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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by richie311, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. richie311

    richie311 Regular Member

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    Anyone have experience in marketing a plumber? I checked adwords CPC is like $30 lol. Any tips appreciated.

    Also on a side note does YP have any algorithm or how do they rate who gets listed at the top? Same with yelp?
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    You can reduce the adwords cost per click to a great extent .. don't go for keyword based targeting .. instead target the right network partners where your target audience is likely to be present
     
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    Or you can try Facebook to target consumers in a local area (that of the plumber) to get lower costs and more calls.
     
  4. Gimmicgaming

    Gimmicgaming Newbie

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    I've never marketed for a plumber but the basic fundamentald for any type for service based business should be met before any kind of one is spent on ppc.

    First make sure the business is listed on all the local search directories. These include google, yahoo, bing, yelp and yellowpages to name a few. Make sure the phone number, link back to the business website, hours of operation service areas and address for the business are correct. While you're at it.. gather a list of previous clients and ask them a series of survey questions, short and sweet, that outline what they enjoyed most about the services, how we could improve, would you recommend? If so, here is a link to yellowpages reviews and facebook shares. Any opportunity for free good word of mouth from a happy client should be used.

    Once this has been taken care of, you will already have a whole bunch of backlinks to the site.That should generate a bit more traffic. But more than anything else, these are all customers visiting yellowpages for a plumber already searching for these services. They will see happy good reviews, correct information, clean backlinks and feel a sense of organization before they even contact you. Potential customers may not even need to directly visit the site to hire them. Maybe write a few keyword optimized articles about a few different subject that are somewhat searched for.

    Next you'll want to really focus on some keyword optimization on each page if the site. The hard part is picking the right keywords. Some ideas for picking keywords, imo, would be maybe; the city the services are being offered and some particular services that this plummer does that's not too often thought of unless they need the service.
    "leaky faucet repair in burbank"
    Or
    "Copper repipe services Los angeles"
    Or
    "Water heater replacement Torrence"

    come to mind for some reason.
    While these might not have the insane numbers of people searching for them, these are pretty specific searches and most likely, If someone is looking for these terms they are either looking to do it on their own or looking to hire someone to do that particular job.
    Lastly, take advantage of some social media, plumbing is not the most elegant market to be posting insagram pics, but people on Facebook could share their brand new shower or tub they just put in.

    I hope this helps! Remember take initiative! Don't sit around reading articles till times passed you by!
     
  5. richie311

    richie311 Regular Member

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    As far as yellowpages I noticed he's listed like on the 10th page. Is tehre any algorithm they use to where I can help him get higher up?
     
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    Gimmicgaming Newbie

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    Its not so much an algorithm as its being relevant. This is where reviews come in handy. Customer reviews are great for this. Have him either send you a list of recent client's email addresses (if he doesn't take these, have him start!) And either you can send out emails to previous clients or you could create a template for him to send out. Have them complete a review on yahoo. The more reviews he gets the Better. If he gets any negatives, make sure that you address these for him.
    Yellowpages couldn't keep highly reviewed businesses low in the rankings.
     
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    First thing I would do, especially a plumber, is to have his company van/truck/trailer etc fully wrapped up with a branded printed vinyl wrap!! One vehicle can attract 30,000-70,000 Daily impressions! Just as good if not better then first page of search engines.