Stop the Uber Bully:

There has been much in the news about bullying and that is good.These tactics are destructive and have a lasting damage on their victims.Hopefully the age of the bully will be short-lived.However some of these strong arm individuals employ similar tactics in the business world and today I would like to single out the tyrants that control Uber.

Uber is a taxi service that uses technology to circumvent the laws and policies cities have to regulate the transportation industry.They are also prevalent in the news;THEY ARE BULLIES.Make no mistake with the official party line.”Ride sharing”companies provide taxi services and use smoke and mirrors to obscure this reality.This criminal enterprise offers no financial advantage to any city that their thugs operate in.In fact the opposite is true.

Saint Augustine Florida is one city that these Uber mafioso would like control.The drivers are unregulated,have no business license,lack the commercial insurance this great city requires to operate any type of service involving the transportation of people.Let alone have a hack license required for all vehicle for hire drivers.

Abraxi Taxi will not be browbeat and I implore other cab companies and all taxi drivers to stand up to these oppressors. We invite the mayor and our distinguished city commissioners to join in this quest.The codes for livery service are written in stone.It just takes an aggressive stance to enforce the laws already in place and exterminate the maggots who are sullying our workplace.

Lyft above the hype and take an Uber-vigorous carriage against these taxi service teflon dons.We need the city to stop criminal activity and put an end to this ruffian reign immediately.

904 599 MOON Zone Rates

Taxi companies in Saint Augustine Florida either use the standard meter or a flat rate commonly referred to as a zone rate.Abraxi Taxi falls into the latter.There are of course pros and cons to both, but generally zone rates are your best bet.
No matter the traffic patterns or other annoying hazards including construction detours or bridge openings, the price quoted is what you pay.In a few circumstances using the metered cab companies may be more beneficial to you and if asked I will give out those phone numbers.In most instances however; flat rates will be gentler to the wallet.
When calling Abraxi Taxi for a price quote we need to know the pickup spot and destination along with the number of passengers.Most companies charge an extra 2.00 per additional person.This also alerts the dispatcher if he/she needs to send a van rather then a car.Vans do not cost any more money.This is decided by the distance and the amount of passengers we take.
Our rates are consistent and fair and are calculated from the downtown historic district of the Ancient City.Cited below will be a few of the most requested quotes.Please remember to add an additional 2.00 for each additional passenger.Pricing is based from point A to point B and does not include extra stops.We are pet friendly and charge as if they are human.We are not bike friendly but will gladly provide other cab companies information who are.
Saint Augustine taxi rates downtown 5.00
World Golf Village 25.00
Vilano Beach 10.00 and up
Ponte Vedra 55.00
Saint Augustine Beach 8.00 and up.
Cresent Beach 14.00 and up
Mantanzas Inlet 35.00
Palm Coast 55.00
Daytona Beach 75.00
Jacksonvile 65.00 to 85.00
Jacksonville Beach 65.00
Daytona or Jacksonville Airport 75.00
Saint Augustine Airport 10.00
These prices are general guidelines and can be adjusted according to the volume or lack thereof of calls.So if you are in need of taxi service or airport transportation, please call Abraxi Taxi or visit our website for reviews and more information.Abraxi Taxi gets you where you need to Go!

Taxi Confessions and Local SEO

After about a year on being in the G+ communities I am here to share my SEO mistakes and successes.The reason I started to read certain SEO communities was I knew very little about websites and more importantly how people could find my business.
As a taxi driver in what is now a very competitive market in Saint Augustine, I have for years just been finding directories and filling out my information.I did have a website from a major company and through G+ realized my was not being found by major players like Google.Whether on purpose or just human error I can not say.Now I have moved, was inconsistent with my name and changed my Web address.My local SEO needs massive medical attention.
The first thing to invest in is a website. Hire a professional you trust to build it.In my case +Ian Wortley decided to help me and created a nice WordPress site.
Next open a Gmail account and a G+ profile.It will be of great benefit to set up a mybusiness page on Google then start joining and reading the various articles posted in a variety of places in and around the web.
Since I am relatively new to the business alphabet..SEM, SEO, SERP, PPC et al and ad nauseum,I have finally found help on +moz and especially moz local.
If you are starting a new business, can be an option at about 500.00 per year.They make it easy to add videos, pictures and content.
Moz local is a great deal for only 50.00 per annum and loaded with information.For me it is a bit hard to understand. I have been just following their lead and completing as many profiles as I can.They do offer a quick fix but remember I am a taxi driver and  have no clue about excel or.csv files.
That being said it is still user friendly for novices like me and I am sure a snap for those who are a bit more computer savvy.
Other opportunities to explore until your website gets some visibility might be Google adwords or Yellow Pages.Both are a bit costly but will generate immediate results.Building a viable Web page will take time but think long term.
Having a blog is a nice addition.Wordpress will offer a www address for a fee. Worthwhile in my opinion,or you can use the  free version.Blogger is completly free and appears to me to have a bit of +Klout.
You can learn about social media all over the web.Certainly Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Pinterest.Mozlocal and many more cover this in detail.Open up a business Facebook page and make sure that all you create is somehow attached to your webpage.
I highly recommend you spend as much time as possible with the G+ profile you have created.Initially you may need to spend some money to get your business noticed.Down the road with hard work and time,you will save money with a high powered website, getting you more than enough business.If needed;supplement with a smaller budget adwords campaign.
Things you need to consider
If starting a new business:
Have a website professionally done and hosted.
Careful choosing a name KISS.Keep it simple silly.Avoid underscores and if possible try to have product or service in name.
I think .com is better then .net , org or biz.
Set up a blog,social media and YouTube Have the webmaster link it your site.
Be consistent with your business name, phone number and address.
Start working on your G+ profile.
Follow gurus like +Johnny Base and + Jim Munro.There are several more Google geniuses out there you should try to find.You will need to learn about webmaster tools and Google analytics but nothing to techy.
Initially Sign up for Yext and Moz local to have your business submitted to the major directories.
Open up a mybusiness page on Google and make sure the business gets listed on Google maps.This should be automatic.
Use Google adwords or maybe Yellow Pages paid ads to start.Once your webpage gets established you will be able to spend less on paid ads and survive on organic results.
Start blogging and become an expert in your field.Learn about authorship and how it may help you.
Blogging is one way to gain backlinks.Backlinks make your website stronger.This is very complex and can land you in Google jail.Do not pass go! Be very careful scaling this slippery slope of SEO.
It seems that everyone and Google agree, which is unheard of, that content is King.Writing unique and original material regarding what you do and who you are is smiled kindly upon by the algorithmic gods.
Do your research and beware of those who promise too much.With hard work and time it will be you that gets to the top position in Search Engine Rankings.
Remember that in SEO not many agree on really that much.What I have posted here is what has worked for me so far.I am still spending money with advertising but I am not wasting it on companies that are either crooked or incompetent.I am a work in progress and am learning daily.I wish I knew about G+ and SEO years ago and thousands of dollars later.
Consider that I drive a taxi and my expertise in search engine marketing is practically non -existent.
I welcome any insights or criticisms. This is not a complete guide just a jump start for anyone new and if I can save them a few thousands dollars from the mistakes I have made so be it.
Remember to stay fresh and current as Google is a bit capricious;continuously changing it’s mind.

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Saint Augustine taxi service is here! Hello World.

Abraxi Helo-Taxi

July 4th in Saint Augustine Florida is a taxicab owners worst nightmare.For the drivers it can be a bonanza as a majority of the population feels in need of a cab company.

The fireworks are rather impressive and many flock to the Ancient City to enjoy the display.However; traffic soon backs up and even the most knowledgeable hackney can get lost in a labrinth of gridlock.

To avoid these delays and provide timely service Abraxi Taxi will be parking our cab vans and using the new Nissan taxicopter.Our taxi pilots are reasonably familiar with the innovative air taxis,so not to worry, as an added safety feature each vehicle will have pontoons attached. In case of driver error we can emergency land in the Matanzas river.

For your enjoyment will be providing an open bar, complete buffet and other party favors.We encourage our customers to dress appropriately and to wear very comfortable shoes.I promise to hover as close to your destination as possible before dropping you,our taxi fare.

So,when you are sitting at the Tini Martini Bar watching bumper to bumper traffic,be assured that the Abraxi air transport is just seconds away.

Visit our website for rates, reviews, helipad locations and the safe grassy knolls near your home.Mr.Scott will be the dispatcher when all else fails we will put the transporter into service.Scotty,beam me up:the taxi services in Saint Augustine Florida are overloaded and off the grid; and I am running out of di-lithium crystals captain.

Please enjoy Independence Day in the nation’s oldest city.Be prepared for long waits and impossible traffic.Do wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do some walking.To those who we are able to take into town we will do our best to get you safely back home Abraxi Taxi currently does not own any type of flying machine but on this day in particular sure wish I did!

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External or internal taxi competition in Saint Augustine Fl.

Registered with

Fully comply with Saint Augustine Fl.regulations

City medallion attached to proper vehicles

Insured properly, all licensing current

Alcohol and drug-free workplace

Impeccable and timely service

Knowledgeable and mostly friendly drivers

Clean cars and cold air

No strangers riding shotgun

Taxicab vans that are comfortable

Longest tenured independent company in town

Has a business licence

Files corporate taxes

Spends our money in Saint Augustine

So if you can handle the truth take the time and do some research before choosing a local cab company or airport shuttle.It is costly to provide the correct insurance and to maintain our fleet to the precepts that Saint Augustine city council has decreed.

However;if you wish to gamble life and limb over a few dubloons, Abraxi Taxi should not be your first choice taxi service.Competition is the American way.It is healthy and a boon for the consumer.All we want is a level playing field.Hang those pirates from the gallows and tell the gypsy cabs to walk the plank.For honest transportation providers;full speed ahead!

I am not sure if the threat to our way of life comes from the outside with taxicab companies like Uber,or from within the borders of Saint Johns county,but a storm is brewing and Abraxi Taxi is a safe harbor to moor your ship to.

Saint Augustine taxi handbook

Abraxi Taxi Hiring Manual

We hire both lease and shift drivers.As a lease driver you get to keep the car and can work
when you want.Great option if you do not own a vehicle.A shift driver will work a 12 hour shift
at the discretion of the dispatcher and availability of shift cars.
Financial obligations are paid daily to the owner and late payments may incur a fee.Pricing varies
so choose wisely.Unfortunetly we need to have some structure so listed below are my guidelines.

The dispatcher is a god worship accordingly.
You need to have a good phone with great service.
Next to the taxi you are driving a smart phone is
your best friend.Need to find a certain pickup and
the dispatch is busy?Try Google maps.
This is a workplace so please leave your significant
other home.Absolutely no extra riders!
The more information you give to the gods the more
money you will make.
Keep your statements brief.For example I have a pickup
from downtown going to the beach.When you drop your precious
cargo tell the dispatcher something like this,clear on beach
headed downtown.When you get downtown call in and say clear.
Or perhaps you want to stay on the beach that is fine just
let the almighty know.
When you accept a call you are committed to it no exceptions.
Failure to complete this quest will have severe consequences
of biblical proportion.
If you only get sent home for breaking this commandent you
still will be responsible for payment.
Other high sins include sneaky,greedy,and whining.So please
play nice and be fair.Some shifts can be slow and you might
need to generate your own business.I suggest you befriend
some customers and become their personal driver.
Unfortunately we are mortal and can not nor should not work
more then 12 hours per day.Sometimes your regulars will need
a ride when you are sleeping so try to cover with a shift partner
or have them call dispatch.
Abraxi Taxi accepts credit cards so please open a bank account
and sign up with square or intuit.
Try to have your communication device with you at all times
whilst working.
Cabs should be picked up clean and will be returned the same.
Check all fluids and body condition daily.Do not take vehicle
if you notice any dents or dings alert the dispatcher,and have
them enter this in the daily log.This is for your protection.