At first glance, everything looked awesome.
I was actually pleasantly surprised because this swap partner provided me with a subject line and email copy.
Most marketers aren't even making it that far these days.
But after opting in to this persons list to get the free report, I discovered some really seedy and unfortunate tactics that are polluting this community.
Check this out:
1) Subject line was blind
2) Email copy was also blind - and not related to the subject line
3) Squeeze page copy - ALSO blind.
4) Optin leads to ANOTHER squeeze page.
I opted in again, for fun.
5) Optin leads to yet ANOTHER squeeze page.
Let's opt in again. I'm having some real fun now.
6) Optin leads to what? You guessed it. Another squeeze page.
I navigate away, finally, because would like to celebrate my Christmas birthday.
7) Six (6) Exit Pops later......yes.......six.......I was able to leave the page normally, and ONLY because the last exit pop lead to a domain that looked like it may have expired or was moved?
Oh and remember the free report I was promised?
And it directed me to a CPA offer.
I am not quite sure where to begin.
Is this type of horrible customer service being taught in list building coaching programs?
For those of you with these never ending sales funnel Venus fly trap methods, did you forget that there are actual people looking for specific information on the other end of these funnels?
Want to know something else interesting?
My 'swap partner' was not the author of the free report, who was not the author of the email.
Is there a sales funnel course out there in interwebz land that I don't know about?
Ad swappers - subscribers, or potential subscribers are real people (hopefully).
Stop this nonsense of co-registration, or whatever this method has been 'coined', and enough with the exit pops that only go away when I get up to use the restroom.
Are there other list builders or swappers in the crowd that have experienced this?
My opinion is that this is a slimy way to treat a prospect - making them jump through hoop after hoop to get a simple report, but I also understand that there is a 'Make Money At All Costs' mentality that resides with the Tony Montana's of the world.