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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th May 2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Roger Mayne
Local Freebie Funnel from Drew Laughlin

Hi all

Has anyone used Local Freebie Funnel by Drew Laughlin? Can you provide any details of whether it worked for you, or how you found it please?

I think Drew's products are great, and I'm...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th May 2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Easy WP Localhost vs Wp Localhost

I've been using Easy WP LocalHost with WP Clone (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/) plugin and it works great! Setup your local site, get it all working, clone it, then import the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th March 2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Easy WP Localhost vs Wp Localhost

I purchased Easy WP LocalHost Developer. Yes it works, but not using the plugin. Very easy to setup all the local WP and PHPMyAdmin configurations, and I have used it to successfully debug a WP site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th January 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Roger Mayne
Monthly Offline PLR Recommendations

Hi all

I've been digging through the WF archives, and the War Room, but wondered if you guys have a recommendation for good quality monthly offline PLR content?

I'm looking for local business...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Do you know any other quality UK directories?

Hi

I have used Business Directory, Advertise Business, Business Advertising (http://www.smartbusinessdirectory.co.uk/)

They have high PR (if that still has any bearing), and all internal pages...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Just added WP-SEOCard to another site that's currently ranking about page #15 for a term. No other changes made. I'll update next week if there are any changes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Quick update...

I followed Mark's advice above and bought WP Seo Card (hint: there's currently a WSO on it) and added it to the site I was working on. That was Wednesday. At the time, my site had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,732
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Warrior Forum redesign

I voted no. The design of the site is not important, and we are all used to this layout now. There's no real reason to redesign the site.

However, improving it's performance (speed) would be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

The site that I tried a different schema plugin on still hasn't revived (although I did install an alternative plugin).

I've now just removed all schema plugins to revert the site back to what it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory sites: How much can they really make?

You might find this thread useful too...

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/572170-directory-site-profits-101-how-make-money-directory-sites-2012-a.html
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory sites: How much can they really make?

You could categorise the directory into niches, maybe using subdomains, like attorneys.citynamebusinessdirectory.com . Maybe use the primary domain as a tourist type guide with tons of regional info...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Hi Mark

Yes, I looked at that one as I noticed you've used it. Do you really think that attributes better SERP positioning?

Does that plugin only do sidebar widgets though?

Thanks
Roger
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Ok, so the only thing I changed on 1 site was to install LBC Local Business SEO. The page was currently sitting at around position #10 on page 2.

That was about 3 days ago, and now that site is on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Well, I installed the plugin yesterday, but I also changed a few other things, like titles, keywords etc, so if things do improve I won't be able to put it down entirely to Schema.

I'll watch my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Well, I installed the plugin yesterday, but I also changed a few other things, like titles, keywords etc, so if things do improve I won't be able to put it down entirely to Schema.

I'll watch my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Thanks again Russ

I've installed and setup this one...

WordPress › Local Business SEO « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/plugins/mdp-local-business-seo/)

I'll see if it improves the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Thanks Russ

I'm looking specifically at the Organization Schema to list local business addresses to denote location. In fact it was one of your recent mailings that got me looking into it!

I'll...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By Roger Mayne
Schema data for local business SEO

Hi all

I'm looking into adding schema.org data into my local business Wordpress sites.

I've been researching and looking into a few, but not really sure if they're helping.

Once I've tried...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Creating Facebook Pages for Local Businesses

My view is that yes, many local businesses could use a Facebook page, but many just don't have the time to update it. Sometimes no page is better than an empty page.

Of course, you could offer to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Just created a sub-domain, it is a separate site?

Google will see it as a separate site, so you can have a different setup on it without penalty.
Forum: Social Media 19th March 2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: 5 Useful Tip How To Get Traffic From Pinterest

Great tips, thanks! I've been looking into Pinterest for traffic generation over the past couple of weeks, but not finding it easy, to be honest.

I guess Pinterest caters for particular types of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Is StatCounter safe to use?

Yes, the ads show within the admin panel, but not sure if they do on the site. Presumably not if you haven't seen them.

So much easier through the admin panel though. Worth looking into.

Thanks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Is StatCounter safe to use?

Thanks Russ

Yes, I've been using their plugin, but apparently, as the free version is supported by banner ads, one of the ads was infected with code.

I'm glad to hear others are using it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Is StatCounter safe to use?

Thanks Paul

I'm hoping it is safe, as it worked fine. I guess it was a coincidence about the hacking, but didn't want to take any chances.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By Roger Mayne
Is StatCounter safe to use?

I have a series of sites that I'd rather not use Google Analytics for, so was looking for an alternative.

StatCounter seems to be a good (free) option for Wordpress.

Some of my sites got hacked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Niche directory Ideas (unusual)

Do a quick search for almost any local service business (eg plumber, roofer etc), and you'll see listings from Yell, Thomson, Checkatrade etc. These are all directories and all produce traffic and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Mobile Biz Directory

DirectoryPress is alright. I bought it some time ago, but it didn't quite fit what I was doing at the time as I needed to heavily customise it.

However, if you just need a basic directory that has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Local city and town pages

Some good ideas on that page you linked Joe. Thanks for sharing! It's given me much food for thought.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd June 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Need Local Business Marketing Tips

@mwinning101 Just sent you a PM
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Slapped hard - can some one have a look for me ?

I just searched 'rockdoors uk' (without quotes) and I see your site on page 1 in position #9.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Does Dr. Dan's Google Love Method still work since the updates

Although I'm no expert in the field. I've been using the methods outlined in there, and yes, they are still effective.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Any Ideas???

Hi, I just searched for your video, and the plumbers one came up in video results as #2.

As for organic results, it may be that there is more competition, so maybe use different keywords to filter...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: UK Site Rental Method

Dan

If you search for plumber oxted my site should be the 3rd listing with the description starting Local, Reliable Plumber in Oxted

Let me know what you think :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: UK Site Rental Method

Thanks Lester

To be honest, I'm using sub-domains to reduce overheads. I don't think that's causing an issue as I am getting *some* traffic
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: UK Site Rental Method

Thanks Esther

Yes, I'm getting visitors. I'm not sure where you're based, but in the UK, each county is split into smaller towns, so for the size of town I'm targetting, I'm not expecting floods...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: UK Site Rental Method

Hi Dan

I've already built the site and ranked it, but not getting leads. Change accountants to plumbers eg. as most tradesmen cover a wider area. Does that make sense?
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Roger Mayne
UK Site Rental Method

I was wondering whether there are any UK warriors using the site rental/lease model ?

I've setup a few web properties that are doing well in the serps for relevant keywords, but not getting any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: This is a must for local directories!

I guess there's no harm in having rotating featured ads on pages within your directory. That should help with the problem of having multiple hotels on your books.

Each hotel could have an ad that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,917
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: client after client with classfied ads are you using them?

I can see how this model could work, but time will tells to whether could be a long term strategy, or a way of showing some quick results.

However, thank to OP for showing your examples and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

Ok, thanks. I'll work on that. I think if you click on any link from surreyweddings.co.uk, the name should change to the .com. The problem I had is that both domains used to be entirely separate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

Hi April

Those are all part of the theme so far. I've hacked the layout a little, but not too much yet. I still think it could be prettier, but I find DirectoryPress a little confusing as to where...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

@AussieT Thanks Tom. I would say 95% are paid listings, although I have not been as proactive in the past at chasing advertisers to renew. This was one of the major factors in changing to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

Would anyone mind giving me a critique for my wedding directory site please?

The site up until now has been straight HTML based, and has been getting regular signups, but only at a low annual fee....
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,917
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: client after client with classfied ads are you using them?

Hi Dean

I am intrigued also as to what your sites look like. If you don't mind, could you PM me a screenshot or link?

Thanks mate.

Roger
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Recommendations for flyers / manuals in UK

Not sure about the manuals, but have you checked http://www.vistaprint.co.uk/ ?
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Google +

compared to Twitter and Facebook it seems a little harder to find people to follow. However, in terms of seo, posts are being picked up quickly.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory VS site rentals

why not try both?

you could either start with cheaper directory submission, prove to your customer you know what you're doing by providing them with visitors/leads then you could upsell the site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Best Facebook product for offline business starting from scratch?

Google can be your best friend. Setup a personal Facebook account for yourself (if you're going to manage the fb page). then create a page. then import rss feed from your blog.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Roger Mayne
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

I have DirectoryPress too, and although I think it would be great for a small niche directory, I find it a little hard to work with for larger areas.

I'm up for chatting to other users too so we...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th April 2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Roger Mayne
Lightbulb Getting backlinks indexed - good strategy?

Forgive me if this has already been covered, but I've been looking at different ways to get some low quality backlinks indexed and making them useful.

I know, I know, I shouldn't be wasting time...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Roger Mayne
Recommendations for Wordpress Social Sharing Plugin??

I've been scouoring the net for some Wordpress social sharing plugins.

I've tried all different ones...

Digg Digg
Sociable
Slick Social Share
AddThis
ShareThis
SexyBookmarks (think now...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Local Directories: GeoPlaces theme or DirectoryPress?

I have DirectoryPress installed on a couple of sites. If I'm honest, I find it a little 'clunky' if you really want to customise the look and feel of it. Having said that, that might be down to my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Which is better.... Dr Dan's method or John Durham's method... please give pros and cons

I've been working on site rentals for the past couple of months, and am finetuning my system so I can sell more. I have 2 sold on a trial basis, but then I have some directories that have sat dormant...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

You know, when I first read this thread, I was skeptical too. As I've already mentioned, I ran a wedding directory for years trying different price points, and I struggled to get more than £15 A...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 87,380
Posted By Roger Mayne
Re: Directory Site Profits 101- How To Make Money With Directory Sites In 2012!

Hi Tom

I don't necessarily think the std code domains will help with ranking, but I'm hoping will make them more brandable. every business in the area will recognise their own dialling code, plus...
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