Blogging Espionage?

by kd777 25 replies
Hi,

Has anyone tried Rob Benwell's new course, Blogging Espionage?

Looks interesting. I have some of his earlier products, and they were okay, but I just read about this new one.

Best,
Klaus Dahl
#internet marketing product reviews & ratings #blogging #espionage
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      If you look further down the thread listings there's already some discussion on this product but that thread was closed for some reason.

      Personally I didn't like it. The marketer whose link I bought from did say it was 'grey' hat so I was warned, but I went ahead and bought it anyway out of curiosity. It's not something new (I know marketers who have been doing this for years) but probably hasn't been written about that much. Will you be able to make $1000 by this time next week? I guess it's possible, but apparently the author hasn't adhered to the (word removed by moderator) 300 copies limit so with alot of competition I think the opportunity will definitely be more limited.

      I rarely ask for a refund on Clickbank because no matter how bad a product is I usually manage to take away something from it - I did get a refund on this one though because for me this method is pretty useless as it's too grey hat (plus I don't like the author's false scarcity tactics).
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      • Profile picture of the author James Cowan
        I didn't find much value in Blogging Espionage..there is only around 4 pages of content that describes ways to make money (which are not unique and have been used by IM's for years)..the rest of the product is pretty basic stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Got my refund on the e-book from Clickbank two mins ago.. It's not a very good deal tbh.

    Basically tells you how to use Social Spark and DigitalPoint and kinda lie to people.

    Not really what was advertised IMO

    Yaros roadmap Here is what actually taught me to blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michele Buch
      Originally Posted by bozonessinc View Post

      Yaros roadmap Here is what actually taught me to blog.
      That becomeablogger . com site has excellent step-by-step video tutorials.
      Thank you for turning me on to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Cowan
    Yaro Starek's Blog Profits Blueprint talks about selling links and making sponsored blog posts in so much more detail..as well as other monetization strategies..plus its free..Blogging Espionage gives you some basic information to get started, but it almost seems like a teaser..i wouldn't be surprised if BE 2.0 comes out next year
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  • Profile picture of the author avantgarde
    Originally Posted by dzoaffiliate View Post

    re. Blogging Espionage. I was refereed to this product by Frank Kern - so i thought I would try it out.
    YES, when a program is promoted by the internet "GURUS" like F. Kern, M. Filsaine, Ewen Chia, Jeff Johnson... we tend to think it should be a good program but that's not always the case. Lately I was approached by a program referred by Ewen Chia but after joining and testing the program and saw it didn't worth the cost.

    My advise: always use your common sense before joining a program even if it was referred by a reliable person.
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    • Profile picture of the author petec
      Thanks for the heads up people,
      Was thinking of buying espionage, think i will stay away now.

      Is Yaro's book worth a look.

      I have Darren Rowse 31 days to better blogging, simple and easy to follow.

      Pete
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      • Profile picture of the author rocknblogger
        Originally Posted by petec View Post

        Thanks for the heads up people,
        Was thinking of buying espionage, think i will stay away now.

        Is Yaro's book worth a look.

        I have Darren Rowse 31 days to better blogging, simple and easy to follow.

        Pete
        Yes Petec Yaro's report is absolutely worth the read especially if you're new to blogging. There's so much more information in his free report than this $37 piece of garbage. I got it out of curiosity and 10 minutes later asked for a refund. There's nothing new in it whatsoever.
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        • Profile picture of the author Altug
          Originally Posted by rocknblogger View Post

          Yes Petec Yaro's report is absolutely worth the read especially if you're new to blogging. There's so much more information in his free report than this $37 piece of garbage. I got it out of curiosity and 10 minutes later asked for a refund. There's nothing new in it whatsoever.
          $27 actually if you try and duck out of the site early! You get a live chat with a REAL person who has just been authorized to give you a $10 discount! These "live" customer service reps are real workhorses still working at 2am! Doesn't that make me feel special... :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
        Originally Posted by petec View Post

        Thanks for the heads up people,
        Was thinking of buying espionage, think i will stay away now.

        Is Yaro's book worth a look.

        I have Darren Rowse 31 days to better blogging, simple and easy to follow.

        Pete
        Absolutely Yaro's book is well worth it. You get an amazing amount of info just from the stuff he gives away - the paid stuff goes into more detail.

        I highly recommend Yaro's products.
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    • Profile picture of the author vuwavai
      Originally Posted by avantgarde View Post

      YES, when a program is promoted by the internet "GURUS" like F. Kern, M. Filsaine, Ewen Chia, Jeff Johnson... we tend to think it should be a good program but that's not always the case. Lately I was approached by a program referred by Ewen Chia but after joining and testing the program and saw it didn't worth the cost.

      My advise: always use your common sense before joining a program even if it was referred by a reliable person.
      Sorry, But I must say something about those so called GURUs !!

      Many newbies tend to be dependent on GURU recommendations but that's simply not working these days. Real Guru can rarely be found now. I have objection about so many GURUs like Ewen Chia mainly .. Want proof? Simply subscribe to his newsletters and you'll see he will recommend you every product that comes out in every 2 or 3 days..

      I think it's better to always look for Real Reviews inside Warrior Forum and one will get lots of information about a certain product. Better information than the Product's sales page !!

      Warrior Forum Rocks than many so called Gurus, even though they are Super Duper Affiliates in their real life.

      Remember, it's not true that A Super Affiliate can also be a Super Guru to be followed regarding product recommendations particularly ....

      All the best and thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
        Always questionable when some ''so called' marketing guru claims ''This will only be limited to 300 buyers'' , yet at the bottom of the sales page is a link for affiliates to join . Why recruit affiliates to sell a programme you say you are only going to limit to 300.

        Only wants $37 for a programme that made him $25 000 in a day because he feels for you and wants to give you a break . Amazing how these guys are discovering new things all the time .. More like they are discovering new ways to make you part with your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkinsella
    Hi,

    I purchased BE, but the tactics suggested raise doubts in me, even as a newbie. So I joined Warrior Forum with a friends advice to look for answers. I must say there is a ton of info here. I am looking forward to being a member.
    dk
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  • Profile picture of the author Altug
    Welcome DK!

    By the way, does this guy mention how he makes 23k or whatever it is in one day? I can't imagine him doing that with sponsored posts/reviews etc? Curious..as that is one bold claim he makes there..
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  • Profile picture of the author keywordcontent
    I got nothing from this product - I've asked for exactly two refunds ever from Clickbank and this one had the honor of being #2. I normally like Benwell's stuff - but this should have been a 4 page free report - seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author Epicurus
    I'm not too sure about this but wouldn't you lose any page rank that an aged domain has once it's been pushed to you because its ranking is based on current links and content and the idea of BE is to quickly add back dated posts and content which could be on a different subject entirely.
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    • Thanks all for your valuable feedback. I was planning on buying the product, but as ALWAYS I check WF first before making a decision - it's my "night in shining armor" in this internet sales jungle.

      Thanks guys
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      • Profile picture of the author infohog
        Originally Posted by Online Domination View Post

        Thanks all for your valuable feedback. I was planning on buying the product, but as ALWAYS I check WF first before making a decision - it's my "night in shining armor" in this internet sales jungle.

        Thanks guys
        I'm with Online Domination - I was seconds away from dropping down a few bucks on Blogger Espionage but decided to check the WF first. Glad I did!

        Thanks for everyone's input.

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  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    I was a sucker too, and have to agree that there is no "revealing a totally new and unheard of loophole" in the report. The quote is pasted from an email Glen Hopkins just sent me. I also agree with those who say that there were probably far more than 300 sold.

    Further down, Glen (in what I imagine is verbatim copy from Benwell) says:

    "Now, Blogging Espionage only went live
    Tuesday and there's only 300 copies
    available.

    I just heard from Rob that these are just
    about sold so if you don't download this now
    then you're going to miss out on this brand
    new strategy for good."

    Are you kidding me? Guys who have their own million dollar launches are promoting it, and they can't sell 300 copies from Tuesday through Saturday? Don't these guys know we've all just had our email accounts flooded with PLF promos? How could big name marketers do so poorly on a launch that between them all, they can't sell 300 copies of a $37 (or $27) product in 5 days-does anyone actually believe that?

    I will say I learned one valuable lesson from this product-who not to buy from. Maybe the big names will think a little harder about what they choose to promote after finding their lists less and less responsive, as we learn that a recommendation from them is meaningless. I seriously doubt many of them even looked at the product before mailing.
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  • Profile picture of the author CJ.Online
    I haven't tried it, but if you've tried some of his earlier products, then that should be the deal closer for you right there.

    His new stuff is most likely going to help you out just as much as the old stuff or maybe even a little bit more. So I recommend that you make an educated decision yourself.

    Only you know how much his older products helped you
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  • Profile picture of the author zenji
    Nice one.
    I love tghe warrior forum for exposing these overly hyped products!
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  • Profile picture of the author ahew
    I'm glad to hear this feedback because an email about it came to my inbox just as I was thinking I wanted to find a program to do all the things it claims to do. Even though he admits some of his tactics are gray hat, I thought that was just a marketing gimmick to peak interest. So glad I didn't waste my time and money.

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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    to all the people who got a refund did you get the promised money also in yor refund he mentioned on the video of 100-200 bucks. Just been watching the video and had accidently started my own post on wf(asked mods now to remove it) was so intrested in this product because i want to update my blogging tactics but im soo glad this forum has great people here to change my mind.

    andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author David4254
    I got conned too. After I read the ebook I sent a support ticket:
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    I just downloaded Blogging Espionage and read the book. I also bought all of the upsells. I would like this system to work but I am ready to ask for a refund because what is stated on the sales page is not what I read in the ebook.

    I do not understand how I can start making money in forty-five minutes. It seems I need to:
    1. buy an old domain,
    2. have it transferred
    3. setup hosting
    4. setup a blog
    5. write thirty-six posts that span six months
    6. write twenty-four posts for the next three months.
    7. contact people who want to pay for advertising space.
    8. contact people who will pay me to blog on my site.

    Please explain how I can start making money in forty-five minutes from the time I am done reading the ebook.

    Please explain how all I need to spend is $10 to be “up and running”.

    Please explain how I can start seeing results in 24 hours when it will take me days or weeks to write all the required content before I can even start looking to sell ads or get paid for writing blogs.

    Please explain how you made $773.91 in 48 hours. And how I can too.

    Please explain how you made $25,956.07 in a single day after doing this for one week. And how I can too.

    Again, I want to make this work. I paid $295 for personal coaching. This would be a good way to start.

    I look forward to your prompt reply. I am ready to get this going.
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    Their reply was:
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    Sorry that the product was not for you.

    TO CLAIM YOUR REFUND...
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    Where is the support? I asked very specific questions on how to do what they said could be done and all they did was say get a refund.

    I sent a separate support ticket because I paid $295 for a secret email address for one on one support. They didn't even reply to that. They just deleted it from my support ticket account. (I always get all the OTOs to see what they are not offering the regular customers)

    All I can say is RUN!
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