Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by amar363, Sep 12, 2011.
You got scammed!
I suspect those visitors are pretty made by bots! I already posted a warning before buying sites on Flippa.. there are lots of scammers over there!
He probably bought Junk traffic and sent it to the site.
He sold you the site, sent bought traffic for 2-3 days and now bam!
And how could you believe someone earning 600$ a month from a site selling it for mere 900$?
Your adsense account could be banned later if those are from bot clicks. Not until payday.
Did you check the source of traffic? looks like you have been scammed. Looks like a bot traffic or some buy-cheap-traffic source. Did you check the Indexed urls in google for the particular site?
post seller name to save as from the scammer.
What he said.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
too bad. i guess flippa is not anymore safe. that seller will sell again but under a different account already
Have you spoke to Flippa they are suggest that they check the stats and make sure all is well, maybe they can do something as there is no doubt you have been scammed.
I would start to suspect that there is something wrong in the very beginning))) $600 of revenue a month...for 900$..
I know this has been pointed out to you several times but this should of really set some alarm bells ringing, this site would be turning over $7k+ per yr and you bought it for $900.!!!
This doesnt help you though.....What country is the seller in? How did you pay? Have you contacted Flippa? What is their policy on fake stats?
Have you had any legal advice because what this sounds like is a clear case of fraud and if Flippa have been complicit in this then a letter from your solicitor to theirs may have some weight because they have aided a criminal to commit fraud
If you have a site earning $600 per month would you sell it for $900 only?
you got scammed , srr but cheap = fail
Sorry, I posted a summary in the original post.
The seller was originally asking for $2000 but wasn't getting any bids above $700. He said he needs the money for a big project (a lot of them say that though, I know). I told him that ill give him $850 (plus western union fees, so about $870 total) as he won't be getting anything above $750.
It took about an hour of negotiating on skype and then he finally accepted.
Theres another thing, I've used a couple of services on fiverr to promote the site, I.e building Backlinks. Could this be a problem?
It was a guy in India, sent money via Western Union, his username is "cwa" on flippa.
His name is srinivas rao vemulapally.
I checked my link on google and it seems ok, it still comes up in the search.
Are you sure your Adsense code is still up? It seems unlikely that you're not getting any views recorded in your Adsense account if you're still ranking in Google.
First of all you should have checked the stats using teamviewer. You should have checked his adsense records and should have seen the analytics data if available. This would have given you the insight of the traffic he was getting and the earnings. If he was buying the traffic, you would have been able to see that. Just try to contact flippa and see if something works out.
You said you're a noob and still you went for an investment of $900 without any inspection or checks. Cmonn man, grow up and start investing in realistic ventures. Site earning $600 is sold for $900 - this should in itself raise the alarm.
Try to get your money back somehow. All the best!
where are you from?
Flippa is full of scammers trust me, they don't give a shit either if they really wanted they could clamp down hard on these kinds of sites but then 95% of the listings would not even be on Flippa....
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