Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

How I found TOO Many Customers! AND YOU CAN TOO (Step by Step)


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-11-2013, 08:37 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheeze Wiz View Post
Why not try something like this. http://youtu.be/GRWYv27-TXg Its not real fancy but it shows some of my work gives people some sort of idea of what I do.
Nice Video Ducke... I would but I don't have any. I didn't take any photos or video of the commercial gig I had this past year. 'Tis why I'm just using stock photos for seo purposes for now.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-13-2013, 07:22 PM
organiclawncanada organiclawncanada is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
organiclawncanada is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I am interested in what you are doing, and how you will make out. How do you make your videos?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-13-2013, 08:11 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by organiclawncanada View Post
I am interested in what you are doing, and how you will make out. How do you make your videos?
Thanks..

I make them with sony vegas studio, but windows movie maker would do just the same - comes installed on all pc's.

I just load a picture.... put some music on it and add text. Each video will be slightly different in length... this is important.

So far, I've uploaded 18 videos the past 3 days, and took the advice to change the picture in each video instead of using the same one. Simple and quick enough.

My target city is Natchez, MS. And a quick search will show my website is now also on page 1 for Natchez Lawn Service...

If you care to see the results so far, the current keywords I'm targeting with video are:

Lawn Care
Lawn Maintenance
Lawn Service
Lawn Mowing Service
Lawn Care Service
Grass Mowing Service

And the locations are:

Natchez
Vidalia
Ferriday
Lake Bruin
Lake St. John

Just combine the location with any of the keywords above and search google, and you'll see what's happening so far.

Although the results and rankings are not just limited to these particular keywords.

The search results will vary with each keyword string.

Some will just show 1-2 videos, some will show 1-2 videos + the website, and some will show 1-2 videos + 1-2 Maps Listings + the website..

For example: grass mowing service natchez

Pulls up 2 Maps listings + 1 Video


lawn mowing service in natchez

Pulls up 1 Video at the Bottom of the page


lawn care service lake bruin

Pulls up 2 Maps listings, the website, my Youtube Channel link, plus 2 Videos

So it's progressing along quite well.


Other than creating the current videos, the past 48 hours I added a specific page on the website for each of the target areas, ie. http://bruinlawn.com/vidalia-lawn-service.html

And Friday night I submitted an article for syndication to create backlinks to my site. It hasn't hit yet, but when it does, I expect to see a nice jump in rankings for the website and the subpages.


Another important thing I did was create and link to the Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and youtube pages from my site, along with creating a link from each of those properties to http://bruinlawn.com

Last edited by BLC7; 01-13-2013 at 08:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-14-2013, 02:13 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

The first syndicated article hit yesterday, guys. While it'll be a week or longer to see the full effects across the spectrum of all the keywords I'm targeting, check this out:


7 of the 10 listings on the first page are mine, just google:

lake bruin lawn service


pretty cool.

I'm also considering some type of SMS text marketing, have any of you used this?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,246
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I'm also considering some type of SMS text marketing, have any of you used this?
What is it and how does that work?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-15-2013, 01:11 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What is it and how does that work?

SMS is text marketing where folks just text a keyword to a short number... sort of how they did in the haiti disaster, ie: text Haiti to 55423 to donate 10 bucks.

Instead you'll have a sign, advertising space, etc. that says something like:

To Get Your Grass Cut
Text
Mowing
to
24218

When people text the keyword "Mowing" to the particular number, their phone number is stored in your database where you can text or call them directly.

It's basically traditional list building but with phone numbers instead of emails. There's also an option to send out promos via mass texts to everyone who "opts-in" to your text list.

If that makes sense.

I'm considering implementing this, but haven't decided whether I will or not.

Last edited by BLC7; 01-15-2013 at 01:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-15-2013, 03:36 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

I think someone on here was telling us they did it. I can't remember which member though....


Anyway, he was saying he did well with it.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-15-2013, 04:14 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
I think someone on here was telling us they did it. I can't remember which member though....


Anyway, he was saying he did well with it.
Yeah I think it would work well I just don't know exactly how is get the word out BC I'm not lettering my vehicle or putting magnets on it.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-15-2013, 07:27 PM
krzys666 krzys666 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 49
Rep Power: 4
krzys666 is on a distinguished road
Default

how did you get the multiple google local listing. looking to do the same
__________________
Krzysztof
Zawadzki Landscaping
203-212-2498

www.zawadzkilandscaping.com
http://www.facebook.com/ZawadzkiLandscaping
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Rep Power: 3
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krzys666 View Post
how did you get the multiple google local listing. looking to do the same
To get multiple listings you'll need more than 1 places listing verified by google, and then build numerous citations to each of the places listing which shows Google you're 'legit' and relevant....

Its a time consuming process, but I have a special branch of my web team that concentrates solely on citations.

To do it yourself, you would nee to find 50-75 different places to start such as manta, yelp, yahoo,etc and submit the business info to each.

But I prefer paying some to do it for me BC its a lot of work...

Last edited by BLC7; 01-15-2013 at 08:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Next step.. Expanding help! Andrew's Landscaping Starting a lawn care business. 18 01-19-2012 02:52 PM
First step to legitimacy Hedgemaster General Talk 34 01-27-2011 02:11 AM
Getting Started, Next Step? MAllenT Starting a lawn care business. 7 06-19-2010 11:55 AM
Modular step installation Steve Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 3 03-10-2007 04:51 AM
Creating a 5 Step Steve Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 10 12-31-2004 08:30 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Get Help
JohnMartin
Today 04:14 AM
Today 04:14 AM
by JohnMartin
0 28
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 09:46 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
61 5,347
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
Yesterday 02:41 PM
Yesterday 09:16 PM
by SGL1
3 63
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
Yesterday 06:37 PM
by Friscobob
3 127
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
Yesterday 04:46 PM
Yesterday 04:46 PM
by greenscaper123
0 43
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
Yesterday 12:08 PM
by SGL1
2 97
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
Yesterday 05:18 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 99
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
04-25-2015 08:25 PM
by SGL1
7 189
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-25-2015 08:09 PM
by avetslawncare
1 88
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
04-25-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
7 201
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
by DependiLawn
0 75
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 244
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,537
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 124
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 219
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 391
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-22-2015 07:04 PM
by Just for Cuts
59 2,582
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 450
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 529
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 363
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,020
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 191
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,038
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 280
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 500
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,697
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
04-20-2015 01:08 PM
by Steve
4 285
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 624
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,040
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,061
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 541
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 456
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 561
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 222
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 601
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 590
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,398
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 284
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,080
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 260
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 303
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,299
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 854
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 341
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 364
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 599
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 321
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 549
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 361
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 474
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new business new mower per hour service pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy