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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,506
Posted By lw-daryljames
Get yourself signed up for Google Places. It...

Get yourself signed up for Google Places. It should help you to get some good local traffic.

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Daryl James
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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,899
Posted By lw-daryljames
Why not pick up the phone? Direct mail can be...

Why not pick up the phone? Direct mail can be expensive and lack response. Live conversations give immediate feedback.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,216
Posted By lw-daryljames
I think Google is doing it again. Changing the...

I think Google is doing it again. Changing the online world. I'm looking forward to adding this to my strategy.

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Daryl James
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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,524
Posted By lw-daryljames
I'm sure they'll roll it out to a larger area as...

I'm sure they'll roll it out to a larger area as the promotion continues.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services (http://www.l-wconsulting.com)
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,895
Posted By lw-daryljames
Good interview...here's the key statement: ...

Good interview...here's the key statement: Success does not happen overnight. If all businesses understood this, I think there would be more online success.

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Forum: Free Links 9th June 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,954
Posted By lw-daryljames
I like the idea, but would like to suggest one...

I like the idea, but would like to suggest one slight alteration. Perhaps you should charge $99 or $199 for a 3 page website. Charging for the website might help to legitimize your offering and...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,509
Posted By lw-daryljames
You are right about the investment of time. ...

You are right about the investment of time. Online businesses need to be aware of the significant amount of time it can take to realize results (even though the tools are free).
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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,973
Posted By lw-daryljames
zharlene makes some great differentiations...

zharlene makes some great differentiations between online and offline marketing. It requires an entirely different approach and success in one doesn't necessarily yield success in the other.
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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,178
Posted By lw-daryljames
I really think, in most cases, you get what you...

I really think, in most cases, you get what you pay for. As mentioned, other than some backlinks, there isn't much free in the marketing arena that has any significant value.
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Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,811
Posted By lw-daryljames
Have you ever thought of utilizing the Joomla...

Have you ever thought of utilizing the Joomla platform for your website? There is a great free module called Virtuemart that allows you to build your own online store, and it's pretty easy to use. ...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 40,010
Posted By lw-daryljames
Definitely sign up for and claim your Google...

Definitely sign up for and claim your Google Place. It is geared toward local SEO and should be very helpful.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By lw-daryljames
I like the audio idea. Can you expand on how...

I like the audio idea. Can you expand on how you'd do something like that? Thanks.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,673
Posted By lw-daryljames
Wow, I just jumped over and signed up for Glazer...

Wow, I just jumped over and signed up for Glazer Kennedy. There is a ton of information on there. Thanks for sharing.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,327
Posted By lw-daryljames
Offline - business cards and flyers to businesses...

Offline - business cards and flyers to businesses and schools. Online - Google Places. Best of luck.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,930
Posted By lw-daryljames
All you need to know is Google. They offer a...

All you need to know is Google. They offer a great webmaster's toolkit...and it's FREE. Best of luck.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,768
Posted By lw-daryljames
I agree with the thought that you need to...

I agree with the thought that you need to research first to determine if there's even a market there. Don't spend money unless there's an opportunity.

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Daryl...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,119
Posted By lw-daryljames
Have you thought of mining existing customers? ...

Have you thought of mining existing customers? Offer a customer loyalty program where existing clients get a free month for referring a friend. These are very popular and cost effective. You don't...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,563
Posted By lw-daryljames
If it's a services business, the pros are a...

If it's a services business, the pros are a greater reach than offline and the cons are the time investment required to market online. If it's a products business, the pros are 24x7 access to a...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th June 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,010
Posted By lw-daryljames
Backlinking via forum posting and blog...

Backlinking via forum posting and blog commenting. Get the word out there and link back to your site.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,736
Posted By lw-daryljames
I've read this good advice on several threads and...

I've read this good advice on several threads and so repeat it here...validate your expertise (proof) and offer your assistance (help). Let them make the decision.
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Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By lw-daryljames
TilenKrivec says it all. Proof and Value. ...

TilenKrivec says it all. Proof and Value. Validate and offer help.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services (http://www.l-wconsulting.com)
Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,093
Posted By lw-daryljames
Wow, great idea. I think you're right. There...

Wow, great idea. I think you're right. There are so many people out there just jamming SEO and the like down their throats. Your idea puts your money where your mouth is by showing them the...
Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,814
Posted By lw-daryljames
Sounds like a great idea...Google Places is...

Sounds like a great idea...Google Places is creating a lot of buzz on the web lately. I'm looking forward to them opening up the markets that will have access to these kits.
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Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,064
Posted By lw-daryljames
Sounds to me like you might go with the monthly...

Sounds to me like you might go with the monthly retainer services model...just my thoughts. Best of luck.

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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services...
Forum: Local Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,074
Posted By lw-daryljames
I really like the Facebook idea. Thanks for...

I really like the Facebook idea. Thanks for sharing.


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Daryl James
Accounting/Bookkeeping Services (http://www.l-wconsulting.com)
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