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LOL @ These Social Media Fiverr Gigs

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Quality1, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Quality1

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    I decided to order a "social media marketing campaign" Fiverr gig for a Tumblr post I'm trying to get more exposure.
    Seller was claiming to have 9 million+ followers on FB & Twitter.

    So he delivers the order, and his "proof" is a goo.gl tracking link which shows traffic hitting my page supposedly from FB & Twitter. Clearly all he's doing is sending garbage/bot traffic (probably HitLeap) and spoofing the referrer. I told him to send me the link to the social media post(s) or refund my money - got a refund 2 minutes later. LOL.

    What blows my mind is he's got a 97% positive feedback rating and 1000+ reviews.
    Are buyers on Fiverr really this dumb? To not see through such an obvious scam?
     
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    You get what you pay for my dude lol.
     
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    i used to buy a tonne of gigs on fiverr..
     
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    What do you expect for $5
     
  8. Sherbert Hoover

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    Here, let me try to be helpful.

    I have a thread that was started two weeks ago called "Fiverr gigs that don't suck". In this thread, I mention that I've purchased over $5,000 worth of services this year through Fiverr. I've filtered through plenty of duds. Know what kinds of services were worth the money?

    WORTH THE MONEY

    -Quick graphic design requests. This guy does some wonderful work with a two day turnaround time. Gig extras take it to the next level with vectors, PSD's, and enhancement requests.

    -Article Rewrites. Susan has delivered content rewrites for me for a while now and always does an amazing job and should be charging way more. I frequently have 2,000+ word articles that need rewrites for originality. I could spend three hours doing it myself, or I could hire her for $20 ($5 per 500 words) and have it done in a couple weeks professionally.

    -Data Entry. Data entry assistance is great when you've got a lot of data to go through, no way to automate it, and you happen to not have a virtual assistant on standby for your needs.

    -Quick error fixes. This guy does a great job of finding issues in Wordpress websites. When you run several hundred websites and 95% of them run on Wordpress, you will get errors from time to time, and won't have the available time in your workload to pore over the code to see where the problem is.

    There are plenty more, but I've got a busy day ahead and can't be writing this much. Bottom line: quick graphics, article rewrites, data entry, and quick tasks.

    NOT WORTH THE MONEY

    -Social Signals. I've ordered some in the past, to split test how they perform dollar over dollar compared to more professional avenues. They don't, period. Most are crap. Most have artificially inflated reviews thanks to services available on this very website to do so.

    -Backlinks/SEO. In more cases than none, ordering link packages or SEO have done far more harm than good. If you're looking for thrown-together third-world garbage for cheap, go Fiverr. But if you value your time at over $5 per hour, which you should, do them yourself. Don't EVER toss Fiverr links to money sites.

    -Article Writing. Actual article writing, not rewriting. I've completely stopped outsourcing article writing. I have ordered maybe a dozen different article writers' gigs from Fiverr this year. Every one has underwhelmed. If you can't do the writing yourself, outsource to someone professional like Kye or Jared here on BHW.

    -Media. Thrown together garbage. I fell for the YouTube video introduction with twins gig, and then looked closer and realized that it was the same person, just with a wig. Whatever.

    Fiverr is 98% garbage. Just because someone has 10,000+ ratings doesn't mean they provide quality work.

    Quality, Quantity, Speed. Pick two.

    -UM
     
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    As the saying goes: You get what you paid for.

    Fiverr is like a coal mine, for sure there are some hidden gems in there but you are going to do a lot of digging.
     
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    yep, i had the same experience with a few sellers, not all though, some of them don't even bother to fake the referrer lol
    on the other hand, i always told them that i need to see the actual posts on twitter/fb (unless it's a closed fb group) or no deal, obviously who couldn't provide that, i simply didn't order from him/her
     
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    You want to reach the TOP and ROCK the world by spending $5? :rolleyes:

     
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    No surprise at all, fiverr is like the bin can.
     
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    Yes of course they are really that dumb.

    I know it cause I was a SocialMedia guy on there making $10k lol

    Was years ago though

     
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    The fivver is best site not surprise.
     
  15. Quality1

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    I'm surprised and frankly disgusted by some of these responses. What's with the condescension? Nowhere did I say I expected a miracle for $5. I expected to receive the service as-advertised, especially with 1000+ glowing reviews.
     
  16. Sherbert Hoover

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    Hi, I'm the first quoted reply. I also spent 15 minutes of my time writing you up a detailed, high-quality response that you had no reaction to and probably didn't read. So fuck off.
     
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    Some of them exaggerate a bit too much in their titles but they should at least deliver what has been promised. But remember the saying, if something looks too good to be true then it probably is.

    A post from an account a million followers itself is worth more than 5$, forget 9 million followers. And never trust the reviews, most of them are initially bought and the remaining are left by dumb buyers.
     
  18. Quality1

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    Easy there buddy, I did read it and appreciated it. Definitely a quality post.
     
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