Members rely heavily on the FMB to promote them as skilled, reputable builders and specialists with good business standing.
The FMB works tirelessly to promote its members. On average each month more than 16 million people see, read or hear about the FMB. The FMB website is a vital shop window for the FMB and for its members. The structure and content of the site is being continually updated and expanded to ensure that it is relevant to all our different target audiences including members, opinion formers and consumers.
PUBLIC PROFILE PAGES
The FMB has given all members a public profile page on its website. This increases your visibility on the web, and confirms your FMB membership to potential clients looking to find a builder. The new profiles have been picked up by search engines, and average almost 1,000 views every single day.
To maintain the quality of job leads to members through the Find A Builder service a huge amount of work is being undertaken by the FMB to give members a higher visibility on the Internet and to give them better access to the jobs that are available in their area.
GENERATING LEADS FOR MEMBERS
The site continues to generate thousands of job leads, telephone contacts, website referrals and details requests for members every month.
LOCAL TRADE DIRECTORIES
To make it easier to find FMB members from search engines like Google, the FMB has recently created several new local trade directories. These show details for members depending on where they are based. There are currently over 300,000 directory pages and they are still growing. This has already led to a significant increase in traffic received from search engines.
COMING SOON - THE NEW FIND A BUILDER SERVICE
The FMB has completely rebuilt ‘Find A Builder’ to improve the profile of its vetted membership to potential clients. Once launched, this new service will allow members to login and see jobs in their area, in addition to receiving matched jobs by email.
Clients will also be able to leave moderated comments on members.