Whether you’re a first-time investor looking to set up a gold IRA plan or you’re a seasoned investor there are a few things that you need to know about articles that are being published today. Many sites out there don’t have the reader’s best interest in mind and that’s why many share different thoughts and messaging. Today in this article, I’m going to cover a few things that you need to look out for when researching gold IRA options online. I’ll waste no time here today and just cut to the chase of it all. Many of the results, you should understand.
Please note, I’m suggesting that you spend lots of time researching before making a decision, regardless of what your experience level is in precious metals.
Now, that said, I always think it’s in the best interest of the investor to get as much information from the brokerage firm as possible. So please don’t let this article stop you from requesting free gold investment kits if you’re interested in obtaining more information.
I Reveal The Gold IRA Results For Good Below
Okay, so without wasting too much time I’ll just dive right into things. There are a few things that you need to know and what you need to look out for when it comes to gold investment account articles and results you find online.
Many Results In Search Are Ads
If you’re looking at the very top when searching on the Internet or asking Siri, chances are the results you get are paid ads. How can you tell? Well, the result will display a “Sponsored” bold text above the search results. What does this mean for your results?
Well, nothing other than that result might be there because they paid for it. So it might not be the best result you’re looking for and just a result of advertising.
A good example of this is when I type in “best gold IRA companies” and I see results like the one shown below.
Lots of Articles Are Sponsored Posts
What does this mean? Well, it means that these are not organic articles that have been written with the intent of helping you make a decision. Instead, they are ads in the form of articles. There are way too many to mention here today, but you should be on the lookout for “Sponsored” and “Paid Advertising” and “Brand” articles as you read through the articles.
Now, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t accept what they are saying, it’s just telling you that the article is considered to be paid for publishing with different intent. An example of this is the Times Union article screenshot posted below.
Marketing Companies Pay For Listings
There are some marketing companies out there that will pay a pretty penny to get the opportunity to publish an article in a newspaper. The same applies to online publishing. Now, this is nothing new, but something worth mentioning since it’s often an expensive marketing endeavor. I just want you to know that the intent of these may not be 100% information transfer only. See below for an example.
TV Channel Listings Are Sponsored
If you look close enough, you’ll find that many or not all of the TV channels have sponsored listings. Take Wish TV for example, if you look at the results here online, you’ll quickly notice that everything falls under a “Sponsored” section. Again, not a terrible thing but one that you need to understand when reviewing the information provided.
Top Lists Are Often Sponsored
So, when you look at some of the results from your searches you might find some that showcase top-ranked lists. In general, this is not a bad thing, but one thing I need you to know is that if you see the “Sponsored” link it means that the result is populated because of payment, not because it’s the best result for you. At times, you might see a sponsored listing and you should just know 100% that this too is considered to be a paid ad.
I’ll wrap things up by stating that everything I’ve mentioned above is above board and completely legal. You should do your research when investing or thinking about investing in anything at all. I just wanted to share what these results mean and how they can impact things so you understand what you’re reviewing.
That said, many of the paid listings and advertisements are very informative and you should consider reading them. However, you don’t need to do that since I cover every aspect of gold IRAs in my blog. See this section for all the gold IRA company listings. I also do so with the intent of providing readers with information to help them make better decisions today for a wealthier tomorrow.