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01-17-2012, 01:17 PM
In correlation with JB's thread on SEO and web tips for the contractor, I would like to announce that we have taken a step in order to help you build your web presence.

As JB mentioned, backlinking is key in giving yourself a better ranking in the search engines. Since trading links can be a tough task, we wanted to make it easy for you as well as create a geographic database of tilers, fabricators and restoration professionals.

All you need to do is list the following in a reply:

Name or company name:
Web address:

We would appreciate a reciprocal link on your page, as it is good for SEO, but it is not mandatory. If you don't have a website yet, we will still be happy to list your company so feel free to submit anyways.

Feel free to follow up with any questions. The page will be listed on our home page under "Information" in the left column under "Manufacturers".

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01-17-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm interested in link sharing. I would rather my email be saved for contact on my website, vs posting it here as I have a secure captcha required to keep spam bots to a minimum. Maybe pm'ing some info might be better?

01-17-2012, 01:37 PM
That would be fine. We won't list any information people don't want to make public.

01-17-2012, 01:38 PM
Hamilton Tile and Stone
Temecula Valley
check pm

01-17-2012, 01:41 PM
I have a "valued links" section on my site. Let me know if you have a link to your logo I can use. Pm any info you may wish to keep private.

01-17-2012, 01:47 PM
I got you listed and received your PM. Once our local "walk-in" customers start registering, I will divide CA into Northern and Southern.

Here is the icon we use around the web and feel free to list any information you want.

Much appreciated!

John Bridge
01-17-2012, 01:48 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't list anything here you don't want indexed in Google. I don't put my cell number on the Internet, for example. All you really need, Daniel, is name of business, location and the url. If there are names or phone numbers on the site in question, they could be listed, too. :)

Or, you could put a special contact form up on your site. :)

Arizona Floors
01-17-2012, 02:00 PM

If you would like to list my company I would be glad to return the link.

Boswell Flooring
Chandler Arizona


01-17-2012, 02:01 PM
I am working on a better landing page and a form for contact info. This will be a work in progress depending on how much time I can free for this project. I just figured we can get a head start since SEO and Backlinking is fresh on our minds.

01-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Got ya Jesse!

jim mclaughlin
01-17-2012, 02:39 PM

My info for serving Central Pennsylvania as a ceramic tile contractor that specializes in bathroom remodeling and design is as follows:

McLaughlin Tile
New Cumberland, Pa.

I will set up a links section and make the appropriate links.


John Bridge
01-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Jim, I don't see a link back to :)

jim mclaughlin
01-17-2012, 03:49 PM

How should that be entered? I have never done before...

I now have links sub page....

Is that correct?


John Bridge
01-17-2012, 05:26 PM
<a href="" target="John Bridge Tile Advice Forums</a>

That's the code. The link will look like this:

John Bridge Tile Advice Forums (

Thank you.

01-17-2012, 06:14 PM
I keep telling my link widget I am right and it keeps proving I am wrong...:o

Arizona Floors
01-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Thanks Daniel,

I'm on a larger job this week, no time to work on my links page, but you will be up in a week or so (I'm shooting for this weekend). There will also be a link back here, John. Sorry for the delay!

01-17-2012, 07:13 PM
This is what I had to use to work in my widget:
<a href="" target="_self"><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a>

What do I write, and where- to resize the thumbnail?

Btw, found a code generator that will allow you to use a separate image link..

Edit, I realize I need to add text for the link as well to make it useful as a link back to the bots. One step at a time lol

01-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Just lurking...........:corn:


Levi the Tile Guy
01-17-2012, 09:38 PM
I am in the process of making a link/Q&A page. I sent you a PM though.

01-18-2012, 12:34 AM
I got your PM as well as several others. I will get them posted when I get to the office tomorrow.

For those that can't post our link, don't worry about it :tup1:

01-18-2012, 06:12 AM
BC Tile & Marble Works
Johnson City, NY

Happy to oblige with the return link.

And, happy with the great service on my first order from ST recently !

01-18-2012, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the kind words Brian!

I have updated the page with everyone who posted here and who sent me a PM. I have left out phone numbers and emails for the time being to avoid spam bots.

Executive Flooring
01-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Like Jesse, I'm extremely busy this week and actually working out of town but once I'm back and have some time,I will definitely put a jb link and a stone tooling link. I'll be sending my info to you in a pm now.

01-18-2012, 01:52 PM
I got your PM, I will update the page with your information within the next 10 minutes.

John Bridge
01-18-2012, 04:57 PM
I like your site, Brian. You need a new title, though. You have:

<title>BC Tile Home</title>

You should add some more words to it. Oops, wrong thread. :D

01-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Thanks John, I am working on the site again after reading these threads. I will change the title as soon as I can figure out how while working with this OfficeLive platform toolset. For now, it feels ' like Home ' to me :yeah:

having trouble ;
adding facebook badge / like buttons, even though FB gives the code and is easily gotten.

performing a backup before enabling ' third party 'design tools

01-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Great Idea Daniel! you got a pm:tup1:

Higher Standard Tile
01-18-2012, 11:12 PM
Thanks Daniel.

01-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Thanks for the PM guys. A am up to date with everyone who sent me their info. Keep em coming!

Obie, I never realized you were so close. I have my pilot's licence and used to fly from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara once a week.

John Bridge
01-19-2012, 01:21 PM
That's great, Daniel. I didn't realize you already had the page up. :)

01-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Obie, I never realized you were so close. I have my pilot's licence and used to fly from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara once a week.
Flying is probably much more pleasant than that drive:zztop:
do you guys have a showroom/shop down there?

01-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Yeah the flight is beautiful...I'm not much for driving anywhere over an hour after being in LA traffic everyday.

We have a showroom in North Hollywood.

01-19-2012, 11:15 PM
I'll appreciate the add if you can:

Ojeda Shower Pans - Hot Mopping
Laguna Niguel, CA

John Bridge
01-20-2012, 07:25 AM
Well done web site, Mark. :)

01-20-2012, 01:41 PM
sorry if I haven't had the time to PM everybody back but I believe I'm up to date with everyone who either posted in the thread or sent me a message.

Here is the page so just let me know if I missed ya:

Keep them coming! There are still plenty of states without a listing. Let's fill em up.

01-20-2012, 03:49 PM
I see Florida is empty, so if you could please add mine. :tup1:

Tampa Florida Tile Contractor/Installer

01-20-2012, 05:03 PM
Got ya Brian!

Houston Remodeler
01-20-2012, 05:42 PM
I have been meaning to upgrade my web site for quite a while. I sent in my info, but can't be sure when my site will be finished. Or started. :bang:

John Bridge
01-21-2012, 07:35 AM
Get to work, Paul.

<TITLE>A Slideshow of Our Work</TITLE></head>

That should bring 'em in by the droves. :)

01-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Just checking in again. I think I'm all up to date with everyone in the thread and in the PMs. If I missed you, just let me know!

02-01-2012, 03:25 PM
Alright all! We are going to be pretty tied up starting next week so if you still want your site added, get it to me ASAP. I will continue to take them but I won't be able to list them until later this month.

02-01-2012, 06:08 PM
Name or company name: BATHROOM SOLUTIONS
Phone: 845-238-5301


02-02-2012, 10:30 AM
Hi Daniel :)

I would love to add my info:

Koessler Enterprises
Mundelein, IL (Serving Chicagoland and Tri State area)

I have no idea about this back linking and all the other stuff that is behind the scenes. I'm starting to research it a bit, as I know my site needs a lot of corrections/additions back there.

When my site is updated, I'll be sure to add your link on my contact page.

02-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Got ya up there Leslie and John!

Arizona Floors
02-02-2012, 02:20 PM

I'm working on linking back to you right now, what is the image url for your logo? I wanted to add that, if you don't mind.

02-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Much appreciated. Here is a link to our icon. Our full logo is a bit long it width :)

Arizona Floors
02-02-2012, 03:28 PM
I got you up under the links section.:tup2:

02-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Thank you so much Jesse! It's truly appreciated :oyeah:

02-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Hey everybody, just throwing this out as a last call for now. We still have a lot of blank spots for many states. Let us know if you'd like to be added. There is no cost to be listed and it's great for SEO on your website.

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
06-08-2012, 10:51 PM
In the contractor website thread ( there was some talk about linking to each others sites to help your SEO traffic. I recently made a resource page ( my website and am including a section for links to others pages.

I started to go through Daniel's contractor listings ( and grabbed a few names from it and listed them, but I figured I should get permissions first.

Anybody that wants to be listed- post, pm, or email me your information and I'll put it up.

Anybody that I've already listed will need to confirm that they want to be listed. I'll pm you if I don't hear from you.

I would appreciate if others would do likewise. Feel free to list the following information with a link back:

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
Issaquah, WA

06-09-2012, 08:00 AM
Think you need to check the spelling in your link there, Jim. :)

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
06-09-2012, 08:11 AM
Thanks. It was late. :o

Bill Vincent
06-09-2012, 06:43 PM
hey Daniel-- I'll be happy to swap links with you sometime soon. I've got to do something with my website. My wife used Front Page to build and edit it. Unfortunately, Yahoo no longer allows the use of Front Page, so I'm going to have to either find another domain host, or another website editor before I can do anything other than add pics to my gallery. You'll know when that happens. I want to reformat my whole site.

06-10-2012, 02:24 AM
well, been real busy. got some of the guys linked from my page and been working on it so im just gonna assume its cool with everyone that i promote their page. im just gonna grab logos from links and make em. nice work and thanks Daniel.

06-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Nice site!
Somebody needs to be listed in Kansas though... Lets see.... Me! Me! Me! :)

Bell's Custom Tile & Surfaces
Tracy L Bell
Kingman, KS 67068

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
06-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Tracy: I added you in. Check it out to make sure it's correct. I didn't put your name in as I'm trying to keep the listings consistently the same format.

Vincent: I have you in the listings but I need you to OK it. I figured I should get permissions from everyone before I just assume it's OK to list. Also I looked at your site and saw that you have listings. When you get to the point that you want to add some more, I would like to be listed. I can send you a logo so that it fits your format that you have established.

Bill Vincent: I'll add you in, I just need your OK and information.

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
06-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Remember the point of this is that you have an incoming link to your site. When I go on Google Analytics it tells me how many people I have linking to my site.

Even a link from a hokey little site like mine can help your seo traffic. ;)

Bill Vincent
06-10-2012, 08:46 PM
You hereby have the okay. :D

Name or company name: Creative Ceramic & Marble
Address: 67 Portland Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009
Web address:
Phone: (207) 939-7245

06-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Jim, link away man. any publicity is good publicity. thanks, Vincent

06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
Ok, I got a few PM's over the weekend to be listed and a couple in this thread. I believe we are up to date on it and I'm glad some of those blank states are getting filled up now! If I missed you or you want to be added, just keep on sending the info!

Gary K
07-11-2012, 06:09 PM

I would appreciate the added link.

I am in the process of creating my website, so I will add you eventually.



Conceptual Tile Solutions
Jacksonville Florida Tile Installations

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
07-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Gary, I would go back and read the first few pages of the website thread.

This is the title you have right now:

<title>CTS - Conceptual Tile Solutions</title>

You want at least Jacksonville, Florida in there maybe something like

<title>CTS - Conceptual Tile Solutions Jacksonville Florida tile installation</title>

Also, I don't see any description.

07-11-2012, 09:53 PM
That's because his website went live three days ago and he's still getting everything set up.

Gary K
07-12-2012, 05:18 AM

Like Roger said, my site is just getting off the ground. Roger is helping me with it. Hopefully I will get everything worked out shortly

Thanks for the help though.

07-12-2012, 12:09 PM
Hi Gary,

I got you up there. Let us know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
07-12-2012, 08:31 PM
Gary, I didn't know Roger was helping you. I should have had Roger help me, I'm still not done. :shake:

Gary K
07-13-2012, 07:13 AM

No worries, I am glad he is helping me. It's a process and is always involving. It is a little bit overwhelming, specially because he knows what he is doing and I don't, (When it comes to this website stuff). I am still learning and he is helping me figure things out. Any suggestions you want to make, let me know. I have somewhat thick skin.:lol2:

07-13-2012, 06:54 PM
I will be happy to add your site to mine. Here is my information

EJ Flooring
(573) 289-1045
My web address is ejflooring dot com (I'm not allowed to post links yet).
Columbia, MO

Any advice on making my site better would also be much appreciated. Eric

07-16-2012, 11:42 AM
I think everyone who gave me their info so far should now be updated.