Am I in the wrong place? Not an IM Warrior.

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I am not an internet marketer.

I am a professional addressing a local market, looking for insight into local SEO issues and opportunities for my own site. I sell nothing online. My site exists to make my phone ring.

I am branding myself in a way that is very much against the grain of my competitors, but hopefully on the front end of a trend. I don't know how else to break in to this fairly locked-up local market without a gargantuan budget and besides, I have a passion for this against-the-grain approach.

My impression so far from this and related venues is that the primary and almost exclusive focus is to serve businesses which provide value and accept payment exclusively online. In fact a significant slice of it seems to be people selling one another info on how to sell one another info.

No offense. The forum wouldn't be thriving if it didn't yield real value. If IMers can rise financially by lifting one another's bootstraps, there is nothing wrong with that.

But since I am not an Internet Marketer in the sense that my whole business and focus is online, is there another venue I should be trying instead?

Will I be unwelcome or in the way (or squandering valuable time) if I start spending time here, trying to tease out ideas for online marketing of my very not-online business? (and of course meanwhile trying to contribute feedback in any useful way I can, just to be a good citizen.)

Finally, if there is a region of this forum custom-tailored for people like me, one which I obviously have not found yet, please point me to it and accept my thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    you are in the right place for anything internet related when it comes to the Warrior Forum.
    Just read and participate and take action and you will do very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Z
    There are plenty of people here who have clients that have offline businesses, and a large percentage of that work is for SEO for the offline business website. While there isn't a particular place for just discussing offline business issues, you can use the search feature and you will certainly find alot of info. Start with searching for "offline" in the title of threads. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    The main forum is fine for almost anything related to marketing, however, there is also a section that caters to offline marketing here...

    Offline Marketing Discussions

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

    I am a professional addressing a local market, looking for insight into local SEO issues and opportunities for my own site.
    Sounds like you're in the right place to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Voss
    Dude!
    You are absolutely in the right place.

    Come on into the offline forum that Michael talked about, I think you will find a lot of the info you are looking for.

    -Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Munch
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  • Profile picture of the author samjesop
    OP does not belong in the offline section, IMO. She is looking for a way to use SEO for her website to benefit her business and that falls into the realm of online marketing.

    Some tips:
    -Find ways to get links from other websites using anchor text that applies to your business (and the keywords you want your website to show up for on Google)
    -Learn about on-site SEO, use meta data, alt tags for images, relevant anchor text.
    -Write articles on free article sites to demonstrate your authority in the area, use them to link back to your site
    -Look at Google Webmaster tools and use the tools there

    Just some stuff to help you get started, good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Voss
      Sam,
      Yup, what the OP is looking to do is in the real of online marketing.

      But, the offline section is primarily a group of online marketers discussing how to use online marketing for real world businesses.

      While there is a lot of discussion there on how to get clients, there is also a lot of discussion on how to get those real world clients leads through online means.

      That is why the OP should check that area out. It is one of the problems with the name that got associated with Offline Marketing Consulting (providing online marketing services to offline businesses) vs good old Offline Marketing (direct mail, telemarketing, etc.)

      -Scott

      Originally Posted by samjesop View Post

      OP does not belong in the offline section, IMO. She is looking for a way to use SEO for her website to benefit her business and that falls into the realm of online marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarForNom
    Wow.

    I would like to thank each of you for responding.

    I would also like to increase your "thank count" gizmo here in this forum but I don't know what to click.

    It seems as though every single suggestion is worth following up on, and I will.

    I'm very impressed with this site and this group of people. Lots of energy, no fluff and no rancor. Wonderful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

      Wow.

      I would like to thank each of you for responding.

      I would also like to increase your "thank count" gizmo here in this forum but I don't know what to click.

      It seems as though every single suggestion is worth following up on, and I will.

      I'm very impressed with this site and this group of people. Lots of energy, no fluff and no rancor. Wonderful.
      Hope this helps...



      All the best,
      Michael
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Hope this helps...
        And if you're wondering why you didn't see it before... you need to have five posts before it shows up.
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        "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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        • Profile picture of the author WarForNom
          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          And if you're wondering why you didn't see it before... you need to have five posts before it shows up.

          OK. Please ignore that opthamologist referral request for now.


          Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author WarForNom
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Hope this helps...

        All the best,
        Michael
        Um, yeah.
        Now all I need is a referral to a good opthamologist.

        Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
          Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

          Um, yeah.
          Now all I need is a referral to a good opthamologist.

          Thanks.
          Or at least an eye doctor.



          ~M~
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    • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
      Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

      Wow.

      I'm very impressed with this site and this group of people. Lots of energy, no fluff and no rancor. Wonderful.
      We can change that quickly if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author aymen99
    need help with SEO?
    give me a call or PM me !!
    i can help you out for sure!!!

    Welcome to WarriorForum.com
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    • Profile picture of the author WarForNom
      Originally Posted by aymen99 View Post

      need help with SEO?
      give me a call or PM me !!
      i can help you out for sure!!!

      Welcome to WarriorForum.com
      But according to your signature line I can get all of your SEO secrets for free.

      :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

        But according to your signature line I can get all of your SEO secrets for free.

        :rolleyes:
        You, my friend, are going to fit in just fine around here. Welcome...

        You'll find a pretty eclectic mix of people here in the main forum, from hard core programmers to writers and information sellers to folks running their own brick and mortar business. As you've seen, we also have some other folks rambling around who may be less than they pretend to be.
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        • Profile picture of the author WarForNom
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          You, my friend, are going to fit in just fine around here. Welcome...

          You'll find a pretty eclectic mix of people here in the main forum, from hard core programmers to writers and information sellers to folks running their own brick and mortar business. As you've seen, we also have some other folks rambling around who may be less than they pretend to be.
          Just one question: was that fish photoshopped?
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by WarForNom View Post

            Just one question: was that fish photoshopped?
            Nope...

            That snook and the redfish in my profile pick were both caught on one the most extraordinary days on the water I've had in the almost-50 years I've been chasing the critters.

            We only caught a couple of dozen fish that day, but the overall size and quality were amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian and Shannon
    We are new to the IM forum ourselves, but we can assure you that you have come to the right place. Many other IM's along with our mentor and friend, Liz Tomey, uses Warrior Forum and highly recommends this forum for anyone who wants to find out new information on anything marketing related. This in our opinion is the best forum you can be on. The community here is great and is more than willing to help on even your hardest questions.

    Best of Luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    If you want to learn online marketing, you're
    definitely in the right place. I've learned a ton
    here in this forum!

    Keep coming back for more....
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  • Profile picture of the author peter.max
    Like you, I'm started with Internet Marketing to apply it ot my own offline business. And I still do. The things that you learn here is unheard of in the offline world and I've had some great fun with SEO specialist trying to sell me their services for my offline company. They can BS me, I probably know more about IM than most of them (from the free advice you get here), especially when they tell how important it is for Google to have the right keyword in my keywords meta tags.

    It is great resource and I can recommend the War Room as well. Lots and lots of useful stuff.
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