Going to pick your collective brain on a new website I am creating

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Good morning,

I am fairly proficient at SEO and understand a lot of the required elements - but am in no way an expert, which is why I am here now.

We are in the process of setting up a brand new website (true PHP -Laravel)

This will be for a nationwide website and will need to attract from the north, south, east and west.

Although I have no worries about putting my domain out here, the site is not live and I don't want to possibly have a broken link pointing to me before I even launch - so I will give you an example URL and work from there.

I will tell you it is a DOT Rentals website and we will call the business Widgets. So the URL is Widgets.Rentals

There is no .com, .net - nothing. It is an exact match domain. The site operates as peer to peer - meaning customers will upload their widgets, photos, etc. of their widgets for rent.

Now, having said that, let me ask this. If you were setting up this website - how would you recommend we do this right - right from the beginning?

Since the customers (not the vendors) will search for widget rentals in a specific location - would you recommend that we maintain Geo Location with Google with a URL like this?

Widget.Rentals/Orlando-Florida-beautiful-widgets-for-rent-at-a-great-price

Or is it better to not Geo Locate? Widget.Rentals/beautiful-widgets-for-rent-at-a-great-price

I have a lot more in regards to setting up the site like Title bars, headers 1, 2, 3 - Alt text images, etc.

But for now would appreciate the collective best advice from the group.

Mike
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    I would suggest using craigslist as a working model for what you are wanting to do. Geo based for major metros and then communities falling outside of that being grouped together.

    Depending on what is needed to rent, it may be needed to travel a distance to get it, so leave that to the end user and try not to filter to much.

    Originally Posted by Blitzburgh View Post

    Good morning,

    I am fairly proficient at SEO and understand a lot of the required elements - but am in no way an expert, which is why I am here now.

    We are in the process of setting up a brand new website (true PHP -Laravel)

    This will be for a nationwide website and will need to attract from the north, south, east and west.

    Although I have no worries about putting my domain out here, the site is not live and I don't want to possibly have a broken link pointing to me before I even launch - so I will give you an example URL and work from there.

    I will tell you it is a DOT Rentals website and we will call the business Widgets. So the URL is Widgets.Rentals

    There is no .com, .net - nothing. It is an exact match domain. The site operates as peer to peer - meaning customers will upload their widgets, photos, etc. of their widgets for rent.

    Now, having said that, let me ask this. If you were setting up this website - how would you recommend we do this right - right from the beginning?

    Since the customers (not the vendors) will search for widget rentals in a specific location - would you recommend that we maintain Geo Location with Google with a URL like this?

    Widget.Rentals/Orlando-Florida-beautiful-widgets-for-rent-at-a-great-price

    Or is it better to not Geo Locate? Widget.Rentals/beautiful-widgets-for-rent-at-a-great-price

    I have a lot more in regards to setting up the site like Title bars, headers 1, 2, 3 - Alt text images, etc.

    But for now would appreciate the collective best advice from the group.

    Mike
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