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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,074
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Better than Textbroker or The Content Authority...

I'm looking for some article writing options other than The Content Authority and Textbroker.

I've used The Content Authority for over a year (maybe longer) and they have been "OK." The last few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,534
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Best SEO Reporting Software To Create SEO Report For New Client?

I'd personally skip the report. Most prospects aren't going to understand it anyway unless you can explain everything.

If you want to demonstrate a big picture need, run their site through...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th November 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Jason Dittberner
4 More FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

It has been about four months since I posted my popular 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,116
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How do you get a Google Places listing to Rank higher?

Rus, by far, has the best answer IMO. Local indicators are critical. jsherloc reply was excellent too, but that should be considered the bare minimum/starting point with Places today. Maybe not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Can I input customer reviews in Google places?

To use hand written reviews, you can scan them and post them on their Wordpress site (if they have one) and create a new category called "reviews" or whatever you want to call it and then link to it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How can I utilize my VA's most efficiantly? $50 for best advice!

Chances are your VAs have other hidden talents that you are not yet utilizing. Ask them what other kind of work they have done for other people and see if some of those skills can be applied to your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Why is social media important?

Social media is an easy sell if you can show a specific strategy, for their business, and show how it will all work together to achieve their business goals.

You can't go in, guns hot, with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

Thanks for the PMs/questions (I think I answered them all), and for letting me know this thread got revived.

Also thanks to Rus for his feedback. Great stuff.

Murlu, I wouldn't give it a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,231
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Rental site model for local businesses... couple of questions! Experience anyone?

I'm hardly an expert on this, as I only have three, but I rent mine for $200 a month, to one customer each. I didn't want to always be looking for the next renter. They get either a banner ad at the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,263
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Be Honest Now... Local Business Marketing is a Nightmare

I would get a 100 new sales reps, and 15 new sales managers then...that don't suck. That's just absurd to think people aren't closing SEO services every single day. There's many people/companies...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,263
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Be Honest Now... Local Business Marketing is a Nightmare

If you are new to local marketing, reading things like the following can be really discouraging and another excuse for not taking action:

"Business owners are NOT buying SEO services."

"Chasing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

It's sort of a gut call. Usually, I start at the bottom price, and then work my way up. It's also in how you present it. I seem REALLY bored when I talk about the small pkg, and then get more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How are you guys getting clients for mobile websites?

Sure.

1. I've never calculated the closing rate, but it works well. Give it a try. I use this pitch as a last ditch effort, when a prospect says "too much" to a bigger proposal package, just so I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How are you guys getting clients for mobile websites?

I like to send a "point blank" e-mail, in the form of a 30-sec Jing video, showing their site on the iPhoneTester site with the side and up and down scroll bars. I then show a competitor's site on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: I Want some help about SEO

Link velocity is a factor in SEO. Google sees a zillion affiliate sites a day going up for the "quick buck" and then disappearing. Their goal is to serve up quality, sustaining sites, therefore...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

The $2k package really does vary based off of the industry and need. I've sold it for $5k and also for $1,500. I mostly position it as "let me handle and make the phone ring" without any commitment...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

You're welcome, and very kind of you to say. Best of luck starting your new venture. It can be very rewarding.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

***Disclaimer: Everyone’s mileage will vary. This is simply a thread about my experiences with the hope that someone can get “one tip” from it. This is not meant to be a blueprint/WSO. ***

...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Business Owner Name from Google Places Listings

Don't worry about the business owner's name. If you have a compelling enough offer in your e-mail, it won't matter if his name is John and you call him Frank. Just start your message with an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,538
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

Interesting thread...I get a large majority of my offline clients via e-mail. I do use direct mail, cold calling, and other methods too, but without question...e-mailing produces the best results. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th June 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Mobile Sites VS. FB Fanpages as a foot in the door or...Help Stop Procrastination!

Social media is an easy sell because business owners are hyper-sensitive (read: obsessed) with their competition. Therefore, if you are using Facebook fanpages as your "gateway drug" for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Facebook Advertising Question

Tighten up the targeting of the ad. Use Quantcast to get the demo info the top three competitor sites, or related sites, and make sure you test those thresholds. Like all PPC, you need to test...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Need Wordpress help.

In case anyone comes across this thread, and does indeed have a whitespace problem, this tool is fantastic and is a quick first step if you suspect a whitespace issue.

Remove Extra Whitespace and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,953
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Best Intro For Cold Calling

Keep it simple. 9 out of 10 times you will get a gatekeeper. With this person you just say, "Hi is <name> there?" They will say, "Who is this?" You say your first name only. This appears as if...
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