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Entire Squidoo Account Just got Banned for Spaming

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jimbo2087, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. jimbo2087

    jimbo2087 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Massive blow...my entire Squidoo account just got locked for spamming. Some fuckwit reported me.

    Had nearly 50 "lenses"...I dont even wana think what they worth worth....easily hundreds of dollars a month came from aff commissions plus the traffic and seo boost to money sites...

    A warning for anyone using Squidoo there ruthless, ive had lenses locked in the past but never my whole account. Just hope they agree to unlock it.

    USE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS WITH DIFF IPS!
     
  2. brchcar1445

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    50 profitable squidoo lens on one account. I really don't mean to sound mean but you were really asking for it. Its one thing if they are all white hat, but if your link spamming on an account that big you kinda have it coming. Let that be a lesson then. Good luck on getting the account unlocked.
     
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  3. Thenayr

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    So you admittedly were spamming and kept them all on one account? Has bad idea written all over it.
     
  4. jimbo2087

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    Yeah it was pretty stupid I will be the first to admit...

    Thing is they are nearly all good quality white hat lenses but this was just a new promotion lens for a money site, I only hit it with 20-30 backlinks but obviosuly that pissed some blogger off...

    Ive been meaning to create another account for ages :D

    Anyway ive disputed and they replied asking me to accept their TOS and shit and ive played it that I freelanced out some back link building work so hopefully they will just give me a slap and unlock them...they could have deleted the account if they wanted...
     
  5. Thenayr

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    Best of luck to you. What type of traffic were you getting from the things? I know squidoo was big for some time, but I've definitely seen them fade from the rankings as of lately.
     
  6. jimbo2087

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    All the traffic to the lenses was SE. Nothing massive, best lens had 2000 hits a week but its a bummer, most of the lenses had a good PR and some were pulling in CB and CJ commissions weekly, plus I got over $50 a month direct from Squidoo.

    Im sure they will unlock them. There just so strict now, if you mention anything like affiliate, acai, or most health stuff they dont even let you publish...
     
  7. dirtbag

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    what he said. spread that shit out!
     
  8. killxp

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    From what I understand about squidoo, they pay you via paypal, correct? Would they not notice if you created several accounts and had them payout to the same paypal address or do they not care? Or is it that paypal does not care about having multiple accounts linked to the same bank account? ... Or is it that there is an obvious method to getting paypal accounts linked to bank accounts without using real personal info that I am not harnessing and should be?

    I am worried that the last one is true. Any guidance on the matter is very much appreciate.

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  9. dirtbag

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    I don't really concern myself with whatever pennies Squidoo is offering. I use it to promote CPAs and to drive traffic to my own sites. So I generally create a new account every time I create a new lense. A few accounts have like 2-3 related articles. I guess if you're trying to earn as a Squidoo partner you'd want to keep a single account. Is there really that much to be made creating Squidoo lenses with intent on earning as a partner?
     
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  10. blazen

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    I think most marketers use squiddo because the lens rank well and for promoting their affiliate programs or product instead of for the actually squiddo partnership program.
     
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  11. Yukinari84

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    I'm sorry to hear about that.

    The best thing to do is use your own hosting and domains, but if you are using free web 2.0 properties to host your money pages, then you must spread them across multiple accounts.

    Whether Blogger, Squidoo, WP, Weebly, whatever...any free site can come along and delete your account just like that.
     
  12. jimbo2087

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    Pleased to say that the issue has been resolved!

    They totally bought the bad feelancer story and restored everything. But im on my "final warning"....I feel like im in school again ha!

    m going to stop using this account now anyway and just let it sit. I will just create some spammer accounts under a diff IP in the future for any BH stuff...

    Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way...but I got off lucky :)
     
  13. vette09

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    Just so you know, you can have multiple email addresses on each paypal account. I have a bunch on mine. They're all for different domains but all feed into a single account.
     
  14. 2Cent

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    I am glad somebody is having luck with squidoo. I have 100 lens and they don't seem to earn me jack. Then again my lens are all on my hobbies etc. I have never really tried to make any money on them. Maybe I should go back and see if I can somehow monetize them.