Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Can you foresee the future?

This morning I was thinking about you guys and gals and I thought to myself.  I should give them an example of something they can use.   So this is what I did.  I jumped over to some of those sources I mentioned to you.  Eventually I found this headline… “Birthdays: Can Mr. T still pity the fool at 56?“. Now… I only found this on one site… BUT, I’m foreseeing the future.

You have to think of news articles in terms of a rollercoaster.  Often times you will see a headline in one place BUT in a week or so many places will be sproating similar headlines.  I imagine that in the next couple of days Google Trends will have something related to Mr. T on it.  Now I could  be wrong.  But playing the guessing game is sometimes part of the job. 

Creating a poll around this headline wouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish.  You can even pose the question “Is Mr. “T” Retired?” Do you know the answer?  Ask questions that get people thinking. “Mr. “T” is 56, do YOU pity the fool?” Weird questions can often be thought provoking as well.

Throw out some ideas in a post comment to the headline  “Birthdays: Can Mr. T still pity the fool at 56?“.

What do you think a good backend offer would be?
What do you think a good Poll question would be?

Category: CPA Marketing / PPC
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11 Responses

May 23, 2008

Hey Kris,
A lot great stuff from you right out of the gate! You act like you know what you’re talking about or something. :-)

Thanks a lot!


May 23, 2008

“Mr. “T” is 56, do YOU pity the fool?”

bwhahaha. gold.

May 23, 2008

Does anyone know how up to date Google Trends and Yahoo Buzz are? In other words, is the data you see today from today’s searches? Or, is it a culmination of things? I can see that usually the top 10 or so are from things occuring that day. For example, Alanis Morrisette reported to be pregnant is in top 5 and is being reported today. But, I wonder about the ones from like 25 on back.

May 23, 2008

Google Trends has a little message at the top that says:

“Updated 50 minutes ago”

thats what it says right now. the most i’ve seen it is like an hour or so.

Yahoo Buzz says:

“Top Searches – Updated Hourly”

May 23, 2008

I now foresee a future of high minimum bids for the phrase “pity the fool”…

May 23, 2008

A good backend offer would be something related to netflix or blockbuster movie rentals.

And a poll question would be… “How many movies did Mr. T star in?”

May 24, 2008

“Should Mr. T Retire?”
“He’s 56! Old Enough for Pity?”
“Yes or No?”

Backend offer… (Gambling Offer)

Most A-Team viewers were male and are now old enough to play poker.

That one pays out pretty well too.

May 24, 2008

You can also check a few places that have the wikipedia trends in order

May 24, 2008

A better backend offer would be for Mr T to capitalize on this an put together a membership site – who would pay a dollar/year to get automated association and b-day reminders from Mr T and then get his autoresponder filled with juicy offers?

May 26, 2008

Right, asking provoking questions really works well.
“Is Mr. T at 56, could still pity a fool?”

November 30, 2008

Great Post Kris!

Wouldn’t expect nothing less from you.