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Websites do work,for big storms!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I was checking my website hits for last week during the storm. In 2 days had almost 200 hits. My phone was ringing so much I thought it was going to melt. Now I'm getting calls to see if I have anything available because their plow guy didn't show up.
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Time to expand!
  3. Sprag-O

    Sprag-O Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Too bad Lancaster/Buffalo are 5 hours away. I've had 1" of snow up here so far...
  4. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I have checked out your web site did you hire out for it development or you have someone to do it for you? The first couple years I ran Facebook ads but my observation people that called were mostly looking to tire kick wanting the low baller, not my strategy. In your opinion are they qualified customers ready and able to pay your price, leads are great as long as it is not a heard of the folks that are "the people of wal-mart".
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Little bit of hyperbole there, don't you think?

    Our "professional" staff? lol

    I think we turned down more work than we added last week. Unless it was right along a current route, it didn't get added.
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    Leads should always be the goal. How you sell them is up to you. I remember a time in my business when I prayed for the phone to ring, didn't matter about what, now I kinda wish it would stop.
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Should add, the calls from the website were younger people, and the older ones said they got my number from the phone book.
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    What's a phone book?
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    I'm surprised mark knows what the Internet is
  10. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I know how you feel. Only thing that keeps me positive is thinking of the alternative and a sincere "thank you" from someone we helped.
  11. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    HAHAHA….. (Customer, Thank you…. Sincere!?!) Thats almost completely unheard of in my parts!! LOL
    But when they do come… I treat cherish them, Like GOLD!!
  12. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    The 200 hits were from me trying to hack in to your website.
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Checking website hits again,not sure what's going on,but I'm a big hit in South America. 50 hits in the last month!
  14. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I hate those calls during events... Always driveways, waste of time.. Still owed $$$ from helping people 5 years ago..
  15. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Spammers I bet :dizzy: