Consumers find my website 73.1% of the time through Google.
Yahoo may be in the top 5, but much lower down the scale of usage.
But, they still can be utilized to your advantage, as well as MSN/Bing
60% of the time, it works every time.
Where are you looking? According to Marketshare and Alexa, the two are regularly neck and neck. Keep in mind, we are not talking about organic searches. We are talking about PPC and Local searches.
I see a lot of information on here about web design. But the most important thing about a website is does it convert your visitors into paying customers. Your website should be your number 1 marketing tool and if you have a pretty design but don't know how to use it, it is like having a Ferrari in the garage and not knowing how to drive a stick.
Best ways to market your website in ranked order1. paid ads through google adwords. Target what your customers when they are looking to buy2. Optimized your site for search.3. Get ranked in google maps.4. Start using paid services like yelp
I just finished a new blog post on site optimization and converting more leads. You can read it here http://roofermarketingguide.com/8-incredible-ways-get-roofing-leads/
Nice work Eric, you do a lot of work marketing roofing companies?
My only focus is helping roofing companies increase their profits and to find more customers. This allows me to specialize my knowledge in the industry. Also, this allows me to better serve roofers and consumers.
I agree with you johne5.Do your best as you can.Make as much trafic in your site,register your site in a high pr also.
I agree with most of what Eric has to say. However, if you're in a large market, it is unlikely you'll get to the first page on your own. You'll need professional help to do a lot of background SEO work that requires expert capabilities. As Eric said , if you're not on the first page, you may as well be on no page.
Great post Eric, a lot of useful information.