Go Back   WarriorForum - Internet Marketing Forums > The Warrior Forum > Adsense / PPC / SEO Discussion Forum
Register Blogs FAQ Social Groups CalendarHelp Desk

Reply
 
Share
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
www.Monify.Me
War Room Member
 
Will Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,819
Blog Entries: 37
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,387 Times in 639 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Can you see how clever this is?

Here's a clever tactic (not my site & nothing to do with me) ...

Mark Zuckerberg - 12 People You Did Not Expect to See on Twitter

People know it is a list of 12, but there's only one person showing, so they will be looking for the 'Next' button right?

Can you see how clever this is?

There’s no point in trying to reinvent the wheel ...

Get Your Slice of the Kindle Pie
Will Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
Fact: bears eat beets!
War Room Member
 
gearmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,443
Thanks: 10
Thanked 152 Times in 123 Posts
Social Networking View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

I see the next button. You don't see it?

My Guitar Website | My SEO Blog - Advertising spots available.
gearmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
www.Monify.Me
War Room Member
 
Will Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,819
Blog Entries: 37
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,387 Times in 639 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post
I see the next button. You don't see it?
You understand this is about Adsense ... right?

Come on, think again - have another look.

There’s no point in trying to reinvent the wheel ...

Get Your Slice of the Kindle Pie
Will Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 01:47 AM   #4
SEO Made Easy
War Room Member
 
nik0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Holland & Thailand
Posts: 5,604
Thanks: 662
Thanked 899 Times in 703 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile 
Contact Info
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Yes but instead of putting #12 in front of his name it would be more logical to put #1 or another number, otherwise you need a Previous button instead of next.

But I get your point indeed, I would just put the Next button in a more subtle color as it now kind of dominates the page and you can easily over look the Adsense ad that way. I had to look twice, so I would have never clicked the ad.

nik0 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
www.Monify.Me
War Room Member
 
Will Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,819
Blog Entries: 37
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,387 Times in 639 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nik0 View Post
Yes but instead of putting #12 in front of his name it would be more logical to put #1 or another number, otherwise you need a Previous button instead of next.

But I get your point indeed, I would just put the Next button in a more subtle color as it now kind of dominates the page and you can easily over look the Adsense ad that way. I had to look twice, so I would have never clicked the ad.
Actually, I think beginning with #12 is also quite cunning. It reminds people that they are looking at a list. But I do understand your point.

Will

There’s no point in trying to reinvent the wheel ...

Get Your Slice of the Kindle Pie
Will Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:30 AM   #6
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Hossain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 345
Thanks: 28
Thanked 120 Times in 86 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

I always hate these types of tactics and I do believe these are one kind of cheating! The title looks funny and subject is already attractive. There are tons of legitimate methods which can be used to attract tons of curious traffic easily. no need to do black hat tricks when plenty of white hat options are available.

However these are not new. I saw hundreds of pages like this before.There was a site which was offering free ebooks download option on different catagories where download links were AS ads
Hossain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #7
Advanced Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 764
Thanks: 291
Thanked 256 Times in 137 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Yeah, this is really clever and sneaky! Interesting what people do to get a click!
38A338DA48A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
Offline Marketing Mentor
War Room Member
 
jay walters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 534
Thanks: 100
Thanked 133 Times in 94 Posts
Contact Info
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Oh,man this is pretty sneaky and smart. Great way to really make people click. Genius
jay walters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:27 AM   #9
˙·٠•●•Kay Tee•●•٠·˙
War Room Member
 
kaytav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PR6-PR1 Contextual Posts Available
Posts: 1,762
Thanks: 57
Thanked 109 Times in 107 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Contact Info
Send a message via MSN to kaytav Send a message via Yahoo to kaytav
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

That's really a smart work. I did click on it. Nice way to get clicks to your adsense.

kaytav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #10
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
alistair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England
Posts: 393
Thanks: 66
Thanked 182 Times in 140 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

I don't know if I'm missing something but I can't see any adsense on the page?

EDIT: Sorry, just remembered I'm using adblock. What a wally.
alistair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:37 AM   #11
Dynamic SEO
War Room Member
 
yukon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,857
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 1,341
Thanked 5,644 Times in 3,679 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.

OP, why the tracking code on the URL/link in OP?



- yukon -


yukon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #12
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
alistair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England
Posts: 393
Thanks: 66
Thanked 182 Times in 140 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Ok I see what you mean now. Yeah that's quite clever and a little sneaky.
alistair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #13
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
alistair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England
Posts: 393
Thanks: 66
Thanked 182 Times in 140 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yukon View Post
I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.
I agree with this actually thinking about it. It is obviously meant to catch people out and will probably annoy some.
alistair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #14
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Hossain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 345
Thanks: 28
Thanked 120 Times in 86 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
Hossain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #15
Dynamic SEO
War Room Member
 
yukon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,857
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 1,341
Thanked 5,644 Times in 3,679 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hossain View Post
I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
That's why a lot of people fail at Adsense, they don't understand they're supposed to be helping the Adwords guys increase targeted traffic, not unnecessary Adsense clicks like the trick in OP.

I stopped caring If anyone gets banned from Adsense, most people here on Warrior Forum just don't give a crap about keeping their Adsense account from getting banned. They say they care but that's a crock of $hit from looking at all the silly tricks they try to get away with (ex: multiple Adsense accounts, fake navigation, images that are borderline porn, etc...).



- yukon -


yukon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:11 AM   #16
www.Monify.Me
War Room Member
 
Will Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,819
Blog Entries: 37
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,387 Times in 639 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yukon View Post
I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.

OP, why the tracking code on the URL/link in OP?
Hi Yukon

Hadn't noticed it. Just copied the url after following a link from another site - nothing to do with me.

Will

There’s no point in trying to reinvent the wheel ...

Get Your Slice of the Kindle Pie
Will Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #17
www.Monify.Me
War Room Member
 
Will Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,819
Blog Entries: 37
Thanks: 521
Thanked 1,387 Times in 639 Posts
Social Networking View Member's FaceBook Profile  View Member's Twitter Profile  View Member's YouTube Profile
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hossain View Post
I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
Excuse me, but this site has nothing to do with me. I am posting here in a forum about Adsense because I happened to spot an interesting tactic - that does not mean I approve - nothing more.

Will

There’s no point in trying to reinvent the wheel ...

Get Your Slice of the Kindle Pie
Will Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #18
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Hossain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 345
Thanks: 28
Thanked 120 Times in 86 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yukon View Post
That's why a lot of people fail at Adsense, they don't understand they're supposed to be helping the Adwords guys increase targeted traffic, not unnecessary Adsense clicks like the trick in OP.
I agree. It should be a win win game. Here on WF I see people dont care about White Hat Black Hat. They just want money. Money is not everything. You should practice white hat methods as much as possible for establishing a better virtual world of business, for your INNER PEACE too.
Hossain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:37 AM   #19
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Hossain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 345
Thanks: 28
Thanked 120 Times in 86 Posts
Default Re: Can you see how clever this is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post
Excuse me, but this site has nothing to do with me. I am posting here in a forum about Adsense because I happened to spot an interesting tactic - that does not mean I approve - nothing more.

Will
No problem Will. I know its not your page. I think you can contribute here by posting WH methods that might be helpful for lots of newbies who are just starting. Nobody wants to go wrong until there are lots of legitimate ways of generating earnings.
Hossain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  WarriorForum - Internet Marketing Forums > The Warrior Forum > Adsense / PPC / SEO Discussion Forum

Bookmarks

Tags
clever

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 AM.