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How I use Ahrefs/Semrush for free

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ProfessorFalken, May 14, 2017.

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  1. ProfessorFalken

    ProfessorFalken Registered Member

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    This is for who can't affort / still don't want to buy a subscription, I mentioned Ahrefs and Semrush but it works for all services who ask you for credit card number to use the trial period (last of all I used it with WordAI)

    My online banking (like almost all in my country) permits, if you have a credit card, to create virtual credit cards. This is used to generate pre-paid virtual credit cards to use online and not put your real credit card number/*** into everywhere.

    You just register to free trial with a 1$ pre-paid virtual credit card, so the service sense it is a real card; put fake name, not necessary the card holder (it must be a real name and not something like "asdafqw" ) and temporary email address; the most of temporary mail domains are banned, one which works fine everywhere is dev-null.ga

    Enjoy your unlimited free trials everywhere

    When the trials ends the service will sense there is not enough money on the card and returns the account in the "free" version, don't even touch the 1$ you loaded on the virtual card.

    Obviously everytime you must re-add the sites you monitor and re-create projects, but I think it is worth the price to use them free.

    For who doesn't have a credit card/ have not virtual credit card option natively from their banking, I think (but never tested) all the virtual credit card services you find online will work as supposed (the ones where you actually load money, not the fake credit card generators)

    Enjoy
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Isn't this risky doing it using your legit bank acct? At some point Ahrefs can have their lawyers prove all those VCCs were yours and charge you for all the used months.
     
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    Lunaaa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    But would it be worth their time tho?
     
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    They might make it into a marketing opportunity, which is the real risk I see. "Major online method busted by SEO company" or something like that.
     
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    ProfessorFalken Registered Member

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    From their side they just see random people with differents mastercard IDs which trials expire. To do that they should ask mastercard the holders of all expired trials credit card numbers.
    I *personally* evaluated there is no real risk, but I planned to try/switch on online services so will let you know if they works as supposed :)
     
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    It worked before, now they have blacklisted some common vcc online
     
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    One thing I noticed when using VCC's for Ahrefs trial is that with a balance of exactly $1 the card will decline. You need at least $1.01 for it to work. For me anyway.
     
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    Thank for sharing! It's really useful for me
     
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    I'm not an expert, though I've seen payment systems integrated into websites I worked with before, I think all cards by a same person when queried via Visa/Mastercard's gateways will reveal the same identity? Even if VCC?

    I always tend to think in terms of serious criminals. If for some reason it were allowed for good folks to have anonymous VCC's, criminals then could do the same. So I'm pretty sure that only security systems do allow for merchants to somehow check identity of card holders, though I can't say for certain.
     
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    This is a good point.
    Still I think if they were able to massively verify these infos , they would have been implemented it as automatic check and didn't let you to proceed trough registration.