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Old 01-22-2013, 03:45 PM
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Has anyone run an ad on Angie's List?

Hi folks,

I had a few positive reviews posted on Angie's List and I now have an ad rep trying to sell me on running an ad. He says my listing would go to the top for lawn service(etc), in addition to a 30 sec commercial, all for $84/month.

Has anyone paid for a feature listing? If so, what kind of difference did it make? I've picked up only 1 customer from a standard listing after 6 months.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM
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Nope, I consider them like the BBB.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:24 PM
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Nope, I consider them like the BBB.
I had 1 customer who posted 2 reviews on my company. A++. Was contacted by Angie's List and they discribed the program and how it works. That was 4 months ago, and I have picked up 5 new customers, and just completed 2 proposals; one for annual care contract on 500k property and the other for a complete makeover (11k). I think it is working very well for me since I have not spent any money...yet. I have links to web page and their phone ads for the older generation who needs work but do not do the internet. We are in a retirement haven. $148. a month (4.93 a day). How much would you spend on 2 beers after work? Just saying
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:37 AM
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I had 1 customer who posted 2 reviews on my company. A++. Was contacted by Angie's List and they discribed the program and how it works. That was 4 months ago, and I have picked up 5 new customers, and just completed 2 proposals; one for annual care contract on 500k property and the other for a complete makeover (11k). I think it is working very well for me since I have not spent any money...yet. I have links to web page and their phone ads for the older generation who needs work but do not do the internet. We are in a retirement haven. $148. a month (4.93 a day). How much would you spend on 2 beers after work? Just saying
Back at you, still consider it like the BBB. Wait till someone post something bad and you have to defend yourself for not bidding on a job, or the customer is unreasonable, or just crazy. If it works for you great. But still like the BBB.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 AM
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Back at you, still consider it like the BBB. Wait till someone post something bad and you have to defend yourself for not bidding on a job, or the customer is unreasonable, or just crazy. If it works for you great. But still like the BBB.
Clyde,

You will get bad reviews no matter how hard you try, like any business, it's how you handle it that makes the difference, if you make a mistake admit it, correct it. Post a reply about what you did to correct the situation. Your SANE customers are very aware that there are bad customers out there and you can't please everyone all the time, I'll say it again, stay professional at all times! For every bad review I have, I have four good reviews, that trumps the bad ones everyday. So what if it's like the BBB? Are you afraid of people knowing how you do business?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 PM
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I picked up a nice landscape rehab/install from it that I wouldn't have gotten without it. I also picked up a nice weekly mowing customer that gets some add on services. I am hoping it will really pay off in the Spring when everyone is looking for someone or to get better service.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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Knox,

How long has you ad been posted? For that kind of money I would hope to get a little more than 2 clients.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM
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put the 84 a month on google addwords and you will be the featured add on any search on google.. Waste of time as said above, as with bbb
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:39 PM
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5 months, over all I am still better off with it than without. If I don't pick up 7-10 new customers this spring I may be singing a different tune.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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I tried it. Won't be doing it again.
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