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Title: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 18, 2013, 19:18
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/
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: mefree on November 18, 2013, 19:44
Oh......this is going to be good!  cU#__
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 18, 2013, 20:24
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Ironically, Narconon’s philosophy somewhat protected their reputation. In other words, if clients are recommended to avoid traditional 12-step meetings, therapists, and psychiatrists, then these peer groups and/or professionals would never hear about the oddities that occurred at a Narconon.

I can just imagine hundreds of Narconon students walking into an AA meeting or a therapy session and talking about how they had to yell at ashtrays to stay sober.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: ethercat on November 18, 2013, 20:54
I can just imagine hundreds of Narconon students walking into an AA meeting or a therapy session and talking about how they had to yell at ashtrays to stay sober.

 :-D^\^\

The more people that find out about that, the better!
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 18, 2013, 21:35
I like this historical report!
This series is really interesting for me, as I have always been curious how Narconon and Per Wickstrom and his unbranded Narconon programs were managing in the past to manipulate and take advantage of Google search engine formulas when it came to their use of listing other facility names in their websites. Also, with  using of keywords to get their many many fake referral websites on the first page as well. I know that the Google algorithms have changed, although I could never get a full grasp of what they all were as they appeared, nor did I keep up with the subject. I only concentrated on finding their sites and alerting the public here to the sites so as to avoid them.

I suspect that what worked in the past with SEO tips, especially for marketeers like Narconon, are no longer is effective. I know that complaints, media and posts on the internet have done much damage to their reputation. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series so I can get educated on this important subject and see how bad things have gotten for Narconon because of changes in SEO marketing.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: ethercat on November 18, 2013, 22:26
Google has always been secretive about their algorithms currently in use, now and in the past.  People only find out what they were after the fact, once the algorithm is changed, but large numbers of people speculate about what they are.  There are forums where the "black hats" gather and try to figure out how to beat the system - I bet Per has accounts on all of them.

Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, drops a few hints here and there about what won't work (anymore), but is very closed mouthed about what will work.  He has, however, stressed that good honest content is what works.  And we know Narconon isn't good, honest content.  Never has been, never will be.

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/type/googleseo/

There's a form now for reporting webspam to Google:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rhRenrd16MDSgAOwnMVx9KQbp--0JoY9vKiJdIcMe44/viewform
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 19, 2013, 14:30
The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 2)

http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2/

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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…
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 19, 2013, 15:17
The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 2)

http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2/

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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…

Thanks. I thought I posted it here. Got it everywhere else. This series is getting very good responses!

Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Sunshine on November 19, 2013, 21:00
This is great, I have seen the large scale directory site thanks for explaining how it works.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: ethercat on November 19, 2013, 23:05
Thanks. I thought I posted it here. Got it everywhere else. This series is getting very good responses!

Yes, it is.  Lotsa views yesterday and today.   ;D
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 20, 2013, 19:22
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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 […]

http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3/

Looks like they're posting a new part each day.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: AnonLover on November 20, 2013, 19:36
This series is excellent! Kudos to the author, it really adds a nice layer to information being presented on the website that shows just how deep the deception runs.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: ethercat on November 20, 2013, 19:56
I agree, AnonLover!  After seeing all the sites, and discussing them on all the forums, it's really good to get some insider knowledge about what was going on in the background.  I'll relay your kudos to the author, "SEOlogy".

Part 4 is coming up tomorrow at 8am.   ;)
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 21, 2013, 14:21
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4/

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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 calls isn’t enough. […]

I just cannot believe that there are 10 of these coming out.  There's a lot of information within so far that I'd like to comment on but I don't know where to start.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: mefree on November 21, 2013, 19:00
Perhaps Narconon has a good understanding of most of the closing ratio concepts, but they seem to be having a bit of trouble with the following:

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Reputation:
    What is your reputation? If someone were to ask around about your program, what response would they get?

Detox and/or medical care:
    This is important to many clients, especially those withdrawing from opiates.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 21, 2013, 19:09
Those look like standards for regular rehabs.  I don't think a legitimate rehab puts "lying about their program and posting a false success rate to lure families" as a consideration for increasing closing ratio.

I guess it's like car sales.  There are the standard sales techniques and then the guys who always sell you a lemon for double the price.

Narconon is like the used car lot.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 21, 2013, 19:49
Getting some good comments over here:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33965-The-Rise-and-Fall-of-the-Narconon-Internet-Marketing-Empire-Series (http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33965-The-Rise-and-Fall-of-the-Narconon-Internet-Marketing-Empire-Series)

And here on OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=295481
and on various posts on facebook.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: ethercat on November 21, 2013, 21:07
I just cannot believe that there are 10 of these coming out.  There's a lot of information within so far that I'd like to comment on but I don't know where to start.

Feel free to start wherever you feel like, copy and paste any parts here, and make your comments - we'll try to keep up.   ;)

Very good response from ESMB, IMO.  Once the entire series has been posted, it would be interesting to see what one of the SEO forums would have to say (while at the same time, informing them about Narconon  >:D ).
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - 5
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 22, 2013, 08:42
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/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5/ (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5/)
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Lulu Belle on November 22, 2013, 15:42
I joined this group because I wanted to tell the author that this is one of the most interesting, well researched, and informative articles I have ever read.

I not only learned a lot about how Narconon managed to expand using the internet, I also learned a lot of fascinating information about Google Search and how search has been able to be manipulated.

Really well done. Kudos to the author.

And thanks Mary McConnell, for bringing it to ESMB.  :)
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: mefree on November 22, 2013, 21:53
Hi Lulu Belle.
 :w:e:l:c:o:m:e:

I'm enjoying the series too. I knew Narconon was gaming the search engines, but not at this level of detail. I can't wait to see what comes next.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 23, 2013, 09:57
I joined this group because I wanted to tell the author that this is one of the most interesting, well researched, and informative articles I have ever read.

I not only learned a lot about how Narconon managed to expand using the internet, I also learned a lot of fascinating information about Google Search and how search has been able to be manipulated.

Really well done. Kudos to the author.

And thanks Mary McConnell, for bringing it to ESMB.  :)

 :)  Thanks for joining and posting your thoughts and compliments on this series! We're pretty excited about it!

Mary
Title: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - 6
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 23, 2013, 09:59
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/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6/

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

Part 1  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1

Part 2  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2

Part 3  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3

Part 4 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4

Part 5  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 23, 2013, 10:42
This section says that NARCONON averages 90 days and can extend to 6 months.  But I wonder if people "blowing" early, no refunds, etc was actually a "good thing" in the eyes of NARCONON because they made more money.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - 6
Post by: SocialTransparency on November 23, 2013, 11:22
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/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6/

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

Part 1  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1

Part 2  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2

Part 3  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3

Part 4 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4

Part 5  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5

Fascinating read!
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 24, 2013, 10:19
This section says that NARCONON averages 90 days and can extend to 6 months.  But I wonder if people "blowing" early, no refunds, etc was actually a "good thing" in the eyes of NARCONON because they made more money.

I wouldn't be surprised. I also think they don't factor those 'students' in when calculating the average stay. Or the fake success rate.
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - 7
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 24, 2013, 10:22
 
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/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-7/

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

Part 1  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1

Part 2  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2

Part 3  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3

Part 4 http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4

Part 5  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5

Part 6  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6
 
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 24, 2013, 23:32
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There is no “back to basics” for Narconon. They had no traditional local networks. Their neighborhoods don’t always think highly of them. Local newspapers are writing about them. Therapists won’t refer to them unless they are unaware of their connections. And their reputation is almost unsalvageable. If Narconon focused on local clients, sooner or later the local area surrounding a Narconon would be saturated with relapsed clients, clients who felt ripped off and lied to, and clients who told disturbing stories about some of the unethical behaviors that occurred among staff and students at a Narconon. And when the saturation hit a critical point, local newspapers, law enforcement agencies, and certification agencies would begin to take more notice. Narconon could never survive with a local client base for long.

This brings up an interesting point.  Most local rehabs seem to have a lot of clients that come there from the local area.  Narconon either can't or doesn't want to have local clients for fear of local reactions.

Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: mefree on November 24, 2013, 23:44
This brings up an interesting point.  Most local rehabs seem to have a lot of clients that come there from the local area.  Narconon either can't or doesn't want to have local clients for fear of local reactions.

Not to mention, family can't visit as often if their loved one is several states away from home.
Title: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series - 8
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 25, 2013, 10:59
SEOlogy has made a 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

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/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-
internet-marketing-empire-part-8/

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

Part 1  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-1)

Part 2  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-2)

Part 3  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-3)

Part 4  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-4)

Part 5  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-5)

Part 6  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-6)
 
Part 7  http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-7/ (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-7/)
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 25, 2013, 11:56
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Occasionally, you will be asked to write down any harmful acts that you have done, especially in secret, and turn them in to your boss in order to keep your job. Masturbate too much? Write it down and turn it in. Cheat on your spouse? Beat your wife? Engage in homosexual behaviors? Use drugs? Put it all down on paper and give it to your boss. If you refuse, you will probably be pulled from post or fired.

You will be taught how to sell Narconon. How to close cycles. How to debug Black PR on the internet. You will be taught that it is never unethical to lie to a parent or prospective client in order to bring them into Narconon. It will be explained to you that this is “the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics”. This justification will allow you to do and say anything in order to bring someone in. You will probably be asked to read a book called “Big League Sales” which is the only non-Scientology book that you will ever be required to read. It is about selling by manipulation. The rest of your books and material will all be Scientology-based.

I could have reposted the entire article...

I think it describes pretty well the work environment found in a Narconon.  Amazing that they can get away with it.

Can you imagine working somewhere (other than Narconon) where your boss demands that you write down your secrets and give them to him/her.  I cannot imagine how this is legal. 
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: BigBeard on November 25, 2013, 12:21
It's not legal. But they get away with it initially because the person is desperate for the job. And once the first dirt is in the bosses hand, it becomes the lever to force more to be given to avoid exposure.

Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Sunshine on November 25, 2013, 18:33
In case anyone had doubts if there is a Division 6 in Narconon, from their 2007 Form 990
From their 2007 Form 990

(http://imageshack.us/a/img802/2333/9qgj.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img24/7539/sc0y.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img585/7752/cetp.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img801/1803/yb6k.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img849/1406/ad20.jpg)

http://207.153.189.83/EINS/330911677/330911677_2007_0484BD06.PDF

 A little on how their system works, from their 2011 Form 990

(http://imageshack.us/a/img823/9933/cqle.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img534/6817/ynyq.jpg)

http://207.153.189.83/EINS/330911677/330911677_2011_08d4d1b5.PDF
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 27, 2013, 00:15
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-9/

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The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 9)

Narconon Division 6 Conditions, Stats, and Formulas
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: mefree on November 27, 2013, 12:07
You can access the entire series from the final post, Part 10 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-10/):
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The Future Looks Bleak for Narconon         
more at http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-10/
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 27, 2013, 13:41
You can access the entire series from the final post, Part 10 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-10/):
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The Future Looks Bleak for Narconon         
more at http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-narconon-internet-marketing-empire-part-10/


This is the final part in this 10-part series, The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire.

Kudos to SEOlogy for writing such an insightful, comprehensive and important series on the Rise and Fall of Narconon's Internet Marketing Empire
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 27, 2013, 13:57
Comment directed to SEOlogy over on Operation Clambake forum ( OCMB):

anondelmundial    
Post subject: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Emp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:32 pm

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You have constructed an incredible study of Narconon and its ties to the Church (sic) of Scientology. You have documented the many egregious actions that Narconon takes against it's OWN CLIENTS. Narconon is simply a money laundering scheme under the umbrella of "we can help".

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=709940#p709940 (http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=709940#p709940)
Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: source on November 27, 2013, 14:23
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Emergency: When stats are staying the same or slightly decreasing. Example: If, each week, you are bringing in the same number of clients or slightly fewer clients, you are assigned a condition of Emergency.

It's interesting that Scientology only considers things normal if you continually grow.  I was thinking about car sales.  So, in order to be a "normal" salesperson, you would need to sell 1 car this week, 2 cars the next week, 3 cars....until within one year you are selling 52 cars each week.  Anything less than that results in an "Emergency" condition or a "Danger" condition.

I could imagine the salespersons response when they went from 40 cars per week down to 35 cars per week (which would still make them the best car salesperson in the world) and they are assigned a condition where they have to write down their secrets and transgressions.

Scientology creates this world where, percentage wise, you are continually invalidated for not performing.  This is obvious when you look at stats and conditions, where statistically "everyone" will be in a lower statistic condition over 50% of the time, even if they are good employees.

Title: Re: The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire Series
Post by: BigBeard on November 27, 2013, 15:42
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Emergency: When stats are staying the same or slightly decreasing. Example: If, each week, you are bringing in the same number of clients or slightly fewer clients, you are assigned a condition of Emergency.

It's interesting that Scientology only considers things normal if you continually grow.  I was thinking about car sales.  So, in order to be a "normal" salesperson, you would need to sell 1 car this week, 2 cars the next week, 3 cars....until within one year you are selling 52 cars each week.  Anything less than that results in an "Emergency" condition or a "Danger" condition.

I could imagine the salespersons response when they went from 40 cars per week down to 35 cars per week (which would still make them the best car salesperson in the world) and they are assigned a condition where they have to write down their secrets and transgressions.

Scientology creates this world where, percentage wise, you are continually invalidated for not performing.  This is obvious when you look at stats and conditions, where statistically "everyone" will be in a lower statistic condition over 50% of the time, even if they are good employees.



That's why $cientology, and it's many fronts, are about the only ones left using straight "Management by statistics".

I remember when real world businesses looking for "The quick fix" tried this, and there was just about a revolt. Fortunately for the WOG world, people are free to move to other jobs when they're oppressed. And when management saw the 'brain drain' management by statistics was causing, they morphed it into something less rigid real quick to stay in business.