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Forum: Offline Marketing 8th February 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places "Service Area" experience?

A good rule of thumb you can use is when you search for the keyword + area look at the map. If his business is located within the bounds of the map he probably will not need a second listing in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places Submission Question

I was able to verify by phone just today, so I believe it depends on if it is an existing listing or if it is a brand new one that Google has never had in their system before.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,525
Posted By localdominator
Re: What are you charging for Google Places?

Here you go. Some more input from another thread like I mentioned before:)

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/270445-google-places-question.html
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By localdominator
Re: How to validate Google Places Listing?

I just verified about 20 or so yesterday by phone. I had 2 that were postcards since they had been previously claimed and we were recapturing them. It often depends on if the business has been...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By localdominator
Re: Understanding Google Places

I have noticed that rankings will float a bit depending on what Google server it is getting routed through. I think this is an interesting case. It can be that there is more going on behind the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,525
Posted By localdominator
Re: What are you charging for Google Places?

I would suggest searching the forum a bit. There are a bunch of threads regarding this that have some very good insight.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places Question

Well said, what Places use to be and what it is now/evolving into requires a great deal of monthly ongoing work if you want to keep customers happy and on the front page.

Ultimately if you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By localdominator
Re: Can we rank on Google Places for many many keywords?

You can rank a company for 20 keywords like you want by focusing on ranking them for their industry. Sure their listing has only 5 categories and you can put a few more in the rest of the listing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places - Maintaining Control???

You should not even bother trying to "give a google places listing to another customer". You have to redo all your citation work that is attached to that listing. Just create a new account for the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th January 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By localdominator
Re: Sponsored Listings in Places...?

I have had Google hit me up and try to sell me this service on behalf of clients of mine. I have had some clients that I have recommended to use it. However, to clarify, it does not guarantee a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places, Old Way, New Way, Why?

I have seen generally the same, although it may just be that Google is slowly transitioning different industries over to the new look on a priority basis. I would assume that the new layout will be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By localdominator
Re: ATTENTION Google Places Marketers - Google Slap Might Be Coming February 1st !!!

Thanks for the heads up. This doesn't sound like it will be a problem at all, just make sure your clients are all in the green.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places Question!

@aaron_nimocks The city-centric factor has decreased substantially over the last few months (FINALLY!) We have watched this with a few clients for a while now.

Regarding the benefit of local seo....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By localdominator
Re: How to validate Google Places Listing?

You can still validate a listing by phone. However, using po boxes is getting slapped already so you will want to change your location solution. Also, if you are not separating your GP listings...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd December 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By localdominator
Re: If you could post reviews to only one... Yelp, MerchantCircle, Google; which one?

Yes I do know of many different hierarchies, (there isn't just one) however I am not going to share them here. I will give you an example though. Judy's Book, while on its own does not rank people...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd December 2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By localdominator
Re: SEO & Google Places

You might, but the actual way Google Places get ranked won't really have much benefit from you writing an article other than it is just a citation. You need to consider that there are really two...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd December 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,316
Posted By localdominator
Re: Skype Down

Thanks, I was wondering what the heck was going on today. It tried to login for 20 minutes before I noticed it was not doing anything.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th December 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By localdominator
Re: Do Forex Money systems really work?

You will definately want to check with the FCC then to make sure that you promote your testimonials correctly or you can get nailed. There is very specific language about how and what you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By localdominator
Re: Where to outsource Google Places

we do a lot of outsourcing for google places if you are looking. trafixs.com :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By localdominator
Re: What is the best way to input real reviews to Google Places?

Well, depending upon your company you can upload it through a feed Submitting your data feed - Google Base Help (http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59556&hl=en) following the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places - Newbie Questions

I agree that you should also provide the client with a bit more confidence in your services. If you say "pay nothing" then you aren't going to attract the best type of customers generally speaking...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,968
Posted By localdominator
Re: Is Anyone Making Any Real Money With Offline Marketing

I have not found courses to be the best way to go to make money. They may be good for education but you can get that through forums and reading a bit. While we do still sell our services to the end...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By localdominator
Re: If you could post reviews to only one... Yelp, MerchantCircle, Google; which one?

Don't post directly to Google when you can post to other locations and have the review scraped and added to the google listing. Also, if you consider some other websites, there are ones that will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By localdominator
Re: Could some offline veterans help me concerning business name?

The shorter the better is my recommendation. Most companies that are very large and successful have very simple names. Less is more. Keep it to one or two words. In your case Wagner + "X", inc,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Maps Question

You mentioned all you changed was your categories. It depends on what you changed the categories to. If they include any location information ie dallas plumber, Google is slapping the hell out of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By localdominator
Re: Multiple keywords on Google Places?

When you create a Google Places listing it will rank for a number of keywords associated with the client's industry. So that same listing will pull up for many different keywords. Depending on the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th December 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By localdominator
Re: why does Google show only 4 results insetad of 10?

I have seen Google do that with local results (although rare) usually it is 1,3,5,7 box with some or no organic listings depending on the niche. Ultimately, all it is is Google trying to provide you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places - Newbie Questions

We have tried many different pricing packages. look at trafixs.com and you can see us. We are looking for guys like you that want to resell our product or who want to partner. If you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By localdominator
Re: I just don't get it

Well if you look at what Google has done in the last year, it should be very obvious what direction they are going in. The did Google Places, Voice, Hotpot, Call centers, tags, changed SERP layout,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By localdominator
Re: Damn you google maps!

Only certain niches are displaying organic results above the local, but for most it is either displaying local above or the new combo listing. I would suggest that you incorporate the GP listing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By localdominator
Re: google business listings help !!!

Well, it looks like you are doing a good job with your organic. Your Google Places listing is violating GP terms in a few areas. You will have to remove the Chino Hills out of your categories. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,636
Posted By localdominator
Re: NEEDED - Google Places LOCAL Ranking Software

There is a guy that just released a software that does what you are looking for. He has it on this forum. It's called GmapExtractor. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By localdominator
Re: google business listings help !!!

If you let me know what your listing is I can help you out a bit. In the mean time I would suggest that you do citations, post reviews if you have them and read up on Quality guidelines : Get started...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By localdominator
Re: Coupons for local business?

I was very skeptical of the google tags, but I have had a client use them and they get about 1 customer per day from them, so depending on your industry it can be very effective.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,763
Posted By localdominator
Re: This WILL save You a lot of $$ in 2011 and will probably make you a lot of money too

Very true. There are so many things that end up as awesome and promising side projects that end up taking you away from what you need to focus on. If it doesn't move you forward then you are going...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,068
Posted By localdominator
Re: Unique Way To Contact Business Owners..."The Idea Came While Sitting On The Pot"

That is a clever idea. Just want to be careful how you tell the potential customer so that they actually become one.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,636
Posted By localdominator
Re: NEEDED - Google Places LOCAL Ranking Software

I am interested in the software if anyone wants to have it tested or help building it
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places REPLACES standard listing?

You can still claim the listing and not provide the website information until you feel like it. It's not required (since you are worried about tying the two together)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Places in a Google Account Problem

The only way you can access it is with his password information. Google has not yet opened up Places to have multiple authorized users on an account. You'll have to tell him/her that if they want...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By localdominator
Re: Are you offering recurring fees on Google Places?

If all you do is "get them there" then it is a lot of wasted effort on both parties. You need to keep them there. That is why a monthly charge is critical. There are plenty of ways to jimmy rig it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By localdominator
Re: Are we running out of clients?

Dont think that these IYP's are all that. Many of them struggle to deliver on real results. They are mostly concerned with PFI. We have had some of these types of companies come to us because they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google places how do I make money with this?

We have been getting most of our business through partnerships/agreements with people who do organic seo. We then offer the local/mobile side. If you are doing it all by yourself/manually, pretty...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google Local Places Take Over The Whole Page

This stuff was already happening around spring. G was testing it all over back then. We've been positioned for this for a long time and it is making local seo even easier for us to sell now that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,867
Posted By localdominator
Re: If you had $200,000 what would you invest it on?

I have connections in the money manager world for the super rich (those that drop 300mill on something to test it) etc. I would put my money with them.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Re: Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

I am trying to find a way to either legitimately do virtual type office locations or find out if anyone has a service that can provide addresses in bulk in most major cities in the US. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Re: Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

Pm me with an email or skype and I can tell you a lot more. I apologize that I don't have the post count up enough yet to do so myself. I'd be happy to show you or anyone else how to implement...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By localdominator
Re: Google places changes – can we still rank # 1?

I have seen mixed results depending upon the industry. Some clients are above the places while most have their places listing at the top. I would suggest you use every angle available to you and if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By localdominator
Re: How to optimize for Google Places with the new changes?

Is Yahoo even worth bothering with since Bing bought all of it's content and is merging together?
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Re: Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

Read above, the don't have an office in every city, they have hubs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Re: Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

Not much action, I guess not too many people have ran into this issue. Or everyone just black hats it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By localdominator
Re: Forum Management Software

That would be nice, I also would like a way to manage my interactions from a single interphase. ie be able to enter what forums I want to manage into the system and see each and interact as people...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By localdominator
Re: Dominating Places with organic SEO

I agree with combining the Google Places tricks with organic. It has proved to be extremely successful for our clients. We do all the Google Local and we partner up with others for all the organic....
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Re: Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

They do have a presence in every location that they want to be listed in. They service each area but from central locations, up to 60 miles in any direction. They want to be able to be found in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By localdominator
Local SEO/ Multiple Location Issue

I am focusing purely on getting companies listed in GP and then referring all natural seo to others. I have been running into the problem of some potential clients who want to do literally a few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By localdominator
Re: Dominating Places with organic SEO

I agree. Using a combination will get you top results very quickly. I have seen this strategy work pretty well with getting multiple locations going.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd November 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By localdominator
Re: The Power of Citations and Wordpress

Citations are very important, however there is a measure of quality to them and not just the volume that gets your ranked in GP. If your listing has citations from what Google deems "high quality"...
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