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Housecall Pro Partners With Google’s Local Services Ads to Power Bookings Directly From Search Results

Housecall Pro Partners With Google’s Local Services Ads to Power Bookings Directly From Search Results

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Posted by Roland Ligtenberg, Co-Founder at Housecall Pro

June 17, 2020

We’ve partnered with Google’s Local Services Ads to power bookings directly from search results; special free bookings offer during these COVID-19 times

Now more than ever, we’re here to help you. To help you stay safe, protect your business, and prepare for what’s next. With that in mind, we’re partnering with

Google’s Local Services Ads

so you can be there for your customers when they need you most.

Today’s homeowners start their shopping journey with a search engine -- in particular, Google.  This is true when they’re looking for plumbers, electricians, carpet cleaners and other home services too. 

Many of you have already spent time enhancing your “

Google My Business

” profile, ensuring you have great reviews and optimizing your website for search engines. These are all best practices to be there when homeowners are searching. If you're not already doing these, the time to start is now!

If you’re a Provider on Local Services Ads by Google, you can now sync directly with your Housecall Pro Online Booking. This allows homeowners to

see your listing at the top Google and, in addition to being able to call, they can now

book

you online.

How much does it cost?

Once you’re an approved provider on Local Services Ads, you can add the Housecall Pro booking feature for no additional cost.

For a limited time, to assist with the challenges your business may be facing from COVID-19, any leads you receive from the Google booking feature will also be free for at least 90 days.

In addition, if you’re not already using Housecall Pro, providers on Local Services Ads

get 30 days free

.

After this special promotional time ends, Google’s Local Services Ads works with the budget you set for your business. You can increase or reduce the amount you spend at any time, or pause your ads altogether.

You can estimate the cost of running ads for your service and area by using the Local Service Ads budget calculator

here

.

Why is this important for my business?

When a homeowner is looking for a home service pro, they often don't know where to turn. The journey between looking for a provider and booking an appointment can be a long one. They identify several options, do the research and analysis to figure out who fits best, contact them for information and, when ready, find a time for the service. 

Now with the combination of Google and Housecall Pro, homeowners can save time on their journey and get to a confirmed booking instantly.  

People today expect the convenience of booking online. It’s their default when booking movies, travel, hair salons, restaurant reservations, and increasingly in home services. Our research shows that more than 1/3rd of consumers prefer to book home services online. You can’t afford to miss out on that large of a demographic.

As a home service pro, your goal should be to ensure you can be booked online on your website, other local services directories and now with our new partnership - via Google Guaranteed listings.  

Get started today

Not using Google’s Local Services Ads yet?

Get started here

 

Not a Housecall Pro customer? Our partnership with Google is just one way we help you grow your business and save time. And now, you can get Housecall Pro for free for your first 30 days and month to month billing thereafter, with no expensive long term contracts to sign.

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