Service Experts is a leading heating and air conditioning sales, installation and repair company in the United States with 110 locations serving more than 2,700 homes and businesses per day.
“As part of our integrated multimedia marketing strategy, ReachLocal’s search engine marketing services have helped us decrease the average cost per lead. Paid search is one of our most economical mediums. Since 2006, we’ve seen a 308% increase in online conversions using ReachLocal.”
Service Experts was using a traditional mix of integrated marketing activities including direct mail, yellow pages, radio, television and some outdoor advertising. In 2005, the marketing team recognized that customers’ increasing use of Internet search presented a way to reach them at a crucial moment—the moment they needed the company’s services.
The team also understood that the growing medium of pay-per-click search engine advertising must meet certain metrics to qualify as a success. The cost per lead had to be low, and the results had to be measurable. It was important that the team find the right expertise to execute their paid search efforts. “We rely heavily on expert guidance, and this has proven particularly valuable in the paid search environment where things change quickly,” explains Director of Field Marketing, Dave Moody.
The Service Experts marketing team turned to ReachLocal to implement ReachSearch™ pay-per-click search engine advertising campaigns in their local branch markets. ReachSearch uses proprietary technology to place Service Experts’ ads on the leading search engines such as Google, Yahoo!®, and Bing and numerous specialty sites and directories. ReachSearch tracks every click, email, call, and more providing Service Experts with the ability to measure and demonstrate the program’s effectiveness through granular, detailed reporting in a customized format. Furthermore, it records each call that a campaign generates so that Service Experts can monitor customer interactions.