The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series

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  1. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Narconon Reviews presents:

    The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 1)
    Written by SEOlogy on November 18, 2013

    This is the beginning of a 10-part series on Narconon’s Internet Marketing. Join “SEOlogy” as we explore the history of Narconon’s internet marketing and use of referral sites, how they’ve been affected by factors beyond Narconon’s control, and how those methods compare to those used by traditional rehab centers. Find out how sales and marketing for the Narconon program may change in the future.
    (read on for more)

    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1/
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013
  2. Idle Morgue

    Idle Morgue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Good job Mary - you are relentless in exposing Narco-Scam/Narconon!! THANK YOU!! I love your persistence on a given course. Very upstat indeed!!:happydance::yes::thumbsup::clap:
     
  3. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Thank you. However, I am just the messenger here on this post. I am not the author, who wished to remain anonymous :) However, I appreciate the compliment and will share it with the Narconon Reviews team :)
     
  4. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious


    It scares me when you talk like a staff member IM! I know you don't wanna sound like one - right?


    But - thank you for passing info/link along Ms. Mary! It IS very interesting to see the demise of Narco and separately from Scn in general. I mean just the basic differences in the 2 things make for entertainment way far apart from each other - but even though very connected - know whatta mean?
     
  5. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Yes, I do!
    Narconon is where the steady easy money comes in for the church. This is why lawsuits are so effective against their facilities and upper management. The lawsuits will suck them dry of their monies and close their doors for all the harm they have done to people.
     
  6. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    (Part 2) The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire

    Narconon is a unique entity in terms of internet marketing because they focused so much energy on the internet in the early days and were very successful at it. They really beat most other rehab facilities to the punch. A primary reason for this is because the local marketing […] Read on for more...
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2/
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013
  7. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    SEOlogy has made a new blog post on Narconon Reviews:
    'The Rise and Fall of the
    Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 3)'

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1 or Part 2.

    "In 2003, Google changed it’s search algorithm with an update code-named “Florida”. Essentially, it would no longer consider “keyword stuffing” to be an accurate determination of rank. In many cases, websites simply sank in ranking. In other cases, Google sent out letters notifying website owners that they were completely de-listed and removed from any possibility of Google ranking. Ironically, many Narconon based websites were de-ranked, delisted, or in Scientology terms “disconnected from as being unethical” by Google itself.

    Many FSMs that were doing exceptionally well shut down almost overnight. Some tried to “sell off” their delisted websites to unsuspecting graduates or staff members who thought they might be at least as successful if they bought them. Average cost was $10,000 for these sites. Only after purchasing them did people quickly realize they were now worthless due to the Google updates.
    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3/
     
  8. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    SEOlogy has made a new blog post on Narconon Reviews:

    'The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 4)'

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3.

    Running a Sales Floor in the Treatment Industry

    So far we've focused a bit on generating leads into a treatment center, especially Narconon. But, before we continue into paid internet search advertising, it's important to understand that simply getting phone [...]

    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4/
     
  9. BunnySkull

    BunnySkull Silver Meritorious Patron

    I'm curious if this was written as a research or thesis paper? The tone of it suggests its original intended audience is not the typical blog/online reader.

    (Also, this is a compliment, it is far more factual and less dramatic in tone, than may similar writings on the topic. This makes the piece of far more use to real investigative journalists and other professionals.)
     
  10. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Hi BunnySkull,

    Good question!

    As far as I know, it was written to be read by those interested in or familiar with Google and Internet Marketing and, in particular, for those who are interested in how Narconon got all over the web as it did, only to later fall in visibility.

    Many people are stymied by how Narconon and their fake referral web sites managed to always pop up when ever they searched for help for a loved one for a substance abuse problem. It was as if there were no competitors. Google now regularly changes the formulas on how search engines work so companies like Narconon cannot 'keep cutting ahead of the line'.

    This series explains how Narconon facilities manipulated things and how it backfired. How they set up thousands of websites with and without the Narconon name to lure people into calling their toll free numbers. Narconon is known industry wide for their marketing tricks.

    I hope this helps. Reading the rest of the series as it comes out over the week will probably give a better explanation than I can :)

    Mary
    ps: I will relay the compliment! Thanks
     
  11. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat



    Absolutely fucking fascinating.

    Brilliant.

    A must read.

    :wow:

    Not only amazing for its information about how Narconon managed to grow by manipulating Internet search results, but just a great education about Google search and how it's evolved.

    Thanks so much, Mary.
     
  12. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Glad you like it, Lulu!
     
  13. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series -Part 5

    SEOlogy has made a new blog post on Narconon Reviews:

    'The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 5)'

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4.

    Anonymous Takes Notice of Scientology and Narconon

    In 2008, an informal group called "Anonymous" hit the scene and began focusing
    their efforts on Scientology and later Narconon. Whereas Narconon used to be
    relatively immune to any accountability at [...]

    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5/
     
  14. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat

    Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series -Part 5



    This article just gets better and better.

    It is really interesting.

    This person has done an amazing job.
     
  15. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - Part 6

    SEOlogy has made a new blog post on Narconon Reviews:

    The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 6)

    Google Panda and Penguin Updates

    In 2011, Google began implementing a series of algorithm changes that they code-named “Panda” and “Penguin”. These updates tried to handle a series of black hat and grey hat issues that they saw web site owners were taking advantage of to exploit or manipulate search results. [...]

    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6/

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, or Part 5.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
  16. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - Part 7

    SEOlogy has made a new blog post on Narconon Reviews:

    'The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 7)'

    Traditional Treatment Facility Response to Current Internet Marketing Struggles

    Narconon isn’t alone in the increased expense of marketing on the internet. Traditional treatment facilities have been affected as well. Many facilities find they cannot compete financially in the internet marketing arena. For a lower cost program, it is impossible to spend $6000 on a client when their program only costs $10,000 to attend. However, what is unique about Narconon is their terrible reputation. Narconon is losing much more business than a traditional treatment center due to all the negative reviews that are out there.

    So what are traditional facilities doing?[...]

    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-7/

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see :

    Part 1 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1

    Part 2 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2

    Part 3 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3

    Part 4 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4

    Part 5 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5

    Part 6 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6
     
  17. aegerprimo

    aegerprimo Summa Cum Laude

    Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - Part 7

    This is an EXCELLENT series. Thank you for posting it AnonyMary! :thankyou:
     
  18. Terril park

    Terril park Sponsor

    Mary, you and all the others working to expose Narconon are owed thanks from
    all of us. Thanks for posting these links, its fascinating info.
     
  19. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    New blog post on Narconon Reviews:

    'The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 8)'


    Inside a Narconon Division 6 Sales Office
    a must-read!

    To understand Narconon Sales, it is important to understand how it differs from a traditional sales office that might be found in a regular drug rehab center. So, let’s go into Narconon and step into the sales office. I’ll introduce you around.[..]

    Read more and post your thoughts at:
    http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-8/

    If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see :

    Part 1 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1

    Part 2 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2

    Part 3 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3

    Part 4 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4

    Part 5 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5

    Part 6 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6

    Part 7 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon...he-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-7/
     
  20. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Mary,

    Do I have to give my name and e-mail address in order to comment on the blog?
     

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