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With listing and reputation management so essential for local businesses — especially in 2020 — we’re introducing new Moz Local plans that give you more options for review monitoring, review management, and social posting, depending on your needs.
While it’s always been important for local businesses to have accurate and complete online listings, it’s even more crucial in today’s environment. Google found that searches for “in stock” grew more than 70% globally in late Q1, indicating people were shopping locally more often, and Nextdoor found that 72% of their members believe they will frequent local businesses more after the crisis is over.
But consumers often rely on reviews of local businesses when deciding where to buy. High quality, positive reviews can improve your business visibility, and when you respond to reviews, it shows that you value your customers and their feedback.
Why is Moz offering new plans?
The new Moz Local plans — Lite, Preferred, and Elite — are designed to offer more features and flexibility to better meet the needs of local businesses and their marketers. Our previous plans limited reputation management and social posting to only the top-tier plan, and we wanted to make these features more widely available.
Customers on any of the new plans can now monitor reviews via alerts, and depending on the plan, respond to reviews and take advantage of social posting. It’s never been more important to actively engage and listen to the needs and concerns of your current customers — and potential customers will take notice.
We also wanted to offer flexibility with respect to local business aggregator submissions. While all of the plans include Factual, US customers can choose to add the other two major aggregators if they desire broader reach.
The new plans will help you maximize your online presence and engage with consumers more easily. Here’s what’s new:
All 3 plans allow you to receive alerts and read reviews posted on Google, Facebook, and other sites in our partner network through a central dashboard. Since 82% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses, you should be aware of what they’re saying.
Preferred and Elite subscribers can also respond to reviews posted on Google, Facebook, and select directories through the dashboard. Your ability to respond quickly can be the difference between keeping a customer or losing them to your competition. When it comes to negative reviews, 40% expect a response either immediately or within 24 hours.
Preferred and Elite subscribers can share news, offers, and other content directly to Google, Facebook, and select directories from the dashboard.
For example, news posts can be shared on Facebook, and Questions & Answers and COVID-19 posts can be posted to your Google My Business page. Sharing news and offers enables you to engage proactively with consumers and attract new customers.
Local data aggregators
All three plans now include location data submission to Factual for broader location data distribution. Preferred and Elite subscribers in the US can add the other two data aggregators — Infogroup and Neustar Localeze — for $40 per year, per location.
The Elite plan includes a number of additional directories for listing management and location data distribution, such as Tupalo, Where To?, Brownbook, Opendi, iGlobal, Manta, and Cylex, to name a few. And each of the US, UK, and Canada plans include some local directories relevant to that region. For example, the US Elite plan includes Yellow Pages, Superpages, and DexKnows. A complete list can be found here.
The comparison grid below highlights the key features for each US plan. You can find all of the new US, UK, and Canada plans and pricing on our website.
How do these new plans impact current Moz Local customers?
If you’re a current Moz Local customer, you can either keep your existing plan or choose one of the new plans by clicking on “Change plan” and then “See plan options” in your Moz Local dashboard. Enterprise customers can contact their Account Manager to discuss the new plans.
Get started with Moz Local
The new Moz Local plans are designed to maximize your local online presence, increase consumer engagement, and enhance your visibility in local searches with minimal time and effort. You can get started with Moz Local for as little as $11 per month (billed annually). And if you want to learn more about best practices for listing and reputation management, check out our recent webinar on the ROI of Local Presence Management.
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The thought of building a shed can be intimidating. After all, most people have no idea how to plan it all out and where to even start. How much material will you need? What wood will you use? What are the dimensions?
So many questions, and so few answers. Very often despite wanting to build their shed, many people end up hiring a someone to do it for them. They end up paying more than they need to and the workmanship is nothing to write home about.
Over the past couple of years, Ryan Henderson’s My Shed Plans has seen its popularity skyrocket. Many people have bought it and built their own sheds with the plans in it.
Not only does it cost a fraction of what you’d pay someone else, but you also have the bragging rights that you built your own shed. Ryan is a professional woodworker with twenty years of experience.
He knew exactly what people would need to build their own shed and has given it to them in his bestselling product. We were so impressed that we decided to take a closer look at My Shed Plans and this is what we discovered…
The Good Points:
1) The biggest selling point of this product is the massive size of the collection. There’s something for everyone here. Over and above that, this product is an online bestseller with thousands of copies sold and has positive reviews from satisfied customers. This is excellent social proof that the product delivers.
2) Building a shed can seem like a monumental task. However, if you have basic woodworking skills, all you’ll need are detailed plans. The good news is that the schematic blueprints included in this package are straightforward and detailed. However, they’re easy to understand and follow.
It’s crucial to have concise instructions. The details with the plans have dispense with technical jargon and kept things simple for most people to follow.
3) One common problem many people face when doing woodworking or starting on a new shed is that they buy more material than they need. It’s very easy to overestimate how much material to buy. You may end up buying too much and wasting your money and whatever extra material you buy.
This will not happen here because each project in My Shed Plans is accompanied by a material list. So, you just need to follow that, and you’ll be fine.
4) The garage plans, bonuses and DWG/CAD illustrations not only gives you an idea of what the final project will look like, but it’ll make your life easier. It’s these little things that makes this product head and shoulders above the rest.
5) The product is covered by a 100% money-back guarantee. You can test it out for 60 days and if it doesn’t satisfy you, you can always get a refund.
6) This product over delivers in every area. For the amount of plans you get, the price is amazingly low. If you’re in the shed building business, My Shed Plans will probably be the best investment you ever make.
The Bad Points:
1) With a selection this large, picking a plan out of the lot can be challenging. You’re spoiled for choice and this can make some people indecisive. It may be tempting to hastily skim through the plans and pick one without proper consideration.
So, take your time and choose wisely. Factor in the costs, time it will take, your skill level and the amount of space you’ll need for the shed before choosing a plan.
2) You can only purchase this product online.
Should You Get It?
If you plan on building a shed, then it’s a definite “Yes!”
The product is a collection of 12,000 plans. Imagine that! Twelve thousand… you’ll never find another product with this much variety. The plans, illustrations and specifications are all there.
This is one of those products where you don’t need to think twice about buying it. Get it and start building a beautiful shed today.
Woodworking as a hobby has seen an increase in popularity over the years. As our lifestyles get more modern and urban, there’s a certain peace and satisfaction that can be derived from working with your hands to create something of value. Because of that, thousands of people have started on woodworking.
One of the biggest challenges of woodworking is finding plans that are suitable for you. If the plans are simple, the projects may not interest you. If you do find awesome products that you want to create, the plans may be too complex for you. Over and above that, buying books with woodworking plans may not be enough because of the limited selection.
One of the top selling woodworking guides that has sold thousands and thousands of copies is Ted’s Woodworking Plans. Even though it’s only available online, this collection of 15,000 woodworking plans has been an online bestseller for years!
Ted McGrath, who is a professional woodworker, knew exactly what hobbyists and woodworkers needed. His collection of woodworking plans is so huge with so many different projects to choose from that it’s head and shoulders above every other woodworking guide out there.
The plans have been used by many woodworking enthusiasts to create a wide variety of items that look attractive and are useful. Just imagine building the kitchen cabinets in your house. You’ll have bragging rights for years – and it’ll save you a pretty penny.
Let’s take a closer look at Ted’s Woodworking Plans and weigh the pros and cons.
The Good Points:
1) The biggest selling point of this product is the variety of plans. You’re spoiled for choice. It’s next to impossible to find any physical woodworking guide with over 15,000 plans.
Since this product is an online download, the collection of plans is massive. There’s a plan for everyone.
2) Sometimes it’s good to have an idea of what the end product is going to look like before you embark on a project. Ted’s product contains a DWG CAD file viewer and a 3D modeling software to help you decide if you should embark on a particular plan. There’s no point in creating a product if you’re not going to be satisfied with the aesthetics of the final product.
3) This product is all about simplicity. That’s what has made it so popular for years. The detailed, step-by-step plans make it a breeze to follow along. Very often, many woodworking guides are filled with industry terminology that are confusing and intimidating.
Ted’s plans are simple, concise and written for laymen to follow. It’s all written in a straightforward manner that you can easily understand.
4) Some people who wish to use these plans may not have a strong woodworking foundation. This can be a setback. Ted understands this, and he included a woodworking manual that explains the fundamentals of woodworking along with several insider tips and tricks.
This 200-page foundational guide will give you all the knowledge you need to get the best out of the plans and become an experienced woodworker.
5) A picture may say a thousand words… but it’s 2018 now. We’d rather watch videos. Ted’s Woodworking Plans has 150 excellent instructional videos to make things much easier to understand. Of course, you’ll need to still read and refer to the written plans while building the projects.
6) These are high resolution plans that are clear and easy to read. That’s great because nobody has time to squint or use a magnifying glass while working on their project.
7) What’s better than a collection of 15,000 plans? A money-back guarantee, that’s what! You have a full 60 days to try out Ted’s plans and see if you like them. If you’re not satisfied, you can always get a refund. But in most cases, you’ll be so busy with your woodworking projects that you’ll be glad you picked it up.
The Bad Points:
1) 15,000 plans are a HUGE collection and it can be intimidating. Which plan do you choose? Where do you even start? Some people may be overwhelmed by the size of the collection.
The best way to use Ted’s Woodworking Plans effectively will be to bite what you can chew. Start off with the smaller projects. This will give you more experience and build your skills. If you can’t build a small birdhouse, you really don’t want to your first project to be a dining table.
2) This is an online download. You’ll need a computer and an internet connection to access it.
3) The plans are not categorized too neatly. The sheer size of the collection probably makes this a difficult task. Nevertheless, you can have fun looking through all the plans and picking and choosing what you like.
Should You Get It?
If you love woodworking, this product was created for you.
It’s a fantastic investment at a very affordable price. With over 15,000 plans, you’ll have enough projects to last you a lifetime. Ted’s Woodworking Plans has been a bestseller for years and is still as popular.
It’s a proven product and you can’t go wrong with it. Get your copy and get started on your own woodworking project today. Very few things are as satisfying as creating something useful with skills that you have. These plans will give you that satisfaction, if you use them well.