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Live Site Reviews and Audits

We will review real sites in real-time for SEO, usability and conversion optimization. Want your site to be one of them? Leave a comment on the Meetup site with your website address. We can't do them all, but we'll try to pick a few representative ones.

One of our most successful events last year was the live site reviews we did. If you doubt it, just talk with Chris Duke of Anna's Gourmet Goodies about the changes he made and the results.

Have you ever wondered why your site just isn't hitting on all cylinders? We'll tell you.

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  • Sophia Kapusnik L.

    Amazing meetup, thank you everyone for your honest evaluations and feedback and especially to you Phil.

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Phil B.

      When you completely fill out your Meetup.com profile, you have an opportunity to add in a link (to your site). That link will pass a small amount of trust, authority and PageRank on to that site. You can also use any anchor text you choose. More info here: http://www.1918.com/m...­

      1 · September 3, 2013

    • Pamela St. P.

      Phil, when I go to Karl's page the link to his website isn't there... unless I'm missing something. I've been trying and trying to find where to add my website but cant's. Any help?

      September 3, 2013

  • Melanie P.

    This was a GREAT meetup! I was grateful for the feedback on the load time our site (http://www.businessalliancenc.com) and have since fixed the problem. The load time has changed from 9 seconds down to under 3 (we changed host providers and added some tools to speed up the site). It was very informational listening to recommendations for the other sites as well and going back through our site to see if we were making the same mistakes or taking advantage of the tools presented.

    2 · September 3, 2013

  • Michele

    Thank you, Phil, for reviewing my website and thank you, everyone, for your comments and suggestions. Lots of great information from this meetup!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Michele

    Phil was great. Sound and visibility not great

    August 28, 2013

  • Jake St. P.

    Anyone else having audio problems? A lot of echo?

    August 27, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Sorry guys. Every Meetup we learn a little more, next time we'll have a mic that is both for the PA system AND the hangout combined, so no more audio troubles (fingers crossed)

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Jake St. P.

      Phil - If you need any help let me know.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Awesome
    Great job Phil

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Lynne

    For anyone who uses WordPress and can't figure out how to make certain changes: download Firebug and use your brain. It's indispensable.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    poor audio

    August 27, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Dennis were you there in person or listening online?

      August 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was in the back sitting on the couch. Phil seeing you in action is a real pleasure. You really care about people

      2 · August 28, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    If you missed this awesome event, here are a few resources to give you a taste of what you missed:

    Tweets from the event: http://twubs.com/Seomeetup

    Google Hangout from the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVtypcfwNVk

    Share your major "ah-ha" moments from the event here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112789044957193222816/posts/1s4TnhhBx7c

    Great job, Phil!

    August 28, 2013

  • Lynne

    It was good to see other local e-commerce sites be critiqued. Questions I wish I had asked: "What percentage of your business comes directly through your site?" and "What percentage of your sales are local?" For me, the answers are 100% and less than 1%. All 3 sites reviewed appear to have a brick and mortar. Thanks for another great Meetup!

    August 28, 2013

  • Phil B.

    I wish I had a better setup for this particular one, where much of what I was talking about was on the screen. When we do the audits next time I'll need someone to actually do the computer so the reviewer can just speak. Doing both was difficult.

    August 28, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    Thank you Phil for an amazing meetup! I learned so much!

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Phil B.

      You're welcome Rebecca, come back again!

      August 28, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    As usual, Phil delivered excellent tips. Anyone with a site would have walked away with a better knowledge and understanding about SEO, design, usability and ideas for content.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Matt P

    This was my first SEO meetup, and I left so impressed. Two solid hours, but packed with practical, useful insights and information. And Phil was very approachable after the presentation for Q&A. Just a great experience.

    2 · August 28, 2013

  • Irene G.

    Great content and support for those learning about SEO and how it works for their business.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Thanks for great information and presentation.

    August 27, 2013

  • Pamela St. P.

    Only critique was the audio... Other than that 5 stars all the way!

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Jeff

    Outstanding beyond words: if your business relies even partly on the Internet, this meetup is gold Mine

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Craig H.

    Phil Get a headset mic. Having trouble hearing you, especially when you turn your head!

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I don't suppose it's too late to take a peak at http://www.adverscan.com (please do note: I am a MOZ pro user and can/will/should review myself, so please take this request as a lower priority than others) I do have some questions about 301 redirects and migration, etc. so looking forward to coming. Thanks!

    August 27, 2013

  • Xin H.

    Would you please review this website?

    http://www.triangletox.com/

    August 27, 2013

  • Leigh

    I am changing my rsvp, I have not been feeling good today and want to rest when I get home. At least I am feeling better than I did this morning.

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a review please. http://physioworksnc.com

    I will be joining via Google Hangout. Thank you!

    August 27, 2013

  • Radhesh Reddy G.

    Would love to see feedback on my website www.nextgen6.com

    August 27, 2013

  • Mike J.

    Well.....

    I am trying to look at every site folks are posting here, and nearly none of them are clickable links!
    http:// people. http:// !!!!

    Heck, it is a link back, from an authoritative Meet Up, right?

    2 · August 14, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Well, links from this particular page don't flow very much PageRank, but the bigger concept is right on.

      It's also a head scratcher why people don't fill out their Meetup profile where they can add a followed link.

      3 · August 22, 2013

    • Mike J.

      I'm a bit slow, Phil...

      August 26, 2013

  • Christine A.

    Will this also be a Google HOA?

    August 26, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Yes Christine, it will.

      August 26, 2013

  • Phil B.

    Oh, one more thing...

    Everyone who had offered up their site will get at least some feedback on it. I will give you a short sheet of to-do items and we will show the site to the group for some quick ideas.

    You guys are the best. This might be the most fun Meetup of the year!

    4 · August 25, 2013

    • Mark T.

      Oh, c'mon. Me melting down in front of a live audience when like NOTHING would work with the video or audio didn't win for "Most Fun Meetup of the Year"?

      1 · August 26, 2013

    • Pamela St. P.

      didn't matter Mark - you did great without it...

      August 26, 2013

  • Michael T.

    I'd love to get feedback on my company's site - http://thelubricantstore.com. Thanks!

    August 26, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Well, someone went in and fixed it, now you can start appearing in the search results! Hooray!

      August 26, 2013

    • Janet K.

      Me! I fixed it!;-)

      1 · August 26, 2013

  • Irene G.

    I would love to get some feedback to see how I can improve my site: www.loving-lessons.com

    August 20, 2013

    • Irene G.

      I will be there Tuesday. LOoking forward to it!

      August 26, 2013

  • Melanie P.

    Would love feedback on www.businessalliancenc.com! I will be there at the meeting.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Melanie, I can't see your site. It keeps giving me a 521 error - times out.

      August 24, 2013

    • Melanie P.

      Have had some problems with it not pulling up before - not sure why. I just pulled it up and copied the address below. I assume when I'm listing the site for others, I should put the http and not www? Any insights into this would be greatly welcome! http://businessallian...­

      August 25, 2013

  • Phil B.

    Thank you to everyone who offered up their sites! I've picked 3 that I think will offer some insight to everyone attending.

    If you don't see an email from the the meetup group (me specifically) you won't be one of the featured sites we go over, but we will look at your site briefly.

    If you offered up your site, please plan on attending because I will have questions for you.

    If you can't make it Tuesday night and I've picked your site, let me know so I can choose someone else. I will ask you to come up and stand with me as we go through your site in front of the group.

    Looking forward to a long and fruitful event!

    August 24, 2013

  • Mary B.

    I'm absolutely dying to attend one of your meetups, but my schedule never seems to align... In the meantime, is there any chance you would be willing to record the session and share online? Fingers crossed to meet you all in person soon though!

    August 21, 2013

  • Jonathon K.

    www.airpair.com - new site, been live for about a week.

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Love the feel of your site Jonathon, and I think the concept behind it is genius.

      August 24, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Sales Pitch: Why My Site Is A Good One To Review:
    www.deborahbird.com
    1. Arrived at your doorstep several months ago with zero SEO
    2. With low/medium technical skills, I went to your meetings, now when Googling "Hypnosis Durham" I am on the first page of Google right at the top, and listed in two directories also at top
    3.Problem: No one is calling me from the internet
    4.Interesting question: Should I be SEOing "Weight Loss, Durham" or "Stress Reduction, Durham" - two of the top problems people who come to me are seeking relief for - instead of "Hypnosis, Durham" Or should I start another website for weight loss and stress reduction, with domain names that reflect these activities. Or should I change my domain name on my current site. Or should I be doing a better job with social media. Or should I find a job.
    5. I am a small start up which I think reflects a significant chunk of your fans.

    3 · August 4, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Deborah, will you be at the Meetup on Tuesday evening?

      August 24, 2013

  • Robin

    Thank you for organizing this. A friend of mine has asked me to review a site for a friend of his. This will be an excellent learning experience.

    I will be late for this meetup because I work in Greensboro. I expect to arrive between 7 and 7:30, depending on traffic.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Carol

    Will there be any messaging regarding which sites are selected to analyzed?

    August 21, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Yes Carol, I'm going to look through them all tonight and choose 3.

      August 22, 2013

  • Lynne

    I'd appreciate some feedback on the concept of my new blog. What kind of impact would this type of blog have on my customers, and should I care? I don't want to go too far with this if it seems like a bad idea. Sorry, but I cannot wax poetic about pens, and need to write (whine) about something where I can "find some flow." http://www.cheappens.com/coffeetalk/

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • David S.

    If time permits, feedback on http://www.bikehubstore.com/ would be appreciated!

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Michele

    We are not gettingmuch traffic and would love a review. mmtackshop.com

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Jon R.

    http://www.ExploreRaleigh.org <~~ We do good things and could use some help. :)

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Alex P.

    http://upswi.ng

    Would love to hear your feedback!
    You can contact me at [masked] as well.

    August 20, 2013

  • Wendy & Mike D.

    http://changeufitness.com
    We're always open to new ideas and suggestions. We would greatly appreciate your input.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Pam

    http://trianglelanguageinstitute.com
    http://thelanguagelady.com
    In the case that I can get more feedback I would love to! The websites have changed some but I'd like for them to be more professional.

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Pam

      That and we were in Rio - for the Brazilian Portuguese learners. :)

      August 12, 2013

    • Pam

      I just updated the theme to Parabola! :)

      August 18, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Would be happy for some feedback on http://www.headsetera.com

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Pamela St. P.

    www.RaleighHomesOnline.com - we'd love to get better on our wordpress site.

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Pamela, don't you know a guy ;-)

      2 · August 14, 2013

  • Michael K.

    nclogowear.com
    Just revamped the site in Wordpress
    Defiantly could use some SEO HELP
    thanks
    MK

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Phil B.

      I may need to choose your site Michael since I'm going to be needing some t-shirts printed up soon ;-)

      1 · August 14, 2013

    • Michael K.

      no problem :)

      August 14, 2013

  • Mike J.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Leigh

    I would love to have my site critiqued. www.serenityskincareraleigh.com

    1 · August 12, 2013

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