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We sell very rare and fine quality antiques and we needed to tell the world about it. An effective website is essential in this regard, but having an effective and attractive website had proved to be a great challenge for us. We had purchased and tried different software packages. We hired two different firms, and we attempted to use templates by subscription. Much money was spent as well as time and frustration.
What we needed was someone who could teach us the essentials of a website package so that we could then add to that site as we needed. Furthermore we needed someone who could work out the bugs as they inevitably would arise.
Through Christopher Thomas at the Meaford Film Festival we learned about Vic. Vic custom designed our site. He shepherded us through the learning stage with great patience, and then was there for us as we would try new things.
As a result we now have a website that we look forward to working on and people tell us what an attractive site it is.
Every business needs a website today but woefully few are capable of teaching their clients how to set one up. We have a person right here in The Blue Mountains who is capable of guiding us through the process with humour and kindness and does so at an affordable fee: something else that is necessary for small business.
Danfield Antique Furnishings and Fine Art
Clarksburg, Blue Mountains, Ontario
Bill Kapner, CEO (founding)
Tara Byrne, President
Consumer Centre, Inc.
The next step Vic took was to provide feedback to me on what he had learned, in order to make sure he understood. Vic was able to take the understanding he gained from the questioning and feedback to help me define my unique value proposition and my market niche. This led to the a sound marketing strategy and the creation of a website that was truly reflective of my business. The web site Vic created acts as a trust and credibility builder, as well as a way to generate client leads.
As we continued to develop the offering and the site, Vic was always available in a timely manner to help with the development of special offers and white papers that led to more web site visits.
Another important part of what MyFavouriteMarketer provided was training to me so that I could more or less maintain and change the web site on my own, as I added blogs, and as my business shifted in response to consumer tastes and preferences.
Mostly now, I maintain the web site on my own but continue the relationship with Vic through the web hosting he is providing. I have no issue picking up the phone to speak with Vic about any issue that I may need advice on, or any technical matter that may need attending to. Vic has a friendly, helpful manner, is low-key and does not put pressure on to make a quick decision. His pricing is reasonable, he is always available in a timely manner, and he truly has the best interests of his clients at heart.
Personal Financial Consultant
I like the attention to detail Vic gave to everything. Unlike the previous website designer, Vic took the time to learn what I wanted to achieve with my website, and it’s clear he understands it. The time and effort he put into it really stands out to me. It was clear that he wasn’t going to be happy until I was happy, and that goes a long way when you’re doing something as important as your website.
Within a couple of days of launching, my website was already ranking well for some of our identified search terms, and Vic has suggested ways to increase that even more.
Todd Robinson Construction Ltd.
Vic built my site so that we would rank highly for a number of relevant searches, and within a few days of going live, naturalstonescapes.ca was on page one of Google for most of these. Less than a week after launching I got a waterfall landscaping project in Collingwood, which stemmed from someone searching for local landscapers with this specific expertise, finding our site, and seeing our work. Within a month, we’d secured a full pool landscaping job in Thornbury from someone who first visited our website. Another lead arrived this morning… they even filled out our project form.
With the website showcasing our work, even my business cards work harder now. We’re doing an indoor concrete pool – a large contract – thanks to a Grey-Bruce homeowner seeing my card and visiting my site. The site is still less than two months old!
The tone of the website, which comes across in the feature articles Vic wrote and the design and our photos, means that the calls we’re getting are from the right clientele – people with fine homes looking for large, quality landscaping projects.
Natural Stonescapes, Inc.
Eric Zondervan, President
Parliament Building Supplies
Given my previous experience with the “other” guy, and with a semi-completed website that really didn’t function well and wasn’t a positive reflection of my business and what it represents, I was skeptical and cautious.
After several physical meetings and telephone conversations with the “other” guy, I was never able to accomplish what I was able to with Vic in a couple of telephone conversations and emails. I had a telephone meeting with Vic, in which we discussed my vision for the website and my business. He took the time to understand my business’ needs, and how to make the site go to work for me. He put together a proposal for my review and executed it flawlessly, giving me a fully functional website that I’m able to update and maintain myself with ease. He redesigned sections of the site, added automatic functions, and wrote friendly descriptions of my business and my service. Vic created something that I could have only imagined!
I can’t begin to thank Vic Michener, of myFavoriteMarketer.com, enough, for all that he has done for my business. Within a few weeks of the relaunched website, Vic took my business to Number One in Google’s search engine for “Owen Sound DJ”.
Michael Merrifield, DJ/Owner
I’d been operating for four years with a do-it-yourself website that I could alter whenever I wanted. That worked for me for a while because I was trying to define how to market my unique services and I could try different things. But I ended up with a dense and technical website that wouldn’t appeal much to anyone, and I knew I needed a professional makeover.
Working with Vic was a treat because he understood my predicament; I wanted a site that would welcome people and guide them to the services they needed in a way that communicated plainly.
Vic took my dense prose and made it accessible. He gave me a banner with products displayed, random rotation of the testimonials I’ve collected, and a blog, so that I can carry on adding my own dense prose, for those who like such things.
When the site was published, I monitored its traffic carefully with Google Analytics (which Vic set up for me). It’s been a few months now and I can see that the site is working as it is meant to. My only interest is in the local regional market (Port Elgin to the Bruce Peninsula to Wasaga Beach – including Southampton, Owen Sound, Wiarton, Meaford, Markdale, Flesherton, Thornbury, Collingwood) and the site is designed to specifically emphasize the areas I serve, so foreign visitors who find me immediately bounce away. But those in my area, who are looking for services like these, find me on Google and end up spending several minutes and browsing several pages and then actually calling me. That never happened before.
Since I’ve had this site, I have stepped up marketing contacts with potential clients knowing that if they take the time to visit my website they will be mightily impressed. I can’t say enough to recommend My Favorite Marketer.
My e-commerce website looks great and works hard for me.
Sue Firkser Designs
Working with you and exchanging those many late night emails was a stimulating experience. I appreciate how willing and able you were to constantly adapt and incorporate the dozens of additions and changes that kept cropping up. The experience and the product surpassed all my expectations. Thank you.
Christopher Thomas, Artistic Director
Meaford International Film Festival
We also love that we can easily update our own products, packages and services.
We’ve had dozens of providers come in saying that can take it over; but we say that we only deal with you.
Janine and Bryon Doucette
Solitudes Spa & Tanning Studio
Bill Brown, Architect/Project Coordinator
Rod MacAlpine, Past President
Meaford & District Chamber of Commerce
Ray Shaw, Marketing Manager
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Leo Cook, President
Yelovich & Cook Advertising
“He designed an uncomplicated, easy-to-navigate website that our customers rave about. Our e-store lists approximately 2,500 items and could have been a daunting task as well as a very time consuming one to update items individually, however, thanks to Vic’s ingenuity, we can update the entire catalogue whenever needed, only taking about five minutes – incredibly time saving.
“Having a well designed website is allowing us to reach beyond the walls of our store to increase sales. We know we made the ‘right’ decision to launch a website and we know we went to the ‘right’ person to bring this decision to reality.
“For personal, friendly and expert service we, recommend that you contact Vic Michener of myFavoriteMarketer — you’ll be glad you did.”
Joanne Jolley, Owner
Jolley’s Farm Toys and Diecast
The Dam Pub
Barb Yates, Product Manager Retail Service Development
Credit Union Central of Canada
Trailwoods/Northridge Homes at Cobble Beach
Sharon Budnick, Senior Copywriter
Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business
Claudette Leslie, Advertising Manager
Canada Law Book
Stephen Tomlin, Marketing Committee
Owen Sound, Ontario
Noel Bates, President
Tracks and Trails Inc.
Jim Hilsinger, President
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Ian Fife, Chairman
Meaford Community Partners