21 Jul 3 Free Ways to Promote Your Local Fire Protection Business
So, you have your fire protection business established and are looking to grow and get more leads and sales? Gaining the necessary exposure for your business requires more effort nowadays than a simple ad in your local newspaper.
Today, the possibilities to promote your local business are endless! Whether you are a service-based industry or a local business seeking more opportunities. Here’s what we believe are the three best ways to promote your local business.
Get Found On Google
If you want to stand out from your competitors, the first – and arguably most important – step in promoting your local business is to create and verify your Google Business Profile. This profile will allow your business to show up on Google search results and Google Maps when local business owners search for your services. Setting up your listing will make your company’s information – including contact information (phone number, website, address), service offerings, reviews, and business hours – visible in Google’s search results. For instance, when someone searches for “fire inspectors near me” or “fire protection service in Houston,” a local list of businesses appear. You want to be seen! Your local listing will tell Google to include your nearby business.
You will also be able to receive customer reviews and add photos which all play an important part in landing new customers and contracts.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Another great way to rank in Google Search Results to promote your business is through search engine optimization. By understanding how an audience searches for products and services, you can use specific keywords on landing pages on your website to help you rank higher in search results.
Some ways to utilize SEO to promote your business include adding keyword-specific headers and having a blog forum on your website. By posting blogs about your local business and services, Google can further understand your niche, which will help you appear in more search results.
The more fresh content your business website has, the more likely you are to rank higher in search results!
Be Proactive on Social Media
Social media, now more than ever, has become a gateway to free advertising for local businesses. Platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin have the option to create business pages specifically for professionals. These platforms are great for informing your audience about upcoming specials, dates to know, hours of operation, etc. Similar to a Google Business Profile, these professional pages provide the option to add your business’s contact information and customer reviews.
Other platforms like Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest are also available for businesses to create posts and communicate with their customers and audience. If you want to get creative with your marketing strategies, creating social media pages on these platforms can be a lucrative way to promote your local business and connect with a wider audience (Queue the TikTok dances)!
In particular, video marketing on social media has shown great results in demonstrating certain aspects of your local business and the services you provide. Whether creating short-form video content (a minute or less) or a 30-minute video discussing in detail your product or service, it’s important to know that all forms are beneficial in gaining exposure to potential customers in your local area.
Whether you are a local equipment supplier or a service business, these free tactics are the best way to promote your local business and begin to receive new leads, and increase sales. While there are definitely paid marketing options available, we suggest starting your marketing efforts with these three suggestions.
We understand just how competitive it can be to stand out amongst other local businesses in your niche.
Do your part by spearheading your marketing strategy and take your business to the modern way of thinking.
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