Offline Marketing

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    How to get past the dreaded 'receptionist'?

    Bane in Offline Marketing

    Many of you have likely been there. You are doing some cold calling and almost every business you get in contact with has a pesky receptionist who seems to sense ... [read more]

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    Who to target first?

    Hi Everyone, I'm about to start my first cold calling campaign to businesses. The core thing that is holding me back is exactly which businesses to target. I'm based in ... [read more]

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    When you pay someone to design art, who owns the art?

    blur in Offline Marketing

    I know id website design I pretty much give the graphical design to the client but license the code out for lifetime use on said domain... but if I get ... [read more]

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    Ever Tried A Video Intro?

    Just wondering if anyone has ever tried a personalized video introduction via email instead of a letter? I don't mean a long vid, I mean like a 60-90 second video ... [read more]

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    Powerful Offline Social Media Case Study!

    There are lots of facts and proof found in this case study that should help you out with your local clients who need examples of what Social Media can do ... [read more]

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    SEO & Google Places Questions

    Hi everyone... 1. I have a new SEO client and I plan on doing the SEO myself instead of outsourcing it this time. I have quite a few local SEO ... [read more]

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    Here is a FREE Google Maps Strategy.

    I found this pdf in my collection this month. Enjoy! It gives a lot of good information. Some good tips too! Tommy

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    Have you ever had a client ask for this?

    yianni in Offline Marketing

    Hi I have been in recent discussions with an offline client to build a site, do SEO and IM for them and got this email from them how would you ... [read more]

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    Business Name & Domain Name

    The name I've chosen for my local marketing business is Performance Marketing but I'm not finding a good domain for my site to match. I already own marketingwiz.net and was ... [read more]

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    Explaining SEO Opportunities to small businesses

    What is the best way to explain SEO opportunities to smaller-local businesses that may not be as open to using services even though they could benefit from an optimized site?

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    Recommendations on where to recruit an SEO Expert (UK)?

    BlueLounge in Offline Marketing

    Hi People, I have come across many offline contacts requiring SEO, SMM work etc.. I can do this myself how ever, I now need to employ someone to help me ... [read more]

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    Live Conferences/Meetings

    charliedg in Offline Marketing

    I've read in several places of people that are experiencing great results with holding live conferences or training events with large crowds. I'm curious if anyone has experience with this, ... [read more]

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    How Do You Approach Real Estate Agents?

    Hi, Was doing a search in my local area and noticed that the keywords {mycity real estate}, {mycity homes for sale} and a few other long tail keywords get over ... [read more]

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    [Exposed] Advanced Membership Business Model Using Local Businesses

    This is a very interesting membership model for local businesses. It revolves around directories and "premium sponsorship". Here we go... Today, one of my clients received the following email: Would ... [read more]

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    How to find freelance sales people?

    Does anyone have a recommendation on how to find freelance sales people? Obviously I prefer to post ads free because I'm looking to find people in at least 10 different ... [read more]

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    Sub-domains for geo targeting leasing sites?

    Is anyone using subdomains for sites they plan to just lease? I'm thinking if I'm controlling all the sites, why not just subdomain them all instead of buying a bazillion ... [read more]

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    Google Places Optimization/Ranking

    Gp has made a lot of changes recently. Some say they are getting increasing/decreasing traffic. How has it affected you or your clients? Thought on how to combat/adapt to the ... [read more]

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    Balancing Full-time job with Offline Consulting?

    I'm looking for some advice on how to balance my full-time job with Offline consulting - specifically when it comes to meeting with owners. In your experience, are owners generally ... [read more]

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    Proof Of Facebook Video

    Hello warriors. It seems that a video that I posted on my facebook page is now ranking in google 'local' searches. I was hoping to rank my business page, but ... [read more]

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    Lifetime Customer Value/Profit & Overhead

    I'm still grappling a little with the formula for lifetime customer profit as it relates to overhead. I assume that unless more infrastructure has to be added to handle sales/new ... [read more]

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    Local Businesses Don't Have to Be in Top 7 of Google Places - Not with Google Boost

    PDLaughlin in Offline Marketing

    Hey Warriors, Have you guys seen this article on the new beta of Google Boost? (If its already on the WF I apologize. I couldn't find any threads on it.) ... [read more]

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    The Only Proof I Have

    I'm trying to break into the marketing consulting field and have very little experience. The only proof that I have that I can help small businesses is that a few ... [read more]

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    You've really impressed me Warriors

    Offline Warriors, I just wanted to stop by and say "Thank you" for making this part of the forum so active. I know I haven't been around much lately, but ... [read more]

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    About These Letters...

    Sorry in advance for all these questions... Two parts to this question: 1. When you write letters to potential clients, what words or phrases do you use to help them ... [read more]

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    Which Google Places product to buy?

    robbishop in Offline Marketing

    Hi all, I have been looking at Google Places for a while, but because I am new to this Id' really appreciate your input into which WSO you consider the ... [read more]

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    Shocking Proof You Need to Educate Your Potential Clients!

    I was pretty amazed at the results of this recent survey. Just check it out to see what I mean. Just one example was that only 9% of the small ... [read more]

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    Please help naming my company

    i have been doing "full-service" online marketing for a few clients. i am looking now to incorporate myself. the problem is i cant come up with a name. please help. ... [read more]

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    ==Post links to PLR books ready to print for business owners??

    filmmaker in Offline Marketing

    Hi, I'm looking for ready to be published real books - 80 pages and more to give to offline clients - with templates just change name, affiliate links and ad ... [read more]

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    Niche Keyphrase & SEO

    I've been searching for a good local niche keyphrase for a while but since I live in a suburban area there's almost no search volume data. But I may have ... [read more]

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    Optimizing an old site

    Hi Warriors, I just signed a new deal with a guy who runs a metal design and manufacturing company. They've got an old corporate site that he wants optimized (on-site ... [read more]

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    What's Your "Timeline"?

    How long do you wait between sending the first intro letter and your follow up phone call?

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    BIG HUGE question.

    Okay...I've been online all morning researching businesses that need my services. Found a bunch, letters are going out tomorrow morning. Now, here's my conundrum: I've found a website developer ... [read more]

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    All your client google places in the same google account?

    fasseyer in Offline Marketing

    Do you create all the google places from the same account? or you have one account for each place? thanks

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    What are you looking for on the web?

    Hi! I am new to the marketing world and have many times asked myself: What are people really looking for on the web? What are they searching for? I am ... [read more]

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    Forum name change

    It seems to me this forum should be called Local Internet Marketing since that really seems to be the focus. Or maybe there should be another forum added called local. ... [read more]

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    Internet marketing For Local Business

    Hi Everyone! I have been asked to do a presentation on "how local small business owners can use the internet to promote their products and services" This may be a ... [read more]

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    "Competition" in Keyword Tool

    At first I thought this referred to adwords competition but now I assume it refers to website competition since keyphrases with high competition have estimated cpc of $.05. Is this ... [read more]

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    What are your valuable services versus your BS padding?

    ryanjm in Offline Marketing

    I was reading through that massive goldmine thread started by Dexx about what offline marketers are charging and services they provide and had a few questions. I'm coming at this ... [read more]

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    Search Volume vs Qualified Leads

    Is there any research available that shows the percentage of searches for goods or services that are actually qualified leads? Thanks.

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    SEO & Profile Links for Local Businesses

    John W.G. in Offline Marketing

    I'm a big believer in profile links for ranking a website - not profile links alone but in conjunction with other backlinking methods. I've never used profile links for any ... [read more]

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    What Should I Say?

    I posted this in copywriting but wasn't sure if this would be better. I am looking to sell the following video to high end photographers in the UK. TechSmith | ... [read more]

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    My listing does not appears!

    fasseyer in Offline Marketing

    i´ve created a new listing, for testing, one week ago, the status is "active" but it doesn´t appear! what could be the problem? thanks

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    Providing REAL Value

    kemdev in Offline Marketing

    It seems every day you see huge success stories from marketers on here showing off how they made "x,xxx" from one client or how they got a brand new 4-figure ... [read more]

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    Optimum Sizing for Images in Google Places

    redlegrich in Offline Marketing

    It's important for images int he Google Places listing. However I see there are differing sizes between the map search results page and the actual places page. On the Places ... [read more]

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    Business/Industry Research

    Russ pointed out, and I can't agree more, how important it is to know a prospects business/industry before making contact with them. The question is what's the best way to ... [read more]

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    Search Volume vs Qualified Leads

    Is there any research available that shows the percentage of searches for goods or services that are actually qualified leads? Thanks.

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    Which Keyword Tool do you believe?

    I've been using keywordspy and google keyword tool and the difference in search volume is unbelievable. For example, one phrase shows monthly volume of 1300 in keywordspy, 260 in google. ... [read more]

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    Taking Action: My 1st Sales Letter

    Would love to get critiques on this e-mail/letter 1st draft especially from any bored copywriters I know its long but I think it keeps the readers' attention. Any feedback is ... [read more]

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    Is my price too low?

    kjwlegend in Offline Marketing

    Hi guys, I started do SEO for my first client last month. At that time we do not set up a monthly payment, just a one time fee for creating ... [read more]

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    Retention Rates

    Rocketguy in Offline Marketing

    I was wondering what everyone's retention rates are with clients. I have been doing a great job of landing clients, but have lost some clients over the months which seems ... [read more]

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    Some Facebook Page Stats You Need to Know!

    I found an article that covers some Facebook Fan Page tips and some stats you should know if you are either running a social media campaign or helping a client ... [read more]

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    Free Resource: Understanding Google Places

    Ryan Shaw in Offline Marketing

    I found a cool guide. It's a bit of info for sure... Local Search Ranking Factors | Local SEO Best Practices for Google, Bing, Yahoo Getting all the content correct ... [read more]

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    Google Places New Look?

    Dr Dan in Offline Marketing

    I was just checking my clients ranking for their business and noticed the new look of Google Places. What do you guys think? I personally like the old look and ... [read more]

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    PLR Video SEO Course

    Does anybody know of any PLR Video SEO Course that I can buy? I've tried to find one, but have had absolutely no luck Thanks Abul

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    Facebook Local Ads

    I was wondering if anyone has any advice or experience running 'local geo targeted ads' on facebook? I was thinking of adding this to my clients options. Maybe I could ... [read more]

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    Offliners, Introducing Local Google HotPot! Yikes!

    jsherloc in Offline Marketing

    Hey all, Doing some afternoon reading and what do I come across....very very interesting to say the least. Hotpot Help IMO Google creates major "scamming/spamming" opportunities and disasters for themselves ... [read more]