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Old 09-22-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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I am looking to have a new website designed and implement a marketing strategy. Does anyone have any recommendations for a company that could help me get started in the right direction.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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http://www.sites4contractors.com/

This guy who i would use

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Old 09-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Footbridge media is good as well. 150/month for a site and they take care of seo stuff.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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That guy has the key elements. Good content, good SEO, and a call to action.

But any good web related / SEO company should know this already.
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I didn't use that guy but I would if I was you.
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Those boiler plate packages are so phoney looking and so busy with the same generic information that they remind me of a fast talking used car salesman.

Get an original design and keep it simple.
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Those boiler plate packages are so phoney looking and so busy with the same generic information that they remind me of a fast talking used car salesman. Get an original design and keep it simple.
I didn't think entirely different than you when I first hired someone to redo my site... But eventually I had to ask myself what I wanted the site to do. Sadly I asked myself this very important question after the site launched. Want an online brochure? Simple is completely fine. Want your site to provide real leads from people who find you on google or other search engines? A simple site with a few pages just isn't going to cut it. I have a long ways to go but things would have been about a million times easier had I just listened to a few of the guys here and went with Carl.

I wanted clean pages with little distraction, or so I thought. What I really wanted was a page that ranked for important keywords and then converted those visitors into leads. Carl seems to do the latter of the two very effectively. Every single client of sites for contractors I have got to know here or on g+ seems to be really happy with what they got.
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Those boiler plate packages are so phoney looking and so busy with the same generic information that they remind me of a fast talking used car salesman.

Get an original design and keep it simple.
I use sites4contractors and always get compliments from clients on how well my site, articles etc... answers all their questions and needs.

The site has paid for itself 1,000 times over and still going stronger every month.
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I wouldn't mind giving you some free advice if you need it.
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Building a website is like building a house. If you want it done right your gonna have to do it yourself.
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Building a website is like building a house. If you want it done right your gonna have to do it yourself.
Gonna have to disagree with you there, man. I know nothing about website design which is exactly why I don't design websites. If you're saying that jmontgom should have a say in the look of the final website design, however...
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:18 PM   #13
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Check out Adobe Muse, it's a big step up from many of the other drag and drop website builders like Wix. With Muse you get to keep all of your content and download your whole site and host it on Muse or elsewhere. http://muse.adobe.com/
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At the risk of sounding dangerously close to smug, I'm glad there are contractors who use tutone's approach to web design. They usually end up providing a gift to their competition that way. When their competition hires me, they sit there wondering why life isn't fair.
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At the risk of sounding sarcastic, I was just joking. Lighten up a little and cheers to the competition and all the other hard working Elf's on this forum.
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I'd say more like half joking tutone. First, there are plenty of contractors who truly hold to the opinion you expressed. Second, it can go either way with a DIY site. Some contractors pull it off very successfully. Many others suffer for it.
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http://www.sites4contractors.com/

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I like the drop down menu effect on your site

(I might steal that)
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I like the drop down menu effect on your site

(I might steal that)
Yeah those drop downs are pretty cool.
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Two issues to keep it simple

1) your website has a good cosmetic start and you need to just enhance the marketing side, and

2) you have to design the strategy against the Lead Generation company you gave some marketing power to. You signed up for Free a few years back and I can easily show you the specifics. Just contact me privately since I am not helping the Lead Gen company while they troll these posts then figure out clever ways to continue to hide their tactics with the next unsuspecting contractor.

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