I've Finally Made The Big Time! WOOHOOOO!!!

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I just did a search for my name in Google.

There are actually 6 people bidding on my name!

I am so flattered.

Funny, one of the ads says:

Allen Graves
A Scam or The Real Deal?
The Truth Will Shock You!

LMAO - I clicked it and it went to one of my product sales pages via an affiliate link.

<Edit: Please do not click on the Ad!!! The guy still has to pay for it!!!>

Now I know I've made it big!!!!

AL

p.s. I know there's no substance to this post...but I felt so good about this that I wanted to share!
#big #finally #made #time #wooho
  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    lol....

    I've always wondered about you since I found out your were a RAYS fan, but a scam? Nahhhhhhhhh

    Congrats Bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    This one? LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    lol,

    i "know" that person. Everytime when i make a product, he is the first one to put up an ad with "<productname> Scam or the Real thing?"

    Cracks me up .)

    G.
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    • Profile picture of the author ofir
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      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      lol,

      i "know" that person. Everytime when i make a product, he is the first one to put up an ad with "<productname> Scam or the Real thing?"

      Cracks me up .)

      G.

      lol , very funny.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Al,

    You're a RAYS fan???

    I'm with Jeremy on this one ... I wonder about ya too kid.

    Lol no wonder your name is out there.


    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    You mean the American League Champion Rays? The team with the AL Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year?

    Are those the Rays you are referring to? Just making sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Thanks Chris. LOL I needed some backup.

    But don't look at me...I could be a scam! Better click that ad to make sure.

    AL
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    • Profile picture of the author zerofill
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      Thanks Chris. LOL I needed some backup.

      But don't look at me...I could be a scam! Better click that ad to make sure.

      AL
      WHAT?? My page didn't show up?

      Allen Graves Scam Artist Behind PIAB!!
      The Truth Will REALLY REALLY Shock You!!

      WTF all that SEO effort I put into that too....

      Back to the drawing board....
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Don,

        PIAB is a highly confidential project. I would appreciate you NOT sharing that with everybody until I unleash its devastating power to the World!!!

        <evil laugh>

        AL
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Ha ... I always said Allen & Steve was article marketing gods...

    How do I get my own Scam or Real Deal link ..lol Come on guys we want the "secrets" ..

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    James,

    Something tells me all you need is a ClickBank product. LOL

    AL
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  • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
    Is this the new acid test ? You know you made it when you have your name before...

    A Scam or The Real Deal?
    The Truth Will Shock You!



    Congrats !
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  • Profile picture of the author Davegfx
    Ha. I think you're right. You know you're famous when you're infamous!
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    acid test?

    Looking for old Dark Side of the Moon LP.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      acid test?

      Looking for old Dark Side of the Moon LP.

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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        OMG! We're getting old...

        Run rabbitt!!! RUN!!!!!

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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
          Sorry Allen, proper names are usually pretty cheap in Adwords, unless they're celebrities, and all the people search sites use a huge catalog of common names in their PPC campaigns, so those will come up often.

          Probably much cheaper to bid on the product creator's name, than on "article marketing" or other such keywords.

          Best!
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            ERIC!

            You're a party-pooper. LOL

            Allen Graves, Possible Scam
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            • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
              Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

              ERIC!

              You're a party-pooper. LOL

              Allen Graves, Possible Scam
              Well, your pretty famous here, so your doing well!
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            • Profile picture of the author Mark Brock
              Great news for you Allen (SCAM ARTIST) Graves! lol


              Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

              Allen Graves, Possible Scam
              That's too funny. I reckon you should use it in place of your GO BUCS! custom user title!

              Then again, members that haven't read this post might get slgihtly confused!


              Keep up the good work Mr. Big Time!!!

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    • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      acid test?

      Looking for old Dark Side of the Moon LP.

      Acid test (gold), a test used to determine whether a metal is real gold or not. Ever since, a generalized term for "verified" or "approved/tested".
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    LOL you go Allen. Out of curiousity I searched my own name in Google and came up with almost 12k sites lol...no scam warnings though. The worst (or best thing) is pretty much all the ones I scanned through are me! The power of article marketing and viral marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzyjeff
    Al,

    That's terrific news. Is the name recognition something that you've always wanted in the back of your mind?

    By the way, who is worth more per click on google? You or Steve?
    Also, when did you change from go Rays to go Bucs?

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - I'm thinkin' "HAIR TEST"

    LOL

    Jeff,

    You know that now I'm gonna have to go and see who gets more per click...LMAO.

    Hey Steve - better get to pimpin' - I'm gonna check tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    When people are bidding on your name you really know your ship's come in. Nice one!
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinetreason
    People will always call you a scam when you have made it.
    I guess this just proves that you really have made it. Congratulations buddy. All those naysayers can just shove it where the sun don't shine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by onlinetreason View Post

      People will always call you a scam when you have made it.
      I guess this just proves that you really have made it. Congratulations buddy. All those naysayers can just shove it where the sun don't shine.
      Apparently, this is a big affiliate technique. Personally, I don't like it as I have been a victim of some real scams and I don't like people who are NOT promoting a scam to be called a scammer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    Well, I'm number one in Google, Yahoo, AND MSN for Angela from Aberdeen.:p

    That's actually pretty cool, Allen. Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    I have to retire for the evening, but before I do, just let me say this...

    The original post (and the resulting thread) was a bit sarcastic and meant to be funny and taken lightly, but the truth is that it's been a goal of mine for a long time to have this happen. I remember seeing Adwords ads for Anik Singal years ago when I was first getting really into IM. It's kind of a small dream come true.

    Now I can finally get a good night's sleep! LOL

    Oh yea...one more thing...GO RAYS!!!

    AL
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    cool! you know you're a guru when people put "Scam?" next to your name.
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    Congrats Allen! Grab the "infamous spotlight"
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Lowry
    Congrats Allen,

    I look forward to your next WSO:

    "How to get folks to bid on your name in Google."

    Cheers,
    Shane
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Damn, I had to delete that guy from my site!

      I told him it was a private post and not to go public with it. :rolleyes: J/K

      Congrats Paul, Umm I mean Pete, Ummm no that's not it, ...oh yea, Allen!

      Lol...Have a Great Sleep!
      Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    The Red Sox are gonna get ya next year!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    OMG i am on too!!!!!!!!!

    I cant fricking believe it..it just entered my full name and i got two Ads

    Sponsored Links

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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    I wonder if this gets him a lot of sales. Anybody else done this?
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  • Profile picture of the author cowgirl63
    There is absolutly nothing wrong with sharing! Have a Great Day!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    wait.....does this mean now...

    we all "made it"...but we are old and listen to Pink Floyd ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Sorry Steven. I told you I was going to check.

    You had your chance to pimp yourself out, but I just checked Google Adwords and here's their estimated cost per click:

    Allen Graves (to be added) $x.xx

    $0.10 - $0.17
    1 - 3


    Steven Wagenheim (to be added) $x.xx

    $0.05 - $0.08
    1 - 3


    I don't know what to say - I'm the Article Marketing Pimpmaster Suave!

    AL
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      Sorry Steven. I told you I was going to check.

      You had your chance to pimp yourself out, but I just checked Google Adwords and here's their estimated cost per click:

      Allen Graves (to be added) .xx

      $0.10 - $0.17
      1 - 3


      Steven Wagenheim (to be added) .xx

      $0.05 - $0.08
      1 - 3


      I don't know what to say - I'm the Article Marketing Pimpmaster Suave!

      AL

      Allen, this is one crown you can have...
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    • Profile picture of the author jazzyjeff
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      but I just checked Google Adwords and here's their estimated cost per click:

      Allen Graves (to be added) .xx

      $0.10 - $0.17
      1 - 3


      Steven Wagenheim (to be added) .xx

      $0.05 - $0.08
      1 - 3
      Way to go Allen! You are worth 2 times more then Steve!

      Jeff
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      • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
        Hey Allen: Do you think I could have you autograph. If I hold on to it long enough, I might be able to sell it on ebay.

        Congradulations!!

        Dixie
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Originally Posted by jazzyjeff View Post

        Way to go Allen! You are worth 2 times more then Steve!

        Jeff
        I wouldn't go that far.

        Steven is worth just as much, if not more than me.

        We're from two different molds, though. He is more on the creative/writing side of it and I am more on the technical/traffic side of it.

        We should get together and create a product, Steve.

        AL
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  • Profile picture of the author sylviad
    That's good, lol!

    Allan, did you know that your name is searched on Google approximately 12 times a month?

    Interesting that advertisers are actually bidding on it with such low search volume.

    Although, if you add the other spellings: Alan Graves and Allan Graves, you can tack on an additional 36 and 16 searches respectively for a total of 64 searches/month.

    There are a whopping 6,000+ pages dedicated to you.

    You must be pleased!

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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    <humbled>

    cool.

    There is a doctor named Allen Graves that has a lot of pages too, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan_Taylor
    Hey Allen,

    Congrats man! That's actually pretty cool. I never made you or Wags to be a scammer though!
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by Ryan_Taylor View Post

      Hey Allen,

      Congrats man! That's actually pretty cool. I never made you or Wags to be a scammer though!
      Yea, we're scamming everyone. He's really Roger Waters and I'm David Gilmour. But don't tell anybody!

      David G...I mean...AL
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        There are 177k results for my name, even in quotes!! Am I mega famous? Sadly my name is Smith and there is at least on other member here with the same first name as me, which is why I always use an alias in forums (should that be fora?)

        Even EZA - who tell you firmly you should use your real name when you join - wouldn't let me use my real name, I was forced to use an alias there.

        Anonymity rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kentara
    I'm just happy to have made the big time joining warrior forum, starting to feel part of the community already
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Don't mean to kill your famous in Google moment...

    But just in case some don't remember, Mike Filsame has a different opinion on the whole Guru PPC scam thingy...
    Unfortunately, there's always a negative side to think about...
    The Warrior Forum - Mike Filsaime Exposed My Business

    On another note, there's a nice little Fortune to be made with PPC... Google, MSN, Yahoo...
    Focusing on the many people search engines out there! Authors, Chefs, Entrepreneurs, Politicians etc. etc...

    As long as you are smart and creative with the use of "niche" names along with your PPC Ad creation... There are all kinds of specialty products and ideas to market to consumers who are regularly searching for particular niche in demand People products! Just do your homework well on the related keyword phrases and search numbers...

    Dave
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