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Why Is My Business Not Showing Up on Google?

Earlier this year, I was talking with one of the world’s top Internet pros. He’s not one of those “gurus” who keeps jamming your inbox with yet another get-rich-quick scheme. He’s actually the guy in the background who’s orchestrated the web marketing activities of many of the biggest names you’ve heard of.

We were lamenting how too many business owners spend thousands of dollars and months of their time putting up a website — only to be dismayed wondering when all the visitors will appear.

What’s worse, when they try to find themselves on Google, using keywords and terms appropriate to their company, their website doesn’t even appear in the rankings.

“Why is my business not showing up on Google?” seems to be the most common complaint today.

In fact, it’s so common that I decided it was important enough to dedicate an entire issue of the Instant Income Revenue Report to solving this dilemma.

Today I’ll be explaining how to get listed on page one of Google’s search results for your type of business… in the next 24 hours… absolutely free.

How to Get Google to Become Your Most Active Business Partner

Getting traffic at your website isn’t rocket science.

In fact, the world’s #1 search engine and traffic generator — Google — wants you to be successful. When you set up your site the way Google likes to see it, Google rewards you with higher rankings. (The reverse is also true: Fail to do what Google wants and it will punish you with lower rankings and sometimes by even “de-indexing” or blacklisting you.)

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Trading Leads With Other Companies Can Generate Endorsed, Pre-Sold Prospects Who Already Want What You’re Selling

Through a commonly used relationship, you can have business owners in other cities eagerly recommending your products and services to their loyal customers–with you paying a percentage, fixed amount (or nothing) when sales are made. And whether you’re a retailer, service business, manufacturer, professional practitioner, or online marketer, this strategy lets you benefit from the time, effort, and money other business owners have spent building their database and maintaining their customers’ loyalty–with payoffs that are both immediate and substantial.

In today’s topic, I have the perfect solution if you own a service business whose customers often need your service in other cities where you can’t operate — either due to distance, lack of personnel or excessive cost.

Asking Distant Businesses to Refer New Customers to You

The first step in getting referrals from business owners in distant cities is to locate companies who provide the same service or product — and whose customers, members, subscribers and students trust them for ongoing information and expertise. Even direct competitors could be a good source of new customers if they are amenable to promoting your service whenever they can’t fulfill on a customers service request.

Trading Referrals With Similar Companies in Other Geographic Markets

If you are geographically limited to working only in a local market (or if a competitor is), you can trade referrals with similar companies in other cities or pay referring companies a small commission for the referral. If you run a service business using heavy equipment that is difficult to transport–venue clean-up, for example, or audio services for entertainment companies that are touring from city to city–you can refer your clients to companies in other cities in exchange for those companies referring back whenever one of their customers needs a provider in your city.

To find potential companies to endorse you, simply do a Google search for your kind of service — typing in keywords relevant to your business, plus the name of another major city into the search window. Google Local will return a convenient list of companies (with contact information and websites) at the top of the search results.

Recapture Momentum In Your Business

If Your Business Lost Customers and Revenue During 2008, 2009, and 2010, Here’s How to Recapture That Momentum — and Build for the Future.

STEP #1: ASK PAST CUSTOMERS TO BEGIN DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU AGAIN

If you have yet to make an effort to reactivate past customers — or if you haven’t yet looked at your customer list to see how many inactive customers or clients you have, you may be sitting on a gold mine of instant income.

Often times, past customers have no idea why they stopped purchasing from you or stopped using your services. All they need is a reminder of why they enjoyed buying from you…and a special incentive to begin doing so again.

If you’re a retail location, why not contact customers with a special item you don’t normally carry but that they might be interested in? For service businesses, you could contact past customers by phone and suggest they come back to finish their services (if they didn’t already) or that they may need your service again after going for so long without it. If you’re a doctor, why not offer a mini-physical or other type of test your patients should be doing every year but aren’t. Explain to them in simple language the benefits of staying on top of their health and the downside of not doing so. You can even contract with an outside service to bring in specialized equipment to perform tests over a two-week period–then invite past patients to come in for evaluation.

What Else Works Well for Reactivating Past Customers?

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