I’ve reviewed a previous program by Vick Strizheus once before. In it I said I will not be buying or nor recommending it because the person has a lot of questionable history & that the program itself connected to what I consider a gigantic scam (Empower Network). Now that I took a look at Internet Traffic Formula, I have come to the same conclusion.
Although everything I write here is my personal opinion, I want to let you know why I’m such a skeptic of Vick’s program/s. You are certainly free to do as you please. Also at this point in time, Internet Traffic Formula is sold out and has a waiting list available which is what you’ll see if you try the visit the homepage of that site, thus the screenshot to the right.
Internet Traffic Formula in a nutshell:
It’s basically a training program that goes over various (many really) ways to accumulate traffic to your website. A lot of the methods involve paid methods of marketing as well as list building. Obviously the most important thing to a website’s success is traffic (visitors). More importantly targeted visitors. Supposedly through this program you are shown how to amass this quickly.
While I am not a fan of the program due to it’s connection to Empower Network & Vick’s past which I’ll get to later, I will admit the training itself is good and there is potential. However the price tag I believe is ridiculously high (close to $1,000). Ultimately in spite of it’s benefits, I will not be recommending the program, but once again, more on that later.
What you get from this program:
Overall there are 12 training modules which cover traffic accumulation techniques. We’re talking:
- Mobile marketing
- Social network marketing
- Paid ads (most likely ad swaps, solo ads)
- Video marketing..
- Using CPA networks. In this program, you are shown how to use and get CPA places to send you traffic.
- Cheap traffic accumulation tactics. Supposedly you can get highly cheap, yet targeted traffic for pennies. Not sure if this is truly as good as it claims.
- PPC traffic (I honestly recommend you start here if you’ve never tried PPC before).
- And more…
Certainly there is a lot of in-depth training and opportunity if you use these techniques. One thing I will say is that a large majority of it is through paid traffic techniques. I don’t ever recommend beginners or those who are tight on money start doing online marketing through the paid approach because it’s really a huge gamble in my experience, even though most of success has actually come from it (case study).
However, your main goal with the training in this program is to either:
- Utilize it for your own business ventures.
- Promote the program itself to other people & this is where Empower Network comes in.
Why I will not be trying Internet Traffic Formula:
I believe Internet Traffic Formula, just like Vick’s previous program, Big Idea Mastermind (BIM) are all just trying to get you into Empower Network, a gigantic organization that deals with having you use it’s “viral blogging” tool to promote itself to others.
In his previous system BIM, if you joined the program, you automatically would have joined Empower Network and Vick would end up making money through this investment. Now the whole purpose of BIM in the first place was to help you succeed in marketing BIM itself and Empower Network to others.
If you did, you would be able to make gigantic commissions which would range anywhere from $25-$5,000 (in total). How much you made depended on how many referrals you got into the program and what those referrals bought. Empower Network was advertised for $25, but would then ask you buy it’s very expensive up-sells saying that if you did purchase them, you would be able to promote them and make huge commissions in the process.
Now with BIM, if you purchased the high up-sells, Vick would in many cases get a lot of that money. And if you also referred other people into BIM & Empower Network, Vick would also make a portion of your referral’s investment because eventually the money would flow upwards to people who referred YOU into Empower Network. In this case, it’s Vick.
Now I’m really getting too much into details so I’ll cut this part short and just say I’m not a fan of Empower Network because I believe it to be a HUGE scam and pyramid scheme. Though you can get full details on why, I just can’t give my thumbs up to any program which promotes this place.
Why am I saying all of this anyway? Well because Internet Traffic Academy (ITA) I believe is doing the same thing Big Idea Mastermind was/is. When I tried to sign up to see more info on ITA, I was shown that it was sold out (screenshot above, but I could sign up to get on the “waiting list”. So I did and then it took me to an Empower Network sale’s page. Here is the screenshot of that:
A) When I reviewed Big Idea Mastermind, I found that Vick had a very questionable history. For one, he was accused and found guilty of insurance fraud. This was way before he even got started online. More serious questions on Vick Strizheus.
B) This isn’t the first program Vick has released onto the online marketing scene where he promises to teach you great traffic generating techniques. If you count Internet Traffic Formula, you’ll get at least 4 other programs Vick has made. All of thse programs from what I’ve seen have promised the same things this place does: Traffic generating secrets.
Here are my questions & my opinions in regards to this:
- Why is there a need to create so many programs which essentially promise the same things?
- Is it because they are being updated? Could be.
- But if that’s the case, then why make a completely different program to do this? Wasn’t the first one good enough?
- Couldn’t you make a version 2.0 or something like that?
- Could it be that the previous programs he made are losing their popularity for whatever reason?
All possible scenarios and speculation really, but in my opinion, I believe this is being done to make more money. By providing new programs, he can still get old clients as well as new ones who have never heard of him to sign up and make money through them. I also wouldn’t be surprised if his other programs were also trying to get people into Empower Network which you already know can be VERY profitable for Vick.
Final Rating: Internet Traffic Formula
2 out of 10 stars. The techniques are good, but not for beginners or those low on money. Plus there’s Empower Network + Vick’s history which makes me VERY skeptical. Overall I will not be recommending this program. See my #1 recommendation.
My final thoughts:
There are many people who would absolutely disagree with me on Vick & Empower Network. You certainly have a right to decide, but I wanted to give you my 2 cents on this program and why I have issues with it. There’s a lot of people promoting this program right now and I doubt you’ll hear criticism from them on it.
I do want to point out that I’m not questioning the training. I’m questioning Vick Strizheus & Empower Network. I’ve seen Vick deliver previous products to the market before and in many ways Internet Traffic Formula is following along very similar methods which makes me wonder if it’s really that good or if you could actually find that info in his previous programs. And as for Empower Network, like I said before, I think it’s a huge pyramid scheme.
Either way, the price tag for Vick’s product and Empower Network are just WAY too big in my opinion. I’ve never been a fan of programs which charge you such bloated prices for services & training you could get elsewhere for way less, like my #1 recommendation.
But that’s me and I will never be giving a thumbs up to a program that’s associated with Empower Network. You can make money with it, but in my opinion, it’s not an honest way to do it. That being said, if you agree/disagree with my assessment of Internet Traffic Formula, I’d love to hear your thoughts!