iMarket Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘News’ Category

iMarket Makes Inc. 5000 List for 4th Time

Friday, August 17th, 2018

We did it (again)!

iMarket Solutions is thrilled to announce it has made the Inc. 5000 list for the 4th year in a row. Over the years we’ve shared the list with dynamic companies and alumni such as PopSocket, Peloton, Swell, Yelp, Zillow, Pandora, LinkedIn and many more.

“We are honored and delighted for our team members to have made the Inc. 5000 for the 4th consecutive year. Very few companies make it once, let alone 4 straight years. It is a true testament to how wonderful our customers and team members are, for without them none of this happens. We are very grateful to be in such prestigious company and inspired to live up to this honor,” said Gary Elekes, co-owner of iMarket Solutions.

iMarket Solutions first ranked on the Inc. 5000 in 2015, and continued to make the list in 2016 and 2017. Making the list once is a huge accomplishment, but making the list 4 times is truly a feat. In fact, a mere 1 in 6 companies have made the list 4 or more times.

The Inc. 5000 is an annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The rankings are determined according to each company’s revenue growth over a 3-year period.

We are grateful as ever to all of our clients for putting their trust in us as their marketing partner to help grow their own businesses. And we thank all of our inspiring and talented team members who show us every day what it means to be dedicated to contractor success.

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Local Services Ads by Google – Have You Signed Up?

Friday, November 17th, 2017

It’s no secret that “change” is the only thing that ever stays the same when it goes to Google’s search results, and for home service contractors, the rate of that change has accelerated in 2017. We’re not just talking about the usual organic ranking algorithm updates, changes to the map pack, and general layout changes – we’re talking about a brand new advertising platform with prominent ad positions at the top of search results.

Local Services ads by Google

Have you seen anything like this at the top of search results recently? If not, you likely will soon, as Google announced just last month that these ads are coming to 30 major metro areas in the United States by the end of 2017 – up from a total of just 17 previously, many of which were just added in recent months.

Google Advertising for Local Home Service Businesses

If you’re a home service contractor, you’re probably (and should be) wondering:

“What is it? Where is it? And how do I participate?”.

Let’s tackle these questions one at a time:

What is it?

This new advertising platform is known as Local Services by Google, and unlike traditional paid search advertising (i.e. Google AdWords), with Local Services ads you only pay per lead, rather than per click. Do we have your attention yet? That’s right, Google is now allowing plumbers, HVAC technicians and electricians in a growing number of cities to advertise their businesses above all other search results. For maximum visibility and lead generation, all home service contractors should be be taking advantage of this product and incorporating it into a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. You still need SEO, PPC, social media, email marketing and all of the rest, but make no mistake – this is the next big thing, and those that ignore it do so at their own peril.

Where is it?

Google actually began testing Local Service ads in 2015, known then as Google Home Services, in a few select cities in California and with a limited number of industries. While testing over the last 2 years, participation in the program was limited to those who Google had contacted directly, but over the last several months Google began to open the program up to those who wanted to opt-in and in a growing number of cities. The current list of cities where Local Services ads are available is as follows:

Arizona: Phoenix

California: Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose

Florida: Miami

Georgia: Atlanta

Illinois: Chicago

Massachusetts: Boston

Michigan: Detroit

New York: New York

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

Texas: Dallas

Washington: Seattle

Washington, D.C.

And Google as adding more cities all of the time, including at least 13 more by the end of the year, as was mentioned above.

How do I participate?

Great question! If iMarket Solutions is already your partner in lead generation, reach out to your Marketing Coordinator today to get started. But even if you don’t currently manage your digital marketing, we’d love for you to call us using the phone number above or online today! If Local Services by Google is in your city, we’ll take the hassle out of the sign up process and get you all set up and trained on how to take advantage of this new, must-have advertising product from Google.

iMarket Solutions provides digital marketing services for home improvement contractors, including website design and development, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Reputation Management, Email Marketing and Live Chat services.

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iMarket Solutions Continues to Climb the Inc. 5000!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

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Since our founding in 2010, iMarket Solutions has put together an incredible group of individuals dedicated to the growth and success of the company. There have been a lot of accomplishments in the past 7 years, and ranking on the Inc. 5000 list is certainly a highlight. In fact, it’s been a highlight all 3 times that we’ve done so!

The Inc. 5000 is an annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The rankings are determined according to each company’s revenue growth over a 3-year period. 2017 marks the 3rd consecutive year that iMarket Solutions has made the list, and we’ve reached a higher position with each subsequent year.

iMarket Solutions first ranked on the Inc. 5000 in 2015, reaching #4,267 on the list. Last year, in 2016, we climbed all the way up to #3,665. In the 2017 rankings, we are thrilled to have achieved our highest placing yet, coming in at #3,450! Our 3-year growth of 91% earned us this slot on the Inc. 5000, and we’re ready to see what we can do to continue working our way up in the standings.

As with all of our accomplishments, we’re foremost grateful to our clients and to our hard-working employees. With the team that we’ve assembled, the customers that we’ve already wowed, and those that we’ll add to our roster in the coming months and years, we have no doubt that is just the beginning of our ascent in the Inc. 5000 rankings.

Be sure to check back in with us for more exciting news about where our company is headed!

iMarket Solutions provides digital marketing services for home improvement contractors, including website design and development, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Reputation Management, Email Marketing and Live Chat services.

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