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Oprah Moves the dial again

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CiscoKid, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. CiscoKid

    CiscoKid Registered Member

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    We all know that Oprah can move product (as well as do some serious ass damage to a buffet)....

    Just happened to be walking across the room today when her show was about to start. She was going to be interviewing some dude who wrote a book on why men cheat... I always wanted to see the O Factor in action so ran to the computer, went to A-zon and looked his book up. It was listed bestseller # 3,413... Please note this book was released over 6 months ago so had to be collecting dust in most book stores.

    I quickly set up an egay auction and stuffed it - Got 14 quick hits. I probably should have done a quick ppc campaign tied to my a-zon aff link.

    90 minutes later - that book had moved up to 63 on the bestseller list.. Damn that girl can move product.. There has got to be a better way to profit off this...
     
  2. ..Q..

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    Maybe you can set up PPC/SEO which have EPN ads on it promoting the book... Then you will earn the egay affiliate money too when they register or bid.

    I haven't touch EPN in a very long time so I am not sure how profitable this can be... egay going through lots and lots of changes.
     
  3. mshteam

    mshteam Registered Member

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    I love it when things like this work, basically using the media to do your advertising for you, but you have to be very very quick! When products are mentioned on the radio, you have to be super fast to throw a site together (im talking like 60 seconds), stick a few images on a template and a paypal button > adsense and buy some cheap listings.

    I did this very successfully once, it was summertime when BBC Radio 1 was talking about buying tents from Millets for festivals, i threw a complete gash site together in litterally 1 minute, and had it on adwords in 5 minutes, the conversions i got were crazy :)

    But its not something you can rely on really, just gotta be quick off the mark when the oppertunity arises.
     
  4. Rein1418

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    When she promoted acai it made a big mess out of the credit card companies lol
     
  5. tsmooth

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    This is a great idea!! I agree you will have to be really quick to get ahead of the crowd. I will have to keep an eye out for ideas like this.
     
  6. mshteam

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    It's not so much getting ahead of the crowd... as there will probably be no crowd at all.

    It's about getting in front of peoples face before they are distracted 5 minutes later.

    Think of it like this:

    Radio/TV ect says "awesome new products from XYZ called XYZ"

    thousands of people sat at their computers think "Hmm i'll have a look for that" > Go Google it

    Look around for 5 min absolute maximum.

    Get bored / Dont find your website

    Leave.


    another trick i sometimes use, although it's quite a saturated method now, when Google do the special logos for special occasions, like say for example they might make a love themed logo for valentines day and link it to the search term "St Valentine" or whatever, you buy cheap/related adwords keywords, think of the ammount of clicks/views your going to get..... now you just have to have a good enough product to sell and make your click costs back ;)