Local locksmith services website in Barnsley

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  1. Michael Beaumont

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    Hello again, I would like you to cast your constructively critical eyes over this site I have built using Adobe Dreamweaver and using bootstrap web cards for sectioning.
    Not sure I need the whole of the bootstrap css set for this.
    Over to you https://www.barnsleylocksmith.co.uk
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: Michael Beaumont Member since: Sep 9, 2019
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  2. fisicx

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    Don't use bootstrap. It's dated, bloated and poorly responsive.

    You have built a desktop site and made if fit on a phone. Most people needing a locksmith will be doing so in an emergency so will be using their phone.

    The site is just a long wordy homepage with no real focus. You don't even list the services on offer.

    Google reports long delays with third-party scripts. All relating to social media. You can bin all these. You want people to come from twitface to the site not the other way round.
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Opinion87

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    That's a pretty horrible site to look at as a customer. So much waffle and so poorly written, I'd have clicked off after a few seconds.
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: Opinion87 Member since: Jul 1, 2015
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  4. simon field

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    I know nothing about websites apart from I don’t need one - but I do know that ain’t good. How many times can you read ‘Barnsley’ and not get bored?
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  5. AllUpHere

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    That's horrible. The copy is terrible even if we disregard the keyword stuffing that would have seemed dated years ago. Is this a favour for a mate kind of site build?
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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  6. Opinion87

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    It's used 30 (thirty) times on the homepage. Madness.
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: Opinion87 Member since: Jul 1, 2015
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  7. Opinion87

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    A "friend" is pushing it.
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: Opinion87 Member since: Jul 1, 2015
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  8. forevergroup

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    I'll be the first to admin our website needs some aesthetic work (when I get round to it of course) but this website looks a bit like the one I did for my artist next door neighbour for the princely sum of £50 when I was 15.

    In the same way that a Kazoo would not have been an appropriate vessel for Mozart, I think you need to ditch Dreamweaver etc and look at a modern CMS to do the visual heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on content.

    Different products/services and associated keywords are all well and good but this should really be segregated and structured in to pages rather than chugged and vomited all over the front page.

    Edit: Locksmith Barnsley actually has almost 500 searches/month but despite a very low keyword difficulty you rank... 7th. If only they had a decent SEO website!
     
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    Posted: Nov 25, 2020 By: forevergroup Member since: Sep 12, 2020
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  9. intheTRADE

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    Anyone know of a locksmith in Barnsley they could recommend?

    This has to be a wind up, surely.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: intheTRADE Member since: Apr 14, 2019
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  10. Darren_Ssc

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    Michael has made several harsh/snidey comments in the past aimed towards other developers so, maybe you're right, it is just a wind up?
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  11. intheTRADE

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    I remember who the OP is now. He once posted that a made up word as a business name is fatal for marketing purposes... his company is called Seorch :(
     
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    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: intheTRADE Member since: Apr 14, 2019
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  12. fisicx

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    I don't think he really wants a review. He just thinks posting here will boost ranking. Which goes to prove seorch knows nothing about SEO.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  14. Michael Beaumont

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    Subscription duly cancelled, if you don't play by the rules, why should I, bye?
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: Michael Beaumont Member since: Sep 9, 2019
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  15. simon field

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    Which rules?
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  16. fisicx

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    Which rules? You asked for a review and it was duly given. You asked for criticism.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  17. alan1302

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    He wanted you to say how good it was! LOL
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  18. WebshopMechanic

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    The website was terrible but the comments made it all worth while. :)
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2020 By: WebshopMechanic Member since: Apr 27, 2017
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  20. Root 66 Woodshop

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    I believe an abreviation is the best answer here....

    WTF.
     
    Posted: Nov 27, 2020 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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