(amazingly the post linked to has changed significantly since this was originally written)

Jake Rinard works hard. He has made money on the internet since 1997 and has been a financial adviser since 1996!. Jake ALSO maintains a day job as a corporate business manager for a engineering company. Jake also is a Marriage and family therapist.

So why bring Jake up? Well he took time out of his 5 day job life to post about how I make him SICK! This post brought shoemoney.com a total of 112 new visitors who have never EVER visited before and of those 112, 56 of them became RSS subscribers. That is like a 50% conversion! SCORE!

The post he wrote is about how I must have cheated the feedburner stats… or something (I did not get very far… its a bit to fluffy for me and I lost interest). I would just like to officially state the technique I used was ok’d by former Feedburner Vice President Google Employee (not sure his title with feedburner there), Rick Klau.

I would just like to thank Mr Rinard for the new subscribers. I only hope I can bring him some back.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

69 thoughts on “Jake Rinard – Moremerchant.com – ShoeMoney h8r of the week!”
  1. his site totally looks like some Made For AdSense piece of crap yet he is trying to act like he is taking a stand on something? wtf?

  2. Of course, you’re going to send him many more visitors than he sent you…but few will likely subscribe.

  3. He’ll get over it…everyone has there opinion. His just isn’t the same as ALL of your readers.

  4. Hmmm. I see a new trend developing here. H8R Bait. What a great way to get a link back from Shoemoney.com πŸ™‚

  5. I have read some of the comments and do want to say that I am not a h8r. In fact Shoemoney is one of the first sites I visit each day.

    I was hoping to generate some great hits back and I appreciate everything that has come so far!

  6. Actually my site has less ads than shoe, john, and my friend Darren. But as john says we are in it to make money.. right?

  7. […] will continue reading it even though he is set to call me a h8r with his post tomorrow. Here is the post. It won’t be out till tomorrow as you can tell by the url. the traffic will be nice, but I am […]

  8. So what happened to the post? I read it as well before Shoe posted it here, but now it’s nowhere to be found.

  9. Wow! With conversions like that you would think that I should be paid more from my advertisers!!
    Anyone want an ad on moremerchant j/k

  10. Never denied. I decided it was a bit more negative than I wanted. I like to remain as positive as possible. You will also take now… I changed it 24 hours before this post was posted.

  11. Wow. Congrats on having something bad turned good πŸ™‚ I sure wish these kind of things happen to all bloggers.


  12. Sometime you beat them and really get a luagh out of you enemies ignorance. Victory sweet vicotry,

  13. hahaha so now anyone who would have taken you somewhat serious now thinks you’re a joke and might go out of their way to sabotage you.

  14. Hey, that’s not fair. He slam you and got a linkback from you.

    Now I got to write a post to slam you so that you can feature me in one of your post.

  15. LOL, yea what a crappy precedent to set…. he badmouths you link.

    Or is that part of a big plan Shoe… you are hoping to get all these people bad mouthing you and linking to your site… on account of this one guy.

    Damn man, you think ahead πŸ™‚

  16. Interesting. If you really told John what you did, and neither of you is going to say a word, I sincerely doubt cheating was involved. A legitimate technique does not have to have a long lasting impact as long as it does what you need it to do for a time and a place. Obviously, that’s what you were after. No harm. No foul.


  17. You just posted a big fat invitation for hate mail from people just wanting a link. Great conversion rate, too. This guy may get some return temporary traffic, but you win in the end with the subscribers.

  18. Thanks everyone for the commenting. Yes I wrote the post hoping to benefit… Isn’t that what a site like mine does?

    I asked myself how I could benefit from this RSS contest. I got thousands of free advertising so far. Pretty sweet.

  19. So the widget wasn’t a widget but static images to throw John Chow off. Then the real number was much higher, but now it is much lower….

    So who really won?

  20. More crap like this, and soon you won’t be able to make any blog posts without a whole crew of people running around saying its linkbait.

  21. I was going to ask the same thing. What tools does Shoe use to allow him to know what visitors did what?

  22. and what did they win, i am still not seeing the the banner. i guess that means chow is more evil, not posting the banner? we know who the winners are and who the losers are.

  23. Hahaha 50% conversion is amazing. I’m curious as to how you got so many subscribers too. πŸ˜€

  24. Haha that’s great I guess it will bring a new wave of hate posts. I hate you shoemoney πŸ™‚

  25. Google analytics. Shoe has written about it before, you set a “conversion goal” tied to RSS subscription signups.

  26. Bottom line you have to watch what you say…One bad comment spreads way faster than one good one. Even though I understand the mistake…you still will forever be on the ShoeMoney h8r list…booo!

  27. Shoe got great puc.. and I have seen a small increase in subscribers as well. Based on the amount of email traffic and advertisement requests it seems I have won as well.

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  29. Yeah, no slam, no hate just disappointed but who cares.. I am nobody to Shoe except a longtime reader who has made him a few bucks here and there.

  30. My readers are some of the best. I don’t have 14000 readers but my readers are some of the best converting readers around.

  31. Shoe: Your top commentators seems to not be working correctly anymore. Possibly some changes πŸ™‚ ?

  32. LOL thats funny. You really got a good conversion on that one. I bet this post infuriates him.

  33. I am shocked at how lame Shoe was on this article. He removed the nofollow links after the fact. Even though I had him linked!

    Seems little to me.

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