- Easy to get a refund
- Not remotely “hands-free”
- Not at all easy like George promises
- VERY outdated methods and lessons
- Methods will no longer get rankings
- These methods may have worked 1-2 years ago, but they don’t anymore
Review of Google Sniper by George Brown
Most importantly, is it worth buying? My answer is definitely not, which I’ll explain thoroughly in the rest of this review.
What You’re Getting for Your $1-$47-$67
This product has a lot of different price points. There’s a $1, 5-day trial that bills $67 monthly, a $47 monthly fee, and a $47 fee with a one-time recurring $47 fee. What’s the difference?
Well, as far as I can tell you’re not getting more than anybody else with any of them. The most notable (and most obvious) difference is how much you’re paying. That’s about it as far as I can tell. I’m sure George Brown would have a brilliantly articulated explanation of this, but I’ve been to the member’s area and I can tell you I got access to everything for the $1 trial that you would have gotten for either of the $47 plan or the $67 plan. It’s a shame, but it’s true.
Whatever price point you use to sign up, you’re pitched several upsells and then finally taken to the member’s area. Within the Google Sniper member’s area there are seven sections:
-Google Sniper 2.0
A couple of these are pretty self explanatory (like Support and Getting Started), but I’ll take you through all of the others that aren’t as clear.
The “Google Sniper 2.0″ Section
This, as you might expect, is where you can browse and view all of the Google Sniper training materials. Granted, there’s quite a bit of material. You receive several video lessons (on average about 30 minutes each) and a GIGANTIC training manual that would be fairly miserable to sort through. But since you’ve paid good money for it at this point, I suppose it’s better to be thorough than skimp on some details.
The lessons are very in-depth, but it’s clear that George didn’t prepare for most of them at all. There is a lot of pausing, fumbling, and reworking on camera which can be extremely frustrating if you’re trying to learn. Worst of all, a lot of the methods taught in this area are out-of-date and the central idea of the program (build 2-3 page websites optimized strongly for a single keyword) is no longer effective with Google’s latest updates to their algorithms (Panda and Penguin). This means the program fails to work as advertised, and that is reason enough to not buy the product.
The “Further Training” Section
This section is where George Brown basically breaks every promise he made of the Google Sniper program being hands-free after you setup your sites. Here he teaches traditional linking methods that will be necessary on top of the training from the first section, working hard on conversions for your site, digging into CPA offers, and more. This “further training” section should just be labeled “The Additional Work I Didn’t Tell You You’d Have to Do on the Sales Page“. The lessons here aren’t very different than the lessons from the first section. There’s still a massive lack of preparedness before turning on the camera, a ton of fumbling, and things being taught about search engine optimization that just aren’t true anymore.
The “Empire Module” Section
The purpose of this part of the Google Sniper member’s area is very simple: to teach you how to outsource all of these methods. Now you’re paying someone to implement these out-of-date and ineffective methods which will result in more wasted money in the end. How fun!
The “Rolodex” Section
In this section, George Brown links you to a ton of other resources through his affiliate links so he can make more money. Are some of them pretty helpful when you’re working to get ranked in the search engines? Absolutely. but over 60% of the stuff he listed here (particularly the “Bonuses from Marketers” section) are just one last attempt to pad his wallet with your hard-earned money.
The “Sniper X” Section
The Google Sniper “Sniper X” section is about twenty more video lessons that George Brown has put together to teach you other aspects of internet marketing. Email marketing, social media, niche research, etc… Just like all of the other video lessons, these are significantly longer than they need to be due to unpreparedness on George’s part before hitting record. At points they are very difficult to sit through because George is moving at the rate of molasses in the wintertime. There are also old Q&A webinars for you to watch in this area, which are generally unhelpful because they’re not organized in a way that is beneficial or easy to follow (it’s kind of like being given a book without a table-of-contents to show you which page contains the information you need).
Other Important Notes
There are some other important inconsistencies to be noted from this program as well. At the very beginning of the course, George Brown links you to a hosting service called CoolHandle and describes it as “the best”, but when he’s going through his training videos you can see that he personally uses Bluehost, a much more reputable company. He then links to Bluehost in the “Rolodex” section of the member’s area, and inconsistencies like this concern me very much, as they should concern you whenever you see them. This usually means someone is directing you through a high paying affiliate offer using their affiliate link instead of referring you to a service they’ve used and is the best for you.
Another important note to make is that George Brown promised all customers of the original Google Sniper lifetime updates, but once he released Google Sniper 2.0 he did not fulfill his promise. He made everyone pay for Google Sniper 2.0 just like they paid for the first one, and the vast majority of them appear to be very underwhelmed and disappointed at the difference between the two of them. That’s a very good way to upset a lot of people, and serves as kind of a “screw you” to your existing customer base. As far as I’m concerned, anyone handling their customers with this poor level of service should not be teaching anyone about business.
There are a lot of other small inconsistencies and inaccuracies throughout the program, but the one that should be most noted and is most concerning is how out-of-date all of these methods are and the fact that you’re promised one thing but given another. You’re promised a one-time use, easy to setup program where you only have to do off-page SEO once, but you’re given access to a member’s area that teaches you how to do traditional backlinking and other forms of SEO when those methods fail you. You’re promised a hands-off system but delivered one that requires a ton of work and upkeep. You’re taught SEO but most of it is out-of-date and worthless at this stage in Google’s life.
Overall, you’re promised a lot and delivered very little in comparison.
The Final Verdict
Is this program worth purchasing? I have to say no. Although there is a lot of stuff in this program that is true and valid, a very large chunk of it is ineffective at this point and out-of-date. When you’re a beginner (who this product is targeting) it is near impossible to pick out the good seeds from the bad seeds, so you get caught up in a lot of trial and error when you were promised something that would be clear and easy to follow. Under-delivery on promises like this will always result in a negative review on my blog.
Much of the search engine optimization (SEO) taught in this program can still be used today, but not in conjunction with a lot of the other SEO tactics taught in the program. You’re being told to do one thing that is effective, then being told to do something else that’s counterproductive to your rankings and will cause Google to punish your site. I can only liken this to putting out a fire on one side of your home then running to another room and setting the curtains on fire. Concerning SEO, the Google Sniper program teaches you to take two steps forward then shoot yourself in the foot. Again as a beginner, it’s impossible to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones, so the product fails to deliver yet again.
I saw many people on the forums discussing this. Some were saying that the program was awful and didn’t get them the rankings they were promised, and others would come to George Brown’s defense and tell that person they needed to do more high-quality backlinking and put more work into their website rankings. The problem is: that’s not what you’re promised in the beginning! That’s basically admitting the fact that Google Sniper is flawed! If you have to do that extra work, you’re not getting what you paid for when you originally signed up. George promises easy rankings with barely any follow-up work and you’re given something that only works if you put in a ton of extra legwork. That’s just another example of how the Google Sniper product under-delivers.
All-in-all, you can definitely find a better affiliate marketing information product at this price point, especially since George Brown charges $47 recurring commissions for some reason that I still haven’t figured out. There are people in this industry that charge less for their program, give better lessons, more content and variety, more up-to-date information, and are more knowledgeable experts concerning affiliate marketing than George Brown appears to be in the Google Sniper member’s area.
Save your money for a rainy day when you can hunt down a product with a better reputation. It’s just not worth buying into.
Details at a Glance
Product: Google Sniper
Sales Page: http://www.gsniper2.com/
Publisher: George Brown
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Summary: Promises traffic, but delivers a lot of work and outdated information
Description: Google Sniper is sold as an automatic traffic machine, but all it gives are a bunch of lessons which are mostly out-of-date. Read this full review for details.
Rating: 1 out of 5.