The infamous Google Sniper has relaunched with version 3.0. People are already buzzing about it, so I bought it to see if anything had changed from GS 2.0. I can’t deny that although there were some major issues with 2.0, and George Brown is a shady marketer in my opinion, a lot of people are interested in his products.
I was surprised to find out that a lot had changed with the the content inside the members area. However, a lot hadn’t changed at all. In fact, the whole sales pitch for the video including the YouTube clips, photos, and interview with Brown are completely the same from the original launch FIVE YEARS AGO.
One of the main complaints throughout all launches of GS is that it’s not made clear that Sniper X is a RECURRING FEE of $47/month.
The main course is a 1 time fee of $47. There’s also a small checkbox that asks if you want to include “Sniper X”. Sure, why not? But before you pay, there’s a very tiny, light colored text reminding you that you’ll also be rebilled every month til you cancel the account.
The odd thing is that Sniper X was included in my membership anyway, and I didn’t even pay the Sniper X fee.
Just more proof that this was a shoddily thrown together guru launch.
You can also expect to be asked to buy Sniper Elite Pack for $187 and some copy paste campaigns for $97.
Are things starting to look familiar yet?
What’s New in Google Sniper 3.0?
Well, the logo is new 🙂
I was unable to view any of the videos in the core training when I got started because they simply would not load. It took a few days, but for a while, the core training is a mystery.
The other main 2 parts of your members area are the Sniper X training and Bulletproof Module. The BF module took over 30 minutes just to load the video so I could watch it. Once loaded, I noticed that the video was made for 2.0, and in fact, he says, “this could almost be called Sniper 3.0”
After looking through the 60 page PDF, I discovered that it is in fact from 2.0, and he didn’t even take the time to change the wording.
Hm. What a fantastic course so far (sarcasm).
Sniper X is loading and I watched the videos. Unfortunately, it’s recycled from version 2.0 as you can see in the screenshots. Hm. So much for being “completely updated”.
According to the site:
“In this section you will find new ‘X’ Training videos which are updated regularly, the video’s cover new and cutting edge techniques to make your Sniper sites more powerful and profitable”
The Members Area
The introduction video already sent up some red flags because Brown kept pushing this module on his site called “Sniper Cash Machine” as a way to make quick money. If you watch the video, he mentions it at least 5 times, telling you to get started THERE, instead of watching the videos in the course you just paid for.
Sniper Cash Machine
Surprise Surprise, Sniper Cash Machine is actually just being an affiliate of Google Sniper 3.0. Sign up for your Clickbank affiliate link, the then promote a system you haven’t even used yet.
Some strategies are outlined, but they are very basic, and the videos do not do a very good job of showing you how to do it. In fact, these videos were not even created by Brown. Instead, they are from a guy named Paul, and I suspect they were part of a white label or PLR thing that Brown purchased
Core Module: Videos Not Loading
- Choose a niche
- Find keywords
- Create a website
- Selling strategies
- Cloaking links
- Create a site
- Get ranked (only 1 video!)
Bulletproof module: 1 video + PDF
Empire module = How To Outsource
This was was a new addition to Google Sniper 3.0, and surprisingly, the videos loaded without a problem. There was some not-so-bad information in here, but it was extremely generalized, and virtually no real life examples were given.
The content in these videos is not something that you should be paying for. This information is widely available on other blogs and websites because it’s so widely known.
Ok, fair enough, Brown has figured out a way to get people to pay for it. Also, it’s “extra” to the main course, so I can’t be too mad. These modules would be worth watching if you’ve never outsourced before.
The big thing he fails to mention is that outsourcing is going to be very difficult if you haven’t built a successful business through the Sniper training yet. Considering it takes month, sometimes years to build a decent income online (ask any REAL marketer), I don’t think you’ll actually need to watch these videos for another few months down the road.
- Video 1: Introduction
- Video 2: What is outsourcing (introduction) (13 min)
- Video 3: General advice like, “hire experts” and use Odesk + Warrior Forum. Includes about 10 minutes of oDesk training (24 min)
- Video 4: How to choose applicants (15 min)
- Video 5: Some concrete steps on how to train your hires(20 min)
- video 6: Should you keep your hire? (15 minutes)
Where’s The Community?
For all the talk about how Google Sniper is a thriving community and bla bla bla, there’s actually no forum or even Facebook group that I was giving access to.
I have no way to chat to other members or Brown himself. I sent a support ticket just few moments ago, so we’ll see how long it takes for them to get back to me. I’ll update as soon as they do.
UPDATE: I sent a support ticket to their team and checked up after 3 days. Not only was there no response, but the ticket was deleted. I think it's safe to say there's no support, and no community. He also sent me an email to buy something else within 24 hours, which I think reflects the nature of what his goal is.
Google Sniper 3.0 is almost exactly the same as version 2.0. The core modules would not load for me, so I can’t judge them, but most of the other content was copied word for word from the last version. The only updated part was Empire Module, which was unimpressive.
However, something was delivered, and $47 for some mediocre training is pretty standard in this industry. It’s not a product I recommend, but it’s not a scam either. But considering that Brown tries to sneak in a monthly subscription without making it clear, uses extremely hyped and deceptive advertising, and will probably send you a sales pitch for his super sketch product called Predator, I can’t recommend this to you.
What Do I Recommend?
If you are serious about making money on the internet, and want to see how real online marketers build honest businesses, then Wealthy Affiliate is the only training I recommend.
You will build sites similar to what is being advertised in Google Sniper, but without all the hype and recycled junk. What’s most important however, is that they actually DELIVER on their promise of community.
Inside WA you’ll meet newbies, experts, and even the owners. You can chat with them in the forum, on your personal intra-site blog, and live chat, which runs 24/7.