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Advertising Your Home Services Business

Aug 20, 2014 by

A plush, green lawn and beautiful garden is the best advertising a landscaping company can have. The same goes for any home services business: the beauty or perfection of the work speaks loudly for your business.

Or as they say, “the proof is in the pudding.” But then you’ve got to take it one step further, and let people know which company is responsible for the noteworthy work.
          Since you, or your project managers, spend a lot of time on the job site, we’ve come up with a strategy to advertise your business while you’re there. By assigning a unique phone number to accompany the projects that you’re working on or have completed, you’ll know exactly which area prospects are interested in contracting your services for (and in turn calling about), and be able to address their needs specifically from the beginning of the call.

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Local SEO and How To Optimize it With Virtual Phone Numbers

Aug 6, 2014 by

Local SEO is a sticky subject. Relatively new on the SEO scene (compared to the days of keywords and meta tags, at least), local search results are a new and important way for both local and national businesses to reach extremely localized markets.

And for good reason: according to a report by BIA Kelsey, in 2015 there will be over 110 billion local searches on mobile devices alone. Pair that with the 2013 Google blog post claiming that 70% of mobile searches call a business directly from search results and we’re looking at a 77-billion-part pie waiting to be divvied up. If you can capitalize on good (nay, GREAT) local SEO, you can see a substantial increase in not only your online traffic but, as a result of your optimization, also a substantial increase in the number of calls that come to your website.

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