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March 9, 2018

SEO and Effective Business Practices

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Jones @ 7:22 pm

SEO and Effective Business Practices – Week Sixty-Three

Back to the four of us at morning prayer – Liz reported that her Lubbock catering event she had to oversee went incredibly well. We thanked God for that covering. Josh said that his lawn care business is rolling along nicely and is headed to a growth point he has never approached before. As for my business, I just said I was blessed and thankful. My wife and I hadn’t gotten into any scrapes for a whole week and that makes such a huge difference for me when I work. I tend to let home things mess me up at work too. Ches reported on his fire damage claims and said that they were going well. Anyway, after prayer we decided to finally have a triple date with our spouses in tow – grab some dinner – play some games. We had grown into such a friend group that we thought we should let each other into our personal lives. I really cannot believe we hadn’t thought to do it before but Josh brought it up as something that might be cool and so we went with it. That will be fun.

As for the larger business gathering, we had a marketer/executive coach (Jennifer) with a lot of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experience come in and talk to us. She summarized some of the other marketing speakers from week’s past and then she got into some rather detailed SEO talk. She started by telling us how she had learned to use SEO for business growth – pretty much her history of how she learned the art of the web. She then asked each of us to visit the website and to put our website URLs into the box and hit enter. What came up was a basic description of how our websites were being scored by the big search engines. On a scale of 1-100, my website was an eight and my separate page authority was a ten – both which are quite low. She also told us to look below the relevancy scores to see what kind of websites were linking to us. I only had one link and that came from a link directory site that I had bought into a while back. This whole thing was like being exposed – I was staring at my online weaknesses and I wondered how the heck I was going to get things moving in the right directions. Jennifer recommended that we write those scores down somewhere and put today’s date above it. Then she said that we should make a realistic goal as to how we wanted those numbers to be after we had done some things to improve them. I put my scores down in my journal and then set my goals to double my scores in six months so that my web presence would be respectable. Jennifer asked people to share their scores and their goals and also to write down whatever questions they wanted to know the answers to. Then Jennifer said that next week she would come in again and teach us some basic ways to raise our scores – and also to answer our questions from this week. This was a great and humbling meeting. I didn’t know there were such tools readily available on the web to find out the health of our sites. I am happy to know…

So readers, have you ever taken a look at your relevancy scores on this website? What have you done to raise your scores since you discovered them? What sort of questions would you ask about SEO and your business? Let me know. Maybe I will be able to answer them for you after next week…

Fire Damage Claims in Dallas

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Jones @ 7:16 pm

Fire Damage Claims in Dallas

I know what it is like to have a fire at my family’s house and I can assure you that it is really rough to come back from. Nobody in the family got hurt, but the house was in bad shape from the fire damage and most of the furniture had such bad smoke damage that hardly any of it could not be kept. The family had to move into a hotel for quite a while and it was tight living. It’s so much harder to live in a hotel for an extended stay than you would think. The laundry requires quarters and the single sink can get everyone a bit annoyed – not to mention the single bathroom and shower made everyone rush around like crazy. It really took a toll on everyone’s emotions. On top of that the family had to work through the process of getting the insurance company to come through with a fair settlement so that we could recover everything we had lost. The house was going to need major work done on it and if the insurance company didn’t think so, we would have been in big trouble. Ultimately everything ended up working out and we were able to renovate, repair and buy new furniture.

Now to any of you out there having to file fire damage claims in Dallas, I want to recommend something to you that the family didn’t know about. My suggestion is that you should start the insurance process by hiring a Texas Public Adjuster company. Public adjusters are those people who advocate for you and come alongside you as you deal with the insurance companies. They fight for you to make sure to make sure you get what you need to get your life back in order. In other words, they can get you more money from the insurance claims than you could get on your own. Sounds good, right? Who doesn’t want more money? And they also make the process so much easier. I wish my family had used a business called Abba Claims – a well-known public adjusting firm in the Dallas area. It would have been nice to see what return we would have gotten.

Anyway, if we ever have another fire, which I really hope we don’t, we will call those guys up. And if you are going through this situation, call them up today. They can be found on the web at

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