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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By JoshP
Re: Google Authorship Should I link to the Profile or the Business Page?

Do both.

You can set the publisher of the site to the G+ page and the author to the profile.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By JoshP
Re: Average price for mobile website ?

I won't sell a mobile site for anything less than $500.

There's a competitor in town that advertises mobile websites on tv and their hook is that they will build you a mobile site "for as little...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By JoshP
Re: My Business Model for Local Business Directories

My directory sites follow the same method of adding lots of original content besides just the business listings. But you shouldn't wait for the sites to rank to start monetizing them.

If you don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd August 2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By JoshP
Offer PPC Management For Clients? Make Sure You Do This

One of my favorite services that I offer for clients is PPC management. It's great in the sense that most of the work is done in the first month setting up the campaigns and then after that it's just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By JoshP
Re: Potential Client says "I have $150/month...What can you do?" Suggestions please.

As others have said, move on and find someone else.

The minimum that I charge for any ongoing service is $250 a month, and the clients that I have at that rate are the neediest ones.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,948
Posted By JoshP
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

First of all I probably wouldn't do a national site to begin with.

However, if I were and I was on a limited budget, I would do it just like you said. Start with one city and build out from there.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By JoshP
Re: PPC question - for local business

It sounds like they are using a unique call tracking number that they are using in their PPC campaigns and landing pages.

Just do a search for call tracking numbers in your favorite search engine...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,948
Posted By JoshP
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

It's really not that difficult.

Run a geo targeted adwords campaign on the content network, write compelling ad copy, bid low.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,948
Posted By JoshP
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

The objective is to get really cheap traffic, like $0.02 per click. With a $100 PPC budget and 2 cent clicks, that will bring 5,000 visitors to your site every month.

Niche doesn't matter. I have...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd August 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By JoshP
Re: iphone/ipad app promotional video service required

I would look into getting some app reviewers on youtube to do reviews of your apps.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,948
Posted By JoshP
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

I think that people get too hung up on the SEO side of directory sites. What I've found is that businesses don't care that you have a top ranked directory for "whateveryourlocalkeywordis". What they...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st August 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By JoshP
Re: Google Play Tightens up App Policy

I agree Todd. When I first started to look into making apps I made a conscious decision to strive to put out quality apps and not what I refer to as "crap apps".
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st August 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By JoshP
Re: Google Play Tightens up App Policy

It was only a matter of time. The Google Play marketplace is filled with "crap" apps and Google had to do something to start cleaning it up.

I too am curious how this will affect programs like...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st August 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By JoshP
Re: Wordpress Ecommerce Plugins that blend

I've used WooCommerce on a couple of sites and have been happy with it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By JoshP
Re: Help me out warriors, DNS changes

It sounds like you will need to set up all of their email accounts on your server and have them reconfigure their email clients to use your mail server settings.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st July 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,821
Posted By JoshP
Re: The Best Directory Script

If you are familiar with WordPress, there are lots of good local business directory themes, from GeoPlaces (http://templatic.com/app-themes/geo-places-city-directory-wordpress-theme/), and Vantage...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By JoshP
Re: CityName+Profession.com Websites

John pretty much spelled it out.

You can rent the site to a local business once you have it ranked and filled with content.

You could also look into using the site for local lead generation...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By JoshP
Re: Best PPC non adwords?

Microsoft adCenter and/or 7search would be a good place to start with a small budget and you don't want to run on adwords.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By JoshP
Re: Cold Calling Around a 9-5 job

When I first started my offline company, I was still working a full time job and what I did to make cold calls was take an early or late lunch.

I would take my prospect list, sit in my car, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By JoshP
Re: ideas for business review site?

Thanks for the mention.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By JoshP
Re: Building a list from the Yellow Pages by scraping

The problem that I've found with many UK yellow page scrapers is that they typically rely on yell.com to scrape. The problem with that is that yell.com only shows 10 pages of results for any search...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By JoshP
How I Made 20K From Playing Hockey

I started to play in a local beer league hockey team this year as a way to get away from the grind, and get some exercise during the winter. I never would have imagined that playing rec league hockey...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By JoshP
Re: Google Places reviews????

That's a great idea. I would also suggest putting a QR code on the cards that links to the Google Places page as well.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By JoshP
Re: How much do you charge for PPC Management?

I charge a base of $100 per month plus 15% of ad spend.

So in your clients case I would take the $600 and give him $410 worth of clicks per month.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th April 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By JoshP
Re: How to get rid of bad Reveiws in Google Places?

I don't know of a way to get rid of bad reviews on Google Places, but your best bet would be to get a system in place to get new reviews added that push the old reviews away and help with the average...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By JoshP
Re: How MAny Of You HAVE Your Own OFFICE!? I have some questions.

Getting an office away from my house was the best decision I made to grow my business.

I've been able to get bigger clients because of it.

For whatever reason, it gives more of an appearance of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By JoshP
Re: How do I Create Rich Snippets for my Client??

Diana,

It really depends on what rich snippets you are wanting to display on the clients websites. Do you want reviews? Hours of operation? Business address info?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By JoshP
Re: PPC targeting options: locations/devices

I would set up separate campaigns for each location, i.e. one for the US, one for Canada, UK, etc. That way you can get a better understanding of where your conversions are coming from.

Unless you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By JoshP
Re: How do I Create Rich Snippets for my Client??

Go to Schema.org and see some of the example code.

Otherwise, if they don't have a wordpress site but you do and have a plugin that generates rich snippet code, why not create a test page on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By JoshP
Re: Quick Wishlist member question (for WF)

Here's how I have it set up:

Enter Wishlist Member product URL in Warrior+ as the delivery URL.
In Wishlist member settings, set the "After Registration" page to the OTO page.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By JoshP
Re: Best WSO on direct mailing? ... that you have TRIED yourself

If you are wanting to learn about direct mail, I would highly suggest reading Dan Kennedy's Ultimate Sales Letter book.

I have a direct mail sequence based upon what he teaches in that book that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By JoshP
Re: What CRM do you use?

I'm currently using SalesForce.com for my CRM.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd March 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,588
Posted By JoshP
Re: What's Best to Sell to Real Estate Agents...

I have about 15 real estate clients.

The majority of them are just website development with recurring hosting charges type of clients.

However, I do have one realtor client that's on a monthly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th March 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By JoshP
Re: Will Pay for SEO Consulting TIme - SEO Business Owner Preferred

Have you checked out Rank Tracker from link-assistant.com?

That's what we use.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By JoshP
Re: Local SEO

I'm sorry, but I thought that's exactly what you were looking for...



If you want to rank for "Web Design" locally without using a GEO location keyword, you're going to have a tough time.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By JoshP
Re: Local SEO

How would I rank for a term such as "city web design"?

The same way that I did for my company:



Include City Name - Web Design in site title
Include City Name - Web Design in Meta...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By JoshP
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

The key take away from this is being at places where business owners are.

It doesn't matter if its at a poker table, the golf course, or the local bar. If that's where business owners and decision...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,244
Posted By JoshP
Re: What do you Charge for Mobile Website Design?

I charge $500 for mobile website design. I refer to the standard website as the desktop version.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,988
Posted By JoshP
Re: What is the most money you've ever made in ONE DAY?

The highest one day total I've ever made was $12,000 for developing a website for a client and 6 months of SEO work.

Right now it averages out to about $500 a day.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,192
Posted By JoshP
Re: Is the Business Card Irrelevant?

There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not asked for my business card.

I make sure that I always have a minimum of 20 on me, every day of the week.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By JoshP
Re: Suggestions for getting started with Social Media

The first place to start is to understand what you are selling and why it would be beneficial to their business.

Are you going to build a custom facebook business page for them? Get more fans to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By JoshP
Re: Finding Offline Clients with LinkedIn !!

Just joined the group James. Thanks!
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,138
Posted By JoshP
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

Thanks for the great read Jason. I now need to revise my marketing agreement to include the line:

"If their “web guy” or slightly tipsy owner makes changes to files and tanks SEO rankings, I get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd June 2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By JoshP
Re: My offline business plan. What do you think?

QR codes are those funky looking bar codes that you can scan with a web enabled phone to be taken directly to a website, call a phone number, save contact information, etc.

You can generate QR...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By JoshP
Re: Off-Line Internet Marketer Needs Help Case Study

The first thing I would do is get rid of that god awful banner on the top of that page. It screams unprofessional and cheap.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,828
Posted By JoshP
Re: Facebook Fan Page Promotion.

Typically when I create fan pages for local businesses, this is what I typically do to set them up and promote them:



Create Custom Landing Page with special offer only available to those who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By JoshP
Re: So We Got Leads, But do We have Phone Skills?

I would recommend that you check out The Telemarketing Forum (http://www.thetelemarketingforum.com/) run by fellow warrior John Durham.

There is a ton of great information there on how to improve...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
Posted By JoshP
Re: 6 Month Case Study!!

Sounds great Kai. I look forward to seeing how this evolves for you.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,082
Posted By JoshP
Re: Software for Citation Building

I currently have a citation builder in development, but it's not yet to the testing stage.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By JoshP
Re: SEO Appointment tomorrow - what is the best SEO analyzer tool to create a report?

I typically use a combination of pulling a report from the google keyword tool that shows how often a search term is looked for on a monthly basis and then feed those keywords into market samurai...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By JoshP
Re: What Do You Take To Your Presentation?

I just bring a pen, a notepad to take notes, and a blank contract to have them fill out before they hand over the check.

I've noticed that when I do bring a laptop, it never gets used. Typically...
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