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Is Sarkar21 using bots to review his own service?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by driton, Jan 15, 2019.

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  1. driton

    driton Registered Member

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    Usually I dont spend a lot of time reading reviews, and recently I purchased a monthly package from Sarkar21. Then, I decided to check reviews. Suddenly I noticed that majority of users posting reviews and transaction ids are Newbies. Today i checked a newbie profile that joined the forum on todays date and he suddenly purchases a service from Sarkar21. How in the hell is this possible?
    I will be waiting for Sarkar21 to deliver the service and I will write my detailed review, but guys, please be careful when reading reviews.

    I already reported to Mods, hope we clean this sh.. from BHW.

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    The profile


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  2. Nut-Nights

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    OP that not small thing you did there. Did you get more proofs? I don't think its best way to do this.
     
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    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Have you considered these are buyers who are being asked to join to bump the sales thread?

    What I would say is any seller found to be trying to manipulating the marketplace will be dealt with and their BST(s) closed.
     
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    Possibly the most suspicious thread in the market place for reviews and bumps.. this issue was brought up many times before though, even back when I was a staff member here.

    Market place Moderators checked a few of his random sales vs reviews from what I can remember.. they were satisfied with the conclusion or I imagine he’d be gone.
     
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    Looks like someone hiring bhw review on fiverr. Its fiverr revenge.
     
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    As a seller, I was always astonished by the amount of the reviews and daily bumps that he's getting... It makes me really suspicious, and disappointed with my own services haha :D
     
  8. It's a lost cause dear OP, don't waste your time.
     
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  9. driton

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    I thought of that too and that's why I would like to propose you mods to add an additional filter for all users posting reviews for premium services. Its very evident that few sellers are using fake profiles for bumps.
    The quickest fix for this issue would be to limit newbies/new profiles for posting reviews for premium services. Since users trust you mods, another possibility would be to create a marketplace inside BHW where only verified reviews from actual purchases would be posted (check pm as I sent you a typical marketplace example that might work for BHW too).
    There are tons of other things you can do to solve this issue as this is keeping people away from BHW.
     
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    I also had my doubts, even the screenshots from the serps in the thread have a similar pattern. I was about to do more digging but i wouldn't gain anything from it so i dropped it. definitly suspicious af :)
     
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    He knows!
     
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    i though newbie cant post on the marketplace
     
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    They can’t create threads, but they can reply to another sellers thread.
     
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    Anyone remember when he posted photoshopped ranking graphs to his thread?

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/c...g-machine-newyear-52-off.654231/#post-6615668

    I also find it odd how a service that has not changed since their respective launches in 2010-2014 have not actually changed during all this time, but continuelly fight every single algorithm update.

    Do mods check these claims when he updates the threads or does he just get a free pass?
     
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    thanks for sharing, i dont get why some action was not taken against such sellers.
     
  17. kasher9

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    Personally, I just think there needs to be a massive purge in the SEO marketplace here.

    I went on there a few weeks ago looking for some SEO for one of my passion projects (please don't spam me), and it was just so hard to tell who's clearly lying and who's not.
     
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    I think people should also see what they are buying before they do so.

    Here is a report of a service @sarkark21 sent me, it's some of the worst things I've seen.

    The thought that noobs are being taken in by this idiot and being parted with their money is annoying

    Download:
    https://www108.zippyshare.com/v/vjEvrnmc/file.html

    VT:
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file-a...lMjViOGMwZjAxMjJiMzIxMDU0MTE6MTU0NzU4NzMxMQ==

    Code:
    0 / 58
    No engines detected this file
    SHA-256   b2d4ea81b4c018cecffa1077016e058eb36c7f2d749dc55483e16c3338f4ad07
    File name   Diversified Premium Backlinks Report [Top Package] - instagram followers.xlsx
    File size   35.03 KB
    Last analysis   2019-01-15 21:21:51 UTC
    
    Agree, I've bought a lot of the last year and finding things that are decent quality and actually make a difference to ranking is so hard. I've wasted a lot of cash on total shit.

    @sarkark21 was the worst I've seen though.
     
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  19. KamBhai

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    Well, this is something I think all Mods and Admins are aware of.
    This is not a new thing where sellers creates new accounts to bump their threads or hire existing members to do so.
    The only suggestion I could give is to find a way where only verified purchasers can comment on the threads.

    And if you are a regular buyer like me then do a lot of research before buying any service.
    I did buy many bad products here but I could only consider them as bad purchases.
    Surely, there are nice services in the marketplace but sadly, there are bad services too.
    Sooner or later, you will realize from whom to buy and who to ignore.
     
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