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SaltyDroid.info - Accurate or Jealous?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by teeniegenie, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    I recently found the Salty Droid and have been looking through the site (there is also another thread going around right now on BHW with an interesting video from Salty Droid, which can be found here). They make no bones about their dislike of major figures in the affiliate marketing world, such as Frank Kern and Ryan Deiss.

    My question is, are they accurate with this "syndicate" stuff or just jealous haters?

    I have seen a lot of the products put out by the guys Salty Droid blasts in the Downloads section of BHW and I'm sure there are plenty of users who have downloaded their stuff. So if they suck, and their products suck, why bother?

    If these "syndicate" guys really suck, what separates us in our IM efforts from them?
     
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  2. scb335

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    I can't (won't) comment on how accurate SD's info is, but a lot of folks have the "they suck" opinion of the better known IM'ers out there.

    I think what it boils down to, and the one thing they get right over and over, is by working together they can crash the marketplace time and again.

    What pisses folks off (at least me) is they do it in the IM market and you'll rarely ever find them hitting other markets. They do it because it's easy and works, and people get pissed because they keep paying and paying for the same stuff.

    The truth is, any market can be hit like this, not just IM'ing, it just takes a little more time because there's already so-called "rock stars" in the IM market who can prop a newcomer up overnight to grow their reach (or syndicate if you want to call it that).

    But think about it, if a half dozen hard working people from BHW got together and decided to each start building themselves--and each other--up as authorities on Pet Care/Training, it wouldn't be long before that group of marketers could own the market. Start releasing product after product in a circle-jerk manner, rehashing the same info over and over, cross-promoting to each other's lists and followers...

    They wouldn't have to get into the more shady crap of price fixing and such, just work together to prop each other up on launch after launch would be enough if they didn't get greedy.

    The problem is most IM'ers are distrusting enough that they don't want to share or help others for fear of getting the short end of the stick when it's their turn, so they keep going it alone, looking for the "magic bullet" or "easy button"...and that's what the "IM Gurus" are counting on because it means you'll keep chasing them for help with wallet in hand.

    A syndicate, network, group or whatever you want to call it almost always works to quickly build authority (or fame), and it doesn't have to be in the IM field. Tech bloggers have done it, political bloggers do it, celebrity socialites do it...and marketers can do it in any market if they find a few folks to work together with.
     
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  3. Chronos

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    Being "in the middle" is BORING.

    In order to get constant visitors, they may have to exaggerate every article they write.

    For instance, you almost never see a political ad supporting, or agreeing with a candidate. You point out what's bad in their political agenda, exaggerate it, even if it's not a big deal.
     
  4. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    I agree with what you're saying, but the question I have is why does SaltyDroid trash these "gurus"? They certainly are not in the "middle" when it comes to IM and, from what I can tell, the SaltyDroid site isn't blatantly doing affiliate marketing/adwords, etc. So what is their motivation to attach as hard as they do?
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    I get a kick out of reading the SD blog. I think they are great writers. Very entertaining stuff. As to whether it is all true, I can't say. I would probably be safe in saying that there is some truth in it though. You have to weed it out for yourself. Nevertheless, it is a fun read.

    "Wiz"
     
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  6. mudbutt

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    the most recent video from SDs blog is quite interesting to say the least. It doesnt hurt to read their material, which is often backed up with evidence. The "syndicate" are a bunch of cock suckers who are rich. Doesnt make them better than you or I.
     
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    ataga12 Newbie

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    One thing I'll say is that they are greedy pigs for sure. In that phone call AJ initially wants to sell his product for $497 but Walker suggests to sell it for $5000. WOW!!!
    I feel sorry for those that paid that kinda cash. BLESS BHW where these products are FREE
     
  8. thesterlingjoe

    thesterlingjoe Newbie

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    Saltydroid have something interesting go on. However, he chose to see this negatively. But, I think the concept of syndicate is fabulous. It is brilliant. It is just matter of moral and ethical obligation. Do promote it ethically, you can make lot of money. Promote it unethically, you can make lot of money.

    "Don't hate the player, hate the game."

    Thus, syndicate is the game and the rest is the players.

    Love or hate them.

    I think the best thing you can do right now is to build a trusted network who will run syndicate.
     
  9. Chronos

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    To be fair though, how can one be jelous about these "gurus" lying to people about making money online and collectively making millions at it?

    I mean, the millions sound good, but they get someones hopes high on a product, then offer almost no value in the product. Then move on to the next product. Is there really alot of honor in that?
     
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    thesterlingjoe Newbie

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    Mike Filsaime made a comment about Salty Droid.

    He exposed what it believe to be Salty Droid's real name and he expressed his thoughts about the Syndicate.

    The article can be found at Mike Young's blog. Mike Young is a internet marketing lawyer. Consult Google and Google will guide you.