Up until now, we all had issues verifying a GMB without a "real" address. If you're a digital marketer, or a local business owner that wants more listings, the power of a LIVE Google My Business listing can get your phone ringing on autopilot.
Recently, I posted an article on how to get your google my business suspended listings lifted out of suspension. We're ramping up everything there is to know about GMB's!
In this article, I want to show you what myself and my business partner have been doing over the years in regards to verifying listings. I'll show you what we did in the past, what used to work, but doesn't anymore.
Then, by the end of this article, I'm going to show you how we are verifying GMB listings one right after the next. So, if you're interested in getting a new listing, this article is going to be fire!
Our History of GMB Verification Methods
Set Up Virtual Mailbox Post Card Method (Doesn't Work Anymore)
You see, back in the day, we (as in myself and a business partner) used to execute the post card method. And, WOW, it worked so dang good. We were getting listing after listing.
What we did, was set up virtual addresses. Google would send a post card to that virtual office's address, then we forwarded that mail to our business office.
The post card came within 7-10 days, and we had a listing up and running. I mean, we did this ALL the time.
Video Verify (Only Works If You Can Show Your Office)
This method was an instant classic! It used to work very well, and it was a little bit of a rush to say the least. Let me explain what we did.
First, we would set up a listing through Google My Business. Then we clicked on "verify later." After a few days, you can get the option to video verify.
Now, up until about 2 years ago, you could "trick" google on the video call by saying you were on your desktop computer and you can't show the outside of your office. We used to tell them, "we can't bring our desktop outside, sir." And, then they would verify it. It was pretty simple.
But, those days are also long gone. That method stopped working, and it forced us to see if we could phone verify.
Phone Verify Method (Doesn't Work Anymore)
This method was like the wild west a couple years ago, and it worked like magic. We used to upload listings in bulk and verify one right after the other. It was simply amazing.
Gone are those days though, as Google has done a great job cracking down on people like us taking advantage of the system.
This cost my business thousands of dollars. It hurt, I'm not going to lie.
But, the way I see it, you have 2 options...
Option #1: Call it quits and move on to something different.
Option #2: Lick your wounds, get back up off the ground, scratch, claw and mentally fight your way into another method that will work.
How could I just quit and do a diss-service to my customer base?
It was time to go back to the lab. Test. Trial. Error. Hypothesis. All the scientific terms, because we are scientists looking for a method that cannot be beat.
Well, after about 6 months (literally) of testing. We found a way!
The Secret Post Card Method (THIS WORKS NOW!)
This is what we have ALL been waiting for! A post card method that is as legit as possible. Now, I'm not going to share HOW we do this, but I will share you where we sell it.
But, before I do that, here's proof that our method works:
And... more proof:
How You Can Make Monthly Recurring Revenue With Having a GMB
Here’s how you can generate serious, recurring monthly revenue from Google My Business listings:
#1: PPL (Pay Per Lead)
You can promote a PPL offer from a Pay Per Call network, such as Offer Vault. Your GMB will get traffic and start getting legitimate phone calls from people who are ready to buy. Then, you get a commission without taking phone calls or doing any of the work! A PPL offer is an offer that pays you money for every phone call generated. Depending on the Niche and Vertical, PPL payouts can range from earning $5 all the way up to $200 or more.
#2: For Your Own Business
Get more listings for your business in more cities and states. Once you learn how to rank these listings, your phone will be ringing off the hook, and your marketing dollars aren't being wasted on useless advertisements.
#3: Start Your Own Agency
You can start your own lead generation business! This option can be very profitable if done correctly. Get as many GMB's in as many categories as you want. Offer Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Call, Revenue Share, you name it - you can do it! This is an entirely new but very lucrative business model that is not being used by many internet marketers today.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we have saved over the last couple of months.
What Niches Can Be Verified With This Method?
We can verify every niche besides locksmith and the real spammy ones. It's not worth doing those because we want our method to last.
Do I Need A Real Address?
We only require you give us an address. If you don't have an address, or struggle to choose one, we can pick one for you.