What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by shazzy692002, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. shazzy692002

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    OK. So i have been on the phone to local.com over past few days. They advertise your wesite and guarentee your website get a 1000 hits a month.

    They suggerst if 1% come in from calls from those 1000 hits then thats between 1-3 calls a week.

    There is lots more to it, the cost for a 15 month campaing in £240 inc of vat.

    Im really interested, but quite naive at times.

    What do you all think please?.
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    yell said something like that to me, so being a new business i thought i would try it,

    after a year, only one maybe 2 calls from it, and they was one offs,
     
  3. shazzy692002

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    Oh ****, thats not good. Bit gutted reading that, as sounded quite good. Yell is also a big company.
     
  4. Luffy

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    If you want to generate traffic to your website why don't you try Google Ad words. I think they have an offer at the moment for new customers who spend £25 get £100 free
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    £16 per month.. 1000 hits a month, how can they tell you you will get 1% call backs? How many of the 1000 will already have a window cleaner?
     
  6. shazzy692002

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    Surely the hits would be people searching for windowcleaners?
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    It's a scam, your website is already on page 1, so you will be seen by locals looking for a window cleaner.. If that offer for Adwords is £25 for free £100 do that.. That will get you more work over a few months for £25 than £240 over 15 months will!
     
  8. Belfastcleaning

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    These companies will tell you anything to get you to sign up.. Best ones are from yell.. Telling you this is best for your business, can you afford not too? Lol.. A tip I got from here is to just tell them sorry you have too many customers and you want rid of some
     
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    Agree with above at the end of the day they want your money and will sell you what you want to hear. Listen to yourself, if you are asking us you really know the answer yourself. Good luck

    Shazzy692002
    and hope you get loads more customers... :)
     
  10. shazzy692002

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    To be fair, i do have enough customers, but i want to drop another day and pay someone else. To do that i need more.lol. Plus i want to expand to cleaning. Your all right tho, have decided against it.

    Thanks for pushing me in the rite direction..

    instrength what with the link?. lol
     
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