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Contractor Marketing FAQs

  • Who is ContractorBlock?

    ContractorBlock offers cost effective contractor web solutions in the form of a custom lead generation systems that drives traffic to your contractor business. We offer an economical, all inclusive, turn-key business solution that enables contractors to get visible on the internet and have access to potential customers without spending needless time and money on web development and online marketing. By using ContractorBlock, your business will achieve a first page Google search result for local searches.

    ContractorBlock is a privately held company driven and created by a team of experienced web and marketing professionals that are passionate about developing simple yet effective solutions to service contractors.

  • Why is "local" searches so important to me and my business ?

    Notwithstanding the facts that local search has been given priority by the Google (and its competition) search engine and paid ad campaigns (like Pay-per-click (PPC)) are very expensive, look at these facts:

    73% of the billions of contractor searches are "local" searches.

    91% of consumers are searching the web first.

    77% choose 'organic' over 'paid' search results.
  • How long has ContractorBlock been in business?

    ContractorBlock has been providing SEO optimized contractor websites for over 7 years. ContractorBlock was created to address the problem of customer directed contractor web development, which has proven to be ineffective regardless of the technology and tools used. The goal was to provide professionally developed, managed and promoted contractor websites that business owners could simply opt in to for a small fraction of what it would cost to do on their own. Our solution, ContractorBlock.com, will finally give contractors a method to be visible and compete with companies that can afford a complete contractor marketing department or division.

  • What is Contractor Marketing?

    Contractor Marketing is a online lead generation system that is created using some really cool and proven web techniques like custom web design & hosting, keywords & search engine optimization, back links, blogs, press releases, adding your contractor business to Google Places & Yahoo Local, and much, much more. Contractor Marketing is a complete business solution that includes much more than just a contractor website such as auto-responders, contact management tools, tracking and analytics to name a few.

    The real value is all of the professionals behind your contractor marketing campaign though. It's like having professional writers, graphic designers, engineers, market professionals and SEO specialists on staff to handle everything involving your website. Something a small business could never hope to afford but by spreading the expense over dozens of contractors in other geographic markets you can't afford not to have your own.

  • Why use ContractorBlock versus other web-based solutions or do it myself?

    Solution providers in the web-based contractor search and marketing space are exploding. The ContractorBlock competitive position is simple: WE GUARANTEE RESULTS ! ContractorBlock is not a traditional contractor website development service that relies on you, the business owner, to direct and manage the process. We use seasoned web professionals to develop contractor websites that are so good we can guarantee their effectiveness. It comes down to a team of seasoned Internet and marketing veterans working to achieve what no individual, much less someone with another contractor business to run, could ever hope to.

  • Why use ContractorBlock versus alternative media?

    Traditional phone book and yellow page advertising is dying while local contractor searches is exploding. Over 1.8 billion web-based searches are made by consumers looking for local businesses every month. 91% of all Internet users use the Internet to search for and research products and services before deciding whom to buy from. You probably already know all of this, but for those of you who have been in a coma for the last decade, the less business you get from the Internet, the less competitive you are becoming.

  • Why should I use your solution instead of buying key words from Google?

    Buying contractor keywords from Google is great. If you are good at it, you can source new business cheaper than any other form of marketing you are likely to run across. If you have time to become proficient at PPC advertising, it is a skill worth developing. The only thing better than PPC is organic results, which can cut your costs by half to 90% from PPC.

  • How does ContractorBlock connect to my business?

    Let's say you do not have a website - A contractor website is an absolute requirement for any contractor of any size in this day and age, almost everyone uses the web!

    First, you need a contractor website and ContractorBlock gives you one.

    Second, you need as many eye balls as possible to look at your new contractor website. The design and optimization that comes with our contractor advertising solution will take your business to the front page of a Google search.

    Third, you need to convert the eye balls that come to your site and your contractor website will aid you in converting those eye balls to more business for you.

  • Why use ContractorBlock versus other web-based solutions or do it myself?

    Solution providers in the web-based contractor search and marketing space are exploding. The ContractorBlock competitive position is simple: WE GUARANTEE RESULTS ! ContractorBlock is not a traditional contractor website development service that relies on you, the business owner, to direct and manage the process. We use seasoned web professionals to develop contractor websites that are so good we can guarantee their effectiveness. It comes down to a team of seasoned Internet and marketing veterans working to achieve what no individual, much less someone with another contractor business to run, could ever hope to.

    Let's say you do have a contractor website , but it is not on page one of Google - If your site is not at the top of the search engine rankings, it might as well be your personal diary, because nobody is going to see it. Our contractor marketing sites will supplement your website with the rankings and traffic necessary to compete and generate new business. Use your website for your brand and your existing customers. Use one, or several, ContractorBlock sites to attract new customers to your fold where they can become familiar with your primary company website.

    If you decide that the ContractorBlock website can replace your existing website based on cost and quality, great. If not, simply measure the cost of the new business from your ContractorBlock site and we are confident you will keep your contractor marketing campaign going.

    Let's say you have a website, which is optimized and ranked well - In this situation, it is a simple economic question. A ContractorBlock Lead Generation system is about to land on the first page of Google along with your existing site where it will begin taking between 35% and 42% of the total traffic. Are you better off adding that traffic to your existing business flow, or letting it go to a competitor? If you could buy $20 bills for $15, how many would you buy? That's how marketing should be viewed as well. To the extent that you have the capacity to properly handle new business, there should be no limit to the amount of additional business you would choose to source through ContractorBlock marketing programs.

  • Are there any contracts with ContractorBlock Marketing campaigns?

    ContractorBlock Lead Generation Systems are purchased on a month to month basis. There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime.

  • What type of guarantee comes with ContractorBlock Marketing campaigns?

    ContractorBlock Marketing Systems have been designed and executed specifically for the contractor industry. Because of this we are very confident we can get your business on the first page of Google organically within your first 90 Days of working with our company. If we fail to obtain first page placement for your contractor business within the first 90 Days, ContractorBlock will work for free until we achieve 1st Page Placement for your business.

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