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Why do we have to fight for the same customers ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jason_parker700, May 14, 2010.

  1. Jason_parker700

    Jason_parker700 Regular Member

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    Many times i see that internet marketing are just writing reviews and trying to outwit each other to get the same customer. All they do is spoil things since most of them just talk good about the product. None of them will even point out to the slightest of the mistakes which really spoils things for them and others. Even a buyer will become suspicious after reading a review that just talks about the good side of the product.

    Why can't we just promote the product through other channels ? At this moment, i really don't want to be wasting too much time competing with several marketers writing spammy review pages.

    Should i just switch over to some other methods like writing for e-zinearticles ?
     
  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Feel free to switch. 1 less competitor.

    The reason there is competition is the same reason there is competition in anything: the winner will reap the spoils.
     
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    Couldn't agree more!
     
  4. AtAllCosts

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    Only child I'm guessing. Or at the very least, the favorite son.

     
  5. scb335

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    The original post went a little different direction from what I imagined when I saw the title. To the OP I'd just say there are many ways to skin a cat, and if you aren't happy or "feeling it" with what you're doing currently, look for alternatives that you'll enjoy more.

    Odds are then you'll start seeing a better return on your time anyway. I always hear people say "do what you love" when talking about online business, but I think that gets twisted often into "market what you love", which can be a kiss of death.

    For example, I know nothing about purses and handbags and don't care to, but I make nice bank every month selling them, because I DO what I love--in other words, I market products and sites using methods that I enjoy and I don't waste time or efforts doing things I don't enjoy just because everyone else is doing it or someone else says it leads to sales.

    On a side note, when I read the title for this post I thought it might be a discussion on ways marketers could work in co-operation a little more to funnel buyers around, sort of the way adult site owners do it. Based on my observations, they don't seem to be competing with each other nearly as much as non-adult industry marketers do, and in-fact they use some genius methods of sharing/exchanging qualified traffic that benefits everyone.

    It seems to me non-adult marketers could learn a lot from watching their methods and practices, then finding ways to apply some of it to their own dealings.

    I try to do that, like with my purse sites that I mentioned, I'm always looking for lingerie and women's shoe selling sites to do cross-promoting with because we're all basically aiming for the same demographic of customer while at the same time not in direct competition with each other, so if I send my exit traffic and shoppers to them after a purchase, and they send theirs to me, it's win-win for all. That's what adult sites do on a regular basis, they constantly try to reshuffle exit traffic to each other because it ultimately benefits everyone by keeping the traffic "in the loop" until they land on the niche site that gets them to pull out their credit card and join.
     
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  6. Jason_parker700

    Jason_parker700 Regular Member

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    There are always expections, or may be i am. But you seemed to be a little overpampered.

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    It's not like i can't rank on the first page for the review of a product. With all the spam tactics and high pr forum list, things are really getting simple for me.

    @ forevernever, what i was thinking was to do a split testing and check whether i could get better sales through e-zine articles by posting informative articles and taking them to my site where they get to choose between 2 - 4 different products, where they can check all the websites, which means more chances of a sale. It's not like i am afraid of competition.

    What really went wrong is that i posted several comments on auto approve blogs, which really hurted my ranking. One the pages is this one.

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    http://pop.ology.com/mocking-mary-and-joseph-billboard-defaced-after-five-hours/
    I got loads of other blogs where i posted and because of that i am sandboxed at the moment. Even got another thread created showing my frustration about sandbox, you can check it.
     
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  7. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    There are exactly two ways to be successful in business (any business - be it online or offline):

    a) Build your business upon a niche/market that has been proven to be profitable and be ready to fight with the competition.

    b) Find an untapped niche/market/demographic where there's enough demand but not much supply and be ready to spend a lot of time and money on market research and failures caused by unforeseen circumstances.

    If competition is not for you, then you can go with option b. If either of the two options aren't for you then you always have the option of not doing business.
     
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  8. Jason_parker700

    Jason_parker700 Regular Member

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    I don't really fear/hate competition. Competition existed even before i was born. All i am trying to do is create a business that's more rewarding in terms of the money and time invested, and i guess scb335's idea about cross promoting is a good one. But thanks to others for giving helpful suggestions.
     
  9. GreyWolf

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    Everyone competes for the same customers because those are the customers...

    You have a great idea about promoting through other channels. If you can figure out how to do it then you're gonna be a step ahead of the game.

    The reason no one is doing that is because it's not as easy to do as it is to type the suggestion.
     
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  10. Jason_parker700

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    I've tried doorways in the past with autoblogs. But it just turned out to be a failure since the traffic was not targetted at all. People were visiting the blog for random things.
     
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    Well there are two possibilities for you with your project then.

    Either make the articles you post to your blog be more relevant to a specific niche so you can get more targetted traffic.

    Or make you offers more generic to be attractive for the general untargetted traffic you're getting with your blog as it is.

    Hope that helps,
    Wolf