John Cow was a revelation, a wonderful parody of the (in)famous John Chow, and the legend continues with new owners of the parody site maybe providing better quality content than the original, and in a heated competition with Garry Conn.
I have known who the new “John Cow” is almost from the start, it was fairly easy for someone on a fair number of email lists to work out, and that is why they have managed to leverage so many great prizes. These are just the “top 10″.
- A FREE copy of David Cavanagh 52 Week â€œGetting Started On The Internetâ€ Program – includes 52 weeks of live conference calls, 1 on 1 coaching and membership site. Also includes 4 day live workshop in Pattaya Beach Thailand ($9,997 Value)
- A FREE copy of Ultimate A-to-Z Information Marketing Brain-in-a-Box from Yanik Silver ($3,000 Value)
- A FREE copy of Dominiche (Ed Dale & StomperNet) â€” The Art Of Buying & Selling Websites(Electronic version) â€” ($1,500 value)
- A FREE copy of the StomperNet Home Study Course – 15 DVDs ($1,997 value)
- A FREE copy of Ryan Deissâ€™ Wholesale Traffic System ($1,997 value)
- A FREE copy of Eben Paganâ€™s Altitude Home Study Course ($2,497 value)
- A FREE copy of Jeff Mulliganâ€™s QuickieProfits, one year membership ($359 value)
- A FREE copy of Jeff Walkerâ€™s Product Launch Formula 2.0 ($1,997 value)
- A FREE copy of Frank Kernâ€™s Mass Control ($2,497 value)
- A FREE copy of Jeff Johnsonâ€™s Underground Training Lab, 60-day membership ($997+ value)
Unfortunately some internet marketers have their own “perspective” on fake, using it purely for SEO purposes.
Fake Alex Goad
I know Alex Goad, he has been a subscriber and commenter on this blog for 18 months, and whilst he teaches various methods of SEO for affiliate marketing, I don’t think anything he has taught has ever been what I would class as deliberately “deceptive”.
I can understand the incentive to optimize a site for Alex’s name as well as his product name (Four Tier Annihilation Method), you might gain a small amount of additional traffic, but doing so in a manner that might be looked on as a deliberate case of identity theft is pushing the boundaries a little too far.
Fake Craig Beckta
I am less familiar with Craig, but he is a successful affiliate marketer using many of the tactics that Alex has previously taught.
One thing that Craig on his launch did was approach affiliate partners early – weeks in advance along with plenty of product information, mail outs, and plenty of creative graphics.
This does however present a problem with so many more affiliates looking to somehow improve their search rankings for anything to do with Craig and his Secret Affiliate Code (launches June 19th at 12:00 Noon Est), and it seems the same person has decided to optimize a site for Craig’s name as well.
It looks like our Alex/Craig is using an ADSL connection with variable IP address, but I am 99.9% certain it is the same guy.
Notice that he has made 2 comments on the same post pretending to be 2 different people.
Parody is great, I don’t like identity theft
There are certainly some parallels with the shill comments in the Vlad vs ePerks lawsuit