Does Blogging Help SEO? That is the question. But often the answer to this question is that “I don’t have time to blog.” It’s human nature to spend our time only if we see value. Maybe you haven’t thought of how a blog could benefit your construction company. Hopefully after Read more…
Wow! Where do I begin? It’s so important that the client and the SEO consultant are on the same page before any website optimization begins. Let’s start by defining SEO. SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization.” We all want to appear on the first page of Google when customers are Read more…
We’ve all experienced small talk while riding an elevator. In an elevator, you’re focused on your destination. Should someone start an awkward conversation, the tiny box that you’re suddenly in seems smaller, and the door to freedom cannot open fast enough. The same can be said during an initial sales Read more…
We all know that Google has become the place to turn to for answers. The search engine giant constantly improves user experience. In fact, the most recent improvement involved job searching—Google for jobs—a discussion for another time. But it left me asking the question: “Could Google improve search results for Read more…
A new Google Analytics home screen is now available. Well, according to Search Engine Journal only 50% of users have access. I’m fortunate to be one of those users, and I first noticed the updates this morning. From a quick glance, I am most pleased with these updates.
These new changes will provide clients instant access to data that they care about. On the home screen there are 5 sections that can be customized by date. So, here’s a brief overview: (more…)
Are you a hunter or a farmer? If you’re in sales, you’ve probably been asked that question or told that you need to spend more time hunting. “Coffee is for closers” has been the montage of the hunter’s society for decades. To my surprise, the term hunter is still a qualification in the majority of sales job descriptions. While the hunter approach worked several decades ago, the sales hunter approach no longer works today. When it does work, it’s for the short-term or for that matter a quick sale. I’m sure this article will cause debate (which is great). So let’s dive in. (more…)
In real estate it’s all about location, location, location. The same applies with local online real estate—especially with Google. Last year, Google eliminated all paid ads on the right-hand side thus increasing the competition in paid search.
Everyone has always been jockeying for position on the organic section of the search engines as well. In the ever-changing world of search, marketers are always looking to improve their online visibility on the search engines. Let’s take a look at how to improve local online visibility: (more…)
Construction Marketing Association conducted a survey to better understand the marketing plans and priorities of the construction industry. Surprisingly, over 96% of companies plan on increasing their marketing efforts. They realize the importance of their brand, relationships with local companies, and more engagement through the social media platforms. The national survey consisted of 7 questions that were asked.
We’d like to focus on the first four questions and the results: (more…)
It’s no secret. There’s a sub shortage facing the US construction industry. When talking with construction professionals, I often hear “I’m too busy” or “We can’t handle any more work right now” or “I’m cutting all advertising.” These are valid statements; however, don’t confuse marketing with advertising.
Marketing is your value proposition—advertising is just the vehicle that drives your marketing message. Here’s how to profit from the sub shortage. CHANGE your marketing message. Let’s take a closer look. (more…)
Page speed impacts SEO. “I feel the need…the need for speed!” Remember that famous line from Top Gun? Out of all the factors that impact SEO, I would suggest focusing your website efforts on speed. Two reasons why speed is important: The search engines (i.e. Google) and user experience. First of all, it seems logical that if a website takes a long time to load, visitors will be less likely to do business with you. Think about it, because we live in an “on-demand” society where we no longer find the news; the news finds us. So what is page speed? (more…)