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Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Domain Redirect for local business - good idea?

Well, I'm not really sure why you want to do this.

First off, make sure to continue using the aged domain.

Next... I'm going to address what I believe is the misinformation you picked up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,614
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Cold calling niche dying, how to find new product and script?

Yeah, I would love to learn the script used, and the sales results.

My first thought was....have you kept records of your sales? You should find something else to sell those same people. If you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,461
Posted By Electrical
Re: How I made $60,000 - Happy Holidays!

It takes me $57,000 to make $60,000. I'm in the wrong business.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By freelanceronline
Re: Local SEO for local business

Citations are Best way to get easily rank in Local SEO... Plus Youtube Geo Tagging and Image Geo Tagging... Make a KML and Geositemap.xml in root of your domain etc... and your ranking Boosted
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th November 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jason Jacoby
Re: Top 10 Ways to Get More Customers Locally

Today's Top 10 way to get more customers is about using social media. Enjoy!


An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th November 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jason Jacoby
Re: Top 10 Ways to Get More Customers Locally

These days, perhaps more than ever, testimonials carry weight and deliver texture. It is
received from someone who has had experience with you and believes you did a good
job, you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By ewenmack
Lead Magnets: List Of Resources For Creating Them

I've searched for the best resources on what it takes
to create high converting lead magnet.

By high converting, I mean your prospects sees
your free offer and gives their email to get the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By jinx1221
Re: Why am i losing?

It's not that google is ignoring the free resources, it's that those pages start out with no PR. You need to let those sit and marinade, gather traffic and add pages to those, targeting long tail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: How to Promote a Book?

This Forum has a Kindle marketing section. Join it and you'll learn a ton.

Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By SkyJarman
Re: Local SEO - Business Address Consistency

Check your citations (directories across the web) to see what is the most consistent format of the suite number of your business and stick with that as much as possible. Some directories have there...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th September 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Local Business SEO Problem

I'm in a city with over a half million people.

For a local construction company I would build a site with between 20-40 pages. List it with the 5 big local data aggregators. Setup Google local,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Local Business SEO Problem

Are you serious?

People are not sharing content off of local construction company sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st August 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Local Business SEO Problem

Just building a site and posting is not really doing local SEO. 16 links over the course of 5 months is not slow and steady. That is barely doing anything.

You need to focus on building citations....
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By savidge4
Re: Website rental model

This right here is exactly why I in general stay away from contractors in general. I have a few pre-qualifying points but with contractors specifically the biggest one is; do they have someone that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By tarpontim1138
Website rental model

I would like to get everybody's feed back on my business model. Please let me know on any thoughts for improvement.

Here is my sales pitch:
Get found by more customers for 1 low price.
We will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Attacking Competitors in Ads

I would never mention any of my competitors in my ads. Why would you tell a prospects that you even have competitors?

I've had people call me, because a competitor mentioned my name in an ad (in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,972
Posted By Steven Wagenheim
What I Learned From Failure...Must Read For New People

Maybe something good can come of my disaster of a marketing life. If just one person reads this and takes away something from it that keeps him or her from being a failure at their business then my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By ConsultJoseph
Re: Local SEO 2014

Why do you need to create another site? Re-branding/re-structuring the site in the eyes of search engines would only take a few on-site tweaks and a few content changes (and linking structure...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By RedShifted
Re: Local SEO 2014

Hey Thefsboking,

Not to offend you, but you sound awfully passive about your local marketing. If you're trying to get leads, it takes work. If you're trying to get a lot of leads, it takes *a lot*...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th January 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By ewenmack
Re: People don't like free things

How many here have not been on a free webinar?

It's the offer and timing for the prospect
which makes the difference as to whether
people take you up on it or not.

Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By scottgallagher
Re: What's working for local local SEO

Focus on the BEST PRACTICES of the Three Pillars.


Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By joe golfer
Webinar: Optimizing service area businesses

Brightlocal recently published the replay of their webinar discussing the optimization of service area businesses. The agenda includes:


Key Issues Facing SABs in Local Search
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,508
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Advice On Claude's Book Cover Needed

Guys; If you like (and you are a member of the War Room), you can read the book right here. But you have to be a War Room Member.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th November 2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,703
Posted By Drakuul
"Deleted" a client's Youtube video due to non-payment... then this happened.

Well, just thought I'd share this with ya... Had a local jewelry company owner that had a "professional" crew come out and do a 45 second web video for him.

It was really nice, but he had no clue...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By Claude Whitacre
The Challenger Sale; Recommended Read


I'm about half way through The Challenger Sale. The last thing I need is another book on selling. But there are some breakthrough books that set the bar higher. Spin Selling did. Pitch...
Forum: Social Media 9th November 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By kbclickbank
Re: Facebook ads vs Twitter ads

Hello, I give you key specifications why both are best for your campaign.

Advertising with Facebook
A key advantage of Facebook when it comes to marketing is their advertising offer. Their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: "But your 'competitor' charged me less!..."

They weren't unhappy with the competitor's price, only their service.

Had you dropped your price, the value would have been suspect. Me? I would have charged just a tad more. After all, we're...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Rapport When Selling Services by Claudius

I received an e-mail asking me about which step "gaining rapport" was. Did you "gain rapport" before the "Small talk" or after you "set the stage"?

The whole concept is wrong.
"Gaining rapport"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Business Books

I read business books every day, and have a vast library.

I take notes in the margins and use a yellow highlighter. If I find and idea that I can use in one of my businesses now, (or a witty turn...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd October 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By Claude Whitacre
if They Absolutely Have To Talk It Over Before They Buy

I think this may have been hashed out a few years ago between Ken Michaels and me (maybe with the help of a few others) on a thread on closing. Maybe not.

You can use this in a home, office, or in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By Claude Whitacre
The Single Greatest Answer To Every Objection

I'm not kidding.

For years, I sold vacuum cleaners door to door. I pitched, and answered objections (until one of us simply gave up) and then closed. I would work with other salespeople that were...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By patadeperro
Re: Claude Whitacre got me writing my first Kindle book

May I suggest you to make a printing version of your book? people still gives a lot of value to the tangible items and you can use it as a lead generation tool, here is an idea: go to linkedin and go...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By ewenmack
Claude Whitacre got me writing my first Kindle book

Claude opened my eyes to writing a book for Kindle.

However I didn't see a subject in me.

2 nights ago I listened to this Podcast How To Publish Your First Kindle With Special Guest John...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By serryjw
Re: Is it better to be a "specialist" or "general practitioner"?

Claude, When I was selling for decades offline, I like to focus on an industry. It gave me advantage that they had same problems,/concerns, you learn their vocabulary & you can refer to successes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Is it better to be a "specialist" or "general practitioner"?

It's better to present yourself as a specialist. But you can be several kinds of specialist...

By niche
By problem you solve
By service you provide.

The natural thing to do is to say you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,410
Posted By Jason Kanigan
[FREE Training] "How To Start Selling"

Did you know that the vast majority of people who sell—even those with years and years of experience—“fly by the seat of their pants” when it comes to selling?

“I know what I’m doing…I can handle...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By thedog
Tim Ferriss interviewing Neil Strauss

Good interview here guys,

Neil Strauss And Tim Ferriss Talk Writing, Creativity on creativeLIVE - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Traditional Marketing Dead?

Hope nobody here is going to advice this plumber
to stop advertising in the Yellow Pages.

Forum: Copywriting 19th June 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 855
Posted By shawnlebrun
Scientific Advertising Crib Notes....

I recently recommended to one of my copy students that he needed to find and read Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins.

In his travels, he found this neat little cheat sheet on that book while...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Jared Hale
Re: Should Our Company Stop Offering Free Inspections?

I own an independent painting company so I know how things can be. In my market all painting companies give free quotes and I have had some that would make your head spin. Charging for them is not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By RedShifted
Dominating Local Search, Youtube and Classifieds... What Else Can I do?

I'm at a point where lead flow is fairly consistent now, and if I can increase my lead flow just a little bit more, I can really start to scale things the way I want and hire more salesmen.

Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Holy Cow! Sales Force Development Expert Dave Kurlan's TOP 14 ARTICLES ON COLD CALLING

Wow! The motherlode!

Click here to head over to Dave's blog...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,064
Posted By edman78
Re: Getting sales on Craiglist [Replying to ads]

I can understand your point of creating one. I'm sure there are a few that are made with legit intentions but most are just making money off of the naive and stupid.

Also why do they all look the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,961
Posted By Cashflowlife
Re: Failing at Site Rentals? Maybe this will help...

I have the calls initially going to the virtual numbers voice mail. When a lead comes into a site that is not rented I call a random service company in that area from my call list and give the lead...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,961
Posted By Cashflowlife
Failing at Site Rentals? Maybe this will help...

I am posting this after reading several people have questions or complaints about site rentals, and also as a response to some people who have been giving Dan's system in his WSO thread a hard...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 35,608
Posted By MRomeo09
Re: Web Rental - How I Land Clients

No I have no intentions of doing a WSO on how I rent/lead-gen my sites, nor do I plan on doing a coaching plan. If I follow my usual trend, I'll probably hang out here for a few weeks and then get...
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