Your prospective construction clients are busy people, which means they’re often out and about using their smartphones and tablets. Skillful marketing on mobile devices lets you grab their attention no matter where they are.
Get Mobile Friendly
Before you set out to target mobile users, get your site ready to convert those visitors into leads. Thoroughly test how well your site performs on mobile devices. In particular, make sure your construction work portfolio looks appealing enough to attract interest. Online device emulators can help out with this. If you’re serious about marketing on mobile devices, invest in a responsive design that will display perfectly on all devices. Ideas to make your site more accessible include:
- Create succinct, well-formatted content that’s easy to skim through on a mobile device
- Keep your headlines short to ensure they display well on narrow screens
- Add brief summaries to the beginning of your blog posts
- Use short paragraphs and plenty of white space, and break up content using subheads, images, bulleted lists, call-out boxes, and styling such as bold and italics
Target Local Prospects
Local searches are common on mobile devices, particularly for service-based businesses like construction. Help your local prospects find you by setting up profiles on local business directories. Google My Business, which ties in with Google+, as well as FourSquare, Merchant Circle, and Citysearch are good places to start.
On the mobile version of your site, provide your firm’s physical address, contact information, and hours of operation in a clearly visible position. Visitors should be able to find them at a glance.
Give some thought to Promoted Pins on Google Maps. This feature puts your company’s logo right on the Google Map to help you stand out from your competitors.
If you run print, TV or other offline visual ads, create QR codes for them that lead to a mobile optimized landing page. These grab your potential leads at the exact moment they’ve shown interest in your services and give you a chance to capture their contact information.
For more tips on marketing on mobile devices, contact us at Construction Monitor.