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    Posted: 05/August/2009 at 3:39pm
With my commercial and residential cleaning company, we recently decided to focus most of our marketing efforts on the Internet.  Seeing as how yellow pages are dying, and most people use Google to search for goods and services, we saw SEO and Internet marketing as our best fit.  The goal is to get our website onto the first page of Google for certain targeted keywords which our target market is searching for.  It has been great so far, and I really recommend looking into SEO and Internet Marketing for the benefit of your company.
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Great idea.  I also practice SEO techniques for my own business.  Get ranked for "carpet cleaning" + "your city" is a great way to get free advertising!
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I agree I used that for my pressure washing business this summer and it brought me a great deal of business.
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How is your referral and repeat business doing?  Have you been in business long enough and delivered a high enough service to trigger either?


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It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.
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With newspapers dying out, at least 12 major mags hitting the skids this year, focusing on yellow page ads seems to make no sense to me anymore.  The internet is so congested with crap sites that searches generally produce other search pages as the top results.  I hate to say it but it really looks like the internet has been making it harder to do business by killing its competition which at one time provided reliable answers and replacing it with senseless babble. 

What say you to this thought?

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yeah, that's interesting Soil Lint Green,
 
Seems like it's becoming more difficult to 'cut through the clutter' as they say in marketing lingo. 
 
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Hi and how did it go since then? Did you use SEO company or smth else?
If you have reliable SEO specialist with reasonable rates I w'd really appreciate if you PM me contact info.
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SEO is a very expensive service (if done properly) - the reason being it is extremely time consuming.

Do a bit of research, if you can't afford to pay for it like most of us, DIY....set aside a few hours a week (yes I know there's few of them as it is!) and you'll be ok...provides a lot of business and in these days sadly it is becoming more and more competitive! 
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Thanks, I hired one guy, he promised to hit the first page in one month, we'll see.
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Be careful with SEO guys that make promises about how fast or how high they can rank you. Unless their best friend is an exec at Google they are just shooting in the dark like everyone else. The secret to high rankings is build lots of pages and lots of links.

Type Missoula Carpet Cleaning into Google and see who comes up first. That's my site.

Also notice that a high ranking site isn't enough to generate calls. You also need a professional site with a "Call to Action"
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In one week he moved my site from page 10 to page 3, google has ranked it within 1.5 month since published
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the great thing about carpet cleaning is that it's still fairly untapped online so fairly easy to jump up the ranks with little effort. just make sure what you're doing is legit and doesn't seem spammy. if you find yourself doing something you think would google actually agree with this if they knew exactly what i was doing, then don't. increasing youre seo isn't rocket science, it's fact it's extremely easy if you keep looking at what it is you're doing and thinking if it seems spammy or not :)
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Hi my name is JJ.  My company does SEO at a world class level at a Wal-Mart price.  I am not here to solicit business...but rather looking for advice.  A few of my clients are carpet cleaners and I supply them with a lot of customer calls a month.  As such over the last month I have focused on finding carpet cleaners in various markets.  The trouble I am finding is that I can't communicate on a common level with any of these folks.  They are all very respectful and nice.  They all tell me they cold use more business.  They even tell me my price is fine.  Somewhere between all of that and the point where I ask if they are interested I lose them.  My business partner, who is a tad snobbish, says I am just talking to rednecks with vacuums.  He insists the disconnect is that I am dealing with folks who are stuck in a now ancient frame of mind where it pertains to advertising.  I don't feel this way as I come from a background that has taught me to respect everyone.  Am I just barking up the wrong tree in trying to get carpet cleaners as a prominent portion of my client list?  Is there a better approach for me to take in order to get these folks to commit? The obvious first thing I thought of was that I am a crappy salesman.  I dismissed that as I know I do my job well and I believe in my product.  My second thought was that carpet cleaners just don't advertise.  I dismissed that as I know carpet cleaners are out there and all of their business can't be word of mouth.  Then I thought they don't care about advertising solicitation calls because there is simply no competition and advertising is seen as a take it or leave it option.  This thought was dismissed as I walked into the supermarket yesterday I saw three steam cleaners for rent right up front of the store.  Those things seemingly rent themselves.  That must be frustrating!   So I sit here dumbfounded as to what I am doing or saying wrong.  I thank you for taking the time to read this and for any comments you may have.
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Hi Guys,

Planning for SEO is not a bad idea at all if you are just communicating to people who are really liable. OR you can do it by your own. Its just a simple time. If you have a less time to manage your site then go For SEO.
Business is a risk. and if you don't like the result you can back out anytime.

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