Has anyone tried Google AdWords?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by nlminc, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was thinking about creating an account. Has anyone here had any luck with this service?
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking about it before, but it just seemed a little expensive. I do admit that I think it work though because I see the adwords ads all the time.
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi nlminc,

    I am sure there are other LCOs out there who use this form of advertising. I just am not sold on it yet. If you get a chance, ask around people you know where they would look for someone to perform lawn care. Give them a few choices in your informal survey and include searching on Google. I would bet most people would say yellow pages or flyers before they said Google. But that is just my view.

    I think meeting people in your area and word of mouth is just the best way for a smaller service industry.

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  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with Gopher about that. I just think it would be a waste
     
  5. Need a Little Trim

    Need a Little Trim LawnSite Member
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    I don't really see internet traffic for the small time lawn care company as being that huge. If your in the landscaping side it would probably be a good idea though IMO.
     
  6. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
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    I have had an account since April. I get a few hits on it, but not much. You only pay for the hits, which can range from 10 cent to a dollar depending on how much you are willing to spend a day. I have mine set up for a 10 mile radius to my personnal address, so only people in my area will see it.
     
  7. i got tons of hits when I did it..but I never realized the phone calls. I think lots of people clicked on the ad, but never called or emailed.....mostly tire kickers.

    The few jobs I did receive worked out well for me...but my bill was upwards of 200 bucks per month....so I stopped.

    Reminded me a bit of ServiceMagic...hmmmmmmmmmm...
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    ahh...Service Magic.
     
  9. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use it. And, it works for me. We only do pavers and retaining walls.
    This year, I have gotten $250K worth of business using adwords and my website. Jobs have ranged from $35,000 to 6,000.00. They all add up.

    Peace,

    Rex

    RM Stonescaping
    http://ArizonaPavers.Com
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    what is the cost that you normally pay for it?
     

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