Within One Day,
I Am #1!
I own a few of Chad's products and I find that they all meet my criteria. The product must perform as advertised and the product must produce results. This product did exactly that for me.
I don't believe that Chad promises that it will do a great job with absolutely no effort. I have been doing Internet marketing for a while now, and my results are always generally in proportion to the effort I put into promotion.
If you're looking for a fast, simple way to get an incredible traffic flow with almost no effort, this is not the product for you. In addition, if that's your criteria, Internet marketing is going to disappoint you, no matter what products you buy.
For a test case, I decided to market my product in the largest city in the US, New York City. There are 5 boroughs in New York City, and people do not usually travel to another borough to shop, so for maximum coverage I decided to market in each borough.
I devoted an entire day per borough, following the steps in Chad's instructions. My experience has been that within 1 day of using the product in any location, I am #1 in the Google Maps box. In fact, in 3 of the boroughs in New York City, I am ahead of very large national chains.
One unexpected bonus is that Google apparently assumes that distance covered matters in what it puts in a 10-box, not borough location, so in Queens I am number 1 in the 10-box and my Brooklyn listing is number 7 in the same Queens 10-box.
I have had similar results with other Google Maps promotions that I have done for my Internet marketing customers.
Now a word about traffic. The whole purpose of Google Maps is to get you prominence on keywords that you would normally have zero hope of ranking for because you lack Page Rank and Authority. There is one other component to getting those viewers to click and come to you. The content of what you're posting. Being in the top 10 for heavy competition keywords is the crucial part of the Google Maps product and it does that very well. Traffic is dependent on what you say in that 10-box entry.
How many people that are unhappy with the product had reviews added for the 10-box listing? I always do that and get the #1 slot in a day or two for BOTH broad and phrase matches.
Do you check the OCI to make sure you're going after "buyer" keywords, rather than "looker" keywords? If you're number 1 in a "tire kicker" keyword, you're probably not going to get much traffic.
By the way, I'm going to commit heresy here, but I really don't believe those Google numbers for search volume. There's a self-serving motive to having nice numbers. I compare Googles numbers to lottery pronouncements of how many people won over $1 million. Nice, but only good information if I win over $1 million. The only real traffic numbers that count are the ones I actually get, and I work hard to keep them as high as I can.
Frankly, I have never been disappointed with a product that I bought from Chad. He spends a lot of time trying to find some really creative tweaks to help ranking and traffic counts, and I appreciate that.