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post #1 of Old 06-29-2006, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would share some of the Free Methods I have used to list my Business.

Superpages.com has a basic listing that is free.


Google Local is another free way to get listed.

Yahoo Local also.

Contracors.com has a free feature and also has free leads.

My Favorite features of the Contractors.com and Superpages.com listings are the ability for consumers to rate you. After I complete a job I ask for consumers email so that I can send them a link to the Rate and Review pages. The more reviews and good ratings can help others choose us as a contractor. It's FREE. Also, I noticed that the reviews have put me higher on the listings.

I am also listed free on several Pressure washing related websites in thier "Contractors Directory"
I've noticed that if I google "Pressure Washing Lexington KY" My Name is listed several times on the first page because I am listed in so many places.

Just thought I'd share those No cost ways to get Your Name out.

Anybody else have any Ideas?

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Lexington, KY 859-983-5955
We own and operate a great Cleaning Service in Lexington KY as well as provide
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post #2 of Old 06-29-2006, 02:41 PM
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Well, as you have right now I think having your contact info in your signature on these forums is good as well. No only can people contact you but having your website address in there creates a backlink to your site which will help you get indexed in the seach engines... so that leads to more free leads.

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Just thought I would share some of the Free Methods I have used to list my Business.

Superpages.com has a basic listing that is free.


Google Local is another free way to get listed.

Yahoo Local also.

Contracors.com has a free feature and also has free leads.

My Favorite features of the Contractors.com and Superpages.com listings are the ability for consumers to rate you. After I complete a job I ask for consumers email so that I can send them a link to the Rate and Review pages. The more reviews and good ratings can help others choose us as a contractor. It's FREE. Also, I noticed that the reviews have put me higher on the listings.

I am also listed free on several Pressure washing related websites in thier "Contractors Directory"
I've noticed that if I google "Pressure Washing Lexington KY" My Name is listed several times on the first page because I am listed in so many places.

Just thought I'd share those No cost ways to get Your Name out.

Anybody else have any Ideas?
Excellent resources!!
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post #4 of Old 08-04-2006, 09:55 AM
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Web bulletin boards are great too. Flyers in local stores. We even hand out flyers at Wally World. Home Depot has a business card file so other contractors can find subs great for Post Constr. Clean-up.
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Well, as you have right now I think having your contact info in your signature on these forums is good as well. No only can people contact you but having your website address in there creates a backlink to your site which will help you get indexed in the seach engines... so that leads to more free leads.

Thank you for that. Some of these bulletin boards are a little queer on listing your site in your signature. I appreciate the opportunity.

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yeah great stuff thanks
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Another free service is Craigslist.com ( note - You will have to post your ads every couple of days as they expire)

Beware of some "free" industry link posting boards, as they are just link farms with the intention of getting you information and spamming you with theirs
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Thanks for the ideas! I just posted an ad on Craigslist on Friday and we got 4 responses in one day!

www.memymopandi.com
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Not a problem - Craigslist started here in San Francisco. Recently it has branched out to the whole world.

Until it really catches on in your area and everybody uses it you can catch some sweet jobs on it. Unfortunately in our area now there are sooooooooooo many who advertise there for cleaning and other service industrys that your ad's get lost in the mix now. Enjoy it while you can.
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Thanks for the ideas! I just posted an ad on Craigslist on Friday and we got 4 responses in one day!

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Same here! Thanks for the heads up! I got 2 more regulars from that ad yesterday!
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I guess it works, but I can't stand how craiglist is set up. Youd think that with a site that large they cold get some programmers in there and advance it past basic html stages.

No way to organize the search results or anything either. Plus every guy with a paintbrush advertises in there also. I imagine you get a lot of people looking for a cheap job
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We jazz up our ads on craiglist to stand out a little from the rest.

Here is what one of our craigslist ads looks like.... http://lexington.craigslist.org/sks/224710751.html


Michael Kreisle, First Choice Power Washing LLC
Lexington, KY 859-983-5955
We own and operate a great Cleaning Service in Lexington KY as well as provide
awesome Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning services.
You can follow us on Facebook here...Pressure Washing Lexington KY
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We jazz up our ads on craiglist to stand out a little from the rest.

Here is what one of our craigslist ads looks like.... http://lexington.craigslist.org/sks/224710751.html


How do you add the pic ?
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I insert html code to point to the images url source.

It looks like this....

<img src= " insert image source here " img>

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We own and operate a great Cleaning Service in Lexington KY as well as provide
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Sorta' like this....


Michael Kreisle, First Choice Power Washing LLC
Lexington, KY 859-983-5955
We own and operate a great Cleaning Service in Lexington KY as well as provide
awesome Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning services.
You can follow us on Facebook here...Pressure Washing Lexington KY
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Or for our Cleaning Service....


Michael Kreisle, First Choice Power Washing LLC
Lexington, KY 859-983-5955
We own and operate a great Cleaning Service in Lexington KY as well as provide
awesome Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning services.
You can follow us on Facebook here...Pressure Washing Lexington KY
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I insert html code to point to the images url source.

It looks like this....

<img src= " insert image source here " img>
You can also upload pics on craigslist same like here on the BBS.

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Sorta' like this....


Good stuff!
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Smile Thanks for all the great info

You always post the best info....Thanks alot
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