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CrappieKeith
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:00 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
You guys have been around to these type of sites. What do you think I should have on or in it?
I thought of having some video ice fishing and water fishing,photos of my friends and customers with fish. Some testimonials and references.Links to hotels and resorts in the area.Descriptions of the different spieces I go after and the seasons when the time is at its peak.



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:21 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
Remember with videos that they eat up bandwidth.. I'm only saying this *NOT* knowing how much bandwidth transfer you'll get for your website each month. 1 or 2 short videos are probably safe, but if you have a lot of traffic your alloted monthly bandwidth can go fast.

Now, if you have unlimited bandwidth go for lots of videos.. you could theme it like the outdoor channel monday night fishing shows that advertise different guides and their guests. Bring your wife(if ya got one?)or someone with ya with the video camera to capture scenes. Those are always fun to watch on tv.






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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:38 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
Oh yeah.. I almost forgot.. don't forget the guestbook so the people you've brought out can leave their comments about your great service, and how much fun they had.






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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:55 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
CK,
I think your ideas are good. I'm not sure on this, but you may want to use some good key words in the title of your site, so if someone is using a search engine, to search those specific words your site will come up first. I'm not even sure if that is true, just a thought.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:11 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
Make sure you include your rates. I always think that if someone is not upfront about what they charge then there is something wrong. You can always include something like "Rates for custom trips available upon request" so for example if someone wanted to hire you and wanted you to take them to LOW or something like that you can negotiate a price. A good bio including all your credentials (i.e. how long you have been guiding, how you got into it, things like that) is also a good idea. The other suggestions on here are all good too, lots of pics, some video and a fishing report that you update regularly, say once/week, are other things.

As noted above getting on search engines is also key. If I was coming to Minn. for a crappie fishing vacation and wanted a guide my first search on Google would have been "fishing guides Minnesota crappies." I just did that search and the first listing is Fishing Minnesota's home page. There were only a couple of guide services that came up on the first page, the rest were referral pages (Fish & Game, Invoinnesota, Fishing Minnesota). I prefer being able to go right to the guide's page, but that is just me.

Good luck & keep us posted.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:47 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
Those are the kind of comments I am looking for.Having been involved with creating our web site and specificly the marketing end I know that text is one of the things that the search engine algorithyms look for when searching. I have a server that will give me ample room in my band width for video.
I see most guides have there site,but not much for content so they link to other larger sites to gain their pull with a link to rip them over to the guides page.
I do plan on using free links to help me get in front of more potential fishermen clients.
My base of friends & relatives that will vouch for the jig is becomming endless. So as far as jig sales ,it runs itself. It is so awesome and it only takes a few uses so your confidence in it soars.
I grew up in there area so I have been on most lakes and know there patterns.I can fish for any species with confidence and be successful.
This is where I need video to show live action.
The guest book idea is very good.

Fees would be transparent with discounts due to poor fishing.
I want to link to places like Hillcrest,Bid Sandy Lodge or the Meadow Inn for lodging.
The resorts needs guides so the link is a good fit.

Keep the ideas a comming!
Thanks,
CrappieKeith



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:56 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
CK -

You should talk to WebDude. He does this stuff for a living. He has around 50 sites, some of them optimized for search engines.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:24 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
I just did Ted ,thanks for the heads up.



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 04:03 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
As a guide.. what contitutes a bad day out compared to what we as going fishing would consider a bad day out?






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CrappieKeith
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 04:26 PM 04/20/06 (CST)
A cell phone ringing from a jealous wife!Not mine yours!! HA!



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