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Old 09-27-2016, 07:49 PM   #81
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That is not a very nice post. People are supposed to be on CT to get insight from other contractors. There is virtually no better group of people you can trust.

Since your post insinuates that members cannot expect to get any qualified insight from the likes of myself, I guess that I have to remind you that I consider myself to be one of the top SEO experts in the world. I probably created (built) more websites that anyone on this forum and I did over and over what every SEO expert said cannot be done. I did that almost 100 times and provided conclusive proof when I made the brand new website in Mr. TNT's area with a brand new url and had hundreds of search results on the very top of the page for hundreds of popular searches.

I have the experience, brain power and resources to go against the grain when I had special software created that can crank out up to 200,000 web pages every day with unique page titles, meta tags, keywords, and it can even change all the colors and interchange pictures.

I developed a sophisticated software application that can manage thousands of websites with millions of web pages in each site and it manages millions of keyword combinations, passwords, expiration dates and it creates and manages multiple sitemaps for every website.

I created more than 100 websites for myself and more than 50 websites for other businesses.

I know what works and if you want to say something then try changing your statement to something like this:

"The insight you get on this forum means absolutely nothing when the person writing the post refuses to provide proof for what he (and she) writes."

"If you are going to tell me that you want $50+ per hour to create a website then show me other websites you created and prove the statistics you claim."

"Backup everything you write with proof"

Poke fun at me, laugh, tell me I am insane, but I always provide plenty of proof for what I write and I don't see anyone else doing the same. Nobody!!!

Prove what you write, or maybe people should put the words, "I THINK" somewhere in every sentence.

Mr. TNT and others on this forum can tell everyone on this forum how bad my websites are, but until someone shows proof that they can build a website that gets up to 30 organic clicks every day and can produce literally thousands of popular searches on the very top of the search results pages, within a few minutes, their claims for being gurus is meaningless.
Has anyone ever tell you that you are long winded?
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:58 PM   #82
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Has anyone ever tell you that you are long winded?
Better to elaborate.

Is that short enough?
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A local website designer that's highly recommended quoted $7k to build a site. When I heard that i almost had a heart attack..it seemed kind of high but then again if hes good as they say it might be worth it long term.

His website is the following...Do you think his work is woth his asking price.

www.aqmarketing.com
Can't open the link of this website. I know a company is 6k for a few pages, the most affordable locally. But when the delayed website was done the customer doesn't like any bitty of it. So the price may not be the first matter to you. From a customer side, I would suggest you consider the following:

- What kind of website you want? If you just want a portfolio website, there are tons of affodable choice (maybe costs you only $100 and one day). For example, Bludomain.com.

- How long does it take to build

- How many pages it includes

- Customer services (you will have a lot of back and forth little changes until you get the satisfying website. Need patient and effective customer service)

- Do they do SEO and traffic monitor for the website

- Monthly fees

Sometimes it doesn't have to be a company to build a website, there are lots of individuals (computer science students maybe) can build, too. Just an idea.
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Hi Tony,

Sounds reasonable, it all depends on your budget though, we got quoted prices from 229 all the way up to 16,000, all of the proposals came with the same gizmos and gadgets...

We paid 895 for our website here is a link to it if you would like to take a look. https://www.mezzanineflooringbirmingham.co.uk/

We thoroughly checked the designers portfolios which I highly recommend as it gives you an idea of what to expect.

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I still say that's a lot for a website. My normal rates for a website are $1500. Granted, I don't do a ton of straight up custom work where you design a full layout of crazy stuff on it. But, my sites are highly SEO optimized and setup to get leads. And they look very nice. Not just a $50 template slapped onto WordPress.
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$7K for a website is borderline retarded. Unless you're getting a full blown e-commerce site with few hundred products and all kinds of bells and whistles. I'd probably spend $5K on marketing and no more than $2K on the site. Then again, everything is relative. If you've got cash to burn...
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Depends on the website (as everyone is saying). If you're a service company that relies on clients calling you - it might not take too long to get a site to payoff, provided that it has a strong 'call to action' and is built to be found in the search engines. These days I think that is just as important as having a good looking site: can it be found?

My buddy just paid $3500 for his site in Sacramento. In four weeks, it started showing up on page 1 of google search results for "hood cleaning Sacramento" and other phrases about commercial kitchen cleaning, etc.

Since he gets a client that is going to have their hood and duct work cleaned 4 times per year or more, at an annual of $2400 - he only had to pick up 2 clients to justify the price of the website. And I think he picked up two in the first week that his site hit the front page. So, $7000 for a nice site might be a good investment. But, if it was me - I'd negotiate that you don't pay it all until you start to see income from it. Let them have some 'skin in the game' too.

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Get your domain and install wordpress. Go on youtube and there is a few easy to follow step by step tutorials... You will have an A$$ kicking site within a few hours, and it will make people who do 5-6k pages look like amateurs... not to mention that most of them do the same thing, follow step by step instructions.

Use this guy's tutorial, he is the best and you will have your page done in 2 hours with tweaking and changing things.

Good luck

Couldn't agree more, unless you just have $$ to burn spend a little time & do it yourself
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Couldn't agree more, unless you just have $$ to burn spend a little time & do it yourself
I think this is better stated as "unless you just have $$ to invest, spend a little time & do it yourself". The person before you indicates you could blow away those who spend 6 to 7K on their websites, and I highly doubt that.

I work with "everyone" from start-ups to well established companies, from the 1 man show to people that have upwards of ten employees and dozens of subs. Some have a basic focused service, while some are extremely diversified. Some have easy competitive territories while others have strong competition. Some have a lot of time on their hands to others who simply must pay others. Some care about volume of leads while others wants less leads that are highly qualified. Some value their personal time as a cost while others have no choice but to spend their own time working on a site.

So to say you can create your own site for less is true, but I doubt someone can blow away my upper tier accounts when they needed to invest the $ based on the business situation. It simply is not an apples-to-apples comparison.

I say this since the original poster has a very subjective title. Sort of like saying "Is 50K to much for a car?" without saying "Do I want to ride a Kia, Ford, Lexus or Mercedes?". All go from point A to point B, but there is just too much of a difference, some may want the difference and some may not care about the difference.

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My two cents is that I got ripped off by a so called web designer - graphics person for $2500.00. He used to post a lot here on CT, but I noticed he doesn't do that any more. He had long rambling, multi-paragraph responses and opinions to everything.

Basically he wanted $10K for two websites and a yearlong contract to to the sites, graphics and so forth. So the idea was, I give him a $2500 deposit and $500 a month. With that I got websites, graphics, promotional materials, advertising stuff and so on.

After the first 3 months I got nothing. I called him on it. What I got, and, continued to get was long, multi-page dialogs of why he couldn't do his job.

When I gave him explicit samples of what I wanted for new logos and other graphics, I got back stuff that had no conceivable connection to what I sent him. He went off on tangents of what "he" thought my logos and graphics should be be, rather than what I wanted.

This went on for months and months. He got stuck on what I wanted as far as a logo for our security division. He just couldn't do it. Lots of excuses and long rambling emails, but no logo that I wanted.

For my $2500.00 investment, I got a few minor alterations to our business cards.....which I could have got for around a $100 from any local print shop.

I trusted this guy because he was prominent here on CT and his credentials looked good. Now he has completely disappeared. My law enforcement and DEA pals looked at his posts and responses to me, and, we all figured he was strung out on drugs.

BTW, I was a corporate marketing exec for 20 years. I have designed web sites, marketing, advertising and sales materials for my past companies and other firms. I went to this guy because I just don't have the time to devote to these things now, and, I was willing to spend good money to get what I wanted.
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My two cents is that I got ripped off by a so called web designer - graphics person for $2500.00. He used to post a lot here on CT, but I noticed he doesn't do that any more. He had long rambling, multi-paragraph responses and opinions to everything.

Basically he wanted $10K for two websites and a yearlong contract to to the sites, graphics and so forth. So the idea was, I give him a $2500 deposit and $500 a month. With that I got websites, graphics, promotional materials, advertising stuff and so on.

After the first 3 months I got nothing. I called him on it. What I got, and, continued to get was long, multi-page dialogs of why he couldn't do his job.

When I gave him explicit samples of what I wanted for new logos and other graphics, I got back stuff that had no conceivable connection to what I sent him. He went off on tangents of what "he" thought my logos and graphics should be be, rather than what I wanted.

This went on for months and months. He got stuck on what I wanted as far as a logo for our security division. He just couldn't do it. Lots of excuses and long rambling emails, but no logo that I wanted.

For my $2500.00 investment, I got a few minor alterations to our business cards.....which I could have got for around a $100 from any local print shop.

I trusted this guy because he was prominent here on CT and his credentials looked good. Now he has completely disappeared. My law enforcement and DEA pals looked at his posts and responses to me, and, we all figured he was strung out on drugs.

BTW, I was a corporate marketing exec for 20 years. I have designed web sites, marketing, advertising and sales materials for my past companies and other firms. I went to this guy because I just don't have the time to devote to these things now, and, I was willing to spend good money to get what I wanted.
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My two cents is that I got ripped off by a so called web designer - graphics person for $2500.00. He used to post a lot here on CT, but I noticed he doesn't do that any more. He had long rambling, multi-paragraph responses and opinions to everything.



Basically he wanted $10K for two websites and a yearlong contract to to the sites, graphics and so forth. So the idea was, I give him a $2500 deposit and $500 a month. With that I got websites, graphics, promotional materials, advertising stuff and so on.



After the first 3 months I got nothing. I called him on it. What I got, and, continued to get was long, multi-page dialogs of why he couldn't do his job.



When I gave him explicit samples of what I wanted for new logos and other graphics, I got back stuff that had no conceivable connection to what I sent him. He went off on tangents of what "he" thought my logos and graphics should be be, rather than what I wanted.



This went on for months and months. He got stuck on what I wanted as far as a logo for our security division. He just couldn't do it. Lots of excuses and long rambling emails, but no logo that I wanted.



For my $2500.00 investment, I got a few minor alterations to our business cards.....which I could have got for around a $100 from any local print shop.



I trusted this guy because he was prominent here on CT and his credentials looked good. Now he has completely disappeared. My law enforcement and DEA pals looked at his posts and responses to me, and, we all figured he was strung out on drugs.



BTW, I was a corporate marketing exec for 20 years. I have designed web sites, marketing, advertising and sales materials for my past companies and other firms. I went to this guy because I just don't have the time to devote to these things now, and, I was willing to spend good money to get what I wanted.


Pcplumber was really a web designer ?


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Who was it?
Well, since I said some stuff that could be construed as "hearsay" and "defaming in nature", I will take the advice of my corporate attorney and refrain from mentioning his screen name, company name and screen name. However, we may be contacting the DA's office in his city and see what happens.

Since monies were transferred over state lines, it could very well be a Federal offense, which the Feds don't take too lightly. Especially if this guy has done it several times before.
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Well, since I said some stuff that could be construed as "hearsay" and "defaming in nature", I will take the advice of my corporate attorney and refrain from mentioning his screen name, company name and screen name. However, we may be contacting the DA's office in his city and see what happens.

Since monies were transferred over state lines, it could very well be a Federal offense, which the Feds don't take too lightly. Especially if this guy has done it several times before.
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I think I may know who it is.
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who was it Cali? Cwat can claim protection by you sharing.

I gave $$ to a guy on the east coast 4-5 years ago to begin working on website info and he punked me. It was only a few hundred bucks so I let it slide after dealing with more serious life issues.
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who was it Cali? Cwat can claim protection by you sharing.

I gave $$ to a guy on the east coast 4-5 years ago to begin working on website info and he punked me. It was only a few hundred bucks so I let it slide after dealing with more serious life issues.


I'm not going to say. If I'm wrong it would be unfair to the person. It's not how I roll.
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You definitely don't need a $7k website in my opinion. I think you could get a good solid website setup for much less and then spend the extra money on the backlinks, citations and optimization needed to get you to the top of the Google search results.

My web guy, Andrew, has done a great job at rebuilding my website with a basic foundation and got me to the top of Google maps for 8 key words in just over a month. I was using another company but they overcharged me and couldn't even get me in the maps for a single keyword.

Either way, I think you could use your money better for the SEO work and get a functional cheaper website.

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