Product: Google Sniper 3.0 (GS 3)
Review Summary: Niche website training platform created by George Brown. It does have some value, but using these methods will not ensure long-term success online and there’s a few red flags to watch for. I’ve seen countless sniper websites full of thin and replicated content, fake reviews and offer people very little value. I do not recommend this.
Price: $47 + sneaky up-selling.
George Brown Uses GS 3 To Promote a Known Scam
To start with I want to take you back to a product called Predator. This software actually is a TOTAL scam and no one can deny that.
In fact, I have written a very detailed review of George Brown’s Predator software for you to check out. I was emailed about this scam by George after putting my email into GS 3, what does that tell you about this product?
My Predator review proves beyond any shadow of doubt the kind of person we are dealing with here.
In keeping things objective, I have to state that GS 3 has some merit in terms of an information product for the price. There are many issues with it and there is no getting around that, but I am not going to say you won’t learn anything at all.
But before I get too far ahead of myself let’s look at the sales page and see what he is promising to see how it stacks up.
The Sales Page
As per usual we are hit with the typical guru claims on the sales video….
“I’m making a ton of money with this, look at my fake income reports as proof”
I have to say that the income ‘proof’ is complete BS, I mean who believes those anymore? They are completely unsubstantiated and even if they are actually his reports, there is nothing to say he made that money with this program.
This is one of the oldest guru tricks in the book.
“I’m a super nice guy, I’m only doing this to help people because I’m so rich I don’t need your money”
It’s hard to believe he actually talks about only doing this whole system because he is such a great guy and not for the money… that couldn’t be further from the truth folks. That is a ridiculous notion and quite frankly was enough to make me want to stop watching the video right there and then.
That comment is insulting to a persons intelligence, plain and simple.
He goes on to talk about how he will be there for you every step of the way which is yet another lie. The system is all automated and he is certainly not personally coaching anyone for $47.
George makes it very clear how much of a big deal he is and how much value you are getting by signing up, lucky us right?
“This is push button easy to set-up, you’ll make money quickly and easily”
The fact is that nothing is ever as easy as he is making out so this is a huge red flag for me in starting to evaluate this program. If there is one common thread in online scams it’s that they all make it sound super easy and push button. This is simply not the case.
He also makes the whole thing seem really urgent to get you excited which is a typical guru move to get people to buy before they have a chance to think about the whole thing reasonably.
Needless to say, the sales material was clearly not something that I would consider to be legit.
The up-sells are pretty extreme also on your way into the members area, up-sells down-sells and just about any other type of money grabbers before you access the product.
CAUTION: There is also a little switch that makes signing up to a recurring monthly fee of $47 automatic if not unchecked. Be careful!
Just be ready to click out and stick to your guns if you don’t want to pay any more money.
The website itself is pretty neatly laid out compared with some systems and consists of:
- Sniper Cash Machine- learn very generally how to promote the GS 3.0 system
- A ‘Bulletproof Manual’ which is a 60 page PDF and a video
- The re-hashed 108 page PDF ‘Master Manual’
- Sniper X for free for the first month
After going through the training you will find that yes, there is some decent information on here you could probably use to build a some kind of niche website. I’m not suggesting that it is impossible to make any money.
I think it depends on what you already know and what you are trying to accomplish, but throughout the members area there are some useful pieces of information. The hard part for a newbie is working out what will be squashed by a new algorithm from Google and what may live on for a while.
This is the key issue with anything from Brown, most of his methods are exploitative ‘tricks’, not real business building.
I would highly recommend being extremely careful going through the training and following his advice (like with a fine tooth comb) as a LOT of people have been sandboxed by Google for following George’s tricks over the years.
- There is some decent general Internet marketing information that you get for the $47
- It is not impossible to make money
- There is a money back guarantee
- The information you are paying for is nothing you couldn’t find online for free
- Some of the content is vastly outdated, there are screen shots of example campaigns that are from 2009!
- This guy is very shady and so is some of his advice, I would be super concerned using his advice on ranking in Google, many people have reported banned Google accounts from using the sniper methods
- There is nothing ‘secret’ or magic’ about his overall ‘sniper’ concept. He may have re-packaged it but what he is doing is essentially niche marketing. This type of strategy can be very effective, but can be learned a LOT more legitimately elsewhere
- The support is very average and limited
Brown’s Credibility Is Out The Window
I guess my biggest point for you to take home with this product is this:
How could someone take advice from a guy like this (given his history) and expect to build a long-term and profitable business?
Throughout this entire system Browns concept revolves around lazy, cheap and nasty ways of making a quick buck online.
Looking for shortcut ways to rank is a really bad idea for a number of reasons, not the least of which it could stop you dead in your Internet marketing tracks.
If you are looking to build something more tangible and that won’t see you blacklisted from Google then it is really rather simple to succeed online…
Pick a niche, build a website and create QUALITY content that delivers value to people. Most of all be prepared to work hard to succeed, not dream about push button tricks.
Not Adding Real Value To People
The problem is that Google is constantly updating it’s algorithms to squash any kind of black hat methods. I mean think about it… you are talking about a global technology GIANT and you want to build a business trying to outsmart it’s algorithms and deliver sub par websites?
This is just a really bad and short lived idea no matter how you look at it.
The very essence of what George Brown represents should be enough to make anyone serious about building an online business run for the hills. Credibility and long-term are not in his vocabulary.
I don’t know about you but I’ve seen my fair share of these ‘sniper sites’ and they DO NOT add real value to people, nor will they ever do so following these methods.
When you really boil it all down it’s like this… George Brown (like a ton of gurus) uses his knowledge of marketing to deceive and mislead people based on their desire to make easy push button riches. To make people buy into the ‘shortcut system’ that really won’t work in the long-run.
Success takes time, effort and due diligence, not some shiny guru system.
Note: It’s worth checking out Google’s quality guidelines to familiarise yourself with the basic principals of creating quality content if you are serious about building a long-term online presence. There’s some really useful and practical tips straight from the source, and it’s free.
The truth is Google wants people who create good content to rank, so learn what they are looking for and work with them. This is the right way to go about building a lasting and profitable website.
As long as you don’t get stung with all of the up-sells and only pay the one time $47, you might learn something new. The trouble is working out what is decent and what is not will be hard for newbies that have no idea.
I won’t say it’s a total scam like his Predator junk, but in my opinion it’s a waste of your time and I definitely do not recommend it.