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Old 09-09-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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Vince Del Monte, the e-book king ripped Muscle and Brawn via email.

He thinks I should turn every page into something that's purely profit driven, with links to reviews of products like his e-book. He believes that this is the holy grail of bodybuilding sites.

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Get some reviews up and focus on quality bodybuilding content and have links to affiliate programs... my stuff is a good start.
Vince also stated that the site gave him no reason to stay. He clicked a couple times, and could see why the site gets no traffic. He also made fun of the forum.

BTW, MAB has been up under a year and receives over 500,000 page views a month and growing.

Vince also had other things to say, ripping MAB. But I don't want to waste my time. He did seem to dislike hot women.

Thanks, Del Monte, for calling the 500 articles, etc., I've put up the last year basically shit content.

--My interviews with prominent lifters and bodybuilders? Shit content compared to Del Monte's articles

--My library of training routines for powerlifting and bodybuilding? Shit content

Note to readers...the last thing I want to do is turn MAB into an e-book pimp site, or a supplement whore like T-Nation.

But I give Vince Del Monte credit. He is slick. He wants me to re-structure my entire site around his crap e-book. Yes, If I align myself under his MLM pyramid, all my dreams will come true!

We all know how that ends.

I am busting my ass to give MAB quality content. I've recently added articles from big name lifters such as Mike Mahler and Eric Talmant.

I had to rant a bit because there are far too many idiots in the bodybuilding realm. Vince Del Monte has a right to pursue his profits. But to insult Muscle and Brawn in the process is extremely short-sighted.

BTW, did I mention that Del Monte committed to an interview very early in 2009 and never followed through?

I'll continue to be a man of my word, and not a MLM whore.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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That's exactly why I like this site and haven't visited another forum page in over a month. Keep it up!

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
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That's exactly why I like this site and haven't visited another forum page in over a month. Keep it up!

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Thanks Big Val.

And thanks for listening to my rant. It wasn't the way I wanted to start my morning.

One day I will write an article exposing the e-book end of bodybuilding, and expose just what sites exist only to sell you e-books. It's not hard to tell, once you know what to look for.

I don't have an issue with a site making profit...far from it. But e-book sites put up content for the sole purpose of leading you to an e-book.

I will continue to put up content that exists to get butts into gyms.

AND, I will admit...I have several links to e-books on MAB. SEVERAL, not hundreds. I like these e-books, and think they're worth the money. I've read them personally. But I haven't made money off them. I've made exactly $0 in the last year from e-books.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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speaking of....I forgot this is the same last name that was posted over @ IPYU. Trying to plug himself.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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Thanks Rick.

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.

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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.

B) Articles. 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."

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Don't doubt that. I mod at several BB forums and the e-bookers like to hire spammers. I'm sure you've seen your share at IPYU.
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