SEM

Image Extensions are out of Beta!

| Stacey Titemore

During the Google Marketing Livestream last month Google announced that image extensions are now out of beta and available globally. This means that advertisers can now include images with their search ads to help stand out from the competition. What does this mean for Homebuilder Marketing? Image extensions for paid search ads give homebuilders an […]

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The ONeil Edit – April 16, 2021

| Molly White

Hi! Hey! Hello! You all, my vacation was amazing in terms of the sheer relaxation it provided. To not have to focus on work or answer emails or zoom into any meetings was such a gift. I feel refreshed, relaxed, renewed, and ready to jump back into work with a much clearer focus. I also […]

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The ONeil Edit – March 19, 2021

| Molly White

You all, there is sooo much news this week. You should see the amount of tabs I currently have open trying to narrow down my important article list and I just can not do it. I do feel a bit like a broken record in that there is an ever increasing pattern to what I’m […]

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The ONeil Edit – January 22, 2021

| Molly White

And just like that it’s Friday once more. I spent the better part of my work week going down a rabbit hole of data for two reasons. First and foremost, today’s edition of Homefiniti & Beyond is all about website and digital marketing benchmarks from the 4th Quarter of 2020 as well as 2020 overall. […]

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Google Ads Upcoming Policy Updates for Housing

| Stacey Titemore

Ever since Facebook announced their policy updates for housing, employment, and credit advertisers in 2019 we anticipated that Google would soon follow suit; in other words, we knew this was coming. As suspected, Google announced last week that those same advertising restrictions for housing, employment, and credit advertisers would also be coming to their platform, […]

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All too often we take over marketing for builders and find that they were previously using the homepage of their website as the place where all traffic was directed from Google, Facebook, Bing and other online marketing efforts. While the homepage of your website should provide a quick synopsis of who you are and what […]

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We like to consider paid search efforts to be the “sprint” of marketing efforts in comparison with other digital marketing avenues (SEO would be considered a “marathon”). A paid search account and campaigns can be set up for most businesses fairly quickly and basically guarantees that the business website can appear in the search results […]

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My Do You Convert Summit 2019 Wrap-up

| Dennis O'Neil

I’ve always felt that the ONeil Interactive team is made up of “my people” — meaning they get me and I’m comfortably transparent with who I am. We’re all individuals with unique interests and quirks, but the love of digital, the quest for knowledge, and the desire to do good things for good people are […]

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Digital Marketing Trends for Homebuilders

| Molly White

Digital marketing is a key component of a homebuilders marketing strategy, and yet it can be extremely daunting to decide which platforms to advertise on, let alone, which types of ad products you should be taking advantage of within each platform. And once you launch your efforts, how do you even know if it’s performing […]

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SMX Advanced 2019 Recap

| Stacey Titemore

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to the Pacific Northwest for my very first time to attend Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced conference in Seattle, Washington. If you’re not familiar with what SMX (Search Marketing Expo) is, it’s one of the leading events for SEO and SEM professionals and I was […]

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What is Retargeting? According to Wikipedia, Retargeting or Remarketing is a form of online targeted advertising by which online advertising is targeted to consumers based on their previous Internet actions. In home builder marketing terms, retargeting is – displaying an ad for your brand, community, floor plan, or quick move-in home, online, to a prospect […]

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Have you read Google’s latest report on new home and custom home search trends? No? That’s ok, because we distilled all the dry data and charts into three powerful takeaways that should convince any home builder that PPC campaigns are key to an effective and competitive marketing strategy. “New Home” and “Custom Home” Google searches […]

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New Home vs. Green Homes

| Dennis O'Neil

Yes, I know. I can barely mention the word “green” in many offices without eyes rolling before I get out the “een” part. I understand. Green is the buzz, but is it buzz-worthy? It’s obvious that the media has jumped on the bus, but how does is translate into real business for production builders? I’m […]

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Homebuilder Mobile Marketing with Google

| Dennis O'Neil

Early in September [2008], I wrote an article about the how mobile marketing and the evolution of mobile phones was going to impact new home marketing. If you have not read it, it can be found here: Mobile Marketing & New Homes – A Perfect Fit In the article I discussed how Google’s new cell […]

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