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01-20-2011, 01:46 PM
Hey guys,

I had a quick question about advertising. We're trying to figure out what is the most cost effective way to advertise for commercial landscaping (aside from word of mouth).

Do you buy leads? Phonebook? Flyers? What's working for you guys?

We've used Service Magic in the past but it wasn't very successful.

Would appreaciate any opinions.


01-20-2011, 02:36 PM
Everyone is going to give you a different answer. What works in my area maynot work for you. I have never paid for leads and phonebooks are obsolete.

01-20-2011, 03:12 PM
LOL, the magic Question, the best way to find out is hire an advertisement firm.

01-20-2011, 03:46 PM
Right. That's why I was simply asking what works in your area.

01-20-2011, 03:48 PM
There must be at least a dozen posts about this already, and lots of good answers. Do a search for advertisement and you'll see.

01-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Right. That's why I was simply asking what works in your area.

We have a small ad in the local newspaper.

Remember were a small town. so word of mouth is where we get our customers.

01-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Theres a new post like this every week.

Texas Lawn
01-20-2011, 06:15 PM
do you get a lot of hits on your website? That is one long name

01-20-2011, 06:48 PM
I just built it a week ago. It's long but keywords in URLs help rank better.

01-20-2011, 06:50 PM
According to your web page in the About Us section - you've been around for over 20 years... What's worked for you in the past?

01-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Not anything particular. We do some classified ads in the paper that'll generate some clients. We do flyers each year. Have done Service Magic which turned out ok... but we decided not to continue. In the past we had listings in phone books. Not one in particular that takes the cake aside from word of mouth.