Nickycakes Gains GURU Status w/ LPLockdown (/sarcasm)

So Nickycakes has come out with his first affiliate industry product he calls LPLockdown. It’s a service that provides cloaking for your landing pages so other affiliates can’t see or steal them.

LPLockdown : The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good

We’ll start off with the good here. The things it does for your pages are nice, if you’re not currently doing something like this with your pages, you should look into it. LPLockdown will :

1) Cloak your pages from other affiliates. Cakes has a database of affiliate IPs he’s collected, so when they hit your landing page they’re redirected somewhere else.

2) Steal their traffic if they steal yours. if someone rips your page 100% and leaves your javascript, you can redirect traffic from their page to your page/offer.

3) Uptime/downtime monitor so if your landing page goes down you get a notification.

The Bad

While there are positives to using this service to protect your page, there are cons to this.

1) It’s not self-hosted. And seeing as Nickycakes himself said it’s “by affiliates for affiliates”, do you want to give Nicky (an affiliate) potential access to all of your landing pages?

2) I have a friend who programs and said he programmed the exact same thing for himself in 2 days. Do you want to pay $50/month for something you can pay a programmer a few hundred bucks and have forever?

3) This is interesting…reverse IP You’ll find the site Check the WHOIS on that info. It’s Nicky’s actual info. Do you trust a product who was created by someone that can’t privacy protect their own self?

4) It looks like I designed that site the first week I learned Photoshop. The WordArt in the video gives it a nice ’95 touch.

The Ugly

Everyone is pretty aware that this is NickyCakes’ product. I’ve gotten the chance to meet him and chat at events and he’s a nice guy. Like with all arguing on the internet I think once everyone comes together we realize how lucky we are and the pansy e-fighting that happens doesn’t really mean anything anymore.

Be that as it may, Nicky’s online persona has always been ripping others in the industry to shreds. He rips on the big Gurus like Shoemoney and Chow, and also has torn apart myself (the Goober) and Ubercamp.

So the question is : if he really made this product to “contribute” to the industry, why does he have to charge for it (more so $50/month…maybe $5-10/month would be more legit)? Especially when it’s not anything advanced, it’s like making a blog post about how to track keywords with PHP. Again I’m not a programmer and haven’t seen the backend of LPLockdown, but after talking to friends it doesn’t seem all that hard to just do this on your own (or pay someone to program it for you). I’d use LPLockdown as a fresh reminder that you should be doing your best to hide and protect your pages.

Nickycakes having financial trouble perhaps? Gotta pay those taxes.


  1. WFT
    February 8, 2010

    Guys why the hating.

    Guy made a product and ran with it.

    You don’t want it – DON’T FUCKING BUY IT


  2. February 8, 2010

    Very interesting how this has played out

  3. February 9, 2010

    meh. it looks like a useful product ~ i don’t understand the hate.

  4. February 9, 2010

    Hmm… They’re just hating because it’s fun to pick on a cowardly bully. If anybody else released a lame product like this, they wouldn’t get nearly as much crap for it. I mean, I don’t think most affiliates had issues with anybody selling lousy products when they were getting commissions from crappy re-bill offers right…?

  5. Jonyk
    February 10, 2010

    That’s why I love those real affiliates who sit quietly and make gazillions and don’t bullshit around on their Super Caky Duper blogs.

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  7. February 14, 2010

    *Breaks out the popcorn* heheheheh – this is quite an interesting verbal joust – am quite enjoying this ;-)

  8. Jordan
    February 19, 2010

    I’ve never been to either of your websites (Uberaffiliate or Nicky’s) prior to now, but I just wanted to say that you’re fucking retarded. Get off this guy’s fucking nuts. If he wants to sell lucky rocks for $100 a pop, then so be it, douchebag.

    I bet you’re the type of guy who subscribes to tabloids because your pathetic life lacks any value.

  9. February 20, 2010

    Yah man, I subscribe to ALL the tabloids.


  10. jojo
    February 22, 2010

    “Tired of those clowns acting like complete asses at conferences”


  11. Trolls keep trolling
    March 8, 2010

    This post has done nothing to change his product or its rep. Valid points from both sides but who cares? Seems like there were a lot of hurt feelings from the past. If I were cakes I’d be laughing my ass off at how angry some of these people are. Mission Accomplished?

  12. April 10, 2010

    Come on guys, let’s not be calling each other names. Let’s calm down and discuss this in a rational manner.

    Till then,


  13. April 14, 2010

    Ya it is a great service

  14. nightsurfer
    April 16, 2010

    I’ve followed both of your blogs for the last year or more. Your both affiliates and both businessman trying to make money fronting peoples products and making some of your own. The thing thats irritating is that Nikki bashed “goobercamp” when Paul was trying to make it work. Maybe it was flawed and way overpriced. Maybe Paul was delusional about what he could really achieve, but honestly, I think the dude wanted to provide a worthwhile service and make money. I dont think he was trying to only scam people as the end goal of it. Your cutting him down before it went anywhere was lame, and disrespectful to someone struggling to set up a training program that takes a ton of effort. Now your coming off with your own monthly subscription product that looks pretty questionable for the price your charging. Hmmmm. I thought you were all high moraled and shit? Calling out the scammers and keepin it real with your readers. I dont give a fuck if you sell shit, but if its a little scammy then it makes you look like a little bitch whining hypocritically about everyone else’s business. Anyway, I’ve lost a lot of respect for you.

  15. April 17, 2010

    LP LockDown is smart idea for affiliates but I dont know how well it will do in sales

  16. April 22, 2010

    alid points from both sides but who cares? Seems like there were a lot of hurt feelings from the past. If I were cakes I’d be laughing my ass off at how angry some of these people are

  17. June 11, 2010

    Thanks for this review. Judging from the comments and review, it doesn’t sound like it’s worth the monthly fee.

    I am pretty much still a newb in this industry but I’ve seen some of Nichkycakes posts in the serp’s. That dude is harsh, if he’s got these so called mad skills and connections, why does he spend so much time hatin on others instead of making more money?

    It’s all good though, he can do whatever he wants. If he wants to be known as the bully of the internet or the chin checker, maybe he should’ve picked a different name than “nickycakes”, sounds a little pansy to me.

    BTW, if he reads this post, he’ll probably want to flame me too, that’s kinda the point. I need some traffic cause I don’t know what I’m doing and any traffic would be a blessing. ;)

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