Our website is up, tell me what you think

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Smitty58, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Every pic I saw made it look like you build decks.
     
  2. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 308

    Smitty58, from the looks of your photo slide show I would think that you are in the business of building decks rather than lawncare. All 5 of the slides seemed to focus more on the decks attached to the homes rather than the lawn. Just my opinion.
     
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Pretty bland. I agree on the deck issue. If you are trying to show your maintenance part you need some other photos.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You may want to consider some other way to display your pics. It wanted a Java plug-in and for someone on dialup at around 64 megs it ain't worth it to see the pics. Don't make a potential customer jump though hoops to see your product.
     
  5. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    Wow I hope I get this many objections when Im finished with mine.
    If you take all this and fix it, it should be a nice site.

    Now with my criteria, you mentioned affordable pricing.
    This means the only clients you will pick up are the ones that are looking for the cheapest price. Get rid of the "affordable prices" on the front page.
     
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    You asked for opinions, and I assume that means critical ones, so here goes.

    1. I don't like the boxes that trigger you to the pages, home, photos, services and the like. having the boxes with the angled look makes them look off center. Not big, but it distracted me.

    2. I think you are crazy only requiring 10% down on paver and deck installs. Maybe materials plus 10% or something like 40%. Obviously it is your business, but wow that is risky.

    3. I agree on the java thing. too slow. I have cable and I got bored waiting.

    4. Things like "we use the best products" isn't a selling point, it says nothing. "We use only lesco slow release fertilizers" is much better. Always be specific. Even if the client doesn't know what lesco is they will assume it is professional grade and they will know they can't buy it so assume it is better. Obviously don't say it if it isn't true, but more specific is better. Same thing with pavers. " We only use (paver company name), the best in the business"

    5. I agree with the idea that each area of business should have its own set of pictures. Perhaps an in progress slide show or at least before and afters.

    6. We specialize in all aspects of lawn care is not a good line either. We can handle all of your greenscape needs and specialize in these areas then make your list. Then have the list as links to your detailed service and pics.

    7. Since I don't have a website, it is way better than mine.
     
  7. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    Precision - I appreciate your feedback ,and I know there will be changes I'll make to my site. A lot of what my changes will be will be some suggestions I've heard here. I also appreciate the fact that your comments also included

    7. Since I don't have a website, it is way better than mine.

    seems like there are some who are good at giving there opinions (negative)
    when they don't have a site themselves.

    I do appreciate everyones feedback although it is tough to hear the negative ones. That is always the risk you take when you ask for opinions.
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Ouch! Precision was kind enough to give his advice/opinion, which was what you asked for and you reply with a smart a$$ remark.
     
  9. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    That was meant as a compliment. He was the only one that admitted he didn't have a site although he was commenting on mine. I didn't mean that comment

    "seems like there are some who are good at giving there opinions (negative)
    when they don't have a site themselves."

    to be a slam on Precision.
     
  10. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Not bad, but too much under construction.
     

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