How Can I Improve My Website? (Part Six: Words Do Count)

Posted August 23, 2016 by Brian Flook

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Thank you for returning to our continuing series “How Can I Improve My Website?”—an easy primer of practical tips you can immediately implement in order to get the most from your online home. Topics already covered include how leads actually view their computer screen, the importance of intuitive navigation and why cheap photography can eliminate your homebuilding company before prospects even visit your model homes.

This week we’re going to discuss the importance of your website’s content, specifically how it needs to compel your audience into action. Continue Reading →

What Makes Up Your Brand? 5 Quick Tips

Posted August 16, 2016 by Brian Flook

We’ve been specializing in homebuilder marketing for quite some time and know just how to ensure our homebuilding clients get the best exposure for their new homes. That being said, we always spend time getting to know our homebuilding partners before building their new website, discussing the importance of marketing automation and necessity of best SEO practices. But we always start the conversation asking about their homebuilding “brand”.  It’s surprising to learn how often homebuilders can’t give a simple answer as to what is their brand.

What exactly is a brand? Does such a thing exist or is it just more marketing strategy mumbo jumbo slight of hand? Some people think their color scheme and logo make up their brand. What do you think? I believe that the concept of ‘brand’ is slightly overrated and very misunderstood.

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Top Ten Reasons You Must PROPERLY Market Your Business

Posted June 14, 2016 by John Spare

Top 10 Reasons You Must Properly Market Your Business

 

#10. Proper Marketing Leads To Your Business’ Credibility

Promotion is imperative to the validity and trustworthiness of your product or service.

#9. Strategic Marketing Allows You To Target Your Ideal Audience

Marketing enables you to strategically focus on the exact demographic most likely to require your goods.

#8. Marketing Keeps Your Audience Aware Of Your Goods & Services

Keeping your business front and center in the mind of the public increases customer recall. Continue Reading →

Impressed By Impressions?

Posted May 9, 2016 by Brian Flook

 

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Homebuilders love talking about impressions! Every Monday they count how many visitors came to their model home, clicked on their PPC ad or liked them on Facebook. That’s great! Here at Power Marketing we encourage homebuilders to track to their analytics, even doing it for them if need be, but…well, we hate to burst your bubble. Impressions are good to gauge, but really aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be! In this day of Internet marketing, many builders hear the word impressions bantered about by peddlers of many types of online marketing. Please allow me a few moments to address this subject. Continue Reading →

Marketing Blunders Part Seven: Cheap Photography & Video

Posted March 18, 2016 by admin

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Hello again, and thanks for stopping in to checkout our ongoing series “The Top Ten Marketing Blunders To Avoid”. We’ve covered a lot ground so far, everything from failure to follow up with your home buying leads, not ensuring your homebuilding website is indexed on Google, not speaking in terms your prospects can identify with—even improper use of social media! But this week, as promised, I’m going to address the one thing that can turn off your home buyers quicker than anything else: Cheap Photography.

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Marketing Blunders Part Six: Poor Use Of Social Media

Posted March 11, 2016 by admin

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Hello homebuilders! I hope you’re finding our ongoing series “The Top Ten Marketing Blunders To Avoid” helpful. Don’t forget, if you want to learn more details on any of the topics we’ve covered this far—Measuring Results, Non-Existent Follow-Up, Indexing Your Homebuilding Website On Google and Not Speaking The Home Buyers’ Language—you can call me directly at 301.416.7861.

Ok, let’s get into this week’s topic: Poor Use Of Social Media!

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To Successfully Market, You Must First Thoroughly Understand

Posted October 4, 2015 by Brian Flook

 

I hope that doesn’t come across as some type of Jedi mantra or cutesy rhetoric, but really, it’s the best way I can quickly summarize what every builder marketing new homes has to grasp. You need to properly understand your prospective home buyers! Continue Reading →

Another Step To Help You Get The Most From Your Leads

Posted September 10, 2015 by Brian Flook

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Say “Hello” to Power Marketing’s Trent Semler. He’s got a great smile, don’t you think? Want to know why he’s grinning like the cat that caught the canary? Continue Reading →

3 Ways To Pummel The Online Competitiion

Posted August 14, 2015 by Brian Flook

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the first criminal to experience the effects of a stun gun? Imagine you’re a 6’5,” 287 pound outlaw about to take on a 5’7″, slightly overweight local patrolman. You’re pretty confident—but suddenly the police officer calmly pulls out this strange looking thing, points it at you and all of a sudden… Bzzzzzttttt! Before you even know what happened, 50,000 volts of electric current stop you in your tracks! You might call that a great equalizer. Continue Reading →

Website Analytics Explained Part One: Understanding Bounce Rate

Posted April 20, 2015 by Brian Flook

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You’re a savvy business owner who knows data, analytics and numbers can make or break your company. It’s one thing to be presented with a wealth of information, especially when it comes to how your website is performing, but it’s a totally different animal when it comes to actually understanding and interpreting all of that data.

It’s ok, you’re not alone! I understand how confusing website analytics can be. With terms thrown around like “Impressions”, “Tracking Code” and “Exit Page”, it can get a bit overwhelming.  It’s for this reason I decided to create a series of articles to help demystify website analytics.

Using the most common industry terms, I will not only provide you with an easy to understand definition, but, by the time we’re done you’ll also understand what specifically these phrases mean to the profitability of your website. Are you ready? Let’s get right down to it! Continue Reading →

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