Before I even start this question does have underlying potential for commercial gain for me, personally, so if this is forbidden then please just nuke the thread.
I've been running my own one-man tech support business for home users and small businesses for just short of eight years now and established a website not all that long afterward. It is basic and will probably remain that way. If you want to see just how basic you'll find the URL in my profile.
My domain registrar is namecheap.com and my site is hosted on Amazon Web Services and has been since the beginning. I also have myself on Google Business and have gotten consistently good reviews over my time in business. Using Google Webmaster tools it states that 5 of my pages have been indexed (I have a total of 6, and it doesn't identify which 5 of the 6) and it claims in the Search Appearance section that page / (yep, just a slash) does not have a title tag but all of my pages definitely have title tags. I am using a masked redirect to get people to the physical hosting location and maybe that's the problem.
It used to be when I searched for "computer repair staunton va" my site would consistently show up on the first page and often near the top of the Google Maps listing, but it's entirely dropped off the radar.
I am hoping that this conversation might not only be helpful to me, but to others putting together a website. We all know that turning up near the top of Google search results for a locally targeted search can really help out a business. If I'm doing something, or not doing something, that's obvious to someone else and easy to change I'll be happy to do it.
Web design is not "my thing" and I'm learning (and, obviously, not learning some things) as I go along. I'd like to do whatever I can to "get the word out" in cyberspace as best I can.
Edited by britechguy, 21 December 2015 - 08:46 PM.