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Monday, 17 May 2010

Too Good To Be True

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The old adage that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

I have been amused by the plethora of get-rich-quick schemes that have surrounded social media platforms.

For example, something called Tweetomatic Profiteer targets "ex corporate slaves" and trumpets earnings of "$13,170.49 Month-After-Month"

Mind you, such promises don't come cheap and there is an inviation to spend a mere "one-off price of $77"

This is the sort pf promise one expects on a  shopping channel and I for one am not going to fall for it.

The other irritating thing about this site is the javascript which does not allow you to clickback to previous sites and keeps asking you why you are leaving.  I would have thought the answer was fairly obvious.

These affiliate programmes promise the earth but rarely if ever deliver. If I had believed eveything that Google Adsense promised I would own half of Dubai (pictured) by now.

Of more practical use are sites that share creative ideas that you, the publisher or site owner, can capitalise upon. This blog is set up to ferret out these opportunities.

One such article is by Juliana Crispo who gives some practical suggestions on how to leverage social media through the use of the tried and trusted Google maps.

She proposes:

1. Providing incentives by sharing coupons using Google Places (see video below)
2. Sharing a compelling route for people to try
3. Sharing your Place with other routes
4. Soliciting patron feedback
5. Sharing insights with your neighbours and marketers

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