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Old 02-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #316
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Why are you hiding them? Google doesn't like that. Just have your business name, phone number and complete address - including the zip code - in a spot on your site which will show up on every page.

You can also include in your footer (the bottom part of your pages) "serving Grand Junction (zip code), Oz (zip code), never-never land (zip code)" etc. Don't hide them.(Google hates that)

Taaadaaa - you're now number one for your zip code.

You're welcome.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #317
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Why are you hiding them?
I just don't really want my address (which is my home address) posted all over the internet. Plus my zip code isn't the prime zip code in my area or the most common. I live in an area with multiple zip codes and I would like to list them all, would putting them in a page title be bad? Does google hate that? I was just looking at my footer and don't really see a spot where adding zip codes wouldn't look like crap to the viewer of the site.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #318
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Levi,

List the zip code(s) you want to list. Just don't make a zip code list. That'll get you busted.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #319
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What John said.


You can list it in the title as long as it isn't obvious that you're listing it in your title.

Like this: Your current home page title has "Levis Custom Tile and Stone, LLC - Grand Junction Colorado, Tile Showers, Tile Floors".

Just change it so it says "Levis Custom Tile and Stone, LLC - Grand Junction Colorado, 8whateveryourzipcodeis, Tile Showers, Tile Floors" then just put a different zip code on each page.

List your address on every page simply as "Grand Junction, Colorado 81503" or whatever zip you want. It's not like you're living in a metropolis - you have plenty of space on your site to include them wherever.

You could also make the blue bar at the bottom one row higher and include the cities with the zips, most people never scroll down that far anyway.

Website came out awesome by the way!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #320
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Tis the season and good luck to all I ran into jondon 2weeks ago at Conestoga Tile and we had a phone conversation as well. I thought that I'd share a few tips that we talked about for those in the process of reving up their sites!

SERVICES! When you list services, turn each service into it's own page with photos and content.

SERVICE AREAS! Turn some of your key service areas into their own pages with a photo and good content.

These will create LANDING PAGES! In search, if someone types a specific service with their town name, not only will your main website show up... but your service page and service area page will have better possibilities of showing up as well. More visibility is key, so in doing this you can be seen 2 to 4 times within the first page or two which is much better than only once.

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Good point, Todd.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #322
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I don't know if this was mentioned yet, but everyone should sign up on Google Places to list your business. It's free. Had to wait 2-3 weeks to verify my address, but once your listed, it's really easy to get yourself to the top of the Google search engine. Your website won't necessarily get to the top, but your Google Places page might. If searchers type in Edmonton Tile Contractor into Google search, my business will pop up on the first page and I live in a city with over 1 million people, so that's not bad. You can post work pictures and can link searchers directly to your website. Customers can also give you reviews. I have been listed for almost 2 weeks and already I have gotten about 4 phone calls. Mind you, they were mostly small jobs, but that's not bad for free advertisement.

Make sure you put in popular key words on your Google Places page to get yourself to the top. Key words which you think customers are most likely to type into the search engine when looking for your type of work.
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It was brought up a while back, Jeremy, but it never hurts to remind people. It's a good way to get local notice, and that's what most smaller contractors are interested in.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #324
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Funny you mention this today. I received my "Hello from GOOGLE" message in the mail today.

Now I need to figure it all out.

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #325
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2nd site

So i thought ,to expand our exposure online, I would have a second website specifically for tile removal. I got the site online yesterday. My problem is it looks the way I want on a desktop but it looks horrible on a mobile device!

Actually it looks the way I want on my mac in firefox and safari, I haven't checked other browsers or computers yet. Does anyone know what I can do to "fix" the site for a mobile device?

the site is http://www.cleantileremoval.com

The site is completely functional except the "services" section. If you have any suggestions to help it be more visible to google I'm all ears. Criticism is welcome!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #326
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All good, Jesse, except you need a "description" meta tag up near your title and robots tag -- anywhere in the head.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #327
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I think the description tag is in place, did I do it wrong?

I'm waiting on the robots tag until I get the site looking good on a mobile device. I don't want google to start indexing it yet. (I don't know if that will keep google bots away or not)
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #328
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Figured it out

The solution to keep everything from resizing and sliding all over, at least for me, was to edit my .css file. I added a simple "wrapper" id and told it the resolution I wanted and the minimum resolution to display. Then added it to my html page in "div" as the first and last "div" tags in the body section.

I basically wrapped the whole page in a fixed resolution so it can't resize. You can zoom in and out fine, but things don't slip and slide everywhere.

I don't know if it will look right in every browser, but it does in firefox, safari and dolphin browser on my android phone and android tablet.

If you take a look at the site, let me know if it does not look right in your browser and what browser you use.

Thanks! (hopefully this helps someone else)
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I saw something that said description, but I didn't see anything that looks like this:

meta name="description" content=" (insert your description using keywords and phrases).

Get the web site indexed while you're working on a different version. The new site will show automatically when you launch it.
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I just checked, description and content are there, at least I see them?

I'll get working on the robots tonight.
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