Who are the superstars of internet marketing?

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Being a newbie, I think it would be good to know who the "Michael Jordans" of IM are. I've seen a few names thrown around here and there, but I thought it would be a good idea to get a compilation of who everyone thinks are the top dogs in this field, the ones that newbies like me should be learning about. Thanks!

-Jon
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    John Reese, Yanik Silver, Frank Kern, Perry Marshall to name a few.
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    • Profile picture of the author clevername
      Sully has definitely named some heavy hitters.

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      • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
        Originally Posted by clevername View Post


        I'm brand new to this forum and the link rules make it pretty difficult to make this post
        There's a very good reason for those rules.

        I thought we're supposed to help each other here...
        We? It's somewhat premature to assume that
        you are already a member of this community
        with a single post.

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        • Profile picture of the author PaulSchubert
          Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

          There's a very good reason for those rules.



          We? It's somewhat premature to assume that
          you are already a member of this community
          with a single post.

          John
          I could not agree more with you John. Good points.

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  • Profile picture of the author GaryEarle
    Maybe I am looking at this wrong but I like knowing the people who "Fly under the radar" and who aren't so well known. I've learned some incredibly helpful things from people who arent one of the big names..and thats not to meant as a slight.. ( Thank You Mr. Taylor)...and its been done for free. Just take a look around this forum...lots of good stuff and from people that you've never ever heard about. They just silently go about making money.

    Just my opinion

    Gary Earle
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Jon,

    Originally Posted by newBum76 View Post

    Being a newbie, I think it would be good to know who the "Michael Jordans" of IM are.
    Why?

    How will it help you?

    Your question has been asked in similar
    forms numerous times and I've yet to
    see anyone benefit from the answers.

    Here's an example of a similar question:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-marketer.html

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    I completely agree with you John and Gary.

    I think that the guys I mentioned are in the spotlight and I should mention that they are just really good at particular aspects of marketing, but there's a lot of fantastic marketers who prefer to be quiet rather than public.

    And, yes, the question of who is the greatest marketer doesn't really help newbies at all. There's so many aspects to internet marketing that there's no one "superstar" that does everything better than everyone else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jagged
      Originally Posted by Sully Chaudry View Post

      I completely agree with you John and Gary.

      I think that the guys I mentioned are in the spotlight and I should mention that they are just really good at particular aspects of marketing, but there's a lot of fantastic marketers who prefer to be quiet rather than public.

      And, yes, the question of who is the greatest marketer doesn't really help newbies at all. There's so many aspects to internet marketing that there's no one "superstar" that does everything better than everyone else.
      While I do agree that it's hard to pinpoint any "one single greatest marketer"...I believe that if the OP was broken down into various aspects of marketing...such as:
      "who is the best at copywriting?"
      "who is the continuity program expert?"
      And so on....it would be much easier to identify the masters.

      Me personally...I'm leaning towards following some of the up-n-coming stars....such as:

      Ron Douglas to follow & learn affiliate marketing...
      TommyGadget to learn adwords & adsense...
      Jeremy Kelsall for learning any CPA techniques...
      Harvey Segal for anything clickbank...
      VegasVince (among others) for any offline-marketing needs...
      (you get the idea...)

      I've learned a lot from Willie Crawford, Gary Halbert & other "well known" past & present marketers.....but to learn from some of these newer stars, who have already absorbed the teachings of some of the greats...but add a new freshness & style of their own....only enhances my experience & knowledge.

      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author genietoast
        I think the important thing is to get a good foundation in SEO, learning how to find a niche that's profitable, learning to do proper keyword research, learning how to build a website properly.

        A lot of the big experts are now catering to more advanced audiences, many of whom would pay thousands of dollars to improve their skills.

        A newbie ought to start at level 1. For that, I would recommend Steve Weber. Once you've established the basics and get some money going, then start looking to the bigger experts.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    You'd do well to listen to that Old Mr Taylor (John Taylor's Blog) there, who is giving you advice in his own unique way...

    He might not get the exposure and "praise" (read: ass kissing cheerleaders) that the likes of Filsaime, and Kern get.. but he's done more for my bottom line than any of the "Michael Jordans" of I.M. have.. and I've paid a good few $$$ from many of the so-called stars..

    Don't get me wrong though, I have taken huge benefit from some of the lengthy and detailed big hitter courses.. but on a straight profit basis.. J.T. has taught me heaps from his content, products, blogs and mailings...


    Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    I agree with the others. It won't really help you to know who is really popular or who is supposedly making the most money. Just watch the forum closely and definitely use the search function to look up past threads. It can prove to be very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Of the known names I would say Eben Pagan and Frank Kern for different reasons.

    However, as has already been mentioned, probably 99% of the really big IM'ers, most of whom have been around for years, don't feel the need for a high profile status or offer "products" on the back of such status. It is just a distraction.
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    I'm just coming from the perspective that, when you get into something new, you look for those who have been successful, study them, and learn from their journey. For example, when I started learning guitar back when I was 15 I learned about the masters.....Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Slash, etc.. and it helped me to improve my own skills. I think it's only natural to want to know who the top players are in the field when you learn something new.

    From the responses I've been getting, apparently I'm asking an "annoying noob question" here. Sorry for the stupid question, and thanks to those who answered.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
      Originally Posted by newBum76 View Post

      From the responses I've been getting, apparently I'm asking an "annoying noob question" here.
      It's no an "annoying noob question" it's simply
      a question that lacks precision.

      Internet Marketing covers so many disciplines,
      that it's virtually impossible to find a "superstar".

      Jack isn't usually the master of all trades.

      Specialism is important in learning.

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

        It's no an "annoying noob question" it's simply
        a question that lacks precision.

        Internet Marketing covers so many disciplines,
        that it's virtually impossible to find a "superstar".

        Jack isn't usually the master of all trades.

        Specialism is important in learning.

        John
        Right. It's kind of like asking, "Who are the superstars in music?"

        People are going to name off their faves. But in order to get a good answer, you're going to need to specify: classic, country, pop, rock, heavy metal, Christian contemporary, gospel, rap, etc.

        Then you'll need to further specify what's meant by superstars: the singers, those who play musical instruments, those who write the music, those who write the lyrics, those who promote the musicians, etc.



        Also, one other note...

        Whenever the "superstar" question gets asked, it seems people tend to give answers based on who's currently launching or recently launched a big product. Top of mind awareness, I suppose.

        Today's superstar will be forgotten when tomorrow's superstar launches a new product.

        cheers,
        Becky
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    I agree with John. There's so many different IM'ers that are great at different aspects of IM. I think you need to decide what area's you're interested. Then you can look for the 'big hitters' in this arena. BUt be warned if you want to go straight to the top you'll have to invest signicant money on their course or coaching.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author ByronHabich
    me! lol. and you could be too!
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