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How Pinterest spammer 'Steve' reaps thousands of dollars a day with a network of bots

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zoomsixx, Mar 28, 2012.

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  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    In an interview with The Daily Dot, a self-described 24-year-old man by the name of Steve details his devious bot-powered spam business that litters Pinterest with recommendations for things like dresses and boots from bogus accounts, and reaps thousands of dollars a day in Amazon affiliate payments.

    No doubt a member here, lol. This gives me all kinds of ideas on how to monetize Pinterest.

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    http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/27/2907302/pinterest-spam-bot-steve
     
  2. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Anyone can say anything where is the proof that his banking? I'd like to see that otherwise it didnt happen.
     
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    It's not that hard to believe. People have done it with Twitter spamming before. Simply just link your image from your amazon affiliate code, spam the shit out of a website, make thousands!

    The question is, have you done it?
     
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    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Right, but that articles makes no sense. Why would he bring this info to light unless it was a dead deal or he was already caught out. Seriously, anyone making 1k p/d is not going to announce it. Think about it. They will try to reap the rewards for as long as possible with a zipped mouth.
     
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    Even though I seriously doubt if the article is genuine, if Pinterest people don't take any measurements soon there will be only marketers and spammers on board.
     
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    article belongs on tmz with all the other useless shit.
     
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    I'm willing to call BS on this Steve guy. I read he came forward with more information about how he spams - I don't know about everyone else but if I was making 2k a day spamming I would keep pretty damn quiet about it.

    I think it's more likely he makes a decent amount spamming but nothing like what he is claiming. He probably just used Firebug or PhotoShop to fake the earnings.
     
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    Again, another thread about that as*** :why: Guy is not so smart (if this story is ever true).
     
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    Story seems a bit fishy. People making that sort of money (through a method that could get patched tomorrow) wouldn't risk screwing themselves like this. Just doesn't make sense. I wouldn't brag about it through an interview. I'd brag about through buying nice shit, like a lambo haha.
     
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    if its true then his ego just fucked his income, as you can bet that pinterest are fixing this right now.

    If your a spammer, dont be a wanker and spoil it for the rest
     
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    If i was pulling that kind of cash in 'per day' my mouth would be sealed shut unless someone gave me X amount of millions :)

    There is no way this method will hold any value.
     
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    Thousands of dollars a day. LOL. IMers never fail to amuse with their exaggerations.

    "HEY GUISE I EARN $50k/DAY" (typed from parents basement).

    Such full of shit. If this were true he wouldn't announce it. Story is BS. :)
     
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    what is this thread for????
     
  14. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I've never seen a more useless response to try and get ones post count up. Try and read there buddy if you want to know what the thread is about. It's really not that hard to do.
     
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    steve is someone from here i guess...
     
  16. BlackxHat

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    I actually know this fucking guy. I've talked to him a while, even before he started spamming. I talked to him on fucking AIM last night. Hes working with some other guy other. He joined this forum but doesnt use it. All he knows is how to fucking spam. Hes not some genius or anything at all. In my eyes hes still a fuking noob. I told him what a fuking idiot he was for going public with this and he basically said whatever
     
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    So WTF is his username here? A lot of others wanna tell him what a effen idiot he is as well.

     
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  18. NikosX

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    the first makes x.xxx.xxx.xxx $s
    the second makes xxx.xxx $s
    the third makes xxx $s

    ...then the website changes the rules of the game...

    the first one makes x.xxx.xxx.xxx $s... etc...
     
  19. BlackxHat

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    like i said he doesnt post, or browse the forum. he joined in 2010 and stopped posting after 2 posts. he doesnt know shit but spamming fb or other social media sites. supposedly he's making 1k a day but he didnt show me any proof
     
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    how can made a money in pinterest any idea plz