1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

why do spammers like viagra?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    131
    I am wondering what is so special about viagra?
    why not shoes?
    why not laptops?
    i mean shoes have more consumers than viagra (everybody needs shoes but not everybody needs viagra)
     
  2. SyZygy

    SyZygy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    You will buy new shoes once in a year
    But you need viagra, once you start with it, each week.

    People build their customer base with it, and once you build a good mailing list you don't even need to promote the products - people will come to you by themselves.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. HugeMoney

    HugeMoney BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    38
    Because people want to buy viagra anounimously, but shoes can be bought locally.
     
  4. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,959
    Likes Received:
    1,187
    Fixed this for you...
    Viagra is extremely expensive.
     
  5. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    396
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing
    Location:
    /dev/null
    There is a huge market for it. Majority of the pills sold online are counterfeit so there is a large markup on them as well.
     
  6. carrion

    carrion Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    8
    I don't know for sure, but I would guess there are a few reasons.


    • Older people typically fall for SPAM and are less tech savvy to avoid it.
    • ED is something that effects the older more often.
    • ED is something people don't want to talk about, even with doctors. since you can't just go to Walgreens and get Viagra, they are glad to find a more anonymous alternative.
    • People like to have sex and an erection is pretty important to that process. Many people will believe and do damn near anything if they think it will help them get laid.
    I imagine it pays well, too.
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    55,442
    I had a friend who mixed minoxidil with viagra.
    His hair grew, but it stood up straight! :D

    [​IMG]

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 13
  8. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    80
    CUZ VIAGRA SELLS ITSELF YOOO.

    Seriously, because of many reasons stated here and also because:

    -It's small and easy to handle compared to other products
    -Because as it's legal and unrestricted in some countries, it's easy to get (as a provider)

    I can't think of anything else atm.
     
  9. cool0403

    cool0403 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    718
    Not even close.

    Its pretty simple, see most cpa companies or legit vendors, advertising networks dont want to be associated with spam whats so ever.
    So the only companies that would welcome these spammers with their arm open are those rogue pharmacies. Why do you think google got sued for 500 million dollars for advertising rogue pharmacist companies .

    Some of these rogue companies are even operated by the same russians lol.
     
  10. DSMPowah!

    DSMPowah! Guest

    Well...

    When you list the pros and cons of spamming "viagra" sales.

    Pros:
    - Many men that reach the older years need it for sex.
    - Men love sex, and need to perform for their partners.
    - It's expensive in the US.
    - Men have such high sensitivity when it comes to their penis. They don't want anyone to know it's not working correctly.
    - Fear of ridicule or judgement when picking up prescription or getting a script, etc...
    - Most Viagra users are older men who are not always tech-savvy, therefore they believe it's legit, and can't spot a scam.
    - Most online Viagra is not real Viagra. Usually a much lower cost drug. Even placebos sometimes. I.E Let's say 100lbs of pure Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) costs $100,000. 100lbs of Sugar to make placebos = $200?

    Cons:
    - The smart guys who know it might be a scam.
    - Possible law enforcement intervention.
    - ....That's it.

    Sounds like a dream come true in sales honestly.
     
  11. andreybl

    andreybl Registered Member

    It is exactly the same actually. Those companies want to keep their customers as it pays well. If you're just going to send placebos, why send anything at all? And they would have to deal with high chargeback rates. It's much better to establish good customer base, so they ship the real stuff, just from countries where it's extremely cheap to produce (India).
     
  12. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    80
    The US can do anything about them rather than blocking their packages at customs if they sell from a country which is legal?
     
  13. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    463
    Location:
    USA
    Truth be told some of you younger guys could use it as well. Your egos just don't let you admit your a minute man.

    When you get older you have sex less and less often. When the moment arises as it were, you have high expectations of an orgasm. The rush to the finish line seems to take over. Now think about Viagra... All night long, all night strong.

    There you go.
     
  14. RBseatown

    RBseatown Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    130
    I actually have a legit pharma related site, that isn't a spam site, and I have to say that viagra is one of my most popular searches, and has given me the biggest returns. Honestly, its a problem that men middleaged and older men have, and they are too prideful to consult with their doctor about it. Thats the appeal in it for the spammers - people turn to the internet specifically to seek out a way to get their hands on it without having to tell the doctor about the problem.
     
  15. scrapefox

    scrapefox Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    277
    Like people have stated already: I think a lot of it will come down to people feeling too embarresed to see a doctor and would prefer to do it online with the feeling of anonymity.
     
  16. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    349
    I wonder how many viagra buyers know that they are getting fake pills. :rolleyes:
     
  17. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    188
    Occupation:
    Full Time IM
    Location:
    US
    Home Page:
    BECAUSE WE LIKE MONEY OBVIOUSLY.... silly question...
     
  18. digibing

    digibing Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    28
    I believe the profit margins are excellent. The real Pfizer viagra costs a lot of money and the generic Viagra costs hardly anything. At the same time most people have no idea how much it should cost, and they are still willing to pay a lot to be able to enjoy sex again. So you can take a 20 cent pill and sell it for a couple of dollars.
     
  19. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    1,460
    It's pretty much everything mentioned in this thread

    • Profit margins
    • Something they don't buy in a store
    • Online is more anonymous
    • If they see an ad for it, it's something they'd consider
    • Cheaper than pharmacy
    • Something they buy regularly
     
  20. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    88
    is the generic one same as the branded ones?