Is Google Sniper a Scam? (A Legit product of the PAST!)
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Is Google Sniper a Scam? (A Legit product of the PAST!)

Welcome to my Google Sniper review!

Chances are, you may have seen Google Sniper's sales video talking about earning $1K to $3K per day from your laptop:

google sniper sales video

Google Sniper Sales Video

So you want to find out what this product really is about. You've definitely come to the right place because you're going to find the information you need in this in-depth review of Google Sniper.

Is Google Sniper a scam? Let's see...

Google Sniper 3.0 Review Summary

Product Name: Google Sniper 3.0 (Click here to join)

Founder: George Brown

Product Type: Affiliate Marketing Course

Price: $47 + Various upsells ($1 Offer is no longer available)

Best For: George himself and Affiliates promoting this product

google sniper review

Summary: Google Sniper is a legit product that used to work. It teaches people how to build niche websites, rank them high in Google and make money by selling affiliate products. But the major problem of Google Sniper is that a lot of the contents & strategies are outdated. Today, it's impossible for you to succeed simply by following its training. (I'll prove to you in this review)

Rating: 40/100

Recommended: No

By the way, Google Sniper is NOT endorsed by Google and it has absolutely no relationship with Google as well!

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What is Google Sniper?

Google Sniper is a very comprehensive affiliate marketing course teaching you how to build niche websites and make money by selling affiliate products from platforms like ClickBank.

It has a relatively long history since its inception in 2009 when Google Sniper 1.0 was first launched.

Over the years, it has upgraded to 2.0 and now the latest version is Google Sniper 3.0 which was re-launched back in December 2014. (Still quite a long time ago)

Since this  product has been around for almost 10 years, shall we understand more about the history and the founder of Google Sniper first?

Who is the man behind Google Sniper?

George Montagu Brown was a young and successful internet entrepreneur when he first created this product in 2009. He was only 17 to 18 years old back then.

Since he managed to help 50 people to quit their jobs and earn a full-time income online using his system, this product went viral on ClickBank.

Back then, both his students and affiliates promoting GS were having success.

george montagu brown

George Brown

So I must say, Google Sniper was a great product which was really helping a lot of people.

However, fast-forward 9 years, this product is not worth the price anymore and it's hard to achieve success with his system.

Why?

That's what we'll be finding out in this review...

By the way, George founded GDMB Enterprises when he was 18. It's the company that he publishes all his products and offers his services, including Google Sniper.

How Does Google Sniper Work?

This is the overall process of how you make money with GS:

  1. Select a profitable affiliate product (on ClickBank)
  2. Build a "Sniper website" around the product (Sniper website = Niche website)
  3. Rank your website high in Google (Search Engine Optimization)
  4. Drive targeted traffic to your website via Google
  5. Earn commission whenever people purchase anything through your affiliate links

Basically, that's how affiliate marketing works...

how affiliate marketing works

Inside Google Sniper 3.0

Let's quickly take a closer look at Google Sniper 3.0...

google sniper members area

Google Sniper Members Area

Training

Here are the 4 main components you can expect:

  • Video Training
  • Webinars
  • Downloadable PDFs, eBooks
  • Links to external resoruces

And let me briefly explain to you what each part of the members area is all about...

  1. Getting Started - A brief introduction by George and he'll walk you through how to navigation within the members area
  2. Google Sniper Course - The main course with core training video, user manual and and eBooks. They not only teach you how to build niche websites yourself, but also teach you how to outsource certain tasks so that you can scale up your business.
  3. Sniper X Training - This is the section for weekly Live Q&A where George will answer member's questions LIVE. There are also other webinar on various topics and strategies. You can also watch webinar replays here.
  4. Sniper Cash Machine - This is the new section that was being added to Google Sniper 3.0. Basically, it additional training on 4 extra marketing strategies for you to promote your brand/affiliate products. The 4 strategies being talked about here are Twitter Domination Strategy, Facebook Marketing, Hiring Ghost Writers and Video Marketing.

Support

Yes, Google Sniper does provide support but their support is the very basic type of support.

google sniper support

The only way to get help is to submit a support ticket. There's no community, Facebook Group or forum built around this product.

What's even worse is that I can feel they're trying to minimize the number of support requests by saying that they'll not help you until you've completed all the training and set up your campaign:

google sniper poor support

What kind of Support is this?

4 figure monthly passive income
Jerry Huang, Founder of Smart Affiliate Success

I'm Jerry!

I Created My Own 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income at just 21 Years Old!​

Google Sniper Sales Funnel Revealed

Like I've mentioned in the beginning, Google Sniper has a number of upsells. Let's take a look at their sales funnel:

google sniper sales funnel

Google Sniper Sales Funnel Revealed on their JV page

As you can see, $47 is just the front-end offer. The Elite upgrade costs $187 with a downsell of $97.

After that, there is a $97 Case Study upgrade and there's a $47 monthly recurring fee for their membership.

You'll be bombarded with all these upsells and downsells right after you've purchased the first $47 front-end product.

Which means you won't be able to see the product you've just purchase until to went through all these offers.

By the way, some older Google Sniper reviews online would talk about a $1 trial. Take note that this $1 trial is no longer available. The upfront cost of joining Google Sniper is $47.

Pros & Cons

The Good

1. Step-by-Step Training

One of the good thing about Google Sniper is that their training is step-by-step and easy to follow.

George has designed the platform so well that it's relatively easy to navigate around as compared other other low quality product.

google sniper training

Google Sniper's easy-to-navigate step-by-step training

2. It "Used to" Work

Like I've mentioned earlier, it's impossible to achieve success with Google Sniper today. But the good thing is that at least it's based on a legitimate business model.

Personally, I'm building niche websites and doing affiliate marketing myself. So I know exactly how to do all that and rank your website on the first page of Google.

Google Sniper is based on this legitimate concept and strategy. Unfortunately, they're unable to keep up with Google's algorithm updates.

I'll go into the details of how exactly it is outdated in just a moment!

3. 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Since Google Sniper is a ClickBank product, there's a 60-day refund period. At least, for those who are unfortunate to purchase this product, they can still get their money back.


The Bad

1. Upsells Galore

​I think this requires no further explanation as I've revealed their entire sales funnel earlier on. 

But what we can takeaway from this is that George focus more on making money from his customers instead of helping them to make money.

In his sales funnel, he kept using the "missing out" technique to encourage people to go for the upsell. This means that he kept saying things like "you're going to miss out on some huge opportunity" or "you can get results much faster with his upsells", etc.

These are all sales technique to squeeze more hard earned money from your pocket!

2. Deceptive Pricing

You gotta pay attention to this!

George is using a very shady technique to make you pay him more money than you intend to.

is google sniper a scam

See the tiny little sentence in the screenshot above?

It says, "

google sniper membership upsell

See this "Future Payments"?

If you didn't switch off the default setting, there will be a $47 monthly recurring fee. But if you switched it off, the future payment section will be empty.

Seriously?! This is a really really shady & sneaky way to make people sign up for a monthly recurring fee.

I'm sure some customers who are not very careful will definitely fall into this unethical sales technique.

3. Unethical Marketing Methods

In the beginning of the training, George spent quite some time to explain why it's better for you to promote Google Sniper, i.e. become an affiliate of GS.

Which means that before you even have a chance to choose your own niche & product, you're "recommended" to promote GS as an affiliate.

I believe that's not appropriate but that's not the end.

He even taught you some other inappropriate marketing methods to promote GS. For example, one of the strategy is for you to post it on your social media and send private messages. This is SPAMMING!

There have been cases of customers' Emails and social network accounts being banned in the past due to this unscrupulous means.

This is really bad!

4. Outdated Content (MUST READ!)

So I've been talking a lot about Google Sniper being very outdated. Let me prove to you why is that so...

Google Sniper was first launched in 2009. Although it has undergone upgrades to 2.0 and 3.0, the whole business model and marketing concepts are still more or less the same.

George even reused a lot of training videos and PDFs from the old versions.

Let me give you some facts about Google's Algorithm...

According to Google,

"Each day, Google usually releases one or more changes designed to improve our results. Some are focused around specific improvements. Some are broad changes. Last week, we released a broad core algorithm update. We do these routinely several times per year." (Source: Search Engine Land)

This was the announcement by Google from one of the recent major update.

This tells us that Google updates their algorithms at least one to two times every single day. And there will be around 2 major updates in a year.

Now, let's compare this to Google Sniper. It was first launched in 2009 and the latest version 3.0 was launched in 2014.

How many updates has Google gone through over these years? Countless!

Here are 2 more specific examples of how outdated GS is...

  • Google Sniper's training talked a lot about using some backlinking strategies to rank your website in Google. However, since a few years ago, Google has slowly shifted its focus away from backlinks. So the strategy is not relevant anymore. What's even worse is that it may cause your site to be penalized if you're not careful.
  • GS talked about using Exact Match Domains to rank your website. Basically, this means to choose the domain name of your website based on the keyword you want to rank for. However, Google has moved away from this for a long time as well. Google will even penalize Exact Match Domain websites if it has a low quality, according to Matt Cutts.

Is Google Sniper a Scam?

To be completely honest and unbiased, Google Sniper is NOT a scam because it does have legit training resources and it's based on a business model that works.

The major problem is that it is unable to keep up with the change and update of Google's algorithm. This means that you're not going to get the results as promised. Not only that, you may even get penalized by Google.

Who wants to pay someone just to get themselves penalized?

And the last update it had was in 2014. That's 4 years ago. In this information age, 4 years is like hundreds of years ago because things are changing really fast.

Google Sniper is a legit product of the past.

Who is Really Making Money with Google Sniper?

Apart from George himself, there's one group of people who is making pretty good money as well. But it's definitely not the ones who bought Google Sniper.

Let me give you some hints...

Google Sniper used to be the No.1 home business product on ClickBank for 3 consecutive years...

And they have paid over 5 Million dollars to their...

AFFILIATES!

Yes, Google Sniper pays well to their affiliates. So would you rather be their affiliates to make money from their sales funnel or customers who get stuck in it?

I'm sure the answer is quite obvious.

How do you become not just their affiliate, but an affiliate who can actually make money promoting any products you like?

That's a great question!

Here's how I did it...

How I Make a Living Online...

I've personally created a 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income Stream and become financially independent at just 21 years old without any College degree or working experience!

Through my own hard work, I went from a broke restaurant waiter to living my dream laptop lifestyle in less than a year's time...


If you want to discover the secrets of how I did it at such a young age, click here!

Jerry Huang
 

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 24 comments
troy - May 6, 2018

Great review on the Google Sniper program. What caught my attention was when you mentioned the recurring fee set on default. You are right when you say this is shady and deceptive tactics. I joined a health and wellness supplement program with the same default recurring fee. Luckily I noticed it before the month was up and disabled it.

Over the years many things have changed with affiliate marketing programs such as the commission rates getting lower and lower which makes you think it’s not worth it anymore. One thing is for sure the Wealthy Affiliate Program you mentioned does not do this, plus it keeps up with the times by its constantly updated information and training videos.

I recommend others who are interested in the Google Sniper program to drop it like a hot tomato and step into the Realm of Wealthy Affiliate and its community.

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    Jerry Huang - May 11, 2018

    Hey Troy,

    First of all, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you didn’t fall into the deceptive tactics by these “clever” marketers.

    That’s why I hate digital products on ClickBank. A lot of them are scams and are making money using unethical means.

    I agree with you that there are many changes in the affiliate marketing industry over the past few years. But I believe the this is still a very good way to make passive income online, especially with the help of Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks for the support and shout out πŸ™‚

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Furkan - May 4, 2018

It is really unethical. So he recommends people to promote his own thing in the first place, right? It is just really wrong and my friend actually lost some money because of a program like this. I wonder is your recommendation a good place for intermediate level internet marketers? I mean can I benefit from it?

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    Jerry Huang - May 5, 2018

    Hey Furkan,

    Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is suitable for intermediate or even advanced internet marketers despite its main training is meant for beginners.

    There are some really successful marketers in WA and they’re leveraging WA’s affiliate program to build one more passive income stream for them.

    So if you’re already an experienced marketer, I would recommend you joining WA for its affiliate program. You can even be flown to Vegas for FREE!

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Thomas Ydell - May 4, 2018

I have seen Google Sniper around in the past but I did not try it.

I tend to stay away from things like that. It looks too gimmicky and I know that the training is a bit dated.

That’s the problem with a lot of the courses out there as well.

When they work, the guys use it for their own benefit to make good money but once it starts slowing down they then sell a course on how to use the outdated product that no longer works.

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    Jerry Huang - May 5, 2018

    Hey Thomas,

    I agree with you. You’re right about these unethical scam artists who are just trying to make more money without caring about their customers.

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Prabakaran - May 4, 2018

Hi Jerry!
Thanks for providing an unbiased review of Google Sniper. Sometime ago, when I was researching the legitimate platforms to begin my online business, I came across Google Sniper and I was not satisfied by the system. Finally, I became a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, for which I am feeling proud now. I never trust the sites having too many of upsells.

Again Thanks for your review!

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    Jerry Huang - May 5, 2018

    Hey Prabakaran,

    I’m glad you didn’t fall for Googler Sniper during your research.

    In fact, I think no one likes having many upsells. But the problem with all those salesy products is that they’re very sneaky about their upsell promotion. Very often, you’ll never know about all the upsells and downsells unless you spend some time researching and investigating it.

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Christopher - May 4, 2018

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for this review and telling people to steer clear of this one.

When I hear $1,000 to $2,000 a day, I can tell you, the red flags go up. I am not saying it is impossible to do that. I am just saying it sounds too much like bait-and-switch.

However, I must say it is impressive that George Brown started it when he was 17!

The fact that support is minimal is another red flag for me and I am very glad you mention this. I think support is a very necessary training element for most people.

The up selling would be a turnoff for me as I believe it would for most people.

And, finally, it sounds like it is now outdated.

Great review and thanks for letting us know about Google Sniper!

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    Jerry Huang - May 5, 2018

    Hey Christopher,

    Yea, like you’ve mentioned, there are quite a lot of red flags for this product so staying away from it should be the only choice.

    Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you like my review πŸ™‚

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Helen Doyle - May 4, 2018

Jerry, anyone who only concentrates on themselves will lose out in the end. Your review is a great example of someone who could very well lose out. Probably not for sometime as so many people have no discernment when they are new to online earning enticements.

If he is earning as much as he implies, he won’t actually be the one who loses out – just all the members of his cohort.

Any document or documentation should be a living document and grow with the times.

This doesn’t happen here.

Great review.

Ciao
Helen

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    Jerry Huang - May 5, 2018

    Hey Helen,

    Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your comment. I definitely agree with you πŸ™‚

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norman richards - May 3, 2018

Hello Jerry, your review is awesome as always. This is the first time that I have heard of this product. It is amazing to see how a young man in his teens could achieve such success. Unfortunately because of the constant updates over time, this system is outdated.

It’s so sad to see that even though this business is legit, there are some hang-ups that are not good. I agree with you a far better and legit business that can help anyone to achieve online success is Wealthy Affiliate as you have recommended.

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    Jerry Huang - May 4, 2018

    Hey Norman, you’re definitely right!

    Thanks for your comment and constant support πŸ™‚

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Curtis Henderson - May 3, 2018

Thanks Jerry,
I have looked into Google Sniper before and it did look really scammy to me and the number of upsells is just annoying. I am sure some of their training is good but clearly they do not have a community to help people along, like some other sites do. I am surprised they can even use Google in their name since they are not associated with Google at all.
Thanks you for this information.

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    Jerry Huang - May 3, 2018

    Hey Curtis,

    You’ve got a great point. I also curious why they’re able to use Google’s name in their product and still survive for so long without being sued or anything.

    Anyway, I’m glad you agree with me. Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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Michael Bjorn - May 3, 2018

Hi Jerry.

Thanks for an awesome review, and a great pointer towards the direction NOT to go in… πŸ˜‰

As a complete noob in the internet marketing business, I truly appreciate your knowledgeable content, and learning from somebody who’s been doing it a lot longer that myself.

Thanks again!

Michael

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    Jerry Huang - May 3, 2018

    It’s my pleasure Michael! I’m glad you like it. Let me know if you need any help in your business.

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Brian - May 3, 2018

Hi Jerry, thanks for another excellent review. I appreciate your extensive research and the manner in which you support your argument. I hope your readers know that it is possible to get everything at Wealthy Affiliate that your comparative table indicates for even less than George’s rate of $47 per month.

All the best,

Brian

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    Jerry Huang - May 3, 2018

    Hey Brian,
    Thanks for your comment and your support! Wealthy Affiliate definitely ROCKS πŸ™‚

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Peppino - May 3, 2018

Hi Jerry, I have been following your reviews for a while now, and I am glad for that. Although some programs could not be considered scams, it would be better to stay away from them. And you are always on top of that. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jerry Huang - May 3, 2018

    Hey Peppino,

    Thanks for your support! And you’re definitely right. Many products are legit yet they are not recommended because of various reasons. Google Sniper is one of them.

    After reviewing so many products online, both scam and legit products, I still find Wealthy Affiliate to stand out from the crowd πŸ™‚

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Rogier - May 3, 2018

Love the content bro! Really makes you think twice about buying a product without knowing if the content is up to date.

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