Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 262

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Announcement

Adam: Alright, we are live. Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts, Episode 262. Today is the 13th of November. And I don't know if anyone else knows this. But apparently there's something called Black Friday at the end of the month and Cyber Monday. Apparently there's some sales or something going on. Well, we've got something even better to kick it off. So make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for that we got some good stuff coming and it's going to be free. We're not going to even require an opt-in but more on that later. Let's talk to the guys real quick and then we got a couple of announcements and we will dive into your questions. To start on my left here, Bradley, how you doing today?

Bradley: Good man hanging out, working hard, instead of hard-working.

Adam: Are you going to go like a TV writing this weekend? Or is it now

Bradley: I've got my daughter this weekend. So it's her weekend but uh, December 6 that weekend. I'm going to my favorite spot Diamond Southwestern Virginia again for the weekend. Actually I'm going on the fifth for Thursday the fifth so looking forward to that although it may be cold it should be fun.

Adam: Nice. Nice. Marco speaking of weather How you doing man?

Marco: Man, I'm starting to get cold down here. You guys are sending your cold it was almost 65 last night. Oh ridiculous. Stop it. Arctic Well, whatever you want whatever you guys are doing up there Stop it. We don't want it.

Adam: Well, speaking of cold Chris How you doing?

Chris: I didn't know like. There's nothing to complain it's cozy warm and that was out today and it was sunny. Yeah, life is a good man.

Adam: Awesome. Hernan and Hernan, you still you're in Miami, right for a little bit longer?

Hernan: I'm still in South Florida. Yeah, I'm still here until Saturday, actually, when I'm flying back to Buenos Aires.Excited to be there. They're going to be spending the holiday season with family. But also exciting for next week and the week after, which is going to be Black Friday, so that's gonna be pretty cool too. So that'll be here.

Adam: Outstanding. Yeah. Well, it's good stuff. And I'm happy to be here in case anyone wants to know, the weather is just fine. It's like 70 I guess. I don't know.

Chris: Quick question, Adam.

Adam: what's that?

Chris: Are you guys celebrating 11th of November as well?

Adam: Um, no, is that a thing?

Chris: I didn't know. Like, I noticed there was were all kinds of like online sales on the 11th of November. So I was actually quite surprised.

Adam: 11 11 maybe just like making use of the numbers. You know, right. Fair enough. Well, I missed out on that since

Bradley: it's just like every year, people start putting their Christmas trees and decorations up and the station started playing Christmas music earlier on earlier every fucking year. So I imagine Black Friday starts getting earlier on early every year now to so jet rise.

Adam: So real quick if you're new to us, welcome. You're in the right place. You didn't end up on the weather channel or discussion of holidays. You are in fact at Hump Day Hangouts and we're going to answer your digital marketing questions shortly. But just so you know, you're in the right place, you can always ask your questions on the page, unless of course, it's broken and you can't get to the page like people were doing today. In which case come back in a few hours after we unscrew up our technical issue and come back and answer your question whether or not you can make it live you can always ask your question. We encourage you to be here live so you can get clarification or asked or gets more information from you as well as occasionally we do some fun stuff like giveaways. But you can always catch the replays on YouTube and get your answers that way.

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Marco: I have two public service announcements. Adams Sorry to interrupt.

Adam: Yeah, let's do it.

Marco: Black Friday will be on Wednesdays from now on. I just determined that. And to all joking aside, we always say that be and the mastermind has its privileges. Well, I've been personally working really hard and incorporating some really not gonna say what it is, but some just some really neat things into the Mastermind to make the user experience to and to make people finding what they're looking for. To make that way better to improve the experience so that people can come in and find exactly what they're looking for, where it is, you know, so whatever it is that you're trying to find, Marco will talk shit about Google on and I can't remember when Well, it's not finished, not 100% because there is artificial intelligence involved. And interestingly enough the world is the SEO world is an uproar because of BERT, and we're actually using BERT in the Semantic Mastery Mastermind so again, mastermind being a member of the Semantic Mastermind does have its privileges because you're first to get everything that we do business building and ideas and concepts, and all of these different things. Hey, on tomorrow's mastermind webinar will be talking about BERT and AI and what it is actually, because you see all of these discussions and all of these forums and then all these Facebook groups, and nobody has an I'm not going to drop an F-bomb here. Nobody has an effing clue as to what it is that they're talking. They don't know what BERT is. And all you have to do is go into the documentation to see what BERT is and what it does. And you'll know that it's absolutely nothing to worry about. Absolutely nothing because of the way that we teach you how to do things in the Semantic Mastery Mastermind. So not only does it have its privileges in that we give you cutting it and anything that we can do to make your Your life easier to enter to make, whether its clients whether tank, whatever it is, it's there and we give it to people but it's also we try to make your life easier. We try to do all of these different things. Because you're a member of the Semantic Mastery Mastermind. It's included in the membership fee, nobody will have to pay extra for all the work that went into the back end of the mastermind to make things so much better. So, I'm sorry, it seems like it's a pitch fest for the mastermind. And I should be pitching the hell out of it. Because it's so good. We get testimonials time and again, of how well our stuff works. And so yeah, we should be here, tooting our own horns and singing our praises and whatever. I'm not going to go into that anymore. Just I'm just letting people know if you're in the Semantic Mastery <stermind, be there tomorrow and see just how much we have improved the learning experience. Let's call it

Adam: Amen. got one more to add on to that you guys are now made a post believe on November 4 about big news for Bradley. Bradley is going to be putting together some training, we decided based on the response. There's still a little bit of time if you want to get down on this, and what it is, is step by step program on how to grow, grow a massive brand using YouTube and GDN, Ads. And, you know, we just want to engage, because we have, especially Bradley didn't want to be putting in a lot of time and effort doing the training, you know, right leading up into the holidays if people weren't interested. But so far, we've got 71 comments, people interested in early access at a hell of a discount. So I'm going to put the link in if you want to get in on that. Just comment, leave a GIF or a comment on the Facebook thread and we will be in touch with you shortly. We're going to have some information that information about that going up. Hernan says let me in I think he got booted from the from Hump Day Hangouts.

Bradley: He's back in

Adam: Alright, well, guys, with that said, we got anything else before we get into questions here.

Bradley: I'll just give a little update on a couple of things. Number one, we've got anybody that joined Local Kingpin, which was the Google Ads training for using search ads for lead generation. That's going to be an update webinar on Monday. Because the interface has changed so much the principles, the method is still pretty much the same, though. There's just some slight differences that I'm going to cover. And the interface, Google Ads interface has changed a lot. Plus they've got a lot of new or improved features, such as automated bidding strategies and things like that, that I used to suggest never to use, but they've gotten so much better over the last year and a half, two years because of AI and it's so much better. So artificial intelligence. And so we're going to talk about that slightly plus any questions that anybody has So that'll be Monday, it'll be probably only about an hour long. That's just for me to give an update and answer questions. So if you're in Local Kingpin, I encourage you to get signed up for that.

Also, the Google Ads course that Adam was just talking about, that I'm going to be starting in two weeks, I think it's one and I say we're going to do that. I think Monday, the 25th is going to be the first webinar and that'll be about 90 minutes, maybe longer if there's, you know, a lot of Q&A at the end, and then December 9th, and that's going to be a two-part deal. The first one will be about YouTube ads and how to use that for branding. And for not not not so much lead generation it will produce leads, but it's not a direct lead generator, it it will but it's more about branding, and also driving relevant traffic into your digital assets. So your entity essentially. So we're going to talk about YouTube on the first webinar. And then on the second webinar. Again, that'll be December 9th. We're going to talk about using the Google Display Network. So it's good Google Ads training specifically for YouTube and the Google Display Network for setting up branding campaigns which works incredibly well for both building brand awareness but also for generating relevant targeted traffic from specific audiences from specific geo locations if it's for local into your entities, your digital assets for a particular brand which is great for SEO. So it's a way for using Google ads to not only produce relevant traffic but improve brand awareness as well as help the SEO that your any SEO work that you're doing, because you're driving relevant, targeted traffic from known audiences and Google to your SEO as your assets that you've been doing SEO work on. And that takes care of ART right – relevance, trust, and authority. Google understands that that's that recognize that traffic is an activity. It's relevant because it's from known audiences and specific geolocation if that's if it's for local you can target by geolocation, and it's also trusted, trusted and authority trusted traffic because it's coming from Google's known Google's audience buckets. And essentially, so it's going to be it's very, very powerful. I've just been crushing it with Google ads for clients over the last several months. And it just works really, really well. And I've been using them for my own business as well. And it's, it's just a great, great strategy. So that said, it's, um, it's going to be a pre, like right now you can get in for like, the pre-training special or whatever, where it's, it's a third of what it's going to be once I'm done recording those webinars, it's going to be packaged up and sold for probably 300 bucks, or right right, right around there. So if you want to get in for a third of that, I would recommend that you go check out the post that Adam posted, comment on it and then get signed up. Okay. All right.

Marco: So they're more than welcome to wait and pay us more later. Yeah, that's fine too. But I would suggest for people not to wait.

Bradley: Alright, so can we get into it? Now,

Adam: let's do it.

Bradley: All right, we got the screen. Okay, somebody confirm.

Adam: Good to go.

Bradley: Okay, so everybody can see my humping Wednesday meme GIFs alright. Hump Day right, Wednesday.

How Would You Add Relevancy To Your Money Site Using Drive Stacks?

So, Alright, so the first questions are and it's multiple questions. It's 13 pages worth of questions from Fred Wilson and Fred. Well, I appreciate your and I really do. I appreciate your questions. That's a bit much for Hump Day Hangouts. And also, it's getting a little bit into the weeds for stuff that we would typically only cover in this much depth in mastermind, which I'm sure you're fully aware of that, as a former mastermind member, or an RYS Academy reloaded specifically since it's so it pertains to drive stack stuff and kind of deep into the weeds. But with that said, Marco, how much of this do you want to answer?

Marco: I haven't really re-read the question. So,

Bradley: Yeah. So should I give you about 10 minutes to get through it?

Marco: All right. Do you have a general question that you can add the I'd be more than happy to answer general questions, but if it's something that's specific, yeah, that again, membership has its privileges and this things that I'm only answer for paying members and I mean, that that's just that's the way it should be. I'm sure that people who have paid three $4,000 for the course would appreciate me keeping the secret sauce in where it belongs.

Bradley: Yeah. And I agree and that, you know, I've read through the first two sections of this three-part question this three-section question, and I realized that it's, it's a lot more in-depth than what we would typically answer on a free Hump Day hangout because it's getting into very specific tactics. From RYS reloaded, we would cover it also in the mastermind, I'm sure. But this is not something that we can get that deep into it. That said, I'll give you kind of a general overview, and I'll kind of answer it and let you take add to it, Marco, and then we'll move on to the next one. So Fred, we would welcome you back to the mastermind at any moment.

If we're going to RYS Reloaded, either one of those would be good places to get this particular question answered. But that said, He's talking about his food business, his food tour business and talking about how to add additional relevancy. He did some keyword theme research using SEM Rush and looking at some of the competitors and found that there is some other keywords other than just food tour type keywords that can help to add relevancy that are kind of associated with the food tour business, but he hasn't been targeting them. And so the question is would adding in some of these other types of keyboard themes into the drive stack folders as subfolders within food tour folders, would that help to add relevancy? And because of the association that Google's is showing? And so I mean, to me, you've already answered your question. Yes. You know, if there's if there's a way to create that association, that you're you've discovered by doing some additional research, looking at competitors using some tools like sem rush and all of that kind of stuff, then yeah, you can you can add that additional relevancy into your drive stack. And that's going to certainly help. I don't know if you want to go further than that. Marco.

Marco: Yeah. Just a little bit, because, I mean, I can answer this generally we go after, especially the way that our keyword research VA is being taught, we go after anything that Google considers relevant. In a keyword, research cake, and we give you guys whoever orders the gig, the deep keyword research, all of that information. We do separate the movie will give you tasks will give you silos will give you information that we feel is where the money makers are, what the relevant keywords are, and maybe something that that that that isn't a money keyword, but Google still thinks that that is relevant. All of that is necessary because what we do inside the drive stack is create relevantly and push. Right? We create a relevance push from everything that we do from the spider web silo to the way that the drive stack is built to the way that the G site is built to the way the inner pages are done to the way that we mimic what's on the website. So yes, by all means, I don't care. We do use SEM Rush for keyword relevance, but that's not necessarily what will target what we do is we use Jeffrey Smith's Ultimate SEO Bootcamp training. And we go according to how he teaches what the top-level categories are. Then from there, work down and create the silos there, you will create three silos. But everything that's relevant should be at it. Remember when Network Empire started talking about color, current stuff, it's not, it's not there. But they began talking about it. And they began explaining it more what it was all about, what it means. And really, that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to create all of this in a self-contained Google environment for the bot to feed on, which is, that's exactly what we're doing.

Is It Safe Against Plagiarism To Curate Content With Attribution From Google Snippet?

Bradley: Yeah. And so the next question part of this, which it's kinda interesting that you asked this, Fred because we covered this, our own our very own data. You know, master link builder, was at our live event, hopefully, live 2019 in Denver, just recently, and he was talking about doing something similar that you're asking about, which is adding q&a. Questions and Answers into a doc within your Gsite within your drive stack and just linking back to the source but not actually hyperlinking just putting like the text-based link. So you're providing a citation, but what so you're citing the source, right? So you're providing attribution, but you're not hyperlinking back. I would say that should be okay, provided you're not copying, you know, if you're just copying snippets, like what is shown in the Google search results for the q amp a section. So when you search for a question in Google, and it brings up that featured snippet, which is a q amp a box, right, and it's got the dropdowns, and you click the drop-down, and then it shows a short it shows the full question and then a short answer and a link back to the source where it's pulling that answer from that question and answer from you can embed that or you know, kind of copy and paste that into a Google doc or something like that. And then still late as long as you're not expanding by going to the actual destination URL and copying more of the content. It's just a snippet. So it falls under the same rules of curating content would be on a blog post in that, if you're just highlighting, you know, reusing republishing a short snippet from somebody else's content, and then you're providing attribution citing the source, then it should be okay. Now, some people, some publishers will still make eventually, you know, sometimes they may find it and they may request that you unpublish it. But as far as it being a copyright infringement, as long as it's just a small snippet, and it's you're citing the source, it should, it should never be an issue. Although like I said, out of courtesy, if anybody ever were to contact you and say Please take this down or unpublished this, then you know, I would recommend that you just do it to avoid any sort of, you know, some sort of stupid battle that could ensue. Although again, I don't think there's anything wrong with it legally because you are citing the source and it falls within a specific brand. Members of the DMC act right there were the digital, whatever Copyright Act. So I would just, you know, encourage you not to go any further than what is shown in the snippets and the featured snippets within Google search.

That said, also, you're asked about curating a lot of content about a topic putting it inside the drive stack, then putting links to your money site, the correct way to push relevancy for your money site? Again, yes, you can do that. The same thing is by curating content on your money site, you can do that. Right. So think about that. That's what we've taught for years is the best way to generate content before even money site blog posts unless you're a subject matter expert and you're creating 100% original content. The problem with that is even as an as a subject matter expert, sometimes you get you run out of ideas. But there are a ton of other subject matter experts. I'm not talking about buying shitty content farm content, I'm talking about locating subject Matter content written by subject matter experts pertaining to your topic, right or your niche your industry, and then republishing, once again snippets of it, and giving credit to where it's, you know, citing the source giving attribution. And in the case of curating on a blog, your money site blog, you know, we always recommend hyperlinking to the source. And just using nofollow External links, that's what I've always done. Um, but that's very, very powerful. Because once again, you can create an original article out of using snippets of other people's content, where you're just adding commentary and opening paragraph commentary in between pieces of curated content, which doesn't have to be just articles, it can be videos, infographics, don't curate images. Please don't do that. You can. That's a no-no, but you can curate infographics, videos, mp3, so audio files, you know, other articles, you can curate all that kind of stuff. And it helps because it allows you to be able to produce content very quickly, inexpensively. And you can even train a virtual assistant, somebody that's not a subject matter expert how to locate good content, and compile it in a logical fashion, and then just add commentary. So in other words, you know, you can come up with a topic for a blog post, find supporting articles or even differing opinion articles, right so that you can do a compare and contrast or pros and cons or argue both sides of a topic in particular curated article if that makes sense. It's very, very powerful. And it's a great way to create co-citation, which is similar to co-occurrence in that you're linking out to other relevant sources. And so again, we talked about all of that in content kingpin, it's a training course that is still 100% relevant today. I still use that for all of my clients, that same exact method for curating content for all of my clients. You can apply that to drive stack stuff to you're still going to build that relevancy, topical relevancy. Just make sure you're Giving attribution even if you're not hyperlinking to it, I recommend you absolutely always give credit where credit is due. Does anybody want to comment on that?

Marco: No, I totally agree. It's a matter of mirroring right? Everything that you would do on the money site you do on the drive stack and Gsite, including curating content. That's right.

How Do You Add A Schema Markup To A Local Business Press Release?

Okay, cool. Well, the next question is from Kaydee. Hi, guys. How do you add schema markup to press releases for a local business? Press advantage sent an email with a link to Google structured data markup helper tool to create the code but on the page, it is asking to select a data type and then paste your URL of the page you wish to mark up. What URL do we enter here? I don't know. Because I don't use that tool. I'm going to point out another one here for you in a moment. The press release is not yet published. So it has no URL to target the markup and the data type is to tick in and the data type to tick is a local business. Thanks to know and here's why. Because if you're if you have your own press advantage account, or even if you Buy him through MGYB. And we set up an organization page or you set it up through your own account, right? So you set up an organization page, that's where you should have your local business markup. If it's, you know, an organization page for local business, you should have your local business structured data markup in the organization page, right, which will get added to all of the press releases that get pushed out. And some may not all, but many of the publisher sites that were they get published to will actually pick up that JSON LD code for local business markup. Okay, so you add that to your organization page. However, I've got a press advantage open here. Let's see if it hopefully it brings me into the same standby I'm gonna have to pause my screen for a moment because of it my plugin that reset my browser that Marco pointed out, a reset my reset the tab, so give me one second while I get what you're looking for.

Marco: Let me just tell people That if your press release gets published and you go and look at some of the websites were able to publish, and you don't see the schema markup, but you don't see an iframe that you send out or whatever, that's not on us. It's not even on press advantage. It's actually on that website, not wanting, you know, stripping out all of the code. But what we want anyway, is we want to get that in as many places as we can. And that's why I go it goes out to the entire publication network, but not every website will publish whatever it is that you submitted, just did just to make it clear to everyone because we do get support tickets about that. And it's like, yeah, there's nothing that we could do.

Bradley: Yeah, so to show you what I'm talking about. First of all, if we go to press advantage for the organization, which I should I forgot I got my ID page looped into this is going to break the browser. Let me see if I can get to Page Source before it shuts everything down. Um, Alright, so let's see if it'll pull this up. It might not. Okay, there we go. So if we scroll down, we'll see right here is my local business structure data markup starting right here. From here to there. That's my local business structure data markup, that's part of the organization page. Right. And so again, as Marco just mentioned, some sites when we publish when it distributes the press releases, it has this codependent to it. You know, it started with it with the press release, but some sites will pick it up and publish that JSON LD code as well. What I think you're talking about is for individual press releases, so here I am inside the dashboard. If you scroll down now there's a section says enter JSON LD schema, this will be attached to the release in addition to any organization-specific schema. So that's what I was talking about before. If it's a local business, you want it which is what I was showing here. You want to have local business structure data markup on the page, right that their organization page, but then For the individual, a press release, excuse me, you can add additional schema markup here. So what I would recommend here and you know you can do other stuff too depends on what you're having published. But what I would recommend is going to and this is a tool that I use most of the time, we're going to have one in MGYB here shortly, I'm not sure if it's available yet. But this is the one that I've been using for quite some time.

If you just go to Google and search for schema markup generator, look for technicalSEO.com or just go to technicalSEO.com and look for the schema markup generator, which is over here in the left sidebar. There's different types of schema markups that this tool will generate different types of schema. And so the very first one is article click on the article and then when you look down here, when it loads this page, you come down here to Article type, and there's actually one for news article. So select news article, and then just fill out these fields. And here's your schema code over here on the right-hand sidebar. Once you've completed all these fields, Then you just copy that and paste that into Press Advantage over here. Now again, there are other types of schema that can be generated. So it depends on what the article is going to be about. But just doing news article schema markup is very, very powerful, right to add to each individual press release. Okay, so that's what I would recommend. There are other tools out there that will generate this stuff to guys, this is just the one that I typically use. Okay. There's a good question. Now, by the way, that said, I gotta tease this a little bit. I'm inside my blog for that same company, I was just sharing my real estate business. And this we've got coming soon. We've got some pretty cool stuff coming up. And like the plugin will generate this Jeffrey Smith plugin, but it's the pro version, which isn't released yet, but it's coming soon. And it's got all the schema markup generator right inside WordPress for all every different type of schema, you can think of. It's fabulous. And so that same type that same article markup right there, if we come down here, there's an article type, blog posting or news article. And then I can just fill out all this stuff. It creates the code right down here and embeds it into the header of this particular blog post. And I can click update, and boom, that's going to have the same type of Article markup that we were just sharing. Pretty powerful stuff. So be on the lookout for that guys soon, early next year. That was a good tease. Right, guys?

Marco: Perfect.

Can You Embed The Website Pages In The GSite When Mirroring?

All right. Next one is Simon. He says We're marrying the main website to the G site. Can you just embed the website pages on the site pages? Or is it necessary to copy and paste the content for each website page on to the G site pages, I just use the embeds. I'm lazy like that, right. I work on the money site pages. That's what I flush out with good content. And I mirror them onto the site. And then I just and I do some other really cool stuff. We've been talking about how I do silos now. locations. So there's topical silos and in location-based silos, but I do it in a very unique way. And it works really well, especially when you use a G site. And yeah, all I do is grab the embed or create an iframe out of the money site pages, and embed them into the G site page, then I optimize the title of the G site page, obviously. And then, you know, you can mirror that into a folder inside of your folder and files inside of your drive stack. And then just smash that shit with embeds and or links, or both. And it works really, really well hit ever remember, that's your SEO shield. So we do everything externally to the SEO shield, right? So that would be the G site the drive stack and all of the tier one entity assets, which by the way, you can actually take those iframe into your syndication network properties to guys think about that. So right, there's no reason you can't push those embeds through to your syndication network properties too. good question though,

Does Proper Schema Markup Feed The Bot Enough And Not To Worry About Creating Long Articles?

Paul Thompson says, Does proper schema markup feed the bot enough that we don't need to worry about creating long articles on the pages we want to rank? No, but it does. It does definitely help a lot. Marco is probably going to be better at answering this one than me. I would still for money sites stuff still flesh out the pages, but adding structured data, like what I just showed with my blog, where you were, you know, again, you can add it manually now like right now, since the pro plugins not available, this there might be other plugins out there that do it, but I don't know if they provide the schema code that's 100% up to date. I know that a lot of times they're not updated enough. I'm not speaking badly about anybody else's plugin. I just haven't used them. But you can have like a code insert or plugin right so like. SoGo ad scripts header, footer and things like that header, footer type script plugins where you can add scripts into the head section or foot section or body section of any individual page or post, and you can go use schema creators like what I just shared, and create schema markup and and then put them into each one of your posts or pages or whatever, so that you're adding additional, you know, schema structured data that the bots love and I mean, that's guys, you're you'll you'll have an edge over a lot of your competitors if you do that kind of stuff. But I would still recommend that for money site stuff, you flush the content, the content of the page out to. Marco, what say you

Marco: Yeah, I mean that absolutely. Two things right. structured and unstructured data structured data is for the bot feed the bot as much as you can, which is exactly what we do. And why we use drive stacks and Gsites and iframe and everything that the entities entity stack, and everything else that we don't I mean that it there's a method to our madness. Now, if you then go and you send a person to a page. And now we're talking about people, we're not talking about bots, because what's going to happen is you're going to rank. And that's going to bring your traffic onto the page. And if there's nothing on that page to engage the person, then we no longer care about the but now we care about that person coming to the website and converting, finishing the action that they were set out to do, because if that person comes on the website and bounces, then you did you defeated the entire purpose of creating the all of the stacking that we created in the first place, which was to get that person onto the page that would convert them over an image is going to convert them of an image is going to get them to push and call whatever it is that you need to be done. To finish that, that then that's what's going to matter. So, two different things. If you need the content to rank you have to look at the competition. If you can rank or outrank the competition without 2000 or 3000 words of content, By all means, nobody, and nobody's going to sit there and go through the 3000 words of content on this is a really interested in whatever it is that you have to say. what you're interested in, is that conversion, because that's what centers everything at the end. And that's what Google is going to look at from beginning to end is whether that task and that goal. Well, whether it was accomplished.

How Do You Setup A GMB Page For A Business That Operates In Multiple States?

Awesome, thanks, Marco. So the next question was from jack, I'm not the next question is my client is based out of Texas but operates in five other states fully across the states not limited to anyone Metro region. What's the best way to set up the company GMB page, so reviews for one state aggregate under the main company as well. Or if that's not possible, what would be the best way to go about setting up the GMB either individually and each state Or globally under some other configuration? Well, remember Google My Business is supposed to be especially now there's another question I see on the page here a little bit lower about what happened on November 8. And from my understanding, which I've only done very, I've only kind of read through some comments and stuff, is that it was more it was basically an update to the maps algorithm for GMB stuff. And it's gone even more proximity-based. So they've Google's tightened the proximity filter, so to speak. And so with that said, Google, my business is supposed to be for local businesses, right? I mean, we've talked about setting up GMBs and you know, setting your service area, the United States, for example, and that's okay, but it's not it's okay for like the entity but it's not going to help you to rank anywhere in the United States and maps. That said, you're also in this case, you're talking about five different states. They're located in Texas but they operate in five other states. So you potentially you could have if you have an office and in each of their other states, you could have GMB for each office location. It's not necessary but you can. That said if you wanted to get reviews and let's just say Arizona, I'm just assuming let's just say that that's one of the states that you operate in. If you get reviews in Arizona, but you want them to populate on the Texas GMB if that's the way you have it set up. It's not you can't do that. If you had a gym be in Arizona, I mean, if all you have is the one Google My Business location in Texas, then it doesn't matter where you get the reviews from. They're all going to aggregate on that one and only Google My Business location. My point that I'm trying to make is you cannot get GMB reviews in one location and have them also populate onto another GMB location. You can't do that. It because each GMB entity or location is supposed to be it's own and collect its own or, you know, aggregate its own reviews. So that said, You know, I would, I would consider what it is you're trying to do. As far as if you have multiple GMBs, which I'm not sure that you do, but if you do, then what I would recommend you do is set up use some sort of review directing app. I know for contractors, one of the ones that work really well as birdeye.com. I think another one might be Podium, I've not used that. But what are some of my contractor clients use Bird Eye, and that works well, but it's like a review gate, right? So it would be an app where you send out to customers, or clients or whatever the company or the business sends out to customers and ask for some listen to review or at ask for a review. And then somebody leaves a review and it directs the app can direct where the review gets published to if that makes sense. So you have more control over it that way and if it's you know, below three stars, then it can be not posted as a review. Instead, it could be brought to, you know, sent to the customer service team so that they can reach out and try to resolve potential issues, that kind of stuff, I would look into something like that if you're trying to have more control over where your reviews are coming from and where they're going to be posted to. Does anybody want to comment on that?

Marco: Yeah, I'm just guessing that his client and whatever it is that they're doing that it triggers a three-pack, right? It triggers a map pack and it triggers map rankings if that's the case. Then get a map wherein each one of the places where where your client operate, and associate everything to the main entity, that's how Texas so then the AI which is sophisticated enough to then understand once you begin associating all of these to understand that it's all part of the same company with it's a company that operates out of Texas but has regional offices in five other states. So that if you do get a review, for example, in Texas for the company in another state, it could be taken into consideration. I'm not saying that the AI is that sophisticated, but it could mean at some point it will be, it will be able to understand all of these different relationships and put everything together. And if you do a really good job in your structured data of putting all of this together for the buck, then you won't even have to leave it to the bot to guess and try to understand what this is all about. You can tell it you can go with everything in JSON LD to tell about what this is all about. Having done that, then you don't have to worry about reviewing everything, or aggregating everything under the main company, it will all be taken together because everything is associated if you've done your job correctly. Now, if it's globally that we're not worrying about maps, and then the reviews wouldn't even come into play, unless you have unless you can trigger a knowledge And that's a totally different story.

Bradley: Yeah, and if that's the case, if it was globally then I would just have all reviews going to the one GMB asset, wherever the primary location is, because then all you're trying to do is build the brand, not individual locations, right?

What Are Your Insights On The Reported Traffic Drop Last November 8, 2019?

So Ross says, Hey, everyone, and then he's got the follow-up question below, which I'll just that's what and now come back to Joey's question where he says Ross is new here. What the hell happened on November 8, lots of traffic drops and the insight and that's what I was just talking about, as far as I know. I'm sure Marco's got more insight on this than I do. Because I don't geek out about this stuff anymore. If I don't see major drops in my stuff, I don't worry about it. So but apparently the what it from what I understand it was another maps update where it looks like they tightened the proximity filter to where it's it's even narrower now. Is that correct? Marco?

Marco: That's absolutely correct. They tighten up on the proximity. And proximity is a ranking factor, it's we can literally call it the most important ranking factor, although you can still overcome. That's why we don't usually see all of these changes in the things that we do. Because you can overcome anything, any part of the algorithm, you can overcome it. And people are saying that well don't use brute force. Don't do this. Don't do that. You can totally overcome anything through what they call it in the Rocky movie, good old fashioned blunt force trauma. And that's just feeding the but just a whole lot of related information, wherever it is that you that you're trying to expand to. So even though even if the proximity factor is the main ranking factor, there are other ranking factors that can and do come into play, if you can overcome that one factor. So is that something to just totally say, Oh my god, now I have to go get a DMB in eternity. City, not only in the area where I am but in the surrounding areas, it's being able to overcome that proximity factor. And we do it and we do a really good job of teaching that in local GSB Pro. And now, you know being at the location and being able to upload images and being able to show Google that you're actually there and that everything is actually from that location has become more important than ever.

Bradley: Yes, very good.

Does The Size Of Embeds Matter?

So let's jump back to Joey's question. It says hi, does the size of embeds matter? In other words, embedding a 10 by 10 GMB site is still the equivalent of embedding a 600 by 300. So the frame could be one by 110 by 10 or 600 by 300. And you still pass the juice Thank you. I'm size doesn't matter. Only because if you have it too small, then that could be considered cloaking. Am I correct in that statement?

Marco: Yeah, yeah, you could, you could be tagged For cloaking, although it's really hard if I mean if you do it right there no word. Most people can't do it right, which is why we don't even teach it.

Bradley: Yeah. I mean, technically Yes, you can still pass the SEO with the iframe present even if it's a one by one pixel.

Marco: Even if it's a zero by zero

Bradley: Yeah, it technically you can absolutely do that. I wouldn't recommend it if you know, because if anybody manually reviews it and saw it, then they could, you know, they could flag you for manual action. So

Marco: that would be the biggest problem right with someone coming in and actually, you triggering, First of all, triggering enough red flags to trigger a manual review so that someone from Google would actually come to your website because nobody trusts you're not making enough money now. Nobody. Most people are making enough money to worry about Google to have someone waste all of their valuable resources on looking at your fucking website in the first place. If you do get that big or if just if you just happen to get unlucky enough to trigger a manual, and they come and see that zero by zero thing, yes, that is cloaking. There's no reason for you to have a zero by zero iframe one by one unless it's a pixel, right? Facebook, Google, whatever, if it's unless it's tracking code. So they come in and look and they see code and it looks fishy. You're more likely to get hit with a manual and probably deindex, because I've seen cloaking get hit really, really hard.

Bradley: Yeah, agreed. Okay, so we'll say, Hey, Marco, have you announced the date of the four webinars for Bert? I guess that's for the charity stuff.

Marco: Yeah, no, I'm still working on that. It's not only BERT, but I'm also going to go into entities and AI and NLP and what it actually is what it isn't. We're gonna we're going to discuss and talk about everything that that other People just either refused to talk about, or they don't know enough about it to be able to discuss it. As soon as I have it already, I'm going to announce it. I'm going to announce the date I'm going to give you the donation page. And remember this all goes to a really good cause it's getting kids who would otherwise not be able to get an education getting them into school, so that they can get a good education get trained to get jobs and, you know, have a chance at life.

Bradley: Very cool. Alright, the next one, Fred says I was worried that that might be a problem. So that's because I was kind of tongue in cheek picking. That is a huge, long question. He says, thanks so much for answering my 13 pages of questions. It helped a lot. Thanks, guys. You're welcome, Fred.

What Is The Difference Between Q&A and FAQ?

Fit. So what's up? 50 says what is the difference between Q&A and FAQ? Well, it's, it's kind of the same thing or it's very closely related. Q&A is most of the time would like You can see in the SERPs is what I was talking about earlier. But FAQs that can be a little bit more specific to an individual like a business. Right? So I mean, they're kind of basically the same. As far as schema markup, it's the same. But what I mean the difference is frequently asked questions are should be answered by a client or business, right? Like, what is the questions that they get? asked the most by prospects and or customers or clients? Right? And they should have answers to that. But when it comes to q amp, a, what I'm what these, the way that I look at it is when you go to Google and you search for question, you'll see related questions that get asked enough that somebody took the time to create content around answering that question, and then marking it up correctly on their website so that they could get added to the featured snippets in Google search. So it stands to reason that that question gets asked enough. It might be a frequently asked question for another business that maybe your particular client or business doesn't get asked that much, but it's still relevant. That makes sense. So they're very closely related, but there is a slight difference, at least in my opinion.

Marco: Yeah, the difference is that that Q&A, people should be able to either ask questions or answer questions on the website, if they're not able, if they're your frequently asked questions and your answers are there's no way for users to engage with that. Then it's FAQ frequently asked questions. Q&A, again, is on a website where people can go in and interact with the questions and the answer. Yeah.

Bradley: Yeah, guys, it you know, I've talked about this probably in Syndication Academy. And I'll probably I'll just give this give another nugget away here because it works really well. And we're almost out of time. So anyway, those Q&A questions that you can curate, right from Google and the beautiful thing about it is if you type in a question about product service in an industry whatever the questions box comes up now what the drop-downs each time you click on a drop-down, it brings up like three or four more questions. So like you can just keep drilling down into those guys and that gives you almost unlimited content. Like, Think about it. It's a content hack, right, you can grab a question and an answer from those Question and Answer boxes that Google provides you and use that in GMB posts for example, right, just cite the source just like I was talking about earlier is the in the Q&A box right that the dropdown. as it expands, it gives you the snippet with the answer at least a partial answer. It might not be the full answer, but it gives a snippet and then it has the link to read more. Well, you can still use that link in the GMB post too so you give proper credit to where it's due. That's a nofollow link and a GMB post the button link right, and a GMB post. So the button URL, the URL that you attach to the call to action button. That is a dofollow link, although I here in just the past few days probably since November 8. Some of those are nofollow. And I think it's just because Google is still tinkering around in there. But those are dofollow links. So you can still link back to the answer, have a QA, write a question and answer that you curate it you basically are republishing from Google's own search results, to add relevancy to the GMB. You can do this on your money site too and link back to the source which is only proper and right. But then use the button URL in the GMB post the link back to your money site, right to your page that also is about that very topic or question and answer right so you again, you're it's creating co-citation. It's creating topical relevancy, and you don't even have to come up with the content. You can even go through and curate groups of questions like question and then create blog posts out of those on your money site where once again, you're publishing the question plus the answer. You can create a table of contents at the top of the page Marco stop me from getting too deep here. But with a table of contents with jump links, anchor links, right that jump down to each section that has a different question. It has the answer that links back out to the source, right, but it's a nofollow link on the blog post. And then just like a curated post, you can inject some commentary in between that stuff, with an opening paragraph and a closing paragraph with a call to action to contact your business or your company, your client that you're doing the work for, for help or services with that, you know, for products or services that solve those problems, those questions that make sense.

So again, guys, it's a great strategy to use those questions as a farm those questions right mine those questions, harvest those questions or whatever you want to say from one of those from this q&a panels that pop up in the Google search results and drill down into them. You can get gold topic ideas, blog post ideas GMB post ideas from that kind of stuff.

Which Of Your Courses In Which You Teach About Making ID Pages and Mirror Gsites?

So, Alright, the last question is oh Austin Don says, which of your courses do you teach about making it pages and mirror g sites? Well the mastermind, RYS reloaded local GMB Pro, any one of those three the mastermind local GMB Pro or RYS reloaded what it was, it's covered in all three of those locations. So, am I missing any here guys?

Marco: I don't think you did. Okay.

Bradley: Adam, you want to chime in? All right, last is not really a question. It's just a comment and then we're going to wrap it up, guys. I've got a TV repairman showing up in about five minutes. Anyways, I asked the question about GMBs and review in one location versus all the states that clients the Klein operates and this was that question about Texas and five additional states. We answered previously he says no follow up question. I just wanted to say thank you for answering it and you knocked it out of the park. I've wrestled with this in my head for a week and you made it clear as day thanks again, guys for all that you do. You're very welcome. That's what this venue is for. Anything else guys?

Marco: No, not unless another question popped up now. on the page,

Adam: I think you just scroll over Bradley, but the last call for everybody. Head over there. Just follow the instructions on Facebook get early access to the YouTube and UTM course Bradley's going to be put together here over the holidays and save a bundle but like they said to if you want to wait a little bit and pay us three times too much more. So okay with that.

Bradley: And let's go ahead. I was gonna say I actually prefer that. But, you know, I want you guys to save that additional $200 to spend it on your family's at Christmas. So

Marco: and stop by the mastermind tomorrow. The webinar, because we're going to show how much we've improved the user experience. Want to show how easy it is to find the information now before it was just okay, how do I get through five years of information? Yeah, because we have five years worth of videos in there in the archives, right? So just the latest videos. It's everything since we started. As I did you get through all that, well, now we made it really simple for you to get through it.

Bradley: That's been a long time coming. There's just so much damn content, so much video-based content and long mastermind webinars. It's been hard to, for people to find stuff and that's a problem we've been dealing with for a long time. And we Marco has been working on it in the background for since I think January of this year, maybe February, but it's been a long time. And now it's here. It's ready. So it's awesome. It's a big, big improvement. So, all right, everybody, thanks for being here. We'll see some of you tomorrow, the rest of you next week. Awesome. Bye, everyone. Bye, everyone.


Is It Okay For Two Different Companies to Use The Same Phone Number In GMB?

By April

 

In episode 259 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if it is okay for two different companies to use the same phone number in GMB.

The exact question was:

Hey guys. I have a client who has two companies at the same address and using the same phone number. They have GMB set up for both companies. I'm thinking that Google won't like that they are using the same phone number? I guess a better way to ask the question, is it okay for two different companies to use the same phone number in GMB?

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What Is The Best Way Of Gaining Control With A GMB Page That Is Being Managed By An Ex-Partner With Embezzlement Issues?

By April

 

In episode 256 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about the best way of gaining control with a GMB page that is being managed by an ex-partner with embezzlement issues.

The exact question was:

Its been a while. Have been swamped appliyng the knowledge from your incredible, money produsing courses! Got time for Quick advice? Got a new client whose GMB is controlled by an ex-partner with whom they parted ways (embezzlement charges)… What, in your opinion, would be the best way to get control over their GMB? Contacting their ex-partner is not an option. It does not have much value at this time. Just 3-4 positive reviews, with one negative that ex-partner left. Is there a way to just cancel it and start fresh? Any negative effect from that? They have moved into a different unit (same building) and kept same number. Thank you in advance! //Jenia

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Is It Good To Use And Embed The Original City Logo And Link The City Website Or Wikipedia City Page For A Local Service Website?

By April

 

In episode 257 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if it is good to use and embed the original city logo and link the city website or Wikipedia city page for a local service website.

The exact question was:

Hello, For a local service website, do you think it's a good idea to use and embed the original city logo and also link to the city website or Wikipedia city page? I can see to power in it, but I don't think it's a good idea… Thanks (:

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How To Verify Spam GMBs?

By April

 

In episode 254 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to verify spam GMBs.

The exact question was:

How do we get ‘SPAM' GMBs verified? I created a legitimate GMB for a ‘ Pay per Lead Generation' service in the roofing market and I would like to test how I can expand with multiple spam GMBs.

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How To Get The Embed Code From The GMB Listing Mini Website?

By April

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 253, one participant asked how to get the embed code from the GMB listing mini website.

The exact question was:

Can you show us how to get the embed code from the GMB mini-website? thanks!

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Do You Have A New Strategy In Verifying GMB Pages?

By April

In episode 253 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if Marco has a new strategy in verifying GMB pages.

The exact question was:

Marco, when you are testing a new strategy how do you verify it works? How do you ensure it is because of that new strategy? And how do you track results these days with Google showing everyone individualized search answers.

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How Do You Rank A Client Site In A Third City?

By April

 

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 252, one participant asked how to rank a client site to a third city.

The exact question was:

I have a client that I have ranking in two cities but the third is getting tough. should I throw links, a stack, press release or something else at it

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 256

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 256 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.

 

Announcement

Adam: Everybody, welcome to Hump Day Hangouts. This is episode number 256. Today is the second of October 2019 is the first Hump Day hangouts for October. And we have got some good stuff to go over today. I just wanted to do a quick announcement. And we're going to say hi to everybody. let you guys know about some upcoming cool stuff, and then dive into the question. So if you're watching and haven't asked your question yet, please do. If you're watching on YouTube, make sure you head over to semanticmastery.com/hdquestions and ask your questions there. That's where we're actually monitoring for questions. But other than that, just want to say, first of all, thanks for being here. This is your first time watching. Whether you're watching live or catching the replay, you are in the right place. So thanks for joining us, just remember to always go to semanticmastery.com/hdquestions, and that's where you want to pop your questions on and get them answered. Whether it's live or as a replay. So real quick, I'm going to go around the board here and we're going to say hello to everybody. Bradley, how's it going?

Bradley: Good man, happy to be here. Excited. I got my POFU Live shirt on. I was actually working on my presentation today, I spent the better part of most of today working on it. So I'm kind of excited to now

Adam: wait a second that says 2019 to POFU Live 2019 already happened

Bradley: No. But it's going to next week.

Adam: Outstanding. Yeah. October 11. To 13th. So you've been? Yeah, you're working on your presentation today. What I think you've talked about a little bit, right?

Bradley: Yeah. I'll on when I grabbed the screen to start questions, I'll just do a quick teaser of it. But it's about holistic marketing, in which holistic marketing is an actual thing. And I didn't realize that until I started to create my presentation. I mean, I'd heard the term before, which I understand what holistic means, right? It means like an all-encompassing, like, from all angles type thing. And so when I started to develop my presentation for what I have determined what holistic marketing is, and what I've been able to see by combining both offline and online and different types of marketing methods, and it creates an overall better digital presence. And its branding, essentially, the way that I think a bit holistic marketing is about building a brand and brand recognition, brand awareness, that kind of thing. And so anyways, when I started my presentation, I actually did a quick search for holistic marketing, and Damn, if that's not an actual valid, like regular, like a term that's been defined several different ways. But I found a specific definition that aligns with my opinion of what his holistic marketing is. And so I actually included that in my presentation. But yeah, it's, it's just very, very powerful strategy that I've been able to, I've been fortunate enough to witness with my own business over the last several months, my real estate business, and I kind of just stumbled across this from, you know, developing that we're building that business and starting with an offline marketing approach instead of online. And it really likes opened my eyes to the power of using a combination of all different types of marketing methods. Instead, just focusing on digital, which, that's all I've done for the last 10 years, essentially. So and it was interesting because I started to implement that, you know, I wanted to see if it could be as powerful for some of my clients as it was for me. So I pitched to one now three of my clients on it. And I've got three clients signed up for several additional marketing services beyond digital marketing, and seeing incredible, consistent results with them as well. And so that's part of what I'm going to be teaching about at POFU Live next week.

Adam: Awesome. Alright, next on the screen here, for me, at least is Chris. How's it going? Man?

Chris: Good. I just realized it's one week Damn. Yeah. only want to be. Yeah. Like, look forward to seeing everybody there then. Can't wait. Where is kind of like all that the moment we are heading into autumn here, and a slight storm brewing outside at the moment?

Adam: So I'm actually looking at Denver right now. But while I do that, Hernan.

Hernan: It's always really good. I'm really excited about the live excited to have the meeting with you guys next week, as well. And the week after that, we always come up with good stuff coming up for Semantic Mastery. So excited for the event, a lot of good stuff, but also to meet you guys. So happy to be here.

Adam: Good deal. All right. Last but not least, Marco, how you doing today?

Marco: I'm always good, man.

Adam: How's the weather down there?

Marco: It's always good.

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Bradley: And he's back. It's always good.

Marco: I'm back. I'm energized. And but I'm still trying to catch up on last week, being away for a week and all that good. In that sense, right? It was great. I tuned out, turned off the cell phone, left the laptop at home. So I was just I enjoyed the sun, the beach, the pool, the food. The surroundings were in the middle of the jungle, it was just a great, great way to unplug and just enjoy. Why get on the path to POFU if you can't stop once in a while and enjoy it and enjoy the fruits of your labor you have to do that. Have to do that it gets you re-energized. It gets you thinking sometimes differently, come up with all kinds of ideas. So it was fun. And now it's time to get back. Back to the grind.

Adam: Good deal, man. Well, this is good. I'm going to call a quick audible here. We're going to take 30 seconds. I just want to go around real quick. Everyone wants to say something. What do you do outside of you know whether it's consulting, Semantic Mastery? What is something like what are you doing this all for? I know Bradley talks about his but Bradley I'm skipping around real quick, what do you do for fun outside of this stuff?

Bradley: Well, when I don't have I get my daughter every other weekend. And so when I have her I spend time with her and right now it's all about softball because she's in like a million softball teams. And anyway, it's crazy. But outside of that, I enjoy riding ATVs. So I've got several machines and I enjoy working on them when I'm not riding and we go I go on camping trips with like ATV riding trips where we go camping for the weekend with a group of guys and or a group of people really this women involved too. But yeah, it's a lot of fun. It's a that's my escape, you know, and so I don't take them off the week vacations very, very. It's very rare that I take a week vacation, but I do often take weekend vacations. So

Adam: Nice. Chris, How about yourself?

Bradley: He's muted.

Adam: All right, we'll come back to Chris or not about yourself, man. What do you do? It's all good. Sorry. All right, Chris.

Chris: Yeah, for me surfing, snowboarding, hiking, hitting the gym, droning if there's like, well better, especially from out in talent and stuff. And definitely not worrying about the latest Google update likely seen a couple posts this week.

Adam: Fair enough, man. Hernan about yourself. We are technically challenged today. Alright, skipping you, Marco. What about you? I think you kind of talked about it. But what's something you like doing outside of this?

Marco: Well, you know, I have a 10-year-old, soon to be 11, a seven-year-old soon to be eight and an 11 month old, soon to be one. All their birthdays are in second week of October. Right? So I got that coming up. But outside of that I'm with my family, man. I'm with it. You know, when you have kids that young, you do nothing without them. And I mean, it's literally, there's hardly anything that you can do. Because we don't like babysitters. We don't like any of that stuff. So we take care of our children. That's one of the reasons why I love working from home because I'm available to do whatever is needed. But yeah, I mean, and I'm loving being a dad. I mean, I've always since my first daughter was born almost 11 years ago. I love being a dad and I love my family. And it's have a great time with them.

Adam: Nice, nice. Well, I think everyone's heard my a few times. But I love trail running. That's my thing. Love it. Love it. Love it. So try to get there as much as I can and get out hiking trail run and whatnot. So , Hernan, how about you? Are you there yet? Are you still muted? Still muted. All right, well, we're moving on. So just wanted to give everybody a little glimpse like this is some of the stuff why we do what we do, right? It's not all about work, you got it. also enjoy it, you can't take can't take money with you when you leave. So you might as well enjoy what you're doing and take some time for yourself and your family and what you love doing.

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So real quick wanted to say first of all, like I said, when we started, if you're new to Semantic Mastery, that's awesome. Thanks for watching us, you're in the right places in place you should come every week, you got questions, we don't know the answer, we will certainly point you in the right direction. But between all of us, we generally can at least get you started down the right path and hopefully give you the answers you need. Whether it's you know, to improve your rankings, whether it's to get better results, get some clients, whatever may be. But the next step, if you want, we get our step by step processes for everything from dealing with new websites, age domains, YouTube channels, whatever it is, then I was just to pick up the Battle Plan. If you live with us, you can pick that up on the link to the side or you just go to battle plan dot Semantic Mastery.com and if you're already there, you already got some clients, you're already looking, you know, at building that recurring income and looking to grow and form that network with other people who are doing the same thing, then, you know, the place you want to do that is in an experienced community with fast access to real world info, and that would be the Semantic Mastery Mastermind and go check that out at mastermind.semanticmastery.com. And no matter where you're at, you know, we got started telling people how, you know, here's how we do a lot of what we do. Here's how we build what we build. And eventually, you know, people came to us said, Hey, can you do this for us? We're like, Oh, yeah, of course, like, Well, that makes sense. That's what we're doing. We're hiring VA to do the stuff we teach. And that's where mygb.co came from. And it's expanded from there. But if you want to save time, and you know, either for your own projects or your clients projects go over there you can get syndication networks are always drive stacks, press releases, Link packages, embeds lots of cool stuff rolling out over there. And last but not least, subscribe on the YouTube channel. If you are checking this up on YouTube, just hit the subscribe button. Stay up to date with the weekly Hump Day hangouts as well as other videos that we post. With that said, I know Bradley, you were going to talk real quick I think about your you're talking POFU Live. And then what anything else we need to cover before we hop in?

Bradley: No, let's get right into questions. Alright, so I'll go ahead and grab the screen. You guys confirm that you're seeing my screen?

Adam: Got it?

Bradley: Okay, so yeah, so holistic marketing for branding and business growth is what I'm going to be talking about. And this is the definition that I found that I think most closely aligns with what my interpretation of holistic marketing as or what my opinion of it it is. So Philip Kotler Kotler, I think a marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University defines holistic marketing as Holistic marketing is based on the development, design and implementation of marketing programs, processes and activities that recognize their breadth and interdependencies. Holistic marketing recognizes that everything matters with marketing, and that a broad integrated perspective is necessary to attain the best solution. So my interpretation of that is holistic marketing is combining multiple channels, various digital plus traditional plus offline methods to produce a significant increase in brand awareness and recognition for company, thus increasing market share across the board. And the result is that a brand is sought by prospects. And I've seen that firsthand now with my own business, as well as three clients of mine that I've started to implement holistic marketing approach to their businesses. So that's really what I'm going to be talking about, and going into more detail about. Specific methods and resources and showing some results of examples for the businesses that have applied this to and why I think this is really the best way to go forward. With marketing as opposed to always just focusing on digital marketing, which is what I've done for years, I see that there's a real benefit to building brand awareness, more so now than I think ever before.

So that was it. With that, let's get into questions. If you guys have any questions, please post them, we've only got a few so far, a couple of them are in depth. So we're going to get right into those.

How Can You Make An Individual Home Listings Appear Higher In The SERPs For A Client Website?

Looks like the first one is Mohammed. Mohammed, looks like he's here too. He says, Hey, guys, a real estate client asked me I previously previewed this question earlier, Mohammed and I have a pretty good idea of a few things that you can do for this. So I'll finish reading. He says, Hey, guys, a real estate client asked me about what we can do to make individual home listings appear higher in the SERPs for our website. Apparently, in his city, it's popular for people to search for a home by its address like 123 Main Street. The idea is that his page for 123 Main Street would appear on top of rivals brokerages, even though they're the same home. What could I do to make this clients own listing pages rank higher for a specific address? Well, there's two things that I would recommend and and I'd like to get some other people's opinions as well. But the first one isn't necessarily well, neither one of the ones that I'm going to suggest are actually ranking the the website itself hire, but you can drive traffic back to the website, you can also make sure that your client is getting the lead, right, which would be the realtor, I guess. Number one would be YouTube videos. The last time I tried this for real real estate listings, it worked really, really well as if you could do some sort of YouTube video to drive traffic back to the listing that you want the listing page on your clients website, because they typically rank very, very well, that said, it's a Google property, right? So why not embed your clients page in a Google Site page, right. So you could have like, for example, if you're doing a drive stack for your client, which I'm sure Mohammed you have, you already have a G site for that drive stack for that client is branded after that client. So why not create separate pages, and then embed, just iframe your clients web page into that page, right, and optimize that g site page for it, because it's a Google site, it will likely rank very, very quickly. Remember, you can do some nasty stuff to it, to help it to rank. So that would be my two, kind of little tricks to help you get better results very, very quickly. What would you guys say? Anybody want to comment?

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Marco: I totally agree with that up a YouTube video is perfect, and it drives traffic. The video itself can also I mean, do what we recommend, which is running ads, to that video, right targeted ads to get that kick in, if he can run it to the embed page which has the video on it. And then he's going to power up the the page on the Gsite, which will then benefit everything we this is something that most people don't understand that that's the power of that GSite plus drive stack, it's not just good for pushing power. Elsewhere it everything that happens on that page. It's a Google property. And so it regardless of what anybody says, our test show time and again, that they get special treatment for whatever it is we don't care the reason, right. And we don't care if it's a result of something else that's happening, we don't care, we just know that it happens. And so benefit, just benefit from that drive stack and Gsite, and then you can push that benefit elsewhere, or take the power from YouTube added to that GSite and push that elsewhere. There's so many, there's so many ways, and I keep talking about this like in RYS when people ask me for advice, that the possibilities that when you start thinking this way, and stalking an iframe and running that type of of, of project is that the possibilities become endless on how much power you can actually push to this and since nobody else is doing it. me think about it, the competition becomes nothing, simply because they don't do what you're capable of doing.

Bradley: Agreed. Great. Adam, you had unmuted yourself? Are you going to comment?

Adam: Yeah, pretty much the same thing, I really liked the idea of using the YouTube video, obviously, for the ease, just getting some videos either made or, you know, cranking out a few. And then I really liked Marcos idea, adding on to that about running some targeted geo traffic to that. So yeah, just really like those ideas.

Bradley: Yeah, and think about that, if you have a YouTube video, not only can you rank that, but you can embed that in the G site page as well, maybe below your iframe listing page, right, and then run ads to it. And that'll help that g page to rank as well because it's going to be getting targeted traffic. And remember, you can buy targeted traffic mom and from YouTube from Google ads, because you can use geo targeting. So you get very specific geo targeted IP click like click from IPs that are geo targeted or within a specific geographic range. Plus, you can buy and I know for sure, because I'm doing real estate stuff. Now you can buy in market audience targeting for people that are looking to purchase a house. So looking for residential housing for sale, right. So again, you can buy incredibly targeted traffic, which is going to help it to rank and not only that, but remember you'll be pushing traffic to relevant traffic from people that may be genuinely interested in that too. So you could very well generate leads from that traffic not just as an SEO tactic. That makes sense. So it was a good question though.

What Is The Best Way Of Gaining Control With A GMB Page That Is Being Managed By An Ex-Parter With Embezzlement Issues?

Okay, Jenny has up says it's been a while, have been swamped. Applying the knowledge from your incredible money producing courses. Thanks. got time for a bit of quick advice. We sure do. You know, we do. He says got a new client whose GMB is controlled by an ex-partner with him. They've parted ways embezzlement charges. What In your opinion, in your opinion, would be the best way to get control over their Jambi? contacting your ex-partner is not an option, it does not have much value at this time, just three to four positive reviews with one negative that the ex partner left? Is there a way to just cancel it and start fresh and the negative effect from that they have moved into a different unit the same building and kept the same number. Thank you. Thank you in advance, Jenny.

Yeah, I've experienced something similar to this. And on several occasions, I've been contacted GMB support, Google My Business support. Because if you contact them and explain what the situation is, and you can do it via email, typically, I you know you can do I prefer to do it over the phone. And what they'll do is they'll kind of guide you through what needs to be done, they may tell you that you need to send them an email with it kind of explained. What happens is if you contact EMP support and tell them like you know, there was a partner, or an ex-employee, whatever the case is that had originally originally created the Google claim to the Google My Business profile, and they're no longer with the company, and we need to get access to it, then what they'll do is they'll require verification. And the way that they the way that I've had it done on multiple occasions, like I said, is where they'll require verification by postcard or excuse me not postcard, sending them scanning or taking photos and sending support or scanning in documents that show the business receiving mail at that new address at the new location. In other words, like a utility bill, for example, a phone bill, a gas bill, electric bill, anything like that anything at all, that shows that, you know, it's official, you know, some sort of bill to that billing address addressed to that company at that new billing address. So that way, and it and it usually within 24 hours after producing those documents, you'll get the GMB reassigned to the new account, whatever account it is that you, you know, designate. So that's what I would do. I've done that multiple cases. In fact, for local GMB Pro, the very first when I was doing a case study for a taxi company in Charlottesville, Virginia, and that's how I had to start that whole process with them because it was the same thing. He had an ex-partner that it was the exact same situation yet an ex-partner that originated the GMB there was an optimized it was claimed but it was on optimized and we had no way of accessing it and no way of getting in contact with the ex-partner. So I had to go through that exact same process that I'm talking about. And within I mean, it took like a total of three days. But it was within 24 hours of sending in scanned copies or photocopies you know photographed copies of his he I think he sent his business license and because it was addressed from the county directly to the new address, and they they actually transferred it into the Gmail address that I had set up specifically to take ownership of it. So that's all you really have to do, it's really not that difficult.

The reason I say that you should probably do that is because if there has ever been any sort of citation work done, like external stuff done, and he mentions essentially, then it's better to just claim or reassign the existing listing than it is to try to cancel that or market permanently closed and and create a new one because that will cause invigoration. So you'll have, it'll be harder to get results as quickly if you try to permanent like Mark one is permanently closed and then open another one was that's pretty much the same brand name. You said it's the same building just a different unit number of the same phone number that's going to cause ambiguation. So you're much better off claim or getting that one reassigned. And then doing a you know from there, you can do some citation cleanup stuff if needed. Okay, anybody wants to comment on that? Or not?

Can You Change The Website URL On A GMB Listing Without Changing That Info In All Citations And Affecting Current Rankings?

Gordon's up next he says, Hey, guys, thank you very much again for the great help you provide everyone on hump days. You're welcome, Gordon. I know that NAP info and GMB listing has to be the exact same as it is on the other directory sites, etc. But does the website URL fall under the same umbrella as the NAP and other words? So he's talking about the name, address phone number guys? In other words, can you change the website URL for business on a GMB listing without making the same change on all citations? And have the change negatively affect the GMB ranking? Technically, yes, because URL is also part of the I know it's not you know, it's NAP. We talked about the name, address, phone number, but a URL is part of that. It's like the fourth data point. However, that said, there's a lot of directories that you don't actually show the URL, right? They or it's just named, address phone number. So it's in my opinion, it's less important. It's, it's still good to try to keep your data consistent in all cases, but I can tell you for certain that I have used a different domain that had redirects before, experience a little to no negative effect from that, if that makes sense. Excuse me. So I think the name, address and phone number part of those is always more important. But yeah, I mean, to be clear, I'm not I'm not, I can't guarantee you that if you change the URL, it's not going to create an issue, I'm assuming you don't the either the URL expired, or you're trying to use a different URL to protect yourself or for tracking purposes. I mean, I'm just making those assumptions. But you know, if you still have access to the existing URL or the original URL, then set up a redirect to the new URL. That's what I'm saying. Like, I've changed the URL, because we've changed domains for an existing client, right? For example, I've got a preschool client, that we change the domain entirely for them. And he had two locations that were in existence, they had a hand, you know, handful of citations already done a couple dozen or whatever, for each location. But when he hired me, I suggested that we do a domain change and set up the individual locations on subdomains. So what we did was we kept the original domains for each one of the separate locations because they each had their own domain, it was over optimized anyways, we kept the original domains, and we just redirected those to each appropriate subdomain for that for the new domain with the location-specific subdomains. And we didn't have to go clean up all the existing citations, because that's the only thing that changed was the domain, all the other information stayed the same. And since we had done a redirect, it didn't cause any negative issue. In fact, I was able to rank it, those are the two, the two, that was one of the clients that I was applying the local PR pro method to when I was testing or developing that method. And we were able to rank both of those locations very, very quickly using primarily just press releases. And, and it didn't have any effect, having the original domain redirected to the new domain didn't cause any new negative NAP effect. But that's what I would suggest. If you have access to it. If you don't, and you can't redirect it, then you may have to go out doing a citation clean up job, I'd go ahead and just pull the trigger, you're going to have to do it anyways. And see what happens. If it causes a negative effect, then I would immediately hire Loganix to do a citation cleanup service. If there's you know, more than a couple of dozen citations. Loganix is the best service I know of for that. Does anybody want to comment on that? Go. Okay, can you guys be quiet today? Marco, anything you want to add to that?

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Marco: No? That was good. So, okay. I don't feel there's any comment.

Clarifcations On The Time Frame And Frequency Of Using MGYB Web 2.0 Links And Embeds

All right. So Katie's up, he says, Hey, guys, I'm trying to incorporate MGYB. This is a good question. We need to get Rob on these sometimes. Does that guys I'm trying to incorporate MGYB services into my client budget proposals but need some clarity to move forward? How long does it generally take for a blaster MGYB web two links to fall out of the index? What is the minimum purchase frequency for them to be safe and effective? Would it be okay to use one net natural link package every two to three months on an age site with moderately high competition? Okay, so I'm going to kind of answer that. As all one question. I don't know how often they fall out of the index because I don't go check them that often. In fact, I never checked them at all. Once I order a link building package, it will send it to indexing and I just and that's it. I forget about it. I don't go check on him. So what I recommend what you said one night, your package every two to three months on a foreign foreign age site, would that be beneficial? Or would that work? And that I would say yes. Again, I'm anxious to hear Marco's opinion on this as well. But I would say yes because that's about what I do is about every three months or so. And it depends if it's if it's something more competitive or needs additional push, I might do it more frequently, like once every other month, but typically it's about once every three months. And what I'll do it, and I know that part of your next question is about embeds the same thing doing embed gigs. So I'll do an embed gig on like an @ID page or entity loop page is another way to call it or the G site or the Google Maps your GMB map if it's for local business, or a combination of all three of those, right, you can order one embed gig and include all three of those as embeds in that one gig. And then supplement that with the link building package to the embed pages. In other words, the pages that get created and embed gig, then you link build to that. So that'd be one month, right, then maybe then the next month of the link building package to the drive stacks or you know that and like all the URLs in the drive stack, as well as the G site, or the @ID page or the GMB business site, for example, that business site, and then just cycle through that right. Same thing with you know, all of the entity properties that you have like, and we talked about this with what we call entity stacking, taking all those tier-one assets that are high authority type sites that you can build links directly to and use those. So you just kind of cycle through this stuff, if that makes sense. So like, again, not money site, we don't ever build links directly the money site, but we'll do like an embed package with link,s one month, the next month, I'll do the drive stack and G site the next month with links to that the next month, I might do some of the other ends to top-level entity assets and @ID page, for example, or loop entity loop page, press advantage, organization page, that kind of stuff. And then the third month, or excuse me the fourth month, I would cycle back to embeds, if that makes sense. So I just get it into a schedule rotating schedule. And I include the cost of that plus my markup into my monthly retainer fee that I quote, a client on so that I have that money available every single month to continue pushing the assets if that makes sense. So that's what I do.

Marco: I'm going to say, and let me just make sure I have this right. And I'm going to say no, it would not be okay. To use a Nitro or any kinda link package to an aged or other type of money site doesn't matter. We don't do that. That's right. We don't we won't do that. I know Daddea, I won't do that we will we do not link build directly to the money site. That's why we set up the SEO shield. It has a double purpose, it has the purpose of protecting the G site plus drive stack protects you so that we don't worry about Google updates one and two, it actually exponentially it's the power that you're pushing into that drive stack and Gsite. So now, we're not going to do that. Now you can do it as Bradley recommended. And as I'm recommending, which is link built into the Gsite, incorporate everything that you have all of your URLs into the drive stack G site, press releases tier one and everything else that you have, grab all that and link bill to all of that. And yes, it should be done on a monthly basis. And not it's not going to look unnatural. Because the way that it's indexed, it's submitted several times during the month, or however long it takes to get to the percentage of indexing that Dadea is usually looking for, which is 60% or more, let's say over 50%. Once that's achieved, it's not necessary to keep indexing right over and over again, although it can be done. But as Bradley says, If you continue your link building, and if you can continue tearing your link building, it's not going to matter how many links fall off the index, because you're going to constantly be getting new ones going to be getting tiered link building, it's all going to be powered up through that g site so that you get even more benefit. But once again, just just to be perfectly clear about this, we will not do any link building into any money site.

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Bradley: Right there. So these are essentially what you can link below directly to because these are all tier-one assets. That make sense. So we talked about syndication, network URLs, press releases, plus the organization page, drive stack plus the G site, including inner page URLs, it doesn't have to just be the homepage, if that makes sense. Individual drive stack folders and files, the @ID or entity loop page. Right, the GMB map citations, top level citations, you can build links to embeds and link building to embeds. These are all things that you can build links to. And so that's why I said you've got plenty of opportunities here to put it through kind of a rotating schedule to where and that's what you know, you can you can take, if you were to separate each one of these components out, you can do it that way, then this would give you what 1234566 plus and embed and link building gig. So this would be six or seven months worth of link building activities that could be done. And then you would just repeat that. So every one of them would get hit twice per year. But the idea is you're constantly powering up all your tier one assets, so that you're not targeting anyone specific thing over and over and over again, right? Because that looks odd. Instead, now you're powering up the whole entity and all of the tier one entity assets, and you're doing it on a consistent basis. So it's much more powerful that way, in my opinion, you're hitting it from, you know, from multiple angles. Okay. So hopefully that was helpful.

Do You Have Clients Who Are Using Their Own Hosting Service?

Okay, so the next question is from Scott, what's up, Scotty says, Are any of your clients self-hosting my self-hosting, I mean, their website is hosted on their server, not a hosting service. I have a prospective client who says he has been self hosting for 15 years. However, when I do a test on who is hosting this, the result? Who is hosting this, the result says it is hosted by logics and gives domain control locations. So name servers with x x and y is substitutes for real numbers. My prospect is positive the hosting is on his server because he's not paying for hosting services. This is way out of my skill set. Any help is appreciated. Um, I'm not a server guy. Chris and Marco would be better at that for me than me. I can assume domain control is just a name server type of service, though. And so I think it could be hosted on his own service and be using a name server or DNS service for that. But I'm not 100% Sure. Marco, Can you shed some light on this?

Hernan: Self-hosting now that's kind of old school. Kind of cool. I wanted to work really? Cool. I wonder what you'll do that we're paying like 10 bucks a month or 15 bucks a month for hosting? I don't know. I don't know. I'm not an expert, either. It's just funny. Funny.

Marco: Yeah. I'm curious too because it's a lot of work to keep a server up, especially security. And not only that, I mean, I know that here, I have to go through the ISP. And make sure that my bandwidth, it can support the the server especially if I'm planning to get a whole bunch of traffic, which when I do test, bots go crazy. So I need that kind of bandwidth. Logics, I think he's that's just a desktop app. Scott, it doesn't mean that he doesn't have self-hosting. He's probably paying for the web app. I don't know if it's some if it's a paid service bottle biologics, but I am familiar with logics. And it's just, I'm sorry, but it's a lot of work, but the fucking the steps that it takes to do that, right, you have to register the domain as you do everywhere else. But you have to code the website in something, just whatever, HTML, PHP, probably, you got to have to get the IP address pointed at the computer, actually, the computers, IP. And if it's dynamic, you have to take care of that. Again, the ISP has to support hosting. Now, here's the thing, why would you have it if you When the lights go out? And he turns everything up? That server has to they aren't or like the website will go off for however long the guys out? What, what if he's on vacation? What if there's a power outage?

Bradley: He's gonna have somebody managing the server if he doesn't even know. Like, if he can't help, Scott, Tell, tell Scott, like, you know, what's going like he just as I've been hosting for 15 years, somebody's got to be managing that server, somebody,

Marco: you can do it on your computer, all you need is the app software, right, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You all you need is the web stack. And you can do it on your computer. But I'm telling you all the steps that it takes, right? And then how are you supposed to do anything with that? Scott? If it's on the guy's computer, do you have access to the guy's computer?

Bradley: Well, he says hosted on their server, which I don't I mean, again, I don't know. That could be a server sitting in there it closet, or it could be a server somewhere else, right? Like at Rackspace or something. Right?

Marco: Yeah, if if that but I'm, what I'm saying is, it can even be the guy, it can be on the laptop, sure, it can be on an on a desktop, it, it doesn't matter, you can install it, all you need is the software. But even after all, that, you still have to install everything you can even run WordPress, off of your home computer depends on how far you want to go. But I'd be this question is, yeah, I mean, I've done it, I haven't done it in a long time. Because it's not necessary anymore. But why does this guy insist on doing that? And why would you want to even bother with something like this? I'm not sure. Okay. So yes, the question is, do you have any clients now? And he's a prospective client, for what and what are you planning to do with it? And you know, if you're going to need access to that, how are they would have to give you remote access, so that you can get in there? Because I'm not even sure what the question what the final aim of this question is. It's just a whole bunch of shit involved. I can tell you that.

Bradley: Yeah, you know, I would, again, I would just contact the client, I asked him specifically like, who is managing your server, like and put me in touch with that person, whoever that is. If he says he's self-hosting, I promise somebody, it's probably not the client himself. Like, you know, the the business owner that you're talking to? That's actually managing it. He may be. And if so, then he's got to be the go-to guy for anything that you need. But otherwise, if there's somebody else that's managing that, that set it up and is managing it on an ongoing basis, then I would say put me in touch with them for any sort of server access issues that you need, like cpanel or whatever, whatever it is. So anyway, that's what I would do. But yeah, I agree. I think that's sometimes you fall you run into people that have over complicated issues, and I don't know that it's worth it. It really depends on how much you're getting paid. So.

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Tom, see I read this while Marco was talking. This is pretty cool. He last week, you asked if anyone has been watching since the beginning. Since because we're at to Episode 256. Today, we're almost at our five year anniversary. And what are we four weeks away from that? Right? I think so. Yeah. 200 Episode 260 would be 404. or excuse me five years. So we're damn close. And he says, last week, you asked if anybody been watching since the beginning since I couldn't watch live? I couldn't answer. So I thought I'd chime in today. I started watching around Episode 50 or So Michael Bose was with you, then. I haven't missed an episode since. Even if like last week, I have to catch a replay. Which means I've watched roughly 200 hours of Hump Day Hangouts. Well, God bless you, man. At this point, it's like a weekly get together with friends. Thank you for the weekly help. Yeah, that's really, really cool. And, Tom, I appreciate you commenting on that. That's, um, you know, what a commitment.

Marco: So drop us the name in the comments. We need to know who this is we need to know. I mean, we have to know who it is. We're usually familiar with everyone who's in here asking questions, and you're involved in in the back and forth. So please drop your name.

Bradley: Well, Tom might be one of them. People that don't ask a lot of questions. Maybe he does. I'm not sure because of this new chat app. I don't know who the hell he is. Who the hell this these people are for the most part. But, you know, anyway, the fact that he commented and said he's been watching 200 hours again, you know, you're a good man for that. Because that's a lot of listening to us. That's for sure. But that's awesome. Thanks for coming.

Is There A List Of The Required Info To OnBoard Clients For Each MGYB Offerings?

Okay, this is a good one, it says, Is there a list of the required info to onboard clients for each of MGYB offerings? If so where can I find them? I don't think that we have that yet. But that's something that maybe somebody can take note of this. I know we're continuing to develop out. Well, I say we but really Rob is continuing to develop out a lot of stuff for MGYB. To make it better, like packages, for example, you guys know, we've recently launched, you know, like link building packages and embed packages, which is so much better, because a lot of we got so many questions where people would say like, you know, what should I do for this type of competition and that so we've recently added that. Next thing we're doing that I know Rob is trying to get to is doing full-on, done for you packages, like where it's multiple services combined. So you buy at one time and it you get the syndication network and the drive stack along with the press release and embeds and @ID page or entity loop page, you know, all those kinds of things. So I know that that's coming. So this is something that we can absolutely add to our to do list. Because I think that's a good thing to have, which would be kind of like, depending on what service you buy, like an onboarding form. I know there's the order form. But for a client, I understand what I think I understand what you're getting at, is there something that we could send them or some sort of form template that we could provide that you could build, like a Google form, for example, that you could send to clients whenever you onboard them? And have the clients input all the data, that then you would just deliver to us at MGYB? Marco, do you have any comments on that?

Marco: Yeah, I mean, it's it's a good idea. And I can talk to rob about it. Is the problem, right, that we're in right now is that we only have one Caesar?

Bradley: Yeah, well, I think Rob said, we're gonna we're going to get another coder to help see Caesar correct, where we're going to try,

Marco: we're going to see how we do that. But the problem is also that the information that we need is different per product. Right? Right. And so you go and you order the product as you need it and submit the information. Because, for example, the @ID is something that you can't ask the client for the information beforehand, because it requires the build at the time when you order it, well, maybe you can go ahead and, and beforehand, do the s3 and everything that's required. But again, it's different products. So what can we do, we could probably create a PDF of what you're going to need for every product, I can tell you that that's not going to happen anytime. Yeah.

Bradley: Yeah, I would think, you know, I mean, that's a good idea. But even something that could be done. And again, it's not, it's not going to be at the top of the priority list. But I do think that it's a good idea, which would be to maybe even do, like you said, a PDF, but even like a create a Google form that could be copied. In other words, you could share it with somebody, or they could request to make a copy of it that then they would, you know, add to their drive, which then they would have a not, you know, a spreadsheet that the responses would go to it everything to where they could just forward that to their client, or embed that on a page on your own website, and send your clients to the page on the website to fill out the form. If that makes sense. That's it. But it's different Google Forms per product, right. But I'm saying we only have the main I'm talking about doing it first for like, like entity loop, for example, or syndication network, that kind of stuff. So yeah, I agree. It's, it's not something that's going to get done immediately, because we're trying to roll out two packages. But I think it's a good idea. So I appreciate you. It's a great idea Rob. Rob already has it will incorporate it into the list of things to do, which keeps growing longer and longer. Yep.

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Couple Of Different Domain Names For A Local Service Area?

So Mike's up, he says, Hi, everyone, is it a good idea to buy a couple of different domain names for a local service area? And how can I use it for SEO benefits? For example, money site with branded domain name, and more exact keyword domain names? Can you please share a sort of strategy if there is on how to use it? Thanks. Now, I don't recommend that anymore, Mike. You know, years ago, yes, we, we did all kinds of stuff like that years ago, I mean, we would just buy different domains to read that we would use for redirecting purposes to the main site and then do crazy things to that the redirect domain, right? There's a lot of things we used to do, I'm not going to talk about them, because they're irrelevant. Now. They really are, they really are. But they're another strategy we would do would be to build out kind of like many PBNs on exact match domains that would point to the brand new domain, because we would add relevancy that way and use them for link building and that kind of stuff. But again, I don't recommend doing that, because you have to know how to exact match domains aren't really useful in my opinion anymore. I know, some people would argue with me, but I prefer a branded domain name. And I also don't recommend building PBzns, unless you're like one of our mastermind members, Dean, who is incredibly good at it, which requires a lot of time and effort to do it correct correctly, and build real traffic into sites that you're going to be using to link back to your own sites. And you gotta hide your footprint and all that. And we just, we got away from doing that. And we use our, our entity loop properties, like create the entity loop, which becomes the SEO firewall, which is all using, basically free resources, you know, like Google Sites, and Dr stacks, and Amazon s3, pages, and things like that, and then do all of all kinds of link building stuff to those and push relevancy and power that way. So again, I don't recommend buying exact match domains for for a specific business, or, you know, related domains and stuff like that anymore. There are other people out there and other methods that teach how to do stuff like that, if you're interested in that kind of thing. It's just not something that we would recommend.

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Marco: If you're going to put that much time and effort into something, do it on a G site and drive stack band, the drive stack both vertically and horizontally, like we've I taught in, in the charity webinars and in the entity webinar that we talked about, you guys, again, Dr. stacks, and G sites are some of the most powerful things that you could do for SEO right now. It hasn't changed in for something year that we've been doing, it's not going to change into the near future, probably mid term, either. I don't see it, I just don't see how probably it could be done at the flip of a switch tomorrow. But I just don't see it happening because of the kinds of companies and educational places that use the G sites plus drive stack. So why not take advantage of that, while it's available, you have to do is go to MQIB dot CEO, order the drive stack ordered with the G site. And then you expand it, I teach exactly how it's done for a donation to my charity. And it's that simple. It's simple in that the concept is simple. You still have to do the work. Whether you do it pbn, if you want to do it, right, the way that Dean does it, you have to put in the work, noting that there's no magic pill in this business. If you want something to last, you're going to have to put in the work. And what I'm what I recommend for what you're trying to do is you have that branded domain, then go into that branded Dr. Step was g site and expand it. There you go.

Which Of The Two URL Structure Is Better?

Okay, so Mike says another question please about URL structure, which one is better? He says site.com slash city slash service dash type or site com slash service, dash type dash in the city? Thank you. Well, I'm going to recommend the second type or the second version of the URL. And the reason why I say that is because if you if you're trying to do it the first way, if you're going to target different cities with the same service type, which I'm assuming you would, it's going to create URL structure issues, right? You can still do it but WordPress used to automatically append a dash to for like, in this case, service type, right? So let's say let's just say plumbing. So let's say site.com/cityone and we'll just use Culpepper. Right That's, that's where I live Culpepper, Virginia. And then there's another city adjacent to us called Warrington. Right, so Warrington and let's say I was building a site for a plumber that service both Culpepper and Warrington. So if I did, you know, Joe's plumbing.com/ or you know, whatever we'll call it Joe. Joesplumbing.com/Culpepper/DrainCleaning, for example. And then Joe service Joesplumbingservice.com/Warrington/DrainCleaning, then automatically Google used to append a dash two. And just recently, I noticed that now they'll actually change it to include the category, your name or so it would say Joe's the first one that you would create was Culpepper, right. So it would be under the category of Culpepper. So that's where the city right so Culpepper, then it would say /drain-cleaning. But the second time you would try to create that drain cleaning service type underneath a separate category would automatically append the category to the URL. So would end up being Joe's plumbing service.org plumbing.com/Warrington/drain-cleaning-Warrington. So it makes sense. So you end up over optimizing the URL. And even if it could have just been the plugin, because I just I was showing this as an example the other day a couple weeks ago now for our Semantic Mastery mastermind webinar, and I was showing how they used to do the dash, you know, it would do like a dash to dash three for each time you would try to duplicate that service type underneath another category, it would always append another the next into integer. However, it could like I said it could have been the SEO plugin that I was using or something that was appending the category name to the URL instead of dash two or could have been a WordPress core change that I haven't proved that either way. But my point is, is it creates a URL issue because you can't duplicate the same URL slug underneath different categories, right? It has to be a unique slug at all times. So in my opinion, you're better off using just the post type, excuse me, post name permalink structure if you're using WordPress, and I'm assuming you are and then going with the second version here that you're talking about, right? So it would be site.com/servicetype. And I wouldn't put dash in that city I would put just dash city. Because you can admit those what they're called stop words like in, have, to, the, those are all type stop words. And I don't typically include those in the URL, the shorter the URL, the better. That makes sense. So that would be my recommendation. It's a good question.

What Are Some Tips On How To Charge A Client For The SEO Services You Offer?

boardwalk says I am just starting out and wondering how do you determine what to charge a client so I'm not undervaluing myself or overpricing the client? Hey, Hernan don't we have an arbitrage? spreadsheet somewhere? Um, what do you mean? SEO Services arbitrage spreadsheet and our SEO Services calculator?

Hernan: Yeah, we do. Actually, let me Yeah, I think I'll yeah, I'll need to find it. But yeah, I, I'm pretty sure we have it somewhere.

Bradley: Okay. Because I was gonna say, I know we have, we've created a spreadsheet where you can kind of input the cost of services and then input your markup and it will, you know, or percentage of markup. And it will, it will tell you what to charge clients. And that's something and you also should be a section in there for your you know, what you what you feel you should be making on an hourly basis if you can calculate the hours involved. And I honestly, if you're just starting out, it's going to take a while to learn your own productivity, like in other words, to be able to know how long it's going to take you to do things, it's going to take you some time to kind of refine that. So when you first start out, you're going to likely undercharge customers or you may over overcharge customers. If you overcharge customers and you're unable to produce results, you will likely lose those customers. If you undercharge customers, then your bet, I think you're, you know, you're going to find out that you're working too hard for not enough money. And you could always go back to the client at that time and ask for more money or explain that you need to raise your rates, that kind of stuff. It's difficult to determine how long like you know how long it's going to take you to accomplish things when you first start out, it's just going to be kind of a trial and error thing. But you know, I as far as what I would recommend is trying to find reputable sources, fulfillment sources, again, MGYB. If you understand how to put the components together, that we sell, then you don't have to do the work yourself or even really learn how to do all like build all of those components, you can if you'd like, but you're better off in my opinion, just purchasing them from a done for you services that is reputable, a good third-party provider and marking it up. And I always recommend a minimum of 100% markup. So but more like 200% markup is about, you know, and it depends on what you're selling too. And I know Marco will probably have a different opinion, he's going to say give it 1,000% markup and you know, there's some there's some validity to that my opinion. But for example with syndication networks, you know, I know what my costs are, through my virtual assistants. Even when I first started out and I first trained my to first of all, when I first learned how to delegate and outsource the stuff might I hired two virtual assistants and train them how to build syndication networks that later became syndication Academy the product, and I knew what it would cost me. And let's just say it cost me you know, $75 for a VA to build. And it wasn't that exact number. It was close to that. But let's say it cost me $75 to have a syndication network built by one of my virtual assistants, I was charging. When I first started out, I was trying about $500 to sell a syndication network to a local business now To this day, and I have for several years, I probably should mark it up. But I sell them for $700 now, and I have for the last I think three years. So and because of you know, you guys can get syndication networks, I still think it's $75 for a branded syndication network from MGYB. So that's my point, you could do a in that case, it would be what 1,000% markup 10 times, right. So you buy it for 75. But you sell it for 750. That makes sense. That's 1,000% markup for things like Google stacks, and drive stacks and G sites, they're so fucking powerful man, if you go and buy the whole, like the whole lot of it, it's going to cost you close to 500 bucks, I think. And you could you could mark that up easily to you know, $1,000 1500 dollars two or three times of what it is because it's so powerful, if that makes sense. So that's what I would recommend doing is figuring out what services you're going to use to get results, marking it up, you know, unless you're doing it manually yourself, in which case, you know, you've got to determine what your time is worth, and then figure out how much time you're going to spend developing those components out for that client, if that makes sense. And in charge accordingly. So I know you guys want to comment on that one. It was a good question.

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Marco: Yeah, I, I see it a little bit differently, that you could do it that way. But if I'm talking to a lawyer, and which I was recently, and I know that someone coming in the door, and signing that piece of paper for that lawyer to represent them was worth $100,000 to the lawyer. So my math is really simple. I know what the costs are, what that lead is worth to the client. All I had to do was determine how many leads, I could provide this client. And then I want a percentage of that, so that I can come back to the attorney side. Because if that client is worth 100k to him, and I know what I'm going to have to invest, then I'm going to want some part of it. Because it's worth that much. I mean, imagine that hundred thousand or more in the door. So that that's how I figure it out. So that if it's $2 and 50 cents, and I have to provide 10,000 the close leads for this person to sell what 20, 25k. And then I want to present it the work that I'm going to have to do to get that it's probably more than I care to put into that project that but that's roughly how I figure it out, I want to know what a lead is worth to that client. So if it's a dentist, lawyer, whatever it is tourism, dentistry, you name it, cosmetic surgery, I want to know what that lead is worth in the door and closed. So that I'm going to, then I'm going to determine what I charge. So I'm going to be for the work that I do, because I'm gonna I know how much work I'm going to put in it. I don't care about the hours that I'm going to put in it. I just know what my work is going to be worth to that client, and he's going to pay me for that. Just like that person putting that foot inside that lawyers office. And signing that piece of paper knows what he's going to pay for that lawyer, because you cut you going to that lawyer for a reason. You're going to that plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills for a reason. You're not just paying for the service. If you were paying for the service, you'd go to Mexico and get the plastic surgery and get the corrective surgery or whatever it is that you want to do and pay a whole lot less you're coming to this guy, because there's a specific service that he provides that you want, when you get to that point. So I guess my point is, there's a whole whole different tiers, right of what you can charge between the way that you figure it out, maybe the way that that the arbitrage calculator is set up and the way that I do that there's just so many ways that you can charge. There's no certain way, right, there's no sure way. But my way has always worked for me.

Alright, so the last two are just comments. Scott says thanks for the answer about hosting and will contact the client about how I will be logging into add pages and access the site. So there you go, Scott. hopefully that was helpful. Tom says thanks, guys. I've asked several questions over the years under the old system. Tom Clark, just signed up under the current system today. That's awesome. Tom again, thank you for hanging out with us every every week for 200 plus episodes. That's quite a feat. And Mike versus thanks, Bradley. You're welcome. Alright, guys, that was perfect fucking timing. It's like we planned it

Marco: four years. That's incredible. Thanks, man. For you. Thank you.

Bradley: Alright, guys. Yeah, Tom, you should be coming to POFU Live so you can meet us in person. had to throw that in there?

Adam: Yeah, guys. If you haven't yet, now's the time. Grab your pofulive.com. Now, we're going to be headed out there next weekend. Start the event. VIP day on Friday and the real deal on Saturday.

Bradley: Yeah, so that's VIP day is Friday the 10th I believe. And Saturday the 11th is the start of the actual POFU Live, live training event. So we'll see you guys there. Take it easy, my guys.

Bye guys. Bye everyone.

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Do You Need To Hide Or Show A Fake Address Of A Verified GMB Page?

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In episode 252 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if one should hide or show a fake GMB address of a verified GMB page.

The exact question was:

Hey guys. I am curious about ranking in Google my business with a verified address that you end up hiding because its not a real address. Do we need to have that address showing? or can we do it without the address

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