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John Fabrega

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John Fabrega last won the day on February 15

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About John Fabrega

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    3411 Capital Medical Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308
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    Marketing to Auto Shops
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    Marketing To Shops
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  1. John Fabrega


    I have refused to join them for years. Won't due business with a business that has such unethical business solicitation scare tactic practices. I would give them an 'F' rating if they could be rated.
  2. John Fabrega

    Radio Advertising

    Food for thought for those that are advertising on radio and want to improve their ROI... If your ad contains your telephone number you can leverage your spend and improve the responsiveness to your ad by text-enabling your number and changing the ad from 'Call 111-222-3333' to 'Call OR Text 111-222-3333'.
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    I agree with both of your assertions that the auto repair guy in the group is the easiest referral. It may also be the easiest one to mess up. Make sure to give those referrals extra attention as the referrer will likely bring it up as a testimonial and the more others hear others talk about how you've saved their bacon, the more likely they are to put their reputation on the line. It's probably pretty rare that your fellow members will be actively pursuing leads for you. It happens more opportunistically when they hear about somebody's car needing repair or a negative experience getting a repair done so I'd say keep it as short and simple as possble. i.e. 'Who fixes your cars?'. Let that then lead to... 'I have a guy...'
  4. John Fabrega

    Do you ask for reviews?

    We have a couple of customers that provide 'reputation management' services. They work with you to craft the hopefully most responsive 'ask' for the review and then with simple clicks take the customer to an initial review where if the customer chooses fewer than X stars, it notifies you so you can fix the problem. If the customer gives a positive initial review it gives them choices and routes them to the review platform of their choice (i.e. Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc). I'd be happy to make some introductions if desired.
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    Do you ask for reviews?

    I posted a pretty easy method to ask for and get Google reviews a while back. A number of folks are using it and seeing good results.
  6. John Fabrega

    Supertech website

    It looks like you've already taken @Alex's advice and changed the font colors. Or at least it appears to now be white in Chrome, Firefox, and Android browsers. Of course, I would suggest adding 'Call or Text' wherever you list your number and make them clickable on the mobile version. I found out that the number itself is clickable, but it's not obvious. Clearly, a goal of your website, Facebook page and other marketing materials is to encourage visitors to initiate contact. Making that as easy and frictionless as possible will result in more inquires and more business!
  7. John Fabrega

    best ROI for advertising

    +1 on BNI for Auto Shops. I've been involved in a BNI chapter and subbed at a few others. The Auto Repair guys always seem to do well as do plumbers, electricians, and HVAC folks.
  8. John Fabrega

    Get More Google Juice!

    Not quite as nicely, but. If you go to your page (example: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessTextBox/ ) then add reviews to the end and hit enter, it becomes https://www.facebook.com/pg/BusinessTextBox/reviews/ you can then use the URL shortner described previously. Unfortunately there desn't seem to be a way to pre-populate the level of review.
  9. John Fabrega

    Has anyone used myshopmanager.com?

    Two questions if I may: Do the texts that go in/out of ShopManager.com use your existing shop telephone number, some other number or an email address? If not, does somebody have a good contact there that they could introduce me to that might be willing to discuss an integration? Thanks!
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  11. John Fabrega

    I got my own branded flashlight

    Link and/or pics?
  12. John Fabrega

    I got my own branded flashlight

    The flashlight adds look great. My wife/English Teacher would smack my knuckles with a ruler if I didn't advise you that 'does' should be 'do' in the following sentences. Long lasting 18650 rechargeable battery INCLUDED- many flashlights in this price range does do not include a battery! Convenient hidden micro USB charging port - a lot of other flashlights in this price range does do not have a direct charge port!
  13. John Fabrega

    Get More Google Juice!

    NOTE: Make sure that the search you use is as specific as possible. Including the City & State usually works. Otherwise, you may be sending Google Juice to others. When I clicked on Matt's link above, it took me to Premier Motorcars in Tallahassee and I thought 'small world'!... until I contacted Matt to get together for coffee and he said he is in Texas. (long drive for coffee). If the search term in the link is broad and gets a lot of matches, Google will pick the closest geographical match.
  14. John Fabrega

    Get More Google Juice!

    (If you are accessing the forums via a PC, there should be an 'Edit' button for your previous posts in the lower right corner) Which method are you using to send the link to customers?
  15. Among all of the other online ratings, there is an easy and fairly frictionless way to increase your Google reviews and thereby improve your Google ranking. Here is an easy way to create a link that will take people directly to your Google reviews and pre-populate the review with 5 stars. Here's How (If you would like me to do it for you, just shoot me a PM) 1. Search for your business. Usually your business name and city and state will get you there. This is an example for one of our illustrious ASO leaders NOTE: UPDATE : Make sure that the search you use is as specific as possible. Including the city & state or Google may take others to the wrong place (see post lower in this thread) . 2. Click on 'Write a review 3. When it brings up a review STOP there. Go to the long URL at the top of the screen and add a 5 to the end. 4. Highlight and copy the entire URL. (To copy, either right-click and choose copy or just type CTRL-C) 5. Go to http://Goo.gl (Google's URL Shortener) and paste that long URL into the box (To paste, either right-click and choose paste or just type CTRL-V) 6. Click to copy the shortened URL and paste it somewhere you can find it or write it down (exact capitalization is required). In this case it's: goo.gl/WkHvCJ 7. Test the the shortened URL by pasting or typing it into your browser. If it worked, you should get something like this. Note that all 5 stars are already gold! Now that you have the link, you can... Add it to your website Include it in your emails Include it in your TextBox text message thank yous! Of course, providing awesome service so they keep the 5 stars and add positive comments is in your court!🚗