There are many ways to get your products and services some visibility while hopefully increasing your consumer or client base. Some are costly, and some are free. Many services offer to get your business posted on the top search engines, usually for a fee. Most small businesses that have done a bit of marketing and advertising understand that every little bit helps.
Thumbtack does not charge users for listing their site, products, and services on all of the major search engines. Missing potential customers that can be gathered from this free resource seems rather counterproductive.
To get started users will simply need to enter their businesses name, number, location, average cost, and account information. Users should also take care and time with their business description, as this is the pitch that will bring possible consumers.
Once completed, a quick click will lead to the opportunity to upload a business logo, or product picture.
Craigslist Posting and Other Promotions
Once you have activated your account, Thumbtack will take you to their Craigslist posting page. This will walk you through a few prompts and then submit your site to Craigslist as a business service. Users are then be offered the option of earning points by listing their Thumbtack URL on their website or blog.
The rest of the registration process involves earning a few points for providing feedback to Thumbtack site developers, as well as getting users familiar with other elements of their points systems. On Thumbtack, the higher the points are on the user’s account, the better coverage, higher positions they are getting on Thumbtacks service site, and therefore search engines.
To increase your points, as well as provide more information about the behind-the-scenes workings of your business, be sure to answer the questions Thumbtack poses to users. Providing these tips and tricks of your trade can help to build trust with your prospective customers.
Who Uses Thumbtack?
Currently, Thumbtack is ranked at #7,531 globally and three-month traffic rankings show that 77% of those visitors are from the United States and analytics show the sites traffic has increased over 50% in the last three months.
In the US, where it has attained a traffic rank of 1,723. Relative to the overall population of internet users, this site’s users are disproportionately Caucasian, and they tend to be moderately educated women over the age of 35 who have incomes over $30,000. Thumbtack.com belongs to the “Marketplaces” category of websites. The site’s visitors view an average of 3.6 unique pages per day.
Thumbtack is ranked #7,531 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings, and we estimate that 77% of visitors to this site come from the US, where it has attained a traffic rank…
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About Basil Puglisi
@BasilPuglisi is a Content Contributor and the Chairman of the Board for Digital Ethos. Basil C. Puglisi is also the Digital Marketing Manager for PMG Interactive. As the Digital Marketing Manager he provides oversight and support to Digital Campaigns, from Website Development to Search and Social Reach.