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Local SEO - Selling Leads

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by cottonwolf, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Hey there

    In December I started my company in my trade,yeah have a good laugh, bookkeeping/accounting, in which I have limited experience and still learning it, only to realise in January that it's not what I want to do. I'm just 22.

    Ramble
    Pain in the ass clients, late on paperwork, unorganised.
    Professional bodies and their regulations. Continuous professional development. Constant changes in industry, regulations and accounting standards, not to mention: tax laws.
    The list could go on
    /ramble

    So I thought I'd make my company website into a lead gen website for local accountants and bookkeepers in my area, and perhaps throw a few items with aff links for sale on amazon or elsewhere that's related to accounting.

    What would you use to rank such a website?
    How would you keep track of leads generated? Emails or telephone tracking?
    Would you sell to local accoutants or would you try to target national, larger businesses?

    The website has my company name in it: xyzbookkeeping.co.uk (very creative)
    It's rather fresh, I got the domain in February.
    No backlinks or content on it.

    I spin around daily like an aimless animal unable to decide wtf to do.
    CJ, Clickbank, Amazon or local leads?
     
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  2. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Regular Member

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    1) I'd use Google Local for sure. Citations, the like...
    2) Form subs, phone tracking. Lots of good call tracking out there.
    3) Done both, but usually more success with bigger guys, long term.

    Dabbled in Aff marketing for a while, but quickly realized, why compete in these markets that are SO saturated, where everyone is as good or better than me? Made a heck of a lot more sense to target niches like accounting for example, where most of those I'd be competing against are pretty amateur. Money can be good too.

    Might find this helpful: http://www.leanmarketing.ca/my-secret-formula-to-local-lead-generation/
     
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  3. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    There are a lot of SEO companies in my county.
    About 30 or 40, or even more, the few I checked had nice looking websites.
    I really need to dabble more in local stuff, though I'm not great with people.

     
  4. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Senior Member

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    When you have hot leads you don't need to be great with people, business owners will beat down a path to your door, trust me LOL
     
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  5. rownok

    rownok Newbie

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    def local leads if the invoice ticket lvl is high enough
     
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  6. prbkshv

    prbkshv Junior Member

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    Targeting local or nationwide depends on the scope of your business. If you want to target local, go for LOCAL SEO. Try tracking leads with emails and then creating database for it on your system for reference purposes. Outranking a business locally has more chances than nationwide.

    I sell LOCAL SEO packages, and if you need help, I am just right away a message :)