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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Are You an Fasebook?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-17-2010, 10:52 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Titusville FL
Age: 44
Posts: 733
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default Are You an Fasebook?

Here is mine!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/mytakeacard?ref=sgm
__________________
Artie Crowley
www.marketingholders.com
sales@marketingholders.com
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


  #2  
Old 01-17-2010, 10:57 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 7
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I am

Here is mine

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarks...6755073?v=wall
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-17-2010, 11:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Have you found facebook worthwhile for promoting your business?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 01-18-2010, 12:15 AM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

http://www.facebook.com/JustinTimeYardServices
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2010, 07:06 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Have you found face book worthwhile for promoting your business?
Two things IMHO we have to look at, what is our market, Take My Business Card is world wide so it is probably a good idea and if you look at the stats below, it may attract many younger students wanting to start a summer business as it's a great advertising idea.

For Lawn Care and yes I am on face book, for where I live I don't think it's worth the effort, look at the age group of users, my target age group where we do very well dollar wise is just too small.

I mainly use Face book to stay in contact with friends I have met from around the world, check in and see how they are doing etc.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg facebookstats.jpg (47.7 KB, 11 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-2010, 10:09 AM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 7
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Facebook is one of many tools. I post on Facebook and it automatically sends a tweet through Twitter and twitter updates the LinkedIn account. If I do something on YouTube I have it set to post on Facebook and that starts the chain all over again.

Does my target use it? probably not but it does give you links to your site. I have also had someone find me by following the links from linkedin to twitter to facebook and then to my web site.

Like I said it is one tool and if used correctly can assist in moving up your site in the search results.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
For Lawn Care and yes I am on face book, for where I live I don't think it's worth the effort, look at the age group of users, my target age group where we do very well dollar wise is just too small.
Andy, what is your view on the best way to figure out your ideal customer age demographics? Once a lawn care business owner were to figure that out, they could then compare it to that chart you posted.

Quote:
Facebook is one of many tools. I post on Facebook and it automatically sends a tweet through Twitter and twitter updates the LinkedIn account.
There seem to be a bunch of software programs that can take one update and populate it across many of your social networking sites.

When it does this though, all the sites have the same material and it makes me wonder, how does that effect search engine rankings? Is it possible these pages won't rank because the content will be the same?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 01-18-2010, 02:48 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Andy, what is your view on the best way to figure out your ideal customer age demographics? Once a lawn care business owner were to figure that out, they could then compare it to that chart you posted.



There seem to be a bunch of software programs that can take one update and populate it across many of your social networking sites.

When it does this though, all the sites have the same material and it makes me wonder, how does that effect search engine rankings? Is it possible these pages won't rank because the content will be the same?
My personal target market is 45+ for a host of reasons, based on my banking experience and stats Canada, they own their home, kids have or are close to moving out, have far more disposable income than the average person 30 to 44. I have see this to be very true last year, our average customer age would be mid 50's, we might have completed 6 out of 270 jobs for someone under 45, and almost all of those were post holes for a fence or deck.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When a lawn care business owner is trying to figure out their target customer age group, should they simply look at their current customer base and average out their ages or would this not be an accurate way of figuring out who they SHOULD be targeting?
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 01-18-2010, 06:44 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
When a lawn care business owner is trying to figure out their target customer age group, should they simply look at their current customer base and average out their ages or would this not be an accurate way of figuring out who they SHOULD be targeting?
Depends as every city is different.

We have one area where the super rich live in the city so age doesn't matter

We have another area, this is the two mile long road I spoke of, all private gated subdivisions with 5 to 9 homes, generally an acre each, age doesn't matter.

Now my barber shop is different, it's older people so they are my target market.

Where we do excavation is 45 to 55 so that is my target for excavation.

It's hard to nail down, if I only did lawn care services, I would go after two groups, older people and for whatever in my city they are in various areas but the age groups are the same, even my street we are all 45 to 50 around 12 homes.

But if you take me into a subdivision that is known to be people that are rich, then the whole area is my market.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 86
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 113
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 103
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 104
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 302
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,729
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 260
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 244
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,451
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 319
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 277
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 224
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 306
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 204
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,334
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,003
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 398
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,321
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,109
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,272
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.

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