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Robert Broome last won the day on March 29 2018

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  1. Robert Broome

    301 a webpage

    Thanks, Mike. I have all of the pages 301'd accept for the home page. I was not sure what to do there. Should I forward that page too?
  2. Robert Broome

    301 a webpage

    Thanks, Mike. I have some pretty useful content on the site. Would it be ok to just move the content to my main site and then 301 the page?
  3. Robert Broome

    301 a webpage

    Hello all, I have a website that I’ve pretty much given up on. I just cancelled the Yext account and when my $600 hosting comes back up I won’t renew. I was thinking of taking down the content and just deleting the pages. Then, I was going to 301 the site to my main site. There is about 100 DF links that I paid for. Will this give a nice boost to my main page? It’s the same niche.
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    Local Ranking Factors

    I thought that was going to be resolved by the Yoast local upgrade. It didn't work. I've had support tickets in to Yoast since the 30th. I contacted them again today. Still no response.
  5. Robert Broome

    Local Ranking Factors

    Just a follow up. The site I have been concerned with still has not had any improvements in rankings. Yukon gave me some great info about Schema and highlighted some on page issues. I bought Yoast Deluxe to help with the on page as well as their Local add-on to help with schema. I've made these improvements, but the local keywords seem to be perpetually stuck on pages 4-5. I would have expected some positive movement, but none as of yet. In my webmaster tools, I did find like 1000 404's from March. These were all weird spammy looking pages on my website that were linking out from my home and about us pages. I don't see these pages as indexed, and they now don't exist. Not sure if this is having an impact since they have been gone for months.
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    Local Ranking Factors

    Thanks for the feedback. That’s not the site I was referring to. The site you’re referencing is doing ok locally. It’s getting a decent amount of leads. I didn’t realize it was not optimized correctly. I’m not an SEO, so I’m sure you can spot a lot that I’m not aware of. The last SEOs that worked on the site last year were even less astute than I thought. The Pro site is in the top 10 on a lot of pages, it just seems to be topped out as it stands. Any chance you’d take a look at the other site?
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    Local Ranking Factors

    I sure do.
  8. Robert Broome

    Local Ranking Factors

    Hello all, I have a site that I've had live for a few years. I've built citations, purchased a Yext listing, and built about 100 do follow back links. Some are directories. Others are links from articles from blogger outreach. The link profile looks very favorable compared to local competitors because most local competitors have almost no links. Sadly, the site gets traffic out of my local area, but it will not rank for any local keywords. The target keyword on the home page is on page 6. I've optimized the page title, h1, and meta. I've also added structured data to the footer with the address, phone number, etc. I know this is a broad question, but I'm not sure what I'm missing. Any help is appreciated.
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    Near Me and how to combat it?

    I've had experiences in the past where my prices were so cheap that customers assumed we were selling junk. In fact, we were selling a premium product. When I tried to raise my prices my salespeople would buck. I replaced the complainers with fresh staff and raised my prices for some services by 100%. The closing rate was static. As for SEO, I just spoke to a firm to work on one of my sites.The presentation was fantastic. Maybe the best I've ever seen for an online service. He hit me with the price and I was immediately turned off. I could not imagine how this company could do what I want done for the price they quoted. I got another quote that is 650% higher, and it seems the better option.
  10. Robert Broome

    Reputation Management Tool for SEO

    Mike, when you do a keyword search it does in fact show your reviews for that particular landing page. I don't show up on the map marker because I rank in position 13. I shows the reviews that I have collected on that particular page.
  11. Robert Broome

    Reputation Management Tool for SEO

    Mike, Thanks for the feedback. Actually, when you see the page in the serps you can see the reviews that are on the page before you click on the page.
  12. Robert Broome

    NAP and Call Tracking Numbers

    Thanks, Mike. I removed the call tracking number. One issue I'm still having is phone number related. I have 3 phyical locations. 1 is the tied to the home page and 2 more that are interior pages. I have the correct NAP on those pages. However, the header number is for the location connected to my home page. I'm wondering if this is hurting those interior pages because they don't rank well. One of those pages has a fair number of links and citations and it is in position 17 for the target keyword behind some awful sites.
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    Brag Alerts

    Some days, it’s a lot of text. Sometimes there are 30-40 brags a day. Those brags typically illicits congratulations or competing jabs from others. At times, it’s a few hundred text. We have had some people opt out of the text, but they typically opt out of the job not long after.
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    Brag Alerts

    Hello all: I wanted to share something that I have been using in my business that has been quite successful. I'm sure it's pretty common, but some may not have heard of it. In my company, we call them Brag Alerts. What I did was start a group text that included everyone in the company that was involved in sales. When someone completes a sale, they respond to the text with their sales amount and maybe some details. In the past, this has created a lot of competition among my most successful salespeople. The low performers hate being included on the group text because they say it's a distraction. It sometimes gets very active. I was wondering if anyone else here uses this for their staff or with their clients. Is this a positive things, or are their too many pitfalls when using this technique to attempt to motivate? Could the activity on the group text be too much of a distraction?
  15. Robert Broome

    Deleting Blog Post

    Yes, I have a link from my main manufacturer. Their site also sends me leads. Last year, I made a list of manufacturers and affiliates. I asked them all for links. Some came through, and others did not. I spent a few months following up on these. I'll circle back on the 2 that didn't. I love Las Vegas. I used to live out there. I've been thinking of selling my company on the East Coast and starting up again in Vegas. My manufacturer has a warehouse right next to The Orleans.

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