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Content Marketing Options For Contractor Web Sites

Posted by Shawn McCadden on Thu, Jul 17,2014 @ 06:00 AM

Content Marketing Options For Contractor Web Sites

Content marketing for contractors

 

Content marketing has become a great way for remodelers to attract prospects to their web sites.   By publishing content that your target customers would liking be searching for, and optimizing that content for SEO purposes, a business can help those prospects find and visit their web site.   Just getting them to your site won’t ensure a sale, but if you can get them to your site you can use additional content to help keep them there.  Content marketing alone won’t turn those prospects into customers, but if you can keep those visitors on your site you might be able to accomplish two very valuable marketing and sales goals.


Two goals for content marketing

How contractors can use content marketingThe fist would be to pre-educate prospects about your business, your products and or services, and how you and your team do business.   This can save a lot of time during the sales process.    By pre-educating them at your site on a variety of considerations using additional content, you will not have to spend as much time doing so at a live sales call.  Busy contractors can speed up the sales process and gain more time for other business activities if they invest in publishing the right content.

The second thing it can help you accomplish is prequalification.   Contractors can’t and shouldn’t assume every prospect will buy from them.   By using the right content at your contractor web site visitors can actually prequalify themselves.   If they like what they see and read, and they determine that what you offer and how you do business makes sense for them, they will likely contact you.  On the other hand they may decide yours is not the right company for them and move on to find a different contractor.   This too saves the contractor a lot of valuable time because the contractor will be spending less time qualifying and more time helping qualified prospects who are much more likely to buy.


Content marketing methods you can use

Content marketing can be done in a variety of ways including blogs, white papers, infographics, photos and many other mediums.   The infographic below offers a matrix of content marketing types.  PRWeb says they created this matrix to show how different types of content can appeal to different consumers and offers facts or suggestions about each. The top shows the different types of content, while the bottom explains how those pieces of content can be used.

Not all of them will be practical for all businesses, but it’s good to know what your options are and what other businesses may be using to do their content marketing.   Also, as your business grows you may want to eventually take advantage of additional content marketing methods to improve and or increase your marketing results.

 

small business content marketing infographic wr

 

Looking for help with content marketing?

If you’re interested in using content marketing at your web site but are not sure how to get started with it, let me know if I can help.   By working together I can help you better understand how and why to use it, and help you create a plan you can then present to your web site designer for getting it done.  I can even help you get the content written if you can’t or don’t want to do it yourself.

 

Topics: Sales, Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Prequalifying