September 10, 2016

Where to Buy a Lead Generator

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Where, you ask, can you buy a lead generator for your business?

First, you need to know exactly where you are with the development of your business’ online presence. By this I mean, you should be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Do you have a website?
  • Is your website Search Engine Optimize (SEO) friendly?
  • Have you done at least, basic SEO on your website?
  • Do you offer unique, quality content related to your business, from your website?
  • Is your business website URL easy to remember?
  • Did you use an exact match domain name (Example: TorontoDogGroomer.com)?
  • Do you have (at the very least) the 3 most common social media accounts (Facebook fan page, Twitter, Google+) linked to your business website?
  • Do you share you’re posts and pages on your social media accounts regularly?

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If not, then PLEASE … stop right here, and go back to your website and address all of THESE issues first and foremost. Bookmark this page so you can come back later, by all means, yes, of course.

Until then, you could be wasting a lot of your money, chasing for that magic wand (or shiny new object, some like to call it) to poof! your business into gaining invisible, non-existing leads.

For those of you who can definitely answer “Yes!” to the above questions … follow me while I take you through a few steps that should help you generate more leads.
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It’s time to take your website through an audit

You can easily do one for yourself from many different sites that offer a FREE audit. But, do be careful which site you trust. You could be signing yourself up for a telephone call or two if you are forced to offer too much information.

For a short list of websites that offer you a broad view of where your websites stands right now, check these out:

  1. 100% Free Meta Tag Analyser
  2. Free Website assessment
  3. Free Meta tags Analyzer
  4. Site Report Card

By no means is the list above the only websites offering free auditing out there. Feel free to do your own internet search for a FREE website audit.

Now … do you know EXACTLY where your website hosting server is located geographically speaking? If not, you can use the following website: THE BEST, most accurate IP Address Locator, to find out for certain.
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One of the EASIEST means of generating leads to your business is to make sure your website is located in a location that is, at least, in the same province or state as your business … unless of course, your business is located on a cloud … literally speaking <wink, wink>.

Search engines spiders (software used to index the internet) assume if your website is located on a web server in Dallas, Texas, United States that your business is located there too. So, if you have a Toronto, Ontario, Canada based local business … bring your website HOME!

Once all of that has been completed, you’ll need to consider doing a NAP (Name, Address, and Phone Number) audit on ALL of your online accounts.
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This means making sure that EVERY WHERE you’ve given your business name, address and telephone number … be it your website, social media accounts or online directories … that you state them ALL EXACTLY the same way.

In other words it you use an abbreviation for your state or province, that you do so CONSISTENTLY on ALL accounts. Do NOT use the abbreviation on one site and then spell it out on another.

Make sure your telephone number is stated correctly on all accounts be it (555) 555-5555 or 555-555-5555 or 555.555.5555. Consistency is the key!

And please, don’t just believe me regarding THIS issue.
Feel free to review what expert’s have to say on the issue of NAP:

Then … when all of these aspects of your business internet presence is fully “polished”… and you’re still in need of generating leads, then and only then … it’s time to discover where to buy a lead generator.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this!

Hope you’ve found this post helpful. If so, please DO share this with your friends … and, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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Leah Presser - October 2, 2016 Reply

Thank you – this is just what I’ve been looking for. I have all the first criteria you listed, and have had a site up for a couple months now. I am DYING for some traffic.

I am going to use some of the site audit tools. I still don’t know if buying a lead generator is the right thing to do or if I should wait awhile longer yet. I think I’ll wait a while longer and build up my site content more. I have 22 posts but really, I could do with more yet.

Then it will be time to find out about a lead generator!

    Trish - October 2, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for letting me know the information provided here is helpful Leah. That is exactly what I intended … to be helpful first and foremost.

Leo - October 11, 2016 Reply

Interesting facts about getting leads. I think that probably the best way to make it in online marketing these days will be to build up a decent customer list. I think that a small list of loyal customers is better than 1000’s of random visitors. Which way, in your opinion, should I use to get customers attention?

    Trish - October 11, 2016 Reply

    Hey Leo,

    Yes, I recommend you follow all the steps listed in my post here BEFORE actually purchasing leads. Why leave unused leads on the table? That’s what will happen if you do not do EVERYTHING possible to gain organic leads first BEFORE buying leads. This is your BEST option to get your potential customers attention.

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