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Topic: WEBSITES How are they done?
Posted By: Keith33
Subject: WEBSITES How are they done?
Date Posted: 21/April/2008 at 10:05pm
Hello, hope you are all well. I am going to build a website soon and I am asking for some insight. I am not that computer savy so I need as much insight as possible. Where do you start? Where do you buy a domain? What did you you use to do it yourself, or is it best to let someone to do it for you. Keep in mind I am a one man show "self employed".I know there are pros and cons.Any pitfalls I should look out for? How do you create links? What is a hyperlink? Any answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated. What works best for you? Thanks and I hope you make alot of moneyWink



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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 21/April/2008 at 10:09pm
Get a price from someone who does it for a living. You could try........ http://www.andrechelle.com - www.andrechelle.com . She has built a few carpet cleaning websitesBig%20smile

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Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 25/April/2008 at 2:20am
Yahoo business has a special -- 3mo. for $7.77mo.


Posted By: GreenClean
Date Posted: 01/June/2008 at 1:51pm
One suggestion is to go to:  http://www.rentacoder.com - www.rentacoder.com
 
There you can register and then put in a bid request to have a website created.   Programmers from all over the world will bid for the job and you can tap into low-cost programmers from India and elsewhere.  The quality of the work is very high and rentacoder escrows the payment, which provides some security as the funds are not released until you are satisfied.
 
I had my website created this way by a programming house in India and I paid just $175 for everything; about 1/10th of what someone in the U.S. would have charged me.  http://www.GreenCleanHealthy.com - www.GreenCleanHealthy.com  
 
http://www.GoDaddy.com - www.GoDaddy.com is an inexpensive web hosting site where you can register the domain name and get everything up and running.  The programmer could even take care of this part for you if you put it in the bid request.
 
Good luck...let me know if it works out!


Posted By: Mick Oz
Date Posted: 01/June/2008 at 5:39pm
Would it not have been have been better to take the cheapest Local price rather than the cheapest overseas price? (India)
At least that way you would have been keeping some money local to spend on Local things like carpet cleaning for instance. Every little bit helps.

Mick


Posted By: CCandmore
Date Posted: 01/June/2008 at 7:00pm
 Check out http://www.godaddy.com - www.godaddy.com


Posted By: TMF
Date Posted: 01/June/2008 at 11:19pm
No, stay away from GoDaddy, i personally own 7 websites. If you want excellent hosting check out hostgator.com they are cheap in price all boxes are linux..if you choose the baby setup you can host more than 1 site on the same box for no charge! and unlimited emails! 24/7 support. I have switched between a few companies and hostgator is the best!

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Posted By: Aneeta
Date Posted: 13/June/2008 at 7:10am
A website is very important for your business. Having website you can easily market your products and services to the world. There are lots of Web site designing companies providing good service for you.

A hyper link is a navigation element which refer to another section of a website. Hyper link consists of hyper text and a link which refers another page. Hyper links will help your site visitors to navigate through your web pages easily.


Carpet cleaning services - http://www.tempestrestoration.co.uk


Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 11/July/2008 at 2:32pm
Originally posted by cmaster cmaster wrote:

Get a price from someone who does it for a living. You could try........ http://www.andrechelle.com - www.andrechelle.com . She has built a few carpet cleaning websitesBig%20smile


cmaster is right, not only does she design, she hosts.  Go beat that!



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Posted By: Refined
Date Posted: 01/September/2008 at 8:54pm
Dont buy a domain, let the designer set it all up. That way you dont have to wait for transfer time to get the domain where they need it (thus no down time).
 
If you dont build websites, dont try it on a business one first. I have been building them for over 10 years, and am thinking of paying to have one built, better than my current one.


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-Refined Carpet Cleaning


Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 01/September/2008 at 9:11pm
Geek


Posted By: Marko
Date Posted: 29/December/2008 at 10:53am
Quote Dont buy a domain, let the designer set it all up. That way you dont have to wait for transfer time to get the domain where they need it (thus no down time).
If you let someone else do the work tell them to register the domain in your name! Otherwise you will always depend on the person that registered the domain!

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http://www.allproutah.com - Cleaning Service in Utah


Posted By: jaymark1
Date Posted: 20/February/2009 at 2:06pm
Keith33
I use microsoft offlive live...
its 15 a year, free for the first.
offers great reports, and is as easy to set up as a word doc.


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I dont predict the future or sell glides, am I allowed on this site?


Posted By: shaoqingan
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 3:34am
You can do it by yourself!
I have owned my web http://www.havehouse.com - www.havehouse.com for 5 years. The hosting companies which store your web pages, are different. I tried godaddy at the beginning, then I switched to www.ipowerweb.com
According to my experience, the prices of hosting are now very affordable, but the technical support is very important. The real person service, short phone line waiting  and common simple explations are more important than price.
I used microsoft frontpage for 4 years, but now microsoft stopped frontpage development and published new software called expression web. So  I used the expression web for a year. But now I just use the filling blanks kind of template provided by the web hosting comany and did much better job than the one designed by the microsoft frontpage or expression web. It is easy and time saving. I think you can design your own web page if you know how to read English.
Designing your own web page can save your money, this is the first advantage; The second advantage is: web designing is not a one week job,  it need a lot of maintaining and instant reply. There is no doubt you are the best and most of the time the only to do this.
The third advantage is: Your web designer may not understand your business and you, but there is no such a problem if you are your own web master.


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Andy
Dallas HaveHouse Carpet Cleaning
www.havehouse.com


Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 4:24am
Andy, dead on truth.  Great way of saying it all.

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Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?


Posted By: Onslaught
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 10:11am
I had a nice site built but I had to go through them for too many things (changes). I dumped them and went with yahoo and never looked back.

It is pretty simple and they have many templates and great directions.

My site is on page one for many of my keywords now

I was also getting raped for $34 a month hosting, Yahoo is dirt cheap.


Posted By: Refined
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 1:22pm
Can you guys link your sites in your posts? Id like to see how you did them. I use hostmonster.com for hosting and Dreamweaver CS3 for design, but I would like to see what you guys use and how well it turned out for you.

Mine still needs tons of work... http://www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com - www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com


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-Refined Carpet Cleaning


Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by Onslaught Onslaught wrote:



I was also getting raped for $34 a month hosting, Yahoo is dirt cheap.


Most hosting companies are going for less than $5 per month.  Try sites like http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/top-quality-best-webhosting.php - b2evolution.net by doing a google and you will see the price war being waged.  In the early days of hosting you would pay $149/month for 5 Megs of space. 

If however your site was hosted and maintained by a designer, you were getting a great value.  My wife gets $150/month as a retainer then charges for anything more than X minutes of actual work.



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Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?


Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Refined Refined wrote:

Mine still needs tons of work... http://www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com - www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com


The server hostmonster put you on had some load issues when I tried to view the home page.  That or visitor-tracker.com is at a crawl today and the page won't load until that outside page finishes doing its thing.  Do some testing by making a copy of your main page removing all reference to visitor-tracker and loading the copy.  Your site uses CPanel with a nice skin I might add.  Look at the LOGS section.  Both Webalizer and AWStats are doing what you need done so I would remove visitor-tracker all together and learn to use those two you already have.

You may want to go thru the stylesheet page.  Maybe you could cut down on the font sizes a bit in both the Navigation section and body, just a thought.  Basically 14, 16 and 18 px are too large for most sights. 

Nice clean layout FYI.  Like your use of the Cimex as a bullet point graphic.

That's my opinion not that it means much.


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Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?


Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 01/March/2009 at 6:09pm
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Posted By: Onslaught
Date Posted: 03/March/2009 at 8:19am
Originally posted by duckcountry duckcountry wrote:

Originally posted by Onslaught Onslaught wrote:



I was also getting raped for $34 a month hosting, Yahoo is dirt cheap.


Most hosting companies are going for less than $5 per month.  Try sites like http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/top-quality-best-webhosting.php - b2evolution.net by doing a google and you will see the price war being waged.  In the early days of hosting you would pay $149/month for 5 Megs of space. 

If however your site was hosted and maintained by a designer, you were getting a great value.  My wife gets $150/month as a retainer then charges for anything more than X minutes of actual work.



Well actually I felt the value was not great, hence that is why I am with Yahoo. The actual amount of work is not that bad if there is good site building software.

Adding basic HTML and scripts is usually a snap. I am very satisfied at the moment.


Posted By: Refined
Date Posted: 03/March/2009 at 8:44am
Originally posted by duckcountry duckcountry wrote:

Originally posted by Refined Refined wrote:

Mine still needs tons of work... http://www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com - www.refinedcarpetcleaning.com


The server hostmonster put you on had some load issues when I tried to view the home page.  That or visitor-tracker.com is at a crawl today and the page won't load until that outside page finishes doing its thing.  Do some testing by making a copy of your main page removing all reference to visitor-tracker and loading the copy.  Your site uses CPanel with a nice skin I might add.  Look at the LOGS section.  Both Webalizer and AWStats are doing what you need done so I would remove visitor-tracker all together and learn to use those two you already have.

You may want to go thru the stylesheet page.  Maybe you could cut down on the font sizes a bit in both the Navigation section and body, just a thought.  Basically 14, 16 and 18 px are too large for most sights. 

Nice clean layout FYI.  Like your use of the Cimex as a bullet point graphic.

That's my opinion not that it means much.

 

Yeah the font sizes are larger, but i did that on purpose after I got complaints.

I will look into that visitor tracker, i thought I had taken it out, but i guess not, thanks.

Not a bad job I guess for my first from scratch using CSS.



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Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 03/March/2009 at 1:48pm
very good job IMO

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Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?


Posted By: Marko
Date Posted: 30/March/2009 at 4:46pm
"Keith33.. This might be the best investment to set up correctly..
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLJIbZOWow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLJIbZOWow "

Basic mistakes that still can be found on several websites.


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http://www.allproutah.com - Cleaning Service in Utah


Posted By: shaoqingan
Date Posted: 30/May/2009 at 4:00am
Page-Rank increased from 1 to 2
I invest a lot of time on my webs to increase the page-Rank in the past 5 months. Now the page-rank is 2 now. The search result of my http://www.havehouse.com - www.havehouse.com jumped from page 4 or 5 to the middle of page 2 on google. But the result on yahoo first jumped from page 4 to page 2, then back to page 4 again. I really don't know why.
By Andy, Dallas HaveHouse Carpet Cleaning, http://www.havehouse.com - www.havehouse.com


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Andy
Dallas HaveHouse Carpet Cleaning
www.havehouse.com


Posted By: aqualux
Date Posted: 21/July/2009 at 3:21am
I would recommend finding a designer!  Having a good website and then marketing it go hand in hand... poorly coded websites could lose you money, i know from experience.. which is why i looked for a designer and I was actually fortunate to find an affordable designer, locally. 

I spent about $300 bucks for the design and marketing, we've also have a business relationship (so it was at a discounted rate).  I have no clue about web design at all... so he updates the site and does the marketing for me (he has taught me a lot). 

He has gotten my page rank from 0 to 2 within 2 months!  http://www.aqualuxcarpetcleaning.com - www.aqualuxcarpetcleaning.com Hopefully by next month it will be higher.


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Aqualux Carpet Cleaning in Dallas Texas


Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 01/October/2009 at 1:18am
Nice clean looking site aqualux. Big smile
Whats that cost you? Big smile


Posted By: kostajm
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 12:59pm
I followed the advice of GreenClean and hired web a developer through www.rentacoder.com
and never feel sorry about it. Hired a coder from India for $150.00, he built a site in a few days, registered domain @ names.com for about $9.00, hosting company is HostGator for under $10.00 monthly with $50.00 credit on Google Adwords, He  still keeps working on the site, makes improvements and seo. In ten days after he published a site Google accepted it and site began to show up on Google search. Signed up to Google Adwords-on the second day I could see it on the first page as Adwords ad and in our area I have a whole bunch of monsters-competitors! That means that from Google's point of view everything was done correctly. Also I have coder's word that he will support me for a year.
This 22-year old guy definitely knows what's he doing. You can see it http://www.kandicarpetcleaningcalgary.com
It's not a promotion, just see what he did and if interested, pm me I can send his email address.


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Thanks and best regards,
http://kjcarpetcleaning.ca


Posted By: stagman
Date Posted: 23/March/2010 at 8:10pm
I do a bit of webdesign for very very reasonable rates if anyone is interested.

Check my site in the sig and would be happy to provide other examples of my handy work.

Man of many talents.Thumbs Up


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http://www.stagcleaningservices.co.uk/ - Stag Cleaning Services - Hitchin, Hertfordshire, domestic or commercial


Posted By: kostajm
Date Posted: 23/March/2010 at 8:55pm
Thanks, let me see

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Thanks and best regards,
http://kjcarpetcleaning.ca


Posted By: JCarpet33
Date Posted: 03/April/2010 at 6:13am
Compare website building to carpet cleaning. Anybody can rent a Rug Doctor, but if you truly want something done right you hire someone with the experience and tools.

Anybody can build a website cheaply, but will it bring in new customers? Will it look professional and rank high with Google and Yahoo?

If you want to do it yourself and make it work:

Hostgator.com - $70 per year
Wordpress - Free
Good Wordpress Theme - $100
Adobe Photoshop - $500 +
Adobe Illustrator - $400 +
Good Link Building Network - $100 + per month
$$$$ - Classes, Books and 100s hours of experimenting and learning.


Posted By: kostajm
Date Posted: 04/April/2010 at 12:20pm
OK, thanks

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Thanks and best regards,
http://kjcarpetcleaning.ca


Posted By: janderson1017
Date Posted: 26/April/2010 at 4:09pm
The building of the site and getting the site ranked is the EASY part.  The hard part is the ongoing promotion that is needed to keep your site relevant and fresh.  Your site is useless if it is not delivering you more customers every month.  Increasing the amount of actual customer calls on a monthly basis is where you see the real return on your investment.  If you receive 20 customer calls one month and you are not seeing exponentially more the following month and so on, your site (or provider) is not doing it's job.  Stagnate production is the death of most businesses.  The goal of any good site (or provider) should be to be greedy and grab all the business out there.  My two cents anyway!!!

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JJ Anderson
Prospect Genius
(518) 708 6024


Posted By: kostajm
Date Posted: 26/April/2010 at 7:12pm
Good point!

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Thanks and best regards,
http://kjcarpetcleaning.ca


Posted By: aqualityassured
Date Posted: 26/July/2010 at 9:11pm
Microsoft Office Live is great!  A very inexpensive way to get started.

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http://aqualityassured.com/default.aspx - Cleaning Services Atlanta
http://aqualityassured.com/carpetcleaningatlanta.aspx - Carpet Cleaners Atlanta


Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 17/August/2010 at 5:24pm
Biker Traffic...  You need traffic to your site... Biker The more the marrier..Biker 


Posted By: restoration365
Date Posted: 20/October/2010 at 10:16am
A website shouldn't be that expensive.. We got ours done for under $1500. I believe that a quality site is very important. Ease of navigation too. I'm emergency service, so we just want our phone # big and in front.. Along with info if the consumer wants to research.. When hiring someone, makesure they will do SEO for you while they are at it.. Don't go with a cheap designer that the search engines wont see because of poor coding.



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Restoration 365 of Florida
24 Hour Service
http://www.restoration365.com - Water Damage Restoration


Posted By: AtlantaCarpetRepair
Date Posted: 07/February/2011 at 10:26pm
The owner of the company I work for owns CreativeCarpetRepiar.com. He somehow got the website to rank #1 for the keywords phase "carpet repair" you should ask him. 

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Call me for all of your carpet repair needs in the Atlanta Area
http://www.creativecarpetrepair.com/carpet_repair_atlanta.php - http://www.creativecarpetrepair.com/carpet_repair_atlanta.php

404-550-5349


Posted By: Knowlan
Date Posted: 21/March/2011 at 4:22am
Never skimp on quality when it comes to your website, it is the most important advertising tool you can utilise. If you skimp on the quality now, then try and improve later that is all good, but you've lost yourself valuable SERP climbing time. I realise this is an old post but hopefully that helps.

Also, JCarpet33, would you care to share any more information on the $100+ p/mo of link building network? Either here or by PM?


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http://www.viewmorewindowcleaning.com.au - Window Cleaning Melbourne | http://www.gutter-cleaning-melbourne.com.au - Gutter Cleaning Melbourne


Posted By: kostajm
Date Posted: 21/March/2011 at 10:41am
My first website was done for $150.00 and it worked but didn't look professionally.
decided to redesign it with pros, came out $1300.00 + all SEO work on monthly basis around $250.00
www.carpetcleaningstop.com


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Thanks and best regards,
http://kjcarpetcleaning.ca


Posted By: perio
Date Posted: 28/April/2011 at 7:25am
I made my own small homepage using an wysiwyg editor my web host offers. I'm not programmer but this kind of editor is easy to use. I would love to learn html soon but I have no time at the moment :/


Posted By: myherocleaning
Date Posted: 15/February/2012 at 10:48pm
Make a website is fairly easy. You can do it yourself or hire someone to do it. My site is MyHeroCleaning.com Getting traffic at your site is much more difficult. You won't get any traffic at all by just putting up a site.

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Posted By: Soil Lint Green
Date Posted: 16/February/2012 at 1:11pm
Don't use those foreign based SEO services.  Industry specific in the country you are from are the only one that know how to get you localized viewings.  The SEOs in these backwards third world countries will get a BC business seen by a Toronto suspect which does the business no good but they delivered, you pay. Example is when those idiots post on this site. 
BTW, I like the look of http://myherocleaning.com (rounded corners are good, color choices are great) however if you want to make money cleaning putting your prices on your site does two things... it turns the suspect into a price shopper which you don't want and it infrequently makes you look like a pro who must do his dog and pony show to build rapport and make 3 or 4 times what you advertise.  You are looking desperate.  That will scare away a buyer.

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Posted By: Mrs. Speedy
Date Posted: 08/April/2012 at 10:06am
You can build your own web site and have it hosted pretty cheap on sites like
Tripod, Godaddy, and Angelfire. I've been using Tripod since I was 16 for different web sites I've done. When my husband started our Carpet cleaning business I built a basic web site. http://www.speedysteamer.net - www.speedysteamer.net
 
These last couple of years I have done tons of research and countless hours in improving our web site and our Google search results. The first year we started our business I made the costly mistake of hiring "HotSpot" to help improve our web site on Google. $250 per month, plus one time fee of $199, and they flood the internet with our information but their contact number for us. I just learned how to SEO by myself and dropped the middle man. Lots of time has to be put into the web site. Having a good Blog, forums, and a good page density has helped. We now average between page one and two on the search terms "sacramento carpet cleaning."
 
Trading links with other carpet cleaners in different cities has helped a lot as well. Also creating web sites for different cleaning or cities in our area and linking them back has increased our ranking.
 
 


Posted By: akpowerclean
Date Posted: 05/June/2012 at 11:25am
I am curious, why do the majority of businesses in this form not have websites?

http://www.akpowerclean.com - http://www.akpowerclean.com


Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 06/June/2012 at 10:17am
Saw your commercial...  and that kiss... the customer gave you....  uuumm  ummm no comment lol

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Posted By: akpowerclean
Date Posted: 06/June/2012 at 1:21pm
That kiss made me a boat load of money.

I am the first to agree that my commercials are cheesy they also happened to be extremely effective.

 I know it seems hard to understand but whenever I would go into stores women would come up to me and ask to kiss me. Kids would get all excited and start singing the Power Clean song. I even had an MP at a military base sing the entire song to me perfectly. In all I made about 15 tv commercials and back when I was running them they cost me $2000 a month. They generated about $25,000 a month. They also made everything else I did more effective. We asked every customer why they choose us and many times they would say I saw you in the yellow pages or the coupon book or I got your door hanger and I remembered your tv commercials so I called you.
I was already a familiar face and message to them  which gave me a huge advantage over my competitors.

Once I started really working on my marketing I went from around $50,000 annually to around $400,000 annually in just two years.

I was also able to stop doing the carpet cleaning myself and dedicate myself to other parts of the business and pursuing other interests, like golf.

So no Mr. Steamer it is not just about price. It's about all the things that our potential customers care about when they choose a carpet cleaner.

If I remained doing what I was doing way back in 1998 where by the way my marketing was all about the price, I would still be breaking my back every day cleaning carpets myself.

Instead I retired at 53, I play golf 2-3 times a week and I am doing what I love which is marketing.

So I am curious, you say the only thing that matters is price yet on your website the only place the price is listed is on the special offers page.
Have you done a Google analytic to see how many people are clicking on the special offer page?

If price is the only thing that matters then why is there a picture of a baby on your home page. What is that baby supposed to signify? Why don't you have a picture of someone saving money? Isn't that the only thing that matters?
Why do you have pictures of carpets you have cleaned? People don't care about that stuff do they? Why is there a cool you tube video of tile cleaning showing how well your equipment works? That doesn't happen to be a trust point does it?

You do what the majority of people do. What you think is important to you is what you think is important to your potential customers. What you care about is what you think they care about. You and I Mr. Steamer are not our own demographic. It does not matter one damn bit what we think is attractive or interesting or compelling. it matters what our potential customers think is important. You already know this because of the baby on your front page. Unless of course you just love pictures of babies and have them hanging everywhere. That same women who thinks , oh what a cute baby will also see other trust points like Yes the BBB or an IICRC certification and have an emotional reaction just like when they see the baby. It is a different reaction but a good emotional reaction all the same. Have you ever heard the saying, " facts tell, emotions sell" it is very true. That's why you have the baby there. That's why I have the kiss trademark.

I am not sure why I am wasting my valuable time writing this stuff to you. I have two websites I have to finish up for clients. I am pretty certain you will ignore everything I said and just yell at me about how stupid I am and only price matters and how you are the authority on successful carpet cleaning marketing.

I'll keep that in mind during my golf game this afternoon.






Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 06/June/2012 at 11:16pm
She's your wife??? 

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Posted By: akpowerclean
Date Posted: 07/June/2012 at 8:38am
I have made many commercials and the kiss was my trademark. The commercial you are likely asking about that is one of my regular customers.



My wife is in several of my commercials. This is is two commercials put together. My wife is the pretty little red head who kisses me last. Don't laugh at my hair. It was in style then.




Posted By: CleanMenders
Date Posted: 15/April/2014 at 5:07pm
I think the easiest way to go about making a website is to hire a company to do it for you. If you insist on teaching yourself, the website will not be nearly as professional and you will waste copious amounts of time. 

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http://www.cleanmenders.com/


Posted By: tomwellins
Date Posted: 10/May/2016 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by CleanMenders CleanMenders wrote:

I think the easiest way to go about making a website is to hire a company to do it for you. If you insist on teaching yourself, the website will not be nearly as professional and you will waste copious amounts of time. 

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http://www.cleanmenders.com/

Completely agree with this.  My good friend owns http://www.newtonfireandflood.com - www.newtonfireandflood.com and he hired a guy to build the site and do the search engine optimization for him.  It's definitely worked out in his favor as he's near the top for almost any related search result you can type in.


Posted By: r.morrissey
Date Posted: 12/May/2016 at 9:02pm
If you're willing to devote a few hours a day to learning it's something that can be done.

You can run it of a content management system like wordpress and build it off of a theme. If you're picky and want a lot of custom pages and designs, that's when you might want to look into hiring a designer.


Posted By: tomwellins
Date Posted: 14/May/2016 at 11:03am
That's true.  I'd rather have a professional do it so I can focus on business.


Posted By: @chrismack
Date Posted: 02/June/2016 at 1:00am
Hey, I realize this is an old thread . I'm hoping to provide a little insight and as always learn and get feedback from others in the group.

So I have two business here in Langley. A plumbing contracting business and my carpet cleaning biz.

We hired a guy to do the carpet website and it looked fine but generated literally no leads for us - for like two years. I never had time to do anything about it until the last couple of months . I'm pretty tech savvy so I took a step back and learned a few new skills - took me probably two weeks to get things figured out and I thought what the hell - new plumbing business, I may as well take a crack at putting up my first site.

So, within a few weeks of putting it up ( I won't lie it was a bit of a pain, but like anything that's hard it was satisfying too) it was on page 2 to page 4 of google - my carpet cleaning site NEVER got that high. Took down the old carpet site put a new one up that I built and it's doing right about the same as the old one but I expect it will move higher (it's just a week old) Here's the site if you're curious -  http://www.langleycarpetcleaner.com

Given how my plumbing site is doing,  I threw a video up onto my carpet site to see if that would push it up in the rankings . you can check it out on YouTube here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnxszo4W29Q


Anywho - I'm happy to help anybody out there who is trying to figure this stuff out on their own - I know I would have appreciated the help.

Peace!


Posted By: Mr.Mike
Date Posted: 03/June/2016 at 3:57pm
Good job Chris Clap

There are SO MANY webiste design and SEO fly-by-night scammers out there. Buyer Beware!

Nice video and website.


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I'm positive about the negative...and negative about the positive.


Posted By: Joe2016
Date Posted: 13/July/2019 at 2:15pm
Hi All, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if I could get some feedback from you guys on the look of https://www.allclean1.com - my webstite?
Thank you!
Joe



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