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Old 06-27-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hi people,

Im a general contractor in california and also im a very tech savvy person. Before getting into construction i learned computer programming in around 1999.

In my area there are a few sites that have great organic search terms and high rank - even though my site sits at an ok spot, i would like it to be higher.

I have worked a decent SEO strategy off and on since 2016 and have quite a few backlinks and other things for my site. Im listed everywhere i can find but i find my site still behind some of my competitors.

Anyone have any tips to get a better rank? Should i create more pages?
Should i try some youtube videos?
What about sharing on social media?

Is there anything anyone has found that significantly boosts site rank?
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:33 AM   #2
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Well to begin, make believe the subject of this thread was the title of one of your web pages, so the first thing to be aware of is correct spelling of your Title Tags going forward.
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Your Title Tags are not consistent in how they are organized. Just compare a few of them and you will see they have different formats.

Next, I was about to guide you on how to optimize your images when I see the first lead picture is actually coming from another company. Is the picture from someone's business that perhaps you were a subcontractor for? Or did the website company happen to just take any local picture to help create a new page? These are typical things I run into and we need to be clear about what we are showing as well as what we are optimizing too. But this is a classic example when it is plainly visible the content is being used from elsewhere. And if so, I would have at least renamed the file so the plagiarism isn't blatant. Perhaps gkingconstruction-kitchen-remodel.jpg would be more appropriate.
<img src="https://remodelworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/timthumb-32-1024x684.jpg">

The branding of your website is all over the place. For example, you are promoting major services like Whole Home Remodeling and Kitchen Remodeling while also amplifying Baseboard Installation. I would sooner take away the Baseboard Installation since there is no reason to diminish the value of something considering you for a Whole House Remodel. That is like a New Car Salesman reminding the buyer they can come back and get new windshield wipers whenever they want. Forgive the analogy, but that is the Marketing Strategy for a website which is separate from the actual page design and SEO.

Last, I see you are outsourcing this to a foreign firm so I am unsure if we are helping you, or perhaps a foreign firm who really doesn't understand the marketing aspects and SEO terminology nuisances for our industry in our country. I am referring to the link from the bottom of your website. Since you are working with someone who says They Are The Best .... why are you not asking them? Just saying since they are getting paid so I am always curious when someone comes here to ask for the Free suggestions when someone else is getting money for the Paid suggestions. Forgive the directness, but I like to just be on a level playing field.

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Im not using anyone for SEO currently even though in the past i did use an indian guy. I dont have current plan's on paying for seo right now either. They messed up all my tags, edited my pages, and the improper englished showed... it was a nightmare. I just fixed 90% of them last week but there might be a few things left over somewhere i missed.

I see your point
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seo does not matter anymore , ranking on google only works for big guys and lead generators who'll out content you if not in a small niche local area.

you've got to go ppc and use google ad words if you want traffic that leads to sales

seo will only put you further up the line but not far enough.
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Well to begin, make believe the subject of this thread was the title of one of your web pages, so the first thing to be aware of is correct spelling of your Title Tags going forward.
Geeting Your Website Ranked

Your Title Tags are not consistent in how they are organized. Just compare a few of them and you will see they have different formats.

Next, I was about to guide you on how to optimize your images when I see the first lead picture is actually coming from another company. Is the picture from someone's business that perhaps you were a subcontractor for? Or did the website company happen to just take any local picture to help create a new page? These are typical things I run into and we need to be clear about what we are showing as well as what we are optimizing too. But this is a classic example when it is plainly visible the content is being used from elsewhere. And if so, I would have at least renamed the file so the plagiarism isn't blatant. Perhaps gkingconstruction-kitchen-remodel.jpg would be more appropriate.
<img src="https://remodelworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/timthumb-32-1024x684.jpg">

The branding of your website is all over the place. For example, you are promoting major services like Whole Home Remodeling and Kitchen Remodeling while also amplifying Baseboard Installation. I would sooner take away the Baseboard Installation since there is no reason to diminish the value of something considering you for a Whole House Remodel. That is like a New Car Salesman reminding the buyer they can come back and get new windshield wipers whenever they want. Forgive the analogy, but that is the Marketing Strategy for a website which is separate from the actual page design and SEO.

Last, I see you are outsourcing this to a foreign firm so I am unsure if we are helping you, or perhaps a foreign firm who really doesn't understand the marketing aspects and SEO terminology nuisances for our industry in our country. I am referring to the link from the bottom of your website. Since you are working with someone who says They Are The Best .... why are you not asking them? Just saying since they are getting paid so I am always curious when someone comes here to ask for the Free suggestions when someone else is getting money for the Paid suggestions. Forgive the directness, but I like to just be on a level playing field.
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seo does not matter anymore , ranking on google only works for big guys and lead generators who'll out content you if not in a small niche local area.

you've got to go ppc and use google ad words if you want traffic that leads to sales

seo will only put you further up the line but not far enough.
Lol....no not for local....
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I'd offer advice but I'm one of those sites that you are trying to catch up to LOL



Actually, in this area a website is only going to do so much for you. Even with my ranking there's only so many leads that come in. I mostly depend on the 21 years worth of repeat and referral customers.



With that said I've noticed recently you are showing up better in some of the regular keyword searches I check on occasion. I rarely update anything anymore on my site so I won't be surprised when I see you start outranking me on some of those.



Good luck out there.
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I'll say this for everyone, because most do it wrong.

If your going to link to somewhere for home improvement or whatever you should have a location element in your copy near the link. It's called word association. This makes it so we don't have to make a link that says "home remodeling Lancaster pa", but your location needs to be in the copy somehow.

For the new guy, don't link to your contact us or the home page from your blog.

Google seo siloing. You want your blog to channel your services pages, or your town pages, or both.

Plus link in the first paragraph.

If your linking to a contact us on the home page, your site isn't set up for conversions.

Ok, going back to not thinking about seo now....

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