The Ultimate Marketing Guide & Tips for Moving Companies

In this Ultimate Marketing Guide & Tips for Moving Companies, I’m going to show you several marketing/advertising methods to implement for your moving company, then explain how they can work together to create a strong marketing plan for your moving company. Furthermore, if you’re looking for information specifically on how to get moving leads for your moving company, check out our article on Skyex Media Connect:

Your Website

  • Branding – Your brand image on your website should match other promotional materials & everything else in your moving company. Correct colors, name, tagline, etc.
  • Search Engine Optimization – Most people simply search Google for moving companies in their area. Being organically ranked at the top will land you many moving leads without paying for anything.
  • Pictures & Videos of Your Moving Company – Visual media provides visitors a representation of what moving day might be like and who might be in their home, handling all of their life’s possessions.
  • Pictures & Videos of Happy Customers – Many people feel uneasy when it comes to other people moving their prized possessions. Displaying happy customers gives the prospect a feeling of success and comfort.
  • Customer Reviews – Reviews assure people about the quality of your moving services. Display these reviews throughout your website and keep them updated. If you can ask the customer if you can use pictures of them alongside their review in your marketing material.
  • Clear Call to Action – People need movers, oftentimes ASAP, so displaying a clear call to action (Quote Form/QF Button and Phone Number) makes it easy for them and easy for you to increase your moving leads.
  • Awards, Accreditations, Badges, Memberships, etc. – These small pieces of content sometimes give the prospect that last final nudge and reassurance that your moving company is the one they should be using.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is no walk in the park. But, if it’s set up properly, being found in search engines can account for most of your business.

You can either do SEO yourself or hire a company to do it. If you’re going to hire a company, my best advice would be to learn about it as much as possible first, then pick the best SEO company for you.

Research your SEO company thoroughly and make sure they know what they’re talking about. There are many SEO companies that will charge thousands of dollars every month and get you nowhere. If you can find one that specializes in moving companies or local services (who need a rank for multiple city-based searches), even better.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about SEO because then I’ll go on forever. But SEO it’s definitely necessary for your moving company advertising & marketing plan. Here are a few things to have for your website, then I’ve included a link to a great resource to understand the basics.

What To Have On Your Website For SEO:

  1. Basic Pages – Home page, service pages, about us, contact us, blog posts.
  2. Location-Based Pages – It’s likely you service more than one city, so having a landing page for each city that you service will expand your reach to those who are searching for movers in those cities. Not only does this expand your reach, but it’s also likely that there are no actual movers in those smaller cities, so ranking will be easier. Make sure your basic on-page keywords & titles are set up with proper SEO.
  3. Keyword Research – include keywords such as “movers (your city)” or “your city moving companies” in the titles, headings, and content of your pages. Mix it up throughout your content because not everyone searches for the exact same phrase.
  4. Site Structure – Make sure all of your most important pages that you want to rank are only 1-2 clicks away from your home page. When blogging, link to your location-based pages, service pages, and home page with keyword anchor text.
  5. Backlinks – These are other websites linking to your website. They tell search engines how popular your website is on the internet. High-quality backlinks can improve your rankings, low quality or spammy backlinks can hurt your rankings.
  6. Quality Local Directory Listings – These directory listings help Google understand the location of your business.
  7. A great website health & research tool like ahrefs. ahrefs has one of the best keyword research tools, it crawls your website and tells you where you can improve, and finds opportunities for you. They have a 30-day free trial as well, plus someone you can schedule a one-on-one walk-through of how to use it. If you have an SEO company, they most likely will already subscribe to this kind of service that they’ll use for your company.

As the owner of a moving company, you may not have the time of the skillset to optimize your website for search engines. Skyex Media can help by providing you with effective SEO strategies that will boost your website’s ranking, clients, and income.

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing can be a bit of a monster if you’re not familiar with it. The first, most basic thing you should do is set up your accounts with all of your information & pictures. Be sure to keep your brand image consistent throughout all of your accounts.

If you’re starting out and don’t yet have a following, running paid advertising campaigns on Facebook targeting real estate agents, and people who will be moving in your service area is a good start. Be sure to set this up with a budget and run it consistently for a few months and track your results.

Remember, any traffic to your website should trigger your retargeting. Social media is a good way to find people who are in the relocation process and target them to land on your website.

Email Newsletter Marketing

Email marketing

Email Newsletter Marketing is by far the best way to stay connected with everyone you’re networking with, have done business with, and want to do business with, all at once. Especially if you have a moving company software that you can easily access the email addresses of all of your previous customers.

There are many platforms where you can set up an email newsletter yourself – Constant Contact, MailChimp, Aweber, and Verticle Response, just to name a few.

You can also third-party it out to Skyex Media. We are an email marketing service for movers who are both experts in email marketing & the moving industry. The benefits of hiring us are not having to worry about content, coding, or finding the time to do it every month. It just gets done. You’ll also be streamlined into a proven system rather than guessing & sending.

Email Newsletter Marketing Tips

  • Be Consistent – Many movers who do their own newsletters get excited about it initially, then slowly forget to send it out. Don’t do this. The more consistent you are over a longer period of time, the more benefit you’ll get.
  • Send Once Per Month – Too little is not enough for people to remember you, and too much is annoying (from a moving company). The more you send, the more inevitable unsubscribes you’ll get. From our experience, for the moving industry, 1-2 times per month is the sweet spot.
  • Include Helpful and Engaging Content – Great content increases open rates, decreases unsubscribes, and decreases your chances of landing in spam folders. You can choose to add your own blog posts as content or link out to other articles or videos you might find interesting. Of course, with Skyex Media, you don’t ever have to worry about content – we include fresh engaging content that we know works.
  • Create Clean & Mobile Friendly Emails – People are looking at their emails on many different devices, so what you see on your screen, may not show the same on other screens. Make sure you test your emails on all devices possible. And remember, the fancier you are with your email, the less likely it will render properly on all devices.
  • Always Send an Ice Breaker Email – Before blasting out your email newsletter, it’s best to write and send a plain text email beforehand. This warms them up to your next emails and also humanizes your messages.

Retargeting ( Google & Facebook ads)

The moving business & retargeting are a perfect match for each other, here’s why:

The relocation process, from selling a home to moving into a new one, can last several months. If you have retargeting set up on your website,  your moving company will remain seen throughout a prospect’s entire process, beginning to end.

Many movers overlook retargeting, which gives you a competitive marketing edge over your competition. Retargeting should be set up BEFORE other online marketing campaigns since it supplements your efforts that drive people to your website.

What Exactly is Retargeting?

You’ve probably seen this before – you were on a website shopping for something, then for the next couple days you began seeing ads everywhere for what you were previously shopping for. This is retargeting.

Retargeting happens through Google Ads, which display on millions of other people’s websites, and through Facebook Ads, which display within Facebook & Instagram.

By adding certain code to your website (which Google & Facebook give you) and setting up Retargeting campaigns in Google Adwords & Facebook, when somebody lands on your website, a cookie is placed in their browser, and they start seeing your ads on all websites that display Google ads, Facebook, and Instagram.

If you can get people onto your website who are at the beginning of the relocation process (this is where blogging comes in and I’ll talk about that later) you’ll be advertising to them throughout their process without doing anything.

With retargeting, you pay per click, and impressions are free. Here is an example of a 30-day Google Retargeting report from a moving company we recently set this up for:

Getting Listed

Getting listed means adding your business listing to popular directories & review sites like Google MyBusiness, Yelp,, Merchant Circle, Kudzu, CitySearch etc. Make sure to create high-quality listings that display consistent and accurate information.

Now, not many people search these directories anymore for services (aside from Yelp), but getting listed on these business directories and review websites increases your Local SEO.


Networking may sound good in theory and it might be something that you’ve thought of or even tried at one point. But are you doing it consistently? Getting out of the office is a great way to drum up additional business. There are companies out there that are working with people every day that are in the process of moving. Wouldn’t you like them to refer your company?

The top 5 places to focus on networking with are:

  • Mortgage lenders (Loan officers)
  • New home builders (On-site sales)
  • Self-Storage facilities (Facility manager)
  • Real Estate Offices (Realtors)
  • Apartment complexes (Leasing agents)


Set Up Retargeting for your website so all of your marketing efforts capture your visitors during the entire relocation process.

Create your postcard plan & send your postcards once a week.

Set Up your email newsletter plan & approach. Include the email addresses of local real estate agents, property managers, & previous customers. Have the plan to add your latest customer email addresses every month. Email Newsletter Marketing For Movers – Consider It Done

Get listed everywhere – local directories, yelp, social media profiles, etc.

Network within your community, swap business cards, give handouts, etc. (always include website & contact info)

Learn & Implement SEO

Consider Paid Advertising

Create a Long-Term Plan For Social Media

Staying up-to-date with digital marketing trends offers a lot of room for expanding the diversity and range of your advertising tactics. With Skyex Media and our vast experience and knowledge in the moving industry and digital marketing industries, you can gain an entirely new insight into mixing the two. So, instead of wasting valuable time and resources trying to figure it out on your own, reach out to our team. We are here and willing to help you discover and test out new ways of Growing your moving business!

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