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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,072
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Better than Textbroker or The Content Authority...

Thanks Shawn. Sorry I am just now seeing this. You'll also note that I have ordered a few orders since then.

My biggest concern, with the OP, was the lack of consistency. I tried level 2 and it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,072
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Better than Textbroker or The Content Authority...

I will for sure check out both of those. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,072
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Better than Textbroker or The Content Authority...

I'm looking for some article writing options other than The Content Authority and Textbroker.

I've used The Content Authority for over a year (maybe longer) and they have been "OK." The last few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,534
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Best SEO Reporting Software To Create SEO Report For New Client?

I'd personally skip the report. Most prospects aren't going to understand it anyway unless you can explain everything.

If you want to demonstrate a big picture need, run their site through...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th November 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Jason Dittberner
4 More FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

It has been about four months since I posted my popular 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th September 2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Scored a meeting with a big client!!! NOW WHAT :o

Avoid Powerpoint slideshow type of presentations...right out of the gate you will be "different" and it lets you flow easier based off of the feedback you get from your line of questions (which is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How do you charge for PPC?

I charge 10% of what they spend to manage.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,116
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How do you get a Google Places listing to Rank higher?

Rus, by far, has the best answer IMO. Local indicators are critical. jsherloc reply was excellent too, but that should be considered the bare minimum/starting point with Places today. Maybe not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Good WSO for getting offline salespeople?

I don't have a good answer for you, but it is a good question. I do, however, have a good tip you can use for whatever "mining" strategy you decide to go with.

What I have done is use the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Can I input customer reviews in Google places?

To use hand written reviews, you can scan them and post them on their Wordpress site (if they have one) and create a new category called "reviews" or whatever you want to call it and then link to it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How can I utilize my VA's most efficiantly? $50 for best advice!

Chances are your VAs have other hidden talents that you are not yet utilizing. Ask them what other kind of work they have done for other people and see if some of those skills can be applied to your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Anyone using Hireafilipino http://www.onlinejobs.ph?

I've used that site with good success. However, it all comes down to how good you screen applicants, what you are looking for exactly, and how accurately and committed YOU are to making them work.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th August 2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: First Offline Client! :D

Congrats. The second you get them some traction, ask for referrals. Offer a discount if you have to, but referrals are a good way to build your business fast.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: They tell me to pick up the check on X day and then disappear

I've had this happen a few times as well. I feel your pain. The replies of "that doesn't happen to me for x,y,z reason" isn't really helping you out...trying to prevent it is the goal.

Why work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Getting New Clients with a 'Freebie' ?

A "free sample" works great, and is the core of my new business pitching. Who doesn't like free? It speaks louder than testimonials as you have proven yourself. It helps the prospect envision the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Having a Degree Vs. Experience?

Clients or prospects don't care if you have a degree. Why would they? They care about what you can do for their business.

Degrees are for 9-5ers, so they can put it at the bottom of their resume...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Picking a domain name - opinions please?

My personal opinion is the shorter the domain name, the better. Look at the kingpins: Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc. One word. If I could go back in time, I'd seek out a nice short domain name.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Offliners With a Virtual Assistant - I Need Your Help!

Whoa! I wouldn't recommend going the "please handle this" route. You will find yourself having a really hard time.

VA's are great, if you find a good one, and even with a good one, they require a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Why is social media important?

Social media is an easy sell if you can show a specific strategy, for their business, and show how it will all work together to achieve their business goals.

You can't go in, guns hot, with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

Thanks for the PMs/questions (I think I answered them all), and for letting me know this thread got revived.

Also thanks to Rus for his feedback. Great stuff.

Murlu, I wouldn't give it a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Client site review/report software

The only problem is the client doesn't really care about numbers, ranking, reports, etc if their phone isn't ringing. They feel like you are manipulating them with all this "tech speak."

Sure, you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: What Do you do to Market your Products offline

The method you use will be partly determined by your personality and what strategy you use for that method. Don't get sucked into the nonsense threads where people argue if cold calling is better...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Jason Dittberner
An actual prospecting email

I ask all of my clients to send me any "sales" pitch they get. First, so I can use anything good, and also because you need a good laugh every now and again. Here is one that came in today:


Hi,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Free SEO, WSO, Hi-O...

Want to make money with SEO? Forget getting offline clients, do this and I will be the first person to sign up.

1) Get an old computer from your back room/from Craigslist/steal one.
2) ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,754
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Services You Can Potentially Offer Businesses

Two of the most important services you can offer, and the ones that will separate you from the other 500 people that will be calling, emailing, and dumping flyers for the same exact thing you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,231
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Rental site model for local businesses... couple of questions! Experience anyone?

I'm hardly an expert on this, as I only have three, but I rent mine for $200 a month, to one customer each. I didn't want to always be looking for the next renter. They get either a banner ad at the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Bounce rate, how high is too high?

If 71% of the people visiting your site don't stay for longer than a second, then regardless of what a "normal" ranges is, that is bad...no matter how you look at it.

The question should be how to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd July 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: meta tags?

Another reason, besides it is useless, not to use the keyword tag is it just makes it that much easier for the competition to click, "View source" and see what you are trying to rank for. Sure,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,263
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Be Honest Now... Local Business Marketing is a Nightmare

I would get a 100 new sales reps, and 15 new sales managers then...that don't suck. That's just absurd to think people aren't closing SEO services every single day. There's many people/companies...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: What are your VALUE PROPOSITIONS ?

Ask good questions and let the prospect tell you what they find to be most important and make that your value proposition.

Using the doctor as an example, you may go in, and make a compelling case...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,263
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Be Honest Now... Local Business Marketing is a Nightmare

If you are new to local marketing, reading things like the following can be really discouraging and another excuse for not taking action:

"Business owners are NOT buying SEO services."

"Chasing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: best thing to do to get started?

The easiest way to get started is to just "chat up" people you are doing business with. "How's business" is an easy open. Keep it light. After you are done with your transaction...go home, look at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: What Are You Doing For Project Management

I tried a bunch of CRM solutions and never could find one that worked for me. I use spreadsheets, Evernote, and Dropbox (for VA/outsourcing). I keep it simple and it works for me.

+1 for Stardock...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Help conducting a site analysis!!!

If was starting out right now, in local marketing, I'd start selling social media services/strategy over SEO. SEO is an easier sell (usually) and it's easier to get your feet wet by just reviewing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

It's sort of a gut call. Usually, I start at the bottom price, and then work my way up. It's also in how you present it. I seem REALLY bored when I talk about the small pkg, and then get more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd June 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,923
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Benefit of lot's of Facebook "Likes"?

It goes beyond "Likes." Likes aren't good enough. Just because someone likes your clients page doesn't mean it gets any visibility or traction in the news feed with their daily posting. With the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How are you guys getting clients for mobile websites?

Sure.

1. I've never calculated the closing rate, but it works well. Give it a try. I use this pitch as a last ditch effort, when a prospect says "too much" to a bigger proposal package, just so I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How are you guys getting clients for mobile websites?

I like to send a "point blank" e-mail, in the form of a 30-sec Jing video, showing their site on the iPhoneTester site with the side and up and down scroll bars. I then show a competitor's site on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: I Want some help about SEO

Link velocity is a factor in SEO. Google sees a zillion affiliate sites a day going up for the "quick buck" and then disappearing. Their goal is to serve up quality, sustaining sites, therefore...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

I also have a down payment, in addition the monthly pricing (which fluctuates). If you are going to do month-to-month, like I do, you need that "extra" up-front cash to make sure they are committed...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

It's a great question. There is no "cookie cutter" answer as every business is different. With that said, I usually begin by calling the business and acting like a customer...at three different...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

No question about it...for bigger clients. For the smaller "usual suspects," a package system works well (even if it isn't the best solution). They get targeted by EVERYONE, so you very small...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

The $2k package really does vary based off of the industry and need. I've sold it for $5k and also for $1,500. I mostly position it as "let me handle and make the phone ring" without any commitment...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

Thanks, Russell. I've gotten about 15 PMs that said the same thing. I love WSOs, and buy about three a week, but I just wanted to try and give a few tips out there and hope it saved someone some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Going Into Local SEO

There's really two options...prospects that already realize the importance of what you are selling and prospects that you need to educate on the importance of Internet marketing services/SEO/social,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Which SEO tool one shuld have?

Rank Checking - Rank Tracker

Keyword Research - Google Keyword Tool, Keyword Ninja, Keyword Optimizer Pro, and Market Samurai.

Keeping Track of Everything - Raven Tools

Social Monitoring -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

You're welcome, and very kind of you to say. Best of luck starting your new venture. It can be very rewarding.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: The Next Step You Take After Getting A Client Is The Most Crucial

A strategy I learned early on, to deal with scenarios like these, was to give the client assignments to keep them busy (i.e. out of my way). If their "hot spot" was Google Places, then I would focus...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: 6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

Thanks for the kind words, Bruce. It takes a few mistakes to get everything to "click," but if I can save someone just one step...the post was worth it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,154
Posted By Jason Dittberner
6 FAQ I Wish I Knew When I Started in Offline Marketing

***Disclaimer: Everyone’s mileage will vary. This is simply a thread about my experiences with the hope that someone can get “one tip” from it. This is not meant to be a blueprint/WSO. ***

...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,266
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: My site is going down in search rankings!

As others already mentioned, this is pretty normal. Just keep building backlinks, but mix it up with a different type of backlink than the ones you have already built. Variety helps.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 24,556
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Hostgator vs Bluehost

I currently have 10 sites on Bluehost and 15 on HostGator. If I was adding another site, it would go on HostGator. I won't add any more to Bluehost. I haven't had any huge problems with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Google Playing Again?

Luckily, none of my client sites have dipped...but a couple of my Internet Marketing sites have dipped pretty bad. One was #2 for a long time, and then just jumped to 54 last week. I didn't do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th June 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: SEO Book Help

Small business owners will never read a 30-50 page eBook you send them, sorry. Most of these people are working 40-80 hrs a week trying to stay afloat.

You're going to incur a lot of unnecessary...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: How did you get YOUR 1st client?

My first client (is to this day) my biggest client. It was a high-profile, national chain account. BIG. With that said, I had worked in marketing/advertising/PR for over 12 years, and did a ton of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jason Dittberner
Re: Business Owner Name from Google Places Listings

Don't worry about the business owner's name. If you have a compelling enough offer in your e-mail, it won't matter if his name is John and you call him Frank. Just start your message with an...
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