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In episode 189 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked whether Semantic Mastery will be implementing a traffic source like CrowdSearch.me for GMB.
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Do Yelp Yellow Pages And Other Local Citation Sites Allow Multiple Profiles For The Same Business Brand Name?
In episode 189 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked whether Yelp, Yellow Pages, and other local citation sites allow multiple profiles for the same business brand name to match different GMB profiles for lead gen site city pages.
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In episode 189 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked whether the team has a follow-up sequence for leads that come through its lead gen forms.
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Adam: Hey everybody. Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts, episode 191, the question where I guarantee it, if you’re watching this, you can get your question answered, because right now there are almost no questions because of a little error that somebody made. It’s not important who, but let’s go and say hello to everyone real quick. Hopefully, you’re getting an announcement on YouTube or you’re getting a notification. You might be watching this later, in which case, just ignore all this stuff about people making mistakes. Chris, how you doing, man?
Chris: Good. Happy to have summer finally in Europe.
Adam: Oh, nice. It’s finally warming up there?
Adam: Good deal, good deal. Hernan, how about you? Is it nice and cold down there?
Hernan: Yeah. Over here, it’s freezing, man. I’m freezing my ass and overdressed, whatever, but I’m super excited to be here anyway, so that doesn’t stop us.
Adam: Marco, you’re not freezing your ass off, are you?
Marco: Never. Guys, for some reason, we’re not transmitting this Hangout into the Google Plus page. It’s still 190.
Bradley: That’s my fault. Standby.
Adam: Got you. Well, we won’t ask Bradley how he’s doing, because I don’t want to divide up his attention, but we do have a few announcements. Real quick, I wanted to say we’re going to put the link on the page and you’ll be able to find it in the description if you’re watching this later on YouTube, but our live event is a go, The Semantic Mastery Live.
October, the weekend of October 20th, 21st, we’ve already announced one of the special guest speakers. In addition to seeing all of our lovely faces at some point during the event, also Jeffrey Smith of SEO Boot Camp will be joining us and we’re going to have a couple more that we’re holding back.
We’re teasing it a little bit, but that is a go, so I’ll pop the link on here if you want to go and grab your ticket now. Ticket prices are definitely going to go up as time goes on. We want to help out the people who jump on this early and it is capped at a total of 25. Don’t put it off too long. It will be in the Washington DC area and we’re getting ready to lock down our event venue probably in the next week or two.
Bradley: Page is updated.
Adam: All right. As far as other announcements, you guys, we got a lot. I’m going to pass it off. Marco, is there anything we want to say specifically?
We also have YouTube views. That’s currently working. It’s working really well to push up videos, to get it ranked. Now, of course, once you start pushing videos, you should continue pushing videos to it to keep it ranked until it picks up its own steam. It’ll pick up steam and stay where it’s supposed to stay. It’ll stay ranked. The great thing about this is that since it’s real people, they’ll interact with your channel, so they’ll send all kinds of signals.
I keep telling people, the caveat in this is that you have to send them to a quality video. I always ask the question, “What’s a quality video?” Well, a quality video, if you look at your competition as a video that has a bunch of likes, it has a bunch of watch time, it has a bunch of subscribers, that’s a quality video. Look at what your competition is doing for that keyword and you mimic that, but do them one better. Better production, a better speaker, better audio quality, whatever it is that you need to do to grab the attention of your viewers.
There’s so many things coming. Video carpet bomb is coming. We were just talking about it. The done for you Google My Business services, that’s coming. The VA is almost trained. I’m working with her daily on this task. Cora reports are going to be available. What else do we have? Drive Stacks, guys. Drive Stacks, the Semantic Mastery way, with my original VA, the VA that I originally trained will be available through our marketplace. Market, it’s coming. Just stay tuned. Keep coming back and we’ll have news as everything develops, but we hope to have at least some of the products available by the end of the week. That’ll be on you to send the email to let people know, “Hey, it’s ready, so go get it.”
Adam: Awesome. Sorry about that. I was muted real quick. Also, I wanted to let everyone know, if you missed the webinar, we have a webinar replay. I’m not going to post the link here because if you’re on our email list, then you are very special and you’re going to get a link to check out the bundle, but there was a great webinar on Monday going into detail about how you can use some of the most powerful training that we have and really combine that.
We’re going to have some more information coming out about that. We’ll just post the link so you can go and grab that if you’re interested in taking advantage. It’s a special Fourth of July kind of holiday offer, and then we’ll have a little bit, like I said, of followup in the coming days. A lot of people are taking some time off, heading out to the beach, doing whatever. If you got some time you can squeak away from the family or make an excuse, you might want to go check out the replay over the next couple of days.
Bradley: I can tell having changed Hump Day Hangouts from Wednesday to Tuesday for this week, we’ve got a lot less viewers on it right now than we typically do, so it’s just timing. I’m glad that unfortunately, we didn’t have all the questions directed to the right place this time. That’s on our end, but we got a few questions. Do we have any other announcements, guys?
Hernan: I just wanted to reiterate that go ahead and grab your tickets for the [inaudible 00:06:51] Live 2018 because it’s going to depend on that. It’s going to depend on that. I’m really looking forward to seeing you guys, so yeah, I just wanted to repeat that once again.
Adam: Okay, cool.
Bradley: That’s it. We can get into it, huh?
Adam: Yeah, let’s do it.
Bradley: Let’s do it. All right, well, we don’t have a lot of questions, so we’re hoping that some of you guys that are here have some questions and you post them on the page. Again, that was our fault, but it is what it is, so we’re going to run with what we got. I know Adam posted a couple questions that he yanked from one of the Facebook groups, so we’ll start with those. I’ll grab the screen.
Is It Possible To Spread Authority To Multiple Root Domains From One Authority Domain Via Subdomain Redirects?
All right, so from the Facebook group. “Looking for insights on an idea. I wanted to test this, but asking is more efficient. Is the following possible? I have site.com and site.com has authority.” IDA, DR, okay. “I have a sub-domain on site.com, subdomain1.site.com. Sub-domain carries authority from site, correct?” Carry domain authority, but not necessarily page authority, but you’re right.
“Can I create a redirect from subdomain1.site.com to secondsite.com while site.com stays live and then secondsite.com gets authority from subdomain1.site.com?” Questions like this are hard to read. “Both secondsite.com and site have authority. In other words, is it possible to spread authority to multiple domains from one authority domain via sub-domain redirects?” Yes. “I’m doubting this works, but also read some things that indicate it might work.”
It does work. It does absolutely work. There’s a little bit of a loss. That’s called domain authority manipulation, guys. That’s like 2012 stuff. That’s the stuff that we did that worked really freaking well in like 2012, ‘13 timeframe. There’s still a little bit of benefit to pushing domain authority, guys, but honestly, you can set that up. It will work. There’s a little bit of a loss between redirects when pushing domain authority. It will absolutely increase your domain authority from your sub-domain that you direct to another root domain.
My point is, I’m not sure what your end goal is. Why do you want to push this domain authority to that other domain? Domain authority manipulation as a ranking factor is almost obsolete. I guess there might be some benefit to it, but you have to have really high DA numbers for that to really have an effect. It’s much more about relevancy than it is about domain metrics, which are proprietary metrics, right? Marco, I’ll let you comment on that a little bit, but again, look, if you want to do it, yes, it will help to boost domain authority from the second site.
There is a little bit of a loss, so what I’m saying is if you’ve got a 42 domain authority on your root domain and you try to push that over to a second site via sub-domain or any way you want to do it, it really doesn’t matter, but via a sub-domain redirect, you’ll likely fall somewhere in the 30s, the mid 30s with domain authority. It’s not going to happen overnight. When I used to do a lot of domain authority manipulation, we used to do a lot of it. The maws numbers would refresh, I can’t remember, I think it was every other month, every two months.
Marco: Every 90 days.
Bradley: Every 90 days. Okay. If we would do a redirect, like for example, we called it link laundering, and we’d do double 301 redirects from spam domains. We would go find expired domains that were on the closeout because they went through auction and they were really shitty, spammy domains. A lot of the times, they’re Chinese domains that would have hundreds, sometimes thousands or even tens of thousands of sub-domains. The dropped domain would have tens of thousands, sometimes, anywhere between hundreds to tens of thousands of sub-domains.
We would do what’s called a double 301 redirect, so we would redirect it through one domain first and then push it over to our final target URL. I’d get domains that had 55, 60 domain authority mostly because of all the accumulated domain authority from all the sub-domains, right? We’d do the redirect and then push it over to a brand new domain and I could get my domain authority to jump from one, which is a brand new registered domain, to mid-40s usually within one maws cycle refresh, but sometimes it would take two. It would take anywhere between 90 days, so three months, to six months, to see that kind of a push. Again, I’ve found over the years that using that is purely like a ranking method, which used to work phenomenally. It really is ineffective at this point.
The only thing I would suggest is like I said, or what I would add to this, is that if you have really high domain authority and you can push some of that to another domain, it will help it to respond better to other off page signals, but that’s about it. Again, it’s not something that I even bother doing anymore. I don’t even look at domain authority and page authority numbers anymore, honestly. If you want to do it, it will work. Marco, what are your comments on this?
Marco: I would say he’s better off concentrating on relevance. If they’re relevant, then you can throw DA and domain authority and page authority out the window and push relevance. You could even throw a Drive Stack. Wherever you’re directing, you could put a Drive Stack as buffer and redirect to the Drive Stack and the Drive Stack will then push the power over to the new site with even more relevance. In the Drive Stack, you could push just tons of relevance in there whether you want keyword relevance, what do you call it, keyword plus URL, brand plus keyword relevance. What you really want is that brand plus keyword relevance.
Marco: What you want to become is you want to become the keyword for whatever that niche is, so when people start thinking about those keywords, they don’t necessarily think about the keywords, but they think about your brand. This is where I tell people, Coca-Cola, Xerox, Band-Aid, Scotch Tape, all of these people have done fabulous branding where they become the brand for those keywords.
I know it’s not simple to do and we don’t have the deep pockets, but a way to start doing that is by relevance. How we do it, how we take advantage of it is by going into a Drive Stack and creating all of that keyword relevance which relates to the brand, and then we push maybe [inaudible 00:14:11] which will flow into the website, or maybe we’ll go direct to the website. We’ll go to the Google My Business thing.
There are so many ways to take advantage of this, but you’re pushing relevance. Think metrics. DA is a third party metric. Trust flow and citation flow, third party metrics. We don’t bother with that. What we look for is relevance and as long as the on page is tight on both websites, they will both benefit.
I could go even further, but then I’d be getting stuff that’s only in RYS Academy Reloaded. I could start talking all kind of things about embeds and the nasty stuff that you can do with embeds, but again, as I always say, we’d be doing the people that pay for the information a disservice by giving it away for free.
Hernan: If I may add real quick, that was one of the main reasons, the spam, when we just throw spam on the domain, we’ll rank. We will get higher domain authority, or we would do the sub-domain manipulation and whatnot, and that was one of the reasons why we stopped paying attention that much to domain authority and page authority, because they were so easy to manipulate.
That’s why we migrated to [inaudible 00:15:28] initially, and then we had to develop, as Marco was saying, relevancy and trust and authority as our own metics, our own way of doing things, because it was so easy. Again, you would have these Chinese domains with, I don’t know, 60 domain authority, and they were all spam. That’s one of the reasons, one of the many reasons that we stopped going through those domains.
Bradley: Again, yeah, it’ll work, and what I would recommend if you were trying to push it a second site anyway, guys, remember, if you push domain authority to a sub-domain, it will benefit the entire domain. Remember, domain authority, it’s a site-wide or domain-wide, including all sub-domains, including all inner pages and posts, all of them will benefit from that, will receive the same domain authority.
Instead of pushing from a redirect to a secondsite.com, you could push to a non-indexed sub-domain on that secondsite.com, all right? You do that so that you can set up a sub-domain. You don’t even need to really put a piece of content up on it, but you could. You could set an HTML file to say no index or whatever, and then just point all of it to that specific sub-domain because it will benefit the root without people really being able to see what you’re doing.
Again, I really just think that’s a waste of time unless you’ve got some massive amount of authority on your first site that you’re trying to push, in case it would help a little bit, but you’d have to be really, really high domain authority numbers for that to make much difference now in my opinion based on how the algorithm works now.
Do You Pay For Articles Or Use A Plugin To Pull In Content?
All right, Adam, the next one that he posted was, “Do you guys pay for articles or use a plugin to pull in content? Looking for an alternative for test site than buying articles.” Yeah, content curation. We have a training course specifically all about that. It’s what I’ve been using. I had to figure out a way to develop content for my clients that was cost-effective and efficient without having to be subject matter experts, so I developed a process years ago that I’ve been using ever since 2012.
We’ve got it as a product right now called Content Kingpin, but that’s the same exact content production process that I used for my own agency and countless amount of our members and students have also implemented that into their business for their primary content methods. We just get across the board good results from even our members that have implemented it, as well, or adopted that process, because it works.
It’s basically hands-free content marketing. You could teach a VA to do it, and they don’t have to be subject matter experts. All they have to do is be able to identify and locate content, authority content or just good, relevant content about whatever topic they’re going to be blogging about and then organizing that content in a logical manner and injecting a small amount of their own commentary. That content is more efficient and way better than any sort of shitty content, farmed content that you could buy from the dime a dozen content farms that are out there, that is just spun, rehashed garbage.
Guys, that’s all the content farms do. They don’t write original content. Even if they do, they’re not subject matter experts. If they are, you’re going to pay a premium for it, but even then, a lot of times, guys, all they do is do mashups where they’ll go, scrape five or 10 articles or whatever about whatever topic it is that you requested the article for, and then they’ll put bits and pieces of each article, put them through a spinner, and sometimes they’ll manually edit the spin text or the output file to where it’s a little bit more readable, but a lot of those content farms, you’ll get a lot of errors and stuff that you can clearly see that a spinner was used and they didn’t take the time to manually edit it.
My point is you’re not really buying original content from content farms, anyway. You’re buying garbage. You’re much better off using curated content where you can reference and cite other people’s authority content that is highly relevant from subject matter experts and you’re giving them credit via the attribution link. You’re citing the source, which is required and ethical. It’s the ethical thing to do.
Now, you’ve got good content from subject matter experts that you’re quoting on your own site, giving them credit, and injecting your own commentary. Again, a VA can do that. That’s why we call it Content Kingpin Hands-Free Content Marketing, because it truly is. You can generate a stream or revenue just from selling content marketing services and managing it. It just requires a very, very small amount of management.
Again, that training, Content Kingpin, teaches exactly how to hire the VAs, what to look for, what type of output production you should expect, what to pay them, how to manage it, all of that, guys. All of that is covered in great detail in that course. I highly recommend anybody that needs content for their clients or their own assets, their own digital assets, check that out because it’s the exact same method we use, all right?
Do We Have To Worry About Stock Photo Copyright Issues When Posting To Social Media Like Twitter?
Jeff, what’s up, Jeff? He says, “Do we have to worry about stock photo copyright issues when posting to social media, like Twitter, the same way we do with our website?” I don’t know, Jeff. I wish I did. I wish I had definitive answer. Maybe somebody else on here knows. Anybody?
Yeah, short answer is yes because you can get in trouble. It doesn’t really matter if you’re using it on Twitter, Google. Google, maybe you would have a bigger exposure because you’re being indexed, but on Twitter, people can still see it, right? I think it’s just a matter of photos are still an asset, so it’s like you saying a piece of a song or a piece of a movie, something like that, all of that is copyrighted. You need to have that in mind, no matter where you’re using it.
When you’re doing it on your website, you’re a bit more exposed because anyone can get access to that, while on Twitter it’s not the case, but just to avoid issues, I would say don’t do it. Plus, there are so many deals and having stock photos has become really, really cheap. If you go to [inaudible 00:22:51] for example, you can get deals, like, I don’t know, for 100 photos for 10 bucks or something like that. It’s not even worth the trouble of getting through it.
Bradley: Yeah. Yeah, and usually for my clients, what I have them do is I use StockFresh.com. That’s our primary stock photo site, and so I just have my clients go setup an account or I set it up for them in their name and then I send them the login details and then they go in and fund it by just purchasing credits. We usually purchase 100 credits at a time. I think it’s $79 or something like that at Stock Fresh. It’s not bad. It’s decent.
Every couple of months or so, my curators, my VAs who are doing all of the content marketing for my clients will contact me and say, “Hey, we need this account refilled,” and I’ll just contact the client and say, “Hey, I need you to add another $100, refill the account with credits.” That’s it. That’s how it works, and that’s just to be safe.
That’s because I’ve been hit with extortion letters from Getty Images and their various subsidiaries and I’ve had to pay fines, copyright fines, settlement fees, basically for not having each client having their own licenses. In other words, even if I had my own account for my marketing agency with stock photos, if I published those stock photos on clients’ websites, the client needs to have a license for that photo. Even though I did it on their behalf, I was the license holder, not the client.
I’ve had to pay settlement fees for copyright infringement issues for client sites that they received the extortion letter, but I paid it on their behalf because it was my fault for not having them setup properly. That’s why I talk about that, again, in the Content Kingpin training that I was just talking about, I go into great detail about all of that because it’s very, very important. I would follow Hernan’s advice about social media and really try to have proper licensing for photos that you’re using.
Hernan: Yeah. Yeah, I would do that, too, and for example, there’s some websites that they’re explicitly royalty-free photos like Flickr, for example. You can search for royalty-free photos, then I think Unsplash.com, Unsplash.com. There’s another called Pixabay.com. Those are all royalty-free photos, but you’re limited to what you can find over there.
Sometimes for ads it will work, but if I’m looking for a specific way or specific photo that will convey a specific message that I want to send, then it wouldn’t work, so I’ll need to go out and actually purchase the picture. It’s specifically important with social media. Twitter has become super, super visual. If you go through the Twitter app on mobile, it’s super visual, so photos play a big role.
Would SEO Content Be Okay Or Should You Use The Research Quality Content For An Affiliate Money Site?
Bradley: Okay, Dominick’s up. What’s up, Dominick? He says, “I need some good content for an affiliate money site. I’ve tried Natasha Nixon, but it’s a little pricey. Would SEO content be okay or should I use the research quality content?”
No, if it’s for a money site, I would recommend that you do authority content because the SEO content is exactly what I just mentioned about a content farm. That’s what it is. It’s spun shit. It’s garbage. I can tell you that. That’s to be used for link building and stuff like that. It’s not money site content. I could tell you that even the authority content that you purchase sometimes isn’t going to be very good.
For the most part, I’ve had good experiences with Natasha Nixon for authority content, but the last article I got was complete garbage. It was for Mario’s Cab Service for the GMB Pro case study, and it was complete garbage. I ordered a 1500 word authority content article, paid like $120 for it, and it was complete garbage. I had to go through and manually edit. If I had time, I would’ve requested a rewrite, but I didn’t because I wanted to get it up, so I just edited about 500 or 600 words of it myself and then used that as the actual GMB website article.
Again, guys, remember, your best bet, Dominick, if you need really good authority type content or money site content on a regular basis would be to hire your own writer from Upwork or something. That is a much better way than going to the content producers. Honestly, you’re better off developing a one on one relationship with an individual writer.
Here’s the thing. Well, most of my writers are now curators, but I still can rely on them for article writing at times, but most of the stuff we do is like I said, curating for blog posts and such. The idea is once you’ve developed a relationship with a particular writer, you get to know their voice, so to speak and how they write, and you can help to mold or shape how you want them to write for particular clients, for example. That’s the benefit of doing it.
One of the other benefits of having a relationship with an individual writer is that a lot of times, you get better treatment. You don’t have to wait in queue for a week to get a piece of content back, that kind of stuff. You can have direct message. I use Upwork a lot. There’s desktop notifications and all that kind of stuff, so I recommend doing that.
Hernan: Yeah. Real quick, I totally agree with what you’re saying, Bradley, in terms of having someone that you can always refer to, even further if you’re offering this on a regular basis. I think that there’s some types of professionals, if you would, or some types of work that you always need stuff done, for example, graphic design, that you would be better off just hiring somebody to do graphic design.
For example, on our end, we hire a graphic designer. He would take over the entire graphic design side of things. He would do thumbnails for YouTube. He would do this and he would do that. He already knows how we work and what types of things we want and if we need a logo, we ask him for it, and if we need banners, sometimes he would do it.
I think that’s part of the team that you want to start putting together. That’s part of the team because you’re providing service and if you’re providing content creation services for your clients, that’s something that you really want to have in mind. For example, if you’re doing, I don’t know, video services, right, you’re doing YouTube services, maybe you need a video editor or maybe you need the tools to actually provide the client with a good service. That will position yourself as a much more valuable asset because you have the tools.
It’s not like you’re getting out there and grabbing the content, the articles, the logos from what everyone else is doing. You become a much more valuable asset because you’re developing your own team. I think that having that long-term relationship and having that long-term view when it comes to the collaborators that work with you, people that help you, helps a lot, helps you save time, money, and helps you position yourself better.
Bradley: Yeah, and the last thing about that I want to mention is I said earlier about you get to know a writer’s voice, and that’s good because especially if you’re providing content for your clients, then you already know what the quality is going to be. When you buy content from places like content farms or a Natasha Nixon, even when you’re buying the authority content which costs more money, you don’t know which writer’s going to get it, so you don’t know what the quality’s going to be like.
The tone of the writing can be different from article to article, can be vastly different. If you’re providing content for webpages, not posts, but pages for client sites, you want consistency in tone because you don’t want one page to have a tone that’s vastly different than another page, because it would be off putting to a visitor. Again, you get to know how the writer writes. You get to come to expect a certain level of quality, a certain tone, a certain voice to speak. That kind of stuff makes you more confident in being able to sell content marketing, right? Good question there, Dom. A great question, actually.
Vincent, doesn’t look much of a question. Let’s see if there’s a comment somewhere. No. Okay, so, well, congratulations. I don’t know what this means.
Adam: Oh, you’ll see it in a minute. He posted after that.
Does Adding A PR Link Helps In Generating Review Snippets Of A GMB Review Page?
Bradley: Okay, cool, cool. Let’s see. “Hey guys. Do you know if adding a PR link to our GMB review page will cause our GMB listing to show a review snippet as shown below?”
No. Adding a PR link to your review page, no. This is a maps thing. You have to have I think five, at least it used to be, you had to have a minimum of five ratings for the stars to show. I think that’s still the case. This is a maps listing that you show here in the picture, so that’s not something that we can manipulate by adding code because we can’t add code to the maps profile.
You can on a website. You can have structured data for review schema, but we can’t do that in the maps profile. The maps profile will show review stars once you have a total of five reviews. Whatever the star ratings are is irrelevant. Your ratings stars will show up once you have a total of five reviews. Does that make sense? That’s it. It’s not something that you can force or trigger by linking to it or adding code because you can’t edit the code of the GMB or maps profile like you could on a website, right? You just need to get five reviews.
Who Do You Recommend For Google Phone Verified Accounts?
Okay, Jim’s up. He says, “Hey, SM team. I’m glad you were able to hang out during the holiday week.” Yeah, us, too. We’ve only missed one in 191 episodes and it was a scheduled miss. “I know you’ve spoken about Google phone verified accounts in the past a lot, but I was wondering who you’d recommend of late. Also, is it worth paying $3 per account for aged accounts instead of 35 cent per newer account? Have you had better ratio on sites sticking with the older accounts?”
I buy aged accounts for very particular projects. Let’s put it this way. I’ve bought some aged accounts. I haven’t tested, I haven’t setup an actual test to test a brand new account versus an aged account anytime in the last three or four years, so I don’t know if having an aged account really makes a difference or not. I can’t tell definitively.
I can’t tell you, Jim, whether it’s really worth it or not. Maybe some other people have some data to prove one way or the other. I don’t. Usually, guys, we try to test everything to give you a definitive answer and this is something I have not tested. Adam, or excuse me, Hernan and or Marco, have either of you have any data to back up one way or the other?
Hernan: No, not on my end, honestly.
Marco: No, I don’t think it makes a difference.
Bradley: Okay. Yeah, I didn’t think so. Honestly, I know people say it does. Jim, I would say proceed at your own risk, whichever way you want, but this is the guy that I’m recommending right now for my aged accounts. [inaudible 00:35:52] is his name. At least that’s what I think it is, BulkPVA.com. I still use him. He’s really responsive on Skype if you connect with him on Skype, and if you go to contact, I think his Skype username is right there. Yeah, it is, BulkPVA.com. You can email him, all that. Just tell him I sent you. He knows because I’ve referred a lot of people to him.
He usually takes very good care of us, as well as anytime accounts get terminated and stuff, if they’re new, obviously if you have accounts terminated two weeks after he delivers them to you, that’s your fault, but if they’re within three days, within 72 hours or something like that, see, look, it takes 24 to 72 hours to deliver each order. Let’s see. After delivery of accounts, if the account is banned within 48 hours, replacements will be given to you.
What I do is whenever we order a new batch, and a lot of these, I buy the double phone verified YouTube accounts, and we do that because we do a lot of video spam for clients and all kinds of stuff, and I’ve got a VA that runs a video spam tool, Ab’s Video Carpet Blitz tool. We have to have dozens, if not 100 plus YouTube accounts at all times. Obviously, because we’re doing a shit ton of spam, a lot of accounts get terminated from overuse, and so I buy accounts from this guy all the time.
What I do is my VA will go in and immediately open up Browseo and just start adding profiles and logging in to bind it to his IP, but they each have their own browsing session because they’re all separated or segregated via Browseo, which you can do that with Ghost Browser, I think is another one. It doesn’t have to be Browseo, guys. It doesn’t matter. All I’m saying is the best way to get these accounts to stick is to bind them to your IP, but make sure they have their own unique browsing session in history.
Start allowing cookies to accrue and search history and allow Google and the websites that that profile visits start to build a customer profile, like an avatar or whatever, for that particular profile. In other words, you want it to look real, and so one of the things that I’ve found is these bulk accounts, when you buy them, if you do a hard reset on your browser to clear all cache and cookies and then log into four, five, six accounts from the same IP all from a 100% virgin browsing session each time you do it, that’s going to look spammy and those accounts tend to get terminated.
If you log into each of them, even from the same IP, as long as they have their own unique browsing sessions that maintain, they stay, in other words they don’t get wiped clean and then use that same IP to log into another profile, with Browseo or Ghost Browser or any number of those apps that do that that will keep browsing sessions per profile, that’s a much better way to do it. That tends not to trigger the red flags that do from using 100% clean browsing sessions each time. Hopefully that makes sense. This is the guy I still recommend. Just tell him I sent you only because he tends to take care of the people that we send to him. You get put the top of his priority list, all right? That was another good question.
Would You Recommend Making The Least Number Of Location Pages For Each Facebook Accounts?
Oh, cool, we’re almost out of time, almost out of questions. Marco says from YouTube, [inaudible 00:39:23], “For multiple location websites, I know normally you guys recommend having one ring of social media that is going to syndicate posts, but in Facebook, you can have multiple location pages linked to one account. Would you recommend making at least the Facebook accounts for every location at least?”
Yeah, you can. Honestly, I would, because multiple location businesses should each have their own Facebook page. Each location should have its own Facebook page, so yeah, absolutely. What I was talking about was a branded Tumblr, a branded Blogger, a branded WordPress, and all the other web twos and stuff that we syndicate and we use as part of the syndication networks. You really only need one branded network that you can publish content to from the root domain, from the blog that’s typically going to be on the root domain. Essentially you can silo the root domain to have categories for each one of the locations.
Let’s say you got six locations. I would set up a category for each location, and then what I would do is publish content, just publish posts from the blog on the root site, make sure it’s the correct category selected. When you’re targeting, let’s say location number one, you’re going to optimize the content and have the call to action link, the link that you’re going to be linking to that sub-domain site or location page, whatever, however you’ve got it configured, but that’s going to be selected and placed into that location category, which helps to optimize it. You can do that for each location from the root blog. You don’t need to have a separation syndication network for each location, but Facebook pages, you can have a separate location page and I would encourage that because that’s a powerful citation.
In other words, if it’s Joe’s Plumbing and there’s six locations and one of them happens to be, I don’t know, Fairfax, Virginia, then if he has a Joe’s Plumbing syndication network that he’s using to blog for all of the locations, but Fairfax, Virginia isn’t really responding as well to the blogs from the root domain, then you could put a Joe’s Plumbing Fairfax syndication network up and then syndicate content directly from that particular category on the root domain to just that network, or you could even transfer and put a separate blog on that location specific site, if that makes sense.
Guys, remember, categories in WordPress do have their own feeds. You can get a category feed, so you could essentially use the root domain for let’s say if you had six locations, you could literally have six location, so brand plus location modifier networks, and have six individual category RSS feeds each triggering their own geo-specific network. Does that make sense?
Again, you can get really complex with this stuff. I like to keep one branded syndication network to try to accomplish what I desire for all of the locations because that’s less work and it’s easier. I like easy. I like efficiency, but you can make it complicated or add additional geo networks specific to a location when needed, but lastly, like I mentioned, as far as the actual Facebook page, I would have a location page for each location, absolutely, because it’s a very powerful citation.
You could also create location pages on LinkedIn, Crunchbase, if you’re using Crunchbase, which you should because Crunchbase is a very powerful citation as part of the semantic database. What I would recommend with Crunchbase is setup an organization and then you setup sub-locations for each location, which you can link to individually. That becomes very, very powerful. That’s a good question, though.
Vincent said, “The line below reviews that has the blue icon, it’s a review snippet.” Yeah, but that’s something that Google pulls in automatically. That’s not something that you can force. This is a Google Maps listing, Vincent. You can’t manipulate this. Google decides what they’re going to list and show right here, not you. That’s not something that we have the option to edit right now or to change.
Those reviews that are pulled in, like the snippet from a review, that’s just what Google determines that they’re going to pull in and display to the searcher, the user, the Google user. That’s it. It’s not something that you can edit. You can’t force that. Google just does that, at least as far as I know, you can’t. If I’m wrong, I’m sure somebody will correct me. Okay, well, should we give it another minute and see if any other questions come in or should we just wrap up a little bit early?
Adam: I think we should give them a minute because I know there’s definitely a lag, but I want to talk a little bit more about the live event in October.
Adam: We narrowed it down. It’s going to be in Washington DC like we said, which honestly, I’m kind of pumped about because when we first thought of that, the first thing I thought about was heat and humidity, but I realized it’s going to be in the middle of October and it’s going to be freaking awesome there. You can speak to that. That’s a great time of year around there, isn’t it?
Bradley: Absolutely. It should be really nice. There’s a ton of stuff to do in Washington DC. Besides our event, we’re going to have a VIP event I believe, which we’re going to have to find something good to do. DC, it’s the nation’s capital, right? There’s a lot of stuff to do that.
Adam: Yeah. You’re within striking distance of a lot of stuff, so if you come join us, if you can take a couple days on either side, maybe go do something. If you’re traveling, there’s a lot of neat stuff in that area to do.
Adam: Those of you in England, I’m not watching the game, but hopefully England’s doing well in the soccer match I guess it is right now. I’m going to check that out, and then yeah, I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July. I’m going to head out and enjoy that tomorrow.
Bradley: I’m still working tomorrow for a few hours in the morning. I’ve got to coach Crossfit for two hours in the morning, and then I’m going to work for a couple hours before I go heavily drink.
Marco: Well, England is still sweating.
Hernan: [inaudible 00:46:14] penalties. Very fun. Thank you guys.
Bradley: All right guys. See you later. Happy Fourth.
Marco: Bye everyone.
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