Google Sniper was a popular online marketing system a few years back. Then came out 2.0 which for the most part is the same thing. But regardless, is it a scam? The answer is no, but this is not a system I’d recommend using for a number of very important reasons as you’re about to find out.
Google Sniper 2.0 in a nutshell:
You learn to promote products from Clickbank.com via making websites and finding low competition keywords. There it is.
The idea behind this “formula” is that by finding low competition keywords, you can make websites, write articles which rank high for those keywords, get a lot of visitors and sell the products, thus where the money making process comes into play. Unfortunately many of the tactics recommended by this product’s creator, George Brown are not longer viable for SEO and can actually end up getting your website Google slapped. I’ll be getting into that in a moment.
You can join it for $1 for 7 days, then pay $67 every month after that.
You are also offered a product called the Predator which is basically the “next best thing” to Google Sniper. Basically an additional way to get you to spend more money.
How Google Sniper 2.0 Works:
The main emphasis of this product is utilizing a organization called Clickbank, a popular online marketing store where affiliates can promote from 1,000’s of products. These products are mostly digital and range from how to guides on just about anything you can think of: Relationships, fixing computers, health & fitness advice, ect…
Within the members area of this product, you get 8 videos and a long PDF explaining how the system of Google Sniper 2.0 works. But here you’re getting a much shorter summary 🙂
You learn to find products that pay high in commissions and promote them finding low competition keywords. In addition you can also promote the same Google Sniper 2.0 product which happens to be a Clickbank product, though I’m not going to be doing that here because I just don’t believe in it.
Then you create websites/blogs/articles which target the same low competition keywords. The idea behind this is by utilizing some “tricks” or as this product calls it “Sniping”. For example:
Some article directories/blog sites have prestige with Google and rank well, meaning you can easily make a page/article and have it appear on the first page. Note: This no longer works.
Additionally you also learn to “ping” and use social bookmarks on your blogs/articles to get Google crawling your page and indexing it higher/faster.
So here’s the summary:
- Find a Clickbank product.
- Find low competition keyword for the product you want to promote.
- Make a website/article/blog targeting those keywords.
- Use tactics such as pinging and social bookmarking to help your site/article/blog rank higher.
- Rank high, receive a lot of traffic and make money.
There you have it. Google Sniper 2.0 explained.
Time to explain why this is NOT a good idea.
Let us dissect each part of the Google Sniper 2.0 formula.
1. Promoting Clickbank products.
There are A LOT of shady and even “scammy” products on Clickbank which have a high refund percentage. I personally promote a couple of things there, but what I consider to be high quality products that people will like. Unfortunately Google Sniper’s method is basically to promote everything and anything to make money. You can technically make this work, but odds are you’ll likely be selling a lot of trash products and maybe having a high refund issue.
2. Find low competition keywords for the products you’ll be promoting.
Yes this still works. Unfortunately in Google Sniper’s case, it’s outdated because it uses Google’s keyword tool (which has changed and only works through Adwords). Also the keyword metrics you get there are in regards to PPC, not SEO. Needless to say, you can’t really use this tool to get an accurate representation of your keyword competition. Here is my preferred keyword tool.
3. Make a website/article/blog which will target your chosen keywords.
Some of this still works, but nowhere near as good as it used to be. Making a website is really the only thing you can do and it will take time for it to rise in the ranks. As for articles/blogs which I mentioned earlier have prestige? Well that’s a bad form of SEO. It’s considered to be backlinking.
Once upon a time people used to write tons of articles, link back to their website and get high rankings. At the time article directories and certain blog sites had a lot of prestige with Google, but no longer. Now many of these places are MUCH more strict on what you can write/promote and further more, Google doesn’t like it when it sees this form of backlinking. Learn what really works.
4. Use tactics such as Pinging & social bookmarking.
Yeah sorry, this worked years ago. Now it’s basically a form of telling Google in a spam fashion “Hey look at my site! Rank it high! Come on!”. No it doesn’t work anymore.
With all these issues added to the equation, Google Sniper is basically outdated and useless. The only thing that still makes sense is building a website and targeting low competition keywords, but you need updated training for that. Get it here.
- Pretty good quality videos.
- Endorses targeting low competition keywords.
- The odds of making money with this program is very little.
- Outdated methods that no longer work and can hurt your site.
- No point in paying $67 monthly for training that doesn’t update.
Final Rating: Google Sniper 2.0:
2 Out of 10 Stars. Very little benefit. Most tactics outdated/risky/useless. Not recommended. See #1 recommendation.
Final Thoughts: Is there really ANY reason to try this product?
I don’t really see any reason you’d want to buy this product if you’re serious about making money online. It’s methods just don’t work anymore for the most part. Yes there’s still some information that’s useful, but for the most part, you really can’t do anything with it. And even if you did try the $1 trial, there’s really no point in being there because the information isn’t updated.
Don’t let hype about making crazy money have you whipping out your credit card. Though it’s possible to do, there is NO such thing as a get rich quick scheme in online marketing. It takes hard work, effort and proper guidance to make it happen. If you’re serious about doing this, start here. It’s the only place I recommended to learn legitimate ways to succeed in this business.