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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 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 19th February 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By shockwave
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.]
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This won't be any new, groundbreaking info for most...
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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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 14th July 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,121
Posted By shockwave
Re: a Dish Network, DIRECTV company wants 2,000+ leads a month on a pay per call basis

How many calls they are willing to buy and how much demand there is for Dish/DirectTV in there area are two different things. I've had potential clients tell me they are willing to spend $500-$1000...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By shockwave
Re: Best sales jobs out there?

I agree with Jason, software is good. My regular 9-5 is selling ERP and CRM software as well as Managed IT Services. We're talking in the range of $40k-$50k for software or cloud applications +...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By shockwave
Bandit Signs (for Roofers) - Thinking ahead

Yes, I know, bandit signs are nothing new and can be used for many industries. This thread is just a little reminder for those of you who work with Roofers (or other trades) = put out the bandit...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,861
Posted By shockwave
Re: Failing at Site Rentals? Maybe this will help...

Here's one I posted last year. I'm sure you can probably tweak it to fit your needs...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By shockwave
Re: ==> Best Video Marketing Software??? (for local/offline)

Best for what?: Syndicating a Videos, Spinning Videos, Creating Videos? = Your question is way too broad.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By shockwave
Re: Lead gen for a local bad credit car lot and financier

You want some real advice on how to get leads for this car lot?

Disclaimer: I realize the technique I'm about to suggest is likely going to come across (in somebody's head) as a bit "unsavory"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,575
Posted By shockwave
Re: Big Changes to YouTube SEO

Gotta go with RedShifted on this one. YT is all I use to make $$$. Cheap, Quick, and very effective.

I use it for PPCall...so there aren't clicks through to a website. Hell, you don't even have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By shockwave
Re: Lead Generation Business - Tactical Action Plan -- Seeking Feedback

Wooooweee...that is one thought out plan. I like that you are thinking strategically about approaching companies that can actually afford what you offer and might even already understand the value of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By shockwave
YouTube video on other channels - On purpose or a glitch?

What's crackin' Warriors!

Here's a weird observation and I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else....

I've noticed over the past 6 months or so, that sometimes my videos (from different...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By shockwave
Re: TRAPPED!

This idea has been discussed and beat to death before by myself and others, but in your situation, I would recommend local pay-per-call lead generation. IMO, it's the quickest way to make some decent...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th November 2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By shockwave
Re: Can you understand my Scottish Accent? Seminar Video Clips Attached - Please advise

Hey Riz, here's the positive of all this: You guys make GREAT scotch and invented one of the best games on earth!

Robin Williams golf - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDQd49rEF_0)
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By shockwave
1/2 Reality and 1/2 Theory - But Here's How To Make Some Quick Holiday Cash!

I might as well throw this one out there since I've only partially completed it (hence the title to this post). And besides, there's plenty of work nationwide, so don't worry about competition.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By shockwave
Re: Can you understand my Scottish Accent? Seminar Video Clips Attached - Please advise

Hi Riz,

I'm in the U.S. (the Ohio), so I'm a native English speaker. That accent is difficult to understand. I have to listen very closely, however it can be done.

There's a reason why Apple...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th October 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By shockwave
Re: Dentist Site for Lead Generation and/or Rental

I agree with JMichaelZ..... I've been doing dental lead generation for almost 2 yrs now and it's a grind. You may get calls coming in, but unless they are for high-end dental procedures, it's likely...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,817
Posted By shockwave
Re: Am I being impatient with my leads?

I wouldn't overthink this (at least when dealing with Contractors). You're best VALUE you can bring to them will be "more calls from homeowners looking for their services". In fact, you should steer...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,817
Posted By shockwave
Re: Am I being impatient with my leads?

Are you only interested in designing a website for them? The reason I ask is because I've been dealing with contractors for years and at the end of the day, what a majority of them want is phone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By shockwave
Re: Have you had luck generating leads for a Bail Bonds company?

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I might as well bring this one back from the dead!

I see lots of searches for Bail Bonds - could be a good niche. But from what others are saying here,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By shockwave
Lead Generation Websites - Where Should I Sell Them?

I have a couple of leadgen websites I'm looking to get rid of dirt cheap (roofing and auto glass). Normally I would keep these and try to sell the leads or lease/rent the sites. However, I simply no...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,291
Posted By shockwave
Re: I'm smarter than half these other offline marketers that make 6-figures, yet I struggle! Why?

Web Design, Mobile Sites, Branding, SEO, Video Marketing, Craigslist, Direct Mail...etc...etc = nobody cares. Those are all just different paths to the ultimate goal = RESULTS!

So, the question...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd September 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By shockwave
Re: Youtube guru help, please...

That has nothing to do with YouTube, that is a Skype feature. Why it could be clicked on the Dell tablet and not the Galaxy note, leads me to believe that it might have been the browser settings.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,772
Posted By shockwave
[FREE] Lead Generation Agreement - Template

Hello Warriors,

Disclaimer: I'm no lawyer, so I would advise you seek the advice of someone who is qualified.

Now that all the legal mumbo-jumbo is out of the way, here's a sample template...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,600
Posted By shockwave
Re: Old school marketing still rules.

Ohhhh.....well, allow me to retort Captain Obvious. :rolleyes:

I'm pretty sure that most people here are aware that "sex sells". And from your sarcasm, it sounds like you believe it would convert?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By shockwave
Re: Keep this little tidbit in mind with YouTube....

Marty,

I can't be 100% sure it was 1 person/business that caused the termination, but here's what I do know....(again, using Boston Plumbing Services as an example).



Aug 30: Suspected...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th September 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By shockwave
Keep this little tidbit in mind with YouTube....

I'm sharing this little "GotCha" story so those of you out there who play in the video marketing game keep it in the back of your mind. Of course we all know that stuff can hit the fan pretty quick...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By shockwave
Re: leadgen WSO recommendation

I recommend you don't buy a WSO. Instead, just use that search bar....you'll find plenty of FREE (and very solid) info on leadgen right here in this Offline Section.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,040
Posted By shockwave
Re: Home Depot has its own service lead generation company....

Thought you might find it amusing to see what Home Depot will pay out for PPCall leads....
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,008
Posted By shockwave
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

...Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,158
Posted By shockwave
Re: $19,000 A Month from Day Care Centers!

LOL, MidasMan, I'm not sure anyone can dispute that you are a never ending fountain of ideas (that may or may not work) and certainly a sure source of reader entertainment that always delivers.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By shockwave
Re: Back End Products for a House Painting Company?

You know why a Roofers like Roof Repair? Cuz he can turn it into a Roof Replacement. Repair is just an entry level service offering.

A Interior/Exterior Painting Contractor could expand upon...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By shockwave
Re: Niche-specific directory, capped at 100 businesses total & max. 1 per town - PAID Traffic -Feedb

I think this sounds good in theory, but probably won't fly too well - and here's why: Put yourself in the head of the prospective business owner you are going to call upon to spend their money in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By shockwave
Re: Want to be interviewed?

I don't know if this is gonna make any sense, but here it goes....I agree with Daniel. I'd like to see someone who has nothing to sell or promote.

Frankly, I thought your interview with Claude...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By shockwave
Re: Advice Needed - Revenue Share with Cosmetic Dentist?

Adukes,

Personally, I think you should go the pay per LEAD route. If they are willing to give you a "%" of the price of a cosmetic dentistry patient (SALE), then that clearly tells you they have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By shockwave
Re: Great Local Marketing Videos

To me, there are really only a few different "levels" of videos....

1. Entry Level: This would be the typical slide-show stuff you make with Animoto - which imo, suck!


2. Mid-Level: This...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th July 2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,061
Posted By shockwave
Re: Drug and Alcohol Treatment PPCall?

Well, I'm generating 15-20 calls per week and since I have call tracking on my numbers, I've found out what the real issue is.

When someone calls in, they get the automated IVR (like you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,897
Posted By shockwave
Re: Carpet Cleaning Video

I made it using Adobe After Effects.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th July 2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By shockwave
Re: How much are legal leads worth?

Here's a previous thread on this subject
http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/523108-cost-leads-lawyers.html

Affiliate programs (PPCall) are paying as low as $14 per call...
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