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Old 05-18-2018, 01:54 PM   #161
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Just making others aware MOTB did get back to me as promised. He delivered a handful of suggestions such as specifically how to better target the services and locations. Other diverse topics for the cosmetics of my site, getting reviews and how to use Facebook better. Thanks for the feedback and follow up. Much appreciated!
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:05 PM   #162
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I would like to give others a quick update so you can watch my adventure (which is still in motion). I wasnít sure when it is appropriate to post since we are a work in process, so I asked MOTB and he said he didnít care, and to post whenever I had something to say that was applicable. This stuff can seem intimidating at first, but if you take just a moment to learn then you can really position well for a long time out. I did not retain every detail but know enough to be able to support the marketing goals.



I originally posted back in late February when I was just getting started and not sure what direction to take. I first took the classes and then decided to have MOTB create a marketing plan for me. I learned just looking at my website without seeing everything else would short change myself in the long term. I accumulated content from pictures and creating stories for those pictures. I have a talented programmer who is strong from a technical perspective but not from a marketing perspective for this industry. So she too took the classes and has now begun to program a site for me. I can see how it is going to be very personalized to my work and style. I could have gone with a website company dedicated to this industry, but I opted to go with this trusted resource.



Iím rather busy so I am not in a rush to launch a new site and am going through things slowly to cover as many topics we learned and then addressed further in the plan. I will eventually come back here once I can use the final results to explain what I did and perhaps have others besides MOTB make any critique comments. But so far our team has learned a lot and is very specific on our direction.

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I have a talented programmer who is strong from a technical perspective but not from a marketing perspective for this industry. So she too took the classes and has now begun to program a site for me. I can see how it is going to be very personalized to my work and style. I could have gone with a website company dedicated to this industry, but I opted to go with this trusted resource.
Hi Todd,
Thanks for the commentary. This is a great example of the different scenarios we are faced with all the time:
- Do It Yourself Website
- Using an individual programmer
- Using a dedicated website company

Either way, a minimal amount of marketing education and appreciation is a good foundation for you as the actual website evolves along with the other topics (facebook, youtube, etc).

Some don't care to know anything and some really knock it out of the park when the understand the basics and its impact. Looking forward to working with your person and see how far they can take it. Will wait to see what she comes up with.
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Hi all. Abel of Beck Painting. learned of this website marketing here and from a few other places for some time. had an absolutely terrible website but prefer not focusing on that since I didnít give it much thought in the beginning. have grown for a long time by word of mouth but knew I should not just rely on that. signed up for the classes 1 year ago and even got a marketing plan too. basically sat on it for almost a Ĺ year since I just was too busy. decided to make it happen no matter what in 2018 and gave up a little free time to organize my pictures, rename the files, write a little content to support the pictures in my words, go back to some customers to get some reviews for the site, get my facebook social side moving along and even getting the google my business started. my new site that just went live a few weeks ago really represents our business. the site is up for just a week and our first lead just came in too. was waiting for that event before posting here. there is a lot to it but anyone can make it happen if you just give a little focused time and realize it may not be super easy but it is not that hard. any painters here that may be able to comment how we did? https://www.beckpainting.com

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basically sat on it for almost a Ĺ year since I just was too busy. decided to make it happen no matter what in 2018 and gave up a little free time to organize my pictures, rename the files, write a little content to support the pictures in my words, go back to some customers to get some reviews for the site, get my facebook social side moving along and even getting the google my business started. my new site that just went live a few weeks ago really represents our business. the site is up for just a week and our first lead just came in too. was waiting for that event before posting here.
So glad to finally see the transformation for you. Seems like just yesterday we joked about waiting for a new site and eventually getting your first online lead. I didn't think it would take that long, but better late than never. Congrats for finally making it happen.

Also, remember to hyperlink your email communications so people get introduced to your Residential and Commercial services. I will send you an email reminder so you know what to do. Good luck and have a great summer season.
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Hi folks,

Took MOTB’s Basic & Advanced classes & marketing plan back in November. Finally getting around to doing my first video. It’s not a customer testimonial – it’s more of a meet-the-owner type of thing. I’m sure I’ll do testimonial videos as I get customers who are willing. So far I haven’t had any takers, but I continue to ask.

Anyway, the video is on my homepage – here’s a link: https://www.simplyrenewedspaces.com.

Would love to get your feedback.

One thing I’ll share for those working on their websites: if you’re using a web design theme (e.g. Wordpress’s Divi theme), the video modules you’d use to insert the video may not allow you to disable YouTube’s “Show suggested videos when the video finishes” feature. So if someone goes to your website and plays your video, after it finishes, YouTube will show whatever random collection of videos it thinks they should watch next. That could be anything from the highest trending video of the day to a competitor’s video – either of which could be considered offensive for one reason or another! . (Keep in mind they're still on your website.)

I’m using Wordpress’s Divi theme, and found a good tutorial for fixing this. If anyone wants it, just give a holler & I'll send a link.

Anyways, thanks – and have a good one!

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Iím using Wordpressís Divi theme, and found a good tutorial for fixing this. If anyone wants it, just give a holler & I'll send a link.
Very nice video, Steve.

I don't have a website, nor do I plan to, but in the spirit of sharing I'd like to see you post that link. Good stuff for those who need it.
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Hey thanks, Tinstaafl - I really appreciate that!

Here's a link to the YouTube tutorial that helped me make sure that singing cats or 80's TV bloopers - or something much worse! - didn't show up after my "Here's-how-trustworthy-my-company-is" video:




Keep in mind it's specific to Wordpress's Divi theme, but I'm guessing the approach will apply to other themes as well.

Also keep in mind that this only controls what happens when the video is viewed on your website. If someone views it directly on YouTube or some other platform, you may get the singing cats or 80's bloopers. But at least it (somewhat) preserves the integrity/believe-ability of your website.


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Really good Steve,
Not just the video, which is done rather well, but also the Title and descriptions. I am assuming you also put some Tags on this. I can see you embraced the education well. Your technical comments are good. Perhaps you place an abbreviated post in the forum subject "YouTube Vs Facebook Vs Vimeo Related To Video & SEO". Your post info is applicable. Really nice, and I like you building on the Light Remodeling and Handyman topic to add more perceived value as a Handyman. Good work. I will reference it in my education to others.
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Thanks, MOTB - I really appreciate that!

The video took a bit of planning, but all things considered it wasn't that difficult. I just had to put the time in. Anyone with the patience could do the same.

And I didn't have to buy a bunch of expensive gear or software. I mention this in case anyone feels that doing a video themselves is out of reach. It's not.

Yes, I did include tags in the YouTube Upload, as you mentioned in your classes. Thanks for the heads-up on that.

I will have to check out the other forum post you mentioned. I haven't seen it yet.

Have a good one!

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Hi MyOnlineToolbox,

I am very similar to the gentleman from simplyrenewedspaces. I built my own site and then hired someone to help me make some final changes and optimize it before we launched. My website is https://www.aleighconstruction.com/ We have gotten very few leads since we went live. So, I am sure there we are missing some things that are important to SEO and how it relates to the construction industry. I would like to review our marketing plan in addition to your classes. We were initially introduced to your brand through Remodeler's Advantage and more recently from Micheal Stone's awesome Markup and Profit course. We are ready to make some changes! Please shoot me an email if you think you can help us bring in more quality leads. I look forward to hearing from you.

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I am very similar to the gentleman from simplyrenewedspaces. I built my own site and then hired someone to help me make some final changes and optimize it before we launched. My website is https://www.aleighconstruction.com/ We have gotten very few leads since we went live. So, I am sure there we are missing some things that are important to SEO and how it relates to the construction industry. I would like to review our marketing plan in addition to your classes. We were initially introduced to your brand through Remodeler's Advantage and more recently from Micheal Stone's awesome Markup and Profit course. We are ready to make some changes! Please shoot me an email if you think you can help us bring in more quality leads. I look forward to hearing from you.

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You dont get any leads because your menu on pc covers the whole screen even when scrolling.

There must be a collapsable menu you can use...


EDIT, I had my zoom on because I cant see words anymore lol!


A summary of whats preventing your site from pulling leads its a lack of on page and local seo elements .


You dont have any locations mentioned in your copy, you dont have your address and im assuming you dont have your address in markup either. Google doesnt know where you do work, put it in your copy.

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I am very similar to the gentleman from simplyrenewedspaces. I built my own site and then hired someone to help me make some final changes and optimize it before we launched. My website is https://www.aleighconstruction.com/ We have gotten very few leads since we went live. So, I am sure there we are missing some things that are important to SEO and how it relates to the construction industry. I would like to review our marketing plan in addition to your classes. We were initially introduced to your brand through Remodeler's Advantage and more recently from Micheal Stone's awesome Markup and Profit course. We are ready to make some changes! Please shoot me an email if you think you can help us bring in more quality leads. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi Amanda,
I see you signed up for the classes before I could get to this. I actually just got back presenting at another Markup and Profit class too. I will get back to you later in the week to discuss your specifics and the planning option separate from the classes. Leaving to go speak at the Remodeling Show in Baltimore and just need to complete a few previous commitments. But I will reach out before the week is out. Thanks very much.
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You dont have any locations mentioned in your copy, you dont have your address and im assuming you dont have your address in markup either. Google doesnt know where you do work, put it in your copy.
Thanks. I will check this out. Apparently, I need a new SEO consultant.
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Thanks. I will check this out. Apparently, I need a new SEO consultant.
Its worse than I wrote, there is a fundamental lack of on page seo, would be useless to try to explain it in this method.
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Hi JBM and MOTB,
Despite a busy 4th quarter, I still made it a point to address some concerns with our website. I have identified all of my key services and now have a dedicated page such as Kitchen Remodeling. Now I am working on dedicated location pages. I sill have some cosmetic items to address, but I am pleased that I finished the service pages before the new year.

Thanks for your support.
Happy New Year.
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Despite a busy 4th quarter, I still made it a point to address some concerns with our website. I have identified all of my key services and now have a dedicated page such as Kitchen Remodeling. Now I am working on dedicated location pages. I sill have some cosmetic items to address, but I am pleased that I finished the service pages before the new year.

Thanks for your support.
Happy New Year.
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I'm glad I was of help. You may be about where I was seo wise when I had Carl do my site, and well past me as far as website construction goes.

Now that you can see what good seo looks like, even if you struggle to replicate it, you can identify it, right?

My final piece of advice is to take what you've learned and apply it by hiring the best website and seo guy you can afford. Carl is hands down exceptional.

We can be, but it's not practical, we can be as good as a pro web guy, but why would we want to be? We do construction, they do websites, mechanics fix cars, doctors fix people. Dont cross the streams, it's not efficient.

You have gained alot of insight. Lots, probably 80% of people hire bad web guys hoping for good returns. They dont get it because they dont know anything.

Look at my amazing site Carl made
Jbmohlermasonry.com, I bang on rocks he bangs out websites lol!

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I will check it out. Here's to a profitable 2019!
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Despite a busy 4th quarter, I still made it a point to address some concerns with our website. I have identified all of my key services and now have a dedicated page such as Kitchen Remodeling. Now I am working on dedicated location pages. I sill have some cosmetic items to address, but I am pleased that I finished the service pages before the new year.
Happy New Year to you too.
Good work.
I am sending you a few suggestions offline to address some cosmetics and small items you can add to your list. I like how you followed my original suggestions and how personalized you made it. Also will provide you the reminder material for the next steps with the video marketing too. I did a quick comparison from your past and your Domain Authority has gone from a 3 to a 16 in the short time since you first started with us. You are on your way! Great to see, both cosmetically and SEO marketing wise.
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I look forward to reviewing new resources. Thanks for all of your help!

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