Can You Please Recommend.... OR Review My Site NOW!!!

by TheArticlePros 22 replies
Just a note from a Warrior who is trying his best to grow into a grumpy old man: It's annoying as hell to see so many people trying to get free traffic to their sites by asking Warriors to review them. It just seems like there have been tons of requests over the last few weeks. After clicking through to some of them, it's obvious they didn't really want the review and just wanted the free traffic instead.

Also, for those wanting recommendations on software, is it really so hard to scroll down the main page and find this:

Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings

If you're looking for someone to do something for you, there are 3-4 different subforums where you can look as well!

Warrior Special Offers Forum
Warrior Forum Classified Ads
Warriors For Hire

If you can't find it there, then you can post your own, extremely-specific ad, here:

Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You

Then the people who don't advertise will come to you and ask you to hire them!

I'm getting really tired of hitting the and reporting so many posts. I know I'm doing something right, too, because almost every single one I hit gets deleted.

Why not just save us all some time, read the rules, and do things correctly?

-- j
#main internet marketing discussion forum #recommend #review #site
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    There are getting to be so many of these type of post the mods seem to have a hard time keeping up with them. I know I click the triangle several times a day anymore, to the point I hope I am not bothering the mods.

    I have also noticed a lot more blatant self promotion as of late and if you notice there always seem to be a no name, very few post, account or two in cohorts with the op. Gaming the WF won't work because the mods have seen it all but that doesn't seem to stop the wave every so often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Pionke
    Great post, it was couple days ago i seen a post saying "Please review my squeeze page" So i did to see what people thoughts are. Went and got a drink, came back, go on main discussion form and click on "Please review my squeeze page" just to see how the thread is getting on, and it was a different one !!!! There is way too many of these !
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  • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
    Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

    Just a note from a Warrior who is trying his best to grow into a grumpy old man: It's annoying as hell to see so many people trying to get free traffic to their sites by asking Warriors to review them. It just seems like there have been tons of requests over the last few weeks. After clicking through to some of them, it's obvious they didn't really want the review and just wanted the free traffic instead.

    Also, for those wanting recommendations on software, is it really so hard to scroll down the main page and find this:

    Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings

    If you're looking for someone to do something for you, there are 3-4 different subforums where you can look as well!

    Warrior Special Offers Forum
    Warrior Forum Classified Ads
    Warriors For Hire

    If you can't find it there, then you can post your own, extremely-specific ad, here:

    Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You

    Then the people who don't advertise will come to you and ask you to hire them!

    I'm getting really tired of hitting the and reporting so many posts. I know I'm doing something right, too, because almost every single one I hit gets deleted.

    Why not just save us all some time, read the rules, and do things correctly?

    -- j
    Have to agree with you.
    and anyone who thinks that this traffic will worth somthing is worng,untarggeted traffic is almost worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
    I feel your pain Jay, but ya, it's like standing on a corner and asking people not to spit on the sidewalk. However, don't drop that wooden sword!

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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    LOL, When i saw the headline my immediate reaction was "Geez not another one" but then i saw who the OP was and realized it was something different...

    I agree it's a never ending battle and unfortunately trying to point people in the right direction seems fruitless... There are not enough people hitting the report button and far to many who just want to get in their 2 cents worth no matter how stupid or irrelevant the OP.

    PS.Jay you are not the only Grumpy Old Man
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  • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
    J,

    I'm not entirely sure I agree with you. I was hoping to do this in the next few weeks once I have my site set up, not for a boost in traffic but for actual assistance. For us newbies, it's really great to be able to gather advice and suggestions from those warriors who have been there, bought the t-shirt and the hat.

    But now I feel like I'm not welcome in asking for this advice.

    Any suggestions on how one could word a thread in order to sound genuine and not an attempt to get a few clicks?

    Cheers

    G
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  • Profile picture of the author ricoramiro
    Some people are simply desperate to get traffic to their websites. We all know how hard it is to setup and maintain a website, then when there's no traffic desperation sets in and we're the ones who suffer.

    I don't mind helping someone because I need a lot of help myself, but I hate it when people waste my time!

    Would it be better if someone just said, "Hey, I need traffic. Can you please visit my site"
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    • It is but the work of a moment to skip over any thread we don't like.

      Perhaps you should step away from the WF for a bit, Jason. Putting up a confusing and unpronounceable username, then yelling in your sig about people who address you inappropriately seems to indicate some level of stress, don't you think?

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        • Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

          *checks sig*

          No yelling.
          When you put a negative ("not") in a marketing message, it's a rebuke.

          Let's try a test. Which is friendlier, more open:

          "I'm Jason, not Jay or Jary. I write and I have a team of people who also write."

          or

          "I'm Jason. I write and I have a team of people who also write."

          The second formulation is also shorter and more direct.

          Go with positive messaging.

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        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        It is but the work of a moment to skip over any thread we don't like.
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        • Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

          I don't see it as being confusing at all. It is certainly obvious that they are abbreviations for his first, middle and last name.
          It may be obvious to you. It wasn't obvious to me, nor is it obvious to people who keep trying to address Jason by some form of it, which seems to be a problem for Jason.

          Whether most people realize it or not, there's a silent vocalization process involved with reading. We are taught to "sound out words" in our mind, hopefully without moving our lips. JaRyCu is incredibly difficult to sound out.

          I am reminded of a Southern California car dealer who insists on using his last name for his business (Todey). His problem is that people keep saying "toady" instead of "today" (his preferred pronounciation) and he doesn't like his name said that way. So he made up signage lecturing people on how to pronounce it. Terrible marketing. What do you care what people say as long as they buy from you?

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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Putting up a confusing and unpronounceable username

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        • Originally Posted by fin View Post

          It's only confusing if you didn't like ninja's growing up. It sounds like a character from Street Fighter.
          Jamie, there were no ninjas when I was growing up.

          SuperChicken, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.

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    Hahaha. Clever Title ma man. I was going to post something like "you think this is Fiverr, you in da wrong place foo!"
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    Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

    Just a note from a Warrior who is trying his best to grow into a grumpy old man: It's annoying as hell to see so many people trying to get free traffic to their sites by asking Warriors to review them.

    Well, maybe in the Main Forum it is annoying but this is
    pretty standard in the Copywriting subforum. Maybe that's
    where they should be asking for reviews. But you can tell
    when someone is asking for a genuine review and when
    they are looking for extra eyeballs. When they do get
    the review if they are quite defensive then you know they
    didn't really want a review but free traffic.

    And you learn after a while by just taking one look
    at the site which class the review request falls in.

    -Ray Edwards
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      • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
        Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

        Don't be discouraged. Go ahead and request a review, but to tell you the truth. Review threads belong in this section.
        Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings
        Joseph,

        Thanks for the reply. My site isn't in the IM/MMO niche though and I don't require a product review as such (unless we are defining my site as the product, which I guess we well could).

        I just want a general review of the look/feel etc of the site.

        I've taken on the points raised in this thread and I'll certainly be communicating with anyone who has the decency to leave a review.

        Cheers

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        Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

        Excellent point there fLufF. I took Japanese as my foreign language in high school. When you read and speak Japanese, there are no accents and everything is very monotone because of that. Each syllable is distinctly pronounced.

        That's what I had in mind when I created my username two years ago. It would literally be spelled out Jaraiku (sounds like "jah - rai - koo") in Japanese, which is fairly easy to pronounce as it would only be three letters and three syllables.

        I have a problem where I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what I know or has the experiences I do. Since moving into the online world, I've gotten much better about it, but it's apparently something I still need to work on.

        -- j
        Maybe not Jason. That is exactly how I pronounce it in my head when I read it and I don't know Japanese at all. The only difference is that I would have put the pronunciation example this way. (Sounds like Jay-rye-coo)

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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post


        That's what I had in mind when I created my username two years ago. It would literally be spelled out Jaraiku (sounds like "jah - rai - koo") in Japanese, which is fairly easy to pronounce as it would only be three letters and three syllables.
        I am proud of my guess work.

        My work here is done.
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