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An Unbiased Review of SpiderWeb Marketing

Jul 12, 2008
About an hour after you start looking for an Internet based business, you start clicking every banner or link that shows up and run down every bunny trail that you can find. Inevitably, you will find SpiderWeb Marketing sooner or later in your search. Should you pass and try another route, or see where the trail leads?

The first thing you will notice about SpiderWeb is that it is free. This can be good news and bad news. That fact alone means it will draw tons of lookers, but it also means some business builder may take a peek at it as a source of added income.

I joined SpiderWeb looking to add to another income stream. The tutorials are easy to set up and use. There is a video that walks you through the signing up process for each affiliate program (all 22 of them). Most all of the programs are free, but a few require money to start. You can pick and choose the ones you want to join. You sign up for those, and pass on the others. Later, if someone in your downline elects a program you don't subscribe to, the system will default to your upline's affiliate number.

Two of the 22 (at this time) programs they suggest for driving traffic are Direct Matches and Yuwie, two popular social networking sites. SpiderWeb prompts you for some information about yourself and even has some Shout Page copy you can cut and paste. SpiderWeb also has an option to produce an automated blog. You set the posting tool on autopilot and the blogs magically appear on your page. Sounds great so far, huh?

Not so fast. After signing up, I went to Direct Matches to see how I had done. I decided to search for people looking for business associates. They come up ten to a page. In the seven pages I viewed (70 profiles), there were 59 Spiders, and two pages scored ten out of ten. Amazingly, 37 of them had "been involved in Internet marketing for 10 years." You get basically the same results if you search blogs or groups, and similar results on Yuwie.

Is the SpiderWeb marketing system good for some people, or most people? I would say yes for "some" and no for "most." It gets a yes because it provides detailed instructions to get signed up for 22 affiliate programs. That alone might have taken you days to do on your own. It gets a big no for the fact that their advertising and marketing strategies point to SpiderWeb and Kimball Roundy more than they point to you. I'd give it a pass.
About the Author
Jack Beddall is an Internet marketing expert who provides resources for the e-entrepreneur. You can visit two of his resource sites at TheOnlineResourceSite and Big Ticket To Wealth Online Store .
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