Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

So far this year my landscape design-build site has been visited over 30,000 times. How many of those visits took place on a phone or tablet?

Over 11,000! 

Thankfully my site is responsive, it shifts the layout to function well on all devices. Those 11,000 visitors had the same basic experience as those that visited on a desktop computer.

How about you....

A Sample Home Page For Your Green Business

A Sample Home Page For Your Green Business

You can lay out a flower bed, design foundation plantings, and even install patios and walkways.

But when you sit down to design your website's home page you find your self stuck. What should you say? Where should it all go?

With those questions in mind I have prepared a template, or sample home page, that you can use to guide your efforts.  Feel free to use my page to help you as you design one for your landscaping website.

Here are some of the key factors I keep in mind when designing a home page:

How To Help Google Like Your Lawn Care Website

How To Help Google Like Your Lawn Care Website

I want to be clear: your website should be built for users (potential, current, and past clients) not for Google. It should be clear, concise, beautiful, and useful. It should make people go "Ooh, these guys are good!"

But at the same time, your great website won't be seen by too many people if search engines (SE) don't display it. The key is to make sure that you are giving the SE what it wants, in a way that also benefits users.

Here is how to get the basics of on-page SEO right, along with some tools that will help:

Local SEO for Landscapers: A Crash Course

Local SEO for Landscapers: A Crash Course

Everybody knows how to do a Google search. Input a word or phrase and get results. Easy. That's why we like it.

But what if you want to be a result? Not so easy. Showing up on Page 1 won't usually happen without some effort on your part. Sure, some towns are so small that all you need is to have a website. But if your market has over 20,000 people then you need to do more than just show up.

The key is to understand, and then put into practice, local SEO.