need some input

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by aaron86, May 21, 2011.

  1. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    so i am trying to perfect them family businesses website for mr.trim landscape & maintence co. and could use some input
  2. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    All in all I liked it. It is a little different which can be a good thing and it's a little funky but you are doing fine. Since part of your business is retail I might suggest adding a footer to each page with your contact info even though you do have a good contact page.

    Your meta tags are a mess however. This is what your meta tags say.

    <meta name="description" content="Engineers and Contractors.">
    <meta name="keywords" content="Civil engineers, construction, engineers, engineering, construction surveyors, land surveyors, global positioning surveyors, land surveyors commercial, landscape architects">
    You have no "Title" meta tag at all which is an important one. If the search engines do pull you up it will be when someone searches for an "Engineer or Contractor"

    I did pull that off one of the back pages and not the home page so perhaps you have fixed them there but probably not.
  3. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    alright i did the meta tags here is what i put lawn, grass, mowing, lawn care, lawn mowing, cutting grass, cutting lawns, lawn cutting, mowing grass, landscape, lawns,mr.trim, mr.trim lawn, landscaping, landscaper, pruning, shrubs, strickland, stricklands,
  4. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    You are fast. I had just gone on your home page since I checked the meta tags on one of the back pages and did notice you had reasonably proper meta tags there.

    I would suggest one other change. The "Title" meta tag for your home page is "Home" You need to change that.
  5. j-ville native

    j-ville native LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Very cool design, but to be honest, your homepage has way too many text boxes on it. Furthermore, all of the text boxes on the homepage seem to be lawn tips. Lawn tips should be a separate page of your website. The homepage is by far the hardest page to design. In my opinion a home page should have a very short description of your company, a list of the services you provide, your phone number with a phrase like "call now for a free estimate", a picture or 2, etc.
  6. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Need major work! If you are truly in this to win ( which it seems you are) then call a professional....You have GREAT pictures and that's IT ! If a customer does find your website they will immediately be forced to close and look for another site.....give me a call and I will give you FREE tips....I work strictly with INTUIT websites....
  7. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    actualy i built the site on intuit site builder and they are hosting the site it's only a month old so i know their is a long way to go with her
  8. HostColor

    HostColor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Anyone has already suggested you to add meta information to the code of your web pages. I'd add a few things:
    - Separate the menu in a layer and put it on top.
    - Create any king of logo. It will work good
    - Remove the green background

    Even better suggestion is to go and find amy template based on WordPress and to use it. All templates feature a very easy content management interface, including a SEO optimized web pages. Don't bother to create a website from the scratch. Hope that this will help!
  9. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Like I said : FREE tips.... and I know this system inside & out...
  10. JBMohler

    JBMohler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    You will never make an Intuit site rank, use Wordpress or hire it out.

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