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Sensis Social Media Report 2017

Sensis has just published its 2017 Social Media Report which makes for interesting reading if you are an Internet Marketer. If you want to make the most of your Internet/Web marketing investments, have a look at my Internet Marketing Toolkit. It’s for legitimate brick and mortar businesses who want to generate qualified leads.

 

 

Google To Tax Australian Adwords!

As of November 1st, Google will be charging GST on Google Adwords.

Google removes sites from Index

Google disapproved 134 million ads and disabled more than 800,000 AdWords Accounts in 2011. A shocking statistic, a 136% rise from the year before.

Like fighting spam and click fraud, finding and nixing bad ads on AdWords is a continually escalating battle. Back in 2008, the company only disapproved 25 million ads.

What does this mean for you as as small business? The goalposts are always changing!

Even if you don’t advertise using Google Adwords, the rules of the online marketing game are constantly changing. Trying to stay ahead of them is hard, and getting harder by the day.

Is it fruitless to try to keep up?

On your own? Yes.

So what can you do instead of capitulating and giving up?

You can join an Exponential Mastermind Group of like-minded business entrepreneurs and executives who get the latest, up-to-date information channeled to them – FOR FREE.

Yep, that’s right. One of our most valuable Platinum Program Membership privileges is knowing that with hundreds of user-generated submissions coming in on a never-ending, on-going basis, we’re always in the know, on top of all the changes and make sure our members know about them AND more importantly how to adapt and leverage them!

In many cases, we have access to information before John Q Public does, which is what I call 20/20 Foresight.

Imagine being 1, 2 or even 3 months ahead of your competitors?

Google Instant

Google Instant is not new, but it is having a dramatic influence on how people search….

As you can see when you use Google, the search results change dynamically AS YOU TYPE. The suggestions DO influence what people will type in – this is having a dramatic effect on Google Adwords

Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours sent this Google Warning article link to me several months ago. I shared this with my clients giving them hints and suggestions, but those are beyond the scope of a blog post.

If you’d like ‘instant’ access to tip and tricks to make sure you avoid mistakes and are kept informed in ‘real time’ – contact us to join one of our many programs.

Some 1% improvement is NOT worth doing

As a business coach to entrepreneurs and business people who want to increase sales and expand their businesses, I advocate the 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine. It’s a concept that is covered on Day 3 of my Bootcamp events when we cover the concepts of Pathways To Profits™ and determining your Next Best Step™. With Internet strategies there are so many things to do, the most important question is “what should I focus on?”

That is the “million dollar question”.

At my upcoming Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp, I will, for the last time, reveal how to do this for non-Platinum Program Members. The process takes a few hours to learn, but once mastered, you will always do the right thing, at the right time for the right reason/outcome.

It’s a simple, easy-to-learn methodology that I’ve developed to re-create success for over 2,000 businesses across 200 industries over the past 20 years. In fact, the strategies are so effective that I now GUARANTEE RESULTS when you attend the Bootcamp as a VIP Ticket holder.

As a business coach I don’t just reveal strategies, techniques and tactics that work, I advise and mentor my clients to learn to do it themselves. That is why I am The Exponential Growth Strategist and not “just a business coach“.

The saying “teach a man how to fish and he’ll feed himself for a lifetime” is true with business coaching, but most coaches don’t have the competency to teach, they consult and create a dependency with their clients to ensure they need them so their personal income is “secured”. I don’t do that. I make sure I teach people how to think exponentially leveraging a MasterMind Group of the most ambitious entrepreneurs around.

Why is this important? Because success on the Internet is about doing what works. Finding that out is a process. If you want to know how my clients do it, contact us and we’ll reveal the secrets to you, but you should know that this upcoming Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp is the last one I’m doing. That means in 2011, you’ll have to be a Platinum Program Member to learn these strategies.

I’m going ‘upmarket’ with my most valuable information and strategies. I will still have introductory seminars and workshops, but the most powerful will be reserved exclusively for those willing to pay for it. Their reward will be that I GUARANTEE RESULTS. I would think you’d agree that’s not just fair, that makes good business sense.

That’s the whole point, it’s win-win.. Ka-Ching!

Google gives OK for trademarks…

Trying to keep up with Google’s policy changes is getting harder and harder. Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours sent me this update that I thought you should be aware of – it concerns trademark use in Google Ads. We address these issues in detail with our clients, which is beyond the scope of this blog post, but I thought it timely and important for you to know about it. Information is power as they say. Of course what you do with that power is another story! When you come across news like this, please forward it to me by posting a comment on the blog. I make a point of making sure that ALL contributors are rewarded with a backlink, often more than one!

Google Searches Are Getting Longer

Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours came across new data that shows Google searches are getting longer and more specific. Attached are a few pointers on how you can adapt.

The data reveals that the percentage of clicks based on search term length is changing. Clicks made through searches over eight words grew by 8.3%, with searches over seven words growing by 5.3%.

In contrast, clicks made through searches using one word fell by 1.1%, with clicks made by searches over two words falling by 1.5%. Searches using three words remained flat.

The data isn’t surprising as the growth of the Internet as a business tool results in more users searching for more specific data, such as brands and product names.

Google reports that 20% of searches are absolutely brand new, meaning they have never been typed into the search engine before. Users are having to think about being more specific to get through jargon and get to what they really want.

This is important for you, as you must think about what keywords you can use in order to show up in as many searches as possible when your target market is looking to acquire your product or service.

One of the biggest trends ignored by small businesses is search-by-location. You must start to use keywords relating to your  location, as users are more and more searching for specific brands and products by suburb.

Not enough small businesses think about ranking for their suburb name, which is an extremely easy thing to rank for and people will use it in very specific searches. This is necessary even though Google is getting better with that sort of thing, with both maps as well as business listings.

At eight words, which is pretty high, think about the things people would be searching for and the combinations they would prefer…

That means you must consider what you think users will be searching for and that means not just what you think should be an appropriate keyword.

For example, Qantas probably use the keywords cheap flights, but they aren’t targeting cheap air fares. Similarly, you might want to use the words “cheap accommodation” but also consider most people won’t type that into Google, chances are they’ll type in “cheap hotels” or “cheap motel”.

As I’ve explained in previous blog posts, you must not get obsessed with adding as many keywords as possible, but instead should add the right types of keywords.

Google Adword strategies are beyond the scope of this blog post, I just wanted to highlight that BECAUSE searches are getting longer, you need to keep that in mind…

You can thank Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours for the initial source of information – by going to his site and having a look around – that’ll help his SEO!

YouTube hits 1 Billion Views/day

This is BIG news – YouTube announced it has reached the 1 billion views/day. WOW! But what does that mean for you and your business? My videos and channel have been viewed by more than a quarter million people – because embedded videos don’t accumulate clicks anymore, it’s probably close to half a million views. I have more than 80 videos uploaded to YouTube, viewed by HUNDREDS of people a day.

YouTube Video Marketing

If you don’t want to get left behind, seriously consider attending our next Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne. I will reveal all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to leverage the Internet so you become one of the 5% who make more than the other 95% combined. Heck, if I can just get you to make more than you spend, you’d agree that would be worth the cost of admission…

This blog has GREAT free tips, but let’s face it – I can’t and don’t reveal all in these blog posts.

Come spend 3 days with me and other like-minded entrepreneurs – it’s a 3-day investment that will pay you for a lifetime. When I attended my first Bootcamp in 1996, it cost me $10,000 with travel, tuition and accomodation. In the next 10 years, I guesstimate that I made over $2.5 Million in additional sales, putting an extra $100,000/year in my pocket.

An investment of 3 days did that – and it also led to me retiring from the rat race in 2005 at the age of 42.

I know in hindsight it’s 20-20, but I want to give you 20-20 FORESIGHT…

The edge to out-perform your competitors  AND STILL HAVE THE LIFESTYLE you want to be living.

I am living proof.

This week I am competing in the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney – in squash.

My exploits are on one of my 10 blogs… The Mindset Of A Champion Blog.

Yes and yes.

I am a world-ranked squash player (top 20 in the men’s 45-49 category) and I have 10 blogs.

10 blogs – that I write or edit, publishing on average one blog post/day on 10 different topics…

AND I have time to play squash.

Want this lifestyle?

One word.

Internet.

The Internet is the ONLY truly exponential business tool. If you don’t master it within the next 2-3 years, you’ll be obsolete. You still have a chance to get to the front and lead, but that opportunity is slipping by every day one of your competitors learns and does more than you do…

Don’t get left behind – learn the most up-to-date strategies that work, that bring more people to your site and into your store or convert to online buyers attend our 3-day Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne at the end of November.

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Get MORE clicks INSTANTLY

The easiest way to get more clicks is to WRITE your URL more legibly.

www.SpeedStudyForBusiness.com will out-click www.speedstudyforbusiness.com.

www.MarcDussault.com will get MORE visitors than www.marcdussault.com.

It is even more the case with long URLs like…

www.ExponentialPrograms.com/Internet and www.exponentialprograms.com/internet.

Make sure you use this simple, easy and free technique and watch your click-throughs improve INSTANTLY!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.

Another technique that can help that you might want to test is to use hyphens…

www.Get-Better-Grades.com

I know – it’s simple and you might want it to be more complicated. STOP IT!

I’m serious – watch the YouTube video and take the advice seriously – STOP IT!

Stop making your Internet strategies more complicated than they need to be.

“The Internet is the easiest thing that is hard to do.”

That’s only because 95% of the population makes it that way. The 5% who make it simple and easy make MORE than the 95% combined – Ka-Ching!

Think about it – do you want MORE complexity or MORE money in your bank account?

Why clients are shoving money into Gavin’s pockets

A few days (posts) ago, Gavin Buckett of AGB Solutions told us how he turned a $300 investment into $17,000 of revenue.

That alone produced TWO additional solid leads from THAT BLOG post alone! (If you want new leads, send me your Exponential Success stories!)

The following is an e-mail excerpt from Gavin, giving us another instalment in his success saga…

The KEY DISTINCTION FOR GAVIN’S SUCCESS IS HIGHLIGHTED BELOW…

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Wednesday, April 16th

Hi Marc,

I just thought that I would give you an update on how my Google Adword campaign is going.

I had a meeting today with a company who is based in Sydney (I am based in Melbourne) who found my business on Google and called me. Before I met him, he had self selected AGB Solutions to implement a HACCP system for his business. He had selected AGB Solutions based purely on what he read on my website, and that I was the business to meet his needs, as I was obviously passionate about what I do (check out the landing page: http://www.agbsolutions.com.au/food_safety_programs.php for yourself).

He was in Melbourne for a meeting tonight and scheduled his flight home around the time that I could meet him. We discussed his needs and he reiterated that we were a good fit (he is an importer of quality tea from Germany) and I a supplier of quality food safety management systems. He committed to the project on the spot.

Generally it takes two to three months to have a HACCP system fully certified. As I was his chosen supplier, he was able to fit in with my schedule when I am Sydney next Month for the Virtual Real Estate Empire Building Workshop (I am heading up one day early) and then… offered to prepay the full amount UPFRONT. I normally invoice in thirds at different stages of the project. This blew me away.

Since my last email two weeks ago, I have also had discussions with three other companies, who ALL sound promising. One is a national chain of 16 retail stores with their head office and processing facility in Melbourne. I am meeting them next week; to not only discuss their processing facility, but also to implement systems for their 16 retail stores. This is only in early stages but I am quietly confident that I have already said enough to win them over. ALL from Google Adwords!

I know you like the numbers, so here they are:

My most expensive Adword is…$1.00. My current Google Adword account has cost me about $200 per month over 3 months. Since I set up Google analytics 6 weeks ago, I have had 815 visitors to my site from 15 different countries (688 from Australia). I have had 25 people who I have never met add their details to my data base.

To compare: My current Yellow Pages advertisement is worth $2,400 (about $200 per month as well) and I have had one enquiry, who is yet to commit. Yellow Pages are trying to get me to recommit to 2009. What chance do they have? I now have $20,500 committed revenue and another $25,000 quoted and quite probable (fingers crossed). All from Google! (for the same price PLUS I control this 100% AND can modify my strategy on-the-spot which I can’t do with Yellow Pages)

How would the ad go? Three days for UYMG: $295, accommodation, airfares and transfers approximately $500. $1,400 spent plus three days of drinking water from a fire hydrant to make a possible $45,000.00. PRICELESS. This is 3 months worth of effort. Multiply those metrics over 12 months.

As you say, you do the maths!

I am sure you want to know my current USP for HACCP certification (I have three USP’s now), that includes a number of Dr D’s and Exponential Marketing strategies. It is:

AGB Solutions is Australia’s only food safety company owned and operated by a former Apprentice Chef of the Year who will reveal little known safe food and quality assurance secrets to you if you’re a food manufacturer or distributor who is not big enough to have their own QA manager. You uncross your fingers knowing an outbreak won’t happen to you because we have all the appropriate certified industry skills and scientific knowledge to ensure and GUARANTEE that you will gain HACCP Certification at your first attempt as well as meeting all of your regulatory requirements with friendly, cost effective and practical solutions to ensure your products are safer than your competitors’ and empowering your staff so they never embarrass you (again).

The Guarantee that I offer is:

AGB Solutions is so confident about the HACCP certified programs that we prepare, that we GUARANTEE that your program will achieve certification at the first and only attempt, simply by completing our “11 Point Checklist for HACCP Certification Success”. If the program that we prepare does not pass certification on the first attempt, we will refund you all of the payments that you have already made.

We have worked in and on HACCP systems for almost 10 years. We can offer this guarantee knowing that every single one of our clients has achieved certification at their first attempt and we’re not about to let you ruin our 100% success record!

Thanks for your help Dr D, You rock.

Eat Well. Eat Safe!

Gavin

Gavin Buckett
Founder and Managing Director
A.G.B Solutions Pty Ltd
Post Office Box 1078, Ashwood, Victoria, 3147
Mobile: 0422 922 883
Fax: 03 9813 8349
Web: www.agbsolutions.com.au
Email: gavin@agbsolutions.com.au


P.S.
Now there has to be a P.S. doesn’t there. I would like for Max Ucherek to film me for You Tube.

What is needed for this and what is the cost? As mentioned previously, I would like to do three separate videos to compress my Pathways To Profit. They are:

Video 1: Who is AGB solutions and why should I choose you for our food safety needs.
Video 2: What is HACCP and what are the benefits of implementing HACCP??
Video 3: How AGB Solutions can implement a HACCP System for your business.

I have prepared texts a couple of weeks ago and was going to ask Leela to look over them for me to exponentialise them.

Also, I don’t know if Max can help, but It would be good to have an insert of text while I am talking (i.e. from PowerPoint).

Head down. Bum up.

P.P.S. I was in a business the other day and they had a quote that summarises my approach to your teachings. Remember I was starting pretty low on the knowledge ladder and have made a few blunders that you have pointed out to me. The quote was something like:
If you ask the question, you may seem like a fool for five minutes. If you don’t ask the question, you may be a fool for life.

The reason this strategy is working so well is that Gavin LOVES what he does, is not afraid to SHOW IT and ARTICULATES it in EVERY SINGLE communication with his suspects and prospects. If you START to do the same, you TOO will improve your results in QUANTUM leaps…