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Has anyone ever seen movement from shoutouts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    Instead of buying a bunch of social signals, has anyone ever bought shoutouts to a URL on a high quality facebook/twitter and experienced any rank changes?

    I'm thinking like 5 shoutouts on pages with 10k real likes for $5 each. Scale as needed based on keyword competition.

    I might have to open up a case study.
     
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    If someone is selling you shoutouts on FB for $5 then they aren't real likes. Save your $25.
     
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    That would be interesting case study.
    From that 5 shoutouts, you will get natural likes on their posts, maybe shares etc. so it's not only 5 signals, plus you will get some traffic.
     
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    Not sure if the $5 price is a coincident or no, but if you're planning to buy these services on Fiverr, then don't bother.
    I did a bit of testing a few months back with the top seller gigs, i bought maybe 20 of them on big accs with at least 100k followers, mostly Twitter SOs, only a few FB. All of them sucked, i mean they delivered, but i didn't see any substantial result.
    One seller went to great lengths: he provided tracking through an url shortener, he sent fake traffic to it, but he fucked up, because he blanked the referer, instead of faking it, little did he know, that i'm not his regular Fiverr buyer, lol. With that particular url shortener, Twitter traffic always shows up as it's coming from Twitter (not surprisingly), so the blank referer was a dead giveaway.
     
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    I doubt you would see movements this way.
     
  6. The Mentalist

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    Some sites rank well purely off of social signals. Leith had an interesting post on high authority Twitter profiles, and I do agree that buying posts or shares or retweets or whatever from some big social media pages could positively affect rankings. The best part is if you can get these posts on profiles related to your niche, you're also getting a lot of targeted traffic.

    And if your tweet gets retweeted 200 times, it is now on 200 Twitter profiles. Surely some of them have good PA statistics or are related to your niche.
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    I bet that guy tricks a bunch of people and sells a number of gigs a day. hahaha brilliant
     
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    I never had any success with buying social signals from fiverr and other similar sites. maybe it will be different with real social signals.