What does the term flog mean?

by sean83
20 replies
What is a flog?
#flog #term
  • I know it as slang;

    flog = sell
    flogging = selling
    flogged = sold
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604233].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Here in UK I know it as slang for selling but it's also used in lots of other ways as Wikipedia's disambiguation page shows.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604386].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author curly sue
      It depends where you are ;
      British slang- meaning sell it. There is popular aution show on BBC called Flog it

      Australia slang- meaning to steal, or person who is an idiot.

      Roman- to tortue with a whip or broken glass

      Other- to publicize aggressive. eg. your ebook
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604398].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by sexy sue View Post

        Australia slang- meaning to steal, or person who is an idiot.
        A person who is an idiot?

        Incorrect.

        Here it means many things..

        1. Have a wank
        2. Sell something off quickly and cheaply
        3. Steal something
        Signature

        BS free SEO services, training and advice - SEO Point

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7605154].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    Yeah , i know it as a "sell" meaning as well
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604397].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    It can also mean to whip someone or something..e.g. in horse racing, they flog the horses sometimes. Google is quite helpful when it comes to meanings of words.
    Signature

    Cheers, Laurence. Writer/Editor/Proofreader.
    Visit my site for more info

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604454].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    Yep, I use flogging as a term to getting rid of something or selling something. Flog it off, flog it.

    I also refer to the meaning as knocking the price down to sell it (flog it)
    Signature
    Surminga.com - SEO and Digital Marketing Agency

    Here are a few of our Blog's : Social Media Marketing Guide
    Or if you Fancy a Holiday? - Holiday Guide
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604550].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi sean83,

      Judging by the way you phrased your question -

      'What is a flog?'

      And the context of this being an internet marketing forum, I presume the answer is -

      a fake blog

      See here.
      Signature


      Roger Davis

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604700].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    In terms of internet marketing I've always seen this term used to explain a fake blog, often associated with e-whoring or other adult niches.

    Of course you could always have a flog and be a "successful FOREX trader!"

    BP
    Signature
    You're going to fail. If you're afraid of failure then you do not belong in the Internet Marketing Business. Period.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604760].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    In Internet Marketing the term flog refers to:

    FAKE BLOG

    You may have seen those banners advertising Muscle Building supplements, Penis Enlargement products or even Make Money Online courses. You then go to the website and they have it setup to look like a persons blog documenting their progress and success using that product. It is made to look like a blog along with fake comments and other things.

    Although I believe they do convert quite well, the FTC take issue to misleading selling techniques like that so I would be very careful if ever using them.

    Here is an example...



    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7604878].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Bisturi
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      In Internet Marketing the term flog refers to:

      FAKE BLOG

      You may have seen those banners advertising Muscle Building supplements, Penis Enlargement products or even Make Money Online courses. You then go to the website and they have it setup to look like a persons blog documenting their progress and success using that product. It is made to look like a blog along with fake comments and other things.

      Although I believe they do convert quite well, the FTC take issue to misleading selling techniques like that so I would be very careful if ever using them.

      Here is an example...



      It's funny how the first "comment" is always dated to the same day you happen to visit the site (and then the comments go in reverse chronological order).

      Must have one cool script to be doing that though I guess it won't be a hard one to make.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7605744].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
        I would NOT do use a flog if you are using adwords. They have banned many adwords accounts over this.

        I used this format once as part of an a/b test to see how it converted for a report I was putting together. it ran for 3 days max. 1 year later Google took serious issue with it..
        Signature

        -Jason

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7606394].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Bisturi View Post

        It's funny how the first "comment" is always dated to the same day you happen to visit the site (and then the comments go in reverse chronological order).

        Must have one cool script to be doing that though I guess it won't be a hard one to make.
        What's really funny is how the blogger's location is always the same as the node you use to connect to the Internet...:rolleyes:
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7607574].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ozanK
    A fake blog, yep. Just like every Google Sniper site out there.
    Signature
    For sale: High Quality .com KW rich Real PR3 domain. Premade site with exquisite SEO ready content
    ready to put money in YOUR pocket! (BİG Amazon/Adsense potential) Appraised at 1,000$ by Estibot!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7605279].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Amazing there are so many people who don't know how to use Google...
    Signature
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    ― George Carlin
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7606076].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    I was also thinking "fake blog" the second I saw this thread.

    Fake as in making it appear as if a genuine, personal blog...but with the only intention to sell a product.

    The above "Would You Like To Make $5000..." example I personally wouldn't consider flog since the intention for the sale is TOO obvious. I mean, he doesn't even make an attempt to make it look like a blog
    Signature
    *** Affiliate Site Quick --> The Fastest & Easiest Way to Make Affiliate Sites!<--
    -> VISIT www.1UP-SEO.com *** <- Internet Marketing, SEO Tips, Reviews & More!! ***
    *** HIGH QUALITY CONTENT CREATION +++ Manual Article Spinning (Thread Here) ***
    Content Creation, Blogging, Articles, Converting Sales Copy, Reviews, Ebooks, Rewrites
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7606428].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      The above "Would You Like To Make $5000..." example I personally wouldn't consider flog since the intention for the sale is TOO obvious. I mean, he doesn't even make an attempt to make it look like a blog
      I will have to disagree.

      I think the layout has definitely been made to give the impression of a blog. The fact he has also included the 'About Me' section in the sidebar and has also (in very light grey text) put 'Posted by: Kevin" above the check. Both of those things are most commonly found on blogs and I have no doubt that is the impression he is trying to give people. He may not be doing it as blatantly or as over-the-top as some others, but his intentions are quite clear.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7607872].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author RachelLily
    Well this question could mean two thing, I'll cover both. A flog in the social world mean to be whipped, or beaten. This can be done by someone else or self-inflicted. Some reasons are punishment, mystical use and sadomasochism. In the computer world, a flog , is a blog used for marketing one's services. It may be biased, as it's intention is to sell a product or service.
    Signature

    I make $50 every 3 hours. Learn my methods here: eliteincomeprofits.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7609585].message }}

Trending Topics