Lead generating websites

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by phil7712, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. phil7712

    phil7712 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Has anyone had a positve expierence with service magic/home advisor or any of the many lead generating websites??
     
  2. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,052

    I have had moderate success. I am only involved in ones that let you pick which leads to pursue and pay for. Servicevines.com, Redbeacon.com, and Thumbtack.com are the best.
     
  3. M & L

    M & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    Ive had two friends try it.

    Mixed reviews from both.

    A lot of leads on about 7-10% follow through.

    And a tough time getting credited back.

    And they will call you nonstop for about 6 months once you made contact

    No means no
     
  4. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,406

    I have had excellent results with sm/home advisor. You have to work it though. And you have to respond immediately. I know going in that half the leads are garbage and I accept that. Once you come to terms with that everything is Ok. I just pretend like those leads are free and that I pay double for the others. However you justify it I get one out of four and the return on investment is fantastic.
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  5. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    not the greatest results for me. Very few responses at all and even less want the work done.
     
  6. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    We had terrible results with SM, which is home advisor now, but with the right ad Craigs list works ok lots of tire kickers, we have had really good luck with thumbtack.com and angies list, of which both we received top service provider awards from. Angies list has a higher end clientale which is normally ready to buy when they call.
     
  7. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    I recently signed up with Home Advisor formerly service magic. So far I have had 8 leads come through and only made contact with 3. And they were a absolute joke. Rep on the phone told me that they were screening customers to make sure that they were ready to have work done and so on and so forth. BS!!! Ill prob give it another month then can it...... Thumbtack has been better.
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  8. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Unfortunatly Home advisor doesn't get any better we canned them two seasons ago after a lot of wasted money and time.
     
  9. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,184

    Lovely I found this

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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013

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