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SEO Cold Calling and Gatekeepers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    After working with a lot of sales people and re-sellers, I've mustered up the strength to just do some cold calling myself to local businesses. I'm not the best sales person, but I have closed many accounts on my own and people do think I have a great way of communicating complex ideas in a very easy digest manner.

    I have read a lot of the cold calling scripts on this forum (you guys rock!), but I have not read much on how to get past the gatekeeper of a local business. Anyone have ideas/techniques/strategies to do this?
     
  2. DamageX

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    Here you go, please let us know how it works out for you. :)
     
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  3. seoranksmart

    seoranksmart BANNED BANNED

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    that is safe method or not for getting traffic from specific keyword?
     
  4. healzer

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    A golden rule of cold calling is to reach the manager/CEO directly of course.
    But maybe ask to make an appointment to help them improve their business or offer a project improvement plan for free.

    Cold calling isn't really something professional IMO, but organized company targeting is more effective
     
  5. Jordy123

    Jordy123 Registered Member

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    Just ask to speak with the manager or the person in charge with the web site of things.

    If they ask what is it regarding, just say its an urgent matter and needs addressing.

    Act as if the SEO is urgent which clearly it is :)
     
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    Call early or late.... gate keepers are the first to go and last in. The business owners are normally first in and last to go. :p
     
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    Do a whois on their domain, find out the contact name, and ask for him or her by name when the person answers the phone. 90% of time in small businesses, that will be the owner :)

    Sure, some whois is private - who cares, move on to the next one! And I don't suspect many 'real businesses' bother with private whois.
     
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    wtf are you nuts???
     
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    The gatekeeper is your friend and Allie.
    You can glean more information about a business from the gatekeeper than you
    will the boss.
    Show interest in them, ask them their name, ask if it's alright to call them by their name.
    Make them feel valued and part of the process. You'll probably be the first person to do that
    this year.
     
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