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Stompernet's SMARTS pulled off the market!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by dustinhulett2006, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. dustinhulett2006

    dustinhulett2006 Newbie

    Jan 12, 2008
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    South Ga. USA
    Wanted to share a email with you guys that i got today about SMARTS

    "Andy Jenkins here... and I want to explain
    exactly WHY we pulled the rug out from under

    If you didn't hear about it already, we pulled
    SMARTS off the market Friday afternoon.

    That was NOT our plan... we had publicly
    announced that we were raising the price, but we
    did NOT say we were pulling the product off the

    That means that lots of people were shocked when
    they found they couldn't get SMARTS at any

    Let me explain what happened...

    The last few days have been a blur, but
    somewhere around 36 hours ago we got some
    breaking news...

    It seems one of the Social Media sites we talked
    about in our "No Secrets" video stopped allowing
    outgoing links.

    The site is scribd.com.

    Almost immediately, at least one blogger pointed
    an accusing finger at SMARTS, and the fact that
    we spoiled a good thing by publicizing how
    scribd.com was great for creating incoming links
    to your site.

    IMPORTANT: Using scribd.com was just one of
    HUNDREDS of different things we are teaching our
    SMARTS members.

    Another key point - the social media landscape
    is ALWAYS changing like this. These sites are
    continually changing the rules... which is one
    of the reasons that SMARTS teaches the
    underlying strategies that will ALWAYS win in
    social media.

    NEVERTHELESS, as this situation developed, we
    made the decision on Friday that we were going
    to completely pull SMARTS off the market.

    This might have been a rash decision, but we
    thought it was the best thing to do at the time
    to protect the integrity of our SMARTS
    community. We're going to watch how this plays
    out hour-by-hour.

    If you got caught in the crossfire and missed
    out on SMARTS, you have my sincere apology."

    You know i don't even see way so many people are buying into this. $800 to learn web 2.0 thats BS! Its not wroth it when you can find the info of free on places like this. I'm a strong believe in content is king and search engines like goggle will dominate Internet marketing for years to come. Its all comes down to driving traffic to a content based website. And i have news for stomper net, places like myspace, when i get on there i could care less about finding a product or being apart of a group were people are trying to sell me something. Idk maybe I'm just old fashion like that and dont really see the advantages of web 2.0. Myspace and facebook is were a go to be social with friends and thats it.

    What are your opinions on web 2.0?
  2. battman323

    battman323 Regular Member

    Aug 10, 2007
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    None of your damn business
    This is interesting news, but just one more reason not to pay tons of money for internet marketing tactics because these types of "gimmicks" never last.
  3. Paradigm

    Paradigm Newbie

    Dec 21, 2007
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    A lot of what you can learn about Web 2.0 can be found on Forums.

    That's the reality.

    Isn't it interesting how very few Gurus have shared their results
    with Web 2.0? I mean REAL $ MONEY.
  4. nekrom

    nekrom Newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Heh, I can't believe that people would pay 800 smackers to learn how to post links to digg, to get se rankings. Dumping your links to social bookmarking sites isn't exactly rocket science. :)