Frequently Asked Questions

No, you need an address in the area where you want to rank- preferably in the middle of the map to draw the most searches.

We generally recommend RE-submitting after 7 to 10 days.

To do this, go into the GMB as if to submit your code, but instead click “Request another code”

This is not uncommon, so don’t worry. If you haven’t gotten your code yet, wait til you do then submit.

If you were verified and still suspended, there are a couple things you can do to remedy- begin by creating a new Gmail and GMB submit that one for verification.

If you get another suspension, you can change the domain on your site, do another GMB and submit.

Finally, if you still get suspended- create another gmail and GMB and this time change your address and you should be good to go.

​Google wants to keep out the lazy spammers so sometimes makes ya work to get listed- so don’t give up!

You can usually get a small, personal box because Google will prompt you to insert ATTN YOUR NAME at the top of the postcard before submitting.

​You can use your home address, however, you’ll need to list your biz and full address in business directories all over the internet in the form of citations in the coming days. BAM Members have used their home addresses as biz addresses with no problems in the past, it’s just a precaution.

I THOUGHT WE COULDN’T USE A PO BOX?
 
Yes, we have found that they work just as well as UPS store boxes. When you use a PO box,

Go into the post office where you want to rank with 2 forms of ID and fill in the simple “application.”

It’ll generally cost half as much for a small, personal box for twice as long.

They’ll give you your key and on the receipt is your box number.

You use the street address and UNIT or # instead of box or suite so it’ll look like this 1234 Boardwalk Ave UNIT 0000 City State Zip.

Once you’ve verified up to 5 biz, you can cancel the box.
No, you can cancel them once you’re done verifying up to 5 biz.
As soon as you receive your postcard and verify the first biz, you can submit for your next one.
In the training, we encourage you to make sure not to pick a name to close to a pre-existing business…this could cause trouble in the future. If you already have the name and have gotten verified and/or started citations, do we recommend changing it? Not necessarily- If you do hear from the other biz, you can change it up at that time.
Sometimes this happens when you resubmit for another code. If you give it a couple more days, the next code will arrive and that one should work. 
FROM YOUR GMB, CLICK THE HAMBURGER ICON IN THE
TOP LEFT CORNER

THEN
SUPPORT
 
BE SURE TO USE YOUR BIZ PHONE NUMBER AND TO HAVE YOUR ADDRESS HANDY WHEN THEY RETURN YOUR CALL.

The Post Office does not allow for long distance sign up, so you’ll need to go into the PO and get the box in person and likewise arrange to forward or pick up your postcards. There are other options- virtual offices, virtual mailbox biz that will open and scan your mail and craigslist are just a few suggestions. Ups boxes also allow for long distance sign up in some cases. If you are unable to get a postcard at an ups store location, you may be able to transfer to another. Call your location to see if these options are available.

We just don’t recommend fake reviews. 

Here are a couple of ways of soliciting real reviews- in person and via email followup.

WhiteSpark offers a printable template to create review generating handouts for each customer served in person here.
Email Template to Encourage Reviews: 
Thanks to Salinda Crews-Howell

This is the exact strategy that I gave my team to use at my day job and got 37 reviews this month. Below is the email I sent to a client that needed to get his 2.2 rating up…now 3.7 in just over a month


  • Make it part of the “procedure” for the guys to ask, “Were you pleased with my service today?” Yes, I’m very thankful! “That’s great, Mrs. Smith! Would you mind doing me a favor?” Sure “I know my boss would really like to know how I did today. Would you mind going onto Google and searching XYZ Towing and leaving a Google 5 Star review?’ Of course if they really tick someone off…..they DON’T ask this! LOL I GUARANTEE that you will get quick results with this simple question. Using the “my boss would like to know” gets more hits than just “can you tell the general public”
 
  • Make a contest out of it with the team. Example – The person that gets their name mentioned with most in a one month period on Google reviews gets $50. It’s WELL worth it to get those reviews and a good competition will boost the morale and enhance customer service. All they have to do is add “Would you mind going onto Google and searching XYZ Towing and mention my name, Chris, when you leave that Google 5 Star review?
 
  • Do you get email addresses when dealing with a customer? Alternative to the asking at the site, but not as effective as asking right then, have the guys call back to the office and have one of the ladies send a personal email from you.

You can SWIPE one of these templates, edit to suit your client (including links when possible) and have them email to each customer after each service:

1)
Dear {CUSTOMER}

Thank you for allowing XYZ Towing to help you with your towing needs today. It’s customers like you that make this job worthwhile!
I hope that you found our service and team members to be prompt, professional and courteous. Would you mind sharing your experience with others that may have towing needs in the future? I would really appreciate a 5 Star review on my Google local listing, as Google sees each of these reviews as a “vote” to know who is the best tow company in “city”….that is XYZ Towing, wouldn’t you agree?

Again, I appreciate your review and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sally Business Owner

2)
Hello <CustomerName>,
We appreciate the trust you place in us for your <Service> and we value you as a <customer/patient>, so we want to know how your appointment went.


The greatest compliment you could offer us is a review on our Google+ Local page. Each review is both read and appreciated by our whole team. If you are willing to do so, it is quite easy. Just click the Google link below to get started.


If you have constructive feedback that you’d like to share, we also offer you the opportunity to share your comments privately. Either way, we appreciate your time and for sharing your thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at your next appointments.

Warmest Regards,

<ClientName>


3)
Dear (CUSTOMER NAME):

It was our sincere pleasure to provide our service for you recently.  We hope that the service we provided for you met your expectations and that you would consider us again for future needs.  If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss any issues you may have.  We value the trust you have placed in us and desire to build a long-term relationship with you.

We are a local business that depends on positive word-of-mouth for business and would greatly appreciate it if you would recommend our business to your friends and neighbors.  An easy way to do this is by adding brief comments to our listing on Google.com.  Simply go here to our Google+ Local Page and click ‘Write a Review’ and post your comments for others to read.

Thank you for choosing (NAME OF BUSINESS).

Sincerely,

Contact a contractor who is advertising on adwords (looking for customers) or is not ranking well. Tell him you want to give him free leads for a short period of time. Get permission to use his License number on your site in exchange for exclusivity for the leads.

Rank the site with his license on it. Once it’s ranked and consistently generating leads, negotiate a pay-per-lead or flat monthly fee. If he doesn’t want to pay, prospect into other contractors who are paying for advertising or not ranking well.

Tell them the site is already ranking well and generated x amount of leads last month and you need someone to take them. Make them an offer. 

Keep going until you get a YES, then remove the original contractor’s license and put your new partner’s on it. Start forwarding the leads to the new business owner.

Start here: Lead Value Calculator but in the end, Your prices are your prices…you can’t look at what others charge…you need to charge what you’re worth…there is no wrong way to charge… come up with a fair price that is worth your effort and ask for it…if the market continues spitting back to you that it’s too much…adjust…

​​When you offer a client SEO, you’re offering to work with THEIR website. You can offer on-site SEO as outlined in the training- keyword rich content that establishes your client as the authority in their niche and market, proper keyword rich headlines throughout and proper title tags and optimized photos. When we talk about lead gen, that’ is generally with the thought that you build out the site, rank it an rent it out to contractors.

  1.  Follow up until he buys or dies
  2.  What did you offer when you prospected them?
  3.  Ask questions- Find their pain/problem.
  4.  Ask What do they want- what are they buying?
  5.  What’s a lead/sale worth to them? Justify your price.
  6.  Know your offer- solve their problem
  7.  Make your offer to fix their pain
  8.  Make the close- Visa or Mastercard?

Yes, if you’re going to do SEO for a client, make a lead gen site that you are going to keep for yourself as well. You can rank them both and offer to send him business from both. If you part ways, the lead gen property is yours for you can find another client.

Search local business association directories.

Hire a local retiree, teenager or stay at home mom to find email addresses for you online: Dex Media puts powered by Dex Media at the bottom of all of their sites. You can locate them quickly in your city by Googling City+Dex Media and niche, loads of their client sites pop up. You can pick them one by one to send them one of Brad’s VIP emails.

Try the Chrome Extension called Hunter to scour large sites for email addresses.

Buy a list of email addresses from Sales Genie or another similar site online.

Sure, you can call, text, drop in on them or email them. We always recommend emailing them a screencast tailored specifically to their business, their website and their competition and how they are leaving money on the table and here’s how to fix it.

There’s no right or wrong way to select prospects. 
Some of our strategies are: 

Facebook Swipes: I need a case study, do you know a small biz who needs more customers?

Dex Media puts powered by Dex Media at the bottom of all of their sites. You can prospect quickly in your city by Googling City+Dex Media, loads of their client sites pop up. Since Dex media users don’t generally see the results they expect, we can send them a screencast about making simple improvements on their sites to help them rank and convert more traffic into sales.

Your site must be mobile optimized for these reasons…

You need to verify your GMB and get directory citations to place better in the map pack.

Upload your video to Screecast-o-matic.
Name your video after the business.
Grab the link.

Paste the link into the body of your email and send.

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Ps. Enclosed is a certificate which entitles you to a free marketing audit, a $999.00 value. This marketing audit will show you where your business ranks online for the most important search phrases compared to your competition, identifies low quality pages on your site (which Google ignores), mobile device optimization, how fast your site loads, Google compliance, and much more. Use your certificate now before the expiration date.

Have you ordered citations from us and are only seeing a few of them in Whitespark or Brightlocal?

If so, read on…

So, 3rd party tools are only good for a rough idea of what citations are out there – each tool and each report is going to be different with each query since they only can report what the crawler sees at the time of each one.

What matters is whether GOOGLE sees your site, its citations and backlinks (not so much other tools out there) (

This says there’s over 130 trillion pages in Google’s index 😱 and even that was in back in 2016!
​https://searchengineland.com/googles-search-indexes-hits-130-trillion-pages-documents-263378?fbclid=IwAR1QrSZHhNSuy7OyxPMoH1_nb05tUUcRmh9ByXrEPexYaikca7FkSrqY_GU

To find out how many Google sees, search
your biz address and “phone number”
like that with the number in quotation marks…Google will show you exactly how many it knows about.

If you find that you need Google to index more of your citations, one way to do it is to…
1. take your citations report,
2. copy the links
3. create an inner page on your lead gen site,
4. paste them there (must be live links)
5. make sure it’s not navigable in the menu but
6. at the bottom of page one, create a little link that says something like “check us out on the web” and
7. link to that inner page.

It will encourage google to crawl those pages so you’ll get credit more of them!

They come in strong in the beginning but taper off. Your client is used to them- marketing calls are a fact of life for small businesses.

Simply put, citations are business listings cited in directories across the internet.
On the other hand, Influence is an expired domain that you purchase in the store, register and host to build out a blog on in order to point a link out to one of your money sites.

Yes, as with Google, you’ll need an account on each site in order to list your business. You don’t need to use your biz account to register them, though. Set up a dummy account for all citations verification emails so you don’t flood food an important inbox with spam. Be sure to use the proper email address in the actual citations though.

Yes, like Google, you’ll need an account on Bing in order to list your business. They will also send you a postcard verification through the mail.

1. Run your top competitor in Whitespark – use the BUSINESS search.  This may take up to 24 hours.

2. Go to Google your top competitor and search their name in quotes… example “gooses carpet cleaning” follow by their phone number….”916-740-1271″ – Your search should look like this “gooses carpet cleaning” “916-740-1271”

Citations play a large part in getting your GMB ranked in the maps, but it’s not the only factor. G+ posts and followers factor in as well as natural reviews and age. For more on getting natural reviews, see the GMB section of this FAQ.

Only thing we can say about that is, “you get what you pay for.”

Yes, we recommend unique content on your site and unique intros on your G+ and Facebook profiles, but you can use another short intro on all other citations.

You can use your name or a psuedonym on your citations. (If you use a psuedonym, you’ll know when you answer that it’s a marketing call.)

No, in fact, we urge you not to use your client’s email address as the influx of spam generated by doing directory citations will prove a nuisance to them. Simply open one dummy email address and only use it to verify all citations.

 Simply put, citations are business listings cited in directories across the internet.
On the other hand, Influence is an expired domain that you purchase in the store (Link to new store), register and host to build out a blog on in order to point out a link to one of your money sites.

Check out The BAM Store or message BAM Shoppy directly on FB

Bam Shoppy will email you a report showing all your links.

Contact BAM Shoppy for more information.

Obviously, the lower the competition, the fewer the links and vice versa. Count on needing between 3 and 6 per money site.
​​
NOTE: if you would like to get your powerful dofollow links by way of guest blogging or sponsored posting or are able to purchase other influential links instead of renting influence links from us, by all means, please do.

The secret sauce to ranking websites is influential dofollow backlinks. If you are not ranked on top of Google organically, keep dripping backlinks until you are. Adding relevant unique content can help you rank for more keyword phrases as well.

Granted, influence domains can be challenging to tie to your money sites’ niches. Be creative and ask in the Facebook group. If you still find it impossible to reconcile the two, relevance to your money site wins out in importance. For instance, you can do an all-purpose home improvement blog for hvac, roofing, concrete services, handyman, painters etc. Or a landscaping blog for lawn service, patios, deck builders, gardeners, tree service etc. and a Wedding planning blog for limos, party bus, wedding flowers or cakes, wedding planners or DJs and wedding photographers etc. 

Yes, Do NOT worry about changing email addresses when setting up influence.

No, the power in influence sites lies in their backlinks. Purchasing a new domain- while it may have been in use previously- does not guarantee powerful backlinks, nor does it guarantee a clean record of backlinks. If a domain has not been thoroughly checked and researched, you could wind up with scuzzy, spammy backlinks that *will* cause problems down the road.
Future proof your sites by purchasing from the JK store instead.

Yes, you can trade links in the group. Do your homework to make sure you choose a reputable, trustworthy trading partner and that the sites they use for influence have been purchased from the BAM store.  If they are not you leave yourself vulnerable to serious problems in the future.

Not all backlinks are created equal. It’s been said that one single influence backlink can be the equivalent of a thousand less powerful links. What’s important is the QUALITY of their backlinks. commenting backlinks are called “nofollow” and have no power. “Dofollow” backlinks are what you need in order to rank organically. These can be gotten through various methods as outlined in Week 5 training. Nofollow links serve to “distract” Google from the influential backlinks, so the more nofollow links you get, the more aggressive you can be with your anchor text. 

Link circles provide backlinks to our money sites. When you open a link circle, be sure to specify your niche and the number of influence you have pointed at your site. Once you’ve got takers, you’ll close it up and everyone will go into their sites and link to the next guy. 

Not all backlinks are created equal. It’s been said that one single influence backlink can be the equivalent of a thousand less powerful links. What’s important is the QUALITY of their backlinks. 

NOTE: You can always reverse engineer their backlink profile via the Copycat method and compound on it to make sure you come out on top. 

Nofollow links serve to “distract” Google from the influential backlinks, so the more nofollow links you get, the more aggressive you can be with your anchor text. 

If you can’t find the number you’re looking for in CallSling try this.
Insert the desired area code as the destination number…
So if you’re looking for a (239) number for example fill out the
new tracking number screen with:
destination number: 239
area code: 239
SEARCH
You can correct the destination number once you’ve purchased it.

Yes, Callsling works all over the world. If you are unable to find local number for your area, please message Bam Shoppy in the Facebook group and she can try to order a number for you.

We recommend letting your client use his own voicemail for ease of use. The message will still be recorded as a part of the call, but the client will have better access to it on his end.

Edit settings on Callsling
-> Under Companies
-> Go to ALL CAMPAIGNS
-> Under ACTION, click EDIT CAMPAIGN
-> then EDIT ICON to the right of the desired tracking number

Marketing calls are a fact of life to small businesses. The ones you trigger with citations will die off after a couple of weeks, but not entirely. 
Once you get a call and can identify the number in callsling, you can blacklist it to prevent the call from coming through again.

Customers can text your client through callsling as long as it’s enabled in your callsling settings. Each text is 10c

Your client can respond directly to texts in real time.

There is also an auto-response feature that you can enable in your settings if you choose.

Go to ALL CAMPAIGNS -> Under ACTION, click EDIT CAMPAIGN -> Under TRACKING NUMBER click the edit icon at right -> Text Message Leads

Sure, he should want a way to track his calls so he can measure the value of his marketing efforts.

  • You can continue to provide callsling service for him at an agreed upon amount per month.
  • You can “port” the number out to a free TWILIO account for him.
  • You can disable the number and replace it on his site with his number. This will require a change in GMB and all citations.
  • Edit settings on Callsling
    -> Under Companies
    -> Go to ALL CAMPAIGNS
    -> Under ACTION, click EDIT CAMPAIGN
    -> then EDIT ICON to the right of the desired tracking number
    -> Scroll down to DISABLED NUMBER

Whenever things don’t work the way they are clearly supposed to, we recommend logging out and back in. If that doesn’t fix the issue, call Weebly for support at 1 (844) 493-3259 in the US
or chat them for help here.

Check Out Scott’s Training on WordPress!

CLICK TO CALL LOGOS/TEXT IN WEEBLY
Switch out the phone number in this code, then cut and paste in your footer:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/aj…/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js“></script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
$(“.wsite-logo a”).attr(“href”, “tel:8885551234”);
});
</script>

Yes, BAM Members have had success creating realtors’ websites on Weebly along with IDX Broker.

In the spirit of keeping things stupid simple, we use the regular Weebly themes. That being said, there are many sites out there that offer premium themes if your project requires something other than the ones that Weebly currently offers.
MORE WEEBLY THEMES HERE

At this time, only those built on the “SITES” tab of Weebly Designer have Apps available. Contact Weebly Support directly for any further questions here

Try it from an incognito window. If that still doesn’t work, reach out to Weebly directly here.

Yes, in the same way that you would make text clickable, you make a picture or button clickable.

Paypal is only available for checkout on those sites that are upgraded to a “Business” plan.

There are all kinds of Apps available on Weebly next to “Elements” in the regular platform and on the “Sites” side of Designer. Contact Weebly with any questions you have here.

Contact a contractor who is advertising on adwords (looking for customers) or is not ranking well. Tell him you want to give him free leads for a short period of time. Get permission to use his License number on your site in exchange for exclusivity for the leads. 

Rank the site with his license on it. Once it’s ranked and consistently generating leads, negotiate a pay-per-lead or flat monthly fee. If he doesn’t want to pay, prospect into other contractors who are paying for advertising or not ranking well. 

Tell them the site is already ranking well and generated x amount of leads last month and you need someone to take them. Make them an offer. 

Keep going until you get a YES, then remove the original contractor’s license and put your new partner’s on it. Start forwarding the leads to the new business owner.

Yes, you’ll need to set up an Adwords account and even an ad in order to access the keyword planner. You do not have to publish the ad and will have access without the hassle whenever you’re signed in from here on out.

Some prefer regular Adwords to Adwords Express because you can customize everything. Don’t make the mistake of having hundreds of keywords when you first start your adwords campaign. Stick to less than 25 keywords, make sure you’re bidding high enough to show on page 1, and do call only ads rather than cpc ads. You can call Google to help you set it up: Speak with an AdWords expert from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday at 855-607-0431 in English and Spanish.

Use any keyword tool to discern wich phrase is searched the most in comparison to the others.

No, in fact, the time while you’re waiting for your postcard to arrive in the mail is an ideal time to run an Adwords campaign. 

Once you have some leads coming in, you can strike up a deal with your prospect and spend HIS money to fund the site build and the Adwords ad until your site ranks. 

**Do not take profit from this money until your site ranks and you can safely discontinue running your ad.**

No, coupons can only be used once per campaign and with a new gmail address.

You can use coupons for new campaigns within an established MCC account as set up per training.