Please review my product selling at WW Grainger for fall cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by slapon, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    That is true. I'll try to keep in mind to keep my future promotions out of the "gutter", but you also can't argue the success "Go Daddy" has had.

    You'll see on my web page, www.slapon.net, why I chose Slap-on, but I was also aware of the inferences people could make toward the name at the time I chose it. I needed something that could succinctly convey the advantage of the attachment and be easy to remember. I don't believe it hurts the product's image by the other connotations people have for the word. It might actually work in its favor and help people remember the product's name.

    Thanks for participating in the conversation.
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    All I see on your page is a red screen. What's supposed to be there?
     
  3. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    Richard,

    I'm sorry, but my site is based on Adobe flash, so some people may just see a red screen if they don't have the most recent Adobe reader or if they're working from a Mac computer. One of the first things I need to change when I revamp the website is to get it off of Adobe so everyone can see it.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    So you are saying he is seeing the Slap Off website
     
  5. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    That could be it. It is one big drawback I wish I had known before making a decision to base my website on Adobe flash. A full red screen is a pretty color though.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Flash has a ton of drawbacks including poor indexing by web crawler. You may want a non-flash version of the site.
     
  7. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    Well, that explans another issue I've had. Tons of crawlers and no results in my web page getting any preferential treatment with searches. I'm getting off of flash as soon as I can. Everything takes time though
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    How do the search engine know that your site is there? I have 13,000 some odd posts here and every one of them has my link to my lawn service website. Lawnsite is indexed by the big engines every few hours. And every few hours they're seeing my web site being linked. I've never formally turned my website's address into any search engines and yet they all know it's there.

    People didn't really think that I posted that link for Lawnsite's users reference did they? :laugh:
     
  9. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    At least I can bring up your web site. Sorry for your difficulty bringing up mine. Your site looks good, by the way.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    If you can not develop one quickly, just get a HTML template up asap.

    you can get those cheap.

    You can keep the flash site for now... just change your home page over for now, then work on it.
     

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