Are you taking advantage of InterNACHI's Message Board
to help market your inspection business? As of Aug 2017, InterNACHI's Message Board has:
- more than 1.6 million posts;
- receives more than 260 million hits a year; and
- comprises over 99% of all inspection-related text on the Internet.
Here are some tips for getting the most marketing value out of InterNACHI's Message Board:
1. Contribute often. The more posts you author, the more likely you will be found.
2. Make real, substantive posts that search engines can find and that consumers and real estate agents will find useful. Upload and attach an inspection image to your post. Write a short description about that image in your post.
3. If you are an expert in a particular inspection area, such as commercial roofing, solar systems, wood-destroying insects, etc.:
a. make very detailed, helpful posts regarding your areas of expertise; and
b. start threads about those issues. (Note: Please start threads in their respective, appropriate forums, such as the Electrical Forum, the Thermal Imaging Forum, etc.)
4. Be conscious about what you say in the open-to-all sections of the Message Board. Search engines such as Google can't see and don't index the Members-Only sections of InterNACHI's Message Board. So, your strategy should be to keep non-inspection-related posts (such as religious and political discussions) in the Members-Only sections of the Message Board, and post technical discussions in the appropriate and open forums of the Message Board.
5. Add a link to your inspection business' website to the signature of your posts. Here's how:
a. go to the Message Board;
b. log in at the top-right corner using your InterNACHI member username and password. If you forgot your InterNACHI password, retrieve it here;
c. click on the Control Panel tab at the top left;
d. under "Settings and Options," click on the "edit signature link"; and
e. edit your signature and save.
6. Add your inspection business' telephone number to your signature.
7. Add your city to your signature, i.e., Serving Columbus, Ohio, or, even better: Inspecting Columbus, Ohio. It helps search engines optimize your inspection business' website in your signature.