Product Name: Ultimate Traffic Monster
Product Owner: Naidy Phoon
Advertised Price: $9.95
What Is It?
An ebook on how to use Reddit to drive traffic to a website with affiliate offers.
Ultimate Traffic Monster is well written with some good ideas on how to leverage reddit for traffic. However, I felt the guide was incomplete in some areas, and not “excellent”.
Before You Buy
There is is a typical OTO for $47, then a downsell for $47 which I ignored. I’m so tired of the “upsell” funnel I don’t even pay attention to that stuff any more.
The only thing noteworthy during purchase was that at the very top of the members area is a link to a video. The video is a FOUR HOUR webinar recording from a guy named Dean Holland.
The product Dean is pitching is an expensive private coaching course, with no price label on it. The most offensive thing about signing up for this course is that they actually ask you how much you are willing to spend, no doubt filtering out anyone who doesn’t have a large bank roll.
What I Liked
Ultimate Traffic Monster was actually well written and easy to read. It took me about 20 minutes to read the 60 page PDF, and I was actually interested in what Naidy had to say. Usually I have to slog through these boring, repetitive guides so this was a pleasant surprise.
The whole idea of the guide is using Reddit as a traffic source. I would say that labeling this product “Ultimate Traffic Monster” is quite an exaggeration though, as it’s just one technique, that might work sometimes if you do it right. This is a pattern I’ve been seeing, with products like Imgur Exposed, which is basically the same premise but with Imgur.
OMG I discovered a website where you can get traffic! It’s called YouTube! I’ll call it End Of Days Traffic Meltdown because all you need is 1 viral video and you’re set for life!
Focus On Quality
Naidy repeats several times times that Redditors are a tech savvy group of people and will sniff out any kind of marketing vibe right away.
He also makes it clear that you should be posting quality, not quantity. I guess that should have been clear anyway, but the way he presents it well done.
There is a decent portion of Ultimate Traffic Monster that deals with beginner things like internet slang, and the mentality of Reddit users. I felt the internet slang part was not necessary and lacking, but background on Reddit and the type of user base there was accurate and very interesting.
He also gives some really good examples on how to find content ideas.
Bonus! I learned that there are paid ads on Reddit. I didn’t know that before!
What I Didn’t Like
Um, What Happened To Quality?
Despite talking extensively about creating quality posts and creating quality products, Naidy suggests that you can promote affiliate offers from Warrior+, JVZoo, or Clickbank.
If you read any reviews that I do, you know that the vast majority of what you find on these sites are junk. Even the good stuff is barely passable.
Hard To Connect The Dots
There Ultimate Traffic Monster starts to fall apart is the exact steps to actually get that traffic and make sales from it.
Yes, Reddit has a ton of users, and Yes, it can be a great source of traffic. We know the basic steps of how to create an account and post an article…but what next?
There’s no real examples a campaign that Naidy has run that was successful. What did he post? How did he present it? What was the landing page and how did he work in the offer?
Was it a squeeze page or a blog post? Was the offer on the post or did you need to link to another offer post?
There just wasn't enough proof that this really works. It's a great idea, for sure, but I think implementing it is a whole different ball game.
Not For A Complete Newbie Marketer
Lots of people struggling with traffic because to be honest, they don’t have very good websites. They copy content from PLR articles, or write a 400 word general blurb about their niche because they don’t know how to write a decent article.
That’s fine, and it’s how I started out.
But sending these guys to Reddit is like sending sheep into the wolfs den, or hens to slaughter…I’m not sure what the appropriate analogy is. Basically, new marketers just don’t have the chops to deal with Reddit IMO. I think their efforts would be better focused on learning how to write a decent article and building a strong foundation to their business BEFORE seeking alternative traffic sources.
Along the way, they may discover that traffic can grow naturally just by creating good content.
A quality PDF, with some decent ideas. Worth $10. He should have called it “How To Get Traffic From Reddit” and spent a few more hours developing it into something more comprehensive though.
This is just one tool in the traffic toolbox, and as soon as your viral (if you can get there) post dies off, so does the traffic.
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