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Has PayPal Ever Told You They Don;t Accept SEO?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by silentthunder, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. silentthunder

    silentthunder Power Member

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    I'm not sure if I just had an "Aha!" moment or what but I've have 2 PayPal accounts. The first one I had for ever and never had a problem before joining BHW except for one spam scam thing I fell for and I really should have known better. That was my fault. PayPal quickly straightened it out for me. When I became a black hatter I started having big probs with PayPal like at least half of the members here it seems. Eventually my account got frozen and when my money was released in 6 months they said GTFO! :boring:

    So I got a 2CO account and they're awesome but I don't like not getting paid right away and larger fees than PayPal.

    I found out you can get a new PayPal account by using your credit card and I did that early this year. I called them today to ask about using their merchant buttons on some new websites and they said they don't accept SEO. Who knew? Is this widely known? I searched for a bhw thread on it and didn't find anything. It would explain why so many BHers have PayPal problems! Meanwhile, almost every SEO service I've ever used accepts PayPal or only PayPal. ..... Question: Which payment options besides 2CO accept PayPal and provide instant payouts?
     
  2. Kimi

    Kimi BANNED BANNED

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    You should be happy that Paypal doesn't accept you anymore. Better now with no account than later with bigger amounts being frozen.

    I'm using 2CO for years to get payments from clients and never had any problem. They do charge you big fees (7.5% for online services like SEO) but is worthy. Better to give 7.5% than 100% to Paypal when they limit you. Personally, I'm using Paypal just for making payments and not for money receiveing. Much, much healthier and safer in the long run.

    Kimi
     
  3. Blog Rider

    Blog Rider Registered Member

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    I'm not saying you're lying or anything, but I find it very hard to believe that Paypal doesn't allow transactions for SEO services.
    Are you sure the person you spoke with understood that you meant Search Engine Optimization?
    Why would they not allow a legitimate service like SEO?
    Also I did a quick search but didn't came up with anything
     
  4. silentthunder

    silentthunder Power Member

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    I wrote that I have a PayPal account now. Even if your account is banned you can start another one with a credit or debit card. I do non SEO services online and have a PayPal debit card.



    What I'm wondering is how many people with PayPal problems realize that officially PayPal doesn't accept SEO? Thats why they always side with the merchant in a digital product dispute.

    What I'm also wondering is are there PayPal alternatives that accept PayPal and pay out right away or at least quicker than 2CO.
     
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  5. d4l1t0s

    d4l1t0s Power Member

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    What about Google Checkout ?
     
  6. Blog Rider

    Blog Rider Registered Member

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    I know Skrill, formaly moneybookers, can provide you with a creditcard
     
  7. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    Paypal has almost always given me trouble while charing huge fees.
     
  8. synfig

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    Dwolla looks good but better consult with them in advance before starting the service. The same goes for any other payment processor you choose in future.
     
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    Even if paypal limit you , They release the money to you after 180 days. But ofcourse no one would want to wait that long :)

    Plimus are a pretty good alternative , But they pay on the 15th of each month.
     
  10. TORINOSKY

    TORINOSKY Newbie

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    PayPal sucks!!!!!
     
  11. speed208

    speed208 Newbie

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    no its good for us