Welcome to Hometown Revolution, your all-in-one “Customer Catching” machine! Below are 3 sections that we need for you to finish. They are not hard, but necessary in order to make your machine run like clockwork! Your account rep will be in contact with you during the process.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Do This NOW On Your Own!
This section of tasks is good to do while you are waiting for your dashboard to be set up.
1. Claim Your GMB (if you have it…you can move on!)
Your first step is to “claim” your Google My Business listing on Google. If you already have one you can follow along and see if there are any improvements to your listing to be made.
If you run a business out of your home or you don’t want your address listed, that’s ok, you still need a listing and you can tell Google not to show it but your business will still show up. Just without the address.
Super simple to do but super important. You gotta have a Facebook business page. Follow this simple video and get one set up! (If you already have one…move on!)
It is important that you get access to your domain name if you currently have one connected to an existing site. Have the login information handy so we can instruct you on how to point it to the new site we create for you.
If you are looking to purchase a domain, you can get it from a site like Godaddy.com.
We will be giving you code to give to your developer to connect your site to the dashboard. If needed, we can help but we will need access.
Section 2: Do With Your Account Rep
Do this section AFTER you have approved the website or have added the code to your site.
Your account rep will walk you through these steps on a “zoom” call. If you haven’t scheduled a call please do so here: https://hometownrevolution.com/zoom/
One huge part of building our machine is preparing for future ads on Facebook. Watch the video below and learn how to give us access. This will allow us to get your pixel and load your first ads in your account for you to manage.
2. Integrate Your GMB Into Your Dashboard
You must have a verified Google My Business account before you can integrate with your dashboard. Once you do it is a few simple steps and you’ll be done!
Once you have your business page [AND YOU ARE AN ADMIN OF IT] you can integrate it with your dashboard.
NOTE: You must be an ADMIN of your page to integrate.
Connect Your Domain Name (SKIP if we are using your existing site)
It’s time to connect your domain to the website we created by either changing the DNS already there or adding the records below.
You will need these below:
- A record pointing to 184.108.40.206
- CNAME record pointing to flash.funnels.msgsndr.com
Some registrars don’t require both. Godaddy DOES require both.
Two popular registrars and instructions below:
Change/or add an A and CNAME record (DNS) in Godaddy
- Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
- Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
- On the DNS Management page,select the pencil icon next to the A record you need to edit.
- Edit the details for your A record
- Edit the details for your CNAME record (the www one that may be listed already)
- Select Save to save your changes.
Change or add an A record (DNS) on Wix
- Go to www.Wix.com and login in the top right hand corner.
- Hover over the user panel at the top right and select Domains.
- Select the expand arrow next to the relevant domain.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Select Edit DNS.
- Select Add another or Edit the current A Record
- Select Save DNS to finish.
Section 3: Get To Know The Dashboard aka: Justine
Now that you are all connected it’s time to learn about your dashboard. I am going to go through the basic 4 tabs that you need to get moving. These are the tabs that most of your actions will be found. We have more information on the other tabs in the Forum and as always in our Facebook Group.
Join me as I walk you through an overview of our dashboard. I go tab by tab and explain what can be done and why you should be using it. The “how” will be explained in the following videos but this video is meant for you to get that lay of the land and get started.
The opportunities tab is where your leads will dump into. Your “leads” or what we call “opportunities” from forms, chats, and phone calls can be found here in a visual setup.
This tab is pretty self-explanatory. All your conversations with a lead or opportunity are found here.
This tab is a fun one! When your Facebook and Google My Business pages are integrated, you will be able to request and manage reviews all in one place!!! You will love it!