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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

My latest creation


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-28-2010, 12:31 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: 8
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default My latest creation

My latest creation is now online.

Deck Staining Tips.com

We have stain manufacturers and distributors as well as applicators involved here.

If any are interested in these services I would encourage you to sign up and start asking questions.

I have integrated a blog/web site and forum all in one. Content will be coming shortly from various different sources.

Now for the SEO to begin.
__________________
Pat
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 11-28-2010, 07:02 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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Wong thread
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2010, 08:38 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 7
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a couple of questions.

How are you planning on generating traffic to your forum?

what is the purpose of the "blog protector" gadget?

and do you have to pay anything for alexa tracking on your site?

also, what's your opinion of google analytics vs. alexa?

Last edited by TheGoat; 11-28-2010 at 08:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2010, 04:18 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: 8
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a couple of questions.

How are you planning on generating traffic to your forum?
It is all going to be organic.

Maybe I should tell you a little more reason behind the site. Bakers makes a very good deck stain but they do not advertise or attend conventions/trade shows. Since this is one of the stains that I use, in discussions with my supplier we came up with the idea of a collaboration type web site. With that we got together several applicators and manufacturers along with distributors. The object is to either sell the products to the DIY homeowner or to get the applicators work. Hopefully the latter but in the worst case scenario the local applicator would be able to supply the homeowner so they at least make a little off the deal. DIY homeowners will do their own work even if they go to the local box store to get their stains. We are going to educate the home owner on performing the work themselves with the thought of them purchasing from us. The forum is not what I care about, it is just another tool for us to utilize.


what is the purpose of the "blog protector" gadget?
This gadget prevents people from copying blog posts and using as their own unless they retype. It also prevents them from swiping photos of the posters work and claiming it as their own. I know of one person that had a photo stolen and used by a competitor on their site and it even had his yard sign in the photo. Basically it helps keep the content unique.

and do you have to pay anything for alexa tracking on your site?
Alexia traffic is automatic on all sites. Some just don't get enough traffic to justify a ranking.

also, what's your opinion of google analytics vs. alexa?
I use them both. You get slightly different information from both and I also use google webmaster tools.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2010, 05:26 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: 8
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Added a new feature today. Just waiting for the data to be collected.

Find a stain applicator map locator

You can check out the locator map feature here http://deckstainingtips.com/find-an-applicator/
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2010, 10:54 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Pat,

The site looks fantastic! How often do you plan on updating it with information and how important is that versus it being static?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 11-29-2010, 02:33 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: 8
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Pat,

The site looks fantastic! How often do you plan on updating it with information and how important is that versus it being static?
Since this is free for applicators, the updating will be made really simple. Each applicator will be responsible for at least one blog post per month. Each blog post will be a minimum of 250 words and will be reviewed before they become public.

Imagine the updating that will take place over the course of those 30 days with 100 or more applicators.

My feeling is that sites like this that are constantly changing require less maintenance on the back end to keep at the top of the heap because Google is constantly checking back with you.

The site has been up for almost 72 hours now and already has an Alexia traffic rank under 10M.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Dan5082 Dan5082 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 7
Dan5082 is on a distinguished road
Default Wow that's amaing

How long did it take to make the site
__________________
Accrate lawncare LLC
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2010, 10:14 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: 8
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

About a week. Still doing a few tweeks to it but except for the addition of post content and forum content it is basically done.

I just located another plug in that will allow me to sent SMS messages also.

Check it out on your mobile phone. Works great on the I phone and Androids.

The next site is concretesealingtips.com

The manufacturer is located in Tennessee and makes world class sealers and concrete stains. If you have a slab that has already been sealed and you want to stain the concrete another color they have a solution for that.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Ultimately I am guessing you will want to be number one for the search of deck staining tips? Are there other search word phrases you are looking to rank #1 with or is that the main one?
__________________
- 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
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
Logo Creation The Cleaning Doctor Promote your products or services 15 11-08-2010 06:43 PM
My latest Jobs The Cleaning Doctor Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 09-13-2010 01:40 PM
Obama's "Job Creation" plans swstout General Talk 13 02-09-2010 11:16 AM
Logo creation Acts Lawn Care Community Assistance 2 01-12-2006 11:55 PM
Did you see our latest article? Steve General Business Discussions 0 08-12-2004 02:23 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Win a FREE website
BugmanGA
11-09-2016 05:14 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by DLC123
9 453
DG or Angel Mix?
Jmoney
11-19-2016 12:02 AM
11-25-2016 12:43 PM
by Steve
4 218
Introductiion
carrie palmer
11-22-2016 06:45 AM
11-22-2016 11:21 PM
by Chilehead
2 441
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
11-22-2016 12:02 PM
by Steve
1,266 450,622
Web development for Lawn...
ProSvit
11-19-2016 05:32 PM
11-19-2016 09:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 230
Need help bidding
Pavia's Lawn Care
02-13-2009 07:39 PM
11-17-2016 05:58 PM
by Steve
12 3,833
Best selling lawn care...
Steve
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
by Steve
0 442
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
11-10-2016 09:42 PM
by BugmanGA
8 2,383
What will be different...
Steve
11-09-2016 11:16 AM
11-10-2016 09:07 AM
by Chilehead
1 924
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
11-03-2016 06:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
13 9,450
Just got on board
Silverlane
10-30-2016 11:14 PM
11-02-2016 04:05 AM
by Silverlane
6 1,656
Using FB for Ad campaign
Silverlane
11-01-2016 02:14 AM
11-02-2016 04:01 AM
by Silverlane
3 1,735
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
11-01-2016 09:20 PM
by arthur712
2 1,958
Best Truck/Trailer...
Hedgemaster
02-20-2011 01:08 AM
11-01-2016 09:13 PM
by arthur712
13 8,188
Been here for a while
ttmoney
01-29-2014 05:49 PM
10-12-2016 09:57 AM
by Steve
3 1,788
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
10-06-2016 05:07 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
9 1,039
Is there a sticky about...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
10-03-2016 06:08 PM
10-04-2016 09:50 AM
by Steve
1 328
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-30-2016 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 6,413
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
09-30-2016 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,963
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,803
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 879
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 830
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 1,373
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 2,240
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 1,289
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 2,225
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 989
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,628
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 4,726
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 1,327
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 1,402
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 1,300
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 4,102
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,417
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-28-2016 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 1,694
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-27-2016 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 2,720
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 3,110
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 2,591
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 14,516
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 1,778
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 1,622
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 1,568
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,440
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 1,521
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 1,391
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 1,344
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 1,335
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 1,201
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 7,394
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 20,770
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lawn care business book lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.

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