Member 11998 Posts

Member 11998 Posts

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    It is faster, but the keyword rankings seem to be inaccurate. When I do a Google search (in an incognito window) I see rankings that are not displayed in the research tab. Am I the only one seeing this?

    Posted in Faster Research module (and website Web Grader) 11/23/16 at 09:14 AM (23276)
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    Ok, let's brainstorm. I have a list of leads to call and email. Normally, we need a trust trigger product - give something away for free to get the foot in the door. You could come up with a "Freebie" or discount, let's say, buy an SEO package, get ??% discount on PPC, or something like that.

    I do online reputation marketing and have been successful because we have a product that we give away and we have a process in place. With SEO and PPC, I don't have a trust trigger product or a process to go about it. Other companies come up with sales for the resellers, they even even give away marketing materials so the resellers can market to get leads.
    I know you are perfectly capable of doing it and able to afford it. One of the local magazines I write for as freelancer, asked me if I knew anything about HubShout because you guys have been calling them and offering free content for their magazines. Would you consider doing something like that for us?

    My biggest challenge is making a sale. Clients come up with all kinds of weird questions and not knowing all the process involved in HubSHout, it was very helpful when I skype in a question to Jamie and he'd give me his answer. If I had a challenging prospect, he'd help me prepare for the meetings and also agreed to jump in a call and help me close it.



    Posted in No dedicated account manager for rookies? What's up with that? 11/24/14 at 04:23 PM (16210)
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    Chris: "I understand the convenience of picking up the phone to address an issue."
    This is what’s bothering, not being able to talk to a live person when I need it. Instead, it’s all automated. I know there are people behind it but it feels like talking to robots.

    Adam, how is this going to shine? HubShout was different because of connection with account managers and the support they provide. Who’s going to jump in a call and help me make a sale now? This is where the rookies like me need the most help. I can always learn the dashboard and watch more webinars but it takes time.

    I value the partnership because of the relationship with real people like Jamie. When we get to know the person we're working with, we inspire, and lift each other up when we feel down. Off shore companies don’t give a crap about inspiration and our success, all they care about is money. This is what's bothering me the most. This is where this company is starting to look like every other white labor company in the world. Believe me, I'm all for working with Americans but you are taking away the biggest value.

    Good thing is you made me so mad that I’m gonna push very hard to get more customers and get the value that I need.

    Posted in No dedicated account manager for rookies? What's up with that? 11/24/14 at 02:03 PM (16203)
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    I've been dealing with Jamie since I first signed up with HubShout. He's been a great help guiding and consulting me the best way to get an SEO and PPC client. It took months of Jamie's hard work to help me get a client. And just when I get a YES, all of a sudden, he's not my account manager anymore. Nobody notified me about this change and I'm really disappointed. I can't even find my way around the dashboard without his help. I spend so much time writing on the task now that it would be less time consuming to talk live to a person. Having a relationship with a dedicated account manager is what made this company stand out from the rest of the white labor companies in the world. HubShout is showing that they care more about the big bucks then providing help to the rookies who need the dedicated account managers the most. Starting up is hard and you just made it even harder. I feel like I just got slapped in the face with a reality check that it's all about the money. I went three steps forward and now five steps back. I'm mad and I'm seriously considering going elsewhere.

    What do you other starters think about not having a dedicated account manager?

    Posted in No dedicated account manager for rookies? What's up with that? 11/24/14 at 11:45 AM (16195)
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    I can't find the link for the webinar. Can somebody post it here or send it to my email please.

    Posted in How do you handle prospects seeking proof of your work? 10/06/14 at 04:26 PM (15488)
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    I can't find the link for the webinar. Can somebody post it here or send it to my email please.

    Posted in How do you handle prospects seeking proof of your work? 10/06/14 at 04:16 PM (15487)
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    I'll be on the 4 pm call. Looking forward to brainstorming. Thanks!

    Posted in How do you handle prospects seeking proof of your work? 10/06/14 at 02:45 PM (15485)
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    I have a prospect who's considering hiring me for SEO and PPC but they are asking for a proof and a phone call with one of my clients. I don't have any SEO or PPC client for them to ask questions about the experience with me.

    Chad and Adam,
    You need to help out newbies like me get that first client. How about you ask one of your clients that you use for a demo, to answer a few questions. They already know how Hubshout works but mention my business instead of hub shout. I'm pretty sure if I use your demo materials, they'll get the name from the articles and call that company.
    I know it's a lot to ask but what else can I do? This is not the first time that it happened. I feel like this is my road block. Everybody needs proof and I don't have any to show.

    Posted in How do you handle prospects seeking proof of your work? 10/06/14 at 02:00 PM (15481)
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    I've signed up for Yext before to create accounts for online reputation and it didn't work out. I had an orientation with them and realized that once you're done paying them, all of your listings along withe reviews will be gone. If this is the same arrangement with you guys, that's bad news. I still have clients from two years ago that call me sometimes for username and passwords, imagine if you tell them that they no longer have those accounts. Also, if the owners want to address any reviews online, they have no access.

    Posted in New MSA with 60 Day Out 10/06/14 at 01:44 PM (15480)