Karl, I don't have a web site so can't answer to that. But I was wondering how many others had the same kind of experience I did. I put my email address on all advertising and signs. We switched ISP but kept the old one, too, just because of my email address. So for six months we had two ISPs. Didn't get one email response all winter. Anybody else not get any response to email or web addresses?
We get the odd request for a quote from our website. Quite a few for residential, and we don't do residential. It is on all the trucks and stationary. I am not sure how much business it develops but people seem to comment on it. I do agree that the name or address is extremeley important. Ours is www.snow-ice.net
Pat - I clicked on your link and it didn't work, I'll try it later. Have already seen it as I we talked about the written content on your site and my brochure I was working on. I like your site a lot. Hope all is going well.
I think Brian (landscaper3) summed it up best in an older post.
Here is what he said concerning websites.
This will show them we have insurance, we have pictures, tell a little about our business and our employees. This will help the potential customers feel they know us or at least can see what we do. And most of all separate us from Joe Blow company!
Face it its not the 80's not the 90's we are in the computer age and need to use it.
Do you do your taxes by hand? or use software like Quick Books. Do you hand write estimates and proposals or use programs like Clip or Lawn Monkey. In todays market computers are at 99% of all businesses including the ones you put bids on so they get 6 proposal all look great but one has a nice web site with PICTURES showing work performed BAM!!!!!!! the maintenance supervisor views it and now puts you ahead on the list.
Yes its just this simple in todays market, with all the scam artist out there and people who do shaddy work this can ONLY!!!! help you grow in todays market.
I couldn't have said it better (so I used Brian's words )