Ten years ago when you put up a nice looking site, it seemed like that would do the trick. Now we know that doesn't work.For your website to work, it first has to be found, either through the organic listings generated by Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or paid ads from Pay Per Click (PPC) or online display advertising. The homeowner has to have the right User Experience (UX) meaning that the website needs the right architecture and navigation so they can quickly find what they are looking for. And the site has to have the right tools to drive response including easy-to-submit forms, live chat, e-commerce, and strong calls to action. So yes, Warm Thoughts makes great looking websites. But we also build websites that drive business.
Warm Thoughts manages nearly a hundred websites in the residential energy sector. This gives us the unique advantage of truly understanding what works—and what doesn't—in our industry. Gathering analytics from the thousands of data points available provides insights that can't be found anywhere else. By analyzing this data in real time, we can see, across multiple markets, what is working… what drives homeowners to take action and call or submit an email. What information they read before making a purchasing decision. What they want to know about a company before deciding to do business with them. Even what they talk about to their friends and neighbors across the social media networks!
This valuable information simply can't be found anywhere else! And the knowledge that we gain from all of this combined data is what goes into every website we build.
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Optimizing for search is the cornerstone of every successful website. Before a single word gets written or a color is picked, it is critical to understand how websites are searched by users and how the search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) determine which sites to display based on those searches.
The SEO experts at Warm Thoughts review thousands of data points every month to determine how searches are conducted and how to influence the search engine algorithms. Warm Thoughts websites consistently appear on the first page of Google and Yahoo for the most important search terms.
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Advertising your website through pay-per-click programs or display advertising is not only cost effective, but has easily measurable ROI. Tracking every single phone call that comes into your office from your website is a sure way to determine which of your marketing efforts are driving your business.
In the past 30 days, Warm Thoughts SEM programs have delivered 730,000 PPC and display ads for our clients. From those ads, we have generated
Of particular significance is the fact that phone calls and submissions (when a customer takes action, we call this a conversion) represent more than 16% of total site visits. The search engine marketing standard is just 10%. Warm Thoughts websites convert at a rate that is 60% higher than the national average!
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Warm Thoughts offers a full suite of web services including site development, online bill pay, search engine optimization, pay per click, display advertising, online chat and more. If you're ready to talk to us about your website, click here.
Warm Thoughts has been an invaluable partner, creating a fully integrated web and social media presence, and handling our brand design, print and email marketing, merger communications and overall growth strategy. I can’t say enough good things.”
– John Tolan, Sail Energy
I have been a Warm Thoughts Client for 20 years. They handle every aspect of our company’s marketing strategy – print, web, social media, vehicle design, advertising, direct mail. They have an unmatched knowledge of our business. They have a great team, and do a terrific job of bringing new ideas to our company, and executing for us. I would highly recommend Warm Thoughts to anyone in the heating oil, propane or HVAC business.”
– David O’Connell, Wilson Oil & Propane
Despite your great reputation, I still don’t think most people realize all the ways you can help them move their business forward. Your team has been a great asset to us.”
– Eric Schmider, Carroll Home Services
After we passed a state check off program, we needed a plan that would use the money wisely to grow gallons in the state. We interviewed several agencies, both national and local, before deciding on Warm Thoughts. We’ve been exceptionally impressed with their strategy, creative work, and client service, across a wide range of projects. In fact, I’d put it up against anything I’ve seen in this industry. The hardest thing to do when you spend money on marketing is to prove it made a difference. Warm Thoughts has made a difference for the dealers of North Carolina.”
– John Jessup, North Carolina Propane Gas Association
I think people look at your extensive experience, and mistakenly think it comes at the cost of being innovative and creative. Nothing could be further from the truth. You constantly bring new ideas and fresh creative promotion, and you understand the intersection between our customers, employees and our limited resources. Whenever I face a tough challenge, I feel much better knowing you are on my team.”
– Marty Romanelli, Burt’s Reliable
Let’s face it- there are cheaper options than working with Warm Thoughts. And the same is true for our fuel customers when it comes to working with our company. I never understood why fuel companies would think they deserve a premium, but then use cheap, cookie-cutter marketing that accomplishes very little. You guys make it easy for me to focus on growing my business. You give great service, good ideas, look out for my interests, and deliver the goods (ie: sales and increased profit) so I can deliver the gallons.”
– Bill Overbaugh, Ehrhart Energy