The Good Builder Guide is changing!
Hi. My name's Rob Elmour and I took over ownership of this website in June 2007.
I also run a tradesman directory website called FindAGoodOne.com and was able to bring
the best features of FindAGoodOne.com to the Good Builder Guide. As part of these changes, you now need to
register your details with the new combined database on FindAGoodOne.com instead of registering directly
with the Good Builder Guide.
By registering with FindAGoodOne.com now, you'll get your listing onto two great websites, the Good Builder Guide and FindAGoodOne.com. Use the links below to register or to visit FindAGoodOne.com.
Want to know more?
I'm so convinced you're going to love the new Good Builder Guide that I'll give you absolutely free
membership until August 2020. You won't need to do anything to cancel if you're not completley delighted,
just alow your membership to lapse. If you do decide to renew for a second year, subscription fees are extremely
low - A maximum of just £60 for a whole year plus £12 per additional category after the first, with nothing else
to pay whatsoever.
What you get:
As a member business. You will automatically appear on both websites, meaning
only will your listing be seen by over ten times more potential customers but you'll
also get all the benefit of FindAGoodOne.com's advanced features including:
You'll be easier to contact.
Unlike the old Good Builder Guide, customers won't have to register to see your details. You'll be contactable
straight away by phone just like in the Yellow Pages. They'll also be able to send you text messages free of
charge (i.e. free for you and for them) and your email address is hidden when they send you an email to protect
you from spam.
Listing in multiple categories.
The majority of tradesmen don't fit neatly into one category. For example, gardener may also erect fencing
and do paving/lay driveways. Unlike with the old Good Builder Guide, you'll be able to register in multiple
categories, so for example, our gardener would show up whether the customer searched for gardeners, fencing
or driveways, all from a single registration.
Listing by location, not by county.
Being listed by county is fine if you live near the centre of a county and you're willing to travel
to its furthest reaches to do a job, but if you're close to the border, you could be missing out on
many nearby jobs in the next county. Now your actual distance from the job will be what counts and
county boundaries will no longer be a problem. You can even set your own maximum travelling distance.
Your customers will love the new style search engine because they can make their search as precise as
they want. For example, they may not only be looking for a plumber, but one who's a central heating
sepcialist that can install a new boiler and power flush their existing system. Now they'll be able to
select from a list of "subcategories", for example to exclude anyone who doesn't install boilers
and bring the ones that do power flushing nearer to the top of the list of results.
That's good news for customers because they don't waste time with tradsmen who don't do the job they have
and it's good news for you because you won't waste so much time dealing with enquiries about
jobs you don't do.
Working to help grow your business.
There is an exciting quaterly prize draw to encourage your customers to leave feedback.
Also, I am capitalising on my 20 plus years of experience developing commercial business software
to bring you powerful yet easy to use tools that analyse website activity and give you valuable
business intelligence to help your company grow. At the moment, this is limited to tools that allow
you to see how well your listing is performing in its various categories and why/if you failed to meet
customer's criteria, but I do have lots more scheduled for development in the coming year.