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A new survey has revealed that two thirds of UK homeowners look for tradespeople on social media, with one website being voted the most influential by far.
The survey by MyJobQuote.co.uk polled 2825 people. Everyone surveyed was 18 or over, owned a home, and had at least one child.
The poll revealed that two thirds of UK homeowners go to social media first to source construction and trade workers.
Despite recent headlines, Facebook was voted the go-to website for Britons researching services online. 71% of respondents said that they would check out a company or worker on the site before getting in touch with them. Compare this with Twitter, which just 11% of people said they would use to find a service.
With Facebook letting users leave reviews of services and get recommendations from their friends, it might be time to revisit (or set up) your account.
MyJobQuote’s Lisa Evans comments: “It’s interesting to see the changing and ever-growing role of social media in our lives. The secret to its success is that it’s accessible and convenient. In a couple of taps you can find all you need to, which is great when we are short on time or on the move.”
With Facebook users being able to look for specific services using the site, you want to be sure to appear in the search results. Read more on how tradespeople can make the most of social media.