Originally Posted by RickB
Usually when people start bashing someone who doesn't deserve it, it is purely out of insecurity. Chalk it up to that and take it as a compliment!
It really caught me off guard. I've emailed Vince several times, and tried to help him by interviewing him for MAB. I've read his e-book, and think it's pretty decent. It really caught me off guard.
I will admit some degree of personal insecurity. I can deal with constructive criticism, and know that MAB needs many things changed. But when a guy like Vince LOL's at my site...well...all respect is out the window for him as a human.
LOL I'm guessing you're losing a lot of traffic
But here's the thing...many moderate to small bodybuilding sites are owned in secret by larger sites. Not mainstream ones like T-Nation, BB.com, etc.
An e-book pimp will own numerous sites, and will keep this fact hidden. They try to work the search engines and build link networks to raise the value of their e-books, e-book sites, whatever.
For example, say Joe Smith pimps an e-book. He may/will also own many sites that sound like "Joe's E-book, is it a Scam?" Not all of these sites are owned by Joe..many are also owned by people trying to profit from his e-book.
Search for an e-book title on the internet, and/or add "Scam" to the search, and you'll find numerous sites like this.
In any case, they know the game, and the game is this:
A) Links are king
. They want high Google Page-Ranked sites to link heavily to them. And the more, the merrier.
. E-bookers use articles and "reviews" for the sole purpose of leading you to their product. That's all that matters to them. It's 200% marketing driven. Articles are purposely written to lure you in.
Vince doesn't just want a link from MAB, or an interview. He wants me to turn MAB into a 100% e-book pimping site.
In the immortal words of wrestling's DX..."Vince, I've got 2 words for ya...SUCK IT."