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Need Help promoting dad's business

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by skripel, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. skripel

    skripel BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys, just need few suggestions from you how to promote renovation business???

    My dad wants to start renovation company, and I have created all the needed paperwork and the website for him. (if you wanna take a look pm). Im just not sure where to promote it (advertise).

    I am trying to rank it for google, but it takes time which i dont really have and as I was told there arent alot of people that look for renovation companies on google.

    The budget to spend is $500-$700 a month (first few month) and more as the work is picked up.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. hostie

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    Local pay per click via adwords.
    Buy some local ad space.
    Obviously you and your dad are going to want to target locally, so think outside of online as offline is where the business will thrive. You could also do google business listings, there are plenty of threads on how to rank first for those quickly.

    I run a successful offline business and I'm always open for consultation. Pm me with some questions.
     
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  3. littleg2008

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    Hostie made some good points, you should also not overlook local marketing as this really is a local business.

    Get some business cards done / flyers / leaflets you can get these pretty cheap and ask local shops / takeaways to allow you to leave a few with each place. That should give you a bit of a lift.

    Make sure you get yourself in google places asap for the business. This again will be of great beneficial to you. There are lots of threads in this great forum that go into details about getting the most from google places
     
  4. nandos

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    Yup Local PPC will do.

    Advertise in local newspapers

    Make deals with local plumbers and electricians where they provide potential leads and pay them per lead.
     
  5. skripel

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    Thanks for the suggestion, google places is up, but it takes time to rank, flyers and b cars are done and printed (like 2k each) its just I dont have time to spread them due to full time job.
     
  6. hostie

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    Pay a young person (usually in highschool) that you know via family or friends to pass them out all day on cars for anywhere from $20-60 bucks depending on how long you make them pass them out.

    Also, I will get to your PM as soon as I've got a little time and give you some tips.
     
  7. dtang4

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    Try craigslist and other online classifieds too.