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My little, FREE experiment with Facebook

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by roki4ka, May 5, 2017.

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  1. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    This is not new just the tools that I have used made it free and highly scalable.

    In the last 6 weeks, I was playing with several facebook accounts and ~300 groups related to my niche.

    So what I did...

    1. Way of monetizing the accounts

    There are many ways to monetize them but I decided to start with this one. First I've made a simple viral website on WP using a viral theme. And put some ads (didn't use my AdSense account because the content was duplicate/spun). Found very nice websites like BuzzFeed etc (you can check them in Alexa top sites by category and then I made a campaign for each of them in a specific category in the site with WPAutomatic plugin + WPSpinner. As you can tell from this the content was very low quality but 90% of it was media with very little text so this helped me a lot (I was using the RSS from 9gag too, RSS feed from different music sites).

    2. I needed a way of creating the accounts without Facebook linking them

    2.1 I have made 20 emails from a local mail service website which doesn't require a phone verification but 2nd mail (where I put a Gmail, same Gmail for each of the 20 emails). After that a quick excel file where to store all the info for future use (email name, pass, facebook name, pass etc). After creating the emails I made a small research about the free VPN providers with a good amount of servers and used a few but my main choice was VyprVPN as it has a lot of servers and locations + the ability to mask your connection as a normal connection (not VPN). So far so good... Now I was in need of something to make all my accounts even more unique. After a little research, I found BS Tweaker version 2 + BlueStacks (version2.5). What BS Tweaker does is very cool - it changes the IMEI, Device ID, MAC address, Phone model of your BlueStacks. This with the combination of the VPN was my choice. I have quickly added the different IPs+IDs+IMEIS etc in the excel file for each account and after that started making them one by one. The accounts weren't phone verified, but they were verified with the emails. After 1 month I had to verify 3 of these 20 accounts with a phone number and replace 2 more because of ID verification request.

    2.2 Found 20 very nice looking girls on IG which profiles looked very legit with over 100 posts each and the most important part with less than 5000 followers and scraped their pictures using 4k Stogram (all nicely saved in different folders with the name of the profile). After that, I had to make all these pictures unique. For this purpose, I used 3 tools: Advanced Renamer (to bulk change their names in seconds), Hash Manager (to bulk change their hash in seconds) and ImBatch (a free tool to remove tags and add effects, resize -basically anything with the pictures in bulk).

    2.3 My accounts were made, my pictures were ready and the only thing that I needed was something to automate all these accounts posting activity. Since it's a free experiment a lot of tools were excluded from the list. With a little research, I decided to use these 3:

    Hootsuite - who doesn't know Hootsuite. It is reputable service and very nice working. I used it to post 2 times a day the RSS feed from my blog, automatically, for free.

    PostBlazer - very similar to Hootsuite but have 1 thing that the free version of Hootsuite doesn't - BULK upload and schedule 100s of pictures. It literally took me 5 sec per account to upload 100 pictures and schedule them to post once a day.

    PilotPoster - I found this a little late but it is a great tool as it posts in the groups that you have joined, automatically, for free. It is a little more complicated tool than PostBlazer and Hootsuite (LOL) but once you read the instructions everything will make sense

    Just to note that none of these tools needs any personal information (only email). No facebook passwords, surveys or any shits like these.

    After I have authorised the apps in each facebook account I had the ability to remotely control the posts of each account without even logging in them. However, one thing have to be noted is when you schedule posts or give RSS feed (Hootsuite example) these services gives info to facebook from which IP/Device etc the post has been scheduled (so I had to make sure I am using same IPs/settings and from BlueStacks only!)

    3. Choosing and joining the groups that I was going to promote

    At the end, all 20 accounts took me near 6 hours to set up and all of them were posting 2 posts from the RSS feed from the site + 1 picture of the person per day. After that, I have found a huge list of facebook groups (1000+) related to the niches introduced to my site and started joining them (each account had to be in 20-30 different groups so I did the join process in 3 days and wasn't rushing to post asap, joining 15 groups a day). After I joined them most of the accounts had access to post in 25-30 groups. I knew it won't be reasonable to post in so many groups so I decided to choose the 20 groups for each account per day. To choose the right groups 1st I read the rules if u can post links from other websites and 2nd I tried to contact the admin that has approved my join request and ask him If I can post once a day interesting/funny/viral news from my website. I was even asking these admins to pin few of my messages xD (we all know that beauty and sex sell well). Some of the groups weren't so active but all of them were 10k+ members so there is definitely place for more optimisation but I wanted to see how this will work out.

    4. Results

    After I set the accounts I was exhausted of the info I was absorbing and said: "Fuck it, I'm leaving them posting and will go get drunk somewhere with my friends". Two days later I checked each profile, all of them were online without phone or id verification request, each had 100-300 friend requests, the website had 500-1500 visits a day, and the ads gave me 68$ for these 2 days. WOOT!!!
    During the next 5 weeks, I had to phone verify 3 accounts and 2 were fucked with ID verification request. The phone is EZ but I had to replace the other 2. The good thing is that most of the accounts are there and most of them have more than 1500 friend requests/followers and the best part 1700$ from ads in 6 weeks. I believe that this is easy, a little time consuming, but free way to make starting money for whatever project you are going to aim for and who knows if u scale this with more accounts and groups you may even make a nice income.
     
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    So you earned $1700 in 6 weeks by not spending money but investing your time. Not bad at all, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    10x man
    Yes, without zero investment, if we don't count the hosting and the theme that I had. It was time-consuming only to set the accounts. But overall I think it is well worth the time of every newbie or even someone else, you can twist it your way.
     
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    Well, you could even get free hosting, free domain and a free theme. And then when you earned some money you purchase domain, hosting and theme.
     
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    great if the free host can handle 40-50k visits a month
     
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    Very nice OP, very nice, congrats on your success!

    What ads network did you use if you don't mind sharing?
     
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    I was using PopAds, Infolinks and Chitika so I think there is room for optimisation also :)
     
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    very good tutorial. thanks
     
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    glad you like it man
     
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    What where you posting in the groups? Just the pictures you scraped from the profiles? Like how did you phrase your posts? I know you said you contacted admin to try to make sure links where ok. So did you just do the usual link to your site plus some text etc. Also, your site you scrapped like "Buzzfeed" you just used automated article spinner and thats it? just prespun from whatever site you picked? I'm assuming you placed ads relevant to your niche?
     
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    Nice tutorial! Alot of people will start using this though and it will affect the way you use bluestacks
     
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    Thank you for this great tutorial!

    How did you make accounts phone verified for free? Did you use your phone number?
     
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    He verified first via email when need be. Then later when requested he verified with phone. He didnt have to phone verify all of them.
     
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    Yes, but it doesn't explain he did it for free! I am just asking because I got several FB accounts banned until phone verified.
     
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    Thanks! Yes it is super easy with Bluestacks and BS Tweaker. Also, older version of bs tweaker had the option the memorize profiles with all these settings. But this one don't have so I had to use excel sheet.

    1. In the groups, I was posting content from my site and some general text with them like... "Ohh, take a look at this" and "Isn't it awesome??"

    2. WP automatic to scrape, yes, from RSS feeds. Most of the posts were media so the spun was little but it was there and WP Spinner was spinning automatically everything but the titles and I also replaced some keywords with the name of my site (for example some scraped posts were including the name of the owner website "provided by BuzzFeed" then I replace automatically that keyword with the name of my site)

    3. The site was with many categories so I wasn't using niche relevant ads. Just posting, for example, a wedding related post in wedding related groups.

    I verified them but not for free. I believe one SMS cost me 0.1$ - 0.25$ in different services.

    However, I was using phone verification only when Facebook asked for one.
     
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    However, if u don't want to spend anything u can just leave the account and make a new one. I decided that 0.1$ isn't worth to throw away 1500 followers account
     
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    The girl pictures were only for posting on the profile timeline, to attract more people and to make the profile a little more real.
     
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    So you're telling me that from the approximately 2,000 visits to your viral website during those first 2 days, you made $68 from Adsense?

    That's about $34 per 1,000 views, and I find that extremely hard to believe.
     
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    I wasn't using AdSense. I was using Popads, Infolinks, Chitika and I had a lot of clicks everywhere. My total users were ~2500, my sessions are ~8500, my page views ~25000, pages per session ~3.5, bounce rate ~52%
     
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