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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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How to get your business on Google?

Do any small business owners here know any tips or tricks to get your business to come up on a Google search?
I have a Google places listing, but I don't show up anywhere when searching for a plumber in Chesterfield, Michigan. If you Google Shackleton Plumbing, I show up. I don't know how to fix this. A friend is a SEO guy, and wants to charge me $200/month to get me seen on Google. I think with a little knowledge I can do it myself.
Thanks for any help.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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If whoring myself out helps at all, my page is www.facebook.com/robertshackletonplumbing
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Do you REALLY want GL4x4 notoriety on google?
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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Poison some customers, it's the fastest way!

Edit: Since when is a Facebook page a replacement for real advertising?
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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It's free, and has helped so far.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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I took a monster shit. my toilet clogged. shackleton plumbing chesterfield Michigan saved the day
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Shackleton plumbing of chesterfield fixed my plumbing issues and even gave me a reach around. I would reccomend their services to anyone looking for plumbing help or a little love.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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Lol. I do clean the pipes.





In a non gay way. :)
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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I'd like to have more homeowner business. I'm getting tired of builders who want you there yesterday, but don't want to pay for 2 months.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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Google Adwords might be a good place to start.

Do you have Google Analytics on your website? If not, set it up.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #11
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Google Local. It's easy to set-up and puts you right there on page one. I started a pressure washing - soft washing business this year and the very first thing I did was set up my website and then Google Local. Checking my site logs, all of my calls come from one or the other.

You don't want to play with adwords offering plumbing services. That shit can spiral out of control real quick. $$$.

I do adwords on my other website and pull a ton of conversions from it, but it can get expensive and doesn't really allow room for mistakes.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #12
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Lol. I do clean the pipes.
Do you LAY SOME PIPE?
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Old September 15th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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You guys are not on the right track. He wants his Facebook page to show in google searches.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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You guys are not on the right track. He wants his Facebook page to show in google searches.
Oh, if that's the case, then he heeds to pony up the cash for a real website. Facebook pages don't rank very well in search engines.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. Getting a real website is doable. I didn't think it would really matter.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #16
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Shackleton plumbing of chesterfield fixed my plumbing issues and even gave me a reach around. I would reccomend their services to anyone looking for plumbing help or a little love.
This is even funnier when your sitting on the shitter, afraid you might plug it up.... I lol'd...
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Old September 15th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info. Getting a real website is doable. I didn't think it would really matter.
There are really cheap and easy options out there for websites. You don't want a static Web Bill board.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #18
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Getting a real website is doable. I didn't think it would really matter.
it definitely matters if google SEO is your concern. You're not going to show up in google searches with a facebook page only.

get a simple, one page site that gives local people the info they need to know about you how to and contact you. Come up with a list of 100-or-so keywords that will lead people to your site. Pay your buddy to help with SEO for a few months and see if it helps business.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info. Getting a real website is doable. I didn't think it would really matter.
For what it's worth, and from what I know....

Register your domain and build a simple site. Wordpress offers a bunch of simple setups that would do the trick.

SEO is built on saying the same thing a number of ways, and changing content frequently. Ongoing blogs and customer reviews are probably the best way for a small business like you to keep content up to date and show up in the search engines. Create writeups of happy clients, ask them to review your work, etc. Update it regularly with current info with a bunch of relevant keywords.

Facebook is good but use it to direct traffic to your website.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #20
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Thank you guys very much!
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