Here is one method that really kicks some butt...
I started selling local business listings to companies in my area. When I
tried to sell people on one call it was difficult and not working for me so I tried a little twist. I called businesses and offered them a FREE listing first with google. I choose accountants to work with. So, I called the owners of the business and let them know I would have them on the first page of google within 30 hours. **side note** I did a quick search on google for accountants and just went to the 3 page of google. Then started contacting all businesses on the 3rd, 4th, 5th pages and so on. Here's my little pitch...
Hello __________ my name is Jay Sabree and I'm a local e-commerce business consultant and seo expert. I understand you're a busy person. Here's the bottom line.
I'm here to help you:
To get more exposure
And ultimately, to get you more business and sales
Here's a couple facts for you
Just over 80% of Canadians go to the internet first and look for your services there. Once they've found your services on the net then they contact you or they go into your business/office after they've found you on the internet.
Now here's the down side to that, if you're not on the first page of Google then it's likely that your website is not being seen at all. Google has put together statistics showing that 98% of the business that they generate is as a result of being on their first page.
Going forward, it is essential that you have your business on the first page of Google.
What I'm going to do for you isn't going to cost you anything right now.
I'll put you on the first page of Google for one of the highest volume keyword terms within the next 30 hours.
Here are the details.
When people go to google they type in specific words to find your business or the services that your industry offers. I have the list of the highest volume search words in your specific industry. This information has come directly from Google itself.
Of those search words here are two of the highest volume keywords for you to choose from
According to Google's data bank the keyword
____________ receives ________ searches per month
And the keyword ____________ receives ________ searches per month
Which one would you like me to put you on the first page of Google for?
Then I'm going to call you on Friday ... To talk about putting you on Google's first page for 5 high volume keywords which is the largest search engines and account for the lion share of the internet search traffic.
On Friday when I call you back I'm going to let you know about keywords that are receiving 1.2 million searches per month + + + that the rest of your industry is not taking advantage of.
Is Friday at 2:00p.m. good for you?
Can you be in front of a computer for that time?
The key here is I went to Google Keyword Tool Box and found all the high volume keywords first. Then I went over the google and made share NO OTHERS COMPANIES were using google maps for that keyword term. I gathered 15 high volume keywords (75 thousands searches per month, plus plus). To refine the process I also looked at the commercial value for each keyword in my geographic area. I used the adwords keyword estimator. https://adwords.google.com/select/Tr...timatorSandbox. I choose the best terms to offer each company. I used a two step approach to sealing the deal. Only one keyword was setup for each company to show them what I could do for them. Then i called them back in two days (after making sure they were on the first page of google in the number one position) Again, I made sure there was no google maps competition for the keyword term first. When the follow up call was made I got them in front of their computer and had them type the keyword term in. Once, they saw them self in the number one position with no other competition then it was like taking candy from a baby... lol I offered them 3 keywords terms in google and one keyword term in yahoo and msn for $497.00. I also made it a one time payment for life and a bonus one on one internet marketing consultation (value of $297). Of course, the local business listing was my shoe in and the rest was smooth sailing ...
If you're not sure how to put together a google maps listing watch this quick video...
This addition/amendment is being made for all those that
would like other ideas aside from the phone! - (June 27th)
Here's an idea of what you could do:
Take the script and turn it into a flier/e-mail
50 fliers to businesses per day
50 e-mails to businesses per day
50 phone calls to businesses per day
Setup a barter system with some companies (you can setup a local listing
for them) in return they hand out your fliers to their customers
example: Dry cleaners
Do this over 10 business days and see what happens!