Info Product Killer

by sydneypm 74 replies
I have been trying to find the best way to make profitable mini-sites for some time, so have been asking around the WF.

I just downloaded my copy of IPK a little while ago and so far it has exceeded my expectations. (I am not an affiliate.) I have not purchased too many IM products because the few that I did always seemed to leave out important details that I needed. This will take some training as there are quite a few pdf's and video tutorials, so I will learn quite a bit if anything.

I know that some consider this for newbies only, but as far as mini-sites go, I pretty much am. I have read about this program here in the WF and have wanted to try it, but when I went to sign up it was closed! Apparently it was updated for 2010.

It is now re-open so I wanted to let anyone who may be interested know (especially confused marketers like me). Anyway, imo, this is exactly what some of us need in a complete package and is worth a look. Now let's see if I make some money....


Sincerely,
Cindy P.
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  • Profile picture of the author workfromhomejobs
    Hi Cindy,

    Since you already bought it could you give some insights. Does is has any upsell, and if has one, what kind of upsell. Is there any forum and does the forum alive with thousand of members like it said in the salepages. Does the course has some lesson on seo and link building? And what is actually their main concept?

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    • Profile picture of the author Dave d
      Originally Posted by workfromhomejobs View Post

      Hi Cindy,

      Since you already bought it could you give some insights. Does is has any upsell, and if has one, what kind of upsell. Is there any forum and does the forum alive with thousand of members like it said in the salepages. Does the course has some lesson on seo and link building? And what is actually their main concept?

      Red
      Hi I just purchased IPK2010 yestersday and so far Im quite impressed. I have had some good success with physical products already and so far its very clear that Craig really knows his stuff without a doubt.

      I have not had a chance to go through everything yet because there is a ton of stuff in the members area with a promise of more to come . It is without a doubt worth a lot more than I paid.

      As I was going through the material I had many questions that seemed to be answered as I read further. One thing I really liked is that Craig gives plenty of example sites. I really dont buy into the "I dont want to reveal my niches" BS that some other marketers give. The strategies seem solid and everything is covered, nothing seems to be left out.

      Although I have not been through everything yet there is one minor gripe. Craig clearly states that there are some older videos in the members area mixed with new ones because the strategies in the older videos still work. This is fine except that one of the videos teaches ppc to Amazon which is not allowed anymore. Basically if a newbie tries this Amazon will nuke them. I think Craig needs to go through the videos and check if there is any advice given like that which could get you into trouble or else a newbie could find themselves in a world of $**t.

      Overal highly recommended because I know these strategies work.

      PS I forgot to mention there are 2 upsells. One I believe is something which creates push button sites and another is a bunch of info products. I really did not feel like I needed to purchase these to get the full benefit out of IPK.

      There is no forum which suprised me, although I know there is at least one unofficial forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author sydneypm
      Originally Posted by workfromhomejobs View Post

      Does the course has some lesson on seo and link building? And what is actually their main concept?
      I have only been through some of the training, but yes, there is quite a bit devoted to SEO and another section on link building. For me, it ties the entire mini site concept all together.

      EDIT: I should also mention here that the seo and linking are important since the main objective of the program is to make money with free traffic.

      I have one of the "upsells," a minisite building program. That does have a forum that looks very promising, but I have not spent too much time as I'm trying to get through all the vids and pdf's for the main program. Probably not everyone needs this but I am extremely technically challenged (or lazy?). I was going to purchase XSitepro but thought I'd give this a go first.

      Personally, I would have easily paid the higher price... IMO, it's worth a lot more than the $37 price right now.

      As for the Amazon ppc thing, I would contact them. I got quick replies when I sent inquiries, so customer service seems to be pretty high on their list. (This excellent customer was also mentioned in posts by WF member, Tiffany Dow, which was one of the things that attracted me to this program.)

      Hope this helps,
      Sincerely,
      Cindy P.
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  • Profile picture of the author goingup
    Isnt it true that the new IPK tells you how to do this for affiliate programs other than just amazon? Like CB, shareasale and so forth? Building ONE site per product, not a bunch of inter related sites, correct? How much is the site builder...and how easy is that for the non techie among us.
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    • Profile picture of the author workfromhomejobs
      Cindy and Dave, thanks for the long reviews. Pretty helpful and really answer my question and concerned.

      I just learned that current price is going to double any time soon. Anyhow still thinking about getting it because already buy info way more than enough but the price is very tempting. Just thought the money could be better invest in link building.

      Well! If the price stay one more day I will get it.

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    • Profile picture of the author sydneypm
      Originally Posted by goingup View Post

      Isnt it true that the new IPK tells you how to do this for affiliate programs other than just amazon? Like CB, shareasale and so forth? Building ONE site per product, not a bunch of inter related sites, correct? How much is the site builder...and how easy is that for the non techie among us.
      Yes, you are correct, it is not just about Amazon and it is based on mini sites. The site builder is called Network Blazer and is $30 per month which is worth it to me. I am so technically challenged I have problems with Wordpress templates. (Unfortunately I am not joking about that.) I have looked this over and I can tell it is doable for me. I can keep you posted after I build my first site(s) if you like.

      Sincerely,
      Cindy P.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave d
        Originally Posted by sydneypm View Post

        Yes, you are correct, it is not just about Amazon and it is based on mini sites. The site builder is called Network Blazer and is $30 per month which is worth it to me. I am so technically challenged I have problems with Wordpress templates. (Unfortunately I am not joking about that.) I have looked this over and I can tell it is doable for me. I can keep you posted after I build my first site(s) if you like.

        Sincerely,
        Cindy P.
        I would like to give a word of caution regarding network blazer. With network blazer you cannot host the sites on your own servers eg hostgator, you must use their hosting. This presents you with 2 major issues.

        1. When you stop paying the monthly fee, yes you guessed it your site goes.

        2. Whenever you build a site you should always build a site with the possibilty of selling it down the line. I really cannot emphasize that strongly enough. Your sites are your own virtual real estate. Your site could be only getting minor sales and traffic but could still be sold for a healthy sum or perhaps your site does well and somebody contacts you and wants to pay you a lot of money for it. What do you do. ? If your site is stuck on the network blazers servers and cant be moved then thats no use to a buyer.

        Selling your physical sites can more often than not bring in more money than affiliate commissions, for that reason alone I would never use network blazer even if it was free. Can you imagine if you had a hundred sites stuck on their servers.

        Yes it may be quicker building the sites that way but think again as to how much money you could be potentially losing.
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        • Profile picture of the author sydneypm
          Thank you for the heads-up and word of caution regarding hosting and site builders. I understand why one should proceed with caution regarding those issues.

          In my case, site building has been a problem and sticking point (and not for lack of trying!). The way I see it, I can move forward right now and start working with the mini-site model, which I have been wanting to try for some time. At least I can bypass that sticking point (for now) and start working. So - for me - this is a good option. Perhaps I will be better able to build my own sites later; or at least get better with Wordpress.

          I'm also thankful for forums like this (and for fellow warriors) where we all have the opportunity to share our experiences and learn so we make better informed choices.

          Sincerely,
          Cindy P.
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        • Profile picture of the author JDSalinger
          IPK Buyers Beware

          I am a fan of IPK and purchased the upgrade like others on here. The underlying IPK product is a good product: however, the results most experience with keeping their sites ranked high is not similar to what the IPK creator promotes. Feel free to go to the vendiva forum to read how the rankings for the sites do not hold up over time and require much more time to build them up. The point I am making is that people should not expect the results he suggests. It will be much less money earned and more time needed to promote each site.

          Another concern I have is that he does not appear to have updated his main site. This is important to me because it would show his program still works and he still supports it with his money? After all, if it was making him so much money, why stop using his strategy? Instead, it is showing 2008 stuff still and is no longer ranked high. This should be a sign to most that getting the rankings he once had requires more than just his linking strategies. Customers should know this going in.

          The main update is really not on the IPK product itself. This basically has remained unchanged. The only change is with him using IPK strategies with Clickbank launches. He touts the ability to make a lot of cash quick with one of his sites. However, if you look at the site, it has his name plastered all over it and promotes his products as the bonus to get the buy. This makes any claim of how much money he got dubious b/c he will make a number of sales just b/c he is the IPK guy. I also thought the product said it would give us a number of bonuses we could use to promote launches, but I seem to be missing it. For some one else who has purchased, maybe they can clarify whether these bonuses were in fact included or did I misunderstand the sales letter and video?

          I was frankly a little disappointed looking at the upgrade as I felt the claim was misleading regarding the CB Launches and wonder how easily any newbie could duplicate this type of success? My guess is not very likely. If others disagree though, please feel free to respond.
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          • Profile picture of the author batchos
            I, too, am trying to find out what the heck I paid for, having purchased the original IPK prgram.

            I asked more than 2 days ago but have not received a reply.

            I am also confused that the members area remains the same.

            batchos

            Originally Posted by JDSalinger View Post

            IPK Buyers Beware

            I am a fan of IPK and purchased the upgrade like others on here. The underlying IPK product is a good product: however, the results most experience with keeping their sites ranked high is not similar to what the IPK creator promotes. Feel free to go to the vendiva forum to read how the rankings for the sites do not hold up over time and require much more time to build them up. The point I am making is that people should not expect the results he suggests. It will be much less money earned and more time needed to promote each site.

            Another concern I have is that he does not appear to have updated his main site. This is important to me because it would show his program still works and he still supports it with his money? After all, if it was making him so much money, why stop using his strategy? Instead, it is showing 2008 stuff still and is no longer ranked high. This should be a sign to most that getting the rankings he once had requires more than just his linking strategies. Customers should know this going in.

            The main update is really not on the IPK product itself. This basically has remained unchanged. The only change is with him using IPK strategies with Clickbank launches. He touts the ability to make a lot of cash quick with one of his sites. However, if you look at the site, it has his name plastered all over it and promotes his products as the bonus to get the buy. This makes any claim of how much money he got dubious b/c he will make a number of sales just b/c he is the IPK guy. I also thought the product said it would give us a number of bonuses we could use to promote launches, but I seem to be missing it. For some one else who has purchased, maybe they can clarify whether these bonuses were in fact included or did I misunderstand the sales letter and video?

            I was frankly a little disappointed looking at the upgrade as I felt the claim was misleading regarding the CB Launches and wonder how easily any newbie could duplicate this type of success? My guess is not very likely. If others disagree though, please feel free to respond.
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            • Profile picture of the author JDSalinger
              Originally Posted by batchos View Post

              I, too, am trying to find out what the heck I paid for, having purchased the original IPK prgram.

              I asked more than 2 days ago but have not received a reply.

              I am also confused that the members area remains the same.

              batchos
              The only new content is about the CB Launch stuff. One of the upgrades would of course given you some extras but that was like some images and some other things that are only indirectly related to IPK. Craig basically says the same stuff that worked in 2008 still works now. This is of course not true. My suspicion is they did not want to go remake a ton of new videos and found it easier to just say the stuff still works. The OPSEO stuff is still accurate, you just won't see the same results they are getting and will instead need to do a bunch more promotion to get results most would be happy with.

              I do feel like I was misled with regard to the bonuses for the CB Launch stuff. I really thought I heard him saying we would be provided with bonuses and of course, none appear to exist. The bonuses are a key ingredient in the CB Launch stuff and without them being provided, most people will have a hard time duplicating anywhere near his results.

              I am afraid this was not really an upgrade and more of a minor update. He does provide some new information about some hot niches and there may be more forthcoming in later months, but my guess is whatever is provided in the coming months will be lead and limited if the content he looks to add is similar to what he provides on his blog.

              The cover video also made it sound as if there was going to be an actual forum where "the experts" shared their plans of what works. I suppose he is saying that all the videos and pdfs are that. However, this is not new material and is the same stuff from 2008. If you talk to people who are really doing IPK, they will be the first to tell you that his plan doesn't work the way it does. You can just set up the sites and forget about them.

              But...again, I don't have a problem with original course. I just feel this upgrade was lazy. I feel like this is a case where he is riding the coattails of his bestseller with a mediocore second book with this upgrade. Just like most sequels, they tend to disappoint. Here, I think it would be fair to say, only people who are new to the program will get much out of this. Harsh, I know, but the more I think about it, I can't really come to any other opinion. I keep waiting for someone to come in here and say I disagree, but instead it seems the only people who are now gung ho on IPK2010 are the people who are new to the program period.
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            • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
              Originally Posted by batchos View Post

              I, too, am trying to find out what the heck I paid for, having purchased the original IPK prgram.

              I asked more than 2 days ago but have not received a reply.

              I am also confused that the members area remains the same.

              batchos
              I am curious about the upgrade price. Before I saw this forum, I would not have expected that. I didn't have the old system, but I think the only upgrade would be the life-time membership that I got for $37. The PDF documents are much more updated than the videos, did you look at them?

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    • Profile picture of the author Jamus McKenna
      Originally Posted by goingup View Post

      Isnt it true that the new IPK tells you how to do this for affiliate programs other than just amazon? Like CB, shareasale and so forth? Building ONE site per product, not a bunch of inter related sites, correct? How much is the site builder...and how easy is that for the non techie among us.
      If you are asking about Network Blazer (NB) then it really is childs play....Even my mum could use it and she's in her 60s and extremely non-computer literate (Which is MORE important then her age! ).

      The only issue with NB is all your sites "look" the same (the layout) which can have a negative effect in the all mighty "G" engine. Also they have limited servers so you have to ensure you do not link sites from the same servers (one or two will not make a difference but when you get a few hundred sites THEN it is an issue) It's worth £20 to get you started and see how you get on and if you continue with the system I would recommend doing some web design research. It does not have to be fancy (as you can see from the NB sites).

      I have found WP sites do appear to rank better however they normally have a LOT more backlinks, one had over 850 backlinks! I would invest your time working on backlinking sites then "wasting" time learning the hard way. Cash is King, especially for newbies, we've all been there!
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      • Profile picture of the author neil_patmore
        Anyone who reads the IPK course and expects to rank for anything other than low to no competition keywords will very soon realise it isn't going to work anymore with just on page seo.

        However, I have a number of sites ranking well (positions 1 to 8) using the techniques described. These sites are for products yet to be released with weak competition and this is where I think the IPK strategy really works.

        In addition to the IPK strategy, I'll now start a sensible backlinking campaign for these sites, there's no rush, I have 6 months before the products are released. Then when the competition starts to appear, I'll have domain age, strong on page seo and strong off page seo on my side.

        But time will tell if the IPK pages actually convert.
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        • Profile picture of the author skyla
          Hi Jamus

          I am trying to create my page inside editplus as instructed in the course.

          thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author Jamus McKenna
            Originally Posted by skyla View Post

            Hi Jamus

            I am trying to create my page inside editplus as instructed in the course.

            thanks
            Ah I see!

            They have changed it some with the 2010 edition. Not used editplus, sorry.

            Regards,
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          • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
            Originally Posted by skyla View Post

            Hi Jamus

            I am trying to create my page inside editplus as instructed in the course.

            thanks
            I tried it in Kompozer. Problem is, getting everything aligned is a pain. I don't know CSS and just a little more html. I can read HTML pretty well, but I only know enough reading CSS to work by trial and error.

            The template for the child sites is probably OK, but there is nothing for the Mother site. I asked Craig if there was one, he said everyone uses the child site for the mother site template. Well, apparently, 'everyone' knows html/css better than I do!

            I like the arrangements of the mother sites and the child sites, but I can't reproduce the mother site and that has stopped me dead in the water.

            I have recently shifted my focus from IPK to learning Outsourcing. I don't have time to spend a week formatting an IPK site when I should be producing at least two or three sites per day to stay on schedule.
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          • Profile picture of the author neil_patmore
            Hi Melvin,

            Absolutely not. They are physical products yet to be released. The 3 I was referring to are electrical models from a worldwide well known brand.

            I've actually got another 3 sites indexed straight in on page 1 this week and one that is on about page 9. Product / keyword selection seems absolutely crucial for this method to work.
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    • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
      Originally Posted by goingup View Post

      Isnt it true that the new IPK tells you how to do this for affiliate programs other than just amazon? Like CB, shareasale and so forth? Building ONE site per product, not a bunch of inter related sites, correct? How much is the site builder...and how easy is that for the non techie among us.
      The 'Site Builder' is called Network Blazer and is a hosting platform with a dedicated program to build your site on. You must follow their fill-in-the-blank program to use it. You can't modify it or put in your own html site. Also, it embeds required code into non-public_html areas so you cannot move the site from their servers. They do say they will keep the site up for 30 days after you leave, but you can't do anything with it. I imagine an experienced HTML/CSS programmer could untangle the site from their servers, but it is definitely beyond me.

      NB has 6 ip addresses scattered around the world so you can produce all your sites without Google detecting that they are related, but figure this. Craig claims to be turning out 15 sites per day - every day! I imagine he is trying to experience the $100,000 income reported by one of his students over one Christmas season. Think of the cost of .com domain names at that rate! It may be why he is trying to raise money with IPK.

      I did not focus on the info product portion of the info product killer program, lol. I do know his principle design is something like a mother site that displays 9 or so items, and it has the same number of child sites, one for each product, pointing to one other child and to the mother site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    For someone who has not previosuly been exposed to IPK it is a good buy at the current price point. As JD points out in his post above, if you were a previous buyer of the product and purchased an updgrade you may not see much in terms of new stuff.

    I'm speaking as a buyer of this product because I do own it. Like any system you purchase it will require work and deication. Some sites will make money and some will not. For the sites that make money some will do better then others but the key point is you have to work the business.

    This product provides a good baseline and when you combine other traffic generating methods with what IPK teaches you should see your site rank well and generate traffic and income.

    Noen of the upsells were particularly appealing to me so I passed on all them and some of the bonus products offered in one of the upsells were slightly over-valued but not entirely out of the ballpark.

    It is a great product for anyone that failed to purchase it previously I can't speak for the folks that purchased the upgrade because I don't know what was previously offered.

    However, if I read the members page correctly there will be monthly updates for free which is quite nice because the pay for additional material/continuity strategy is flawed in my opinion because so many marketers fail to actually continue delivering the goods each and every month.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      I have IPK & the upgrade and thought I'd clarify some of the points made here:

      The 1st was regarding the 2008 video's referring to using PPC. As you know you can't direct link to Amazon via PPC, however what the video's say is to link to your own site (your mini site) and from there the customer can link through to Amazon via your link after they read your review if they choose to. This IS allowed from Amazon since you are directing them to your own site first.

      2nd was regarding Network Blazer. I don't have this because I prefer creating my sites myself, however Craig Kaye has always said that if you don't wish to use NB anymore he will zip up your sites and give them to you so you always have them whether you continue to use his content system or not. And he states that you don't need to use NB to be successful with IPK.

      3rd was that the IPK sites don't rank well anymore. Actually since the Mayday update, my IPK sites are ranking better than ever. I try and do a lot of the OPSEO stuff he teaches to the letter, but I also add my own backlinks to the sites too via article marketing and web 2.0 sites. I also write original content rather than just grab the text from Amazon and change a few lines here and there which I think helps.

      I agree that there wasn't a huge amount of new stuff for current members, but the upgrade was only $37, which is VERY cheap for everything you got. A lot of the Clickbank OPSEO was the same as the Amazon OPSEO so you could easily have just taken what you learnt and apply it to Clickbank products I guess.

      I also agree that newbies may have a harder time with the Clickbank stuff than the Amazon stuff (and it IS ironic that the product called info product killer actually is now promoting info products as well) but hey it was what people were asking him for.

      I do like that you get new stuff monthly including hot niches to try and exploit.

      I have always said that IPK was the true beginning of my success in Internet Marketing so I have a soft spot for them I guess.
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      • Profile picture of the author sydneypm
        Originally Posted by traceye View Post

        I have IPK & the upgrade and thought I'd clarify some of the points made here:

        The 1st was regarding the 2008 video's referring to using PPC. As you know you can't direct link to Amazon via PPC, however what the video's say is to link to your own site (your mini site) and from there the customer can link through to Amazon via your link after they read your review if they choose to. This IS allowed from Amazon since you are directing them to your own site first.
        Whew! Thank you for pointing this out - I have been reading/watching training while looking for where it was mentioned to link directly to Amazon and could not find it. Thought I was going silly from tmi or something.

        On a serious note - I agree with TimG, just like any project, one must do the work. It is a business, after all. I believe just like any other IM model, the traffic will depend upon many areas from chosen niche to keywords used, content, following directions and input of our own thoughts, experience and efforts.

        I have wanted to try the min-site niche model for some time. This program is proving to be excellent at "connecting the dots" for me.

        Sincerely,
        Cindy P.
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        • Profile picture of the author TimG
          Originally Posted by sydneypm View Post

          On a serious note - I agree with TimG, just like any project, one must do the work. It is a business, after all. I believe just like any other IM model, the traffic will depend upon many areas from chosen niche to keywords used, content, following directions and input of our own thoughts, experience and efforts.

          Sincerely,
          Cindy P.
          I emailed Tracey earlier tonight....oops make that last night about this product letting her know I was impressed with the information it provided.

          I firmly believe that what it teaches combined with some hard core traffic generating methods (article marketing) would allow any to make money from their own mni-sites.

          Respectfully,
          Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    What is the main traffic method of infoproductkiller.com product? SEO?
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    • Profile picture of the author JDSalinger
      Originally Posted by himanuzo View Post

      What is the main traffic method of infoproductkiller.com product? SEO?
      Yep. There is a small section on PPC, but 95% of the course's focus is on SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author juniorbiz
    Do people who bought last years IPK have to buy the new version or do we get the upgrade free??
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by juniorbiz View Post

      Do people who bought last years IPK have to buy the new version or do we get the upgrade free??
      If I'm not mistaken you are still required to purchase the upgrade. That's what has a few of the other folks posting in here a bit frustrated.

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  • Profile picture of the author NVRGVUP
    Traceye & Tim.... I bought IPK 2010 2 days ago. So far, compared to many things I've bought, it *looks like* a great value, and seems to be worth pursuing. But then I read above another person says something like... "well, this doesn't work anymore.... examples are 2008 (hmm, true).... won't hold positions very long with Google anymore".

    So.... as sickeningly usual with IM, it causes doubt whether putting in the time and work will be worth much of anything.


    Finally - my point and question: I had a real world six figure job, that ended over a yr ago. I don't mind doing the work here. I understand IPK's methods and can perform them, AND I am happy to add Tim's Article Marketing. What will all of that REALLY do for me? (I know you can't predict exact results - I'm not asking that.)

    What do you mean by "good money"? If someone worked smart and built dozens of these IPK mini + mother sites... what can one expect to achieve??

    Sorry if this sounds a bit over the top, but I would very much appreciate your input and advice. Please feel free to PM if you prefer.

    Thanks for listening : )
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      I have been doing IPK since it first launched in 2008, so some of my sites have had time to age. I'm not sure if this affects my results any - but I thought I would mention this straight up.

      I only have 23 true IPK sites, but I also use similar techniques on hubs and blogger blogs.

      They used to average around $1500-$2K per month with nearly triple that made Oct/Nov/Dec (Christmas is a great time for these sites).

      Currently since May (mayday change?) some of them have jumped in rankings and are now making around $4K total. Last month was particularly good at $5K and this month looks to be doing about the same.

      These are sites that I haven't touched in over a year. (So I don't even know if half the products are still live now LOL)

      Although since purchasing the upgrade I've now got renewed enthusiasm for IPK again and want to make some more sites and fix up my current ones.

      Not all the sites are making good money, I would say probably 5 or 6 of them make the bulk of my sales. But that is the same with anything you try.

      I believe that getting more traffic to these sites via article marketing (which will also be building more backlinks to these sites and help your SEO as well) will really ramp up your earnings and I will be doing this traffic strategy for the sites that are not performing well.

      And of course you can scale it up and make much more than I have by putting in more work - I just don't have much time online as I have a small family to look after.

      I don't believe I do anything special with these sites that anyone else does or doesn't do, but I have had good results so can't comment on other peoples experiences. It works for me and that's all I can gauge.

      I hope that helps
      Tracey
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      • Profile picture of the author mikengo
        Originally Posted by traceye View Post

        I only have 23 true IPK sites, but I also use similar techniques on hubs and blogger blogs.
        Hi Tracy,

        When you say 23 IPK sites, are they Xmas sites or year round sites? Sorry if I sound like a newb. I just purchase the program today.

        Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author LIndaB
          I would be interested in hearing if anyone has used the automated version of IPK. It wasn't one of the upsells, but was offered on the page right after your sale went through. This isn't Network Blazer, but something different. He mentions handing you campaigns and keywords that have already been researched, and not having to write any content. I would be interested to know if anyone has used it, and if so, how well it worked.
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        • Profile picture of the author traceye
          Originally Posted by mikengo View Post

          Hi Tracy,

          When you say 23 IPK sites, are they Xmas sites or year round sites? Sorry if I sound like a newb. I just purchase the program today.

          Mike
          Um well they make sales all year round (but mostly at Christmas time).

          I think you are asking though, whether they are the mini sites or the big mother site, am I right?

          Yes I have one mother site and the rest are the babies. Only the mother site is in anyway 'christmassy' though.

          t xx
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          • Profile picture of the author NVRGVUP
            Tracey & Dave - you both mentioned that you prefer to build your own sites, over the NB product @ $30, recommended by Craig.

            Do you use WP, XSitePro, or another one? IPK tries to make the case that WP sites do not rank as well, nor as fast. That's my concern. hmm.... could that just be sales pitch??

            Thanks !
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            • Profile picture of the author traceye
              Originally Posted by NVRGVUP View Post

              Tracey & Dave - you both mentioned that you prefer to build your own sites, over the NB product @ $30, recommended by Craig.

              Do you use WP, XSitePro, or another one? IPK tries to make the case that WP sites do not rank as well, nor as fast. That's my concern. hmm.... could that just be sales pitch??

              Thanks !
              I create simple static html sites using Dreamweaver. They are really just a header image with the text underneath.

              I can't really say whether they rank better/worse than NB/WP/XSPro because I've never used those for IPK sites so can't compare, however my personal thoughts on the matter are that it shouldn't make that much of a difference. Use what you are comfortable with using.

              t
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            • Profile picture of the author Dave d
              Originally Posted by NVRGVUP View Post

              Tracey & Dave - you both mentioned that you prefer to build your own sites, over the NB product @ $30, recommended by Craig.

              Do you use WP, XSitePro, or another one? IPK tries to make the case that WP sites do not rank as well, nor as fast. That's my concern. hmm.... could that just be sales pitch??

              Thanks !
              Hi first of all it is agreed by many people that WP is superior choice for SEO. Thats not necessarily going to change because your building physical product sites. Personally I have built many sites using WP and have ranked them highly without effort out of millions of results. WP is favoured by many people becuase of its seo capabilities such as the all in one seo pack etc and other various plugins and tweaks. There are also advanced WP themes like Thesis which take SEO and WP to another level. So from a personal point of view I would strongly disagree with the statement that "WP sites do not rank as well nor as fast" In fact I think its a rather barmy statement to make. If you have a search around the SEO section here or on Google you will a lot of evidence to back that.

              Although I would agree with Tracey so far as that you should use whatever you feel comfortable with.

              If your new bear in mind, WP sites can be built fast, there are a lot of advanced plugins, its very easy and super cheap to outsource WP tasks such as blog installation and adding content.

              The one thing I dont like about WP is that sometimes it can be a right pain transferring them if you flip sites.

              Best of luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jaymark
        The sales page/video says there is a strategy which can make you some money as fast as 50 minutes. Has anyone tried this and does it work????
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        • Profile picture of the author GingerColeen
          I purchased IPK yesterday and after realizing the videos were almost 2 years old and knowing that Google has made massive changes in the last 18 months, I began to realize I'd likely been duped again by another rehashed product that had gone past it's time.

          I do think many of the strategies are solid and it is a good course for newbies to learn On Page SEO but that's not what I thought I was purchasing. I already own several autoblogging programs and have made some good recurring income with them.

          However, one of the things I know is true in marketing is that a web page that is very specific and talks about only one product, has good calls to action and you basically only have 1 or two choices to make, has a much better chance of making sales than one that has multiple products on it.

          I have to say I also remember Craig promising lots of bonuses for us to use in the Clickbank sites but haven't found them yet. Maybe they are yet to come as I haven't completed the videos yet.

          I certainly can't complain about the price and even though we may need to do some tweaking to get these sites to make sales, I have some more current ideas on how to drive traffic to them. I'm going to try out some of my strategies and test and tweak and see how they do.

          Among my comments I'd like some feedback on this one. I have sold some Amazon stuff in the past and occasionally I make some money but one of the things about Amazon I don't like is that the cookie is only good for 24 hours. At least that was true the last time I checked. When you use CJ and some of the other networks, they give you 30 and 60 day cookies. I've always considered the 24 hour cookie a major drawback to commissions on Amazon. I'd like to hear comments regarding this from others.

          I do wish there was a forum. I thought there would be and wasn't really expecting a static membership area. I think it was the comment about having over 3,000 "active" students. How can they be active on a static site?

          Or, maybe it was this line on the sales page: "So what is this exclusive insiders club with over 3197 successful members?" Now, I'm a member of a club but I can't talk to the other members? That's a bit overstated I think.

          He does write a great sales letter though!

          I may ask for a refund on this one. I don't think you'll see it closing anytime soon as long as he's still making sales.
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          • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
            Originally Posted by GingerColeen View Post

            I purchased IPK yesterday and after realizing the videos were almost 2 years old and knowing that Google has made massive changes in the last 18 months, I began to realize I'd likely been duped again by another rehashed product that had gone past it's time.
            I started thinking that too!

            I do think many of the strategies are solid and it is a good course for newbies to learn On Page SEO but that's not what I thought I was purchasing.
            I am happy to have gotten the linking and seo information. the SEO info is the best I have seen.
            I already own several autoblogging programs and have made some good recurring income with them.
            Now you have my attention. I have been looking into autoblogging for quite a while. I sent you a PM

            However, one of the things I know is true in marketing is that a web page that is very specific and talks about only one product, has good calls to action and you basically only have 1 or two choices to make, has a much better chance of making sales than one that has multiple products on it.
            That is true, and a blog can support a number of those sites quite readily.
            I have to say I also remember Craig promising lots of bonuses for us to use in the Clickbank sites but haven't found them yet. Maybe they are yet to come as I haven't completed the videos yet.
            There is a video series near the bottom of the page. Maybe that is what you are looking for.

            I certainly can't complain about the price and even though we may need to do some tweaking to get these sites to make sales, I have some more current ideas on how to drive traffic to them. I'm going to try out some of my strategies and test and tweak and see how they do.

            Among my comments I'd like some feedback on this one. I have sold some Amazon stuff in the past and occasionally I make some money but one of the things about Amazon I don't like is that the cookie is only good for 24 hours. At least that was true the last time I checked. When you use CJ and some of the other networks, they give you 30 and 60 day cookies. I've always considered the 24 hour cookie a major drawback to commissions on Amazon. I'd like to hear comments regarding this from others.
            To make money with Amazon, you need to constantly funnel traffic to the site. I only know one strategy to create the flow of repeat business through your site, but I don't recommend you join Quixstar, the old amway. Mike Filsaime and Chris Ferrell have launched some free videos where they capture leads before sending them to affiliate sites. Unfortunately, I don't think it will work well with amazon customers.
            I do wish there was a forum. I thought there would be and wasn't really expecting a static membership area. I think it was the comment about having over 3,000 "active" students. How can they be active on a static site?
            Define 'active'? And he doesn't have a forum or support venue. In fact, the only support I have seen him offer was his personal email. By active, does he mean bought the course?

            Or, maybe it was this line on the sales page: "So what is this exclusive insiders club with over 3197 successful members?" Now, I'm a member of a club but I can't talk to the other members? That's a bit overstated I think.
            Maybe you don't get into that club with the $37 membership.
            He does write a great sales letter though!

            I may ask for a refund on this one. I don't think you'll see it closing anytime soon as long as he's still making sales.
            I am not seeing numbers at either the NB forum or the other non-official forum to indicate 3000 people. Of course, with this program having been mostly popular in the Brittish areas, maybe there is a .uk that they are all hiding in. Did you watch the first video? Very soon he will start charging a monthly fee. We are grandfathered in with a lifetime membership. But, then why lower the price for the lifetime membership rather than promote it to the members first and then offer, at least full or 1/2 the price of the original price for newcomers getting the lifetime deal.

            BTW, if he is building 15 sites per day, That's 100-150/day in domain names alone, not to mention how many sites he will have up in a month. He seemed impressed with one of his students who made $100,000 in one christmas season, which indicates he didn't do so. I think he is trying to beat the student so he can gain reputation back.

            I could ask for the refund, but I can't unlearn what I learned from him. Maybe I'll go back to blogging.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jamus McKenna
            Originally Posted by GingerColeen View Post

            I do wish there was a forum. I thought there would be and wasn't really expecting a static membership area. I think it was the comment about having over 3,000 "active" students. How can they be active on a static site?
            Coleen,

            The forum is with Network Blazer at: Network Blazer Forum • Index page

            You should just be able to register there.

            You won't find a buzz with active members, like a previous post says the maximum ever on-line at the same time is 10.

            I had some minor interaction when asking questions but these soon vanished when I was not interested in using their services.


            Hope this helps and you find some answers and have better luck then I did.
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            • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
              Originally Posted by Jamus McKenna View Post

              Coleen,

              The forum is with Network Blazer at: Network Blazer Forum • Index page

              You should just be able to register there.

              You won't find a buzz with active members, like a previous post says the maximum ever on-line at the same time is 10.

              I had some minor interaction when asking questions but these soon vanished when I was not interested in using their services.


              Hope this helps and you find some answers and have better luck then I did.
              There were 4 on this morning. Me, one admin, one guest and one newbie. The so-called support forum for the IPK program is called "Off Topic -- Everything else goes here". I just checked, there is one admin, myself and one newbie on there right now.


              Another newbie just showed up, joined on Friday.

              Well, I am leaving IPK and this thread. Good luck folks.
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        • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
          Originally Posted by Jaymark View Post

          The sales page/video says there is a strategy which can make you some money as fast as 50 minutes. Has anyone tried this and does it work????
          I never found it! Unless it is the part where you PPC directly to Amazon.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      I purchased IPK mainly because I had heard quite a bit about it and had not yet had a chance to see it for myself. Having gone through the material and comparing it to how I structure my own sites I felt like I picked up a few things improvements I can make to my own site building system which will vastly improve its performance.

      However, what I felt the course lacked was in the traffic generating department. That's probably because for many of Craig's tehcniques the sites automatically ranked on the first page of Google so no need to worry about trying to generate traffic because the organice search engine results would take care of thet.

      The SEO portion is pretty darn good but again, there are a few other things not mentioned in the course that can improve upon it.

      None of what I said should be taken as a hit against the course, only a reminder that if you purchase it, you should also look to find a quality course on traffic generating techniques and you might need to pick up a course on niche selection. At that point you would have everything you need to kick some tail and make some serious coin.

      Respectfully,
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      • Profile picture of the author NVRGVUP
        Hi Tim..... I don't think anything you said was "taken as a hit against the course". Your comments were very helpful.

        I'm just one of the 1000's who have sought answers that are accurate vs the pervasive hype. Actually something where you can work the program - and it pays off. I did not believe you or Tracey were spreading hype.... that's why I wrote and asked my "reality questions".

        Thanks for your help!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
          Interesting I came across this thread as I am building an IPK site right now.

          I really like the course...one of the best investments I have made in IM

          I make all of my niche sites with IPK On Page SEO Principles

          I don't just use Amazon, though(meaning, I don't exclusively use Amazon...I use them for most Non-Health related niches like Electronics etc)

          I like marketing health products as well and Amazon is not good for that...but I structure my sites the way IPK teaches

          Tim is correct in saying that you do need traffic generation/backlinking...You can get on the first page a lot of times...and High Page 1 rankings for less competitive keywords

          The manual says don't worry about competition...so if you follow that, you will then need backlinks in more competitive niches

          All in all, it is a hell of a course...although I don't have the upgrade

          Hope this helps

          -Mark
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        • Profile picture of the author TimG
          Originally Posted by NVRGVUP View Post

          Hi Tim..... I don't think anything you said was "taken as a hit against the course". Your comments were very helpful.

          I'm just one of the 1000's who have sought answers that are accurate vs the pervasive hype. Actually something where you can work the program - and it pays off. I did not believe you or Tracey were spreading hype.... that's why I wrote and asked my "reality questions".

          Thanks for your help!

          It's a good course and I wouldn't say that if it was garbage. However, what so many folks fail to understand is when you purchase a course like this you should use it as a guide.

          Some items/steps within the course need to be followed completely but other steps can be massaged slightly so that you develop your own unique method or strategy combined with the information within the course so that you ultimately end up improving upon what the creator of the course provided.

          Even when reading and implementing strategies like the methods taught in this course you should always keep trying to think outside of the box.

          IM courses shouldn't be designed to stiffle creativity, they should be designed to allow the buyer to expand their own innovative thought processes.

          Respectfully,
          Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
      In the videos, I heard Craig repeatedly refer to one of his students who made $100,000 during the Christmas Season one year. My guess is that since Christmas accounts for 75% of all annual sales figures, that $125,000-$200,000 is about the cap it will produce without continually working it.

      What disappoints me the most is that I don't see evidence that Craig is interested in improving the strategies he is using. He is adding Info Products, but why? His whole theme is that physical products are better. If you read Google about what they want searches to find, IPK sites are not it. Strategies in the PDF files may overcome that, but in the long run, I think that IPK needs to evolve or it may become extinct.


      Originally Posted by NVRGVUP View Post

      Traceye & Tim.... I bought IPK 2010 2 days ago. So far, compared to many things I've bought, it *looks like* a great value, and seems to be worth pursuing. But then I read above another person says something like... "well, this doesn't work anymore.... examples are 2008 (hmm, true).... won't hold positions very long with Google anymore".

      So.... as sickeningly usual with IM, it causes doubt whether putting in the time and work will be worth much of anything.


      Finally - my point and question: I had a real world six figure job, that ended over a yr ago. I don't mind doing the work here. I understand IPK's methods and can perform them, AND I am happy to add Tim's Article Marketing. What will all of that REALLY do for me? (I know you can't predict exact results - I'm not asking that.)

      What do you mean by "good money"? If someone worked smart and built dozens of these IPK mini + mother sites... what can one expect to achieve??

      Sorry if this sounds a bit over the top, but I would very much appreciate your input and advice. Please feel free to PM if you prefer.

      Thanks for listening : )
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  • Profile picture of the author NVRGVUP
    Thank you Tracey. I appreciate that - very much! (just saw your response.... that was written @ 2am here in Colorado : )

    Looks like I have some work to do !
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    @NVRGVUP The strategies and priciples within IPK2010 are sound. Given the success I have had with sites like this I found myself excitedly agreeing with everything he says. Example when he mentions baby products, prams etc Yes that stuff is gold. Also when he says pink sells thats absolutely spot on.

    Now where I can see the problem is traffic. These will not be set and forget sites. You will have to mix and match current strategies and techiniques.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I had heard for the last couple years that IPK was an awesome product. I didn't even know that a 2010 updated version was being released. Then I received an email and saw it for $37, diffently jumped on the opportunity and have been learning a lot of great content since. I can see why it's been so popular. All teaching and no fluff!
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  • "Hi first of all it is agreed by many people that WP is superior choice for SEO."

    Why do you think that? Most of the sites on Google are still static sites. In some cases I outrank Thesis Blogs with XSitePro. That doesn´t mean that XSitePro is better but you have an even chance with it. About the SEO plugins. There isn´t anything these plugins can do that you cannot do yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave d
      Originally Posted by affiliated survivor View Post

      "Hi first of all it is agreed by many people that WP is superior choice for SEO."

      Why do you think that? Most of the sites on Google are still static sites. In some cases I outrank Thesis Blogs with XSitePro. That doesn´t mean that XSitePro is better but you have an even chance with it. About the SEO plugins. There isn´t anything these plugins can do that you cannot do yourself.
      I dont want you to take my post the wrong way and I dont want to turn this thread into a debate about which platform is better for SEO. I am not knocking any other platform such as xsitepro in fact Ive never even used it.

      "Hi first of all it is agreed by many people that WP is superior choice for SEO."

      The reason why I said that is because I have worked with many marketers and know many marketers who make serious money with Amazon sites built on WP. I have learned a lot from them on getting WP sites indexed and ranked quickly without a lot of work. Actually the majority of sites I build with WP are just set and forget. I only backlink them if I need them to rank by a certain deadline.

      Am I saying that other platforms are not good for SEO ? No, in fact Ive starting to build more HTML sites now and they are ranking well.

      Yes for sure you can do what the All In One SEO pack does manually but I do like the convenience of just filling in the blanks on the WP platform.

      The main reason for my post was because I think its nuts to say "WP sites do not rank as well, nor as fast"
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  • Profile picture of the author zetetician
    The deadline has come and gone, but the price remains the same. Also the no. of copies being sold has far exceeded the scarcity-inducing 349 (or whatever) emblazoned on the sales page.

    Unethical marketing? Or signs of a tired product that will be abandoned fairly soon?
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    • Profile picture of the author cbreceipt
      Originally Posted by zetetician View Post

      Unethical marketing? Or signs of a tired product that will be abandoned fairly soon?
      Maybe a little bit of both.
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Originally Posted by zetetician View Post

      The deadline has come and gone, but the price remains the same. Also the no. of copies being sold has far exceeded the scarcity-inducing 349 (or whatever) emblazoned on the sales page.

      Unethical marketing? Or signs of a tired product that will be abandoned fairly soon?
      Actually the price DID rise, but only for one day then it came back down. Whether that was the plan from the start, or whether his sales dried up and so he dropped it again, I don't know.

      While I continue to say that IPK was one of the best purchases I have made, I do agree with you that I thought their sales page was far too cliched (ferrari video, limited number available tactic and price rise call to action to get people to buy).

      But that's probably because I'm a jaded internet marketer and know all the tricks that sales pages use to get people to buy right there and then. And I can't deny that these tactics do work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    So glad to read this, WF is the best.
    I,too, very curious about IPK. Got the recommendation from a newsletter I subscribed.
    And need soem honest reviews about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    Although I did like the concept of IPK there are so many good stuff on it, I've experience some troubles trying to register a domain (all the hot ones are already taken) and is kinda frustrating...
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  • Profile picture of the author remodeler
    I've got the original version and found it to work well. I've had some success with it. Not so sure it would be worth the extra cost just to get a CB section. Someon mentioned that the videos are still the originals used in V1.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkTX
      I bought the course and now going through the videos - which brings me to my question...

      Obviously, many of the videos are around two years old since they talk about Christmas 2008.

      One concern I have is regarding the 'powerful' linking strategy. Craig says don't worry about cross-linking your sites even if they have the same IP address. He claims it's a myth.

      How do you all feel about this? Is this 'old' material or do you think his advice is still relevant and not something to be concerned about?

      Times (i.e. Google) has changed and I'm wondering what you users think of this tactic.
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      • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
        Originally Posted by MarkTX View Post


        One concern I have is regarding the 'powerful' linking strategy. Craig says don't worry about cross-linking your sites even if they have the same IP address. He claims it's a myth.

        How do you all feel about this? Is this 'old' material or do you think his advice is still relevant and not something to be concerned about?

        Times (i.e. Google) has changed and I'm wondering what you users think of this tactic.
        Maybe two years ago, but he is strongly promoting NetworkBlazer because it has six ip addresses scattered around the world. He does this to escape the common IP addresses.
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    • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
      Originally Posted by remodeler View Post

      I've got the original version and found it to work well. I've had some success with it. Not so sure it would be worth the extra cost just to get a CB section. Someon mentioned that the videos are still the originals used in V1.
      The videos are old, but the pdfs seem to be updated.

      My mistake was ignoring the pdfs and sticking to the videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ady1000
    Several points worry me about this program. First off its been around a while so will have had lots of use/abuse and second, the sites he uses throughout the training as glowing testimonials to how good the system works are actually banned by Google.

    When a system becomes abused and stops working it tends to get dropped in price so the owner can get one more pay day out of it.

    When this happens and you are one of the buyers the problem is not the few dollars you spend, its the time you commit to the system only to find you wasted it and should have stuck to what you were doing before you read the sales page.

    IMO you should stick a few up and test heavily before committing yourself to the Christmas plan.

    Also, if you are a newbie and following the plan DO NOT submit your url to the search engines like he shows you. A couple of bookmarks is plenty to get you indexed.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkTX
      Thanks Ady1000. I tried to check out one of the sites as I was watching the videos and didn't see it come up in the listings. I thought maybe that might be due that it was a UK domain name.

      Then I did a "site:domain.co.uk" check on a recommended 'mother' site and there were no results.

      Yikes! Thanks for the tip.

      But it does seem that Traceye is having success with the system and actually saw an increase in her earnings since the Mayday algorithm change. (And that's the culprit that has me searching for a new system since my sites got hit heavily.)

      You're absolutely right about the time and energy factor. I'm still smarting over my last 'lesson'. But I really don't see where IPK does anything shady that would warrant a Google deindex. But the power linking method does cause me concern. It sure makes it easy for ALL your sites to be discovered!
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      • Profile picture of the author cannylad
        Is IPK 2010 dead with Craig on a beach somewhere with the profits from a final launch?

        I have tried to login in past few days but only get internal server errors on

        my screen.

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          • Profile picture of the author skyla
            I too purchased this product and like the SEO on page tips. My issue is trying to put a page together. I am using Amazon products but when I insert the code they do not display correctly on the page. I want to have the Amazon box on the left with the text next to it, but it only displays underneath.

            I have spent way more than 2 hours trying to get things to 'look' right.

            Am just wondering if I should just use a WP theme instead? I am new to all of this and still trying to make my first buck.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jamus McKenna
              Originally Posted by skyla View Post

              I too purchased this product and like the SEO on page tips. My issue is trying to put a page together. I am using Amazon products but when I insert the code they do not display correctly on the page. I want to have the Amazon box on the left with the text next to it, but it only displays underneath.

              I have spent way more than 2 hours trying to get things to 'look' right.

              Am just wondering if I should just use a WP theme instead? I am new to all of this and still trying to make my first buck.

              What are you currently using? Network Blazer?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Strait
    This method hasn't worked well for me. I used the template and followed the instructions for creating the product page. My goal was to use PPC for promotion. Google isn't running my ads because my landing page has a poor quality score. I've decided to use some IPK tactics, but to leave some alone.
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    • Profile picture of the author misty2000
      I bought Info Product Killer a couple of days ago and I am busy working my way through all the videos and pdfs.

      I must say that I am impressed with Craig's approach to affiliate marketing. It's refreshing, and he definitely has a very step-by-step approach to teaching his methods. I know from experience that people can be expert at what they do, but not necessarily be good teachers on what they do. Craig, from what I have listened to and read so far, appears to be a good teacher in that I can understand what he is putting across.

      I did wonder if XsitePro would be suitable for making his mini-sites as many of my web pages are made with this program. I find Tracey's remarks about using an alternative to Network Blazer, then, encouraging.

      I think the program at $37 is an excellent buy and look forward to completing the course and putting it into practice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamus McKenna
    Hello everyone.

    I was got some insider information regarding the IPK by a very successful IMer (worth $40m+) back in January. So with the words "this will make you money now" I dived straight in. I blasted the information and instructions as fast as I could. Sites were up and things looked promising when I sold 2 items for a specific product within the website being up 4 days. This motivated me to *power* on.

    With the thoughts of riches in my mind I did my keyword research (one of THE most important parts for this to work & is not explained in the IPK version I purchased), got my "buyers" list and bought a large number of websites. The sites went up and each day I checked my affiliate accounts to see how much I made since I went to bed the night before.......4 months down the line I had made $0.93 (NO....SERIOUS!) I pulled the plug and spoke to my "expert". He said he had exactly the same problem with no sales and he had 4 guys working on it pumping out 4 sites a day with a return of about $300 (before the wages were paid).

    I contacted Craig who sent me some sites that were high ranking in search engines but all the sites he sent had no competition (no ads in google) and had little value. Doing more research I located several of Craigs web sites, checked the keywords and entered them in to the search engines. They did not make page 1 or page 2. They were like mine, in page 6+.

    I spoke to some people on the forum and they said they make on average 1 sales from each site per month so if you do the maths you need a LOT of sites!

    I learnt a lot using the IPK system but it was to avoid such systems. I am not saying it won't work. You need to increase the "link juice" to have at least 10 RELEVANT backlinks, do not use hyphens for your website name no matter how tempting and go for products over $300 otherwise the "Time Vs Commission" is not worth it.

    I had seen that IPK 2010 was released & I thought about promoting it with the information I had learnt as "bonus" material but I could not back the product 100% so I left it.

    I wish you guys all the best luck in the world. Put the EXTRA effort in! Lets hope for a excellent Christmas on-line shopping spree!
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    I have had IPK for a month now. My experience is somewhat mixed.

    I never saw the original, so I don't know anything about the 'upgrade', but here is what I experienced so far.

    They sold the product on a ten day price cut for $37 that was to expire on Friday at 5:00PM EDT US. It did, the price went up to $77 until Monday when it went back down to $37 with the 3xx copies for sale.

    When I got inside, I found out that Craig promises to charge a monthly membership fee after 10 weeks, I think about October, and to produce a book with a list of the hotest niches each month. But, the members who paid the $37 are now lifetime members and will not be charged the fee.

    I bought in that Friday AM, and on Sunday I had a question. I emailed and got a reply on Monday and asked for a clarification. I was told that I could get support at the forum. I had to ask where the forum was, and was finally told it was in the Network Blazer site. I was unable to get approved, so I asked and was told I had to join Network Blazer. I did, the forum is almost strictly Network Blazer with only an off-topic area for IPK, not even a titled section there. The only answers there came from other members who happened by. BTW there have never been more than 10 visitors at the same time and that was two years ago. I have never seen more than one other visitor there when I was in it.

    Before this, I went through all the videos and scanned through the PDF files. I printed the OPSEO Checklist. I studied the videos over and over. All but the two at the introduction were 2 years old. Based on the videos alone, I quickly came to the conclusion that Google Caffeine is going to wipe IPK sites off the map without warning. The only site in the videos that is still indexed is one of the student's example sites that has changed from a fixed site to a WP site that has periodic updates.

    The introduction promises updates every month and a monthly membership fee begining about October. After paying closer attention, the only thing he promises to update is a list of profitable niches, broad niches on top of that.

    The program is that you setup link-wheels around a mother site and use OnPageSEO (OPSEO) so Google ranks the site high. As they are taught in the videos, Google will slap them 'to oblivion' as some of the IPK members in the forum claim happened to them. (They lost their adwords/adsense accounts and their sites were deindexed. There has been no reply from the course accounts to the thread that has been going on for over 10 months.)

    When setting up my sites, I tried to protect myself from the Google slap and started by setting up WP sites rather than static html sites. I find it a lot of work. lol. In one of the videos, Craig says that he and his assistant are busy building 15 sites per day. Since he suggests using only .com or .net, that amounts to something close to $150/day in domain names alone.

    I was discouraged one night and decided to write a review. I did not realize how negative a review I was writing until I was done. As evidence for my record, I decided to review the forum one last time. There was a member who said she seldom visits forums because they are full of whiners who don't give the products a chance. It hit home! I decided to look it over one more time.

    I went back and read the PDF files, thoroughly this time, and discovered a whole new light. While the 2 year old videos are dangerous to use as-is, the pdf files are a different story. In them were instructions to follow that would cloud the link-wheels and distort any violations to Google's TOS/SERPS.

    I think the SEO training is as good as it gets. It alone is worth the cost of IPK at $37 plus the $30 I was swindled out of over NB. I would suggest not closing the link wheel, but Craig Kaye insists that it should be closed. I have to confess, he has more experience with it than I do. But I still have my reservations on that point.

    I think a few things would greatly improve the IPK program. If Craig would create a genuine IPK forum, and visit the forum at least two or three times per month to answer some of the more important questions and concerns, more members would come to life and help build each other up in there.

    Like someone else in this forum, I have come to fear that IPK is on the way out. IPK sites have limited lifespans and take a lot of work to create. As a result, I find that I am trading time for money. I just wanted a template for one of the mother sites, was required to join Network Blazer to get it, only to find out it aint there. Combine it all with the false scarcity, and it doesn't look good.

    For the OP who wrote that he sold more than the 300 products, are you sure? Based on activity in the NB forum of newcomers, I would be surprised if he sold as many as 100.

    I will reiterate this: If you don't have a checklist for doing SEO for your site, IPK is worth the price to get that one component.

    I also need to add that Craig's videos also cover selling JV's and Clickbank products now. I don't remember how old they are, but he sounds like it is something being expanded on.

    If you go through the course, do both the videos AND, very important, read the pdfs. Print out the OPSEO checklist and follow those instructions carefully.

    I believe IPK is great christmas money for those who work it and work it fast. I don't know what it will be worth the rest of the year. For me to continue, I still need to get past that mother site template.

    Well, I have had enough crow for one night. I better get some rest.

    Good luck
    Buck
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  • Profile picture of the author pauly99
    I've been creating IPK sites for just over 3 weeks now. With the number of videos (I'm still watching) and pdf's, it is quite a bit of information. After looking it over (and I'm relatively new to IM), it looked to be quality information. Because of that, I decided to stop just about every other piece of IM that I had been working on and concentrate on IPK. I felt like I was waffling too much from one thing to another. I think that plenty of newbies find themselves doing this.

    The first IPK site that I created went to #1 on Google. Not for something that had too many searches per month. It took at least 10 days before the site even showed up on Google (I didn't do a sitemap on this one) but last week I sold three of these products and someone bought another similar product on Amazon (thus I got a commission on that one too). The nice part was that I also sold another couple of products last week and those sales were accompanied by 8 other sales. So, for me it is at least starting to work.

    My only complaint is lack of support and forum. I emailed support with a specific question and received an answer that pretty much went "nice job on the site" (not from Craig Kaye) and that was about it. It would be nice to ask those questions on a forum from someone who has been using IPK for a while but it looks like I'll have to figure out the questions/answers by myself. The only other thing that gets me is just about every day I get an email from Craig who is supporting another product. I found the same thing happening in my real estate investing career and its one thing that bugs me to no end. How can you support a product that you have never seen?

    Nevertheless, I now have a few sites ranked number one and as the holidays approach (no, I'm not trying to rush them) I'm hoping to see an increase in traffic and sales.

    Is it just me or do you find that sales seem to happen for the most part on Monday thru Thursday and as we tail towards the weekend, traffic and sales drastically decrease?
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