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    How to Use YouTube as a Marketing Tool

    The online marketing environment is constantly evolving and revealing new opportunities for contractors to further market their companies. The utilization of Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, as a form of online marketing has become the norm for small businesses. An option that is often overlooked by most contractors is the use of video marketing ... Read More

    by SebastianRodak on January 17, 2013Comments (0)
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    4 Common Mistakes Contractors Make on Their Websites

    Your company's website is one of the primary tools used to gain new clients. Are you using your company's website to its full potential? Whether you're just launching your website or searching for means of improvement, consider avoiding these 4 common mistakes.  1. Non-Mobile Optimized Mobile optimization allows for your website to be com... Read More

    by SebastianRodak on January 08, 2013Comments (2)
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    4 Marketing Resolutions to Make 2013 Your Best Year Yet

    Recently, my local business bank sent out an email newsletter that offered three financial resolutions to make 2013 your best year yet. Never one to choose originality over effectiveness, I thought I'd borrow a page from their book and offer four marketing resolutions to make 2013 your best year yet. Resolution #1: Generate monthly marketing ef... Read More

    by BenLanders on January 04, 2013Comments (0)
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    Web Marketing: Are You Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose?

    You probably spend more time this year trimming your Christmas tree (or toenails) than you have researching marketing trends, so let me offer a candid tip: The future of advertising and marketing is online. Over the past five years, every marketing research house has been saying the same thing - advertising and marketing dollars are moving from ... Read More

    by BenLanders on December 23, 2012Comments (0)
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    Dan Gable's Three Keys To Success

    Dan Gable lost only 1 match in his entire high school AND D1 college wrestling career; swept the 1972 Olympics winning gold - not allowing a single point by an opponent; and as a D1 coach (Iowa) has more national championships (15) than basketball legend John Wooden (10). What are Gable’s three keys to success?A. Hard work; focus; familyB.... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on December 03, 2012Comments (3)
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    How to help local customers find your website ( three important steps for busy contractors)

    Hi folks, as a token of my gratitude to the community, I asked my SEO person to write her best tips for busy contractors. This is what she came back with:  Today I want to give you three simple strategies how to help local prospects find your company’s website online. The Local Search Dilemma All  contractors I spoke with... Read More

    by PlumberDmitry on December 01, 2012Comments (3)
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    The Vanishing Web Marketing Opportunity for Small Contractors

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I spent some time watching "The Men Who Built America" on the History channel (if you haven't checked this series out, I highly recommend it). You can't help but come away with the feeling that Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Morgan built their empires (partly) by exploiting opportunities that just aren't av... Read More

    by BenLanders on November 30, 2012Comments (5)
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    For Healthcare Facilities: How to Solve your Tile and Grout Problems

    Healthcare facilities are a terrible place to try and keep clean. It is an extremely difficult job to try and keep the tile and grout clean in a hospital room, kitchen, bathroom, or even a surgical room. The grout and tile it wiped down and “cleaned” on a daily basis and in some cases multiple times a day. The only problem is that ev... Read More

    by SaniGLAZE on November 26, 2012Comments (0)
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    Henry Ford Gets Fired

    In 1879 a 16-year-old Henry Ford walked 10 miles to Detroit to take an apprentice position at the Michigan Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer. He was fired after six days because?A. He kept flirting with the boss’ daughter who worked in accounting.B. He was too brash and brazen.C. He was a slacker.D. He didn’t have the first id... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on November 26, 2012Comments (0)
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    Lead, Follow, Or Get Outta The Way!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A lot of my blog posts here on ContractorTalk.com are very tactical: How to rank higher on Google Why you should be "all-in" with PPC and SEO How to use Google Analytics to track your organic keyword rankings, etc. There's a reason behind it - three of them, actually. First, it's tough to cover "big picture ... Read More

    by BenLanders on November 22, 2012Comments (0)
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