Covert Advertising Psychology through Confirmation Bias

Written by Dorian Greer

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Example: Mass Hypnosis through Confirmation Bias

Inrepparttar list of make-believe stories above, can you recognize whererepparttar 141285 situation from item #3 comes from? It's fromrepparttar 141286 story of Adam of Eve. This alone makes this article controversial, but I needed an obvious example.

There are probably millions inrepparttar 141287 United States alone that, every Sunday, have impossible stories reinforced torepparttar 141288 point where they become merged with real life, to become literally indistinguishable from reality byrepparttar 141289 believer.

It is pure hypnosis through confirmation bias that causes a seemingly logical, rational, person to accept and believe something that they know cannot be true. Even children understand that snakes can't talk, and yet...

Many believers would rather admit that talking snakes are not possible while STILL maintainingrepparttar 141290 belief, than changerepparttar 141291 belief!

Want proof? Ask any devout Christian if snakes can talk, and they will likely tell you that "back then, it might have been possible, because...", and then everything else that follows will be just as pure fantasy asrepparttar 141292 story itself!

THIS isrepparttar 141293 power of confirmation bias when it is continually reinforced. People will violently opposerepparttar 141294 truth, even when faced with unequivocal fact. (But note:repparttar 141295 confirmation data need not be true either; it just needs social ratification!)

An Equal Opportunity Deceiver

It should be noted that confirmation bias is a constant enemy we all share. It's a common problem we experience in science, in religion, in advertising, and in everyday perceptions.

Eugene Schwartz, in Breakthrough Advertising; page 131, states:

"If you can channelrepparttar 141296 tremendous force of his belief - either in content or direction - behind only one claim, no matter how small, then that one fully-believed claim will sell more goods than allrepparttar 141297 half-questioned promises your competitors can write for allrepparttar 141298 rest of their days. This channeling of belief is so powerful that, if properly directed, it will even support otherwise-absurd claims."

Notice The Last Sentence

Even smart people can be led to believe stupid things withrepparttar 141299 right pacing of belief by utilizingrepparttar 141300 technique of confirmation bias. (It's true in psychology; it's true in religion; it's true in hypnosis; it's true in advertising.) Would you like to know more about covert influence?

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Copyright 2005 Dorian Greer, Editor - Seducing The Buyer.

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Copyright 2005 Dorian Greer, Editor - Seducing The Buyer.

10 Ways To Get Your Ads Or Messages Noticed

Written by Ahmad Munawwar

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6. Userepparttar word "FREE" in your subject line. Your offer should be attractive to your target audience. It could be free information, software, trials, etc.

7. Begin your subject line with an "online smile :)". People use smiles offline to gain people's attention and to win their trust, why not use them online too.

8. Don't use unbelievable claims in your subject line. People have or know some who has been ripped off and trained themselves to ignore those claims.

9. Don't use all capital letters in your subject line. It is hard to read, looks unprofessional, and onrepparttar 141247 internet it's considered a symbol for shouting.

10. Test different subject lines to see which ones drawsrepparttar 141248 most traffic to your web site. Also, readrepparttar 141249 FAQ before posting a message or ad anywhere.

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