I did a basic search for the words "powder coat" and the following results were returned:
Your search for “powder coat” found 16 items — 14 cars, 1 part, 1 blog.
I own the #1 "Most Popular" Business Group on motortopia, the Phoenix Specialty Coatings Business Group. My business is a custom powder coating shop. It has enjoyed its #1 Most Popular distinction for well over 2 years now, but the group has been in existence for much longer than that.
I frequently run monthly specials in my blog "News" items which always contain the words "powder coat." Yet the search returned only one of those blogs, from October of 2009!
My Garage contains photo albums replete with dozens of powder coating work samples. Yet no reference to me or My Garage appeared in the search results either. Only 14 cars with powder coating on them somewhere, one powder coated part, and my year-old blog post are shown.
A few months back I was approached about my shop formalizing an advertising agreement with motortopia by way of paid banner ads.
Forgive my candor, but if my potential customers must rely on motortopia's wholly inadequate search function to be able to locate me or my Business Group when they need the services I provide -- and how could they with search results like those? -- then why would I be inclined to spend my limited advertising dollars on a rotating banner ad most people won't even look at?
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Leanna ~ The CudaChick
1968 Barracuda Fastback
Owner / Operator
PHOENIX SPECIALTY COATINGS
Where Your Parts Are Reborn
731-613-9192 (10 am - 9 pm central time daily)
Visit my website at http://phoeni...ycoatings.com