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Dumb link seller

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by asiansamurai, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. asiansamurai

    asiansamurai Junior Member

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    A seller that I know who is selling rather good links is using gmail to contact me.

    Even when I gave them a hint that they should either contact me on skype or use another email, they gave me another gmail address.

    Should I purchase these links or should I avoid them since Google will probably know I purchased links from this guy by monitoring his gmail?
     
  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think they monitor emails for buying a few links.. I might be wrong..
     
  3. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    You are too paranoid.
     
  4. pana1

    pana1 Junior Member

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    I think it's okay to buy links via gmail :)
     
  5. techblog

    techblog Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    if that is really your concern, ask him to zip it with a password.

    you just being paranoid though!
     
  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If Google is reading your email to detect link buying, that is a Federal violation of privacy. There is a lot of jail time involved for trying to detect if YOU are trying to buy some links.
     
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  7. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Google can easily monitor your email and hand over the info to any government agency that requests it.

    In the real world I doubt very much they are monitoring emails unless subpoenaed to, so Im sure you are safe but I still think its a poor marketing fail for any seller to be using gmail/drive/docs
     
  8. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'm not expert, but "monitoring" your email is a violation of privacy laws. "Handing over" your email is what they would do if they received a subpoena.
     
  9. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    I recommend against all things Google when it comes to PBN's: Drive, gMail, Chrome. They're prob. not watching it, but could.
     
  10. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    No. If you have a spare week to read their tos you will notice that you accepted they can look at your emails when you ticked the box http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Yes+we+Read+Your+Gmail/article33184.htm

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/15/gmail-scans-all-emails-new-google-terms-clarify

    Again tin hat off Its unlikely they are monitoring on an ongoing basis but I hate recieving seo work in a gmail or doc because they can target someones gmail account for an appraisal.

     
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