It seems Boy George needs more money. No, not the British singer/artist weirdo. I am talking about another Brit; The George Brown who made, as 17 year old boy, well over $500,000 in 2010 with his online product Google Sniper. The first update to Google Sniper 2 took place in 2012, and just recently, August 2014. George, not a boy anymore, blessed the internet community with yet another update of his product. Google Sniper 3 has arrived and is the subject of my review today.
What Is Google Sniper 3?
Young George was pretty smart, I must admit. Back then, he detected a flaw, or loophole, in Google's search engine algorithm that made it relatively easy to get high rankings with mini niche websites. He put together a video training course, supported by a 102 page pdf file that teaches people how to exploit this loophole and achieve high rankings for their sites. This seemed to work for many folks, if done correctly.
However, almighty Google in its never ending quest to deliver the best possible search results to their customers, performed many updates to its algorithm which resulted not only in ‘closing George's loophole‘ but also penalized site owners using Googler Sniper methods with de-indexing their websites.
According to George Brown, Google Sniper 3 will still enable you to profit from the loophole that Google claims to have fixed.
What You Get With Google Sniper 3
Once you have access to the member area, the Getting Started Tab will give you an overview of what to expect and George is showing you a flow chart of his program.
These are the steps it takes to build these money making sites
- Find popular Clickbank products to promote
- Find the niche that product is relevant to
- Find profitable low competition, high search volume keywords
- Create EMD's (Exact Match Domains) for those keywords
- Create mini sites and squeeze pages to promote (sell) the products
You are now ready start the training and hit the ………
- Google Sniper Tab. This is the core training and consists of 25 videos and a supplemental pdf eBook which will help you along the way. The videos are not half-ass bad, of decent quality and some of the content is quite interesting and helpful. Once done with this part, you move on to the…………
- Further Training Tab. Here you will find 8 more videos which go into more detail about ‘Sniping”.
- The Empire Module Tab: This is a new addition to Google Sniper and reveals a bunch of ‘tricks and secrets' about outsourcing your work
- Behind The Rolodex Tab hides the training ‘how to build your list‘. You heard the saying “The Money Is In The List” and I will tell you that this is true.
- The Sniper X Tab will get you weekly updates of Google changes, and information about marketing tactics and strategies that are used by other successful internet marketers.
- The Support Tab explains to you ‘how to get help if needed‘ and also general info about technical problems, and how to get a refund if you wish to cancel your membership.
All in all, the package seems to be pretty decent and helpful to get started in Affiliate Marketing.
How Much Does Google Sniper 3 Cost?
George Brown offers you a 5-day trial deal for $1.00. If you do not cancel at day 5, your cost will be $47.00 per month. The product is sold through Clickbank so there is a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.
What Are The Google Sniper 3 Complaints
- Users of previous Google Sniper version(s) voicing their dissatisfaction about the fact that there is really nothing new in Sniper 3, with the exception of the added ‘Empire Module' about outsourcing your work.
George Brown does not even make the effort to hide that version 3 is nothing else but the ‘recycling' of Google Sniper 2. Look how ‘New Training” is introduced in GS 3 and what you really get:
“In this section you will find new ‘X' Training videos which are updated regularly, the video's cover new and cutting edge techniques to make your Sniper sites more powerful and profitable”
So much for new stuff; this is a video carried over from GS2 and George didn't even bother to change the heading.
Apparently George Brown promised customers of GS1 & GS2 that future updates will be FREE to them. This is not true. You will be charged $47 per month if you want access to the ‘new/old GS 3″.
Personally, I call this a ‘slimy guru tactic'.
It Does Not Work!
Well, well, well; I am not surprised though. If you dig deep enough, you can find hundreds of these complaints in different forums. Let me show you just one that speaks for the rest.
“Didn't do the one on one but according to the course that should be enough. Got the members area access though. Been 6 months and no results. George's Keyword Research methods outlined in the course don't work anymore, many complain about that part and not really being able to start because of it. I had to get help from other IM'ers to get more accurate and up to date keyword research methods.”
This is from a conversation between Linda and one of George's affiliate asking her if she bought the ‘One-on-One‘ coaching with Georgie boy himself. This ‘coaching to 5,000 per month‘ comes with a steep price of course, depending on the “see if YOU qualify”!
I am being ‘double charged'
Many users get a rude awakening when they receive their CC statements and discover TWO charges of $47. You see, Google Sniper X used to be included in GS1 and GS2 but is no longer in Google Sniper 3. There is a very small, very light colored ‘check box' on the order form that can be easily overlooked. If you miss to uncheck this box, you agree to pay an additional $47 for Sniper X. This is another typical guru tactic, I call an outright scam.
It is very difficult to receive a refund
The product is sold through Clickbank and it is usually pretty simple and easy to get a refund. I am not sure why so many customers are having problems. Here is one example:
Lack of Support
There is none, period. Although there is a Support Tab in the member area, it goes to a 3rd party support system that does not respond. My team took the $1 trial to take a ‘look see' and contacted support right away with a question. There was no response at all after day 3.
George himself is not accessible, even if you would spend a couple of grands for the One-On-One coaching. Take another look at the ad just above, Mr. Brown would “manage directly“, meaning OUT SOURCING this task.
These are the main complaints from Google Sniper customers. You may ask “What about all the GOOD REVIEWS that pop up when I search for ‘google sniper review'? Don't get fooled by these so-called reviews. They are in fact sales pages from affiliate marketers trying to make a buck by promoting this product. There is nothing wrong with promoting something you believe in and has worked for you. But I suspect that most of the positive reviews are from affiliates that haven't had recent success implementing Google Sniper 3. So you need to take those type of reviews with a grain of salt.
So is Google Sniper 3 a Scam?
I cannot call Google Sniper a scam. Like I mentioned earlier, the core training is ‘not half-ass' bad, and beginners will learn the basics of Affiliate Marketing. However, George Brown scratches only the surface of affiliate marketing, uses outdated and today irrelevant methods and tactics that will probably not lead to success.
In all fairness, there are some reports from GS users that do make some money with their mini sites. Not the thousands of dollars a day George brags about in his sales video, but in the $50 to $100 range. These reports however come from more experienced folks using ‘paid for methods‘ to generate traffic..
Well that pretty much wraps up my Google Sniper 3 Review. As always I would love to hear your thoughts about it. So feel free to chime in within the comment box down below.
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Eddy with a y