Empower Network Complaints Are On The Rise

Last Update: August 31, 2013

Hi everyone.

It's nice to see that the number of complaints against EN have increased since I last looked (based on Better Business Bureau and my own search results). If you don't know, I once belonged to Empower Network and got the SEO wind knocked out of my sails! Why? Let's see:

  • they taught us to use duplicate content
  • the focus was on making money first
  • improper training of Adsense (got me banned), pay per click...and, well, let's just say, improper training
  • their emphasis on article spinners (guess who made money if you bought those, too)
  • there was no training of keyword research or writing good content
  • find your own niche?...non-existent

So why am I bringing this up again? Number one, we need to continue writing honest reviews for people because even with an increase in complaints take a look at what Google Trends is showing (the most recent spike is August 2013):

They are still on the rise which I find extremely surprising, given that they are dropping off the search engine radars. But they must still be getting the word out there because they are being searched for regularly, in fact I'm still jostling with one of them for rankings with Baby Boomers; another scam perpetrated on this and, arguably, every generation.

My number two reason for writing about this (should likely be my #1): I had occasion today to look at my old website (they don't let you delete them) and it is still there with all the duplicate content and other poor search engine optimization techniques. Because I cannot delete it or do anything with it tells me that I never owned it!

How different from Wealthy Affiliate where the focus is on learning properly how to build a website and build your online business. Another big difference is that you can own your own website and have total control, which is what being in business is all about. I learned a great thing about the support here the other night on Labman's after-Wabby hangout: we learn how to teach (and be taught), laugh, and feel each other's pain when personal circumstances become difficult. All EN does is call you a wussy if you don't get "all in" and pay them thousands of dollars. Which would you rather be with?

To all of you here who have also come from EN, welcome and I think you'll agree with me. To those here who still think EN is valuable, welcome but I encourage you to read Kyle's post on it...guess who's on page one of Google trying to change the trend. Thanks for reading.

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SerainaLee Premium
Great idea Rick! Indeed I will write the review. You are right on the money because I found WA the very same way. In fact, my neighbor had me convinced me that EN was the answer to all our Internet prayers. Unfortunately she is still heavily invested in it with little result to speak of.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Don't tell my wife that I was in it...I didn't. And what does that tell you, I was embarrassed. Would love to read your review.
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SerainaLee Premium
*become
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SerainaLee Premium
Hey Wussy brothers! I'm also guilty of being a wussy. Well I'm female so maybe that makes me a... Nevermind. Great article and its good to see that we have be one wiser and we are part of a strong and beneficial community.:-)
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Rick Jantz Premium
I actually found WA when trying to find a decent review of EN. I was already paying, fortunately not through the nose, but just wasn't convinced it was legit; heck, I didn't even know what the product was. I think many are coming to WA because of the WA reviews...and that's a hint "sis"...perhaps you should write one if you haven't already.
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xcfastdude Premium
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! WUSSY!!! Haha I got called that so many times by those people.
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Rick Jantz Premium
I think we all did as we exited with the rest of our money hidden away,
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Bob247 Premium
Hi Rick i had my time with Empower too, guess we are both wussies now, lol.
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Rick Jantz Premium
It's a name I wear with pride. Think we should come up with an "I'm an EN Wussy" badge?
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kws123 Premium
Notice EN has just unveiled a new promotion based on $10,000 per month- new glossy promo materials but basically a redo of their usual hype.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Wow, will it ever end? Thanks for the heads up on this. Wonder how much they want for that? When I was last there their latest promotion only cost you $3500.00.
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