by sscot
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Within couple of days, I was able to read two articles, written by same writer. In first article, he appreciates SEO and promotes a SEO related product, and through second article he hates SEO and promotes non SEO related web traffic generation system.


Is this the beauty of internet marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author scorpion
    The beauty of internet marketing is that you can sell anything you want and still make the money, if you know the process. You don't have to use or like the product to sell it.
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    • Profile picture of the author sscot
      Originally Posted by scorpion View Post

      The beauty of internet marketing is that you can sell anything you want and still make the money, if you know the process. You don't have to use or like the product to sell it.
      True, that's also a way internet marketer can go. Scorpion, do you believe that it's possible to make sufficient revenues through this way according to dedication and wastage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve McBride
    That marketer either doesn't actually believe the things they teach, or they just changed their mind over the years due to personal experience. What was the time different between the two?

    If it's the former, this is unfortunately a common theme among a lot of markets. In my opinion, the ones who make the most money in the long run, the ones who build a lasting business model, are the ones who actually BELIEVE what they teach and use their methods on a regular basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fawkes63
    Was the person a lawyer?
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    • Profile picture of the author sscot
      Originally Posted by Fawkes63 View Post

      Was the person a lawyer?
      Nice Answer. Sometimes, he may feels like if lawyers can do it why I can't? Actually, your answer creates another question too. That's, should internet marketers think like lawyers?
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulMcDonald
        Originally Posted by sscot View Post

        Nice Answer. Sometimes, he may feels like if lawyers can do it why I can't? Actually, your answer creates another question too. That's, should internet marketers think like lawyers?
        Maybe we should ask Shawn Casey?
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  • Profile picture of the author addykho
    That is part of the game of internet marketers sometimes He may just copy the sales copy and paste it in his autoresponder. So he may not even know what he has been promoting
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  • Profile picture of the author rickfrazier1
    Sometimes folks have very similar "handles" and it is possible to be confused. If this is not the case, it may be possible that the context of the question the person was answering makes it appear that the answers are conflicting.

    If these two cases are not applicable, perhaps the author is bipolar, or just has the relatively acceptable love-hate relationship with SEO in general. I know many of us love it when our search engine rankings are improving, and hate it when they decline, especially when we haven't changed our approach or actions.

    On the other hand, the author may just be replying to each question or forum in a manner he things will get him the best audience in each case. This approach is exactly what we have come to expect from an animal called a "politician". These animals are not always easy to detect, nor have they necessarily declared their membership in the greater class of beings called "politicians".

    No, not necessarily restricted to IM, they're everywhere.

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      I'm fairly certain one can be an SEO expert but hate SEO, no?

      I promote SEO all the time because it's a great source of targeted traffic, but it also has his draw backs. Perhaps your marketer was pointing out those draw backs and promoted a product that teaches an alternative source of traffic.

      Don't see anything wrong with that if that's the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
    Originally Posted by sscot View Post

    Within couple of days, I was able to read two articles, written by same writer. In first article, he appreciates SEO and promotes a SEO related product, and through second article he hates SEO and promotes non SEO related web traffic generation system.


    Is this the beauty of internet marketing?
    When I first read this I thought it was hypocritical, and therfore untruthful.

    Having pondered it a while, perjaps he was addressing two avenues of thought:

    1. SEO is critical to many areas of IM bsuiness (ie Traffic etc.);

    2. If you're scared of or want to avoid SEO, there are other ways.

    Without reading the articles, I can't make further judgemet

    Cheers

    Alan

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    • Profile picture of the author sscot
      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      When I first read this I thought it was hypocritical, and therfore untruthful.

      Having pondered it a while, perjaps he was addressing two avenues of thought:

      1. SEO is critical to many areas of IM bsuiness (ie Traffic etc.);

      2. If you're scared of or want to avoid SEO, there are other ways.

      Without reading the articles, I can't make further judgemet

      Cheers

      Alan

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      Hi Alan, Sometimes your point also may be true. But, due to my mention, I think he is acting like this because marketing purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by sscot View Post

    Within couple of days, I was able to read two articles, written by same writer. In first article, he appreciates SEO and promotes a SEO related product, and through second article he hates SEO and promotes non SEO related web traffic generation system.


    Is this the beauty of internet marketing?
    Sounds like he has multiple personality disorder to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Sounds like he has multiple personality disorder to me.

      The Sybil of SEO???
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by sscot View Post

    Is this the beauty of internet marketing?
    It's more likely that you don't understand the subtleties.

    SEO works. Nobody can deny that. If you want higher positioning in the search engines, it's well-known that there are very clear ways to get it.

    But as many people here will tell you, higher search rankings doesn't always mean more traffic, and even when it does that doesn't always mean more sales.

    So it's really not that hard to write an article that focuses on just one side or the other of this story.
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    • Profile picture of the author sscot

      So it's really not that hard to write an article that focuses on just one side or the other of this story.
      True, of course he can do it. But, it damages to his marketing profile (Not a problem for me). As internet marketers, we all know the importance of term called "Trust". Do you think, I'll believe this writings again? perhaps, yes, with a doubt too.
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  • Profile picture of the author vvsingh
    It reflects the versatility of the writer. If that writer while writing for SEO or against SEO is convincing in both situations then I can assure you that he is a terrific writer and knows what he is writing about. But if he is unable to convince in any one of the case then he is just writing any other compulsion like demands and requirement of the client (might be).
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  • Profile picture of the author Presto Smith
    I agree that he could have changed his mind, but if it was a back to back comment then I would be wary of the future advise.
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    • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
      As a marketer we all want to earn money and that what he did. It depends on person to person though. Many people are making money by selling p***n but I would never do that....or truly speaking...I may do also...depending on my money needs...its life..hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by sscot View Post

    Within couple of days, I was able to read two articles, written by same writer. In first article, he appreciates SEO and promotes a SEO related product, and through second article he hates SEO and promotes non SEO related web traffic generation system.


    Is this the beauty of internet marketing?

    So if I know 20 different ways to get traffic... does that mean i can only teach you one or you will think Im a scammer or liar?
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    • Profile picture of the author sscot
      Originally Posted by Robert Puddy View Post

      So if I know 20 different ways to get traffic... does that mean i can only teach you one or you will think Im a scammer or liar?
      Robert, the thing what you're saying is different situation, I don't have mean something like that. Read OP again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
        Originally Posted by sscot View Post

        Robert, the thing what you're saying is different situation, I don't have mean something like that. Read OP again.
        No it isnt different at all....

        Look i send out an email or write an article saying SEO is the bees knees and you should go buy this product to make it better for you. Probably only 10% of the people reading it is in to SEO and go buy the product


        Then i write another email or article a week later saying you know what i understand some of you hate SEO and think it sucks so here is an alternative so go buy that

        The first article was aimed at those that are interested in SEO

        the second email is aimed at those who hate SEO

        Seems pretty straightforward to me, the first article/email was aimed at a different set of people on his list than the second one was

        I hate SEO and am not shy telling people I think its a wasteof time, but id be pretty stupid not to acknowledge that if you have the patience for SEO that done right its a pretty good way to get traffic

        So if a product comes along im confident that used right will have a good effect, id be dumb not to tell my list about it, even if i wouldnt use it myself
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        • Profile picture of the author sscot
          Originally Posted by Robert Puddy View Post

          No it isnt different at all....

          Look i send out an email or write an article saying SEO is the bees knees and you should go buy this product to make it better for you. Probably only 10% of the people reading it is in to SEO and go buy the product


          Then i write another email or article a week later saying you know what i understand some of you hate SEO and think it sucks so here is an alternative so go buy that

          The first article was aimed at those that are interested in SEO

          the second email is aimed at those who hate SEO

          Seems pretty straightforward to me, the first article/email was aimed at a different set of people on his list than the second one was

          I hate SEO and am not shy telling people I think its a wasteof time, but id be pretty stupid not to acknowledge that if you have the patience for SEO that done right its a pretty good way to get traffic

          So if a product comes along im confident that used right will have a good effect, id be dumb not to tell my list about it, even if i wouldnt use it myself
          Then how to involve above reply with your first saying?

          "So if I know 20 different ways to get traffic... does that mean i can only teach you one or you will think Im a scammer or liar?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissa Welsh
    Sounds like clever marketing, or just a way to approach a topic from two different sides? Maybe the goal was to highlight the advantages and disadvantages (limitations).

    Smart!
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