Online Behavior

The transition and embracing of digital tools, technology and advertising is no longer an option, it’s a must do if you want to succeed in the new post Covid-19 world. The timeline for adoption has been fast tracked. The time is now. For lots of people, adopting and understanding new technology is frustratingly hard experience […]

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Importance of Organic Search Presence

| Stacey Titemore

SEO is more than just the organic traffic coming to your website. It’s also about search presence, how a business appears in the organic search results. With the recent uptick in online activity and the shift in online consumer behavior, a businesses search presence should be a top priority for marketers now more than ever. […]

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Upgrade Virtual Selling Screen-time to Facetime

| Dennis O'Neil

One-click video meetings and model home tours. We’re excited to share the details of a new Homefiniti feature designed to provide immediate support to the new normal of virtual and video selling. Available today, Homefiniti hosted builder websites can easily add and quickly manage virtual calling buttons for their online and onsite sales teams. We’ve […]

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Last week Megan and I hosted the first edition of our new series of Facebook Live’s discussing the state of builder web traffic during Covid-19. Thankfully, most of our clients are located in states in which building is considered an essential business, as it should be. On March 12, most of the country began efforts […]

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It’s that time of year! Love it (probably not) or hate it (more likely), you have to spend the bulk of Q4 putting some thought into next year’s budget. To help, we’ve compiled a list of things to keep in mind as you spread out your 2018 marketing dollars. Digital Still Gets the Lion’s Share […]

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Mobile vs. Desktop. Who’s on the Ropes?

| Dennis O'Neil

In this final installment of the mid-year 2014 Builder Web Stats report, we dive into the trends of mobile device usage and traffic. Mobile device traffic has been on the rise since we’ve been measuring it, but has more recently hit some major milestones. Watch the video now for a can’t miss perspective on how […]

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Where Social Media wins and Twitter Fails

| Dennis O'Neil

For many many years now, marketers have been beating the social media drum. With hesitation, many home builders have adopted some level of social media in their overall strategy. Even today, and rightfully so, we’re so often asked about the ROI of social media. Does it work? Does it help? What networks do we have […]

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Do you need more traffic? Or the right traffic?

| Dennis O'Neil

All marketing budgets have their limits. I wish we could do it all. There are so many amazing opportunities in digital marketing, deciding where best to utilize those limited resources is not an easy decision. The best answers can only be given based on a personalized review of circumstances and goals, but the question is so […]

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Is a Bounce Good or Bad?

| Dennis O'Neil

We’re now in our 4th year of Builder Web Stats reporting, and this may be the last time we include a global bounce rate statistic. After logging more than 10,000,000 page views, the ability to learn something valuable from this number alone may not be possible. “How does our bounce rate compare with other builders?” […]

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Sales & Marketing Ideas Magazine Jul/Aug 2013

| Dennis O'Neil

If you haven’t yet seen the latest issue of Sales & Marketing Ideas Magazine, I invite you to check it out here. It was a special honor to contribute again to this issue of the magazine. As part of a panel of Internet marketing leaders in our industry, I participated in a Q&A session lead […]

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A Glimpse into the (not so distant) Future? [UPDATED]

| Dennis O'Neil

A few week ago Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) tweeted a photo from inside the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. The photo, as you can see below shows how the hotel manager rolls around the hotel while remaining stationary. As you can see, this rolling stand with an iPad mounted on top allows the hotel manager […]

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The Sales & Marketing Pulse Webcast – This Thursday

| Dennis O'Neil

At the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of presenting the results of our annual Sales & Marketing Pulse report with our partners, Shore Consulting. Jeff Shore and I presented the results to the crowd in Sales Central with standing room only. If you missed us at IBS, you’ve got […]

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Part One of this series led to quite the discussion and debate. If you’ve not read that post, I recommend you start here first. In this part, I will continue to clarify and expand on my thoughts in hopes the discussion will continue. First, this discussion may be new, but I outlined the underlying issues […]

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I recognize the ever growing popularity of the Online Sales Counselor role. I first saw it nearly ten years ago, and it continues with a slow and steady climb. It has always been my feeling, albeit unpopular, that the Online Sales Counselor role is a short-term solution at best, and at worst, a dependency drug […]

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