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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 06-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,919
Posted By abbot
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WOW!!! what did your postcard look like???? If you spent 5k on mailing these postcards why...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 06-15-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By abbot
This is true. I'm sorry, but this has to be...

This is true.



I'm sorry, but this has to be the most far fetched theory I have ever heard. I'm not really sure what you mean by setting up a private server. And I surely don't know of any apps...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 05-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By abbot
You either learn to do it yourself or hire a...

You either learn to do it yourself or hire a company to do it. As far as costs....that all depends on who you hire to do it. If you live in a competitive area and are trying to get #1 spot on Google...
Forum: General Talk 05-04-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By abbot
"Smile and nod your head" <****I do that on a day...

"Smile and nod your head" <****I do that on a day to day.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-04-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By abbot
You couldn't be more on point here. When I began...

You couldn't be more on point here. When I began my internet consulting business I had a hard time bringing in clients. It was not until the day I decided to let my work speak for me. I sucked at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-03-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By abbot
Cool Start residential and work your way up. 9/10 you...

Start residential and work your way up. 9/10 you will not land a commercial job right off the bat. Even if you did are you prepared? labor wise? equipment wise?

Starting a business is like building...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-02-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By abbot
I'm going to be brutally honest; No one is...

I'm going to be brutally honest;

No one is going to get their spirits up because their lawn guy will give them a discount. Hell...now a good flag costs $20-$40 easily. If they don't already have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By abbot
I would have to agree :D Steve, If you visit...

I would have to agree :D



Steve,

If you visit http://webchoppers.com/portfolio

There are some examples of our work. Many of the screenshots are templates that our graphic designers helped...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-29-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By abbot
EDIT: If you know someone outside of the forum...

EDIT: If you know someone outside of the forum that needs a website, I have $100 bill with your name on it if your referral signs up an account with us.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-28-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By abbot
Don't have a website? Looking to get one? what if I told you...

I'm not sure how much interest this will drum up on this forum. But It's a package my company has just started offering to the local area about 2 months ago. I can tell you; it's a huge hit.

We...
Forum: General Talk 04-25-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By abbot
even better.... <iframe width="420" height="315"...

even better....

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7y6ET5Gi2Ng" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-23-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,254
Posted By abbot
Following up on this... If your business can...

Following up on this...

If your business can afford it...

Try a campaign like "like us on facebook, receive a free cut". You'd be surprised how many people take you up on your offer.

I have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-21-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By abbot
I use the phonebook to find clients ;) I show...

I use the phonebook to find clients ;) I show them some statistics, what I can do to make them a great ROI, and tell them to pull their head out of their ***. (in a nice way of course) :p

You would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 04-19-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By abbot
Heyyyyyyy look at this! Someone besides me is...

Heyyyyyyy look at this! Someone besides me is actually preaching this?!?!?! ;)

Anyway, I'm glad this is coming from someone in the lawn care industry and not just some geeky 'SEO guru".

The world...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-27-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,216
Posted By abbot
I would not put even a single minute into this...

I would not put even a single minute into this website. Don't even THINK about advertising through it.

It's an embarrassment to the internet and specifically web designers and internet consultants....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By abbot
- I posted a thread about this;...

- I posted a thread about this; http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=15974

- We don't actually create mobile apps for our clients. With our web packs we have a plugin that we install that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By abbot
Very interesting. Those of you that are...

Very interesting. Those of you that are optimized, are you ranking #1-5 for "landscaping (city)" or "lawn care (city)"?

What steps did YOU take to get your website there?

What was the most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-24-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By abbot
I'm interested - How many of you are optimized online?

I'm just curious;

How many of you have websites for your local business?

Are you optimized? (listed on the first page of google)

Do you have a Facebook page?

Do you update your website...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,820
Posted By abbot
As far as the ad. You guys as landscaping service...

As far as the ad. You guys as landscaping service providers should have insurance. If not, GET it.

If you have insurance, then you need to ADVERTISE IT. Put a small icon on every piece of...
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By abbot
I know what you mean...x10 I work with BUSINESS...

I know what you mean...x10

I work with BUSINESS OWNERS ONLY and if you think regular 9-5 joe blow's are bad...I work with people who are perfectionists and everything has to be done their way and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By abbot
Nope; Even if you somehow got listed on the...

Nope;

Even if you somehow got listed on the 57,000th page in google. Someone searching for facebook, boobs , google , or youtube would not care about your lawn care biz. :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-18-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,164
Posted By abbot
Best time to post your updates on social media websites-The science of social timing

http://blog.kennstdueinen.de/wp-content/imagescaler/14b4e5e83dab148fcfa3798c308d30a0.png

http://webchoppers.com/the-science-of-social-timing
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By abbot
The way you put it, no not really. Unless it's an...

The way you put it, no not really. Unless it's an article on "denver lawn care" and you mention "denver lawn clean ups" a few times within that article. But in short answer, no.

However if you are...
Forum: General Talk 03-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,400
Posted By abbot
Here is the very basic idea, - Set up a website...

Here is the very basic idea,

- Set up a website that displays a smiley face :) or a frowny face :mad:
- Design a post card or business card saying something like "we value your opinion at the top"...
Forum: General Talk 03-16-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,400
Posted By abbot
High google places listing with google places...

High google places listing with google places reviews is much more powerful then a third party website.
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