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How to Purchase Services in the Marketplace [Tips]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by submit, May 31, 2014.

  1. submit

    submit Junior Member

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    How to Purchase Services in the Marketplace? Anyone have any tips or methods to weed through all the choices?

    With the frequent changes in the search results it is tough to determine what services to use. There must be 50 to 100 or more service providers and it seems like a huge

    amount of time required to read through thread after thread. I have read through page after page only to come to the end where someone has had their site banned or the provider has disappeared.

    A great service (or improvement to the current system) would be a neutral ranking or review service. What services still work? Which are having complaints? What are having results?
    A filtering system by type of links or cost.

    Looking at the link building section there are 14 green threads at top with "please read"? I assume these threads paid for this spot and are not necessarily any better.

    They all have four or five stars so the star system does not add any value as far as I can tell.

    Anyone having any luck sorting through all the choices? Any time saving tips?
     
  2. Mr.Whitehat

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    Start reading threads from back to forth, so u will get to know easily how people getting benefited from the service.
     
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    Yes, reading from the back can find the ones with positive comments. It is still time consuming.

    Here's a tip I use at times. At the bottom there is thread display options, then sort by a time period like last two weeks, and number of replies.
    Then click show threads. At least then you are getting the popular threads. Hopefully there is some correlation to quality.
     
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    You don't need a special manual for buying services on BHW.

    a) check the rep of seller.
    b) see what's on offer, read the reviews for that service.
    c) scroll through all the pages to see if there were some complaints.
    d) see if there are some ranking graphs posted by other members.
    e) Also see if there is a clear refund policy in place.

    That's it.
     
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    nikchaing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    i usually look for how many people are replying in the thread recently, and i look for reviews from trusted members
     
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    This is the best advice really, when you see a thread that has 90 reviews and none of them have over 100 posts per user.. something is generally off!
     
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    It's better if you just take your time and read the reviews and results from reputed members. There is already a star system implemented but you can't rely on it. It's far too easy for competitors to give competing sales threads 1 star. The different services offered are intended for separate purposes as well. Sometimes services work better for some people than others. The best way is to sit down, read all responses and gauge their validity. If you've got a little extra money to throw around then you can split test services to see what works best for you personally.
     
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    Start at the back and look for recent reviews from trusted members.
     
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    There is no real way. There are plenty of new and old members, with low post counts, high post counts, tons of iTrader, no iTrader, that offer both good and bad services. I've used services where the last several pages had tons of people claiming how good it worked, and when I tried it out - had my rankings drop, or showed no improvement. And the same works in reverse: I've had services with little to no attention end up paying off well.
     
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  11. DAVIE S SEO

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    Best tips

    1) If it looks really cheap it will be cr*p

    2) Look for quality of links not number

    3) Beware of serp charts

    4) Look at reviews

    5) Know 99% is dangerous
     
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    Go through the detailed reviews of the members that gives some idea about the service. Reviews are the guidance for the fresher to hire that service:)
     
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    Reviews can help you to built the list you are looking for.
     
  14. sudorank

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    So far I've not been burned so I suspect my method is okay:

    - Read the sales thread back to front, spot obviously fake reviews and look for patterns (Have complaints increased recently and why? Are people complaining because of lack of support because the seller is taking too much work on?)
    - Reviews from trusted members (Jnr VIP, old time guys etc etc) -> Be aware that these can sometime be fake! Read between the lines!
    - Look at the external sales page, does the design suck? Is the sales copy up to scratch?
    - Watch out for sellers who re-post past reviews (Always the good Ones) on every page! Bypass those spam posts and read what real accounts are saying underneath!
     
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    Just look for reviews from some trusted members on this platform. That is more than enough. :)
     
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    And just thinking, if you don't see something wrong, or bad - add it to your basket. Seo developing very fast, your competitors are already buying and have some results.