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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I have been a member of this program for around two months. I have learned a hell of a lot about Google News, and E. Brian Rose (the owner) has helped us a lot. He really knows his stuff.

    Google News is a dynamic program, so it is important to keep on top of it, as the changes can make a big difference if you are not keeping up with them. As a member of this program, we are able to stay in touch with these programs as EBR has a couple of contacts who work for Google News and speaks with them frequently.

    I got to say, of all the items I have acquired in my IM quest, this is the best I have got. I have stopped bothering with all the other programs I tried. Now I just concentrate on this.
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      You earned some cash through this program? How quick? How much?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        Gabriel,

        I'm in this program, too. I haven't made any money yet but only because I had to put off getting my own news sites up and running. This isn't an overnight product; it takes some time to set up properly. However, I know a number of people who were pulling in daily revenue within 30 days. This is a long term business, though, as it will build as you go along, and can be monetized in a number of different ways.

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      • Profile picture of the author Robb43
        Originally Posted by gabriel moisescu View Post

        You earned some cash through this program? How quick? How much?
        I would be interested in this to?
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    Google News hmmmm. I am also thinking to have a site approved by google news. It really an awesome idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
      I understand it may be a lot of work , but how easy is it to build the actual website from scratch . I presume thats what this programme teaches . How technical must one be or is everthing shown in detail.

      Is there anyone from this programme that has actually completed the build and had the site approved. Google keeps their cards close to their chest normally , what proof does Brian give that he is on the inside track

      Not doubting the man , just would like to see some authentication as I am also interested in joining
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      • Profile picture of the author M.A.D. Pursuits
        Originally Posted by hbnavajo View Post

        I understand it may be a lot of work , but how easy is it to build the actual website from scratch . I presume thats what this programme teaches . How technical must one be or is everthing shown in detail.

        Is there anyone from this programme that has actually completed the build and had the site approved. Google keeps their cards close to their chest normally , what proof does Brian give that he is on the inside track

        Not doubting the man , just would like to see some authentication as I am also interested in joining

        I too am looking for the same information!

        Anyone have input on these subjects? Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        Originally Posted by hbnavajo View Post

        I understand it may be a lot of work , but how easy is it to build the actual website from scratch . I presume thats what this programme teaches . How technical must one be or is everthing shown in detail.

        Is there anyone from this programme that has actually completed the build and had the site approved. Google keeps their cards close to their chest normally , what proof does Brian give that he is on the inside track

        Not doubting the man , just would like to see some authentication as I am also interested in joining
        The technical aspects aren't difficult and well-explained in the program. The basic platform is Wordpress. I haven't completed mine yet but I know a bunch of people in Brian's course that have set up and been approved - several with multiple sites, now. If you pay attention, follow the directions and don't get greedy, the course works very well.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    I think the bigger question (for me at least) is how long do the sites REMAIN on the Google's front page?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Articles remain in Google News results for 30 days. Getting at the top of the regular SERPs will take SEO just like any other articles or content.

      Your news articles get a lot of traffic, when they're done right. But they don't stay up there forever. It's news - it gets buried like any other news.

      With news sites, though, if you put out good quality content, you can develop a following that comes back day after day to see what you put out.

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  • Profile picture of the author www111
    I'm thinking of buying it thru Jim Cockrum's blog. Jim throws in a couple bonuses - solid bonuses. Google 'Jim Cockrum blog'. There's a 2 hr webinar there. I've seen it twice and I've done some due diligence. I have asked Jim, a couple of days ago, about an anti Google Red Carpet complaint and Jim has answered.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    This is not a get rich program. This is work. You are going to have to write news articles (rewrite) or have written (my choice) on a daily basis.

    Your articles may stay up on the first page of GN for a few hours, a day or two, or a week or more. It will depend on the niche and the amount of other news in this niche, and how many people click on your article. Google will keep you there if your article is popular, so titles are very important.

    If you want a way to make a regular income stream, and don't mind putting in some regular work, this could very well be your ticket. You can outsource most of it, once you know what you are doing. I outsourced the writing right away, cuz my writing sucks.

    One fellow I have become friends with (an Aussie) told me he was doing an average of $1,500 a week from AdSense. And there are at least five or six more ways to monetize this platform. E. Brian goes into great detail on monetizing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    What happens if you don't do it daily, but every couple days?

    I mean really, some industries are less "news heavy" than others...no?

    Would Google just remove you from the approval list even tho your quality is great? Seems odd...
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      You don't have to post a new story in every category every day but you have to post some every day.

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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

      I mean really, some industries are less "news heavy" than others...no?
      You are not going to be writing on one industry. You are going to be writing on multiple categories. Few magazines or newspapers only report on a single category. And those that do, find multiple categories in that niche to write about. You will probably have five to seven or more categories, and you will need to find at least three of them, most every day to write about. If you want to take weekends off, that is fine, but the rest of the time you will want to publish about three articles a day.

      Exceptions happen all the time, but I would not make a practice of doing it all the time. You are supposed to be a news organization, not a one man band. So if you have seven to eight or more writers, then surly you can manage three articles a day.

      Like I said, this is work. If you don't think you can swing it, then I would not suggest taking it on. Don't try to find short cuts. GN will be watching you all the time, as will your competitors. If they see you not following the rules, they will shop you to Google News. And as you know, G doesn't tell you that you screwed up and to fix it, they tell you you screwed up and you are no longer a GN approved site. If you want to fix your errors and reapply in a month, that is fine, but you lost a months income because you took short cuts.

      This is work my friends, don't kid yourself. But the rewards are tremdous if you are willing to do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dexx
        Originally Posted by timpears View Post

        If you want to take weekends off, that is fine, but the rest of the time you will want to publish about three articles a day...

        ...This is work my friends, don't kid yourself. But the rewards are tremdous if you are willing to do it.

        Since this will be setup on WP, is it possible to have hundreds/dozens of articles pre-written and then posted automatically using WPs scheduling function? (as long as they are written as news articles?)

        Or would you need 8 people constantly looking to write articles on a daily basis on fresh topics?
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        • Profile picture of the author Adriana Copaceanu
          Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

          Since this will be setup on WP, is it possible to have hundreds/dozens of articles pre-written and then posted automatically using WPs scheduling function? (as long as they are written as news articles?)
          Then it wouldn't be news, would it? It would just be plain old articles.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
            Originally Posted by D_M_S View Post

            This is such an interesting angle on things - it's quite a unique approach. So, I researched this a little and it sounds like you need to have a sitemap.xml or some other way for Google to find you and your stories. Is this something that Wordpress does for you automatically or is it something that you would need to create code for? I've created sitemaps before but only as one-offs with online tools, not automatically on a continual basis.
            There is a special plugin for Google News site maps - they are different than the regular site maps but you won't have to do any coding.

            Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

            Soon after I subscribed, the owner of this WSO claimed his product was ripped by another IMer and made into a higher-priced product that was sold over a webinar. As a result, I now think Brian has re-packaged this after realizing he could get more for it, because my subscription with paypal was cancelled by HIM!
            Marty, if you want to stay in at the original price you signed up for, contact Brian. PayPal shut down his account, not him. PayPal unsubbed the entire membership that came due at that time. Brian has it set up differently now - just email him or PM him here on the WF. This happened to a bunch of people and rather started a bit of panic but it's just the way PayPal does things - helpful, aren't they?

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        • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
          Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

          Since this will be setup on WP, is it possible to have hundreds/dozens of articles pre-written and then posted automatically using WPs scheduling function? (as long as they are written as news articles?)

          Or would you need 8 people constantly looking to write articles on a daily basis on fresh topics?
          You could do that but keep in mind that it's hard to develop a following with old news. Readers come to read what's happening now, not what happened last month.

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  • Profile picture of the author D_M_S
    This is such an interesting angle on things - it's quite a unique approach. So, I researched this a little and it sounds like you need to have a sitemap.xml or some other way for Google to find you and your stories. Is this something that Wordpress does for you automatically or is it something that you would need to create code for? I've created sitemaps before but only as one-offs with online tools, not automatically on a continual basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      I did sign up for a membership for this a while back, I think it was around $20 a month. I found the initial report interesting, but not extensive. However, one of the things that made me think I would eventually do this (as opposed to many other WSOs) is that from what I could tell, outsourcing this would have been very doable. I need MORE projects like that!

      Soon after I subscribed, the owner of this WSO claimed his product was ripped by another IMer and made into a higher-priced product that was sold over a webinar. As a result, I now think Brian has re-packaged this after realizing he could get more for it, because my subscription with paypal was cancelled by HIM!

      I thought it was satisfactory value for the initial PDF report at $20.
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    Tina - thanks for all the info. Do you know his user name on here so that I can contact him?
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    • Profile picture of the author Global365
      I got an email about a week back saying he was going to open up memberships again, in a week or so, via a webinar. I also heard that google is slapping down on a lot of hastily built news sites, the ones that build a site, add 3 months worth of articles and backdate them giving the illusion that you have been around for awhile, all google has to do is check domain registry to see how old your site is...

      I think this is a very viable model but not in the sense most people think, instant results for little or no work. If you are willing to spend a little time every day then over time you will be building an asset that could bring you in some nice cash. Check out flippa, there are some really pathetic news sites going for 3-6k...imagine what you could do if you actually put in a little effort..
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Its starting to sound less like an "online business" and more of an online "job" either in managing writers or writing the content yourself...daily.

    EBR mentioned in a recent webinar the process can be completely automated...but it's starting to sound like even getting it to a point of automation may be quick the battle too...anyone able to comment on the actual amount of "time investment" a person should reasonably expect to make?

    I'd really like to create a news site as a service to local businesses in my area, but perhaps my time would be more effective without it (if its a major time hog)

    Dunno... =S

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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Dexx,

      Getting the site set up to begin with would probably take a day, maybe two the first time (guess-timating). The writing part is the time-consuming part because you have to have a certain amount of content before submitting to Google for approval. If during that time, you can find decent writers, you can automate almost right from the beginning. It just won't bring in the money really until it's approved.

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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    Hello Dexx,

    I feel you on that.

    I am thinking...that if it is work you like to then it is not so much work.

    The other thing is that you don't have to worry over lots of people disturbing the method.

    I do think that you are right...with the amount of work required, it does not necessarily seem like an integration strategy.

    I am not sure that I want to give this to a VA or not; but some people are.

    I think is a strategy that you integrate other things into; and not the other way around.

    Good thoughts, Bro.

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  • Profile picture of the author littlephoenix
    never heard of google redcarpet, if i need news, i simply go to google news or googles youtube channel, fullof great and recent updates on google
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  • Profile picture of the author Robb43
    Like someone stated previously. The Number 1 marketer on IM Report Card Jim Cockrum is endorsing it. I think there is something to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Fladlien
      I have seen this program inside and out.

      Here's the deal - once you get it running, it's great. Seriously, even just from a "build it and flip it" stand point it could be a 5 to 7k a month business, with reliable predictability and duplication.

      Not enough to get me super excited, but I'm sure man of you would kill for 7k a month - and for the SAME effort you'd put into writing articles and submitting them on ezine articles and making maybe 1k to 3k, you'd do 5k to 7k working on a google news site inside (just for buliding and flipping one each month).

      Is it work? You bet. Expect a couple hours a day.

      As for news articles - what I discovered following Brian's stuff inside the members area is that they are very easy to write. They only need to be about 250 to 350 words long. And they just simply contain FACTUAL information.

      Thus, you draw upon the different sources he shows you, and you just organize facts from various sources in a cohesive manner. So much easier than writing how to information. It's purely research information.

      In fact, that's my favorite part of his whole training - how he shows step by step writing a news article when George Steinbrenner passed away.

      The power in these google news sites is if you put in a month worth of work, I have seen firsthand a NUMBER 1 ranking for a keyword in less than 10 minutes after the post was made on the news site. For a term that would cost about $8 to bid on if you're doing PPC.

      Granted, it didn't stay on the top for longer than a week or two... but big deal? Just CREATE another post on it, and enjoy another few weeks of top rankings.

      I swear, some of you want to have your cake and eat it too!

      It's rare I see something powerful like this, and I'm not sure how long it will last (my guess is about 8 months before google changes the rules and makes it too hard) but I think it's a good program.
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    Thank you for the very detailed clarification JF =)

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    • Profile picture of the author M.A.D. Pursuits
      "It's rare I see something powerful like this, and I'm not sure how long it will last (my guess is about 8 months before google changes the rules and makes it too hard) but I think it's a good program"

      Hi:

      Could you elaborate on your notion above? What do you mean by 8 months and Google changes the rules and makes it too hard? Too hard to get into at all, to have a site or make sites? Please expand on your thought as I want to pursue only a long term viable plan.

      Thanks for your time!
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        Originally Posted by M.A.D. Pursuits View Post

        "It's rare I see something powerful like this, and I'm not sure how long it will last (my guess is about 8 months before google changes the rules and makes it too hard) but I think it's a good program"

        Hi:

        Could you elaborate on your notion above? What do you mean by 8 months and Google changes the rules and makes it too hard? Too hard to get into at all, to have a site or make sites? Please expand on your thought as I want to pursue only a long term viable plan.

        Thanks for your time!
        I'm sure he was being ironic, but would you say that if you already had site the system would still work?
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        • Profile picture of the author Blazon1
          Google has already cracked down a little bit where one aspect of this program is concerned. It isn't a deal-breaker, mind you, but it does extend the process of getting your site approved by GN a bit more (if you are doing all the work yourself, that is). But I do have concerns that having a bunch of IMers jumping in on this will kill off the opportunity. But the program offered by Brian is very good, and he works at adding value along the way.

          For the tire-kickers and get-rich-quick types, this is probably one program you should skip. But, if you are a bit of a news junkie and don't mind doing some writing, setting up a GN site with the info in GRC might be one of the better expenditures you make this year.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
            I don't believe that the basic premise will ever change but as Jason says, I do believe the rules will change and Google will perhaps require more verification or perhaps require a longer period before being approved. Not because of what Brian teaches but because 90% of the people don't follow him all the way because it's too much like work and they want to get lazy. Or they get approved and think they can spam the crap out of Google News and make millions - only to find they get delisted as a news source within a month.

            If you do it right, you could be making some serious money and have it almost completely outsourced inside of 3-4 months. That's a hell of a nice income stream to have coming in almost on auto-pilot. But it's not the Staples easy button. You have to put in the time and effort to do it all right.

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              After the hell of webinars Brian did this week, and the apparently coming launch for his expensive version of the course, I don't think it will take much time for this incredible resource to be abused by spammers and been entirely shut down for all of us, just like every other great resource we lost before.
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                Originally Posted by goldmind123 View Post

                After the hell of webinars Brian did this week, and the apparently coming launch for his expensive version of the course, I don't think it will take much time for this incredible resource to be abused by spammers and been entirely shut down for all of us, just like every other great resource we lost before.
                Interesting perspective.

                If the course goes up in price, why do you think that more people would be inclined to enter the fray? It seems to me that because of the work that is involved and the price of the course that something else will probably come along that the community will latch on to.

                Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell how popular this is. I guess you could judge by the number of views on the subject relative to other subjects. That is really not all that scientific.

                I guess that we will what happens over time.

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                • Profile picture of the author Jason Fladlien
                  My clarification...

                  It's clear this is an actual, rare traffic loophole. And I hate the term loophole, but in fact this is what it is. Any REAL loophole eventually gets "closed" so to speak - and I'm sure in about 8 months this will be closed...

                  Meaning (and I'm just speculating here...) that whatever you have to do now currently, you'll have to do a LOT MORE to make it work in the future.

                  Getting in now is probably the smartest thing to do, because the time it takes to get your site approved is already a few weeks - in the future it will probably be longer, so to the early adopters go the spoils.

                  I love the fact that it is a little "front end" intensive to get going - because it shows that once you actually do the work required, you're in prime position because few make it that far. I'm working on incorporating google news as a profit center for my business.

                  Here's my plans - build the site up to do about $4,000 -$6,000 a month for a few months, then flip the site for about $40,000 - which I know I can get.

                  I'll end up making about $50,000 or so for what will amount to be about 35 hours of my time and some outsourcing.

                  Of course, most people can't take action like I can or even follow directions like Brian lays them out, so I'll be in the successful minority. But I do know this IS a system that you can follow step by step and if you do that and put the time in it, success is pretty much certain.

                  That's rare when something like this comes along.

                  Anyways, just my 2 cents.
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                    Of course, most people can't take action like I can or even follow directions like Brian lays them out, so I'll be in the successful minority. But I do know this IS a system that you can follow step by step and if you do that and put the time in it, success is pretty much certain.
                    Jason, well put. That is exactly it - the successful minority.

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              • Profile picture of the author jjjones
                If you spend the time and effort to set up a News Site, get it approved by google, then spam YOUR OWN SITE with junk content, you deserve to get shut down.

                Spamming is not what this is about. Nor is it about throwing up a few articles and waiting for the money to roll in. A Google News Site is an asset. It's got to be treated like any other asset. If you don't have the time or don't want to take the time to do it right then move along. It's not for you.

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                Originally Posted by goldmind123 View Post

                After the hell of webinars Brian did this week, and the apparently coming launch for his expensive version of the course, I don't think it will take much time for this incredible resource to be abused by spammers and been entirely shut down for all of us, just like every other great resource we lost before.
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                • Profile picture of the author Global365
                  Just reopened membership site...$497 plus $20 a month? Didnt think it was gonna be that pricey but i suppose after he saw what Shaffer was pulling figured he might as well get on the bandwagon
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                    Originally Posted by Global365 View Post

                    Just reopened membership site...$497 plus $20 a month? Didnt think it was gonna be that pricey but i suppose after he saw what Shaffer was pulling figured he might as well get on the bandwagon
                    whoops! It's extremely good stuff but way out of my league....!
                    ouch!
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                  Originally Posted by jjjones View Post

                  If you spend the time and effort to set up a News Site, get it approved by google, then spam YOUR OWN SITE with junk content, you deserve to get shut down.

                  Spamming is not what this is about. Nor is it about throwing up a few articles and waiting for the money to roll in. A Google News Site is an asset. It's got to be treated like any other asset. If you don't have the time or don't want to take the time to do it right then move along. It's not for you.

                  James
                  This is a great post. James, you have summed it up... if you have followed the steps to get a Google News approved site and you use your own site for spam, then you have shot yourself in the foot. There is no need for spamming when you are a GN approved site.

                  Also, spammers are always looking for that quick fix. Rarely, do they take the time to actually implement something of long term value.
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                  • Profile picture of the author mott
                    Hello!

                    OK I bought the system yesterday; I wasn't sure I wanted to at first, because the price seemed steep, but the postings in this thread convinced me to give it a try. My first impression of the course is that it looks and feels great, well put together. I've only spent a little time on it, but I like the way the course is laid out, in a step by step fashion, easy to follow.

                    And on one of the steps, I had a question, and right there is a link to the forum dealing with questions on that step. And my very question was being discussed, by Brian and Tim and other experts. I liked that a lot, no fumbling through a forum looking for answers; the topic is right there.

                    And I love the free themes too. So far, this is the first course I've purchased (and I've purchased many), where I feel at home. This all feels so natural and I feel I can be a success with this, and where I have the resources to help me, and where eventually I can help others through what I have learned.

                    I am really looking forward to the coming months learning this stuff and being successful with it. Thank you Brian and everyone in this thread for this great discussion.
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              • Profile picture of the author timpears
                Originally Posted by goldmind123 View Post

                After the hell of webinars Brian did this week, and the apparently coming launch for his expensive version of the course, I don't think it will take much time for this incredible resource to be abused by spammers and been entirely shut down for all of us, just like every other great resource we lost before.
                Google News is not going to shut down, which is what you are saying. The Spammers are weeded out pretty quickly, so if that is the attitude that someone goes into this with, then it will be a lot of work for nothing.

                Google has very strict guidelines. Quite easy to follow, but those that stray get whacked, so it doesn't pay to try and SPAM. Those of us that are putting in the work to build our site and follow the guidelines would be stupid to start doing it wrong. This is a very fun exercise and entails a diligent amount of work each day or so. You can eventually outsource much or even most of it, but you will need to put in work to make it succeed. And if you are not willing to do that, then just forget it.

                The camaraderie and networking that occurs in E. Brian's forum is just a side benefit. I have met some wonderful people there and I believe it is probably worth the monthly fee to hang out with those folks. There is always someone there to help you with any problem you might have if E. Brian doesn't get to it first. I have even had someone tweak my theme to make it do something that I wanted changed. I didn't have to pay him to do that, he just told me he would do it for me as a friend. I tell you, this is the best thing I have ever done in the IM world. I am loving it and having a lot of fun. But then I am a news junkie to begin with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angelita
    Has anyone reviewed the 2 systems?

    Out of principle I would go with Brian, but... results are the bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author AzzamS
    I latched onto Brian's original WSO ebook and knew it was a winner.
    I also got into the gredcarpet forum but the subscription got cancelled and I received an email that I was cancelled and could not get in but would have to probably pay the full amount now to get in

    I had a wso that was building these sites for $67 and then I upped the price a bit when the demand was too much, so far I ended up building about 30+ of these sites.

    Most were done on the available templates for wordpress and then later on I started shifting to more custom designs.

    The subject of this thread is whether the access is worth it for gredcarpet. My answer to this is Yes/No.

    Yes - because I know of a site that has been valued at $5m for a Google News site that was set up by a one one band.

    No - If you can not do it right! Seriously please do not pump your money in if you can not get the work done. A lot of abuse has gone into these sites and Google are refusing the sites fast and hard, in order to succeed you have to do it right.

    Brian does give the tools to get it done right but in my personal opinion you have to either spend more energy in creating your own content or pay to outsource the articles and not just pay for the course. But Brian does make it clear that that you should either do the work yourself or outsource.

    So it is not one of those over night money makers, but it is a money maker. You could strike it lucky and build one site and get a massive turnaround for it in a month, this can happen; but I would urge people to be more realistic.

    I am in the build of 4 of these sites for myself. I am attempting to get it all right from custom themes, plugins, CDN [content delivery network], paying up to $8 a single article. In fact I am treating it like a serious business.

    I hear someone saying that they can get it all done in 35 hours and flip for $50,000, good on you. Since I am now pumping a hell of money and a lot of time into my builds maybe I can expect more

    I would love to show you one of the examples, but I can not risk it.

    If this goes my way the way I intend, then I will be buying Brian a Mercedes AMG [I love this car with its gimmick]. I would have offered to buy you a bentley [A friend just offered my with £14,000 off original pricing] but I drove the v12 6 litre beast for a week and it killed my pocket on petrol. You can see my brother driving it here whilst I filmed him:

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    • Profile picture of the author Dexx
      Originally Posted by AzzamS View Post

      I am in the build of 4 of these sites for myself. I am attempting to get it all right from custom themes, plugins, CDN [content delivery network], paying up to $8 a single article. In fact I am treating it like a serious business.

      I hear someone saying that they can get it all done in 35 hours and flip for $50,000, good on you. Since I am now pumping a hell of money and a lot of time into my builds maybe I can expect more

      I would love to show you one of the examples, but I can not risk it.
      Hey Azzam, how much of an investment do you think it would take to setup a news site from start to finish if you outsourced its content creation etc?

      ~Dexx
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
        i went to his seminar last night
        It was pretty good
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        • Profile picture of the author AzzamS
          Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

          Hey Azzam, how much of an investment do you think it would take to setup a news site from start to finish if you outsourced its content creation etc?

          ~Dexx
          As mentioned by Tim [thanks for the PM buddy really appreciate it] there is someone doing it for $500 until approved and this is a good price.

          But my setup is as follows:

          Thesis Theme with additional skin [I have developer licence] = $150
          Selected plugin = [do it myself]
          initial 200x250 words each= $1.5 x 200 = $300
          Security + w3 caches + CDN [this is to make the site super-fast]= $115

          Each individual article thereafter will cost between $3 - $8 [lowend to Very experience writers].

          With the good grasp I have of wordpress and thesis I am able to modify the codes to give an exta edge, although you would not need to do this really since skins give it a completely different look. But I want it to be different from others and not refused by Google [not going to give them a chance at all]

          TIP - use vworker.com. elance.com, etc since the writers on there are unfamiliar with warriorfourm, digitalpoint, etc. and you can pick up some excellent writers at competitive rates. vworker.com is the only one I use, also the safety is to escrow money over to be released when totally satisfied with conten.

          But I do not have access to a great team I used in the past and found them again and they are producing excellent content for me. The tech site has scored a fabulous writer and she has done some outstanding work before.

          Here is what I have expectation of the upto date articles that I have written excluding the intial 200 to populate site:

          1. Keyword in the title
          2. H1 title with keyword
          3. H2 title with keyword
          4. H3 title with keyword
          5. Last sentence contain keyword
          7. Key word density 5%

          This is to get traffic from organic Google and other search engines [why not]

          A lot of thinking has gone and I got a lot of insight from the gredcarpet WSO and especially the forum [lot of motivation going on in there by people who have got sites listed], so if one can get the cash together should be investing in it.

          Originally Posted by The16yearold View Post

          i went to his seminar last night
          It was pretty good
          Oh I see you in Ireland, were was the seminar held?
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

        Hey Azzam, how much of an investment do you think it would take to setup a news site from start to finish if you outsourced its content creation etc?

        ~Dexx
        There is a WSO going now to do just that for you at $500. She builds them custom so they take time as G can take a few hours to a few weeks to get them approved, and then you don't always get them approved on the first try. But that is about as cheap as they get. You can get them on Flippa for a BIN of $2,500+/-, ready to go.

        I don't have the link to the WSO, but just do a search for 'google news' and you should see it.
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    Would like to check out this program. It's interesting how it can provide income without requiring you to post daily.
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    • Profile picture of the author AzzamS
      Originally Posted by JonAlfredsson View Post

      Would like to check out this program. It's interesting how it can provide income without requiring you to post daily.
      You have misunderstood since it does require you to post content daily.
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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Originally Posted by JonAlfredsson View Post

      Would like to check out this program. It's interesting how it can provide income without requiring you to post daily.
      This is definitely not a set and forget program. This might even be called a job. You can outsource most of it, but you will still have to oversee it at the very least.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domenic Carlson
    I never believe in miracle software - because either it doesn't work or it works for a little while but then people adjust to block it or deny it access to function or if it works, then everyone starts using it and it stops being unique and special.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcolav
      Originally Posted by Domenic Carlson View Post

      I never believe in miracle software - because either it doesn't work or it works for a little while but then people adjust to block it or deny it access to function or if it works, then everyone starts using it and it stops being unique and special.
      Hi Domenic

      this is not a software, it is a method and it does require you to do a bit of work

      Marco
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  • Profile picture of the author acurren
    I have found the answers to whether this is what I am looking for in this thread and here
    30 Minute PR Blog Archive The Hook Vs. The Reality: Google News Publisher Pitch Exposed. [Part I]

    My opinion; This system will be an intense commitment in time + money to implement and maintain. The webinar pitch for Friday 10/1/10 had me hooked until I studied the subject here in the warrior forum and above site.

    Thanks Warriors
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    • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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      Originally Posted by acurren View Post

      I have found the answers to whether this is what I am looking for in this thread and here
      30 Minute PR Blog Archive The Hook Vs. The Reality: Google News Publisher Pitch Exposed. [Part I]

      My opinion; This system will be an intense commitment in time + money to implement and maintain. The webinar pitch for Friday 10/1/10 had me hooked until I studied the subject here in the warrior forum and above site.

      Thanks Warriors
      Phew, that link will save a lot of people their extremely hard-earned 500$.

      Myself, when I clicked for the price after the pitch, I expected 27$ or so... but 500$, are you frucking kidding me???

      Knowing myself, even if I bought it, I would've gone through it and done nothing anyway!
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    @ Success with Dany

    Thanks for referencing my first article on the subject. You can go to the blog in my sig file and find a more in-depth examination of GRC.

    Marc
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  • Profile picture of the author computerfan
    Originally Posted by gabriel moisescu View Post

    Hi, anyone bought and utilized this product?

    Google Red Carpet - VIP Pass to Google's Front Page by E Brian Rose
    Hi Gabriel!

    I know I'm a little late in writing this review, but if you haven't bought it, you still have time to think about it! I bought it and I must say that the whole method is saturated. There are very few chances that this course will help you get to page one of Google. That is what the course promises. It lets you make a Google news site where you can publish "news" tailored to the products you would like to promote. In the past, you could do so but Google has now become very rigorous about it and checks each and every Google news source site that is newly created.

    I tried to create a Google news site by joining Brian E. Rose's course but I couldn't make it for different reasons. I followed step-by-step instructions that the course provides but still wasn't successful. What I'm trying to say is that you might be lucky to get through but the question is: Is it worth spending $199 when you are not even sure if you can make it or not?

    I spent that amount which also had a 30-day-money-back guarantee. I bought it on August 7th and asked for a refund on September 4th, but I still haven't seen the money. Can you believe it? I PMed Brian E. Rose dozens of times. I sent him e-mails but no luck. The feedback has been ZERO until now and I'm not the only one. However, it's up to you to decide!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    The course itself is a how to get approved course, basically. There are other aspects to it, but that is basically it. Anyone who has been in Internet Marketing for very long knows that you are going to have to tweek the strategy. The lesson here is instructive to something else within IM that is more disturbing and that is a factory mindset to an information age business.

    In other words, the fact that we are looking for formulas in the first place, when it is creativity that really sells is the tragedy....not E. Brian Rose. All formulas are short lived in this age; it is not product innovation that matters, it is value innovation (see "The Blue Ocean Strategy"). Most of our 'formulas' focus on how to innovate the process of inputs to delivery; not on how to innovate the experience of the client, visitor or customer.

    So what happens is that something works for a while but because it wasn't the value to the customer that was made to be innovative, that customer loses interest and moves on (and then is called fickled by marketers-lol). Fancy that....customers want a valuable experience before they will return with their attention.

    IM as is practiced is always on the ropes because it practices the same assumption that the industrial age did. That you could manipulate inputs in such a way that you could continually make money on scale. Regardless of what your solution is, if it depends on this factory mentality it is short lived and will eventually stop working.

    I think I will stop here and just post my whole thought to my blog. Suffice it to say that Google News is a viable strategy and worth the work if you are enhancing the value to a visitor. If you are not, it is short lived. But we ought not be so sanctimonious about Rose or Shaffer promoting this product.

    If you want to know what 'Gurus' do, you can see it in this. They 'do' the information age, but 'sell' the industrial age. The industrial age sells because in the words of Seth Godin, it allows us to work at something, shut our brain off, and (hopefully) get compensated. Those that buy and don't work at it and tweek move on to the next product. Those who innovate the process for their buyers make money and move on to the next product.

    So regardless of who it is, if your product is says "follow my blueprint" you are selling the industrial age. Candidly that is most of what i see anyway; and moreover, we ought not sit in judgment over E. Brian Rose (no I don't know him personally).

    If you are worried that the method will be saturated, you have missed the point because providing value to the end user will never be saturated. And if Google tightens the reigns and makes others work for it, all the better for those who have every intention of using it as an integrative strategy.

    CT
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    • Profile picture of the author tigerwar
      Originally Posted by Charles Harper View Post

      The course itself is a how to get approved course, basically. There are other aspects to it, but that is basically it. Anyone who has been in Internet Marketing for very long knows that you are going to have to tweek the strategy. The lesson here is instructive to something else within IM that is more disturbing and that is a factory mindset to an information age business.

      In other words, the fact that we are looking for formulas in the first place, when it is creativity that really sells is the tragedy....not E. Brian Rose. All formulas are short lived in this age; it is not product innovation that matters, it is value innovation (see "The Blue Ocean Strategy"). Most of our 'formulas' focus on how to innovate the process of inputs to delivery; not on how to innovate the experience of the client, visitor or customer.

      So what happens is that something works for a while but because it wasn't the value to the customer that was made to be innovative, that customer loses interest and moves on (and then is called fickled by marketers-lol). Fancy that....customers want a valuable experience before they will return with their attention.

      IM as is practiced is always on the ropes because it practices the same assumption that the industrial age did. That you could manipulate inputs in such a way that you could continually make money on scale. Regardless of what your solution is, if it depends on this factory mentality it is short lived and will eventually stop working.

      I think I will stop here and just post my whole thought to my blog. Suffice it to say that Google News is a viable strategy and worth the work if you are enhancing the value to a visitor. If you are not, it is short lived. But we ought not be so sanctimonious about Rose or Shaffer promoting this product.

      If you want to know what 'Gurus' do, you can see it in this. They 'do' the information age, but 'sell' the industrial age. The industrial age sells because in the words of Seth Godin, it allows us to work at something, shut our brain off, and (hopefully) get compensated. Those that buy and don't work at it and tweek move on to the next product. Those who innovate the process for their buyers make money and move on to the next product.

      So regardless of who it is, if your product is says "follow my blueprint" you are selling the industrial age. Candidly that is most of what i see anyway; and moreover, we ought not sit in judgment over E. Brian Rose (no I don't know him personally).

      If you are worried that the method will be saturated, you have missed the point because providing value to the end user will never be saturated. And if Google tightens the reigns and makes others work for it, all the better for those who have every intention of using it as an integrative strategy.

      CT
      Hi CT

      If I understand this correctly you are saying that Google Red Carpet will provide you with a bridge enabling you to cross the river but if nobody taught you how to walk, then that bridge was built in vain.

      Or in other words, if you don't have any innovative ideas to attract new buyers then don't bother posting it online, because being #1 on google News won't encourage readers to buy anything!

      On the other hand, if you have 3-10 "cash sucking", "scalable" ideas, then Google Red Carpet could be the keys to your new Mansion.

      Right?

      TW
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  • Profile picture of the author smorhaim
    I recently got my Gnews approved last week.. generating very good traffic I think... however I am making near $0... $1 or $2 daily on Adsense, and $0 on affiliates.
    I have a 10% CTR on my affiliates but still 0 sales (5 days of testing so far). My affiliate links are at the bottom of the news article, with text links only and trying to target the demographics of each post. My adsense is also at the bottom of each news article

    - Am I too late to profit from Gnews site? Or is it just hype and bs and there is really no $$ to be made?
    - If there is $$ to be made.. can I get 2 or 3 tips on how to monetize on this?

    I am posting daily, targeted news articles based on my own criteria which is bringing a good amount of traffic. (500 - 2000 visits daily) <-- I think this is good traffic.. whats your opinion?

    Thank you.
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    Has anyone made $1K a day with this yet?
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    • Profile picture of the author w-builder
      Originally Posted by excoder01 View Post

      Has anyone made $1K a day with this yet?
      E. Brian Rose - definitely

      At the moment program looks like abandoned by owner and is a little bit more than a blueprint/e-book on building Google News sites without practical assistance and support by owner.

      Amateur site builders struggling to get acceptance with advices of other amateur site builders struggling to get acceptance.

      There are some people who make money from running Google News sites, but again, it is job, it is not "autopilot" or "get rich". You can make living with it, but you should be ready to invest your time, money and mind into the process. And without advice from site owner you should figure out how to get traffic on your own (it is not that straightforward).
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      • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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        Originally Posted by w-builder View Post

        E. Brian Rose - definitely

        At the moment program looks like abandoned by owner and is a little bit more than a blueprint/e-book on building Google News sites without practical assistance and support by owner.

        Amateur site builders struggling to get acceptance with advices of other amateur site builders struggling to get acceptance.

        There are some people who make money from running Google News sites, but again, it is job, it is not "autopilot" or "get rich". You can make living with it, but you should be ready to invest your time, money and mind into the process. And without advice from site owner you should figure out how to get traffic on your own (it is not that straightforward).
        I feel bad for the people who fell for this really expensive course. I can really see negative ROI for the buyers but massive ROI for Brian Rose.
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      Originally Posted by Kata3030 View Post

      If anyone has log in page can you post the link so I can get re connected
      To fully benefit from this course, you need advanced google skills, those which allow to type "gredcarpet forum" in google and see second result.
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