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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,352
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Question for Level Headed Veterans of Warrior Forum

Wow, that's an eye-opener. Just listened to a replay of that webinar today after someone sent me link to it (I didn't buy the product!). They claimed to have around 900 people on the call and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,646
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Frustrated by all the Gurus and their Crappy Products?

Absolutely - you hit the nail on the head there. :)

The only emails I read now are from people who actually offer something of value in them (eg: Paul Myers, Andy Williams) rather than just a copy...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th July 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,969
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Any Info on "Underground Traffic Blueprints"?

There are several hours of video and I have only had chance to watch the first 6 videos (underground adwords) so far. (About 1 hours worth)

But sorry to say so far I am not very impressed - the 1c...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th July 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,311
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Google Sniper Method?

I think one of the strategies outlined in the "method" is highly unethical and probably illegal too (FTC, ASA guidelines etc) - to pretend to be a non existent person who used a product and "got...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th July 2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Funniest thing I've seen on a forum in a long time!

On a similar note this one is good too:

"yeah thats not what I was looking for at all." (http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th July 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,969
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Any Info on "Underground Traffic Blueprints"?

And the prizes + kudos too perhaps? ;)

Underground Traffic Blueprints | Clickbank Affiliate Program - Leaderboard and Prizes (http://www.undergroundtrafficblueprints.com/affiliates.htm)

Edit -...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th June 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

Fair enough - it's easy to forget that sometimes, although when I was at that stage I just worked it all out myself. If people find it easier to pay for one step by step guide then fine (but not at...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th June 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

Agreed. And all of this is common knowledge and common sense - no need to pay for it. :)


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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th June 2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

Well as that site was his main "proof" that the methods worked ["3 Page website makes $14,350 per month on AUTOPILOT"] surely that's something "not to like"!?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th June 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

In theory yes - but looking at his stats:
http://launch.profitinstruments.com/images/sales/earning4.gif
the conversion ratio is awful, as low as 0.37% conversion to leads from clicks (and that is...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th June 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,644
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Be careful when promoting free CPA offers

Well you were wrong on that one - affiliates have been named in the lawsuits by Google, Oprah (Harpo) and the AG of Illinois. There is nothing to suggest they will not be named in future actions by...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th June 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,644
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Be careful when promoting free CPA offers

Nonsense. It's called due diligence. If you are promoting something you should be aware of what you are promoting. You are responsible for what you market and it only takes 10 or 15 minutes to do...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th June 2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

And by choosing that site as an example in his promo videos, surely he is saying it is okay to scam people? (after all he is doing it and is now 'teaching' other people how to do it). If you promote...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th June 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

Product Name Keyword.

As Dana says this is nothing new at all which is why I was suprised to get an email from Anik Singal (whoops thought I had unsubscribed from those) saying and I quote
"Yes,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th June 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,081
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Profit Instruments By Ritoban C

There is an existing thread about this on Warrior Forum at:

http://www.warriorforum.com/internet-marketing-product-reviews-ratings/220859-whats-your-thoughts-profit-instruments.html


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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th June 2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,265
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Whats your thoughts on Profit Instruments?

Indeed - and most of those scammy/deceptive cpa offers change their brand/product name for a new one on a regular basis, as the name crops up on rip-off reports, complaint boards etc.

For...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th February 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: CPA Marketing Game Changer Since The FTC Got Involved!

Very true. Not to mention that they also constantly change product names, company names, addresses, telephone numbers etc (making cancellation almost impossible), hide behind offshore shell companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,229
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Google - Is This Hypocrisy?

Despite the lawsuits, cpa affliates are still running 'Google is hiring' ads - eg:

http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/6d/44/8d/3a/6d448d3a3ec21b4247690c6b3dd98e4.gif
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,229
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Google - Is This Hypocrisy?

I agree 100% with what you wrote but let's not forget that most of these Google Money 'offers' (scams) were run through the cpa affiliate networks and promoted by the affiliates of those cpa networks...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: What is Google Wealth Connection?

It's a massive scam, there are thousands of those flogs (fake blogs/fake news sites) they have been around for a year or more.....

See these sites which show how the scams work:

More on Google...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st November 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Ethical CPA Marketing??

I wasn't questioning the effectiveness of the products (although they are often white label bulk bought from China at $1 each and the monthly rebills are for $80 to $90!)

Most of the teeth...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th November 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Ethical CPA Marketing??

There are scammy offers on both those networks - Premium White teeth for example is on Neverblue. There are very very few offers on the CPA networks which offer a good deal for the consumer -...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th November 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Ethical CPA Marketing??

The email submits are no better - the users will usually get their email inbox burnt to a crisp by a deluge of spam.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th November 2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,168
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: PPC Classroom 3.0 early impressions

If you sign up for PPC Classroom you can also expect to be bombarded by offers for all sorts of crap - they even promoted affiliatejump and Google Cash Detective. :(
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Is it wise to critic a products in my website?

Why are you 'promoting' it then? :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Does Google Adwords Hate Minisites? (Quality Score Issues)

It's more 'very long sales page' rather than a 'mini-site'. Not sure if that's why your QS is so low though. No pagerank either. The pop-up could be an issue too.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th October 2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,547
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: $150/day average in 2 month - whoohoo!!

Wrong. It costs them a lot more than that. Recurring charges which are almost impossible to cancel, sign-ups to other services which are hidden in the small print - why do you think the advertisers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,700
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: How One Super Affiliate Made Me $156,250 TODAY

Congrats Ron! You are even getting press coverage on this side of the pond. :)


It always thrills me to hear that another escapee from the corporate world is making a go of things. I love it when...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 29th July 2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,529
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Adwords Is Truly Hammering CPA Affiliates & Companies Bad.

In an ideal world, yes - but something as important as ongoing charges (rebills) or forced sign-ups to other services should not be hidden away in the 'fine print' - not only is that deceptive and...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th July 2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,529
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Adwords Is Truly Hammering CPA Affiliates & Companies Bad.

They said something you would be "happy to sign up for" - which I took to mean something you would not only feel comfortable promoting but would sign up for if it were of interest - so it's not about...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 23rd July 2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,529
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Adwords Is Truly Hammering CPA Affiliates & Companies Bad.

I agree. But that rules out 90% of cpa offers then. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Scam This...Scam That...

Yes, that is a problem. Many affiliates also use words like scam, warning, or review to 'get the click' but then have nothing but praise for the product (which in all likelihood they have not even...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Googles latest review site slap...Ouch

"Many product review sites are trash"
Google Slap for Product Review Sites (http://www.perrymarshall.com/product-review-google-slap)

Indeed. To add value and be genuinely useful to the searcher...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Scam This...Scam That...

Google the name of the offer/product. Google the name of the offer/product plus the word complaints or scam or fraud etc. Look at the landing page - see how clear they make the ongoing charges. ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,376
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: No Wonder CPA Co's Reject So many Of Us Now!

At least with clickbank it's usually a one off charge (and clearly stated if it is not), you can get a refund within 60 days if you are not satisfied and you are not signed up to various monthly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Crossing the line?

Google are suspending/banning some adwords accounts - not because of the use of the ip location script, but because of the use (misuse) of their name, or as they put it "ads that promote a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Crossing the line?

The flog is just as deceptive as the image ad! It is designed to look like something it is not (a news site) and everything in the story is false - not just the publication but the story, the fake...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Crossing the line?

If you are referring to the guy from Utah who has a case pending from the Texas AG (since April) and from the FTC (since June) then as far as I know he is the advertiser with the offer and is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Forget Flogs...Say Hello to SPAMAZINES!

I assume you are referring to the site mentioned by the person who started this thread?

In which case, bear in mind that the site is now very different to how it looked when this thread was...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th July 2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,338
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Brock Felt's Emillionaire. Any opinions?

Hi Nick, welcome to the forum. Sorry you got hit by this - it must be very frustrating. Have you tried filing a fraud complaint with your bank to get the charges refunded that way?

You can also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,164
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Has anyone seen this new affiliate technique/landing page (Warning: Scam Alert)

Basic affiliate marketing!? Since when did basic affiliate marketing involve a landing page full of lies and deception to promote something which is basically just a scam?

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: the new wave of flogs?

There was a thread about this a few weeks ago:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/93048-forget-flogs-say-hello-spamazines.html

There's are screenshots / lists of...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th June 2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,152
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Thank You Niche Marketing On Crack!

An alternative view here with a good summary of the ebook in the comments:
Niche Marketing on Crack | Lost Ball in High Weeds (http://lostballinhighweeds.com/niche-marketing-on-crack/)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 353,152
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: 6 Months Later: $300 Daily w/Adsense (Lessons Learned)

I was about to say exactly the same thing - if you are going to be self employed and earn a living online you do really need to think for yourself a bit and then just go out and do it. Nobody is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Get-Rich-Quick Scam

Yep, it's affiliates who are creating the fake blogs (flogs) mentioned in the article - to promote CPA offers.

See:
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th June 2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,922
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: PPC Kahuna - Just signed up!

They have some 'interesting' terms and conditions of use - for example linking to them or even mentioning their url.

"Unless expressly authorized by website, no one may hyperlink this site, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,375
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Just when you've thought you've seen it all..

Apparently so, yes. Keeping chickens and growing your own veg is very 'trendy' right now (in the UK anyway). Waiting lists for allotments (tiny plots of land for growing stuff on provided at...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th June 2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,926
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: These particular CPA ads. Should they be shut down?

I agree with your 2nd point - obviously there are a lot more than 1 or 2 guys promoting the Google bizopps (and other CPA offers, **** etc) via flogs.

Your 1st point however is totally incorrect ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: I can't believe these websites...

Indeed. There are (or were) probably hundreds of these fake blogs (flogs) for ****, they have been around since last year:

****-Cleanse Scams - Update | wafflesatnoon.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: I can't believe these websites...

Yep, you can see the original and the altered versions here:

**** Berry Scam – Doctored Before and After Pics and Fake Blogs Hcg Diet Info...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: I can't believe these websites...

MaxMind - Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.maxmind.com/app/faq)


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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: I can't believe these websites...

The flogs have been around for months - the maxmind script which identifies your ip location isn't really the major issue - the fact that everything on the flog is a lie is, as is the fact that the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Forget Flogs...Say Hello to SPAMAZINES!

But that's exactly what it is for - as is the case with most of the 'bizopp' offers from the CPA networks.

The monthly charges are only mentioned in the terms and conditions (seperate page) and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Forget Flogs...Say Hello to SPAMAZINES!

Flog = fake blog (the 'story' is made up, the testimonials/comments are false, photos are from istockphoto etc)

This explains it well: JayWeintraub.com - Internet Advertising Analysis and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 187,322
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: Follow me to $100 a day in Adsense in 3 months from 1 blog

Interesting article here:

"If you want your blog to do better in Google’s search results, Matt Cutts recommends WordPress. According to a presentation Google’s Webspam captain gave at WordCamp San...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By AffiliateMax
Re: ClickBank....what else?

Eh? Clickbank is for digital products - mostly ebooks and also some software etc.

For physical products you have to join another network - cj.com , linkshare.com etc
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