day :)
    You want to print this out and bother your designer, I suppose you can do that maybe if you ask nicely they fix the 2-3 actual errors, but again, most sites out there are closer to 20 or 30 errors/page and people be spending hundreds and thousands for designers who apparently can hardly hunt-and-peck. Stick with the person who built your site, and maybe you should feel free to refer them around because that is a fine place you got.

  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    ahhh it cut me off...
    Well I won't bother, it's really a fine site and only a perfectionist would see the problems, you got a really good deal, your site rules.
    Peace out.
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Speaking of national I was watching jeff foxworthy lmao someone at the airport the box where items that are NOT allowed on the plane there was a LEAF BLOWER AND A RAKE. No I have it local and it shows the area I just didn't put the mailing address because I might get a package bomb from some of the competition.
  9. frakilk

    frakilk LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Messages: 0

    Your website needs a better header I feel. A suggestion is to create some sort of logo and place it in the upper left hand side. Also make the logo link back to the homepage when you put it in.

    Add descriptive titles ot each page (to help in your search engine ranking)

    Add your contact details to either the header or footer of every page.
  10. Grass Masters

    Grass Masters LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 85

    where did the pics of the lawns come from?? do you currently maintain these yards

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