Well after a few months lurking ...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Ian Fisher, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. Ian Fisher

    Ian Fisher Member
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    I've decided to introduce myself .....After 25 years in banking reaching some heady hights i've chucked it all in and have created "Pristine Pole" working in the Poole area in Dorset, i've found the forum really useful in all sorts of ways. Business development has been great primarily organic though i'm currently considering Yell.Com or Checkatrade- Any thoughts???
     

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    Hi & welcome to the forum Ian :thumbsup:

    I've not bothered to go down the paid yell or checkatrade listing route myself as found no real need too.

    How do you currently gain new business?
     
  3. Ian Fisher

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    Hey Smurf Thanks - been watching your posts and your clearly a fountain of knowledge!- So far been concentrating on Facebook and word of mouth, concious that winter is approaching and i want a final push before we get into the dark months....done a little canvassing and will be doing some more this week....
     
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    I've seen your facebook page already that you are currently working...well done:thumbsup:

    However I would strongly suggest you sort out a professional looking search engine optimised website as a priority first before going down any paid listing route. Reason being I found the one page site you have at the moment which to be honest is no good at all if you want it seen on the first page of google organic search results say for "window cleaners in Poole".


    A good company website I think is the most important thing to have as first impressions count and all that.
     
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    Welcome bud
    I have found facebook etc good but you can't beat door knocking..even half hour a day (couple of small roads ) is really beneficial
    Surprising how quick the odd 1 or 2 jobs gained per day add up..
    Just don't get disheartened when you get a blank day when no one seems interested
    Won't take long fella
     
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    Welcome Ian Fisher, congrats on now being a fully fledged member :thumbsup:
     
  8. Ian Fisher

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    Agree Smurf, i'm working on the new site which should be available in a few weeks, but once its up and running i am concerned how i can get my listing further up the search tree....ideas??
     
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    Ps I'm pleased with the FB Page and glad u like its picking up a job a week as i'm hitting all of the local groups
     
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    Hey Davey - Thats the route I always intended on going and will be back into over the coming weeks - it can be disheartening and i need to man up
     
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