I was just thinking today, there is a certain area (among many) that I rank #1 in.
What I was thinking ts that with proper PHYSICAL marketing in addition to my high (between 1,2 and 3) organic rankings… aka fliers, newspapers, etc… I could probably clear $60-70k without leaving that particular town’s city limits next year.
Ranking # 1 on Google makes the difference between spending a lot of money on marketing and spending none at all.
For now…and I DON’T know:)
I still don’t know how to set up the “conversion” or “goals” in webmaster tools. If I knew how to do that I would be able to answer this poll. And now that the questions’ been asked, I see how important knowing the answer is.
2011 in june we were just getting the site up & playing w/ add words. now since feb this year we’ve been on point w/ the add words & got about $7,000 paid jobs. we also have $15,000 of bids still out there…all from ranking #1
I once had nearly the whole page in my area for what I do (roof cleaning) and here is the what I have found. You can not stop people from shopping, and the more competition you have, the less money you are going to make, plain and simple. Even though we had 6 of the first page spots, the more competitors that appeared, the less our income became.
I mean we still do great cleaning roofs here in the Tampa area, but it is not like it once was.
My opinion is instead of trying to hold down the top 3 spots, concentrate on being number one, and make sure your website converts.