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Artificially increasing the Grav on your CB product

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ijof9, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

    Mar 27, 2010
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    Western Europe
    ... by buying your product several times.

    Has anyone got any success with this? What kind of budget should I look at if my product sells for $100?
  2. machines-in-motion

    machines-in-motion Junior Member

    Aug 11, 2010
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    Be careful (unique paypal accounts/credit cards, etc). It seems like they would have protections for this sort of thing, especially given their target market for clients.

    Also, from affiliatebeginnersguide:
    Given that, it seems like your budget wouldn't go very far (CB's cut is 7.5%+$1 per item you buy going to CB). At $8.50 per product, getting gravity of 50 (relatively low for first page on arts and entertainment) would cost $425.00, and would deteriorate to 45 in under a week (unless you kept feeding it or it took off).

    Even after that, it would require a separate CB account for each gravity point (as they measure number of accounts that sell the product, not number of sales), and, to avoid suspicion, you would likely need for some of your affiliates to sell more than once, making the price more like $1000.00 (assuming a bit more than two sales per affiliate).

    Also, each sale requires a separate paypal account, again, to avoid suspicion, which would be problematic, though not unmanageable.

    tl;dr: It would be about $1000 and pretty time intensive, but it theoretically could work.
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