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How I Lost $6,000 In (1) Day

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackmagiquellc, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    Check out this story...

    So I hired a new ad manager for a campaign we will be running soon. Turns out when we were testing yesterday, the guy put the ad live on the top 5,000 websites that accept ads in the world.

    (Fox News, Huffington, New York Post, Hi5, Myspace)

    He set the CPM to $2 and when I logged on 15 minutes ago my account shows

    $6,238 spent



    The horrible thing is........

    The TEST AD was still set at (adtest001.com) --- a fake domain we were using just to test


    So, that's how I lost $6,000 in (1) day. Please provide moral support lol​
     
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  2. hackersmeker

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    Lol..huge loss in 1 day,you should do important things for yourself :D always better
    anyway..at least YOU NOTICED..it could be 15.000$ :D
     
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  3. SeoPeo

    SeoPeo Newbie

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    I am so sorry man! That hurts... But do not worry about, I am sure you are an excelent online marketeer and you will recover soon. I hope my moral support is helpful for you.

    Have you kill this guy yet?
     
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    Next time you're testing an ad please point it to my website =)
     
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    Sounds like he f'd up. I wouldn't pay, and find a way to settle or take him to court. Good luck. -e-
     
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    so he's fired?
     
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  8. sagarpatil

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    atleast tell us whats you real website. we will visit it.
     
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  9. blackmagiquellc

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    LMAO yeah he's being cut his whole month paycheck. We're having a meeting. He will pay back the 6K if he wants to work for me. That's about a month paycheck for him. I'll update you after our meeting today lol
     
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  10. death_note

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    Please tell me this person doesn't work for you any longer.:(
     
  11. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for the support guys. I wish the domain was up at least before lol

    Can't share URL until campaign is over next week. It's a juicy niche that I will share how I'm pulling up to 8K a day off it.

    DEERLAC

    I actually wouldn't have minded pointing to one of you guys on BHW than a damn test page that doesn't even load lmao
     
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  12. beav3336

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    If that is the case, can I come work for you? :)
     
  13. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    Lol, if you don't fu** my campaigns up

    He's actually a great worker just really fu*ked up. Fu*k with my money and you fu*k with me lol

    He usually pulls in about 2K a day on my campaigns for me so I might keep him​
     
  14. ooodaveb

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    He's not very bright then is he. If he works for 6k a month and pulls in 2k a day for you.

    6k a month is more than I make with my job I would love to come work for you for a month, but after that I would probably not stick around.

    Can I telework?
     
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  15. blackmagiquellc

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    It's total cash flow for the campaigns. He runs my ads for some of them (he finds best keywords, ROI, and ad copy). He's good at it.

    There's now way he could make what I make by himself. He knows that :)
     
  16. farfetchedmoney

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    AH so perhaps it was human error on his part this time...although I would be heated if I lost that on somebody elses "f up". I think he will work out something with you to stay on board. Also you really dont need moral support because I know you'll be back within a week and all will be well again.

    Enjoy the day:)
     
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  17. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    thanks farfetchedmoney :)

    He sent me a text saying "I'm sorry boss" right now lol

    He's a good guy, just a horrible mistake on his part.

    **I must go back to work now**​
     
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    LOL
    I would probably go hang him on the church with his **** ..
    Hey, just me, seems as if losing $6000 for you is like losing $6000000 lol
     
  19. blazed

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    If he pulls 2k a day, a 6k loss is not that bad. Shit happens... Maybe hire a freelance QA guy to check all your ads?
     
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  20. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    Good idea. I actually have my server operator checking all ads 3 times before submitting them and watching to see which ads are live.

    *It's not that 6K is a lot of money (it is even if I have a 20K day). It's the fact that it was totally wasted lol