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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By peter.max
Re: Facebook Page Changes, How will this affect Marketing on Face Book ?

Here is the orginal blog post on the Facebook developer page with the notice on what will change : Introducing iframe Tabs for Pages - Facebook Developers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By peter.max
Re: Lead Site Rental Thoughts

It also boils down to your ability to sell you service AND then deliver on your promise. I've had success with both rental and % of sale. The last one is harder to manage but more profitable.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By peter.max
Re: Explaining a "Profitable" Website vs. a "Pretty" Website to Your Clients and Prospects

I tell them that the most visited and useful website in the world "Google" is not flashy but functional.

But I can offer them a flashy website if they want. Use WP with a ThemeForest template for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By peter.max
Re: Creating Your Offline Marketing Website...Template Or From Scratch?

There is no right or wrong when it comes to the technology. It is more important that you have a website where prospective customers can get a "feel" for what you do. In the offline market they don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,390
Posted By peter.max
Re: SUREFIRE Way To Land A Local Client for a $1,000 Check As Soon As TOMORROW - Bonus Download Too.

I've used a variation of WP site principle and use it as an attraction site in a specific niche. I use email rather than cold calling and I use the Google search stats for their specific local market...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By peter.max
Re: Facebook Fanpages

You need to give visitors a compelling reason to "Like" your site and become a fan for follow up marketing. See how Jeep Australia do it

Jeep Australia | Facebook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By peter.max
Re: Mini sites

Create a WordPress blog. Search Google for a theme with "no header no menu". There is a free one out there that I've seen before that is pretty ok. Create a Page and set it to the static display when...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By peter.max
Re: Need Help with Client's Facebook Account Issue

As Bronwyn and Keith said, send them screenshots and they are pretty good at sorting it out. It is an automated system that checks for suspicious activity. I had a similar issue on a recent overseas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By peter.max
Now that Google changed Places they're headed back to their old playing field

It seems that Google is introducing "Brand", "Store" and "Type" into commodity type product searches. This breaks the real estate into even more bits and pieces. Any thoughts on the impact for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th November 2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,403
Posted By peter.max
Re: The Absolutely BEST lead generator bar NONE

YP is lying on my desk. Agreed, best lead resource ever. I would like to share how I picked up a new (large) financial services client last week.

I met one of the partners of a financial services...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,963
Posted By peter.max
Re: Is Anyone Making Any Real Money With Offline Marketing

Silho

What is your definition of hyperlocal. Just so that we are all on the same page
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,395
Posted By peter.max
Re: If You Have No Money To Start Your Business...

First of all, thanks. And yes, I pressed the button at the top as well. (Lesson for newbies, don't say thanks, press the button under the post)

I've been self employed for 18 years and have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,756
Posted By peter.max
Re: $72k per month? Can this possibly be true?

Forget about how much you can make. That takes care of itself if all the other parts work. I often see people look at numbers where there are 300k searches and not look at all the factors that may...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,062
Posted By peter.max
Re: Major Car Dealership Group here in Chicago - They Want Leads ONLY - Next Step?

Don't worry too much about the lead price now. You say that you are looking to give them free leads for 30 days in any case. If you get high converting leads then they will want to buy them from you,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By peter.max
Re: Here's My Client Pricing Chart- Am I Charging Enough?

The PPC values for the niche should give you an indication of what the level of pricing should be whether you provide SEO/PPC/Article Marketing/Video Services/Social Media Services.

Google spends...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,185
Posted By peter.max
Re: Google Places New Look?

Are you seeing them re-appearing in the top 3 positions. I've had some of mine return now that they are rolling it out. Will have to see how this pans out. Adwords is the money machine for Google so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By peter.max
Re: New Client Yesterday: Here's The Video!

Great approach. Only had the time now to have a look at it. I've created a generic one where I get prospects to sign up to view a video that shows them how to do basic keyword research in Google...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd November 2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,731
Posted By peter.max
Re: FlexSqueeze Theme Theme

I use OptimizePress and I'm pretty happy with it. A liked the broad range of templates and you can set up a launch funnel.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 924
Posted By peter.max
Re: If You Are Frustrated and Ready To Quit...

Tony Robbins says that repitition is the mother of skill. It also holds true for IM. You have to learn the skills and learn to apply them. It takes time and you make mistakes. But once you've...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By peter.max
Re: You've can do the work - you just need clients

I agree totally. The key is make complex things sound simple. Dont come across too clever. Just show that you are knowledgable and that you respect them.

I guess if you've had your own offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By peter.max
Re: Google Places - One account for Multiple Clients?

Nope, just US and Canada. There is a way to make calls but not to receive.

Make free calls with Google Voice from Australia - VOIP...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By peter.max
Re: You've can do the work - you just need clients

It is the number one question I get from people entering into the Offline market. The answer is simple. You are not dealing with faceless Internet buyers so you better get used to talking to people...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By peter.max
Re: new google search results - 7box removed

It seems that everyone is now aware of the importance of local SEO for local search and with the changes at Google Places this is going to become even more important. Even SEW now has posts on it The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By peter.max
Re: new google search results - 7box removed

Yes, I'm just fine-tuning it a bit with feedback from some customers that I've shown this to. I'll send it out to everyone that has signed up for Updates and Alerts on the WSO download page.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By peter.max
Re: What is the best Auto Responder can we use?

As Steve said, this was extensively discussed last week on this thread

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/276920-best-autoresponder-use-offline-clients.html

Let's not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By peter.max
Re: new google search results - 7box removed

It creates a whole lot of new opportunities for those in the offline niche. You just have to position yourself right.

I think it will have an impact on Adwords but I see in the past few days that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By peter.max
Re: What are the best modifiers?

I prefer to develop the site, get it rank for specific keywords, turning it into a lead gen site and then either rent the site and associated leads or sell the leads.

People like to know that they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By peter.max
Re: Google Places - One account for Multiple Clients?

John, I like your approach. Can you validate the Google Places listing with the Google Voice No? I've never tried that. Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,379
Posted By peter.max
Re: Ridiculous Clickbank payment conversions for Aussie vendors...

I've seen the same on my PayPal account. Not sure what exchange rate they are using but my AUD balance is less than USD
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By peter.max
Re: Google Places - One account for Multiple Clients?

I agree, separate accounts. Set up one account per customer to manage their places, Analytics etc. Easy to "divorce" them if you want to and it doesn't upset the rest of your accounts.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By peter.max
Re: Online marketing to local biz - G7 box

There were some big changes with Google Places end of last week so the are many opportunities out there. No one seem to have the Google algorithm figured out yet. The Local listing are now included...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By peter.max
Re: So You Want To Show Your Clients The Power Of The Internet And What They Are Missing?

Great resource.

Follow the counter up with the number of searches for some of their specific key phrases in Google External Keyword Tool. Show them that people are looking for their products and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By peter.max
Re: How I got my first 2 offline leads

Well done. It something to remember. Think of what your prospects read and advertise there.

I placed a small ad in the local free news paper as a test last week and had 2 enquiries. I can only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By peter.max
Re: How trustworthy is Google Keyword Tool?

You can expand the columns to show "Local Search Trends" and this will show you the months. From this you will be able to determine if it a smooth line or seasonal.

I would be careful to read too...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,632
Posted By peter.max
Re: NEEDED - Google Places LOCAL Ranking Software

I just follow Linda's post to see what Google Places is up to. Seems like a game changer again. Thanks Linda
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,381
Posted By peter.max
Re: Best Autoresponder to Use for Offline Clients?

I've always been a big Aweber supporter and have never had any issues, but if I can lose my lists at their discretion, then I'll have to consider other options. I've actually never thought of a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th October 2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By peter.max
Re: Introducing GOOGLE BOOST For Small Businesses!

BOOST and Tags definitely adds a new dimension to local listings. I can't wait for it to get to Sydney to start testing
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By peter.max
Re: Local Niche Keyphrase Search Volume

I've never tested local offline marketing in such small markets. My gut feel tells me there are 2 plumbers, 1 dentist etc. and you won't fill up Google Places with 7 spots, even if you wanted to.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By peter.max
Re: % of locals googling services

Just sign up with them it is free. They'll send you the newsletter.

Here is a link to the newsletter that I got on behalf of a client that I listed

Local.comĀ® - Local Success Newsletter -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By peter.max
Re: Can Someone Walk Me Through the Process of Setting up a WSO

I used WSPro and I can highly recommend it. Just make sure that you don't have old links in you PayPal IPN settings. I had some test stuff in there that I completely forgot about and my customers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By peter.max
Re: Local Niche Keyphrase Search Volume

I don't the size of the town matters. The keyword search volume does and the competition does. IMHO :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By peter.max
Re: % of locals googling services

I received their newsletter last week. So it is pretty receent. As with all market research it is based on a sample size, demographics etc.

Some other stats that I've seen in the past few months...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By peter.max
Re: Google maps, getting 2 shops ranked in the 7 pack?

I've seen listings where the addresses where modified as if it was multilevel buidlings example

1/987 Main street
2/987 Main street

Not sure how effective this is.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By peter.max
Re: % of locals googling services

Here is a copy and paste from Local.com October Newsletter. I hope it gives some of the numbers that you are looking for.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By peter.max
Re: Unique Business Card Ideas for Offliners...

I agree with Mark, you'll have to check the legalities around using the Google logo etc.

But it does get the attention and focus, nice idea
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By peter.max
Re: What Are Your Favorite Offline Marketing Tools?

I've also started using Easy Lead Finder and I love the email scraping. I see in Chris' newsletter that he is looking to improve that even further.

Now we just have to get the secret sauce to get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th October 2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,381
Posted By peter.max
Re: Best Autoresponder to Use for Offline Clients?

Randy

You can have multiple lists in Constant Contact. It is just that it is much easier and quicker to create the optin form and set up the autoresponder sequence for new sign ups (especially...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd October 2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By peter.max
Re: Mobile Marketing - It's NOT "Me against You"

Keep us updated on your progress once your able to go out and get the clients signed up. I would be interested in finding out what the uptake and results are
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd October 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,381
Posted By peter.max
Re: Best Autoresponder to Use for Offline Clients?

I use both Aweber and Constant Contact.

I use Aweber for my personal lists, they are just way easier to use and their follow ups and broadcasts (autoresponder) are way easier and quicker.

I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,773
Posted By peter.max
Re: Why Bother With an iPad or Tablet With This Available?

I love my iPad. Mainly because it is instantly on. When I ran my WSO, I could quickly peak at the posts, bump it, check Paypal, send support emails, while I'm sitting in a meeting pretending to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By peter.max
Re: How much of a "budget do I need to earn $3k a month profit using paid traffic.

I have to agree with Thomas. It depends on the products that you are promoting the niche that you are in as PPC costs can vary by a factor of 10 times (Forex market vs local roofing contractor).
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd October 2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By peter.max
Re: Learning from the top dogs in offline marketing.

I have to agree with Andrew. Selling online marketing to offline businesses is a different ball game. Local and offline business is not about selling the latest product launch and hoping to make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By peter.max
Re: I'm considering selling my business, what should I think about?

The fact that with that size list you just break even is a bit of a concern. You may have to look at a revenue multiple model rather than a profit model. You may want to consider talking to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By peter.max
Re: Anyone Here Using Facebook For Your Business?

I use it for advertising to send to squeeze page. Just took on a client that will benefit from Facebook fan pages etc. They are in the lifestyle niche. Most others have had limited success
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By peter.max
Re: $50 Free Advertising on Facebook

Most coupons for Facebook, Godaddy etc. have either a limited time or limited number of usages. It's not that the code is invalid, you were just too late :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By peter.max
Re: Don't Make It Complicated. Quick Story About My Method...

I've also found that if you are excited about what you do and how it could help businesses grow their prospects/customers/sales it gets them excited. Most of my business comes from my network where I...
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