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Make money by advertising ON THE NEWS~~~..what happens when you lie?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by entreprenuer, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. entreprenuer

    entreprenuer Regular Member

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    you heard the thread title... The news is a great advertising doorway for massive amounts of cash.

    I have read a couple of ebooks about it; including "press release fire"(available in downloads section). It turns out you can use press releases to appear on highly competitive keywords in the news section. for example search 'obama president' without qoutes and it will show news results.
    lots of potential traffic for some type of product.

    But; if you want massive attention from the news, local papers, news magazines, and news sites you need to have a "remarkable story"

    What happens if you make up a story (lie) and the story ends up on news stations or something?

    Will you get in trouble?
     
  2. agente808

    agente808 Regular Member

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    Yes, you get in trouble for making up lies and making a media circus out of it - most likely: jail-time and heavy fines style trouble.

    But what news-story/lie could you make up that would help promote your sales?
    I really don't see how you would monetize it....
    but I haven't read your ebooks....

    btw - local newspapers and radio / television stations don't get their news from press releases - they don't even look at them
     
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    a n o n y m o u s Registered Member

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  4. entreprenuer

    entreprenuer Regular Member

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    really???? JAIL TIME!!! yikes....
    I wish I could know this for sure...

    Oh and for the story.. I am going to make up a lie that someone had a remarkably good experience with the product I am promoting.
    and I am not talking about just submitting it to press releases....
    --I am going to submit it to local papers and readio stations directly with the press release submitter from submitsuite.com
     
  5. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    I guess it depends on which country you live in and if your press release can be traced back to you.

    I always look at someone like kevin trudeau (wiki him) and laugh at the shit he got away with time and time again. Clever guy him, depending on your point of view of course.
     
  6. agente808

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    First of all - wow - do you really think you are the first person to make up a fake testimonial of a person who had great results from your product?
    And do you really think a NEWS source wouldn't want to talk to that person? (if it's really so great, like cures cancer or something) News sources like radio stations and newspapers confirm their stories - are you ready to back it up?

    As for jail time - that's only when your story gets the police involved (like the balloon story above - they are potentially facing some serious problems) - so with a fake testimonial, you are probably ok.


    The myth of getting your story picked up by a local paper only works if your product is somehow linked to the local area (and it helps if you know the editor of the paper)
    ...even with "submitsuite" - radio stations and newspapers REALLY DO NOT look at press releases... and they do not look at anything from submitsuite.

    ALL news stations / papers get their info from these sources:

    Code:
    http://www.ap.org/
    http://www.reuters.com/
    http://www.prnewswire.com/
    http://www.cnn.com
    If you can get your PR into one of those sites (unlikely), they will still probably ignore it, because they generally go for big stories that bring in the audience...

    and as for kevin trudeau (mentioned above) you'll notice that one of the first things Wikipedia says about him is that he is a convicted felon, precisely for making unsubstantiated, exaggerated claims...

    Good luck!