Is this OK for a basic starter website?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ag2112, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ag2112

    ag2112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I would like to know if anyone started with just a simple website like this and what kind of traffic they much would it be to upgrade this significantly?
  2. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,909

    You will not likely see any traffic that's not direct type-in or accidental. There is no basic SEO or content, you mention your service location once, and you don't seem to have local pages via google, yahoo, bing, etc to point to your domain. Really, what you have is a business card or very basic brochure that happens to be on a web server.

    Like any landscaping project, to properly build or upgrade it, it's all a matter of budget and what you want to accomplish. If you go with a pre-built theme or have a site built, you're looking at $15 to $3000*.

    Take a look through the archives here, especially those who ask for site reviews, and you'll see the advice some of us would give you. There is a lot of info to be had here.

    *Really, you can fit any number in here depending on needs/budget/skill/long-term work/support from the developer.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Its pretty horrible.
  4. ag2112

    ag2112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Thanks! I basically wanted to get it up and was going to look on craigslist for a developer before next spring. I appreciate the feedback.
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    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    lol i also like how you say. "We may have the apperance of a big lawn corporation," but you have a pic of crappy little 80's ford ranger with 3 guys stuffed in it, and a mower in the bed.

    Id like to see what a "small Lawn corporation" looks like in your area lol
  6. ag2112

    ag2112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Haha ya that picture should probably be updated.
  7. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,909

    If you want it to generate web-driven leads for 2013, you really want to get the ball rolling, in some way, shape, or form, sooner than next Spring. It's by no means an on/off switch.
  8. sterlinglawns

    sterlinglawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    yo who do you host with? if its godaddy then install wordpress and use it to make your website. Its reaaaally easy and you can get a decent looking site up in a few hours
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,795

    Better photos would help. Grass pictures look better and more green if taken on a dark cloudy day. Try to find some professional-looking uniforms for the crew. Don't advertise "cheap prices" advertise fair prices and top-quality.
  10. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Its pretty bad. There are some spelling errors and it looks cheap. If your going to do it, do it right. It needs high quality pictures and alot more information. You would have been better off with a free facebook page at this point. I dont mean to be harsh, but honestly for your benefit this webpage doesnt look good for someone interested in your services. A well designed website can generate lots of clients.

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