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Forum: Websites and SEO 08-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,318
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: Marketing & Sales 07-29-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,047
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: Marketing & Sales 06-13-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
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 05-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sportioli
No, no sanding, just some scraping. We followed...

No, no sanding, just some scraping. We followed it with the trim majic from XIM. A very high build flexible primer that puts a barrier between the alligatoring surface and the new surface.

It was...
Forum: Technology 04-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 28,796
Posted By Sportioli
Having built my own PC's for years and seeing a...

Having built my own PC's for years and seeing a lot of friends get fed up with their 500 dollar dells and gateways they got on sale always crashing and being overall flake machines. And myself and my...
Forum: Business 04-29-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sportioli
This may help. questions to ask RFQs...

This may help.

questions to ask RFQs (https://www.contractortalk.com/f12/qualifying-requests-free-estimates-96975/)
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Sportioli
Qualifying Requests for FREE estimates.

I advertise free estimates on my website. But lately I've gotten to the point where only about half the people that call or submit my web form actually get a free estimate.

About 1 in 10 I invite...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-22-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,704
Posted By Sportioli
We have a Titan and a couple of Gracos. ...

We have a Titan and a couple of Gracos.

Personally I've never used either. All my lead guys let me use are the rollers, and sometimes a brush :w00t:. My 18" Purdy collosus can flat throw some...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-17-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,274
Posted By Sportioli
Couple of weeks ago I went to give a bid on...

Couple of weeks ago I went to give a bid on staining a pretty big deck on an upscale home. The homeowner mentioned that I was higher than the rest.. He wasn't ragging on me, he just didn't understand...
Forum: Websites and SEO 10-19-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,570
Posted By Sportioli
Here's one for you. ...

Here's one for you.

http://www.buildingtradesdir.com/
Forum: Websites and SEO 10-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,570
Posted By Sportioli
Get your free backlinks here!

Check it out. Some of these are free! I cruised through the list and got myself some free backlinks from site's with high page ranks.

http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php

Your Welcome...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-19-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By Sportioli
I'm in Louisville. I advertise only via my...

I'm in Louisville.

I advertise only via my website, and I've kept busy most of the year. I've had to lower my prices some to keep the volume up, but I'm still eeking out a small profit. It's...
Forum: Websites and SEO 10-18-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By Sportioli
I like the way it looks. Beyond building...

I like the way it looks.

Beyond building each page around very specific 2-3 keyword search terms and SEOing them to the hilt, This is what I've found to be the most important thing in owning and...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-13-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,264
Posted By Sportioli
I've noticed that since I posted on this thread...

I've noticed that since I posted on this thread I've had NADA calls from the ppc and seo marketers. However they still spam my websites email and submit forms. I wish they wouldn't do that.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,264
Posted By Sportioli
After posting on the "Pay per click stories good...

After posting on the "Pay per click stories good and bad" thread I got 4 calls the next day. All of them promised to save me a bunch of money and guarantee something like 300 clicks a month :)

I...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,264
Posted By Sportioli
I'm not bidding on any keywords. Bidding on...

I'm not bidding on any keywords. Bidding on keywords is an ignorant thing to do and very expensive. I did that once and it cost me close to a hundred dollars in one stinking day LOL. Yeah ol sporty...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,264
Posted By Sportioli
I have my settings set where I only get clicks...

I have my settings set where I only get clicks from inside my city. You can set it so that you only get clicks from a certain street if you want.

Understanding how PPC works (and adjusting it...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-13-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,197
Posted By Sportioli
I think the OP was having a little fun at his own...

I think the OP was having a little fun at his own expense.. Definitely no harm in that HA!

It seems now though that he's having some fun at the expense of others LOL! No harm there either.

As a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-25-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,998
Posted By Sportioli
Normally when you find this situation it will be...

Normally when you find this situation it will be in a home with an electric garage door opener. You'll find the most damage on homes that are trussed instead of stick framed what with most truss's...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-27-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,199
Posted By Sportioli
HA! You guys think you know it all? Come to...

HA!

You guys think you know it all? Come to Louisville and bid your exterior repaints for removing all of the old paint on the home before applying new paint and you won't get any work.. Period!...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,385
Posted By Sportioli
I dunno.. Maybe you need to clean your mustache...

I dunno.. Maybe you need to clean your mustache more often? Who am I to say?

On the other hand. Thank you for the compliment on my writing skills. It was very kind of you to mention them because...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-17-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,808
Posted By Sportioli
I set 4 leads from my website just yesterday....

I set 4 leads from my website just yesterday. Listen to Mr. Mike! He's a God when it comes to making the phone ring a lot for cheap.. :clap:
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