Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 289

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Welcome to Hump Day hangouts Episode 289 to one where Hernan looks continuously shocked for some reason.

Hi, how's it going? Hernan Is everything okay. It's great, man. I'm feeling like shit, but here we are. All right, good, good stuff. Well, keep going here. Like I said it's Episode 289. Today's the 27th of May 2020. I can see we got a lot of really good questions already today. But if you haven't yet and you got a question, please put it on the page. First come first serve. And then I'm going to get into a few announcements. We've got some cool stuff that happened earlier this week. And then some last-minute announcements, things that we just found out about today that I want to touch on But first, let's say hi to the guys real quick and see how everyone's doing so

I'll start to my top left here Bradley. How are you doing today?

Good. I'm good. I just edited the video description in YouTube because still had some stuff from the webinar we did yesterday. So anyway, but I'm good. Things are good. I'm back from taking a week off, and it sucked cuz I went away for a week camping and ATV riding, thinking that I was going to get away and get to enjoy it and it rained the entire week, all day every day and it was awful. It was fucking miserable. So I wish I would have stayed home and worked.

Yeah, man, speaking of weird weather that so I'm in the Bay Area. So we just hit 95 the last three days, which is like 34 Celsius. It's just like, Okay, well guess I'll go out in the morning, go for a walk and then come hunker in here, shut the blinds and turn the air just thinking. So that's been my life for the past couple of days. So let's head go with the happier weather report. Marco. How are you doing?

The sun's out again. It's the rainy season and he's like the sun's out. It's rainy season man. Look, I live in paradise. All right, I can't help that. Make some money. Right? First of all, go get the battle. You follow the Battle Plan.

make some money. Hire someone who will help you. Train, apply, and make money. lather, rinse, repeat. And then you can go find your own Fortress of Solitude where you can just watch the world go by and you don't give up. Push your mouth but other than the outstanding weather

How are you doing marking things are going good. Things are good here man. Things are good. Yeah, I'm still like things are opening up a little bit here. Essential businesses and all that and all this other stuff, but I'm still self-parenting. I got three kids. They got to think about it and I'm not a spring chicken so that there's another person that I had to think about right because I can go out or like one but I have to think about my family. Yeah. And what I might bring, bring home and closer to home to make somebody.

I knew personally died of this. It's not as if it's totally foreign to me like I don't know anyone who is affected by this. I like what I do know. And so having it that cloth is not any longer six degrees of separation. it's like I know and so no, it ain't happening and we're gonna see how this plays out and I'll let everybody you guys can all go and enjoy yourselves you know to do whatever the hell you want and then let me know how that turns out and then I'll decide after that second one what it is that we're going to do but for now we're cool we take it easy and that's it, man. We did we just but my personal choice, right, my personal choice to do that. It's not as if someone is forcing me to do it. I'm choosing that this is the best way for myself and my family. Enough. All right. Well, Hernan How about you man, things are like you're moving into wintertime right? I always get

Yeah, it's hot summer-like wait a second I was wearing a sweatshirt what hell's going on? Yeah, actually actually all of you guys are well Marco Marco is like, you know, he's in a good spot 20% but all of you guys are you know getting the nice season. I'm getting the shooting season. Yeah now so now but yeah man it's good today was a good day.

Like warm-ish. But yeah, we're getting into winter and all of that so see how that goes, could you? Oh, Chris How about yourself? Yeah, yeah can't complain man sun's out the sun is shining all day. I mean it's dark right now and the best part of all Friday the gyms opening back up and stuff so things are really good standing. Well, I'm going to circle back around Bradley, you mentioned a webinar and I wanted to touch on that because we had Brian, a mastermind member, along with Bruno, and you all listening can get to know both of them better and see what Bradley has to say to about this go high-level system. And Bradley, you want to tell real quick, I'm gonna pop the link in where people can go and check out the replay. Do you want to tell them about the webinar a little bit?

Yeah, Brian, one of our mastermind members reached out and basically said that he was using a platform, an agency automation platform that consolidates a whole bunch of different services and such all under one roof. He reached out because he thought that it would fit really, really well with the 2xyoruagency training.

Because it does a lot of the stuff that I talked about in 2xyouragency about how to automate, delegate or eliminate because this platform consolidates a lot of services that you may have separate subscriptions for and I always call it duct taping them together using Zapier or some similar application. And basically these have integrated services that do all

All of the same things that many of these external services do that we put, you know, we connect via Zapier, and it's all under one dashboard. And so it's a lot more seamless. And there's a lot of really cool features inside there, like one of the primary feature that was, is used to pitch this go high-level application or platform is what's called database reactivation, which is a very easy way or a simple way for you to get your foot in the door as an agency owner with potential marketing clients because you can. So anyway, I can't really go into depth right now about that, but it's a really cool platform. I signed up my own agency on the agency level account level so that I can create a first of all, I'm gonna use it for my own agency, but second of all, so I could also create a case study for how I'm using it. I've got some really good ideas that I'm going to be sharing in that case study that I'm gonna be putting to the test and then sharing in the case study.

As well on how I'm using it and how to generate kind of exponential revenue growth from it, as opposed to just linear. And so anyway, I think it's bad, it's very valuable, I would encourage you guys to go check it out, it does come with a 14-day free trial. So once you see the webinar, you know, comes with some free or some, I think it's free, or it's like five bucks may be to pay for some of the training that Bruno had put together, what he calls the quick start training for that. And so you can get all of that. And your first 14 days determine if it's for you or not, but I think once you see some of the potentials of this, it would be something if any of you are trying to grow. I think you should absolutely take a good hard look at it. Definitely. Yeah, no, I mean, I don't do generally local stuff. But I check this out. And like I've been looking at it and I talked to Brian about all the details and like I was starting to be like maybe I could find a way to you just like no stop it. But like for anyone out there who's dealing with especially local clients or can find the right use case

Yeah, just blew me away from the number of services and automation that's packed into that suite of tools and how seamless that is, is pretty amazing. So definitely worth checking it out. Real quick to this one came up today. So we constantly get questions about GMB verifications, right? You know, hey, where can you guys do GMB verifications work in MGYB, when is it going to be available? I'm going to cut to the chase GMB verifications are available right now. As always, we cannot tell you how long that is going to be the case. So if you are doing lead gen if you're needing a verification for some other reason, this would be a very good time to put your order in because not only can you order now what you couldn't have yesterday, you can get a 15% discount today while we've got it opened up. Also, it comes with a 30-day guarantee. And it's about I believe, 14 day turnaround time. So pretty quick. I'll post all of that in the chatbox for those who are live. If you're not just head to mgyb.co, and head to the store, you can look for GMB verifications there you can also get syndication networks, Rs drive stacks, SEO shield, link building all that sort of good stuff.

And circling back around. I wanted to touch on this real quick for those of you who are watching us for the first time, thank you very much whether you're watching live or catching the replay on YouTube. If you want to go to the right place, head to semantic mastery comm slash HD questions every week, we asked you to limit your questions just to one. Unless you're live, you can ask some more. You know, we get down there. We just want to make sure that everyone has a chance to ask their questions. So if you ask some questions, we may not get to all of them just before Warren. And then secondly, we encourage everyone to check out the battle plan and go to battle plan dot semantic mastery. If you want to get repeated repeatable SEO results that is for you. I'm not going to read the page to you you can go over there and check it out. But it is a fantastic tool that we recently just updated them released version four a month ago.

And then Bradley touched on this too if you're an agency owner or a consultant that you want to get more clients, yes, you want to grow your revenue. Yes. And you want to scale your team, hopefully, yes. Then if you want to do that, head over 2xyouragency.com. There's a ton of incredible training lets you crush it, whether you're again, being a consultant, or if you want to build a true agency, and it doesn't matter if that's SEO, it's other areas of digital marketing. It's going to help you grow and make more money. That's the bottom line.

All right, with that said, Guys, any other quick announcements before we dive into questions?

Good. All right. Let's do it.

All right. Grab the screen.

You guys confirm when you see. See my screen.

Would You Recommend Ordering Another Drive Stack To A New Website Section Targeting Service Keywords In Different Locations?

So it looks like BB Now that might have been from last week. It looks like it was it will start with Bobby. Bobby says Hey guys, I got some questions. The first one was would you recommend ordering another drive stack to a completely new section of a website targeting a different service keyword in different locations on a large content site that would be perfect for the location sealed, am I right? Marco?

Yeah, that's perfect for the extension. And it's currently available and as a coupon sweep. So that's what the drive stack expansion.

Yeah, we're saying, Yeah, maybe if he already has the brand it because he's saying another, right, a completely new section of the website. So we're talking about the same website, money site. That's how I'm seeing. I'm seeing something different.

He has a different service keyword, and a different location on a large content what so that's, that's just an inner page, I think what he's describing the top of the silo. So you would aim the expansion on the current drive stack at that inner page, you'd get much more power going and extending that initial drive stack then you would be doing a completely different drive stack, g site. Sure, gotcha. Okay.

Would You Recommend RSS Masher To Drive Traffic To A Money Site And Lead Gen Assets?

The next question was  GMB.Thanks again, I've not used them for lead gen assets but I have in the past I haven't built since the updated the new version of RSS master which is even better. But to create the kind of like Kwazii PBNs and when I say PBNs, they're not like what we would traditionally think of a treat PBN, these are real sites to generate real traffic and that's the differentiator, right? having real sites generate real traffic. With automated content posting to them right through all the RSS feeds that you splice together and RSS masher and all the really cool shit you can do. You can take a look at the most recent webinar we did with Damon Nelson, about the most current version of RSS masher and see some of the examples of the sites that he builds are 100% honest.

Major content sites using RSS masher. And they're freaking beautiful sites. And he's generating affiliate income and, you know, like AdSense income. And so such using those sites because they do generate traffic, they look beautiful. But from an SEO standpoint, I looked at it as like, hey, this could be really good to generate, you know, in related content type sites that could feed traffic back to a money site or a lead gen site or whatever. So, I mean, I think it's certainly possible to use it for that I haven't done it myself just to be honest because it's not the strategy that I've been pursuing. I've wanted to in fact, I even talked about it with my partners here. I would love to have some time to play with that and set up some sights but I haven't done it yet. I think Marco. Weren't you guys gonna try playing with that a bit. I know it probably hasn't been done but wasn't that on the to-do list?

It is being done. What we are currently testing it and we won't like there is anything. I'm not personally doing it but I got my mini mastermind, which is where all the evil takes place where we can go after everything. And there's a couple of people in there who have a license. And then one of them is using our license as I gave her our license to go and try it out. So they got together. Three of the people in my seven-person mini mastermind got together. And what they're doing is they're sharing information on how to make make it work in the best way possible. And then they're going to come back and report it to me and we're either going to make it available through MGYB as a service, or I'm not sure how we're going to offer that but there's definitely something in the works with that RSS masher. It's just you guys if you go get it just be prepared because there's a high learning curve is that simple software that you're just going to go and plug and play

You have to be prepared to go through the training to go through the process, gathering up the feeds making everything look right. And then you know that that's when the magic happens and I can't wait to blast that. Now get it, give it a companion g site and drive stack, expand it, and then blast it with link building and some embeds and see what happened. I can't wait.

Yeah, it looks good. As I said, I wish I had more time to mess with it. Because I think there's a lot of potentials there as well. So, so maybe next Wednesday, or the following Wednesday, we can give people a preview. But again, the first ones that'll get a preview, it will be my mini mastermind, and then the semantic mastery mastermind, the heavy hitter club, and then we'll go public with whatever we have. It's still a few weeks away, it takes time. That's all

Is It Possible To Get An Iframe For A Drive Folder?

so Frank's up. He says it is it possible to get an iframe for a drive folder tried adding a link into iframe generator and it came back saying the page was blocked from being displayed? also. Well, first of all,

The first part of that is Yeah, you can use to be able to do that. But no, I haven't tried since the updates recently. Marco, can you? Yeah. Not through the iframe January? That's why I tell people to code their own code. Yeah, because you can't do it that way. You have to separate the, I can't go through the process that you have to get the folder ID to be able to iframe it. And what you have to insert in an iframe generator is the entire URL, and you can't do it that way.


Publish to the web would be a file setting in the drive used to say publish to the web, it would give you an embed code for the file or for the folder, but I think that has been taken away correct recently. Uh, no. I can check that right now. I mean, go on and let me take a folder that has nothing in it. And we'll just move on while you're looking that up.

Do You Have Any Link Building Services In MGYB For T1 Money Site?

He says also with MGYB, do you have any link building services that could be used for tier-one money site or only g sites? Yeah, that while the SEO shield can point back to your money site, right, which includes the drive stack files and folders as well as the G site. Also, press releases could be used for tier-one money site, right where your money site tier-one money site is. It's redundant. That's like the Department of redundancy department. You know what I mean? So, yeah, your money site, again, press releases and the SEO shield? Those are the two things that I would recommend. Am I missing something?

No, no, no, I don't think so. And I can't find it. I can't find published on the web by the way. That's what I thought had been removed since the recent update. But it used to be able to do it that way. So hopefully that was helpful.

What MGYB Service You Should Use To Rank For A City That Is Three Hours Away From The Dealership Location?

Mohammed's up, it's up mom and he says, Hey, guys, a client is asking me if I can rank his Volkswagen dealership for VW related keywords in a city. Three hours away from where the dealership actually is.

Actually, how would I go about this? I know I can get a GMB from MGYB for the New City and add a new city page to the money site. What else would I do?

Well, the problem that I see with that Mohammed is it's a dealership right? So if you're getting a GMB for a dealership which is a storefront business, right with the customers come to the business location, and you've got a spammed GMB listing, that's three hours away from where the dealership actually exists, then, how is that going to play with potential car buyers? When they're looking to go to a dealership in their local area and they've come to find out it's a spam listing and instead they've got to go three hours away to buy a Volkswagen. To me, I don't think that would be advisable for the reasons I just mentioned. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question. Anybody else interprets this another way?

No, that's the way I'm I'm reading it unless the dealer is opening up a dealership in that city in which case, you would need spam. GMB. Right. Correct. Yeah. But yeah, I mean, I am not willing to drive three hours to go look at a car, like my dealer has to be closed by where I can just jump in the car. 1015 minutes, I'm there and look at the car and decide if I'm gonna buy it. Because I'll be people. Yes. I mean, the idea behind it is correct. People are going to first look online to find a car that they liked, and they're going to find the dealer, then they're going to go visit the dealer to see the cart. Who's going to drive? Did you talk that to this dealership owner, by the way, and ask him Who do you know that's going to drive three hours to buy a car when they can buy one mic in the city? I don't understand the thinking behind that. Not only that, but don't you think it would piss a potential customer off if they were misled to believe that a dealership was in their local area just to come to find out that it's three hours away? I mean, it's not just that like if he was promoting like ranked a page organically for the city that is three hours away, and says, Hey, we sell cars. Were our dealerships over here and they're honest about where it is. It's very likely most people are going to drive three hours away anyways, but at least they weren't being dishonest about it. Whereas having a GMB for a storefront business where a store doesn't actually exist, that I think in my view would piss me off if I put driving directions and go show up at this place to find out that it's it doesn't exist, and then I got to drive three hours away to go where I intended. What about other car dealers dealerships? wouldn't they be pissed if you're faking? A GMB and I just totally am in the area. I don't think VW corporate would be too happy with that with you faking GMB.  I don't know how much trouble I mean, you can get into a whole lot of trouble behind that. talk to this guy. talk some sense and then

yeah, just find out what his intent is really. And maybe you already know it, Mohammed and it just wasn't conveyed in that message.

Yeah, but yeah, I mean like I said if I was going to do anything it would be to try to just rank organically for that and just be honest about where the dealership is and why they should drive three hours away to purchase a car at that particular dealership.

SEO Shield Question

Alright, moving on uh, next question is Hello everyone recently I purchased an SEO shield and since I got some discount for link building, I also bought that so I placed the order for SEO shield and link building altogether. What I found out that instead of building the links to my properties, they pointed all the direct all directly to your money site. Okay, you can edit the URLs to build links to an M GI Bill, Why be disregarded that and build all the links to your money site? No continue can find that hard to believe okay. When I inquired from support about it, they said since you had provided the URL file, we built all the links around that. But they also said that they don't recommend it. I'm a new user purchasing SEO shield first time and also not aware of the internal tech now technicalities excuse me of SEO SEO. So I provide all the information including the URL file because I thought it might be required to build the SEO shield since I bought the SEO, SEO, and link building. So I believe that SM support will follow the best practice since I've gone blindly trust SM for SEO related stuff. So my question is Why were the links built directly in the money site even when it is not recommended? No one will pay for the money to I'm not sure what he says.

Now, he says that the links can't be removed. This website is my six months old hard work. I don't want to degrade my website by any means. So what should I do now? Should I disavow the links pointing in the Excel sheet? Please suggest, okay, um, the first part of that. I'm not sure if you came to us cold and you don't know anything about our methodology, then then I could understand where that confusion may have come from.

Perhaps we need to have that clearly explicitly outlined on this on the order page or the order submit Details page. In other words, if it's not already, but

As far as what you know, we didn't build all the links to your money site URL. If your money site URL was listed in your submitted URLs list, then some links will have been built to your money site URL. But in all of our training, we always suggest we actually won't build links to your money site URL if we know that it's in there. So I don't know what to tell you on that other than and as far as disavowing Marco doesn't ever recommend that I've done it in the past haven't done it for years.

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I don't think Have you seen anything negative happen? We don't suggest it, but I don't know that it is going to cause any problems. Marco, what do you say about this? I say I have a really big problem with this guy. Right? Because this was sent to support at mg y v.co. And I heard from Deadia and he said, hey, look, you know what, what can we do it with this? What can we do for this person? So we're looking to do the right thing. Here. Look, I can remove all I think I can remove all the links

But it's gonna take a while I so we aren't talking about it, he doesn't even give support a chance to respond and let him know what the answers are. He comes here to a public forum to air the laundry. And I understand that. I mean, in no way Is this a recommended practice. But I mean, he submitted the URLs for us to build links to if you give us a spreadsheet, how are we to know that there's a money site included in the spreadsheet? I mean, he's assuming that we're supposed to assume and look these, the logic behind this evades me because I just don't see it, how we're supposed to know that he's submitting his money site from now on. And so now we know that we need to make sure that we tell people explicitly on the order form do not submit your money site URL. So thank you for that. But I don't appreciate

This being aired on a public forum, where we're taking care of when we're looking to do what's best for you and for your website. Not that anything bad has happened. Not that anything bad will happen. We don't know yet what would happen, but it's still in the discussion stage and he doesn't even give it an opportunity comes publicly as Hey, you guys, I thought you were supposed to follow best practice practices and whatever else he says. And I just don't appreciate it. Give us at least a chance to do the right thing. And then if there's a problem, if there's no resolution, then you come here and you speak to us publicly. I thought about writing to you by the way. Because I saw this, I saw the way he called it the ticket, come through and I know I'm supposed to stay away from customer service. But I thought about writing to him because I don't see the logic. If he submits the URLs to build links. That's what we're going to build links to because the customer as always, right? So if you want links built to your money site, in spite of the fact that we don't recommend it, and then we say, Don't ever do it, we don't do it. If you submit the URL, and it's by mistake, and I'm not saying that you did it on purpose, if by mistake you included in my site, or you didn't know, it's going to get links built to it. Now, yeah, we are going to try to do the right thing. That's all I can say. We were trying to do the right thing before, even after having come on a public forum, and then like hitting on my last nerve, we're still going to help you out.

Yeah and I don't know that it's going to cause any problem. We just, we don't build links, the types of links that we sell at MGB directly the money site, we always in all of our training suggest not to do that because that's the whole reason for the SEO shield right is because and that's why it's named the SEO shield because it shields your money site, from all the external threats.

SEO and link building that you can do because link building to your money site can, doesn't always but can create a problem. So it's not a guarantee that you're going to have problems because that happened, it might not cause any problems at all, we just don't recommend it, we suggest not to do it, because there's no need to because we push all the power to the SEO shield and use the SEO shield to launder basically clean any potential negative juice through Google properties and through high authority assets, that and push relevancy essentially, eventually to the money site. So again, we don't know that it's gonna cause a negative impact at all, we just don't, we don't test it. Because we don't do that we always recommend building them directly to the SEO shield. Again, that's the whole point of the SEO shield. So we have learned, we have now decided or just came to the realization that that needs to be very explicit on the order form, submit page, and that makes sense and we'll make sure that we make that change and Marco and Dadea, our link builder, are going to do what they can for you. So hopefully that will suffice.

How Do You Use Press Release To Achieve Better Rankings?

Next question, SMS insurances total newbie here, I just ordered the press release. Not sure where to start. I'm clueless on what to do, and the advice would be great. This is awesome that you asked this question because I'm actually working on a little mini-course for press releases for people that want to order and not for SEOs. But for business owners. I mean, anybody can have access to it that they want, but it's I'm doing a little mini-course for press releases.

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For MGYB, in other words, a little mini-course on trying to teach a layman right or a business owner, somebody that's not an SEO, how to get the most use in the best use the most traction from press releases that you order from MGYB. And I'll have that done by next Tuesday for sure. Maybe even possibly will be available on by next Wednesday for people to go download as a Lead Magnet or whatever, we'll see, I don't know if I'm gonna have it ready by Tuesday. I don't know if it'll be ready on Wednesday for public consumption. That said, I can give you a brief rundown on it. Because I was actually working on that presentation earlier today. In fact, it's over here. So I can show you that I'm not kidding, do it yourself press releases, leveraged PR marketing for your business. So this will be both a presentation as well as some of that stuff hasn't been added yet. But it will be a presentation that will be available, as well as some videos. So it'll be like a little mini training course, on how to get the best uses of press releases, and then what to do next as well. So really a quick rundown on that is, first have an understanding of what your keywords are that you want to promote, right? So your primary products and services, products and or services, or an event if you're promoting an event, whatever, whatever you're trying to promote. You want to have a set of keywords that you're looking to promote. And you want to submit that as the primary keyword for each one of the press releases.

So the press release writers, the writers that they're really good about creating brand plus keyword association. So if you submit the keyword that you want to be used as the primary keyword, they're going to create that they're going to use the brand name and the keyword in the title. Okay, which is very, very important. And then they're going to write about whatever it is that you instruct them to write about. And you can be as descriptive about how to like, you can tell them the tone that you want, that you want them to write it in, you can tell them certain things that you want them to highlight within the press release. Or you can be vague, you can just say, here's the URL that I want you to promote. And they'll go look at the URL, also look at the brand and they'll create a news angle story, that they'll write a press release about so it makes it easy for you guys if you have something specific you want written about. add that in the writing description. If you don't and you don't know how to create a newsworthy angle, don't worry about it because that's what the press release riders do. So you can just submit a URL and say this is the primary

URL I want promoting, write a story about it right. And though they'll figure out a way, which is why I love using it, because it takes the responsibility right off of us to come up with the angle all the time. They're really good about that once the press release is published, or you want to also link back to whatever you're primarily trying to promote. So for example, I like to, by the way, if you're new SM, s and s insurance, you can go to our YouTube channel youtube.com slash Semantic Mastery and use the channel search feature. And you can even go to Google and search for a press release or PR silo stalking or press release, SEO, semantic mastery, something like that, and you can find a webinar it's actually still on mg y v. If you go to the webinars tab on the MG y v.co. website, you can take a look, I think that was the last webinar that we did was PR silo stalking, and that'll give you a really good description. It was almost an hour You know, I don't know 40-minute webinar or whatever specifically about how to get the

Most uses out are the best use out of sight, press releases. So again, you're going to want to have at least one URL that you're going to promote, you can have up to three, I usually recommend only two URLs per the press release, unless you're siloing press releases, in which case you'll have three, three target URLs that you're promoting within the press release because you're going to be linking back to the previous press release within that silo. if all of this sounds foreign to you, just go check out that webinar that I just described. And then it will tell you exactly what we do to get really, really good results with press releases. And just an aside to kind of a point to kind of reinforce this is I was just talking in the mastermind two weeks ago when I did my last mastermind webinar, about how I have a GMB asset as a lead gen asset that I hadn't done anything with it was published about a year and a half, maybe two years ago, but I never optimized it never did anything to rank it. And I did three press releases in one week to push that GMB asset and all it has is it's a GMB location. You know, profile and it's got a GMB website. It's not connected to a money site. The money site is the GMB website. And I did three press releases in a week. And the son of a bitch disappeared from maps all together for about three weeks. But then it popped after three weeks of it like not even showing I thought it got it was doing a Google dance. But I've not seen one this drastic, or this is significant of a Google dance to where it like literally, the listing disappeared, it disappeared entirely from Google Maps. And then all of a sudden bounce it when it popped, it popped into number three, the C position in the maps three pack from just three press releases in a week. Now that's those results aren't typical, but I'm just sharing that because it does show you that and all I did was PR silo stacking method, the same one that I'm suggesting you go watch that webinar to learn the strategy. And it works guys. It really does work. So that's what I would recommend is

Just first go look at that webinar. And then after you have published the press release, it's always better to do like one press release isn't going to move the needle much, if at all, but when you start to do the silo stacking with press releases, you can do significant damage with that, and in a good way, right, yeah. And then from there, the next thing you can do is do link building gigs to the press releases or to the organization page that we provide. When you order a press release. That's something else and embed gigs. You can do embed gigs as well, but don't link directly to your money site. Anyway, you want to comment on that anybody?

From dance is real man. Right? We tell people 21 days actually, it's 20 days. But I tell people 21 days just to be sure they're clear of it. And then that's when you go and take a look at everything. You decide what to do, but it's very real. I don't know why more people don't talk about that. They just see rankings drop and then they go try to fix it and they make things worse instead of trying to instead of the result being better.

You just supposed to leave it alone until like you said, it just comes back and then you decide.

Unknown Speaker 35:06
Yeah, what's interesting is, like you said, for about three weeks, I haven't seen something that drastic of a dance in quite some time to be honest with you. And so I was a little bit nervous. I was thinking like, What the fuck is going on with this, this listing? And all I did was a handful of GMB posts to that listing over the course of those three weeks that was it, nothing else. And like I said, it popped and when it did, it's, it's in the number. In fact, I just got a lead from that today for sure, for Tree Removal in that particular city. So it's producing and all it took was three press releases, which again, is very, very powerful. So it used the exact same method I just mentioned was PR silo stacking, so just go watch that webinar. It's done in the MGYB, webinar archive, and it's PR silo stacking, and it works really, really well.

Okay, next question. DC SEO says, Hey guys, I received the ROI as part of my shield back and your wise keywords are the ones that gave your team they're in the same niche, but very different to what I handed in Is this right? Mine didn't have any location or mine, I guess he means mine didn't have any location as per instructions and what I received that keyword plus locations from around the world. I'm in the UK as well as a ton of keywords that are irrelevant to my services. I don't know how that could happen. Any, any suggestion? No, that doesn't sound right. But this isn't the forum for that is it support at MGYB.co. What happened? Give us the order number. We'll go track it down. And if we have to do it over, we'll do it over we'll talk to the VA who built it. I mean, we take care of everything guys. We always do we always try to do right, by everyone. You have to do things in the proper forum.

Last week, end of last week or whatever, I think it was Friday, I announced that we had cracked the code that we were able to now extend the drugs tax because we had automated it. And then someone posted in all of our groups, well, what if I have a VA? How do I train them?

And so now, no matter where I respond, it's going to look like I didn't respond and all of the other I would have to go and respond in all of the other groups, the very same thing that I responded in the one group and it's gonna make it look in the other in the groups where I don't respond like I don't care or it doesn't matter or I didn't want to respond or whatever. I don't like guys do things in the right place. And at the right time, this first goes to support. If support doesn't take care of you, then come to us and let us know. And then like, I know, one of the owners in MGB and I'll have a talk with him and see what we can do about rectifying the situation, but it's in here in a public forum. I can't do anything for you.

Yeah, Fidel. If it was indeed a mistake on our end, then absolutely. We just kill that drive, stack, and build and one for you. So and it won't, it won't hurt you at all. So it's not an issue if it was indeed our problem. If you submitted the wrong keyword file, that's one thing, but if it was, somehow it got built with keywords that you didn't submit, which is unlikely, but people are human things happen. So if that was the case, just bring it to supports attention, we'll take a look at it and if that was indeed the case, it would just kill that stack and then go to a new one, and it won't it won't cause any problems. So that's the beautiful thing about those guys and that's also why we talked about using the SEO shield for clients and stuff like that because you get the accounts back and you could protect your work right? Because if something happens and you get fired or the client stops paying you I've had that happen where they just ghost on you, you know what I mean? The business still exists but they just won't answer phone calls or emails when they owe you money that kind I've had that happen several times over my career. You can go in and just kill the drive stack, delete it. I don't even set it to not public which is it's changed now anyways and because it can still push power, even when it's not indexable. But you can go in and just kill the damn thing or rework it to point somewhere else, you know, to meet to their competitor, that you can go land as a client. So that's one of the beautiful things about it. So it can be remedied. That's not a problem.

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Can You Create A Subdomain, Rank, And Redirect All The Pages To Another Site While Maintaining Its Ranking?

The next question was, can you create a subdomain website and rank it and then redirect all the pages to another site? And the subdomain maintain its rankings? No, because the redirect will point to the new location and new locate the new location is going to replace the subdomain at some point, right? You can't redirect a URL and have both the URLs still appear in search, or they might temporarily, and I don't even know that that's true. But Google will whatever the redirect is eventually that's what will rank and the other one will fall out of the index entirely. Am I right in that, or am I missing something? I'm not I think you're absolutely right. I don't see how you can't since you're telling the bot through the 301 that the page or everything in that sub-domain moved permanently somewhere else. Yeah. You could use I mean, that's what it is. Yeah, you could use a canonical. And it can both pages can rank. I've seen that many times, you're telling Google with a canonical, like, hey, this page is similar to this page over here, give the credit to this page, right? And then Google sometimes disregards that and well, you know, both pages will index and they'll both rank. And that happens. So I would suggest a canonical instead of a 301 if that's what you're trying to accomplish, but remember that just because you canonicalize. It doesn't, you know, doesn't mean Google's going to honor that. It also doesn't mean that they won't honor it. Right? It just kind of it's kind of a crapshoot. So yeah, what, what that is canonical is when you have similar or the same, and it doesn't have to be two. It could be two or more, however many copies of that document. There is there exists. You can tell Google which ones the master copy is and to rank that one, rather than all the other. Now, whether Google follows the directive, well, that's up to Google. And they're not telling what they'll do is right.

Yeah, and just to, you know, kind of reinforce that I'm working on a tree care project. for it, you know, for new, a new lead gen service provider that I got. And it's a case study that I'm doing in the mastermind, and I use tags, tags to create location silos anyways, a Google, it's a new site, right? And my blogger just started blogging for the location posts on the site. And the way that we're doing building it out with using tags to create the location silos. Google was ranking the tag pages, but not, but not the posts that I wanted to be ranked. And it indexed the tag pages first, right and the tag pages because some in some cases, they're unique tags, which means that the tag page is a duplicate of post, that if you guys understand how tags work, that's what happens if it's a unique tag, it's only in one post, then the tag page itself is essentially a duplicate of the post. And so for whatever reason, Google index the tag pages instead of the posts, and so the tag pages were ranking for the keywords, but not the post. And so and I even set the canonical in the tag setting with SEO ultimate Pro, you can do that because you can go to what's called the Global canonical manager, or even the code inserter plus module, you can actually go in and add like a separate canonical for each tag and all that kind of stuff anyway. So I added the canonical URLs for the tag pages to canonicalize to the post, right, when it's a unique tag, you can do that. And but Google wasn't honoring it. And about two weeks went by and so finally I went just this week, I just went to search console, and forced Google to recrawl the posts or excuse me, the tag pages because they had the canonical URLs in the HTML header to point to the posts that I wanted to give the credit to. Right and that's what I want to be ranked, and it only took about 24 hours, and lo and behold, now the tag pages aren't indexed, but the posts are, which is what I wanted. So again, it, you know, that doesn't mean that that's always going to happen, because it could be that Google doesn't honor the canonical or doesn't, you know, doesn't recognize it for whatever reason, they, By the way, you can also check that when you submit inspect URL in Search Console. And once it inspects the URL, it's going to tell you whether it's in Google or not. And there's a drop-down setting that your menu that you can click on to expand, it shows you additional details, and it'll tell you what the Google recognized canonical is for that page, or that post whatever URL it is that you're inspecting. Right? And so you can clearly see what Google seeing. So you can force a canonical, and then go ask Google to request indexing. And then once it does, you know you can look at the code that it shows like the rendered page and it'll tell you the details of that and it'll show you if it if it saw the canonical or not. So anyway, hopefully, that was helpful. Do you see SEO

Is It Okay To Embed MyMap Via Tag Manager?

Is it? Is it okay to embed the mind map via Tag Manager? I'm not sure how you would do that.

I'm not sure how you would do that. Tag Manager creates container codes, right header code, and Body Code. And then you inject things into that like scripts and tracking codes and pixels and that kind of stuff. And I don't know what embedding a my map would do, or if it would even read. Is that something you have any idea about? Marco?

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Hello, sorry. Yeah, sorry about that. I was talking intimidated might not I think you can. You can use iframes with Tag Manager not not only that, you can track them. Hmm. Am I giving away too much? Oh, nevermind.

I'll have to play with that DC. I'm not sure. I've never done it. Don't listen, go play with it. And then and then look at all the nice stuff that happens in there.


Cool, well there you go.

Is It A Good Deal To Have A 1500 Monthly Retainer Plus Sale Percentage?

Unknown Speaker 45:03
Alright, so moving on next one is Josh says I am changing locations from my current office to a shared workspace and apparently with Google, this isn't a verifiable address so they won't verify my GMB profile with this type of address. With the MG y b GMB service will this help with this issue?

Is it a storefront or a service area business that would be my question. Can you get a listing right now a GMB listing through MGYB? Yes.

As we talked about with Mohammed's question earlier, if it's a storefront business, I don't recommend using a spam GMB listing for any type of storefront business because you mislead potential customers because they think it's in one location and you are indeed in another location. So the only time I would ever recommend using a spammed GMB listing, let's call it what it is. As for a service area business where the actual physical location in the GMB profile is hidden from the public, so it makes sense. So again, if it's a service area business, then yes, that would help you. If it's a storefront business, I wouldn't recommend it.

Any comments, guys?

No, I think that's absolutely right, man. It's a myth. You got to know what you're getting into. Especially if you're, if you're going to spam it, right?


I've gotten away from doing spam, GMB listings just because the how much volatility there's been in the last, you know, many months. Um, so I'm working more heavily on the organic side. Now, again, which has been years since I really pushed that. So it's interesting, and that's what the tree care project that I'm working on is, in part is a case study for the mastermind, is working on mostly organic rankings. I do have some GMB locations that are going to be incorporated into the project most of the organic rankings. And I'm also doing a lot of call ads call-only ads for Google ads. They are

If you're very specific with Google call-only ads with your what I call Bullseye keywords, then you can get some pretty good results with that. It's a lot less expensive than actual clicks to like, you know, regular PPC pay per Click type ads, pay per call ads are a little bit less expensive if you have very, very targeted keywords with location modifiers and such. So that's what I'm working on right now.

What MGYB Service Should You Use Get More SEO Clients?

Lonnie says I landed my first client concrete company 1500 dollars per month plus percentage of sales. This is a good deal fucking a man. Congratulations, Lonnie. That's all that looks like it looks like a really good deal. Absolutely. That's a cherry deal for sure. So congratulations, man. I'm gonna hop in real quick and say it's all relative, right? One congrats on getting that. Especially the percentage of sales and revenue. That's a big one that I think a lot of people miss out on. But keep in mind too, this is totally dependent on what he's doing for that. 1500 That's true. You'd be getting worked to the fucking ground for 1500 but you know

It's up to you, you You are the person who can determine whether or not that's worthwhile. Yeah, that's a great point, Adam.

And just know this, if it's your first client, you probably are going to be work to death anyways. Because it's your first client and you will learn over time, how to set boundaries with clients. Just talk to Mohammed who's always here asking questions every single week. Mohammed's been following us for a long, long time, and we've watched him grow considerably over the last couple of years. And he's experienced a lot of growing pains and come here and ask for advice. And that's what this forum is for Lonnie. So feel free to come back and ask questions every week. concerning how to handle certain situations doesn't always have to be SEO related either. It could just be about how to handle particular clients, business operations, management, outsourcing, all that kind of stuff. Guys, we're here to help grow your business as much as possible. Yes, we talk a lot about SEO. But there's a lot of other things that we've all learned with our experience over the years on how to, you know, help you to avoid some of the mistakes that we've all made.

But just know that it is your first client there, it's likely you're going to be work to death for that client. And that's okay. Because you're going to learn a lot from that. And you'll begin to learn how to start to set boundaries. And remember, you know, one thing I want to recommend is, you do need to also set like communication boundaries, I don't know that your new client is is somebody that might message you outside of business hours or over the weekend and that kind of stuff. But I've got a lot of clients that still to this day do, but I've trained them that I don't reply to messages after hours or on weekends. Unless it's an emergency like I have a preschool client that had a site go down on over a weekend and I had my daughter and I did actually help him because he's a really good client and me, you know, I felt for him and I wanted to help him but very rarely do I ever reply to anything outside of ours, because once you set that precedent, people will take advantage of it. I don't know that they mean to be malicious, but they just think that hey, I messaged him at night and he answered me, so, therefore, it's okay for me to ask questions at any time, I would recommend that you know, as your first client, you need to start to learn how to set boundaries right upfront.

Anyways, let's get back to the question. Sorry, I'm glad that Adam put that into perspective, because I immediately saw that percentage. And my mind went to the mat, my mind always goes to the numbers, where I normally get this company to 100-200k a month recurring for you know, out of if it's like Costa Rica, where they work around, like, it's killer money, it's killer money, but even if it's seasonal, right, you can't work in the winter, if what if they're doing driveways or whatever it is that they're paving. If they're laying a concrete slab, you're talking about 100 k easy and if you charge 10 to 15% of that recurring, then I'm seeing that as a really good deal. If you're going to be worked to the bone and the client can't close. Then you got a problem. So thanks for putting that into perspective.

Yeah, not to downplay it. Yeah, definitely just wanted to tell because the way he phrased it that's what gave me the hesitation. It's like, Is this good? Like, man, there's no way for us to know you're the one who's got to do that. But you know, congratulations on doing that. That's good to see. Yeah. And I mean, like I said, Just remember, as your first client, you will make mistakes, there's no question, you will work harder than you probably should. And that's okay. Like I said, you're going to learn from that. So, you know, just keep that in mind. Remember, come back here and ask questions often and we'll try to provide you as much advice as we can. He says, also, I'm looking for simple services I can use to get me in on getting clients and suggestions. By the way, I love the video lead gen 2xyoruagency. Well, there, there you go. You have the video lead gen system and 2xyoruagency which is great for prospecting and generating prospects, right? Don't build that pipeline first. Right? And that's super, super important in through having a full pipeline of prospects and making presentations sending proposals, right so pitching prospects, you will get better, you're gonna lose money upfront, and that's okay. But you will get better you'll be able to polish your presentation and your pitch and your message and all of that. And so just that's why it's so important guys to fill that pipeline full of prospects so that you can make those mistakes. And not every prospect that you talk to is going like you depend on them to be able to put food on your table. If because if that's the case, desperation comes through and everything that you do, and they can smell that from a mile away. And so I think it's better to have a pipeline full of prospects because then it's okay, you don't need anyone of them because you have more behind them. Right, that makes sense. As far as simple services, I recommend getting the most updated version of the battle plan if you don't already have that. A lot of that was covered in 2xyoruagency anyways, but the battle plan is a very succinct version of what we recommend to get results and timelines for doing so and all of that and it's very inexpensive. So I'd recommend you pick that up if you don't have it already.

I'd also say mgyb.co, I mean everything there for you to offer your clients, whatever it is that they want. Everything is their press releases, liquidity and anything and everything that you need to do to produce results for your clients in MGYB.co. And if it doesn't mean you have a good idea of a product that let us know.

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What Is A Money Site?

This is a great question from Josh, he says, And see, guys, this is the thing you know, I think we often forget. Because we've been in this industry so long that not everybody understands the terminology. He says one more quick question, what exactly do you mean by money site that means your primary digital asset so like, whatever your primary domain is that you host your, your website for your business on? That's what we call a money site. Why? Because it's the site that generates you money, right? A lot of the other stuff that you know, we talked about is tier-one branded entity assets. Again, big terminology for basically meaning like social profiles and stuff that you can build a branded profile or presence on that you're going to link back to your money site, your money site is your Epicenter, right? It's your point of origin, it's the golden frame, you always want to drive, all traffic all leads as much as possible back to your money site, because you have control over that's an asset that you own and control, having ancillary profiles on social media properties and, you know, web to Dotto properties, and all that kind of stuff is great. And that's what we do with the SEO shoot as we build all that stuff out. But ultimately, you don't own those platforms. They could be taken away from you by Google, by YouTube, by Facebook, whatever, at any time. So they're great to have. They're great to use. But it's best to try to use those to push people push traffic back to your money site because you do have control over that. And there's so much more than you can do that. So your money site is again it's your self hosted primary domain asset for your business, your company, your project, whatever it may be. Anybody else wants to take a stab at that? Yeah.

It could be your Google My Business website. It could be that it could be your your G site. It could be, you know, a free WordPress blog or blogger, Tumblr, or wherever it is that you choose to blog from, like, you don't have to have something that's self hosted. WordPress, are a self hosted domain for you to have a money site. This is like you said, it's the place where you plan to send people to in order to make money and edit in order to sell your product service or whatever it is that you want people to see or buy. That's your money site. Why? Because it makes you money. Not to say that there are other places that could make you money like social media, but it's the primary source of what it is that you're planning to do. Yeah, that's a great point because as we talked about a lot of lead gen assets that I have don't have a self-hosted money site. They are just GMB website.

In other words, the website, the Google My Business provides you which is free. And ultimately you don't have full control over that Google does. Right. So I, you know, I'm glad Marco brought that up. Because I just mentioned self-hosted website, it doesn't have to be that recommend that was possible. But there are times where it makes sense to not build a self-hosted website, for example, spammed GMB listings, it might not be wise to go through the trouble of building out a, you know, a self-hosted site because of all the work that goes into it. Whereas, you know, in case it was to get suspended, you lose all of them, the work that you did, essentially. So in that case, you know, the GMB website becomes the primary website for that location. Or another option would be like Marco said, you know, Google Site g site, right, so sites.google.com, that they, Marco and Rob have done several projects using those as the money site, and it works. It works really, really well. So the money site is exactly what Marco described, which is whatever it is that you're using to make money.

If you're going to build a brand, I think it's important to build a self-hosted website with the brand name as the domain name, because you can really grow the authority of that brand and you benefit from that in so many ways. So, it's a great question though. Alright, so the last question and we've only got three minutes left, we're gonna wrap it up.

What SEO And Lead Gen Contract Do You Recommend?

He says, Lonnie says I'm having trouble with putting an SEO and lead with I'm sorry, with put an SEO and lead gen contract. Do you have any recommended contract forms? No, I don't, you know, you could probably just go online and find some templates that you could use. I personally don't like to use contracts I, I mean, I have in the past, but typically, it's only for bigger companies that, you know, they want the contract. I like to do everything on a verbal agreement. So that and I always say this to potential prospects or customers look, you know, if I'm doing my job, you're gonna want to continue paying me if I'm not, you're not gonna want to continue paying me and that's okay. I also want to be able to part ways from that client if we don't dive well, we don't agree on things if it's just not a good fit, and I don't want to be locked into a contract either. So I don't expect my clients to want to be locked into a contract. And sometimes that burns me, for example, I had a home inspector client, that, you know, I very clearly stated what the timeline was going to be on results.

I typically asked for, hey, give me this much time. And before that time had passed before I reached that certain level of time that I mentioned, he canceled services. And I you know, And to me, that's really unfair for both of us because he wasn't able to get the results that he wanted, because it wasn't, you know, fast enough for him even though I clearly stated all of that before we agreed to work together. But at the same time, I put a lot of work into that and it wasn't able to fully realize the efforts you know, for him or for myself for my own satisfaction because he stopped paying me before all the work had been completed, if that makes sense. Sometimes I wish I did have a contract in place. But for the most part, I like the ability to be able to walk away from a client. And I also like them to know that they don't, they're not locked into a contract that kind of eases that.

That low and lowers the barrier to entry, so to speak. However, that said, there might be a difference of opinion here for some of the other guys. And you guys have a suggestion for him.

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Now, you know me, I don't do contracts. I hate him. I hate him. He locks me into everything. And what if I want to go out and maybe the client doesn't want to go well, what if I want to go? What if I can't stand the client? I want to go and then I'm bound by a contract for a year with this guy that I can't stand that knows more or supposedly knows more than I do, which sometimes happens.

If you know how to produce results, then always go, “Look, I'll give you results.” But record the quality I always record the call that that call. We talk

Bradley, what is going to take this long? I always have that recorded even though there's no contract and I let the guy know Look, I'm gonna record the call. And then you can always refer revert back to that's a contract, believe it or not, that's a contract. Right? And it'll hold up in most courts. I believe in the US. It'll hold up, it'll hold up in Costa Rica.

That's a good idea. And yeah, if you disclose that right up front, and then get it on the recording, you do agree that this is being recorded, and that's okay, right.

Yeah, exactly, exactly. I'm going to be recording this, I'm just gonna point this way. This way, we can refer back to the conversation, you know exactly what took place. I know exactly what to put in you walk them through, you know that this is going to take about 90 days for results. thereabouts. Because if you don't, then you go into the process because I have to set everything up. And then we get everything going. I'm probably going to get two results before but I can't guarantee any Google experience tells me that within 90 days, we should be able to see something, and then we can work from there but I need 90 days from you.

Are you okay with that? Yeah, yeah, sure, you're gonna get that nine out of 10. So now you have a binding contract now, at the end of it you tell at the end of those 90 days when we meet again, then we'll decide if we continue.

Now real quick, I know Adam is if you're still paying attention, I know we're a little bit over, but I think you have a little bit of a different methodology. Is there any way you can comment on this? Um, yeah, I just I'm trying to think like, I don't have too much of a difference it's kind of constantly evolving. But yeah, I mean, as far as contracts go like I stay out of that I've never done anything. Okay. Yeah. And then, if he's looking for actual he may just mean, he's looking for an outline for like a proposal or an engagement proposal. If that's the case, just contact support at semantic mastery comm will point you in the right direction. I know Hernan put one out there we had as a free opt-in that you could get as an outline. And that can be really helpful. I mean, I've used other people's as a starting point when I'm changing services.

Adding something in just so that I have a good starting point then you tailor it kind of to your specifics.

Very good. Thank you. Alright guys, thanks everybody for being here is Chris were you gonna says something? I'm sorry. I mean like he is like a lead gen contract. I mean, like why not sell on a per lead basis? I don't see there's an issue you can do like a contract that states the price of the elite.

Yeah. So you should be fine that way. It should be super easy.

Sweet. Well, thanks for your input, guys. And thanks, everybody for being here. We will see you guys next week. Bye, everyone. Bye, everyone.

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Would You Get An Algorithmic Penalty For Using Generic Terms Too Many Times?

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In episode 283 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if you could get an algorithmic penalty for using generic terms too many times.

The exact question was:

Anchor question. I have several product pages that I put a link to my category page for that type of product. I used the word “”here”” many many times to link up to the same page. Any chance i could get that page an algorithmic penalty or doesn't matter because its a generic term?

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Should Different Website Properties Have Different NAP?

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In the 283rd episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if different website properties should have a different NAP.

The exact question was:

Should different website properties have different NAP? (Name, address, phone number?) Working with an umbrella corporation that has multiple ecomm website brands. I want to have SEO Power Shields for each individual ecomm property, but worried about any penalties or issues that may occur with shared or overlapping NAP? Is uniqueness important in structured data for each site? Also curious which URL shortner you suggest these days since Google has stopped their shortner service. Bitly, Owly, the new Google Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL)? Or the MGYB URL shortner? What would be best practice? Thank you! -Ed

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Should We Add The GSite To Google Search Console Of The Main GMB Email?

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In episode 283 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one should add the Gsite to Google Search Console of the main GMB email.

The exact question was:

can we or maybe also should we add the gsite to search console of our main GMB email?

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How Do You Exclude The SEO Powershield G-Site From Google SERPs?

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In episode 283 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to exclude the SEO Powershield GSite from Google SERPs.

The exact question was:

thanks for answering my question last week guys, appreciate it. One last question before I order the shield (just so I'm completely clear). Can I make sure that only my site appears in the SERPS and the G-site doesn't appear in the results pages? Cheers, Alex

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What Is The Best MGYB Done For You Link Package For Podcasts?

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In Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 282, one viewer asked about the best MGYB done for you link package for podcasts.

The exact question was:

Hope you guys and you families are all doing well. BLESSINGS & THANKS GUYS!! What is the best DFY Package specifically for Podcasts and in your opinion(s) what are three (3) MUST DO things for podcast specifically?

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 288

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Click on the video above to watch Episode 288 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above.

The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.



All right, we are live Welcome everybody to Hump Day Hangouts. This is Episode 288. Today is the 20th of May 2020. And we've got everyone here. We got a couple of announcements but we're gonna introduce everyone says hi we got things shuffled up today Bradley is on the road but joining us audio-only, and Hernan is driving the ship today so we'll check in with Hernan first that really messed me up. I just looked and saw that your name is Bradley Benner on there so Hernan Benner. How are you doing today?

Good, man. Thank you for picking me first. And thank you for picking me first while I'm operating. But I'm good, man. I'm good. I'm really good. So we're live. We're live on Hump Day. hangouts is good. Everything is good. Don't panic. Good. So don't freak out. Whatever you are good, man. I'm impersonating Bradley, so don't get used to it, buddy. Yeah. Well, let's move on then to Bradley. How are you doing man? Where are you at?

I'm doing well. I'm in Grundy, Virginia and it's like being a monsoon of rain. I came down here to camp and get away for a week and I didn't realize it was gonna be cold and rainy for three days, or else I probably would have postponed it for another week. But it is what it is. And I'm here and I was able to make it so just glad to be here. Good deal. All right, Marco. How you doing? I'm gonna take it you're not having cold rainy weather. Uh, let me check.

It's kind of raining.

It's a little dark. Can you tell? I don't even have lights on.


Chris, how you doing man?
It's raining here. Not the usual one. It's raining money.

Man. That's good dad's job. Well done.

Well, before we get into it now, Hernan I believe he's got he's gonna be doing some screen share and we're gonna jump in and answer

Some questions. First of all, just want to say thanks to everyone for your questions. We appreciate people I know we get a lot of regulars who show up here. But if you're watching this for the first time welcome you know, ask your questions we just ask that you ask one question at a time. Just so we can go through if you ask a bunch of questions, there's a chance that you know, we're going to have to skip over them so we can get to the rest and if you catch them this replay on YouTube, go ahead and hit the subscribe button and you can always come and join us at semanticmastery.com/HDquestions, and watch interact live as well as of course, catching the replay on the YouTube channel.

Few things want to tie everybody into and let it what know let you know what's going on. Marco, I'm gonna pass it over to you in a second. Because there's some interesting stuff going on. I know Marco just did a webinar earlier this week. But I want to say if you're an agency owner or a consultant and you're like us and you want to get more clients, you want to grow your revenue, you want to scale your team, then you need to be checking out 2xyouragency.com

If you want to get step by step processes with SEO then that battle plan is where you should be if you haven't already grabbed it came out just a few weeks ago but you can grab that battle plan dot semantic mastery com we've got some killer bonuses we're adding content as we go and we've got a lot of good stuff over there I'm not going to bore you by reading it go check it out a battleplan.semanticmastery.com. And last but certainly not least, you know done for you services This is a big one we get people asking us a lot for things like what we did get questions like where do we get syndication networks done? We started that done for you service. A long time ago and over the past couple of years, we've created mg y B and grown that from its beginnings with syndication networks Our way is drive stacks now we offer a lot of services link building, embeds press releases, tons of good stuff over there. And of course the SEO shield as well as some free best practices webinars. So even if you're not sure what the best product is for you or what the best results or maybe the best way to position it, you can go over

There, check out those webinars and get speed real quick. But speaking of webinars, Marco, you did one earlier this week, right? Monday and I can't believe it was public dude, the amount of free information that went out I mean, Jordan was in the, in the public Facebook group kind of joking, but kind of seriously shut it down, like put it away, put it in the archives. It's just too much information. And what happened was, we had Jeffrey Smith on and he was talking about structuring content, structuring, cutting to listen to the structuring content for the Semantic Web. Usually, when we talk about structuring, instruct structures, we talked about structured data, which goes directly to the button, but I have been talking about it for a while now, how you can also structure your content so that you give the bot better relationships that better data relationship, better content, relationships, better semantic relationships. And Jeffrey went in Monday and killed it. I mean, just drop the mic, forget everything else, listen to what I'm telling you. And he's showing exactly how those relationships are created. He's telling people how to reference it, how to tie it all together. Now you add that to our loop, the loop at it entity loop, right that we do, where we give the but all of the information about our organization. And I was just talking to rob this morning about putting that on steroids. So that we can actually stack. So think about it. We already have an @ID loop or an entity loop. And it's a stack, it's an empty stack. But we're going to stack the stack, which you guys you know, I love that just stacking all of these iframes and all of these things to create all of these different relationships and just keep about looping. In that information. Well, we were just talking about the services and then do it it's gonna be a service and then do it. It'll never be made public how not nothing. It's never getting out because it's just too much. Too much time too much.

For just too many things go into this, we will go into a lot of the why and how, in the heavy hitter Club, which is where this with this webinar is still public. It was supposed to be 72 hours is supposed to be dead right now I think, Well, no, it would that would be tomorrow, the 72 hours. I can't tell time anyway, if it's still alive, go join the heavy hitter club, it's free. If it's not in the free group anymore, that you missed it, I'm sorry. But we can't just keep giving all of that information now, for free. It's just not going to happen up from here on all the entities, what I'm calling the entity series is going to be in the paid group only. We will come out with other public webinars where we will give you more information. But the good stuff is always gonna be going to be kept in the paid group. And the reason is simple. We need to be compensated for all of the time that we spend on this for all of the research that we're doing for all of the testing that we're doing it

It gets expensive, right? Running servers and running software and having to buy all of these different tools to get everything done. So I mean people don't understand that they want it all for free. I'm sorry it's not gonna happen but you can get a really good start by getting into a heavy hitter club. It's in the free area right now you can watch the replay of the webinar and literally learn to rank with just content

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awesome. It was that yes, like Marco said it's in heavy hitter club but put the link on where you can go sign up and yeah, Robin mentioned he's gonna try to extend it so people have time to get in there. But then it is going to go away. So you got limited time you just got a day or two until they move it over. But it is free. You can go and get access to it via that link. And one interesting one, I'm going to make them sound like a sensational YouTube title or something like oh my god, can you no longer do our stuff that question is answered in the video as well, I believe Marco right, you guys touched on what's going on with Google Drive and all that stuff, right? Not only did we touch on, but we also showed how it's still, it's, I mean, you can still pay public files and folders, nothing's changed, they still index that nothing has nothing's changed. Nothing's changed it. Let's just leave it at that, because nothing has changed. You're gonna see misinformation all over the Facebook groups. And the problem with that is, as someone read some information, that that the link-sharing files are no longer able to index, what they were never able to end that you could never index, the link-sharing file. That was never available. So it's just Google, mixing you up so that you can't read the reading, and you're not able to interpret the writing. And so now you got a mess in your head. And then from that, you assume that everything Google gave you is you can't index anything and how people logically go from an extreme to another. I have no idea. But all you have to go do is go back and read that post and see that they were talking about the link-sharing file, not the public. Gotcha. Cool. Well, for anyone who wants to dive deeper into that, definitely go check out the webinar on top of all the stuff Marco mentioned. So, hop over there, get free access while you can't.

As far as announcements, guys, that's it. I think that's all we got to cover. We ready to hop into questions.

Let's do it. All right. Let me actually share my screen.

And if I can remember how to do it, Okay, there we go. You guys can see my screen right? Yeah. Beautiful awesome.

Is Creating Video Embed Autoblogs Viable In 2020?

So we got the good all Webby XP 92 666. Hi, guys. Thanks for all the insights you all provide. I have a question around an older video you made talking about repurposing PBNs into embed blocks is creating video embeds Autoblog still something that is viable? If so, do you have any examples of such sites that could be built, also ordered an MGYB link building package for a G site? And appears to have been deemed x? Is this something to worry about? Do you think it's just a Google dance and we'll sell settle with time. So I'm repurposing in PVS into the video but blogs I don't know if it's a practice that we're still doing as long as their video and bets and you know, you can get your videos embedded in there in terms of you know, like a T or like a second-tier type of embed blogs I see should be fine. But what do you think Marco? Well, it was the foundation video powerhouse maps powerhouse, right? It was buying expired domains, repurposing them for video, embeds, and then mapping events. I don't see why it wouldn't work as long as you're keeping everything relevant. Right. Thank you.

would have to stretch it. Because the whole point right now of whatever it is that you're doing should be activity relevance, trust, and authority. So if there's an activity in that repurpose, pbn, if there's relevance, and there are trust and authority, then you got a winner, you got a winner, because of all the power that's behind that. And you start dropping links in there back to wherever it is that you want them, you don't even need the links, the iframes will carry the link building back to the source. So I don't see why that would be a problem as long as its purpose just for that when you start getting content into that when you start getting links into that. That's when things start to devalue. Right, that's when you start getting you to trigger other parts of the algorithm that you're not really looking to trigger. Whereas if you just keep the iframes and you power those up, you're good to go. And I mean, I'm still I just talked to daddy recently about building up a network just for that. So I don't see why it wouldn't work. We're not doing it. We're not currently doing it. Let me just say that but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

If it worked, or it still works for you, too. But people do it all the time they put a YouTube video on their website. So why wouldn't it work if it still works for you?

Yeah, and I'm trying to think of examples. I don't have any off the top of my head, but I would just start looking around is my advice. And like, I, I just can't think of an actual URL right now. But I know there's a lot of sites like this out there that you can go and see and they're getting real traffic. So I would just start looking around

Webby and like start noticing, you know, just start clicking around with trying to find some of these, and you will definitely find some there. They're all over the place. Yeah, yeah, those websites. In fact, like Semantic Mastery, his YouTube channel gets picked up by several of these like, websites that all they do is to combine like different feeds of videos and whatnot. And some of them are legit. Some of them are like clearly auto blogs, but some of them are legit. Some of them are like actually, you know, having good content and I know that because I have

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I have a Google Alert for semanticmastery.com and every time, somebody, posts something that we share, right? Then he gets I get an email notification. So yeah, like Semantic Mastery. youtube channel gets picked up by all of these secondary websites. And regarding the second part of your question, which is I also order an MGYB link building package to a G site and appear in the index. And I think it depends on where did you work? Or when did you order that? What do you say, Marco? I forgot the index. It wasn't because of the link building. I can tell you that. I mean, just from thousands that we've done, where it's never been the index, well, you know, never say never. What this leads to a question, how do you know, or why do you think it appears to have been index? D index? Are you using the site operator to try to find it? The site operator is on and off. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. So if you use it and you couldn't find it, you have to redo that.

I think it says it's an analytics and search console do you have that attached to it is that our analytics and search console telling you that it's not indexed because you can just, that's what you're supposed to do. You go in there, you go into search console and resubmit for crawling. And that's you're bringing it back up. Lastly, it could be the Google dance. It could be that it dropped from the index, which happens all the time. And then it comes back to settle wherever it is, is going to settle. And that's, you know, that's after 21 days, you look at the data, you see what happened, you see what's going on, and when you approach it at that point to see what else you need to do to bring it into the position where you want to bring it.

Yeah, I would like to add to that, guys. If you have submitted it to search console, which you can do through the same Google account that the drive stack was built under, you just go in and submit the G site to search console and then use the URL inspection tool inside of search console to just take a look at the homepage of it, which is, you know, sites google.com slash whatever your slug is forward slash and just do a URL inspection. And Google Search Console will tell you whether it's in Google or not. If it's in the index, and if it's in the index, and you're just not seeing it, it's just doing the dance. And if it's a newer g site, it's likely just dancing because that happens a whole lot in the first several weeks of a G site.

There you go.

Is There An SEO Benefit To Using A Custom GMB Domain Name Instead Of The Business.Site Extension

Awesome. Ah, so let's see Ah, see gala for four is asking, Is there any SEO benefits to using a custom GMB domain? domain name versus the default one Google gives you with a business dot site extension? Thanks in advance. What do you guys think?

I haven't tested it. I only use I always use the business. That's the site extension that Google gives me and when do the search for your entity or the brand search. It's one of the top sites that appears for your entity. Now, whether having your own domain over that makes a difference. I don't know, I haven't tested You know how much I hate to speculate. And yeah, you know, maybe my standard answer is you need to go test it and see if there's a difference. But that means creating two different sets of data with practically the same data to GMB's one is going to be custom. The other one isn't to see if one ranks better than the other which is way too much work. You get to see how much work it is to go and find out that now you know, there's really no difference. So why bother in the first place? It works really well the way it is.

Right? And I would also imagine that having the standard URL or Bendtner or domain name that the GMB is revenue would be very powerful in and of itself, right? Because you're getting a subdomain into that business, that site, website or domain, which has, you know, hundreds of thousands of millions of websites and then all of the stuff that we're doing to the GMB as well, but I would say that they would have a lot of power in and of itself, right? It's like using a Google property that it's google.com for slash whatever, right? So we'd have to check what happens underneath, right? Because it could be different than what happens to Google site. Again, it's not something that we've tested, so anything else would be speculation. Awesome. Cool.

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Would It Be Considered A Valid Local Citation If The Address Is Not Assigned?

So Dustin, introduce what's up Dustin. I would like to know if it's enough for a citation to count as valid when only using name plus website URL plus phone number without the address because I'm not allowed to show the address. Will that be a valid citation? What do you guys think? Yes.

It's still a valid citation.

Yeah, and in fact, Bradley has recommended it to me. Again, in this form, then you can't use the street address to use it just the way it's showing in the question. Perfect. Yeah. And so it's my understanding of structured citation is the typical format, name, address, phone number, plus URL if you know When, when, when possible. But an unstructured citation is any combination of several of those data points. It doesn't have to be all of them. So it could be name, phone number, URL, or name, address, phone number without URL or name, address URL without a phone number, you see what I'm saying? It's just a combination of name, address, and phone number or URL. One of those are several of those four data points. And that's why, you know, it still counts as a citation. I think, obviously, a structured citation is the most powerful, but they still absolutely counts.

Cool. All right. So let's see Mike. What's up, Mike? Hello, everybody. know everyone, what is the best link to share? Google Maps listing what's going on with those read directions on the map listing? HTTPS g page forward-slash company name as a 302 redirect and a minute refresh. If I want to build links for it, how would you suggest you do it? maybe create a short link for the long regular URLs? That would be a 301 redirect? That's a lot. That's a good question. Yeah. But he's like he's looking at that wrong because adding, adding shortening to any of those three tools, it's not gonna make any difference, because if there's a there's a three or two in the stream, what he has to do is, is find the endpoint of that redirect meta refresh stream, which is the one, it's where it ends when you go into where it goes or any other redirection checker, whatever it is that you use, you're going to see that last one meta refresh, and then it gives you that final URL, where if you take that and go to where goes, you don't get anything else. That's the one that you would use for link building. And that's the one you would shorten the shorten or creates a 301 to that long URL. So if you drop that shortening to one of those three or two URLs, it stops the link flow at the three or two, regardless of what else happens down the street.

So that's how you should be looking at that not the way that this is. Right now the way that he's talking about Sure.

Yep. Use the gather up the Chrome extension. I just posted it in the chatbox. But it's if you just go to search, search google and search for the gather up, review link generator, Chrome extension, add it to Google Chrome, and then from that point forward, anytime you want to share your map, all you got to do is click that button from the map from the entity page where it says the knowledge panel essentially for the entity and it will grab the GMB share URL for you.

Awesome, I just shared it on the Yeah, sure.

On the chat as well, so in the end, that's, that's the best URL. It's, it's the www.google.com/map/?cid= and so it when you take a look at that in a redirect detector, like where goes, for example, it will say test, okay, even though when the page fully loads, it will change it to the really, really long maps, you know, the really ugly URL, but you know, again, it's, it's, it's kind of like a, it's a redirect, but doesn't count as a redirect. So it's the best URL to use.

Cool. All right, so Kieran is asking, Hey gents, hope you're well and staying safe. I'm curious about last week's Hump Day Hangout, Marco talked about the first webinar for heavy hitters being available to everyone. The topic being related to the public Google Drive folders and Google recent changes and how it would impact any airway stack or SEO shield user registered register on the SM Facebook group under events I register waited and as I know another day too, but nothing ever happened I listened to that part of the episode again to confirm maybe I'm just missing something but if it relates to stocks we order I would really like to make sure I'm clear on best practices recommendation. So we're again can hear and find the replay for that. heavy hitters club. There you go. heavy hitter, hitter, heavy hitter club that that's very sweet but we can't we continue to make announcements in the different pages I know that Rob did an announcement just before that sharing the link to go register because once you went to the event, you had to go to the Events tab you had to go and register in zoom to attend the event. If you didn't then just go to heavy hitters club and register you don't have to buy it's in the free section of the group and you can just watch it there while it while it's available. I don't know how long, how much longer is gonna be available and I'm not creating it.

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I'm not creating any of his marketing bullshit. We're taking it out period. urgency Call it whatever you want. I'm not the fucking marketer in the group. We're just going to take it and put it in the paid section because that's where it belongs. There you go. So you heard that gets go get it heavy hitter, calm. Sorry heavy hitters club. There you go heavy hitters club.

How Long Does It Take For GSites To Index?

So our thing is asking how long does it take to G site for for the G site to index? I got my back almost three weeks ago and still, has an index placing Search Console submitter URL and still have index thanks. What do you think?

How long it takes two indexes however long Google takes to index it, right? Yeah, would you if Yeah, hang on a second because it did you get it back from us. Because if so, you have to go and check that to make sure that we set it to index. Sometimes things slip by and it might be set to no index, there might be something in there, but three weeks is still not a full what it is a 30-day cycle that Google works on in caching and indexing and whatever. Now, what you might want to do is, again, go back into Search Console, and resubmit. You go through the process that Brad explained, but rather than just seeing whether it's indexed or not just resubmit the URL for indexing.

There you go. Boom, Gordon, guys. Jump in. Just also if you have a GMB associated with that project, you can also create a GMB post with the CTA button linked to the G site and that sometimes will help too because of the G site or excuse me, the GMB post typically index very quickly and I'll get Google comm crawl that page again.

Yeah, no, I mean, if you have an active Twitter account where your tweets are getting indexed on a regular basis, you can also pop it in a tweet and get Google to crawl and index that there's a lot of ways to force the indexing, it just has to be something that's active and continuously indexing.

There you go. Awesome. And also, like, it's would you guys agree that even because of the fact that it still hasn't been indexed yet, is not necessarily not providing power to the rest of the entity, right? Because we have tested no index type of links, and we have tested a bunch of stuff. And just because in fact, I still have some index, it doesn't necessarily mean that is not working, you know, to the benefit of the entire entity. would you say something like that, Marco? Well, what matters is whether Google has crawled it and whether it's in the database, that's all that matters. We don't care. I mean,

you get too anal about a lot of these since lead, it's the end result that matters. Is it pushing power? And is it or is it helping all everything else that's down the stream? is it helping that to rank as bringing traffic into your website or whatever it is that your money site is? That's what matters. First and foremost, we should work on getting into the G site index. Yes, because it'll take up more real estate space.

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Especially in organic right in organic rankings, but does it have to be 100% index?

Awesome, cool.

Is There A Benefit Of Using A Niche-Related Expired Domain To A Local Business Site?

Alright, so let's see. I'm Gordon, I was wondering if you can find an expired domain that is niche related and has a clean backlink profile and your 301 redirect to a new local business site domain. Is there any significant benefit to pumping up the age domain by pointing MGB services like link building press releases syndication network and firewall strikes next to it? And if so, can you get away with the 10 X and the number of backlinks to it, this is not the money site. Thank you very much for your help. I mean, first off, you need to find a clean backlink profile of an H expired domain, which is not, which is kind of art. But um, the 301 redirects might make it a little bit, maybe a little bit too much. If you 301 redirect that directly to the money site, and then you start blasting that domain with stuff. That might be a little bit too much. What do you guys think?

Yeah, I mean, the reason why we went into dissecting g sites in the first place was to get away from doing this very thing that he's talking about, would it still work? I would think so. But we, but I can't say whether it's still working. Because it's been years literally since we used a 301 redirect domain. No, you go you buy it, make sure you go through all of that trouble. Get content in there for that link, then you three or not even like you 301

It to take advantage of those things that he blasts that with link building, why go through all that when you could just go and get a drive second g site from mg y B and get everything through there you have more control over that and you get more power in the end result is much better through a dry second t site then it is through an expired domain.

Right and then you can abuse those versus an expired domain that you will be 301 redirecting so because at that point you're resurrecting the history of backlinks and also the new stuff that you're doing so it's better to always point you know, backlinks and prices and everything to the drive stack.

Why Does The Keyword List Does Not Show Search Volume For Commercial Keywords?

Fits what's up Fitz Jarvis just received the keyword list and I love it awesome. Please remind me why the list does not show search volume for the commander's commercial keywords. Thank you What What can we tell to fits?

Do we know nicely? This does not show the search for fun. We never show search volumes. We showing keyword research. Right? And nowhere in the order does it say that we will provide search volumes, because that's not necessarily the whole point, if you read the order form, or if we go through the order form, is to either get targets for link building, or to get and relevance, of course, or just to get overall keywords that are going to give your project, whatever it is that you're doing tons of relevance what's considered relevant so that we start creating all of those relationships between your brand. And if you have the location, your location, and the keyword set in your niche, we try to find as many as possible, we categorize them. That's the whole point is if you need search volumes, you go into what is Google ads and get search volumes there. That's the only time that that would be important to me. Yeah, as nothing else would be important, we just don't do that. We don't provide search volumes. Yeah, you can always like if you really need it, you can always go to sem rush as well, which works in tandem with the database of Google which is kind of the same thing. So that's another option right there.

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10 x Marco but for me, so BB a BB. Hi guys kennix Marco. But for me, for some reason, it says the SERP and game part one video not available. So there might be something there happening? No, I checked that last week because I had seen this question. And when I go to the blog, right.  I'll have to drop this in. Yeah, I'll drop this into the hump day Hangout, I'll drop it at the bottom. You have to have donated and given proof of donation, then you go to the URL that I just dropped it at the bottom of this, the chat, the many chat or whatever the hell we're on right now. And then you use the public password that you got in the email that we sent you. Like the only way that you'll be able to see that is if you have the password. And I'm looking in there right now and I'm seeing part one. Can I share my, my screen real quick? Of course. Yeah, let me stop sharing so you can go ahead and share because I don't know what he's seen. Yeah, so let me share. Let me know when you see it. Yeah, we can see it. Alright, so the sub-game the SERP endgame part one and part two. I don't know what's what's missing. There you go.

Ah, it says video unavailable. I'll talk to rob Thanks. Hey, I had done looks like it got the embedding option on YouTube turned off. The right might be that what channel was that on? Was that on Semantic Mastery? Yeah, hang on. But if you click on it, what's the video on YouTube? BB. You can go there.

Yeah, I think that if we select them just let me just show him again. There's an option here to watch the video on YouTube and you can just watch it there I don't know I didn't do this I forget who it was that embedded this.

Yeah. But then from there, just click on it BB just click on here and go watch it while we fix that Thanks for pointing that out. Thank you, brother, all right cool. Let me start sharing again okay cool so let's see SEO torch great deep learning with the rest of the recent Google changes what do you use now instead of drive stack you heard it here boys drive stacks Yeah, so they can go to the webinar and hit a hit Apply right to know more about what's going on. All right, every hitter duck club we showed how everything can still be made public. By the way, we can still set everything public. I'm not gonna say how I'm not gonna give away the farm, Of course, I'm not gonna say how we're doing it but we're turning over everything public to you guys when you come to order for MGB SEO, it's public. That's what you get from us. I know how everyone else is doing it and how they're creating all of this chaos where they say, Oh, you will change everything. Drive stacks are dead. No, nothing's dead. Nothing's changed. We're still doing drive stacks and G sites.

RYS Academy reloaded and RYS Academy still works, the way that it hit originally, or oftentimes even better. That hasn't changed at all.

That's awesome. Well, what if I get a drive second fiber? Yeah, right.

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happens there. You're on your own your own. We can't. Good luck.

So um, so yeah, I mean, we can only respond to what you know the quality that you get on

Do I do to sell at a Moody's asking if you're an agency now? Let's go. Let's go. Thank you, Anna, for commenting Hold on a second.

What Are SubTiers?

So a BB some questions, I understand tears. But what is tier three a three B four a four B etc? Why there are sub tiers? And can you explain this a little bit broadly?

Are you there? sure if you can get this program here. Well, the way that we build multi-tiered syndication networks, which are only two tiers, deep that you can go further out if you'd like, but it would be to A to B to C. So when you're getting out to be, you know, three and four tears, we don't support that. You can certainly do it as long as you understand how to make the connections with the IFTTT triggers, then you can go out as many tears as you'd like. The problem with it is that it creates you know, if anything, upstream RSS feed malfunctions, it cascades through all of the networks. And so it becomes a lot of work just to maintain that many tiers when they're all connected together. It's not that it can't be done and just that it creates a lot of additional management. So that's why we stopped the two tiers, right. So we, again, your primary branded Tier, Tier One Ring would be your primary ring, syndication ring, and then we typically will have on the two-tiered rings, three triggered by the blog.

The blog accounts, the main three blog accounts from the tier one ring, right, so that would-be blogger, Tumblr and WordPress. That's why we have two A, which is triggered by the blogger from the first tier ring to B, which is triggered by Tumblr from the first tier ring into C, which is triggered by WordPress from the first tier ring, but that's where we stop if you want to get out to tier three, tier four all of that you're on your own. Just understand it's the same principle.

Connecting from your first tier to your second tier, you're just going to connect tier two to tier three, and ultimately tier three to tier four.

There you got it.

Where Are The Embed Run And Link Run Excel Files?

Number two, where are the embeds? Run a link run. Excellent files.

Good question. Were the embed run on link run Excel files. Do you guys know what he means? It's talking to that's that should have been provided to him. That comes from Dahlia. Yeah.

embed run on link run. Oh, exoplanets? Yes, you should be able to access your link building reports and embed reports from inside the MGB dashboard. Just go to your link, link building history, or embed, embed history inside the MGB dashboard, and then take a look at previous orders. And look at where it says delivered or completed or whatever and you can view details and you should be able to pull the report up from that nice.

There you go.

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Mobility health. What's up? is asking, I purchased some stacks for my econ store, they got back to me asking what I wanted as a trigger. What's better, in your opinion to use for an econ store? This is a pretty good question. What do you guys think?

Are the triggers in our testing? Yeah. Always an RSS feed. Right? If he's running a store, and he's not running a blog that there has to be some RSS feed. It just has to be. So there's a blog, he's gonna have to find a way if so many things come on what when something like this happens, isn't on WordPress. Right, then it's a simple thing if you're creating pages for your products and whatever, to create an RSS feed from that. If he's running categories, you can create an RSS feed from that. But the end result of all this is you're going to need an RSS feed. If you don't have one. Then you go either into a folder on the dome on in the route or into a subdomain, you create a blog. So you start blogging into your syndication network so that you have the RSS feed to trigger the network. So here's he's saying that he has a Shopify store. So there's a couple that has an RSS, right it has an RSS feed, it has an RSS for blogs, however, it has an RSS for the blog it so it will allow you to blog within the Shopify store. However, I'm thinking if, you know, it wouldn't be a better idea to just have like a WordPress website on a subfolder and a subdomain to actually get all of the power and gather all of the power that you know, you would have from that you would have from a wordpress.com website, right? Not a blogger, com, or a blogger blog, but actually, your own instance your own installation of WordPress, right. And you can again, you can enjoy it.

Install that on your domain comm slash blog or blog, your dot your domain COMM And blog out of WordPress com like every week or twice a week or whatever and then provide that as the RSS feed. So that I think will be a better idea because you can then leverage the AC ease of use that Shopify provides and you can also leverage the SEO benefits that WordPress will bring but you know worse comes to worst you can still blog from Shopify, you can still send that RSS feed from Shopify and i think that i think that that that will help initially so

Does The SEO Shield Include RYS?

alright, cool. So let's see. We have another question from Robert. Does SEO shield include RYS Do you need the money site to have a real name address phone numbers for SEO shield to be successful? What do you guys think?

No. So that's that's the SEO shall include in our way as

I always go to two. One is yes, of course. Yeah. How is it to drive second? And, of course, number two, do you need money site to have a no look at land solutions? network? Right? That's totally

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What is it? PO Box with the street address.

That's how we got a GMB for that. So no idea. You don't even need that. There are other ways and this is one of the things that we're going to go to in the heavy hitter club as we go into the entity series. This another way to verify and validate your entity. It's not just about a GMB Of course, if you're in a local setting, right, and your traffic is going to come from local where triggers a map and you're not trying to get into that map pack then it becomes extremely difficult to get leads from that niche. I mean, you have to go with organic

But if at 90% of the action is taking place on maps, then you have breadcrumbs for one, one to 10 and 10, even, you can forget it, because there's going to be one and two, maybe three, where they're going to get rid of that 10%, they're going to get most of that action where it won't bleed even into the second page, because you're gonna have ads, you're gonna have the map pack, and then again, you have to go through a whole minefield.

Again, the answer to that question is no, you don't need to have a real NAP and address mainly, it depends on what it is that you're working on. If it's local, then yeah, you should. If it isn't, then no, it's not necessary. Well, there are other ways to validate the entity. And he also asked do you need to have a money site so you don't have to have a self hosted money site either for a for you to have, you know, an NAP or a GMB? For example, you could use the biz dot business dot site, which is the GMB website as the primary money site if you'd like, we've done a lot of that when we were building a shit ton of lead lead gen sites where it reduced the workload by not having to create a WordPress site or a self-hosted site. So you can do that. Plus, you can also use the G site from a drive stack as your money site. Look at the DC plumber. Case Study. That's that's exactly what they did there. So you don't have to have a self-hosted web. Excuse me self hosted site for you to for your money site. You could use the G site you could use the GMB website there's a number of things you could do

yeah, I missed that part where it says that whether you need money I don't Yeah. So yeah.

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Does The Money Site Require Any History Or Authority To Be Successful With The SEO Shield Or RYS

Number three, does the money side require any history or authority to be successful with SEO shield. Yes. And the answer is simply no. Like, in fact, you can go to battleplan.semanticmastery.com and get the battle plan which is super inexpensive, and it will tell you exactly what to do. As to Hey, I haven't

A brand new project a brand new website, brand new domain, it will tell you exactly what to do. And we are almost always starting with an SEO shield. Right? That's the foundation. We create our own activity, relevance, trust and authority we created. The whole point behind the way that we do things is to do away with needing you know, that history with going and getting that expired domain for that history. We teach people you brand. That's what you focus on. What about Matter of fact, in my mini mastermind on Tuesday night last night, I tell people and I'm going to give this to you for free because it's just something that you should always have in your head. So imagine yourself, you're watching the Superbowl, okay? You're watching the Superbowl now you paid however many millions it costs to run that 32nd commercial in the Superbowl now you're sitting in the armchair, and you're watching your feet and you're waiting for your commercial to come on.

What do you want to see on that screen? Do you want Bob the plumbers plumbing service? Best plumber, emergency plumber in whatever place in whatever state it just wherever Is that what you want to see in that screen? Or do you want it to be memorable? Do you want it to be that brand that sticks? Do you want it to be? zipper we were talking about this? The other zipper was trademarked at one point zipper, the word zipper. It became the word for what it is. It was a brand windbreaker we can go on and on. jello Xerox, you know you used to Xerox Things You Didn't photocopy you Xerox.

Just Google hacking. What the hell is a Google Think about it, someone misspelled the number. They made it a brand. And now it's the word for an even a verb. I'm going to go Google it.

If you're not Google, you might be in Bing, but you're gonna Google it. How weird is that bit Bing went to Bing and I know Bing as a cherry? I know that Yahoo or Yahoo was someone who's unsophisticated and from the country, but it became a brand. This is how you have to think you're in that armchair. You're waiting for the Superbowl halftime, Here comes your commercial. You spent millions on that damn commercial, all of that market are all of these people thinking all of these eggheads? What do you want to see? Because that's how you have to focus on your entity. Right now, even before you start, even if you have an existing project. This is how you have to think about how you're going to start your entity because if you don't, we're in the Semantic Web. And Google is looking to do away with all of these spammed business names with their stuff with keywords. Not only that it is just seeing it on the screen with

That brand Geico. They have a lizard. And they have a damn lizard on the Geico commercials, man. Think about what you want to be memorable. Normally, you don't want to be this a spammy name that takes forever to run across the screen.

So there you go. A little bit of a game for you. All right, perfect. So we're out of questions, guys.

All right, Marco.

When it have you refreshed the page for now. Yeah, I did.

Awesome. All right, everybody. Thank you for joining us today. This was Bradley and Marco and Adam and Bradley and Chris.

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So that's it for me. Anything else? Yeah. One more thing. Get the heavy hitter video.

There you go. All right. Bye, everybody. Cheers, guys. Bye Bye, everyone.

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Can You Embed A Knowledge Graph?

By April


In episode 282 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if you can embed a knowledge graph.

The exact question was:

Also a technical question. on embeds. The knowledge graph. Can that be embedded to make it stronger and have staying power or more visibility. Do I just do gmb stuff in your trainings and then embed and back link the crap out of it to get that accomplished? Thanks So much guys. ( BTW I do own RYS Reloaded )

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How Do You Reduce The Impact Of Negative SEO On Your Website?

By April

In episode 282 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to reduce the impact of negative SEO on your website.

The exact question was:

Hey guys, I am getting some negative seo to my ecomm stores categories and product pages. Someone is doing really sloppy seo intentionally to over optimize me and sending links from bad neighborhoods. Other than disavowing them what else can I do or what services can I do buy from you guys that would end or reduce the effect it's having on my site. I was thinking to create a hub page with all the product page urls ( naked links ) in a google sheet and have Deydia embed that across his 2.0's and then pummel it with his strongest linking package. Thoughts?

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