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Who is SmartGuy®

SmartGuy® is a new exciting directory and business referral network that helps small business owners secure more customers and clients. A small business owner can join in just 1-2 minutes 24/7, and once verified can secure an exclusive listing in their local city directory, local city business referral network and can leverage supplied editable web page that can truly rank on the first page of major search engines, like Google®, in as little as two weeks… all for FREE.

  1. FREE Webpage - Creates you an editable webpage that can rank on top of search engines in as little as 1-2 weeks
  2. FREE listing in Local SmartGuy City Business Network - Adds you to your local city network
  3. FREE listing in Consumer Directories - Adds you to multiple consumers directories, such as LocalProfessionals.com
  4. FREE inclusion Industry Groups - Add you to industry groups, allowing you to network with others in your industry worldwide.
  5. FREE Article Widget - Provide you an SEO BOOSTING ARTICLE WIDGET to help increase your ranking on other websites
  6. FREE Integrated Tracking - you can see how many people are visiting your SmartGuy webpage over 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days!

Is there a Premium Membership?

Yes. You can upgrade to PREMIUM membership for only $69 per month (no long term contract)  and get

  • Secure Spot - A secure spot and cannot be replaced by another business in your city/category that upgrades to Premium
  • Custom Article - A custom article promoting your business that can also rank on first page of search engines in as little as 2 weeks!
  • Existing Ranked Articles - Connected to any/all existing industry articles within your industry, many already on the first pages of search engines. 
  • Badge - A BEST IN CATEGORY badge to place on your website to increase customer conversions

Does it really work? Yes!

Listen in to 30-year restaurant owner Pete Gallanis, who owns 3 successful restaurants and has tried every marketing approach before SmartGuy...

Is there an Affiliate Program?

Yes. SmartGuy® selects one person per city to become the local city network leader.  While they don't need to live within the city, they can assist local businesses with any questions they might have. In return, they earn $50 every month of the $69 members pay us starting in the second month! With over 1,500 categories per city, that $50 per members can generate a monthly income of over $75,000 per month! For more information, click the AFFILIATES tab at the top of SmartGuy.com (or just click HERE)

How to join SmartGuy® or add, edit, upgrade or delete a business...

Adding/editing or deleting a business is EASY on SmartGuy®! Just (1) click "JOIN US" at the top of the page, (2) create a profile, and (3) add your business. The entire process can be done in as little as 1-2 minutes.  Once you have created your profile, you can use the SAME email and password to add new businesses. Simply login and click "ADD COMPANY".  Once your business is added, you can edit, upgrade or delete your business 24/7 by simply (1) logging in, (2) clicking "business profile" and (3) click the 3 dots to the right of the business you wish to modify. SEE VIDEO

SmartGuy® "Best In Business" badge and the "Article Widget"...

Best in Business Badge - The "Best in Business" badge is an image that shows your are currently the Best in Business for your category/city within SmartGuy®. It is a simple line of HTML code you can add to your own separate business webpage. When clicked, it will take potential customers to your SmartGuy page for more information and to contact you!  Downloading your "Best in Business" badge is EASY! Simply (1) click the SIGN IN button at the top of the page *you must be a PREMIUM member), (2) login with your email and password and then click the ARTICLE WIDGET tab. From their simply select how many articles you wish to rotate (it depends how many are available, the maximum is 6) and the industry you are in. In each case select your choice in the drop down. By selecting these, your code will automatically be modified. Then, just copy the HTML code and enter it into your own business website (You to don't need to add it to your SmartGuy webpage as it is automatically added to the bottom of your page)

Article Widget  - The SmartGuy Article widget is a proprietary line of HTML code you can add to your own personal business website that can help it rank higher by rotating SmartGuy® industry related articles. When search engines see fresh content on your page, it is often searched more often and raised in its rankings. Downloading your Article widget is EASY! Once you log in, click ARTICLE WIDGET . Before downloading the code, be sure to select the number of articles you want to scroll and the industry you want to scroll SmartGuy Articles (you can even adjust the size by changing the dimensions within the code). Questions? ask us in chat.

What are Pending members?

Pending members are businesses that had signed up but have not been verified. They are not listed in the directory, network or articles. Only should they upgrade will their information be included in these sections. While we cannot provide you this data, should they upgrade to Premium while you are a SmartGuy City network Leader, you will get credit for the commission.

DoeSmartGuy® track how many people go to my SmartGuy® business page?

Yes. Simply log in to SmartGuy.com with your email and password, and click BUSINESS PROFILE. There you will see a list of all the businesses you have added, as well as how many visitors you have had over the last 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days

What is the purpose of the SmartGuy® "Groups" page?

The SmartGuy® group page list all members by category. This is very valuable to professionals as it allows them to connect with other professionals within their industry. For example, the Accountants group includes over 1,500 accountants that can ask questions, share ideas or find solutions specific to their industry. SmartGuy® Industry groups allow members to connect with others in the industry worldwide. We are in the process of further developing this functionality and are currently looking for 3 professionals within each field to serve as coaches/Trainers for the group. They must be (1) highly skilled in their field, have a large following of professionals in that industry and (3) be willing to provide the group training videos and articles to help them succeed. In return, they will be allowed to market their services to ALL the professionals in their SmartGuy industry network!

How can I report a business with incorrect information?

Simply click the "Report a Problem" link on the SmartGuy® page

How accurate is the service businesses information?

SmartGuy® cannot guarantee that information listed on each service provider profile pages and on their web sites is 100% accurate. It is the responsibility of each service provider member to supply accurate information, and to keep his or her profile up to date. And it's the consumer's responsibility to validate that information by screening it. We care about our consumer members, and do not want them hindered by a false sense of security. Information and discounts  provided by service providers at the time of membership can change at any time and become obsolete. This is why we do not prescreen our service provider members. Consumers are encouraged to take the initiative. Before hiring any service provider, check out important information: current licensing, insurance, membership status in professional organizations, discounts, etc. and make sure that the information provided is still valid. 

Will SmartGuy® cancel a member's status immediately upon receiving a complaint?

Feedback is critical to maintain the quality-control standards here at SmartGuy®. But, as with any grievance process, we know that there are always two sides to every story. Therefore, we evaluate each complaint from both sides; that of the service provider as well as the consumer. We are also aware and not naive to the fact that since each service category only allows for 1 professional, competitors might try to Report a Problem in an attempt to remove a competitor and apply for the service position. Many times though, an unpleasant experience is simply the result of a misunderstanding that can, in time, be worked out. We do, however, reserve the right to remove offending service professionals from our network when we notice a negative trend.

How do companies get on our database?

A service provider gets on the SmartGuy® list only after providing us with detailed information on their service.

What is your screening process for business?

To keep our services free to homeowners and consumers, our screening process is minimal. Service Providers and other professionals must have excellent ratings and are asked to provide accurate information, including some of the following: their years in business, office hours, company overview, etc. They are expected to keep information on their profile page updated. It has been our experience that pre-screening this type information gives homeowners a false sense of security. It would make them not question information found on provider profile pages and websites, even though that information might have changed since the time of initial membership.  By advising homeowners to verify member service professional's licensing, insurance, and references themselves, we enable them to make better hiring decisions. This helps homeowners have the peace of mind that the member service provider information is 100% accurate.

How can I get in touch with someone at SmartGuy®?

You can reach a SmartGuy® representative through chat or by emailing info@SmartGuy.com 

What is the Privacy Policy?

At SmartGuy® we respect your privacy and take the responsibility of protecting the personal information that you share with us very seriously. For this reason, we are disclosing our privacy practices and the uses of the information that we gather. 

  • We will only ask you for personal information if we need it to provide the service you request. 
  • We will not release any personal identifying information about you without your consent. 
  • We will always give you the option to edit the information that you've provided to us or to have your personal information removed from our records. 

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or believe that SmartGuy® has acted in a manner inconsistent with this statement, contact us at info@SmartGuy.com.  SmartGuy® reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective. 

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