This is an extremely important subject when discussing Local SEO for Builders and Tradesmen. In order for us to best serve your business, you must help us to help you by doing the simple thing, be available and answer your phone. Many tradesmen are in and out of jobs, we understand that, however, your potential client does not. Answering the phone or hiring someone to answer your phone any time a potential lead comes through is essential for the success of your business local SEO campaign. There are many solutions out there and scheduling services to help you accomplish this simple task. Regardless of your services, one must consider the fact that the caller looking for a builders on the other end has questions, feels an urgent need to consult with a you, and has no prejudice as to who they talk to first.
In our experience since launching St George Web Design 16 years ago, we have found that the clients we worked with who never answered the phone, in and out of building jobs, simply wasted their hard earned money, not because Local SEO didn’t work, but because their availability was limited. We have seen our fair share of Sydney builders who neglect to prioritize this simple task miss out on good opportunities, and not get their return. This is something that can be fixed by you, the business owner.
On the other hand, there are Tradesmen in Sydney who frequently miss live leads that come in, but either they themselves jump on it immediately or they have someone contact them right after the call is missed.
That’s OK too, if you are going to jump on getting back to those callers and it can work. It is important that for any Tradesmen that is looking to have a Local SEO campaign, that they understand answering the phone is where opportunities are won and lost. In the building industry, answering the phone can mean landing a big job, or missing out completely.Our job stops when the quality lead makes contact, so remember man the phones because we will make your phones ring, that’s GUARANTEED.