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Over View of my SEO company[HELP]

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by jess.2.black, May 30, 2011.

  1. jess.2.black

    jess.2.black Newbie

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    Hey BHW,

    I was reading for awhile; looking at all the Off-line marketing methods, and I really like offering space on a Business Directory (BD).

    I started to think... I live in a Small Town, around 7,000 people, and am close to a city of about 62,632. There are a ton of small Businesses in this Region. Its in the Greater Orlando Area.(FL)

    So I think I can Get some cheap hosting and a good Domain. Make my own directory, or find a script. Then, Over come the pages on google.

    I guess I could buy some Traffic and get some back-links so I can get my BD close to the top, if not on the top.

    Then i start callin' up some Businesses,Bars,ect.

    After my first client , I would run a small ad in the newspaper. and pay for my hosting. As I earn more I will run More ads in the local papers.

    THE ONLY PROBLEM IS: That google shows locations of the Business above the displayed rankings or search results. Could this hurt my SEO Business?
    Or could it help me put keywords and information on my site.
    I really want to do this, I just need the money.

    Thanks BHW!
    -Jess.2.black
     
  2. cronini

    cronini Junior Member

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    sounds interesting. i am also in a town about the same size of yours with a large city nearby. it will be interesting to see how you go.

    sorry I cant really help you.
     
  3. dario1977

    dario1977 Regular Member

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    Why would you place ad in the newspaper ?
     
  4. jess.2.black

    jess.2.black Newbie

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    Hello,

    I would like to thank NixNash for his PM, what a great idea!
    Anyhow, I would place ads in newspapers so I can get more targeted traffic, and not some random place like Hong Kong (Random).Yes, I know that some people don't read the paper, but some people do in fact read it.

    Thanks
    ~Jess.2.black
     
  5. jess.2.black

    jess.2.black Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am going to start making my site, I will use a free script, which is easy to navigate I think. But I hope I will be clock'in the cash!!

    Ill post with my first day of work!
     
  6. aStroke

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    That is what I am doing in my own city actually. I am almost done with my own directory and am planning to just use email as a primary means of advertising. I don't really believe in newspapers much anymore unless you have a large budget and are able to buy a full page ad or something like that.

    As for Google Places hurting your business, it's always possible to outrank them. However I think a good keyword to rank for initially would be "city business directory" or any other variations of that. Many business owners know the value of having their listing everywhere on the Internet and probably search for them on Google.

    If you don't mind answering, what is your method of monetization? Would it be paid listings?

    My route will be to offer free listings with a paid option (with more features obviously) and to promote my SEO business via email marketing.
     
  7. jess.2.black

    jess.2.black Newbie

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    Hello aStroke,

    I would have a paid feature that gets them to the top of there listing. I will also include a website they can lease from me for X amount for x amount of time.

    thanks for your interests

    -jess.2.black