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Alex last won the day on December 26 2018

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About Alex

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    P.O.Box 52, Mahopac, New York, 10541
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    Auto Body
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  1. How was your overall shop performance in 2018 vs 2017? Please take a moment to vote in our poll. Feel free to discuss results in this topic or start a new topic in Business Talk - How's your shop doing?
  2. Alex

    Best Security Camera Setup For Shop

    If you are looking for an inexpensive option, I like zmodo for the price and features. The meshare app is pretty good. I use the cameras at my house. The ones below are outdoor but can be used inside, have 1080p and night vision. At $400 for 8 cameras with repeater, hard drive and NVR, its a good deal. This is on amazon. The indoor ones are good and have an intercom feature where you can speak into it. Here's a mix of 4 outdoor and 2 indoor:
  3. Hi Alex! Wanted to send you a message... and a pop up showed up saying "Your inbox is full. You must delete some messages before you can send any more." How do I do that?? Can you help? Feel free to email me at [email protected] 

    Thanks! Matthew

    1. Alex


      You have a pending renewal to your sponsor membership. Once you renew, you will go back to unlimited storage.

    2. Alex


      Thanks, all set!

  4. Topic moved to our new forum - Buying a Repair Shop, Partnerships, Business Deals
  5. Alex

    Business Plan

    Topic moved to our new forum - Buying a Repair Shop, Partnerships, Business Deals
  6. Topic moved to our new forum - Buying a Repair Shop, Partnerships, Business Deals
  7. Interesting article on Search Engine Journal about the importance of business reviews. Your business listing is prompted up with more positive reviews which is especially important for local area search. Google Local Search Study: Businesses on First Page Have an Avg. 4.4 Star Rating Businesses ranking on the first page of Google local search results have an average review rating of 4.42 stars. This information was revealed in a recent study from BrightLocal which examines Google reviews and how they relate to local rankings. A high star rating was found to strongly correlate with better rankings in Google search. Businesses ranking in the top 3 positions are more likely to have an average star rating of 4-5 stars (64% of businesses have 4-5 stars). Out of those ranking in positions 7-10 59% of were found to have a 4-5 star rating. Only 20% of businesses in positions 1-3 were found to have no Google reviews, compared to 26% of businesses in positions 7-10. Those numbers stress the importance of having a favorable star rating when it comes to ranking well in Google local search. Positive reviews send signals to Google that the business is trustworthy and provides a good experience for customers. Therefore, Google will be more likely to direct people toward those businesses when searching for what they offer. Other Key Findings from the Study Only 5% of businesses have an average star rating below 3 stars Photographers, alternative therapy businesses, and marketing services have the highest average star ratings Senior living services, car dealerships, and hotels have the lowest average star ratings Bars, restaurants, and hotels are the industries that are most likely to have Google Reviews Accountants are the least likely industry to have reviews on Google Results from this study are based on the analysis of 93,000 businesses’ Google reviews in 26 industries. Another recent study from Moz further illustrates the growing importance of Google My Business signals in local search results. Article: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-local-search-study-businesses-on-first-page-have-an-avg-4-4-star-rating/279895/
  8. @xrac Your find is actually #16 on this list... https://www.hotcars.com/strange-things-found-in-tires/
  9. Alex

    Creating coupons/ Pictures

    A few online resources to create coupons and are relatively easy to use: https://spark.adobe.com/make/coupon-maker/ https://www.canva.com/create/coupons/ https://www.couponler.com/ * Moved to Marketing, Advertising, & Promoting Forum
  10. @HemiHondo did you make this yourself with Godaddy website builder? I like the colors, but the site itself itself is very basic. There are a bunch of things going on if you intend to rank better in search engines, that you would need to do. If you only want an informational page or two, it's good enough.
  11. @Pete K around SEO, you should think about running SSL/HTTPS and definitely optimizing for mobile, having your site designed to be responsive. Looks like its built with Google sites, which should have some options there if you are doing it yourself. As far as on page SEO...run your url through an online testing site like: https://www.seotesteronline.com/ then make some edits. @autobodyguys looks good but I would think about moving over to https/ssl, otherwise your visitors will get a message in their browser telling them it's not secure like: @wilfredo celedon looks good but same thing: One thing I noticed when your site resizes for mobile, I would make the phone number clickable to bring up the mobile phone's dialer and the phone icon in the footer, rather than link to the contact page, have that link to the phone dialer as well. The link should be changed to something like: <a href="tel:559-495-0319">559-495-0319</a>
  12. Oil filters are one of those important parts categories that every shop usually stocks, to turn bays faster and offer an oil change service as a way to capture needed maintenance and repairs. What is your preferred brand of oil filters and why? Are you stocking oil filters in your shop? How do you keep your inventory stocked and updated if you do? Who is your oil filter supplier and why? Are you using a standard or premium oil filter on average? If you service trucks, are you using Heavy Duty filters; Baldwin, Fleetguard, Luberfiner, etc.?