At the time of writing this post AutoTrafficAvalanch is in the #1 position on the clickbank marketplace for “e-business & e-marketing” with a gravity of 1325 which means it is selling like crazy, and almost all of the “big-hitters” who I subscribe to have promoted it.
Now the site has such a great hook, generate floods of traffic in 13 clicks or less, and enjoy hundred dollars on autopilot.
Normally I ignore these type of products, but that hook and the popularity meant I had to buy it, and as it’s a clickbank product I can buy it through my own link to check it out before deciding if I should promote it or not. After all the guy who’s on the video lives just up in the road in Stockport, if it’s a great product it could open some doors.
Pushy Sales Funnel
On taking the $39 product I went past 4 different up-sells. The sales pitch didn’t match the original page and they seemed to be pusing to buying proven campaigns that I would just copy and paste. It also talked about affiliate X, I tried they’re monthly site years ago – it was shit then, so several no-thank you’s later and alarm bells were starting to ring.
Not What I Expected, But Good Initial Content
Inside the members area Mike has gone, and we have Kieran who expalins where the traffic is going to be coming from.
The traffic comes from paid advertising on facebook and a dating site plenty of fish. Unlike google adwords they allow people to direct link to clickbank products and if you do some research you can drill deep and get super targeted advertising.
I’ve heard about this being like adwords before the mass affiliate marketer’s spoilt it and google had to slap everyone to stop every search showing up biz opps / weight loss ect.
Where’s the automatic 13 click software?
In module 3 we got round to the “software” and the product rapidly goes downhill. This is not software it’s a script that you install on your own website with the only automated part being aimed to deceive facebook staff.
These guy’s openly say that advertising the top selling products in the make money online section of clickbank break the terms and conditions for facebook advertising, but if you use this script it will show a different site to facebook staff during approval, and send traffic to banned affiliate links.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be taking on facebook’s legal team!
This product starts off white hat, but quickly turns into a very black hat method, and anyone who’s promoted it you without the warning about the black-hat is just out to scew you out of cash.
Not only is the actual product black hat it’s completely misleading.
Lie #1 - 234 copies – total BS
If you look at the marketplace it has a link to the affiliate page where the top affiliate will get a $5,000 bonus on top of 60%.
Let’s do some maths – $39 x 234 = $9,126 x 0.4 (owners share) = $3560 – even with a killer upsell the owner is going to loose money if he sticks to this number.
Lie #2 – the actual name!
Inside the members area nothing is automated. You have to manually go through clickbank picking out products and then write your own adverts. The software itself is not automated, to use it you have to manually put in the deceptive link and clickbank product and then manaully upload it. Calling the site TrafficAvalanche may have worked, but the word auto is laughable.
Lie #3 – newbie friendly
The salespage talks of needing no PPC or technical knowledge.
The whole course relies on you using the advertising service provided by facebook / plenty of fish – this is just PPC by a different name! Installing the script to deceive the facebook staff is pretty technical, it looked easy enough to me after watching the video, but was definately not mentioned on the salespage.
I find it disgusting that this type of product has been allowed into the clickbank marketplace and that so many people are being sold to by unscrupulous people who ignore terms and conditions so that they can make more money.
If you’ve fallen for the slick salesvideo full of lies and broken promises then please contact clickbank directly for your refund, the only way to stop this type of crap is vote with your feet, a high refund rate should tell clickbank that this sort of black hat marketing is not something we want.
To get a refund contact email@example.com with your receipt number.