There are millions of companies worldwide, in hot pursuit of search engine rankings. Now more than ever has there been the demand to attain these first page rankings, and so naturally.

There are a few ways to accomplish this. First you can pay for rankings, meaning, you are PPC marketing using either Google Adwords or MSN Adcenter.

Secondly, you can get ranked within Google Places, Google’s internal business registry that any company can register to (but there are some techniques that you need to follow to get high Google Places rankings).

Lastly, and the method that I am going to be teaching you about today is “natural” search ranking, which are typically 5-10 of the rankings within the first page of the local search. They are typically the very first ranking page as well.

Achieving these rankings is actually much easier than you think. Today I am going to explain how you can take advantage of search engine ranking algorithms and use them to their advantage to get 1st page rankings under “local” search terms.

I am also going to be exposing how big this opportunity really is and explaining how you can go about profiting from this venture in the most efficient way as possible.



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WiccanTim Premium
How do I give control of a domain after selling it?
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onmyownterms Premium
Every registrar has unique procedures for transfers of ownership. Contact the Registrar from whom you purchased the domain. If that was WA - send a PM to Kyle or Carson/
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WiccanTim Premium
thanks
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198400sa Premium
Hello you're getting domain web to cutch up
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Danielle15 Premium
Hello WA Community! Need some help with a domain issue. When I initially started Kyle suggested owning a domain. I did this and purchased honestonlinemarketing.com

At first it was not available and I checked the next day and it was. I bought it.

Two months later, if you go to my site, SOMETIMES you are lead to someone else's honestonlinemarketing.com which is very dark and is not mine. It is hit or miss. Sometimes you go to mine, sometimes you are taken to the other person's site. Can 2 people "own" the same domain?
http://honestonlinemarkeing.com/
http://honestonlinemarkeing.com/but-im-not-an-expert

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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gadifi Premium
You are putting the t in marketing in the domain that is why you are getting the dark page. When I put http://honestonlinemarketing.com i get this. first image
I put your domain in http://honestonlinemarkeing.com/ and I get this this image second image
You just have to watch your spelling of the domain you want to see
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cschlup54 Premium
I think I see from gasification you got your answer; domains are pretty cheap if you don't like yours I would buy a new one and move your website to new site...I did this so that is why I suggest it
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Danielle15 Premium
Thanks! Is it relatively easy to transfer all my info to a new domain?
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How much did the domain cost?
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Kduhl Premium
do i have to pay a fee to get my website to the top?
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Michelle04 Premium
If anyone is asking you to pay a fee to get you ranked high, then it is purely a scam and a waste of money.

Write quality content and give it time. That is the real way to get to the top. :)
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jvranjes Premium
There is no such thing like a fee for getting to Google first page. You need high quality content and a good SEO.
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Kduhl Premium
thanks
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Kduhl Premium
thank you so much
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Shawn007 Premium
I have always explored the option of creating niche sites within states and cities. I am still working on one niche site for veteran owned business directory for my state.
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jordifont6 Premium
I loved this training Kyle! Opened my mind in some businesses options. Just one question, if I create a website business like that, which would it be the best payment methods for these local companies? maybe a bank transfer or setting up a Paypal account? Thanks, Jordi.
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Warner43 Premium
Hey Jordi! If the local company sell products only in Catalonia-Spain, then the payment method could be a bank (in Holland there is one payment method for all banks- Ideal) or by creditcard. If that company sells products to clients in other countries is Paypal or credit card the best option. Success. Warner
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jordifont6 Premium
Thanks Warner !
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localpro Premium
This is awesome! I did have a question? How do you overcome the objection of : "I already have a website"
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baietti Premium
There are multiple answers that I am sure people will give you, but one could be, that at wealthy affiliate they can take your already established website and help teach you how to make it better, like using Keyword tool, offered with a premium membership, 24/7 support for their website, etc
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Kyle Premium
You ask them how successful their website is and how many local business they are generating as a result. You can also point out (if they are not ranked high), that they could benefit from more exposure from within the higher rankings.
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Do domains cost and how much?
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Ralph Rizzo Premium
very informative! I just bought a domain name. I want to help local business. i decided to create a directory where they can be listed for free. I have a partner who can build sites and offer SEO services. I know lots of small business owners who could use help being found locally especially in contracting type industries.
i need a theme from Wordpress that works well as a directory. and a way to let owners post their own info.
Any ideas are welcome. My domain is ezlocalnj.com
thanks,
Ralph
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Kyle Premium
Do a search in Google:

https://www.google.com/#q=wordpress+directory+theme

This will give you lots of directory options. Many are Premium themes (paid), but if you search for free ones you will likely come up with some of those as well.
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sandiego34 Premium
Hello Reel, Because the .com is taken, your chosen domain is probably in demand. Your keyword research is of course decisive for the SEO..Behind your chosen keyword, you can also use .net and.info with similarly good results as with co.uk. The choice is yours! Good Luck:)
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Reef Premium
Hi there, thanks for that! It seems net org and info are all taken. co.uk isn't though... I think I will try it as a starting point!
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Reef Premium
I have a question around domains. I have just started today and am still working through the first lessons. My chosen niche is 'special needs resources'. I am a mother of a special needs boy so understand this world very well and the needs of parents and potential issues they have. .com is taken, but co.uk isn't. Could I still go for that or would it be better to think up another domain name? Apologies if this is a silly question! ;)
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jeremyngyw Premium
.net and .org is recommended here as well. Try it!
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Reef Premium
Thanks for responding. net and org also taken. Would I go with local in that case? co.uk?
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Kyle Premium
I always recommend a .com if it is available. .org is second best and unless it is a local company, you should avoid a .co.uk...and even at that, a .com is still the best.
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Reef Premium
Thanks Kyle. Annoying I purchased the co,uk domain yesterday! I guess I need to figure out alternative keywords. I was getting a bit ahead of myself, haven't even finished the entire starter course yet. I just had my niche figured out so wanted to make the move.
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Kyle Premium
Not the end of the world, if you are targeting people in the UK using Google.co.uk, then you can definitely get rankings with this domain...you just won't get global rankings with a country specific domain name.
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Mackem Premium
Hello Kyle - All makes sense but I am stuck on one point. Get pages ranked under specific location based keyword that I understand and the monthly traffic to that keyword according to your example is reasonable at >500 clicks/month. However, even at 500 clicks / month (if we assume 2% convert to enquiry) each enquiry that results will need to have a reasonable value to make it worthwhile. My question is this - I could write blog posts to drive more traffic but am I correct in thinking they would need to be written around location based keywords? If so could be tricky to write more than a couple of posts.
Thanks
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Kyle Premium
If it is targeting a local company that you are promoting, then use, they should be location specific keywords. Remember, traffic is cumulative and ANY traffic is good traffic. As you create more content, your traffic will scale right along side it.
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scott b Premium
Hi Kyle.

I understand what you mean about .com ranking better in Google but does that apply to UK ? I bought a .co.uk domain for a plumber and its doing quite well now. Should I stick to .co.uk or bin it for the .com ?
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Kyle Premium
Nope, that is fine if it is a local site. I would not be too concerned, the same thing here the .ca domains rank well in Canada for local businesses but don't rank on connections outside of Canada.
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scott b Premium
Nice one cheers kyle !
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danwarfdrope Premium
Buying a local domain, setting it up as a satellite site and haiving it 'sit there' does not work... In fact it can become quite expensive. I have been there and done that. What I would recommend is focusing on maybe 3-4 sites and then attend some networking meetings at your chamber of commerce or BNI to 'impress'/'sell' the domain or perhaps use it as a freebie to get a foot in the door. Traffic is essential as well - I wouldnt bother with anything which has less than 300 exact searches per month personally. But its a trade off against competition - you will need good backlinks if its a url with alot of competition and search volume, otherwise you may be waiting a while for it to rank!
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Kyle Premium
it really depends on what keyword tool you are using to determine traffic, if you are using Google's keyword tool (which is full of inflated data), then 300 may be the number. I tend to use Jaaxy.com for all my keyword research and I would focus on terms with 100 searches per month. If you can get a top ranking in a niche that attracts leads that are worth a good amount of money, any amount of traffic can be a powerful proposition to them...in specific if it is targeted terms that their clientèle would be searching.
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mcman187 Premium
hey Kyle I bought a geographic targeted domain last week and I had someone on fiverr.com write the home page but I don't think I like it. Do you think you could have a look at it and see what you think. I will send the article to you through PM if that's OK

Tell me your thoughts on it.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, I can have a look. I think that if you are not happy with it, you should send it back to get rewritten or be more careful with the writer you choose next time. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean quality work, you still have to do your due diligence in order to get quality, in particular when it comes to writing.
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Mike Morales Premium
Kyle, I like the advertising inquiry section idea on the contact page, do you have any examples you might share with us or some kind of a format that you might use to set this page up?
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Kyle Premium
I will create one this week on my sample site so that you can see an example. Basically it is as straightforward as it says, you create a contact page with your information (or a form) where people can get in touch with you if they are interested in advertising. You could also show a screenshot of where on your site the advertising will be located and which spots are currently available.

This allows advertisers to come to you (takes a lot of the work out of it).
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mcman187 Premium
This is exactly what i was looking for. Thanks so much for creating this training, I now have a much better understanding of the local domain business. The next thing i would like to know more about is how to find hot selling domain names. (Keyword rich domains)

I was on NameBio.com last night doing some research and i found that the 2 most popular domains i found so far was anything with the word social in it or the word cloud. Some of these domains have sold for as much as 228,000 dollars, I was wondering what makes them so hot.

Then i went to godaddy.com and every domain with those 2 words in it was taken or they was on the marketplace selling for thousands of dollars. That is crazy dude.

Also what exactly is a wiki ? I see a lot of that lately, like when jay did the halo4wiki case study but I'm not sure what it is.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, there are a lot of domains out there that are getting bought up for what I think is too much money in a lot of cases. A great opportunity that will exist for some time as they will never MAKE more .com domains, it is real estate that is running out. 2 word domains are almost gone, three word domains are getting there. 5 years from now most 4 word domain names (.com's) will be gone.

Focusing on the local marketplace with your domain purchases is really no different than buying a piece of real estate that is going to go up in value. :)
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jpnetco Premium
Great training Kyle. Not into local yet, still developing my own sites, however I'm able to cement some these training ideas that you've provided here. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
These ideas can also be applied (the finding, buying and ranking domains) to any niche as well...not just local businesses, but any niche website that you want to create. The great part about local businesses though is that they TRULY need your help and most of them have money to spend regularly on advertising. :)
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muskyblood Premium
Great local training Kyle! I sort of gave up on local a while back, but just might try to get back in. I know the possibilities are there, I just never found a good way to get the attention of business owners.

I tried e mails, regular mail, phone calls, and everyone was always to busy, and treated me like another one of the annoying calls from salesmen they probably get all of the time. I even did try the methods of ranking my sites before ever contacting them, and it just never got rolling for me. All that rejection got me discouraged.
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Kyle Premium
I think more and more these days people are realizing the potential of getting local rankings. Being able to show them something before they even have to talk to you can definitely help.

In saying this, many business owners believe it or not check their Facebook pages more these days than their business email, so you may want to try this as an additional medium of contact. You could also show them a screenshot of where their ad would be and show them some traffic stats.

The more real you make it to them, the more likely they will be to bite.
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