Does Homestead offer Search Engine Optimization(SEO) services?

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Yes we do.

Focusing on improving your ranking in the organic search results is a good avenue to get additional traffic and exposure for the site. When you are showing up in search results you don’t pay per visitor as with a Pay-per-click campaign, and there’s no cap on how many visitors can come to your site. The process of improving your ranking in the search results is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and it can potentially produce a higher Return on Investment (ROI) then all other forms of marketing because of the massive amount of visitors it can get to your site.

Google will evaluate over 50 different aspects of your website such as keywords, content, page descriptions, pictures, meta tags, h1 tags, site maps, and HTML coding to determine who you are and what you do. But that is only about 20% of SEO, the next step Google takes is to scan the rest of the internet to see if people are talking about your site, mentioning it in articles, linking to it and sharing it, this is called Back Linking. This is the most important part of SEO because it tells Google that you are a real company that is offering a high quality service that people are recognizing and that is the only type of site that Google wants to put on the first page.

What we do

We go into your website and tweak all aspects that Google will evaluate you by (keywords, content, page descriptions, meta tags, h1 tags, site maps, ect.) and then we actually go out on the internet and do the Back linking. We write articles about your industry, how it works, how to choose companies and then would mention you in that article and recommend you as a good company and insert your link. We also do a large amount of additional link building like sharing your site, commenting about it and put links on other sites coming to you. And we do all of this where Google will see it and in the exact amounts and increments so that it fits into Google mathematical algorithm so that they will rank you as high as possible when someone does a search for your keywords.

Google is the primary Search Engine that we want to target because it gets about 75% of the Search Engine traffic but the other Search Engines such as Bing, Yahoo Ask, ect. are also important and they use almost the exact same formula Google uses to rank their sites so it makes it very easy for us to get you ranked on them as well.

For more information, please contact a Homestead representative.
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if web site is in Hebrew - could you do the SEO ?
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Unfortunately we can only offer SEO for English sites.
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Drew: I'm getting many emails from SEO services. I may need help. I don't know if I can trust these service providers and I don't want to get strung out on some long term contract. Is this something that can be done intermittently or do I need to subscribe to a monthly service program? Can you provide advice and the service? This is a critic I received today:

·   We were curious to know if you were aware that are a few issues bugging your website. Sorting out these will help you get the best returns out of your website.

 

·   Your website seems to be attracting traffic, but this traffic is almost stagnant and limited, which affects potential sales as you move forward.

 

·   Your website doesn't feature in Google's first search page for some of the major keywords in your niche, which affects visibility.

 

·   Your website has been diagnosed with coding issues, which affects ranking.

 

·   Your back links profile is not efficient enough to help your search engine visibility.

 

·   Your website is currently not being properly promoted online, which is affecting your marketing strategy and goals

 

·   Your presence in social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is minimal. This is depriving you of a huge market of prospective referral clients.

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themieleman, Do they specify anything in there. Are they referring to the website or the store? It's easy to say there are things wrong without actually proving it. Sitebuilder does have some flags, but they are not particularly serious in terms of SEO. There are always tradeoffs. There are some Google services that Google itself flags as a minor issue.

The keyword thing could be important, but if you don't know what keywords they are talking about, then you don't know if they are key in your "niche" One rule of thumb is. never trust anyone that guarantees that you will be on page 1. Unless they guarantee you 100% money back. If you get good search results now for the words you want, then you may not need to do much. If you have keywords you would like to perform better, it might be possible for a paid SEO service to assist. We do have this service and I would be happy to put you in touch with one of our SEO people to discuss it.

You are also able to utilize 3rd party SEO, but that would be up to you, and as you probably know, there are some differences between most web hosts and Homestead, and not all SEO companies are skilled enough to know how to handle certain things the way we do them.

SEO can be a costly affair so you want to be sure of everything before embarking. Our SEO services typically do have a relatively short contract period, mostly because nothing good happens quickly with search engines. You can get dropped really fast, but climbing is hard work.
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My impression is that they're fishing using this letter as bait. Their opening statement: "We would like to have a discussion with you regarding the web promotion strategy for your website. We wish to work out a proposal to strengthen the online presence of your website, via, a strategically planned web promotion campaign. In today’s online era, you should be focusing on the new revolutionary ways of generating traffic."
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Unfortunately, I am not able to comment on specific companies. It would not surprise me. I have seen many SEO scams out there, however, I have also seen a ton of legitimate ones. It is a very important aspect of web sites. My best advice is, if you have an uneasy feeling, then I encourage you to either pay no attention, or at least do some significant Google searches for any mention of the company. Obviously reviews are not 100%, so you may also see if they have any BBB ratings, etc. You can do much of it yourself, though it can become incredibly time consuming.
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Thanks Drew. I have done allot of work with keywords. I get calls intermittently from google review my website presence. They've always concurred that our listing is shows presence.
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That is another thing to be careful of, calls from Google. This is from the Google website.

Google telemarketing calls
Watch out for parties calling and selling services claiming to have a
special relationship with or claiming to be Google. Often, these
parties are telemarketers that are not affiliated with Google and are
trying to leverage the Google brand to sell your business some type of
online service. Keep in the mind the following:

  • Google does not place robocalls.
  • Google does not call to "update your front page listing" or ask you to "claim your free website."
  • Google does not charge for inclusion in Google Search or Google My Business.