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  1. ColoradoChris

    Need help figuring out how to NOT do local seo?

    Hey James I wanted to ask your thoughts on Schema? How do you add your Schema code to get a national audience and not just local?
  2. ColoradoChris

    Need help figuring out how to NOT do local seo?

    Re: Need help figuring out how to NOTdo local seo? Thank you James! You're a Rockstar! I just worried that I do great at local seo, but when it comes to national seo, maybe something I could do for local seo will stun my national strategy. And I get it, say your an electrician in Denver...
  3. ColoradoChris

    Site Structure Question

    Again this is just my ideal SILO setup: So if you have your main category Duck Hunting So if your using wordpress, I would create a category and a page that matches the same. So for an example: www.yoursite.com/duck-hunting/ www.yoursite.com/category/duck-hunting/ So the category slug is...
  4. ColoradoChris

    I added state service areas, but can't find myself?

    Hello forum friends, So just a quick question: So I have a client who mainly serves the western United States. I added the states to the service area of GMB, but I never see it in any local pack other than the clients home state So just curious if I'm looking at this wrong? Or does Google...
  5. ColoradoChris

    Site Structure Question

    Just to add a little, I like using the SILO structure too. If you are using Wordpress I would go this route: hunting and fishing as categories Then city or location as sub category Then blog posts for each one talking about unique stuff. But interlink them only within the selected silo...
  6. ColoradoChris

    Need help figuring out how to NOT do local seo?

    Hello forum friends, So I know how important local search is, but I am very curious how to not hurt a local business trying to get nationwide sales? So for an example of I sell dog training services in my area, but I also want to do consulting and videos nationwide, do you have any tips to not...
  7. ColoradoChris

    Domain name help please - Too Generic or Too Over optimized

    Thank you so much for your insight. I wanted to clarify if I may - I had a few directory links found such as a freeseo directory. Bad I know and I did pay to have them remove it. Yet it still shows up as a link under sites like backlink checker and so on. Although when you click on where they...
  8. ColoradoChris

    Domain name help please - Too Generic or Too Over optimized

    Hi Eric Thank you so much for taking time out if your day to help. About October I noticed we fell off the earth website wise. So I asked in the google product forums what happened. A few people jumped all over me saying I had 800 links coming from a bowling forum that I was an admin on...
  9. ColoradoChris

    Domain name help please - Too Generic or Too Over optimized

    Thank you very much WonderWoman I TRULY appreciate your tips and ideas. The site is a small business here in Colorado where we specialize in pole barns, horse barns, indoor arenas, garages, and steel buildings. So in conversation I do mention barns, but 33 times is too much by far, and...
  10. ColoradoChris

    Domain name help please - Too Generic or Too Over optimized

    Hello to all, I am hoping that I can get a general consensus on what to do. I am working on my families website. it is All Specialty Buildings (dot) com It is all one word. Now I have been hit by penguin with no manual action. I assume penguin as I did have some directory links found and...
  11. ColoradoChris

    Is it a must to add Location in title or url to rank locally?

    Thank you Phil so much. I truly appreciate your time. I had a company in Indiana do an evaluation on my site . The concern is that I may be targeting a national level with my keywords. Just because as it was mentioned, if they search for steel building contractors, and they are in Indiana ...
  12. ColoradoChris

    Is it a must to add Location in title or url to rank locally?

    Hi so a quick question. I got some bids from some seo's in my state, and I was told that my keywords are to national. So I am curious if I am using the Google keyword tools, and I have Colorado as my filter, and I use those results within pages of my site, wouldn't I be trying to rank for...
  13. ColoradoChris

    Branding - Risk EMD issue? and Services page issues?

    Thank you Broland In terms of adding the business name of all specialty buildings, would you add it at the end of the title and make it fit the length limit or if it runs over so be it? So it may not be displayed but that's ok? And simple suggestions you may recommend on the link structures...
  14. ColoradoChris

    Branding - Risk EMD issue? and Services page issues?

    Hello to all, So I am curious for some advice PLEASE. I appreciate your time and trouble greatly, so thank you in advance. Question - 1 - I just watched a video regarding onsite seo. This video explained to instead of using a services page to list each service, instead if possible make a...
  15. ColoradoChris

    Help with Using Keywords for Local results

    Yea this AZ guy keeps writing me to use his services. He said he always get penalties, but he said you handle them as they come in. He said he was part of a black hat world? Either way I just want to do things right. So I am going to keep things clean from here on out. I am just really...
  16. ColoradoChris

    Help with Using Keywords for Local results

    Thank you Mark and Linda To be correct - I am an owner, breeder, and handler. We do have puppies a couple of times each year. I know there are a lot of pet activist, and I assure you we are heavily regulated and do things right. So I was trying to not start any fires. Mark you hit it dead...
  17. ColoradoChris

    Help with Using Keywords for Local results

    Hello to all, I wanted to ask if I am doing this correctly. So I own a Bernese mountain dog website I used the google keyword research tools to view keyword ideas. I only service Colorado with training, handling, etc So my questions are: 1 - Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies (the keyword)...
  18. ColoradoChris

    Getting .EDU and .GOV links the right way? Or is there one?

    Furthermore, My title stated it, I was looking for the right way to obtain and ask for edu and gov links. I thought maybe by offering a scholarship to colleges would get proper backlinks? I am not sure how things work. Maybe you have to buy Edu and Gov links from some sites as a donation...
  19. ColoradoChris

    Getting .EDU and .GOV links the right way? Or is there one?

    I assure you I am not in any way trying to abuse any system of Google and I am offended that you address this as stating that "By the sounds of your question, you interest in gov and edu links is to manipulate the search engines." I am here for research to better my website. Until now I felt...
  20. ColoradoChris

    State - Keywords - Location - State | Trying to clarify how to rank for state wide

    Or as another thought, do you focus on the company brand always on the homepage, then focus on location for service pages? My thoughts were again that the homepage may carry the most link juice, so its good to add the state on that page? Boy im lost
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