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Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Selling Websites As Sales Tools - don't even talk about SEO

Hey Rus :) Thanks for weighing in, mate. I remember your experience as a contractor, so I'm going to give serious thought to what you said. Appreciate it.

I like what you said about your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Selling Websites As Sales Tools - don't even talk about SEO

Thanks and thanks.

Great contribution.

I'd like to reserve this post as a summary for the ideas everyone shares:

Key points

Don't build a website, build a business asset:
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Selling Websites As Sales Tools - don't even talk about SEO

We've all met the business owners that aren't interested in SEO. They get tons of business without ranking, and some without even a website.

These business owners are "busy enough."

Rather than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Client wants a "members" section added to their website. Anyone know of a service they can purc

I used DAP some years ago and really liked it.

Another option would be The Rainmaker Platform (http://newrainmaker.com/) - the client would have to make the move to WordPress, but the business...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th November 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Backlinking to the root domain or blog posts?

I would say that depends on the context of the link.

If you're placing a contextual backlink on a 3rd party site and the reference is more relevant to a blog post, then there you have your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Whitespark citation service

Not sure if Moz is like other outfits like Yext, but I would avoid them. They send out a limited amount of info to citation sites and you cannot log directly into the business profiles to make...
Forum: Website Design 6th May 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Should I build my WP site locally or online in my hosting?

I highly recommend DesktopServer | ServerPress.com (http://serverpress.com/products/desktopserver/)

The pro version is well worth the investment. Of course, this only makes sense if you develop a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: ==> Best Video Marketing Software??? (for local/offline)

I would also like to add that to market properly using YouTube you can just be ranking slideshow sites; your client would have to invest some time to make videos with good content. They don't have to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Schema data for local business SEO

Here's the easiest way to get proper schema for a variety of things:

- local business NAP
- people
- events
- reviews, etc.

Use Schema Creator by Raven on a WordPress site. It gives you a...
Forum: Website Design 29th April 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,478
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Best Genesis Child Theme for Landing Page

Speaking of CSS buttons, there's a new plugin here Forget About Shortcode Buttons - Use visual buttons in your post editor | Designs & Code...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Listing Prices Online

First, let me preface this response by saying I appreciate your point of view, and I'm actually enjoying this discussion. I don't want you to read any sort of argumentative attitude in my response.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Listing Prices Online

Good point, Russ. The choice to show prices or not depends a lot on the way your services are done.

Personally, I think if you're doing actual design, an hourly rate is the only way to go. I've...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Listing Prices Online

Of course, I could argue the other way: in the beginning I spent time talking with people only to lose them on price. Perhaps I wasn't a very good salesperson, or I didn't qualify my prospects well...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Listing Prices Online

Great question and one I wrestled with back when I first ventured into the offline market selling web design. I found I got the best bang for my buck by listing a "Starting at..." price. This was the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: How To Create A Kick-Butt Marketing Message In 3 Simple Steps

Great share, thanks! I'm adding this to the swipe file and will think of ways I can use it soon.

Cheers
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Design V Copywriting

I once worked with a writer that understood User Experience (UX) and Information Architecture (IA) principles and how they could be applied to organizing the content she wrote. It was a powerful...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: I Cant Get Paid to Save My Life

Back when I was pounding the pavement in my local area I learned the hard way, too.

Here are some things I learned:

1) No deposit. No work.

2) I got paid at certain milestones, or work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Can I Use BBB Trademark / Logo On Multiple Sites With Different Names?

This would likely cut down on the number of people leaving the site, Googling the company's name and contacting them directly.

Obviously you can't eliminate that risk completely, but you just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Google+ Local Domination - How is this being done?

KMalo, you should invest your time in learning the legit ways to rank a business. You'll have real and sustainable growth that way. Dedicating time to exploits won't help you for long.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Best Wordpress Theme For Offline Clients?

Thanks for the suggestion. I hopped right over to Theme Forest to check it out. It does seem to be a very very nice theme.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Help a friend monetize his new Hot Dog Cart!

If I go to a hotdog cart and get the following, I'm going back:

- a great tasting dog cooked well
- an ice-cold drink
- clean straws in wrappers so I know 100 others didn't have their fingers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Easiest $100 I ever made, I officially love SEO!

Bob, I knew you were kidding, mate lol.

And didn't realize that was Yelp's business model =\ can't say I'm surprised, though.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: I have sent emails but no response... yet

I used to do a lot of emailing back in the day.

Here's a quick list of things that I noticed got me the best response rate:

- keep the email very brief
- mention one or two top competitors in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th February 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Easier way of getting a list of prospects

You may want to look at Places Scout...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th February 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Brainstorming Ideas For Getting Web Design Clients

Web development / design is how I got my start. I found the following ways to be the most effective to get clients quick:

- I trolled the Kijiji ads for folks selling their services - house...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Ideas to move my business offline

You'd probably also have to invest a lot into educating business owners on WHY they need a whiteboard video. Fiverr is easy because business purchasers there are fairly tech savvy and are probably...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,305
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Real Estate Agent Landing Pages

My first thought when seeing an optin form for just my name and email is that site owner just wants to get me on an email list. If they're asking for more info, as a user, I feel like they're really...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: What is the monthly maintenance for Google+ Local Listings?

Awesome points, IAN. And I'm interested in learning some details regarding your "Brand Properties." Have you posted info on this elsewhere?

On-page SEO is a must and crucial to setting up a proper...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: What is the monthly maintenance for Google+ Local Listings?

Hi BJ,

A good monthly maintenance package should include the following:

- hunting down bad citations and fixing them
- creating new citations -> both structured and unstructured
- quality...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Local SEO Recommendations

One of the best Local SEO courses right here: Local Search Ranking Factors 2013 - Local SEO and How to Rank in Google - Moz (http://moz.com/local-search-ranking-factors) - and it's free! ^_^
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: If privacy policy is required, how come many local businesses don't have them on their websites?

I've seen it said time and again that having those legal pages boosts the trust Google has in your site, as well. So it's worth putting them together for that alone.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th May 2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Can anyone recommend a Google Plus/Local rankings service that works?

Hey guys,

@shockwave - thanks for the plug.

@Ron - hope you're doing well, bud :)

Just want to clarify my service so others don't get the wrong idea... my service doesn't guarantee or even...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: keyword rich domains don't help w/ranking?

I disagree, but it depends on how you use them. If you overdo it with the optimization on the rest of the site, the emd just aggravates to the Google spam-o-meter.

If you're smart with them, they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Landing/Squeeze Page Creator

Hmmm this product seems to have been created by Icun. I have purchased one or two of his Facebook products before and the ongoing support wasn't good to say the least. Now it seems this Instabuilder...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: G Local + listing w/o physical address

The catch is, you have to paste the home address all over the net to build up citations. Some sites allow you to hide it, but you don't WANT to hide it since ranking is the goal.

Also... Can't use...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: G Local + listing w/o physical address

Look for private mail boxes / virtual offices that Google won't be able to identify. These can be hard to track down. hint: Googling for such a thing probably is a good idea if only to see which ones...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: How To Google + Local In An Adjacent City

This is a great question!

First... a common error is people change their business city to match where they want to rank. ie: a plumber in Coral Gables just listing business as being in Miami. It...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Almost ready to roll but 1 more piece of the puzzle eludes me

Elegant themes are terrible. Very restrictive in terms of being able to modify design. I highly recommend http:Mysitemyway.com themes. The short code library and theme options make them extremely...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Best WP Plugins for a small businesses website you're using now

I like to keep things at a minimum, but I have found a few that make it super easy to manage a site

- widgets on pages (one of my favorites. Perfect for using raw HTML on a page without having the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Google places advice needed

Without a genuine business address in each area, you're breaking their rules and will have to resort to "hacks" for getting a listing. Huge effort and not worth it since Google tries hard to wipe out...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: It's Official: Godaddy Goes Brick & Mortar Nationwide

Call me a cynic, but it seems like they're going after the junk clients we don't want anyway.

The articles says that most small businesses don't have a website. I submit that most small businesses...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: I need your (serious) help - experts advice wanted

Hey Nathan, I don't really do link building for consultants as I prefer to do that with my own clients only... but I am more than happy to take a look at the site to see where things can be improved....
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Are there any GOOD WSOs in regards to Google+ Local?

I have yet to find a program that covers everything and the only good WSO I know of was closed some time ago. The good news, though, is that you don't need a WSO.

Learn the following:

1. How to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: BrightLocal vs. Places Scout For Local SEO?

I was very disappointed with Bright Local's pricing model change. I'll be giving Places Scout all my business from now on. Bright Local is delivering too little for the prices they're asking.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Help with Google Places

Hi Chantal,

The "transfer" you're referring to was a change that took place last year and that change was largely cosmetic. Yes, the old Google Places pages were changed to a Google Plus Local...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th January 2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 670
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Critique My Idea

That isn't what I was calling "hokey." I mustn't have explained well enough. I think the idea of giving them the option of paying is bad. I've been invited to local business seminars a few times, and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Question about Google Places and multiple businesses at one address....

The issue here isn't having the same address - something Google allows - but in having a virtual address - something Google doesn't allow. You MAY have a problem getting verified and ranking when...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Google+ Page: Weird Issue, Please Help

I think many are confusing G+ Business pages with the Local pages. Last year the front end of the local pages changed. The change was largely cosmetic and you still access these through your old...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th January 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Google listing "Pending Status" Help...

It seems to be epidemic these days. I find it helps to have the listing filled out as minimally as possible when initially creating the listing and waiting for a postcard. That means NAP, URL and 1...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Local SEO Questions

Have only one well-written page per service offered and do not put the location in the url or title since you want those pages to be for every city. There's no need to create multiple pages per city,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Client wants new site, how will this affect Google + Local

Yeah, if the domain has some good links to it and pagerank, it may be worth buying or renting from them. If the domain is branded, clearly you want to try and get it from them. If you don't need to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: I am in need of desparate help and advice

Sounds like things will work out then. And I'm really sorry for your loss, bud.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: New Business - selling trees - need advice

Interesting business :)

First, I would change the theme. It's too dark. I would choose something brighter that made me think of trees / gardening / spring.

This one may work: Going Green...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Reporting Fake Local Places Listings Help

yeah, you're probably looking at several months before things get cleaned up. Google updates lag and it will take time to see corrected listings on some of the bigger sites if you don't have claimed...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th December 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Reporting Fake Local Places Listings Help

Just have them sent to the attention of different people to help sort listings with similar addresses and avoid confusion. Lots of work, yes, but you need to do it. You should also be very quick and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Kung Fu Backlinks
Re: Google + Tips and News on Pages + Local merging

Hey Teez,

Good to see ya. Thanks, mate.

I'm glad you brought this up, I've actually only been doing authorship lately. The publisher markup is inconsistent and I found a few listings ranking...
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