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If you have a website and would like to either show it off or get some feedback post your link here. If you need help with your website make sure you list your questions and I'll try to give as much info as I can.

Look forward to seeing your sites! :thumbsup:
 

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New Website Header

I finally got that blurry header out of here. Had Keith design a new header. I got it put in place and changed some colors on the site to better compliment the fine header by Keith.
Much Kudos to KBKGraphx. Quick and Professional.

Check it out here....

http://www.firstchoicepowerwashing.com
 

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Hey all, I thought I would give this website thing a try. I dont expect getting much business online, but I do expect to be advertising the web address in local papers and signs. I still need to change a few things but a little feedback would be nice. And yes its a free site so several adds. Any suggestions? spelling LOL! please note this is my first attempt!!!

http://mrmomscleaning.tripod.com/

Later, JP
 

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I dont get it? try this
Congratulations! Your web site has been published.Visitors can find it at this location (URL): http://mrmomscleaning.tripod.com/


That link isnt working either, it works from the Tripod site builder page, but nowhere else. Maybe it takes some time before its truly published. I dont know??? LOL

Now its up!!!
 

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I can see it now.

Looks great.

If I can I would like to recommend a couple of things -

1) shrink your logo some and either put it into an upper corner or put it somewhere where it is not the only thing that you see when you first open the page

2) increase the font size on your phone number and email address information

3) mention it clearly that you are licensed, bonded, insured (As I hope that you are) on the front page so the discriminating client will stick around.
 

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This might not make me your hero but popularity is not the purpose of any post I make. I think overall the site looks way too amateurish for a company that has been in business for ten years. If I was considering hiring you and viewed that website I honestly would reconsider. I know that sounds harsh but telling you "looks good" is not going to help you any.

Get a professional logo designed. Get off of Tripod and land yourself a custom/company specific URL and host it on a real site. Use high quality photos. Read about search engine optimization and write your text copy accordingly. Be careful about advertising prices. Again if you give a customer nothing but price that is all he has upon which to make his decision. Thats bad business especially if your website dosn't have enough pizzaz to make you appear like an established company.
 

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Thanks! t.p, and Pressure you son of a just kidding I really appreciate the critiqe. As I said before this site is only my first shot at it. Perhaps I will eventually invest in a professionally designed site, Im just not sure if thats really necessary for a local cleaning service. I guarantee you there is no competition in my area on the web, except Molly Maids.
Again, thanks for the feedback!! I will work on it. By the way Ive really been going back and forth about advertising prices, Ive seen several sites that do and several that dont. Guess I need to ponder it some more. You dont like the Logo? here I thought I was a designer, I spent hours messing around with that.

Later, JP
 

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I'd love some feedback on our site..... www.carolinaprowash.com I keep being told that I need more "words" but I prefer the "unclutterdness" (is that a word?). I guess our site is more for our customers/potential customers to be directed to rather than search engines to find so if that's all the "words" do, I get to keep my eye candy site. I do plan on adding a testimonial page as well as a couple of pages that are about us personally & some of the affiliations we have. All comments / feedback is welcome!

Celeste
 

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Celeste, very nice site. I wouldnt change a thing and agree a testimonial or reference page would be a good addition.

Later, JP
 

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C, you can keep your wording minimized by choosing carefully those keywords which will get you found. For example:

You have:

Daily we strive for excellence no matter what the scale or scope of our undertaking. Each project is an opportunity to showcase our talents. With a complete understanding of our customers, we continually educate ourselves in order to exceed your expectations and deliver the 'wow' factor you are looking for.

Just a possibility to get you search engine coverage

Daily we strive for excellence. Each project is an opportunity to showcase our talents. From exotic deck cleaning to house washing to decorative concrete work, we take the time to recognize the needs of our Carolina based customers and exceed all expectations. Our commitment to customer service sets us apart from all other power washing contractors. For true curb appeal, there is no other.. Give Carolina ProWash a call today..

C, you know I love you but lets cut to the chase. If you want to showcase your superior writing skills, I will send you a link to another creative writing mesage board. If you want your website to perform the function you are paying for, don't be resistant to proper marketing. It will only cost you in the long run.
 

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Thanks JP!

Ken, I don't know why I didn't call you when we were having brochures printed (groaannn!) I am certainly looking forward to meeting & talking with you at Tom's in a couple of weeks! Don't you want a little yellow lab puppy? I seem to be delivering that day!

Celeste
 

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I value my manly assets enough to know better than to bring home a puppy. Those guys are incredibly cute though. I don't even want to see them or I will be in serious trouble. One look from those eyes and I will add to my menagerie. I also will be sleeping next Jericho for the remainder of the week.
 

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J.P. - looking better, keep playing with it.

Regarding pricing, I vote to keep it off of the site, your intention is to draw the potential client into further dialogs. If you give them all of the information up front why would they call you?

I played around and created a simple logo for you that would balance out the other design on your page, take a look and let me know what you think. I would be happy to tweek it for you.

Celeste - your site is beautiful! Do you deliver puppies to California?

Ken - You made some wonderful valid points on both sites :thumbsup: I like your style
 

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Thanks for the effort t.p but Im a bit partial to my logo even if Ken doesnt like it. LOL Im just going to keep messing around with the site.

Later, JP
 

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JP -

I think consistency is important (if you can't tell by my duplicated pages on my own site :)) Have you considered using the stripes from your logo up in the top left corner where you have the checkers? The change I would suggest on your logo is to make the circle an oval that would encompass all of Mr. Mom's instead of fighting it. Pricing I would leave off - no need to alert competitors of how to underbid you. I would also switch out the products being the main focus of that section to your outstanding & thorough process being central with your product listing being the accent. Again, on that same page, I'd work your logo in somewhere - possibly where the checkered flag is (it's not my favorite look for either corner if you couldn't tell!) And why did your background color change? Consistency again for me.

Don't forget, opinions are like bellybuttons - everyone has one!

Celeste
 
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