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Old 02-06-2013, 01:46 PM
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be disingenuous, I was simply asking how people built their websites and am looking to help. I'm sorry I offended you.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:13 PM
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I'm so glad I don't run my business like the majority of sales people and "info gatherers"... So shady. I wish I had a nickel for everyone who has wasted my time with crafty sales calls and inquiries. They have no respect for people who really work hard and run businesses. Get to the point, be honest, quit the BS.... oh, and that's how I built my website.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:15 PM
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Agreed!

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I used Squarespace. It's fairly simple, affordable, support is great, and has not gotten in the way of my SEO efforts.
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A friend of ours (web developer) recommended we use Squarespace. I'm glad we did, I have NO code experience. Build-Your-Own websites have come a long way in the past few years. There are tones of templates to choose from.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:24 PM
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I'm so glad I don't run my business like the majority of sales people and "info gatherers"... So shady. I wish I had a nickel for everyone who has wasted my time with crafty sales calls and inquiries. They have no respect for people who really work hard and run businesses. Get to the point, be honest, quit the BS.... oh, and that's how I built my website.
Man, such painful words.

I'm a 23 year old college grad with no job, trying to provide for myself. Sorry I have "no respect for people who really work hard".
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:44 PM
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"Top 10 Things Not to Do When Building a Web Site"... buying a domain name like iKillPuppiesIndiscriminatelyWithMyMowers.biz, that's probably #1
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I'm a 23 year old college grad with no job, trying to provide for myself.
I bet a thread along the lines of "I'm a 23 year old college grad with no job, trying to provide for myself, and I was wondering if there are any lco's out there that would like a good deal on a great website? I do great work, and just need a chance to prove myself. PM me so we can talk! Thanks, Aaron." would have at least got you networking, if not some actual jobs.

Personally, I think you might be onto something, but you'll probably have to get to know people some before you'll get the input you need.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:46 PM
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Thank jonthepain, I think you're right. Poorly executed effort
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:53 PM
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you're welcome.

if you come up with a theme, send me a pm, i'd like to look at it.

i'm always in the market for a nice crisp site.

while i don't remember being 23 all that well, i have a 23 yr old son, and it's pretty tough out there.

he came home from work today, and his hands were all swollen from chemical burns. apparently the stuff they were applying got through the gloves somehow.

be thankful that you have a degree and skills so that you don't have to do what my son does.

good luck
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:43 PM
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I think it should be something hired out. If you take the time to learn code, image software, etc., etc. (lots to learn) and instead put that time to improving sales or other areas of your business you would be better off. Almost all the lawn care guy made sites look like it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:59 PM
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I built my site with Drupal. or D7 It is a CMS like other popular formats like Joomula, and Word Press and a few others.

I am a D7 fan but it is not web builder.

Feel free to review my site. link in sig below. Just know I am working on the back office side, later I will hire a proof writer and copywriter to assist.

Use the OG tester and the micro data checkers

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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I watched about 10 hours of youtube videos on how to build a website using wordpress. I then built it. I have updated it, and made it better over the last 6 weeks or so. There is still snow on the ground and I am already getting calls from the site.
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