Over a decade ago our founder and CEO Jacob Banks, started his career in marketing at Yellow Pages, Australia’s largest print directory. As Yellow Pages was still pushing the printed book, Jacob felt that his customers were not going to get a return on their investment. Obviously, this didn’t sit well with him, so after 10 short months, he left to start his own online venture Service.com.au, a wildly successful national platform that connects Australians to local verified trades and service providers.
Over the last 8 years Service.com.au and its team have built and acquired seamless technology that attracts a massive 100,00 visitors per month, helps over 35,000 trades and services businesses grow their revenue and profits while pushing nearly 1 MILLION job notifications to their partner network every single month!
As the founder and in his role as director of Sales & Marketing at Service.com.au, Jacob spoke to thousands of business owners and noticed an alarmingly common trend while chatting about their businesses. Almost 65% of the businesses that he spoke to did not have an adequate online presence or CRM and just under half had next to no online presence at all. Many business owners had tried things in the past and had been burnt by dodgy digital marketing companies promising the world and under-delivering This was a problem. The year is 2021 and as Bill Gates famously said “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business”.
As I am sure we can all agree, the internet is here to stay and is only getting bigger, so with this in mind, Jacob set out to build a results-driven growth agency to deliver digital services to clients that actually moved the needle, scaled businesses and exploded revenues and profits. Not just say they would!
Floodgate is a results-driven digital growth agency that only focuses on return on investment, helping flood businesses with leads and sales, dominate their competition and pump their profits!
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Jake and the team at Floodgate Digital set up our first business website.
Not only are they attentive, professional and knowledgable about our industry; they delivered on every aspect of the project, as discussed, and on time. We are over-the-moon with the level of detail that went into our website, and have had success within only a couple of months, thanks to their recommendations.
The team are reliable and always available for a chat. Nothing is too difficult for them to discuss and explain – not being tech savvy ourselves, this was really important, and a stand-out for us. Thank you again, Jake and the team! We will speak highly of Floodgate, and recommend your company, every day of the week.
After searching high and low and interviewing countless website builders/SEO experts I spoke at length with Jacob who stood out as a very knowledgable person that understood my trade business. I liked Jacob’s approach because didn’t speak bull. He was realistic and didn’t over-state what was achievable.
The results have been fantastic! The new site is clean and easy to navigate.
In the first week of going live I started getting more calls. One resulted in a $9K job that went a long way to paying for the site.
We continue to work on the site ranking continues to climb. This has been a good investment for our business in uncertain times.
I would recommend Floodgate to any one that wants to get ahead with their business.