Any Info on Alex Goad's Google Conquest

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Hello,

I am om Alex Goad's mailing list and received and email from him about his upcoming product Google Conquest.

I was impressed by Alex Goad earlier products - especially 4 TAM. But this although it sounds tempting is making me pause.

It is a membership site and it is about blogs. From what I have gathered in the email there are a lot of tools that make creating blogs easy - just push a button and the blog is ready, populated with your affiliate links and so forth. Alex also mentions in the email that some of his methods are approaching the gray area of SEO. Now is the creator of the product himself mentions this then we can assume that that his techniques may be more black hat than he is willing to admit and trying to fool Google using black hat techniques is not something that I want to get into.

It seems that even newbies that use his methods can make upwards of 100 dollars per day using his techniques and that is what is tempting me. But I would like the opinion of the members of this forum.

I hope I am not violating the terms of use of this forum but I would like to reproduce Alex's email to me below.

Email begins

Hi Nikhil,

I'll try to keep this short but I have
to tell you, I'm really excited...

Finally, the finishing touches are being
put on my latest creation.

To be fair, this has been practically years
in the making. In short, I've finally automated
just about 98% of everything that goes into micro-niche
site building and promotion.

No, it's not black hat, it's somewhere between
white and grey. Aka the sites get built real fast,
the promotion almost total autopilot and these
things last and last earning around 10-20$ a
day from affiliate commissions and adsense.

To make a long story short, a couple of people
have tested parts of it and several are now making
2-300$ dollars a day with a few hours of implementation...

And they have only just seen a *part* of the system...

I'm going to be telling you all about it if you
follow along on the launch blog, and you'll really
want to do that because this program:

- Removes the need for technical skills or experience
- Is proven to work for total beginners and average everyday people
- Is simple to the point of copy pasting and button pushing
- Strictly limited in quantity

Check it out here and don't forget to optin or
you will miss crucial information:

-->> URL deleted by the forum
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The Lowdown
-----------------------------------

The keys to this system are:

Micro-niching at the speed of light,
allowing you to create ultra targeted,
super specific blogs full of content,
images and videos, your ad blocks and
aff links...

There is a syndication aspect that not
only allows you to grab automatic solid,
high PR links from various quality sites,
it also means you have the options of having
other publishers populate your real estate
with their unique content...

Beyond that, there is just a ton to say about
this because it's taken much of what I've
stumbled upon in my very lucrative career
and made it *automated*.

You really need to hear the full story because
the opening day is coming right up and quantities
must stay very limited so that the charter group
and mastermind make out like bandits.

If you really want to be taken under wing in
something heavily proven, then this is it:

-->>URL deleted by the forum
While you're there, post a comment...

Have a great weekend,

Alex & Saj



Email ends

regards

Nikhil
#alex #conquest #goad #google #info
  • Profile picture of the author John34
    when it is launching and whats a URL ?
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  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    It is on creating minisites and getting rank high in the search engines by having backlinks from related blogs, social sites etc.

    It is a membership site that allows to do all this with a simple touch of a button.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Johnston
      If all we needed do was touch a button Sir wouldn't life be just dainty?

      Methinks it's just a little more involved than that. Hold on to your wallet for now anddo som indepth research.

      It may be an awsome thing, it may not. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

      Save your hard earned.
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        A simpler, less expensive alternative to Google Conquest could be WordPress Direct. They have a quick set-up system for WordPress sites. From their website it appears they have 1500 themes available. Their version of WP can be set up on your own self-hosted account that draws content from links to their system. A few details from

        http://www.WordPressDirect.com

        No More Duplicate Content . . . WordPress Direct scours the internet for topic-specific video, audio and article content and automatically combines it on your site to create a truly unique visitor experience.

        No More PRESSURE to Update Your Site Daily. . . Simply click a few buttons and WordPress Direct will update your site as often or as rarely as you'd like.
        I couldn't find a pricing structure but they offer a free membership which allows you to set up 3 free WP websites. They have different levels of membership with different levels of service provided.

        Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author 4thstreet
    Looks like only a few are advertising it.

    Funny though, I haven't seen it listed in any of the affiliate marketplaces to be able to become an affiliate for it. Usually with launches this big there is some where to sign up and even though you can't usually purchase through your own link, being an affiliate you learn more about the product and it helps you decide on whether you want to go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    Google Conquest will be launching at 12 Noon EST/5PM GMT on the 25th November. So not long to go it will be interesting see how long it takes for the memberships to sell out.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    Google Conquest is quite a comprehensive membership site... I learned about it when I asked Alex to give me a tour of the product because I wanted to write a review about it for my product review site..

    Its pretty solid... 5 key modules..
    - blueprints
    - blog creation and management machine that creates niche blogs automatically, yes this is where his partner Andrew of Firepow comes in
    - 60 day challenge to show you what to do day by day in order to be successful in just two months
    - you belong to a blog network where you get backlinks by syndicating your content on other sites... this is similar to sites like Traffic Kahuna or LinkVana
    - 5 hot product ready to promote that are complete with website, squeeze pages, auto responder sequence.. etc
    - and personal coaching from the gurus
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    • Profile picture of the author ConcordeWarrior
      Looks like there is a crowd waiting for the launch, 2000 or so. There won't be space for everybody as he will limit the number of participants.

      At $$$999 plus a $$99 monthly membership fee this is nothing that I can afford. This is a program for those who already have money (quite a steep price, for me at least) and plan to make even more money.

      I trust that Alex will supply a grea product but this is not for us poor guys and gals who have to scrimp and save in these times of economic slump.

      C'est la vie...
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Johnston
      I heard that there is also a $97 membership fee is that correct? Makes it pricey.
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  • Profile picture of the author homejobcreator
    It sounds like a comprehensive, proven system - just didn't understand why the coaching only starts 30 days after purchase.
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    • Profile picture of the author glfhmb
      Originally Posted by homejobcreator View Post

      It sounds like a comprehensive, proven system - just didn't understand why the coaching only starts 30 days after purchase.
      Coaching doesn't start 30 days after purchase, it starts immediately with video tape training, introduction to the various parts of the system modules, etc. There is a 60 day challenge which is what you are refering to that starts first week in Jan 2009. The reason for the delay between purchase and the start of the 60 day challenge are twofold: 1) in order to make the program affordable, Alex allows a 2 payment plan (ie) 2 payments spread over a period of 30 days. He doesn't want to start the challenge - showing you step-by-step how to achieve success until he knows who is in the program and who is dropping out because they can't afford the up-front cost or because of buyers remorse. 2) Because the 1000 or so participants in google conquest have such diverse internet marketing experience, using the first 30 days or so to get everyone up to speed and on the same page sort of levels the playing field ensurinig that each participant has an equal shot at success during the 60 day challenge. I am one of those participants. I have been studying internet marketing and suffering informatin overload for 2 years now. I can tell you that in the last 30 days I learned more from Alex than from all of the experiences of the last 2 years. So far, I am quite pleased and, oh, the biggest benefit, the colony itself...you can post any question no matter how trivial or monumental and someone (generally several) from the blog colony will get back to you with real answers from their own experiences...a wealth of resources to draw upon - George -
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    • Profile picture of the author l23bc
      i think the membership coaching starts after 30 days to weed out the tire kickers who join but still it is a steep membership cost so like they in dragons den "im out"
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      • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
        Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

        i think the membership coaching starts after 30 days to weed out the tire kickers who join but still it is a steep membership cost so like they in dragons den "im out"
        So people have to pay for 2 months in order to be able to 'feel' the usefulness of the membership coaching?
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        • Profile picture of the author bankroll
          From someone who has been on the inside, seriously guys, don't bother.

          You get much more out of some WSOs to be honest. If only I had discovered the Warrior Forum sooner. Many guys have not made money with GC and if you're a newbie, good luck.

          The only ones who made any serious money were those already at at least intermediate level. Even then, it was only their sniper method that worked. The other mainstay method, the 60 day challenge, where you get long term recurring income flopped big time. The goal was $200 a day within 60 days. Til now some have made $100-$200 in adsense A MONTH, not per day, and many others have floundered and not even got that amount.

          The customer service sucks big time, with many members saying the so called experts just don't give a damn, or else can't organise themselves properly. The only saving grace was Brian Johnson, one of the experts who gave his all in there. The other experts, well... the least said the better. Some of them would censor what you say in the forums or just remove your posts if they don't like what you say.

          Do yourselves a favour, folks. Move along. Nothing to see here. Save yourselves the grief. Unless you're a sucker for the pain and want to see your hard earned money go to "experts" who already make far more than you do.

          Don't believe me? Here's a peek at some members' comments in the Google Conquest forum.

          "I totally agrees on what X says here. I do begin to get the feeling this looks like one major "take the money and run" operation. I feel totally suckered.
          I'm not saying i AM being fooled, I'm saying it feels that way and I need Alex to come on board and rectify that - if possible. When things start to shake, you don't send in your second or third in command. The chief steps up. Period, no excuses.
          Correct me if I'm wrong... I do remember we were told we didn't need another program to succeed? Then how come Alex sends out e-mails promoting other such programs - while at the same time seemingly doesn't have time to step up here and service us properly. This P***** me off royally! I have said it before and will repeat it: This might turn into something unpredictable once someone starts twittering about it."


          "I just don't understand how everyone is making excuses for Alex.

          He sold us a faulty product and hasn't addressed the deficiencies for over two months now.

          I realize we've learned a lot but we purchased a complete system. I've located so many other resources that I could have purchased at a much lower cost. I went with GC because of the promises made which have now been broker.

          This is Alex's baby and he's dumped the baby with the bath water.

          XXX, you send Alex daily reports, he doesn't respond. GC members make daily posts and he doesn't respond.

          The forum is like a ghost town now and I know exactly what is going to happen. The next phase of GC will be announced with great fanfare and those of us who have worked extremely hard and are not close to achieving acceptable results will be ignored and left behind."



          "Deleting a thread just because you don't like what is being said?? Come on... Do you seriously believe this will do anything else than people being even more frustrated?
          What are you going to do? Deleting posts and threads right and left because paying customers (reflect on that phrase for a while...) say how they feel about being treated? Good luck is all I can say."


          "what a great way to alienate and discourage people who have stuck with and worked hard with this program~! Heart and soul have gone into my posts and into this program. ... I am not making much money despite all of my efforts (48 sites) and Faith in this system.

          So sorry that we don't have rosier stories to report!

          To delete this thread shows no respect to me or the other people who contributed their hearts and efforts to post.

          (a piece of advice... maybe it would be best to not have one of our trainers as the moderator of these forums... bad decisions create bad feelings.)"




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          • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
            Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

            From someone who has been on the inside, seriously guys, don't bother.. ... I am not making much money despite all of my efforts (48 sites) and Faith in this system.
            Serious...there must be something or at least one thing is good, right?

            Now if there is ONLY one thing that you can pick, what would be the best one?
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            • Profile picture of the author bankroll
              Like I said, Brian Johnson is the saving grace. You'll learn a lot of SEO from him, if SEO is new to you. And be inspired by his commitment, hard work and sincerity. He also gives you his own products for free. He was the one actively downplaying expectations, prob because he knew all the hype in the sales page was hard to live up to. I must salute that guy for all he has done. If only more marketers were honest and decent like him. Plus he's one hell of a cook!

              And again, the sniper method for product launches works. It's just that you will be competing with all the pros. And many tried and just couldn't compete.

              This new launch though focuses on building authority sites. Which means you need to build and build like crazy. But before that you'll need to throw up quite a number of sites before you know what works. Note that many people couldn't get sales to begin with, so that means they wouldn't know which sites work, which means they wouldn't know what site to build into an authority site.

              The $97 per month isn't justified because the 2 main systems in place for link building don't work too well, at least by general consensus of the GC forum. How well will it work for authority sites? I don't know. I know I heard an interview with Chris Rempel who said you should let link building especially for authority sites be natural, or it may all come crashing down. But GC won't be relying on natural link building, if that even works in their system in the first place. So buyer beware.

              This reminds me somewhat of cases you hear where a girl asks her girlfriend if a guy she's dated was worth it. She says no. But the other girl keeps asking, surely something must have been worth it? Well of course you can find some things. But was the overall experience worth it? I don't know why someone would want to be a sucker for the pain, especially when there's feedback from many others based on first hand experience that you should look for another guy, I mean program.
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            • Originally Posted by ebuyer123 View Post

              Serious...there must be something or at least one thing is good, right?

              Now if there is ONLY one thing that you can pick, what would be the best one?
              That goes to show you. I have honestly never heard of a decent self proclaimed "guru" that sold a fantastic product. We had Affiliate X... the names continue to go on. What these are are drummed up, over hyped products that are mostly rubished geared to the newbie marketer with hopes of getting rich, and in my experience you will never become rich listening to these people. What was that one that cost $2000 something Affiliate a couple months ago, that almost everyone requested refunds from.
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          • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
            Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

            . ... I am not making much money despite all of my efforts (48 sites) and Faith in this system.
            Hi, bankroll

            Do you still keep/own the 48 websites?

            I mean after you are no longer a GC member, yours 48 sites still benefits from those back Links in GC blog network?

            I would say that the GC's salepage is awesome, but too much hypes!

            Regards
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            • Profile picture of the author bankroll
              GC is not mainly about adsense.
              There are 2 components:

              1. Sniper Method for Product Launches
              2. 60 Day challenge to build 40 websites that are monetized using adsense and other affiliate offers or CPA, and including your own products.

              The GC relaunch will replace the 60 day challenge with the 90 day challenge which will now focus on building authority sites. Component 1 above will still be there, probably because it's the only thing that will work.

              The 48 sites were not mine. They were from a member in the forum. Those were just his/her comments, voicing his/her frustrations. Yes, the sites and backlinks will still be yours to keep, if the links actually worked in the first place.

              Alex is a charming man. He can slap you in the face, say nice words to you and you'll probably offer the other side of your face for him to slap as well. I wish him the best, but his programs need to be organised far, far better. At the end of the day you have to be driven by results, not charm, eloquence or mojo.

              Stick to the Warrior Forum. Some of the guys here give fantastic support and help and don't try to screw you over. Jeremy Kelsall, for instance, would be a good place to start - see his WSOs that are offered for a lot less money and for stuff that actually works. Here's my affiliate link to Jeremy (**just kidding**).
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              • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
                Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

                GC is not mainly about adsense.
                There are 2 components:

                1. Sniper Method for Product Launches
                2. 60 Day challenge to build 40 websites that are monetized using adsense and other affiliate offers or CPA, and including your own products.

                The GC relaunch will replace the 60 day challenge with the 90 day challenge which will now focus on building authority sites. Component 1 above will still be there, probably because it's the only thing that will work.
                What is the difference between these AUTHORITY sites and other normal website?? What the hellll are they...?? Will they make people more money..??

                Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

                Alex is a charming man. He can slap you in the face, say nice words to you and you'll probably offer the other side of your face for him to slap as well.
                LOL...!!!

                Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

                Jeremy Kelsall, for instance, would be a good place to start - see his WSOs that are offered for a lot less money and for stuff that actually works. Here's my affiliate link to Jeremy (**just kidding**).
                That's what the gurus usually do in their emails or sale letters...lol

                Thanks for your useful info and advice, mate
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Johnston
    Yeah I like Alex Goad but relying on Google for 100% of your business is like putting your house on red and it comes up black. I prefer methods which don't rely on the almighty G.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
      Originally Posted by Peter Johnston View Post

      Yeah I like Alex Goad but relying on Google for 100% of your business is like putting your house on red and it comes up black. I prefer methods which don't rely on the almighty G.
      Good point!
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    The product sounds impressive, but $997 up front is very steep...especially for a product that is targeted at the frustrated newbie. Kinda like Marie Antoinette selling cake to the starving masses.

    Gotta think that either Alex is mixed up about who his target market is, or is deliberately going after "suckers", those who willingly toss thousands in search of a dream, without asking too many questions. (Count me as a recovering sucker!)
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    You just gave me an idea... Let's make a law that says every guru that sells a product like this must keep track of the results their clients achieve, and report them to the public. It would be interesting to know how many people who spend $997 actually make it back. My guess is a very small percentage. Prove me wrong, gurus!
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt James
      Let's make a law that says every guru that sells a product like this must keep track of the results their clients achieve, and report them to the public. It would be interesting to know how many people who spend $997 actually make it back. My guess is a very small percentage. Prove me wrong, gurus!
      That's hardly the "gurus" fault.

      Human nature dictates that 99% of people won't take any action at all - no matter the quality of the product.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shevd
        Google Conquest Has Gone Live

        How long do you guys think before the server crashes?
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        • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
          Originally Posted by Shevd View Post

          Google Conquest Has Gone Live

          How long do you guys think before the server crashes?
          LMAO! 'Tis getting tedious, innit?
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  • Profile picture of the author LarsG
    What kind of ready made products are in the package? My guess is other marketing products?
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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    Alex does things half arsed, one product I got from him he promised to do some videos, which he did, but he agreed that there were more to be made that showed exactly what he does, but he never got around to it.

    His support emails are short lived, ask too many questions and he stops replying. Or just gives you short arsed answers that aren't worth diddly.

    People like this are only after one thing, and that's to earn as much from you as possible. This trend tends to get larger as the months go by, so called guru's not giving a monkies when it comes to PROPER unconditional support.
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  • Profile picture of the author artgirl
    Alex Goad creates good products and he stands behind them.

    The case studies are impressive and attainable.

    Your results from any system will depend on how much you put in it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kuma
    No doubt that Alex Goad normally delivers but the price tag he is asking this time is way too high.

    What do Forum members think of just buying firepow or even better wordpress direct as an alternative?
    If you are a member of Brute Force SEO you should be able to reach the same goals especially when the social network submission module will be added this week (hopefully) and you will have saved a lot of money. Maybe you are supposed to push a few more buttons but so what?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
    I went and had a gander at the site. The current headline (that was served to me, at least) starts off:

    "Reformed Black Hat Master Requires Novice Crew to..." etcetera.

    I'm wondering how this helps his pitch. It immediately put me off: "Ahhh... so he was a black hat Master ripping people off with cookie stuffing and who knows what else (of which I'm sure there are a million things even worse that I don't know about and would give me nightmares if I did)...

    ...and now he's found a conscience somewhere and decided to stop shafting people and just help the little guy, eh?"

    Bollocks.

    Okay, that's a tad unfair. It could be all 100% true. Maybe he really is reformed and is out to help the little guy (the little guy with a thousand bucks plus another hundred a month in his pocket).

    It's not as if I don't think people can't change coz clearly they can.

    But usually it has to do with being locked away for some time in a 6x8 concrete cell and doing a bunch of therapy and having plenty of time to reflect on why what you did perhaps wasn't such a good thing to do.

    If someone's success is based on doing dodgy stuff and there ain't been no penalty to speak of, then why would I believe someone has just up and changed purely out of the goodness of their heart?

    Gimmeabreak!

    And while I'm on this little rant, it surprises me to see who is sending out affiliate offers to their list. Most of the usual suspects don't surprise me; they'll whore themselves for just about anything that comes down the pike, but I've gotten a couple from [I've edited the name here because his sycophantic cheerleaders will just flame me and stop reading] in the last couple of days, which kinda surprised me.

    (Well, on reflection, not hugely. I think it's about time I unsubscribed from his list--long-standing, well-respected member of the Warrior Forum or not--because in the last 6 months I've gotten a bunch of promotions through my inbox for things that have left me wondering how he got such a good reputation anyway. Anyway...)

    And, yeah, yeah, I know [said person] is a respected member of the forum. But that doesn't give anyone immediate and unchallengeable immunity from criticism. All the same, I've removed his name because, as I said (but it bears repeating), people will just stop reading.

    Look, I'm sure he's not the only one.

    I'm growing increasingly disillusioned with the hypocrisy from people I thought were "good guys". Hypocrisy? What hypocrisy? That's a pretty sharp claim there, NightOwl! Whoa, boy!

    Yeah, it is. So this is what I mean. Tell me if I'm out of order...

    One the one hand they'll tell you that the only way to get ahead is to:

    (1) choose a niche you're passionate about

    (2) provide A1 top-notch quality content

    (3) go for evergreen approaches so you're not at the mercy of one traffic source

    (4) provide MASSIVE value (I capitalised and bolded that because I've had it spewed forth sooooooooo many times now I've lost count)

    (5) Not to be seduced by "push-button", fly-by-night gimmicks

    Etcetera... You get the idea. (Feel free to add to my list)

    Yet... something comes along like this where a nice big fat commissions can be earned (and even more tantalising? The recurring element) and...

    whaddayaknow! Somehow they're IN, IN, IN!

    QUICK, grab it now before it sells out!

    But I'm not sure how a solution like this Google Conquest meets any of the criteria above. Not that I'm just focusing on Google Conquest here. Anything that's about generating content "with the push of a button" and then playing some kind of gaming the search engines game (which is only a matter of time before Google just either devalues the links from, or just straight up delists those linkfarms (whoops! I meant "Exclusive Member-Only Access Niche Blog Networks"), is hardly likely to be providing real value to a netsurfer.

    But I could be wrong. I'm more than happy to stand corrected and eat my hat.

    I feel that I could be waiting some time on that one, though.

    Then next week, for the folks with big mailing lists in IM, it'll be back to the same old "Cover the fundamentals or you'll forever be chasing your tail..." tosh.

    ** puke **



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  • Profile picture of the author Kuma
    Well roared, lion (or rather: nightowl)
    I also wonder about his content syndicating feature:
    Alex says the "unstopable crushing power of quality one way links"
    will stop google from delisting your blog despite of duplicate content.
    If that´s the case then I guess it won´t be long before they change their algorithms-shouldn´t be too difficult for them.
    What Google Conquest is doing is also a slap in the face of those who are wasting their time creating unique or only semi-unique content
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
    Night Owl - Nice rant :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda B
    I've also been wondering about this program. I've been looking seriously at Firepow and trying to compare them. From reading some of the reviews I found in Google, I read that it is actually built around Firepow. It just adds some training modules and some ready-made product. But since Firepow also has extensive training - and doesn't have the huge upfront cost - I'm thinking GC might not be the best way to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      What I really HATE about all these 'get Google' type of launches, is that on the majority of the 'sales letter' pages, you never seem to find a 'Contact Us' link.

      There are obligatory batch of 'disclaimer' pages', but very, very rarely is there any easy way to contact the creator (or someone) to ask questions of.

      That always tells me they simply don't want anyone asking questions about their product before anyone buys it.

      I for one never buy a product unless there's some way I contact someone to ask questions first.

      But that's just me!

      --Glen
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    I have Alex Goad's affiliate payload. I quite liked that report and it had some gold ideas in there. It's worth the price just because of these killer business ideas. However, I found good strategies but no clear step-by-step action plan. It was definitely lacking in the detail and didn't get into too much specifics. I wonder if it'll be the same with Google Conquest.
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    • Profile picture of the author ad2012
      Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

      I have Alex Goad's affiliate payload. I quite liked that report and it had some gold ideas in there. It's worth the price just because of these killer business ideas. However, I found good strategies but no clear step-by-step action plan. It was definitely lacking in the detail and didn't get into too much specifics. I wonder if it'll be the same with Google Conquest.
      You'll get a step-by-step training which is the 60 days challenge. You will be given specific tasks to do for each day. Another component of GC is 90 days coaching.

      About comparing GC to firepow, it's basically the same because Alex Goad has now partnered with firepow creator, Andrew Hansen.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    It seems a little pricey.

    If you can't afford it you could buy some multi IP hosting at www.seohosting.com and a dozen domains at www.namecheap.com and do this yourself.

    Then you install wordpress blogs with fantastico - (2 minutes each).

    You can then FTP your favorite WP plugins and themes in one go (assemble them on your hard drive).

    If you are advanced then you can have your fantastico configure your blog from scratch the way you like.

    The plugins will get you the content if you use caffientated content or similar and you can have an RSS feeder to add ongoing content.

    Change permalinks and add a social bookmarking plugin.

    If you buy something like Linkvarna or firepow to leverage a little more with a network to post into you will get the same effect...
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  • Profile picture of the author June Campbell
    I'm wondering about the 90 day refund guarantee, no questions asked. Does anyone have experience with Alex Goad when it comes to honoring these requests? It would be impossible to enforce this policy, given that Goad apparently lives in Cambodia (accordiing to Linkedin). If he has a reputation for being honorable in this regard, there would be little to lose.
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    • Profile picture of the author autumn78
      Someone here asked if anyone has had experience with Alex honoring refund requests. I purchased Google Payload several months ago and emailed him asking for a refund. He never responded to my email.
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      • Profile picture of the author Abdul Aziz
        Originally Posted by autumn78 View Post

        Someone here asked if anyone has had experience with Alex honoring refund requests. I purchased Google Payload several months ago and emailed him asking for a refund. He never responded to my email.
        If it was a Clickbank product they give direct refunds. If you have this problem in the future, try that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Middleton
      Hi June,

      I took GC last November and found that as the recession bit in the UK I could not afford it any lomger.

      I wrote to get a refund and Alex refunded quite quickly - so I will defend him here and say that a lot of the negative comments above are simply not true. It is all too easy to comment without trying something!

      Ian
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      • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
        Originally Posted by Ian Middleton View Post

        Hi June,

        I took GC last November and found that as the recession bit in the UK I could not afford it any lomger.

        I wrote to get a refund and Alex refunded quite quickly - so I will defend him here and say that a lot of the negative comments above are simply not true. It is all too easy to comment without trying something!

        Ian
        Do you get some $$$ for saying this nice words?

        Well just to find out the true really.

        Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    I agree with THE NIGHTOWL. This kind of product/pitch is the epitome of the worst of internet marketing...

    First, target a group (frustrated newbies) who are desperate and not very savvy. Offer them a quick fix, instant solution requiring little knowledge, skill or work. Build it around a secret or new "scheme" that seems kinda murky and mysterious to the newbie. Paint the picture of vast riches to come. Finally add in some manufactured social proof (JV testimonials) and artificial scarcity. Put it all together with a high initial "investment" and a forced continuity program, and you've got the makings of a million dollar launch!

    I'll be skipping this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author stormer
    I get a sense of 'deja vu' about this (seem to have seen all the elements of this sales pitch before). Makes me wonder mmm...

    The $997 up front had me wondering if it was worth it - so I came here to Warrior Forum. From the sales letter I didn't see anything about a monthly fee... Yes, it's right there after you go to the order page!! But it's only $97 a month, hardly worth considering when we are all "making $500 a DAY".

    Really, is this guy for real?

    Thank you Warriors for putting me straight on this as for a moment I was wobbling.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author trader197
      I agree with GlenH about the "get Google" type of promotions. To me. this is exactly the wrong mindset, and immediately casts doubt on the credibility of the promoter.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonDavis
    More of the same 'ole same 'ole..... push button riches.

    Great post Night Owl.
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      I'm not picking on Alex' s product here, but I'm making reference to all similar products.

      Why would anyone put their whole business - their websites, their traffic generation, their blogs, their hosting. Everything...... into someone else hands to control.

      Not me!

      I will always want total control of the destiny of my business.

      --Glen
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      • Profile picture of the author grahamg4
        Very good reading.

        My take is simple, bandwagon. Seems upfront fee follwed by monthly fee is the current trend. When I see a monthly fee associated with the upfront fee, I close the window or tab. Next will come a high priced monthly print version.

        Why would any intelligent person agree to pay a recurring monthly fee before knowing the value of the content. Is it good or just recyled crap. Then comes the ultimate unknown, how easy is it to cancel?

        I never read the testimonials anymore. I view testimonials as a backlink / advertising source for the writer. Some may not even be real. There is a lot of fluff crap out there with some well known names providing an endorsement and that just makes me wonder. Reminds me of politics actually. I'm a nobody but, I will not attach my name to what I feel is crap.

        Bottom line, my opinion anyway, never hand over billing information until you have sampled the goods. With print publications you buy an issue then decide on the subscription. The price is also minimal < $20 / annually for most. So not a big concern.

        Al
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        • Profile picture of the author Abdul Aziz
          Using Wordpress Direct as part of the 30 Day Challenge I got a blog indexed and ranked on the first page of Google in about three days. I didn't even know what I was doing. Honestly. I'm brand new. For full disclosure, I used quite a bit of social bookmarking and Web 2.0 properties as well (as taught in the 30 Day Challenge). But Wordpress direct sure made things easier.

          And while Wordpress Direct is cool, and it might have things Google Conquest doesn't, overall, it doesn't seem to offer as many benefits as Google Conquest. So while Google Conquest is expensive, I'm sure you can more than make your money back if you try.

          And I believe Alex offered a 90 day money back guarantee. I think it would be a worthwhile investment if someone had the money. If you don't like it, get a refund.

          It's good to diversify your Internet business and not become dependent on one way of making money. However, this seems like an effective model for those willing to give it a chance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitechamp
    Well, I'm one of the "newbies" that decided to give this a try. I purchased it two days ago. Payment was processed.

    I have not been able to login to the system with the info that they sent me (system says my account is not active and asks for payment).

    I have sent numerous emails to the support address that was provided without reply and the support phone number on my receipt simply rings unanswered.

    Thank god there is such a thing as chargebacks otherwise I'd be at a loss on what to do.

    Jane
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  • Profile picture of the author jaihyppo
    Here's my thought on this, for him to charge a membership fee of $97 per month is absolutely bogus. Some of you make a good point by saying that we don't really know the effectiveness of such program and already he is asking us to pay $97.
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    • Profile picture of the author ConcordeWarrior
      Looks like he hasn't got his desired number of buyers/subscribers yet. He is still sending emails that his GoogleConquest thing's still open.

      I am out. I have not even considered it due to the asking price. I found his Players With Money program was a total disappointment.
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    This has been out out a week now, how is it going for those who purchased it?
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    • Profile picture of the author huggybear_dk
      I'll be skipping this one too, in fact I unsubscribed from his list months ago ( and every other "guru" ). All Alex Goad does is put together a polished, slick looking product full of general information, no action plan, aims it at desperate newbies and rakes in the cash. Hat's off to him, I'm sure he makes money but he doesn't give a monkeys about you.

      His previous products have the same sales letter crap, evil bloodsucking gurus blah blah, secret societies, secret methods. It's all a load of rubbish.

      The sooner you stop buying this sort of rubbish the better off you'll be.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jingyi
        I cancelled my Google Conquest membership about 6 weeks ago, and I have been asking for my refund from Google Conquest for 6 weeks already, haven't got it yet after emailing to their support, admin and billing department many times. At first, their support said already sent my request to their billing, then said already sent my request to Alex, I've never got any response from Alex and their billing department. I sent my refund request to their billing directly, no response; to all the email addresses to Alex I could find, no response. Now there's no response any more from their support email address.

        What should I do?


        Thanks,
        Jingyi
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      • Profile picture of the author Jingyi
        I haven't received the refund from Alex Goad's Google Conquest yet, it's been over 7 weeks asking and waiting. Anyone has some advice for this? Which department or site on the Net should I report this problem to? Where can I get help for this?

        Thanks,
        Jingyi
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        • Profile picture of the author nini92220
          Originally Posted by Jingyi View Post

          I haven't received the refund from Alex Goad's Google Conquest yet, it's been over 7 weeks asking and waiting. Anyone has some advice for this? Which department or site on the Net should I report this problem to? Where can I get help for this?

          Thanks,
          Jingyi
          Hi Jingyi,

          What email address did you send you refund request to?

          You can PM me if you like cause I asked for a refund on the 19th of january and someone from google conquest sent an email to me saying that the support team doesn't handle the refund anymore.
          You have to send an email to the acounting department.
          good luck
          and PM me if you need more info
          thanks
          nini
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          • Profile picture of the author Jingyi
            Originally Posted by nini92220 View Post

            Hi Jingyi,

            What email address did you send you refund request to?

            You can PM me if you like cause I asked for a refund on the 19th of january and someone from google conquest sent an email to me saying that the support team doesn't handle the refund anymore.
            You have to send an email to the acounting department.
            good luck
            and PM me if you need more info
            thanks
            nini
            I sent my refund request to their support and their billing department. At first, I could get some short replies, now, no responses any more.

            Thanks for trying to help. I can't PM to anyone in this forum yet because the number of my posts is less than 15.

            Jingyi
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          • Profile picture of the author Jingyi
            Originally Posted by nini92220 View Post

            Hi Jingyi,

            What email address did you send you refund request to?

            You can PM me if you like cause I asked for a refund on the 19th of january and someone from google conquest sent an email to me saying that the support team doesn't handle the refund anymore.
            You have to send an email to the acounting department.
            good luck
            and PM me if you need more info
            thanks
            nini
            Hi, nini

            After got your PM, I emailed to the Google Conquest accounting one more time. No responses so far. Have to ask the credit card company for help with this problem now. It may take a few weeks more to see the result.

            Nini, Thank you so much for your help and advice!

            Jingyi
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      • Profile picture of the author atdavidson
        Hi everyone,

        I am another person trying to get a refund, would someone please PM me with the information? I cannot PM yet as I am new to the forum.

        Let's hope I am the last person to ask about this here or this forum might turn into an ex-conquester support group!

        Looking to contributing more to the forum very soon!

        Thanks for the help.

        Adam
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        • Profile picture of the author nini92220
          Originally Posted by atdavidson View Post

          Hi everyone,

          I am another person trying to get a refund, would someone please PM me with the information? I cannot PM yet as I am new to the forum.

          Let's hope I am the last person to ask about this here or this forum might turn into an ex-conquester support group!

          Looking to contributing more to the forum very soon!

          Thanks for the help.

          Adam
          Hi,
          just sent a PMwith some info
          hope it helps
          nini
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          • Profile picture of the author mikewa
            Here is a post that Alex Goad put on the GC forum a couple of days ago re: refunds. As you can see, he is guaranteeing that you will get it!

            "Hi Conquesters,

            Things you should know about refunds:

            1) they take time, sometimes 14 days or more depending on your country and the bank that issues your credit card. I am here personally making sure they are done, so please be patient and know that sending more emails just slows us down more.

            2) If you asked for a refund over 14 days ago and did not receive it yet, then email me personally at whatdowehavehere@gmail.com

            You MUST use this subject line : Alex, Please ADVISE

            and include these details to make it easy for us to make verifications:

            1) the email you used to register to the system

            2) whether you used a credit card or paypal

            3) when you made your request

            4) an invoice number

            5) your name as it appears on your card or paypal (it causes problems when you email us with another name than those since we can't find you in the system)

            Also know:

            I'm sorry about the bugs and delays, some of them are normal, some of them are our fault.

            The bottom line is that if you have asked to be removed from the database and to receive a refund, you will get it, I peronally give you my word.

            Thanks,

            Alex"


            I am waiting on a refund as well!
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            • Profile picture of the author atdavidson
              Thanks to nini and mikewa for the information.

              I'm sure we will all get our refunds, I like to think that people are honourable and stick to their word. From what I could tell of Alex in the videos, emails and forums, he seems a decent guy and I still have faith in him.

              Best of luck to everyone in future endeavours, hopefully we will see more success in this forum.

              Adam
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              • Profile picture of the author cyowell
                Just in case, could someone pm me the address they used to get a refund?
                I've used all the e-mails and support tickets to request one and not a word.

                Will send to Alex's gmail account if necessary.

                It's a good concept, but too many bugs at this point.

                Thanks in advance.

                Cara
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                • Profile picture of the author Cassidy
                  Originally Posted by cyowell View Post

                  Just in case, could someone pm me the address they used to get a refund?
                  I've used all the e-mails and support tickets to request one and not a word.

                  Will send to Alex's gmail account if necessary.

                  It's a good concept, but too many bugs at this point.

                  Thanks in advance.

                  Cara
                  We were in the program and dropped fairly recently. Maybe we were lucky, or maybe Alex and crew finally sorted out their back office mess, but we were refunded in full within a week. We liked the program a lot, just didn't want to pay for the privilege of beta testing what promises to be a very good program.
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            • Profile picture of the author nini92220
              hi Mikewa,

              Just wanted to say thank you for this post because
              I followed all the steps and sent my last refund request on the 27th of february and got my refund on the 6th of march.

              If I hadn't read your post, I wouldn't have get my refund

              bIG THANK YOU

              nini

              Originally Posted by mikewa View Post

              Here is a post that Alex Goad put on the GC forum a couple of days ago re: refunds. As you can see, he is guaranteeing that you will get it!

              "Hi Conquesters,

              Things you should know about refunds:

              1) they take time, sometimes 14 days or more depending on your country and the bank that issues your credit card. I am here personally making sure they are done, so please be patient and know that sending more emails just slows us down more.

              2) If you asked for a refund over 14 days ago and did not receive it yet, then email me personally at whatdowehavehere@gmail.com

              You MUST use this subject line : Alex, Please ADVISE

              and include these details to make it easy for us to make verifications:

              1) the email you used to register to the system

              2) whether you used a credit card or paypal

              3) when you made your request

              4) an invoice number

              5) your name as it appears on your card or paypal (it causes problems when you email us with another name than those since we can't find you in the system)

              Also know:

              I'm sorry about the bugs and delays, some of them are normal, some of them are our fault.

              The bottom line is that if you have asked to be removed from the database and to receive a refund, you will get it, I peronally give you my word.

              Thanks,

              Alex"


              I am waiting on a refund as well!
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              • Profile picture of the author mikewa
                Originally Posted by nini92220 View Post

                hi Mikewa,
                Just wanted to say thank you for this post because
                I followed all the steps and sent my last refund request on the 27th of february and got my refund on the 6th of march.
                If I hadn't read your post, I wouldn't have get my refund
                bIG THANK YOU
                nini
                Hi nini

                Glad you got your refund! From past experience, when I purchase a product I always keep a copy of the sales letter with the guarantee in. Then if you are unable to get a refund from the IM guru you can go through your credit card company if you have proof of guarantee, payments etc. The credit card company contacts the IM guru for their side of the story and if all is as you say it is, the Credit card company will give you the refund.

                Credit card companies don't like merchants who do not honour their commitments as it makes customers wary about using credit cards if they have no financial recourse against dodgy merchants.

                I have just been looking at the GC forum and feel I definitely made the right decision to bail out. Here is a post from a few days ago:-

                Where's Alex?
                Does anyone know if Alex Goad is still involved with Google Conquest?

                There has been a lot of turmoil, now we're hearing from Inhouse Experts that GC may not be the answer we've been looking for, there don't seem to be a whole lot of people in the forums, Brian's training often seemed in conflict with Alex's initial training and he once said the claim that we would be making $200 a day after 60 days was just "sales copy," there have been no notable improvements in recording the webinars or organizing downloads ...

                I'd think the time you would want to be most present is when things are in turmoil, which prompts my question.

                I'm actually not complaining, and still plugging away, just wondering where's Alex?

                Hope you find a better programme to get involved in . . . .
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      • Profile picture of the author Nick Sean
        I am glad I decided to come here (WarriorForum). WarriorForum is the best information for newbies. I almost wanted to buy into Alex's GC and Chris Carpenter's GCD even though it sounds too good to be true.

        By the way, anyone have tried Andrew Hansen's Firepow? What is it all about and any recurring fee? Is the support and service by him any good?
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        • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
          Originally Posted by Nick Sean View Post

          I almost wanted to buy into Alex's GC and Chris Carpenter's GCD even though it sounds too good to be true.

          By the way, anyone have tried Andrew Hansen's Firepow? What is it all about and any recurring fee? Is the support and service by him any good?
          Is Alex's GC is mainly for people who are doing Adsense? I mean people without Adsense account can't use his program?!

          By the way There is thread on this topic "Andrew Hansen's Firepow". Just do a search for it...


          Originally Posted by Star410Fox View Post

          ...and I was made to believe you can go and steal anyone's profitable campaign however that was not how it went exactly.
          LOL..! You bet it is, mate
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    • Profile picture of the author Paxton
      So whatever happened to the old way of doing stuff.

      1. Find a highly competitive keyword phrase. I mean really hard nosed, mega competitive.
      2. Scroll all the way through the first 100 pages of results
      3. Find all the blog style sites that appear on the listing for this mega competitive keyword
      4. Find a low comp keyword phrase for your chosen niche
      5. Post good quality, unique content to the sites you found in step 3 above

      If the sites show up anywhere for the high comp keyword phrase, then for low comp they can rank quite highly.

      Practice makes perfect and I can now get all my sites done in a day, including writing all the content for the sites. On average, each and every month I add around 15 sets of sites targeting 15 keyword phrases for my chosen niches.

      Do I really need to automate that much more? Not for $997 plus $97 a month I don't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    Be careful with any newbie program with an ongoing monthly fee.
    Do your research first.
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    • Profile picture of the author dpm
      Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

      I wouldn't want to get any program with an ongoing monthly fee.
      I Have the same opinion as well. Over time it adds to quite an amount.
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      • Profile picture of the author ConcordeWarrior
        I guess Alex does not need us as he already has a wide crowd of followers buying his products. He certainly spends money creating them but he must have a huge profit return selling at such high prices. Yet I still see him advertising other IM'ers products like the one Chris Freville has just launched so it gets him money as an affiliate for his friends new products.
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        • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
          Originally Posted by ConcordeWarrior View Post

          I guess Alex does not need us as he already has a wide crowd of followers buying his products. He certainly spends money creating them but he must have a huge profit return selling at such high prices. Yet I still see him advertising other IM'ers products like the one Chris Freville has just launched so it gets him money as an affiliate for his friends new products.
          "Joint Ventures"... he scratches the backs of those who scratched his.. just returning the favor.
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        • Profile picture of the author Cassidy
          Originally Posted by ConcordeWarrior View Post

          I guess Alex does not need us as he already has a wide crowd of followers buying his products. He certainly spends money creating them but he must have a huge profit return selling at such high prices. Yet I still see him advertising other IM'ers products like the one Chris Freville has just launched so it gets him money as an affiliate for his friends new products.
          He's got a good list.

          I'm thinking that may be the way to go rather that buying what the guys with the good lists are selling.
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      • Profile picture of the author Graddis
        Banned
        The idea behind conquest was sound. teach you to blog, show you some tricks, and then upload quickly thru his private label version of firepow.

        unfortunetly, the so called guru behind it went awol and was gone for 2 or 3 months.

        members got pissed and left in droves.

        when alex returned he mentions nothing nor does he offer any apology. instead he touts how google conquest is coming!

        its turned into a joke.

        save your money and go with firepow. andrew hanson rocks and has setup a service where a newbie like myself can churn out blogs with no prior experience
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  • Profile picture of the author sannyman
    Entirely true what ConcordeWarrior says... And I subscribe to it entirely...
    For those of us having 997$ or more, would Stompernet be a better choice or not?
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    • Profile picture of the author Abdul Aziz
      Originally Posted by sannyman View Post

      Entirely true what ConcordeWarrior says... And I subscribe to it entirely...
      For those of us having 997$ or more, would Stompernet be a better choice or not?
      Stompernet will give you a more comprehensive education with a reputable faculty, and more tools to lead you to success. The bad part is that it costs $797 each and every month. Google Conquest is cheap in comparison ($997 the first month, $97 each consecutive month).

      Here is a link to the Stompernet sales letter if you're curious about what it offers:

      convertlinks.com/salesletter.php
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  • Profile picture of the author AdrianMansilla
    Hi,

    Someone could tell me the difference between Google Conquest & Firepow.
    The tools is the same? full full.

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author AdrianMansilla
    Hi,

    Someone could tell me the difference between Google Conquest & Firepow.
    The tools is the same? full full.

    Thank you
    adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Well, he still sold out. I think $997 is a drop if you are going to invest $100K following the plan. Otherwise, way too pricey, but will surely get some short term results...regards Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author niceweb
    I am also a member of Google conquest and I'm seriously considering a refund. They even charged me another $500 even though I've already paid the full amount. I can't believe they screwup something like this

    Another problem for me is, this program was promised to be Alex Goads system, but today he is never seen around. The training videos and the phone calls are hosted by someone called Brian Johnson. He is okay but I was hoping for more Alex Goad, it feels like he just did a few training videos in the beginning and now he's on to the next project.
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    • Profile picture of the author docmatt
      Originally Posted by niceweb View Post

      The training videos and the phone calls are hosted by someone called Brian Johnson
      You mean the lead singer of AC/DC? I didn't realize he knew IM - Oh well, I guess we're all diversifying these days-
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  • Profile picture of the author hkay
    Thanks for all the info....i was planning to purchase this product
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveFromDownUnder
    Nini and Jingyi,

    I will pm you both with the correct email address that you need to contact. This is the email address I went through to successfully get my refund.

    (I just need to make one more post to enable pm's)

    you'll hear from me soon

    Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author siennamoondust
      Here´s another unhappy customer of Google Conquest, who has been trying to get a refund since January 28th. My emails and support tickets get either no reply whatsoever, or they will be forwarded to someone else, who doesn´t take any action. Needless to say I´m very frustrated and worried.

      So, I would be more than happy to receive some contact email or ANYTHING that might actually work. I learned a very important lesson here, but I´m not willing to pay over 1000 bucks for it..
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      • Profile picture of the author jmidas
        When I first starting reading this thread, I was thinking I would be the only one who didn't particularly like his stuff. But, I see I have company.

        I just have never been impressed with what is actually delivered vs what is sold in his sales letters. My guess is that he is very good at writing sales letters, but not so much on product developement/delivery. I also recently unsubscribed from his list. Just my 2 cents.
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      • Profile picture of the author nini92220
        Originally Posted by siennamoondust View Post

        Here´s another unhappy customer of Google Conquest, who has been trying to get a refund since January 28th. My emails and support tickets get either no reply whatsoever, or they will be forwarded to someone else, who doesn´t take any action. Needless to say I´m very frustrated and worried.

        So, I would be more than happy to receive some contact email or ANYTHING that might actually work. I learned a very important lesson here, but I´m not willing to pay over 1000 bucks for it..
        Hi Siennamoondust,
        Just sent you a PM with some info
        nini
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        • Profile picture of the author jerreye
          I am yet another unhappy customer of Alex Goad's Google Conquest.

          Can someone please PM me the correct email address to request my refund for Google Conquest? I have sent in my request 3 times now to a "Jad Bitar" who handled my purchase. I got one response saying that the refund has been processed, but two weeks later, no refund! They did however, conveniently close my Conquest account the same day I sent in my first request.

          I sent in two more messages to Jad and one to alex AT googleconquest DOT com, but no response.

          I am getting very anxious about this.
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          • Profile picture of the author nini92220
            Originally Posted by jerreye View Post

            I am yet another unhappy customer of Alex Goad's Google Conquest.

            Can someone please PM me the correct email address to request my refund for Google Conquest? I have sent in my request 3 times now to a "Jad Bitar" who handled my purchase. I got one response saying that the refund has been processed, but two weeks later, no refund! They did however, conveniently close my Conquest account the same day I sent in my first request.

            I sent in two more messages to Jad and one to alex AT googleconquest DOT com, but no response.

            I am getting very anxious about this.
            hI Jerreye,
            just sent you a PM with email addresses but i don't think that we'll hear from them anymore.
            I've been waiting for more than 3 weeks now
            Maybe you should consider contacting your bank
            nini
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        • Profile picture of the author siennamoondust
          Originally Posted by nini92220 View Post

          Hi Siennamoondust,
          Just sent you a PM with some info
          nini
          Thank you nini, I just tried that address, but I also asked for assistance from my bank. Let´s hope that we all get our money back soon.
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          • Profile picture of the author ArturoG
            Hi friends,

            I am an active member of GC having
            problems login to GC due to some "site migration to another server"
            that happened one or two days ago.

            None of my members name, email address or password
            allows me to login, all are invalid.

            I have sent emails to Alex and support but you know how things are...

            Any other GC member having the same problem?

            Arturo


            Well, problem solved OK.
            Not everything is so dark in Google Conquest...
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  • Profile picture of the author eric w
    hi all....i recently delved into SEO (Google Conquest) and Adwords

    previously, i've made the majority of my online money from ebay...my biggest profit in a 24 hour period from ebay is about $1,250 from $1,599 in sales

    the problem was i couldn't do that on a consistent basis...finding wholesale products at the right price to make a decent profit

    at one point..spring and the beginning of summer of 2007... i was making $100-$200 per day on ebay, just selling seagate and maxtor hard drives from one supplier (frys.com)

    sometimes i had them drop-ship and other times i shipped to my customers

    for different reasons, the hard drives stopped being profitable (frys raised the prices, being one)

    so, then i sold refurbished saeco italia espresso/cappucino machines on ebay and hit another jackpot...these things sold like hotcakes..i made about $40 net profit each sale

    unfortunately, these machines had major problems..they didn't last long, plus i was shipping half of them to canada..customers had to pay a duty...it was mess when they wanted a refund!

    so, then comes Google Conquest....i bought it, said i'd give it the 90 days and if i wasn't making at least the $97 monthly, then i would request a refund

    well, the system is great..especially, using paypal to find markets? for me that was really an eye-opener! (GC'ers know what i'm talking about)

    alex taught for the 1st month..as a result i got lawyerspinalinjury com.....organinbaldnesstreatment org buyprojectfatloss com
    historylinuxos com

    then, brian started teaching at the 60-day challenge and flipped the script on what alex was teaching..so our previous sites based on alex's teaching were not optimized properly..it was like starting over (1st 30 days..gone)

    after brian, i did sinusremedy net dualcoloncleanse net womenhairrestoration com getridyeastinfection com foodslowerbloodpressure com (you can see the progression from the 1st 30 days)

    i was getting consistent adsense money (less than $1 per day) from my sites

    i social bookmarked and then WHAM!...Google Pimp Slap!

    3 of my sites were thrown into page oblivion....no more adsense

    and get this, those sites ranked 1-4 within the first day that i put them up!

    so after about 88 days, i requested a refund..and it took 2 weeks to get that

    in fairness, i really like the wordpress seo methods..they do work..and they continue to work for me, as far as ranking is concerned

    however, the amount of money you can make within a short period of time is limited, unless you do sniping, which is another animal

    i just didn't think the price and promise of google conquest justified me keeping it

    now, i'm combining the gc skills i learned with gcd and hoping to strike gold

    eric
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    • Profile picture of the author mikewa
      So apparently Alex Goad is relaunching Google Conquest as something like Google Conquest Authority on May 5.
      Even though I went for a refund I still got an email asking for a testimonial:-

      Hi Mike,

      As you probably know, we will be re-launching
      Conquest on May 5th, with a new challenge, some
      new templates and extra good stuff for you too...

      One thing that lends a lot of credibility is
      opinions from people in the system, so it would
      mean a lot to me if you took a few minutes to
      answer the following request:

      Please copy paste the questions or fields below
      in a word document and complete it with your own
      answers.

      When done, please send it back to me at this email
      address whatdowehavehere@gmail.com

      If you are among those that can brag about making
      15k in a week like some members I already have
      testimonials from, then by all means write in...

      BUT

      If you didn't get that kind of concrete bankable
      result(yet!), I'm sure that you've enjoyed other types
      of benefits which are just as important to future
      customers, so please share that with me! It really
      helps me shape future training to understand what
      you enjoy and benefit from...

      Note that by sending in your feedback to the
      address above, you are giving me permission to
      use part or all of it in my marketing.

      Anybody who sends in an entry that I end up using
      now or ever in my marketing gets a nifty flip cam
      as a thank you for your time.

      Note that this is not a bribe to say something good
      about us, it's a bribe to actually send it in if you
      do have something good to say.

      It's very important that anything you send in be
      completely true (I don't suspect anybody would make
      anything up, but I have to say that just in case).

      Ok cool, here we go:

      1) Copy paste this and email it (completed) to whatdowehavehere@gmail.com with the title Alex, here is FEEDBACK

      2) Name:
      3) Address:
      4) Occupation:
      5) How many times have you used our services and products?
      6) What is your overall feeling about me / our company
      7) Describe in detail a specific experience with us that you were happy with:
      8) Describe the one or two benefits that you have gotten
      from us that you value the most. Explain specifically what
      you've gotten out of them:

      Thank you very much! We appreciate your honest answers,
      and I guarantee you I will personally read all of these,
      good or bad.

      Please send in within 48 hours so I have time to review.
      Cheers,
      Alex

      I followed the GC forums until very recently and no-one said they were earning what they had been led to believe they would for the system ($200 a day from 40 sites after 6o days). In fact most were lamenting that they were unable to monetise their sites successfully. Some had 40-45 sites but were only making a few dollars in total a day.

      Now Alex says he has testimonials of people that can brag at making 15k a week! It must be from the "sniper" system which was something different from the main thrust of GC. (The sniper system is a short-term strategy targeting launches of products.)

      Hopefully he is not using Mark Dulisse as a testimonial since Mark was supposedly an "in-house expert" and "guru" way before GC was launched.

      Of course every testimonial used gets a "nifty flip cam" which must not be confused with a bribe.

      In my oponion, ALL testimonials in sales letters must be taken with a grain of salt!
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  • Profile picture of the author Avidpoet
    Wow all these refunds I guess they are reopening because I got an email from someone promoting it. Think I'll pass after reading all these.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenShaffer
    Hi Avidpoet,

    I think that what you may not realize is that often what you see on a thread like this is when people come out to flame. So, although undoubtably some if not all of the posts may be true, they are not representative of the full customerbase.

    Although I was not a customer of GC, I was a JV partner and also helped out at the beginning many of the customers. The atmosphere and enthusiasm within the members forum was unlike anything I have ever seen before and I remember comparing it to a popcorn machine with the popcorn coming out as it 'clicked' for each member when they started making money.

    As a JV partner, the number of refunds on my account was actually extremely low and WAY lower than usual for a high-priced item which is delivered digitally. In fact, the number of people who are still paying (on my account) the recurring charge is about 70% which is actually quite remarkable.

    What this means is, that these 70% of people not only didn't refund, but also are actively paying each and every month in order to stay a member and make money using the automated tools within the membership.

    There were teething problems.
    There were billing problems.
    There were even some mistakes and miscommunication.

    But at the end of the day, Google Conquest (GC) is relaunching because overall it has been an incredible success for its members and has made them a lot of money. We can all focus on the things that did or didn't go wrong, but surely the fact that there are so many success stories is the most important thing.

    Best Wishes,

    Ben Shaffer
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  • Profile picture of the author BenShaffer
    Oh Simon,
    My instincts tell me that you know a lot more than you are letting on.

    However, if you really think that GC is Firepow with a free forum then I strongly suggest that you go to googleconquest.com , follow the prelaunch and then read the salesletter and then you will find out more.

    But in short, although one of the elements is similar to Firepow, there is much much more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
      Originally Posted by BenShaffer View Post

      Oh Simon,
      My instincts tell me that you know a lot more than you are letting on.
      Err ?

      However, if you really think that GC is Firepow with a free forum then I strongly suggest that you go to googleconquest.com , follow the prelaunch and then read the salesletter and then you will find out more.

      But in short, although one of the elements is similar to Firepow, there is much much more.
      No time Ben, certainly not to read from one of Alex' war and peace sales pages, plus in reality you learn little from sales pages, I want real world feedback from customers, not affiliates or Alex's sales copy.

      Hence I'm after the abbreviated synopsis from somebody, seems very much like Firepow to me with a forum/support mechaism thrown in , however I'm willing to bet the house your chances of actually ever speaking to Alex are slim to none and slim just left town.


      EDIT@

      Ohh, this is a relaunch of an existing product, so we should have plenty of customers already making good money with it, feedback please...
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  • Profile picture of the author BenShaffer
    Simon,
    Obviously you have some agenda although not sure what it is. We both know that you are very familiar with what GC is and there are threads in the Warrior Forum to prove it.

    So when you say:

    "Isn't this basically Firepow with a free forum ? "

    You already know that it is not.

    When you act with surprise:

    "Ohh, this is a relaunch of an existing product"

    You already know that it is a relaunch.

    If you are a genuine perspective customer then I would expect that you would read a salesletter before purchasing. If you are too busy to find out from the prelaunch what this is about, then once again it is probably not for you as you would not take action on the info.

    Simon, if you have genuine questions about GC, feel free to PM me.

    B
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    • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
      Originally Posted by BenShaffer View Post

      Simon,
      Obviously you have some agenda although not sure what it is. We both know that you are very familiar with what GC is and there are threads in the Warrior Forum to prove it.#
      Err, excuse me, stop throwing insults around Ben, I don't have a damm clue what it is, nor do I remember ever discussing it frankly, I have zero agenda thank you very much.

      What threads, how about a link ???????

      So when you say:

      "Isn't this basically Firepow with a free forum ? "

      You already know that it is not.
      Err, no ben, in your mind perhaps, in reality NOT.

      When you act with surprise:

      "Ohh, this is a relaunch of an existing product"

      You already know that it is a relaunch.

      If you are a genuine perspective customer then I would expect that you would read a salesletter before purchasing. If you are too busy to find out from the prelaunch what this is about, then once again it is probably not for you as you would not take action on the info.

      Simon, if you have genuine questions about GC, feel free to PM me.

      B
      err no thanks Ben, seeing as you apparently already have a perfect understanding past even my own of what I apparently already know!!!!!

      And again a sales letter tells me nada, zilch , zip, real world feedback does from real customers.

      Jeez, quite an amazing response.

      I don't have as single memory of the product, full stop.

      I've just infact searched this forum and found 4 threads on Google Conquest, not one of which I have ever posted in.

      You have managed to not just imply but state as fact that I am being misleading, have an agenda, am faking suprise.

      Well thank you for that, apart from being erroneous it's also incredibly rude and If I have ever commented on this product then I simply don't remember it one iota.

      I realised it was a relaunch due to a comment somebody made on page one about it being so.

      So when you're quite finished with your character assisination not to mention being wrong in every aspect so far, I would appreciate an apology .

      If you could manage to get any further up the wrong tree in just two posts I would be amazed.

      Finally how about these links to me commenting on this product previously ?????
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  • Profile picture of the author joehardy
    bet you its another scam
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    • Profile picture of the author Avidpoet
      Its funny how everything is named with Google in it. Im not knocking it if it works it works. Im just waiting on someone to come out with a Commission Junction Cash or Commission Junction Conquest or how bout Commission Junction Nemises Grrrrrrrrrrr but leave the Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr in there lol...

      Just joking people just joking.
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      • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
        Same as the PPC Bully, Content Bully, Article Bully...and so on.

        Soon they might have Customer Bully, Buyer Bully, Google Bully, Search Engine Bully, SEO Bully, etc.

        OR

        Now is Google Conquest, then...

        Google Torture, Google Terminator II, Google Indiana Jones,.. and many more

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        • Profile picture of the author tmssj2000
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          • Profile picture of the author bankroll
            Authority sites are exactly what they sound like - sites that are authorities in their niche or subject area. GC2 aims to build these (actually you build them yourself) and rank high in Google so you can get sales.

            Yes, certainly if people haven't used the system you should not listen to them. But many of the comments given above were by people who have used the system and explored it very thoroughly too. So their comments should not be discounted either.

            Some people are under the impression that many bad things can happen to other people using GC, but that it will not happen to them - they can succeed where all others failed. They can somehow perform better than the average user of GC. If you have intermediate to advanced skills, perhaps so. But for all others, you have to stop living in an illusory and make-believe world - the world of eternal GC hope - you still have to work very hard for it, it is NOT a push-button automated solution like it is made out to be in the sales copy.

            If you want to throw money to the wind to learn your lesson, so be it. But that money would be better spent on other things, like charity, your family, another program or if you really have too much money, I'll be willing to take some of it too to relieve your terrible burden.
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            • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
              Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

              Authority sites are exactly what they sound like - sites that are authorities in their niche or subject area. GC2 aims to build these (actually you build them yourself) and rank high in Google so you can get sales.
              Well just don't know for how LONG these so called authority sites can last on the SERP 1st page.

              Originally Posted by bankroll View Post

              ... I'll be willing to take some of it too to relieve your terrible burden.
              LOL...
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  • Profile picture of the author Reader
    Thanks for saving me the money on GC. Alex's videos made it sound like that it was the solution to finally profiting on the Internet. If there is not much support, a forum "ghost town" and if it is hard to get a refund, buyer beware. What I'm going to do is invest in Firepow 2.0 instead.
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