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I want to target World of Warcraft players and offer them a service - Ideas on it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by krzysiekz, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty new here but have been contributing a little.

    I know that you must find a niche in which you are knowledgeable and it will make things much easier for you. Hence, I am not p r o m o t i n g some CB products related to World of Warcraft, namely levelling guides on how to get to level 80 the quickest.

    Anyways, that's not really why I am posting this thread.

    I currently s e l l gold on World of Warcraft, and have been s e l l i n g for a couple of years. I do it privately (usually only on my server) but am looking to expand a little. I want to s e l l gold on other servers.

    Does anyone have any idea on how I can get my name out there? I am not looking to become some huge w e b s i t e super store which has almost everything automated *although that would be nice* but I am basically just trying to get other WoW players to find out about me, so they can perhaps p u r c h a s e gold from me. I will be able to provide it on almost any game server anyway, so I can attend to most of them.

    If anyone has played WoW before, I am sure you are all familiar with the in-game m a i l s sent by the chinese websites to your in-game m a i l box, a d v e r t i s i n g their products.

    I am wondering if anyone on here knows how to do this? I think this would be the best way to get the really targetted traffic, but I am not sure how exactly the chinese m a i l everyone on the server (obviously it is automated because it would take far too long to do it manually)

    Does anyone have any idea?

    And short of that, do you think it would be worth it to p u r c h a s e a new domain name and call it something good and install wordpress on there (remember, I am only a private s e l l e r and don't need everything auotmated) and tell people I s e l l gold privately? I could try and use scrapebox to create backlinks to increase my google/search engine exposure?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    Well the easy way of doing it is to go to the armory, and a servers realm forum. Then cross reference the guilds you see on the realm forum with members list on the armory.

    Then its a mass copy and paste job.

    Receipient: type out name
    Message : ctrl+v

    There is probably a mod that professionals use to automate it from a database in their addon folder, you could probably hire a freelancer to make you one very cheap that kind of addon should be easy to make.

    But as a very experienced high end WoW player I would say that isnt an effective advertising strategy. It must help a bit otherwise they wouldn't waste time doing it but I bet you need to spam like a motherfucker, every day, on every server for it to be even remotely effective.

    Personally I would try contact various guild heads on different servers (people who are well trusted by the community) and see if you can find any willing to act as your sales guys for a % of gold for every x amount they sell.
     
  3. promoi

    promoi Newbie

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    The Chinese companies hire thousands of people to work for them and have people on EVERY server. That is not the easiest way, but the most effective.
     
  4. xxmalouinxx

    xxmalouinxx Junior Member

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    You can do your plan easily alone, but like promoi said, it gonna take you age. I'm sure some software are available out there exactly for this purpose.
     
  5. Unclesam2

    Unclesam2 Junior Member

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    this:eek:
     
  6. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Well, I had an addon (from another forum) that would scrape /who and compile all of the names into an external .txt document, one name per line.

    I also had an addon that I could add names into (load the names into the addon itself) and then it would mass mail everyone on the list all by itself with a pre-defined message and subject that I set. So, basically.. I had all of the peices of the puzzle, it would automatically find names and I had an addon to take care of all of the mailling... I could just never get the names from the .txt into the addon.... so it never went anywhere.

    I have come across a chinese site apparently selling a spam bot, but it never replied to my email... i guess they no longer do it!

    The contacting the guild leader may sound like a good idea, to be honest.

    Kind Regards,
    Chris
     
  7. Georgebg

    Georgebg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is entirely not true.
    Most WOW Gold companies have 15-100 employees.
    For example I've talked with the boss of the marketing section of Offgamers and they got 75 employees if I remember correctly and they are one of the biggest MMO CD key and gold sellers.




    To the OP .
    Register in.
    MMOWNED - Ive sold arround 600k gold there its a big forum with a trade section.
    Wowtrade.dk - A smaller site, I was an admin there untill the owner decided to scam me and the other 3 admins out of our shares of the AD Revenue. But the site is okay.
     
  8. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hi George,

    Thanks for the tip. I am actually a member at mmowned for a long time under a similar username as the one here. that is where I asked for help, but they seem to be against 'spammers' even though i am not intending to endlessly spam, more like just once per server. Otherwise, I have offered money on that forum for someone to create me an addon that will do the work but no one has taken me up on it!
     
  9. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    There are a lot of google searches for very specific things that are not targeted.
    I came across one in on plain accident looking other stuff up.
    I has absolutely NO comp and about 20k per month. The pay is low, but if you get #1 easy, i figured it might be worth it.
     
  10. Loopy

    Loopy Newbie

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    Hard task, wow is probably most saturated niche by spammers after viagra and cialis :)
     
  11. Sleinad

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    Try and get some decent search positions. Get some adwords going.

    I know people who hire chinese people for $1 to do this kind of shit