Those of us who have been around the internet marketing block a time or ten remember more too good to be true scams than we care to count.
Anybody who is looking into one of the latest and greatest we’ll make you rich before you have to pay us a cent offerings called 1on40.com needs to do a little research on two previous similar offerings called Monopolizer.com and MoreThanTraffic.com and use just a little common sense.
Both ofthose turned out to be scams, as expected.
In a nutshell, 1on40.com guarantees everyone will get to the top of “Google, Yahoo, and 38 other top search engines” within 120 days for 5 keywords. And get this, they get you there for free and then you simply have to be the top bidder for your chosen keywords to stay there. Sounds absolutely wonderful, doesn’t it?
Anyone that has even the slightest knowledge about SEO and how search engines work will immediately be skeptical, to say the least. Rightfully so.
Some of the glaring Red Flags:
- The usual extreme hype geared to people looking to get something for nothing
- Guaranteeing something that simply can not be achieved, or at least can not be achieved via ethical means
- Plenty of awe inspiring testimonials, every one of them anonymous
- A site promising to get me to the top of Google that currently carries a Google PR of 0 and is nowhere near the top, if they are even listed at all, in the SERPs for its own obvious keywords
- Just like the Monopolizer and MoreThanTraffic scams, 1on40.com operates out of a drop box in the UK
- Many of the so called “search engines” listed aren’t search engines and a number of them don’t even exist
- etc., etc.
And yes, free businesses can scam you. They rob you of time and sap your energy getting you excited about results and guarantees that are impossible to honor. You are also providing them with at least some personal info at some point.
As always, time will tell the truth. I already think it’s quite obvious how this one will eventually turn out.
For those who decide to take the chance on this, I definitely recommend a throw away email address and don’t use an established domain for your test.