People say the silliest things. Managers included.

Things to know:

PMP = The top marketing package offered by the company I work for.

WM = Website Marketer (also my job title)

PHB says:
Hey Zach-
PHB says:
Zak
Zak Nicola says:
Yes?
PHB says:
about this client of yours – The PMP system has her keyword as Downtown Long Beach
PHB says:
Sales is asking about availability of Long Beach
PHB says:
Thoughts?
Zak Nicola says:
the phrase with out Down town in it
PHB says:
yea
Zak Nicola says:
well, is Long Beach taken by a current PMP client?
PHB says:
long beach NY
PHB says:
but not long beach ca
Zak Nicola says:
this is for LB CA though right
PHB says:
yea
Zak Nicola says:
does the phrase meet the search volume quota?
Zak Nicola says:
and return enough results?
PHB says:
I hadn’t run through the metrics, I just ran aground on the Downtown Long Beach being taken by your client
Zak Nicola says:
its not the same phrase
Zak Nicola says:
it would be a call on your part as manager weather or not to accept it
Zak Nicola says:
being that they are obviously dealing with the same area, yet the phrases are diff and have diff search volumes
Zak Nicola says:
If you are asking me if I’m ok having another PMP in the search waters, I’d like to see someone out rank my client
PHB says:
haha
Actually, client HAS the long beach keyword-
PHB says:
someone must have changed it to downtown longbeach since- so no extra PMP for them
Zak Nicola says:
well, that would mean that downtown long beach is for sale right?
PHB says:
no, we don’t subsection cities
Zak Nicola says:
Ok…
Zak Nicola says:
why?
PHB says:
Why don’t we sublet cities?
Zak Nicola says:
yeah
PHB says:
Are you refering to the time when all cities have PMP
Zak Nicola says:
no, just a general question
PHB says:
There are several reaons right off the bat, 1 is competition and 2 is consumer confidence
PHB says:
if we have Downtown Long Beach and Long Beach as PMP clients
PHB says:
they will very shortly become aware of their presence
Zak Nicola says:
so only Anaheim, no Anaheim Hills?
Zak Nicola says:
Only the City of Orange? not Orange County ?
Zak Nicola says:
what about Los Angeles?
PHB says:
aren’t anaheim and anaheim hills different cities
Zak Nicola says:
no they arent
Zak Nicola says:
Anaheim Hills isnt recognized as an incorporated city
PHB says:
I’m not from orange county sorry
PHB says:
;P
Zak Nicola says:
lol
PHB says:
I think additionally, it would be difficult because WM’s would be competing with each other
PHB says:
for the same keyword
Zak Nicola says:
is content writing advice and writing content advice the same?
Zak Nicola says:
downtown LB and LB is see as seperate terms
Zak Nicola says:
but thats just me
Zak Nicola says:
back to work

So what would your take be? I never did get one from PHB. Our company offers keyword exclusiveness, stating that we will not market anyone else for the same keyword. Do you think Downtown Long Beach should be seen as separate or the same as Long Beach?

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