How important is a website?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by toomuchtime, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    Question for you guys most of my work comes from referrals etc. Im thinking of spending the time to build a quality website. Those of you that have them do your customers use them is it a good tool to get more work? is it worth the time and effort?

    Thanks
    guys
     
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    It's our number one tool to reach new customers. A good website is definitely worth any money and time you put into it.
     
  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Ours is very basic but over the last year we've had alot of people call from it. most saying they just did a basic google search.
     
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    get one. I have two and multiple domains. Simple websites, probably too much info but I get a lot of compliments from women who are researching services for their husbands. When i can't seem to make my point with a customer, that is, I can't seem to explain the difference between a chipper and a mulcher, I ask them to visit my website. I rarely have someone tell me that they don't have a computer but it happens.

    In today's world, i think a website is almost as important to service providers who work out of their home, farm or ranch as it is to a store front for people who sell tangible goods.
     
  5. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,095

    Over 75% of my business has came through my website. I think it's very important, a lot of people look online for their services before anywhere else.
     
  6. AWJ Services

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

    A website will do you no good unless new customers can find it. It is not near as easy as you think too have your site come up on the first page of search engines.
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,082

    If you are doing up a web site, you might as well do up a FaceBook page at the same time. People spend more time on FB and then they get linked to your site from there. Twitter is optional.
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  8. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    Thanks guys I figured that. Ive been working on it here and there but never seem to finish it up. More i think about the more Im thinking its a real important tool you guys have any links to your sites? give me some ideas..
    thanks
     
  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    Be careful with Facebook links. If you have a personal page and get a little rowdy or have a lot of drama on it, it might be visible to potential customers from your other page. I canceled my facebook page. Now I just use phonebook. :)
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,126

    I agree completly.
     

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