All Blog Posts Tagged 'home' (121)

6 Building Conferences We’re Attending

- By Cory Allyn, Energy Circle Content Writer

If you’re in the better building sector, attending…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Strike While the Iron (and the Weather) Is Hot: Preparing for Fall

Don’t just change with the seasons — be ready for the change before it happens! It has been one heck of a summer for us at Energy Circle as we have enjoyed the short warm weather season here in Maine. As much as we all want to hold on to the sunshine-filled days and cool summer nights for a few more months, we know that fall is nearly…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 8, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Don't Leave Money on the Table — Cash in on Co-op Marketing

- By Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer

When it comes to getting the most out of your marketing dollars, sometimes a little help is required. But there’s good news for contractors and business owners in the…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 2, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Utilizing Case Studies to Set Your Business Apart

By Jake Van Paepeghem

We hear it consistently here at Energy Circle — one of the most rewarding aspects of working in the business of energy efficiency is improving the lives of real-life homeowners and business owners within a given community. In the HVAC, home…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 26, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What it Takes to Produce High Quality Marketing Video

By Jake Van Paepeghem

This isn’t the first time we at Energy Circle are talking about the valuable role video plays in an effective digital marketing strategy – especially when it comes to building awareness and consideration in the home performance,…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Building Local SEO Rank and Visibility outside your Core Location

- By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy

If you perform a Google search for a local home services provider, today’s results are pretty well stacked. You can expect to see two to four paid search ads, a…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Challenge Accepted! #04: Marketing in Support of Job Recruiting

- By Shawn Cohen, Energy Circle Director of Digital Strategy

Business owners in the home and commercial building, energy, and HVAC service sectors face a lot of challenges when it comes to running a successful company.…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 27, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Beyond the Website: Putting Video to Work to Drive Leads

- By Jake Van Paepeghem

There is no question about it — video is all around us. I’ll use one of my recent travel days, for example: I watched a movie during my flight, which included a pre-roll ad. Then as I waited to de-plane, I was served up video ads…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Review Management: How & When to Ask for Reviews

By Maurine Hainsworth

As you may know if you caught our most recent webinar…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Define (and Improve) the Strength of Your Brand

- By Maurine Hainsworth

Ever wondered just how strongly your company resonates with your target audience? Or how you can strengthen your company’s online presence to increase conversion rates and generate more revenue?…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on May 31, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Things are Heating Up: Essentials Of Seasonal Marketing

- By Jake Van Paepeghem, Energy Circle

Al Roker sure has had a lot to talk about as the weather throughout North America has begun heating up. And with a prolific tornado season already upon us, the…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on May 22, 2019 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Building Science In The Wild: A Marketing Opportunity

- By Jake Van Paepeghem, Energy Circle

A couple of days ago, on a rainy Monday here in Maine, my wife and I loaded up the car with two locally-made ciabattas and a box of ice cream sandwiches and headed North from our Portland area…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 24, 2019 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Challenge Accepted #02: Marketing Healthy Home Services

For those readers who missed the first installation of “Challenge Accepted!,” here’s a quick introduction to Energy Circle’s latest…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 18, 2019 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Local Services Ads, Part 2: The Honeymoon Is Over

About this time last year, we did a deep dive into the rollout of Google’s brand new paid search product, Local Services Ads (LSAs) and how it would affect the home performance and HVAC industries. After LSAs were available in enough major markets, we took a closer look at how they…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 10, 2019 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Google’s Recent Changes for Service Area Businesses

If you’re a contractor in the HVAC, home performance, or solar industry, you likely understand the frustrations of trying to beat out local competition on Google. Thanks to Google’s proximity…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on March 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Rise of the Question-Based World

If you watched the Super Bowl last month (or more importantly, the Super Bowl commercials) then you know that voice activated home devices have found their way into the crosshairs of pop culture. I mean, Han Solo himself did a commercial for Amazon’s Alexa — so I think it is safe to say that voice activated home devices are going to stick around.

Devices like the Google Home, Amazon Echo and the Apple HomePod are connecting the…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on March 6, 2019 at 11:54am — No Comments

Focused Strategy: The Rising Tide Effect of Precision Marketing

Among the many challenges we face as digital marketers, some of the strongest and most consistent obstacles are competition, budget, and demand (a.k.a. search volume). We’re constantly asking ourselves questions such as: Where should we spend our marketing dollars? How much is enough to spend, and how do we get the biggest bang…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on February 28, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

City Pages: What They Are & How to Use Them Right

Recently, we have been talking a lot about Google's bias towards searcher proximity and the various digital marketing, content and SEO…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on February 19, 2019 at 11:51am — No Comments

A Comprehensive Content Strategy: Creating Content That Supports a New Service Launch

With so much product innovation happening in HVAC and solar, many companies are adding new services like battery storage or ductless heat pumps. With all the coordination and planning it takes to purchase the correct equipment, polish off your certifications, and nail down pricing, it is easy to forget that your website should reflect your new…

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Added by Energy Circle on December 6, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why Are Images Important for SEO? Optimizing Your Website’s Images for GKP and SERP

If you caught our webinar a couple weeks back, then you probably heard us hinting at how the images on your website and in your Google Knowledge Panel can have a major impact on how potential customers view you as a business. If you want to…

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Added by Energy Circle on November 14, 2018 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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