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Are Online Ads An Endangered Species?

Posted 10/04/2011 by Kathleen Carper, CSI, CDT
Construction industry pros, when evaluating the performance of your online advertising, are you placing more value on click-through rates than on impressions? If so, read this!
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4 Ways for Businesses to Create a Good First Impression on Twitter - Recent 2011 stats show that 75 percent of Twitter users are more likely to purchase from a brand they follow. Learn how to create and format a twitter business profile that attracts prospects and customers.
A Look at Contractor Failure: Part 1 -
A Look at Contractor Failure: Part 2 - Valuable contractor survival tips for long-term economic viability.
A Review of General and Administrative Expense - A regular, careful look at G&A expenses can lead to more effective business management…
Accounting and Record Keeping - There is no function more critical to success in the construction business than effective management of financial and other records. Solid accounting and record-keeping policies are a must.
Accounting Methods and Procedures - At the heart of any construction business are its accounting methods and procedures. Here are a couple of issues you should discuss with your accountant.
Are Online Ads An Endangered Species? - Construction industry pros, when evaluating the performance of your online advertising, are you placing more value on click-through rates than on impressions? If so, read this!
Audited Financial Statements - There is no function more critical to success in construction than effective management of financial and other records.
Becoming an Invited Bidder - How can you as a contractor increase your chances of being invited to bid on a project in this competitive market? Here are a few tips from those in the business.
Before You Start a Project -
Blogging: Website Heal Thyself - This article covers how blogging can add visitor interest to websites.
Blogs & Websites: The 5 Signs of Website Wellness - This article covers how owners can maximize their blogging business website’s performance.
Bricks are from Venus, Clicks are from Mars - Contractors, architects, building product manufacturers learn how to live happily ever after with your website.
Building Product Manufacturers: How Understanding Architects Can Help Your Business - Building Product Manufacturers: How much do you really know about the job of an architect? And why should you care?
Business Case Study - Survey Of Spending Patterns In Educational Facilities - Business Case Study from RS Means Business Solutions involved a state-by-state survey of spending patterns in educational facilities as well as the development of a model to predict future demand.
Competition, Risk, and Construction Company Failure - The construction industry has been for many years, and certainly continues to be, one on the most highly competitive of all industries. Second, risk permeates the industry in general and construction operations in particular. Third, the failure rate for construction companies is among the highest of any business.
Contractor Registration and Licensing - Licensing tips for contractors
Cost Accounting and Financial Statements - Cost accounting tips for contractors
Dealing with the IRS -
Getting Paid on Construction Contracts - Expert advice for contractors on dealing with slow payment.
How to Find Regional Construction Tracking and Forecast Information -
Is Fear of Sharing Information Costing Your Company Sales? - If time is money, then providing detailed product information can be worth a fortune to potential customers
Jobsite Photographs -
Little Habits with Big Payoffs for Contractors -
Managing Contract Terms and Conditions - Selected contractual issues that demand special attention when it comes to signing a construction agreement…
Marketing Your Construction Firm on the Cheap - If you’re a smaller contractor, don’t make the mistake of thinking marketing and business development apply only to the big guys. A marketing program is needed to make your company known to your potential customers and give them reasons to do business with you. And even if you intend to stay small, you have to stir the pot of potential customers.
Maximize Online Advertising Dollars - Online advertising is increasingly becoming a key part of any marketing mix. Ensure that your ad dollars are generating results and achieving your marketing goals by following these best practices.
Mechanic’s Liens - Know the ins and outs of lien laws to ensure your interests are protected.
Meeting the Needs for Governmental BIM Compliance while Avoiding Current Liability Obstacles - Government organizations such as the GSA (General Services Administration), USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), and NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command), etc. have begun requesting Building Information Models (BIM) on current projects to serve as a baseline for development of their individual “BIM initiatives.”
Performance Bonds Guarantee Clients Receive Exceptional Service - This article will answer some common questions contractors have about performance bonds, whether they've been working in the industry for years or have just recently become licensed.
Pre-Bid Site Inspection - Minimize the risk of oversight in bidding site work with these important tips…
Securing People - Before developing a security program, it is necessary to assess the people and property to be protected. We will begin with our most important concern, people — employees and tenants, contractors, and visitors — even the unwelcome or uninvited ones.
SmartBuilding Index -
Some Information Is Best Served With A Grain Of Salt - Take the challenge. Reed Construction Data stands behind its data and products. When it comes to your business, don’t rely on vague and inaccurate reports — make a true comparison.
Striving for Excellence - Prior articles posted here discuss strategies contractors and builders can use to survive in this recessionary economy. This article discusses the need for operational excellence—not only in extreme times like the present, but as the course most likely to lead to success in any economy.
Taking Advantage of the Recession: Hiring the Right People - If ever there has been an optimum time to fill critical positions in your company, it is now.
The Changing Landscape of Construction - In the 25+ years that I have been observing the Construction Industry I have noted a lot of changes. Looking back further, say 150 years, the changes appear even more dramatic.
The Entrepreneur Mindset - Smart communication tips for savvy contractors, builders, and other entrepreneurs.
Variables That Affect Project Management - While the benefits of project management are clear, it must be noted that a good project management system — whether manual or computerized — cannot be implemented without an investment of money and time on the part of corporate management. It is, however, an investment that brings a definite and positive return. It is certainly worthwhile to review some of the common problems associated with developing better project management.
Why Building Product Manufacturers and Social Media Are a Marriage Made in Heaven - Recent statistics have proven that people are making purchasing decisions from discussions on social media sites.


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