HELP- Insane Client Not Getting The Message.

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OK, so I have this client I am currently working with. Really nice guy, bit naive to best marketing practice on the internet....

absolutely DETERMINED to screw himself over by employing blackhat techniques..and guess who the driver is?- ME!

Obviously, I am in no way advocating the use of any blackhat techniques and haven't even considered using any. But my client is hung up on taking the 'easy route', not understanding that it leads to a cliff.

He is the MD of quite a large organization and this is my first 'real' opportunity to drive a company's internet marketing activities but I can't give in.

His latest idea is to use auto-submission software to submit classifieds to Craigslist. I know it's not true blackhat, it's just stupid, in his case at least...

But here's where the Warriors come in (Did I ever say I love you guys)..

I invite anyone and everyone to come up with as many reasons or pieces of evidence you can which plays against auto-submitters for Craigslist (not semi-submitters).

This isn't just to attempt to sway my client but also to help people who are undecided whether to spend a wad on the latest software.



PS. I'd like to keep this two-sided and unbiased so if anyone has any good things to say about auto-submitters (with regards to Craigslist), please make yourself know.
#internet marketing #client #insane #message
  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    Hope nobody minds- I added a poll to this thread should be interesting.
    • Profile picture of the author JonnyAndrews
      It's not a bad idea IF you are doing it right and providing great info for the folks you market to. The idea of Craigslist spam, or spam in general is pretty much nobody wants it yet there it is...

      I guess you should be able to sleep at night if you're helping people. Just don't go insane with it.

      Also, I just picked up some of that CL posting software and returned it a few days later. Honestly not for me. I don't have the brainspace to buy dial up or a Sprint card and have all those IP's/gmail accounts...

      Lots to play with on those auto posters. Lots to play with

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