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I Pissed Off John Reese From Blogrush

Yep, add John to my list of people who I pissed off. Jakob, Jarvis, Cuban… Read the comments here for John’s retort.

Look John, as I said in my private email to you. I have zero problem with you. I know for a fact you’re a smart and nice guy and you’re very successful. That’s not what this is about.

The problem I have with Blogrush is that it doesn’t, in my opinion, provide value for the majority of bloggers out there. You talk about providing value in your comment.

Our company is all about delivering VALUE to people. That’s why I’ve been successful online for over 15 YEARS. I treat my customers like GOLD. I believe in delivering tremendous VALUE. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Why on earth would I risk my existing multi-million dollar training products business by purposely putting out some service that I thought no one would benefit (or at least only the big bloggers as you say)? I’d have to be an IDIOT to have a strategy like that.

No one is questioning your company mission statement. I know you deliver value. There’s no way you could be so successful by putting out crap.

I’m just saying I think you’re off on this one. You know your market, I know mine. I’ve been stepping on grapes in the blog monetization world since 2001 or so, and I’m just saying that I don’t think this one will work. I think I know bloggers, and I think that down the line the value you are promising won’t be there.

But I could be wrong, we’ll see. My apologies in advance if I am. I’ve said enough on this topic. Let’s look back in 3 months and see what the verdict is?

Probably my biggest issue though is I think your marketing is VERY disengenious to say the least. You promote “free traffic” with words like “you do absolutely nothing” and “a flood of traffic to your blog, just by adding this widget”. Stuff like that. Look, I’m a marketer too, but to tell low-traffic bloggers that by doing nothing they can get a flood of traffic is lame.

Welcome to the blogosphere, where the beer (and criticism) flows like wine! 10,000 points for the first person to identify the movie that quote was in.

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