Amazonian Gold Rush Product Videos

by oniram
13 replies
They tell me that life is not fair and that is especially true when you are busting your nuts trying to earn money from your Internet affiliate programs. Last week, I was totally blown away with Amazonian Gold Rush Product Videos. When I received an email from the vendor and spent time viewing their pitch page, I said to myself "this is just what I've been looking for" and quicky made the purchase for $20 bucks. Man this is so cool. Wonder why this one is so cheap. Little did I know!

I downloaded 100 Amazon product review videos (10 zipped files) and then downloaded a viewer. These product reviews are absolutely outstanding. These reviews are ready to be uploaded to YouTube and all you need to do is add your Amazon affiliate product link. So, I spent a day or two loading the videos to my YouTube account and tested my affiliate links, all went well. On day three I checked YouTube video stats and I was getting a steady flow of views.

I noticed that YouTube cited me with two copyright violations so, I removed the two videos in question, and assumed that was the end of that! Today (April 20, 2012) I loaded a few more video product reviews. I did a little yard work for a while and then logged in to my YouTube account only to get a strange Google notice advising me that I changed my location (ISP IP?) and was requested to give them my phone number so they could call me with a verification number. Okay, at this point I was not sure what they were doing so I keyed in the verification code and BANG! Your YouTube account has been terminated.

I logged in to my Gmail account (I'm still stunned) and got this message for YouTube:

"The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content in violation of these guidelines, and have been disabled:

Hoover Platinum Lightweight Upright Vacuum with Canister, Bagged

Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning strike, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the permanent termination of your account."

Wow, that hurt! So I made "contact" you can't talk to these people nor are you allow to explain yourself. You simply click a so called contact button. I can only assume that they will look at my videos again and maybe give you some additional consideration. Who knows?

To wrap this post up I assumed that I purchased a dud and that the reason why it was so cheap was because they (vendor) may have known that their product reviews were once banned on YouTube.

My recommendation - Don't buy it. I really did not want to say that, so I think I am going to find a way of posting the product reviews to one of my blog sites assuming that the file extension (avi) will work.
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June 28, 2011 - I built a test blog using the product videos and Google did index the site. And the videos are showing up in search results - one is on page 3.

But what really got my goat, is that the videos I posted on YouTube are also showing up without any links to any ones site. So YT kick me off but kept my videos. Ain't that a kick in the head!

Like I said - life is not fair!
You can view the test blog - but I can't place a link here - PM me
#amazonian #gold #product #rush #videos
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    YES.....I purchased Amazonian Gold Rush Vidoes also...the EXACT same thing happened with me and my Youtube account. I also purchased the upsell videos for an addition $47 but now I'm affraid to use them

    I wonder how hard it would be to get a refund....dissapointing

    My only guess as to why this is happening with youtube and these videos is that the videos being sold are using copyrighted images in their videos. If thats the case they better be careful of selling them.
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    What did you do with your product videos? If I can figure how I would like to post them to my blog. If you did this let me know.
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    • Profile picture of the author oniram
      Originally Posted by oniram View Post

      What did you do with your product videos? If I can figure how I would like to post them to my blog. If you did this let me know.
      I did manage to set up a new WP blog using these product videos and Amazon links. Needed to download Hana plugin (viewer) and convert the file format from AVI to FLV. Not sure if this new WP blog will fly waiting on Mr. Google.

      If you purchased these videos and need some help to post them, you can contact me.
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    Some new info - I visited his site and see he add this Disclaimer:
    The disclaimer is from Frank Dang & Venkata Ramana

    Disclaimer: We at Amazonian Gold Rush strive to make the best possible videos. We however, do not recommend or endorse uploading the videos onto youtube or any video sharing sites. Being approved or getting rejected has nothing to do with our videos. The videos are meant for your personal use and you can use them any way you want.

    His screen shots show a Google search page with his Amazon products from "YouTube"

    Also his pitch page sales video are out of action too
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    • Profile picture of the author daveshannon
      thanks for this information, you have saved me from wasting money on this product, not to mention having problems with youtube.

      I am sorry to hear what happened to you and hope you can get it sorted out to your satisfaction soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adevictus
    Good job oniram. More reviews like this are needed, these forums are ripe with poor products these days.
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    It's all about the money...

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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      Just an FYI, you can safely use this type of video on your own sites or on free blogs and Web 2.0 sites. You just have to HOST the videos somewhere besides YouTube. For example, a lot of marketers host their videos on Amazon S3 (it's cheap or even free, depending on your usage).

      (I have no affiliation with the product and I too have lost a couple of YouTube accounts, thanks to uploading this type of video.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhino08
    You guys saved me time and money..thats why I alsways check out here.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesCx
    Thanks for the heads up on this. Always good to have real reviews on the latest offers/products/software.
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  • Profile picture of the author TDogger
    If the images in the videos came from Amazon, then you technically have the rights to use them to promote the products. It is part of the Amazon Asociates TOS.

    Sony's attorneys once tried to get my hosting company to shut down my Amazon sites until I pointed out that the pages in question were part of an Amazon affiliate site. They backed off at that point.

    I don't think that Frank Dang & Venkata Ramana are being honest. I clearly remember a recommendation in that WSO to upload the videos to YouTube.
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    • Profile picture of the author anton343
      Originally Posted by TDogger View Post


      I don't think that Frank Dang & Venkata Ramana are being honest. I clearly remember a recommendation in that WSO to upload the videos to YouTube.
      Thanks for that info
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  • Profile picture of the author jon2009
    Well this is the first WSO review I've ever written and that's because I've never been so disappointed in a WSO before this product.
    The idea was to have a lot of pre-made video product reviews to put-up on video sites with links to your sales page or site.
    The idea was so good and the quality of production good too! Yet what lets it down is the script quality control was utter crap!

    As an example, I've gone through the CRIBS [as in babies] section for you, and it has 10 videos showing 10 different products. OK so far, the quality of video is fine too but the script used reads like something that's been spun too much and not proof-read afterwards.

    Here are some examples of the script.

    "Customers also pointed out the crib are worth the money .."
    "Customers said they liked the built and feel of .."
    "..they were satisfied with the construct of the crib .."
    What does this mild level of illiteracy communicate to the person watching it? If the quality of the language is this level what must the quality of the product be?
    Now you and I know there's no necessary connection between the marketer's mental faculties and the quality of the product but relying on the prospect to work that out and to figure out what you're trying to say [instead of you just saying it] is definitely bad marketing.

    Those were the least annoying examples. Check-out these ones;
    "A few customers felt that there were shipping problems they encountered but there were problems with the bed itself"
    Perhaps that should be "..no problems.."?
    "Some customers said they were disappointed when their crib arrived with scratches and wanted to get replacements but were dispassionate in saying that the crib was indeed strong and is worth the money"
    Should that read " ..were passionate .."?
    A marketer who doesn't know [or show] the difference between a positive and a negative statement will not do well.

    "They crib help them look around .."
    What?
    Of the 10 videos, not one was acceptable as English unless the intent was to drive prospects away. If it had come with a guarantee I would certainly have tried to get my money back.
    Now I understand why there was no guarantee.
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    • Profile picture of the author jon2009
      Here's a follow-up:
      I put the videos up just in case they made $. After all, I thought, I've got nothing to lose.
      Ho Ho Ho.
      Youtube removed the videos as duplicate content and cancelled my account.
      Shucks.
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