SEO Advice & Help needed

Hi all,

I need some help with a SEO related issue, recently for some reason google has dropped our site from it’s local listings, which has caused us to disappear for a day or two, but oddly enough we’re back but listed way below.

I’ve been asked to compare our competitors sites to ours and give an answer of “Why do they rank better then we do”, I of course point the finger to content, we lack it and need to do a major revamp on our site, content wise.

However I need to present this tomorrow and I’m at loss… currently i have pages and pages of competitor sites printed our and I’m numbering down keywords that we would like to be found by, that appear on our competitors sites and going to count it up and compare it to our site. I assume, a SEO newbie, that this will give me an answer that I can present to my boss and tell him in layman terms, why our site sucks at the moment.

Is there a better way to do this? What should I be focusing on to come up with major differences between us and our competitors sites, when it comes to being listed higher in google. Mind you, some are listed on google search (organic) and some on google places higher and lower…

Hope I’ve made sense… thanks in advance.

Your website needs work. I took a look at it and under the Project tab, it’s a bunch of giberish… very confusing. You need to make major changes. The search engines pick up on things like that.

You did not mention which is your web site and for which keyword you dropped in local listings. I think you got listed your web site once in top lists and later dropped down. Are you the person optimizing the site? did u tried any black hat methods…check your meta tags, robots.txt file accidentally added any no-follow? please go through results and check which all pages are indexing in Google…whether your index page is resulting if not there will be some spam issue. Do a better analysis on index page and try again.

You’re the only one having problems opening the site, i’ve asked other people to go to the link i’ve provided you with and they’ve confirmed it works, and it works for greatrates who saw the site and gave me feedback. Check your security settings/firewall if it’s preventing you to access the page.

Thanks for the input, yes it needs a lot of work, especially for content.

No. Its embarrasing. Its not at all opening. Just a waste of time. Just edit your link and give it as www . example . com or better take the tick out from Automatically parse links in text below. Or else MODs in SP will handle you in different way.

Hmm that’s weird, I’m able to access it just fine and it opens up really fast too, try it again.

Your website is not even opening at all. This is what i got after 10 minutes of loading

The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL:

The following error was encountered:

* Connection to Failed 

The system returned:

(110) Connection timed out

The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.

Provide your websites url and below tick “Automatically parse links in text”. By seeing your website we’ll know what is this all about and give you a review.

Hi thanks for the reply, I am the person doing the optimization, not a personal site it’s for a client i am working on.

Do you have any suggestions as to how do I compare my site to our competitors and how would that be presented? Graphs?

I can’t access the site either.

hmm that’s weird i can access it just fine, do you get the same error as the other guy?