Out of curiosity, what are the problems? That is so subjective and perhaps just randomly looking for another firm may not be the best answer.Can you please recommend web site development company, I am currently using Foot Bridge Media and am having problems.
Good morning and many thanks for responding.
As I’m sure you are aware you can always throw more money at any problem. I don’t think that’s the answer.
I decided to up grade my site about 6 months ago so it would be more user friendly to many different media types. So now you can view it on an PC or iPad, or iPhone.
The problem is not the looks of the site, it’s the performance of the site. I have a one man show remodeling company focusing on kitchen, bath and basement remodeling. My time is normally very limited. Unfortunately, I currently have time to investigate my problem areas.
The front page of my web site shows the cities we are looking to work in. I recently did a search on Google in those cities for my company in the type of work we want (kitchen, bath and basement remodeling) and in most cases we did not show up on the first page, in fact we didn’t show up on the first 10 pages and we are listed on only 25 out of the 50 of the Tier One directory. When I spoke to my sale person, she suggested I look at a pay per click advertising campaign and spend $600.00 more per month. My last salesperson told me if I redesigned my site and spend the extra money (which I did 6 months ago) I should expect 3-4 calls per week which is the right number of calls per week for me.
My problem is not with the look of my site but is with the optimization. I did a little investigation and found my site had not been updated in 220 days. I believe that’s why I not getting calls. All I’m asking is they (the web site developer) do what they told me they would do. With my old site I was on the first page.
So, here’s my dilemma; most web site developers want $2,000-$5,000 to develop your web site and $500 - $1,000 per month in a marketing budget, I can’t afford that. If I would spend that money, I would be inundated with phone calls and would not be able to take care of the customers.
I have an old-fashioned attitude about business and customers, we take very good care of our customers. We have 90 “A” reports on Angie’s List, an “A+ listing on BBB. I don’t want to grow this company into a multimillion-dollar company. I just want to make a decent living for my family.
Thanks to all who take the time to review my problem and perhaps make suggestions. Good luck to you in your businesses.
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This is part of the business that drives us bonkers.My problem is not with the look of my site but is with the optimization. I did a little investigation and found my site had not been updated in 220 days. I believe that’s why I not getting calls.
Many times the monthly number does not represent what is needed, other than just a random made up number. Technically someone can be doing SEO 24hrs per day on your account, and that may not even move the needle depending who your competitors are.So, here’s my dilemma; most web site developers want $2,000-$5,000 to develop your web site and $500 - $1,000 per month in a marketing budget, I can’t afford that.
Possibly, but I do have questions that you may not want to answer on the forums, plus those resources may happen to be working with others in your area and then may not wish to take on a competitive situation.Hi all thank many thanks.
MOTB do you have someone in mind who could help. I'm not sure maybe your company?
You are also looking for someone who understands your industry due to its specialty. I went to your site and see what you are-were trying to do on your own. There are too many questions to ask here so feel free to PM me. Forgive in advance any delayed replies in the forums since Oct-Nov are the absolute best time of year working with existing clients, so its hard to keep up not knowing what-when you may be looking for change. But even without communicating with me, just be aware you are not looking for anything out of the box when it comes to a specialty like yours. There are a lot of terms and buzzwords that some may take for granted, but for you they mean everything when it comes to marketing and lead generation.I am looking for a good company … any recommendations?