Dr. Edward Gould, of Gould Chiropractic Wellness Center in Cincinnati Ohio
Back in 2004, I decided to create a website for my business. After perusing the web, I finally found a firm located in St. Louis, that created websites that not only matched my personality but also seemed to be on the cutting edge of Web Design. I spoke to them on the phone and they mailed me a brochure about the websites they created and how it would cause â€œExplosive Growthâ€ for my business. I was SOLD! Within days I flew out to St. Louis so they could take pictures and record video of me for my website. Within 3 weeks my website was finished. I was so Excited.
Well, after two years of so called â€œExplosive Growthâ€ I had gotten only 4 new clients. So I called the company and spoke to the owner, he was genuinely saddened that the site had not performed better. He gave me a name of a friend of his in Indiana that does web design and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
I called him. While on the phone, he pulled up my site and said, â€œNo wonder you are not getting any hits from the search engines.â€ Then he explained why. After he told me, I was thinking to myself why didnâ€™t the other firm know about this. God knows I paid them enough!
So I told him to fix my site so that I would not only get more hits but more businesses also. He assured me that would be the case. He proceeded to gut my old site and then rebuilt it. When he was finished I was pleased how it looked but more importantly how it was supposed to perform. After all, he fixed everything that was wrong with it.
Well, 19 months later I had gotten a total of 5 clients from my revised site. Ugh! That result was unacceptable! About that time a friend of mine had attended a Websiteology seminar. She called me after attending the seminarâ€¦ she was so excited. She was spewing all kinds of terms I had never heard of. Iâ€™m thinking to myself who is this Esratiâ€¦ the Tony Robbins of Website Design. The information she gave me that night made a lot of sense. I knew that she new nothing about websites yet after going to a one day seminar she seemed very knowledgeable.
Since my website was essentially invisible to all the search engines I figured I should drive up to Dayton and talk to these guys. What is interesting is they wanted to actually meet me and talk with me. The guy in Indiana did not want to. The meeting went well. I met with David and Seth. Both are very knowledgeable and open. My true Website education began sitting at the table with the two of them. They were totally honest with me. They told me up front it would be work. They signed me up for the seminar and I attended. The seminar was full of pearls! Seth took my website apart and reinstalled the good stuff into WordPress.
My site has been up now for several weeks and Iâ€™m already getting 3 to 4 times as many hits as before. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone directly to â€œThe Next Wave.â€ I would have saved lots of money, time and would have gotten many more clients.
Dr. Ed Gould
Damon Sink of Studio Files
‘d just like to offer a quick comment to let you all know about the great success we are having with the site we built after taking the Websitetology seminar, thestudiofiles.com. Dave has mentioned it in an earlier email, but our daily hits are increasing at a rate that I would not have thought possible. For one extremely relevant search string in Google, we are getting NUMBER ONE ranking after less than 4 weeks. We are even beating out a multimillion dollar company whose name is one of the search terms!
The secret? Information. Connection. Communication.
All of the things that a wordpress site makes it so easy to accomplish. Do yourself a favor and take the seminar. Find the places where what you know is a valuable commodity and make a permanent, profitable statement.
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