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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    So I was posting my computer services on craigslist today, when I got a text message from someone telling me I should try another site aswell (saying it was a new site but worth posting on) So I texted them back and thanked them, and asked if they were affiliated with the site, and they told me that they created it. So then I told them that I could help them get traffic to their site aslong as they didnt mind blackhat marketers posting there and they told me that for right now they dont care where the traffic comes from, they just want to get noticed. I posted an ad on the site (which already seems to have quite a bit of traffic) and here is the facts:

    *****Pros*****

    *No account needed
    *Marketing spam ok (for now)
    *Already decent traffic
    *Nice page layout
    *Friendly site owner
    *Pictures and videos allowed
    *Picturs show next to title line

    *****Cons*****

    *Site only one week old
    *Can only post for texas cities right now (he will add more cities as traffic grows)
    *Thats about it. He will email me tomarrow with more info

    Anyways, the only thing that he asks of anyone posting marketing ads, is to also post a couple of dummy ads that look real, so people dont think the site is just full of spam, and also if you could make the spam also look legit, that would be good to. Actually the dummy ads would be a good source for email list building. So if anyone can help this guy out, he would appreciate it, and so would I since I kinda promised him alot of traffic lol :D

    Heres the site link http://www.thepostinglist.com/

    And before anyone asks..... The only affiliation I have with this site is that i told the guy i would help him out. So if anyone can help, it would be appreciated.
     
  2. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Nearly fell off my chair, move along lol!
     
  3. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    I'll also add, they need to improve on their spelling ;)
     
  4. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    I dont notice anything too bad... Anyways, im all for anyone trying to compete with cl. Dont get me wrong, I like cl and all but its just rediculous, because i run a 100% legit business and have a hard time keeping ads live because of haters that like to flag.
     
  5. graphicnut

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    yeah and you'll have a hard time competing with them. I see mistakes everywhere and what use would a site be where it was just full of marketers marketing to one another?
     
  6. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    See thats where you have it wrong. They are already getting decent traffic, and it will not only be marketers. Point is they are trying to get more ads posted so others will also feel more comfortable posting there. They are willing to let people market there for now if they like because they want the traffic. No one is pointing a gun to your head and saying you have to post there. Just saying you can if you want. And honestly, it wouldnt be too hard to compete with cl. the hardest part is the take off.
     
  7. graphicnut

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    I'll say no more, goodluck :)
     
  8. 2011nfl

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    Thank you :D But really its not me that needs the luck, im just trying to help someone because thats the type of person i am :)
     
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    will they send me a C & D letter if I scrape emails on the site? :p
     
  10. Bestbuyfoam

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    Probably not many emails there to scrape yet...:D

    Also 2011nfl I will check them out...

    Thanks And Have A Blessed One..

    and

    Merry Christmas!
     
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  11. GoyoK

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    Hey! All of my stuff is legit (Real Estate) and I am in Texas, and I am having a nightmare with CL, so I will check him out today!
     
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    They offer free, and "unlimted" posting.
     
  13. 2011nfl

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    As for right now anything goes, Im sure in time there will be some rules in place, but he did promise me that it will never get as hectic as cl.

    Thanks buddy, merry christmas to you to:) We havent talked in a while so its good to hear from you. Ive been real busy and im sure you have too:D Anyways, hope everything is going well for you

    Thanks, and remember they are new so give them a little time and support, but I have a good feeling about this one. They already get decent traffic within only a week of being up.

    Yep, unlimited and free. He informed me today that they may have some areas paid eventually, but that wont be for a very long time.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! This new site happens to be in my market, and I am in the real estate business! In fact, I think that I am the first to post a property for sale there!
     
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    I still think it's your site, regardless of if your helping them out, you wouldn't be so supportive unless they cut you in or it wasn't yours ;-]
    I have no issues if it's your's though!

    The spelling mistakes are in -

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    its all about the traffic....

    nothing even comes close to craigslist......not even close.
     
  17. 2011nfl

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    Actually no, there are a few people here who know me and can vouch for me, its not my site at all, and i just like to help people. Is that really hard to believe that someone likes to help others? thats the problem with society now days. I will give the shirt off my back to anyone in need. Even you if you needed it. And the only thing that i get out of this, is he is gonna put a banner on his site for my computer repair service (and that was discussed after I posted here to help him). And I would help him even if he didnt. As I said above, im all for anyone who wants to try to compete with cl.
     
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  18. 2011nfl

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    So how much traffic did cl have when they first started?? Everyone starts from no traffic. Even if his site doesnt end up being great competition, that doesnt mean that it wont have alot of traffic and be a great alternative or backup place for people to shop and post.
     
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    Also I talked to him again today and he said, that eventually he will offer paid sections, and that if anyone wants to help him get it going, he will not make them pay for any of those sections in the future. There is several ways to help, like posting ads (whether they are dummy ads or real ads) or maybe even spreading the word and bringing new posters or whatever. He told me to that if anyone wants to help, to just have them email him to discuss arrangements. If anyone is interested, you can pm me and i will give his email address (im not gonna post it publicly) Also I sent him an invite so he will probally signup here soon. :D
     
  20. mikie46

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    A place to go to find out what all the other IM are doing. Thanks for the hints!