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Don't Buy Those $97 Adsense Ebooks

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by manateemedia, Jul 29, 2006.

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    I've gotta say, just in case anyone new comes along and is tempted to buy one of those adsense ebooks you see online, don't buy them. I think you can learn everything you need to know here and at webmaster world's forums as well.

    They are full of affiliate links and will likely not pay you if you try to sell the ebooks as an affiliate. I'm probably preaching to the choir, but had to say it. :D
    SEMrush
     
    manateemedia, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    xuyibiz Banned

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    thanks for your information.
     
    xuyibiz, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    thats alot of money to pay for a e-book, you can get some of the same information for free.
     
    chachacallis, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    qwestcommunications Notable Member

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    I wonder what made them price it $97 rather than say $99. Their pricing is as peculiar as their motives.
     
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    I disagree. I bought several adsense e-books, and by making 1 simple change, I increased my CTR by 400% .. (which equals thousands of $$$ extra every month) I have yet to see that perticular tip on any of the above mentioned forums. (and I have searched alot) if you can get even 1 idea that makes you money, and is not on a forum, then it's worth it. (a few weren't worth it, but that's the chance you take)
     
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    You can get the info on forums and searching online, but if you would rather have all the info together in one document it sure speeds things up. And you can always reference it later. If you buy one of these ebooks and get 1 good thing out of it then its worth it in my opinion.

    I learned everything I know from trial and error and reading on forums. There are so many of these "make moiney on adsense" programs and ebooks for sale out there it makes my head spin. Personally I have never bought one of these $97 adsense ebooks, but I did buy Joel Comms book on Amazon for $15. Im glad I did.

    CJ
     
    cjshu, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    adwordaffiliate Active Member

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    There are books out there that are worth buying, you just need to know which ones are a scam & which ones will actually tell you something useful.
     
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    Let me guess...images above the ads?
     
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    hahaha and you wont see that tip on a year old DP thread ;)
     
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    I've found a few eBooks on P2P networks... and worth every penny ;)
     
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    Hey,

    I've spent over $200 in the past 2 weeks on e-books, and $300 from software in those mailing lists.

    I went from $0 a month to $10 a day. My site traffic has picked up from the SEO tools. Take a look vip-surf.in/stats.

    Regards,
    Sohan.
     
    Sohan, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    Charging for free knowledge is old hat.

    Everything in those books is available for free on here and other sites across the net.

    :rolleyes:
     
    ZachG, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    I have never fallen to the trap of such online junks
     
    agnivo007, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    i have been looking for ebooks all over the web, and every single ebook that i saw at ridiculously high prices, i got them for free from other side. Even all the info of "the rich jerk" e-book....
     
    bluefox21, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    o2pb Well-Known Member

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    ebooks are basically scams. Why would someone who claims to "know the google secret" give the info away when they can just hoard it, and reap the benefits alone!?

    I read 2 ebooks.... most of the stuff I already knew, and whatever I didn't I found on these forums.
     
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    There IS a market out there for products like this, and people buy them over and over again. Millions are being made.

    Don't knock the market just because the products don't appeal to you. Many people buy them and are quite happy with what they get.

    Paul
     
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    Seems like we see both side of the coin here.

    You CAN get all the info' in the ebooks from online sources and in forums etc BUT you would have to know what you were looking for and it does take time.

    When I started adsense many years ago I bought all the ebooks and although most had duplicate content and a lot of rubbish in them I DID learn a lot.

    As I tend to spend around the $10k a month mark on advertising (for my product sites not adsense revenue sites) then a few hundred bucks on ebooks is a little outlay for potentially some good return.

    My own opinion is that knowledge is vital to be succesful and I will read just about everything that gets put out (within reason). If I pick up one tip per 3 books then its usually worthwhile in the long run.

    For what it's worth though - you can get ALL the tips in the world about Adsense and whether its from ebooks or DP you will NOT make a fortune unless you have high traffic volumes and that is usually the one thing they DONT tell you how to do.

    I would be more inclined to concentrate on content/traffic than on whether or not you use "this size Ad" or "that colour scheme". AFTER you have the traffic just use trial and error to find what works best for you. At the end of the day THAT is what will make you money.

    For example everyone tells you to "blend" Ads but I have some sites where blending has a negative effect and where making ads "stand out" (like the Ad at the top of the page on DP) works much better.

    There is NO definitive answer - it can be different per page let alone per site.

    TRY lots of things and KEEP RECORDS!!
     
    whitespider, Jul 30, 2006 IP
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    Pretty much, it goes for most internet marketing ebooks out there. Most are a waste of money and lack real substance.
     
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    Thanks for your information...
     
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    I was always wonderinge about these ebooks...

    I immagine the authors of these books get their knowledge from free boards like digitalpoint and then selling it for too high a fee.
     
    designerhandbags, Jul 30, 2006 IP