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Be Careful On What You Read! For People New To This Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by cloakme, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    I see it everyday, I read a thread and I see information that is total BS. Many people are sheep don't be one of them. Wrong information gets disseminated on this forum quite often. One person posts some wacky information off a guess or what someone else told them and others start passing along this information like they know what they are talking about. Just because you read something on this forum or another to be fair, does not mean that it is true.

    How do you shift through the information to make sure it is true?

    If something catches your eye do some research on the topic. Yes research! No offense to people starting off on this forum, but I mostly tend to take peoples advise that have been in the business and weathered throughout years and years not someone who started 2 months ago.

    Ask questions, read books, Google it! PM people to talk, some won't want to and that is their prerogative but quite a few people will answer questions to you. Now they of course are not going to spoon feed you everything they do in a PM. But if you get to know people by talking in the threads and PM's you should start to gain valuable information.

    Test out theories! I would rather lose a domain knowing for myself something doesn't work then to not try something because someone else said it didn't. You might be surprised with the outcome. By the way, if you lose a domain the easy fix is to drop it, clone the files, (I use WPTWIN) delete it and in a few weeks put all the data on a new domain.

    What not to do!

    Example:
    Don't just skim through a thread and because you saw a newbie (sometime seasoned vets) post don't use spun content with another 8 newbies following him (ba ba ba) saying basically his same post doesn't constitute as research or being good information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is like the old saying the apple won't fall far from the tree. Same thing with who you choose to listen too.

    Heed my advise and I am pretty sure you will be successful.
     
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  2. steelballs

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    Due diligence and caution should always be the modus operandi when doing business in any field
     
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  3. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Very true my friend! Very true..

     
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  4. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    ^This.
     
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  5. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    Yeah, I think this is a crucial part of success in IM that often doesn't get talked about that much.
     
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    that's absolutely right. People who tend to miss this are at the receiving end.
     
  7. phonegeek

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    Everyone pay attention to that. It saves a lot of headaches later on.
     
  8. dog-tag

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    The best threads on here are -
    "I have a magic wand for making $70 per day, PM me for a link to the method"

    And every retard and his dog comments for usually 2-3 pages -
    "Please PM me link"

    Honestly, I applaud this thread, and I totally agree, but it will NOT change a single thing around here. 95% of the users on here are just "traffic" and will not think for themselves or do themselves any favors. They will never make it in IM or bother to heed your advice.

    Here is the secret to making money online -
    "RESEARCH -> INVEST -> TEST"

    Repeat the above continuously until you see money. Too many guys + girls are lazy and don't want to work.

    One person on here is searching for that "One big idea to make me a millionaire quick, and then leave IM"

    They're his actual words... First he needs more than one idea, secondly it won't happen quick and thirdly he's not committed to IM.

    And I think many more users think exactly like him but won't admit it.
     
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  9. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    Nothing beats, researching, investing and testing. That is the way of success.
     
  10. StirlingMedia

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    Yeah I've learnt many things from actually doing.

    You wouldn't believe how many things are posted on IM forums as fact that people rehash but are just completely untrue.

    One item in particular is believed to be true by just about everybody including many so called "experts" and I really use this to my advantage.
     
  11. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    I agree with you. I just felt like I had to say this to try and deviate at least one person. But inside I know your right man!

     
  12. KingMonkey

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    Good post. :)
     
  13. Lazlo1967

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    All excellent advise. I would add that the best way to use this forum (or any other on similar topics) is to get ideas. But, you then need to test them for yourself. Some of the ideas posted may be old. Some may have worked one time (fluke). Some might work well, but require a depth of knowledge you do not currently have (so you'll need to get it). Well, you can see where this is headed...

    I would also add that the ideas you should test are those that fit into your overall business approach (hey it is a business). I see far too many people chasing after get rich quick ideas - with no understanding of how they should be used.
     
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  14. WizGizmo

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    Thread moved to the Forum Suggestions & Feedback section.

    BTW, good advice cloakme. +Rep given. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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    shanna_doll Power Member

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    This is the most useful thread of 2012. Thanks.
     
  16. rickydzine

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    There's so many myths out there =/ Simple logical reasoning can be put to use to see that the majority of things said here are not true. Thing is something happens to someone then they post it and make it seem as if it will happen to everyone and then it goes viral. And there are just others who want to promote their market and those who want to deter the competition. I rather learn from my own experiences.
     
  17. KingMonkey

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    This is it, people take the posts as gospel instead of stopping and thinking about it themselves or doing any research / testing. A lot of times I've read posts about methods and even though I've not been too clued up on subject it just doesn't seem right, sometimes after a bit of research I see it's not and the OP was either talking shit, got lucky or had an ulterior motive.
     
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    I am not gonna heed to what you have posted until i have research about this
     
  19. seobuzz

    seobuzz Registered Member

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    One interesting notice from my end - most of the people who have posted on this thread are not 'New' people. I wonder what that signifies!
     
  20. Beingakrant

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    The fact of the matter is, we have access to so many platforms and sometimes it becomes really messy to differentiate what is right or what's wrong. I always come across guys who are "Rep and Thanks" hungry/Mongers. The moment they get something interesting or a "shinning stone", they post it on the forum without even putting even a second for thinking whether it is relevant or not. They just want to be first to share the technique and get Reps. I don't know what's fuss about it. The other day I was going through a thread, there was a member blabbering some s.h.i.t about his SEO technique and no one bothered to counter argue his technique. Unfortunately, I have seen that the more confident you're presenting your s.h.i.t, the easier it is for you to make others believe in your s.h.i.t. How sad :(

    I Just want to tell such guys one simple thing: Don't search for short cuts and easy routes for making money. Research, Research and then research even more. Once you're done with the researching, then do all you can to get positive results. You failed..so what... You always another have another option, and yet another option. Have faith in your ideology, ideas and principles, and Godamit, I bet you'll succeed even before others do. Cheers :)