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Old 07-28-2009, 07:08 PM
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This is the BEST advice, IMHO. I have a friend that owns his own business (not LCO related) and he hired a designer and got something up on the web. That was it, nothing else was done on his part. After about 2-3 months he started complaining that his website isn't bringing in any calls/customers.

Is his website URL on his biz card? Nope! He talks to small groups a couple of times/month so... does he have a handout with a summary of his services and website URL? Nope. He hasn't done any direct mail, adwords, Article Directories or anything.

Thanks to all the "big" companies, consumers are getting used to finding companies on the web. It's almost become 2nd nature and even the older folks are tapping into the net.
Some of them is marketing the rest is SEO.
I have designed sites for people who just wanted a website. No SEO optimization. They probably never heard of meta tags and keywords. Eventually they email me saying something is wrong they have no traffic. I ask what have you done to market the site? Craigslist, Adwords, Google Groups, Blogger?

The average person thinks you put the site up and wallah your good to go. Not likely, chances are you will be the last page on search results.

I started the website and advertising a month or so before I opened my business. Knowing that it takes a few weeks to be indexed.

Now I have the opposite problem. I have to hit the streets and knock on doors. Of course the flier points to the website.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:07 PM
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I get around 20 people a day from my area to come, and anywhere from 1 to 5 of those to sign up each day, so I think it does a good job of passive sales for me. I definitely think it has been worth it.
I highly doubt this is true.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:59 AM
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Put your website on your trailer and T-shirts too. Anywhere you put it, people will see it. When people see you have a website, they get the impression that you are up with the times and that impression bleeds over into their first impression of your business as well. Plus, it gives them an opportunity to look at your business on THEIR time without the hassle of a phone call. A website is like having a salesman out on the street if done right. Don't worry as much about SEO as you would for, say, a retail business. Worry about getting that website address in front of as many people as you can, every single day.
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