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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ryry278, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    Hey guys this is my website so i am sure there are several errors, but i did this in like 4 hours. Has some problems with codes because i am going from IWEB to godaddy as of now, but overall it worked. Not alot of pictures yet and nothing in some parts because i do not have the information or photos yet so i will fill in as i go. Please do not just go ripping it apart i know it is not the best most professional, but it is one of the first in my city for a lawn company. So give me any suggestions that are positive.

    www.keanslawnservice.com
     
  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    Don't post it asking for help but then try to 'restrict' what help can be given? Maybe we should wait a couple months before commenting?

    ps, the lawn is brown. Thatch/disease problem?

    But like you said more will be coming... keep working on it... it might have been a good idea to post it later...
     
  3. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    No the yards are not brown. They are striped. Two of the ones that are darker where done in the middle of fall as you can see from the trees. And i am not restricting anyones comments. But i have seen how some of you pick apart a website like your experts. I do not claim to know how to do this very well and do not have alot of money to buy a pro. This was to just get started and trying to work out any bugs. Try looking at the content to not just the layout. But i would like suggestions just positive. Difference in those pictures suck and you should try editing that photo to make it lighter so it does not look that way.
     
  4. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    Thanks for looking at it though. And those are the only pictures i have right now because my camera got stolen.
     
  5. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    Ok, let's give this a go then...

    Try editing the brown out of this photo... or take a new one of a lawn that doesn't have this problem... (red thread?)

    A photo like that does not help you sell your services (even if you don't fert and squirt)

    Even if you are using it to show your striping skills... honestly most people could care less about stripes, but they DO care about a big brown patch in the middle of their lawn...

    Good job not stealing photo's off the internet!

    And as far as content... it has been posted many a time... the first page should quickly tell the potential customer what you will do to relieve a pain... your paragraph is the right size (not too long or short)... just focus on the customer more... not yourself or your website...

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  6. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    No offense the photo you posted I cant not see the brown your talking about. This one is the one with the brown in it. I already enhanced it as much as possible, but until next season can not take any more pictures. As soon as i start next year i will post better ones up. The picture you posted was taken in the middle of spring and there is no brown that i see even in your outline? lol i am obvisouly color blind or something. What did you think about the other things though? i know the pictures are not great, but what about about us and our green intiative? the blogs section i am still working on so please excuse that
     
  7. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    Sorry this picture

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  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    Weird the brown is surely there. Maybe the brightness, contrast, color balance, and saturation on your computer monitor are not set right? Or you have an old monitor?

    I’m not going to look at code but as far as the site… I like the colors… the mouseover on the menu is nice to have…

    I would widen the body so the menu doesn’t wrap.

    Reword the paragraph on the main page to help the customer, not inform them…

    Amber alert thing is cool, but IMO just adds clutter…

    Instead of your logo as a pic on the first page, work it into the header of all your pages. You will get better branding…

    The intro paragraph on your green initiative page has a few grammatical errors and uses the word “So” too much.. I lost interest before I even looked at the list… It seems like a good idea, but work on the wording… take more than 4 hours on that page alone… (Well take the time to develop a clear green initiative, then just cut and paste it to that page) How far are you in your schooling? What is Organizational Communication? Maybe read some sales books? Start with “The little red book of selling” by Jeffrey Gitomer?

    Good job buying and working to expand the business! Keep it up!
     
  9. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    Thanks on the tips. I will got back and change some of that tonight. I figured the paragraph before the green part was long. That will deff. get fixed. Should i add in i am a junior in college and going to graduate school and explain what organizational comm is? And i dunno this is a brand new computer and i have look at it on two other comps that are newer. I dunno i will eventually get better pictures, but that is plugging them in after i get the layout finished. And the logo on the front i agree will need to go on the top. I am goign to be taking some profesional pictures of all my equipment and i will post a picture of the crew there instead. Thanks for the advice. By the way i used a template barely any HTML
     
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    I would leave the extra school info out... I was just meaning... well nvm...

    "CNI" (coined by Tony Robbins) is a great thing, keep working on the site and you should end up with a helpful tool...

    Enjoy!
     

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