2010: The Year Internet Marketing Died

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Don't know what we'll do in 2011. It's clear that this past year has been the year that Internet marketing died.

Just look through the forum here...
Opt-in forms are dead...

Article marketing is dead...

eMail lists are dead...

Social networking is dead...

Affiliate marketing is dead...

Banner ads are dead...

Blogging is dead...

Clickbank is dead...

AdSense is dead...

Everything is dead, dead, dead.
Internet marketing is apparently pushing daisies.
Deader than a doornail.

Kaput.

No more.

Once but no longer.

At room temperature.

Living-challenged.

Danced the last dance.

Examining carrots from the root end.

Left the building.

Taking up residence in a pine condo.
So, what shall we do in 2011?

Evidently, no one is buying stuff online anymore, nor buying ads.

But, actually they are.

You just can't believe everything you read. (Of course, part of that is that people don't actually read everything they respond to. Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)

People continue to have needs and wants. With the economy down, the emphasis is more on needs than on wants, but people are still spending money.

The thing is that they are spending money more cautiously.

They aren't as easy to part with $7 as they may have been a couple years, or even a couple months, ago.

So, the sellers with problems may be those with poor quality products--or those who have failed to convey the quality of their product accurately and appear as though they are offering junk.

Call me crazy, but I think 2011 may well be the year of quality and value, where the biggest beneficiaries aren't going to be the sellers with the cheapest wares, but those with the highest quality products with a value at least equal to, if not in excess of, its selling price.
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  • Profile picture of the author J.M.Wilson
    Why don't you launch a product called "The Death Of Internet Marketing"...
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Dan,

      I just want you to know that the death was the result of all the drugs...steroids, crack...you name it and IM was on it.

      Tina

      PS. Seriously, if I wasn't out of thanks for now, I would have thanked this post as I agree that 2011 will bring new levels of value to the market.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Thornhill
      Originally Posted by J.M.Wilson View Post

      Why don't you launch a product called "The Death Of Internet Marketing"...
      That was done a few years ago and Internet Marketing is still alive and well :-)

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      • Profile picture of the author J.M.Wilson
        Originally Posted by John Thornhill View Post

        That was done a few years ago and Internet Marketing is still alive and well :-)

        John
        No. It actually died and has been born again a much brighter, hardier soul
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  • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
    Dan, I think your title is correct. It's all dead. Everyone should pack it up and go home. Hurry. Run.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sayed
    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    (Of course, part of that is that people don't actually read everything they respond to. Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)
    LOL
    I laughed a lot for this point
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    thanks for the heads-up, I best get on down to the BK lounge and pick up an application.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    I just checked...even I'M dead...
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    IM is dead? How can that be? No way! It can't be! How do you know that? How did it happen?
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
    How about you stop worrying about how landing pages are dead and start focusing on providing value?

    8 million people lost their jobs in the USA last year alone. A big chunk of these people are looking online to make money. How is this market dead?

    Yes it might be very competitive to get emails and sales, but if you provide value you'll get optins and sales galore!

    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    Don't know what we'll do in 2011. It's clear that this past year has been the year that Internet marketing died.

    Just look through the forum here...
    Opt-in forms are dead...

    Article marketing is dead...

    eMail lists are dead...

    Social networking is dead...

    Affiliate marketing is dead...

    Banner ads are dead...

    Blogging is dead...

    Clickbank is dead...

    AdSense is dead...

    Everything is dead, dead, dead.
    Internet marketing is apparently pushing daisies.
    Deader than a doornail.

    Kaput.

    No more.

    Once but no longer.

    At room temperature.

    Living-challenged.

    Danced the last dance.

    Examining carrots from the root end.

    Left the building.

    Taking up residence in a pine condo.
    So, what shall we do in 2011?

    Evidently, no one is buying stuff online anymore, nor buying ads.

    But, actually they are.

    You just can't believe everything you read. (Of course, part of that is that people don't actually read everything they respond to. Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)

    People continue to have needs and wants. With the economy down, the emphasis is more on needs than on wants, but people are still spending money.

    The thing is that they are spending money more cautiously.

    They aren't as easy to part with $7 as they may have been a couple years, or even a couple months, ago.

    So, the sellers with problems may be those with poor quality products--or those who have failed to convey the quality of their product accurately and appear as though they are offering junk.

    Call me crazy, but I think 2011 may well be the year of quality and value, where the biggest beneficiaries aren't going to be the sellers with the cheapest wares, but those with the highest quality products with a value at least equal to, if not in excess of, its selling price.
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

      How about you stop worrying about how landing pages are dead and start focusing on providing value?

      8 million people lost their jobs in the USA last year alone. A big chunk of these people are looking online to make money. How is this market dead?

      Yes it might be very competitive to get emails and sales, but if you provide value you'll get optins and sales galore!

      Got him. Now reel him in, lol.

      Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

      How about you stop worrying about how landing pages are dead and start focusing on providing value?

      8 million people lost their jobs in the USA last year alone. A big chunk of these people are looking online to make money. How is this market dead?

      Yes it might be very competitive to get emails and sales, but if you provide value you'll get optins and sales galore!
      LOL that's really funny in light of this thread! Dude it was a joke....hahahahahahahaha!
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      • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
        You are very right on target...

        If we don't provide quality products then we are setting up ourselves for failure!

        I actually think 2011 with be a great year if everyone put in the work and go the extra mile to make their customers happy!

        Happy new year to all when it comes.
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        Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

        LOL that's really funny in light of this thread! Dude it was a joke....hahahahahahahaha!
        Hahahah I didn't realize that at first. When I came back I yelled "Fack".

        I'll still let my post stand because it has some good facts to support the original joke.
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      Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

      How about you stop worrying about how landing pages are dead and start focusing on providing value?

      8 million people lost their jobs in the USA last year alone. A big chunk of these people are looking online to make money. How is this market dead?

      Yes it might be very competitive to get emails and sales, but if you provide value you'll get optins and sales galore!

      We have a winner!!!

      Finally... It only took 16 posts....
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post


    (Of course, part of that is that people don't actually read everything they respond to. Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)
    So sad, and yet so true.
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    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    Call me crazy, but I think 2011 may well be the year of quality and value, where the biggest beneficiaries aren't going to be the sellers with the cheapest wares, but those with the highest quality products with a value at least equal to, if not in excess of, its selling price.
    And call me a pessimist, but I think 2011 will be another in a long line of years when the big money makers are push-button, nearly instant, no-work-necessary solutions that guarantee you magnificent riches, robust health, Hollywood-esque beauty, or NFL-caliber pecs.
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    • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
      Originally Posted by Oxbloom View Post

      And call me a pessimist, but I think 2011 will be another in a long line of years when the big money makers are push-button, nearly instant, no-work-necessary solutions that guarantee you magnificent riches, robust health, Hollywood-esque beauty, or NFL-caliber pecs.
      Now that's some good copy rat thar!

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      • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Are you commenting on my infantile sense of humor??
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Humor? :confused:
        Infantile?
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    Good, and I hope every believes it. Less competition...
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I understand your point of view, Dan. You are right. Newbies are not as ignorant as they used to be in the past because now everyone knows how the internet works. A few years ago it was something new; only a few people knew internet marketing well enough. Today even a kid is able to create an ebook and teach you how to make money online.

    This is why nobody is clicking on anything, or trusting anyone.
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      Excellent post. Who was it who said, "the finest form of communication is confusion."
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      • Hopefully most of the people just read the first half of the post and then gives up their IM dreams - more of the cake for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Call me crazy, but I think 2011 may well be the year of quality and value, where the biggest beneficiaries aren't going to be the sellers with the cheapest wares, but those with the highest quality products with a value at least equal to, if not in excess of, its selling price.
    I think you meant 3011 Dan.......

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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    I think the death came with PLR. This created an avalanche of recycled crap.

    The uniqueness of it all went out the window...

    I think that movies, music, and internet marketing has died only in the sense that, what people want are original concepts, that people create not for the money, but to give to the world.

    Music in the past was the best, because people put their hearts into it...

    Internet Marketing use to be good when people cared.

    The best thing that happened to IM is Warrior Forum. This leveled the playing field. This forum keeps people who don't care away.

    The future is going all customer service and with social media if you sell crap everyone and their momma's will know.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Andre Slater View Post

      I think the death came with PLR. This created an avalanche of recycled crap.

      The uniqueness of it all went out the window...

      I think that movies, music, and internet marketing has died only in the sense that, what people want are original concepts, that people create not for the money, but to give to the world.

      Music in the past was the best, because people put their hearts into it...

      Internet Marketing use to be good when people cared.

      The best thing that happened to IM is Warrior Forum. This leveled the playing field. This forum keeps people who don't care away.

      The future is going all customer service and with social media if you sell crap everyone and their momma's will know.

      Another Winner Dan...

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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    Good to know quality will be important beginning in 2011. A lot of us have been on this pathway way before this.
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    People will always buy quality. Build trust in 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    So, what shall we do in 2011?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      ^--- even the big red text went unnoticed.

      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      You just can't believe everything you read. (Of course, part of that is that people don't actually read everything they respond to. Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)
      Clever of you to hide that in the longest paragraph of your post, knowing that's the one that many will skip over. (Not to mention putting it in parentheses. Everyone knows the stuff in parentheses isn't important).
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  • Profile picture of the author sexymarieldon
    It is not yet dead. We can bring up the IM more.

    We can advertise products through article marketing, Link building, social bookmarking, and pinging.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by sexymarieldon View Post

      It is not yet dead. We can bring up the IM more.

      We can advertise products through article marketing, Link building, social bookmarking, and pinging.

      Dan, you know how to pick em'.

      We honest-to-goodness have:

      Another Winner!!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Great post, Dan. After all, what is the point of buying the absolute cheapest product if you don't derive any value from it? If you price your product reasonably (notice I said reasonably and not cheaply) and deliver outrageous value at your asking price, you'll always find hungry and satisfied buyers. Period.

    Product creators are going to find out sooner or later that 'value' is not synonymous with 'cheapest'.
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    • Profile picture of the author LindseyRainwater
      Great post. I've been wondering about this lately, and even have a friend who just threw in the towel with IMing and said it was a waste of three years of her life. Told me that she's worried there is no future in making money online. Even heard my latest plan and said, "Well, I don't know if you can make money with that. But good luck." Gee. Thanks.

      I don't think my website exactly falls into IMing, but I'm determined to make it work.

      What went through my mind was the exact point you made. If you have a poor product, poor plans to sell it, and poor confidence, you are going to crash and burn in this economy. Unfortunately she was a victim of too much hype and not enough good planning.

      With that said, I think I'll go craft some more content for my site.
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by LindseyRainwater View Post

          Great post. I've been wondering about this lately, and even have a friend who just threw in the towel with IMing and said it was a waste of three years of her life. Told me that she's worried there is no future in making money online. Even heard my latest plan and said, "Well, I don't know if you can make money with that. But good luck." Gee. Thanks.

          I don't think my website exactly falls into IMing, but I'm determined to make it work.

          What went through my mind was the exact point you made. If you have a poor product, poor plans to sell it, and poor confidence, you are going to crash and burn in this economy. Unfortunately she was a victim of too much hype and not enough good planning.

          With that said, I think I'll go craft some more content for my site.
          LOL


          Originally Posted by obseerver View Post

          I think warrior forum membership has increased in 2010. maybe many of the means of internet marketing are dead.
          Aren't they just gonna hate themselves when they realize that they too have fallen prey to Dan and his joke of the day?

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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            LOL




            Aren't they just gonna hate themselves when they realize that they too have fallen prey to Dan and his joke of the day?

            Two More Winners!!
            Bill, they've been completely bamboozled by Dan's trickery...and they sound so earnest and serious in here it's hard to keep from laughing uncontrollably!
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        Originally Posted by LindseyRainwater View Post

        Great post. I've been wondering about this lately, and even have a friend who just threw in the towel with IMing and said it was a waste of three years of her life. Told me that she's worried there is no future in making money online. Even heard my latest plan and said, "Well, I don't know if you can make money with that. But good luck." Gee. Thanks.

        I don't think my website exactly falls into IMing, but I'm determined to make it work.

        What went through my mind was the exact point you made. If you have a poor product, poor plans to sell it, and poor confidence, you are going to crash and burn in this economy. Unfortunately she was a victim of too much hype and not enough good planning.

        With that said, I think I'll go craft some more content for my site.

        Another Winner Perhaps?

        I vote for this thread to be the the thread that ends 2010. So, everyone stop posting right..... NOW.
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    • Profile picture of the author carlsearch
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      Great post, Dan. After all, what is the point of buying the absolute cheapest product if you don't derive any value from it? If you price your product reasonably (notice I said reasonably and not cheaply) and deliver outrageous value at your asking price, you'll always find hungry and satisfied buyers. Period.

      Product creators are going to find out sooner or later that 'value' is not synonymous with 'cheapest'.
      Liking this post a lot. The more I get things rolling and get into this business, the more I see that providing solid value is the way to go. It might take a bit longer, it might not yield immediate results, but it is the ONLY way to go for longevity and consistency. Simply put, people don't want crap, trickery, or scams and unfortunately the internet is chock full of all three.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by carlsearch View Post

        Liking this post a lot. The more I get things rolling and get into this business, the more I see that providing solid value is the way to go. It might take a bit longer, it might not yield immediate results, but it is the ONLY way to go for longevity and consistency. Simply put, people don't want crap, trickery, or scams and unfortunately the internet is chock full of all three.
        Exactly, you don't want to be the 'one hit wonder' who is later discovered to be using unethical, devious and unsavory tactics to get those quick sales. Initially, it may bring you a lot of cash quickly, but it's going to be hard to sustain that when your reputation takes a hit afterwards. It's not a sustainable long-term business model if you desire repeat business from your customers.
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        • Profile picture of the author carlsearch
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Exactly, you don't want to be the 'one hit wonder' who is later discovered to be using unethical, devious and unsavory tactics to get those quick sales. Initially, it may bring you a lot of cash quickly, but it's going to be hard to sustain that when your reputation takes a hit afterwards. It's not a sustainable long-term business model if you desire repeat business from your customers.
          Too true, a much better tactic is to get people to keep coming back. This thread is hilarious by the way. I'm amazed that so many have fallen into the trap.
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by carlsearch View Post

            Too true, a much better tactic is to get people to keep coming back. This thread is hilarious by the way. I'm amazed that so many have fallen into the trap.
            I think this thread proves two very valid points:

            1) People unfortunately have "knee-jerk" type responses to negative news (and pay far more attention to anything negative in nature).

            2) People have a tendency to skim carelessly through what they read, especially if it is longer than a paragraph or two!
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            • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
              Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

              I think this thread proves two very valid points:

              1) People unfortunately have "knee-jerk" type responses to negative news (and pay far more attention to anything negative in nature).

              2) People have a tendency to skim carelessly through what they read, especially if it is longer than a paragraph or two!
              In regards to point number one, I don't know what a "beef-jerky" response is, or negative stew for that matter, but you can see nature all around without paying for it.

              As for point number two, it's hard to believe people actually skin carelessly what they read. How do you skin what you read anyway? That doesn't even make sense.
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              • Profile picture of the author paulie888
                Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

                In regards to point number one, I don't know what a "beef-jerky" response is, or negative stew for that matter, but you can see nature all around without paying for it.

                As for point number two, it's hard to believe people actually skin carelessly what they read. How do you skin what you read anyway? That doesn't even make sense.
                Dennis, you must be in a hungry mood, and you're putting me in one too, because pretty much all your references are to some type of food, and you're starting to make me crave beef stew late in the night!
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                • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
                  Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                  Dennis, you must be in a hungry mood, and you're putting me in one too, because pretty much all your references are to some type of food, and you're starting to make me crave beef stew late in the night!
                  I was just feeling corny. Oops...there's another food again. Beef jerky and negative stew were the first things I could quickly think of that were close to what you really said. I was kind of hoping someone would think I was guilty of skimming without comprehending because of my intentional mistakes, but that could still happen.

                  Anyway, enjoy that beef stew. I like a peanut butter sandwich with mine.
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                  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
                    Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

                    I was just feeling corny. Oops...there's another food again. Beef jerky and negative stew were the first things I could quickly think of that were close to what you really said. I was kind of hoping someone would think I was guilty of skimming without comprehending because of my intentional mistakes, but that could still happen.

                    Anyway, enjoy that beef stew. I like a peanut butter sandwich with mine.
                    I've never known anyone to enjoy beef stew with a peanut butter sandwich..lol! My stomach is rumbling though, and there is no beef stew anywhere to be found, so I may take your suggestion and just fix a peanut butter sandwich instead.
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                      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                      I've never known anyone to enjoy beef stew with a peanut butter sandwich..lol! My stomach is rumbling though, and there is no beef stew anywhere to be found, so I may take your suggestion and just fix a peanut butter sandwich instead.
                      Hey , It is not WWE. It is WF where we talk about IM stuff. So,Stop your cat fighting.
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              • Profile picture of the author realitybytes
                Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

                In regards to point number one, I don't know what a "beef-jerky" response is, or negative stew for that matter, but you can see nature all around without paying for it.

                As for point number two, it's hard to believe people actually skin carelessly what they read. How do you skin what you read anyway? That doesn't even make sense.
                Wait, what?

                Ah, "Reading what isn't there", I get it!
                Also, an example of negative-self-reference?

                Reminds me of the applicable aphorism
                "Never use the words 'always' or 'never', for there will always be an exception."

                In any event, I like the OP's post... not just because it requires a certain amount of attention to both reading and comprehension, but also that it contains a paradoxical statement "IM is dead" combined with "long live IM" - both of which are true... reminds me of something a zen master might say!

                In fact, it has inspired me, to begin something I have been thinking about for quite some time...

                Thank you!
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                • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                  Originally Posted by vishalduggal View Post

                  Hey , It is not WWE. It is WF where we talk about IM stuff. So,Stop your cat fighting.
                  "Stop Your Cat Fighting", a ground breaking, secret ninja method for turning your pussy into a pacifist. Now available on Clickbank, hurry the gravity is already 160,327...
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                  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
                    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                    "Stop Your Cat Fighting", a ground breaking, secret ninja method for turning your pussy into a pacifist. Now available on Clickbank, hurry the gravity is already 160,327...
                    OMG, just spat out my drink. Thanks for the laugh John :p
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    • Profile picture of the author solton
      The truth is that there has never been a better time to be an internet marketer.

      More people are online, more prospects are available through cell phones, young people buy everything either through the net or their cell phone.

      The technical aspects of marketing are getting easier every single day. It's almost impossible to keep up with all the changes and improvements.

      Internet Marketing is the hybrid child of the industrial revolution and the wild, wild west and the gold rush.

      Anyone with half a brain and the willingness to work can make a relative fortune.

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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    Don't know what we'll do in 2011. It's clear that this past year has been the year that Internet marketing died.

    Just look through the forum here...
    Opt-in forms are dead...

    Article marketing is dead...

    eMail lists are dead...

    Social networking is dead...

    Affiliate marketing is dead...

    Banner ads are dead...

    Blogging is dead...

    Clickbank is dead...

    AdSense is dead...

    Everything is dead, dead, dead.
    Internet marketing is apparently pushing daisies.
    Deader than a doornail.

    Kaput.

    No more.

    Once but no longer.

    At room temperature.

    Living-challenged.

    Danced the last dance.

    Examining carrots from the root end.

    Left the building.

    Taking up residence in a pine condo.
    So, what shall we do in 2011?

    Evidently, no one is buying stuff online anymore, nor buying ads
    I busted out laughing. LOL. No in all seriousness you're right. I think things are just slow, 2011 will be much better
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

      I busted out laughing. LOL. No in all seriousness you're right. I think things are just slow, 2011 will be much better

      Help people. I think we have another Winner, but I am not sure on this one.


      p.s. Charlotte: Did you read his entire post, or just the first part?
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

        I busted out laughing. LOL. No in all seriousness you're right. I think things are just slow, 2011 will be much better
        This is much funnier to some people than others. Read the original post completely, and then the rest of this thread.

        Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

        ... Just you watch how many people will leave comments on this post arguing that Internet marketing isn't dead when I have essentially just pointed that out.)

        We Has Another Winner!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          This is much funnier to some people than others. Read the original post completely, and then the rest of this thread.




          We Has Another Winner!!!
          Dan's tongue-in-cheek posts are sooo misunderstood by the masses...lol!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Help people. I think we have another Winner, but I am not sure on this one.


        p.s. Charlotte: Did you read his entire post, or just the first part?
        Bill, I think we should just camp out on Dan's threads and spot the best/funniest/most absurd comments there (since this is practically a given!)
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Bill, I think we should just camp out on Dan's threads and spot the best/funniest/most absurd comments there (since this is practically a given!)

          I generally do...

          Dan seldom fails to deliver belly laughs, even when it is not him I am laughing at!!
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            I generally do...

            Dan seldom fails to deliver belly laughs, even when it is not him I am laughing at!!
            I can't say that I disagree, as he has an absolute uncanny knack for bringing out the funniest responses from people!
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      • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Help people. I think we have another Winner, but I am not sure on this one.


        p.s. Charlotte: Did you read his entire post, or just the first part?
        Um, yes and this is what happens when you you're not concentrating and drinking copious amounts of beer. Hah! Yes, I did read it, just got a case of the dumbz lol
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by 82ana View Post

          Excellent post. Who was it who said, "the finest form of communication is confusion."
          Not sure of the name, but I think it was a politician...
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I remember 20 years ago when a PC salesman sat back in the tech shop with me on New Years Eve almost in tears. He had just had a rough fourth quarter and he told me with a completely serious face that EVERYONE WHO NEEDED A PC AND COULD AFFORD ONE OWNED THEM ALREADY. The market was dead. Next year was going to be a disaster.

    I think he forgot to tell Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Steven Jobs...

    Thank goodness, I cannot understand some of the posters in this thread...I plan on next year being the best year of my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author TracyNeedham
    Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

    So, the sellers with problems may be those with poor quality products--or those who have failed to convey the quality of their product accurately and appear as though they are offering junk.
    Let's hope that includes sellers who supersize the hype in their fabulous-amazing-there's-only-199-ebook-copies-left sales copy!!!

    ...And all those annoying "Oops" email subject lines (where some of the senders never seem to be capable of sending out a correct link the first time--hello, if you're that inept I'm pretty sure I don't want to buy from you!)

    ...And gurus who insist you have to buy now/attend now/give them your money now because they're retiring and will NEVER ever do this again...until the next month, when they pull a Cher

    Yeah, yeah. I'm probably hoping for too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      The problems actually go much deeper then you realize:
      Originally Posted by James Clark View Post

      To the OP,

      That sounds like a marital problem to me. The wife says if you don’t do the dishes there won’t be any sex. So, the dishes don’t get done and nobody gets laid.
      Originally Posted by clever7 View Post

      ...nobody is clicking on anything ...
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert

      ...So, the sellers with problems may be those with poor quality products--or those who have failed to convey the quality of their product accurately and appear as though they are offering junk. ...
      Originally Posted by TracyNeedham View Post

      ... Yeah, yeah. I'm probably hoping for too much.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I heard rumors of all the deaths associated with IM - but I never believe it unless I see a body...so I skipped the funerals.

        Imagine my delight when I went to a party and found all those IM methods alive and kicking (and drunk) there. SEO, Adsense and article marketing, in particular, had a good laugh at the hysteria over their "demise". It was a good time.

        2011 is shaping up to be the year of cluelessness and a search for easy buttons. If you are in the easy button, fast money, no effort, cash because you need it, industry - 2011 promises to be a banner year.

        The "death of reality" as we know it? Oh boy, another wake!

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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    Reading habits are dead.... so sad...
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  • Profile picture of the author HollyStar
    I read, in the November Inc. Issue, that we are in a Demand economy now, which means people are saving more and no longer just spending, to the point where consumer credit is now in the negative for the first time since the 60's.
    People are still spending, but like mentioned above, only on products with value. Those days of people buying just because the item is cheep, (and one day they might, maybe need it), no longer applies.

    I can remember buying so many things I didn't need, just because It seemed like a good deal...but because of the economy scare, I've had to adapt my spending like most of the world has.

    In the last three years, there have been a reported $109 Billion dollars in spending stripped from the U.S economy...people are saving for needs, not spending on wants.

    So the moral of the story is, in order to survive, target the needs, not the wants!
    Understand who your customers are, and what they want, need and are willing to pay for....and then supply it!

    2011 is going to be an awesome year!
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  • Profile picture of the author vishalduggal
    Till then people are alive, selling can never be dead.
    It is human nature to buy things. Not just they need but as those they just like also.
    So bring value in 2011.
    And if Email Marketing,article marketing etc is dead.
    Then we will have to find new ways of marketing.
    More and more people are coming to internet and finding new ways to monetize it.
    Internet Marketing can be dead. But not in 2011.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Perkins
      Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

      "Internet Marketing is dead, long live Internet Marketing"

      Nope, it's not dead lol, one email to my meagre list of 684 subscribers netted me $400 overnight. As long as you have a quality product to sell there will always be buyers.

      Cheers

      Rob
      Another Winner?

      Oh how you gotta love the internet, reading this thread from head to toe has given me some of the best "lols" I've had online in a while.
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      • Profile picture of the author realitybytes
        Originally Posted by Will Perkins View Post

        Another Winner?

        Oh how you gotta love the internet, reading this thread from head to toe has given me some of the best "lols" I've had online in a while.
        No, I would say that moonfish clearly 'got it', from his first sentence "Internet Marketing is dead, long live Internet Marketing"...

        (or did you just skim and miss that?? ;-)
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          To those who have read the entire OP, these posts
          here keep getting funnier!

          I have to go and change my underwear now - again.
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        • Profile picture of the author Will Perkins
          Originally Posted by realitybytes View Post

          No, I would say that moonfish clearly 'got it', from his first sentence "Internet Marketing is dead, long live Internet Marketing"...

          (or did you just skim and miss that?? ;-)
          That was the irony in my post
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          • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
            Originally Posted by HollyStar View Post


            In the last three years, there have been a reported $109 Billion dollars in spending stripped from the U.S economy...people are saving for needs, not spending on wants.

            So the moral of the story is, in order to survive, target the needs, not the wants!
            Understand who your customers are, and what they want, need and are willing to pay for....and then supply it!
            Sorry, but that's absolutely not true.

            People buy what they WANT, not what they NEED. It doesn't matter how rich or poor they are, or what the economy is doing.

            For example, right smack bang in the middle of this "recession" that the news wants you to feel, guess what happened?

            A popular gaming franchise launched a new title called "Black Ops" across all gaming platforms. That title grossed the biggest amount of sales of any entertainment title in history... selling 5.6million copies and grossing $360,000,000 in revenue (so far.)

            Trust me, people spend when they WANT to.

            If a comic book fan drives to work one day, and his windscreen cracks, he knows that he has to fix it. So he gets a quote for $20 to replace the windscreen.

            But when he arrives home, he finds a postcard slipped through his door, offering his favourite collection of vintage collector's comics, at a discount, for $30.

            He only has $40 left in his account. He'll spend that $30 on the comics... leaving $10 for basic food rations... trust me.

            The windscreen can - and will - wait.

            Bottom line? People buy wants, not needs. Whoever told you otherwise is feeding you bull****, and I advise you to proceed cautiously next year if you're taking regular advice from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Dan,
    It's really true that all the internet marketing died.
    But hopefully it will be good again
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Lorrance
    The thing is, the top IMs are really the ones making the money, while the newbies are left crawling into dues
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  • Profile picture of the author NeemaF
    I hope that internet marketing is "dead"... should get rid of the pretenders who give internet marketers a bad name.

    All I can say in my short time in this field is that CONTENT IS KING (I thank SBI and Ken Evoy for that one)

    Happy New Year!
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by NeemaF View Post

      I hope that internet marketing is "dead"... should get rid of the pretenders who give internet marketers a bad name.

      All I can say in my short time in this field is that CONTENT IS KING (I thank SBI and Ken Evoy for that one)

      Happy New Year!

      Yes, all the kiddie Internet Marketers will quit and go play Black Ops one their Xbox Live.

      That should leave a much smaller group of professional Internet Marketers to scoop up those additional revenues that others have given up on finding.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Yes, all the kiddie Internet Marketers will quit and go play Black Ops one their Xbox Live.
        Don't they have anything like SimCorporation anymore? That would be awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Internet Marketing Is Dead!

    But I have heard that there's a way to make a dead lion to be more dangerous than a living one
    .

    Please we need to research on it. If it's true, we can join hands together and see if we can make something out of this whole bunch of dead stuffs.

    At least, for the sake of this forum that has stopped us from passing away with internet marketing.

    My Next WSO:

    DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DEAD LION TO BE SMARTER AND MORE DANGEROUS THAN A LIVING ONE - TOP TWO THOUSAND AND ELEVEN SECRETS OF A DEAD BUT RESURRECTED 7-FIGURE INTERNET MARKETER EXPOSED!


    Happy New Year!
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