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New Application Release Beta - Stone Color Search (stone color Search)
Stone color search

While I was doing my own personal search for stone. I found it hard to visualize a stone based on certain applications. Based on this experience I produced an application designed to help the consumer with the colors selection process.

http://www.granitemakeover.com/countertopcolors/


Search -

This application works form all the defined colors that you provided with the original setup. This helps to move people into he specific colors you want to sell.

Image Display -

The images displayed are images swatches large and small kitchen bathroom other slabs and large swatch views. This is where this application picks up where all others leave off. Seeing the stone in various applications and sizes will help visitors narrow down color options and shorten times to receive deposits.

Favorites -

Visitors to the app can build a collection of favorite colors by hitting the big green + icon on the colors they like

Save & Share -
Visitors to the application can share and save colors by using the various icons on the share page. This is a collection of colors that the visitors has narrowed down.

Contact Form
Finally the visitor to the application can complete the contact form and this data collected will be sent to you directly from the application.

http://www.granitemakeover.com/countertopcolors/

If you would like to add this feature to your social media or other website please contact me.


FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

All Used Stone Equipment (Bridge saw, CNC processing centres, CNC SawJet, Edge Polishers, for sale Used Stone Equipment, Rail Saw, Sink Cut Out Machine, US Used Stone Equipment, Used Stone Equipment, Waterjet Only Table)
New Partner Announcement.



All Used Stone Equipment

All Used Stone Equipment

We are your #1 source for Used Stone Equipment. Contact Us today for your Stone Equipment Needs. The Source for Used Stone Equipment from all over the US

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About All Used Stone Equipmentall-used-stone-equipment-logo

All to often we see used stone equipment that has been phased out of a current custom stone operation. This equipment is taking up valuable space in the shop and is losing value. Many fabricators are looking for this equipment to grow.
All used stone equipment was born out of creating a used stone equipment market place where we market and help custom fabricators find the used equipment they need as well as help shops free up space for new equipment and more production space.
We provide one of the best ways to list your used stone equipment online. We are creating the premier place online to locate “new 2 you” used stone equipment. With over 30 years of industry experience we help the customer stone fabricator buy and sell used stone equipment through out the US.


We service all of the lower 48 States




FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

Attention new Instant Countertop Estimator (instant countertop Estimator)


Rolling our a new version of the instant Estimator is rolling out.


Same High customization with a much easier user interface for the customer. In a matter of a couple seconds the customer can create the countertop layout and submit accurate details for measurement.


Click on image for demo

Advancements:

drag n drop resize of tops
automatic recalculation
double click to add a new top
define the relationship between top pieces and location

You will receive the estimate details in the email notifications.

When you review the estimate in spark you will see the exact layout the customer submitted.

the estimate review screen is printable
Click below to demo the new estimator.



Click on image for demo

FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

Rep Users and Lead assignment- Assign leads to reps on your team. (instant countertop Estimator)

The Spark lead management has just rolled out a feature where you can have different levels of users.

Spark Users and Rep Users.

A spark user has full access to the spark system.

A rep user has full access to the leads they are assigned in the system.

Contact me if you would like this feature setup on your instant of spark.

We have also added a new User guide link at the top of the interface where you can learn more about the specifics of how this feature and more works.


FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

2017 Fabricator Market Forcast (2017 Fabricator Market Forcast)

2017 Fabricator Market Forcast

2017 shows promising signs

2017 Fabricator Market Forcast
While fabricators overall have a positive perspective for the upcoming year, it appears they are a little more cautious than their predictions for 2016, according to Stone World’s annual purchasing plan survey conducted by the Market Research Department at BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company). The survey polled fabricators from small-, medium- and large-sized shops located across the U.S., and three-quarters of the respondents have high hopes for 2017 — with sales revenues expected to grow next year by an average of 17%. While this is a 10% drop from the 86% who believed last year would show growth, it is still a hopeful sign that 2017 will be a good year for many.
The recent survey showed a total of 76% expect sales revenue to increase in 2017. Another 23% said it would remain the same (up 9% from 2016’s predictions), and 2% believe that there would be a decrease in sales revenue. The mean average of 17% growth has also been the mean for the past three years.
There are a combination of factors attributing to the positive market perception, including increased construction, better housing market and the improving economy. Additionally, several fabricators believe their increase in marketing/sales efforts and a surge in quartz sales are also contributing to more business.
“Continued low interest rates, increased commercial projects and additional tooling are allowing us to increase production,” was cited by one fabricator. And another said, “Building/remodeling will continue, and we are hoping that the market will eliminate a good number of hack fabricators, creating more opportunities for reputable companies.”
There was a positive response among fabricators participating in the Stone World survey when asked about the direction of the stone market in the next five to 10 years. A total of 83% believe the market will continue to increase by an average of 19%, while only 78% of last year’s respondents said it would increase. A total of 17% said the stone market will stay the same during the next five to 10 years, and no one believes there will be no expansion, as opposed to the 6% of last year’s respondents.
Among those who did express long-term optimism, there were a variety of explanations for why they believe the stone market will continue growing during the next five to 10 years. Economic development, economic growth due to corporate tax reductions and a rise in the construction/housing market were among the general sentiments. “I think the current building and remodeling trends will continue on their steady increase in the years to come,” said one respondent. “There’s not a compatible material in the market to hinder stone counter sales,” said another.

Some additional reasons for continued growth included:

  • Increased demand for stone and quartz
  • New construction and more commercial business is using more and more natural stone
  • It is becoming an industry standard to put stone in new homes
  • People realize other surfaces are not as durable
Read More : http://www.stoneworld.com/articles/89242-fabricator-market-forcast



FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!

FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

Resolving the form spamming issue. (2017 Fabricator Market Forcast)
Update: I am stopping 99% of this from spam getting to partners accounts.
Next step will be adding catcha (human validation) to all forms on the websites.

Because we have over 300 website in market this will take a little time.

With the few left that are getting through.. the plan is to start rolling out the new human validators on all websites.. the first being the customers that are receiving this spam which I believe to only be a couple at this point.

***

Some of you are receiving notifications of new opportunities that contain content of little value. These messages typically contain a links back to another website. Similar to junk mail in your email these people are looking for links back their website through webforms.

The content is not harmful but do not click on links or copy links from these and open them.

We block over 10,000 form spammers a day trying to stuff content and links into website and people email boxes. A recent form spammer is posting content that is getting through the filters because is has essentially no value back to the websites that they are trying to get links from.

We have a plan that we are releasing today 1/7/2017 to address this new kind of form spam. Thank you for your understanding as we address this issue.


FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

New Sketch it Countertop App!!! BETA RELEASE. (countertop app, countertop sketch, granite countertops estimate)

Website visitors are now able to sketch the kitchen measurements and email them from the website. the spark system captures and reports on the details in real time.

This is a great way for customers to communicate the specifics of the job to the local professional right through the website.



try it for your self..


  1. Customer lands on the sketch it app
  2. Customer sketches countertop and measurements
  3. customer downloads the drawing to local computer
  4. Emails the sketch to the email address provided.
  5. Local fabricator reviews the drawing and is able to respond to the customer.
requires:
  1. Sketch it Application account
  2. Spark access to receive and mange countertop sketchit customers

FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!


FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

Planning ahead - managing the retail countertop customer (countertop sales, retail service sale)

“Planning ahead”

Fact: Less retail customers are in market around the holidays for kitchen remodeling activities.




The best way to manage your business during this time is to be prepared. By changing your position in market with us we can keep your saws moving. Adjust your budget and strategy during this time can keep your business in the black. Also being ready for when the retail market bounces back in january


Push harder with more budget
- more budget means more exposure and more opportunity to sell to those that are still in market
Increase perceived value – better deals
- add incentives to sweeten the deal an increase sales - Attempt to maintain margin but know that good times are right around the corner.

“stay the course” on budget and offers all stay the same.
- depending on your positioning you will see a drop in opportunities if you change nothing. re posititioning for the holidays can help you manage this affect. Or simply prepare for the slow down and be ready for January on sales and late January production spike.



Jan, Feb,March, April is where we can do some real volume. These are the months with the most people researching countertops online.

Call me to discuss your plan 877 877 1916




It’s all about what you want to do and how you want to manger your business through the holidays.
FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!

FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

Planning ahead - managing the retail countertop customer (countertop sales, retail service sale)

“Planning ahead”

Fact: Less retail customers are in market around the holidays for kitchen remodeling activities.




The best way to manage your business during this time is to be prepared. By changing your position in market with us we can keep your saws moving. Adjust your budget and strategy during this time can keep your business in the black. Also being ready for when the retail market bounces back in january


Push harder with more budget
– more budget means more exposure and more opportunity to sell to those that are still in market
Increase perceived value – better deals

-          add incentives to sweeten the deal an increase sales - Attempt to maintain margin but know that good times are right around the corner.

We can “stay the course” on budget and offers all stay the same.
- depending on your positioning you will see a drop in opportunities if you change nothing. re posititioning for the holidays can help you manage this affect. Or simply prepare for the slow down and be ready for January on sales and late January production spike.



Jan, Feb,March, April is where we can do some real volume. These are the months with the most people researching countertops online.

Call me to discuss your plan 877 877 1916




It’s all about what you want to do and how you want to manger your business through the holidays.
FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!

FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

5 Proven Methods to Accelerate Sales before Year End. (holiday slow sales, Sales)
5 Proven Methods to Accelerate Sales before Year End.
 

During the holidays the retail customers expendable income points more towards holiday spending and travel expenses. They also are in the home and kitchen more and tend not to disturb this space. This shrinks the market and the available audience to market too. The best ways to combat this is with increased perceived value, budget, and efficiency in the sales process.

1. Work only on Qualified Opportunities – most sales executives work on unqualified sales opportunities because they do not have enough qualified sales opportunities..
  • Field new leads but focus on customers that are engaged, that are moving through the sales process faster.
  • Ensure that these customers have more of your attention.

2. Accelerate Your Sales Process with Your Website – a buyer-driven website should guide every prospect through the buying process, educate and create preference for your solution and services.

  • We already do this for you. New promotional incentives during the holiday season can help you keep the phone ringing with the most opportunities possible.

3. Initiate Offers that Engage Your Buyer Early – we will review offers that engage your buyer early so that you can convert into a sale early.
  • We do this with the promotional strategy and by adding new incentives to ensure that you are perceived to be the best solution for the customer that is ready to buy now.
4. Increase Exposure - When you increase exposure to your promotional strategy you will maintain a solid level of exposure and opportunities. January is right around the corner when the market expands again and the retail buyer has an idea what the tax return will look like and we ride the high road through April.

5. Emphasis on 1 day turnaround and minimal disruption to everyday activities may help to push countertop customer into buy mode rather than wait mode.



FireUps® is the granite and natural stone installers source for instant exposure to local and national markets with strategically Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns and proven Web exposure. FireUps provides local online marketing services for the small to medium sized granite surface installers with a focus on the proven results that will increase your bottom line. Our teams expertise in direct to consumer marketing is second to none, and we want to share how we can help ensure your business is found by the pro-active customer who is searching for counter tops made from granite, stone, marble or other stone surfaces. Just the niche product or services you provide!
FireUps® will put your counter top product, installation service and surface remodeling company on the virtual map and generate a buzz that you could never have imagined. We focus on maximizing your return on investment through a clear understanding of your business objectives and by translating your value proposition to your customers! If you want to do more counter top installations tomorrow,
partner with FireUps® TODAY! 603 617 3877

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  TIPS:

Be bold.
Use the <b> </b> tags around some of your keywords on each page. Do NOT use them everywhere the keyword appears. Once or twice is plenty.

Deep linking.
Make sure you have links coming in to as many pages as possible. What does it tell a search engine when other web sites are linking to different pages on your site? That you obviously have lots of worthwhile content. What does it tell a search engine that all your links are coming in to the home page? That you have a shallow site of little value, or that your links were generated by automation rather than by the value of your site.

Newsletters.
Offer articles to ezine publishers that archive their ezines. The links stay live often for many years in their archives.

First come, first served.
If you must have image links in your navigation bar, include also text links. However, make sure the text links show up first in the source code, because search engine robots will follow the first link they find to any particular page. They won't follow additional links to the same page.

Multiple domains.
If you have several topics that could each support their own website, it might be worth having multiple domains. Why? First, search engines usually list only one page per domain for any given search, and you might warrant two. Second, directories usually accept only home pages, so you can get more directory listings this way.

Article exchanges.
You've heard of link exchanges, useless as they generally are. Article exchanges are like link exchanges, only much more useful. You publish someone else's article on the history of widgets a link back to their site. They publish your article on the top ten widgets in the US, with a link back to your site. You both have content. You both get high quality links.

Titles for links. Links can get titles, too.
Not only does this help visually impaired surfers know where you are sending them, but some search engines figure this into their relevancy for a page.

Not anchor text. Don't overdo the anchor text.
You don't want all your inbound links looking the same, because that looks like automation - something Google frowns upon. Use your URL sometimes, your company name other times, "Widget worlds" occasionally, "Widget world online" as well, "widget-world" some other times, etc.

Site map.
A big site needs a site map, which should be linked to from every page on the site. This will help the search engine robots find every page with just two clicks. A small site needs a site map, too. It's called the navigation bar.

written by: seo-writer.com, David Leonhardt