Anyone using Reputation Marketing Blueprint by David Sprague

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Watched a webinar promoted by Daniel Tan. Looked quite good and has an impressive online lead gen/report generator application (@ $67/month). The price tag on the webinar is $197 against $697 on the web page (suspect this is just for marketing purposes to make the $197 look good). Found a comment on a review site from 3 months ago that mentioned a price of $97.

Anyone got any experience of this blueprint or the online application. Can you recommend it?

Thanks,
Benz1
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  • Profile picture of the author BKKBound
    It's not a bad blueprint actually but you will need to adapt things for your local market. i really find that the marketing of rep management really depends on your local market conditions and even what particular business vertical you are offering it within. The best advice I can give you is test, test, and test again.
  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I find Rus Sells to be the man to go to about reputation management personally, he has unique twist on it thats amazing. Not plugging , but if you look him up in the WSO section, he has some great resources and materials on it. Okay I guess that was a plug, but I not ashamed of it, his stuff is worthwhile.
  • Profile picture of the author benz1
    Originally Posted by BKKBound View Post

    It's not a bad blueprint actually but you will need to adapt things for your local market. i really find that the marketing of rep management really depends on your local market conditions and even what particular business vertical you are offering it within. The best advice I can give you is test, test, and test again.
    Thanks BKKBound, good advice.

    Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

    I find Rus Sells to be the man to go to about reputation management personally, he has unique twist on it thats amazing. Not plugging , but if you look him up in the WSO section, he has some great resources and materials on it. Okay I guess that was a plug, but I not ashamed of it, his stuff is worthwhile.
    Thanks John. I've just had a look at Rus's Review Sentry and it appears to be along similar lines to David Sprague's but I get the impression that David's is more if a complete system and of course includes a complete blueprint along with the necessary marketing collateral. Both charge a monthly subscription which looks like the way a lot of WSO's are going at the moment. Definitely one to watch though.
  • Profile picture of the author rash193
    where can i find blue print by david sprague. curious to check out.
  • Profile picture of the author benz1
    Originally Posted by rash193 View Post

    where can i find blue print by david sprague. curious to check out.
    Full price sales page is at Reputation Marketing Blueprint | Just another WordPress site
  • Profile picture of the author The Marketing View
    I have went through most of their videos and found it to be a , black hat approach to creating reviews...

    My biggest concerns,

    a. They will teach you to insert key words into a members reviews
    b. You will be taught how to create bogus profiles and then encouraged to post reviews on other sites to look as though your are authentic
    c. You are taught to create bogus Google plus accounts, then use a review and post it...

    Some of it is Genuine, the problem appears to be with all of the bogus Profiles you will be creating...

    This effect ruins the review process for millions,
  • Profile picture of the author IMShift
    Has anyone actually implemented the Reputation Marketing Blueprint course?? What have been the results??

    I am tempted to get the course but concerned about the dubious techniques used (as described by the previous poster).
  • Profile picture of the author HighRiskJohn
    I've been struggling with the decision to purchase the monthly software, it looks really great, but i'm really concerned about having a business put the reviews online themselves. I know theres a TOS that says the reviewer gives the right to the business to post the reviews anywhere online, but the thought of posting any reviews online for a customer just sounds shady. Especially in lite of Yelp outing companies it believes are posting fake reviews.

    Dave seems to say one thing on seminars and teaches another in the training material. (I have a copy of the material through a GB on another forum)
  • Profile picture of the author jnels999
    Thanks for sharing this. Some pretty strong statements, though!

    With complete respect, may I ask where your information comes from? Did you take the training personally? Since this is your first post on the forum, may I ask what your experience is regarding reputation management?

    Again, not taking issue with you in the least-- just wanting to clarify.

    Much appreciated.



    Originally Posted by The Marketing View View Post

    I have went through most of their videos and found it to be a , black hat approach to creating reviews...

    My biggest concerns,

    a. They will teach you to insert key words into a members reviews
    b. You will be taught how to create bogus profiles and then encouraged to post reviews on other sites to look as though your are authentic
    c. You are taught to create bogus Google plus accounts, then use a review and post it...

    Some of it is Genuine, the problem appears to be with all of the bogus Profiles you will be creating...

    This effect ruins the review process for millions,
  • Profile picture of the author cc422
    I have signed onto David Sprague's Reputation Marketing. I have watched the videos and the additional training. He does share three ways to post reviews. He's also upfront about each one- the advantage and disadvantages. Let's face it - building backlinks to any site breaks Google's TOS. And I'm sure none of us do that :rolleyes:


    His software does NOT post the reviews. He does make suggestions on profiles. The reason as I've understood it to be, some people leave extremely helpful reviews and would like their privacy - they don't want all their neighbors to know who their dentist is or where they have their car fixed or what day care they send their kids to. There's even a squeaky clean way where once a client leaves a review - they are forwarded to a pre-determined review site with a pop up asking if they would post the review they just left. Of course, in that case he says 1 in 30 will post so you just need to make sure your client is asking A LOT of their clients for reviews.

    His backend system creates a way to document every review received even down to the IP address. So if there are any questions - there's a paper trail.

    And first and foremost, he lays out what options there are and says over and over, this is your business and you need to be aware of what options you have and inform your client of different ways to handle how to post reviews and let the customer decide their own comfort level in terms of TOS. Several times I've heard him say, we as consultants and trusted advisors should NEVER be making that judgement call since its someone else's business.

    From what I can see of the comparison between his system and review sentry is they can both do the same thing except David's right now is for an unlimited amount of companies. The support for his product is excellent. When enough questions come in that he feels a clarification is needed he adds to the training. I haven't seen anything that would even suggest that David has been unscrupulous. Thought that needed to be said.
  • Profile picture of the author focuslocalseo
    Originally Posted by benz1 View Post

    "Full price sales page???" Are people really paying that, or is there a discounted version here on WSO?
  • Profile picture of the author Kung Fu Backlinks
    How does David suggest we handle the ip changes when creating and posting with G+ accounts?

    I don't post reviews, but am currently using HMA for other stuff and wondering if there's a better tool.
  • Profile picture of the author TheCG
    Originally Posted by Kung Fu Backlinks View Post

    How does David suggest we handle the ip changes when creating and posting with G+ accounts?

    I don't post reviews, but am currently using HMA for other stuff and wondering if there's a better tool.
    HMA is his suggestion as well.
  • Profile picture of the author Kung Fu Backlinks
    Ah... good to know thanks. I tried another called CloakFish. Wasn't nearly as nice to use and didn't seem to work when I tested it with a Google search. Google still served up adwords based on my real location. Never have that problem with HMA.
  • Profile picture of the author focuslocalseo
    Originally Posted by Kung Fu Backlinks View Post

    How does David suggest we handle the ip changes when creating and posting with G+ accounts?

    I don't post reviews, but am currently using HMA for other stuff and wondering if there's a better tool.
    I tried using Hotspot Shield and HMA. Both present a problem with G+ in that you need to verify your account when you log in using an unknown IP address. That in itself settled the "posting reviews yourself" issue with the blueprint approach doesn't it? You just can't do it.
  • Profile picture of the author dustinrm
    I use David's blueprint and think it's great. I've personally decided NOT to post reviews on my client's behalf though to cover my assets and my client's as well should any fake review claims arise. Not worth it.

    The system he shows you allows you to make the call on how reviews get posted, but overall the training on how to sell the service, the tools to monitor and implement are good. He's supposed to be releasing version 2.0 in the next week or so according to him which has some other cool features.

    I've looked at several of these systems including Review Sentry, Whirlocal, and a couple others and have determined that most of them do pretty much the same thing so it really comes down to a few of the different feature each have, pricing, and personal preference. I can do pretty much the same job for a client using any of them.

    HTH

    Dustin
  • Profile picture of the author axis83
    I use several of David's products and I have to say they are quite effective at certain things. They can provide you with information that practically sells your services without even trying.

    When I get a new lead I have the ability to plug the company's info into one of the tools I have and it will quickly create a report showing what directory sites it has claimed or unclaimed. It also compiles a list of keywords relating to that business and shows if they are ranking for that term or if their competition is. It will even list the name of their competition that is ranking for a specific term.

    Often times I can take this into a company, slap it in front of the decision maker and say look, your company is not showing up for any of these search terms. But your competition "company1" "company2" "company3" is. It practically sells itself.

    Being able to walk into a company, tell them they are not ranking, show them actual tangible proof of why they aren't, and then showing them that all their competition is getting that business is devastatingly effective. I have on more than one occasion walked in with one these reports and walked out with a check. I also follow a lot of the strategies provided in his trainings and they do work. But it does take some time and effort just like everything else to make it happen.

    I have not gotten heavily involved in reputation yet but there is also another tool that will take the company's info and go retrieve reviews on it from all over the web and makes a report of it. You can take that into a business and say "Hey, did you know you have 12 bad reviews online and here they are. I can help you take care of this." As mentioned above David is pretty straight forward about the pros and cons of each strategy and its really up to you to decide how you will help your clients.
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I outsource my reviews over to glowingreviews.co and they post them for me.

    It was hard to find any feedback on them so I decided to test them for a month. Joined about a week ago, and so far they're doing a great job. You can select local ips or nonlocal ips when you join, upload your reviews from clients, and they dripfeed them for you.

    Just don't go crazy doing it everyday like they tell you in their guide. Start slow, then slowly increase the speed after a month or 2. Like I said its only been a week, but so far no issues. I plan on doing a more comprehensive review in another 2 months. And its hard to fully vouch for them yet since its only been 1 week.
  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Perhaps you should have thought twice about doing that.

    Glowing Reviews Sued by Edmunds.com, Alleged to Plant Fake Reviews | TIME.com



    Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

    I outsource my reviews over to glowingreviews.co and they post them for me.

    It was hard to find any feedback on them so I decided to test them for a month. Joined about a week ago, and so far they're doing a great job. You can select local ips or nonlocal ips when you join, upload your reviews from clients, and they dripfeed them for you.

    Just don't go crazy doing it everyday like they tell you in their guide. Start slow, then slowly increase the speed after a month or 2. Like I said its only been a week, but so far no issues. I plan on doing a more comprehensive review in another 2 months. And its hard to fully vouch for them yet since its only been 1 week.

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