That's Funny

by ripsnorta2 6 replies
I was looking through some websites and noticed an Adsense ad for an IM product. Being curious I visited the site and got a standard landing page. It was all pretty much standard for the type of product being sold.

What was hilarious though was when I came to the testimonials. The first was supposedly a woman from Australia who had made a bunch of money. It had a picture of a woman holding up a bank note... a US bank note, not Australian currency. (Yes. I know. I'm easily amused.)

After my chuckling subsided, and I looked through the other photos to see any signs of fakeyness, it occured to me that all the good effort put into your marketing can be ruined by not paying attention to the details.

For my part, that product has lost all credibility. If the pictures are fake then how can I believe the testimonials are real? And if the testimonials are fake, how can I believe that the product does what it says it does?
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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Originally Posted by ripsnorta2 View Post

    I was looking through some websites and noticed an Adsense ad for an IM product. Being curious I visited the site and got a standard landing page. It was all pretty much standard for the type of product being sold.

    What was hilarious though was when I came to the testimonials. The first was supposedly a woman from Australia who had made a bunch of money. It had a picture of a woman holding up a bank note... a US bank note, not Australian currency. (Yes. I know. I'm easily amused.)

    After my chuckling subsided, and I looked through the other photos to see any signs of fakeyness, it occured to me that all the good effort put into your marketing can be ruined by not paying attention to the details.

    For my part, that product has lost all credibility. If the pictures are fake then how can I believe the testimonials are real? And if the testimonials are fake, how can I believe that the product does what it says it does?
    Go to this website Abundant Wealth System
    and have a look at ClickBank's screenshots. Do you notice the thousand digits haven't been divided using commas? Someone else pointed this out in our forum a few days ago...

    What else to say - everyone wants to be a millionaire these days selling manuals to others how to become a millionaire...
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    • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
      Well, one of the old scams from before the days of the Internet was to place an ad along the lines:

      The secret to making money! Send $1 to receive this information
      When the mug sends the money he gets a letter with:

      Place an ad reading "The secret...."
      Jens
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
        This goes back many years, back to the old days. Lord, I can't believe I'm referring to the 80s as the old days.

        Classified Advertisement in several national tabloids:
        Learn how I made my first million in one year. For Detailed information send $20 to:....
        Everyone who mailed in $20 received a note back in the mail in a few weeks:

        I have not made my first million dollars, however, you've just brought me $20 closer.
        Now that is pretty bad, isn't it?


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        • Profile picture of the author Amino Zawawi
          Originally Posted by randalin View Post

          This goes back many years, back to the old days. Lord, I can't believe I'm referring to the 80s as the old days.



          Everyone who mailed in $20 received a note back in the mail in a few weeks:



          Now that is pretty bad, isn't it?


          Scott Burton
          That's hilarious! My favorite part about fake testimonials is one website where it claims to give you the secret to ultimate traffic. If you check the testimonials and their websites, you'll see that they don't even rank high in either google or alexa. Way to sell!
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          • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
            Originally Posted by Amino Zawawi View Post

            My favorite part about fake testimonials is one website where it claims to give you the secret to ultimate traffic. If you check the testimonials and their websites, you'll see that they don't even rank high in either google or alexa. Way to sell!
            Yes, I sometimes check the links given in testimonials and a number of 'strange' things come up:

            1) under the domain there's no website hosted
            2) the website is a plain template with no content at all
            3) sometimes when you check web designers portfolios and go the domain the website's template has been created for - the website has a completely another layout and design etc.

            Rgds,

            Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
    hahahhah ! that is really funny !


    I have been trying to promote the same thing ... i see many guys send me emails or talk about this on the forum that they have wrote alot of articles and are recieving alot of traffic but .. no conversions .. and when you look at the landing page, you'll find similar things there ....

    To get the traffic to convert you need to put in some extra effort into the landing page .... and then your effort of writing articles, doing research will pay off ...




    Tirmizi
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