Tom Antion (guru) A Hypocrite

Tom Antion, the self proclaimed Internet Marketing Guru, has recently sent out a mass mailing with an insulting and inaccurate subject and message.

The subject line states “your links are wrong on your website”

Hey Tom, thanks for the analysis, thanks for the lies. It certainly set the tone for the rest of your email for it consists of more lies – an evident characteristic of your web marketing strategies.

Tom Antion, in my deservingly arrogant and expert opinion, you’re a hypocrite.

Your message warns that inappropriate linking methods can hurt our websites. WOW, you are a guru. Is this news?

Here’s his message:

The way you are linking to and from your website could get you banned in search engines.

Tom Antion has a really cheap program with a happy hour discount nto tell you what to do about it.

Check out {link drop}

Knowing this stuff not only will keep you from getting banned, it will help your website climb to the top where all the action and greenbacks are.

Visit {link drop}

Catch ya
Tom Antion

What’s funny is that with the email he offers a 39$ CD explaining this claim. WOW, 39 bucks for public knowledge. Tom, you’re so clever. Do you know what you’re talking about? – But because you lied and said you checked my site, let’s take a look at yours.

WOW, a mark of your character, Tom Antion? – HIDDEN LINKS.

tom antion site

(Public site screenshot 3/16/07 – antion.com)

Is this what you teach those you scare into buying your products? Do you teach them to spam, to cheat?

Tom Antion mentions that he holds #1 positions in Google, umm, for what? Your Name??

Hidden links. Tom, have you even read the Google webmasters guidelines?

tom antion site

(Public site screenshot 3/16/07 – powerpointstinks.com)

Wow, more spam. (While selling a CD about bad linking) How’s it doing? Friends, no “internet marketing guru” receives so little traffic. Please, let these numbers be false! (or don’t make them public)

tom antion site

(public stats – antion.com)

Does Tom Antion REALLY know what he’s talking about?

Friends, contact a real web marketer or SEO if you want to know the truth about this spammy link method, they’ll explain for free what he wants to charge you for.

The world of internet marketing has changed, Tom hasn’t.

Here’s a question for those of you who have bought into his “system” – Are you still paying for AdWords? If so, you’ve been failed. Proof? This article is written at midnight, March 18 2007 – let’s see when it appears on Google for ‘Tom Antion’. Also consider this is a pretty new domain.

Go ahead and retort with PR and Alexa numbers, the only thing that matters is the SERPS.

Credit due though – if you want to be a great public speaker I’m sure he’s a great coach. Just practice what you preach about the Internet!

Selling a CD by scary email about bad linking while employing bad linking on your site is highly hypocritical.

ADDED – Many have emailed me saying “put your numbers up” and the like. FINE – here’s my last public snapshot of UNIQUE traffic - so you Antion check writers can now scratch your heads. Oh, and it’s doubled since then, I’ll have a year end snapshot later.

39 Responses to “Tom Antion (guru) A Hypocrite”

  1. Lenny March 18, 2007 at 2:32 am #

    1- The United States Code (47 USC 230) gives bloggers some protection against libel suits based on the theory that the blogger is a publisher of comments.

    This post sure reads like a very slanderous posting. While it is posted on your blog, it is visible by the public.

    Before you start attacking Tom, I would take the time to actually investigate what Tom actually does do. Have you ever attended one of his sessions, one of his internet marketing retreats? I doubt it. There are many who have and ARE being successful because of his advice.

    …… edit (lenny gave bogus contact info) …. PR and Alexa mantra …….

    Looks like you need to take Tom’s seminar to lear how to increase your website traffic.

    I sure Tom can teach you a thousand things or more……

  2. Knox March 18, 2007 at 3:16 am #

    Uh, you assume some things. You seem to focus on Alexa, while THIS site is what, 7 months old. This is my personal blog, and yes, dwarfs the traffic to his. You seem to care about Google PR as well, hmmm. You ARE an expert. So, instead of rattling things off that you have memorized, can you not agree that his site employs bad linking methods???

    Thanks for searching the numbers for THIS site! Think I’m trying to sell anything here? Think this is the only site I have?

    Yes, I DO know what Tom does, no I haven’t wasted money on a seminar catered to people with as much understanding of the web as you apparently do. I also know people who have, and EVERY one of them have considered it a waste. Yes, there were some pearls of wisdon but they never regained the investment. Thanks for your opinions, but the facts are that 100 hits a day, regardless of the foolbar# sucks for a “guru”.

    Fact – his sites are spammy in the eyes of Google while at the same time he’s selling a cd concerning bad linking. Is that ethical or honest? Give me a break.

    Ok, I just emailed Lenny, (guy above that didn’t list a site and compared a new site, this, to one created May 5th, 1996…) and it bounced back – just like the one I sent Tom to ask about my “stinky links” he observed. No, I never thought anyone would search for “knox – denver web guy” – thanks for pointing out the obvious. (never though of targeting that anyway – they DO search for Denver web sites and I’m happy with the SERPS for THIS domain)

    Lenny, my opinions may upset you but the truth is louder than your PR mantra. And Lenny, “slanderous” deals with the SPOKEN word that is FALSE. This is WRITTEN and is TRUE.

  3. Tom March 18, 2007 at 6:06 pm #

    This message is from Tom, I moved this comment from my cams page where Tom left it, hey Tom, over here:

    Well hello There. If I was as full of it as you, I’d hide my identity too. I would make a thorough reply to your posting if I thought you had the balls to print it, but you obviously don’t or you would make yourself known. People who hide their identity have no credibility whatsoever. Also, most seo people are also full of it. My method has more top ten rankings on actual keywords than you’ll probably ever see (especially as your site is constructed) and a 9th grader can do it for free… so if you want to talk about ripping people off, look at your paycheck first.

  4. Knox March 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm #

    Again, instead of addressing the FACTS, you cuss and make assumptions. Tom, you just called the SEO community “full of it” – now what?

    No one is hiding (not even links) Let’s consider your “9th grader” comment Mr. Front Page… Come back. Feel free to qualify your claims with facts anytime!

    Again, the post is true, and you’re lashing out because you’ve been called on it. Gonna talk about my 9th grader construction, Mr Front Page wizard? You think this site is selling something? Should we talk about site construction Mr. Blogspot? (you know, the $15 dollar “secret to getting a free blog” lol. Should we deconstruct your “method” in depth?

    And as for “hiding” – nope, that’s not it. My community knows exactly who I am, I just don’t broadcast my name on a personal site because of my past commissioning. (criminals and stalkers – some scammers)

    Deflect, Tom. Any “thorough response” would be more of the same without addressing what this post is actually about. Your site is a front page mess with spammy methods hidden within. Is THAT what you addressed in your comment? No – so I assume you defend it, hence the conflict with your scare tactics. :twisted:

  5. Lenny March 18, 2007 at 6:27 pm #

    Knox,

    What qualifications and documented expertise can you provide the readers of this blog to document you even know what you are talking about. What documented success do YOU have that allows you to claim you are part of the SEO community.

    A little (and I mean little) is a dangerous thing. You are one of those people who like to criticize people who have a far superior knowledge than you (in this case about internet marketing and SEO) and tries to build yourself up by knocking other people down.

    Your website (this website) offers ZERO value to anyone other than yourself.

    You would not even post some of the comparative stats of YOUR site and others. Why? Put your stats where you mouth is.

    You’re all talk!

  6. Knox March 18, 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    Lenny, you gave bogus info earlier. (let’s not tell Tom you’re hiding) You are right about ONE thing, this blog serves myself – IT’S A PERSONAL BLOG. Well, YOU seem to like it!

    I AM NOT CRITICIZING anything, I’ve pointed out the FACT that he’s selling a CD about bad linking through a mass mailing blindly saying their sites are wrong. One of them called me worried about it and I had to calm her down, that it’s just a sales ploy. ALL WHILE he’s doing it himself.

    If you retort some more without seeing the truth it shows that you are blind to some facts and prone to falling for gimmicks.

    Again, ignore the truth, just like Tom did. You try to discredit me by my personal blog yet fail to acknowledge the FACTS posted above. Lenny, my seo speaks for itself, my clents are mostly confidential, they know how to find me when others fail.

    If you doubt my abilities, it DOESN’T matter! (but you found this pretty quickly) With your continual pings this post will rise pretty quick though, THANKS. Again, I got YOUR attention:) Are you trying to find my other sites? Sorry, I don’t engage in interlinking schemes either.

    Traffic, do you see me selling anything here? Any adsense? No. (edit – I’ve added some adsense, traffic from Antion Mentees makin’ it worth it) Thanks for the discussion and laugh.

    Value? Lenny, you have a blog, personal or business? If YOU were selling people on linking strategies, wouldn’t YOU clean house before inviting people over? Or, would you assume nobody would notice the mess? Value – did you expect me to be ramming affiliate links down your throat in every paragraph – like yours, toms?

    You’re right about one other thing: “A little (and I mean little) is a dangerous thing.” True, but I’M NOT THE ONE who buys banned domains off ebay! (loved that teleseminar by Tom) Let’s talk about “a little knowledge” sometime.

  7. Chadwick March 18, 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    This is FUN. In my business experience, whenever a company gets caught, they lash out. The emotion and maturity of tom’s disciples is telling. As far as paychecks are concerned, Knox could probably RETIRE on what I’ve paid him alone over the years.

    Hey Knox, build me a site with lots of hidden links so I can sell $39 lessons! I’m sure there are plenty of public school graduates who will buy it.

    Hey Lenny, since you ARE NOT “all talk,” leave YOUR full name.

  8. Knox March 18, 2007 at 8:07 pm #

    Hey Lenny, because you’re a great web guy as well, I’m sure you know that your site **edit – see below*** doesn’t render in all browsers. Oh, nice pop-under script you threw in there. Want me to optimize your bogspot template and get rid of your ‘edit-me’ links and externalize your css code? Tell you what, I’ll do it for 5g’s.

    As for “what qualifies you to” blah blah blah. Lenny, my clients and professional associates do read this, and they’re either laughing at, or crying for you. (also amazed with Tom’s vocabulary, I’m sure)

    *** – I edited the area where I revealed Lenny’s real name and website. See, I’m a nice guy.

  9. patrick March 19, 2007 at 10:33 am #

    Lenny, you spent 5k?! To learn how to… I think the readers of this blog (most of whom are clients) know Knox’s position in the SEO industry. Your site is horrible.. and you produce NOTHING.

    It is interesting that YOU and TOM can’t address the FACTS of the post.

    You were so active yesterday, but as soon as Knox posted your TRUE IDENTITY you ran away. I bet you’re still lurking. As Tom would say – “You don’t have the balls…”

  10. Lenny March 19, 2007 at 6:20 pm #

    My website has allowed me to build a client base in over 178 countries and generates more than 3000 qualified leads a year for my services. I have been doing this successfully for over 15 years. My site generates qualified leads and business without my need to do any external marketing.

    I did not run away from the post. I was actually working with a client as I often do and not stuck in an office where all I have time to do is post to blogs.

    I posted a response to knox who obviously never attended any of Tom’s programs and his comments were based on one small ad and posted a personal attack on Tom.

    I am sure he knows absolutely nothing about Tom or myself and the seminar / speaking business. There are many people out there who may not be as advanced as others in terms of SEO and the material offered is just at the right level.

    Hell, just look at the number of people who’s goal of a website is to just make it “look” pretty and NOT generate any leads or business at all. They are still waiting for the phone to ring.

    My site has a PR Ranking of 5 which I realize is only one measure of a website’s use, but it generates the leads and business I have enjoyed to grow my business. A PR Ranking of 5 does not happen by accident, but to be honest, the number means NOTHING to me (it means something to other people). What matters to me is the actual number of people who PAY me for my services and contact me over and over as a result of my website.

    I did not spend a dime to develop my website and have enjoyed a #1 Google ranking for several of my select keyword phrases for the past 6 continuous years and brings me business on a daily basis, even in my sleep.

    As far as me running away, not true. I was finalizing details on my business trips for the next few months.

    I will leave you guys alone to discuss your SEO issues.

    I won’t bother you guys again.

    Good bye

  11. Knox March 19, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    “Hell, just look at the number of people who’s goal of a website is to just make it “look” pretty and NOT generate any leads or business at all. They are still waiting for the phone to ring.”

    Honestly, this is where YOU, TOM, AND I all agree, if you read through this blog, half of what I write about addresses EXACTLY that.

    I know you are busy, we all are and I’m happy you are succeeding. Lenny, the seo industry BEGS for others to be scrutinized. When someone spams and get caught, it’s called out.

    Have a good trip Lenny, and please realize that while you came to the defense of the indefensible, your “mentor” could only cuss and NOT explain his scare tactics or spam tactics.

    Your site IS a 5, but the foolbar is NOT the messure of success! You would know that if you didn’t hold on to the greenbar craze that drives affiliates to sell products like I see on your site and Tom’s .

    Lenny, no hard feelings I hope, but just be honest on blogs. Seriousely though, your site doesn’t render for Mac users, that’s 12% of your visitors! This post will end up topping Google for Tom’s name, future customers that may think twice about ethics….internet and NSA ethics…. you get it.

    Again, the value of this post is to those that MIGHT question what is spoon-fed them at seminars. I DO WORK in YOUR industry and there are moles. Your colleagues find me because other ways failed them. Lenny, there are better and cheaper ways.

    Admittedly, there are people that buy real estate tapes, newspaper ads and other infomercial gimmicks and succeed. These people are posters of success and used to further promote something. Where we differ is where I feel that EVERY client should benefit, or the small fortune they write should be refunded.

    Your domain’s success, Lenny, is because ist’s grandfathered, over 10 years old! Man, you SHOULD BE #1 – and there are things that we “seo’s that are full of it” could tweak in a few minutes that would make that a reality for you, even when the guru says it’s not true.

    Have a great trip, and come back for some pearls of wisdom that NO REAL SEO could post against.

    I’m not selling you anything (affiliate, ghost written books :mrgreen: or anything), so don’t think it matters to me what your mentor says about seo’s being full of it.

    Speakers, presentations, public speaking, blah blah. I know the number of indexed pages out there, and I know 1/3 of them are spammy because they have all bought into the same thing. EVOLVE.

    And can everyone stop writing “balls” – thanks:)

  12. Morgan Carey March 20, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    First and foremost, that is my real name :)

    Knox, I love it! A member posted about this over at the REW forum and I had to check it out.

    I don’t want to get into it with Tom and Lenny (Although for a while I thought they were the same person lol) just wanted to say that I AM an SEO, and making commentary on a blog about someone or something is not illegal. Heck I just posted about this blog on my blog, check it out :) http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/blogs/morgan-carey/1048/show/

    Knox you are not alone, we are not friends yet, but I think we could be – beers on me next time I am down.

  13. Knox March 20, 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    Thanks Morgan, I’m honored to have you here! The guy that posted there is a great guy – always buys the coffee:)

    Your forum is wonderful,it helps so many people avoid these kinds of characters. I think there’s another niche out there for you, we should talk about it.

    Thank you for the post on your blog, I KNEW I wasn’t alone on this.

  14. Morgan Carey March 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm #

    No problem, and thanks for your comments on the forum. In terms of another Niche oh god please no more work! lol

    Seriously though, if you want to have a chat, feel free to call the office and book some time on the schedule with Carrie (My assistant) you can reach her at 250-753-9893 she will set up some time for us :)

  15. S Penny May 18, 2007 at 10:58 am #

    What is the source of the “public” traffic stats you’ve published for antion.com?

  16. Knox May 18, 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    S Penny,
    Lower left of his site antion.com is the site meter icon, click it.

    K

  17. James Boyer May 24, 2007 at 8:31 am #

    very informative post, I have to say that I have learned lots about SEO, not that I am a SEO person at all, at http://www.realestatewebmasters.com

    thanks for this article though, it was good.

    Jim

  18. Knox May 24, 2007 at 9:30 am #

    That is a GREAT site – also check Morgan’s other – http://www.seo-guy.com/

    Thanks for coming by, James

  19. Virginia Randall September 10, 2007 at 4:04 am #

    I just went to a seminar on publishing and Tom was there. He’s a very shrewd marketer who gave me some things to think about but the hard sell was a turnoff. I missed the business card drawing for some free CD’s but I had a hunch that I didn’t want to be in this guy’s database. Your note about his scary email confirms my suspicion.i have a lot to learn about SEO.

  20. Knox December 14, 2007 at 6:25 am #

    Just a clarification – Antion is a 4 not 5.

    Lenny, your site is a 4, not 5 and your blog is a 3. How’d that happen? :roll:

    Nice going, “guru’s”.

    Just watched your video Lenny – you’re an expert huh? “One of the worlds most knowledgeable internet marketing experts” WTF

    Nice that you claimed top positions. I think I might take that and “showcase” your naive comments here.

  21. Bob February 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    I actually paid to work with Tom, but then backed out before I lost any more. He is a nasty, rich little boy who will unprofessionally pepper his emails with insults and four-letter words. He teaches people how to spam and put up websites that sell items of little value. He charges $5000 to work with him and takes a portion of your sales up to $50,000, if you get there, and then you find out that your job is to create valueless product and take advantage of Google’s Adwords. He has nothing new, he just speaks well and and gets people excited…. until reality sets in… and you find out how much it is relly going to cost. Yes, he got extremely wealthy doing this; he says that those who say no to him are s***. If anyone wants his materials and mp3s from his website, I got it all… and you can see for real.

  22. in-house seo February 28, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    THANK YOU!!! My employer asked me to attend one of his seminars. Wow. I haven’t seen pushier CD sales since being exposed to MLM hell.

  23. in-house seo February 28, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    OMG!!! “What documented successes…”??? You’ve got to be kidding!!! I just sat through one hour and twenty minutes (what a bargain!) and he dominates for one four-word phrase. Hitwise tells us BY FAR that two-word phrases completely (to use one of his words) *dominates* the searching activity.

    I’m glad that call is over. Too much heartburn… Need Tums…

  24. Bob February 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm #

    For some time I continued to receive his spam regarding other ventures he is getting into, such as doing video for websites (I’ve been doing it for years), public speaking seminars (Toastmasters would be cheaper and far more effective)and other trash rehash targeting the ignorant and the get-rich-quick crowd. Is this an indication that his business is slowing down? Are we going to see him on some infomercial? He has been pushing harder and harder to get attention. He has that huge mortgage on that house in Virginia Beach VA. Karma maybe?

  25. Knox February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Bob and in-house:

    Such a used car salesman.
    That new gimmick is the “trick” of uploading videos. WOW. You should PAY him to know this.

    He is good at those 4 word phrases, but so are children.

    He doesn’t get it. He fails at organic SEO, and then puts down anyone who sees the money in NOT spamming or paying for ads.

    He’s a joke to actual marketers. Sure, I get some email from his “mentees” that haven’t realized they wasted their money, but they all have invisible sites. The only way to find them is from click-through from other spam sites.

    Total joke, and he sells to people who are prone to falling for gimmicks.

    Talk about “saturation”… well, I have 2 spots for his name on page one. I wonder if I should go for 10.

  26. Bob March 3, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    OMG! I just had a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious)… I could take all his materials, scan them into Word, use that online service that rewrites everything so you are not “stealing” (this is one of Tom’s ways of producing content for his sites and tells his mentees to do the same), convert all his mp3s into print, and offer it on a website for $29.95. I could use all of Tom’s nasty tricks by pulling his code from his site, clean it up by using Dreamweaver, which is easier for webcrawlers. But of course, would I want to lower myself to his level…. hmmmmm…my mean streak is showing…

  27. Spammer March 8, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    Don’t have the balls to post ALL of the postings.
    Just as I thought
    I posted something POSITIVE about Tom and you leave it off?
    How ethical are you?

  28. Knox March 8, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    If a comment is spam and falls into the Akismet filter then it doesn’t even hit moderation. I dug this out of Akismet too… Funny , pro-Antion people have a hard time getting by spam filters.

    I’m sure your comment before had nothing to do with the post either. You can leave a real email address and name with your next visit here while talking about ethics.

  29. Clement March 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    I love how he found a loophole around STEALING. People should think twice before giving someone like that a cent.

  30. Andrew July 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm #

    We had a new client come to us recently who was all about Antion. I knew he was a scam artist spammer before I even read anything about this loser.

    It turns out he registered her domain while she was talking to him on the phone. How much does this doooooshe charge for an hour conversation? And how much will he try to charge her to get it back. I have no idea why she told him the domain she was planning on registering. Funny, he didn’t register the other 20 domains he told her to buy.

    People need to get the word out about him, because people who do truly understand web marketing suffer when they have to reeducate his brainwashed disciples.

    And if any of those brainwashed disciples want to argue feel free to drop me a line. And tell Tom to send me an email too.

    akaodb @ hotmail.com

  31. Knox October 24, 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    In hope that those of you who commented here still have their subscriptions to the post, please come back and learn about SAR Snatch Helen.

    http://www.ebaspace.com/

  32. Jessicattyy November 21, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    Tom Antion is two faced. Criminal type. Back stabbing and very vicious. Dangerous and I’ll intentioned. Major case of Bi-Polar Personality type

    Tom Antions mentor program for Internet marketing sucks!

    I joined about a month ago and have had major buyers remorse.

    What I have experienced is that Tom knows how to joke around. He can be funny and in that way a fun to talk to.

    On the flip side, I have felt more buyers remorse than I have ever felt about a program. Many other people feel this way too that I have contacted personally, but wouldn’t dare tell Tom for fear of being kicked out.

    This was a odd number of people feeling this way. 20 people I send emails to or called. It is a crazy mentor relationship when you think of it.

    The first week it was great. Tom promises the world then (for whatever reason) he starts to treat you bad. BI-POLAR disorder is real!!! And the people who have Bi-Polar are NOT safe like Tom Antion.
    My sister has Bipolar so I know one when I see one. They are not right in the head.

    He has your money in contract so you have to jump through some easy hoops to get out if you want. Of course, he preys on stupid people. Tom Antion would tell you it’s not possible to have your money back. Well, my lawyer will be coming after him soon. I will sink Tom in his own bull crap. And I plan on getting more people to stand up and take back their money too. It’s Not hard because if you make a case its easy to sue for the money you paid and get a full or at least partial return.

    I would say, don’t join his program unless you are crazy. You would have to be crazy to make such a dump decision. Even if it is “sold” to you like it’s not bull crap.

    Tom is a used car salesman type, and can get a lot of people to buy into something. Ask for fact’s about his results and you’ll see that 1 out of 100 of his students ever go onto make a good living online. Why? There is a reason he would say against this like people have dumb ideas or make up ratios to prove against it. Or are too early in the program to see real results. But tell me if you can find more than 5 people who are making money via his training who were not before they were “sold“ into his lies, ask for their bank statement because if you can’t see that then it is a lie and you would be a fool to believe it!

    Tom is very powerful at making people believe a lie. I know because at a live event where Tom was he sold everyone the world and gave us a pile of bull crap.

    Things I like about Tom Antion. Used Car Salesman types like Tom are only trying to make a living too, even if it is at the mercy of you and your family.
    Don’t like: Tom Antion is Two faced. Criminal type. Back stabbing and very vicious, dangerous and Ill intentioned. Major case of Bi-Polar Personality type.

  33. The Business Gamer May 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Oh… OH MY… OHHH MMYY!

    I can’t stop laughing. This was great! I started doing research on this guy was because I am helping a client gain new direction in public speaking. He said he came across this guys site(s) and thought it was interesting, but knew it was a scam wrapped in a lemon.

    The fact that he has the testicular fortitude to tout such dismal results, which to anyone with an iota of SEO experience is obviously less than stellar, made me cringe.

    When I saw him flame this post via his horde of advocates I began laughing. When I saw HIS contribution to the fire… It was nothing more than epic.

  34. Bulbboy May 25, 2009 at 7:07 am #

    Surely calling Antion a “used car salesman type” is doing a disservice to used car salesmen?

    I discovered Antion on youtube when looking up shopping carts. Antion said he “uses” kickstartcart and encourages people to use it rather than free shopping cart software. Strangely he seems to own it as well. Printed at the bottom of kickstart dot com is “© Copyright 2002 by Antion & Associates All Rights Reserved.” Not cool.

    He makes vids entitled “PHP shopping cart”, “ASP shopping cart”, “free online shopping cart” with crappy 80’s musical intros, and recommends a guy called MrInternetVideo who has ironically perhaps the worst ever internet videos.

    Anyone who has to continually mention the wealth he’s made by saying things like “…I’m sitting here in a mansion right now…” is obviously a goonbag.

    Another thing that struck me as odd was his statement about searching for me on the internet-you’ll come up with some bad stuff-but they’re just jealous approach. Anyone on the defensive from thet get-go like that seems to me to be the type to have bully-boy hard-sell tactics and should be the type of person to avoid doing any kind of business at all with. (imho)

  35. JC March 5, 2010 at 3:16 am #

    Tom Antion, is a con artist..he took advantage of my bad situation 9 years ago.. I moved all my things to Clayville PA from Fl. To help take of his aging father..who owned quite a few acres of land and properties..to make a long story short, he took full advantage of my vulnerability with his lies and promises..His mother was crazy..seriously..His father was a sweetheart.
    Tom forced himself upon me.. and he …*(END OF SENTENCE DELETED BY KNOX TO KEEP COMPLIANT WITH DEFAMATION PER SE LAWS)*… I was in a strange place alone with strange people.. Toms father Sam had Alzheimers..
    so he could not help me..His mother locked me in a room for 3 days.. Tom was living in DC and came up once a week..
    He took me to DC to a small horrible dirty unkept apartment with hundreds of his “wake them up” tapes and books..
    I was in the twilight zone all my belongings parked outside in a rental truck..My furniture all ruined from the trip to PA from Fl..then to DC and all the potholes and bumps destroyed most of my things..
    Tom never paid me for the 4 months I worked for his father..
    I drove his father and his mother many times to Pittsburg for doctors appointments, I read to Sam.. I gardened with him..
    I took care of him..I cleaned, washed dishes..and Toms crazy mother made my life hell..
    She was jealous that Sam liked me.. When Tom would drive up from DC to Claysville PA his mother would get all fixed up for him.. Like Tom was her boyfriend..He was a mommas boy..the relationship was sick..
    After I got free of them and left alone in a strange state with no money.. I wrote and called the dept of labor..I had no proof and no written contract and Toms brother was running for some public office in Clayville..They had connections..Bottom line I got nothing.. Tom really messed up my life at that time.. I only wish his karma would come soon and bite him hard on his fat ass!
    I was so delighted when a friend found this site and sent me the link..
    He did NOT make his money from the internet marketing business.. maybe some..very little..He had NO money in 2001.. he had to con me to get me to move to PA from FL… then not pay me or my expenses or damages to my belongings..
    He inherited the money after his father died.. The mother is probably dead by now too.

  36. JC March 5, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    I think the IRS should look into his dealings also.. He is nothing but a con artist.. that takes advantage of poor defenseless women.

  37. Deirdre June 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I just listened to an interview with this man and it sent chills up my spine. I have been in the Internet field since it started and have a degree in MIS. Antion actually said he could teach a monkey to do SEO because it was so easy. He even advised the people listening to go hire someone from high school to do it to save money. Hmmm … supply and demand. Ten organic spots and everyone can be there (doesn’t calculate). The SEO field needs some type of certification and/or license so people like this stop stealing money from business owners that simply don’t know better.

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