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Old 08-20-2010, 09:32 PM   #41
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Good luck with the site, hope it brings in some business for you.

If i've got any criticism it's with the estimate page, the less people have to fill out the more likely they are to do it, or at the very least I would make only a few fields compulsory
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:14 PM   #42
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Since starting this thread , I've been getting tons of calls from internet services wanting to raise my web profile ... Anyone else getting bombarded by soliciters for these type of services ?
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:29 AM   #43
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Really nice and professional site, however being a fresh site you will need some efforts to put your website on high rankings.

Thanks for your time.
Regards, Tom

I've been doing some things to increase my visibility ! Also been toying with some of the pictures in the FlashPlayer on the homepage to show our diversity of painting work ... Take a peek
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Good site. Have your phone number as <h1> tag. If you don't like the size change it.
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Absolutely DO NOT have your phone number as a h1 tag since no one is going to search for your phone number. Sorry Seattle, you need to have keyword rich text in your h1 tags, not numeric text. If you just want to change the size, change the size, not the tag.
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+1 on what Darren said. I have my phone number in the title tag not for SERP ranking but for searcher relevance. People will sometimes scan the SERP's to bypass directories or national listings to search for local listings.
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Absolutely DO NOT have your phone number as a h1 tag since no one is going to search for your phone number. Sorry Seattle, you need to have keyword rich text in your h1 tags, not numeric text. If you just want to change the size, change the size, not the tag.
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+1 on what Darren said. I have my phone number in the title tag not for SERP ranking but for searcher relevance. People will sometimes scan the SERP's to bypass directories or national listings to search for local listings.

I have professionals to do these little optimizations for me . I'm an artisan not a computer expert ! My site is now pretty much 100% operational now .I'm starting to get some pictures of jobs into the galleries too .
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I have professionals to do these little optimizations for me . I'm an artisan not a computer expert ! My site is now pretty much 100% operational now .I'm starting to get some pictures of jobs into the galleries too .
Hey Bobbo, if you are paying someone, then you should know that:

Your home page has two addresses, so Google might be confused as which is the canonical address.

http://www.valentiandsonspainting.co...ge=welcome.php and http://www.valentiandsonspainting.com/ both resolve to the same page. This needs to be fixed.

You are trying to rank for "cheap painting", is that what you want to be known for?

In fact, your page structure is a mess, for example, why isn't your "Interior Painting" page called yoursite.com/interior-painting.php instead of it's current page name of "http://www.valentiandsonspainting.com/index.php?page=interior%20painting.php"

You are getting no love from the search engines with URL's like that. I hope you are buying the traffic, cause you won't be getting any organically.

Just wanted to give you an FYI since you are paying for it, you should get what works. And lastly, I would be suspect of any web designer that auto-blasts Pink Floyd when you land on their page. I'm just sayin'.

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Hey Bobbo, if you are paying someone, then you should know that:

Your home page has two addresses, so Google might be confused as which is the canonical address.

http://www.valentiandsonspainting.co...ge=welcome.php and http://www.valentiandsonspainting.com/ both resolve to the same page. This needs to be fixed.

You are trying to rank for "cheap painting", is that what you want to be known for?

In fact, your page structure is a mess, for example, why isn't your "Interior Painting" page called http://www.valentiandsonpainting.com...r-painting.php instead of it's current page name of "http://www.valentiandsonspainting.com/index.php?page=interior%20painting.php"

You are getting no love from the search engines with URL's like that. I hope you are buying the traffic, cause you won't be getting any organically.

Just wanted to give you an FYI since you are paying for it, you should get what works. And lastly, I would be suspect of any web designer that auto-blasts Pink Floyd when you land on their page. I'm just sayin'.

Good luck!

Like I've said before . I'm no expert but the people handling my site are ! I would imagine they know a bit more than a painter who thinks he has good web knowledge . As a layman I don't see anything wrong with the current URL's , The one you pointed out seems to have interior painting in it's structure .... As a side note I happen to like the Pink Floyd thing !!!
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Like I've said before . I'm no expert but the people handling my site are ! I would imagine they know a bit more than a painter who thinks he has good web knowledge . As a layman I don't see anything wrong with the current URL's , The one you pointed out seems to have interior painting in it's structure .... As a side note I happen to like the Pink Floyd thing !!!
Just an FYI, Darren is not a painter, he is in construction marketing and has some good tips on his blogs and podcasts and has offered some good advice here.
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Like I've said before . I'm no expert but the people handling my site are ! I would imagine they know a bit more than a painter who thinks he has good web knowledge . As a layman I don't see anything wrong with the current URL's , The one you pointed out seems to have interior painting in it's structure .... As a side note I happen to like the Pink Floyd thing !!!
Bobbo, I am just trying to help you out. But, to each his own I guess.
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Just an FYI, Darren is not a painter, he is in construction marketing and has some good tips on his blogs and podcasts and has offered some good advice here.

Thanks Chris for the kind words!
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Bobbo, I am just trying to help you out. But, to each his own I guess.

I have my web designer looking into the issues you brought up . I'm not saying that you don't have valid points but If I was to freak out every time a weekend web warrior pointed out what they think is a glitch , I'd have an awful lot of gray hairs !
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I have my web designer looking into the issues you brought up . I'm not saying that you don't have valid points but If I was to freak out every time a weekend web warrior pointed out what they think is a glitch , I'd have an awful lot of gray hairs !

No problem Bobbo, good luck my man!
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I have my web designer looking into the issues you brought up . I'm not saying that you don't have valid points but If I was to freak out every time a weekend web warrior pointed out what they think is a glitch , I'd have an awful lot of gray hairs !
I would put my money on all the the painttalk weekend web warriors any day of the week then then the guy that designed your site.

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No problem Bobbo, good luck my man!

I appreciate your input !
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I would put my money on all the the painttalk weekend web warriors any day of the week then then the guy that designed your site.

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In America everyone is entitled to their opinions ! Not matter how wrong or stupid they are . Great country ehhh ?
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The website itself isn't bad - although I am not a fan of the multi colored fonts and top navigation.

With that said....Fire your SEO guy. Most web designers don't know a thing about SEO. Just a couple of things I noticed...

Your title tags are being wasted. At least include the city/town you are targeting and not just the city abbreviation.

Your URL's are not search engine friendly by any means

Internal linking structure can be improved to help with SEO

All the additional pages on your website should be optimized for SEO targetting different search terms to bring in what is called long tail keyword traffic.

You may not be a "computer guy" but that doesn't mean you should get ripped off if you're paying someone for SEO services. What Darren pointed out is not a glitch...the URL's are doing no good to help drive traffic to your site. Plain and simple, they are not SEO friendly. Simple things like this can be the difference between receiving 1 lead a month or 1 lead a week from your website.
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The website itself isn't bad - although I am not a fan of the multi colored fonts and top navigation.

With that said....Fire your SEO guy. Most web designers don't know a thing about SEO. Just a couple of things I noticed...

Your title tags are being wasted. At least include the city/town you are targeting and not just the city abbreviation.

Your URL's are not search engine friendly by any means

Internal linking structure can be improved to help with SEO

All the additional pages on your website should be optimized for SEO targetting different search terms to bring in what is called long tail keyword traffic.

You may not be a "computer guy" but that doesn't mean you should get ripped off if you're paying someone for SEO services. What Darren pointed out is not a glitch...the URL's are doing no good to help drive traffic to your site. Plain and simple, they are not SEO friendly. Simple things like this can be the difference between receiving 1 lead a month or 1 lead a week from your website.

I will agree that my URL's could use some improvement but to redo them would mean tearing my site down and rebuilding it at great cost ! I'm a small town painter on a budget and rebuilding my site from the ground up isn't in the budget ! I think what I have is just fine for the moment , I'm getting lots of hits and a decent number of inquiries for estimates through my Free Estimate page .
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Do you know where the hits are coming from, do you know what search terms people are using to find your site? and do you know the location of your users?

I get plenty of hits to my website but half of them are from users nowhere near me, I mean i'm hardly going to convert a visitor from Russia in to a sale am I. That said any visitors are good even if they aren't local as they might like the content and link back to you, which is why my blog is in my website rather than hosted by a third party.

I have a very good idea of the search terms people use to find my site, I also know which town they are based, I also know what pages they looked at and in what order, how long they spent on each page and what not. This then gives you feedback on how to better your website.

My website is far from perfect but the SEO is all done by me, I'm no expert but I spent hundreds of hours reaserching, there are things I would have liked to do differently and are a logistical nightmare putting them in place but they have to be done if I want my site to be effective in what it is ment to do - SELL OUR SERVICES.

There are still some basic problems with my site, stupid things like 2 home pages as mentioned above but i'm slowly working through my list to get them sorted or the whole exercise is a waste of time.

My site is fairly new but every week I add new content, like right now i'm working on a page http://www.colour-republic.com/colou...ng_murals.html and it's one in the morning here!
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