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  1. Looks like EVERYONE is jumping on into Pay-Per-Click Advertising…
  2. Here’s the BEST ADVICE I can give any business owner who wants to grow…
  3. How to Keep Clients Happy through the LONG Build Process…
  4. Here are my “Smart Marketing Recommendations” for pool companies in 2022…
  5. Here’s what I got from the Pool Spa Expo in Dallas last week…
  6. Here’s why I’m excited about the Pool Spa Patio Expo in Dallas next week…
  7. Pool Renovations – A clever way to deal with hidden surprises…
  8. About those “…Infringement on copyrighted images…” email notices you got…
  9. PPC Advertising for Pool Builders (Aqua Magazine)
  10. Here’s what “The Wizard of Ads” has to say about our Labor Shortage
  11. Too Busy? LEVERAGE your time with better marketing…
  12. NEW Marketing Advice for Pool Builders in 2021
  13. POOL BUILDERS: Quell The Frenzy of 2020 with AUTOMATION in 2021.
  14. Will 2021 Be Crazy Like 2020 Was?
  15. “7 Crucial Marketing Secrets” podcast
  16. “Take Better Photos and Videos” podcast
  17. “PPC For Dummies” podcast
  18. Here’s another FREEBIE for you: A FREE PPC Analysis by “The Professor.”
  19. Should you be advertising during the COVID 19 pandemic?
  20. Here’s The Ugly Truth About PPC Advertising for Pool Builders…
  21. Pool Builders in 2020 – Some Predictions and Recommendations…
  22. Here’s another little tip to make you (and your sales pitch) more persuasive…
  23. Pool Salespeople – Here’s how to INSTANTLY make your prospects LIKE you…
  24. This new Sales CRM really was built SPECIFICALLY for POOL BUILDERS…
  25. Here’s what Marketing people should be THANKFUL for…
  26. Here’s what I learned at the 2019 IPSPE in New Orleans last week…
  27. Here are 4 key tips from our PPC webinar last week…
  28. Company-Crushing Killers – Epilogue and Videos
  29. Company-Crushing Killer #12: “Trying To Do Everything Yourself”
  30. Company-Crushing Killer #11: “Connecting Too Late in the Buyer’s Journey”
  31. Company-Crushing Killer #10: “CUSTOMER FRUSTRATION”
  32. Company-Crushing Killer #9: “Invisible Data”
  33. Company-Crushing Killer #8: “Winging it”
  34. Company-Crushing Killer #7: Burning Out Your Sales Team.
  35. Company-Crushing Killer #6: No automated follow-up.
  36. Company-Crushing Killer #5: Not Using a Proven Marketing Formula.
  37. Company-Crushing Killer #4: Failure to use VIDEO Properly.
  38. Company-Crushing Killer #3: Not Using “Hot-Button” Advertising
  39. Company-Crushing Killer #2: Fragmented, Chaotic Marketing
  40. 12 Company-Crushing Killers All Pool Builders Must Avoid…
  41. Here’s the Forecast for NEW POOLS and RENOVATIONS…
  42. Here’s Another Trick to Help Designers Sell More Pools
  43. If you’re still running print ads, you should try this handy tool…
  44. Got an angry customer? These 3 words will win them back…
  45. Want more REFERRALS? Listen to Mario…
  46. Some OTHER things our drip-marketing system can do…
  47. My Suggestions for a Better 2019…
  48. Fixing Your Website Speed Issues…
  49. If My Marketing Advice Sounds Brutal, Here’s Why…
  50. I’d like to say THANK YOU…
  51. Here’s Another Quick/Easy Way to Test Your Website…
  52. Why Most People Lose Money on PPC…
  53. Here’s Why Some Buyers Are Easy, and Some Are Hard…
  54. A Confused Mind Always Says “No”…
  55. If the phone’s not ringing, here’s why…
  56. More Bad Advice: “I’ve found some errors on your website…”
  57. Bad Advice from Good Marketing People (part 1)
  58. Dealing with PRICE and “Low-Baller” Pool Builders
  59. A blatant sales pitch for Sales Training
  60. Pool Builder Marketing Recommendations for 2018 – What’s NEW
  61. Low-cost SEO trick that actually WORKS
  62. How to Spy on your PPC Guy…
  63. PPC Advertising and Google Ad Words: A Case Study…
  64. Comments from the 2017 IPSPE in Orlando…
  65. Your Website – The Crucial “First Step” of Marketing…
  66. The Hidden Power of a “Low Risk Offer”
  67. Automated Follow-Up – the Secret Weapon of Swimming Pool Marketing…
  68. The 3 Secrets of Swimming Pool Marketing…
  69. Selling Pools: “You Had Me at Hello”
  70. Signing up for Skipio is the smartest thing you can do right now
  71. Get inside the Minds of Today’s Swimming Pool Buyers
  72. 2017 Digital Marketing Habits to Break (MAYBE….)
  73. Marketing Advice for Pool Builders in 2017
  74. Comments from the 2016 IPSPE in New Orleans
  75. 2016 International Pool, Spa, Patio EXPO
  76. GOOGLE is moving forward with their “SEO OBLITERATION” plans…
  77. Online Reviews Are More Important Than You Think
  78. What To Do When Prospects IGNORE You
  79. How to discuss PRICE when Selling a Pool
  80. How to Talk About MONEY When Selling a Pool
  81. Marketing Advice for Pool Builders in 2016
  82. GOOGLE will OBLITERATE traditional SEO
  83. More (dirty) Tricks when talking to Pool Buyers
  84. Suggestions when talking (selling) to Pool Buyers
  85. Well, I got my butt chewed AGAIN…(for SALES Training)
  86. Comments from the 2015 Pool Spa & Patio show…
  87. If you’re thinking about a logo change
  88. How to Take Better Pool Photos…With a DRONE
  89. 7 Marketing Secrets for Pool Builders
  90. How to Play Nice with Google
  91. PayPerClick advertising just got BETTER
  92. If you’re not SWAMPED, you should be doing PPC
  93. Websites Need CONVERSIONS more than TRAFFIC
  94. Google, “Mobilegeddon,” Websites and SEO
  95. Google’s Mobile-Friendly Warning
  96. How To Get GOOD Online Reviews
  97. Here’s an SEO Secret ANYONE can use…
  98. Marketing Advice for Pool Builders – 2015
  99. Announcing Our New “Everything Included” Website System…
  100. Predictions for 2015, based on the 2014 Pool Spa Patio show…
  101. VIDEO: How to Convince Homeowners to Choose YOU
  102. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #7: Convert more prospects into buyers
  103. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #6: Referrals are the Best Leads of All
  104. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #5: Nurture Prospects to Buy from YOU
  105. VIDEO: THINK like a HOMEOWNER
  106. VIDEO: Why Pool Builders SHOULDN’T try to do EVERYTHING
  107. For ANYONE running Pay-Per-Click Ads
  108. Free Online Directories to boost your web presence
  109. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #4: SOCIAL MEDIA – You’re Doing It WRONG
  110. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #3: Your Online Image Is More Important Than You Think
  111. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #2: They think you’re “UGLI”
  112. Pool Builder Marketing Secret #1: Buying a Pool Is a BIG DEAL
  113. The 2013 Pool Spa Patio expo (and why 2014 will be BETTER)
  114. MORE SEO and PPC Insights from a Pool Industry Expert
  115. SEO and PPC – How to NOT get BURNED
  116. Confessions of an SEO Crook
  117. Why Trade Shows are a SMART Thing for Pool Builders
  118. Facebook for Pool Builders in 2013 – Some NEW Tricks Worth Trying
  119. Is your website “Mobile-Ready”? Here’s how to find out.
  120. Pool Builder Marketing Recommendations for 2013
  121. Industry Inspiration and Vance Gillette
  122. How’s your Houzz going to sell more pools?
  123. The Plus Side of Google+
  124. I love Angie’s List
  125. Ads vs. Social vs. Word-Of-Mouth… Which works best for pool buyers?
  126. Builders – Trust Your Wives. (They’ll help you be a better marketer.)
  127. “10 Steps to the Perfect Pool” (a.k.a. “An irresistible offer to seduce your prospects…”)
  128. “Change or Die” and “10 Steps to the PERFECT Pool” report
  129. It’s “Winter Marketing Checklist” time…
  130. No, you DON’T have to TWEET! (Or “YouTube” or “Linked-In” or FLICKR or Anything Else!)
  131. Comments from the 2011 Pool Show: “What Does the Future Hold?”
  132. Check on Your Competition ANYTIME (It takes just five seconds…)
  133. My Best Friend’s Big Pool Buying Mistake (almost)…
  134. The GAVA Awards, 2011: If you’ve never entered, it’s time!
  135. A few more gifts, goodies and "best of" marketing advice for you….
  136. "7 Peak Productivity Practices" Video – My little gift to you….
  137. I Finally Hired a Coach…
  138. Here’s an “Automatic Follow-up System” that ANYONE can afford….
  139. “I Quit” – A great article from sales expert Mario Rossetti…
  140. What do 4 out of 5 “new pool” web-shoppers really want?
  141. The Ugly Truth about This Pool Service Business…
  142. What to do when you’re too busy to do it all… (How to “Git’r done”)
  143. Who’s Been Looking At Your Website? And when & why did they leave?
  144. Pool Builder Secrets from the lucky few…
  145. How Pool Builders should be using Facebook TODAY
  146. For Builders Who Hate Home Shows…
  147. In Search of Recognition…
  148. The Pool Industry in 2010 – Some insights…
  149. A gift from Scrooge
  150. Comments from 2009 Pool & Spa Show
  151. How to Survive E-Commerce Competition
  152. Scary Data, and Reasons to Give Thanks
  153. The Evil behind Merchant Circle Websites
  154. Mind control over your prospects? Hmmmm…
  155. Talkin’ Trash on the Internet… What You Can Do When People Badmouth Your Company Online.
  156. We’ve Created What We Think is the Perfect “Coaching Program” for the Aquatics Industry…
  157. Do You Hate The BBB Too?
  158. Boy, did I get my butt chewed last week…
  159. One of the best SEO secrets I’ve ever found… – And you can get it on-line for only 29 bucks.
  160. “To Blog, or Not to Blog…” – Yes, that really is the question.
  161. A Dirt-Cheap Way to Class up Your Office or Showroom…
  162. Extraordinary service? Don’t kid yourself…
  163. Free Help with Sales and Marketing… – New Wednesday Seminars Designed Specifically For You.
  164. Will Facebook Help You Sell More Pools? – Here’s how to “get up to speed” with the new “Social Media”
  165. Where Pool Sales Should Come From – Real Data from Real Pool Builders…
  166. Some Advice For Your Photographer – Plus a couple of free gifts for you…
  167. Comparing Pool Builders’ Ads – Some real examples from the CT RSVP pack…
  168. How To Make Ad $$ Go Further
  169. Shameless Self-Promotion – Why it’s sometimes good for everybody….
  170. USTREAM.TV Yet another way to drive FREE website traffic…
  171. USTREAM.TV – Part 2 – Some big surprises, both good and bad…
  172. Advertising Your Website… SEO, SEM and PPC Explained
  173. Proactive Referral Programs for Pool Builders
  174. Uncovering your advantages…
  175. The 3-Legged Milk-Stool Strategy
  176. Using “Follow-Up” to Survive Tough Times…
  177. Dealing with Low-Ball Pool Builders (Part 2)
  178. Dealing with Low-Ball Builders (Part 1)
  179. Such an easy way to promote your business… Why don’t more people do it?
  180. For Builders Who Hate Home Shows… Turn a “Pain” into a “Payoff”
  181. For “Do-It-Yourself” Marketers… 10 “Must-Read” Advertising Books
  182. More Suggestions For Your Website…
  183. Your Dual-Purpose Advertising & Selling Tool… Let’s Talk About Your Website.
  184. Buying a Little More Confidence… For a whole lot less than a $10,000 DVD
  185. When Prospects Don’t Buy… Dealing with a Shortage of Confidence
  186. Marketing for Pool Builders – It ain’t as easy as it used to be…
  187. Marketing Tips for Pool Builders This ain’t the Super Bowl…
  188. Advertising in the Yellow Pages…
  189. 4 Quick Easy Ways for Pool Builders to Spice Up Their Ad Materials
  190. If You’re So Good…
  191. Quick & Easy Marketing Tips for Pool Builders
  192. If You’re Gonna Advertise…Do It Wisely!
  193. 6 More Marketing Tips for Pool Builders

Here are some other marketing articles written specifically for pool builders…

These articles were written by or about Brett Abbott and our marketing system for swimming pool builders. They were written specifically with pool builders in mind, though some of these touch on Pool Service and Retail also:

  1. “Inside the Minds of Today’s Swimming Pool Buyers” (Q2, 2017)
  2. “Why Trade Shows are Perfect for Pool Builders (Q4, 2014)
  3. “How to Convert More Pool Prospects into BUYERS” (Q4, 2014)
  4. “How to Get the Best Leads of All” (Q4, 2014)
  5. “Look At It From Your Customer’s Perspective” (Q3, 2014)
  6. “Stand Out to Beat the Competition” (Q3, 2014)
  7. “Your Online Image is Critical” (Q3, 2014)
  8. “The WRONG and RIGHT of Social Media” (Q3, 2014)
  9. “Nurture Your Prospects to BUY from YOU” (Q3, 2014)
  10. “Pool Selling Secrets From a Marketing Guy(Q3, 2014)
  11. Update Your Marketing System” (AQ, Spring 2009)
  12. Sales Getting A Little Thin? Update Your Marketing System… (APSP Quarterly, Spring 2009)
  13. Marketing Secrets” (POOL & SPA NEWS, Dec 2007)
  14. Maintenance Free Swimming Pools” (NEW HOMES MAGAZINE, Summer 2007)
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