[Podcast] Episode 36: How to Make Your Photo Gallery a Lead-Generating Powerhouse with Tanya Bamford
One of the most powerful sales tools your remodeling company has often lies fallow on your website — your project photo galleries. With a little creativity, those photos can be transformed into compelling client success stories. This will boost your organic search rankings, super-charge lead generation, and result in more sales.
The power of storytelling, and a few tricks, can make all the difference.
In this episode, Tanya Bamford shares her insights about connecting all the dots to make the most of your online marketing efforts.
Tanya is the managing director of R/A Marketing Inc., our new sister company serving the needs of the remodeling industry. Tanya has been helping remodeling companies prosper for the better part of the last decade as the owner of a boutique marketing firm in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her work for two Remodelers Advantage members first brought Tanya to our attention.
Your galleries are fallow — to borrow a farming term — because they’re not particularly productive, but hold immense potential. They are the basis for telling a story from your clients’ perspectives, which are more compelling to prospects than technical details. You need to find the “why,” says Tanya. “You removed a wall and added a load-bearing beam, but you need to tell why that mattered to the client,” she says. Other ways to make your galleries work for you include:
- Using the photos to tell a story on your blog and social channels
- How to tag photos for better search engine rankings
- Why the size of the photo also matters
- What photos to take
- And more…
Online marketing is getting more complicated all the time. Using the photo content you already have — in the right ways — can turn your website into a lead-generating machine.