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    Hi, gang, well I have a marketing question for everyone.

    My dilemma is that we will be relocating in the spring. Marketing a new location several states away from present location. It won't be a problem to edit the web site and start new, but what about the old location, clients still have the web addy and will still be able to access it.

    I'm wondering if this will be a problem or should it be ok. My web addy is listed pretty high on some serch engines so it would be good just to keep it, and edit the location. But I thought I'd ask for your opinions.

  • #2
    Hey Pam,
    I would just leave it and put a blurb to your old customers about relocating and thanks for support etc, etc.
    Am sending you Sundays Paper more ads better Ideas of things, Looking forward to meeting you in person
    "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
    Nancy

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    • #3
      Hi Nancy, same here! So how was dinner with the gals? I love my monthly "night-out " with groomer buddies (APPGA board meetings) It gives you that "shot in the arm" that we all need sometimes.

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, just not sure if it's the politically correct thing to do, so to speak. I am leaving my clients here with other mobile groomers, with standing appointments as they are already, then it's up to those mobile gals to make the sale and keep the client. Many of my clients already know that DH and I are planning travel through the summer, and I have left it 'open-ended' as to my return...you just never know how things will turn out, but I am not planning on a full return to AZ, just maybe a winter thing.But my rig will be spending the winter in WA.

      Thanks for the paper, it's one thing to think about, another to actually see what the current 'goings on" are. I haven't done an on-line search of the paper, but suspect it won't do much by way of classified ads. And it's still pretty early, but I like to get things rolling and keep a watch on thing.

      Thanks again...

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      • #4
        Gosh, yes leave it

        You leave the same address and as said put in New Location, thanks for support etc. You might even put down the recommended person or request e-mail to recommend if you want. Dont' loose your high up status.
        Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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        • #5
          Thanks Arrooh,
          I was kind of thinking along the same lines, but just needed a few thoughts from others.

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          • #6
            Hey Pam,
            Dinner with the gals was great. We had a super time. thanks for asking
            talk to you soon
            "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
            Nancy

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            • #7
              why not provide a referral?

              From a PR stand, keeping an old web site up to thank your previous customers is OK..

              But think of the new customers who are looking for a shop in their area and come across your link in the search engine thinking "wow, I finally found a salon" and then they click the link and ZILCH - they find a site that says you are no longer offering service. Well, you wasted their time and effort.

              Why not find a shop in your area that you can refer them to? Include links to shops that you can send business to and ask those shops for a referral fee. Include a link to your new web site, but try to think of offering customers service and helping others when you are gone.

              Otherwise, cancel your domain name and web server space and start fresh. Work on getting your new site ranked in the search engines, because a top rank in a seach engine from an old site isn't going to benefit your new business unless you redirect business from it or earn referral dollars from it.

              Yours - K9Krazy

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