September 04, 2019 - Video Chat a Pro
Let's compare lead generation website platforms for home services and automotive repair shops.
Video Chat a Pro does not compete with your paid Google advertising. We put your profile on Google PPC and charge for the clicks your profile receives. We put your company website in front of searching customers. We allow the customer to choose your company. We don't match customers to businesses. Great profiles do! We promote only the services you perform. We only allow real verified customers post reviews. Video Chat a Pro puts your company first.
Lead generations platforms like Homeadvisor, Thumbtack, Angie's List, Yelp and elocal all cause your own Google PPC to be ineffective and the cost to increase because you are competing with them and they are able to always outbid you because they are getting paid 5 times or more of the cost. They sell the lead to multiple companies. So of course they will overbid you every time and keep on driving up the cost of your leads making it impossible for you to advertise on your own.
These other lead generators also advertise free estimates. Do you offer free estimates? Some companies still do but others see the huge expense of free estimates. If you charge a service fee then the customer will argue that it said a free estimate which leads into a bad review. This is not the customer's fault because this is what is being advertised to them. This creates a general disconnect between the customer and company. Video Chat a Pro would like to mend this disconnect.