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Niche Horde - Marketing Genius or Black Hat at its Finest?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gharold, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. gharold

    gharold Newbie

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    Have any of you seen Jonathan Leger's new product Niche Horde?
    It is a niche keyword product.
    I love how all of the new internet marketing products produced today include the word "niche" in there title. That is a hint to you IM product developers.
    Niche equals gold.
    The funny thing is everything has a niche.
    By segmenting a portion of any broad category you have created a niche.
    Take the word cup for instance;
    cup is a broad category
    coffee cup is a broad niche
    imprinted coffee cup is a narrow niche
    blue imprinted coffee cup is a narrower niche
    ceramic blue imprinted coffee cup is a more narrower niche
    All the niche products are is a broad niche (interest and product names and make them narrower) segmented.
    Anyway
    Back to niche Horde.
    It is a subscription based Niche keyword tool.
    It offers most popular niche keyword data, customized niche keyword data (you select the keyword) and broad popular niche keyword data.
    The graphic user data output is pretty straight forward and easy to interpret.
    The usefulness of the data has yet to be determined.
    It constantly up dates.
    If you do not save a screen and refresh it, you may never see the previous screen again.
    With the data changing that fast, there should be some question in your mind regarding how relevant is it anyway.
    As already mentioned, Niche Horde is a subscription based product.
    Currently the price is $47 a year, approximately $4 per month.
    That is far less than any keyword tool previously marketed.
    This is where the fun comes in.
    The vernacular in the sales letter leads you to believe you are purchasing an extraordinary service.
    The service does have value.
    To avail yourself of the service, you must install a small bit of software on your computer which allow you access to the service and also helps produce the data.
    It gets more fun.
    He is charging you to use your computer resources to develop a distributed computing resource.
    The software patch which you enable on your computer allows a remote computer to access the resources of your computer and all of the other members computer to produce the report you access.
    It is a process known as distributed computing.
    In essences, he is creating a super computer by accessing the resource of other computers for short periods of time to complete his computing needs.
    Imagine having access to thousands of other computer's memory and storage capacity for a few seconds every minute. What could you do with that resource?
    I do not know whether his plans for all of this computing power will extend beyond his Niche Horde property but there is no doubt the capability he will have access to as his subscription base swells will far exceed Niche Hordes need. What will he do with the excess?
    And the marketing genius of it all is everyone who subscribes will be paying him to develop distributed super computer access which he can use to do who knows what with.
    Now that is marketing genius.
    Black hat at its finest.
    Just my thoughts.
    What do I know.
    I could be wrong.
     
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  2. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    I'm looking at the sales page now... I'd always wanted to build a script that could look at Google Trends, then cross reference with Google keyword tool.. Maybe he's done it. It's a paydotcom affiliate program, but can't seem to find it in their marketplace. Anyone know what the search term is in paydotcom. Thought (like CB) I'd buy through my own affilate link.
     
  3. imer

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    Hi showbizvet,

    Here is the affiliate signup page:

    Code:
     http://www.nichehorde.com/affiliates.php 
    Cheers,

    imer
     
  4. ManToMan

    ManToMan Regular Member

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    I help you guys get the software, you need crack it.

    Code:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?edmvjizzg3r
    Result: 0/40 (0%)
    Code:
    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/994969f0e1c2518d427e98a950e17bb3db011351d351c316e48eeeb38aa2ecdf-1258682251
     
  5. mickeyppp

    mickeyppp Guest

    here is the source of Niche Horde client in Visual Basic 2005:

    Code:
    http://nichehorde.com/downloads/NicheHordeSource90210.zip
    can somebody remove the log in and version checking, compile the program and upload it somewhere?
     
  6. Hellfire

    Hellfire Regular Member

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    Why is he stupid enough to upload the source? ::p
     
  7. mickeyppp

    mickeyppp Guest

    uploading source must be a new marketing tactic :p
     
  8. Roboz

    Roboz Newbie

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    Did anyone manage to crack this ?
    Would love to see it in action
     
  9. sligon

    sligon Registered Member

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    Anyone have this and the userid password for log in as well ?
     
  10. ronmojohny

    ronmojohny Regular Member

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    This has been out for over a year.. I use it along with some other tools to find easy to rank for niches. I like Ledger's software. (web comp analyst is good too)
     
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  11. sligon

    sligon Registered Member

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    So are you going to share it, or just tell us how long it has been out, and how
    much you like it ... :rolleyes:
     
  12. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    URL is dead. any source ups?