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MTURK [Warning]- Careful How You Use It!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by englandrm, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Mturk is a program by Amazon, where people can handle small tasks for a very, very low price. I was using it for Twitter Re-Tweets, which should have been fine; but they just banned my account. Something about "advertising."

    Just a heads up to anyone who was thinking about doing that.

    Thanks. ~englandrm
     
  2. psytrance

    psytrance Power Member

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    you get what you pay for. i learned this long time ago...
     
  3. download

    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Twitter or Amazon? In any case, getting banned by either is indesirable :p
     
  4. thedelimiter

    thedelimiter Newbie

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    If anyone needs PHP code that uses MTurk API to generate HITs, I've already got one working for outsourcing article-writing.

    It still needs tweaks because only bots seem to reply to my HITs. But I'm working on passing QualificationRequirements so less bots accept the HITs.

    PM me if interested.
     
  5. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've had a lot of accounts banned by mTurk.
     
  6. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Amazon owns Mturk, and I was paying people to post on their twitter accounts. So the Mturk account got banned.