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Old 01-29-2010, 12:59 PM
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I've had good luck with that. Not very flexible but really easy to do yourself. I thought GoDaddy was lousy--constant barrage of upgrades and was just overwhelming for me.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:46 PM
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I use justhost - Its awesome. great customer support, and with you can make really nice websites.

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This is my websites I made> www.rowewebsitedesign.com > www.waynesnow.com
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:47 PM
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I had mine built for $600 and hosting and domain name was another $180. I furnished all the pics and provided ideas and she did the rest. Best money I ever spent. If you want the professional image, let someone with experiance build it. Hope this helps.

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Old 02-09-2010, 06:09 PM
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website leads

How many of you have a website that has contributed significantly to your business growth?

Has there been a upturn or down turn in your web leads over the past 2 years?

How do your web leads compare in quality a close rate to those generated from other sources?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:38 PM
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I use godaddy and it isn't bad. It doesn't look 100% professional but I'm happy with it. They have a "website tonight" site builder that is pretty user friendly, took me a day or two to put the site together and for the first year I spent about $75 or something like that and then it's just like $50 a year or so from here on in.

If you are going to use them google godaddy discount code, or something along those lines. They are always running many different saving programs and if you google it you can find a list of them and choose what works best for you.

my site can be seen at www.colgatelawnservice.com
Your site is very nice, so let me get this right, your saying that web site cost you only $50 a year?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:40 PM
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We use GoDaddy. They have great prices and are easy to use. The best thing is that they answer the phone and will answer your questions. Other hosting companies are based overseas and you can't get in touch with them if something goes wrong.
So what does yours cost? the post above yours says his is only $50 a year. Can that be right?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:48 PM
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I use yahoo small business...no complaints here, it cost about $9 a month.
Hey, your trailer gate sign looks good from a distance, do you feel that it was a good investment.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:23 AM
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We use GoDaddy. They have great prices and are easy to use. The best thing is that they answer the phone and will answer your questions. Other hosting companies are based overseas and you can't get in touch with them if something goes wrong.
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So what does yours cost? the post above yours says his is only $50 a year. Can that be right?
Jay,

I may be coming off my recommendation of GoDaddy after seeing their Superbowl commercials!

But seriously, we have been very pleased with their service. Here is a link to the prices on their hosting plans. We had to move up to the Deluxe Plan because the traffic on our website is over 100 visitors on weekdays. You should be fine with the Economy Plan and that should still give you more GB of transfer space than other hosting providers. If you sign a 12 month contract, then it will be 57 dollars. But, they often give further discounts when you purchase domain names or switch from another hosting provider. They also email additional 25% off codes about once a month.

We used on of these discount codes and also signed up for the 36 month commitment. The Deluxe Plan allows us to host multiple websites and we have www.BearWiseLandscapers.com there along with www.BearWise.com, www.BlackBearAgency.com, www.BearWiseQuotes.com, www.FloridaWC.com, www.GarageInsurance.com, and a few others. It is an even better value when you host multiple websites.

I also recommend that you call the different hosting companies before you sign up. You will see how easy GoDaddy is to talk to on the phone versus the other ones, especially overseas hosting companies. I went with a really cheap one before, but I got burned when there was a problem and I couldnít contact the people. I ended up losing the website domain at renewal and was very frustrated over it.

I hope that helps. Let us know what you decide to do. Good luck!
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:57 PM
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I'm a huge fan of using wordpress.org as the software for managing websites as anyone can figure out how to create and edit pages. You can use a free template or hire someone to tweak or design one from scratch. Godaddy is a reliable webhost and their customer service rocks.

I looked up your business on google and didn't find anything. You should add it to google.com/local
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:08 PM
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I used godaddy.com to purchase our domain name (www.cascade-lawns.com) and I'm using Microsoft Office Live to to create the website and the hosting is free. Their web page design software is pretty good. It took me a while to figure a few things out like how to get our website to come up when you do a google search, and how to deal with metatags, but overall I'm happy with it. So the domain name was $15 for 2 years and the hosting and website are free! I think we did pretty good! We'll see how it pays off. Check it out if you're interested!
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