The following is my rebuttal to a smear campaign used against me by another marketer. This is a sad state to see people do this things. This is scarcity minded action at its best and I am here to set the record straight. Feel free to link to this post anytime you see some one misunderstand the real facts based on his lies.
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|At first I sat quietly by as so called “Gurus” copied my every move, then they went too far…Enough Is Enough!
I’m Sick And Tired Of Seeing My New Ideas Show Up As The “Gurus” Latest Product! Now You Benefit As I Fight Back by Giving Away Free Of Charge What They Are Trying To Sell You!
(The Digital Incest in this industry has got out of hand and now you reap the rewards as I call Bullshit on blatant rip offs!)
I will prove in this response here that not only is this marketer a liar, but he, although 100% wrong in his accusations with warped perceptions, he is willing to sell his soul to the devil and participate in the exact “Rip Off” nature that he despises. He has now become what he loathes and he has lost all credibility in the market place. It is funny how so many people are now talking about this as the biggest hypocrite move Internet marketing has seen.
|Re: Stop The Insanity!First . . . I am going to give you a $97 piece of software, completely FREE!
(Free? This is actually a blatant smear campaign and it is used to up sell you on his software. Beware the Anti-Guru who is really marketing to you using his “frustration” angle.)
|Now read on to discover why I am doing this!
As you may remember, I created “The Death Of AdSense” campaign and pioneered a new Viral list building technique to grow a brand new list of over 40,000 subscribers from ZERO in just a few weeks!
I found that to be an interesting statement because in his own ebook The Autopsy on page 16 he states:
“The campaign started Sep/12/2006 at 7:40PM and by Sep/30/2006 at 11:48PM I generated 34,270 opt-ins!
I closed the affiliate program as of the end of September but continued to take opt-ins and the aftershock of the campaign continued up until I closed off the pages on Nov/12/2006 at 7:37PM with 37,915 opt-ins.”
So he is now considering 37,915 opt-ins over the course of a MONTH to justify the statement â€œover 40,000 double opt in subscribers.â€ – He states he pioneered a new technique. While it was original in the Internet Marketing arena, and a very good idea at that, this is just CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) tied with viral marketing. What is more accurate is that he developed is own technology to combine CPA with Viral Marketing. I happen to know marketers that have been doing this since 2001 in Niche Markets paying per lead and then using viral marketing to explode results.
|It was an original and very powerful idea, something we rarely see in the Internet Marketing industry.
This statement is not based on any fact. It is a general opinion. Powerful ideas come out every day. This is to pre suppose a false opinion and used only to support his false claims below about me.
|The so called “Gurus” were quick to copy the idea and launched a load of “The Death Of…” campaigns trying to capitalize on my original concept and marketing methods.
While it is obvious this marketer created a “Death of” campaign and did very well with it, and that it was later inspired by about 4 other “Death of” campaign marketer’s that I am aware of, all which played off the preceding or all prior, or even just his, that is about as far as his point goes.
BUT… we must preface the facts with the following to put this argument in the proper frame.
Prior to his launch of his “Death of”, I was frustrated with certain things going on in the market. I want to write a report called “The State of the Internet” and had discussed it with some friends. Then, while in Las Vegas, I spoke to the person who was handling the affiliate mechanisms (CPA) for his “Death of” campaign. He was very excited about the results and shared it with me. I was very inspired by the person (who I am writing about here) and later sent him a personal email telling him I thought he should get all the credit for a great technique. He never replied. To this day, I can tell you 100% I was inspired by the CPA model he used and felt it was a good way to get my message out.
Later, I called some of my friends and asked them what they thought would do better, “The state of the Internet”, or “The Death of Internet Marketing.” They all agreed that the more controversial title would do better. But it should be clear that the report was in no way competitive to his AdSense report and was of no competition to the product he was launching with this list. In fact, I had no product being sold based on the content of my report.
|I Hereby Declare The Death of “The Death Of…” Campaigns.You are supposed to be “Gurus” Start acting like one and come up with your own original ideas!
I have a long list of ideas that I pioneered. One look at the link above that says “My Sites” will show this. I continue to develop original ideas, and the latest was blatantly ripped off by this marketer as he becomes what he loathes. This is pure SCARCITY minded action and being used to exploit people using controversy to sell his own product. More on that later.
|Soon after the success of my “Death Of AdSense” campaign I released the very powerful software that drove the campaign to the public called “The List Virus”.Guess what?
Now the “Gurus” are rushing to release inferior scripts that supposedly create viral campaigns.
This guy needs to get his EGO flushed. He really thinks the world revolves around his mind. It would be sad for anyone to think that just because they came up with an idea, that someone else could not have also done the same with no knowledge of their project and even earlier than them.
For instance, he claims that I am rushing to come out with this project.
I created Butterfly marketing (which towers of his one legged pony script)
on August 31st 2004. It was used for my death of Campaign and performed better than his ongoing over priced limited software.
I then registered the domain for Viral Friend generator on April 16, 2006. This is 5 FULL MONTHS before he registered either of his domains. Period the end. I had my ideas well before he even dreams of his. He states that i am copying him and RUSHING to the market with his ideas. The bottom line is, I got the idea after talking with Tellman Knudsen and he can verify we spoke the day I got the domain as I asked his advice on the how the tool should work and what the product and domain name should be.
Get off your HIGH HORSED EGO man. You are so full of yourself you actaully think the world revolves around you. I do not even know who you are, and I am not on your list. His product that he has now developed to give away for free is just to smear me and to get you to buy is inferior over priced never ending software that could cost you $10,000 over time, has a domain that was registered on February 25th 2007. Just a few days ago.
Look at how he is lying, and the sad thing is he may not even know it. he has tried to turn the marketing community against me and other guru’s with his scarcity state of mind attracting negative energy in to marketing, and the poisoning the minds of other marketers with false accusations and a warped mind.
Look at the facts. He registers domains after me, copies my software, and accuses me of doing so to him. I have seen people respond to what he stated as truth and I just had to post these facts on my Blog for anyone else to point to when they see others act as if what he talks of is true.
|It seems that Viral List building is now all the rage and here comes the crap, Hold On To Your Wallets!
Dude, look at my site registered in 2004 and live in January of 2006, almost 8 months before you ever ever spoke about viral list building with list virus. At ButterflyMarketing.com I stated the following:
– The Viral Marketing Experiment. â€”
Viral Sites = Huge List = Money In The Bank…
And I was talking about it for 18 months before that on live recorded audio that can be found at seminaraces.com
So spare us Mr. Hypocrite, you are asking people to go in their wallets. You think we don’t see through this? How you can warn people to hold on to their wallets and ask for money in the same breath is beyond my comprehension.
|Can You See The Pattern Here?They are attempting to use their own viral list building “success”, as evidence that they know what they are doing!
Hmmm… Seems logical to do so. It is not luck. Success is a good measure of proof that one knows what they are doing? But I see you use of “quotes” in Success so I will address that below.
|They Don’t!Some were “Successful” as they proved they could pay their huge list of hundreds of thousands to opt in to a new much smaller list?
And they called that Viral?
That’s not viral, that’s just stupid!
When you do not know what you are talking about, you should not speak. That is when you make yourself look like the ass that you are. In 24 hours I had almost as people go thru my site than you did in 3 weeks. Yes, in one day. The fact is, I NEVER TOLD MY LIST. Read that again. I never told my list. One person told his list about the site and it went viral from there. He had told just 4100 people that day… by the end of that day, in just over 24 hours, we had over 34,346 people create an account to get the report. We hit 141 on Alexa.com.
That dude, is Viral. 1 person emails. He attract 4100, and by the end of the day, 34,346 people are in and over 100,000 in just a few weeks.
|They Completely Screwed Up The Process They Were Trying To Steal!
Screwed up? I blew the doors off your results and NEVER told my list. You are lying. I never paid my list to join anything. I never emailed them. I used the similar CPA method you did. I paid OTHERS to refer new members to my site. Get your facts straight, you are an embarrassment to yourself.
Let me now give you the spanking that you need. Your product should not be sold. It allows people to potentially put in a process where they have to pay people up to $50,000. The concept is very powerful and DOES go viral. It cost me $62,000 to pay my promoters. If someone uses your software yet their back end product does not convert, they may have to pay $50,000 in referral commissions to their affiliates and have no income to pay it. Do you warn people about this? You teach them to pay for leads but you can not guarantee they will make money on the back end. When they use this, and have to pay $50,000 and they do not have it, what will you tell them now? Seriously, what will you tell them. Can you guarantee the success of their backend. Your product could be pulled off the market as it can only hurt people that did not have the capital if the campaign brings in $-50,000.00 – Are you going to write them a check or turn your back on them and keep collecting the monthly payments.
The bottom line is, my software is 1000x more powerful, developed before yours, works better, has 100 x more success stories and case studies. Your CPA model software does 1/1000th of what Butterfly marketing does, yet your is 10 x the price over time or more!
What is also a fact that a mutual friend of ours liked BOTH of our software. Yet he opted to use mine for his campaign. His results were incredible. Even better than yours in just days not weeks using ButterflyMarketing. You know it, and it upset you that mine was used over yours. Yours could not do what mine does and yours cost more. Funny how you remain friends with him to this day when he used the SAME EXACT CPA MODEL and me… errrr… You. I am leaving his name out of it as he does not want to be caught in the middle. You have no issue with him? And you should not. So why you had your issues with me is still beyond me.
The fact is, I think the CPA model is potentially TOO DANGEROUS to teach people to use as they may find themselves $5000 to $50,000 in the hole. I believe this to be true so much, that even though my product kicks the pants off yours, and does 1000x more, I never told my members how to use do this and I never added it to my sales page. I want to protect people from a potential situation that can ruin their reputation online and financially as well.
|So to discourage the blatant plagiarism going on all over the market, we decided to actually GIVE AWAY a powerful viral list building script to you Free!
Case is point. He has is facts wrong, and then plagiarizes MY product. Are you now REALLY seeing what is going on?
|Although this is one small part of our Monster Viral software “The List Virus”, we decided to give this portion of the software away.Why Would We Give Away Software With No Strings Attached?
Warning, Read the strings…
|There are actually three reasons.1) Other “Gurus” are about to charge you $47.00, $97.00, or even as much as $197.00 for the exact same thing, and that’s a rip off!
REALLY? Yet you want to rip people off on your up sell for $97 per MONTH! – OMG, what is the hypocrite count up to now?
| Their version of viral list building is the least powerful method, and we don’t think you should pay a dime for a dressed up Tell-A-Friend technology that’s been around for years!
My ViralFriendGenerator.com has had more success stories in it’s beta than any person has ever had with yours. In fact, to this date, I challenge you to show me a list of success stories for you tool. Open Challenge. I will prove that I can show 20 success stories to every 1 of yours or I will pay you $25,000 cash for each one I can not do so. My tool has features not found anywhere, and not on the crap you are trying to give a way for free. Just because it is free, does not mean it is not crap. Where will your support and upgrades be? Ah.. You just want them to pay $97 pre month on your “NO Strings” up sell?
|2) We know that once you use this Free Version of Just One of the basic features in our Full Blown Product, some of you will want to upgrade to the Monster Tool, “The List Virus”.
The truth rears its head…
|or not…Either way, this set of powerful scripts are yours, Free with absolutely no obligation!
Except your email and lies used to get it…oh, so I can sell you something.
|and finally…3) It’s been a while since I’ve given you something for Free to help you climb the Internet Marketing Food chain.
Spare us… Please. I mean really!. What a crock. He is pissed at me, trying to spoil my launch, giving away crap, and then using it all to sell you more crap for $97 pre month that to date, months later, he has no success stories what so ever on his site to back up his claims which I have proven to be exaggerated.
|So What Exactly Is This Software
And How Is It Used.Enjoy the scripts! (Click Here To See It In Action!)
This “Anti-Guru” now goes on to explain to you a list off plagiarized features of my product and my sales page called ViralFriendGenerator.com – After getting access to my sales page (it is obvious) because he lists his bullets near word for word and in the same order as my sales page he tries to give away crap.
Many have tested it and have told me it is buggy, does not work, is inferiors, and they would not use it if they were PAID $97 to use it.
So, do not let the scarcity minded liars warp the truth. You have now heard the real truth.
With that said, I will now show you the site of this lair. if you want to download crap for free, you can go flush your toilet, or go to his site at:
ViralScript.com (his site)
Do not be surprised he he takes the site down or changes the text as I have proven him to be a liar. He most likely will take the site down after his lies are exposed.
If you want the real product that I developed that will have free upgrades and free customer support for life, than you pay for quality that WORKS from a person that has gained a reputation online by helping others and offering quality products.
Go here for ViralFriendGenerator.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this and allowing me a chance to set the record straight.