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A #1 ranking in the Google search results is completely worthless if your website is not designed to convert that traffic into leads and sales!
If you’re not using Google Search Console then you’re flying blind. Chances are, you’ll be blindsided by critical website problems you never knew about and you can’t optimize your website to bring in more business. So here’s a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to set it up correctly (most people do it wrong) so you can get started.
Google has expanded Local Services ads to tree & lawn care companies in several states. Should you use it? Here’s what it is & why it could be good for you.
QUICK SUMMARY Google just rolled out their Speed Update, which considers how quickly your website loads on mobile devices to determine the site’s ranking in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Although Google claims that “very few” websites will be negatively affected, it’s pretty clear that the affected sites will mostly be small business sites…
QUICK SUMMARY You’re trying everything you can think of to get your website ranked on the first page of the Google search engine results pages (SERPs). So it’s frustrating to see SERPs filled with nothing but review sites and other aggregators, like Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, Yelp, Thumbtack and more. These sites rank at the top…
As a local service company, your goal is to bring in business from tree care customers within your local service area. Here are 6 simple (but often overlooked) things you must do on your homepage to bring in more local leads and convert them into customers (plus 4 bonus tips).Read More
Frustrated that your tree service business isn’t showing up in the local search results for the neighboring town? It’s because of the way local SEO and the Google search algorithm work. Here are the details and what you can do about it.Read More
When business owners ask me why they’re not bringing in more customers, I usually find that they’re making one or more of the three biggest mistakes you can make in your marketing. The sad thing is that these mistakes are easily avoidable.Read More
Most tree care company websites are a business liability. I know that’s a pretty strong statement. But the fact is that most websites in our industry are more likely to turn potential customers off than to turn them into customers.Read More
You may have heard that “SEO is dead.”
Don’t believe it.
Although the latest search algorithms have reduced the impact of “old fashioned” search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, like using keywords and link exchanges, good SEO still makes a huge difference. We cut through the crap and give you the straight story.Read More
Our websites, social media accounts, email addresses, Angie’s List profiles, etc. are important assets for the business (just like our people) and are vulnerable to “injury” if we don’t make online safety a priority. So how do you identify risks and take reasonable precautions?Read More
You’re proud of your growing email list. But is it bringing you the value you need or expect? One often overlooked problem is the number of inactive subscribers – those who never even open your emails, let alone read them. So what should you do about them?Read More
You need more than just a pretty tree service website, it has to deliver business results. And you need a website designer who can do that. Here are the top 10 questions to ask any designer before deciding to hire them.Read More
One of the most common questions we get from our tree care clients is “How much will a Google Ads campaign cost?” It’s a fair question – but not an easy one to answer.
Here are the basic rules of thumb for cost per click, total budget, ROI, and more. If you’re thinking about running an Ads campaign for your tree care company, you need to read this.Read More
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