Get listed in the Spick and Span Directory

Carpet Cleaning Issues - Carpet construction, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, equipment, events, etc.

who has got a web site

Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 28 March 2004
I'm having a web site designed and want some ideas just wondering if anyone would like to show me theirs,

Posted by adl (dave555), 28 March 2004
Posted by carpetmas5 (carpetmas5), 28 March 2004
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 28 March 2004

Although I don’t have a web site still (under construction) one of the best way I have found is look though under cc add them to you favourites and view them at your leisure, don’t forget to look at the North American sites.

Hope this helps

One I do like is Nigel_W who posts to this forum


Posted by Glynn (Glynn), 28 March 2004
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 28 March 2004
nice web sites looking for more!

Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 28 March 2004
Mark Betts has got one Hahahaha.
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 28 March 2004

Could keep going

How many do you want Huh Huh Huh


Posted by rob_s (rob_s), 28 March 2004
Have a look at endorsed by the NCCA  in their March newslink.

     Regards rob-s

P.s. Paul Pearce has a website with them under construction.
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 28 March 2004

Just a few more


Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 28 March 2004
thanks Len and everyone else, some great sites

Didn't know Mark Betts was a 'Joe Polishite'

can't remember seeing him at the meetings

Cheesyha Cheesyha

Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 28 March 2004
Must be his right hand man Shaun, he prices in 'cents' Hahahaha
Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 28 March 2004
Mine is
Posted by Scots_cleaner (Scots_cleaner), 29 March 2004
With regard to all who have web sites i have some questions
1. Does it bring in NEW business?
2. How much new clients does it attract?
3. Is it just another way of informing customers of services?
4. How much did you spend on it?
5. What search engines are you on?
6. does it add value to you'r business?
7.Is it intergrated with your other marketing?

I would like some feed back on this one thanks

Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 29 March 2004
Off subject, but ref your comment - as Joe said -" then theres those that send for the piranha kit, copy it all, then send it back asking for a refund under the guarantee.
Posted by pre-vac_Nick (HolmansUKLTD), 29 March 2004
Can you do that?

will you get your money back?

seems a bit bad to me but if anyone does have a copy.......................!! Grin
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 29 March 2004
No you cant do that, it is copy right after all. Joe was just generalising, that hes well aware it goes on. The actual kit is only a tiny part of the whole story, but Im not going to get into that.
Posted by pre-vac_Nick (HolmansUKLTD), 29 March 2004
are you on the fast track dave?  is it any good longterm i have recieved a letter from Alltech i may go to the one day seminar but any help will do.

regards Nick
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 29 March 2004
I think if you are directionless in the sales department ( that does not mean you are behind the door, just not savvy with todays style of client) well it is a must.

Ask Fast track members if they have benefited considerably more than what they shelled out for!

Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 30 March 2004
you can have a flash website, they don´t bring in any work and the only people who look at them are other carpet cleaners.

if you want to give your ego a boost then have a flash website, if you want more work there are lots of things that will bring in a better return than the web.

I don´t like the Y/P but if you spent the money that a website cost there you´d get more responce.

Posted by Scots_cleaner (Scots_cleaner), 30 March 2004
I think you are right but with all the members that do have a site they will not think so!

We had one but thought it was a waste of money.

This is my reason1. too many hit from the usa
2 too many other carpet cleaners look at it
3.the only one that made out of it was the designer..

£1500 +vat

The web is only good if you have products to sell..

And thats a fact........or so they say....

Big up the hoops told you so over by easter....

Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 30 March 2004
I have had my website for 4 years and it cost £70 a quarter (AltoHiway). That has paid for all design and set up and now i have WebPro so that i can log onto site and make my own adjustments to text and pic etc. It has been a useful tool for link from,, and Many people look on the site without risk of phoning and being TALKED into survey/estimate/job. They can contact direct with queries and i have been told that i was used because of the impression given by the site.......they have a general idea of what you are about before you arrive at the house.
Posted by squeaky (squeaky), 30 March 2004
I have had a web site for a few years ( its under reconstruction as I have just left to go with another hosting company ) As I always ask my customers where they have got my number/details I do tend to know whether or not they have looked at my website.
I have tended to get work from it but mainly commercial,
i.e. pubs,clubs,restaurants,offices and shops etc.
But overall it has easily paid for itself and I would not want to be without it for long.

Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 30 March 2004
Hello all just got back from china still picking chickens feets and snails out of me teeth. Shocked Shocked

One and one internet do a fair package called website creator , I did mine on it took me about 2 hours start to finish robbed mostly american sites for subject matter (shameful i know)

I does most of the work for you. you can pick layouts etc. please dont pick the one with the plump german CC on it as thats the one i have.

I have had no work from it , but it does  look nice to have one on the bottom of my flyer.

Around my area many youngish 25 - 35 year old homeowners so wouldn't be surprised if some do look at it.

As long as your site does not look complete panties , it cant hurt to have your name in as many places as possible.

Avoid coloured or italic text if diy we all know it looks poo but sometimes can't resist.

This page is a thread posted to the cleanitup forum at and archived here for reference. To jump to the archive index please follow this link.