Back in 2003, I read a book called Google Cash, by Chris Carpenter.
It revolutionized the way I was doing my affiliate marketing by proving that I could put an affiliate link in directly into AdWord ads and earn amazing affiliate commissions, without having to set up a website. Since then the Google Slap came in and I had to come up with another way of making a killing from AdWords.
So I went for the longer approach, I set up mini-websites, each containing about 20-30 pages of content, plus pay per click landing pages for each ad group. This method has worked exceedingly well for me, but it is time consuming and Chris just showed me a private video where he reveals over 26,000 direct linking ClickBank campaigns that are hugely profitable. I thought direct linking was dead, yet this video proves me wrong.
I'm really keen to hear your feedback on what you think of this method? My guess is that if this works as well as it appears to, then I'd better master it before competitors do.What are your thoughts?
Click here to watch this video!
Also, I've managed to talk Chris into appearing on a live teleseminar that you can listen to on Thursday, 9pm EST (New York Time). I'm going to grill him as much as I can to find out exactly how he makes so much money by direct linking, and also you guys will be able to ask your own questions live on the call. Here are the details below:
Interview with Millionaire Chris Carpenter (Direct linking PPC Expert)
- When: Thursday 9pm EST (New York Time)
- Where: Click here to view location
All the best,
Joe Ciechanowski • 14 years ago
vivienne • 14 years ago
Helmut Freydag • 14 years ago
Thank you for this video. Chris has showing us that he`s a real expert in PPC. Google Cash Detective is an amazing tool.
Best Affiliate Programs • 14 years ago
Alex • 14 years ago
I imagine this is a pre sell to a membership program - perhaps a low price to get attention.
Any low tech solutions welcome Martin
Adrian • 14 years ago
Juergen • 14 years ago
At the end of the day, even for sure it is worth a trial with some bucks, but for the long run I agree 100% with Charles Heflin, concerning that we have to deliver quality on our websites and do the straight handwork, SEO etc... maybe it takes longer and is more difficult, but just because of that there will be less people getting there, which means that the market will always have some space for a good concept... summa summarum.... I think it is a matter of mentality.... some people are good at making a quick profit of a quick opportunity (maybe Chris is such a guy), however, those people are really prepared for that to be able to be there before the others even know.... for the majority of people I think it is better to focus on solid long run techniques that survive a certain hype.... it's like a good old jeans... it is never on fashion but it is also never out of fashion... it just works without any doubt
Brian Sloan • 14 years ago
Saul • 14 years ago
Another method is over bidding the competition. And the way to profitably to do that is using a competition tracking tool. There are quite a few of them, ppc bully, hexatrack, etc. And it seems to me that GC detective is Chris' spin on it.
Still, imo, your own LP will always be more profitable, unless you think you can take up a lot of niches fast by overbidding (fast enough to pay off).
Monica • 14 years ago
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Ion Andrei • 14 years ago
I think it is the best gift that I received for very long time. And right in the moment i was needed. If God helps me, I want to meet you in flesh and blood, and to thank you personal.
You are great.
God bless you!
Mark Davies • 14 years ago
Adwords PPC - Bob • 14 years ago
These spy tools are nothing new. They help you identify affiliates who are direct linking to merchant landing pages along with the keywords being used as well as the ads that are successfully converting. The assumption is that a profitable ad is based on longest running and most frequently displaying ads, that affiliates won't keep throwing money at Google if the ads and keywords aren't converting - although some bozo's do.
So you use Google Cash Detective and you clone a profitable campaign. And Google now expects you to use the destination URL as your display URL. According to Google's rules, they will only display one advertiser per page with the same destination URL. That was the whole idea behind the affiliate Google slap a few years ago. Google didn't want a 5 affiliates showing up on the right column of Adwords all promoting the same thing.
So how are you supposed to clone and copy these direct linking campaigns, bid on the same keywords and use the same display URLs (or it wouldn't be a direct linking campaign if you go to your own landing page)? For a given keyword, Google is only going display one ad with the same display URL, www.reversephonedetective.com in the video example. The ad that Google is going display is the campaign you are trying to clone, not your new ad that you're throwing into the mix.
Am I missing something here?
Chrisi Darrington • 14 years ago
Then today yet "another" email for this program. Honestly, in the past two weeks I've been hit over and over with new things. This video of Chris's program looks very promising but where's the end? What does it cost?
I'm frustrated but keeping my mind open to see where this will end up.
loksch • 14 years ago
Troy • 14 years ago
I too would like to know the answer to this.
The reason why I do not do direct linking is because of that google rule.
Maybe I am missing something tooo..lol
Might be good to grill him with some questions on Thursdays call.
Simon Slade • 14 years ago
Make sure you have the date booked in and your questions written down.
Ruben Damian Corbo • 14 years ago
MARK BARKOW • 14 years ago
Ron Howell • 14 years ago
Google it, or search for some youtube vids on the subject.
Once bitten, twice shy!
Sterling • 14 years ago
Look, nobody can deliver the holy grail for making money. These gurus are all together sharing and sharing alike here: an "interlocking board of directors."
I brokered and traded futures for 40 years. Over that time, lots of materials appeared that promised the inside track, easy, mechanical no-brainer guide to riches. Now if the product could deliver that, who would share it?
Don't sell the goose that lays the golden eggs.
If I had the ability to generate such enormous profits, why would I take the time and expense required just to dilute it, to educate my competition? Perhaps I would for $500,000 upfront and an easy $100 a month from, say 700 subscribers.
Hey, you think 700 subscribers cloning reversephonelookup are all going to make $1000 a day?
Remember the adage: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Take Adrienne Devita's sound advice: roll up the sleeves and get your hands dirty with the data. Do it by hand and master the techniques in the course. (Recall the part about long-term "Authority sites?) When you get really good at it, know all the ins-and-outs, then you can start selling your own software. :)
BlueFire • 14 years ago
KeywordSpy, KeyCompete and SpyFu allow you to determine which keywords are being bidded on per destination URL. They have hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of keywords which they have been tracking for many months.
The theory is that if a particular keyword is still being paid for by people for a particular destination URL, then it should be profitable. For example, it may show you that the keyword "make money online" is being paid for by the people who own/promote the destination URL "affilorama.com".
The problem with the above is that you have no way of knowing WHO is bidding on that keyword when pointing to that destination URL. You'll have a never-ending stream of newbies out there who will throw up thousands of keywords on Google and point it to their favorite affiliate site.
So even if the word has been paid for by people for the past year, it may have been promoted by hundreds of newbie affiliates who paid for that keyword for a few weeks and then went broke.
The second type of tracking available is from sites/products such as: Hexatrack, PPC Bully, Ad Spy Pro, Affiliate Elite, Traffic Travis, etc.
These technologies are one step down from those listed above, since you have to manually enter the list of keywords which you want tracked.
You then need to wait many days to see any useful results (typically recommended at 20 days) before you can act on it with some degree of safety.
In contrast, Google Cash Detective 2 is the only technology I know of which enables you to track the TARGET URL rather than the DISPLAY URL.
So instead of spying on people pointing to the display URL "salehoo.com", you can now spy on a specific target URL such as "myafflink.salehoo.hop.clickbank.net".
If that same target URL is consistently displayed in the Google ads for more than 20 days, then you've just found a specific affiliate who seems to have a profitable combination of: keyword, ad, destination page.
Some other affiliates will use a review page as a landing page, or a pre-sell landing page.
GCD2 will allow you to spy on all of it.
I hope that helps to make things clear.
It is true that the first time that Chris launched Google Cash Detective and Google Cash Automator, there were a lot of problems. I didn't personally sign up at that point, so I'm unaware of the specifics....but I have heard various other people warn me of this.
Even though this product is unique, hopefully has been fixed from the prior problems it had, and shows great potential.....be prepared to pay for it. The upfront cost is expected to be around $1000 with an ongoing monthly fee of around $100.
There's a lot more that goes into having a consistently profitable campaign than just keyword spying: tracking, split testing, further keyword research to expand on long tail terms, expand to the content network, content network research, landing page creation, adgroup management, creating a proper sales funnel, email promotion, etc, etc, etc.
Don't think that GCD2 is the silver bullet that will change your life.....especially if you're not in a position to afford of $1000 to get this tool.
Having said that, I'll likely buy this product on launch day, due to seeing the potential of it.....but I'm already in a position where I'm earning thousands of dollars in profit per month from my existing internet marketing activities. It's always good to re-invest in your business, but again, please be careful with thinking this is a silver bullet if you can't afford the price.
Cascadia • 14 years ago
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Ken Weathers • 14 years ago
I really like the new tool and can barely wait to get my hands on it.
Nicm • 14 years ago
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Robert Cwik • 14 years ago
You were lucky! I did exactly the same, and even created a landing page (was easy as the reverse phone det. provides one). 70 clicks, 0 sales. I don't mention the cost... Simply put, If he had left this campaign running, then those 6 sales would be soon diluted in empty clicks, too.
What's the fuss about it? Are you folks really so happy to spend more and more money to feed Google and creators of various programs, like this?
OK, I think I have seen here someone say they were successful. My question always is: how much does it cost? Because telling me "I earn $2000 a month on the internet" does not impress me. You may earn $2.000 profit spending $100.000, and I am not in a position to do that. Show me the way to EARN $10 a day, spending $50 (a real one, one that works, and the one for which you don't have to include the "Earnings Disclaimer" in fine print), and which I can scale to reach even $1000 a day spending $5000, and I will even share my profits with you.
I know, there isn't such program, and all this is just another nice try to drain your pockets. The same quality as PPC Classroom, and others. And I have already paid to dearly for my online "success".
Jan More • 14 years ago
bollox • 14 years ago
They promise that you will make money like them, so you pay them adding to their money and you get told something you can find out for free on google! lol
Ron Howell • 14 years ago
"Is it ethical to copy and paste all the ads at GCD?"
If you spent months setting up a profitable campaign, researching profitable keywords, testing and tweaking it by running split tests, and then someone came by and stole it from you...
How would you feel?
This is assuming that GCD works. There's still no evidence of that yet. People shouldn't listen to pre-launch hype from people who stand to gain financially from it. They have a biased opinion.
There are other much better ways of doing research for profitable niches and keywords.
PPCKahuna teaches how to set up profitable campaigns by using PPC plus SEO systems so if you were to stop running your Adwords campaign you're still going to get traffic from natural search queries. This is a much better long term approach in my opinion. Plus you don't have to steal anyone's hard work.
Stephen • 14 years ago
Aiden Rosenberg • 13 years ago
I signed up to the trial of Google Cash, GCD and GCA, it was alright but i didn't have any luck with it. I've been attempting to cancel my subscription with absolutely no success. All support e-mails from their cancellation policy bounce back from the postmaster saying the mailboxes don't exist, and i just sent through a support ticket but i don't expect a reply. Of course once the 7 day trial is over you get billed fairly big amounts, (big to me, as i'm just a newbie with no money).
I just called my bank and cancelled my credit card, just to be sure. Googling "google cash" comes up with a lot of sites with people having the same problem. Also, I found that ethically the google cash system isn't fair, as I wasn't aware the strategy was just "copy other people".
**when everyone elses strategy stops working, you'll just go down with them!**
The lesson I think i'm learning is that there isn't gonna be a big short-cut to finding a successful strategy. I'll continue to learn from free content from sites like this, but this is definitely a good wake up call!
Aiden Rosenberg • 13 years ago
I sent a 'support ticket' to google cash asking to cancel the trial and they responded back to me via e-mail within a day (which was good) asking to confirm cancellation. I feel a bit more relieved but it's still a worry that the e-mails in their cancellation policy don't exist.
I highly recommend doing some research on google cash before trialling/purchasing.
Jon Pastorizo • 13 years ago
You're fortunate cause you are now here and can learn a lot here to start building your online business. Always remember, "There are no shortcuts to a place worth going."
See you in the forum.