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My online brand project (long post)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by slimx, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. slimx

    slimx Newbie

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    So, I've made a little project for myself. I have a unique product (automotive exhaust) now - basically I'm just waiting for the suppliers in China to "mass-produce" 1,000 of them for me. In 1 month or so it should be ready. Now usually, when i get a new product i send out a few new emails to retailers (locals and online stores) and basically get them to advertise & sell it. Obviously, this makes less money.. and often you have to deal with a middle-man who yells at you, because he looks bad (mind you, the only yelling i cop is from the idiots who haven't deposited their money yet and ask me where their stock is).

    This time, I have taken the liberty of opening a new website, "creating" a brand name. Getting it's patents, and even starting a blog. Now I've tried to post up, new facts etc. I just scavenger for news, fancy stuff & cool things i find, facebook, instagram and car forums really help.
    Now I'm sure you guys know, it isn't enough just finding cool videos and pics on the net, you need to have writing ability, I've done a fair share of writing, I tried to be interesting. I have followed most of the guides.

    Now, I've avoided mentioning information about my product as that's like "cheating" lol. I want to attract people to my BLOG only, and THEN introduce my product. I believe that not only will i get more sales but well.. to do so will make me feel good! lol.

    Now, the rules obviously dictate you can't just "post" your sh** up here so.. I'll just describe my business to you.
    I am trying to get an AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE/CUSTOMIZATION & Modification blog going. I am internationally based, and will be offering products soon. At the moment as a freebie - I am willing to send out FREE car stickers (cause all "car guys" like stickers).

    My business name is SCRM Garage, now the issue with this is well.. SCRM is not in the dictionary, so why the f*** did i pick it? well.. "SCREAM" is the purpose of all my products, they make your car scream hence the name scream garage, now in Australia, New Zealand, UK & USA there are just too many businesses that actually use the word scream, as this could cause problems in future i decided to just cut-off the vowels and make a logo, which turned out nice and decided to go with that. - The name will not change, but the slogan can (at the moment - We can make your car scream) - Which i personally think is crap. I might just not use a slogan.

    My target market is not a specific kind of vehicle, but uh.. "a range of vehicles" basically most of the cars that are modified for example a TOYOTA CAMRY or HYUNDAI EXCEL is not really in my list of "how to install .. to" lol. There are a million other websites & businesses before me, I do not have anything better than them, but i want to be able to COMPETE at least run up in the ranking.

    I am willing to PUT MONEY INTO THIS, But i want realistic things. I bought link building here more than once, and saw little-to-no results. I have a network of websites, the only issue is one is an anonymous text messaging website (txt faker), the other an online store for clothing (drop ship based), and another is a tutoring website. (I have a lot of businesses lol) - NONE OF THEM ARE THE SAME GENRE! So I don't want to link one to another and get penalized or just ruin my websites rankings (I have done this in the past and have seen no-result in fact i THINK i did see a decrease lol).

    I would like your inputs, now if (mods) you do grant me permission to post my site here, i will otherwise. I read the rules, I'm not looking to get banned. Just a good user trying to learn how to "blog" like a pro. And of course as much as i tried to read on the forum, nothing is GENRE specific and well CAR MODS are not really on the list of BHW categories lol. Not that i expect it to be.

    Be open minded, ESPECIALLY if you are in the field of cars/automotive. Tell me how to make my blog famous, and then when i release my products, tell me how to get them SELLING like crazy! lol.
     
  2. slimx

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    Also, It seems others have posted their URLs regardless of the "spam" rules anyway, i tried to do so and BHW site says i need to be a member for longer? So if you google
    "SCRM GARAGE" I'm sure you'll find it!

    Dark/Black/Grey theme based, wordpress website.

    Forgot to add this
    Plans for the future:
    -Integrate with Facebook (this would involve opening a Facebook page)
    -Posting my products on the website
    -Allowing comments/replies to my posts
    -Link exchanging with other automotive blogs, stores & sites - trying to do this now actually.
     
  3. Duffers5000

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    Hey man. It takes some balls to enter the custom pipe market...its very competitive....Might be easier where you are I'm not sure.

    Your site doesnt look great and needs to be focused on your product.....I cant find anything on your site to suggest that you have a product to sell. You should have some focused videos about how you started, company ethos, quality control, why you decided you were fit to try and fill a hole in the market.

    Aside from that you are lacking in basic on page seo. No title tags, no privacy policy. Your contact page is empty. Basically you need to up the site drastically and you will need an address and phone number before people think of ordering anything off you.
     
  4. slimx

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    With the product thing, Basically i've decided to "not market" the product yet, I just want to start a blog and then LATER introduce my product.

    Or do you think this is a completely bad idea? I figured, that if i don't just go in as a MARKETPLACE, maybe I'd get more people TALKING about what i Have. It's actually not a custom piping thing lol, It's quite electronic lol. I will post details and pics when i get my stock.

    You'll see why it's unique :) I'm confident in the product lol. Worst case scenario - I'll send it out and get it sold. I have retailers who know me quite well and are happy with my services. I just want to sell it all myself.

    In terms of SEO, Yes - The site's kind of unfinished lol. I'll begin adding META description, Contact page has just a simple form rather than a phone contact etc.
     
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