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Old 12-09-2015, 07:34 PM   #21
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I'm honestly not against you dhal22, I just don't like Home Advisor. I think they are bad for the industry and are out to capture the profits plumbing contractors by exploiting the trade.


The first review for Home Advisor is from a user who complained of their negative review being rejected from the HA company listing.

http://www.complaintslist.com/staffing/home-advisor/
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:42 PM   #22
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I don't like them either.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:18 PM   #23
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Actually I have tried them out again just to punish myself...

We all know that they used to be Service majic and that has a stink to it
but I have been fairly surprised how well it has gone so far.....

for the number of leads I got last month from YP only 34, I have paid a whole lot more per lead from them

I can easily justify the leads I am getting for
specific things I have signed on for.... and I have kept away from all the dog crap calls so I have only gotten about 15 leads so far from them

I have asked the customers and they only send out the leads to 3 places.

you have to exude personality and charm on the phone when you call them.....but that has never been a problem for me.....



done a water heater, did a few heater repairs,,, have another heater to do and a few water softeners that will probably come in next month


its not great, have had about half the calls drop into the dead pile with no one calling me back... so I have been getting a credit back on them


but its better than sitting around with my thumb in my ass all day long..
and much cheaper than YP..



we wait and see.....



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It's an option. Better than none at all.
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You guys are feeding a corporate giant that will one day be the competition that you can't compete with. Go ahead and keep using them, and keep installing your Rheem water heaters. I imagine you like to shop at Wal-Mart too.

You are either too blind to see or too old to care. The decisions you make have a long term impact on our industry and are compromising the ability of small businesses to succeed.
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wait , so homeadvisor is partnering up with google , and all "i need a plumber" searches will result in homeadvisor plumbers at the top nomatter what ?
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wait , so homeadvisor is partnering up with google , and all "i need a plumber" searches will result in homeadvisor plumbers at the top nomatter what ?
No. They only using the Home Advisor calendar which provides instant booking.
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pheww , thank god. i was gonna say , if i have to shell out 300 bucks just to justify money already spent on seo id be ****ing pissed
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I win everytime by fixing their ****!!!!
Sometimes.

But you loose in the long run due to them not having to follow the same rules as a licensed plumber.

In my case they would not have to pay Insurance, Licenses fee, etc and they also bring down the pay rate and what a licensed plumber can charge.

Basically they are hurting the bottom line of all plumbers..
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I'm honestly not against you dhal22, I just don't like Home Advisor. I think they are bad for the industry and are out to capture the profits plumbing contractors by exploiting the trade.


The first review for Home Advisor is from a user who complained of their negative review being rejected from the HA company listing.

http://www.complaintslist.com/staffing/home-advisor/
I don't care for any lead company, They basically are selling you jobs.

Home Advisors call me about 6 times per year, I always say not interested. They are like mosquitos with their sales pitch.
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