Foot bridge Media

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, May 24, 2013.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    We have discussed web sites before but a friend has just started using this company and in 1 month they had him appearing on google on the first page in searches for his buisness. Anyone ever used them?
     
  2. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
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    I would do lots of homework!

    I know there are often cheaper ways to go. I believe Godaddy and even google have programs you pay per click thru; Those options are usually better than companies that claim to do manual site listings!

    beware contacts.. easy sign those companies are FOS
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    You need too visit there website. For 150 a month they do all site design, logo, seo work, hosting, guranteed updates, no contract etc. and they specialize in contractors. Google has ad words and they work but they only work on google so if someone uses Bing or yahoo you will not reach them.
     
  4. RWI

    RWI Banned
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    They may be good, but you might want to search "black hat seo" . I spent 15k building my site and on ways to pull up organically so I just won't disappear one day when google makes a change to its algorithm. There is a guy on here, I think Tony Geek, you may want to research some of his posts on seo. I pay a similar amount per month for maintenance etc.
     
  5. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    No contract, but if you stop paying the $150/month, what happens?
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Same thing that happens when you stop paying for any advertisment.
     
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    My last post was a little short and I reread it and I did not want it to come across wrong. My buisness is different because I will only do usually one too 2 jobs ever for the customer due too the length of how long they last. I only need about 10 to 20 extra new customers a year. I also just do not have the time too do the SEO work myself or the time too learn how to do it. I have my domain name already but I would not let foot bridge have that domain name.
     
  8. RWI

    RWI Banned
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    I think seo is a little different than other advertising. There a lot more to it than expecting miracles for $150 a month. Especially when there are so many different search terms for our line of work. But try it, hopefully google won't ban your website if they do too much black hat type stuff.
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I am skeptical so thats why I am putting out feelers.
     
  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    Exactly. If you look at it as $1,800/yr, that puts you squarely in solid budget for owning a well-executed web site, done by a pro, that does not turn off the minute you stop paying the no-contract, monthly fee. They're offering a timeshare.

    Since you don't own the site, the risk of a Google black hat is minimized a bit. That said, from the few sites I checked out, their keyword stuffing is pretty egregious, especially in their footers. I didn't bother looking at the backlinks they build or check for duplicate content, but if you don't mind a cookie cutter, Yellow Pages'esque site, and you want hands off, I'm sure it's fine.

    Personally, I wouldn't recommend anyone invest in a "no-contract" deal like that where, clearly, there is the subtext of a contract, especially given that you're marketing a domain name that could vanish at any time, leaving you with useless marketing collateral. There's no sense in leasing what you can easily own, and see a potentially much higher ROI with.
     

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