Maria Andros Social Media Traffic Blueprint is a Scam!
In 2007 Maria Andros was literally involved with defrauding people, along with Dennis Karganilla and Jimmy Davis. She was involved in a schema called MLM Goldmine. That was when Maria started out learning how to “attract” people and part them from their money. She told the individuals she recruited the lies they wanted to hear (the promise of great riches and stardumb, while branding Dennis Karganilla, Jimmy Davis and MLM Goldmine), leaving prospects with broken dreams and promises, letting them believe that their failure was a result not doing something correctly. Most students never realized that the superficial metrics shared with them were blatant lies, gamed, or just not representative of what they claimed.
Fast forward to December 2008 and Maria Andros decided she was ready to go out and scam on her own. She started to brand herself using the same tactics she learned in MLM Goldmine. Maria started teaching how to use video and social media, and started to put up as many videos as possible about literally nothing, in an attempt to show how videos rank high in google. Taking down any videos that did not rank, and using as examples those that did.
While google did love video, back in 2007 (after Google acquired youtube) you could literally do a video about nothing (stuff the description, title, and tags to literally “lie” to google in regards to what the content was about), and get google to rank the video high. While this still works today in extremely low-searched keywords (which translate to no views via the search term..as can be viewed by statistical data under the video). Youtube does something special when your video is uploaded to their system (I found this out by accident, and it appears to be the best kept secret of why a lot of videos do not rank high, and others rank extremely high). It begs the question, why Maria Andros – the self professed video marketing queen doesn’t know or teach about it. Since she does not know, I would bet none of the “self-professed” gurus out there know this secret. I found out because I do video compositing (so I was able to see the correlation whereas self-professed “gurus” do not).
Maria Andros and her Social Media Traffic Blueprint teaches how to deceive people by the tricks she learned from her MLM Goldmine training, using among other things “tag and description stuffing” (works in a very limited way with low-searched keyword terms for ranking purposes), gaming video views (advertising one thing in the description and showing something else, it gets people to start watching a video, and counts as a view even though it is only a partial view).
While Maria Andros claims to teach you to “brand” yourself, in reality you are literally branding her. Her video contests, which do nothing more then brand her. She also asks students to “do a video testimonial” as it will get exposure to her following (again, this does nothing more then brand her). While she does have 46K + followers on twitter, the amount of people she has that clickthrough on messages or view her videos average about 50. Of her 4K + youtube subscribers most of which were shills created by the members of MLM Goldmine, to subscribe to each others channels. This can be seen by the fact that only about 100 views are from subscribers (that doesn’t represent 100 unique views, but rather 100 total views, so in reality it is probably less then that….which is why Maria Andros never shows the unique views (or inside metrics) to any of her videos in any of her screen capture training modules).
The biggest deception of MLM goldmine and social media traffic blueprint is colloquially known as my story marketing (aka Attraction marketing). In MLM goldmine every students MySpace (and now facebook) page was the same, a long boring story about how each and everyone left corporate America (and six figure jobs), and literally became an overnight success. Even Maria jumped on the bandwagon to success, promoting herself from make-up artist to lower management (even claiming she was an “online real estate Investor” and successful ebayer). Being successful in Ebay was another lie taught to her by MLM goldmine tactics (make yourself look like a success in everything and anything), which is why she never mentions any information like userid (which can be used to verify or nullify the truth), and why her timeline to earnings changes from 6-12 months and her earning claims go from a more realistic 5K to over 100K.
The definition of success, is the same for Social Media Traffic Blueprint, as it was back then for MLM goldmine, “I am the creator, author of anything I do or write (which literally means you did nothing more then put up a webpage, blog, or created a facebook page, or made a shopping list…so any 6 year old kid is an expert too, by such loose standards).
The next most heinous tactic are the video testimonials. Disseminating 3 of Maria Andros testimonials, we find that the all successful Oliver Turner (who is accused of stealing a paltry $245 from one of his employees), claims to make $5K to $10K per day from twitter alone, yet gets no visitors to his site (while claiming to get 200-300 per day). One video embedded on his blog (which consisted of a few entries) got a total of 6 views for the 8 months it was up on his blog. Then we have Tania Gabrielle (celebrity numerologist), who’s video is so full of lies, she was unable to keep them straight and mentions back to back 5 digit months after being in Maria’s course for 3 weeks (one has to ask what kind of fool, can’t keep her lies straight). Brian Williams (aka Wise Williams), who started out broke made $100K in less then 30 days, and is now up to $300K in 90days (easy to remember lie $100K a month), with no list, no product, paltry following, paltry video views, selling nothing (what magic). His videos are not viewed, and he himself only mentions the $100K in one webinar he did with Maria (she decided to bring it up to $300K in a conference call). When one person actually worried about the lies he was going to tell his students, and worried about their lack of success, she chastised him (so much for caring about the success of her students…the truth comes out subconsciously).
We have broken Maria Andros fraudulent course – Social Media Traffic Blueprint, into some easy steps;
1) Step into a leadership role by saying you are the author and creator of anything, and being successful in everything and anything you claim to have done (even if it is utterly false).
2) Step into an expert role, even if you are not. Call yourself a coach, trainer and mentor, or anything at all to show you are a leader (it’s only for perception).
3) Tell people that you will have literally “free leads and traffic chasing you”, even though its unequivocally false (it’s all about perception, not reality).
4) Create a video competition where you could literally win coaching. To help others brand you, while they make themselves look like the followers they are, and make you look like a leader you are not. Then give that “win” to your shill (or someone that is most likely going to brand you, and get you your next batch of students).
5) Inform students that if they create testimonials, you will give them exposure to your followers, further branding Maria Andros, for her next group of students).
In all actuality the Maria Andros Social Media Traffic Blueprint is all about branding Maria Andros as the expert, and not you. With every testimonial, and every contest entry begging to learn, you show any possible future clients that they may not be able to trust you. They then question if you believe in Maria Andros lies, or you share in her tactics and lie to your clients, like she lied to you. Now who wants to spend any money learning from someone who may follow the tactics of someone who is downright fraudulent.
Falling for numbers on a dial without any backup is foolish, and could lose you more trust then you gain. Look into the metrics (of the so called experts), check out the views of so called experts. If they make a claim about earnings ask for documented proof. Listen to what they say, but more so, listen to what they don’t say. Listen if they give generalities, or are willing to share details. When you hear things like I worked for the “number one corporations” and contradicting information like I worked for 10 years with MAC cosmetics (note the exact details in the latter, and the lack of any details in the prior), goes on to state “a boss which made my life miserable”. Then look for “add ins”, at first Maria Andros started with just Make-up artist, then into lower management, then started claiming interviews, and when all that wasn’t good enough, she started adding the “I made millions” for the “number one companies” I worked for, the lack of any detail (as well as contradicting and expanding information) is a sure sign of deception. It should be a warning sign.
Having 46K followers doesn’t translate to anything by itself, just as having 4000 subscribers on youtube doesn’t mean a thing. When less then 50 of 46,000+ followers can actually be bothered by viewing videos or pictures you put up, the odds of any of those not following you spending $2,500 on your coaching program is next to nil. When 99.9% of your youtube subscribers don’t watch your videos, they aren’t really subscribers (but shills used for perception).
Maria Andros is a fraud, and her Social Media Traffic Blueprint is as worthless at creating income as she is. Andros has accomplished no marketing, and the advertising she did about herself, is fraudulent and deceitful on many levels. Maria Andros is the Video Marketing queen of scam.
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