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successful local seo sales pitch? how do you start?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txholdem, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

    Feb 23, 2009
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    not until i try to rank my local site, i did not know it's not so easy. so i imagine small local businesses should be a lot of opportunities. my accupucturist just moved to my area and he got someone to do online marketing for him and evidently he got quite some business as a result. however he was complaining that the service he used was too expensive.

    i imagine i should start with google 3rd page or 5th page or something like that because that means they believe in IM but have not been very successful. that also can mean that they are currently working with somebody. i see a lot of people spamming local biz sites/youtubes with blog comments which according to what i've read on bhw looks like noobs? another way i can think of is the start from yellow pages. either way i have to convince the owner to use my service... which i am definitely not good at.

    i see a lot of bhw members seem pretty successful. can you give me some tips on how you start? do you call them and ask to speak with the owner? how do you start when you get in touch with the owner? how do you convince them? (i suppose if i can rank my site quickly first, i have something to show, but i havent gotten anywhere yet after 1.5 months. is that a must? i have bought citations, setup fb, google my biz/g+, press release, starting to build 2nd tier links.) also, how much do you charge?
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Mar 10, 2010
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    You really would be best to get a local site ranked first before you start selling a service. You mention that you have yet to do that for the site you are working on and, in my opinion, it is important to know what you are doing before you start selling a service.
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  3. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA
    If you're not confident, you'll never sell yourself.

    The best way to gain confidence is to get results first - then you'll feel like you're on fire, and that will be contagious to the extent that you will convert new prospects hard and fast.
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  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    I'm working on ranking my own business website first before I go off pitching my SEO services to other businesses (well, I still offer my smaller services like keyword research, but not my full SEO services). If they see that you have ranked your own website, that is all the proof some of them will need (other business owners may need to know if it is "safe").
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