I purchased WPSociXplode about a week ago and I must say so far, I’m NOT impressed!
First off, I should explain how I’m looking at this. WPSociXplode is a software product designed to automate something (in this case generating free targeted traffic). Since it’s software and not a report or information product, I am looking at it differently. I review a lot of “money making information products” and as long as the product provides the information promised and is presented in a reasonably organized fashion, I’ll give it a decent rating.
With software products, the bar is a bit higher. The software needs to do what is promised and it needs to do it in an efficient manner. With software, I’ll also submit a support request just to see if they respond in a timely manner and provide a sufficient answer to the question. Unfortunately, WPSociXplode fails in several of these categories.
First off the software promises to provide virtually unlimited targeted traffic coming from Social media websites. When you get the initial package (I went with the “Pro” edition about $90) you only get Facebook. If you want traffic from Instagram and Twitter, you have to upgrade to the Enterprise edition (an addtional $77). Anyway, the software allows you to post content from you blog on to niche related Facebook pages and groups.
All training is contained in 16 short videos (about 3 minutes each). Nothing wrong with this except these videos use a robotic voice (not a real human) and the voice gets pretty annoying pretty quickly.
Once you get past the training and actually start your first campaign, you’ll find that the videos only told you how to use the software, there are a couple of crucial Facebook issues that aren’t mentioned anywhere.
One issue is that for Facebook to display an image from your post, it has to be served from a site that uses an SSL certificate. SSL is standard for an ecommerce site but for a typical information only site, it’s often not always available. So you’ll have to plunk down an additional $70/year for an SSL certificate. Without the SSL your posts appear with a blank space where the image should be – not very attractive.
The next issue that isn’t discussed in the training anywhere is that before you can post anything, you have to first request and get an approval from the page/group owners. Not only do they not mention this in the training, they also don’t supply anyway to automate the process. So you have to find the groups you want to post to, then manually send them a request to join. You’re still not done because you have to wait for each group to approve your request before you can post. I went ahead and requested from about 200 different groups, after 72 hours I had received positive responses from about 25 or 30 different pages. You will have to repeat this process for each niche that you are targeting.
When you are finally ready to post you are presented with the list of ALL selected groups (not just the ones you were approved for). Further, there is no indication which (or if any) of the groups have approved you, you just see the full list. Oh, and there is no “Select All” button, so you have to manually check off each individual page that you want to post to. In my case, I see all 200 or so pages and I have to go down each one checking it off (this adds about 10 minutes to the process, and it could have been solved with a simple “Check All” button).
So after all that, you get all kinds of great traffic right?
Not, really, my best test was this afternoon and out of the about 200 pages I attempted to submit to, I only netted 6 approved posts. Now, I have gotten a few hits from my campaigns but nowhere near what is promised on the sales page.
Upon purchasing the product (Thursday afternoon), I submitted a support request. It was a simple question not covered in the training about how to request page approval. I had hoped for a quick response but didn’t receive it for about 24 hours (Friday afternoon). A follow up question remains unanswered as of this writing (Monday 4pm).
The bottom line, the software simply does NOT perform as advertised and I can’t recommend it.