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Christopher Mollo
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Yes it is.
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I'm not really even sure why a solo seller would need Udimi in the first place. Seems to me all Udimi is a middle man who isn't really necessary.
Posted 13 Sep at 12:50
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Christopher Mollo
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I never said you make more with any click increase. I'm not faulting you for making money. That's what being in business is all about.

It's your business and you are free to destroy it as you please.

I don't hate Udimi. I don't hate anyone.

I think it's absolutely hilarious that you would accuse me of not taking facts into account, since all you do is twist the facts to fit your own agenda.
Posted 13 Sep at 12:45
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if you've been scammed on Facebook then it's because you didn't your due diligence. I've done OK with some of the solos I bought here as well, but I've done much better with the sellers I have found on Facebook and WF. I don't know about Skype because I never bought solos from there.

The bottom line is that solo ad industry was thriving before Udimi even existed, and it will thrive long after its gone.

As a seller, one must ask themselves why they even need Udimi?

All you need to do is create your own sales page and sell solos directly to the customer.

That way you don't have to worry about charging more so you can make what you want without having to worry about Udimi taking their huge ass cut per click.

You also don't have to worry about sending just about double the amount of clicks to fill the order since many of your REAL clicks will be classified as useless by the ridiculous "filter" they have in place.

I really don't see the benefit of being a seller here at all. I think one of the main benefits of selling here was that Udimi dealt with the payment issues and now with the new "Prime Market" that won't even exist so that benefit is now gone.

I used to be a huge supporter of Uncle Dimitry and Udimi, but it's become a place of favoritism and money grubbing, and I can only stand so much.
Posted 13 Sep at 12:41
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I'm not angry at all. I'm just honest. I wouldn't get angry over something so trivial and unimportant.

So if payments will go directly int sellers accounts, that means you no longer have to deal with PP disputes, yet you claim the reason for having a minimum click order of 100 clicks is because you don't want to deal with disputes over $10 transactions.

Uncle Dimitry, you talk out of both sides of your mouth and I've had enough of it.
Posted 13 Sep at 12:30
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Are you kidding me? Facebook and Warrior Forum has loads of awesome providers. The solo providers I have found on Facebook and Warrior Forum get far better results than any sellers I have ever used here. I have a rolodex of over 100 sellers that I have found on Facebook and Warrior Forum that have given me a positive ROI. In fact, I have a seller that I use that has NEVER done a solo for me that has not reulted in a positive ROI. I can count the number of times a solo from here has gotten a positive ROI on one hand.

You won't get scammed if you have half a brain and look through testimonials and do your due diligence. Furthermore, it's just as easy to get scammed here than it is anywhere else. If you think Udimi's ridiculous filters will protect you then you are dead wrong.

Yes, the click prices on Facebook and WF may be higher, but I have found when it comes to solos you often get what you pay for. I am surprised that being as big a seller as you are, you aren't more plugged in to the mainstream solo sellers. If you talk to the top solo sellers, just about all of them think Udimi is a joke and wouldn't be caught dead selling here. I think it's pretty hilarious that you honestly believe that Udimi is the top place to buy and sell solo ads. I guess you would have to defend the place, though, seeing as though you are making a lot of money from it.

I guess if you want to give your clicks away for .40 a piece it's not a bad place to sell. And if you are looking for cheap clicks it's a good place to buy. If you want to have a generic swipe done for your solo and have 3 or 4 other buyer's links in the swipe or have your link put into a rotator then by all means buy a solo from certain sellers here at Udimi.

And the whole idea that Uncle Dimitry is doing this because he doesn't want to fight over $10 transactions is utterly ridiculous. A dispute is a dispute. It doesn't matter what amount the transaction is for, the process is still exactly the same. As a matter of fact, there will be more disputes with larger transactions, as people often feel that if they spend a lot of money and don't get sales, they should get a refund. If he doesn't want to deal with disputes then maybe he shouldn't have decided to take on the responsibility of dealing with PP directly and just let vendors deal with PP themselves.

The bottom line is that it all comes down to money. Dimitry knows that if sellers buy 100 clicks at a time he makes more money, plain and simple. What Dimitry doesn't understand is that people have plenty of other places to go. The list you made doesn't even scrape the surfaces of all the places there are to buy good solos that will get results.

It's pretty sad because Udimi used to be a good place to buy solos, and the concept is great. However, greed has gotten in the way. All you have to do is read the posts Dimitry made in this thread to get an idea of his thought process. He hates polls because they will tell him something he doesn't want to hear. He hates Aweber because Aweber doesn't allow solos or ad swaps. He can't make money off them anymore so of course they are "shit."

It's great that you have been making money online for 10 years. However, it really has no bearing on this discussion and doesn't mean a thing when it comes to buying solos.

I am so sick and tired of all of the money grabbing exploits that being pulled on this site. Buying click credits before you even sell the clicks? What a damn joke that is. From a business standpoint that makes no sense at all. Why would you shift 80% of your sales to just 50 sellers and then let the rest of your sellers fight over table scraps? Is that the decision of someone who actually cares about his members? Don't think so.

The bottom line is that I could care less what happens here anymore. I don't need this site at all and I'm just about ready to leave anyway.
Posted 13 Sep at 07:53
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Buyers will just go somewhere else. It's not like Udimi is the only place to buy solos. I'd be willing to bet it will result in fewer sales for everyone.

The more limitations you place on buyers the less buyers you will have.
Posted 13 Sep at 05:55
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I can see getting rid of the 25 click solos but 50 clicks is a popular order size for me. I can't speak for anyone else but I would hate to see that go. It would definitely reduce the number of orders I get.
Posted 12 Sep at 21:53
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Wow. Are you serious? Aweber is the biggest and best autoresponder company in the world. Also, I have had many 25 click solos produce results. If you have a high converting squeeze page and a good FE offer you certainly can make sales from a 25 click solo.

Your logic behind that is pretty out there. If I order a 25 click solo and the 10th visitor buys my product then what difference does it make if it was 25 click solo or a 100 click solo? As a matter of fact, I have had 25 click solos make sales and 100 click that don't make any sales.

I guarantee you that if you put a pop-up box similar to the feedback box on the bottom of the screen for your poll and asked a question there you will get many answers.

I wonder where do you get your facts from Uncle Dimitry. Seems like you just make it up as you go along.
Posted 12 Sep at 19:24
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I understand the minimal click price but please don't increase the minimal click order. I have lots of people who like to buy 50 clicks and even 25 click solos. If you increase the minimal click order you will only hurt your sellers and there will be less orders which means you will make less money too.

I really don't understand why you continue to effect changes which make it harder to people to sell solos and make it less attractive for buyers to purchase here. I've always been on your side Uncle Dimitry but I think you should know that word is getting around that Udimi is not a good place to buy a sell solos anymore. I am quite plugged in to the Internet Marketing community and I am friends with a lot of the most successful marketers, including solo sellers.

I know what I'm talking about. Others know what they are talking about. Yet you just continue to ignore people and put terrible policies into place. Maybe people would even understand if you were to give us the reasons why you are doing things, but you don't. You just go off and make decisions without asking any of your members their opinion.

I once asked why you did not just poll your members, and you came back and said that "polls don't work." If they don't work then I wonder why multi-million dollar companies like Aweber & GetResponse often use them to get their members opinions. They must work for them and not you I guess.

Like I said, I totally get the minimum click price, but changing the minimum amount of clicks that can be ordered to 100 is not a good idea at all. If any of the members here want to purchase 50 click they will have to give their money to someone else I guess.

It's getting very difficult to sell solos here. Every day I log in and wonder what kind of change will have been put in place that will lower the amount of solos I sell here. It's getting really old, and people will only put up with it for so long before they leave her entirely.
Posted 12 Sep at 15:45
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Why would anyone promote a seller that pays 0% commissions in the first place? That makes no sense.
Posted 9 Sep at 15:10
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That's probably because it has not gone live yet. Once Prime Market opens it will probably straighten itself out.
Posted 8 Sep at 14:35
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I mean think about this Tom. Let's say you promote a seller and they sell 1000 clicks at say .50 per click. That's $500 in sales. With the new "improved" affiliate program you would make a grand total of $20.00 in commission from that sale (1000 clicks * .02 = $20).

Would you ever promote a product that sold for $500 and only paid a $20 commission? Come on. This is so ridiculous!
Posted 7 Sep at 19:27
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Yup. It's a huge joke. What an insult. I mean who is going to promote something for a $2 commission? Absolutely ridiculous. Seems to me they can't do enough to screw sellers out of sales. Guess they don't like making money.
Posted 7 Sep at 07:04
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Tons of people have already jumped ship and more will follow. They have gone too far with their greed and sucking every penny out of buyers and sellers. They make .05+ for EVERY click sold and then they go and do things like charging another $2.99 to use their wonderful "filter," etc. It's ridiculous. Everything they do is motivated by greed and it is going to be their undoing.

For some strange reason they are under the impression that they are the best place to buy and sell solos and nothing could be farther from the truth.
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I made a sale today! MADE A WHOPPING $2.00! Whooo-hoooo!
Posted 6 Sep at 22:58
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I'm qualified for Prime also, but would NEVER use it. It's an awful idea. I'm a little concerned with the fact that just 50 sellers will now be getting 80% of all the solo orders on Udimi. That is not fair to other sellers. Also, who ever heard of paying a commission on upfront on clicks that MIGHT sell? It's ridiculous. It's probably about the worst idea out of the many terrible ideas they have had here.
Posted 5 Sep at 05:02
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correct me if I'm wrong, but no matter how you do the math, basically you will get paid .02 per click. So if someone orders 100 clicks, 100 * .02 = $2.00.

So if the seller charges $40 for 100 clicks, $2/$40 = 5%.

LOL. As if 5% is that much different from 2%.

It's still an insult to expect your affiliates to refer traffic to sellers for a measly 5%.

@Jay Saletra: Last month you made $56 for referring 1300 clicks. With the new "improved" affiliate program, you will make 1300 * .02 = $26.

Basically, you're affiliate earnings will be slashed in half.

I can only speak for myself but there is absolutely no way I would send traffic to an offer like that when there are so many other ways I could make so much more with my traffic.

I have no idea why Udimi feels this new "improved" system is going to be better.

I suspect it has something to do with the number of clicks that affiliates are buying with their earnings. Although, I don't know why that should matter to them because they were still taking their cut on solos purchased with affiliate earnings.

All I know is I have spoken with lots of sellers and word is getting around that Udimi is not the place to sell solos.



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I also don't understand this:

"All current affiliate and JV links will remain active and unchanged. JV links remain active and you can pay to your affiliates as much as you wish."

So then nothing is changing for existing members? Will this new affiliate program only apply to new members?
Posted 2 Sep at 04:01
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So if I refer someone to buy a 100 click solo I will only make $2.00? Honestly Uncle Dimitry, do you think it's realistic to think that someone will actually refer 50 buyers to buy 1000 clicks a month? That's near impossible and I doubt even the top affiliates could achieve that. Besides, the most popular solo size is 100 clicks. That means affiliates can look forward to making a whopping $2 for a referral. Personally, you couldn't even get me to click a mouse for $2. Basically people will stop promoting and that will mean less sales for sellers.

What was wrong with it the way it was? Why not let sellers decide how much they want to pay out? Why do you guys keep changing things when they are fine the way they are?

BTW, who comes up with this stuff? If it's someone on your payroll, do yourself a favor and FIRE THEM!
Posted 1 Sep at 11:04
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Guess we have a difference of opinion but no big deal. That's what makes the world turn.

LOL I was in the middle of episode 8 of Narcos as I was reading your post! Awesome series. Javier Pena and Steve Murphy are actually the real names of the DEA agents involved. They changed some of the names though. For instance, Colonel Carrillo is based on the real Colonel Hugo Martinez, who as the commander of the actual Search Bloc.

If you want to watch something really cool, the real Murphy and Pena appear in this documentary called "King of Coke:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp4KkJ12aPQ


Check it out. Really good.

Posted 31 Aug at 03:02
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What disturbs me is this little piece of text that says "Premium Market will get 80% orders."

So Prime Market is limited to 50 sellers.

This basically means that 50 sells will get 80% of all orders placed at Udimi.

What does that mean in simple terms?

It means that if you are not lucky enough to be one of the 50 "Prime Market" sellers you might as well not bother even selling solos here because you won't get too many orders (if any). That is, of course, unless you are willing to pony up more money to list a solo deal. And even then, good luck...

I have come to the realization that it doesn't matter what I or any of the other members say. Once they get it in their head to institute something it doesn't matter what the members say they are going to do it anyway.
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What a shame. They are tearing this site down brick by brick...
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I qualify to be one of the 50 sellers and I don't want anything to do with it.
Posted 31 Aug at 02:03
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Why can't you poll your members before instituting these changes? Your members are your lifeblood, yet you never include them in the decision making process.

I would say just about all big online companies set up surveys to get the opinions of their customers before they make any big changes, and they are much better for it.

I'm not sure what kind of research is conducted here, but it seems like changes are affected with absolutely no rhyme or reason.

You have already heard that 2 or 3 of your best members don't like the idea of Prime Status, yet you are going to go through with it anyway. You are going to alienate tons of other good sellers by doing this, and you are going to give 50 sellers an unfair advantage.

I am not saying this out of concern for myself, as I actually qualify for Prime Status. It would be an advantage for me just to keep my mouth shut and accept a spot there. However, I respect you Uncle Dimitry, and that is why I am giving you a "no holds barred" opinion.

You are going to damage the site if you go forward with it.
Posted 30 Aug at 16:59
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