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Unread 06-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #391
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Recently redesigned my whole site for wordpress

I recently (a few months ago) completely redesigned my Website on a Wordpress Platform. Actually a friend and Business Associate of mine (Jerrald Hayes) did all the hard techie work and I uploaded most all the content. I did not know much at all about website building before and I am finding it easy to do. I also recently had a one hour session online with Lucy Beer, a WordPress expert and SEO "Advisor".

A client of mine a few years ago had developed a very top-notch website for me. It looked great. But was terrible on SEO. No one could find me unless they new the actual URL. It was also very costly. The wordpress site ended up costing about a third of what that site cost me, and I can now very easily manage my own SEO (once it was set up for me). I am not a web/techie guy so without the ease of use of wordpress, I would not be able to do this. It does take a little learning, but is not bad.

The Blog on my site has really helped a great deal to get content that I want to share with people out there as well as it helping a lot with Google and people being able to find me. I use iMovie to create informative videos (does not take that long) and this has helped me a great deal on Google rankings.

If anyone is interested in checking it out, it is http://scotthallremodeling.com/ There is contact information for Jerrald Hayes at the very bottom of the homepage (he put that on my site in case anyone is interested in contacting him). Jerrald is a contractor, custom programmer, and wordpress website designer. He also has written probably the very best estimating software for contractors for the Mac OSX Platform available anywhere. Very unique background of Art and Theater as well as being a techie guy AND owning a Construction Company makes him well set up to serve the needs of contractors and websites.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #392
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scott:really nice site.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #393
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Scott Hall, put a link to your site in your signature. every post is another link-back and has quite an impact on seo.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #394
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A Tile Contractor who promotes !

Here is a Tile Contractor with an interesting Website and an interesting Blog !

http://www.tile-styles.com

I particularly like this Blog posting:

http://www.tile-styles.com/blog/2012...sits-hilo.html


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Unread 06-29-2012, 04:22 PM   #395
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And is there a particular reason you liked that website and blog, Mr. Henry?

But that's not a complaint. It was a fair shot.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #396
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is there a particular reason you liked that website and blog

Yes !

I like the website because it is a handsome example of what a tile guy can do to promote his business !

I like the Blog because it shows examples of specific installations.

And I like the Blog because today's post features a Laticrete rep and his visit to educate, demo and train !

That's my story and I'm sticking to it !


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Unread 07-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #397
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Scott Hall,

Move your "Our Process" page into the "About our Company" tab to leave room for more categories where you can list tile floors, backsplashes etc... FYI, I keep getting a window that pops up when clicking on different pages that is trying to recomend me a different browser, that will not keep people on your site.
Lots of good info in there!


www.tile-styles.com is killer!!
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Unread 07-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #398
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I agree too that is a very nice site, lot of education across the board for customers. I often wonder though for the lay person who is googling for a tile person to do their tile. When they click on a site what are they most frequently looking at of all the pages? I would think the portfolio, cause women people like pics Do people even pay attention to blogs?
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Google Webmaster Tools will show me what different sites link to my website. It used to be that there was 15-20 sites on that list. Recently, they are all gone except 1 site (this one) with only 1 link.

Has this happened to anyone else? Did Google change something?
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Bump.

I think Google probably made some change, but was wondering if anyone else experienced this.
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Never mind. Somehow it's back to normal now.
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See what being ignored can do for you, Jim?
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Google did make some changes as to how they are indexing sites and also how pages are ranked. It's really a complex algorithm but basically, SEO tactics won't work like they used to. You need to have legitimate content on your site now and not just a bunch of workings behind the scene. Google is getting smarter and wants to provide better search results.

If you guy want some more information on this, search for Google Penguin and Panda.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #404
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"Move your "Our Process" page into the "About our Company" tab to leave room for more categories where you can list tile floors, backsplashes etc... FYI, I keep getting a window that pops up when clicking on different pages that is trying to recomend me a different browser, that will not keep people on your site.
Lots of good info in there!"
Thanks Todd! I am going to really think about this. Interesting because I may be splitting up the "resources" tab.
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FYI, I keep getting a window that pops up when clicking on different pages that is trying to recomend me a different browser
Yes that is one issue. Internet explorer I think has issues. Not sure because I am on a mac and can not use internet explorer. If anyone has trouble viewing my site on IE would be much appreciated if you wanted to let me know. Thanks a bunch!
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