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Wirenut

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Wirenut last won the day on July 2 2017

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  1. Wirenut

    Hosting

    Joomla is what the person who developed my website chose to use. Looking at it now, it seems so convoluted in the way he did it. Not that I am an expert or even a novice, but it just seems so complicated with all the various extensions to make what amounts to a very simple website. Another option when changing hosts is to just move all my content into a different website altogether, something fresher and also more mobile friendly.
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    Hosting

    They weren't very clear. What you said is exactly what I thought, if they know they are giving me an inferior product or service that they want to get rid of, why do I have to pay to change it? Their response was that it was free if I do it myself, but I would have to pay one of their guys to do it.
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    Hosting

    I have a pretty basic website (maybe 50 pages counting the blogs) for my business, it's based on Joomla. I doubt there are ever 2 people viewing it at the same time, yet it's pretty slow. Sometimes it will load quick but many times it will be slow to load. This is not good. I use GoDaddy. They called like they do a couple times a year to ask how everything is going and I told them about this. The guy said that my site was on an old server and I could move it to a new server and it would cost $100. I wasn't happy to have to pay to move it since he just admitted to me that it was their fault that I was getting crappy service. He said I could move it myself and not pay, but at that point I already decided that I would prefer a new hosting company.
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    Local Ranking Factors

    Just to be clear, even when not using Schema markup, I still shouldn't use the reviews from Yelp on my landing pages? What about reviews from Google? Thanks.
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    Local Ranking Factors

    Thanks Yukon, that's is great info. Currently each one of my town based landing pages has 2 reviews from customers in that town. But they are taken from Yelp or Google reviews so they are not unique (I see that you emphasized that word). I tried using Schema to get the start rating put in the result on Google, but the Joomla plug-in that is being used for my website deleted it for some reason so I gave up.
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    Local Ranking Factors

    I have the address of my local business (electrical contractor) in plain HTML on the footer of every page. My address is in 1 town while my service area is 15 towns (I have a town based landing page for each one). Would schema code make any real difference for me? I know nothing about it so it would be a lot to learn, so I just want to be sure it's worth it.
  7. I'm surprised. Right now I get a few from Florida, once in a while from "Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada", and one from Arizona- this is the one who calls me twice per week saying how he spoke to me last month and I asked him to call me back when he had something new and exciting lol. The other 99% of the calls I get are from local numbers.
  8. I get these calls all the time. They are very deceptive. I barely ever get out of state robocalls or telemarketers. They all spoof their phone numbers to a local number.
  9. If you ever want to try again, search for "Hackintosh". Forums like Mac Rumors has a lot of people who will help you.
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    people steal content?

    I'm copying all your posts from this thread right now and posting it on my blog!
  11. When it comes to a website for a local business and there are city based landing pages (let's say 15 different towns in that area), is it best to have links to each landing page on every page of the site? Or have just one page for the "Service Area" where all the cities are listed and linked to? I've seen it both ways. Many times there will be a section in the footer or sidebar where it lists all the cities and links to their landing page. Other times they are only listed on one page. So I am just wondering what you guys think?
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    Google Local Services

    Google Home Services is now called Google Local Services. I have seem some people call it LSA for Local Service Ads. I just figured I would throw that quick FYI out there. Anyway, has anyone been using it? I've seen some discussions from SEO Pros talking about how there are not many ways for them to use it for their clients, how it's aimed directly towards the clients with the background checks and licenses required to sign up. So being a middle man for referrals won't work very well. And the setup is pretty easy, unlike AdWords where you really need a pro to set it up and maintain it. What do you guys think? Have you been using it? From my experience, it's great. I have a very low spend and I also only offer very few services. The reason is because I can't handle all the extra work. From what I have seen, I could support my entire business with LSA alone. Not that I would, but it's possible right now. They got rid of the messages part of it, so the only way for customers to get to you is the referral phone number. The calls cost me $18. That's perfectly fine for an acquisition fee for each potential customer. As I mentioned, I only offer a few services. I figure I will just offer the higher dollar services such as electrical panel changes, vehicle chargers, etc. There are plenty of smaller services I could offer, like changing outlets, troubleshooting service calls, etc. But I figure I will wait until I put another guy on. One issue that happened a little while back is that when a company started using LSA, they were taken out of the Local 3-pack. I was pissed. But they fixed that. I know this post is all over the place, I just figured I would get some info out there and see what others had to say.
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    Adding a city twice in My Business

    It allows me to enter a city the normal way. Then if I enter it by zip code and the city has multiple zip codes it allows me to enter each zip code as well. So for example it could do the following for the same town: Clifton, Passaic County, New Jersey Clifton, New Jersey, 07070 Clifton, New Jersey, 07071 Clifton, New Jersey, 07072 Clifton, New Jersey, 07073 Would doing this be considered optimizing or spammy?
  14. I've noticed that in Google My Business when setting the area that you service it will allow you to enter a city twice. If you enter it by typing the city name it includes the county and state. If you enter the zip code it shows the city, state, and zip. Has anyone noticed this? Would it be beneficial to enter each city in both ways?
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    Getting rid of city based landing pages

    Sounds like a plan, thanks!
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