Of all the social media sites out there, which are most important to use? What content should be posted? How often should that content be posted? These are all reasonable questions for contractors to be asking and, luckily, sufficient answers exist.
I can’t get over how many HVACR contractors place social media icons prominently at the top of their sites — often next to their phone numbers or the schedule-an-appointment button. Why would you pay money to bring prospects to your website only to direct them to the world of endless distractions that is Facebook, Twitter, etc.?
In this ever-changing era of the Internet, social media is becoming more and more vital on every level: from kids with Instagram accounts to the White House and its Twitter account, and everyone in between. It’s becoming more and more important for both emerging and established companies to have a social media presence.
Everywhere we turn, businesses are urging us to visit their Facebook pages, read their blogs, or follow them on Twitter. HVAC contractors are following that trend, having been thoroughly schooled by keynote speakers at just about every industry event on the importance of embracing social media or being left in the dust.
The NEWS has introduced a home page Twitter feed on its website at www.achrnews.com, highlighting the real-time tweets of The NEWS and HVACR industry professionals. All those who post comments to Twitter and include @achrnews in the message will be showcased in The NEWS feed.