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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by aaronmg, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. LandscapeSavannah

    LandscapeSavannah LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 112

    Need to lose the .net and get a .com everyone assumes .com if they see your truck and remember the web address they will most likely type .com after.
  2. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 595

    I read a paper the other day that said that people trust .net more than .com
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  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,867

    I've never read or heard anything that remotely indicates that. If you have a link, I'd love to read the supporting data. By and large, .net is the bail out domain. On the other hand, .org does have a higher, implicit trust value, based on how the domains were originally assigned. Surprisingly, craigslist using a .org hasn't destroyed all of that trust and credibility. lol

    The big detractor for anything other than a .com is having to emphasize, and remind, people that it's a .net, etc. The reflexive assumption is to append the domain with .com, but people also need to keep in mind the risk is at least walled off from any other issue as it's limited to direct type-in problems. From a search standpoint, the engines just don't care what the extension is.
  4. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 595

    oops, I think you are right, it is .org not .net that was more trusted.

    I'll look it up, I think the article was in the latest website magazine.
  5. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,104

    Looks good. The only thing I would do is chance the pic of the aerator to included the aerator on an aerated lawn. That would be more consistent with your other pics. Got to love Garrett County, spent a day there years ago hunting in knee high snow. Twenty five miles away, not a flake
  6. In the services section, this part scares me.... "Large zero turn mowers and heavy foot traffic contribute to compaction of soil." That makes me not want your mower on my lawn.
  7. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,478

    On the your story part, mabee a photo of yourself, or your truck or both rather than the picture of the bee? I agree with adding more to the story, from those few sentences I already want to hear more.
  8. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Sorry I haven't been quick to reply to the suggestions and the very good advice!!

    Headz77- you are totally right the "our page" is a total disaster. I could write a novel about my grandparents misfortune and how my business evolved from that....
  9. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    The weather gets a little crazy up here in the winter. So do the inhabitants in the wintertime sometimes.. lol Anyway, with starting the business this year I'm gonna wait to see what my advertising does this spring and if it works out with the numbers I will continue to advertise the same way thru the fall with the same routes. At the least, I will be getting the turfco xt5 to aerate a 25k yard in exchange for a updated website from a retired former coworker.
  10. baseballfan42093

    baseballfan42093 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    You should think about getting a decent point-and-shoot camera for like $70, and taking your own pictures. It's something to talk about when you show the website to people, and it keeps you from spending money on expensive stock pictures (or obtaining them illegally).

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