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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by soundsdelicious, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    OK, so I was thinking about ways I can contact some data I have. A decent list of highly targeted names and email address for a niche I work in. The list grows by a few hundred every month.

    I used to email this list, first by simply asking a question many couldn't resist answering - so that the email provider wouldn't blacklist my IP as sending spam, and then I would give a pitch with a link to my site.

    Now it's got to the point that my site needs to be more legit, as I've secured contracts with other companies, so it's now a LTD company.

    As a result my previous approach won't work as well, as it can potentially create a bad name for the business (being linked to spam).

    Having thought about it I decided to make a facebook profile of an attractive, but normal looking girl (as my target market is male dominated and they're more likely to happily add a female stranger). I filled in the profile, and imported a load of contacts.

    My plan now is to simply "friend" all of the data, and include a link to my company's facebook fan page from the fake girl's personal profile, along with some other links, to make it look normal. This way I think I'll actually get more conversions.

    Now my experience with facebook is actually very limited. I deleted my personal profile years ago, and so I have a couple of questions for those of you that use it.

    Firstly, when I joined, I added about 20 people before facebook declared my account was blocked from adding for 14 days. The mistake I made was to add from the list of people they suggest, instead of my list (I think).

    What I want to know is -

    what are the limits for friending people?
    Is there a ratio limit like with Twitter?

    Anything else you think I should know?


    As always, I appreciate your input, guys.
     
  2. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Best thing is as usual, try to make things seem like you are a normal person.. its weird that they blocked you after adding 20 people but maybe that's also people reporting you saying that you are adding them though they don't know you.. that's happened to me on a few profiles
     
  4. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    I think that happened because I was adding from the list of people they suggest, and facebook may very well have some red herrings there to stop would-be spammers in their tracks.

    Next time I won't even bother with those, and just stick to my list.
     
  5. kiggd

    kiggd Junior Member

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    Typically adding lots of friends who have no mutual friends is a red flag to facebook. The best thing to do is add a few and start slowly adding new friends as previous ones accept.
     
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  6. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    Alright, thanks.

    So with the list of friends that I import (say there's a few hundred), I'd be better off just adding a couple instead, and going from there.

    It would take a long time to add them all