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Article: Get rich quick' schemes mutate into an online monster

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dannyduberstein, May 11, 2012.

  1. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    Read the rest here:

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/10/2...h-quick-schemes-mutate-into-an-online-monster
     
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    imlawgic Newbie

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    very interesting at a first glance, I am going to read this later but i am in class right now.
     
  3. clickhat

    clickhat Registered Member

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    Funny part is, this is the only picture I have always had inside my head regarding internet marketing - "poorly designed websites, tacky infomercials, and outrageous claims designed to scare off the wary and draw in the curious, desperate, and naive". Working as a web designer on the side this truly makes me sick, but my marketer side is at the opposite end because I like money. I'll just keep trying to make the web a better place, while ruining it at the same time. LOL
     
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    theaxe12 Registered Member

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    "The term Internet Marketing describes both a particular business model used to sell fraudulent products and services online, and the community or subculture that embraces it. "

    WTF is this guy talking about? What a load of horse manure.
     
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    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah, that's the biggest bit of misinformation I noticed as well. The guy is confusing Internet Marketing and Internet Marketing Scams.

    I think he has a point about warning people to be wary of Get Rich Quick schemes (and the ones he listed definitely fall into that category), but that doesn't mean that all Internet Marketing is a scam. There's definitely a lot of scams, but legitimate sales and marketing comprise the bulk of Internet Marketing. Get Rich Quick schemes aren't the only things being sold online. lol

    Internet Marketing includes basically any sales and marketing done on the internet. Amazon.com, Ebay, Sears use Internet marketing to make direct sales. Google, Facebook, YouTube, etc. use IM to make advertising revenues. Any mom and pop little business setting up a website to sell any products or services are using Internet Marketing. Any salesman that signs up with an affiliate program to make commissions is using Internet Marketing.

    The author of that article needs to educate himself a bit more on the topic so he has a better understanding of the terms he's using.
     
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    phr0zt Regular Member

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    Lol the guy who wrote this is a complete moron, IMO... Sure, there's people who release nothing but garbage, but the "Internet Marketing industry" is so much bigger than these "snakeoil salesman" he keeps referring to. Without internet marketing, no products would be promoted online. That's what internet marketing is. Just because a few people have done some shady practices and ripped people off doesn't mean the majority of internet marketers are like that. Just a completely unfair, one-sided article. Eh oh well, ignorance is bliss--let them keep hating while we keep providing REAL VALUE to people, and reaping the rewards that come with it.
     
  7. walley

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    saw the video and i must say that it can be a good point. especially the syndicate thingy. this can go everywhere though not only in products but also to services. In the end it is up to the buyer anyways. just a heads up