I keep getting bad responses

by inxie 19 replies
I try to provide good information, original content and a friendly link to my squeeze page that relates to the content and I keep getting responses like:

"Negged for adding your shady website"

Clearly, there is a better way to do this without making people feel like I am throwing it in their face...
#main internet marketing discussion forum #bad #responses
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuelCarter
    Hey,

    The people who give you this negative feedback are your critics...

    You should ask them, what is it about your post/website they don;'t like... Use their feedback to improve or alter where you are going wrong....
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    I try to provide good information, original content and a friendly link to my squeeze page that relates to the content and I keep getting responses like:

    "Negged for adding your shady website"

    Clearly, there is a better way to do this without making people feel like I am throwing it in their face...
    I am guessing you were on a forum doing this, I have a hunch I might know which one

    Anyway, there will always be people doing that. Unless you are doing something against the rules, you shouldn't have much to worry about.

    Put it this way, if you attempted to help 100 people and only one person wanted help, put all of your energy and focus into that 1 person.

    Keep providing value!
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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      So this is expected?

      Let's be honest most squeeze pages do look shady so it's hard to argue the point that your trying to provide good information.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by inxie View Post

        So this is expected?

        Let's be honest most squeeze pages do look shady so it's hard to argue the point that your trying to provide good information.

        It seems clear that you would be better off linking to your site or blog, sounds like wherever you are linking from knows what squeeze page is and they don't like it, so stop it and starting linking to your site content instead.

        You will always get the odd troll who make it their business to make trouble for others, because that is what they like to do, gives them a sense of power and achievement, usually because they are bored stiff and have nothing better to do.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
          Originally Posted by Tim3 View Post

          It seems clear that you would be better off linking to your site or blog, sounds like wherever you are linking from knows what squeeze page is and they don't like it, so stop it and starting linking to your site content instead.

          You will always get the odd troll who make it their business to make trouble for others, because that is what they like to do, gives them a sense of power and achievement, usually because they are bored stiff and have nothing better to do.
          Exactly, couldn't of said It better myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    Do you have a link to one of these so we could see it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    What is your niche? You should include links to your articles and your squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    I try to provide good information, original content and a friendly link to my squeeze page that relates to the content and I keep getting responses like:

    "Negged for adding your shady website"

    Clearly, there is a better way to do this without making people feel like I am throwing it in their face...
    How are you?
    Do not listen to them, you can continue to work to get more visitors, and let them (sending you unconstructive criticism) go.
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    Don't worry be happy!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    It was probably perceived as " Self-promotion".
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  • Profile picture of the author pharmer100
    Hi,

    Yep a lot of forums really dont like you linking to your webpage. If you have good content to share - send them to your website and try and get them to sign up to your email list. Some forums may even object to this so try and give good content and info on the sites so the know and trust you - then they will want to come to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Hi,

    Well, you didn't say you were banned. If you were doing this in a forum and they allow sig links, and you were only harassed, then to hell with them. Seriously.

    Do you have a blog or static site? If you do, then send them to the home page or make a landing page on your blog/site and link to that.

    Then, you offer value in your posts and ignore them. Just ignore them. Never feed that kind of energy.

    Read the TOS and comply.

    This behavior is common because there are many people who actually despise online marketing, online marketers, etc. It's all a scam, this, that, or the other...

    They choose to be judgmental and negative, and there are different reasons why they're like that. But it's their problem and not yours.

    So.. go back and post away and have fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author garfield29
    Just make sure if what those critics say make any sense. You decide from there if they are critics to improve your work, or just waste your time.
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    • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
      Originally Posted by garfield29 View Post

      Just make sure if what those critics say make any sense. You decide from there if they are critics to improve your work, or just waste your time.
      I agree with garfield29. I believe it is better to have change of perspective. If what they are saying is nonsense then disregard it but if it means improving your work then grab it. Prototypes are usually crappy than the newer, more improve page.

      I believe you can do it. Take it as a positive thing.
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      Skadoosh!

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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    ... and I keep getting responses like:

    "Negged for adding your shady website"
    Yes about listening to positive feedback. But since you said what you did...

    Then to hell with them and market your stuff with conviction.

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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Do not be let down by your detractors doing this. If you honestly believe that your content is relevant and is pertinent to your squeeze page, it wouldn't hurt if you add a homepage or blog link in there.

    So long as it does not go against any established rules and regulations, then go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Yes - do not just write off the negative comments and "just ignore them and keeping doing what you're doing" - the benefit of using the Internet is that you get feedback and can quickly change what you're doing.

    If you came here and kept starting threads about a subject that in your sig linked to a squeeze page - you would get the same reaction.

    People love interacting here, but people obviously post just to get their sig link seen it pisses some people off and is considered like you're disrespecting the community - because if everyone did that - the members would not be able to find the real posts from people who are posting due to real need or to build relationships rather than just for self promotion.

    I think you should take the comments as constructive criticism and look at how you can get what you want AND give others a positive impression rather than a negative one.
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    Put some top...top....top quality information of the same kind you are giving away, directly onto your squeeze-page.

    What is the biggest, best bit of information/content that you normally give away?

    Visitors who see a piece of info like that on your squeeze page and react like "OMG I never knew that..." will want to sign up because they see that you have something special.

    You'll get less complaints and a lot more sign ups.

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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      I got banned today, as I have said there was no forceful advertising but if I am honest I did not read their TOS, which I will do now to see where I went wrong.

      Lesson #1 learned.
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      • Profile picture of the author inxie
        Well, the TOS pretty much says, "don't spam". That's it?

        I guess in some places you just cannot promote, period.
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