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Do these s a l e s p itches work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ib6_ub9, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. ib6_ub9

    ib6_ub9 Registered Member

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    moc.nomedgnikramkoob.www

    Does this s*a*les pitch work? (not related to mentioned site)

    I always wondered why this very same strategy is always applied when doing product sales.

    For one thing, over the years I have never spent more than 10 seconds on a page like this even if it was giving free gold let alone to buy something. And I bought a lot on from the net.

    I always associated it with SPAM and questionable content with no reputation. Fine, I am on the internet long long time.

    But something strange happenned few days ago. We were searching an item for my friend who is on the net only a year or so. I was sitting by. And I have seen her close 2 websites exactly like this as soon as they loaded.

    While 2 people don't make empirical example... do sales pitches like this work indeed?
     
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    Yes. They work. They are clones of the squeeze pitches originally put online by successful late night infomercials. I believe it started in the early 90's with "Web in a Box" and that one about becoming a millionaire by placing tiny classifieds ads in local papers. They are successful because they target financially desperate "entry level" novices who will read every last word on the page in hopes that this is the purchase that will turn everything around and will get those collections folks to stop hassling them.

    SPAM? not really. just an infomercial marketing pitch.

    Questionable content? yes. absolutely.

    No reputation? no. they have negative reputations. most of these sites end up on "scam watch" sites with long lists of complaints and many people digging up any and all information on the business owners. "Entry Level" novices don't know that scam watchlists exist. They are financially desperate enough that they want to believe because the alternative usually involves enduring short term soul crushing hopelessness and depression. Anybody would be willing to believe just about anything in those circumstances just to have a ray of sunshine to hang onto. (just google "bookmarking demon scam" to see what I am talking about)

    Does it work? yes it does.
     
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    This is a great variant because all they have to do to make good on their promise is deliver the files. Most of the other uses of this format involve a "system of producing wealth" that are sure to fail. But in creating finite deliverables this variant can keep it's reputation clean and its customers happy. Not a single place online would use these graphics. They "hype" the idea of making money online which is why people buy them. Someone with an existing online store wouldn't fall for this. Someone like who I mentioned before who is an entry level novice without any experience would.
     
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    ipopbb hello,

    Thanks for answersing.

    I read your threads with interest and learnt from your experimentation that you can fool duplicate content issue just by changing tags (which worked actually for my gf).

    Understood.

    What about the normal users? Doesn't any of these p*roducts try to s*ell anything to regular decent folks?

    I tried to buy some software listed here in the past. All of them had the same sales pitch. Each and every one of them. Of course I decided not to buy any software from here at all because i see these pages as an insult to a person's intelligence. If you don't have brain, this wouldn't matter apparently. This is not good, some of them are probably worth every penny they ask.

    I have been around, fine. But what about average joe? I have seen something similiar in the past too but it was just cursory. This time it was real as i was sitting next to the person using the computer. I was surprised when a person new to internet closed 2 of these sites in succession as soon as she got this "in your face" heading.

    I don't think they care about this. They probably have other 5_0 s*ites s*pewing the same c^rap. And there is no b_usiness. It is almost always one-man-s=how with no b_usiness l_egitimacy.

    These people just waste your time. I have to go through wades of c-rap just to be able to find what I want in google. Each time, every time the same story. Most of the time I skip the first page and start straight from the 2nd.

    Can't google come up with something to make our internet experience better for us?
     
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    Novice or not, a person with a sound mind (anyone over 20) would not buy anything like this. So is the target ultimately 15 year olds? I mean is the system devised on milking teens?