John Chow dot Com - how good is he really?

by Rudolf Faix 24. June 2015 16:23

John ChowJohn Chow is calling himself at his Facebook profile John Chow dot Com. That is a reason for me to take a closer look at his work and his offers. First I have taken a look into his free eBook, what he offers.

The title of this eBook is "The ultimate online profit model" with the subtitle "The Ultimate Guide to Making Six-Figure Monthly Income on the Internet and Living The Dot Com Lifestyle". The Acrobat file has 50 pages. After title, content and self-congratulation the eBook starts at page 15 with an explanation of "The Affiliate Marketing Model" and the disadvantages of this model. At page 22 starts "The Affiliate Marketing Model That I Use". There he explains the model that you should be a real reseller of the products, create your own brand and collect the email addresses for your marketing activities.This system is absolutely correct because the money is not made with the teaser or promotion articles. The money is made with the repeating satisfied customers.

At page 24 he starts already with the tools you should use for your marketing activities. Don't worry he is a good businessman and has not forgotten to add his affiliate links to the tools. The tools, which he recommends are AWeber and LeadPages. For hosting of the high expected traffic he recommends the service from HostGator. As each online shop needs to describe their products and make promotion for it he is recommending his own services IM John Chow, Blogging with John Chow, WP Blog Videos and Work From No Home.

A dot Com millionaire need to get a a lot of traffic to this sites. Such sites should rank nearly to Google (Alexa global ranking #1), Facebook (Alexa global ranking #2), LinkedIn (Alexa global ranking #14), etc.

IM John Chow:

Building a successful online empire from scratch

A typical site how is it today normal for affiliate marketing sites. You have a caption - in this case in the background graphics integrated - and a video, which is starting immediately. With other words nothing what search engines can use for generating their index for the site. The only machine readable text is the membership fee "Just $47.00 (Plus $47 a month if you remain a member of IM John Chow)" and the disclaimer from ClickBank at the bottom of the site. Such a site is normally a big secret in the World Wide Web. If you do not promote the site by yourself permanently you'll not get some visitors to this site. This get shown by taking a look at the global ranking from Alexa:

Alexa ranking of

A global Alexa ranking of 1,500,000 equals to around 10 unique visitors a month, around 1% will click on a promotion link and from this one, which are clicking on a promotion link will only 0.5% buy the product if the product has a good promotion. With other words this site cannot be the source of his income. If you like to close or leave the page a script will hindrance you and like to give you a special offer. After confirming two popups you are able to leave the page.


Blogging with John Chow:

This is a special site. Here shows us John Chow that he even does not know that there are server site scripts available. If you are using an ad blocker in your browser, then you get the following view:

an impressing screenshot of

As we see the dot Com millionaire has no real content on the site. Such a site is useless and will not bring any visitor from search engines. Even this site is a big secret in the World Wide Web. The global Alexa ranking shows it too:

Alexa ranking of bloggingwithjohnchow,com

The above Alexa ranking shows us that this is not really the site from where the millions of dollars are coming. For this we need to take the next one.


WP Blog Videos:

At this site we see again that John Chow or his web designer has no idea about the Internet and the functionality of search engines because the caption of the site is a graphic, which cannot get read from the search engines. At least this site contains more text, which can get indexed from the search engines. Anyway the content is nothing else than the usual self praising and he like to sell on this site a training for blogging with WordPress in seven modules for $97.


One of this modules contains SEO (Search Engine Optimizing). I think about which content the SEO training can have if John Chow proves already at his own sites that does not have any idea about search engines. OK, this site has more machine readable content then the other ones, but the Alexa global ranking show us that even this site is not the source of his income - the site has the nearly the same ranking like the site

Alexa ranking of wpbö


Work From No Home:

By opening this site we get a nice surprise from the WOT (Web Of Trust) browser plugin:

WOT warning showed at


If we continue going to the site we get the next surprise (I have used another browser):

Sold Out

This site is not his income too. Why does he name it in this case in his eBook? Only for filling the space?

After seven pages of unbelievable praising his sites, which have no success, he starts promoting the business from Matt Lloyd of Perth, Australia: My Online Business Empire" ( and "My Top Tier Business" ( This promotion starts at page 31 and ends at page 46. This promotion is highly exaggerated that it only can be a SCAM. I'll analyze the sites during the next days.

Summary: John Chow started with blogging very early as the blogs have been coming up. He made a good impression with his blog and he has chosen the right topic at the right time. His first book has been "Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul". He generated a few more books about getting rich from his blogs, The books are getting offered at Amazon. I think that he made a good income with his first book, but like every time a followup is never so good as the premiere. A copy of this idea with the same topic is already not possible, because there are already too many competitors at the market available. The trial attempts from above are showing us that he is searching a new income method. He tries it by creating a brand with his name. At the above ranking values we can see how successful he is by doing this. He seems to be a good writer but the ranking values are telling us another story about his attempt to be a business man.

As we can see at his sites he does not have any idea about Internet business and SEO. We can find a lot of his fails at his Facebook page (.pdf (79.64 mb)) too. It is no shame to fail - you have to learn by your own mistakes. It is only cheaper to learn by the mistakes of others. In the case of John Chow I ask myself if his "Ultimate Online Profit Model" is based on experience or is the source only his fantasy? Where ends the promotion and where starts the reality?

The only one of his sites, which has a good ranking is My opinion is that this site gets visited from the readers and fans of his books. These people are hoping to get rich too. Especially he has the best ranking in India - a low wage country where most of the people are very poor. He gives to the visitors of his page the dream of getting fast and easily rich. The only one which is getting rich with such a system is site owner and the people on the top of the legal pyramid.

Alexa ranking of


Google+ Profile John Chow (pdf) (44.98 mb)

LinkedIn Profile John Chow (pdf) (1.98 mb)

Twitter Profile John Chow (pdf) (1.97 mb)


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Suspicious Sites - is it a followup from

by Rudolf Faix 23. June 2015 13:25

Update July 1, 2015: This site is only a time-waster. Be happy that you wasted only time and not money by participating at this sites hosted in the Ukraine for the case you signed up already. If you did not sign-up then use your time for something better

The reason is described in the article Phishing: Survey & News Sites hosted at the Ukraine.

VacantSurveyVacantSurvey is using the same registrar, the same privacy protection service from Australia and the same hosting provider in the Ukraine like Additional has VacantSurvey only a few differences to the system of For my understanding are that a little bit too many coincidences. The same at both sides is that you sign up for free, get a sign-up bonus and very important is that you need not provide some private information about yourself. You need only to provide a Paypal or Payza ID where you like to get your payment.

The differences are:

  • You can watch and rate 4 videos a day
  • Already rated video cannot get rated again
  • The video don't change every day (yesterday I did not get new videos)
  • You get $9 accounted for signing up
  • For one rating you get $18 accounted
  • Referring a new user you get $50 accounted
  • Payment is done monthly
  • Minimum sum of payout is $1,500

Very suspicious is that the site is registered since 15 days and at their website is written that they have made a monthly payout since February 2015. There gets no hint found how the site has been named before.

IP Address Country Region City ISP Ukraine  Kharkivs'ka Oblast' Kharkiv Itl Company


At the same host are getting found the following domains with a low trust level:




Please use my refferal code if you like to try it too. You get $9 accounted for signing up and you need not provide some private information.


Domain registration data from

Domain name:
Domain idn name:
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Registrar URL:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2015-06-05
Creation Date: 2015-06-05T13:13:24Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-05
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Email:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Email:
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Email:
Name Server:
Name Server:
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-23T09:03:08Z <<<

Update June 28, 2015: During login to the site VacantSurvey the site WhereSurvey gets opened in a new browser tab.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.


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Fraud & Scam - another time waster site with hidden domain registration?

by Rudolf Faix 23. June 2015 09:44

CashCrateThe site seems to be only available for generating leads. The offered offers, surveys, bonus surveys, bonus offers and shopping possibilities are simple not available. Even the choice "surveys" seems to be loading in an endless loop. As the only possibility to make money is to bring new members. The promised earnings for each new member is $3 if the new member reaches an earning of $10. Additional you should get 20% of the earnings from your first level referrals and 10% of the earnings from your second level referrals. The minimum payout is $20. The site is collecting a lot of personal information. For giving all this information you'll get $1.50. CashCrate does not take any sign-up or membership fee.

I cannot prove if they payment will be done because it seems to be a illegal pyramid system as there no work gets found. For this I'm not able to promote the site. Maybe there is some work for US citizen available. In such a case it would be not illegal. I have used my Philippines address during sign up and for this area of the world is nothing at the site available.

If you like to sign-up by yourself then please use my referral link that we can check at least if the accounting is working: Maybe you have more success then me.

The website from is hosed by using the US service from Amazon.

The domain registry data of

Registry Domain ID: 346547965_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Update Date: 2014-12-03T16:25:05Z
Creation Date: 2006-02-15T08:52:58Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-02-15T08:52:58Z
Registrar:, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street:
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street:
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: NS-22.AWSDNS-02.COM
Name Server: NS-688.AWSDNS-22.NET
Name Server: NS-1375.AWSDNS-43.ORG
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-23T5:00:00Z <<<


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Suspicious Sites - or how incompetent programmers can be

by Rudolf Faix 22. June 2015 17:42

ClixSenseEvery business tries to save money. In this case ClickSense has hired absolutely beginners for programming their systems. It seems that these programmers got hired directly from the school. They have designed a system without any networking experience. Additional is the system full of errors.

As I have relocated more then one year ago from Austria to the Philippines I'm still using my laptop bought in Austria, with German Windows system and with the Austrian time zone settings. I did not change the time zone settings because it is easier for me to take a look at the watch on the computer for the time to call someone in Austria. Depending on the daylight saving time in Austria is the time difference to the Philippines between 6 and 7 hours.

I have tried to make a survey after signing up at ClixSense, I got the message: "Access to this page has been denied. Access via a Proxy/VPN/VPS or from a country not on your profile is not permitted." As I have used my Philippines address and only a simple wireless router I did not feel myself guilty for this and wrote a ticket that their location system is not working correct.

The fast reply from ClixSense has been:

Hello, our system is working correctly. This problem could be related to any number of things, but the first to check is the time on your PC to make sure it's correct. Also, please check the time zone setting as well. This could be the cause of this issue. If you find the time is off make sure you log out of ClixSense, make the change to your PC, then log back in.

Thank you

As their payment offer is not the best one at the market and I don't let teasing myself from incompetent people and systems I have written them an appropriate response and deleted my account. Nobody has to say me which settings I have to use on my computer. I use this settings, which I like to use and not this one, which others need to fulfill their happiness.

During the sign-up at ClixSense you get automatically signed up at too. For this I tried to delete my account at too. There has been the same or another incompetent programmer working, because I got the following error message:

We're sorry, but an error occurred while trying to process your request. This error has been logged and submitted to our technical staff. If this is the first time you've encountered this error, you may want to click the back button on your browser and try again. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

My opinion: ClixSense should provide a good service, a good and usable system and a good payout to keep their users. Only maximizing their own earnings will be a commercial suicide. As I could do nothing as make some clicks on some advertising I even could not prove if at least the counting is working correct. Where I find two programming errors within a few minutes there would a lot more get found.


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Spamming Blog comments and Forums

by Rudolf Faix 21. June 2015 11:49

No SpamSpammers have tried to post their stupid content 143 times since June 8, 2015 as comments to my articles at the Affiliates Marketing Reviews blog. More than 70% from this postings got automatically deleted.

Spamming blog comments and forums does not help you in SEO or brings you more visitors to your page. All the CMS (Content Management Systems) are adding by default the attribute 'nofollow' to the links entered in the comments area. This is telling to the search engine crawlers that they should not follow the link. It can even happen that you get exact the opposite result then you like if your links got collected to many times with a 'nofollow' attribute and the search engine interprets them as spam. In such a case your ranking will get lower instead of higher.

By following the links from the spammer I have seen a lot of suspicious sites, which are it even not worth to write a negative review about them because they are a big secret in the world wide web. With an Alexa global ranking of 3 million and above would be even a negative review a promotion for the site which is bringing more visitors in one week than they have during one year.

The most of this spammer are only looking how to get as much money as possible during a short time. For this they are trying to sell some useless products. This spammer are so stupid that they even don't know it, that as higher the promised earnings per sale is as more difficult is it to sell the product. They are still dreaming from "getting rich quick".

The scammer would have more success if they would invest the time for writing SEO or quality content for their site instead of searching for forums and blogs where they could drop their content.

In any case they should make first a product background check if the offered product itself is not already a scam. It is hard to sell something if the sales page gets already blocked from a Virus security system like 360 Total Security, Adguard/Adblock plus, Web Of Trust or some other browser filter. This makes the sales page not really trustful and keeps potential customers away. The ad blockers are already coming to a problem for the advertisers. A lot of people are already using such ad blocker.

There are enough good solutions for promoting a good product. If a product is already listed as useless in forums or blogs, then you need not promote it. In such a case it would be better to search for a better product and which you are able to handle. If you know nothing about the product, then you would not be able to promote and sell it. You need not try to sell dubious male enhancer, anti aging products, body building helpers, etc. if you are not able to present the product. Making a single webpage is not enough to attract visitors or get a good position at the search engines.


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