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Old 03-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #21
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I'm tagged, traffic is pretty decent, just don't have much time to spend perfecting any SEO or real want to chase the latest craze, but this was easy to do. I am just too dang busy with word of mouth.
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I do have a professional graphic designer and also a group of professional programmers working on my site. The only person to ever recommend more text has been my adwords guy.

I've been very calculated in every aspect of my site design. Content is just one portion that google looks at. You can have all the keyword content jammed into your pages, but it has less value if visitors arrive and leave quickly because they don't want to read. Google loves to read, people, not so much. They will take text in small, concise doses but if you write a novel they will quickly bore.

You have to walk a fine line because you need google for people to find you, but you also want to captivate and hold your audience, show them who you are and what you offer without all the garbage they don't care to see.

My site has done extremely well at bringing in new visitors and translating them into customers. It's not by chance, it's been a careful process over the past 2 years and I'm always improving it. As I type this we are working on revisions that will enhance the site performance even more.

I can surely thank google for some of the ideas I've used on my site though!
I think clean looking sites are great but it is the job of an owner and their webguy to create content people want to read. If you assume people cant be bothered to read information on your website before they shell out 25,000 + dollars you are highly mistaken.

You may not be familiar with the guy I quoted above but he carries more weight with me then almost anyone on the internet as far as testing what works and his results.

In the future, if not now, google will look at time on site and time on page and give weight to that. How do you suppose you will increase either of those metrics with nothing to read? Pictures? If you were to do a press release will you point it to a blog post? That would be odd. Point it to a page with not hardly any words on it, even odder.

At the end of the day you site may be just fine, im just playing Devil's Advocate as it isnt a road I would take for the majority of my sites.
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Agree to disagree I suppose. I'm just offering my thoughts for anyone interested. There are several factors I look at to determine success.

1. Is organic web traffic increasing
2. Are they staying on my site for a considerable time
3. Are new prospects contacting us
4. Have we increased appointments
5. Have we increased sales

The answer to all of these is YES

One thing to remember, nobody knows exactly what data google uses and it's always changing. For obvious reasons they don't want us to know. You can absolutely bet that duration spent on you site is a factor. You can also bet that over saturating your pages with keywords will hurt you. It's a fine balance that I feel we've been very good at balancing.

I'm sure there's more than one way to get the same results so I'm not here to judge my site over another. Just offering my experience so far
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If you assume people cant be bothered to read information on your website before they shell out 25,000 + dollars you are highly mistaken.
I agree, I'm in favor of long copy as long as the prospect is interested. People will read long copy if it's good. I have a page for roof ice dam removal that has generated about 25 sales over the past few weeks and it's over 1300 words long. And I have other pages that have 1800 or 2100 words. Words will sell more than pictures will if it's good copy.

Most websites are poorly written and poorly designed that's why the visitors leave within the first 3 seconds.
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Having an optimized website is important, but it's not even close to the most important factor homeowners look for when selecting a contractor. Yes, having a pretty website with valuable content is great, but the most important factor has nothing to do with your website ... it has to do with your reputation.

The only way you can build your reputation on the Internet is though positive customer reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, Yahoo!, BBB, Angies List, etc. and all of the other sites where homeowners go to find a contractor ... and you can't pay a web guy to do that for you. Reviews have to come from real life genuine customers who love you.

I encourage you to do a search on Google for the service you offer. Do you see any contractors with stars next to their name? Do you see any contractors with 5 stars next to their name? Who are you going to hire? And, in the end, what's more important, the look of your website or what your customers say about the quality of your work?

Do a search for "kitchen design Peachtree City, GA" and decide who you would hire and why. And here's the best part. All you have to do to get reviews from your happy customers is to ask ... and make it as easy as possible for them to leave their review. It's that simple.
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I'll add to Bob's comment, it's not any one marketing medium, but it's the entire package that works together to capture, inform, and gain trust from your prospects
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I could not agree more Mark. I could not agree more.
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Getting customers to write a review isn't always as easy as asking. In order to review someone on Google+ you have to have an account. So now you need to have the customer create an account on Google+. More people have FB and it would be easier if they could use their FB account to log in. But that isn't going to happen. So how do you remedy this issue?

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