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Whatever you do, Don't Join
Well, at least not until
you have read this review. My heading was not some ploy to
get you to find out what is wrong with MyViralSurfer.
Rather, it was meant to get your attention because there are
a few things I want you to know before you join.
Okay, so what is
MyViralSurfer is a website
comprised of many services. It was developed by Craig
Haywood (or the blue guy) who is also the owner of highly
successful sites like TrackThatAd.com and MyViralPopAds.
Please note: I do realise
that this review is a bit long, but it will soon become
clear when you see just how big MyViralSurfer is.
A quick summary of the MVS
homepage reveals that MVS is an ad tracking service or link
cloaker, a personal list builder, a traffic generator, a
member advertising service and a downline builder for any
program of your choice. Let's look at all of these in
As a tracking service I
have to admit, Craig has really pulled out all the stops.
But then again, who better to design a bulletproof tracking
service than the guy who brought you the very first Viral
Tracking service (I will get to the viral aspect of MVS
later in this review).
What I really like about
the tracking service is that there is no apparent
restrictions for free users apart from the viral bar which
cannot be turned off by free users. Then again, why would
you want to turn it off anyway as this forms part of how
this well oiled machine does what it claims to do.
Free members can create
unlimited tracking campaigns and unlike what Craig has done
with TrackThatAd, there is no ad gateway visitors, who click
on a free members' tracking link, first have to go through.
For the budget constrained, this really is a free tracking
service with more bells and whistles you will see anywhere
Pro members on the other
hand get a tracking service better than anything else I have
seen. You will not only have access to the textual data free
users get, but you also get a full graphical analysis on all
of your campaigns. This makes it very easy to spot trends at
a simple glance where you might otherwise have missed it by
just looking at the textual data.
Pro members can also use
the tracking by incorporating their own domain names into
the tracking link, turn the viral bar on or off and
something which I really like is that they can even track
sales and know exactly which advertising resource resulted
in the sale... all the while creating just one campaign.
What is nice about the
sales tracking is that you can use it on almost anything
where you want to test conversion. For instance, you can see
how many opt-ins you got to your list by advertising with
company xyz as apposed to how many you got by advertising
with company abc.
It is no wonder with Craig
being the owner of TrackThatAd that I cannot fault him on
the tracking service.
Personal List Builder
I am sure by now you are
sick of hearing how important a personal list is and "The
Money Is In The List". The sad truth is, this is all true. I
can lose all my online businesses today and I will already
be in profit again by tomorrow just because I have a list.
As a free member MVS will
build your list 3 levels deep. What this means is that you
will receive the name, surname, email address, signup ip
address and date of signup from all members you refer. Then
the same happens for members they refer and the members they
These leads are sent to
you at the address you use to join MVS in such a way that
you will not be able to join with an auto-responder email to
have the leads deposited onto your auto responder. (Believe
me, I tried)
As a pro member though,
you can specify an auto responder email address and MVS will
then deposit all your leads into your auto responder. For
pro members this happens a full 20 levels deep. This is very
important and will become apparent when I get to the Viral
aspects of MVS.
The traffic MVA generates
for you comes from three sources through two ads you create
in your members area. The first ad is a text ad which is
displayed on the viral bar of all tracking links. These ads
are randomly pulled out of the database on a 1 to 1
Text ads are also
displayed on more than 2000 content pages throughout the MVS
network which is getting more and more organic traffic every
day. Once again, if you go with the pro option, you get a
better deal on the ad displays.
Pro members will have a 20
to 1 rotation on all text ads. These ads can point to any
website address, whether it is an affiliate site or your
very own product sales page.
Another way MVS creates
traffic is through a technology they like to call
"Page-Behind" sites. This you really have to see to believe
it! Whenever a tracking link is followed, the visitor will
get to the site being tracked just as if he or she would
have typed in the address directly with the exception of the
viral bar at the bottom of the site being tracked.
This in itself is nothing
new as we have all seen this before. In fact Craig
introduced this concept way back when he developed
TrackThatAd. Once the visitor lands on the page or site they
followed from the tracking link, they can go about their
browsing just as they normally do. They can even click
through to another site if the site they are viewing has a
link to an external website.
"Page-Behind" kicks in the
moment the visitor tries to close his or her browser by
showing an alert and asking the visitor to view one more
offer. What I really like about this is that the offer has
already loaded completely in the background while the
visitor was visiting the site being tracked.
This "page-Behind" offer
is actually a website address you specify in your
back-office and once again, it can be any site of your
choosing, whether it be an affiliate website or your own
product sales page.
As is the case with the
text ads, "Page-Behind" sites are randomly rotated on a 1 to
1 basis for free members and a 1 to 20 rotation for pro
The member Advertising
service comes in the shape of a shared mailer where members
can send their offers to other members of MyViralSurfer.
What is really nice about MVS is that even free members can
mail to at least 1500 random prospects every week by simply
getting mailing credits from their MVS homepage (more on
Pro members on the other
hand can mail to 1500 members in addition to the mailing
credits they have built up since their last mailing 3 times
a week. That effectively gives pro members the ability of
reaching 18,000 random prospects a month without even
building up mailing credits. Furthermore, pro members' ads
does not contain any top sponsor ads.
Pro members will also not
receive mail sent by free members. This is something I
really like because we all know paid members are more like
to buy a product as they have already proven themselves as
buyers as opposed to free members.
MyViralSurfer has a unique
technology whereby each member of MVS gets a customized home
page which they are also required to set as their browser's
homepage. Every 24 hours your custom home page is rebuilt
and one of the many thing you will see on your homepage is 7
links to the days recommended programs. This will
effectively be your affiliate or downline programs.
Each time a member of MVS
opens up their browser, they will see these 7 links until 24
hours has passed and their homepage is rebuilt. Once
rebuilt, it will show 7 other links for the next 24 hours
Your homepage also
includes a whole array of useful utilities. For instance,
you can see the results of your 5 newest tracking campaigns
without logging into your account first, there is a jokes of
the day section, a marketing tip of the day section where
top gurus shares information which is sure to help you in
your money making efforts.
You can also add up to 60
sites you visit on a regular basis which will be displayed
in the order of sites you visit most often. As for the other
utilities you get included with your homepage, there are
just too many to list them all here, but suffice to say
Craig has really done his homework to ensure you will be
happy to set your unique MVS homepage as your start-up page
in your browser.
Something to take note off
regarding the homepage... only active homepage members will
be authorised to have their "page-Behind" sites, text ads
and downline programs displayed. You can also only earn
mailing credits by following a link from your homepage.
This is to rule out
freeloaders who think they can just join MVS for free
advertising and contribute nothing to the community. All in
all, I think this is a good feature as it ensures only
serious business people advertise to each other and the
Viral Marketing --
What's Wrong With MyViralSurfer -- Final Thoughts
A lot of people claim they
know what Viral Marketing is and... some of them actually
do. However, Craig Haywood has just rewritten the book on
Viral Marketing. The Viral elements he has in place with MVS
is something totally out of this world.
In the members area Craig
actually makes this bold statement:
"Every member will
refer new members to MyViralSurfer, whether they want to or
not. That is just the way we built the system."
This may seem like a
mouthful till you realise what Craig has done. Craig has
implemented Viral marketing in a way that has never been
done before and while I have to admit that not every member
will get referrals if they just join MVS, never to do
anything with it again, I can certainly understand that it
is almost impossible not to make money with this system.
I don't want to give away
too much, but should you decide to get an account, do
yourself a favour and check out the affiliate tools section.
You will see things there that you will see nowhere else.
This also brings me back
to the personal list-building feature. When you realise the
extend to which Craig has implemented viral marketing in
MyViralSurfer, it becomes quite clear that reaching 20
levels of referrals below you (who all end up on your list)
is really not that far-fetched of an idea.
What's Wrong With
Seriously, the only
drawback I can see is that there is a lot to go through when
you first join the service. A lot of people will leave a lot
of money on the table because they will not be willing to
spend 10 minutes to get to know the system.
My Advice: Once you have
joined, be sure to read the section under the tutorials menu
on how it all fits together. You might just find yourself
drooling by the time you finish it.
I also had a bit of a hard
time signing up to a free account with Plimus (MVS pays out
commissions through Plimus), but then again, it took two
minutes out of my day and this is a once-off procedure.
Other than that I really
can't fault Craig on anything else.
MyViralSurfer is a one
stop, all-in-one solution that caters to most of the things
we as marketers need every day. Throughout the whole members
area you get a sense of quality -- a rare quality as I feel
most product owners only apply the bells and whistles to the
It offers everything you
will need whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran.
While this service offers
an incredible array of excellent benefits for free members,
I would highly recommend you take them up on the
one-time-offer as chances are extremely good you will just
do it anyway later on for a higher price.
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