Foolproof Cash Flow is articulately-done with top-notch quality. Will Oviedo Jr. has done a fantastic job! However, there’s a few items I’m a little uneasy…
My Initial Experience with This Product
My experiences with the Foolproof Cash Flow was, for the most part, superb. I’ve actually learned new things from this Course and from one of the up-sells, the Niche Finder Upgrade, I was granted access to. I’m not an advocate to up-sells. I’ve been with programs that lay it all out on the table at once. Although up-selling is a popular marketing tactic, I find that putting out products and then having a barrage of up-sells suddenly hitting you in the face immediately after purchase is annoying.
Finding what works (this concept is taught in the Course,) is done by the vast majority of online marketers. Up-sells work, but in several reviews, I’ve found that the product is nothing more than a teaser, a form of bait & switch. With Foolproof Cash Flow, you do get up-sells, but you also get value in the basic course.
It irks me to go into a product I’ve just purchased only to find that, in order to get the full benefit of something I thought I was getting in the first place, I have to put out more money. Even worse, when a product leads to a product that does nothing more for you than to reveal itself as a vehicle to present more flashy offers (besides up-sells.)
It’s like milking every drop out of the cow!
What I thought would be a course teaching you how to exactly replicate a site, through & through, including the content (duplicate content) turned out to be nil. It’s just the way the initial advert laid things out. I was pleasantly surprised that this isn’t the case at all. It’s how to replicate a site alright, but not plagiarism.
However, there is a bit of black-hat marketing involved and it’s taught in the Course. I wrote this special supplement to go with my Review. I believe that it’s only right for folks to know what they’re getting into. I do not believe Mr. Oviedo intentionally sought out to put his students on a mutiny with Google and other search engines, but indeed, there is a bit of dated stuff inside the Course and so, without further adieu, here they are.
I am a bit at odds with the fact that this is a “foolproof” system. Most of what’s taught in the Course is not unique at all. More on this below…
There was a time, not to long ago, when you wanted to get as many targeted keywords into your composition as possible. However, as Google and other search engines noted this “gaming” that was going on, some of them, especially Google, began to clamp down on the ongoing keyword stuffing that was rampart throughout the Internet.
The first time I noticed this was when I used to write for EzineArticles. This article directory was amongst the first to see changes going on within Google and acted upon it by imposing restrictions on how many instances of a targeted keyword could appear in articles. Exceeding this number resulted in articles being rejected. Soon after, to help the reject rates, EZA implemented a cog in the editing machinery that detected keyword stuffing before the article ever left the editing board. This was great.
People went on to just “make it” within the safe zone.
Over time, Google responded by strongly suggesting that attention should be spent more on writing naturally than to be worrying about density. To me, that was a great relief because I remember experiencing the issue of getting that keyword in at a 2% density (because if this wasn’t done, others who had would outrank mine.)
The worst problem I had with maintaining a keyword density was having to strategically-place them into the article and have them make good sense. Often, trying to word something with keyword density doubled writing time.
Why Does Google Want You to Write Naturally?
This is what the Penguin update within Google is all about. There were a huge number of websites being artificially-optimized and many of these practices are now considered by Google as “black-hat” marketing. Google (and increasingly other major search engines) focus on the human experience reading articles, reviews, and so forth. Google rewards you if you know your material, cover it thoroughly and naturally ranking for other keywwords that are relevant and rank high in the search results. These are the Latent Semantic Indexing keywords that, if you write naturally, can’t help but attain.
If you build a site with keyword stuffing in it, you might rank very high with it at first, but experience has shown that once Google is done dancing with this content, she will leave you stood up. If it’s not you who gets slapped, it will be the person you sell the website to. For some people, that’s their problem, but for people like myself and others – I care and I won’t do that to others. This means putting a site up on Flippa and getting top dollar for it. I may be able to go to the bank but I’m not laughing.
Hiring Cheap Outsourcing to Write Articles
Again, this may be a temporary fix for someone who wants to build a website and then unload it through an auction site. Google insists on quality, unique writing and as the days go on, she gets smarter and smarter all the while.
This means you are not likely to fool Google and other search engines with cheap writing. The problem is with doing this – you don’t know what you’re getting. It’s a great thing that William Oviedo does provide a resource that checks on this. If you go with this Course, make sure you use that application to be sure what you’re getting from the content-creating marketplaces like Fiverr and others.
I also find it outstanding that he offers resources on places you can go to hire out your content to be written, which sources do indeed insist on quality and have quality-controls in place.
Oviedo recommends using poorer-grade compositions, you’ve paid a few bucks for to have done, to be used in the upper levels of your linking chains, (he calls tiered linking.) and outsource better compositions from the more quality platforms. He points out to be used in first and perhaps second tiers of your linking system.
There’s some problems with purchasing low-end content…
- You might be getting PLR (or other forms of duplicate content) – at least in part.
- You might be getting compilations that has been ripped from several other existing works.
- Having duplicate content within your linking system will eventually catch up and hurt you.
- Very often those who will do articles very cheap ($1-$5) are written in poor English.
- If you specify how many times a keyword gets used, it will be done, but quality goes down.
You might be one of those who says after having unloaded the site this has been done to, “It’s not my problem!”
Well, that may be so if you don’t have a conscience. If you do, you won’t want to dump a site like this off onto another person so he/she winds up with the Google slaps and the find that what they REALLY have is a mess!
You do this for any length of time, Google will catch up with you and you will be the one getting slapped.
Whatever you write – or have written, insist on top quality and pay more for it, even though the content is going on higher-tier levels. Would you want to go to read an article to find it full of stilted language and parts of it not making sense? Don’t subject others to this.
I hate to spill the beans on this one, but one of the things Oviedo recommends is “good” content-spinning software. I don’t know that there is such a thing, and in fact, I would not use any content-spinners, period.
Even at the time when these were in wide use, I found I had more trouble and spent more time making the results that came from spinning software make sense and restore the human element in it. I’ve often found myself completely re-writing the article – not good!
One day I compared something written by a drunk person to one spun. The inebriated man made more sense in his writing than did the spin software. It was a mess!
Further, Google is getting smarter and so are the article directories. They can pick out spun articles much better than ever before, moreso than you might think, so if you are spinning your content, be sure that eventually, you (or the one you sold the website to) is going to be rewarded by deranking and possibly de-indexing!
You have the spinners featured in the Course. I would not use them nor encourage anyone else to either.
Missing the Human Factor
I realize that this set of instructions entails replicating sites (that is, creating a similar site with modified content) and it will give you everything you need to know about SEO (and a bit, as shown above that is not so good to know) notably artificially-optimized web pages which employ some of the things taught on here. This is what the Penguin and Panda upgrades are ultimately addressing.
Sure, if you do everything that is addressed in the Courses here, you will most likely get results, but how long will it last? Will you be the one who gets slapped by Google, or will it be the unfortunate person who knows little about SEO that suddenly finds his newly purchased site little more than cyber waste when Google de-ranks it?
Trusting in Flippa.com
Do bear in mind that folks use Flippa.com to unload sites that are no longer useful to them. That’s fine and dandy, but what if you’re following a site on there that has been created exclusively for Flippa? If you use any of these, make darned sure you note how old the site is. What Mr. Oviedo says is unique about his training (i.e. replicating what others have done to their sites to make them successful) is actually not new.
I’ve seen this many times over the last ten years in my involvement with online marketing. Back when I first started, I remember a site called “carboncopy *such-and-such*) and it had something to do with digging into competitor’s sites. That’s not new at all. In fact, the online business training community I’m a member of, teaches the same thing, but without the black-hat stuff.
What’s new about this training is the Flippa trick. I’ve never seen that anywhere and I would say this is what’s unique about it.
I’d be very leery about which sites on Flippa you intend to replicate, because if it has some of these black-hat processes on it, and even if it is shown to do well with them, it might have been created to be sold on the auction site.
I included this product as one that’s acceptable because most of what is taught in the Courses are up-do-date and Mr. Oviedo is careful to note that there’s work involved, you don’t get rich overnight and he does provide many contemporary aspects one would need to know with regard to SEO. There are however, some dated methods on here, and these are what I expounded upon above. This is NOT a scam by any sense of the word, and this also is worth a lot to me.
I don’t like how the advertising and up-sells are done, even though this is a popular “Warrior Forum” way to do it. (my take on it.) Therefore, I’m providing the link to the [Foolproof Cash Flow (link not yet available)] system because, it does have value. Please check out the Review for my #1 Top Choice for online business training programs right here on this site…