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Review DSH Pest Control and Extermination Services Website

Discussion in 'Websites' started by The SEO Man, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. #1
    I am interested in having other members review the DHS Pest Control and extermination services website and provide feedback.

    DHS Pest Control - https://www.dhspestcontrol.com

    Diligence Home Services recently created this new website to promote the pest control services provides in NorthEast Ohio and the Central Ohio area. DHS Pest Control is the name of the new website that includes more information about their local extermination services including rodents they can they trap, insects they can exterminate, and different pest control services provided in many cities throughout Ohio.

    DHS Pest Control currently has one article in the blog, linked below, that I would not mind receiving feedback about also:

    The Most Common Pests Found in Ohio Homes
    https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/2018/10/21/the-most-common-pests-found-in-ohio-homes/

    Please provide feedback about content within the site and different exterminator service, overall style, look and quality of images, user experience, colors, SEO or anything that could help improve the site. Keep in mind that we will be adding more new pages pest control services, so we would like to make sure that any other needed changes could be made at that time.

    Any any all feedback, suggestions, and reviews are welcome! Thanks in advance!!
    SEMrush
     
    The SEO Man, Nov 9, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. malky66

    malky66 Illustrious Member

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    You call yourself "The Seo Man" is this thread an example of your "SEO"?, this is pure spam you only need to post the link to the site once for anyone to review the site. 5 links to the site in 1 post..pathetic.

    SEO expert?? pure fucking spam artist who has no clue about SEO is more like it.

    Oh on topic, the site took about 20 seconds to load for me, typical wordpress crap, couldn't be bothered to wait for it..utter garbage.
     
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  3. The SEO Man

    The SEO Man Active Member

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    You are welcome to your opinion about the pest control and exterminator services website.. When searching at google the page is full of different types of links, but the all links do not make it garbage.

    The feedback you provided was very helpful. Some of the images were not saved for web use properly, which caused a longer than normal page load speed. Steps have already been taken to start correcting the page load speed issue. The site was cached in here, so it was not easy to see the long page load time you noticed.

    Yes, the site is WordPress. Not everyone has a few hundred thousand to spend on a custom website, but when they do I can still help them. For example PureButtons.com is the leading company to use when ordering custom buttons online and they are first place at Google for: Custom Buttons and many other keywords. In short, maybe you don't know much about SEO or how to spot an SEO expert that has over 15 years experience perfecting the art of SEO with a great balance of UX.

    Take care and thanks again for taking a moment to leave great/useful feedback!! =]
     
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    The SEO Man Active Member

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    Thanks again for the feedback good buddy; many of the outstanding issues with the DHS Pest Control website page load speed have been resolved, the page is now rated an A for page load speed: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.dhspestcontrol.com/BWm8iuVJ
     
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    JoeSpirit Active Member

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    The first impression for me is that the font size is very small and difficult to read.

    Next, I advise that you edit your content. It looks as if it hasn't been proofread. For instance, the term "spider bites are not seldom found to be fatal" doesn't make sense to me. Are you saying that the bite is seldom fatal or that it is often fatal? I know I'm sounding like a grammar cop here but in the case of something as important as a deadly spider bite you owe it to your audience to make sure that they understand whether to be concerned or not. There were other examples but that should give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

    I would be more concerned about the brown recluse spider than I would the black widow. I expect you do have brown recluse in your area as we do here in central Indiana. And some highly visible pictures of the more threatening spiders would improve the quality of your spider article in my opinion.
     
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    The SEO Man Active Member

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    I agree that the font size is kind of small; I will add this to the list and make the recommendation to the site owner in consideration of increasing it.

    You are also correct about the content, and nice catch about the content on the spider pest control page; the correction has been made already. We will take a closer look at the content on all pages just to make sure everything is on point and grammatically correct. The site owner was responsible for the content and proofreading, but extra sets of eyes can help to find typos or incorrect references that others may miss.

    I like the idea about taking steps to improve the quality of the content. We already got started working on ideas to add more value to the bed bugs pest control page. https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/services/bed-bugs-exterminator/ - Information about bed bug bites was added to this page, including a few external links and a simple image from one of the bed bug resources that was referenced.

    Thanks again for taking time to leave feedback and great suggestions for improving the information on the pest control services pages; we will continue to run with this idea!
     
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    #7
    I suggest that you bring the site up to WCAG standards for legibility.
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    Further a 60 second page load on a high speed connection is UNACCEPTABLE.
     
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    The SEO Man Active Member

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    The page loads in under 5 seconds for most people, you may need to check your ISP speed or something. We will be continuing to work on getting it to load in under 2 seconds. I posted a link above with proof of the load time from an independent page speed test resource. Below is a screenshot of the page load speed for DHS Pest Control and it has mostly A's.
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    Thanks for your suggestions, a scan was completed to check web standards, usability, validation errors, accessibility, and device compatibility. Items listed will be reviewed and considered to address in future updates.
     
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  9. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    Two of us have noted slow load times, so unless you want to LIMIT your visitor count, something must be done about that.

    Typical pageload here is UNDER 5 seconds. This DP page loads in TWO seconds. My main web page loads in ONE and ONE HALF seconds.

    Your page = 80KB = 60 second load time
    DP page = 84KB = 2 second load time
    My page = 168KB = 1-1/2 second load time

    NO REASON why the SHORTEST page should take the LONGEST to load, by a factor of 30 times.

    One reason is that you are loading an UNBELIEVABLE number of Javascript libraries (17 to be exact) for NO REASON AT ALL. Just the HANDSHAKING time is horrendous. Further, though I have not inspected them, I would be willing to bet that MOST of that Javascript code is DUPLICATED in MOST if not ALL of the libraries. And I suspect that MOST of that code is NOT EVEN BEING USED.

    SIX CSS libraries is also unreal for such a SHORT page. Bet most of it is duplicate code, too.

    Though I have not looked at the size of your images, I see that there are a lot of images being loaded. If they are large images, you are telling your potential visitors to leave and never come back, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ON MOBILE WHERE LARGE IMAGES STEAL BATTERY POWER.

    Finally, your page does not validate as valid HTML (https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/).

    Also, just because some program says your load time is fast IN IDEAL CIRCUMSTANCES, does NOT mean it is fast in less than ideal circumstance, i.e., REAL LIFE.
     
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    No they haven't, it's still slower than a three-toed sloth on mogadon and being wordpress means it always will be, slow, bloated and absolutely useless for a business website.
     
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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    BULLCOOKIES!

    The page is built from 50 separate files, that's 8 seconds on average in handshaking alone... Figure in the massive slow loading scripttardery (that doesn't even gracefully degrade scripting off) and it's hardly a shock that I see 12 second load times request-to-usable -- even if the waterfall says it is done in 8.4 seconds.

    The 80k of HTML, absolutely batshit INSANE 1.8 megabytes of CSS, and 880k of JS being proof that whoever built that template has not one bit of business writing a single line of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript! I mean wasting 80k of HTML on delivering 5.6k of plaintext and only three content media elements? That's not even 12k of markup's job! There's NO excuse for it to be wasting more than 32k of CSS for the entire site, and the massive "JS for nothing" is just pissing on the page's usefulness with artsy-fartsy BS that just gets in the way of getting to what little content is present.

    Like that massive space wasting animated BS at the top pushing content below the fold. I know the artsy fartsy types cream their panties over that sort of garbage, but seriously that's the first thing I'd delete from the site. (especially with that white text being near invisible over the image it's atop!)

    Under the hood it's just the typical train wreck of ineptitude so common to "when bootcrap met turdpress".

    Just look at this monument to incompetence:

    
    <body data-rsssl=1 class="home page-template-default page page-id-65 bugspatrol_body body_style_wide body_filled article_style_stretch layout_single-standard template_single-standard scheme_original top_panel_show top_panel_above sidebar_hide sidebar_outer_hide preloader wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.5 vc_responsive">
    <a id="toc_home" class="sc_anchor" title="Home" data-description="&lt;i&gt;Return to Home&lt;/i&gt; - &lt;br&gt;navigate to home page of the site" data-icon="icon-home" data-url="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/" data-separator="yes"></a><a id="toc_top" class="sc_anchor" title="To Top" data-description="&lt;i&gt;Back to top&lt;/i&gt; - &lt;br&gt;scroll to top of the page" data-icon="icon-double-up" data-url="" data-separator="yes"></a><div id="page_preloader"><div class="preloader_wrap preloader_square"><div class="preloader_square1"></div><div class="preloader_square2"></div></div></div>
    <div class="body_wrap">
    <div class="page_wrap">
    <div class="top_panel_fixed_wrap"></div>
    <header class="top_panel_wrap top_panel_style_3 scheme_original">
    <div class="top_panel_wrap_inner top_panel_inner_style_3 top_panel_position_above">
    <div class="top_panel_top">
    <div class="content_wrap clearfix">
    <div class="top_panel_top_contact_area">
    Northeast Ohio and Central Ohio	</div>
    <div class="top_panel_top_phone_area">Free estimate and same day service: <strong>(330) 201-4977</strong></div>
    <div class="top_panel_top_user_area">
    <ul id="menu_user" class="menu_user_nav">
    </ul>
    </div>					</div>
    </div>
    <div class="top_panel_middle" >
    <div class="content_wrap">
    <div class="contact_logo">
    <div class="logo">
    <a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/"><img src="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DHS-Pest-Control-Local-Exterminator.png" class="logo_main" alt="" width="424" height="120"><img src="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DHS-Pest-Control-Local-Exterminator.png" class="logo_fixed" alt="" width="424" height="120"><div class="logo_slogan">Professional Exterminator Services</div></a>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class="menu_main_wrap">
    <nav class="menu_main_nav_area menu_hover_fade">
    <ul id="menu_main" class="menu_main_nav"><li id="menu-item-696" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-696"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/pest-control-services/"><span>Pest Control Services</span></a></li>
    <li id="menu-item-721" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-721"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/free-estimate/"><span>Get A Free Estimate</span></a></li>
    <li id="menu-item-674" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-674"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/about/"><span>About Us</span></a></li>
    </ul>						</nav>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </header>
    <div class="header_mobile">
    <div class="content_wrap">
    <div class="menu_button icon-menu"></div>
    <div class="logo">
    <a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/"><img src="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DHS-Pest-Control-Local-Exterminator.png" class="logo_main" alt="" width="424" height="120"><div class="logo_slogan">Professional Exterminator Services</div></a>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class="side_wrap">
    <div class="close">Close</div>
    <div class="panel_top">
    <nav class="menu_main_nav_area">
    <ul id="menu_mobile" class="menu_main_nav"><li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-696"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/pest-control-services/"><span>Pest Control Services</span></a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-721"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/free-estimate/"><span>Get A Free Estimate</span></a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-674"><a href="https://www.dhspestcontrol.com/about/"><span>About Us</span></a></li>
    </ul>				</nav>
    </div>
    <div class="panel_bottom">
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class="mask"></div>
    </div>
    
    Code (markup):
    There isn't a single blasted thing being done there to warrant much more than:

    
    <body>
    
    	<div id="top">
    		<h1>
    			<a href="/">
    				DHS Pest Control<br>
    				Local Exterminator<br>
    				<small>Professional Exterminator Services</small>
    			</a>
    		</h1>
    		<ul>
    			<li><a href="/pest-control-services">Pest Control Services</a></li>
    			<li><a href="/free-estimate">Get A Free Estimate</a></li>
    			<li><a href="/about">About Us</a></li>
    		</ul>
    	<!-- #top --></div>
    
    	<div id="serviceAreaAndPhone">
    		<div>
    			Free estimate and same day service:
    			<strong>(330) 201-4977</strong>
    		</div>
    		Northeast Ohio and Central Ohio
    	<!-- #serviceAreaAndPhone --></div>
    
    Code (markup):
    ... 600 bytes vs. 4k... in other words that manure-storm of a template is using nearly seven times the code needed to do the flipping job!!! ... and that's just from <body> to the end of the template header!

    }

    Automated tools only get you so far, and to be frank that one seems to be some really forgiving BS given the laundry list of how NOT to build a website you have there.
     
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