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Follow up on 7878 Method.

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by daveslaine, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    So I've read the whole thread like twice, and I am interested and am beginning to try it out.

    I wondered after a while, could it be possible to scour google maps and find stores that do not have websites and reviews, and sell them the service of giving them a website and reviews, while marking up SEO or backlinking or bringing their page rank up(not necessarily to far up)?

    And while going through a list of surgeons and doctors, I saw many 5 star Dentists with like 70 reviews. Could we send mails like, and mind you this is a short version of a whole letter like,

    Dear [Surgeon],

    You have an outstanding page rank and terrific reviews, now what if you could increase the amount of positive reviews even more, and keep the few negative ones away....


    Something in that fashion, where you acknowledge their great work, but make them feel like its not enough, and that more is necessary, while at the same time of course, using the, "you're losing XXXX money", "or you could be earning more $XXXX money" and such and such?

    And Google also changed their review system to the new Zagat system. The old system was way easier and better IMO.

    To 7878, please follow up and tell us if you still use this method, and your total profit doing it so far. Thanks
     
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  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Ok, so try it out and then report back to 7878 what you found.
     
  3. blackieman

    blackieman Power Member

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    Pain is a LOT more powerful than pleasure. I suggest sticking to bad reviews. Someone with stellar reviews could already have an SEO guy helping them, or in any case, would be hard*er to convince.
     
  4. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    What is this one-time cleanup service 7878 was offering? Man writing letters are hard. I know its all in the head too. Usually I'm a great writer but everytime I put my mind on something I get a mental block.

    I'd appreciate to Skype with someone who has succesfully made a sale. Some insights and questions could help me as I'm doing this currently.
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

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

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    for the sake of $3 on a letter why not find out.
     
  6. bwman

    bwman Power Member

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    This is exactly what i wanted to say, they will be less interested if they have all those positive reviews. However, if there are bad reviews affecting their business, you can be sure they will most likely listen to what you have to say
     
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    There is really nothing to talk about here. Stop trying to be spoonfeed everything. He has already given you the method don't keep asking if its working. Spending a couple dollars to find out will be more beneficial then just waiting on a answer you might never get.
     
  8. Tangy

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    In my experience these folks usually have a SEO or Places expert working for them already. Don't waste your time going after clients that are already heavily optimized as you're going to need to steal them away from whomever is doing their work.

    There are plenty of "low hanging fruit" businesses out there. I'm not even sure why you bothered with dentists when there are MUCH easier personal services categories that are underserviced in regards to websites and lead generation.
     
  9. dexter

    dexter Newbie

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    And do yourself a favor - enough with the selling websites idea already. Rep management has nothing to do with finding a website. Your clients don't need a website to have reviews about their businesses. And websites are so commodified now that you should be really thinking of them as an add-on, and not your primary (high margin) business.

    Wait - scratch that - you go back to selling websites, and I'll keep on the Rep Management track ;)