ServiceMonster’s Top 13 Posts of 2016

At the end of each year, we like to take a look back over our library of content and see what resonated with you throughout the year. Based on page views, here are our top 13 most-read posts of 2016:

Spotlight: First-Ever Viral Cleaning Industry Video
Our Q&A with Gary Hite of The Dirt Army Carpet & Tile Cleaning Services about their viral grout cleaning video. (We never thought we’d hear ‘viral’ and ‘grout cleaning’ in the same sentence! Their video is currently sitting at 11 million views on Facebook, by the way.)

2014-2015 Data
State-by-State Cleaning Industry Statistics: Average Growth Rate for 2014-2015
We pulled gross revenue data and put together a country-wide map with each state’s average growth rate for 2014-2015.

State-by-State Cleaning Industry Statistics
See how your business compared to other cleaning businesses around the country in 2014.

Facebook Professional Services
Facebook Testing New Business Recommendation Service
Facebook Professional Services is a new feature Facebook is testing that will allow users to search for the best local service providers in their area. (Note: As of publication of this post [Jan. 2017], the Facebook Professional Services link,, results in an error message.)

Carpet Collage
Top 10 Ugliest Carpets in the World
A collection of the most awful carpets we’ve seen.

QuickBooks Online Integration
ServiceMonster Announces New QuickBooks Online Integration
QuickBooks Online customers rejoiced… we announced that ServiceMonster now integrates with QuickBooks, allowing ServiceMonster customers to export payments, invoices, and more to QuickBooks.

Premier Ad
How this Carpet Cleaner Won a Marketing Award
Rob Anspach, owner of Premiere Carpet Cleaners in Lancaster, PA was honored for a direct mail marketing campaign that he created. Here’s a Q&A we had with him a few years back.

9 Ways to Prospect Effectively
Without leads, your business can’t grow. Here are 9 tips for making prospecting a regular part of your marketing repertoire.

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Facebook Page?
Is your business’ Facebook Page selling your services well? Here are ’13 must-know tips for a successful Facebook business Page,’ in infographic form.

Spring FMS Card
Introducing: New FillMySchedule Spring Cleaning Card!
We introduced a new spring cleaning-themed FillMySchedule card, designed in-house by a ServiceMonster employee.

Top 10 2016 Trends
Top 10 Marketing Trends for 2016
Were the predictions accurate?

Pressure Washing
Before and After Spotlight: Rick’s Quality Pressure Washing
A collection of really impressive work done by a pressure washing company in Florida.

Facebook Page
Why You Should NEVER Use a Personal Profile for Your Business
Many cleaning business owners choose to use a personal profile for their business instead of setting up a Facebook Page. If you fall into that category, here are some reasons why you should consider making the switch!

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