by Perry Marshall Author of the “Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Words” Get inside your customer’s mind. When they have a problem your product or service can solve, what words will they search on? Make a list. Count your competitors, calculate your odds. Search those terms on Google. Who’s advertising and how many are there? Count your keyword costs. Go to Google Keyword Research Tool and find out what your keywords are bidding at. Also, go to the Google Keyword Research Tool and see how many searches there were for your keywords last month. Generate a big list of keywords. Even on a narrow subject area, you should have at least 100 words and phrases. Break down your keywords. Create clusters of five to twenty-five closely related terms. You’re going to assign...Read More
If you paused and thought what could you and your firm get with Google My Business, you’re halfway there. Regardless of their generation, people are more internet savvy now, almost all queries can be answered in just one search at the tip of their fingers. Which brings us to the Google My Business Advantage, this platform has evolved immensely from Google local to Google Maps. It’s an avenue for businesses and customers to connect with ease by providing extensive information on all types of enterprises to the customers who are already looking for the specific product or services they offer, which makes it a very important tool for your home inspection business. What you can leverage on when using Google My Business Listing: Reviews are reflected Website of your business Direction/location ...Read More
Learning how to use Google Analytics will help you establish a louder online presence and bring your website to the top search results. This will, therefore, result in higher site foot traffic. Higher foot traffic leads to more online transactions due to more site traffic! It is essential to learn about Google Analytics. This is because its valuable data will give you an idea of how you can promote your business effectively. Another information that Google Analytics will provide you with the page that has the most number of visits. This video will show you the source of site visitors as well. If you know the source of site visitors, you will know where to make more marketing promotions like social media, referral, direct source, etc. Google Analytics may sound like it is only for techies ...Read More
You might be asking yourself, how does Google My Business play a relevant role in your reputation system for your business? Simply by the use of reviews! Reviews are now all over the internet, from social media platforms to Google itself. If you’re still starting your home inspection business and you want to establish your brand online, it is very helpful to have your customers leave reviews on different platforms. These reviews help build your credibility towards your target market, it serves as their first impression of what your business is capable of delivering. If potential customers see a bunch of solid reviews for your business, then there’s a greater chance of getting them to transition from potential customers to actual customers. Remember that reviews hold a lot of value for you...Read More
Why is Google Listings 3-Pack relevant to my Home Inspection business? The Google 3-Pack is a type of search result that appears at the top of certain Google search results under the ads but above the “normal” results. It shows a map with multiple pointers indicating the location of nearby companies who meet the need expressed in the search query. It’s called the 3-Pack because Google shows the three most appropriate businesses. With review information and contact details, alongside their web links and directions to their location. Eagle-eyed Googlers may have noticed that there used to be 7 map pack listings. But it’s recently been reduced to 3, making placement there a little more competitive. Why Showing up in the Local 3-Pack is an advantage? It gets you in front of those looking for y...Read More
I’m sure you know this, but let’s get it out the way right up front. First, make sure you have the basics covered: You have professional-looking home inspection website that showcases your credentials and services, with an easy way for people to get in touch with you You have a logo, business cards, and brochures You have a commitment to networking with the people that can bring you business (realtors, builders, bankers, Chamber of Commerce) Your business is listed correctly in directories, such as Google My Business and other industry resources You always ask for referrals I’m going to assume you’ve got that down, and you’ve set up your social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) in order to get your message out. Now let’s leverage all those assets and platforms and add in some video ...Read More
Videos have become more and more of a staple when it comes to home inspection online marketing for practically any industry. People all over the country are tuning out words and hitting the Play button, so it’s important for home inspectors to understand what they’re watching and why. Search engine algorithms change as internet user’s tastes change, and video has been king for a while now. Having a video thumbnail can potentially double your search traffic! For better online marketing for home inspection, keep the following trends in mind so you aren’t left behind. Short, Snappy Videos Pick a topic, condense the information, and then make a video in 60 seconds or less. You may want to team up with a real estate agent and record a quick dialog with them about ...Read More
If your home inspection business is feeling a little stale, the best way to shake it up is by home inspection marketing with video. Featuring video on your site can increase your conversion rate by up to two times, and it’s estimated that 80% of all consumer internet traffic will be video by 2019. Learn more about why this is, and how you can capitalize on the new trends in home inspector marketing. The Basics of SEO Few home inspectors have a rich background of digital media experience, so it’s somewhat unfair to hold them to the same standards as professional marketers. But that doesn’t mean you need to hire a full-time employee to understand the underlying principles of SEO. In a nutshell, search engines like Google or Bing are looking for websites that add value to a...Read More
Direct mail is one of the best ways to get your most powerful sales message in front of the eyes of people that can refer you business and it can be very profitable when done correctly. Check out this video to learn more!
In the past you only needed to respond to negative reviews in a professional manner to manage your firm’s reputation, however today it’s best to respond to positive reviews as well. Check out this video to learn why.
If your best marketing message never get seen by folks who can refer you business then your marketing fails. But here’s the question… what the best home inspection marketing strategy to make that happen? Check out this video to see what we think!
Whether you like it or not, home inspectors need to work closely with real estate offices to keep a consistently-filled business schedule. Like most businesses, home inspection businesses rely on customers availing its products and services which real estate offices can provide plenty of. As such, it is essential to know how to wow a target real estate office to increase chances of getting more sales. Potential clients usually go through a real estate office first when looking for properties to sell or buy and it is up to the real estate offices to refer these clients to the home inspection business they think is best, and that’s where you, a home inspector looking to fill their work schedule, come in. Impressing a target real estate office isn’t as simple as having your name written in a...Read More