Google SEO: Part 2 – Tricks, Tips and Resources for #1 Rankings

Written by John F. Carroll on . Posted in Podcasts

Insurance Marketing with John Carroll - Podcast In this 3rd episode of Insurance Marketing with John Carroll I explain tools and tricks to optimize your insurance agency to show up at the top of Google search results.

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Listen to this episode to find out:

  • How to get #1 rankings on Google.
  • How “black-hat” SEO can destroy your rankings.
  • The detrimental step to take PRIOR TO ANY optimization.
  • Exactly what people near you are searching for on Google.
  • The most effective way to verify your Google business listing.
  • The best categories for your Google business profile.
  • How to get a professional web video created for your agency for $5.
  • Who are the 3 most important data aggregation companies for SEO.
  • The easiest way to get more links to your website.
  • How to use Facebook content for Google+

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Resources mentioned in this podcast include:

  1. Google Keyword Tool
  2. Claim Your Google Business Profile
  3. USPS Official Address Verification Tool
  4. Best Categories For Your Google Business Profile
  5. Professional Agency Videos For 5 Dollars
  6. Check your website load speed with Pingdom
  8. Universal Business Listings
  9. Whitespark Local Citation Finder
  10. The best types of links for insurance agency SEO
  12. 101 Ways to Build Links
  14. How to get more reviews of your insurance agency
  15. Google+ for Businesses
  16. Agent Question Message Line: 1-877-871-9589 (call this number to ask a question to be answered live on the podcast)

There’s almost an entire hour of detailed explanation of how to get your agency to the top of the search results in Google including all my best tips and incredible resources to help you.

By the time I was done recording this episode I was so exhausted I had to lie down and go to sleep. Sure it was 1am, but that doesn’t change the fact that I poured my heart and soul out into the content of this podcast and I truly hope it helps you!

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Thank you so much for listening,

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John F. Carroll

John F. Carroll is the founder and CEO of InsuranceSplash. For years, John has consulted insurance agencies with internet marketing and sales strategy and he is dedicated to making insurance marketing easy and effective for all insurance agents. If you're an agent, connect with John on LinkedIn, he wants to connect with you!

Comments (4)

  • Scott


    John, This is an amazing piece of work you made here. Can’t believe it’s free. it was long, very long, but well worth it. I can’t thank you enough! -SM


    • John F. Carroll


      Thanks Scott. If you have any questions please feel free to use the comments!


  • Tara


    Thank you so much for the mountains of information in your pod cast. I am inspired and have gone straight to the web to claim my spaces. However, I have encountered a problem. Many of the websites have the incorrect address for my business. It is off by one number. I am attempting to edit all of these with the wrong information, but some cost money to do so. And frankly, I can’t afford to pay for them all. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tara


    • John F. Carroll


      Hi Tara, This is a great question. The best advice I can give you is to try to get the information right in the biggest sites that will allow you to update things without paying any money and they I’d recommend using this service from a company called Moz: It’s not free, but relatively inexpensive compared to something like Yext (which is probably what all those sites are trying to get you to buy). They’ll submit the correct information about your agency to the companies that feed information everywhere online. It’ll take awhile to get all those bad listings “flushed” out but that’s what I’d do in your shoes. -John


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