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Advertising Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landscapebuilders, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. landscapebuilders

    landscapebuilders LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    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.

    D
     
  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    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.
     
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    LOL, the magic Question, the best way to find out is hire an advertisement firm.
     
  4. landscapebuilders

    landscapebuilders LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Right. That's why I was simply asking what works in your area.
     
  5. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    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.
     
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    We have a small ad in the local newspaper.

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

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Theres a new post like this every week.
     
  8. Texas Lawn

    Texas Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    do you get a lot of hits on your website? That is one long name
     
  9. landscapebuilders

    landscapebuilders LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I just built it a week ago. It's long but keywords in URLs help rank better.
     
  10. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    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?
     

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