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My Success Story

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Patel, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    So today I got a pretty big moral boost. My parents own a motel, family owned and operated for the last 10 years. Its right on the coast of TX, and me and my sister grew up living in the motel, and our family has a decent life.

    Well, now my sister is in med school, and im in the college of business at UTSA. So I started marketing for the motel since my parents are paying for my college and stuff.

    So I made a website, and drove traffic to it, and I had a form that is sent to my dad from people who are interested in staying at the motel. The form had things like check in date, check out date, etc..

    Its been going real good, and my dad emailed me some stats:

    Our business in July 2010 was $ 49,336.00
    July 2011 was $ 80,412.00

    Our Occupancy was July 2010 80.77%
    July 2011 95.48%

    Avrage Daily Rate was July 2010 $ 78.81.
    July 2011 $ 108.67

    Feels good knowing it was all me that did that. As well as my dad for responding to like 10-20 forms daily from the website. Alot of those forms converted into sales for our business. Overall, it is a 60% increase in sales. And its a better feeling knowing that the future months upcoming will probably have the same increase because the traffic is steady to the website.

    And the moral boost is today my dad sent me $2,000 for the work I did to my bank account. So as of today, im a college kid 2k richer. :)

    Make an idea, follow through, put in the time, and see the results. Good luck everyone. :D
     
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  2. seoguru13

    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    Congrats m8... I like your ethic in supporting your dad's business while in college, at a time when most guys would concentrate on making their own dough. Great job!
     
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    Another good method...


    Boost family's affairs

    Congratz and keep it going !
     
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    how'd to you choose to drive traffic to the site?
     
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  5. Pixel Pirate

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    Awesome story. It really is amazing how much internet marketing can help a business. Your dad's success is your success. Keep it up!
     
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  6. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    I made a website, and ranked for local terms.

    Hotels in --
    -- hotels
    motels around --

    terms like that

    and thanks guys
     
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    Nice! I've also found that if you have decent content on your site (or good information about your motel/hotel/tent:rolleyes: you might get linked in from someone important which drives significant traffic to your site - which results in conversions!
     
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    Congrats mate.
     
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    Congrats mate:)
     
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  10. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    I noticed the city has placed our link on their hotel database. As well as some other websites that are linking to us..
     
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    just goes to show how much IM can benefit offline. I think sometimes people only go for online because they think it's easier. Nice story great to hear. So are you ready to quit school and go full IM? HEHE
     
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    Awesome stuff, OP! Congratulations and keep up the great work....this is the best thread I've read all week :) Very cool feeling to have done so well yourself, I bet! :D
     
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    Mate, keep it up!

    My father also got a hotel & some time ago, I made a website for it.

    Could you tell me how you ranked? Scrapebox? xrumer? backlinks? advertisement?

    I'd really like to know.

    without wax,
    haxxaruz
     
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    Congrats dude..
     
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  16. Patel

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    Yeah man, tools I used were Scrapebox, but not spamming it. I used scrapebox pretty maticulously to find quality traveling blogs. Then I used xrumer to spam those links, and linklicious to get the xrumer links crawled. The domain is about 5-6 years old also, and has a good PR I believe.
     
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    Lol, that bitch better be bad for a grand. Hahaha :D
     
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    a simple but very effective lesson
     
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    thanks for that, really good advice
     
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    Awesome success story
     
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