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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

After a few losses in softball this week, I wanted to share some good news about our company.

We had two articles published in partners’ blogs and magazines these past few weeks, and have received great feedback about them. Our first article titled, “3 Linking Strategies that Google Wants to See on Your Website,” was published on IE3media.com written by our CEO, Brian Kraff. In this article, we discuss what strategies businesses should be using on their website that will benefit their SEO efforts. If you’d like to read more about what you can do on your website to increase your Google rankings, check it out here.

The next article we have to share is our TCIA blog post. One of the many benefits we enjoy from being partnered with industry associations is getting to write blogs posts for them. This post, titled “Four Ways to Generate More Calls, Today,” was published on May 6th, 2015. In this article, our team offers website content tips and gives some advice about what other types of marketing businesses should be utilizing to get the most out of their online presence.

We find our featured articles and blog posts to be helpful and informative, and we hope you do too! We also write a monthly “Featured Client” post on our blog – if you’d like to be featured, just let us know!

–    Molly Tustin

#OutofOffice: Softball Wednesday

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Market Hardware Softball 2015

As a team, Market Hardware participates in a softball league during the spring and summer. Every Wednesday starting in April, we head out to the field after work to compete against different companies in the DC metro area.

Softball is our way to do some “outside the office bonding.” We have luncheons, conferences and Friday happy hours that let us hang out outside of work but softball is another way that our office gets to work together as a team. We work so well together as a company day to day; we thought why not try working as a team playing softball!

Today, April 29th is our first game. We’ll be facing one of the best teams in the league, but we can’t wait. I’ll be sure to post pictures and the results of the game; so check out our Facebook and Twitter later on this week! If you have any ideas for some #OutofOffice activities for small businesses, let us know! We’d love to hear your ideas and how your company plays as a team outside of the office. Happy Hump Day!

– Molly Tustin

Featured Client Blog- Gundlach Services

We are happy to announce and highlight Gundlach Service, as April’s featured client!

Founded in 1900, Gundlach Service started out as a small plumbing repair shop. Shortly after, they were renamed and incorporated under the name Gundlach Plumbing and Sheet Meta Co. Ltd.

During the 1950s and 60s Gundlach’s became one of the largest mechanical contractors in town and today they continue to bring state of the art solutions for plumbing and air conditioning to their customers. Gundlach’s provides plumbing, heating, air conditioning and green services to Bakersfield CA and the surrounding areas.

The MH Team is proud to be Gundlach Service’s partner in marketing and look forward to more projects with owner, Ken Wonderly, and their team in the future! Learn more about Gundlach Plumbing and Sheet Metal Ltd., and the services they provide, at www.gundlachsservice.com!

Featured Client – ChillCo Inc.

ChillCo Inc. is Market Hardware’s featured February client!

Since 1996, ChillCo Inc has provided exceptional HVAC services to their customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In December of 2013, ChillCo Inc. became completely Employee-Owned and Operated. They’ve been recognized for their high-quality service and expertise and take pride in making every client a top-priority.

We at Market Hardware are excited to see what more is to come from the ChillCo Inc Team! Check out their website at www.chillcoinc.com!­­­

Webinars Webinars Wizards!

This month we’re deep into Webinars for a handful of the associations we partner with. We’ve already done some for PHCC, IBPSA, ACCA, IDA, AFA, PLANET and more. And, believe it or not, we still have more to come. Even though Brian, Matt, Rebecca and the rest of the Webinar team may be getting exhausted, they still are bringing 110% effort to each and every one to ensure all of our partners get the best Webinar we can put on.

Oh and about the Wizards… we’re just big fans of theirs!

Featured Client – Overhead Door of Lansing and Whitmore Lake

This month, we are excited to call attention to Overhead Door of Lansing and Whitmore Lake as our featured client of the month!

Overhead Door of Lansing and Whitmore Lake is family owned and operated. They offer a range of both residential and commercial garage door services. The Overhead Door of Lansing and Whitmore Lake team prides itself on the satisfaction of their customers. They provide myriad specials and their experts are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for emergency service.

Market Hardware is enthusiastic to see what’s to come from the Overhead Door of Lansing and Whitmore lake team. Check out their website at michiganoverheaddoors.com!

Featured Client – Dixie Electric Plumbing and Air

Each month, we happily highlight one of our clients that we have loved working with. This month we are featuring Dixie Electric Plumbing and Air, as Market Hardware’s featured client this December!

Dixie Electric Plumbing and Air is a family-owned business, founded in 1908. Located in central Alabama, their highly-trained employees attend consistent training sessions and they let their work speak for itself. Whether it be plumbing, drain cleaning, heating or air, Dixie Electric Plumbing and Air will be there to provide their customers with great service and exemplary customer service.

The team here, at Market Hardware, is excited to see what’s next from Dixie Electric Plumbing and Air! Check out their website at www.calldixie.com!

Featured Client – Guin Services

This month, Guin Service LLC is November’s featured client!

Guin Service LLC began in 1958 as a small group of mechanics that complimented a larger contracting company.  Over the years, this big-brother company grew larger and eventually discontinued its mechanical division. This allowed the Guin Company’s service department to thrive.

In the mid-1990s, Guin Service became an independent company.  Experts in their field, Guin Service provides their clients with all of their plumbing, HVAC, generator or air quality assurance needs. Through the loyalty of their customers, unparalleled expertise and customer service, Guin Service LLC continues to bring outstanding service to Birmingham Alabama and its surrounding areas.

Market Hardware is excited to see what’s next for the Guin Service LLC team. Learn more about Guin Service LLC, and the resources and services they provide, at www.guinservice.com! and discontinued the mechanical division coincidentally allowing the service division of Guin Company to break off and thrive.

New press releases added to markethardware.com

As 2014 comes to an end, we’d like to dedicate this post to thanking all of the association members that have participated with us in the various webinars and conferences that Market Hardware has participated in this year. Each presentation benefitted the members of associations that we are partnered with and we believe that they have really encouraged members to step out of their comfort zone and learn a little more about Internet Marketing and why it’s so important to your company.  Recently, three members from Market Hardware’s team traveled to New Orleans to be a part of the PHCC Conference on October 8-9, 2014. Alain Parcan, Matt Horn, and CEO Brian Kraff were able to meet with the PHCC members and discuss all types of SEO marketing, and give a little insight of what we do here at Market Hardware. Being an internet marketing company, we don’t usually get the opportunity to meet face to face with our clients, but while at the PHCC Conference, we were able to meet and talk with several of our clients, including John Macone from Powerhouse Plumbing.

Market Hardware also provided many webinars in the past year. More recently on September 9th, we took part in a joint webinar for Air Conditioning Contractors of America. This webinar discussed all things SEO; especially the two new changes that Google wants to see before they put you on page one.  Then on September 17th, we hosted an online webinar for IBPSA members, discussing some ways to communicate correctly and effectively with Search Engines. Here at Market Hardware, we encourage people to learn more about the world of Internet Marketing and we believe our webinars have really opened the door for some, encouraging members to take that first step into re-evaluating their presence online.  We’re proud to say that some of our webinar listeners are now committed clients of ours. For more information on our webinars, please read our latest press releases.

Written by: Molly Tustin, Account Manager, Market Hardware

Featured Client – Fiddler On The Roof Chimney Service

This month, we would like to highlight Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service, as September’s featured client!

Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service is one of the largest, most respected chimney service companies in the Los Angeles area. All Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service employees are consistently updated on the newest products and technology.

They’ve made continuing education a part of their commitment to being on the cutting edge of new developments in the chimney field and to their customers.  Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Services has been providing experience, professionalism and excellent customer service to their clients for over 30 years.

The MH Team is proud to be Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service’s partner in marketing and look forward to more projects with owner, Russ Gardner, and their team in the future! Learn more about Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Services, and the resources and services they provide, at www.afiddlerontheroof.com!