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  1. I've had GoDaddy do that to me. They're still holding a domain hostage that I forgot to renew. It's been 4 years? That being said, I was wanting to purchase a domain for a client of mine and it was taken. 3 years later, I get an email that the domain is going to become available within a week. They had it listed as 'make an offer'. I looked it up on Who Is and saw that it had expired already. Anyhow, I know some registrars give you like 3 months-ish to get it back at a higher price then it goes back to the normal price. If no one renews it (shows interest) in buying it, they'll usually let go of it. That's what happened with this domain. I bought it at regular price. You can try ICANN, too. I've also used Namecheap with no problems but I'm not sure if they spy and buy, too. Good luck Mike!
  2. Thanks SO much Mike! One particular client admitted she has a really hard time asking for reviews. I asked her to do it (for her new site I'm building), and the customers promptly responded. I think that alone helped to ease her fears. What's so funny about this woman is she's been an agent for a very long time, has a stellar career and everything 'online' about her is SOOO DATED! She's trusting me to get her current on not only her website, but social media and everything else. This was a long process, getting her to finally trust me and I want to shine for her. Great idea about the GMB, too! Thanks! She has 4 'pending' homes right now, so it's a perfect time to get her set up to ask for the reviews.
  3. I have a few questions about reviews, please. This involves real estate agents. Most often, their clients have no problem sending them a review to use. What they do have a problem with, is having to sign up/register an account for sites like Zillow and Realtor.com (and the likes). As an agent, you cannot submit your customer's reviews yourself, they have to do it. It's understandable on their part, they're trying to keep it real. However, clients are reluctant to sign up for 'this and that' just to leave the reviews. I don't blame them, it's time consuming and now they're on yet another mailing list they really don't need. That being said, I'd like to boost the star ratings for my clients in those sites. What do you all recommend? There is a link in Zillow that you can send a request to said client. I could take the review and use on of my own emails to submit it. I would have to have the address of said property. I'm not sure their clients would be comfortable with their address being 'out there' and their info being connected to it. Heck, even after you submit a review, the review itself goes into 'review' until approved. What do you recommend here? As worthless as Zillow is, as far as accuracy, many buyers rely on things like the agents star rating. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!! ~ Theresa
  4. I will check on this a little further, but so far, all of the code shows my nickname not my user name. Thanks for pointing this out Mike.
  5. Question for you Mike, My post above yours, I think we're doing the same thing, but in a different way, ??? When I set up a WP site, I always pick a wacky user name, something I will remember for each site. Then, once I'm ready to build the site, under the avatar (top right in back office), the option to 'edit my profile' is there. I click on that and scroll down to 'nickname' I use my business name (kind of a sneaky end around of another post). Under that is 'display name publicly as' you can then check your business name. All post/pages get published as your business name. When those cute little hackers try to guess my admin name, Wordfence, 90% ish of the time will show either 'admin' (which I never use), or my business name. Do you think creating an author account would help as far as security, or would it just be redundant?
  6. Hi Watman! Not sure if this will help, but here's a link that explains how to do it with one of two different ways: https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-remove-author-name-from-wordpress-posts/ Also, in some themes (I don't know about the one you're using), on a post and page, when you are in the back office, on the top right is a tab 'screen options'. It's a drop down. In there you can uncheck author, date and more. Some themes do not have that option. Another way is in 'customize' there should be a tab that says "Post Information" in that tab, there should be one for "Meta Information". In there you can uncheck or check the things you want displayed. If you're goal is to hide your user name, you can do that in "Edit my profile". I never show my user/login name. I have a default name (my company name) that I set it at. I would do this step no matter what. It helps to keep the shitheads from hacking your site. Hope that helped!!! ~ Theresa
  7. That's what I think, too. He does have an additional number, now, but what a mess his original GMB account was. I didn't set it up for him, just his new one for his store. Thanks for the help Mike.
  8. I have another client with two businesses, one is his shop (store) and the other one is his mobile business. Google removed his mobile business. I'm guessing here, but it could be because of the phone number? That is what had me worried about the ex's business being on there.
  9. I'm thinking both Mike. I just went back and checked it. Her business is still listed there, but there is a BIG RED bar that says "moved to a new location". It's frustrating because I need this woman off of there! I need to use that address for his new 'branch' of business. It's the only address I can use without GMB not approving it. It's a HUGE piece of property and a whole family lives there. I believe it's split, but the parents have two businesses and the son has an existing business. The address hers is listed at is available because of the split in parcels. I guess the new break up saying is gonna be "Take your cat, take your sweater and take your GMB account too!"
  10. I added opening dates to mine and those that I managed. Thanks Mike! I have a client who's ex wife still has her business listed at his address. I have been asking my client to call her and have her remove it.. PFFT! He still hasn't. Yesterday, I went in and suggested an edit. I just entered 'moved to another location' and Google updated it right away. I don't know how they would know I am telling the truth? Her website is gone, (she let it go) but she still has her FB page and to my knowledge, she doesn't even list her new address.
  11. You should be good to go gnojham. Normally when you first log in to WP, you'll see a notice if any other updates for WP are needed. You can also check the 'updates' in your dashboard, on the left. If you don't want to mess with learning Gutenberg right now, in plugins, just install the classic editor. Check out the ratings of Gutenberg vs classic, you can see how popular Gutenberg ISN'T. LOL.. I've tried it, still hate it, but it does have some pretty cool functions.
  12. One of the people I subscribe to mentioned that her children don't 'Google' anything, they 'YouTube' it. I finally convinced one of my clients to start recording some of his work. We are also going to be working on some forms of 'how to' videos. I know this will really help increase his traffic. This one, I don't really understand, but I know a guy that does micro soldering for cellphone repair. He records many of his repairs and posts them. However, he speeds them up, a lot! I'm pretty sure he's trying to protect his secrets, but their not fun to watch, at all. BUT, he gets a ton of traffic from them.
  13. Man, being your favorite rough. You could have at least swiped the pen from the cashier for me. Does this mean I should take back the whole entertainment center I bought you? 75" TV with an espresso machine, kegerator, indoor grill and fax machine. It's a corner unit.
  14. What did you get us Mike? Or do we all have to wait for Christmas?
  15. I've never run an AdWords campaign Mike. I think my reason was being afraid of screwing it up (all the horror stories out there) and wasting money on it. I know there's a million tutorials out there, but who do you trust? Other reason would be not knowing enough about what to expect to pay for an ad. I know it depends on your targeted keyword(s), but justifying the budget to a client when their feedback is normally "I've always heard AdWords is a waste of time and money..." Or, they have spent money in the past and gained nothing therefore believe it will always be that way.
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