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Forum: Websites and SEO 01-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,879
Posted By carlsore
No. Instead you could build a site out on that...

No. Instead you could build a site out on that .net domain with 20 pages of good content about what you do and where you do it... Then get a separate hosting account for it and backlink throughout...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-29-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,879
Posted By JBM
This is working today in photos. (not only on...

This is working today in photos. (not only on your own website, but all properties we upload pics to)...

This has broad and potentially far reaching implications for us who upload photos. It can...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-19-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,879
Posted By cbscreative
To answer that the distinction between because of...

To answer that the distinction between because of and in spite of will help. On top of that you have competition factors.

Here's what I mean. Before Google started punishing the gaudy lists of...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mr Latone
Warren and CarpenterSFO nailed it with "Peace of...

Warren and CarpenterSFO nailed it with "Peace of Mind"

It's a little vague and general, but if you tailor it into how you work your business and sales there is no better message to deliver.

The...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By cbscreative
MEL, you've obviously been in business for quite...

MEL, you've obviously been in business for quite a while. Your target market is not looking for lowest price, they know better. I tend to avoid the word value without being very careful how I use it...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Roofcheck
I used "Roofing Done Right!" For years. A roof...

I used "Roofing Done Right!" For years. A roof is something everyone wants done right!
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By CarpenterSFO
You can't really choose "the benefit", just the...

You can't really choose "the benefit", just the benefit that you want to claim for your target customers:

Low price (I know that's not yours, but it would be first on the list for many...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By JBM
You will be around for any warranty issues in the...

You will be around for any warranty issues in the future. You screen your help so there are no people on your staff that will make anyone feel uncomfortable in their own home. Drug free workplace....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Warren
Dryness! Seriously though, people want to be...

Dryness!

Seriously though, people want to be assured that their roof problems have been resolved. Peace of mind.
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,879
Posted By cbscreative
Double yes! It would be a problem. I strongly...

Double yes! It would be a problem. I strongly second the advice that each page needs to be unique. Sure you will see MANY sites doing exactly what you asked about, but it's spam to the search...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-12-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By carlsore
If you have a wordpress site you can use an...

If you have a wordpress site you can use an expanding footer plugin to still link to the pages without any navigational clutter.

Or create top level pages (like for a county) where you then list...
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By JBM
look how its done here www.jbmohlermasonry.com,...

look how its done here www.jbmohlermasonry.com, www.jbmohlersnowplowing.com.
Forum: Websites and SEO 12-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,879
Posted By carlsore
Yes and No. I would create pages for core areas...

Yes and No. I would create pages for core areas and populate them with an overview of the services you provide in said area. Link out from here to all your service pages, that's a good start.
...
Forum: Websites and SEO 08-31-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,014
Posted By Mauibob
Geo Tag Your Website for Extra SEO Juice

If your business is located near the city center, you should consider adding a geo-meta tag to the header in your website. It will help Google and the other mapping software know exactly where you’re...
Forum: Roofing 08-12-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By CompleteW&D
The way they tend to show waste factors on...

The way they tend to show waste factors on shingles, is they may show 20.66 squares off, and 23.33 squares back on, 23.33 squares steep and 23.33 squares high (2nd story) or whatever it is.

Hip...
Forum: Roofing 08-12-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By CompleteW&D
All good questions MEL.... Each insurance...

All good questions MEL.... Each insurance adjustor is a little different. But to try and give you some general guidelines....

1. Waste - they generally only apply a waste factor to shingles. A...
Forum: Roofing 07-31-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,990
Posted By Roofcheck
I pay a company $50 to write a XM Estimate. The...

I pay a company $50 to write a XM Estimate. The $50 pays for itself and without XM training and or experience (lack of XM writing experience= leaving money on the table).

I will gladly share his...
Forum: Roofing 02-19-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,570
Posted By apkole
MEL, our family has been at this awhile as well. ...

MEL, our family has been at this awhile as well. I've figured out that while the competition may SAY that their work will go the distance, we have only to point to our actual track record. I can...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-09-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,653
Posted By Garage Doctor
I see there is clarification needed here...

I see there is clarification needed here :thumbsup: when I say 2:1 ROI, i mean that when I put in the $1000 into the mailings, I got out of it my initial $1000, plus an additional $2000 in profit....
Forum: Masonry 01-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By superseal
I'll bet the WRB went up first and the windows...

I'll bet the WRB went up first and the windows were slammed in on top in non-shingle fashion order. Second guess is single layer paper which has reached saturation levels due to the cheap azz lumpy...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-16-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,074
Posted By Stephen H
Mel, I focus on Slate and Tile roofs---so I am...

Mel,
I focus on Slate and Tile roofs---so I am ONLY interested in Households with slate and tile roofs
we use direct mail. I work with 2 lists

List # 1 is a list I developed by hand. The core...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-15-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,074
Posted By Oconomowoc
The answer to this is tricky. The best...

The answer to this is tricky.

The best information you can collect from past customers is the actual mailing list itself. It's almost impossible to guess at what past customers have in common.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,074
Posted By tedanderson
Place of employment, the number of children in...

Place of employment, the number of children in the household, their spending habits, and their financial habits.

I market directly to single women who are a parent of 2 or more children and are...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-14-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,510
Posted By Oconomowoc
So your goal becomes one of list building. I...

So your goal becomes one of list building. I personally have multiple lists for multiple things. That's a little more of an advanced discussion but for a new guy just starting the lessons are clear....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,854
Posted By jocobe
I purchase movie tickets in bulk from Regal;...

I purchase movie tickets in bulk from Regal; fifty at a time. On the back Regal prints 'thanks for the referral' and I give them out accordingly.

Most times I mail them with a note and...
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