Why is Internet marketing important for plumbers? We get it. Plumbing isn’t the sexiest job out there. And when you think about advertising, it’s not like your plumbing company has the budget, need, or desire to go get a few supermodels and try to make drains and pipes a sexy idea.
But here’s the thing: everybody needs a plumber. And you know that, which is why you’re having success. But what happens if you want more success? And really, how do you get that success and target customers in your local geographic area, so you can build a network of local folks who become your loyal clients and customers for years to come?
Internet marketing is ideal for plumbing companies, both large and small, to leverage out and increase sales and customer retention in a variety of ways. If you’re new to digital marketing and what it could do for your business, let’s go over some of the ways it can help you and improve your sales, profits, and reputation in the community.
Pay-per-click (online advertising) works to leverage digital systems and Internet habits by advertising on sites and increasing your brand awareness for customers. The best part…you only pay for the advertising if people click through on the ad to your site. That ensures that you are getting your money’s worth on the ads. It also enables you to can track where people are finding your company, what they are searching for, and how they are finding you.
Search engine marketing works when people go on Google and type in search queries. So if somebody in your area types in, “I need a plumber,” a variety of websites will pop up. Ads will pop up, too, and that’s where you can make a big impact, showing your business and what you offer to people actively looking for a plumber. They, in turn, click through to your business and you raise your profile online and offline by finding new customers actively searching for plumbing help.
Social media is very popular nowadays, and for good reason. After all, countless people are on it, and businesses, too. This is a great opportunity to raise your business profile and stand out from the competition, by joining LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, with your business and brand. Sure, you don’t need to tweet out endless plumbing facts all day, but the act of being there, listening to customer concerns, and engaging with people about their issues and questions can improve your business reputation and make you be seen as a business to be respected and used when it comes to plumbing problems and more.
In today’s competitive markets Internet marketing is essential for finding new customers. Whatever industry you are in, it can help you grow your business endlessly. For plumbers, specifically, leveraging Internet marketing to highlight local needs and potential customers can be incredibly beneficial for your business for years to come.
WSI Connect will leverage cutting edges techniques to develop the best marketing strategy for your business. Contact us today to learn more.