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£1000 a month, 20 hours work.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ste Fishkin, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Hey guys,

    This is a little scumbag trick I told a friend to try when I was drunk last friday.

    My friend is unemployed but a very hard working and intelligent guy. He got made redundant just before christmas and he used to work in the warehouse at Comet (an electrical store that went bust here in the UK)

    He was on £325 a week here, working 40 hours a week and we got talking. He's pissed off at his situation and got talking to me about if I had work going. I told him I didn't but I'll help him out.

    I told him about SEO, gave him a very basic idea of it (what I tell my clients). It was a quick 10 min explanation, and then he was like "so how do you do it..."

    "I'm not telling you that, its not important. This is what I want you to do..."

    I told him to search Google for local terms. We all know the ones:

    Restaurants in ______. Gardening, dentists, salons, tanning...... told him to get a phone book and work through all the headings in there and collect the address, website, phone number and any emails on them and put them into a google doc spreadsheet.

    but only the ones already at the top.

    I then told him to write a quick letter saying something basic like

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    Hello,
    
    I'm ______, I am a search engine marketer right here in _______. 
    
    For the past couple of months I have been working on your website without asking you or telling you until now, but if you search google for _________ in _________ you will notice you are now the number 1 result. 
    
    If you would like me to continue this work then please contact me.
    
    _____
    If you can't tell right now, i have got him pretending he did SEO work on sites already ranking #1.

    Anyway tonight we got talking about this and he actually did it. :sadwavey:

    He sent 130 letters out, 3 days after sending them he phoned them and also emailed the lot of them with the same text as the letter....

    He got 9 meetings, closed 5 of them on £200 a month on a 3 month rolling contract.

    Now, I'm glad i can help a friend out... but I am fucking ashamed I came up with this. I really am a cunt inside.

    but I thought I would share the story, its an interesting one.

    I'll keep you updated on what is going on.
     
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  2. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Tell him to make a WSO while hes at it lol
     
  3. Ste Fishkin

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    LOL

    He is a member on here now, I pointed him in our direction last friday also.

    I'll get him to pop his head up.
     
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    holy shit that's brilliant :D
     
  5. cool20092

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    So after he got the deals, is he actually doing SEO work for them or just cashing in?
     
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    Dude i got a total deja vu here, there was a thread I read this exact same story in a few weeks ago.
     
  7. Ste Fishkin

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    Cashing in.

    He has no experience of SEO. If he was to start now it would take him a while anyway to get up to speed with it.
     
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    Thats fucked up and so are you.

    This is the exact reason legit local SEO's have trouble getting clients and why everyone thinks SEO is a scam service
     
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    ... The price of ignorance.
     
  10. ShadeDream

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    Yay, soon enough the UK market won't trust any SEO guy without a recommendation.
     
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    This doesn't make sense to me. Surely to rank #1 for such terms, they had to of done SEO or paid someone to do SEO on their website and would then always know it was BS right off the bat. But hey, if it works, good for him! I'm just shocked that anyone would be that naive that is ranking #1 and more than likely already paying a company to do the work....
     
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    Great, not only is he spoiling the UK market now, but he became a scammer too.

    I thought that he would have at least looked into SEO and did some work.

    That's a neg rep for you on the account of your friend.
     
  13. Ste Fishkin

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    Some terms that are local are taken by sites with no SEO because NO ONE did any SEO.

    Some local terms are just not economically worth SEO'ing

    For those saying its ruining the market:

    1. they are number 1 already, they are happy as long as they stay there.
    2. scamming? kind of dirty but i see where you are coming from.
    3. killing the market? its 5 businesses, shut up.
     
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    1. Alright, that's a bit dirty.
    2. It's dirty only if he actually does some work. You mentioned that he's just cashing in, now that's a pure scam.
    3. 1 thread x million noobs on BHW = dead market
     
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    if you are being put out of business by noobs, then you don't deserve to be in business.
     
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    Shit like this is why a lot of business owners think SEO'ers are scammers.
     
  17. Ste Fishkin

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    Most of them are.
     
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    Someone should just open a shitlist thread on St Hughes on behalf of all bhw members
     
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    LMAO dude, go for it.
     
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    blast those clients with GSA at least constantly