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Today Anik Singal (along with Amit Mehta) is launching PPC Classroom 2.0.
It’s an interactive course that teaches how to use pay-per-click advertising to generate commissions as an affiliate marketer.
PPC Classroom was originally launched last October, and was closed after the membership was full. Since that time, Anik has improved and streamlined the course, and is now re-launching it as PPC Classroom 2.0
Interestingly, when I posted my controversial Arbitrage Conspiracy review a couple months ago, a couple of people left favorable comments about PPC Classroom as an alternative to Arbitrage Conspiracy.
So I decided I had better check out PPC Classroom 2.0 for myself to see how it compares, and if it is worth your time.
First, I need to say that it’s not entirely fair for me to compare Arbitrage Conspiracy and PPC Classroom head-to-head, because Arbitrage Conspiracy is a $2000.00 course, whereas PPC Classroom 2.0 is a free course.
However, I know a lot of people are going to be comparing them anyway, so I think a few of my observations will help you understand what makes these courses very different from each other.
As I mentioned in my review of Arbitrage Conspiracy, it was not suitable for newbies (even though it was portrayed that way). It was more geared for intermediate to advanced users, who already understand the PPC game and are willing to invest some capital to scale up their PPC marketing.
PPC Classroom 2.0 on the other hand IS suitable for newbies. It really covers the basics in depth, and it teaches a low-cost method of testing campaigns.
After reviewing both courses, it is clear to me that Arbitrage Conspiracy goes into much more depth on advanced techniques and tools. PPC Classroom does adequately teach how to do PPC affiliate marketing, but it does not teach how to scale your campaigns to the high levels taught by Arbitrage Conspiracy.
So let’s briefly cover what I like and don’t like about PPC Classroom 2.0.
What I like about it…
The layout of the modules in the member area is very logical and easy to follow. If you’ve ever seen an unorganized member area, you know how frustrating it can be. This is one of the best organized courses I’ve seen in this industry. It is easy to follow, and track your progress.
Part of this is because they were able to get so much feedback from their current customers to see what worked best. They had 7000 paid customers from the first launch, so they were able to really streamline the course and optimize version 2.0 for maximum learning efficiency.
I also like the quizzes that are built into the learning system. I took a couple of them, and the questions seemed relevant, and helpful in determining if you’ve learned the material.
Another thing I liked was the built-in tools, which are essentially web-based widgets within the member area. I especially like the Geo Keywords Tool, the Key Phrase Multiplier, and the Ad Writing Tool. I happen to know of other software programs you could buy which offer these features, but this is free in the membership area, and the web-based interface is really easy to use.
Lastly, there is a really nice forum integrated into the site. When you’re logged into the member area, you can go to the forum and you’re already logged in… no need to re-register. The forum includes discussion areas for each of the 9 Modules, plus a host of other PPC-related topics.
What I don’t like about it…
I found that it’s probably too simplistic to be of much help to advanced PPC users.
The course focuses mainly on Clickbank and CJ, which have been covered by other PPC courses ad nauseum, so if you’ve invested in other PPC educational materials, you’re probably already familiar with much of what’s covered here.
Also, the course focuses exclusively on AdWords. Understandably, it’s probably the most important PPC platform to be familiar with, but advanced users should look further (ie. Yahoo and MSN).
PPC Classroom 2.0 provides a thorough and effective base education for anyone who wants to learn how to be a PPC marketer.
For newbies and those who have not experienced much success with PPC marketing, it’s a great course that will teach you the intricacies of promoting Clickbank and CJ offers on Adwords.
It’s the best “free” PPC course I’ve seen, so if you’re on a tight budget and want to learn PPC… this is your chance!
Advanced PPC marketers probably will not gain a lot of new information from the course, but you may still want to check out the free tools. I found them to be helpful, and they could be a great alternative if you don’t already own a more expensive solution.
Why are they giving it away for free? (You pay only for shipping…)
They’re giving away PPC Classroom 2.0 for free (along with a DVD), in order to attract new members to their PPC Inner Circle, which runs $97/month.
When you sign up, you’ll get a free 30-day trial, so you can check it out for yourself and see what it’s all about.
Get all the details at…
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