How Does A Social Fortress Type Of Links Work Out With SEO Shield?

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In episode 278 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how a social fortress type of links works out with the SEO shield.

The exact question was:

If you already have social fortress type of links how does that work out if I ordered a shield?

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 280

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 280 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

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

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Hernan: Oh man, we're laughing I never no one will ever know. What's up, everybody? Welcome to Hump Day hangout Episode 280 for the 25th of March 2020 Welcome everybody that you guys are having an amazing day. And before we go into what we have in store for you guys today. I want to say hello to everyone and I want to go in order so Adam. What's up, man?

Adam: Hey, not much. Thanks for Hernan's taking over and doing the heavy lifting here to get us started while I tried to take over for Bradley. It's actually more complicated than you think to get this stuff going. So it's like oh my god, there are three screens. This is all gonna fall apart but it looks like we're live. We're working. So anyway, I can't complain. Things are going pretty well here for me in the Bay Area. I was about to say going well, but you know, with everything that's going on. I know there are some people around here who are having a tough time and you know, it's interesting. I feel like I've actually been busier over the last couple of weeks than over like the last three months. So anyway, just a little personal insight but overall. I can't complain, man things are good. Thanks for asking.

Hernan: Awesome and you know, Bradley does it with one screen. You know, he does it with one monitor. What's up Marco? How are you doing, man?

Marco: You can see what's going on. You can see how I'm doing right? It doesn't change. It doesn't. It's Groundhog Day. It's bright. It's sunny. It's beautiful in Costa Rica. Yes, we're inside, but I can still take a step outside. And it's sunny and it's more beautiful. And I can go and play with the kids like, everything's good, man. Everything's good.

By the way, 280 trivia the US had had a cannon in the 50s that shoot like, like 20 miles. It had an effect on rain. It was a 280-millimeter cannon called the atomic cannon atomic. And by the way, just I don't know why 280 just brought that up some of the stuff that we learned in the friggin military. It sticks with you.

Hernan: That's awesome. That's it.. What's up, Chris?

Chris: yo groundhogs are back in the cave, unfortunately here. We are back at freezing temperatures, but I'm fine and it's sunny outside, usually during the day. And yeah, I'm still praying for a better internet connection. Like, everybody's fucking watching Netflix here apparently. How are you doing?

Hernan: I'm doing great. I'm doing great. Actually, that's global. You know, I have a couple of friends that they work in a couple of mainframes around the world and you know, managing connections switches and all that stuff. And you know, the servers are definitely you know, overloaded around the world. So it's not, you know, it's like everywhere. So anyway, I'm doing great, we're healthy, we're good. We're inside but you know, doing to do and try to help people with the Hangout, which by the way, if you're new to Hump Day Hangout, welcome. If you've been around for a while, welcome as well the main point of this forum this space is to help you guys as many questions as possible when it comes to a digital agency and growing your digital agency SEO, pretty much whatever you need to grow your digital agency if you really want to take it to the next level we have a program for that. It's called 2xyouragency or double your agency. The promise of that program is that we will help you get more clients and getting more free time so go

If you want a step by step methodology to rank your website, whether it's a new website or a niche website or a YouTube video, why not you need to get a copy of the Battle Plan it's really inexpensive right now. So go to We also have a slew of done for you services in case that you're a business owner that needs more free time so that you can focus on building your agency and not trying to do everything yourself. So go to to actually get that fulfill. And last but not least, if you want to come to hang out on a really high-level mastermind of people, digital agency owners that are trying to make it better. And we'll try to help them as much as possible. You know, you should consider joining the mastermind by going to So did I do it right?

Marco: Following up on that my ask Marco anything webinar is tomorrow afternoon at the usual time 330 Eastern. So if you're not in the mastermind, you should come to ask me anything I'll answer whatever I can if I can't answer that, if one of my other partners can ask for it. They each have their own webinars that they do. So we're offering five times the value because you get a webinar from each one of us now, instead of just one every other week. One, two, if you are in the mastermind, go to the Facebook group. On the event page, you're going to see everyone's mastermind webinar listed in there. Just follow the instructions for whoever's doing the webinar. I'm doing it differently than my other partners. I always like to be different tests, different stuff. So with that, see you all tomorrow and let's get to questions.

Sounds good. Go. What's driving? Who's sharing the screen?

Yeah, I didn't even think about it, man. We're totally lost without Bradley. Just kidding. Yeah, let's do this. I'll share my screen. All right,

Marco: I'm gonna stop my video because as you know, too much sun is bad for you guys. There we go.

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How Would You Rebrand A GMB Page With The Same Address And Phone Number As The Old One?

Adam: Let's see, it looks like the first question for today was Fitz. So let's say my clients switched real estate brands. Should they kill the old GMB or ask Google to change the name? They created another GMB for the new brand name. They are still at the same address, same phone number. The other GMB was not optimized. Okay, so, switch brands. Still at the same address and created a new GMB. So I'll let you guys handle this one man, GMB is outside of my area of expertise.

Marco: That's an entity fuckup in the making. Plain and simple, plain and simple. You have two different brands at the same address, right? The same address. Probably sharing the same entity information. He's saying the same address and same phone number. So two out of the three data points are the same. Definitely entities. Just kill one or the other or just, you know, call, you can call the Google rep and have them help you on this. This is legitimate. There's an orphan system in the same place. They just changed the name. Because when you start messing with stuff as I know, Bradley has had some success, changing stuff. I just tried to do something the other day, very simple, and it got suspended. Fortunately, we have a suspension reversal service in, which works really well because I was the original person who tried it out.

So at any rate, just so you avoid all of those issues, you can just call Google and have the Google rep help you through. Some of this is what I did. I'm an idiot, that's your client, of course. I mean, idiot, I was trying to see if I could change the name and I just didn't know what to do.  Act really ignorant. I didn't know what to do. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Flogged me with 10 wet noodles, but please help me out. And that usually gets you a lot of assistance. Because you know, business, especially now, right with, with all of the stuff that's going on. I think they're going to go out of their way to be really helpful, except that with GMB, like, they're really cutting back on the stuff that they're allowing. They're really cutting back on it. That could be one of the reasons why I got an algorithmic suspension, the other day gamma, I'm almost 100% positive that it's algorithmic, they don't have enough people to keep up with the GMB demand.

So I mean, that's what I would recommend, totally. If you want to try eliminating one and optimizing the other. Please remember that any changes that you make can get your suspension right now. And as a matter of fact, we were just talking in chat with Rob with the guy who does the suspension lifting. And they're on hold, even though they aren't lifted in the GMB sits on pending, until they'll come back full strength and we don't know when that's going to be guys. This is a really touchy moment to be fucking around with things that are really really important to the business. But what you have right now Fits that that that is totally totally entity ambiguity. And I can't tell you how bad that is and how difficult it is to then go and get rid of the ambiguity because I've had to do it.

Does YouTube Count A View If Someone Is Watching An Embedded Video On A Website?

Cool. All right. Well, good stuff. Next question. I'm going to go if it looks like Mike. So Mike Hello, superstars. Thanks, Mike. I want to embed a video from my youtube channel on my website. Okay, sounds good so far. Does every time someone watching the video on my site, YouTube countered that view, even if I set it to autoplay inside my website, and if you can please share a few tips about the website embedded general. Thanks a lot.

So yeah, I mean, you can see this. I mean, I'll start this off and let you guys chime in. But Mike, you can see this in your Analytics, right? If you go into YouTube, you see that they even break it down by you know, YouTube views. I forget the exact terminology, but I think they even have an embed view. Don't they? Or am I mixing that up?

Hernan: Yeah, embedded views. Yep.

Adam: Yep. So yeah, every time someone's watching from your site that's going to show up or if it's embedded in other places, you know, that which Yeah, actually more. If you want to talk a little bit about embeds, I mean, I can tie this directly back to MGYB services, but there may be something else here we want to, we want to tell them about.

Marco: Yeah, I mean, we have an embed service right in MGYB where you can get your video. And what it does and how we compare it is that you become a publisher for YouTube instead of just being a consumer or a user. And then you go out and you publish a video via video into the networks. So it really helps now the other part of this. Can you share tips about the website embed in general that I mean, there are no tips you take the iframe code, and you iframe it into your website, that's what an embedded and there are tons of YouTube tutorials on how to do that. I mean, do you just go into how to embed a YouTube video on a website and hundreds if not thousands are going to pop up. So that's the simplest thing. But it does count as a view. I agree totally.

Adam: cool. All right. Anybody else wants to chime in?

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Hernan: I do something similar to Facebook video as well. I know that whenever you embed a video on a page, you will also get those views counted toward that video. So I think that they're operating under the same logic. And the benefits of that is that then if you create, let's say, an audience of people that view your video, because you want to run ads to them, they also count towards and it will be put in those audiences as well, whether on Facebook or YouTube, so I think that counts towards that.

Marco: Well, it's the code right, what you're doing through an iframe is that you're displaying the YouTube page, where that video sits on your page. That's all it is. So what you're doing is, it's de facto YouTube on your page. So anything that happens on that page, of course, it gets counted in YouTube because it's part of YouTube to stop party will have your website that's why it's iframe on your website. The same thing with with with Facebook, it's iframe code and so it works on the same principle.

How Do You Best Utilize SEO Power Shields?

Adam: all right well next question dark biz I kind of want to say that's like a Darth business like something out of Star Wars But anyways, maybe it's something else. Question is I recently had a few SEO power shields from MGYB delivered and hopefully we'll need to order another four to five in the coming weeks great. Is there some material that shows me how to best utilize all of this is a bit overwhelming and I'm not sure how to make this work like you guys do. Many of my clients are local, so naturally, they want to rank in multiple cities would be great to know how to use the shield to accomplish this. I can think of a lot of the training that's available at If you go there and check out the webinars that are available for free. But Marco, what else do you think?

We should be pointing to when he said he recently had it just updated Sorry, I lost it. He recently had a few SEO power shield delivered. And so how to best utilize it? Well, we tell you what did your link building with that because that's what you're going to need. If that's not enough to push your client where you want your client to be, then the next step is you order press releases you do a press release back that that's in a press release. Local PR Pro, excuse me how to stack press releases. And if that's not enough, then you link build into your press release stacks, and you continue your link building shouldn't stop it should be part of your monthly maintenance. It should be something that you build your client for. I call it the link building cycle. So you order the stack or the SEO shield with link building, and then Dadea knows exactly what to do. Then you start. Okay, so where do I go now? Well, you're gonna have to start looking at your Analytics and at your Search Console, start looking at where the traffic is coming from the start looking at where other opportunities are to do these juicy keywords that you might be ranking for a second, third page. You might need to expand the drive stack right with inner politics that that's part of my charity webinar series that we've discussed it. I mean, often so. Our YouTube channel is, use the channel search function. Bradley showed how to use it last week or the week before and you search for everything there. You start using the free resources. The Battle Plan is also a great place to get ideas on what to do, as you said, the webinars in and we've just done tons of public webinars. But if you want the real deal, I mean, it's the mastermind. The mastermind is the place where you can take you and guide you step by step on what you should be doing and how and why. Because there is a method to the badness that there is a reason why this all gets done, that there's something that we're trying to accomplish and all of this, and that's building the best entity in the niche because that's what's winning the fight right now. That's what winning the SEO fight is whoever has the best entity and the best entity and keyword relationship.

Adam: All right, with the follow up with that, Marco, is there something we can tell him he's saying to you know, his clients are local, and they want to rank in multiple cities would be great to know how to use a shield to accomplish this. I'm not sure how.

Marco: Again, you'd go by it by expanding the website into location. Now, it's not going to rank in the three-pack. This is Local, so there's probably a three-pack involved. You're not going to reckon in the three-pack. Because then what you're going to have to do is you need a three-pack in these multiple, it'd be a GMB in these multiple locations, or you're going to have to push so much power from that one GMB that you associate the new location with what's called the business central, simply meaning where that business sits geographically, and then where Google displays it in a radius. Right? So you're gonna need to extend that radius somehow and how you create that association with all of these different locations. I mean, it's not something that that you just do. It's something simple that you need to do it is as a matter of fact as part of Local GMB Pro. Another one of our courses, which you get a great discount if you join our mastermind. I mean, I can't emphasize enough then when you get to this point.

When you have clients, multiple, multiple clients, and you're gonna need multiple power shield. So you need, you need to know how to put all of this together, you need to be in the mastermind because that's where you can ask us questions. That's where you can talk to me directly and say, Okay, now what do I do? And we take you, we take you through a webinar, and you come and ask the question in my ask Marco anything webinar tomorrow, and I'm going to guide you right through it. And I'm gonna tell you exactly what it is that you need to do, and why. We can't do it in a free forum like this. I mean, this is a very complicated question. That seems simple, but it's very complicated. And yes, it seems overwhelming. But that's why we tell you to come with us so that we can guide you through the process. So that we can take you through we will hold you by the hand that we have to and carry you all the way through.

How Long Will The SEO Shield Get You Out Of The Sandbox On A New Domain?

Good stuff. All right, the next question, this one is going to get complicated and all I got to comment on at first but let's dive in. So first of all, appreciate this. Hi, guys just want to tell you that you are the go-to for making sense of the SEO expletive say shit. Oh, yeah, sorry, let me go ahead and reshare it. I'm trying to split it up. So we're not just focused on the questions. All right, so question first, how long will the shield I assume means that SEO shield gets you out of the sandbox for general? global national, local on an entirely new domain? I'm not sure I understand the question. I feel like the intent here is how quickly would the shield get you out of the sandbox to which I guess mine would be I wouldn't. I wouldn't know particularly and be something that I don't think you could say it would just be the normal amount of time Marco. Is there something I'm missing there?

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Yeah, he wants to know how long it takes to get out of the sandbox. He wants to know general, global, national, local each one on. It's all we don't know. I mean, Google is Google. They're the ones who know. What we do know is that once we start doing everything that we do, which includes running ads, right, ads for branding, which is again, another course that we have available, like I'm gonna have to say it again, available in our mastermind, to our mastermind members, right? So ads for the brand, this all comes together so that when Google sees this all they come crawling, and yes, you usually get 10 bucks. But if you do it right, the way that we tell you from the start, your onpage is tight. Your entity is right when you start pushing through the SEO shield, doing your press releases, running your ads, doing everything the way that we say do. It all comes together so that there is no sandbox, so to speak. When that happens, we can't tell you. I've seen it happened in a matter of a week 10 days. I've also seen it happen in a matter of six weeks. Land Solutions that work as a matter of fact was never sandboxed. Woods one of our cases that it was never sample, I started ranking for different terms almost right away. So that there's really no rhyme or reason to what Google does. Other than they're the ones who know. We know how to force things through and how long it takes. It's going to depend on how much you do to force it through and to force Google to recognize your entity as the best entity in the space.

Adam: Make sense. All right, let's hop into the second part. So he's asking next.

How Would You Use Three More Tier Rings To An Existing YouTube Syndication Network?

So let's say that you have a YouTube syndication so I assume starting with a YouTube channel with a single branded tier one syndication network, and then you have three rings and tier two to attach to that, so multi-tier syndication network. And let's say you were given the ability to add three more rings to where would you prefer adding these? Would you put another three rings on tier two, so that instead of having three rings and a tier two, you'd have six? Or would you put another three rings on tier three or another three rings on tier three syndicated from each single? Okay, I can condense this now. So would you just add them as additional tier twos? Would you attach one to one to tier two? Or would you stack them all on one, tier two and keep building that way? I guess is their preferred way of doing this. I personally haven't built out anything to be beyond tier two. I'm just using a multi-tier syndication network. So does anyone else have an input on this?

Marco: Daisy chain the tier twos. A very simple answer that I mean, there's no need to go into anything out No. All of the other things. I'd have to speculate on how and why. And you know, I don't like to do that I hate theory. I only know things that I've tried and the way that we've tried it, and the way that we've had success, and I know it's the way that Bradley's done it also is you just daisy chain a whole bunch of tier twos with the different syndication points right WordPress, Tumblr, and Blogger. I call them fanboys. Right at tier two, they're all fanboys of the brand. The brand stays the brand. It's a single brand, you wouldn't want to daisy chain anything on that branded network unless it's another property, another tier one property. Once you're a tier two, you just daisy chain them and you can do as many as you want, especially for YouTube, where as far as we know, and Bradley says there's a lot there are no footprint issues.

Sounds good. All right.

How Would You Silo A Business With one Primary Service & 5 Sub-services?

Let's go into the next one. Next one's from Marty. Marty says, Hey, I'm a local small business owner right on. I'm currently doing my own SEO because I'm tired of spending thousands of dollars and not seeing any results. And for now, I'm enjoying the challenge that is Seo cool. My website is currently structured with a service silo and a location silo. I offer one primary service and five sub-services. Should I be building out pages on my location pages for each sub-service? Or can I link them back to the sub-service page in the service silo? I'm not concerned about the amount of work to build out the pages but curious if the amount of work would be equal to the benefit I could potentially see in rankings. And then we got a good follow up question here for you after that, Marco.

Marco: Ah, yes, I see it. Good stuff, man. This is like riding in Bradley's wheelhouse because I'm not really a local guy. Yeah, unless it's GMB, right? I bet you're setting up your one primary service and five sub-services related to that service. Building locator pages for each sub-service? But wouldn't you be offering the primary service and then the sub-services in each location? Why would you split that up? Either I'm not understanding the question, or I don't see the logic.

Adam: Yeah, you can clear that up. Yeah. Marty, if you're listening, if you're live, if you can offer us a little because I was thinking the same thing. It sounds like you know, are you going to basically duplicate but just kind of doing it two different ways. But if we're misunderstanding that, by all means, give us clarification and we can pass this along to Bradley when he gets back so we can see what he would have to say about this as well.

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Marco: as far as my drink of choice. If we're talking about alcohol, I love rum. But it has to be really good rum. I have a bottle of 30-year-old age rum. It's Costa Rican. As a matter of fact, it's in Costa Rica maker. But there's another one in Nicaragua. That makes some just some excellent rum. Now it gets pricey when you start drinking that good stuff. And it's not meant to you don't throw that back. that's meant to be sipped. And you don't mix that with Coca Cola, or any other couple you guys do it. Coffee, which is my next favorite drink right? You guys should have coffee with garbage and it tastes like nothing like coffee tastes like. Coffee is delicious. You just black you need to add a little bit sugar, add a little bit of sugar and enjoy it, man. It's nothing like a good cup of coffee. But as far as does drink, man, rum. I'll drink a half an ounce and a half every five or six months. I'm not a drinker, but when I do, that's it. The 30-year-old rum.

Adam: Nice. Solid. All right, well. Let's uh, we're got this a reminder to get your questions and we got it just a couple of more, but I'm going to expand this. Let's go around real quick. I know. You don't drink much, but what's your favorite drink?

Hernan: I do like rum. I do run on Coke though. But, but so that's that. And then we have another thing called for men here in Argentina, which is like bitter type stuff. But that's basically what I have when it happens like once a year or something like that. So I gotcha. I'm not a drinker.

Adam: All right, Chris, how about you? Are you drinking these days in Austria and if so, what's your favorite?

Chris: No not drinking. Favorite drink is probably water or likes some nice tea. I know boring but it is what it is. But unlike me, my brother actually started home brewing. He's like cranking out like some good stuff from what I hear.

Adam: Cool. Yeah, my go-to would probably still be an IPA. So a really good IPA or double IPA. So, alright, now that we got the important information out of the way, we'll get back to the questions here. So Jordan says, Hey, everybody, keep your chin up. You got this keep throwing punches. Remember rocky Bell bow look like he was in trouble and see what happened there. Yeah, good. Good reminder, Jordan.

Should We Be Worried If Google Picks Up With IFTTT Syndication And RYS?

All right, so BB says should we be afraid if Google picks up to pick up with the IFTTT syndications and RYS? What about big competitors like Yelp or other big ones? What are the consequences of that timeframe? I'm not 100% sure what the exact question is here guys, do you? Do you know?

Chris: He probably hasn't understood like, the concept of syndication networks and RYS.

Marco: Exactly. That's exactly what I was going to go we practice entity-based, worry less SEO. If we were afraid of Google picking up any of our stuff, we wouldn't call it worry-less SEO. Dude, the last time I worried about a Google update was like when the first Panda came out when the first Penguin and all that. And not that I was afraid and just I saw it just messing with everybody and as SEO is over until it wasn't until we figured out what it was that we needed to do with that. Around the time when Brandi developed his IFTTT strategy and it started working really well. We developed other strategies, we started working with subdomains, those things who are worried about Google killing us with all that stuff, but the way we do things now, man, the whole point behind this, and then why we're calling it the SEO shield. And why we're calling it entity-based, worry less SEO is because we talk and code directly to the bot. And we fill the bot with so many variables regarding up our entity now.

I wish Robert here so that he gives you this, this explanation much better than I can. But Google is nothing but a relational database. And what it's doing is it's going out and collecting information first of all about the different niches. Let's call it a plumber, and I will go with the example of the DC plumber, and plumber in DC. Google goes out and finds all of the information it can first of all about plumbers, then if it's local, DC is, of course, a city. It's not just the capital of the US, lots of people there, lots of competition. And what it does, then it relates to information that it has about a plumber with the entities that are created, brands, right the brands and how well you've created the entity and how well you've structured your data in a way that it can compare with all of the other entities that it has in its database so that it can serve real business, real-time so that you can serve real-time that query.

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So if you're looking for an emergency plumber in DC, they don't want you turning up someone who is 100 miles away. They want you to if there's someone around the corner, they want to turn that up for you. Because that's the guy that you want to come to your house, the guy who can help you at the time when you need it most. So that so what we try to do is we try to fill Google with the var and we do it in a loop so that it gets it over and over and over and over again. In the structured data, where there are no penalties for structured data. Not that we know how you can spam your JSON-LD on your website, but the way that we've structured it, it's just looping the bot so that whenever it comes across our entity information anywhere else, it just it goes to another place and another place and it's all our entity information. And so we become the entity for that space. This is why DC plumbers working the way it was the way it is. This is why the Land Solutions network is working the way it is. This is why everything that we work in and I wish I could show you guys some results like a personal injury attorney in New York City, personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, California. I wish I could show you some of that stuff tell you the lawyer. I'll tell you the niche. I wish I could tell you the lawyer and like the calls are ridiculous. As a matter of fact, you have some of those images for some of the clients and the ridiculous numbers that you can produce, working the way that we weren't. But again, it's all entity-based, worry less SEO, so that you go and you claim your footprint, of course through your structured data through your sameAs through branding, all of your different profiles, so that it's all part of the brand returning Google here I am. This is all for me. This is how I and I do it better than anybody else when I do it like this.

And then when you do that, it becomes, again, entity-based, worry less SEO. I can't tell you when the last time I worried about a penalty, I just don't worry about I just go and do what I'm supposed to do. Everything that we give people, right and MGYB all of the parts and services, they're the same ones that I use. As a matter of fact, I just used it yesterday to send out a press release. I linked up with Dadea use it.

The syndication that will mean the power shield is in the land solutions network. I mean, if it were not there if I were telling you guys, okay, you have to go this and you have to go do that. And you go look at the land solutions, a case study, and you don't find any of it and then you know that I'm for the shit and I'm feeding you just a line of crap. But you'll go and you find it and you can. You can go ahead and reverse engineer the Google site and the drive stack and the press releases. As a matter of fact, if you go and take a look at sell and fast, and you click on the new step, you'll probably find the first two results in Google News are my two press releases. And so one from yesterday and another press release service that I'm trying out. Our shit worked on me, and I don't know what else to tell you. Our shit work. And it works because we test and we test it ourselves. We test on everything that we do before we decide to give it to you. We test it ourselves, our clients, our projects, and then we go and give it to you. So there you go. I don't know if you guys have anything to add to that, but no, as far as I know, and as of right now, and for the last five years, absolutely no consequences except making a whole lot of money for myself and for my clients.

Adam: Nice. Does anybody want to add to that?

Hernan: No, I think Marco sums it up beautifully. The main point is that you are you're building a business right? If you're worried about an algorithmic penalty or whatever, then your business is shaking so you know the stuff it's like long term. You know, our approach has always been long term so that's actually helping me helping a lot of business owners of the past couple of years. So we'll keep on doing that.

Adam: Cool. All right. Well, it's not a question but Jordan apparently likes to use coffee to warm the creamer which is not my jam. I'm on Marco's side on that.

Marco: Oh, dude. Oh, kill coffee. Ever.

Adam: You're never asked you to send coffee from Costa Rica. Just send it to me. Don't waste it on.

Marco: Yeah, I was just about to say don't ever ask me to send you Costa Rican coffee. Because I'd hate to see it wasted on creamer.

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Does Google Look At Referral Sites And URLs to Determine Backlinks?

All right. Well, let's get into this one. BBs got another question he was gonna save. But since we got the time we can get to this. It says Google look at referral or referring sites and URLs to determine if there is a link there once visited the link, just Google look at referring sites and URLs to determine if there is a link. Once visited the link to anyone else, like does it follow links is how I'm reading it, which would be yeah, I would imagine that's right.

Marco: Alright, so this goes with the distance graph algorithm. Google will go and look at a link on a referral site. It'll look at everything that the referral site is linking to. Also, and then on your website, since that website is linking to yours, it will not only look at your website, it will go out and look at all of the websites that your site is linking to, in an effort to determine whether your website deserves to be a seat site or a seed set or to see how far you are from a seed site or a seed set. And that simply referring to trusted and authoritative websites in the niche, not trust and authority like the third party, like these custom metrics, right? These vanity metrics, and Majestic and Moz, and whatever. Not that kind of trust, not that type of authority. What Google deems is trusted and authoritative in the niche. And once you get in there, which is, again, one of the things that we really go hard at making our project, a seat site, and everything attached to it part of a seat set. So yes, it looks but it looks at everything. And it looks both ways, both at the link source, at the link destination and everything that's attached to the link source and the link destination and everything that's happening to those. So when Google says we're getting away from links, links don't count or any other SEO that saying backlinks don't matter. They're full of shit.

Does Creating Backlink To A Citation Page Push SEO Value?

Adam: I'm not gonna follow up on that. I think he says all. All right, Marco. So second part with this though he says What does a backlink to a page with a citation do? Does it help push SEO value?

To what does a backlink to a page with a citation? Yes, it has SEO value. It's your citation. It's your name, address, and phone number. It doesn't matter in this case, it doesn't matter if it's nofollow or dofollow this is what citations are. This is places where your business your brand is named with the address and the phone number and enough of these. If you're local, especially in hyperlocal citation site, I mean they are magic. These are these are these are fabulous. So yes, they help with SEO value. But without getting too much into the weeds. It depends on what you mean by SEO value because there's a lot of ways to push SEO value.

Can You Promote Apps On The Google SERP Using Semantic Mastery Methods?

Gotcha. All right. And then as follow up, and this kind of an interesting question is can you promote apps on the Google results with our methods? And then how would you actually promote? Or rather, can you promote or get SEO results from the app stores themselves? So it sounds like you're just asking like if he has an app, could you use some of these methods to get results and maybe rank an app organically?

Marco: If there are people looking for your app organically? The Yes, absolutely. You can get results that our methods are it works with anything, we've tried it on anything and everything and they work and we have people it's not just us it's not just the Semantic Mastery team, right? We have everyone in Semantic Mastery in the mastermind and in our free Facebook group and in Syndication Academy.

Jordan is a member of syndication was a member. That's where he started. Then he came into our Semantic Mastery mastermind. He's also a member of my mini mastermind. But I mean that that's one of the things. That's why he started out. Right. And he's getting fantastic results. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to as far as the App Store itself. Like, I don't do apps. I should because they're in high demand right now. I just don't so I have no idea how the app stores themselves work. Other than that, I go to Google Play, and I look for the app that I eat, and I download it. So I have no idea or if anyone cares to chime in. If you know, I mean, please do but this is just way out of anything that I've ever done.

Adam: Yeah, well, I think it's an interesting question. And I'm willing to say hey, we're now past the point of where our Chris and Hernan chime in if they have the experience. I have no experience actually doing this. So we're saying we have not done this. But could you do something like using us to shield us in our white stack or do something else that you think would provide some results and point at basically at the app store? At sorry, at an app on the app store?

Hernan: Mmm, that's such a good question. I think that if you start to like the path as to how the clients are coming your way. It's kind of clear to everyone because your app is solving an issue, right? Your app is solving a problem. It's like going after a specific demographic. And all of that are keywords that you can run for, you know, and even if it's like that you cannot directly influence the app ranking on Google or the app store because it's a little bit of a different algorithm. You can play by the same rules.

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In terms of Hey, put together a WordPress blog, start blogging, do the SEO sheld. Do everything and the call to action on all of your pages will be just to download the app. And that will definitely help the on the App Store. Because the App Store is basically based off of downloads and reviews and comments and all of that. So the SEO aspect of things, if you think about like, for instance, apps like headspace, or apps like Spotify, they're, they're going after every possible source of traffic, including SEO. So if you're looking about if you're searching, you know, like different meditation techniques and all of that, then there's a high chance that you will come across a article, and they're running in an app, so you can download the app from the App Store. So that's the approach that I would take not necessarily to get the app rank on Google. I don't know if that's possible, but we know that articles rank so you can actually get that route so that you can get traffic downloading the app. And then you know retargeting to download the app and all of that.

Marco: Well, now this brings up something really interesting because like, how do you find an app? Aren't you usually on your mobile device and you're visiting something, and maybe you're looking at the mobile site, but they say, hey, download the app. And so it's a lot simpler to have the app than it is to keep going to the website or just whatever because you just have the app. Netflix and all of these different things, they've come up with them with an app, but how did they promote it in the first place? Well, they had it on their website for their visitors. They made it convenient for their visitors to say, if your mobile, here's something lighter, that will give you a lot of value. And so with that in mind, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to go into the mobile algorithm like mobile-first and totally rank it all for the app on your website. Have a link over to Playstore (android) and over to iOS store. So other than that, I think that's what you would do what you would need to do, right? The website with a mention of your app, whatever the app is because there has to be a niche for that thing, whatever that thing is, whatever that app is going to do it. First of all, it has to deal with a problem. It has to solve a problem. It can't just be because. If I'm bored, I might download a game but I'm gonna look for the game first. I don't generally go to the App Store to look for a game many people do, or if I want something, I just whatever, I'm gonna go to my phone look for it. And if there's an app, and then I'm going to go and download the app. I probably trust the website that I'm in. So that's how I'm seeing it. Although I'm gonna tell you again, what you're getting from me, which I don't generally do is just theory, because it's not something that I've tested. It's not something that I try. And it's not something that I have any kind of expert knowledge on. So don't take it as if I'm giving you this really cool expert advice because I'm not.

Chris: All right. Let me chime in on the whole thing because I actually have experience with those things.

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Cool. So question number one, can you promote apps on the Google SERPs with your methods? Yes, Google Play Store and the Apple App Store both have desktop links that you can pretty much rank and you can: number one, link them, link to them from your homepage or like to a website that you create. And number two, you can create, even like a drive stack, etc. and link to those things and use all kinds of other methods like press releases, etc. and use those things.

Personally, I would do the route that I create a dedicated website, we're actually showcasing the app and actually, maybe even do an info product or something like that as well. Obviously, it depends on what kind of app it is exactly. And promote my website and then move it over from that website to the Play Store or Apple App Store. That's throughout what I would go because like there are always changes in the App Store, etc. and you never know like one day they might change the URL and stuff. So yeah, good to be able to change those apps.

Number two: how to promote an app on the app store's themselves, number one, their advertisements. And number two, like you, can run Facebook advertisements, Google ads, etc. Those are all available also display advertisements, etc. Number two, the app stores themselves, how do you rank? so if you're a developer, number one, you have a tirely of description, you have keywords that you can put in there and the vehicles similar to how they work on a website. Basically optimized keywords like your titles and descriptions, etc. with your keywords.

Number two, the main ranking factor will be how often it's going to be viewed and actually even higher than that, how often it's downloaded. And they also track if you if a user downloads it and immediately uninstalls etc. So this the good old methods that we used to fake the App Store ranking that history.

Yeah, one more thing if you're going to promote the apps in the app stores and stuff themselves the methods any good coder can integrate the Facebook pixel or YouTube pixel, etc and also Analytics they recommended actually that you do that and you also get like the conversions and you can promote them with the purchase pixel for example in Facebook's and with YouTube, etc. I highly recommend going that route. I hope that helps.

Marco: You could just outline the course on how to promote apps and how to how to get them ranked. What are you waiting for? Go record it and sell it.

Chris: Yeah, well if there's more demand in our audience, um, let us know.

Adam: Sounds good guys. All right. Aaron's got he's just asking for MGYB sports a little bit behind them respond to. As far as we know, everything's up to speed. But I would say make sure you give at least 24 hours. If you submit, you know, help desk ticket to, you know, we can't guarantee that we're going to turn it around in an hour or two. And sometimes we get emails from people, you know, saying why you never responded. And it turns out, they submitted a question 30 minutes ago, so I'm not saying that to you. But please give us at least 24 hours if it hasn't been that by all means, you know, you can post something in the group and say, Hey, I need some help, you know, and we'll certainly respond. You know, occasionally, mistakes happen, although we try to minimize them. So just let us know if we can help you.

Other than that, we'll, it looks like that's the last question. I'm not seeing anything else. We did have one question for you guys, for everyone watching right now, as well as people watching down the line. If you can tell us what your single biggest issue is, for those of you who either haven't started an agency or who are looking now and saying, hey, I want to either start an agency or wants to start consulting want to start doing this, either, you know, some form digital marketing. What's your single biggest issue to getting started, or to start to grow, if you can just let us know, pop it on the page here, if you're watching the replay, put it on the YouTube comments. We'd really love to know, appreciate the feedback, and it helps us you know, develop better training as well as answering questions via Hump Day Hangouts and other avenues. So I think on our end, that will do it for days.

Marco: Hang on. Yeah, he's saying four days. No way. Yeah, I'm gonna say, if he can, what's the best way for him to get a hold of us? I was gonna support it at And I don't know if he's using his regular email. If he's using another email. Ah, but I should go look at the ticket. Just write to [email protected] and you should get a response.

Adam: Karen's got the direct line. So how about we'll hop into that right after this and make sure that it's not in the meantime, Karen if you can send in another ticket. Just say, Hey, it's me from Hump Day Hangouts, something like that so we can see make sure it's coming in. Yes, I can go look in the quality group and see what's going on. Awesome. All right, everybody. Well, thanks, guys for being here, and we'll see everybody next week. See ya. Cheers.

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Should You Buy A Separate SEO Shield For A YouTube Channel?

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In episode 275 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one should buy a separate SEO shield for a YouTube channel.

The exact question was:

Hey guys the SEO shield comes with a syndication network that I use for my money site, but if I want one for my YouTube channel for the same brand, I just buy a separate MGYB order right? If I buy the YT network at the same time as the Shield does MGYB make both at once?

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Do You Need To Order New RYS Drive Stacks Or SEO Shield If You Change A Target URL?

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In episode 274 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one needs to order new RYS drive stacks or SEO shield if you change a target URL.

The exact question was:

Got my first MGYB order back on Feb 7th. Target for all the work was client main domain. Thinking maybe I should have targeted the client GMB CID link as you showed in a recent video. Convert link to etc.. Do I need to order a whole new RYS Drive stock or SEO shield to target the GMB?

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 276

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 277 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

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Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts, Episode 277, where we talk about maybe some we have a drink. It's almost five o'clock here. So now, we'll maybe do that on one coming up. But Welcome, everybody. We're going to say hi, real quick, we got a couple of short announcements, and then we're going to get into it. We've got a long list of questions. And just for those of us joining us for the first time, I want to let you know too, we really appreciate your questions. If you can keep it to one question, we understand some are multi-part. But today we have like, somebody put in like six long questions. We're not going to be able to get to all of those, but we will try to answer what we can we just want to make sure we give everyone a chance. So we'll touch on that again. But again, we appreciate your questions. Please come and ask but you know, just be respectful of everyone else and make sure to make room for them. So with that said, Bradley, how are you doing today?

Bradley: I'm good, man. If we wouldn't have been talking about the beer I wouldn't be so thirsty right now.

Adam: Yeah, this is good. I'll share it with everyone since it's topical. We were talking about it you know everything on everyone's minds coronavirus, and then hearing the news reports that Corona, you know, the beer is taking a sales hit, you know, it's just kind of one of those like mind-blowing things that are actually a result of this.

Bradley: So, yeah, how stupid can people be there? They're concerned about drinking Corona beer. They've associated it with the coronavirus and poor Corona.

Adam: Oh, let's see next on here Hernan. How are you doing man? It's what comes up in wintertime for you. I guess it's fall now.

Hernan: Yeah, it's actually fall. We're getting to fall. But today's like still in the past. It is been hot as hell outside. So it's been good, man. And everything is good and excited to be here.

Adam: Nice. Nice. Marco, how about you? How's the weather?

Marco: Groundhog Day you see it? I ain't got to tell you about it. You see it. This is what it's like, every daym every morning, 365. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. But it's always warm in Costa Rica. So stay away. I want you here. I don't want your Corona. Only Corona I want is in my fridge and I actually do have a couple of Corona in the fridge

Bradley: careful now

Marco: Yeah, no it's antibodies I'm building up yeah.

Bradley: there you go I just clean or get drunk so that's what you call an ambiguous to Corona entity, man.

Adam: Chris, how are you doing man?

Chris: yeah then good still like cold here I mean like it's not freezing but like you still need to pull over. Yeah actually like it colder weather is like really hot summers always giving me brain fog and I'm really unproductive so not sure what to say to the others here

Adam: for good you're where you should be then so man I do get the same way when it gets hot just like yeah man that is not my jam. Guys real quick before we get into it just wanted to say if you're joining us here for the first time, that's awesome. We really do appreciate it. Please ask your questions, you can always catch the replay on YouTube, which you can go head over and subscribe. You can find the link down below or just go to YouTube, or and subscribe. Stay up to date. Because we understand sometimes you can't make it live. But all of these are recording go up on our YouTube channel. Also, if you're an agency owner or a consultant, like us, and you want to get more clients, you want to grow your revenue and you'd like to scale your team then you should be are already into x your agency or Double Your Agency, you can go over and check that out at two extra And we know a lot of people find us and they're looking for and getting great advice for SEO. But if you want the step by step, Battle Plan, then guess where you should go it's step by step processes for everything from new websites, eighth websites, YouTube channels, so much more. So head over, grab that and you can find the links off to the right if you're joining us live.

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And real quick for anyone who is live. If you guys can do some typing for me, I saw that somebody on there said that there are some issues with redirects and using the chat on the hump day hangouts page, you guys can let me know if it's working okay for you or not. We'd love some more feedback. So I want to make sure that that's working smoothly for free one chat box is not working again or something. I just had some issues somebody was saying they were having issues with redirects, but it's working in incognito. So I just want to see if it's one person or many.

And then last but not least, we've got some information coming out about some really cool updates with Where you can get done for you services for syndication networks, RYS stacks, and of course SEO shield, which we had a killer deal going on last week. A lot of people took advantage of that, but there's some new great stuff coming out with that and I believe Marco even with the link shortener, there are some potential updates coming right.

Marco: Yeah, what we're trying to because someone mentioned it last week. Having a custom domain, although people use Bitly people to use rebranding people use all kinds of a on Twitter, they use all kinds of shorteners. And it doesn't really matter. And in fact, because of the strength of our shortener, it actually enhances everything that you're doing to the point that the shortened link, right, whatever it short with, it can rank for that keyword and take up more real estate in SERPs, which is actually what you're looking for. You want people as much as to cover as much of the real estate as possible so that you have a greater chance of people clicking on whatever project it is that you're doing.

And before we get to questions, I'd like to make a quick announcement because anyone who donated to the charity, got access to all of the webinars and everything. If you haven't, then please send an email. Right, you got you guys. I'll post it all on the page. And I'll be doing an update webinar probably in May because I promise one because I showed the land solutions that work and how it's going and all of a sudden they just blew up and started appearing on the first page like everywhere.

Yeah, getting national attention. We're getting form fills from all over the US. So it's pretty interesting what's happening. And without really all of the power that I thought it would be necessary to get this to where it is right now. We're on the next push. I'm expecting it to land the top three in for the top-level category, which is the top market level that everyone wants. I'll tell every one. Sell and fast and then state Bradley just show me this morning where it's appearing in Virginia.

Bradley: Yeah, you son of a bitch. It's out of touch.

Marco: I can't control the monster man. Once it's gone, guys. I can't help it.

Bradley: Yeah, well, I got the knowledge panel now which is pretty impressive considering I really haven't done a lot of SEO work that has been just through exactly what we've been teaching which is that entity like guys I haven't even been doing link building to the alpha land realty project I did one link building package when I first got the drive stack delivered month you know I'll shit damn near a year ago now, well at least nine months ago and I did one link building package that's it. Other than that I've just published in press releases for properties that I have for sale haven't done any other sort of SEO work whatsoever and I've got the knowledge panel now for sale down pat fast Virginia which means you know, my brand has been fully associated with that keyword which is super powerful. And again guys that's doing nothing other than what we teach about solidifying, validating the entity period.

Marco: Entity-based worry less SEO is what this is all about. That's what my update in May or June. I don't know when because I want to do press release stack and then I want to do a link building. I'll put do an embed stack and a link building run and see what happened. What kind of madness that gets us into. So it's coming, guys, if you donated, you'll have all of the replays are available and you will have access to the upcoming webinar. And if you haven't donated it, there's always a good time, right? This is no better time like now to go and donate and get access to everything and including the upcoming update webinar. So there you go.

Adam: Awesome. Awesome. Two more quick things. I'm gonna have Bradley, I got a question for you. And then from there, we can go to questions, but I want to remind everybody, we still got early access pricing for POFU Live tickets, I believe we have 19 spots, maybe 20 remainings, but the prices are going to go up before too long. So grab those if you want to come if you want to find out more about that you can find out at But it's basically finding out about all of this stuff. But doing it over two to three days. I highly recommend you grab the VIP ticket we've priced it to make it easily accessible from the main ticket. It's not a big bump in price. We just want to cover the costs get you together with everyone else a day early.

We have a lot of fun last year we went go-karting that was blast had a beer, some food and just get together and you know, in a kind of relaxed environment, have some fun you can get to know everyone and then go into the event. You know, and it's a small group you already kind of know each other. You're familiar with each other and go in there and really get the most out of that. So like I said, check it out at POFU Live if you'd like to join us can be last weekend in Boston or last weekend in September in Boston. We'll have a bunch more details coming but go grab that And then Bradley, you just updated the Double Your Agency training right if I know we're going long here, can you in like 60 seconds just real quick tell people what the training was about?

Bradley: Yeah, well, this week it was about embeds and link building, which is how to power up the entity, the Semantic Mastery way, which is beautiful. And so what's really important here is that we like I just mentioned how all I'm doing all I've done for Alpha Land Realty. lt is entity-based SEO and I haven't even been doing the external stuff because I drive the most traffic to it via direct mail, and Google ads and also organic rankings now. So because I'm doing well, I haven't really done a lot of SEO to it. But it's ranking. And what I discovered today was we're in the 2xyour results section of the Double Your Agency training. So there are three total parts – 2xyourr pipeline, 2xyour results, which that's the section we're in now. And then it's 2xyour business which is what we're going to be going to in two weeks.

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And so the first three topics covered in this module, which is the 2xyour results was number one, the SEO shield. That was week one, which is the foundation of everything we do guys it's absolutely the foundation now and that's how you solidify the entity right? Number two is content marketing. It's just how you start to build relevancy, both topical and or location, relevancy if it's for a local project. So content marketing is how you start to fuel up the entity like the power it up with content and build the relevancy and now three as external link building and embeds, like what we do to the SEO shield to power it up. And I'm telling you guys, it's a three-step process. There's a lot of components to those three steps, but it's a three-step process. And the fourth step being pushing relevant traffic into the entity which kind of is like throwing jet fuel on the fire. And we're going to talk about that next week. My whole point is I've got several projects I'm working on right now that all I'm doing it's paint by numbers guys exactly what we're teaching and to 2xyouragency for the 2xyourresults part of it. SEO shield, content marketing, power up the entity, run relevant traffic into it, you'll get results period and the story. It's painted by numbers. There's not there is no competition out there that you cannot overcome with this method, period. End of story. Marco, do you want to comment on that?

Marco: Dude, I don't even take into account the competition. I don't look at it. I don't bother. I don't care if we can go up against Amazo. We can go up against anyone. And so I just don't bother anybody I do. I let them worry about me because this guy is the top guy in nationwide for this is in trouble and he doesn't even know it. Because it's coming into it's going to hit. You're already seeing it with really that last power push that we usually do to get it in there. It hasn't even been done. So it's just gonna be mad simple and simple doesn't mean easy, right? We try to make it simple so that people can follow everything and get there and get the same results that we get. It's not easy. It's a lot of work. There's a lot of things involved. We have a whole team that works behind all this to accomplish all of the different steps. But once it's done, it's just keeping it up and doing your link building cycles the way that you're supposed to your press releases, and it's done. It's a done deal. It's crazy how simple this is, and how people despite the proof that we can provide because I'm sharing results in our group. Despite that, there's still sell it. That doesn't work. Yeah. Don't leave your lying eyes because it's an optical illusion, the results that you're seeing in SERPs that's not true either, right? So I will just leave it at that. Let's go to the questions, guys. It doesn't work. If you want to see how it doesn't work, come and get our stuff and

Bradley: anything else guys, or can we get any question?  Let's do it. All right, there we go. Tell me when you see my screen. Got it? Okay. We can see it. Yeah. So that's what I was talking about. If you look at selling and fast, Virginia, it's popping knowledge panel now number one position. And you can see my brand is associated with that search term. It's even showing up and suggesting related searches. Guys, that's what you want, you know, powerful that is when somebody a prospect starts typing a generic keyword into search and a brand appears how powerful that is. So it's incredible how much traffic I get from that. It's insane. And guys, I haven't done anything other than what we teach. I have an SEO shield. I did one batch of link building to it and ever since then, all I've done is run relevant traffic into the entity. And it just took time is just a matter of time and I'm already popping for knowledge panel now push this competitor out who had been number one for months. So it's um, it's impressive, guys. I can't thank Marco and my team enough for making it so easy to repeat and get results. It's just not fair. It's just not fair.

Alright, so let's get into the question.

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How To Make A Domain Mapping In Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Dustin. Hey, guys, how do you? Yeah, okay, that's it. Hey, guys, how do you make a domain mapping with AWS Amazon cloud so my websites get hosted on Amazon, just go to YouTube. You can do it with Cloudflare. Probably the easiest way to do it is through Cloudflare. But just go to YouTube and search not directly on our channel, because I don't think we have any public training about that. And the training that I did on that was probably three years old now. And it's likely that it may, I don't know, it might not have changed, but just go to YouTube and search domain mapping cloud, Amazon HTML site or something like that, right. And just playing around, you'll find somebody that's good with a tutorial for that. It's, it's fairly simple. I use CloudFlare to do that. But you can also use Amazon route 53, which is their DNS service inside of AWS console. You can do it with Amazon route 53. And what's interesting about Amazon route 53, by the way, is when you set it up that way, it gives you what's called a dynamic IP, the IP for your site will change. Well, if you're hosting in Amazon, but if you're just pointing how do you make a domain mapping so my website gets hosted on Amazon.

Yeah, if you're using Amazon to host, then it's a dynamic IP, which is it's interesting because the IP changes, years ago, we had talked about building a PBNs, well, kind of like PBNs but essentially buffer sites using Amazon HTML pages hosted in s3 buckets, but using Amazon route 53, to set up subdomains for a particular domain, and you have just multiple, like, essentially, we create a bunch of pages and subdomains, but they would each have dynamic IPs. So it would, it wouldn't look like all of them coming from like links from the same domain would be coming from different IPs, if that makes sense because they were different subdomains. And you'd go check them in an IP checker. And if you refresh the screen, it wouldn't always be a new IP, but often when you would refresh the screen, it would be a whole new IP. And it was a great way when we were still using a lot of PBN stuff to get IP diversity into your link building. But again, I don't do that anymore. We don't need to, the SEO shield is all we need to do. And that is link building, and it works. But yeah, just go check YouTube, you'll find somebody to teach you how to do that. It's not that difficult.

Why Do You SEO For Local And Not Focus On Ads Where You Have More Control Over Keywords?

jp says I don't understand. Okay, this is a good question. I don't understand the use of ranking websites for local. I run Google Ads with GMB location extension activated and Google ads for local plumbing clients, I ranked multiple websites organically number one and GMBs organically number one, I would guess that about 5% of traffic comes from my number one organically ranked websites and about 15 from organic GMB organic rankings and the rest come from ads and GMB linked to the ads. You can target so many more keywords with ads and organic you will never show in the three-pack for the variety of keywords you can target in Google ads. Well, that's not necessarily true you can depend on how much work you put into it. You can write for a variety of keywords and you can also rank for outside of your immediate area like you can with ads. I know what you mean when you run a location extension with the GMB. That's how you can get beat that proximity filter right away. Right? There's no question. If you have the top quality score, or a high-quality score that Trumps your competitors, then that's how you will typically get in the number one position in the ads, you know, the number one ads position in the maps three-pack or in the expanded maps.

And there's no question that that's a great way to expand your service area very quickly and overcome that proximity issue. However, we do know a way of overcoming that proximity issue organically, which is the local GMB pro method. So it's not that you can't do it. It's just it does require a lot more work than just paying Google to get placed there. That said, you say that you would guess that about 5% of your traffic comes from organic rankings and 15% from organic or maps rankings. But you said that you would guess you know, I would recommend you know, looking at your analytics deep diving in that to see if that is the case. And it may be for your particular industry, plumbing, I don't do plumbing, SEO. I mean, it happened to pass. But I, you know, most of the industries that I work in I've proven time and again, that maps rankings produce the most leads for most of the services that I, you know, provide most of the industries that I provide services to. And organic rankings have recently for whatever reason started to produce more than they have in the past.

And I don't know why that is because they're pushed even further down on the page now than ever. But for some reason or another, I'm getting more traffic through organic rankings that I have in recent years. And I'm not sure exactly why that is, except for maybe the fact that the maps filter have you know, the proximity issue has reduced the maps footprint and your organic rankings are taking are kind of filling in where the maps used to produce results. Now, it's organic, so maybe that's why but I think it varies by any industry, you know because there are a lot of statistics out there that state. And again, I'm sure it's going to vary by industry. But there are a lot of statistics out there that state that organic rankings get organic listings, period maps or organic, get so much more click-throughs than paid. And so just and I'm going to ask Marco and other others to comment on this in a minute, but I just pulled this up for organic first-page search statistics on higher-visibility calm, and this is stats for 2020. And it talks about right here 70. And this doesn't mention local specifically, but it says 70 to 80% of all searches, searchers ignore paid ads and focus only on organic results. So again, I'm not disputing what you say is the result of your marketing campaigns. But what I'm telling you is by it probably varies by industry, and through my own projects. I've proven over and over and over again through data that we generate far many more leads for the like tree service industry.

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For example, at far less cost than we do use, we generate far more leads at using SEO and maps SEO, that at far less cost than we do use Google ads. So again, you know, I'm, I'm not trying to dispute what you're saying. I'm just saying that I think there it's going to vary depending on industry and project. Comments, guys. I absolutely agree that it's going to depend entirely, not only on the industry, and how people are used to seeing whatever it is or the results that they're seeing. It also depends on how much effort you put into your SEO and your maps versus how much effort you put into ads. So if you think that s that SEO and ads aren't going to bring you the results, because you're guessing that 20% is coming from that and all of your efforts actually know that 8020 rule 80% of your effort goes into ads, then that's going to show in that present. I've seen it differently also. And we have them especially in the plumbing niche, we had the DC plumber example, where once we trigger that map pack, the phone went, what they went nuts is map pack and it's also organic he gets organic traffic, you have to remember the press releases also bring traffic to one will branded will also bring some traffic, right your social media and how much effort goes in there. So the idea here is that you don't focus all of your energies on one source of traffic is one change can bring that 80% to half and then what do you do, but if you focus as you mentioned in other Hump Day Hangouts and holistic marketing when you take an overall approach to what this is a gang, you're actually driving several traffic funnels, not concentrating all your efforts in one.

I think you're going to see much better results. I'm also seeing it in the morning, by the way, I'm working California and in New York with an attorney in those two places and it's man, the map pack in those and it's whatever we target, right because we could target in the GMB. Any keywords that we want or any keyword set or any we can silo it, it's what we do. And it's how we link it together. It's how we get that those keywords to pop up. And you know, you get into the thousands of keywords that way and not only in GMB Insights, but it starts showing up in Search Console on what you're getting impressions for, and the average position where you're getting impressions where if you improve the average position, you start seeing crazy CTR and so all of these factors combined our matter.

He is seeing his numbers from his efforts, which is fine, that's the way you want to do it. If you think that you can get the most bang for your buck out of it. And then by all means me I'd rather not go up against for example Amazon and pay for ads against Amazon I'd rather hit them organically and do my damage there because I'm seeing crazy results from that case study also seeing results from the land solutions network, right the cell and fast case study. So all of these things that we do, what we give you is is is it's like you're giving us data from what your efforts are from what you're getting. So we give you data from what we see and not to say the one or the other is wrong it's just different approaches to the different niches that we're after.

Yeah, I just one more comment on that. Like for example, why I like SEO better than ads and I run ads guys for a lot of stuff. My alpha land Realty, for example, generates a ton of traffic through ads, and I do it for clients too. But my point is kind of like what Marco said like, let's say you've got $1,000 a month budget period for any type of marketing, whether it's Google ads or SEO or whatever. If you're running $1,000 a month in Google ads and Google Ads only, that's, that's great. You can target you know, whatever your keywords are and your locations. But if you want to expand into new areas and target new keywords, you still only have that thousand dollars a month budget. So you've got to rob Peter to pay Paul. In other words, you've got to pull money from existing campaigns, or ad groups, whatever you've got running, to push into different areas, if that's what you're limited to is, let's just say that that's, you know, again, hypothetically, you're limited to that, that thousand dollars a month, whereas with SEO, the thousand dollars a month can go towards content marketing, and link building and such and target, different keywords, different locations. And once the content is there, and it's producing, it's your ranking and you're producing leads from that content. You can redirect those funds to the next location, the next set of keywords because that's already producing. And it's just a matter of maintaining it then with through our methods, you can maintain organic rankings through just link building and such to the SEO shield and the entity. So my point is, you can take that same thousand dollars and continue to expand keywords and locations area, right. So the service area and continually grow with that same thousand dollars per month. Whereas with Google ads, if you're at full capacity for your budget, you can't grow into other areas without spending more money or taking money from an already producing campaign to redirect to those areas. That makes sense. So that's what I like, you know, when you stop paying Google, you stop generating leads. That's the problem with Google Ads there. I mean, again, I guys, I love Google ads. I love them. But I don't you know, I still always recommend to clients, that we start an SEO campaign and that we only use Google ads to supplement until the SEO is producing the results that we desire.

Okay. Anyways, good question. Or good? Great question.

This is a very long, like, it looks like it's only six questions, but if you get into it, there's like, eight questions in this one alone. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go through the first number three numbers here, and then the rest of them will have to be, you know, come join the mastermind, if you want a consultation, that's what it's for. Like, you know, you can ask these kinds of questions and mastermind but this is a lot of damn questions. We're not going to have time for all of these unless we get through everything else and then we'll come back. We appreciate you coming and asking questions, though. I do appreciate that. So should I include the author and each post I publish? You can, it's not necessary. My blogger, I tend to have her do it because she's a prolific blogger who's been blogging for years for me now. So she's got quite the author's status. But you know, that's not necessary. It's just a matter of preference.

Which page in the silo structure should get the most backlinks? Well, if you understand silo structure doesn't matter which page because if you have your interlinking done correctly, your internal linking throughout the silo, anywhere you point links to within that silo is going to benefit the entire silo. Right? That's if you understand silo structure and how to interlink correctly properly within a silo, then there's no one page that should get any more links than any other because it doesn't matter. You could take the last post in the silo and inject all your links there and it's going to flow up through every post in the silo and up to the top-level page. So, you know, it really doesn't, it's not important as to which page gets the most links. If you've got your silo structure and internal linking done properly. I can tell him which page gets the most length. None of the pages on your website should get linked. None. Absolutely not. You should not be link building to your money site. That's what your SEO shield is for.

Now through your SEO shield, you can push into each one of your market level categories. Or you can push into the supporting post for your categories, which whichever way you decide to do it, and you can cycle that what I call a link building cycle, which will you change it up, sometimes you go into the pole sometimes into the category, maybe you'll go somewhere else where you know, tier one, and push through there. But everything should take place through that dry stack and G site and maybe even tier one branded because they can handle it. But if you get caught building to your website, a lot of bad things can happen. That guy we stay away from the top-level domain for that reason because we don't want to trigger any of those nasty little things that can pop up and get you in and kill everything that you've been trying to do so know the answer to that is none on your website. Learn how to how to cycle your link building through the SEO shield how to add depth and breadth to that drive second Gsite and you're going to get much better results with protection to be correct.

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So the next question was, what do you think about it? What do you think of this dummy silo for a niche site? 1000 posts, for example, in the site all under the main domain, which is also the homepage, no categories, no tags, no subfolders, and the homepage links to all of the posts up to the last 1000 posts. Is this good for a silo? Now, for a couple of reasons.

The number one is, well, if you were linking From the homepage, to all 1000 posts, first of all, that would be one hell of a menu or one hell of a linked list. It would be kind of ugly for like user experience and everything. And number two is if any one of those individual posts link back to the homepage, which is really what you'd want to do anyway, that would be the reciprocal link, it would kill the value of that silo. So my point is, I wouldn't do that. If I were going to do it, first of all, you know, having a one category website is fine, that's perfectly fine. But you don't want to link to all of the posts on the homepage. That would be ridiculous in my opinion. And I think it would be hard for users to navigate and I don't think it would be any good for SEO. So I think you're better off adding some sort of structure to the site navigation structure. If you were going to do something like that. That would be logical, but you would also want to make sure again, you understand how to properly interlink within a silo, which we cover in the mastermind will also be covered in heavy hitters club I'm sure or heavy hitter club excuse me, when that's available, which will be soon but we can't share our exact silos linking technique here on a free Hump Day hangout apologize.

Do you want to comment on that? Anybody before I move on? I thought I think that was fine. Okay.

Yeah, there are good ways to do that. If you're going to you can have a site all-around one particular topic, but typically are one category. But typically, even with that one category, you're talking about 1000 posts.

You're you can probably segment those posts into subcategories right to make it a more easier to navigate and a more logical setup than to have 1000 posts all in one very, you know, I don't know how, I'm sure it can be done, but I'm just saying I think you'd be better off even having, you know, subcategories and such to make it more logical. I think you'd be better off that way. We'll come back to some of these other ones if we have time.

How Long Should You Wait After The New WordPress Page Is Published?

Yeah, okay. Hi, everyone. I'm using RSS syndication on my website. But my WordPress page has been disabled twice. So I think this is because my posting frequency is higher than normal blogs that can happen. So my question is, how long should I wait after the new WordPress page is published?

Well, it's, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you publish relevant content to the WordPress site. site when you get it in. Let that sit for a week or two. And the way that we build it at our, you know, our builders build them at the store is we, we, we find relevant content on another blog and post that we republish that with attribution. So we link over to the original source because now that's an internal link for WordPress. com. Does that make sense? That's why we do that. And we and it's a relevant article relevant to whatever the theme of that blog is now, right. And then we always recommend that you wait and give it like, you know, seven days, five to seven days, roughly before you start automating posts through RSS syndication. But then if you're going to when you start syndicating posts if it's a high volume, frequency of publishing, then we always recommend that you start slow and you ramp up, which means like, you know, if you publish, let's say you publish, you know, five blog posts per day. I don't know what your frequency is, but we'll just use that as an example. You don't want to come out of the gate, publishing five blog posts a day to a day new WordPress site, even if it's been, you know, kind of season for a week or so, what you want to do is maybe start doing one post per day for a week or two, and then maybe you can increase it to two posts per day and then three and then four. And you do that slowly you build up so that WordPress, kind of, you know,, or whatever other blog sites kind of gain an understanding of the business and a lot of the site excuse me, and allows it to, it tends to get terminated a lot less. You know, we've had, we've had projects that are I've had projects that I've worked on that had a high volume of publishing, but as long as you gradually increase to whatever your normal posting frequency is, it typically will remain. But that said, it also depends on the type of posts that you're publishing. If the posts are spammy, if they contain a shit ton of outbound links, things like that, then you're you it's likely that they're going to get terminated anyways. So you just got to be careful. It's got be decent content, while my VA is for the projects I work on like we just use curated content because it's very nicely done content. We're linking to multiple sources, not just our own. So so for example, not all links on the blog, just come back to the money site. We use curated content. So every post has links to relevant third party content sources. And I think that makes a big difference too, which is why I have such a low suspension rate or termination rate for syndication network properties. So it's a matter of quality of content, the number of outbound links where those outbound links are pointing to and also the frequency of publishing, you can gradually build it up over time. Okay, it's a good question, though.

How long does it take to attain maturity? I can't tell you that because I don't know it. As I said, if you just gradually increase, you should be okay. But your content does matter. Content matters, guys. You know, it does

Should You Use Similar Content In The GStacks As On The GSIte And The Money Site?

loft says a question about duplicate content, do I use the same content and the Gsite is in the G site as on the money site? So if I find the money site onto the G site, the content appears twice. And there is no problem with that. My question? Well, first of all, I'd love to get Marco's opinion on this. I don't, here's the thing on the G site, why even put content on the pages if you're going to embed the money site page, it will read the content of the embed, and that will become the content of the page. It'll even show up in the meta description in search. So for my projects, I don't put content on the pages.

Guys have to excuse me, I've got a call coming in. I don't know how to silence that right now.

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Okay, so yeah, so I don't actually run, put content on the page as well. Sometimes I do. It just depends on the page. But for the most part, if I'm embedding pages, it's going to be embedded pages. And that's it. The content is produced through the embed. You want to comment on that, Marco? Yeah, I don't understand that the iframe question. If you understand iframe, then what you're doing through the iframe is you're displaying your homepage on the G site. That's all that is, so it's not a copy. And let's get away from duplicate content. There's no such thing as a duplicate content. It's bullshit. It's a myth. It doesn't happen if it if there were such a thing as duplicate content, we set a time and again press releases would be they'd be out of work. They wouldn't work it's it just doesn't make sense to say that there is duplicate content that could be a duplicate content penalty and all these other things that people say, which we have shown time and again, are not true. We showed it in the mastermind, as a matter of fact, I asked Marco.

Marco: anything webinar, we showed it, there is no such thing as a duplicate content. And so with that in mind, you can do whatever you want on on that G site. This is going to be relevant. It's relevant to whatever it is that you're doing. We use other people's content. Sometimes we use our own content, sometimes. It's just it just depends on what it is that we're trying to do.

Yeah. Okay, he says also, because the G site takes the schema from the iframe site, and now has the featured image of the iframe site in mobile search, even though that image does not appear anywhere on the G site, I thought you might like to know that and if you already do, maybe know a way to undo this. I, I don't know why you would want to undo it. Look, I don't care what you know if something like that appeared happens, because my point is the search results are just more of my entity. Does that make sense? So like, and I've had, you know, people say, Well, you know, I don't my client doesn't like the G site appearing in the search results for you know, their keyword or for their brand name? Why would you rather a competitor's website be ranked there and you know, we make them look really good, they'll convert, I mean, you know, so anyway, my point is, as long as I'm taking up real estate on the first page with my entity assets, I don't care, you know, because it's pushing a competitor off the page period, end of story and if every one of those open those links open up to a branded entity asset that's going to lead back to my company with a company that I'm promoting for the project then I really don't care if something like that happens or which properties appear in search, for example, which is one of the network properties in our syndication networks that for whatever reason is ranking super well right now for like brand searches. And when you click on it, you know, if you've got your RSS feeding into you know, newspaperly, a newspaper or whatever they call it, then you know, it's branded content on the paper profile. So like, it's not something I would typically push intentionally to the first page, but on a lot of projects I have right now, for whatever reason, is ranking for the brand search, so I'm not going to go disable it or delete it because my client doesn't want paper at least showing up for their brand search. I just tell them, hey, look, that could have been your competitor, you know what I mean? So my point is, I don't know why that's an issue. I appreciate you bringing that to my attention. But honestly, it doesn't. It doesn't bother me to have that happen. Does anybody want to comment on that?

Marco: No, no, no. I mean, it did. It doesn't make sense not to want as much to not want to take up as much real estate as possible. Take it up, take it to take up as much as you can, if you're doing it through iframes. I mean, that's fine. It'll go to the client eventually. And if not, then it's reinforcing the entity and he clicks on that image just reinforces the entity. Yeah.

That's right. Its activity into the entity. That's correct. All right. Lauren says I want to order an SEO shield? Can you explain how it works? I'm having a hard time understanding how it protects my website.

Yeah, we did the SEO, she would explain just go to our YouTube channel. In fact, I'll walk you through it. Let's go to slash Semantic Mastery. Okay, go to our YouTube channel. See that search icon that's the search this channel feature. So we're going to click that there and we're going to type in SEO shield and right here is the holiday special Hump Day hangout Episode 267 where we went into the SEO shield right there. So just go use our channel search feature.

As I just showed you search for SEO shield holiday special Hump Day hangout SEO shield right there, 14 minutes 36 seconds long, all about specifically what the SEO shield is and how it works. Okay. Good question though, Thank you.

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Alright, next Are there any up sales on your to extra agency course I plan I plan to buy all the upsells but I wanted to know if there are any before I buy. Yes, there are upsells there are one time offers and that kind of stuff. We wouldn't be good we wouldn't be worth our weight.

We wouldn't be worth anything if we didn't have upsells man, this is internet marketing guys. So anyway, all right, we do have some time left so we can go back to some of those other questions. Anybody have anything they want to comment on before we do?

Adam: Oh, yeah, I just wrote the comment on there but basically what you said I was like yeah, there's some awesome deals I was like that, you know, truly are one time offers we you know, want to make something cool. It's like Bradley said, you know, we're wouldn't be worth our weight if we didn't put in a good offer and funny but these are really really really really good ones. Anyways, that's awesome.

Bradley: Yeah, because a lot of the stuff that's offered throughout the sales funnel essentially is also you know, we talk a lot about the in the 2xyouragency course guys because they're all, you know, here's the thing and throughout the 2X Your Agency course we point you to its a conceptual training. In other words, it's a high level of training, to point you in the right direction to do these things. If you want to learn more about the specific methods of how they work, go buy this training course points you to the correct training course. But the whole point of Double Your Agency guys is not to encumber you or bog you down with more training in more shit you have to learn and then either do yourself, God forbid or hire somebody out and train them to do it for you, which is a better option. But if you want to Double Your Agency, it's done for you services that are already set, the team is in place, the met the training, the management, the quality control, all of that is in place and then you just mark it up and sell right and manage projects for your clients. That's how you Double Your Agency, not by getting bogged down and training. And I'm not telling you don't go through our training. That would be stupid. But I'm saying that if you really want to grow your agency, I would focus and I recommend focusing on using third party fulfillment providers like MGYB to do the work, and you need to focus on prospecting and sales and learning how to manage camp projects, essentially, project management, because then that's how you can scale your agency without getting bogged down in the day to the daily grind and having to do all the work. And that's so so that's what we do.

And 2xyourgency we talk about concepts at a high level, there's a lot of actionable plans. But we tell you if you want to learn more about the specific tactic or method, go by the training course. But the better option is just to go buy it done for you at MGYB, and move on to the next module so that you can grow your business does that make sense? Any comments on that guys? Yeah, man, cuz. Right. So it's, it's what we do. If you guys want to know how I got results for the land solutions, network case study, I went and I got the prospects from MGYB, and they were built out the tier one branded the @ID, the drive second g site, you can go in and starts and start breaking it down and you can see it all there. I worked on the entity just like I recommend everything is that we guys, we don't do anything different than what we give you. This is why it's ridiculous. If you guys want and go and try other things, you want to change it up and you don't want this to happen. You don't want that to happen. You want to see results. This is how we do it. Exactly how we're showing you the SEO power shield, which seems like it's something new it isn't. It's simply bringing all of these different things that these pieces that we've been mentioned the syndication network, which I would never do anything without the @ID now the and the drive seconds, guys, it's my training by August of 2015. It was released, it's working better today than it was when it was released. And so why wouldn't I use my own training my own methods, methods that I use them to train VA that are now in MGYB working for us. Why wouldn't I do it? Why would I go and try something else? I do tests right to see whether what other people say is true, whether it's working, how it works. And I just find that my stuff did the way that I do it works and works like crazy. It works.

I mean, I can't say how well it works. You see, you're seeing Bradley get results, you see mega results, Rob talks about the results that he gets. And if you're in our mastermind, you know what results our mastermind members are getting. And so I don't know what else to tell you, other than this thing that we call the SEO shield is what we use not only to protect ourselves from Google but also to enhance our entity and to enhance our footprint. So Google, look, this is me, this is who I am. And all of these things are also extensions of my brand. And what's happening right now in search engines is that brands are getting rewarded. Yes. If you do not do if you're not doing entity SEO, you're already in trouble. So you even before you start, you're in trouble. I agree with that. And I just want to show like, for example, this is, you know, I, because of the 2xyouragency training, I actually wasn't doing a lot of marketing for prospecting for Tree Service clients for my own agency. Because I've been really focused a lot on the last several months on my real estate business. However, some of the marketing that I had put, you know, content that I produced two years ago, for whatever reason is producing a lot of inbound leads for my agency. So Tree Service contractors contacting me and over the last couple of months, asking me to quote them, you know, for service, SEO services, and lead generation and such. And so, as part of the two extra agency training, I said, you know, it's silly for me to be doing this training and not also adding to my own agency marketing and stuff to bring clients in which I

Again, I wasn't originally planning on growing my agency but I didn't feel hypocritical not actively trying to grow my agency throughout the two extra agency training. So why not I'm going to grow my agency. So just a couple little things that I've been doing recently to get better results and so for example, Tree Service SEO, I haven't even done any SEO to this except for one, press release one press release. And I had a page on my site right here that for the last two or three years or however long it might show what the publishing date was. Okay, so for the last year it was when I published this page this posting guys looked at so awful, I haven't my websites, a one page website. And anyway, I haven't added any images to this. haven't done any outbound linking or any internal link. It's a one-page website. There's nothing to link to but the homepage, but all I did was I had an article written I didn't write this I had it written and I there was this post was nothing other than this infographic for the last year until last week.

When I had this article written, and I just went in and published this article, it's about 1500 words about SEO. And that's for Tree Search. It's optimized for Tree Service SEO. And that was it. And I haven't done anything to this page. There's no theme mirroring. This has not been built into, by the way, I don't even have a theme mirrored drive stack and G site because there is no content. There's no silo structure for my agency website. It's a single page other than this post. It's literally a single-page website. There's no content, there are no silos. There's none of that. The drive stack that has been ranking since August or May of 2015. So going on five years, the SEO Virginia, Virginia SEO, SEO agency Virginia, it's producing number one maps ranking for local IPS, number one Google Site ranking. And if I open that up, it's interesting but when taking a look at my drive stack because I built this from scratch when I was first turned on to the RYS Academy methods by Marco and I built I only built one set of files. That's it like I was just in the account, the Google account where the owner accounts for this drive stack that I built, which was under different Gmail account for whatever reason, I was just in there over the weekend. And all I've got guys are the files that are embedded right here. That's it. There is nothing else to this drive stack. And it's got me ranked number one for SEO, Virginia, Virginia, SEO, SEO agency, Virginia, blah, blah, blah, for five years, over and above all the other SEO agencies in the state of Virginia. And it's just a matter of like six drive stack files. That's it.

There are no folders, there's no silo structure. My point in telling you all of this is because imagine and again, this page, this one page here, which was nothing other than an infographic for the last year, all I did was add content to it, which hasn't even been optimized like I haven't gone through and finished optimizing the content, adding images and all tags, all of that stuff.

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Look at these guys, out of all the Tree Service SEO agencies out there who are paying for ads and everything else. on page one, what position seven with no SEO or just one, press release. So you can imagine if I go in and feed mirror that page onto this G site, build some drive stack files, a folder around Tree Service, SEO, and files that are all pointing to that page, run a few links to it, guys. There's no question I should be able to pop to the number one position for that keyword. Right? So anyway, I'm just showing work. You know, we don't just tell you to do things because we tell you to do it. We practice what we preach and it works. So okay, any comments on that before I try to answer a few more of these? Does anybody know?

Norian says It can't be that easy with all the different SEO tactics out there. Okay. You're right. It doesn't work. Laurens. Right. Yeah, we're showing you it works, but you're right. It doesn't work. It can't be that easy. Okay. Well, I like I mean, if you want to make overcomplicate it, that's fine. You know, continue over complicated. But, uh, you know, It is that easy. It's just a matter of how much you push into the entity. That's, that's how you overcome competition right now. All right, so I understand it. No. I see you, Lawrence. And I hear you know, it's not easy. It's simple. We keep it so right. Yeah, we keep it simple. We've developed a method that has withstood the test of time and every single update that has been thrown at the SEO world for the past five-plus years. So no, it can't be that easy. It isn't easy. It doesn't involve effort or work. It's just easy. Simple is different because we focus on web principles that everyone has to follow, including Google. So focusing on those and focusing on the map is what allows us to simplify our tactics to the point where we can get results this way.

So easy as and simple are different in this case. So one thing and I've got I know we can answer this number for right here. So I just want to say one more thing about this. So in the mastermind, guys, I have a couple of projects that I'm starting. We got a mastermind webinar tomorrow, my mat, the format has changed. We don't talk about that enough at the beginning of Hump Day Hangouts, guys, we need to do that coming week. We recently changed the format to where each one of us now is producing our own mastermind webinar. So if you're in the mastermind, that's an enormous amount of value because before it was mainly Marco and I doing the webinars every two weeks we would do a mastermind webinar, which would often go to two and a half, sometimes even three hours. But it was heavily SEO based and it was mostly Marco and I are doing the training and answering questions. But we've changed it since the 2xyouragency juicy stuff. Now all of us have different skills, Semantic Mastery Mmastermind, partners, right? My partners, we all have different sets of skills, they all overlap for sure, we all have different sets of skills, we want to be able to provide you guys with as much actionable information as possible. So each one of us now is hosting our own separate webinars. So you can come and plug into the ones that are the most relevant to you and your business at what at any given time, or plug into all of them if you want. So one of the things that I'm going to be covering and I'm gonna announce this tomorrow, kind of like reveal the plan and everything is I've got a new a whole new tree service project that I'm starting. And part of the agreement I made with the contractor just this week, in fact, was that I could use his project as a case study within my teaching with as a training opportunity. And he agreed and I'm giving him you know, a substantial discount on my normal fees for a Tree Service contractor to be able to use this. So I'm going to be taking this exact thing that we're talking about, right so, create the entity build the SEO shield, start the content marketing link building and embeds through MGYB driving relevant traffic into the entity using Google ads, very inexpensive display and or YouTube ads. That's it. That's the process. That's it. And we're going to take that project. And I'm going to make it a case study that I'm going to be sharing in the mastermind over the next month or a couple of months while I'm building it out. For service area business with a wide surface area to show how we can absolutely get results, no questions asked, by just doing exactly what we talked about. And 2xyouragency here and everywhere that you guys can hear us, right, which is that that simple. It's not easy. There's a lot of work involved. But the easiest way to make it. The way to make it easy is don't do the damn work. Just buy the components, manage the project, buy the components, stack them or put them in you know, build them in the order that we tell you to do. And then just power them up and that and produce good content. That's a big part of it. That's it. You do that and then no question you will get results.

So, all right, we got about three minutes. I'm gonna roll through these last couple real quick.

What Is The Use Of The Multiple Tier 1 Rings?

He says what is the use of the multiple tier-one rings? We don't recommend multiple tier-one rings except and only four YouTube channels. Okay. And I've said that a million times. I can't assume that you've been now all of them. But yeah, I don't one tier one ring for blog syndication only branded tier one right? That's it. Now you can use multiple tiers, right? So you can use two-tier networks or three-tier networks whatever we'll we will build two-tier networks for you at MGYB. But as we've said, and again, you can go to our YouTube channel and find this you can go to and look at our knowledge base under Syndication Academy and there are several frequently asked questions there where I specifically go into depth into detail as to why if you're going to use two-tier or multi-tier networks for blog syndication how to set it up correctly, which is to inject third relevant related RSS feeds into the second tier. Okay. And again just go to Syndication Academy knowledge base articles and there are several lessons in there about that. But um, so yeah, so only one branded syndication ring, tier-one syndication ring for blogs if you want to use multi-tier networks you can, but you have to be aware of how to set that up correctly, which again, I just pointed you to the resources for that.

Also, if there could be more tier-one rings, what should they be personas? No, they wouldn't be tier-one rings for blog syndication if you want to use multiple rings again, they should be second or second tier and beyond. And they should be persona-based or topical based like theme based but not branded. Does that make sense? also, should you do multiple tier one on YouTube channel only or is it allowed websites? No, no. For YouTube channels, you can stack as many tier one networks as you want. They could be branded. Well, you should only have one branded ring period. But the rest of them can be persona-based, theme-based. You know, whatever you want, it's fine for YouTube. It's no issue. It's only for the blog, blog syndication.

I think we're about done. How much money will be needed for a complete project like that? How much do you charge? I'm not sure what you're asking who you're asking about charging. But for a complete project. Again, you guys can just go to MGYB and price it out. Right? So like an SEO power shield, go look at the pricing. That's component number one, right then component number two would be you know, content marketing and such which vanish to do that, but component number three would be the link building and embed gigs and determine what size link building or embed package you need is going to depend on the competition. Competition is going to dictate the volume of links needed and the frequency with which you need to do that build them. Does that make sense?

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So you can kind of go through and just kind of price it out that way. And, you know, I recommend 100% markup at the minimum for charging clients. So if you go to MGYB and kind of just map out what your costs are going to be, and then mark it up 100% minimum, that's what you should charge your clients for setup. And if like, for example, for monthly ongoing monthly link building gigs, if you know, a medium competition package is going to be what you need for your particular industry might not be what I found for a lot of my projects is, I go heavy upfront when I start the project with link building and embeds once I achieve the desired results that I typically cycle through the low competition, link building and embed gig packages, but they repeat like in other words, they recur on monthly basis and that's just to maintain but it may be different for your niche. I can't, I can't tell you what to how to develop out your plan. You need to do that depending on your project, your market keywords competition level, that kind of thing. Okay.

All right. Does anybody want to comment on that? I'm about to wrap it up.

No, it just is it's all set up. It ends up being Everything is their SEO shield is there. That's what you need to get started. That's it. Go join 2x Your Agency go through the 2xyour results training. We're in week three of four for that next week will be the last week of that and we're going to get into two extra business which is going to be about how to scale your operations and grow. So we'll see some of you and mastermind tomorrow. Bye, everybody. Thanks. Bye, everyone.

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 275

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Hey everybody, welcome to Hump Day Hangouts. We are live with episode number 275. We are creeping up on episode 300. This is awesome. Anyways, today is the 19th of February 2020. And we got everybody here. We're going to run through say hello to everybody probably find out what the weather's like around the world. Maybe see what Hernan's flipping around his hands there and then we got some good announcements and we're going to jump into it. So, start on my left here, Bradley, how are you doing today? Let's see if we can hear from you.

Yeah, you should be able to. Alright, sounds good. Things are good. Things are good. Glad to be here.

Well, you know, I promised a little weather report what's going on in Virginia, you give that freeston are blown away or what's going on over there? Oh, no, man, it's been like spring for almost a week. Well, for several days anyway, it's crazy. Like we didn't have much of a winter.

I mean, now that I say that though, we're probably going to get dumped on the snow in the next week or something. Because that's usually a sneak up on us.

Like we usually get some sort of freak snowstorm and in March that ends up dumping on us even though it's like, like the very end of the season so, but it's been a very very mild winter so I can't really complain. Fair enough. Yeah. from living Upstate. I never forget I think the first year we lived there we went through the winter we made it. We're like, All right, we're from free and it snowed in May. Just like

so anyways, so snowblower moved west and couldn't be happier. So Marco speaking of nice weather How are you doing man? Man? It's no curtains just so you guys can see it. I'm gonna leave it like this.

Through the rainy season, so you guys can see warm sunny I'm in my job. I'm usually in a tank top and shorts right now I'm in a tank up and naked from there that now the sun's out guns out.

No. shorts and flip flops man. That's how I live and in

It's just something interesting about this I'm going to lead over to her man because someone commented in his video that you know, dude, you're in a T-shirt there's no way that you can have money because you're in a fucking t-shirt really this is the comment in Facebook. How like how fucking ignorant can a person be looking at someone you have no money because you're in the teacher I live in tank tops shorts and flip flops like I could give a fuck what somebody thinks about but I look but talk to me about making money into and you got a project and if it's worth it, we're gonna make some money man. Um, he just hands up I don't know what in Panama we're all in a five-star hotel right all-inclusive short t-shirts. And but yeah, what bro? We got no money. Sorry. You guys are listening to some broke motherfuckers here who don't know shit.

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It's ridiculous anyway that's my rant for today. Come get some of this man that's what you can get the POFU get some of it that's how you lead that well this is a natural leader and then Hernanm do you want to wave humpy around and just said that he doesn't give a fuck about wearing t-shirts if Dadea is watching this maybe could you get Hernan's humpy like a miniature like gold Mr. T chain that says as we want it I think like this that'd be cool without so

What's up everybody good here Sunny, nice weather or in Argentina actually been raining for the past couple days but today's me so really excited about what we have going on really excited for every one new joining everyone you know, supporting the channel for quite a while. So thank you for being here today for today. Awesome. And last but certainly not least, Chris. I assume you're probably here in Austria.

How are you doing, man? Yeah, I'm back in Australia spring here as well. I'm just back from the team actually. So I'm still quite pumped.

Awesome. Yeah. Can't complain. It's a good day.

Good stuff. Good stuff. Well, I know Bradley, I think you just dropped some new training for the two x your agency people, right you just I forget the exact title of it. So I don't want to butcher it. But I think that you just wrapped up another week at five. Yeah, week five is the first week of the two x your results training. So the first four weeks was to an extra pipeline, it's about filling your pipeline full of prospects and closing, closing a percentage of them. So the next section, which should be for the next four weeks is to x your results. That's where we basically layout the plan for getting repeatable reliable results for clients. So I started this week.

With our at least the first week of that part of the training is about the SEO shield, which is really the foundation of everything that we do now. And so the Yeah, that training was just finished yesterday. So I don't know if it's in the members' area yet, but it should be within the next day or two. If it isn't, yeah, we just pass it over to the team so it'll be up by the end of the week. So if you're into extra agency com if you're already a member then you'll have access like said by the end of the week, and if you're an agency owner or a consultant and you're listening to this and you want to get more clients you want to grow your revenue and scale your team head over to two x agency com and join up right now it's one-time payment and it's a hell of a lot of valuable Oh my god, it's ridiculous.

and just so people don't get confused because they're gonna feel way too into my SEO shield. I thought Syndication Academy, RYS Academy, and the @ID page and link building precedent. I thought that was all the foundation. Well, it is. It's just that we've brought it all under one banner, everything that we do now we bundled it to make it easier for people yeah. And so you just go in and you purchase this product the bundle and then you just get the SEO shield that's how we do entity base, worry less SEO. We don't worry about Google updates, we don't worry about any of these other things that are going on on the outside. Because what we do is again, it's based on the three pillars of art, activity, relevance, trust, and authority. That's how we target everything that we do. And that's how we get results. It's been working for years it's going to continue working because we're right at the heart of the algorithm so no guys don't worry our foundational principles did not change because the the algorithms have not changed their foundational principle. I just want everyone doesn't get confused when you listen to push or talk about the SEO shield because of

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It's all the same thing. We're just changing the name to let you know that it's all under one product. Now instead of the separate thing, yeah, and the guy over at at the done for you store, we, you know, we tell people this all the time, get your syndication networks there. And if you want to go to the training and train someone or do it yourself, that's great. If you want to save time, get it done up to our standards, you can get an Our way is drive stacks and then like Marco was saying the SEO shield where it incorporates all of that, you know, you can go check that out and grab it over at Yeah, I just wanted to add a kind of, you know, one of the things that I talked a lot about this weekend. The training for the SEO shield is that even people that are maybe offering not don't offer SEO services as part of their agency services. It would be silly not to also sell SEO shields to your clients because you don't have to do the work, you can order them from us at MGYB, and we'll set it up. And even if you're just like just doing paid traffic, for example, maybe you're just didn't run an AdWords or Facebook, you know, ads for a client or something, maybe that's all you do. But if you can set a client up as an upsell, and you don't have to do any of the work, because we can fulfill it at MGYB, and you can set that client up with an SEO shield, that's going to help to solidify that entity and in build authority to that brand, then why not? Why wouldn't you do that? And again, you could, you could just mark it up, you know, 200%, whatever it is that we charge it, MGYB and sell that and just make additional revenue that way. And again, especially if you are running, if you're running SEO or paid traffic and you're able to generate relevant traffic to the assets, the entity assets, which the SEO shield would all be part of. It's going to improve their SEO even if you do nothing else and I know that to be 100% true because for example, my real estate business, I haven't been doing any additional SEO to that at all. For months, I haven't done any additional SEO work to my real estate business. And yet I overtook I've been in the number two position for months for my two primary keywords. And within just the last week, I've now made it to number one and push the number one guy out of position. And so now I'm in number one for my two primary keywords. And I've done absolutely zero additional SEO work from when I originally launched it months ago. And it's because I'm sending relevant traffic into its activity, relevance, trust, and authority. And because I have a strong entity because I built the SEO shield or had it built many months ago, and I haven't even done link building to it or nothing else, but yet, it's still increasing in power, and not and taken. And now it's number one again, with no additional SEO work. So there's no reason why you guys shouldn't be selling SEO shields to your clients. Even if you don't do SEO work. Does that make sense? And by the way, Google says that your schema or your structured data won't help your rankings. And I just moved the land solutions network up to five, six spots in the rankings by simply pulling work with schema, just additional schema because guys, okay, so so think about this schema is cold, right? structured data is code that speaks directly to the algorithm to the bot that's coming in and picking out your information, how can that not influence the bot into ranking you better if your entity if your schema is better than anybody else's because Google is a relational database, we keep saying this and it's going to relate your data to everybody else's, and to what it has as as as the optimal entity in that space. The closer you get to that, the better you're going to rank. It's dead. Simple. I didn't say easy, because it a lot of work goes into it, but it's dead simple. Once you know what you're doing.

So anyway, I want to get to the questions. Are we done? We're into some people who were crying about the latest update week or two ago. What update? What update?

I keep moving up. I keep seeing

Oh, no, I don't know. I don't hear from me. I mean, I know there's a lot of crying going on right now because a bunch of GMBs got suspended in the last week again, and big, big, big people got hit hard and my shit still alive. Yeah.

Same here. I want to touch on something real quick one if you want to hear these guys going really deep, and you want to talk, you know, into different areas as well as what we've been discussing. Then you want to come to POFU Live.

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Go over to You can find out more there. I'm not gonna spend a lot of time talking about it. This whole 2020 and September the last weekend, Boston, Massachusetts is going to be our third year doing it. We're limiting it to 25 seats. So if you're interested in that we're going to have more details coming out, but go check it out. Right now you can save a ton on your tickets as well. And these guys were talking about GMBs. We got some news coming out about that.

I talked to Rob, the ROB, that is superb, other what to call Rob. Rob, if you're listening tell me what to call you. I like calling you the Operations Manager because it sounds cool to me, but maybe you don't think it sounds cool. So anyways, Rob the man at MGYB. I just wanted to let you know we've got some updates coming out next week around GMB related services. We'll leave it at that.

All right, so with that said, you guys, I think that's it. Let's, let's jump into it.

Okay, cool. Let me grab the screen.

You guys should be seeing my screen, correct? Yes, sir. All right. Well, before I jump into the questions, I just want to point out two things to kind of follow up on that real estate thing that I was talking about. So my two primary keywords for my real estate business are South Land fast oops, I thought it was typing. So land fast Virginia. And you see it, it's because it's detecting my IP probably also it's pulling up the knowledge panel. But I've got number one, which I knocked sell land fast calm out, which had been steady at number one, I got to number two fairly quickly. But I've been hovering at number two ever since. And you can see that I'm number one now for that keyword. And I've done no additional SEO work other than my original drive stack, and a link building campaign to the drive stack. And that was it. And I haven't done anything for four months. What's also interesting as you can see that like for example, if I come up here, you can see that in Google suggest it's also bringing in my company name or my brand name, which is what we talk a lot about this in the 2xyouragency training and I'm not going to share a whole lot here as to how it can be done because it's but if you have a strong entity and you create that keyword plus brand association then a keyword search will actually trigger your brand name to show up in Google suggests. That's what you want. Because now Google, that's a strong association that Google is made with that keyword, that primary keyword, which could be a product or service, right? And that's very, very powerful. So you can see that there.

Well, if we go look at my secondary, my second keyword, which is we buy land, Virginia. The same thing occurs, you can see Alpha Land Realty and alpha land realty reviews. They're number one, and then it's also showing up in the searches related to. Does that make sense? So again, guys, these are all things that can be done with the SEO shield, which creates that association with the product with your primary keyword. That's one of the main things that it does, especially the drive stacks that you buy from us at MGYB. That's why we asked for one keyword, your primary keyword when we create the branded drive stack and that's to create that association number one, but then sending relevant traffic into that SEO shield will also help to manipulate Google suggest. And I'm sending traffic in because Well, number one, I do get some organic traffic. There's no doubt. But I have Google ads, Google remarketing ads, and I'm also doing direct mail. And so that also helps to influence suggest when people go to like somebody receives a letter from me saying that I'm interested in making an offer on their land parcel. Now they see the company name and I'll go to Google search and search alpha land Realty. And that triggers the brand search and then they click through to see the website. And that also helps to influence suggest and again, it's all just through relevant traffic into an SEO shield. And you can get those you can repeat those kinds of results. I'm just showing you mine but I've been able to do that for clients too. So it's, it's pretty powerful marketing.

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Yeah. Rob just went and starts from Indiana from his IP, and you're the knowledge panel and number one for that keyword. So yeah, you got the knowledge panel. That, guys, that's how powerful this shit that we're giving you is that it's right there. If you don't take advantage of it, it's your problem. It's your fault. If you're sitting there, you can't get results with all of the shit that we give you every Wednesday free with all of the shift that's available to you in our Facebook group, free. Now we're not even talking about the paid knowledge, right? Because there's some stuff that membership has its privileges, we can only give it to you if you're a member. But if you're not doing anything, if you're just sitting there, and you don't know and you go listen to this other person, say something, or this another person. And we all have differing opinions. Of course, we do. Because we all do things differently. Well, think differently. You might be able to get results, but it but if you're just sitting there and getting all these opinions, and you can't make up to Mike, it's your problem, and it's your fault. It's not ours. We're giving you what works for us, and we're showing you.

Why and how it works and we do it for free and we do it for a reason so that you can come and get even better results so you can go make money my goal is to help people make money that's it's in my bio I was just looking at my bio and in our website I guess I need to update it but really it is my goal is to help people make money so why what is it about you? That's not allowing you to allow me to help you make money? Think about that.

Why Does Google Update GMB Info Without Giving Notice?

Sweet All right, we're going to get into questions now. We got the first one's from George he says hello, please help me if you have time. What the hell's going on? Do you see that on my screen?

Yeah, what the fuck is that? Do you see that? You're not is that Hernan is how can Hernan right on the screen.

Can you buy it? I just figured it was turned on. I just like to blame things on him. I don't know what the hell that was. I've never seen anything like that in my life. That was weird.

There's like red drawings on whatever. Anyways, let's get back to the questions. George says hello, please help me if you have time. I used to do link building. I used to do building work in the UK. I had GMB listing with the name of my building services company and I was ranking number one and local maps for keywords to see it again? What the fuck is going on?

One of you guys is messing with me.

Did you saw that? Oh, the little Oh, yeah, I see that. But I don't have that option.

You guys have been a prick? Can we answer some questions here?

Now so this is us? Yeah, I can see that. That's really strange. Yeah, somebody can somebody riding on you. It's gotta be it's got to be on one of you guys. You gotta zoom. All right, well, I'm gonna try to answer the questions while you guys continue to distract. Okay.

Alright, so where was I? Let's try this. One more.

I was ranking number one and local maps keywords builder plus location. However, I'm not doing building work anymore and I have changed my profile from builder to electrician. So six months ago, I changed my GMB name to the new Electrician Business name. Now after six months if I type in electrician plus location, I'm number 12 and Google pack and if I type in builder plus location, I still rank high in first position and a local three-pack. Please explain.

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He says I have a new electrician website linked with my GMB listing so it has nothing to do with your website. I can't explain that Google does some GMB does some weird shit. Sometimes, like they'll suggest edits for example, like if you were to and by the way, guys, remember don't go into your Google My Business profiles and make a bunch of changes right now because suspensions can still occur.

Obviously he changed the name and it was still able it didn't suspend it but sometimes things will suspend it for example, if you have a GMB website, associated with your GMB profile but you have a money site. So self-hosted website is your list as your website. Sometimes GMB will automatically switch your primary website to the GMB website URL. And it just does it and it's shitty because you know you have to go in and change it and in fact, I had a GMB suspend when I went in to change it a while back it was several months ago, but they forced the change without my approval Google My Business did to the GMB website instead of the money site URL, and all I did was go in and change it back and it suspended it and was an automatic suspension. So it was like as soon as I hit save, it suspended it. And so we had to appeal and get it reinstated. And we got it reinstated but we had to appeal to the GMB support, you know, support staff or whatever support department so I don't know why they're doing that. It's probably just algorithmic but if if you're having an issue with it, then honestly the only thing I could suggest, and this is I'd love to hear some other opinions. But that would be to just contact Google My Business support. If it's a legit business with a legit location, and you can verify it if needed. Again, with Google My Business support, then I would contact Google My Business support and notify them of your issue, and make sure that they update it. You know, they'll have to probably don't do anything quick at Google guys. They're like the federal government. They're slow as molasses. So if you start support, kind of thread with them now, it could be several weeks before they update it for you, but it's likely that it will get fixed. And that's just been my experience with Google My Business Support. Anybody else?

Yeah, that to me that that's a clear sign that it's ambiguous, right? So he's appearing for two different search results, the old one and the new one. He should have shut down the original GMB just closed it right, no longer there and then started another niche should have gotten another one verified that the only way that this one that I can see it getting cleared up is by doing a whole lot of entity work. And I can tell you that it's going to take months and months and months of doing the entity work of going and finding everywhere where this appears and where you should change, okay, because you're getting links to this, you would have gotten natural like you would have gotten natural citations, co-citation, all kinds of things. If he ordered citations, which he doesn't say he did, but if he did, that's a problem also, because Google is clearing the cache probably. And then going back in it's finding citation is finding like it's finding all of these things that have nothing to do with what he is now. And probably what he was back then or now it's finding both and so, of course, he's getting results for both. Not as powerful as it should be for either one. That's clear. It's ambiguous. What can he do? The only thing to do not since it's already changed on the same GMB is to get with a Google Rep. Get things taken care of while they're on the phone. Not that isn't necessarily going to help what wallets in Google cash. And while all of these things are going on, I would say, Come and get the @ID on the SEO shield from MGYB. And that's going to help out a whole lot to clear up the ambiguity, but get it for your new business, not for the old business, of course.

Yeah, and I would almost say that I kind of agree with what you started off with Marco. And if George, if I were you, I would probably mark the building the original GMB as permanently closed, and then start a new one. And what I would recommend is if it's the same physical location, so the same address, then what I would recommend is you start you get a new phone number. It's a new name, obviously, that's what you've been trying to change, but I would get a new phone number. And then I would also you know, you're going to change your website, I think you said you have a new electrician website. So it's a new URL too. So new name, same address, but new phone number new website, then you could register a new GMB at the new address and have that new NAP data, right name, address, phone number data and web address URL, and then start from scratch, you'd still again, follow our methods by an SEO shield, which include the @ID page, the syndication network, the drive stack, and G site, all of that will help to solidify that new entity and you'll build it right from the ground up. I think Marco was right in stating that it's, it's probably going to be easier and quicker, you'll get results faster, starting fresh that way than trying to go back and clean up and reassign all of the existing work that had been done to the builder GMB because that it takes more to clean up and then it does to start from scratch with a new asset if that makes sense.

So that I would agree with Marco that I think that's probably going to be the better route but it's critically important that it's a unique name. It could be the same physical location address, but have a unique phone number and a unique web address also, because if you have any two of those data points the same as the previous GMB, then it's going to ambiguous the data and it's going to cause issues. So but if as long as you just have one of those data points the same, which would be the physical location, then you'll be able to start from scratch and build a whole new entity from that. Any other comments, guys? Not Okay.

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Next is Is this about that I have secured a place for some keywords? I don't know what that means. How was how it is work, then? I'm sorry. I don't understand those questions from time to time. Google is doing some changes to by listing and changing back my electrician name to the builder name. Right. Okay.

The ambiguity. It's clear. It's absolutely clear.

Yeah. Okay. I think that was just more of a comment than a question. So again, I think we've pretty well covered that.

How Do You Find The 301 Links To Link A GMB Page From A Press Release?

The next one is from Jay. JP says I see that all of my GMB short URLs are 302s. If I want to link to my GMB from a press release, should I then use the long URL? If not, how do I find 301s for linking purposes? No. The best thing to do for SEO is to if you're going to use the short URL, put it into a redirect checker like where goes calm or redirected detective calm or something like that. And when it reveals what the final destination is, through all those redirects, because it goes through several, then that final destination that make that your target URL, Copy that, but then instead of submitting it as a long, ugly URL, unless you're going to use anchor text, which you can if so if you're submitting that link, and it's going to have anchor text, right, then that's okay to use that really long, ugly URL. But I wouldn't submit that as a real long, ugly naked URL in the press release just because it's stupid long, right? If that's the case, there are two things I would suggest. Number one, which I don't know if it's available, but I know that we have link shortener, which is stupid powerful. I think it's going to be subscription-based or is it free? Marco? Can you comment on that? They don't we do have a free part. Of course, it doesn't have all of the power that everything is still a very powerful man. Yes, it is. It's hybrid, it ranks the shortened link ranked. So that's how powerful it is. But there's a whole bunch of other things that you could do with it. And,

yeah, that we do have a free version. And of course, there is there are paid plans that we have. So the reason I suggested that was because we've been using the domain for link shortening for drive stacks now for what a year and a half. And because of that, we have a shit ton of power built into that domain. It's absolutely insane. That's why I suggest that and so that you can benefit from the power that we've been able to accrue within that domain right off the bat. However, what I do with a lot of my friends. I work is I have my own domain, WordPress installation setup that I use as my own link shortener. And I use pretty links, which is a WordPress plugin that to create redirects, and it's they're pretty, pretty links Pro, I think it's like 20 bucks, and it's for the developer license and I think it's 20 bucks. Totally worth it. If you want to use your own custom shortener, you just install WordPress on your own domain. Like we have one for semantic mastery. It's so sm short link. That's our link shortener. It's just a WordPress installation. We have pretty links on and we use that to shorten URLs and for stuff within our training, essentially. So yeah, that I mean, that's what you can do. I like to use my own domain all there's a benefit to using an, except for my client's work. I don't want my clients going to go like getting curious and going to mg y b dot CEO to see what that domain is if they see the shortened URL, so I use my own that I set up. If that makes sense, okay.

Good question though.

Can You Add A Tracking Code In The Header Section Of The Press Release In MGYB?

I'm almost missed. Almost Miss Gordon. Hey guys. What's up, Gordon, by the way? So just a quick question when using our third-party press release provider through MGYB. Okay, so you're talking about press advantage through mg y b, is there a way to have any type of HTML code like a tracking code or other type of HTML code inserted in between the HTML header tags and frustrates? I don't think we can do that. I don't know Mark, maybe you can answer with if you have a press advantage account. You can install remarketing pixels. I don't know that we do that at MGYB though. Marco. Can you comment on that? Do you know if we all know that I don't know about press releases? And I know that Rob is listening to this. So Rob, if you have an answer for that, let me know and I'll Leon I would discard no [email protected] and asked that question, Gordon, because again, I know that, you know, I have my own subscription to Press Advantage. So I go into the back office and I can set up remarketing pixels. I think that's all it's good for. I think it has to be an image tag. And maybe Jeremy can clarify that for us the next time I chat with him, but I think it has to be an image tag. It's not like where you can just put any sort of code in the HTML header. So I don't know that. I'm assuming you're looking for some sort of remarketing pixel or tag but I don't know that to be true. So Gordon, just contact support at and ask that question will get you the right answer.

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Should We Use Anchor Texts When Linking Drive Stacks To The Money Site?

Peter says when linking from drive stacks to the money site, should we use anchor text or just plain link? Same question for blog posts that get syndicated. Thanks in advance for answering. So you can do a combination of both I like to use variances so I like to use you know, keywords related keywords, longer tail keywords, naked URLs, a common brand anchors, I like to use a combination of them all. So that it kind of varies everything when it comes to blog posts that get syndicated. You know, we, my bloggers do all of the blogging, but so typically they just, they just, they use anchor text for the most part when they're linking up from a blog post to like one of the pages that we're trying to promote, but my bloggers know to various so we're not always hammering the same keywords. Naked URLs are fine, too. I never used to experience any problems with using anchor text for internal links, but that is an issue. Now if you overuse a keyword anchor, even for internal links that can cause problems. So I recommend that you just use a good mix, diversify, use keywords related keywords, longer tail keywords brand, a mix of the brand plus keyword naked URLs, and I don't really do generics for the blog post, maybe occasionally, but very rarely. So that would be my recommendation. Anybody else?

Yeah, I got it. First of all, I got a response about the pixel. No, we don't do that. They need their own account in order to do that, and then for this, as far as drive stacks are concerned, we do all of the above all, everything that you just said, get done naked and an exact match, and then long tailm short, we do everything because you want some generics? Yeah, yeah. Because the only thing that that that we're concerned about is the relevance and pushing relevance to the destination. That's it. And that's how we do it. That's it.

Are There Any Official Examples Of Drive Stacks Ranking With Google Sites Other Than Plumber In DC?

Okay, are there any more official examples of drive stacks ranking with Google Sites other than plumber and DC? Well, sure. Let's go look. How about SEO Virginia that's been ranking for over five years, right? Less, today is the day that it's not Hey, look at that. It got me number one in maps right now to there you go SEO that's a Google site that was built in May of 2015. Guys and it's awful to look at it it's probably still broken iframes on here from when g plus shut down unless I removed that I might have removed that. But I mean look at these guys you know what for almost five years we're like three months away from five years that this five years ago and I haven't touched this fucking thing. Yeah, it's still ranking SEO is try agency.

Yep, Google Sites right there. Big bamboo marketing in the three-pack. Let's try Virginia SEO. That's just another example, guys. I've got a bunch of other examples right there. Number one, number one in maps. I got a shit ton of other examples, but I can't show it to you because they're client sites or lead gen stuff that I don't want to reveal. But I do I don't mind showing this one because I've been showing this since well may have 2015. So anyways,

Mohammed said, What's up, man? It looks like he's got a few questions. So he says, Hey guys after I order and receive an SEO Yeah before you go on we can show another example. You want to. Yeah, Foundation Repair Indianapolis because we only went out. Well, this is Rob's and he only went after the map pack for that. Okay.

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So check the website and see the Yeah, that's the Google business site. So there you go. And that was pushed through it was ranked by use of a drive stack, right? Yep. There you go. So, guys, it works incredibly well for maps, but it also works for organic and with a lot of my clients right now because the maps filter although you know, the maps filter has expanded again, I think it was I think it's a when Google did their GMB suspensions again in the last week, it kind of fucked up their, their, their, their really strict proximity filter, it's probably going to get worked out and be tightened up again, but it loosened up over the last few days. I know that to be true, but you know, if you in order to overcome or if because the proximity filter got so strict and it became so narrow is a narrow area around where the business was physically located that it would primarily show on maps. Now we know how to overcome that through consistent effort. The Local GMB Pro method, we can expand into adjacent areas with a map listing and overcome that proximity filter. We know that but a lot of clients of mine we have kind of switched back to doing more organic type work. And the drive stacks are one of the best ways in the world that you can get results from that I've got. I can't show it. I wish I could. I've got a client that I've been working on. Now for about, I don't know, maybe the last 10 weeks, I've had my blogger specifically doing a very specific way of targeting all the cities within a particular county, all the towns and you know, cities within a county and blogging about it. And we're mirroring that into a G site, which is what we talked about in Semantic Mastery all the time theme meringue. And it's crazy, because like Montgomery County, Maryland, for example, has 29 locations within that county. So 29, different town names and city names. And out of the 29, I think we've got 17 right now, and number one position of our primary keywords for those locations, because of this blogging method that we're doing specific, which is just setting up proper silo structure, proper internal linking, and then mirroring it into the G site and hitting it with links. And it's just it's ranking incredibly well. And so we're duplicating that across other adjacent counties because it's a big broad surface area for this business. And it's super, super powerful.

It's working really, really well. I mean, literally, we just published a blog post syndicates to the syndication network. And then I've got the mirrored pages on the G site and that's all that we've done. And it just it continues to rank. I think we've got 17 out of 29 locations and number one position now, so it's crazy it works really really well, guys. Now with heavy hitter club, as soon as we bring that online, that one's coming, we'll be able to show more examples because we're going to take people from beginning to end on case studies and now they'll be part of the case study as we go as we rank the G site as we as we go into if it's local, the map pack, or as we go after number one organic, like deadliest case study, right? The e-commerce case study where he's been showing just steady increase crazy increases. And I'm gonna say this against Amazon, Walmart, Lowe's Menaka, you name the e-commerce giant and Dadea is not only going after them, but he's winning. He's winning in the, in the SERPs, beating people who are spending hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars in their marketing. And there's Deadia with it with his g sites and dry stack and doing the thing that of course, what he does best, which is link building and embedding, but these are all principles. I mean, it's, it's the foundation of RYS Academy. So if you want more, then you're going to have to come to one of our paid groups because we're not just going to give stuff away that would just be nonsensical to start giving away everything for free. We give you enough to get started to make money so you can come to the paid groups and make more money. That's how we do things.

Should You Start Blasting MGYB Links And Embeds As Soon As You Receive SEO Shield?

So Mohammed says, Hey, guys, after I order and receive an SEO shield for a tough niche car, should I wait and have it settle as I usually do for our wise stacks or do I go ahead and start blasting at various MGYB link embed orders? I remember you guys say always use the minimum effort before bringing out the big guns. But what if I already know the SEO shield is going to need extra power then hammer it? Unless Marco tells you differently? I mean, I don't see any reason why you should wait. If you already know it's going to take a pretty good blast and go ahead and blast it. What do you say, Marco? Well, it should be part of the initial push. He should have already ordered link building and embeds and press releases and everything else to what he's currently doing that'd be that that's just standard operating procedure. He should know you've been in our mastermind, and you need to come back to the mastermind so that we can get deeper into this and give you more guidance on how you could do this at it anyway, just deal with this question. Yes, by all means, then you're going to have to expand that Gsite read the already talked about a little bit, expand that drive stack, you're going to have to start femural your drive stack and your energy site so that it matches your Money sites so that we go after each individual silo, in whatever it is that you're doing, it's going to power up that page and help push everything up. And then what happens? And I keep talking about this and and that, you know, it's sometimes it seems like nobody's listening. Because the more that you do this, you're going to start adding folders. And you're going to have to start adding files and you're going to start adding inner pages. And it's going, it's going to start working even better, you're going to start ranking better dead yet, seeing this now, where he's just ranking just for these ridiculous terms, which you figure you can never rank for that of all of these people are going after, it just can't happen. And fucking can't and all those people who say this doesn't work well. Who are you going to believe the experts or you're lying eyes. You just saw how it is that we do the do we do? So I was looking I was going to hopefully do it with just going to show something here with the market you've been working on this Do you know what category Can you just give me one of our category URLs for Semantic Mastery? Do you know off the top of my head? No. So we don't have an SEO category or something? I'm category slash let me just see if we have one. No. Well, alright, so guys, you understand one of the things that you can do.

I probably shouldn't let me I'm going to give this something away here. That's it's not too much too bad. But it's it works really well. This will help you guys with if you've got a WordPress site, you know, your category can have their own RSS feed, right. So So two tags, each tag has its own RSS feed. So you can take the category RSS Feed URL and mirror a page on your G site and then burn a feed burner feed from your category RSS feed and then enabled was a boost, which allows you to republish your RSS feed as an HTML feed. So it's basically you can take your category RSS feed and create a G site page on your site. It's optimized for your category keyword, right, and then create an HTML version of your RSS feed through Feedburner. And then embed it in the G site. There's your content. There's your content for the page, you see what I'm saying. And now you've got your entire category, all of the URLs and posts all the posts within that category. So your entire silo structures right there, and every time you update it, and by the way, you can go in and change like your WordPress reading settings to show more like by default, it's 10 items in an RSS feed. But let's say you got 2020 posts in that particular category, make it show 20 posts, right, you can adjust that the RSS feed to display 20 posts, and now you've got all 20 posts on your G site page that's optimized for that same keyword. And now you can hit that g site with link building and embed gigs that are optimized for those keyword sets. Does that make sense? And now you're powering up the entire silo through a G site page, which is the iframe SEO shield, right? That's what we do. And it's super, super powerful. And it's super easy to do. That's why I'm saying like, it's easy for my bloggers to create the blog posts. And we have just a couple key pages on the site that we just continue to hammer so they don't have to every time they create a new blog post, go create a mirrored page on the G site for the blog post. It's unnecessary because it may be in some situations were really tough SEO, you might need to do that. But for most of the stuff that I'm doing by just doing that category page, and embedding that or creating an HTML buzz version of the using buzz boost and Feedburner and embedding that in the G site page, and then just hitting that with all my market-level keywords with the location modifier for that particular category. And it just works. It works really, really well, because you power the whole silo up that way at one target point. That makes sense. Marco, you're not mad that I shared that. Are you?

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Marco: Absolutely. Are you absolutely mad? Absolutely. That's too much to give away for free? Well, if you're going to, by the way, yeah, if you're going to do that, guys with the G site, in order for the HTML feed to display, you have to get rid of the http colon. At the beginning of the source code for the which Feedburner gives you It gives you the source code for the HTML that you embed, and it's a source= and you have to get rid of HTTP, colon, or else it won't display just to kind of let you know that. Anyways, guys, that's simple. It's simple, something that you can do and get results and just go buy link building gigs and embed gigs from MGYB and you'll hammer it. Okay, so hopefully that answers your question.

What Is The Difference Between RSS Authority Sniper And RSS Masher?

The next one is what's the difference between RSS authority sniper an RSS Masher? Well, RSS authority sniper is just a tool to help you locate RSS feeds around a particular topic. That's all RSS authority sniper is now there is the back end product to that called rank feeder, which is where I think the power is rank feeder is a great SEO tool for creating co-citation. But it doesn't display the best. In other words, the RSS feeds created for rank feeder, or from rank feeder are really good for SEO, but they're not so good for content distribution and syndicating that's where RSS master shines RSS masher allowed like create some beautiful outputs because you get to modify the elements of the output feed so you can mix and splice different RSS feeds in and then actually go in and edit the elements of the feed items to so that the output feed is designed the way that you like it the way that you want it as well as you can inject you know HTML. You can mean all kinds of really cool things that you can do so that you can use those RSS feeds for content marketing and syndication, distributing content, essentially. And it's very, very powerful for that. So RSS master is more of a marketing tool than an SEO tool. And I've always said that ever since the original version, RSS authority sniper and the rank feeder is more of an SEO tool, not so much of a marketing tool. That's the difference between the two, the two of them used and combined together. It's very, very powerful indeed. Comments, anyone?

Should You Buy A Separate SEO Shield For A YouTube Channel?

All right, Muhammad's up again. He says, Hey, guys, the SEO comes with the syndication network that I use for my money site. But if I want one for my YouTube channel for the same brand, I just buy a separate MGYB order, right? Yeah, but why? Why do you? I mean, you could but it's really unnecessary unless you just want an extra network. Why? If you have a Muhammad I'm asking this rhetorically right if you have a branded network and you've got a money site and a YouTube channel for the same brand. Why wouldn't you just publish content to the same network? Does that make sense? I've talked about this before, a lot of people that just do a lot of video stuff will create or buy a syndication network for their YouTube channel. And then they'll create an associated website, right a companion website for their channel. And a lot of times people would take their YouTube video, which is their primary content engine, right YouTube. And, you know, whatever video they publish gets syndicated out across the network, but then they take that video and go publish it on the blog, the associated website as a blog post, they don't change anything up. It's the same title. It's the embed code. It might even be the description from the video as the text part of the post. And so what happens if you have both of those syndicating the same network and you didn't change anything up then it looks like duplicate posts on the syndication points which can get your blog accounts to terminated like blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr.

So those, that's not the best thing to do. But if as long as you're changing it up if your YouTube video content is different than your blog content, but they're both for the same brand, then they can both publish to the same network. And you're better off that way, in my opinion, because again, you're building more relevancy, more activity to the branded network. So it's unnecessary to have a second if you're going to have a second network. Then remember with YouTube, you can use persona-based networks or similarly themed networks that aren't branded.

And you can stack as many of those on the YouTube channel as you want. There are no footprint issues with syndicating YouTube content. There's footprint issues with syndicating blog content, which by the way, RSS masher that's one of the only times I'm ever going to suggest using two-tiered networks is if you're using RSS masher, then two-tier networks, there's no reason you shouldn't be using two-tier networks. But for YouTube again, you can stack as many persona-based networks or pseudobrand are similarly themed networks that aren't your brand aren't branded networks to that same YouTube channel, and it won't affect it will just add power to your YouTube channel. But your blog should only be syndicating to a branded network only, or if you're using two-tiered networks, and you have related content feed triggers at the second tier, which is what RSS master can do beautifully, by the way. So okay, any comments on that? Moving on.

Can You Buy Expired Domains With Medium Power To Boost A Press Release?

All right, baby says, Hi, I wanted to know if I can buy medium power to expired domain to power up a press release? Uh, you could I don't I mean, could I? I typically wouldn't. But yeah, you could, if you buy found a domain with really good metrics, you could do like a redirect to a press release. But I would recommend that it would be good metrics. And it's also super relevant. Because I think just buying metrics now is really useless because Google's algorithm has come so so far unless it's super, super powerful, but I think there needs to be relevancy. Marco, you want to comment on that? He does build links. Yeah. To the press release. Yeah. And have had a better effect. Why? Because Daddy Knows he knows exactly what he's doing. Daddy has a relevant network, where the links will be coming from. So all of that relevance will push way more power than one domain could ever push. I mean, it's it really comes to the how much power Are you going to push through one unless you can get one of those just with huge metrics. And it's still good that that is that the spread all over the place? It's from spammed to death where and those are worth a whole lot of money. So why would you spend all that money on that, where you could just buy a link building gig do some embeds also, and get the same effect? Yeah. Better effects on

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Yeah, so baby. If you go to our, there should be a link at the top of the page anyways, take you over to the webinar page, you should be able to see our webinar that web Mark and I did about PR stacking or you just go to our YouTube channel, semantic slash semantic mastery, click the channel search icon and then search for PR silo stalking or PR SEO which you know, press release SEO. And you'll see the webinar that we did where we talked about PR silo stalking. And that's super powerful. And if you create a silo with press releases, and you daisy chain the links together, right so from one press release, you each press release you link to the previous press release. But you don't ever create a reciprocal but my point is you take all those press releases in that silo let's say you create a chain of I don't know for press releases, let's just use that as an example. And you don't you silo those together, stack those correctly. Then you can take those for the press release, grab the press release URLs that don't purge street insider is one of them. USA Today is another one of them. The Press Advantage, press releases on the press advantage domain, there's another good one for that, take those URLs and then at bias link building campaign from Dadea. And hammer all of them within that silo that PR press release silo. Right? So with all your market-level keywords for that particular category, or that that topic, that keyword theme, and what happens is you power all of those up, which will in turn power up whatever your target URLs are within the press release. It's a super, super powerful way to do it. Not only that but if you have a Google My Business location that is also part of the project that you're working on. I don't know what it is I'm just saying if you do, if you go watch that webinar that I'm talking about, I talked about specifically how to also work GMB posts into that into the press release and into that silo structure. So that you're powering up everything the press releases silo, website silo and a Google My Business post silo all at the same time with one fell swoop. Right? And it's a very, very powerful way to do it. And again, that's all free on that webinar that we shared. So go check it out.

Does The RYS Need Syndication Networks?

The next question is, is the RYS need syndication? If yes, then you also do a second tier. No, it doesn't. I don't Marco, we don't do any syndicating stuff with the actual drive stack, do we other than maybe the Twitter network, Twitter is as far as we go, it doesn't it's not for that. It's not for syndicating content, although we do the feed burner feed, which you could attach to the syndication network. And make it go that way, as long as you're using or you're producing content on a regular basis. It would be a but you guys, a lot of the things that you think of just go and try it and see what happens. We haven't needed to do it. And if we don't need to do it, we just don't. That's why would you waste your time doing that when you could be doing other things? What we do works really well for even the toughest niches. And that's the way that I mean, that's been our approach. Since I don't know since the foundation, do as little work as possible to get as much benefit as possible out of it. Then, once you see the results when you see what's going on, if you need more, you always have a bullet in the chamber. If you do everything all at once, then you'll never know what it is that got your results in the first place. And then what do you do if you need more power?


Okay, so there you go. Yeah, if you buy the Twitter syndication network add on as part of the networks, then that just kind of help power it up. But, you know, again, that's as far as syndicating RYS content. It's not really necessary. I'm not even sure why you would want to do that. However, there you go.

Is It Okay To Combine RYS With RSS Masher?

So the next question is, would it be better to combine RSS with RSS masher? my main goals ads and affiliate money monetization? Well, remember RYS is about SEO right now. And really with entity-based SEO, which is kind of what we're doing now, not kind of it is what we're doing. It kind of helps power up the asset and everything else. So RSS masher can be a great tool for generating traffic especially if you're doing affiliate monetization.

What was it RSS? I'm just curious if I can shit I can't remember the name of the website that he had RSS feed super feed or something like that anyways, I can't remember the eat. The website that Damon showed is an example. You can create basically like PBN sites, but they're not private blog network sites because they're real sites, their auto blogs, that's what they are has that's an old term auto blogs, but you can create auto blogs that are being beautiful and all the content, you can manipulate all the content that is content from other people's RSS feeds. But you can manipulate it in such a way that you can flesh out auto blogs that look beautiful. But you can monetize them and point and also use it for SEO purposes and drive or drive relevant traffic to whatever your offers are and your target destinations are. So there's a number of things that can be done with RSS masher, as far as combining it with RYS. Yeah, I mean, like you could, I'm just off the top of my head, I'm thinking about some of the things that could be done, like for example, using RSS master to create auto blogs and then have some of the traffic go into, you know, directed into the drive stack, which helps to push that activity, relevance, trust and authority into the entity, right, which will help with SEO. As far as you know, other ways to use RSS master with our wise stacks for affiliate monetization. I'd have to think about it but I'm sure there's I think it's a powerful tool that you can do a lot with the comments on that from anybody because we're almost out of time all right we're going to move on.

Austin Don says when will heavy hitter club be available to join well the Facebook group is available to join now, isn't it? Yes, it is. Okay, let me get the link for you. Have you hit her club there might or might not be nude pictures in that Facebook group so Austindon me tag you on this. The worst part is over now it's gonna not going to tell you what kind of nude pictures so you just have to join them fine. Yeah, right. That's that's that's price. It's rising price. So go request to join over there. And then there will be like an actual club that will be launching soon. I'm not sure when but soon. Okay, so go check that out.

Should You Create Category Pages By County Or By Cities?

The next question and this will be the last question guys we got to wrap it up as Austin Don says what's better create category pages by county or cities? Example if I was targeting cities in an original County? Would it make sense to make the category page an original County? Or by city-suburban? Glen? Burnie? No no, for Okay, so it depends on how you structure your silos.It depends on and again, this is why you need to come to join the mastermind because we've gone into a lot over the last couple of months especially about how to set up a solid structure. I like setting up all my websites now with topical silo structure, not location through the typical silo structure, which is using categories, pages, categories, and posts right? What I do now and I can't talk about exactly how it's done, but what I do know is everything is all the traditional silo structure is done through for the topical themes of the site, but for any location silos I do that I accomplished that 100% with tags now. And so my point is like with with with what you're doing here with the silo structure, like if you have a location-based silo, in this case, it sounds like you do, then I would always do the county as the silo. So like if, in other words, that would be this county would be the category, and then I would have an individual post as city names. So, again, I know Anna Rundle County, I think has what like 19 because that's one of the adjacent counties to Montgomery. So we're targeting that for the project I was just talking about for one of my clients, so I think is 19 locations in Toronto County. So Anna rondeau County would be the category and then I would have individual posts would be like we buy land or we buy houses for whatever areas and Anna Rundle counties. That makes sense, because then what happens is your link from each one of those posts, which is a city or town located within that county, you can have an internal link that links back up to the county page. So it makes sense. So it becomes every single, you know, it's very, very logical Google comes reads the content knows that it's optimized for a particular city follows the link back up to the county page, which is the category at the top of the silo. So it makes sense. It's very, very logical that way. However, as I mentioned before, I do all of my locations, relevancy now through tags, and all of my categories are simply topical based categories. Now, it just makes it so much easier to build. And you can do some really cool ninja stuff with tags, especially when you mirror stuff in the G sites. So again, come join the mastermind, we'll talk about it. I'd love to show this stuff to you, Don. I know you're in real estate industry too. And we got a few others in the group in our mastermind that is in real estate too. So you ought to come to check us out. All right, anything else guys?

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I think we're good to go? They will Good. All right. We only go over something. Don't just listen to us. Don't just listen to wherever it is that you

Listen, whoever it is that you're listening to choose one thing and then see it through to be from beginning to end. So that you know whether it works. The only way that you can know whether it works is if you go and do the shit and see it through to the end. I mean that that's it, the best advice that I can give anyone take the information, everything that we're giving, go and apply it and see for yourself. Don't let somebody else tell you what you can or what you can't do.

A greatly simplified focus, you know, one product one service one sales message, like all of that and master that before moving on to something else. And that's it's funny because and very quickly, I'm just going to say this my I had my last mastermind webinar, I talked about how I was decided that I wanted to flip houses to I've got my land business, but I wanted to start flipping houses because houses flip faster than land. And I spent three weeks building, buying additional like software and training and CRM and stuff.

As well as like building processes, and I even hired an additional VA and developed processes for them so that I can start marketing for houses also. And we turned the marketing on about three weeks ago and within the first you know, 10 days or so I started getting leads coming in for houses and realized that how dealing with houses like buying and selling houses is a lot more intense, like labor-intensive requires a lot more personal input from me than doing land which I can do virtually. And also it's very time-intensive, and it would take away from my land business. And so I like after three weeks and spending thousands of dollars. No kidding. And in three weeks of time, building all this shit out. I shut it all down. And I said, Nope, I need to really focus on just the land business simplify one product one service really master that and totally systematized that business to where I can remove myself from the process entirely, almost entirely. And then I can expand if I want.

So I'm just saying that to you guys because of the same thing. It's so easy to go chase. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, right? And it's so easy to just start chasing additional opportunities, guys, but that's how you end up actually reducing your effectiveness across everything because you spread yourself too thin. So focus get really good at something master at first before moving on to the next. Any closing comments, guys?

Bye, everyone. That was beautiful. Thanks, guys.

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How Do You Sell SEO Shield To Customers Via VMail Prospecting?

By April


In episode 272 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how to sell SEO shield to customers via vmail prospecting.

The exact question was:

Any advise on selling the SEO shield to customers? via vmail prospecting

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 271

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 271 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

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Adam: Alright, Hey everybody. Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts. We got a special Hump Day hangouts today for episode number 271. Today is the 22nd of January 2020. I'm glad I got that right, because I have still been signing stuff 2019. But hopefully, it'll be better for me. So before we dive into everything and answer questions and tell you about the special stuff we got going on today. Let's take a second and say hello to everyone. So off to my left here, I see Bradley. So Bradley, how you doing today?

Bradley: I'm good, man. I was just telling you that we were going to talk about just a minute but the Double Your Agency Training is available today. And I've been working on the presentation and the first lesson video. I've got to record the first lesson video still because I was working on the presentation. And I actually created this. Well, I repurposed it from my real estate business. It's just kind of like a marketing calculator that you can use to put in all the different activities that you want to do for prospecting for your own agency. It breaks it down by monthly targeted goals and then weekly goals and daily goals. It has everything laid out into it in a spreadsheet to where you just plug in the numbers and it calculates how many marketing contacts you have to make on a monthly basis, weekly basis, daily basis. And then we put in what your conversion rates are and all that and ends up spitting out like it basically will be a revenue projection tool. So it shows you that if you stick to specific marketing activities, and you do it consistently, which is the key to it all that you should be. You can expect within you know, plus or minus give or take to be able to see these particular numbers. So, it's kind of a projection sheet. It's really, really cool and I'm glad I spent a lot more time on it than I planned on. That's why the video first lesson is not done today like I hope to, but I think it's a valuable resource that all the agency members will certainly appreciate.

Adam: so awesome. Well, yeah, we'll circle back to that because I'm a nerd for calculators but it's also a huge time saver. But anyway, we'll come back to that. So Hernan! I like your shirt today, man. How are you doing?

Hernan: I'm doing good. I'm wearing the OG. This is the original. This is not for sale. I show up but sometimes they hang out or sometimes or whatever. And people will say hey, we're gonna buy the shirt for sale. I apologize. This was the first batch that we did. So I'm really excited, really excited, dude. Because today we're launching the 2xyouragency. It's good. It's really good. We've been working hard on it. I have some stuff that I want to share with you guys in terms of prospecting as well. How I have been able to land some high level you know retainer fees, some high-level consulting fees, and all that good stuff. So I'm excited to share with you guys that and excited for today.

Adam: Nice. Nice. And last but certainly not least, Marco. How are you doing man?

Marco: Hey, What's up, man? I'm doing good. Looking forward to the presentation. Today's should be fun.

Adam: Whoa, just about knocked everything off my desk. I'm not excited. But yeah, before we get into it, then let's talk a little bit more about 2xyouragency and I like this. I'm gonna lead off with this was pretty fun. I had a meeting group of guys. I meet weekly and one of them owns multiple six-figure agencies and he does a lot but he focuses on funnel design and offers creation for people. And I was asking for their feedback. You know, I said, hey, we've got our launch going on today. You know, here's the outline. I'd like some feedback on a couple of areas. And he's like, “Oh, yeah, like, really? is it available for purchase?” And I said, “Yeah, give him the URL.” And then his name popped up in Slack. And he bought it. I was like, yeah, that's awesome. Like he was he was pumped to and you know, he's a good example of someone where he's already had some success. And that's what we're looking for is people who have clients, you know, this isn't the right place. If you have zero clients and you've never worked with clients, that it may not be a good fit, but he's a great example of, hey, I've already come this far, I want to go further and can be putting this to use. So it was really exciting to see that. Hernan and Bradley, do you guys want to talk a little bit more about some of the specifics?

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Hernan: Yeah. Here's how I see the training that's coming up. There are three main pillars of what we're doing. And because, you know, again, we have been servicing small business owners or mostly digital agency owners for the past couple of years, you know, with Semantic Mastery. And when we kept on asking, you know, what do you guys need help with, and specifically when working with clients, when it comes to digital marketing, you know, serving digital marketing services to them in whatever capacity. It could be SEO, it can be PPC, it can be web design, it can be graphic design, social media, Facebook Ads, so whatever that is, and everything like the pain points came back over and over again, which were, which were like, basically three. Number one, how do I get more clients? How do I get more clients to my agency? That is number one. Number two, how do I work with better clients? Like how do I increase the revenue that I make for each client that I have? Right? Which basically, it's like, if you can double that, you're doubling your revenue without you having to go out there and get more clients. That is pillar number two.

And pillar number three is how do I take my time back because if you're working with three or four clients, and you're doing everything yourself, imagine doing the same for tank lines. It's impossible to scale at that point. And the reality is that if you want to go from four or five clients to 10 or 15 clients, you cannot do it everything yourself. So what we decided to do on 2xyouragency is basically go ahead and kind of give you a framework of a how-to prospect how to get clients how to get that pipeline full of leads, be what type of clients you know, you need to get, I think that there's an exercise that we're going to go through into how to recognize your best type of client, like the type of client that you really want to work with, what type of traits and and and and kind of behaviors they need to have in order for you to work with them and be really happy and fulfilled by providing them with services. That is number two.

And number three, how do you actually go ahead and outsource and delegate without compromising quality, which is one of you know, biggest pet peeves that we all have. We don't want to outsource because oh, well, if I outsource to a VA, then they're going to screw up, you know, and then it's my name on the line and all that stuff. So that's the three pillars that we're going to be going after. And, you know, we've been doing this for the past six years. So it's basically you know, put it in a step by step, step by step framework for you guys to actually take action and digest and during that community, so I'm really excited about that. And those are the three pillars that we're going to cover.

Adam: definitely before I know Bradley got some really cool details he wants to share. But some of this too, you know, we're known I feel and we've been told this, but for great video-based training like this. We do a lot of video interaction. We're continuing that great way of doing things, you know, no details left uncovered. I know Bradley and Hernan are gonna be doing the bulk of the training. But you know, as known, they really give you the good, but we also so there's a membership area, you're also going to get access to a members-only Facebook group. And then for every single training lesson, we're doing we know sometimes, you know, we've taken courses ourselves, right? Together, we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on training. Yeah, so the training is great, and you need that, but what if you need to come back or you need a refresher, sometimes you don't need to watch all of that. So what Bradley's doing it or Hernan or whoever's doing the training is putting together these cheat sheets basically, right? Like the resource guide for every single training session that goes on. And so I think that that is going to that's basically like some people would add that as an upsell or you know, an additional cost but we're just going to pop that in there. Because we know what it's like to go through and it's nice to have a refresher or you need to go back. You want to point someone at it and say this is exactly what needs to happen.

Bradley: Yeah. So we're for each lesson after the video lesson has been added, you know, basically recorded, then it's going to be turned into like an executive summary, and checklist so that every single week or every lesson because some weeks there's going to be more than one lesson. Every single lesson there will be its own executive summary and checklist. So it'll make it much easier for people to, once they've already, you know, go through the video lesson, they'll be able to review that the executive summary and the checklist to determine what needs to be done. It would be much easier to manage that way, I think in my opinion. And then something else is if we have any lessons that go particularly long or whatever will either timestamp them so that people can jump specifically to the sections of the video or the training and we might even mention those timestamps in the executive summary or we'll have them chopped up the longer video edited into smaller pieces so that people can jump directly to whichever video they want one of the other so we haven't really determined that process just yet. But that said, I just want to give a quick preview as to what it is that is inside the training. It's over the course of the next 12 weeks guys we're going to be adding training so it is on a drip schedule only while it's being recorded. Once it's done it'll be all available at once so but obviously the price could go up at that point too.

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Adam: So yeah, definitely will hop in while you're bringing that up Bradley and save that you know if you want to get started with this go to and get started because it is at a lower price. Obviously, we want to do it for people who are following us who watch Hump Day hangouts in our email subscribers, but that's only lasting for four days and it is a one-time payment and there's some reason behind that we'll get into in a little bit, but go for it, Bradley.

Bradley: Yeah, so the idea here guys is the 2xyouragency plan comes in three parts as Hernan was just talking about, you know, we've been surveying our members, you guys, for two years now maybe even longer. And consistently over time, we hear the same things over and over again. The biggest roadblock or hurdle to people's success is number one, consistently getting clients. Number two is getting, you know, good clients. Well, that's so first of getting clients. Number two is getting clients that people enjoy working with, you know, pay decent amounts of money for services and that kind of stuff. And number three is how to get better repeatable results, you know, reliable results, consistent results. A lot of times we hear that people struggle with that. And then also lastly, how to grow how to scale and so the 2xyouragency training program is really going to be broken down into three major parts or three main areas and I hope that each section will be basically four weeks.

So four weeks for the first section, which is 2xyour pipeline, or double your pipeline, right? Consistently fill your pipeline with prospects. You can cherry-pick and close only that is the best fit because that is by far the one that we hear the most. In the first several weeks, we're going to talk about getting your mind, your mindset, and developing habits to have consistent leads coming into your business. You have to build a system around prospecting and then implement that system consistently. As soon as you take your foot off the gas, you're going to start slowing down your leads. And that's the peaks and valleys that most people go through. And I myself have been through that through my own marketing agency, through my real estate business, though many businesses, if you know what happens is we need money, right? We need revenue to come into our business. So out of desperation, we go out and start prospecting for leads to try to pitch our services. And we might we get a few leads, right? Whatever it is that we're doing, whether it's email or cold calling, or whatever the case is for generating leads, most of the time, most people will typically, once they have some leads come in, they stopped the prospecting so that they can work on processing the leads, right? Doing audits or analysis of the prospect's web, you know, doing web audits or analysis, online presence analysis, that kind of stuff, then creating proposals, right? Going through all that and then hopefully knock on wood, if we're lucky, we'll end up losing a couple of one or two of those prospects. And then we go into fulfillment mode where we're working on setting up and doing all the things that they hired us for. And this time prospecting has been turned off. So that once we get that client to a particular point, where you know, we can take our foot off the gas or it's not so many hands-on, you know, time invested from us. It's not so labor-intensive for us because we've got the kind of up and running now, then it's back to square one we need leads again. So it's starting that whole process over again. And that's the problem, guys, there's a direct correlation between your monthly revenue and the number of marketing or prospects that you talk to on a weekly basis or pitch or on a monthly basis, if that makes sense. So in order to have, first of all, to be able to get a steady stream of clients, and then also to be able to cherry-pick just the best clients that you want to work with, you have to have a steady lead stream of leads coming in.

So that's why I think that that's got to be number one, or the first part of 2xyouragency training is getting your mind right and setting up your pipeline to where it will double or quadruple you're the number of leads coming in and on a consistent basis. The other part of that just briefly. If you only have let's say you only have 10 prospects, 10 leads that have come in from whatever prospecting efforts you've done. If you've only got 10 leads, I guarantee that most of you probably try your damnedest to close all 10 of those leads, you'll bend over backward at some point to accommodate the needs or the desires of the prospect that you're talking to just because you need the damn revenue. And guys, prospects can smell desperation, you know, like dogs can smell fear. So, when you're desperate for revenue, it comes across that way and a lot of times, we will make exceptions to what we would otherwise provide a service or for charges that certain amounts that we charge for services and that kind of stuff will make exceptions because we need the damn revenue. But when you have a steady stream of prospects coming in through the door, you can be very strict as to what it is that your offer is and not deviate from that. You can also not have to try to close every prospect that you pitch to because it's you can select the prospects, cherry-pick the best prospects the ones that seem to be the best fit and pitch them right or you can pitch all of them but only choose to work with some. So again, you kind of pre-qualify your prospects, which is kind of what Herna was saying. So that's number one.

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Number two is to 2extra results. Okay, first, once you've got your prospecting machine up and running, you've got a consistent steady amount of leads coming into your business, which is the lifeblood of your business, then you want to be able to produce reliable and repeatable results with proven methods. So how do you do that? Well, we're going to talk about Semantic Mastery methods and how you can implement those to get reliable and repeatable results for your client without you having to learn how to do everything yourself. You certainly can. We will point you in the direction of resources throughout the training if you want to learn the specifics, the nitty-gritty of how to do each one of the methods that we're going to talk about. But moreover, we're going to point you to our done for you services at our store, MGYB, once we've explained what methods that work and why they work and why you should be employing these for all or implementing them for all of your clients, in what order, what timeline, all of that kind of stuff. And then we're going to point you to MGYB because your job as a business owner should not be doing, performing all of these marketing tactics yourself, but it should be to hire it out through trusted third-party providers, such as Semantic Mastery and MGYB or to hire somebody in the house, a virtual assistant. So they don't have to be an actual employee. They could be a contractor but like a virtual assistant or an in house employee, and put them through the training so that they do it for you. So again, as a business owner, you should be working on sales and working on growing your business, figuring out how to grow your business not working on an actual day to day operations staff. We're going to talk about 2xing your results, how to get better results. Then lastly, the last section, the last few weeks is going to be about 2xing your business or scaling, essentially, double your business without doubling your time commitment. So it goes hand in hand with section two, which is doing to actually results in that take yourself out of the way, out of the equation because you're most likely the bottleneck in your business. I have been for many years and for different parts of my businesses and I've gotten way better at that. But even my newer real estate business, there are still things where I am the bottleneck. And I'm trying to alleviate that by automating, delegating or eliminating and that's something that we talked about so 2xyouragency is going to be about how to scale, how to outsource, how to manage, how to use third-party providers, and how to really plan for growth as well. And so, Hernan and I are going to be doing most of the training. Hernan and I will be doing a lot of part one and a lot of part three together. I will probably be doing the bulk of Part Two or section two. But we're going to try to keep it in three sections of about four weeks per section. And by the end of it, if you take action and you implement what you're going to learn throughout the 2xyouragency plan, you will absolutely double your agency, whether you're going from one client to two, or five to 10, or 10 to 20, you should be able to as long as you take action. Consuming the content isn't going to help you, you have to actually implement what it is that you learn it so it's going to be kind of a fast-paced thing. We're going to go through a lot, but it's going to be very, very beneficial. And obviously if you have any need additional assistance, and you're ready to take it up to the next level, that's when you're going to come to join the Mastermind. What do you think I was at a pretty decent explanation?

Adam: Yeah, and I'll just add to that and say if anyone has any questions and you're watching, you know, definitely, Of course, ask questions. If you're watching the replay, go ahead and leave a comment on the video. And we'll definitely get back to you something. I mentioned before, see if you guys have anything else was You know we have been asked you know, right now like I said it's a limited time we're discounting slightly because we want to offer a good deal for people who hop in right now at the beginning it's going to $97 but I've literally been asked you know, why isn't this $500 to roughly $1,000 which is kind of what comparable training from some other people out there is available at. We talked about this and we said you know, we want a lot of people to take this you know, this is a combined knowledge that we have. We want people in there so that they can get to the point where they are generating more revenue and they have the time and then come join our mastermind totally transparent on this. We're not saying haha this is some evil ploy to get you in the mastermind you know about it you can go look at it it's a, but we know there's a lot of people out there. If you have one client maybe or two, you know, if you lose a client, you can't afford to be part of a group a mastermind, you can't afford to even spend the time, so we want to get to that point where you're better spot where you have time to interact with others. You can be a part of the group really contribute, learn, and then that's just adding fuel to that fire.

Hernan: Yeah, I like I like what Adam just said a lot because you know, one of the reasons why somebody will join the mastermind is because you're surrounded by people that are successful, right? So we're kind of giving you the blueprint for you to be successful as possible in whatever area you're lacking. Whether it is prospecting, or maybe you have to prospect down, but you're like running with your hair on fire all day. So we want to help you so those things so that by the end of that, you might want to join the mastermind because you will see the value of all of it. As possible, we want to make it like a no absolute no brainer. It's going to be tons of tons of value as usual Semantic Mastery style. We've been around for five, six years delivering a lot of value. So this is not going to be any different. So really,

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Bradley: Seven years. Damn it. Seven years. We'll be in, I think, March or June or something like anyways, it'll be seven years this year. So very quickly, I just want to showcase this. This is available with week one, again, the video training. And all of that will be available for this tomorrow. But this is what I call a marketing calculator, marketing projection. I basically repurpose this from a real estate, my real estate business. So I spent some time and they're editing it today to kind of make it apply to a marketing agency. And this is great, guys because it breaks down like it's a calculator that will break down what your marketing activities should be. And if you plug in all your numbers, which you know, you might not know all your numbers, it's going to take marketing and tracking to be able to figure out what your numbers are. But then you should be able to consistently predictably project what your revenue will be if you hit specific marketing goals. Right. So as I mentioned before, there's a direct correlation between your monthly revenue, and the number of marketing attempts that you make, right. So the number of proposals that you make and your number of proposals you make are directly correlated to the number of contacts you make with prospects. So the point is, guys, in order to get consistent results, you have to be consistently marketing, right? I've even worked in the virtual assistant, you know so that you don't have to do all this. You might have to do it at first, I assume most of you guys will have to do this yourself first. But that's fine. You can do this, build systems around it and then kind of create a standard operating procedure and sap out of what it is that you've created, and then turn around and outsource that to a VA and it's very inexpensive. So, for just an example, if you said that you wanted to spend you know how to $500 in the marketing budget for your own agency, to produce leads for your agency on a monthly basis. You can see that you know, got this broken down to where if you had a VA doing 20 leads per sending 20 emails per day, which could be done in one hour a day or five days a week, in five days per week. So essentially, you're paying $3 an hour cost you $60 and virtual assistant fees over the course of a month to have a virtual assistant sending 100 emails, prospecting emails per week, right? So 400 per month. And if you get a 4%, which is probably high, but a 4% response rate. So even if we change that to it's a 2% response rate, that's going to produce about eight leads per week, right from 400 outbound emails, so that's eight people that have at least replied positively to prospecting emails.

But then the same thing, sales letters, which I'm having great results with sales letters. Sales letters could be sent out at a rate of 50 per week, right? So 200 per month at a 10% response rate, which is absolutely doable. That would be 20 leads per week, right coming in, or 20 leads per month coming in. And these are your costs right here. And then lastly, and these were just three items that I put in there, guys, there are some other ones that we could put in there like voicemail drops, or ringless voicemail, for example. There's a lot of things that we can do. These were just the three big ones that I'm using for prospecting right now that works really well. Postcards, for example, that's another one here shows the costs and everything else. And if you're sending out 50 or 200 postcards per month, and you get a 3% response rate from postcards at six leads in a month. So that'd be a total from just these numbers here of 34 leads generated per month by targeting these specific monthly, weekly or daily goals. And all the costs are associated there. And then you can talk plugin your percentage of your average conversion rate. So how many times if you make 10 proposals, and you close three of them, that's a 30% conversion rate, right? So you plug all those numbers in there and your plugin with your average profit per sale is whether that's average profit on the front end. Or what I like to do is calculate what my average profit of monthly rep, monthly profit will be for a client if I'm able to land them. And so you can play around with these numbers, but then what it does, it will actually project what your gross revenue per month will be. And then after your expenses, and this is what your net monthly revenue will be in your yearly net revenue, based upon those numbers, so you can go in here and really fine-tune what it is that figure out what your primary revenue goals are, what your desired revenue goals are, and then break it down into how many how much marketing do I need to do to be able to make this many presents proposed to get this many leads in per week to make this many proposals with this much of a conversion rate to be able to hit that target revenue goal, then you can adjust your marketing around that number to where you can almost guarantee that you're going to hit that provided that you do it consistently.

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How do you make sure that it gets done consistently? Stop doing it yourself. Right? That's the thing guys, I guarantee none of you guys are going to want to stay on top of doing sending out. I'm going to show you guys throughout the training how to do how to teach a VA how to do it. It's all completely brain dead simple to have, you can do some of the programs that I'm using for direct mail, you do it all from online. So it's just point and click a few clicks and boom, an email goes or a letter gets sent or a postcard gets sent all of that stuff. So you can train a VA to do it and that becomes the VA is the job, right? The VA does this on it could be a daily basis an hour per day or two hours per day or they could block it all in like on Monday work for five hours on one particular task. If that's the case, however, you want to break it down. But that way you know it gets done because what's going to happen with you is you're going to get tied up putting out fires or playing whack a mole which is what we all do as business owners and you're not going to prospect you'll allow the process. You'll put prospecting off because other more important things will come up, right? So that's why you want to delegate this as soon as you can. So that you know that it's getting done weekend and week out regardless of your input. Okay. So anyway, I know that were way longer than I want to do, guys, but I thought that was valuable. Any comments on that before we get into questions?

Adam: No, I mean, there's comments for me. Let's good stuff, but I don't see any questions right now. We got some good ones, though, that kind of touch on some of this stuff. So I guess it's about time to hop into questions. Anybody else? Any closing comments?

Good, anybody? All right. All right. Zoom in one more and we'll get into this.

What Is The Point Of Siloing The Category If It Is Redirected To The Main Target Page?

Okay, so the first question comes from looks like Justin he says, Hey, guys, support told me to ask this question here. Thanks. I was going over the Battle Plan training and I'm confused on the categories it was said we should do this permalink structure /%category%/%postname%/. That's not absolutely necessary. That's if you want to, you know after 2xyour agency is done, guys. In the next 12 weeks, the Battle Plan will be updated. That's going to be one of our to-do lists. So anyway, just kind of want to point that out. That's not absolutely necessary, you can do that it's not going to harm anything. But just to carry on that's not absolutely necessary. You can leave it at posts name if you'd like. It's perfectly fine to do that. Create main location pages to a silo, create a category with the same slug as Page Setup, 301 redirect to send the category page to the main target page. What's the point of creating the category if we're just wanting it to the page, because if you understand silo structure, then you're going to want to stack supporting keyword content articles, right? So posts, blog posts, that's how you build depth into a silo. Right? So you create a category and then you place every related keyword. Every time you do a supporting article, which will be published as a post when you're targeting a supporting related keyword, right? Then you're going to place that within that category. So you're adding depth to that category. Okay, that makes sense? And so all of the ways that the taxonomy structure is within WordPress is all of the link equity that flows through that category, especially when you have proper internal linking too but there's it also flows through the category structure, the relevancy does, so that you end up creating the content silos. So when the bots come in and crawl a particular contents a category, a content silo, then when it goes from one post to the next to the next to the nest with within that particular category, that silo, it will start to paint a picture, develop a picture of over what the overall theme of that particular category is, which ultimately creates buoyancy. It helps everything within that silo to rise in the SERPs if everything is done correctly. So that's why because of the category index page guys, for most websites, especially local businesses and such. The top of their silos will be their services that they provide either products or services, right. And so if they're creating a silo structure where they're posting articles about a particular service or about a particular product, and they're placing it in that category, it's not really necessary for a visitor, a user to go to the website and click on the category just to see all the blog posts within that particular category. So we 301 the category index page, which is like a blogroll page for all the posts within that category, over to the primary service page or product page on the website, because we kind of want to push all of that relevancy to that page on the site, that we're ultimately going to rank for that top-level keyword, which is also set up for conversions like lead generation or sales or whatever the conversion goal is. So that makes sense? So hopefully you understand what we're talking about there. But that's basic silo stuff. You know you don't have to if you want, for whatever reason you do have a category index page on your site to where people can click to go to a category and see all the posts within that specific category, then you don't have to 301 the category page to the actual page. Right? You don't have to you can leave it that way. I like to 301. But you don't have to. Does anybody want to comment on that?

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Hernan: I think that's great.

Should You NoIndex And NoFollow Categories In WordPress?

Bradley: Okay. He says, and what should and we should both know, index and nofollow follow categories? Or what's the current best practice for a local service type site? No. Well, see, that's the thing if you 301 your category, index page or category archive page over to your page, then you wouldn't want to no-index, nofollow it because there would be no need because even it's not going to index as a category index archive page because it's 301 to the primary service page. So it makes sense. So it doesn't matter. If you're going to not 301 it, then I still wouldn't noindex it or nofollow it, because there's no reason to do that. There is a reason at times to noindex tag pages. But I don't see the reason for noindexing category pages unless you had category archive pages that weren't 301. And you only had one post in that category. Because then you end up with a category archive page that, depending on your theme, could publish, show the whole post within that category. And now you've got what looks like duplicate content on your site. But most likely, you're not going to have any categories with just one post. And if you do, there's no reason to have a category archive page. You should just reopen it to your primary service page. Okay. So anyway, hopefully that was helpful.

Marco: I just want to point out that there's a really good video in YouTube, about this, the simple silo, and I can post it on the back and go look for it and post it but I really like to channel and go use the channel search function, and you can find the video.

Bradley: In fact, if you just go to, I'm just going to show so that maybe this will help other people too. First of all, go to our channel, Click the Search icon up here for search channel that will search just the videos on the channel or you can go to playlists and if you scroll down in here somewhere there should be a silo structure playlist. Somewhere in here, there's a silo structure playlist and it's got all the videos in there specifically about how to create silos and all that kind of stuff. But all you need to do is just clicking here and click silo. I think structure just silo brings it up.

Yeah, silo went to I'm sure. Simple silo structure setup, complex silo structure set up. Those are the two right there. Four years ago, they haven't changed a bit.

Marco: The theory doesn't change. That's perfect.

Bradley: That's right. All right, beautiful, next.

Is There A Negative Effect For PR On A Page With Two Different Anchor Text?

Okay, so Sean's up. He says, Is there a negative effect for PR on one particular page? When for user experience purposes, I use multiple HTML anchor links in the body to link to one other particular page. Okay, so is there a negative effect on page rank? If you link from within the content body of a page or post with multiple HTML links to the same target or destination URL with different anchor text phrases? Um, I don't think that's best practice. But Marco could probably do a much better job of explaining why that would be good or not good.

Marco: First of all, there's no such thing as negative PageRank. So that cannot be a negative effect for PageRank. They can only be diminishing PageRank where you splitting it up. If, you know adding two links on a page splits, whatever page rank, you have two ways. If you have four now you split it four ways. So you only get 25% through each link. Why would you do that if they're all going to one other particular page, you only need one link doesn't make sense to add all of those links. I don't even see it, why you would do it for user experience. And if you have to do it, if you have to do that, then what I always suggest, is find another way to code your links so that you don't divide your PageRank. And that's as far as I'm going to go with that in a free group.

Bradley: There you go.

How To Keyword Research For Non-English Languages?

Next question is all the major tools support the keyword research in English, but how to do the keyword research for other languages? an example I have a blog in Hindi for Indian readers, but I'm not sure how to do it for non-English languages. That's a really good question. I don't do anything but US-based projects. So I can't really answer that. But I know Marco and Hernan might be able to help.

Hernan: Um, yeah, so SEM Rush has a big database of different keywords. So even if it's not in the database, you can actually search Google Keyword Tool within SEM Rush in different, like search engines like different, you know, country to least. So you can actually go that route. So SEM Rush, I think it's one of the best and now, you know, it has allowed me to do keyword research in Spanish, and you know, other languages, I'm pretty sure that they have Hindi in their database. And yeah, that's how I would go ahead and do it. You know, it's a tool. It's one of the best tools when it comes to keyword research in other languages.

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Marco: Yeah, I would say SEM Rush probably has Hindi in its database because of how, how big it is. I'm not sure if my favorite tool of all time and you guys know what that is? It's a Power Suggest Pro. And you can actually geotarget. So Bradley, why don't you open that up and use the geotargeting function over to the right. Where you change countries.

Bradley: Oh God, okay. See I've never done it. So I've never changed countries but yeah, right there. Yeah. So you can set the country up, you know, reset Yahoo. He said, India, right. India. Yeah, India, okay. So I'm going to say reset or okay. India, okay, cool. And then I don't know.

Marco: And then Okay, and then you start searching. Did he specify what and see what it spits back like, I don't speak Hindi. So I can't give you any keywords that you would lookup. But I mean, try it out. But what is this now $57-$67 but it's literally nothing for For guys, it's there's gold in here. Yeah, but I'm saying is, there's money in this tool, you just have to need you just have to learn how to use it to find the money keywords in your niche. And you could target this is working bottom-up, right? You can target the long tail start targeting the long tail, and then like dead simple to start ranking for.

Bradley: So this is bringing back the keywords from like suggest from Google and YouTube in India, but it's still returning them in English though, right? That's what you're saying?

Hernan: Now probably because we put out we put a keyword in that.

Bradley: Oh, you got to put it in in Hindi, right? Yeah. Yeah. Let me see.

Marco: Let's do this live. Go Google Translate. And you know, see what the Hindi word for the keyword is the keyword and translate to a Hindi, English to you said Hindi. It looks like that's what he said.

Where to go? Oh, there it is right there. Okay, let me try that. See if it works. So that's for the keyword. It brought back a suggestion but it's got the English modifier. So,

Marco: so why don't you try the asterisk before the word space? Yeah, yeah, an asterisk after space. See if anything comes back that it brought back to and if that doesn't work, the last thing I'm thinking is trying the, I don't know what you call it where it's like the English side. Right. Spelling before it like KEVARD sub one.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Do you mean that version right there?

Yeah. Nothing like a like a live, it's nine coming up. Yeah, yeah.

It was worth a shot. Nothing beats a try but a fail, right? That's got that right.

Marco: Answer the Public. I'm like I'm checking all of the ones that are that I know maybe Google Suggest in your native language or I'm setting a goal such as Google Trends in handy. You could start that way, and maybe dig into those keywords and see what Google will suggest. But that would be what I would say.

Hernan: I just went through to SEM Rush, by the way, and they do have a database indeed. So they have a bunch of keywords there. So that's another option.

Bradley: Cool, thanks, Hernan. All right.

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Can You Get The Benefits Of A Site's Ranking And Leads If You Simply 301 Redirect It?

The next one is from Dan. He says, I have a site where the owner retired, but it is still ranked and giving leads, can I simply 301 redirect all ranking pages to another site? Or how would you handle a situation where I can still take advantage of the traffic, you can throw on it? But the problem is, it's if you have another site in the same area that's optimized similarly in that kind of stuff, then you can throw on it and it may very well the one target URL may very well end up replacing in the SERPs where the exit where the current site is ranked. But it's you know, it's it's unlikely unless you already have some like, you can't just like build a brand new site three, I want it to that and expect it to rank is it's not likely to happen. You'll see some usually significant dancing and all that I'm not saying it can't be done. It can be but you know, One of the other things that you could do would be it so that you don't lose or do any dancing, or lose positioning would be to iframe in your new website page into the existing pages so that that's what comes up at the top above the fold. That's something that you can do that way, you're still taking advantage of the existing positioning of the existing site, but you can throw one it, that's something you can do. But again, you'd probably want to have another site built that was similarly optimized, you know, similar structure and all that kind of stuff so that you're not pointing from a site that is doing well to another site that's not optimized. Well, where you end up will you'll lose that positioning, you're still likely going to see some dancing anyways, Marco would say you?

Marco: Yeah, it's gonna dance. I mean, I don't know what it is that he's trying to accomplish. I understand that he wants to take advantage of the traffic. The 301 redirects will work but as you said, you will have to change the pages and have a similar structure on the 301 destinations so that you could get the most effective. It's still going to dance. But it'll probably come back, especially if you put that SEO shield around your new project.

Bradley: Don't they have? Now they have I didn't even really like to use them. But don't they have those rank, like plugins where you can overlay another page on top of a page. I know that's technically cloaking or something it's not. It's frowned upon by Google. But I know there are plugins that you can overlay one page on top of another page so that you could display a different page on top of what's already ranking. The other way to do it would be to just like I said, embed you were a different web page into the page that's already ranking, make that the top above the fold everything else to where when a user lands on that page, they'll still likely and you know, they'll still see the page that you want them to see, but it's not actually cloaking. What do you think about that one?

Marco: Well, you can actually We have a responsive iframe to take the whole page. But again, that's cloaking. What, however, you call it, it's cloaking. You get caught doing that you're gonna get deindex. So all that work that you did, you're gonna lose it.

Bradley: Yeah, that's true. That's why I never liked using these WordPress plugins that do that, but that might be one there.

Marco: Yeah, I don't even like talking about it. Because people can get into a whole lot of trouble. Then they come back and say, well, you told me to do it. No, the fuck I didn't.

Bradley: Yeah, no. I said specifically, I don't like to do it. I'd rather use the iframe model. But yeah, you could do that. I'm not telling you to do that though. Be careful because yeah, you can get in trouble for that. You're psyching me deindex.

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What Has Been The Most Effective Method In Getting Clients To Chase After You?

Okay, uh, let's see. This is a great question. from Matt. He says what has been the most effective method and getting clients to chase after you? Specialization. So niche specialization is number one that's been the most effective for me. And consistent follow up. Those are the two. That's it, period. I mean, if there are two things I can tell you. Well, number one you have to prospect have a, you know, a prospecting system in place that is providing a steady stream of leads, right? But then once you've engaged with that lead how do you get them to follow up with number one is if you have an if your agents, a boutique agency or a very like a niche-specific where you cater all everything to that one type of business that tends to get people to pay more attention to your pitch than it does to others. Also consistent follow-up and again, we're going to talk about that. The vast majority of the sales are made through the follow up. So you know, you have to get through a bunch of noise to get to a yes. And that's going to be you know, if you want and do it like in other words, if you pitch a prospect one time and you and they say no and you leave it and you never contact them again, then you're going to have a really hard time ever really growing your business, the best thing to do is once you pitch to prospect, they say No, that's okay just means not yet, right? No just means not yet. So if you put them on some sort of follow up campaign, which again can be automated, or it can be delegated to an outsourcer depending on you know, a virtual assistant or an in house employee, to make sure that the follow up gets done. It might be different for depending on what kind of clients it is, you know, you might just want to reach out every three months, you might want to be more aggressive and once a month, contact them again, various methods, direct mail, email, voicemail drops, you could call them, there's a number of things that you could do. But you know, typically follow up is where you're going to because it's crazy, but especially if you have an aggressive remarketing setup. Once they've engaged with you, they're going to start seeing your brand everywhere anyway. Right. And then if you follow up with them, outreach to them once every three months or whatever time schedule what you want. Send them a direct piece of direct mail, lumpy mail, a postcard, hit them with direct ringless voicemail things like that once every month or six weeks or every three months, whatever schedule you want, but you just remind them besides what they're seeing from the remarketing ads everywhere, you remind them hey, I'm still interested if things have changed for you yet, give me a call. You know, that kind of stuff. That's where you're going to start seeing it guys, but too many people give up after one No. And that's the biggest problem. I see.

Marco: My top I'm seeing this differently. I'm reading this differently. How you get people to chase you is by providing massive results that just blow people away so that they have no choice but to brag about you. They tell their friends about you they go to their dinner meetings at the business meeting. And they're talking about you and people are seeing it. This is how you get people to chase you, instead of you having to go out there and takes you it's called POFU what we talked about all the time, you're at the position of fuck you so that people are coming to you instead of you having to go to them. And then you're picking and choosing who it is that you work with. Interestingly enough, just yesterday, we had our mini mastermind meeting. And we have one person that's actually there that is picking and choosing. We have another one that it's just getting massive results and the name gets around your neck. Once you start doing that you're if you're the person in wherever it is, and I happen to know that matters in Arizona, you become the man in Arizona, and you provide massive results for whoever your client is. They're going to brag about all of the shit that you I got this fantastic guy who's just doing all of this for me, and people will come to you, you'll get referrals you get tons. As a matter of fact they'll referrals. If you want the You have your client, your current clients coming to you and saying, hey, you mind if I have a buddy? Who does this? Would you mind helping him? And it's like, he's he already talked to his buddy, they already know you see? The sale is already done. They've done the clothes for you. All you have to go in and it's just go talk to the person and say, Okay, yeah, make the deposit, and we'll get started. On terms. Yeah, that's how you get people chasing after you, instead of you having to chase after them.

Hernan: Yeah. I'm going to add real quick add, you know, how you sign up for some programs or some stuff that they'll teach you how to how to grow your agency, whatever. And they're like, what a one-trick pony, right? And if that doesn't work, the rest of the program doesn't work. And that's one of the things that I'm really excited about is that each of us have our own approach to stop, right. I don't want to get through a bunch of notes to get a yes Bradley does and he's a machine and I totally respect him because of that, but I'm more like, okay, I want to create a whole lot of like goodwill in the marketplace so that people will search for me and I kind of share that a little bit on the personal branding that I talked about on POFU Live 2019 and that is something that I was definitely looking forward to sharing with you guys. How you can position yourself as an authority in your niche, in your marketplace. I totally agree that you need to niche down but then how do you get you to know, how do you get yourself known. So that is one of the things that I want to share with you guys but it's basically going out like this, you need to be consistent in putting out good content and putting out like massive amounts of value so that when people reach out to you, I don't want to reach out to anyone that reached out to me so when people reach out to you, then you have the position to say hey yeah, let's talk and let's work together or no. Listen, you know, this is not going to be a good fit and whatnot. I was like literally talking to two a potential customer yesterday but I just had to not go for it because you know, it wasn't a good fit. So that gives you that leverage and whatnot. And it comes, you know, it all comes down to leveraging the personal branding and a couple of strategies that I want to share with you guys. So this is a great question. And I think that the fact that you have like three or four or even five, like different approaches to client generation, you can pick and choose the one that it's right up your alley, right. The one that resonates with you, and the one that you want to go out like, do you want to brute force the marketplace? Go ahead and do it, here's the blueprint of how to do it. Do you want to do it in a way that it's cool and you know, you know, you don't have to talk to anyone to follow here's the blueprint, go do it, you know, so I think that's pretty. That's pretty cool. And that's how you know working with me to have this so

Adam: all right. And last but not least, I'm going to put my two cents in on this and say it's a good combo to have all of these because like Hernan I know what he's capable of. Not only have I worked with him, but I've seen the results he's done. And talking about providing value for people, you've provided massive value for me. So when I hop off a call with an agency owner who has 50 to 60 clients, and he's looking for someone for PPC strategy and work, who do you think I recommended? Did I go out and look at Upwork? But now, I can send the email to Hernan said, Hey, here's the deal. This guy seems like he could use your help. Are you interested in or not said, Yeah, I'll check it out. You know, and that extends, I've done that in the mastermind as well. I know that there are people in there who have certain specialties, and this is not just a pitch for the mastermind, but, you know, it's about providing results and sharing those and under, you know, so people understand what your value is, and then, you know, that becomes part of your referral network.

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Bradley: Absolutely. And just to clarify, yeah, I agree that when I say to get through a bunch of noise to get to a, yes, I mean, if you have people like the best way to prospect, is to have inbound marketing is I totally agree 100% with what Hernan said because that's when people see you out. When you're starting out, you might have to do out, you're likely going to have to do outbound prospecting. In order to get some, some revenue in the door, some clients in the door generate some revenue. But the idea is to build that presence, that brand so that people start to seek you out. And you can do that a number of ways in niche-specific or industry-specific so that you become a big fish in a small pond, providing extraordinary value, which what Marco said that whether it's in a particular industry, or if you get referrals from just other businesses because you provide massive value to a client and it's referred you Whatever the case, those are all great ideas, those are all great ways to have clients come to chase you and all that kind of stuff. But what I was saying What I meant was and I might not have been clear about it was you're not going to close 100% of your proposals, even on a referral basis, most of you guys are including my partners, I'm sure when you get a referral. It's all Almost a done deal, it's almost a closed deal, usually just have to agree upon terms, as we had already said, but sometimes you can't reach an agreement on terms and if that's the case, don't give up on that lead because that leads still there, that prospect you've already had a communication built some sort of rapport with them you just want it the timing might not be right for them for you for whatever proposal you sent them whatever offer you sent them.

So you have two options, there are three options that let it go entirely, which would be a complete waste of time. Change your pricing structure or the terms which you would say so in other words, you know, kind of lower your standards for what you expect, which I don't recommend anybody to or number three, put them on just a follow-up schedule to where you touch them you know when I say touch them, meaning you contact them in some way, shape or form on a regular basis, every so often to remind them that you're there until they're ready because of time and circumstance change changes almost everybody's mind.

So anyway, we're almost out of the time we'll try to run through one or two more really quickly, guys, sorry, we didn't get time for everybody. But it is what it is.

How Are You Handling The Changes That Google Made With The January Update?

So the next one is from no marketing says how do you handle the changes that G made after January update to Google mega January update? Anybody?

Marco: I heard there was a core update.

Bradley: I heard there was too, I'm being asked. No, because fortunately, we haven't seen you know, a lot of times I don't even know updates occur except for the incessant chatter online, or when people post in the group about Hey, you guys experiencing and I'm only saying that because fortunately, we've been. The methods that we've been implementing developing for years now have been specifically for strengthening the entity for the Semantic Web, hence our name Semantic Mastery, and it seems like every time we experience or we go through one of these updates that we are that are revealed to us by somebody like you on our Hump Day Hangouts. We haven't been affected negatively. In fact, a lot of times we are experiencing a positive effect. And, in fact, in our mastermind, community, there have been several people that have talked about that have posted results showing the positive effects that their sites have seen since the January update that you speak of, so we haven't done it. So the next part of this question, which will probably answer my local service site dropped to the second page and there's less real estate for organic listings do what organic listings do I need to change anything or just follow the battle plan? Strengthen the entity. I want to hear Marco's opinion on this is probably all we're gonna have time for. But if that's the number one most important thing you can do right now is to strengthen the entity. What do you agree Marco?

Marco: Totally, totally. It's the SEO shield. We call it the SEO shield for a reason. It's set up the way it is, for a reason. We're after basic web principle, we're not after hacks or things that may well, it may it could change tomorrow. But then again, we could all die tomorrow. So we don't know. What we have right now has been working for about five years, some even longer. For example, Syndication Academy. And just everything that we do is just based on web principles that even Google has to observe because their foundation is what we're after. That's where we are. That's what we target. That's where we play. That's our playground. And so until they do a monumental shift in their algorithms, and in their math, our methods are going to work period.

Bradley: Beautiful.

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Is It Okay To Add Another Page When You Mirror The Gsite To The Money Site?

Alright, last question. First is a comment from Fitz and in order to answer fits his question Which is next. And then we're going to wrap it up, guys. If it says Good day, gents, thank you, Marco, for the amazing charity, you have started to help kids and by helping them help their families to have a pathway to a better life. Thank you also for the charity series of webinars, they're very, very helpful. So that one's for you, Marco. Fits then asks the question for today for me is when you were mirroring the G site to money site, is it okay to add other pages that are not on the money site? I like to embed my videos from YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook but not money site. Well, you can't embed Facebook that I'm aware of. Maybe I'm wrong. But as far as I know, you can't embed it but not the money site only on a page on my G site. Is that okay? I don't know what Marco's answer is going to be on this but I do it. I mirror the relevant pages into the G site. But then, if they're supporting content that can help to add relevancy to that page, like a YouTube video, for example, then I would add that in there. I might add, you know, I might iframe in a press release, for example, that is particularly relevant to that particular page, for example, something like that. I do it but I don't know what the actual professionals' opinion is on this. Let's say you, Marco?

Marco: In Dadea's case study, he embedded the corresponding money site page in the G site. And it's working. You guys have seen how it's working from what he's saying in the mastermind. So by all means, and if it's relevant if it's part of the entity, why would you not? The beautiful thing about what we do is a sense it's ours, we can do anything we want with our entity, it's part of who we are as part of what we are on the web. So anything that reinforces that can only help, especially when you're doing it through iframe.

Bradley: Yeah, and there are some interesting things you can do there, guys. I'm just going to mention one and it's five o'clock and we're going to wrap it up. But you know, for example, you could take your category RSS feed, for example, for it from your website, your money site, and convert that into a feed burner feed, and then use the buzz boost, which will create an HTML version of your RSS feed that then you could embed that into the G site on that page within that particular you know, that corresponding mirrored page for that category. That makes sense. So now you've got not only the embedded web page, but you also have the feed with the category with all the posts within that particular category, dynamically updating that page, if that makes sense. Because every time you post something new within that category will update that feed, which is an HTML version of the feed burner feed embedded in the G site, which is another Google property. So it's another iframe stack within Google. I mean, there's you can do that with tag feeds, tag RSS feeds, category feeds. It's really crazy, which you can there's a lot of stuff you can do with it. So

okay, uh, that's about it. Anything else guys?

Adam: Yeah, just real quick one. We were talking about at the beginning if you'd like to double your agency and by that we mean doubling your revenue without doubling your time involvement at over two, As Hump Day hangout watchers, we've got a special deal going but it's only going to last for a few days. So, find out more hop in getting started there, whether you're a consultant, agency owner, digital marketing, SEO, whatever it is, if you have clients, this is the place you want to be.

Awesome. Thanks, everybody. See you guys.

Bye, everyone.

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Is There A List Of Deliverables That You Need To Provide For Your VA To Build Out The SEO Shield?

By April

In episode 268 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if there is a list of deliverables that you need to provide for your VA to build out the SEO shield.

The exact question was:

I signed up for the SEO Shield for a new project that will be going live in a couple of weeks. Is there a list of deliverables that I need to provide to for your VA's to build it out?

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Holiday Special Hump Day Hangout Episode 267: SEO Shield

By April


During the Holiday Hump Day Hangout episode 267, Rob of presented a run-through on SEO shield. He mentioned the analogies behind the SEO Shield and how it can protect your money site against the updates made by Google to its search algorithm. He also emphasized the importance of semantic relationships between web entities.

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