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Mchenry Firewood New Listing in Xsitepro Business Directory

Mchenry firewood provides seasoned firewoodI just added a new page to an Xsitepro built local directory called Best of Mchenry for a small town in Illinois. The new page is for people searching for firewood Mchenry.

I kind of put this project on the back burner when I met a guy who needed some help selling his firewood in Mchenry and surrounding areas. I had forgotten how easy it was to set up a client using Xsitepro as a CMS system for a local business portal. The beauty behind Xsitepro is it’s linking ability.

The client in this case doesn’t have a website so I link back to his main page at Tom’s Mchenry Firewood Delivery. After some minor bookmarking, pinging and submission to rss directories his page was listed at number 6 in Googles organic search engine results for Mchenry firewood.

The Mchenry Firewood business has links in 4 major locations of the Local Mchenry Business directory along with some extra locations automatically generated by Xsitepro:

  1. Mchenry Firewood, the clients main page where contact information and sales information with some images are located
  2. Special featured ad that is rotated with 3 others in Xsitepro’s main header area with a link back to his main page in the directory…take note this could be a link back to the clients website if he had one.
  3. Another area a link back to his site is in the Mchenry Services section of the local business directory
  4. Special links area that is easily created and managed by Xsitepro to the “Mchenry Services” Category
  5. A link to his specific business page in the Links area for Firewood in Mchenry
  6. I should also mention that his site has a link in the automatically Xsitepro generated sitemap for Mchenry Firewood

The above link locations are all areas that the local business directory owner could monetize. You could list the business in the links location for free and tell them they have the option to have their own page for X dollars a month. Of course there are many variations of pricing that could occur.

Hope this might give you idea of what’s possible when creating your own local business directory with Xsitepro. This is the perfect platform to churn out business directories and in my opinion beats the pants of WordPress :)  I might mention that it’s really easy to do some bartering for listings in your directory and a clients services and in my case I got a great deal on Mchenry Firewood!

Offline Directory Made with Xsitepro Indexed Overnight

Here’s a followup on the new site The Best of Mchenry I set up on July 18th, 2009.

I’m working on an Xsitepro Business Directory Template and set up an example on a new domain at, unfortunatly I had one of my attacks and ended up in the hospital on the 19th, 20th and 21st so today July 22, 2009 is the first time I had a chance to check out the whether or not the site was indexed.

As you can see from the screen shot Google indexed 10 of the new sites pages in 3 days. I wish I could have checked on the second day because I’ve been able to get new sites indexed in google within 24 hours and I suspect this has been indexed under 24 hours according to my web logs. That’s pretty exciting!

I constantly read about people not getting any traffic or not being able to index their sites….Xsitepro owners included. Xsitepro has some pretty awesome tools that allow you to get your sites in the search engines quickly and I’ll give you a quick run down of what I did.

First I created the site from the Xsitepro Business Directory Template and added a couple of business listings by creating some pages. Then I created an XML file for the site from within Xsitepro, this is bestofmchenry rss feed. Next I created a Google Sitemap from within Xsitepro.

I submitted the google sitemap to Google and I submitted the RSS feed to some rss directories.

The only other thing I did was to link back to from this site and from new blogger blog. That’s all I did and at least 10 pages have been indexed….pretty cool huh!

Now, the next thing to do is to start submitting some articles and press releases for keywords I want my clients pages to rank for. I’ll try to document my progress, I’m limited because of health reasons but hopefully I’ll get a few more clients and get this local business directory ramped up!

Here’s the screen shot of the pages indexed by Google.


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