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Is posting scrapebox trackbacks legal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by moonlighsunligh, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I guess that comments are ok, but since the trackbacks are actually fake trackbacks I am not sure are they legal too?

    I have been using comments so far but i have just 1000 GB per month on my vps, so i would rather use trackbacks, since they do use much less bandwith.
     
  2. dragon77

    dragon77 Power Member

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    Trackback is much much faster than comment poster.
     
  3. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, this is why i want to do trackbacks,. But are they legal to do, as these are fake trackbacks?
     
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    ohaider Senior Member

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    Why wouldn't they be legal? You are posting on free internet space. The site owner can approve or ignore them.
     
  5. derekmhc

    derekmhc Junior Member

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    Everything we do here is legal. Some may be against TOS of some sites, but that's about it.
     
  6. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I mean because these aren't real trackbacks but fake ones.

    For example i do not think youtube methods are legal because of copyrighted videos. This is why i didn't used them. Or CPA incentive. But i do like other things here.
     
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  7. derekmhc

    derekmhc Junior Member

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    So you send a fake trackback to a small site. Chances are, they won't notice it, two they will just tighten up their spam controls, three just delete your trackback.

    Even if they have any grounds to sue you, which they don't, their time and money is much better spent elsewhere than hiring a lawyer and filing lawsuit for one link.
     
  8. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    But can i loose domain because of spam complaints. Provided domain is bought at name cheap.
     
  9. biznets2

    biznets2 Regular Member

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    Legal? LOL me thinks you are on the wrong site for advice!
     
  10. meatro

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    Of course it is legal. Going against a website's TOS; which is written either by a legal team who's best interest is the website's... or by the website owner.. Is way different than breaking a law; established by a government.

    Honestly that is what's interesting to me about the new TweetAttacks lawsuit, is that basically the entire thing revolves around violating Twitter's TOS. There are other charges in there, such as fraud but they're all dependent on TOS violations.

    Imagine this.. You come into my store. In my store I have a giant 50 page long text about "by entering this store, you agree to blah blah blah." Well in those 50 pages is a condition that allows me to sue you if I personally find you ugly.

    So I go to court with it.. And say, "your honor.. I'm asking for $50,000 in relief from this person because they are ugly."

    Bottom line, you cannot write your own laws using a TOS/contract/agreement/etc. Any action you are able to take must be according to an existing law already in place.

    And there is no law against posting a trackback. But if you're really concerned about it, the site in my sig hosts VPS machines for $26 so you can rack up all the TOS violations you want. :)
     
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  11. floflo89

    floflo89 Regular Member

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    No is not, FBI will arest you for this.
     
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  12. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks.

    I am concerned could they do something to my (Namecheap) domain.

    Actually tweetattack is sued just for damages and money they spent to defend themself from spam made by this software . It isn't a criminal lawsuit just civil one. I do think that if you ruin somebody's site ranking, for example by commenting sitewide 500 comments per page, then surely the site owner will get upset if he loose his rankings in google because of this.

    It is safer to comment on an autoapprove blog, because there would probably be comments by other users. Site owner cannot sue them all. I am not sure if the argument that he must approve comment wil be enough. One should probably read tos of each site anyway, otherwise they may sue you for damages. Look like most link building techniques the way we do isn't safe. I think it is quite safe to do the same what everybody does, for example spamming tier 1 web 2.0 sites using scrapebox.
     
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  13. fidsars

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    I don't think there's any harm in posting trackbacks