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Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd August 2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Re: Local Directory / Lead Generation (1/2 Ass Case Study....Results)

The plugin I used is called Super Bulk Post Maker (SBPM), I think I paid around $60 for it. Works pretty good too.

Created the YT channel manually, there really weren't that many counties (silo)...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By shockwave
Re: Google Finally Admits: The Top 3 Ranking Factors Are...

You guys are all crazy. Everyone knows it's a combo of unicorns, rainbows and magic pixie dust.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By shockwave
Re: Local Lead Generation Shakeup ... Courtesy: Google

Hmmmmm....I've done several {plumber + city} checks some in major cities and some in tier 2/tier 3 cities (and I'm in the midwest). From what I see, these type of results are only popping up in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By shockwave
Re: Anyone having luck with pay per sale lead gen (I have an angle that may work)

Don't know if you need it or not, but here's a generic LeadGen Agreement form you can modify however you like.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By shockwave
Re: Anyone having luck with pay per sale lead gen (I have an angle that may work)

I agree with Tryinhere and MaxwellB.....sell those calls if you can. You can't trust that their sales teams can close a sale. You are right about the trust factor OP - and I don't trust contractors...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Re: Local Directory / Lead Generation (1/2 Ass Case Study....Results)

[Updated: Scroll down to the 3-8-2016 update.]
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st March 2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Re: Local Directory / Lead Generation (1/2 Ass Case Study....Results)

Yes, in my opinion what Savage4 mentions is the best way to go - it's what people are looking for now. I use ScrapeBox for this kind of stuff, but you can use UberSuggest to accomplish the same thing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Re: Local Directory / Lead Generation (1/2 Ass Case Study....Results)

Nope, didn't touch a thing. I think the SAPE links are kicking in.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By shockwave
Re: Who among you here sell ranked youtube videos for local business?

Well....since nobody has mentioned their experience, I'll share mine :)

The only success I've had at selling ranked videos is when it's part of a larger effort (building some type of a lead...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
Local Directory / Lead Generation (1/2 Ass Case Study....Results)

[Updated: Scroll down to the 3-8-2016 update.]
[Updated: Scroll down to the 3-1-2016 update.]
[Updated: Scroll down to the 2-19-2016 update.]

This won't be any new, groundbreaking info for most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By shockwave
WP Plugin For Adding Dynamic Text to Posts or Pages?

I've looked at some of the available plugins in the WordPress directory and it seems they mostly just add dynamic forms or it adds dynamic content to the sidebars.

I'm really looking for a plugin...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th December 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By shockwave
Re: Desperately Seeking Marketing Ideas

If you are looking for internet eyeballs, and since this is a one-off business, I would use video marketing.

1. Do some keyword research around "RVs for sale" ...etc

2. Shoot some quick 60...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By shockwave
Serp Shaker - Results?

Serp Shaker looks pretty good, but I'd like to get some feedback from any of you that have actually used it.

1. Your success or failure ranking websites with this? (let's define "success" as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th December 2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By shockwave
Directory Websites - Use "brand" domain or "generic"?

This is probably going to sound ridiculous, but here we go....

I realize many people tend to say that a "brand" sounding domain is better than generic but I'm curious if anyone has any opinions of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By shockwave
Re: Home Advisor Leads

Yeah, that was my point of trying to get clarification from the OP.

I actually used to work for HomeAdvisor back when it was ServiceMagic (and have posted about leadgen many times here in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By shockwave
Re: Home Advisor Leads

Can you more clearly define the following....

1. "leads they gave me were sh*t"
2. "And they kept charging me for nothing"
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By shockwave
Re: [Keyword Professionals]Reply] Long Tail Pro Platinium Keyword Tool

According to Spencer......

If you aren’t familiar with the KC calculation in Long Tail Platinum, here are general rules to follow:
– Anything below 30 is generally low competition and should be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By shockwave
My Duplicate Content SPAM Test - What do you think?

I decided to see what would happen if I built a brand new site and filled it with complete garbage. It's still ongoing, but the goal is to separate fact from fiction.

Here's the gist:
* Bought a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd March 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,775
Posted By shockwave
Re: SERP Shaker Reviews?

It seems it's been a while since this product has come out. I find it hard to believe there aren't more reviews about this plugin.


Anyone have any results-based reviews?
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By shockwave
Local Lead Generation - Can YOU do better than this?

As I was nosing around into some local lead generation niches, I noticed that thumbtack.com is showing up quite a bit.

And maybe YOU can provide better value to local customers if lead generation...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By shockwave
Re: How I Instantly Got To Page 1 on Google

Yes, that is what I mean. They already have a GP listing that still shows their domain in the URL. But the domain has expired. You would be able to tell that because it might go to just a generic...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By shockwave
How I Instantly Got To Page 1 on Google

This is for you peeps doing local lead generation. And yes, it really did happen. So, here it is....

Look at whoever is in the Google Places listing and check to see if their domain name is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By shockwave
Re: HELP - How to Select A Local Niche

I like to use the search button ....

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing/514109-you-having-trouble-looking-market-target-look-no-further.html

hint: Look for niches that have a high...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By shockwave
Re: Phone lead gen payment options

I charge up front for 5 - 10 leads (flat fee per lead). Once their balance runs out, they have to decide if they want more leads - if not, I offer leads to their competition.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By shockwave
Re: The difference between lead gen and referrals.

Couldn't agree more on this one.

What Roofers (and most other contractor trades) really want are referrals, not leads. What they really want is for all the up-front sales work to be done for them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By shockwave
Re: Help with referral program for roofers.

What DABK pointed out there is my thread. And just so you know, I do Roofing Leads as well (you can learn more about my background with contractors in other threads) - but Yes, offering "Free Leads"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,403
Posted By shockwave
Re: Selling phone lead gen: How to weed out junk calls?

I use CallFire, and I record every call. I also get an email/sms msg when a new call comes through, so I can just login to the dashboard, listen to the call. If it's some marketer, I put that number...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

No, didn't take it as derogatory. Unfortunately, I don't have a pdf version of the "new" prices like the one referenced earlier. But, the today's pricing really won't be too much different than their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

There used to be a distinct difference between a Market Match vs Exact Match leads, but now the way it works is they try to position the Exact Match leads as they are "pre-selling" the lead for you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

I'm going to guess that you are concluding that from the part of the screenshot that says "Effective 1/8/2014" ?

The Bad News: Your conclusion is wrong.
The Good News: The pricing you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

You can find an old pdf online if you search for "servicemagic lead fee schedule" ;-)

Lead fees are different depending on where you are located and the type of lead you want...BUT....since I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

Luke,


I used to work at Service Magic - so I know their pricing (even today) on what they charge per city/per job type (ie. roof replacement boston vs roof repair boston vs. shingle roofing vs....
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By shockwave
Re: What to charge per lead...

Luke,


I have very specific experience with this (you can find some of my old posts). Is $150 fair? Sure it's fair from an ROI perspective as even a tiny roofing job in the U.S. is going to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By shockwave
Re: Starting An IT Business

Looks like what he really doing is offering Desktop Support and sprinkling in some Managed IT Services.

Yes, I'm heavily into this as it's my regular 9-5 gig (including ERP/CRM systems).

My...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By shockwave
Re: Can you reverse-engineer a Youtube video?

Yes. But even Ahrefs, Majestic, ScrapeBox....GSA....etc won't show you all the links. You could use a search string too, and again, you likely won't see all the links.

If they have a tiered link...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th November 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By shockwave
Re: Really poor offline lead gen site I saw...

LOL.....Good luck with that one buddy.

Other than that, the layout isn't bad. I doubt it will get any traction though.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd September 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By shockwave
Re: Targeting small businesses in the Construction and Real Estate industries? Any advice?

I would say you should make a few safe assumptions about who you are calling and be ready to tell they WHY they should spend their money with you.

First, let's define what you mean by "small...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By shockwave
Re: YouTube Ranking in Google Case Study (well sort of....)

I hear you guys loud and clear. But, in this case, there are no other local businesses in the YT results offering this service, so it makes the argument about looking at other videos irrelevant. If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By shockwave
Re: YouTube Ranking in Google Case Study (well sort of....)

Hate my PBN? Not really, but then again I didn't put that much money into it to begin with ($400-$500) and there's only 7-8 (all PR4-PR5 sites)...so maybe I shouldn't refer to it as a PBN.

As for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By shockwave
Re: YouTube Ranking in Google Case Study (well sort of....)

Yeah, I have better links as in more high PR links overall. I'm sure you know, you can find high PR links and get very granular with GSA - it's not all about blasting away with crappy links. That...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By shockwave
YouTube Ranking in Google Case Study (well sort of....)

Hello All You Money Hungry IMers!

Today, I'm going to share with you some feedback on YT video ranking in Google.

Back in March, I was able to rank a video for a local client who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By shockwave
Re: Website rental model

Tarpontim,

I would be picky about the types of contractors you work with. Go with contractors who already understand the value of marketing and are already paying for leads - not the guy who is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By shockwave
Re: Where to sell my home service leads?

If you get calls like that, then I suggest you do a PPCall lead program. You just route the calls to an Affiliate Network and they do all the rest - you don't even have to qualify the call yourself....
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By shockwave
Re: B2B Software Sales Advice Needed

Why don't you show your prospects how you've solved the CryptoLocker problem. If companies get hit with that, it's going to cost them a lot of time and money to get it fixed - if they can even get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By shockwave
Re: Google Removing Media from the SERPs

Yes.....he will be here soon enough I'm sure! lol.

Well, if you have a super duper method to make this self-hosted method work quickly and efficiently, I'd sure as hell would like to see a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By shockwave
Re: B2B Software Sales Advice Needed

First off, I'm going to agree with Jason and Blase. In fact, this specific thing was brought up in another thread a couple of weeks ago.

I sell ERP, CRM, and Managed IT Services all day, every day...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By shockwave
Re: Google Removing Media from the SERPs

Ahhhh, there you are Yukon! I pointed this out a few days ago in another thread and even used Yoasts video plugin example http://www.warriorforum.com/search-engine-optimization/968570-video-seo.html...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By shockwave
Re: video seo

I haven't went the "self-hosted" video route yet, so I can't say if it works or not. BUT, I have to side with Red on this one. It's quicker, easier, and you can blast your way to the top (GSA is your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By shockwave
Re: Businesses that are used to purchasing leads

There are a ton of businesses that purchase leads. What you should first do is decide the approach YOU want to take. You can see some of my other threads on this, but I'll break it down for you at a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,597
Posted By shockwave
Re: If you are selling a package, here is my new pricing

Ahhhh...thanks for that BigBee. That is some good info.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By shockwave
Re: video seo

Hmmmmm.....interesting point of view. That implies that the amount of time a video is watched is not helpful and is not a relevance for Google. But I can't help to question that because it would seem...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By shockwave
Re: video seo

Yukon - please elaborate on WHY this is a load of crap.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By shockwave
Re: Offline Marketers Doing Video Marketing/Seo

It make sense. There are some purists out there that believe Video Marketing by itself is simply more engaging - which it is but don't really use video to its full potential. They keep things very...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By shockwave
Re: electrician/service company wordpress theme

Short Term (to get your phone ringing): What your really want here are leads. If you want to make things easy on yourself, with massive exposure in a short amount of time, just create a shit-ton of...
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