RE: [entrepreneur-1224] Hey

From: Alexander K.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:30 AM

Hi all,

 

It’s called a scam (almost)!

 

Fake blogs, like the one that person linked you to, are rampant.  Moms teeth whitening, fat loss (acai and colon cleanse), getting ripped, and make 350 a day by posting links on google stuff are all advertised using a blog-type page that essentially has two links (one for each product).  Regardless of the items they are trying to get you to look at and possibly buy, they are all formatted the same way.

 

Some information that is targeted to your IP address so it looks as if the author is from your area is shown to you along with some pictures.  Then some comments along the bottom followed by (most of the time) “comments closed due to spam”.  They also say buying each one is free just need shipping; but what they don’t tell you (because you don’t read the fine print) is that each product from each link is billed, monthly recurring, on your account for anywhere between 40 to 100 bucks.  So that is about 200 bucks a month you’re going to get hit for.

 

The legitimacy is definitely questionable however due to all the complaints the vendors (people who buy the leads from the fake blogs) receive, the fake blogs generating the traffic and sales for them (many, not all) have disclaimers at the bottom in very fine print and hard-to-read color.  And it still continues because it’s a numbers game.  Generally, any marketing campaign gets 1% to 2% click-through while better ones get 3% to 5% or more.  So what that means is people buying ads (like adwords, etc) usually get 1% of total visitors to their page they want traffic generated to.  Then, of that 1%, 1% usually converts.  So, out of 1000 people that see his ad, 10 click on it, and 1 buys.  If the cost of getting that is cheaper than the payout per conversion, the person makes money.

 

Regards,

 

ALEXANDER KINTIS

 

KINAL CORP

8815 Conroy Windermere Road, Suite 407

Orlando, Florida 32835 USA

 

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From: Anadea [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14,[masked]:48 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1224] Hey

 

thanks but im not fat.

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 5:13 AM, Marcia <[address removed]> wrote:

Hey, I saw that we were in the same group. I just wanted to ask you to check out my diet blog and tell me what you think of it. It's my story of how I lost 40+ pounds after having 3 kids!  My link is http://www.marciasweightloss.com if you have any questions feel free to message me back, Thanks!



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