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can anyone tell me if i am getting scammed or what...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xbryan, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. xbryan

    xbryan Senior Member

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    so i joined a skype group chat with alot of internet marketers on it. (mostly instagram marketer because its a ig,cpa skype group)
    alright so i told on the public chat that i am trying to learn seo, and i have a very nice keyword with a bit of comp but the most ranked are youtube videos...
    he says i will rank this, but he will charge me $75 /month

    he will help me on onpage optimzation and social media optimzation + building link.

    his skype signature has a website on it, (it's a website, where you can order seo services) he also lives on US

    what do you guys think, is this legit or it looks fishy? i know a bit on seo but i have no idea on how to do it, i would like to just pay someone to do it for me (outsource)
    there is 2 keywords on my niche with.. Avg Monthly Searches
    10,940 & 11,160

    first keyword has :
    About 392,000 results (0.55 seconds)
    second keyword has
    About 357,000 results (0.40 seconds)

    should i try his service or just find another one?
     
  2. javabro

    javabro Power Member

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    smells fishy to me. Did you find the skype group from BHW? Is he a member of BHW. If yes check his reputation. If not hmm maybe stay away..
     
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  3. LukaB

    LukaB Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What you're asking is like asking "I'm buying a car for $25,000 , is it good?" ... we don't know the specifics. For $75 you can be offered a lot of different things. However, that is usually considered quite a low budget, don't expect quality work.

    Luka
     
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  4. xbryan

    xbryan Senior Member

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    he say he normally charge $250 for business but for CPA (Cost Per Action) he only charge $75/month
     
  5. editwork

    editwork Regular Member

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    And how long will it take to see the results? "FOREVER"
    Have you asked him, what he will do what links he will build for your site(Niche relevant links, Blog comments, contextual etc etc) or he will do the basic 100 directory submission, 100 social bookmarks.... etc etc
     
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    vitarank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Be sure to set your expectation on what you will get for $75, chances are it will take forever for you to see "results" and you'll end up spending more and more. If anything, you can always battle it out on the Shit List.
     
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  7. june007

    june007 BANNED BANNED

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    75 is too cheap for the seo. So sure that he try to scam you.
     
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  8. xbryan

    xbryan Senior Member

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    can anyone recommend me a good service to outsource seo, or to buy seo services? i bought some course about seo and understand a bit of it but im not good at onpage seo and building links :3
    pls help a noob, thanks.
     
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    pakman Regular Member

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    Even if you plan on buying SEO services I recommend you first get a understanding of how SEO works. First I would tell you to check the competition of those keywords of yours to see if they are even worth the effort. No tool is perfect but you can get some sort of an idea where your headed I use keyword revealer go to that site and check there competition level first.

    I would tell you to learn about SEO read as much as you can then outsource the SEO work if the keywords are viable and if you dont understand some terms such as PBN or anchor text then feel free to ask.
     
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  10. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Stopped reading there
     
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  11. neu009

    neu009 Senior Member

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    $75 and from the US? Well let me tell you that is way too low to really get any work done. At best he will have some VAS doing good work, or just sell you rehashed shit and crappy link to your site.

    $75 would not be something I would even consider working on for a whole month. More than 1 hour spent and it's a waste already.
     
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    rethink again...
     
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    asking if hes has any other clients you can speak to and see if they're happy with his services
     
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    You should actually know what you need and what you want from an SEO service provider before you start paying them to do SEO.
     
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    ronaldo324 Newbie

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    Go with your gut
     
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    100% dont rush

    Spend a couple of days here on SEO BST's , read reviews and then choose.

    For 75$ you can rent SAPE links by yourself or buy some really cheap but quite powerful PBN posts.

    Here some threads for example

    SAPE monthly renting http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-7-links-starting-29-ultimate-sape-links.html

    PBN posts http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...etwork-high-google-page-ranking-da-1-9-a.html

    Buffer sites for your website safety http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...manually-created-2-tier-layers-only-29-a.html

    My advise: dont go with this shady guy, I assume, he will spend on you 30$ and will buy some beer in a bar for the last 45$ :)
     
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  18. ttmschine

    ttmschine Regular Member

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    I'm charging a minimum of GBP£500 per month for SEO and even that's on the low side, the amount of work it requires.

    For $75 I'd imagine he's going to order 3 to 5 fiverr link blasts per month and keep his fingers crossed.
     
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  19. Shadexpwn

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    If you fear it, don't follow through with it.

    I'd strongly suggest going towards doing everything that guy offered yourself.. Even such amount of permanent shoutouts can perfectly rank a video.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, pretty certain you are about to get scammed.
     
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