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Making Money on Google Places

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nitin22, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. nitin22

    nitin22 Newbie

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    Hello everyone!
    I have been longtime member of BHW, though probably due to some technical glitches, all posts I made before 2009 have gone.
    Anyway now is the time to share a method that made me over hundreds of K in last year.
    1. Pick a niche that people search locally. For example say dating. Lot many people search for Dating in Houston, Dating in Boston etc.
    2. If you search these terms, you will see google displays local results very first. Of course imagine how much you will make if your website is ranking at top of everything for these results.
    3. Get a US phone number. There are lot many places where you can get a VOIP number pretty cheap. I am not going to tell where to get US phone number. The phone number can be from any area code (though preferable is from the same city which you are targeting). It may cost you $3- $10.
    4. Login to Google Places. Create a listing in Google Places with a fictitious address in that city. Put name as "Houston Dating Service" Provide the phone number. In URL give affiliate link, say if you are promoting dating, give link to some dating related offer (of course redirected via your own domain). In category first category has to be selected as one of the categories specified by Google. Remaining four categories put your keywords.
    5. Put your keywords in Additional description.
    6. Hit submit. Specify that you want to confirm the listing by phone.
    7. Google Automated service will call you on that phone number instantly. It will give you a pin, enter the pin and your listing is live.
    8. Put in some fake reviews. Get few fake listings at other yellowpages. Submit few bulk articles with your listing name, address and phone number.
    9. You can use the same phone number in 3 listings. So create listings in 2 more cities using same phone number.
    10. You may discard the phone number after one time use. However for better result continue that phone number with automated voice message instructing people to go to your website for dating. believe me lot many people call on the number. From my experience 70% people click on your link direct to go to your website, 25% call your number and 5% will send you email like "I am single in Houston. I need a date"


    Disclaimers:
    1. Key is selection of proper niche and keyword.
    2. Above is just an example. Do your own research on keywords.
    3. Do your own research on cities that you are targeting.
     
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  2. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haha, been researching this.

    Not to be a douche.....

    But, plz move to VIP :0

    Before too many noobs find out about and go blabbing it on other forums and then soon after its on DP and then Google finds out and change their system.
     
  3. nitin22

    nitin22 Newbie

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    lol. I really wanted to do that. :) I was Junior VIP in 2008. However today when I logged in after long time I see just 3 post under my name :) I would like to pay the required fee, be a Junior VIP and post there only. It requires 50 minimum posts and all the posts that i can do are if the nature that are more appropriate for VIPs only.
     
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    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Question,

    Can one use the same url for like 3 cities?

    I.e dating in Chicago, dating in denver, dating in scottsdale.

    (say the if a company has 3 loction across the usa)
     
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    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good thing I wake up early then :p

    Early bird catches the worm.

    Really great share man!!! Lets hope I can make at least $10K before new year.
     
  6. nitin22

    nitin22 Newbie

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    Yes. However it just cost a few dollar to get .info :)
     
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    audioinjection Registered Member

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    Obviously, google has changed..... no more phone verify.
     
  8. Dan Free

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    I was wondering how old this technique was? Have not tried a Google verify lately but have read a lot about post cards being the standard operating procedure so that something like this can not occur.

    And... if you competitors get mad at you, they can report that your location with a fake address does not exist and then you are history.
     
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  9. Dumper

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    Nice, i'll definitely give this a shot.
     
  10. klaxxon

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    the phone verifying still works. I activated my google places account about 2 months ago, and they called to give me the pin.
     
  11. zolcsi68

    zolcsi68 Regular Member

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    For new listing no phone verification , but when you claim your listing listed by G its still phone verification.
     
  12. karibo

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    Wow great share! =)
     
  13. eyerish

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    Very nice.
     
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    I'll try it.
     
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    Hi there! Noob here. I am from the Philippines and I have a customer from Texas and he wants me to do a job in opening gmails that can be use for GVoice. I went over your suggestion but unfortunately Gizmo5 is now closed, is there an alternative for me to go about this? BTW, he will be using these gmails for Google Places. Thanks
     
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    maineyak Power Member

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    Damn, I was gonna try this in another city other than where I live, but the only means of validation is a postcard? Looks like this won't work with any address other than your own
     
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    Great share bro! +rep
     
  18. xeninc

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    method was likely available before google started verifying addresses via postcard.

    the thread is from 2010.
     
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    Great job bumping an one year old thread