Show off your wrapped truck and/or trailer!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Mow Mony, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was the same way.
     
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Same here.
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  3. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    Legitimate and valid concern for some.

    Others I think are living a secret identity being disguised as something they are not.

    I understand typing out your business name or typing in your web address as Google may recognize that but what does posting a picture of a truck, sign, or business card do? Would a search hit on the picture????
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    No unless you have an alt tag on it. Which some people do for seo and I despise that lol

    But it will pick up on your name in the text. So then said customer goes poking around through your old posts and they find your rants, complaints, etc. You'll have some explaining to do
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  5. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I totally get the user name thing and completely agree that nobody wants their customers reading through some of our posts.
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  6. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't necessarily mind my business name being here, (it is not Armsden & Son by the way) because I have made it a point to never talk about customers or anything else that could bite me in the a$$. Every single thread or post that I have written has been done so with the fact in mind that EVERYTHING is ready and able to be accessed by the entire world.

    I do not however, partake in photos or pictures.... This is a tough one for me because who doesn't want to show their internet buddies their equipment and jobs completed? I know I sure do. But I haven't for fear of certain things happening..... I am more than likely going to relax my rule on this seeing as I am going to be launching my website in the spring anyway....
     
  7. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    If people are concerned about local or nearby competition stealing their pics off the forum or copying off your website what is stopping them from pulling up to one of your properties 15 minutes after you leave rolling down the window and snapping a picture of the lawn and landscape.

    If some loser does it way out of your service area Then you at least know your doing a good job! How can that hurt? I may very well be over looking something not trying to be wise.
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  8. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    We're all aware of what we post is on an open forum, at least I hope we do, You've just always got to be aware of postings on the net. I've never posted anything negative about a customer, honestly why would you say something about somebody that you couldn't say to their face anyway? I'm thinking that's called integrity?
     
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    You're overlooking the value that Google places on original content. Only one site gets to be the first result for that content. If someone steals it from you, which happens ALL THE TIME (just visit the web sub forum and read some of the review requests. lol), Google gives one of those sites the "full credit" for it. Even if they're not in your area, it can have a detrimental impact. Duplicate photos are now, finally, seeing the same. Just do a reverse image search for that godforsaken, over-processed, landscaping pic that 65,000 other sites use. One gets the credit, and then you have to click deeper to see the "also found at..." links.
     
  10. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you. Now to sound even more dumb is what your saying that these copied images basically give your original images and website less priority during a internet search or in fact can give someone else's site a priority when it should of been yours? Sorry for going way off base on the thread. If I'm going even more out into left field and complicating the issue don't even bother responding.
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