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Forum: Technology 01-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By Sportioli
I like it! I think a potential viewers attention...

I like it! I think a potential viewers attention could hang till the end. There's enough non typical stuff there in the vid to keep them interested.
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,062
Posted By Sportioli
Contact form 7 seems ok

Contact form 7 seems ok
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-14-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sportioli
I've fooled around this morning with the scroogle...

I've fooled around this morning with the scroogle scraper.

Seems to be working ok so I saved it to my favorites bar and will now use it to do my checking. Thanks!!
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-13-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By Sportioli
I just noticed a few minutes ago that when I...

I just noticed a few minutes ago that when I google a phrase and see a site I've plus oned.. It has a new blue character next to it on the right hand side of the return.

Never seen that before!
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By Sportioli
I have to agree. Zuckerburg has it down.

I have to agree. Zuckerburg has it down.
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sportioli
Browsing the web to see how we're doing.

Would like to ask the gurus their thoughts on this.

I check local search terms to see how my site is doing in the rankings.. Should I delete all of my browsing history/cookies before I test?

Or...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-12-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By Sportioli
I've fallen into line and created the obligatory...

I've fallen into line and created the obligatory google+ thing for myself :(

I hate all this stuff we have to have. (lip all poked out)

I know we need a properly optimized website. Then there...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-23-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,981
Posted By Sportioli
Thanks Carl! Could you please elaborate on...

Thanks Carl!

Could you please elaborate on "professional fanpage" with facebook?

Do you mean have a professional do it? Or do it in a professional manner? Are there 2 kinds of fan pages?

I...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By Sportioli
I'm getting ready to do the wordpress conversion...

I'm getting ready to do the wordpress conversion soon also. Seeing some great advice here :)

Good luck with the move Think!
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,981
Posted By Sportioli
Press Releases for Backlinks. Do you do them?

Press Releases for back linking purposes.

I've been looking into this today. It's raining here and my painters are doing some interior work, so I holed up in the office to do some research.

I...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-22-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Sportioli
Your personal experience must be terribly...

Your personal experience must be terribly limited.

I'll try to be kind here. There a lot of great guys giving great SEO advice in this section of the forums. You might be a great guy, but your...
Forum: Business 11-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,607
Posted By Sportioli
I never work for friends or family.. Or family of...

I never work for friends or family.. Or family of friends, it seems like they always think our association should get them a discount. And! That they're helping me out by "letting" me estimate their...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-01-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,851
Posted By Sportioli
Online advertising is all we do. I got ran...

Online advertising is all we do.

I got ran over with commercial requests starting last year.. Really big jobs like painting warehouses and factories a half mile long by a mile wide, 40 feet tall...
Forum: Websites and SEO 10-20-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By Sportioli
If a person googles a phrase. Lands on the...

If a person googles a phrase.

Lands on the right page.

Picks up the phone and calls, then sets an appointment and leaves your site without ever going to any other pages...

Is this a bad...
Forum: Business 09-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By Sportioli
I joined. I always ask clients "how did you...

I joined.

I always ask clients "how did you hear about us". Most tell me they found us on the internet. Maybe twice a month though, a client will tell me they found us on the BBBs website.

The...
Forum: Websites and SEO 08-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,314
Posted By Sportioli
Caught a company stealing my site content a...

Caught a company stealing my site content a couple weeks ago. That's like the 10th one I've caught in 3 years.

Half the time when I call the business owner and tell him he's running a copy of my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,907
Posted By Sportioli
I gave a customer a $50.00 break today on a...

I gave a customer a $50.00 break today on a $2050.00 paint job. Moving a little is OK, but never over 5% at the most. And then, they have to give something in return.

I asked for a written...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-30-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,041
Posted By Sportioli
When I'm talking budget with a customer, it's...

When I'm talking budget with a customer, it's mostly to determine if I will be visiting them for an estimate.

There are just to many people floating around out there that will have me out on a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-29-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,041
Posted By Sportioli
Whole custom house rebuilds? Are you...

Whole custom house rebuilds?

Are you charging for your consultation? The estimate? The design?

I don't charge for estimates... After all it's just painting.

I still always ask what their...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-18-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 103,170
Posted By Sportioli
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Sportioli
I love this thread! :) I'm just glad the guy...

I love this thread! :)

I'm just glad the guy (cheapo) she hired never showed up. That's all we need is another internet posting somewhere about how painters are flakes.

Apparently she's...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By Sportioli
No I wouldn't have a page with pricing anywhere. ...

No I wouldn't have a page with pricing anywhere.

How would they know what to budget for a given painting project? That's a good question. Past experience? Common sense? Have they gotten other...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-13-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By Sportioli
Project Budget?

I was just reading a thread about putting pricing on a website. And it made me think about weeding out the invariable tire kickers... And those that are simply having brain farts.

I'm redoing my...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-13-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Sportioli
Identical situation here. Some I refer to...

Identical situation here.

Some I refer to other company's, Some I offer to go out and do a take off for a fee.

Then there are those that have no idea what a professional charges. I ball park...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,669
Posted By Sportioli
I was estimating some work for the PGA this...

I was estimating some work for the PGA this spring, a lot of little stuff needed painting on the Valhala Golf Course here in Louisville prior to big championship type thing they do every spring.
...
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