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  1. Technology
    Good Day, We are in the early stages of website development, but I would appreciate some constructive criticism. I am not allowed to post urls until I have made 15 or more posts, so please type in breunlinconstruction .com without the space. Thank you,
  2. New Member Introductions
    Good Day Contractor Talk, We have been general contractors for over twenty years in the US Virgin Islands. We have been quite successful with simple word of mouth marketting. But with the current state of the economy and more internet savy customers - it seems like its time to step it up...
  3. Online Leads Services
    There are several lead service websites, such as, service magic, angie list, and bid clerk just to name a few. Can anyone recommend, say what site they have heard is good or are currently using is worth the money with good leads. Bid clerk, what do you think? Bid Alert, what do you think...
  4. Websites and SEO
    Hi All, I just stumbled across this great site, and I think it is a great place to network, exchange ideas and possibly collaborate on jobs. So why not take it a step further. Facts on the internet are that from 100% only 2% truly matter, and to make it into the 2% takes more then a great site...
  5. Websites and SEO
    I just read a story that Texas this week will begin looking at websites hosted in their state and see if they are required to pay sales taxes for sales made to residents in that state. There are a couple of very large hosting firms there that may have a serious tax problem for their customers...
  6. Websites and SEO
    Anyone have experience or comments about low cost web hosts for web page? I have heard complaints about some of the larger hosts being overwhelmed. As a trial do not want to spend more than $5 to $10 a month, or is this a waste of money. If there is a similar post, can you point me there?
  7. Marketing & Sales
    I had my cousin design me a web site for a school project for my general contracting business in Connecticut. I've already noticed an increase in business and figured I'd just plug this here for all of you. If you don't have a web site up yet, do it. Best place to go it the IT department of a...
  8. Marketing & Sales
    Since I am relatively new to this board, I wanted to offer so content to you hard working contractors that you can take action on right now to increase your lead flow from the internet. Not only am I a registered Architect, I am also a web marketer that focuses on helping local business owners...
  9. Websites and SEO
    Please comment on and offer any advice on our new website: http://buildingvalue.com It is a work in progress (new projects will be added and some more content) and I plan on adding some more photos of our work, but generally I am pretty happy with it. After getting an estimate for over $2,000...
  10. Websites and SEO
    OK, since we have a new section for websites and SEOs, let's start it off with this: I've gone over thread after thread after thread about what it takes to come up on the first page of a Google search. With a bazillion posts with "You're an idiot and don't know what you're talking about...
  11. Websites and SEO
    I am trying to find anyone who has ever tried this and if so did it work? I was contacted by a guy who says he can get me the top ten listing in Google for the local search by the map. I wanted to get there but never know how he also is very affordable, one time small fee, but I don't know if...
  12. Marketing & Sales
    Hi guys My name is Jonathan and I recently made my website (elconstruction.com) :thumbup: My question is what is the best way to advertise my site online and get results? keywords? Or other Types of advertising? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Marketing & Sales
    First time poster....long time reader on Contractor Talk! Just curious what everyone's favorite Contractor magazines are? Websites you can't live without? Contractor News source? Any other contracting media sources you look at regularly? So far, my favorites are: Magazine: Building and...
  14. Marketing & Sales
    I came across this list with some great SEO tools in it. May take a while to digest them all. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/09/22/complete-list-of-best-seo-tools/
  15. Marketing & Sales
    I've been in construction for 17 years now and in business for myself for 5, however I took the last year and a half off. I just got re licensed and have contacted some of my old accounts but they all claimed to have Nothing, nada, zip! So for the first time ever I may have to advertise. I'm a...
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