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I Think I'm Being Scammed And Made A Complete Fool Of!??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    I recently outsourced a full time backlinker. He gives me a spreadsheet of the backlinks and rss feeds he's submitted to each day. This amounts to say maybe 20 backlinks.

    The thing is all these backlinks are forum user pages where the backlink is the signature of the user profile he's set up. The thing is these forums are like not real forums but these kind of automaticlaly generated forums where all the forum posts is software created content and all selling random shit products like slimming pills and hair loss tablets.

    These kind of backlinks and forums are completely unrelated to my websites niche ...which is obviously not good.

    The thing is i hired a second backlinker and he gave me similar backlinks, which i personally are not that much good and possible even hurting my site if they are unrelated to my niche ...which all of them are. So i was thinking is this some type of popular scam where people look for backlinking jobs and then just scam the employer off with these backlinks?


    So what i want to know is is this guy basically getting these backlinks using some type of software and like spending half an hour each day building backlinks for me when he's suppossed to be working 8 hours a day ...and i being made a complete fool of and throwing my money away??

    I'm a newbie when it comes to building backlinks but personally i believe in article marketing, related blog commenting and video marketing. Call me old fashioned but thats what i'd consider a useful campaign ...and not the kind of backlinks hes giving me.

    So am i being taken for a fool or not in your opinion?
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    20 baclkinks and they say that they are working for you full time?

    If that is what is happening, they are ripping you off.

    Also, you state the links are in forums that are not related to your site and you think that is not good... the fact of the matter is it makes no difference as the link will count.

    You're getting ripped, Dude, find a guy here in the services section to get you quality backlinks at a fair price... 20 backlinks in a forum can be done in 1/2 hour manually.
     
  3. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    First of all these forums can be created easily, and also instead of making links from unrelated forums you can open up to 10 autoblogs with info domains with a HG hosting and set your backlinks more than 20 in a quick time. (Of course they will be as meaningless as you have bought till now.)

    As BassTrackerBoats stated, there are many useful backlinking services at BHW.
     
  4. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    def being ripped - liked the op says plenty
    of good users in bst doing good backlinks
     
  5. vallento

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    20 backlinks a day from spammy forums. Sorry to say it bud you are being completely ripped off here. Get rid of those guys! I can on my own do almost 30k forum backlinks in a 24H period with my bots and I only spend maybe 2H in a day getting the bots setup.
     
  6. Minister

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    Mate, how much are your actually paying for this crap? Stop it at once! Do some yourself here:

    hxxp://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter

    Register here and use this: hxxp://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Directory-Submitter

    Spend about $20 on this here: hxxp://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Supercharged-Bookmarks

    Its as good a place as any to start with. Also between the three of these things, you will soon get the hang of 'hands on' describing your website, keyword and semi-automatic submission.
     
  7. DocBrown

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    I'm paying about $8.50 a day for this. It's a foreign outsourced worker thats doing it.

    The thing is i hired a completely seperate backlinker too and he was doing the same thing.

    And i don't want any blackhat software backlinking my site like senuke cos i don't want the hassle of being penalised or anything by google down the line.
     
  8. silverace

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    those forum profile signatures are also blackhat, go for good web 2.0 properties like squidoo and hubpages, they do wonders for your ranking!:)
     
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  9. Minister

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    DocBrown. if you log into the site I sent you, you'll soon figure out what to do. There is nothing messy or advance or out of control there. Take a step towards helping yourself. Its not that hard.
     
  10. terryuk

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    Probably got 100 other people on his daily to do list...

    Is it working though? If it's working then no point complaining.. if not then I would start to look elsewhere.
     
  11. DocBrown

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    Ok i have done this. Thanks.
    I guess i'm just annoyed i have to do it myself cos i'm so busy. I thought i could hire a backlinker and he'd take care of all this but i didn't envisage being scammed.

    I know there are 1000,s of automatic backlink generators out there but i just haven't studied that field yet so when it's used against me like this worker has done i can't fully recognise it and know whether or not i'm being scammed.
     
  12. Bross

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    Just use oDesk on an hourly contract. You can see exactly what contractors are doing.
     
  13. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    DocBrown have you considered going to fiverr? Not the best service but for $5 you can try many and find the best if you can afford a full time backlinker!
     
  14. bullseye123

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    Hahahaha!!! You have been scamed, You can get a 7000 forum profile blast on fiverr to shitty forums for $5 and even then you will get more value than that 20 backlinks the guy is sending you. lol.

    Just ask some of the people here, and also look for link building services on bhw, their services are tested and commented on so you will know what you are buying before you get scammed.

    Good luck!!
     
  15. kensai

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    It amazes me how ignorant people are on the way and time it takes to make backlinks. Every heard of xrumer people? God....are these my future competitors in serps??...and to think I am in a Blackhat forum....
    :p
     
  16. DocBrown

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    Yup i knew the backlinks he was creating looked automatically generated - i just didn't know for sure or with what program. I just googled xrummer and it sounds like something that would do this.
    I knew the little twerp was scamming me.

    If i don't pay him, can he turn around on me and do something to my site that would damage it like backlinking my site to a load of porn sites or something?
     
  17. terryuk

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    Future... I was thinking present :china:
     
  18. ScrapeBoss

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    It is definite that the backlinks are automatically generated. Apart from the fact that you are being ripped off, those links would not last. Links that stay longer are those on good forums with high PR and with complete profiles created for you. Software cannot create complete profiles and that is what makes those links to be just for a short time. Try to get some more people who would get those backlinks from good quality websites.
     
  19. Lex Luthor

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    Am i the only one who thinks $8.50 for 8 hours of work is kinda low? Even for a foreign out sourced worker. He has access to a computer so he cant be THAT poor. Like someone said, he probably takes dozens of clients to be able to make a livin. People are saying fiver and such, but the people ive seen on fiver thus far seem to softwares like xrummer which you say you don't want. It would be interesting to know where you can a lot of manual back-links for a low price.
     
  20. craigslistguy

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    as long as google thinks its White hat whats the problem?