Business Improving Recently? Poll: How Are You Weathering The Recession

Mar 6, 2009 • 9:04 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEM / SEO Companies
 

I was hoping to reach out to our audience and find out, via an anonymous poll, how your companies are weathering the recession.

Why now? Well, I noticed a HighRankings Forum thread that discusses some SEO companies noticing a recent "jump" in business. In fact, the new thread has three people saying they noticed a recent spike in leads and sales over the past two weeks. One explained:

I work by referral only and in the past 5 months or so, it was dead, very little came in, but in the past two weeks, wow. Is it a trend here? I'm trying to figure out why all of a sudden I'm getting all this new work? I love it, don't get me wrong, but why now? Anyone else notice the phone ringing a bit more these past few weeks?

It is funny, because I said the same thing about my business just the other day. We don't do SEO, but we do provide extensive web development services and in the past week or two, I have been going into more and more prospects, including closing some. The previous month, was pretty dead.

Heck, I listen to the financial news every day and it is very sad. Yesterday was incredibly depressing. But maybe we are starting to see the first signs, via the grassroots, that things may be turning around? Not spending money is important during a recession, but you cannot close your business down and stop innovating and improving.

Please share with us how your business is doing. Check all that apply:

Forum discussion at HighRankings Forum .

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Comments:

Pedro Sttau

03/06/2009 03:48 pm

This is exactly what my company is experiencing. We have a dramatic increase in our volume of leads, but curiously its followed by a significant decrease in the sales conversion. This clearly means that whilst businesses are waking up to the web as a platform to do business from, they do it without having an initial idea of the costs associated.

Chris Elwell

03/08/2009 01:28 pm

It is pretty typical in downturns that spending starts slowly in a new year. Decisions are reviewed to death before spending decisions are made. But investing in growth can't be put off forever, and inevitably some initiatives are approved.

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