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Old 12-02-2010, 11:07 PM
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these were just rough drafts nothing is finalized and ready for web yet.. ill make sure to do all that before though

do you think the backgrounds need to change for all the other pages?
also

what do you think about postcards on windows
and facebook ads
Keep the same background on each page. if you change it for each page you slow down the load time on each page, and attention spans on the internet are really short. More importantly though, a familiar background feels more mellow. The viewer will be more comfortable with the same background throughout the site.

you should definitely advertise in facebook and google.

with the current adwords promo, $10 gets you $85
on facebook you get more impressions, but you don't get a promo credit.
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Keep the same background on each page. if you change it for each page you slow down the load time on each page, and attention spans on the internet are really short. More importantly though, a familiar background feels more mellow. The viewer will be more comfortable with the same background throughout the site.

you should definitely advertise in facebook and google.

with the current adwords promo, $10 gets you $85
on facebook you get more impressions, but you don't get a promo credit.
thanks for the advice!

i have 75$ in adwords right now
FB only allows you too redeem a coupon with a Credit Card backing it up
so if i do it ill wait till spring to see my results..

i wanted to try it out before actually putting out my card number..
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I have a google adwords campaign that is so targeted that the $100 I put on the account I still have not used up in 9 months. Avoid yahoo they will rip you off. They pay people to do nothing but click on your ads so you have to spend more money. They took $90 from me in one week, auto deduct from my credit card, before I realized it they had $90, so I stopped it after a week. I have not tried facebook ads, but I am interested if it can be as targeted as google is. Google you can target right down to the zipcode you want to target. There is no sence having ads appear in areas you do not cover. I would also suggest that you do a blog on blogspot.com. You can then link it to your facebook page so all your friends can read it and maybe share it with others. I have a link in my signature to my blog, check it out for some ideas, it's new to me so I need practice on what to write about.
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I have a google adwords campaign that is so targeted that the $100 I put on the account I still have not used up in 9 months.
Can you give us a little insight as to what you are doing that makes it so targeted? Also, is it possible it's counterproductive if no one is clicking on it?
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I also have a facebook page but hesitant on paying per click. Anytime someone has the power to click on my ad anytime they want or repeatedly doesn't sound to appealing to me. My spare time I've been visiting business's and dropping business cards off. I don't just give them my card and run. I tell them a little about me and try building some chemistry with them. I was also going to offer for any final clean ups or first snow removal, that any customer willing to donate a toy for Toys for Tots, I'd give them $10 off first service. If they wanted to donate 2, $5 off 2nd clearing. Not only will it be good for business, but the feeling of helping someone in need is good enough.
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i like the toys for tots idea
when steve brought it up a tft drive JUST ended in my town and it was a pretty big one..so i was upset cause id love doing that
so now im waiting for the next one to see if i can get in on it

im also going to be putting my cards out around town but i will wait until the spring..and wait till i get card holders..
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With an area that looks like this, I would figure you are going to get a lot of foot traffic between stores.



What about putting out potted plants along the sidewalk with your name on them some how?

That could generate a lot of buzz.

Maybe something like this. And maintain them all year long.

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i think that would be something id have to talk to the town about..there very stubborn when it comes to stuff like that exspecially if im not liscenced i dont want to get my name out there too much with the governmental side of things..do you think that would become an issue?
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Your not licensed? You really should do that. What if something happens while your working? You need to be insured, plus not being licensed you limit your ability to get into commercial work. Also you may be opening yourself up to a fine in the town you work in. All it takes is one cop to wake up in a bad mood one day decide to check you for your business license and then your screwed.
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im only 16, 17 in march so i cant be licensed or insured..
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