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I have a website that I paid to have made and maintained 15 29.41%
I have a website that I made and maintain 29 56.86%
I do not have a website and do not want one 1 1.96%
I do not have a website and plan to make one myself 4 7.84%
I do not have one and plan to hire someone to create one 5 9.80%
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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I am just curious as to who has a site and how you maintain it.
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George, I see you voted on both the first two.
Care to elaborate on the effectiveness between the two?
TIA!
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here is mine . http://erikhanchoskypainting.weebly.com/
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George, I see you voted on both the first two.
Care to elaborate on the effectiveness between the two?
TIA!
The www.ecopainting.ca is mostly done by me, paid someone to create the Content Management System and I can do almost anything I want with it. I pay someone to do links for it etc.
The site is very successfull (120 visits a day and tons of leads, an employment page that brings applicants daily, etc.)

As far as the usual metrics, Page rank is 3, and Alexa 597,468 Traffic Rank, which is almost unheard of for a contractor site!

We also hired Footbridge Media for
www.officepainters.com
www.commercialpainting.ca
www.gtapainters.com
www.colourhelp.ca

And they are just hired to start a blog at www.paintingtoronto.ca

I am happy with them, they are good value as it is mostly hands free for us.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:55 AM   #5
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I have recently created my website and I am constantly updating it and adding photos. It's alot of work, I work a fair share of hours everyday/week 24/7.... check it out and let me know your feedback. I've recently done a snakeskin texture that I'm really excited about and just finished a Zebra room. The web site is nice if you do Theme Rooms and can update with new photos, but like I said: it is alot of work. If I could find a webmaster locally it would be worth it to me to pay someone else to do it.
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I will try to make my own, if I fail I will hire someone to do it.
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Actually I voted wrong. I did mine and wouldn't dream of paying someone at this point anyway. My first one I did in iWeb and the second in Rapid Weaver on my Apple laptop. I have found out recently the search engines love "fresh info" and if you just have someone do it and let it sit, well it will fall in the searches. This SEO stuff is pretty complicated sometimes, I'm always reading and trying to stay up there. I am in the process of totally redoing my site, but that's gonna be a few weeks yet the way it looks. Anyway....My vote up top is wrong LOL. Not enough coffee that morning I guess......
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i like the snakeskin textured walls!! what is the process?
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Are you talking about the room with the stripes?

Oh you were talking to 24-7 LOL ok. Ya that looks nice.
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I voted for the top two.

Here is the one that was paid to be made: http://www.agapepainting.net/
The problem with this site is obvious, it has no pages! It is simple and costs me nothing. The kid that supposedly services it, is NEVER reachable. So, I started another.

Here is the other that I just started and maintain myself: http://www.agapepaintinginc.com/

I haven't a clue what I am doing with the latter site. I am slowly putting things together as I learn how to do it. The video's are ok, and I plan to add pictures as well. I realize each page needs some description for it's category. I have been looking through other painting sites to get some ideas... Still need some work... I'm not in a hurry.

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Your site looks good! I'm totally learning a new CMS *content managing system* and going to totally redo mine. Mine's been up a while now and although I've no complaints with the business it's brought me, time to update. I think I'm probably a month out (or close to it) from it going live but it is online if anyone wants to critique it. If you're interested I'll supply the link. Again it's in it's very beginning infancy...so if you go, just please remember that.

Honestly Jason, I'd link to your new site now. I think it's close to prime time, but up to you. Looking pretty spiffy though I think...
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Thank you deach.

I'll link you, no problem. I'll work on that page right now.

For anyone else interested, Visit this topic for more information concerning Website Linking
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Man this new CMS is killing me here LOLOL....I'll get it though I just wish I hadn't learned two other ways first, would be easier to get some of this done without two other ways rolling around in my head.
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we have our own website www.art-ych.com
welcome to visit it!
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welcome to visit it!
Arty,

this is a forum for those who paint residential, commercial, and industrial structures. This is not a forum for fine art painters. I am sure if you do an appropriate Internert search, you can find many forums better suited for you.

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Did my own site, and it shows. I just don't have the $$ to have it professionally done. It works for now though.
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Did my own site, and it shows. I just don't have the $$ to have it professionally done. It works for now though.
You certainly did a good job. If paying someone to do it is considering them a pro, then pay yourself.
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I am what you call a computer geek, been playing [self taught] since 1994.
The website is my design and I maintain it.
Meta tags, links, bookmarking, and blogs are of serious concern to address.
Getting people to your site is the number 1 issue.
http://www.kranenburgpainting.com/index.htm
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Did my own site, and it shows. I just don't have the $$ to have it professionally done. It works for now though.
Looks good! Do you get calls from it? That is what matters!

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I am what you call a computer geek, been playing [self taught] since 1994.
The website is my design and I maintain it.
Meta tags, links, bookmarking, and blogs are of serious concern to address.
Getting people to your site is the number 1 issue.
http://www.kranenburgpainting.com/index.htm
Welcome to the site, you might want to post an intro. Look forward to your input!
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Very nice job, Kranenburg. Your "Why Hire a Pro" page is very well done - differentiate yourself on your website and you'll weed out price shoppers and those that don't understand the value of a true professional.
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