One Amazed(ing) Clarksville TN Home Inspector!

Is there no one in TN (or elsewhere) that wants to be a “Thermal Home Inspector”?

You all blow my mind!

Go ahead and make a liar out of me…

If it makes you feel better, send me $500 and I’ll work on your links.

Nope, maybe they want you to have ALL the thermal business in TN (or elsewhere). :wink:

My camera is on it’s way, Past my Certification. I am going to work with it a few weeks or more then I hope I will be up and running.
I think it is the way to go.
Michael Ruffing
Foresight Home Inspection inc
Johnson City

I do Dave!!

“Home Inspector” Tag lines have flooded the search engines.

You can only say “Home Inspector, Home Inspection” etc. just so many ways.
If you are a Home Inspector doing Thermal Surveys and you have worked your web site in this area, you can shoot to the top of the pile just by adding “Thermal”.

But why would a home inspection client type in “Thermal” to their “Home Inspection” search?

That is what we must work on.

Like so many at NACHI have created with the Home Inspection links and site building, those that have invested dearly in the IR field should take advantage of this leverage and create a group of inspectors that do “Thermal Home Inspection”. We all need to do more work on these web sites and we need to get links going to create another paradigme.

Why does Charlie B show up on a TN Thermal HI search?
Because we have worked together, linking sites and modifying meta tags and key words. Building sites with original content. Not using everyone else’s IR pictures.

My web site links show up in my News generator as a link to the link of a link.

You must build something relevant and link to other relevant content. We can only do this by working together. There is no quick fix. There is no link of all links to give you a shortcut.

This is not just for IR. All the other services can be your key as well.
We all don’t have to do it all, by ourselves.

Do a National search for “thermal imaging”.
The vast majority of the results are Home Inspectors.
We own more IR cameras than everyone else combined.
Time to turn the search to “Thermal Home Inspection”.

Ben, I think you have about managed that all on your own! :stuck_out_tongue:
But, you need to get in here too. You never know when you’ll be needed more SEO to keep your position.

Hi Dave, hows everything? freaking cold up here!!!
Thanks for the help. Just submitted my link to you site. I need to start working on a better web site in the near future but I’ll post your link.

Yes, looking like the winters of my childhood in Concord, MA!
No fun to work in, but I loved the snow and frozen ponds for a neighborhood hockey game after school!

I would like to come up to do my Level II Infrared Certification but ITC comes to Clarksville, TN just about as often. My friend in Concord that stay with was just down here and took his 2nd deer off my farm with his 1776 Musket, so I have no need for a visit.:frowning:

Thanks for the link. It will be worth it. You do show up in my TN google searches now, but it’s deep. We’ll see if we can improve on that.

I have been using one for 2 years In Powell
I just don’t advertise it I had use in my prior job and use it as a ordinary every day tool just like a moisture meter

David our links are really starting to work your News link is showing up in Okla every where I search in this State keep up the good work. Just to many thermal guys out there thinking I instead of we. We all need to be teaching thermal home inspections to the public. And yes we can all help each other it is called networking not competition.

Wayne you need to come aboard and stopping thinking I and starting using we. We need all of the help we can get in teaching Thermal home inspections

Debunking the Top
10 Search Engine Myths
By Marc D. Ensign © 2009

We’ve all done it at some point in our professional lives. We search a keyword that describes our business only to scratch our head as to how our competitor’s website shows up on the top of the líst instead of ours. If you’ve gone one step further and read about Search Engine Optimization, then surely you have come across the conflicting information online.

One article tells you to do one thing while another tells you to do the opposite. Which one should you believe?

This gray area of what you should or should not do is much like the modern day “Bat Cave.” If you are lucky enough to stumble upon it, chances are you don’t quite know how you got there and if you had to go back one day you would probably just find yourself lost in the woods.

So what should you believe? The general rule is to combine what you read or heard with what you have experienced and somewhere in there lies the truth. To get you started, let’s debunk some of the more commonly used myths floating around.

1) Use a Keyword Rich Domain Name:

It is widely believed that if you include your keywords in your domain name like it will greatly improve your rankings. This is not true. It is best to choose a domain name that is short, easy to remember and if possible includes your company name.

2) Google Partnership:

If you are ever approached by a company claiming to have a partnership with Google, run in the opposite direction. There is no such thing as a “preferred” relationship with Google and in fact on Google’s website it even states: Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google.

3) Meta Keyword Tag:

It used to be that the Meta Keyword Tag was given a lot of weight in the early days of Search Engine Optimization, but people abused it and now it does very little. You may still want to include your keywords here, but know that it will not do much and in fact most search engines won’t even check it.

4) Bold or Italicized Text:

Adding emphasis to certain keywords like using bold or italics can make your text easier to scan for the reader if done properly, but has little to no effect on your search engine ranking.

5) Content Length:

There is no search engine rule stating that your content needs to be a specific number of words in order to get indexed. Any recommended length is more to assist the reader in understanding what you do than to aid the search engines.

6) Duplicate Content:

Posting specific content like an article or blog entry on your site and then on another site will not get you penalized. In the search results, Google will recognize that the content is the same and only choose one of the pages to display, but it will not hurt your overall search engine ranking.

7) Avoid Flash:

Any text that you place in Flash will not be readable by a search engine, but this doesn’t mean you have to avoid flash altogether. You can still very successfully incorporate Flash into your site through rotating pictures or a header on the page. Just don’t have an all Flash site or use a Flash intro if you are interested in increasing your search engine rankings.

8) Pay-Per-Click:

Some say that using Pay-Per-Click will help your organic listing while others say it will hurt. Both are false. The fact is that Google has gone to great lengths to separate the two departments of organic and paid listings to a point where the two departments don’t communicate or even sit at the same table for lunch.

9) Update the Site Frequently:

Updating your site often is a good idea if you have something new to say. Just don’t change around a few words to accommodate the search engines as that won’t help your listing at all. Regularly adding legitimate content like articles, press releases and blog entries will help though.

10) Doorway Pages:

Many companies will sell this idea of increasing your ranking by creating hundreds of one page sites loaded with keywords that link to you from various domains. This is considered spamming the search engine and is not recommended. If you properly optimize your site and focus on the correct way to get listed, you will improve your ranking much quicker than these doorway pages ever could.

Of course there are many other myths out there confusing the general public about what works and what doesn’t work. Some of them are spread by people who don’t really know the truth and others are spread by SEO companies in an attempt to make search engine optimization confusing… mission accomplished!

Regardless of where the myths come from, if you or the SEO Company you hire use common sense and do things the right way, you will have no trouble finding the proverbial Bat Cave and when you get there please tell them that I want my utility belt back!

[FONT=Arial]About The Author
Marc D. Ensign is the CEO and Visionary of Sound-n-Vision, a New Jersey web design and Internet marketing company. Marc actively teaches workshops and seminars on web design and search engine optimization throughout the New York Metropolitan area.


Yes it is, very good!

David - Count me in from Houston. I just posted a link to you and sent you my link information.

BTW: There are lots of highly relevant IR / Thermal related domain names out there waiting to be picked up. They are not nearly as picked over as HI related domain names. I just registered six new ones the other day. Get em while they’re hot.

Ben, you need to make this a real site. Right now it just redirects to your other site with us. Remember, Google will not pick up a domain name if all it does is redirect to another site (it would make things too easy!)

Probably need to, but have to many irons in the fire right now. Not to mention the inspection market is in the crapper here, although it picked up a little in the past week, but next week looks like more of the same.

I understand :wink: You have a few good thermal pages on your site so that helps.