Repeat After Me – My Business is More Than Just a Fucking Keyword! As a contractor, your number one job in your community is to create a localized brand that is so strong, that people seek YOU out, not just a keyword, to do business with. By having a unique service offering you force people to bypass all the marketing bullshit around them and make a bee-line to your door. But this approach to marketing takes time to cultivate and you have to do it one satisfied client at a time.
But a lot of the guys I talk to are trying to figure out how to get on the first page of Google at any cost; SEO, paid ads, Places, black hat, gray hat, white hat, whatever fucking color hat will work to get them there! The problem with being so focused on being first at the trough is that once you have fed, you will eventually get hungry again, and you will do whatever it takes to stay fat and happy. Then one day the Slaughter comes (I love my last name, my wife hates it!) and all the traffic you either optimized for or paid for is gone.More