servicemagic.com for hardscapes?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bishoplandscape, May 17, 2007.

  1. bishoplandscape

    bishoplandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    Anyone use service magic for advertising the rep is really trying to sign me up but just want to get a feel from others. Really don't want another yellowpages mess ;)
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Rep: "lets see what we've got in your area........"

    Me: la la la

    Rep: "oh WOW!, lots of homeowners wanting your service......"

    Me: hello? hello? hello?.........hmm, must have a bad signal, click
     
  3. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    i signed up with them last month. i have got a lot of leads from them, as many as you want really. some have been big jobs, i just sent out a bid on a driveway and i will see how it goes. i may have to shut the leads off right now as we are getting to busy with our own leads to keep up with them. the thing that i was hoping is that when things slow down like in July and Aug sometimes that they will keep the leads coming. we will see, the good thing is that you can pin point where you want the leads to come from and exactly what type of leads. i think they are worth a shot and see how it goes for you. if you Google just about anything paver, hardscsper etc service magic comes up in the first several results.
     
  4. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    Rep: "lets see what we've got in your area........"

    Me: la la la

    Rep: "oh WOW!, lots of homeowners wanting your service......"

    We must have had the same rep. LOL I asked mine do a keyword search, and see where he ranked vs; where i ranked. It was short conversation after that LOL
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,429


    Want good leads?

    You can get 'em WITHOUT relying on a 3rd party.

    Pay a PROFESSIONAL web designer to build your company a nice website.

    Fill the site with pics of completed jobs.

    Optimize your search engine features (most web designers are not familiar with S.E.O., you may have to use a SEO expert to accomplish this)

    Right now, I'm guessing, 85% of our new work comes from the internet.

    At this point, no way will I become a part of Service Magic.

    I have discontinued the $7k per year yellow page ad, which DID work for us.

    A nice web site that is search engine optimized, along with professional web design and photography - and you're good to go.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    What is your website DVS? A google for DVS Hardscaping didn't show much.
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,429

    Ya - I don't think one would use the word "hardscapin" in their trade name.....that's rather limiting :hammerhead:




    www.outdoorfinishes.com
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    DVS, I have my Javascript debugger turned on because I do development on this machine, and your site gives me three errors immediatly on startup.

    They are related to Google Analytics UrchinTracker. It looks like its not finding the javascript method its trying to call.

    I'd let your site designer know.
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,429

  10. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Hey I'm limited I guess :weightlifter:
     

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