The class has really helped me to get a better idea of what to look for as I work to manage my reputation and marketing online. I have worked with several lead generation sites and marketing companies in the past, and always under the realization that I didn’t have the understanding of website marketing to even be able to judge whether I was getting what I had paid for. At present I am looking forward to learning more about how to manage my website (www.pinehillremodeling.com) content myself, but I think the class would be useful even for someone planning to contract that out.
Update #1: I took the classes and learned enough to realize that I simply couldn’t update my site on my own. It’s not that I couldn’t eventually learn the details, I was just getting too busy with regular jobs. So I decided to take the advance class too and even get my first marketing plan in order to create a brand new website with a company working in conjunction with MyOnlineToolbox. My new site is cosmetically great and my rankings were non-existent compared to my competitors. Now I am in a solid 6th or 7th place against all my established competitors. I am focused on more content, connecting my Facebook and possibly getting started with video too. At a minimum I can guide existing prospects to a website that I am proud to have represent my business, and soon look forward to generating leads too. Without the education I may not have understood the support an owner needs to provide with content to move up the rankings.
I never had a website until now and just launched my first website www.sfccremodeling.com which is awesome if I do say so myself. I have been looking into websites for about 3 years now and needless to say I did a lot of searching. Was actually following MyOnlineToolbox for over 2 years being on my radar. I have learned a lot about keeping existing clients and attracting new with the marketing strategy is key. Our company has been in business for 30 years plus and this means a lot. Learning from the classes and working with the moderator as part of their consulting engagement has been great. I highly recommend both. So take the class and let him take you to the next level. You’ll be glad you did!
Let me just start off by saying WOW! We are a remodeling contractor in Upstate New York who was referred to MyOnlineToolbox from another industry consultant. Our contact said the toolbox was the best so I reluctantly called but I’m glad I did. The classes are very informative. We have since rebuilt our website www.BuildItToLast.com with another resource referred by MyOnlineToolbox. The website looks amazing and we are working with the MyOnlineToolbox Diamond Marketing relationship as the driver for strategy. We are already seeing increases in our google rankings with our SEO topics. Thank you and I look forward to continuing to work together.
I always heard about SEO and thought it was a tech term only the website builder techies understood. Well now I know better and thanks to the classes I was able to get an in depth education on SEO and all the ins and outs of whats relevant and useful and whats not for my site regencyconstructionfct.com. I now have the knowledge to do my own SEO and also perhaps work better with anyone else I may hire to assist to do this. Cant wait for it to start kicking in the search engines.
The information provided in this class is amazing. It is so refreshing and exciting to be able to understand more and more about the complex subject of website design and SEO. What an opportunity to be able to manage my site www.vanderbeken-remodel.com with the help of this MyOnlineToolbox educational series. I am definitely going to review the class again and suggest you save the files (especially the Review All in less than 20 Minute Video).
Update #1: Working with MyOnlineToolbox is a must! The only other option is believing that you won’t ever understand the complexity of SEO and that “free home improvement networks” will always have the upper hand. Thankfully with the help of the classes the reality is I hold the keys to the success of our website. New leads come in frequently with many seeing our website first. A recent favorite is a local family – we’re on our third project with them.
So I finished the program less than a month ago and I have already booked my first job from that came directly from my website. I have had my site www.meridian-design-construction.com; up for over 5 years and got no leads, minimal traffic and In just a month I am booking work! The program was EXTREMELY simple to implement, a hour or two a day for about a week and a half was all it took. The suggestions helped a ton. I am the number one ranked website for all of my keywords in just one month… in case you didn’t get that… I went from non existent from a search engine point of view to NUMBER ONE, in a MONTH!!!! Thanks!!
Starting to build your online presence for your business can be difficult. The help from the class has made it easy to understand and implement SEO ideas for our site. Now, koalaresidential.com has begun to bring in more local traffic and potential customers than ever before.
I certainly owe a big thank you for helping me start to better understand the world of “web.” Originally I sought advice in regards to an issue I was having with a Lead Generation company using my information. In very short order I was offered solutions to my struggles. I have a past customer who has not only become a close friend but has also helped build my website. I have been able to immediately identify many issues with the site that could be improved. Having completed the basic class I was able to direct my concerns with my website to me friend/web guy who has now jumped into researching and solving many of the issues. Without the guidance I (and my website www.kenjonesinc.com) would have continued to flounder in web obscurity.
I’ve read books and heard all about those things discussed in the course but I was never able to fully comprehend it was laid out in simple man terms. Good stuff. Can’t wait to go through my site www.melbourneslateroofrepairs.com.au and look at all the things mentioned. For example, a very important item is the Home Page Title Tag, like the cover of a book. I have a handful of mistakes that I just could understand until now. I’ll get a stack more google love when I make some changes. If you sign up for the class, tell them you heard about the class from your mate in Australia. They also do a good job having you understand all those issues you seem to complain about with Lead Generation companies too.
Update #1: After a little over a month we got the following communication, “I may be imagining this as it’s early days still but I’m starting to notice an increase in calls directly from the website.”
Update #2: And some time later we got the following communication, “Its been about nine months and honestly the calls I get from my website is just unbelievable. I’m just constantly flat out with work and keep getting calls all the time. I get so many leads and convert them to jobs I’ve now started to get a few contractors to help me out with jobs.”
Before I took the MyOnlineToolbox Website SEO class, I couldn’t tell you the difference between a title tag, a meta description and an anchor text. This class gives those of us who aren’t exactly internet savvy a step-by-step path to get our website ranked higher by the search engines. It is an incredible amount of knowledge and boiled down to a few quick and easy exercises. Brilliant! I help contractors improve their sales process at www.ContractorProfitZone.com and this class helps supplement the process of getting quality leads to then convert them into quality closed sales.
Working with this was a game changer to our company. By learning marketing and how to optimize our website, www.topdownrenovations.com, we have seen a major improvement in the amount of traffic we receive. They are great to work with and really care about the progress we were making. I was able to learn a lot about search engine optimization and it is something I will always be able to use. This was such a great experience! Thanks again.
As a general contractor in a new service area, we needed to optimize our website and start appearing in search results for our current region. The classes laid out information very clearly, breaking every SEO concept down into manageable steps for our website www.hprnj.com. We are excited to see how implementing these changes will affect our lead generation
I want to thank you for the SEO information to help me with my site www.FisherGlassServices.com. I found your tutorials very informative. It has certainly helped shorten the learning curve. Your direct no nonsense approach is why I will be using your services in the future. You have guided me in the right direction
I’ve started to clean up my site www.soapstonehomes.com. You really don’t know what you don’t know until someone else cracks the door for you. Thanks!
Update #1: After having a website for more than 5 years I have received two leads less then 60 days after starting your basic course. Thank you again for all the help.
The class was an eye opening introduction to what SEO is and how the search engines work. I appreciated the simple language and the reassurance that I could understand how this stuff works. I now have a basic understanding of SEO and the ability to communicate my needs with my developer. Thanks for your clarity and for the great value you provide for the price so www.castileconstructioninc.com can start generating quality leads!
Update #1: We are about to update our website with a responsive design. Our only concern is having all the time to answer the calls. As it is, it’s hard to keep up. We are swamped with calls.
I took the class after my husband did who is busy in the field and we both wanted to understand this topic. We have a great website programmer who is really good at the graphics, but didn’t really understand the website marketing for our site www.castileconstructioninc.com. We also decided that it was good for us as well as our programmer to take the class so we can all be versed on how this whole thing works. Now we are updating all our pages, adding service locations and even video with a focus on marketing for in bound leads.
As a website designer with my company www.pixelskydesign.com, my job can focus on many different aspects – SEO included. To break down search engine optimization into a simple and workable concept for a client is no easy accomplishment. The MyOnlineToolbox educational classes succeed not only with explaining the concepts but putting it into action and receiving results. Putting the time and resources into a SEO marketing plan will benefit a business more than any cold calling or business card. Working with my clients at www.castileconstructioninc.com after we have finished the classes have given us a goal and with it the tools to achieve it.
My website www.alreedbuilders.com was just getting some traction and then became slow when I was forced to stop working on it. Thank god I am now healthy and completely back in business and now this website stuff too. But I honestly forgot almost everything I knew so I decided to take a class as a refresher since I just couldn’t recall everything.
I just finished taking the basic SEO class from myonlinetoolbox. After a few years of multiple attempts with other web site companies and online marketing companies, I have found the right answer. The class was extremely informative and a huge help. As a small general contractor I delegated the work of my web site www.jagconstructioncorp.com to others in good faith it was being set up and done right. Due to the lack of success or leads generated from the web site, I was forced to dig deeper into why it was not working and found the answers when we reached out to MyOnlineToolBox. We are currently working on some changes suggested and look forward to finally getting a web site that actually works and not just used as an electronic picture book. Thank you for looking out for the little guy in construction. I look forward to taking the advanced course soon.
After struggling for a while with my website, I was fortunate to discover MyOnlineToolbox’s wonderful SEO Online Toolbox educational series. I am now able to do for myself and my company what I once paid third-party providers to do. I am achieving an independence that is extremely satisfying and have confidence that soon, my ranking for my site www.selectcaribbean.com will improve and with it, my business.”
I just finished the Basic SEO class and it was worth every penny!. I have to tell you it’s a great class for anyone looking to improve their understanding of SEO and how it affects your rankings, and how to improve your website. The information is well presented, easy to understand and implement. Even if you don’t manage your own website, it is great information to know so that you can communicate effectively with your web designer, and better yet understand what they’re telling you. I am looking forward to updating and optimizing my website www.sheridaninteriors.ca so that I can capitalize on new leads.
MyOnlineToolbox is a great class for any realtor looking to help their marketing and online presence. The classes are very informative and very easy to follow. All you need to do is have your website ready to go and follow along with every video and take care of it all as you go along. The videos are short and quick, so it is not a huge time commitment all at one time. You can always come back to them when you have time. It really has done wonders for my website, www.homesforsalemhk.com. Wonderful classes and I highly recommend this class.
We have known for a long time that our website can be a powerful lead generator for our company, and that we did not have to pay an outside company to do this if I simply learned how. Unfortunately I had been trying unsuccessfully to raise our rankings for the last few years through my own efforts, and I had come to a standstill when I found the My Online Toolbox SEO class. I have just been through the Basic Course which is explained very well and easy to understand. I now have a much better understanding of what I was doing wrong, what I haven’t done and need to do, and now have the tools and information I need to finally move forward and turn our website www.dennisbilt.com into the lead generating machine it can be.
Update #1: Each month the views to the website has been steadily rising. For the month of September, we had over 1100 views to the site, so it’s definitely working! Also, we have picked up a couple of jobs, so in a few weeks when we get paid I will be signing up for Advanced Class.
I just watched a handful of the first videos to Understand Search while I begin to update my website www.AnthonySlabaughRemodeling.com. Pretty cool stuff!
We have had a website for the past 10 years that has been doing nothing, but didn’t know what to do with it to get the best of it and for it to produce leads for us, until I read some posts on contractor forums about myonlinetoolbox so I signed up and I have just finished the Basic Class for website SEO Education and I was amazed of how easy it was to understand. We have made improvements and changes to our website www.bestwallplastering.com and with the understanding of the background on how a website works we are ready to do a lot more. Don’t be afraid of giving yourself a chance to understand what your website is capable of, all you need is a little help. The moderator is available for additional help if you need it. They even called me to check in to see if I needed anything and to make sure I was confident in continuing on with running our own website.
I have spent several years, many hours and several thousands of dollars on hiring SEO companies to optimize my site www.renovation180.com. Through those years, every ounce of knowledge I gained about SEO was hard earned and a struggle. After being burned by a previous SEO company I have become such a skeptic and we have spent so many hours researching and learning so that I could take control into my own hands and not be at their mercy. Why couldn’t we have found MyOnlineToolbox years ago? The information that this class offers is very helpful , easy to follow and gives the information that you need to understand the world of SEO without having to spend hour after hour digging and reading blogs, online articles and books. I am anxious to apply the things I have learned and see how my site will benefit.
For 4+ years we had our site managed by a 3rd party SEO company. I recently found this class and it has opened my eyes to all of the things the “professional” was over-looking and not using to our advantage. This class has helped me take control of our site, www.DesignAndRemodelingTeam.com and how it should be optimized and perform to attract leads. Plus, the tactics are explained in a way that is understandable and doable. Thanks!
I recently finished the Basic Class for website SEO marketing online course and was quite surprised by how simple it was to follow and take what I learned and implement it on my own website www.nw-residential.com. I like the fact that the whole course is broken into small segments so you can absorb the information without getting overwhelmed. I found myself going back to my own website after finishing many of the segments to make the changes that I had just learned. My website was brand new when I started taking the online course and after applying many of the suggestions from the course I have already started getting leads. The cost of the course will pay for itself after landing just one job so it is well worth the small financial and time commitment.
I just finished taking the Basics Course. It was very helpful and I am looking forward to moving onto the Advanced Course. I also would like to give some tips that may help you as you go through the class. First, print the seven page review before you start and take notes on it. Second, the course is divided into sections. I learn best when I can apply the information to a real life situation asap. So after listening to each segment, I went straight to our website to practice since the directions are easy to follow. By the time I had finished with the basic course, I had already made some nice changes to our website (www.daggettbuilders.com) and have started to get results. Third, save all of the self assessment tests and intro texts to review at a later date. And last, create a To Do Checklist After completing the course, I used the Class Menu tabs and my notes to create a one page checklist for myself. It will remind me of all the things I need to do each time I create or revise a website page. Each step is too important to forget. Thank you very much !! I am looking forward to starting the Advanced Class, finalizing my check list and going through our whole website to make improvements.
The SEO online classes where very detailed and a great start for a contractor looking to learn the basics of SEO. The class takes the time to explain concepts for maximum understanding. The ability to go back and listen to a topic helps one to effectively apply key SEO strategies so that your website is found when potential customer search for your type of construction services. We immediately began to implement many changes on our website www.fostergreenllc.com.
Update #1: After 4 weeks we received this communication ” I got my first lead from my website !!!!!!!!! ”
Update #2: We then received this communication … “The very lead I mentioned converted into a sale just yesterday. So basically I had a dead website for years, spent a little time with the education class to begin to convert it to a marketing site, got a quality lead and now got a quality sale. The profit on this sale will easily pay for the initial class I paid for. So I guess the Return On Investment was worth more than one would expect, except I now get to move on for free on my own.”
The class is great and we are currently in the process of revising our website www.bathkitchenremodels.com with new content and better marketing functionality.
I just finished your basic class on Contractor Website SEO and I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I’m blown away. No wonder I haven’t been getting traffic to my website www.bensonremodel.com; !! I kept reading and hearing from your clients on how the great majority of their business comes from their website and yet, my experience was just the opposite. I was getting little to no website traffic. I started with the free contractor website marketing & SEO education you offer and was able to do a lot of things on my own. Now, after finishing the basic class, I’m taking our SEO to the next level. It’s very clear and obvious to me how this will drive traffic (leads) to us and get our phone to ring. I’m chomping at the bit to start the Advanced Class now and can’t wait to see what I can implement to bring in even more customer leads. Thank you for making this so simple to follow and implement.
Update #1: The phone has been ringing and I’m thrilled. Coincidentally, today is the first time that my company came up in the top search results for “remodeling contractor” in Google. I’m #4 !! The last time I checked was last week and until now, I never made it to the first page. This is awesome!!
Update #2: I do have a sale from a website lead. I did a master bathroom remodel in Arlington, Texas (between Dallas and Fort Worth) – the homeowner researched online and my company came up in their search.
Update #3: This client decided to start a new business but due to his learning experience, we decided to keep the testimonial active. The story has an educational reference and will be added shortly.
I like so much the way you teach me to understand how google can work for my bridgetconstructions.com website and help to grow my business. I like the way you introduce the marketing importance to have a good website.
As a result of this class and using the consulting services, I have so much more confidence and competence in marketing my business without the need of a lead generation or marketing company. It feels good to respond to those frequent solicitation calls from these companies that my marketing is in progress with a source that teaches ME how to take it to the next level. These classes are available to me when I’m ready to focus on each aspect of my website www.HomeBaseRepairs.com, and the extra consulting has been a valuable resource for advice and encouragement. I look forward to future classes!
It is so on point, simple to follow and targeted all at the same time. I will be implementing the ideas for my site www.starconstructioncompany.com.
Lots of great info. It’s good to get me inspired again to work on my site www.recrafthome.com.
This online course is both simple and comprehensive. It has provided me with some of the most basic but important aspects of seo to use on my site www.vividpaintingllc.com. By taking the course and a few correspondences I have corrected mistakes that I would have not found otherwise. This course will show you that the majority of seo is not really that complex at all. I would recommend this course to any contractor, and I will continue to use the advance class when it becomes available.
The class has a lot of great information. If I had a dime for ever mistake I’ve made that you touched base on throughout each of the tutorials I might be able to make back all the money I’ve lost paying other people to do nothing for my company besides take our money and exploit my family owned business. It was inspiring to watch and imagine how much more successful our website www.tomsplumbingservice.com could be just by implementing some of the tools discussed.
Great information and format. I can see why it was a lot of work to develop. The information is presented within easily digestible and understandable sections that build on each one so that when completed, you’ve covered a lot of information without ever being overwhelmed. Will use it while I work on my site www.blbennettconstruction.com.
Class was enlightening. Initially SEO seems like a convoluted mess of intertwined concepts and actions to be taken. The ‘bite’ sized and element focused approach made it very easy to understand to work on my site www.rci.us.com. You can view one short video at a time, digest it, stop or move to the next. It is perfect after a hard day at work. Well organized for future reference too. Great class, looking forward to more advanced ones!
I really enjoyed this! I love how fundamental it is. You really start with the basics. Being in the website industry myself with www.contractordymanics.com, I have a tendency to assume that business owners know too much when it comes to this stuff, but this is really where they need to begin. I really like that the videos are short and digestible.
This is very simple information for someone with little or no knowledge of search. Good overview for Title tags, Meta Information, Pictures, Text and Lead Generation. I plan on rebuilding www.parkcitybuilder.com and about half the class was new or relevant for me. Good Luck with the program. I am sure it is helping a lot of people.
I am a consulting customer of MyOnlineToolbox and also took the new online education class to continue with my site www.aplusdoors.com. It had a lot of very useful information. I have taken several other classes but this SEO Basics Education class went into more detail. So not only was it better, it was a great refresher for me! Thank you for putting the time and effort into this class. I look forward to more.
The Contractor Website SEO Education Basic course is easy to use, well-organized, and segmented into very digestible morsels. It does not skip over very rudimentary concepts and terms, and ramps up quickly to very useful information and tips if you have an existing website. The visuals and examples were clear and being able to re-watch specific modules was helpful for us to work on our website http
This class is an informative refresher. I remember learning many topics over a year ago, and over that time, I have forgotten some SEO items such as changing the file name before uploading pictures. It’s easy to follow and well organized for now my assistant to learn how to update our website www.vanguardhomedesigns.com.
The information is basic and explained very well. I like how more than one site site is used when explaining the concepts, and how they compare websites of established companies vs. small local businesses. The pages are easy to understand and navigate. I can appreciate how the videos are organized by topic. The videos are all short, to the point, and easy to understand, which makes the topic less intimidating and easier to work though.
The online SEO class is great! The process is well crafted and easy to understand. As a kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling contractor seeking ways to rank higher on search engines like Google, the class helped me identify areas on my site www.finekitchensandbaths.com that could use simple improving. Thank you.
My website www.primehomeMN.com really needs a lot of marketing help. I want to thank you for such valuable information that was organized well for me to understand. Not only do I understand what is missing from my website just for my company, but now I can also look at lead generation web pages and my competition so that I can position myself to compete better. I also am impressed the way how seriously you take the business.
I just started my handyman business in October 2013 and working with MyOnlineToolbox and Brian as my SEO educator to increase traffic to my website www.ezpayveteranshandyman.com. The following month I started using MyOnlineToolbox and Brian for my SEO assistance. Brian is very personable and caring in guiding me with my website to make a real presence on the web. He helps me with my content to optimize my website to generate leads. After a very short time I have seen great improvement on the traffic to my website. I highly recommend MyOnLineToolbox and Brian. He is a pleasure to work with and looking forward to working with him for a very long time. Thanks Brian!
Update Q3 2014: We checked in on Gerry and he added this comment “My website has generated many leads this year, more than I could do myself. Your SEO service has really helped getting my business off the ground utilizing my website as my only source of advertising.”
Working with Brian on my site www.7pixl.com is such a pleasure, with his SEO guidance we are starting to see real leads that can be traced back to our local web presence. Best of all these leads are hot, customers ready to commit to a project instead of a flood of tire kickers that we got from the “other” sites. The way Brian lays out the steps makes it real easy to follow, not just a giant wall of text that will bore you. Thanks Brian!
I became familiar with Brian when I tuned into his webinar through Construction Programs & Results (Markup and Profit). I already had my website (www.homebaserepairs.com), but I wasn’t refreshing it, and certainly didn’t know much about SEO. I knew utilizing Google or hiring a marketing firm didn’t fit my best interest or budget, so working with Brian at my pace on needs specific to our business, was the best of both worlds. I love the education I’m receiving and step-by-step instructions he emails to me. Our business has significantly moved up in the search engines, and we are receiving more calls from those looking for our services online. After all I’ve learned in marketing classes and webinars, I am more confident to implement the techniques consistently, and measure their results. Thanks, Brian!
I have been working with MyOnlineToolbox on my website’s (www.stewartcustoms.com) SEO for the last few months and just checked the results. I was blown away. I was on the first page for almost all the locations we have been focusing on and was even number one in a few. If you are not getting the results you would like from your site, try working with them. The advice is clear and concise and I have found working on my site to be fun and compelling. And the results will speak for themselves.
I am moving up in Google with my site www.villagebuildingandrestoration.com. I did get the phone to ring and closed the job. Not a big score, but that’s where they found me.
In such a short time I had certain marketing phrases make it to the first page! And others make it to the second or third for my Iowa contracting business www.additiondoctors.com. I don’t know how much traction it will have over time but the site’s been live for close to two years with out any SEO work.
Working with Brian and MyOnlineToolbox has been easy and painless initiating Search Engine Optimizations for our Rowlett Texas Remodeling Company found at www.rci.us.com . The methodology allows me to learn, piece by piece, the nuts and bolts of the SEO process peppered with bits of marketing information. Most assignments have taken less than hour unless greater modifications are made to the pages getting optimized. It has been a positive learning path through what seemed to be a futile use of my time. If a contractor with a website is unsure of how to or what they are doing is right, I would highly recommend looking into MyOnlineToolbox for SEO.
After two years of working with a substandard SEO we didn’t get any solid leads (yep not a one!!!) and after working with you (even with just the little surface I have scratched) we have already seen solid, revenue making leads come in to my Washington based Repair & Remodeling Contracting Company found at www.vanderbeken-remodel.com. I know that this is just the pin sized tip of a huge iceberg. Yay!!
I just have to tell you it feels so good that there is someone still out that is as passionate about what he/she does as I am about what I do. It makes the whole experience fun to work on my website www.alreedbuilders.com. I finally have someone I can work with for expanding my marketing for our Wisconsin based Home Remodeling & General Contracting company.
Just wanted to drop you a quick note. Out of curiosity I decided to do a quick Google search for (various key words we are positioning for). Boy was I surprised when the search results show up – we were listed #2 and #3 for Kitchens and #3 and #4 for Bathrooms. I am absolutely amazed at how quickly we are seeing results for our Washington based remodeling company www.HomeRunSolutions.net. When I did the search I was hoping we might rank somewhere on the 2nd page, I never expected to see such results in the little amount of time we have been working together. Just wanted to say Thank You and can’t wait to see what is still to come. Also, we did get our first lead via Google while someone was searching for Mill Creek Bathroom Renovations.
UPDATE: This customer also has a Contractor Website Development Design Case Study
I just wanted to share with you that in the past couple of weeks I have gotten three leads from my Browns Mills NJ remodeling company through our website www.eliterenovatorsllc.com. What amazes me the most is that I paid an SEO expert $700 a month for a period of 6 months or more and I only got about 1 maybe 2 leads. I must say I like where this is headed.
I originally thought SEO is a “magical black box” unavailable to the common business owner and only to computer nerds. I also felt it takes special skills or knowledge to implement for our Property Management Company based in Seattle Washington (www.fullservicepm.com). Now I feel I cannot not only take control of my own SEO, but I can do so for the long haul without being tied to a subscription or long-term contract. Updated: The good news is this month alone 50% of our new business came from organic leads!