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:
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
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 But the major problem of Google Sniper is that a lot of the contents & strategies are outdated.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)
By the way, Google Sniper is NOT endorsed by Google and it has absolutely no relationship with Google as well!
This is going to be a long and comprehensive Google Sniper review. I hope this navigation menu can help you find the information you are looking for 🙂
What is Google Sniper?
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.
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.
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:
- Select a profitable affiliate product (on ClickBank)
- Build a "Sniper website" around the product (Sniper website = Niche website)
- Rank your website high in Google (Search Engine Optimization)
- Drive targeted traffic to your website via Google
- Earn commission whenever people purchase anything through your affiliate links
Basically, that's how affiliate marketing works...
Inside Google Sniper 3.0
Let's quickly take a closer look at Google Sniper 3.0...
Here are the 4 main components you can expect:
- Video Training
- Downloadable PDFs, eBooks
- Links to external resoruces
And let me briefly explain to you what each part of the members area is all about...
- Getting Started - A brief introduction by George and he'll walk you through how to navigation within the members area
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Yes, Google Sniper does provide support but their support is the very basic type of 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:
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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:
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
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.
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.
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.
See the tiny little sentence in the screenshot above?
It says, "
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...
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...
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