So based on the recommendation of some online guru I signed up for Homegain's buyerlink program through Mark Ghali.
They drive traffic to a landing page that they designed (which I think is crappy looking, but if that works... ok sure) and you just sit back and wait for people to fill out a form to get access.
Given that I own FranklyMLS.com the most open access MLS search, I can see why you might ask why would I try this? Well I am open to trying new things and apparently, like my last blog post "Are consumers dumb", others have had success with this doorway model. Apparently for them, consumers WILL fill out a form and give you aton of info.
Well has it worked? $72 and 50 visits... only 1 registration... Oh and that was me testing to see if the system worked. So essentially ZERO.
WHen they expect 10-15% conversion... and you get 5%, I can see disappointment. When you get
ZERO, it just seems more like a scam.
Update 12-6-2011: I have cancelled the service. Note that they can get a good 45 days out of you. How? Well their terms say they need 30 days notice to cancel. So if it takes you 2 or 3 weeks to determine if it sucks, you THEN have to keep on for another 30 days. What a racket. So if Mark Ghali tells you you can get 10-15% conversion (and up to 50%) on their designed landing pages... ask them about this blog post.