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Are Infoproduct Marketers Selling Their Souls In Major Affiliate Promotions?

If you’ve been watching the info product space, you’ll know that John Reese is launching a new version of his Traffic Secrets course on Jul 15th.

So every info product “guru” has been mailing their list for the last couple of weeks, trying to warm them up and maximize sales conversions on launch day.

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In common with other high profile info product launches, this typically results in a bonus offering frenzy, where short-sighted list owners will offer the farm (including the kitchen sink and their next born) in exchange for a product purchase through their affiliate link.

Just for the record, I’m referring to the affiliate promotions, not the core product.

It can get a little ridiculous when someone is offering you $1,000 or $10,000 or even $25,000 worth of “bonuses” for purchasing a $397 or $997 product.

Granted many of these bonus products may be virtual or digital in nature with zero stocking and zero duplication costs, but I think doing a hype-y promotion of this nature takes its toll – and it will extract a higher price than the 50% or 75% commission you might earn – it will affect your reputation.

If nothing else, this is pretty incestuous and unhealthy.

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If you’re in the internet marketing or business opportunity niche for the long term, your reputation will (more…)

Will John Reese’s Marketing Tactics Break Twitter?

There’s a little brouhaha brewing on the blogosphere with bloggers Duncan Riley and the folks over at Mashable calling out John Reese for advocating Twitter as a branding/promotion mechanism to aid their marketing efforts.

And John has posted a response at his income.com blog.

So what do the bloggers think about Jason Calancanis’ twitter posts that he has 9,000 twitter followers?

Is he “gaming” twitter?

I would think that since Jason’s post is appearing in their “related posts” widget, it’s an implicit show of support for the post.

And correct me if I’m wrong, but if you’re following thousands of your followers, I’m pretty sure you’re not reading EVERY update.

And if you’re not reading EVERY update, isn’t that insincere to follow them in the first place?

But back to John Reese “breaking” twitter.

Blaming John for the abuse of twitter is like saying handguns are responsible for killing people.

Last time I checked, people were responsible for killing people. Twitter is just a tool.

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On another point, I think John is wrong when he calls the 2 bloggers “journalists”.

Journalists reporting news create content based on facts and attempt to present a balanced perspective.

At best, the reply pieces are opinion/editorial pieces, which give you license to go outside editorial objectively and present a wholly subjective view.

I’m not the greatest fan of John’s other project, BlogRush, as you might tell from my previous posts. It’s just a tool, a piece of technology, not any kind of miracle cure by any stretch of the imagination.

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I don’t think John’s tactics are going to break twitter, but there’s certainly a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) being sowed on the blogosphere.

Internet Marketing Video Parodies Get Viral

If 2006 was the year of adsense publishing and squidoo lenses, and 2007 is shaping up for PPC Super Affiliates, 2008 could see viral parody videos take off in a big way.

Thanks to IM Sweetie Alice Seba who blogged about this: Silly Sunday: Chris Crocker Possesses Dr. Mike

If you missed Britney Spears’ fan, Chris Crocker’s tirade on YouTube, you’re missing out.
[WARNING: Explicit language!]

Not to be outdone, watch Dr Mike Woo-Ming’s “Chris Crocker” style defense of John Reese’s BlogRush.

[...And subtle promo for his Lead Supreme workshop]

If there’s one takeaway from video marketing, it’s that women in bikinis never fails..

Bikini Record

Is A BlogRush Syndication Credit Bubble (and Crash) Coming?

On a number of forums and blogs like i am jack’s “The Three Big Problems With BlogRush“, there’s concern that “syndication credits” (the social currency earned and used to drive traffic) in John Reese’s BlogRush network is outpacing the rate at which they can be used. Is there a bubble building?

A bubble can develop when the supply outpaces the supply. For example, if a banana republic cranks their printing presses and floods the market with money, it causes hyper inflation, that burger which cost $5 before, might cost $100 now (due to the drop in the value of money). It leads to a crash in the economy.

There’ve been a number of bubbles in history, from the Tulip bubble (where people speculated in tulips), a run on semiconductors, real estate, and more recently the dotcoms in 2000. Is BR headed for the same?

For one, I hardly think a widget is going to have the same level of social impact as the dotcoms. So please drop the doomsday scenarios already.

Secondly, let’s look at the mechanics of the system.

You earn a “syndication credit” (which you can trade for a reciprocal link display on someone else’s blog).

Each time a blogrush widget is displayed, it (more…)

BlogRush: Is Network Marketing-Based Traffic Generation A Waste Of Time?

The veteran Internet Marketer known as John Reese has recently launched BlogRush, a blog-specific web2.0 widget which syndicates blog publicity across it’s network. It’s raised some debate among a number of bloggers and more importantly, how effective is it?

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The idea is that each BlogRush widget displayed earns you a syndication credit, which in turn earns you a reciprocal ‘widget view’ on another blog within your category. As far as I’m aware, traffic is NOT guaranteed. You’d still need to put some effort to come up with a great headline and quality content.

What’s blogging maestro Jim Kukral’s bone of contention with BlogRush? Read: Don’t Waste Time With BlogRush, It Won’t Work.

Jim’s point about low traffic blogs not benefitting from the network (which functions as a type of exchange) is certainly valid (and likely not to get much traffic)…Unless (more…)

Affiliate Internet Marketing campaign kicks off, great bonuses!

I’ve received a number of questions regarding my affiliate campaign where I’m promoting:

Most questions center around:

  • Why did you choose them?
  • How much did you make?

Here’re the replies:

I chose these 2 products on the basis of:

Secret Blog Weapon (ok, the creator calls it WordPress Adsense System which sounds very scientific): This is a fresh blogging package by Malaysia-based blogger Gobala Krishnan. Gobala has been in Internet Marketing and specializes in blogging.

The contents of the package are listed in my previous post: At last, a blogger’s path to making Internet Marketing money!

The product was launched a few days ago.

First adopters will reap rewards in traffic, Google PageRank and increased Adsense revenue. Gobala’s system is based on sound principles and will stand the test of time.

Do you need it? If your Google PageRank is currently 2 or below and your Alexa is above 100,000, Gobala’s system will definitely give you a leg up.

If you have no idea what your Google and Alexa rankings are, you definitely need this product!

Ewen’s Secret Affiliate Weapon is one of the craziest buys at $9.97. In case you missed it, here’s the previous post: Ewen Chia the Internet Marketing and Affiliate Marketing guru

Ewen is widely known as a “super affiliate” having regularly topped the top affiliate marketers list of Internet Marketing luminaries like Marlon Sanders, John Reese and the Internet Marketing Center. This product also contains access to his secret blog which contains the solution to the recent ‘Google slap’ (which affects Adwords and Adsense revenue).
How’ve my results been?
I’m using a combination of SecretBlogWeapon and UltimateAffiliateWeapon for my affiliate marketing campaign.

In four days, my net earnings amount to $220. The income came from various affiliate marking products. The numbers are actually better than they look when you consider that my blog links (especially the sales links) were inaccessible for a day when I was applying Gobala’s optimization routines on my WordPress blog.

Should you get it now?

Definitely! You’d help me.

But here’s how you benefit.

I’m offering access to my Internet Marketing insider forum for any purchase of either SecretBlogWeapon and/or UltimateAffiliateWeapon.

You will need to buy through one of these links so my order tracking system can capture your particulars.

What will the Internet Marketing insider forum contain?

I’ve compiled a long list of resources which will complement your blogging, adsense and affiliate marketing efforts. These will give you a further advantage over other Internet Marketers.

I will share advanced Internet Marketing strategies which my team has developed recently and you’ll be the first ones to put them into action.

In fact, I found it was very funny how you will be paid to put some of these strategies into action, while simultaneously generating backlinks to your blog or website. Backlinks will help pump up your Google and Alexa rankings.

Will you have money rolling through the door?

If anyone says you will make big bucks overnight, stay clear away!

If you’re focusing on building a sustainable, consistent and ethical business, you will see the reward in a matter of time, depending on the effort put in.

I’m opening up 20 places in the forum. This may not sound like a lot.

However, my team will be working with each of you to help refine your blog or website. My technology development team is creating additional WordPress tools which will help enhance your results. You will have priority access to these tools.

I’ve already received feedback from some of the buyers that they aren’t interested in the forum and they just want to do casual blogging.

This means there could be much less than 20 people in the forum.

Is this good news?

Heck yeah! I’ll be happy if there is 1 participant in the forum.

It means I will be working in depth with you.

Please don’t take up the forum offer unless you are committed to grow your business.

Ultimate Affiliate Weapon buyers will receive a 3-month access (worth $30) to the Internet Marketing insiders forum, and Secret Blog Weapon buyers will receive a one-year membership (worth $120). If you buy both products, you’ll receive a 18 month lifetime membership (priceless!).

Does that sound fair?

I plan to close this offer once we’ve hit 20 members, or early next week. Whichever comes first.
This will give me time to execute our Keiretsu Marketing campaign next week.