Internet Marketing for Plumbers

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Partner with an agency that knows how to market a plumbing company!

Are you looking to generate more leads and grow your plumbing business? Are you tired of working with marketing agencies that promise the world, but never deliver?

Hearth Marketing is a full-service internet marketing company that has over a decade of experience generating real, measurable results for our clients. We've executed custom marketing strategies for national and local businesses just like yours and helped them grow their sales multiple times over. Our team of talented marketing experts has the experience and expertise you need to take your plumbing business to the next level.

If you're ready to take the first step, get in touch to schedule your FREE strategy session!

Our Proven Process for Creating Unique Internet Marketing Strategies for Plumbing Companies

In our 12+ years of experience getting measurable results for local businesses, we've found that the best way to do this is to build each client a unique online marketing strategy that solves their specific goals. We've distilled this experience into a simple 6 step process that we use every day and is the backbone of our business.

1. Build a Company Snapshot

The first thing we do for every potential client is building out a company snapshot. In a nutshell, it's basically a quick dossier of who you are, what you do, who you do it for, what you've done marketing-wise, and who your major competitors are. This gives us a broad overview of your business so we have a general understanding of where you are before we hop on a call with you.

2. Have a Quick Introductory Call

With the snapshot in hand, we'll schedule a quick 30-minute introductory call as a "get to know you" call. This isn't a sales call. We aren't going to pitch anything or try to get you to sign any contract. We want to hear about your business from you. We'll cover your goals, what you feel like you're struggling with, and see if our services are a good fit for your needs. If it looks like we are, we'll keep the conversation going.

3. Discovery Research

Discovery is where we do a deep dive and dig into every aspect of your online presence. Finding what you're missing, what you're doing well, where you're struggling, and where you aren't having trouble helps us fill in the big picture. This also serves as the basis for us to start laying the foundation for your marketing strategy.

4. Competitive Analysis

Many businesses look at their successful competitors with envy and jealousy but should be looking at them with gratitude.

Think of them as trailblazers. They already did all the hard work needed to rank well in search. Now you have a general blueprint to follow. You can take advantage of their triumphs while avoiding their failures.

Our competitive analysis will identify these growth opportunities so we can lean into them to fast track your growth. It will also help us identify pitfalls and time sinks to avoid.

5. Craft Your Unique Strategy

This is where it all comes together. Our team pools all of the data we've collected and collaborates on what tactics would have the greatest impact on your business based on your needs. We build a prioritized and personalized road map that puts your company on a growth path.

6. Get to Work

It's important to us that we're all on the same page. We'll get together for a final meeting where we go over our game plan, what we need from you to facilitate our work and the general timelines for when we expect the various phases to be completed. If we're all in agreement, you sign the dotted line and we get to work!

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Benefits of Working With an Internet Marketing Agency

Most small businesses struggle to see the growth they want when they try to handle everything themselves. There's so much going on that it's easy for things to get lost in the fray and fall through the cracks. And that's not even counting how much work goes into creating and executing a marketing strategy.

That's why so many businesses turn to marketing agencies to do it for them. Partnering with an agency can unlock your company's potential and open up new traffic and revenue streams. Some of the benefits to using an agency are:

  • Getting access to a larger, more experienced team of marketing experts.
  • A much better use of your money than using an in-house team.
  • Wider range of experience working for different types of companies.
  • Hyper-focused on solving your issues and achieving your goals.
  • Can provide greater detail and insight into your marketing efforts.

Why we're the most trusted partner for your plumber marketing needs

Digital marketing is a fast-paced industry that changes almost every year. Keeping track of what works while running your business and serving your customers is a Herculean task. By offloading that work to the experts here at Hearth Marketing, we're able to grow your business while you focus on what you do best.

Custom Marketing Strategy

Every business is different and what works for one could make another fail. You don't want a half-baked, cookie cutter marketing plan. You need a tailor-made marketing plan from an agency that understands what makes your business unique, that knows your pain points, and can build a strategy to achieve your specific goals.

Proven Track Record

At the end of the day, results are what matters. You can't waste time spinning your wheels on a marketing company that overpromises and under-delivers. At Hearth Marketing, we've helped tons of local businesses just like yours grow their sales multiple times over by using our tried and true internet marketing strategies.

Your Goals are Our Goals

When you partner with us, we treat your company like it's our company. We build every piece of your SEO strategy from the ground up with your unique goals in mind so it's unique to your brand. This dedication leads to higher rankings, increased organic traffic, and more leads/sales at a higher ROI than other agencies.

Ethical Operation

We take pride in doing the right thing. We firmly believe in open and honest communication, operating with complete transparency, treating our clients with integrity and respect, and always doing what's in your best interest. We treat this relationship with the respect and the privilege it deserves.

12+ Years of Experience

We've been through Panda and Penguin, we adapted to the EAT and YMYL updates, and we've helped businesses recover from countless core search algorithm updates over the years. Needless to say, we've been around the block a time or twenty. Our teams also have a deep well of experience to pull from since we have experts that have worked on all fields of online marketing.

Complete Transparency

We don't restrict access to accounts or filter data through a "proprietary software" or redefine what an action is to inflate the numbers. You'll have complete access to all of the data and all of the reports any time you want them. We want you to know where your money is going and what it's doing for you at all times and if you ever have any questions, just ask us.

How important is internet marketing for plumbers?

Every business needs to have a marketing strategy, especially ones that rely on local customers like plumbing businesses do. Word of mouth and vans with branded wraps can only get you so far.

Having an internet marketing strategy in place will help you be present where you customers are looking for you and help grow your business, but that's not all.

1. Your competitors are doing it

The plumbing industry is a competitive one and that goes double for the real estate on page one of the search results.

Those spots are worth their weight in gold since 67% of searchers will only click on one of the first 5 results.

Every time someone searches for "plumber + your service area" and your company isn't in one of the top spots, that's a potential customer you've lost to your competitors. This is especially important because these terms have increased by 200% over the last few years.

We guarantee that your competitors already know this and have been working on it for months, maybe even years. The longer you wait to get started, the longer of a road you'll have to carve out your market share.

2. Keep up with changes in organic search

Google is constantly updating its search algorithm. So much so that they updated it over 3,000 times last year!

Frankly, it's a lot to keep up with so it's no surprise that small businesses tend to struggle to get traction in the organic search results. There's a lot of work that has to be done and keep being done for as long as you're operating.

Partnering with a marketing firm offloads that responsibility so you can rest easy knowing that the work is being handled and that you're staying on Google's good side.

3. Focus on doing what you do best

Running your own business means wearing a dozen different hats and having the final say on everything. The amount of time and energy that this can take up is staggering.

There are only so many hours in the day and you can only do so much without running yourself ragged. Taking responsibility for marketing your company along with everything else will absolutely leave you overextended and your business will suffer because of it.

The mark of a great leader is the ability to delegate. Matching the right people with the right task is how companies grow.

Partnering with a marketing agency lets you take advantage of their expertise while you focus on running your business and making sure it operates with a well oiled machine. You do what you do best while they get your business in front of new customers.

4. Reach new customers

The key to every successful business is a consistent influx of new customers. Even if you have a long tail or recurring monthly sales model, you're still going to experience churn. You'll have to bring in new customers to replace those that don't need your services anymore or whose problems you've already solved.

When you partner with an internet marketing company like Hearth Marketing, our primary goal is to get your business in front of as many potential customers as possible.

And not just any potential customers either. We find opportunities to get you in front of prospects that have immediate need of your services. This drastically increases your customer acquisition rates so you start seeing results faster.

5. Reduces your costs

There's a misconception that having an in-house marketing team or doing it yourself is cheaper than hiring an agency. It's actually the other way around.

When you bring your marketing in-house, you're basically building a full-blown marketing agency that only has one client. And to get high-quality work you have to hire specialized experts, and we're expensive. You have to pay salaries, benefits, vacation time, and other expenses to keep this talent on board.

And that's not even counting what tools and services you'll need to purchase so they can do their jobs. This could very easily run you ~$40,000 per month to do if you do it correctly.

But most businesses don't do it correctly. They cut corners and hire people at lower rates that lack the experience and expertise, make them wear multiple hats, and then wonder why they aren't getting results.

On the other hand, you could spend half that amount with an agency, still get access to a team of marketing experts, and have agency quality work for your plumbing company.

Our Professional Plumber Marketing Services

The digital marketing landscape is constantly changing and you need a team of professionals that stays on top of what gets results.

Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of the best ways to set your plumbing business up to achieve long-term growth and success. It is a literal investment in the longevity of your company.

By investing in SEO and having an experienced search marketing company optimize your website, you're improving your site's position in the organic search results and creating a reliable, recurring stream of inbound traffic to your website. This broadening of your organic presence puts your business (and not your competitors!) front and center when your potential clients search for your products or services.

Rank Boss has helped dozens of businesses just like yours climb to the top of the organic search rankings and catapult their inbound organic traffic from 100's of visits per week to 10,000's of visits per week.

There are roughly 83,000 searches a second on Google which equates to 7.17 billion searches every day. With 61% of marketers putting SEO at the top of their priority lists, your competitors are undoubtedly part of that group.

At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if you want your potential customers to find you at the top of search...or your competitors?

Pay Per Click

Pay-per-click marketing, or PPC advertising, allows you to target specific keywords or audiences by paying to show ads to users. The most popular PPC platform is Google Ads, previously Google AdWords since it has 93% of the search engine market share and reaches over 2 million websites and apps.

PPC is a powerful tool to help grow your business since you can market directly to your target audience. The majority of PPC is intent-driven marketing which is marketing that's aimed at users who are actively searching for it. This means that your ads are only shown to people that are searching for them and you only pay when they click on your ad.

Running paid ads is not only a great way to get traffic but also to maintain brand awareness so you stay on your customers' minds.

Paid marketing is a phenomenal source of on-demand traffic that scales with your daily budget. If you want to get more traffic to your website, all you have to do is bump your budget. It can also be a great source of supplemental traffic if you're doing some heavy lifting on your website and you want to mitigate any potential traffic loss so your day-to-day operations remain unaffected.

If you're looking to increase traffic to your website and generate more leads/sales in the short term, then a PPC marketing company can help you achieve those goals!

Local Marketing

Brick and mortar shops and local businesses live and die on their brand awareness in the local area. If your customers don't know you're there, they can't do business with you! And so many get caught up in the rat race of national rankings and pay per click that they forget that local marketing is a thing.

The goal of local marketing, or local SEO, is to dominate the local search results for targeted geographic areas so your website is the first one that comes up for local searches. These target areas can be a single or multiple cities, a particular zip code, or a even specific neighborhood depending on your target audience.

People that do local searches are looking for something right now. They have a need and they're trying to find it nearby.

With "where to buy" and "near me" search terms growing by over 200% in the last 2 years, your local business can't afford to get left behind. You need an internet marketing agency that understands the local marketing landscape and can get your business in front of users when they do local searches.

Google has created a good number of useful tools and services to help improve the visibility of local businesses. Our team of local SEO experts has extensive experience with these tools. We've helped dozens of businesses just like yours become household names in their communities.

Social Media Marketing

Facebook has 1.73 billion daily active users, Instagram has 500 million daily users, Twitter has 48 million users a month, and Snapchat has 238 million users a day. No matter what you do, your audience is waiting for you to find them on social media.

The approach to social media marketing is multi-faceted since there isn't just one specific goal here. You're able to:

  • Build an audience of followers that will engage with your content, products, and services.
  • Create social proof from to encourage new potential customers to buy from you.
  • Give your audience a platform to share your business with their friends and family.
  • Build trust with potential customers and show that you're an authority in your industry.
  • Have a platform to share news, educational content, and communicate with customers.
  • Reach a specific audience through paid advertising on that platform.
  • Maintain brand presence in your followers' feeds so you stay on their minds.

Your approach might include one, a few, or all of these depending on your services and audience. Though this depends on a variety of factors.

An experienced digital advertising company can craft a social media strategy that grows your business while leveraging the tactics that make sense for your company.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is the perfect way to keep your current customers engaged with your brand and increase their lifetime customer value.

Your list is made of subscribers that are actively interested in, or have purchased from, your company before. This is why traffic from email marketing is consistently one of the best performing sources regardless of what industry you're in.

Marketing to people that want to buy from you is like shooting fish in a barrel! Provided that your company is A) good at what it does, B) does right by its customers, and C) that you don't fatigue your list.

The real power of email marketing comes from being able to organize your contact list into different segments based on behavioral criteria. Doing this lets you match your email's messaging with the segment's behavioral marker.

For instance, you could create a segment for contacts that previously purchased, but haven't opened an email in 3+ months. Then you could send a "We Miss You!" email to them to re-engage and get them back in your sales funnel(s).

Content Marketing

Content marketing is one of the most effective tools to raise brand awareness, educate your customers, and generate more leads and revenue. It's also one of the most popular with ~89% of marketers using content marketing as a tool to put their businesses in front of more people.

Most companies (and agencies) look at content marketing as a way to rank in search and bring in more traffic. They make a piece of content for the wrong reasons and it ends up not moving the needle in any demonstrable way.

While it can be used to bring in traffic, content marketing is more powerful as an educational tool. One of the biggest barriers to entry for any business is doubt or fear of the unknown. When your different pieces of content educates your users, it removes doubt from the equation and ends up creating an informed user base. This is an important distinction because informed users are confident users and confident users make purchases.

Content marketing makes selling easy when you do it right.

Our content marketing strategies are built by experienced veterans that understand how to convert a user from knowing absolutely nothing about your industry into a satisfied customer.