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  1. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Anyone had success with Google Maps Marketing?
  2. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey all paint heads I recently contacted an acquaintance (who just started a painting company in Sacramento, ca in August 2015) about partnering with him. I met with him two weeks ago in person and proposed to open a new division of his company in the San Francisco Bay Area. I would be selling...
  3. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    I've noticed that a lot of people on this forum seem to mostly focus on a site's pagerank and the number of links they have built or would like to build to their site. - That's not a winning approach nor is this a solid strategy for the long term success in attaining great organic search...
  4. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    Hello, its been a while since I've posted here something. We have made a website for the company but I did not work or hired any SEO experts. I need to have a local SEO targeting my site in the cities and states. We've made up some keywords when making site but they're pretty low and google...
  5. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    There seem to be alot of questions about SEO, link building, page rank etc. I was wanting to share what we plan to do as far as SEO for our launch, and see what you guys thought about it. Though I strongly feel viral and engagement strategies far far outweigh any SEO, we do want to rank...
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I had a discussion with John elsewhere, and thought afterwards that it was a good question to answer. What do you think, is marketing changing, or staying the same? John's remarks are in quotations, and my thoughts follow them. John, a few things come to mind based on your comments below>...
  7. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    I get a lot of question about the fear of looking like spam to Google. This is a great page Google created about their fight against spam on their search engine. The page even has LIVE examples of spam that Google is taking action on. Take a look here for the full page...
  8. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hello Paint Talk! A little about me: I have been in the Paint and Coatings industry for over 7 years now working in sales. For a short time during college I ran a successful restoration company that focused on fixing up foreclosures and painting was the main service. I also have...
  9. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    I decided to take our company's blog in a different route this time around, and wrote what I know of using social networking to boost Google rankings. I haven't spent one advertising dollar on the website other than the domain name and year hosting contract, and have made it up to #3 in my city...
  10. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    For people who have used an SEO strategy for a search engine such as google or bing, how much has your bottom line increased? How many more potential clients has this brought you vs. before you started your SEO strategy. Do you get a lot more phone calls now?
  11. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    This is an issue with me and I know alot of others have no idea how to help out the search rankings on Google Maps. What are citations? and not the ones you get when you see the cherries in your mirror. I would think that Id rank well there just because I rank well in organics but not the...
  12. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    Has anyone seen or played with Google Trends yet? I found a good article about using Google Trends to improve your site's SEO. The author makes a compelling case that you can use it to find out what your customers search for in Google and if you know the keywords they're using to search, you...
  13. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    What marketing efforts are bringing you the most business? Is it your website? (PPC? Or SEO?) Direct mail? Yellow Pages directories (online? book?), print advertising, or what? I'm guessing/betting/gambling on putting more $$ and effort into SEO in 2011 to put our website in front of more...
  14. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    For you guys working on Search and have a blog I have something to share.. House Painting Blog Above is the link to Bloggeries; a blog directory. From my research the best blog directory on the web. Google gives it alot of authority; as do many SEO sites. I signed up for the 64.99 featured...
  15. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    Couple of recent threads reminded me on my goals this year is to improve my blogs. One problem I have is content, what to write about? Some ideas, How to solve a certain problem like removing wallpaper, painting panelling, choosing colors or ??. Use a job to document and show the...
  16. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    I see many questions on here pertaining to google local and other local services (eg yahoo local, bing local, etc). One very common question I see goes something like this "The information google is displaying about my business isn't accurate (missing reviews, drops in rankings, etc). How can...
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