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Forum: Roofing 10-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,738
Posted By MEL
That's why I hate insurance work. I would rather...

That's why I hate insurance work. I would rather deal with people that are using their own money, because when they're using their own money they care about who does the work. When it's insurance...
Forum: Websites and SEO 09-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By MEL
Geo tagging photos

If you want search engines to read the geo tag data in a photo, do you have to do anything special to make that happen?

I am taking pictures with a smartphone that attaches the geo tags to the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,222
Posted By MEL
Direct mail is not obsolete, it's probably the...

Direct mail is not obsolete, it's probably the most used media in existence.

I suggest you have RSVP add you to their mailing list so you can see who advertises there. You could contact some of...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,681
Posted By MEL
I decided not to pursue this opportunity. The...

I decided not to pursue this opportunity. The roof job entailed removing bad plywood and blowing in insulation. I'm sure by the time we got done some flowers or something would get damaged.

I...
Forum: Business 08-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,405
Posted By MEL
Do you have a clause in the contract that says...

Do you have a clause in the contract that says nor refunds or chargebacks are allowed for credit card purchases?

I have a clause like that in my agreement but I am thinking about taking it out...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,681
Posted By MEL
Prospect that posts negative reviews

I have a prospect that wants an estimate for a roof and some other work. During the initial conversation on the phone she mentioned that she had some work done a refrigerator repair man, and she was...
Forum: Technology 05-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,537
Posted By MEL
Windows XP

Is anybody still using XP? If so, what is the downside?

I'm using software that only runs in XP and have to decide what to do. My computer is also getting old.
Forum: Roofing 03-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By MEL
It's probably a nail located in a joint. If you...

It's probably a nail located in a joint. If you stagger the shingles 6 inches and someone spaced a nail 6 inches over from the edge you could get a leak.

Otherwise it could caused by the shingle...
Forum: Websites and SEO 03-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,016
Posted By MEL
I agree, I'm in favor of long copy as long as the...

I agree, I'm in favor of long copy as long as the prospect is interested. People will read long copy if it's good. I have a page for roof ice dam removal that has generated about 25 sales over the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By MEL
Google Places For Business

I had a problem with my listing, the marker for my location was not showing up in the right place. It was about 20 miles away from my office. I notified Google but that didnít help.

I finally...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,016
Posted By MEL
Geo tag photos

How do you geo tag a photo? Would you use this tool and add the code to the Alt tags of the photo?
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,016
Posted By MEL
I made a list of all the cities I work in, got...

I made a list of all the cities I work in, got the address of the city hall and used this tool to get geo tag code. I then copied the list and pasted it into the head section of my website.

If...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By MEL
"Author" meta tag

Do you know anything about an "author" meta tag and are you using it?
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,016
Posted By MEL
I've done a little research on this and I've...

I've done a little research on this and I've found some websites that have code in the head tag that has the following type of info for each city they work in:

<meta name="ICBM" content="42.56084,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,835
Posted By MEL
Don't worry about it. All Realtors and potential...

Don't worry about it. All Realtors and potential buyers respond the same way. Just politely tell them "it's my policy to only give proposals to the owner of the property". The title has to be in...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,195
Posted By MEL
Optimizing images

I tested mine using gtmetrix.com (http://gtmetrix.com)(it's free)

They recommended optimizing images and specifying the size of the images. I might do it but I'm not sure if it's worth the time....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,937
Posted By MEL
Obviously they are not all looking for the same...

Obviously they are not all looking for the same thing. The question is "how can you find a niche that matches with what you offer?"

Even if they are looking for the same thing they have options...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
I checked and it is a 301 redirect. I don't know...

I checked and it is a 301 redirect. I don't know if that has any positive impact. Would people have to be entering the URL or clicking on a link with the address that is being forwarded to have any...
Forum: Websites and SEO 01-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
My current domain name and website was created...

My current domain name and website was created almost 8 years ago, prior to that my domain name was a .net. The .net domain is 13 years old, I switched to a .com because I figured that is what most...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
Do you think a city name is good enough or do you...

Do you think a city name is good enough or do you need lat & longitude?
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-19-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,980
Posted By MEL
I agree with the strategy of having a complete...

I agree with the strategy of having a complete sales message on one page. If you have links that take the prospect away from that page you could lose them. What do you think about having the landing...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
Can some of the content be the same or does it...

Can some of the content be the same or does it have to be 100% different?
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-19-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
It seems like the page name is more important...

It seems like the page name is more important than content as long as keywords (city name they are searching for) are found in the page name.
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-19-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
Are you sure about that? I see contractors that...

Are you sure about that? I see contractors that copy their pages and only change the name of the page to include the city and they have been ranking high for over a year. The only change they make in...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,880
Posted By MEL
Suppose I didn't want to make a page for each...

Suppose I didn't want to make a page for each city, what would be the best location on the page to list the cities? Right now I have a list in the footer but I could put it on the right hand column.
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