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Offered £300 for a Back Link

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cooper1210, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. cooper1210

    cooper1210 Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just a quick one. I've had someone reach out to me offering £300 for a backlink.

    I'm probably going to accept, but just want to tap into other people's experience. Is there anything I should be careful of? I'm thinking he might want to pay by paypal and do a chargeback? Are chargebacks possible if the money is sent as friends / family?

    TIA
     
  2. Fus3d

    Fus3d Registered Member

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    If the person who contacted you is from UK I'd ask for payment via bank transfer. (Assuming you are too)
     
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    what platform did you meet the person?
     
  4. cooper1210

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    Yes, I'd thought of that. He was from UK, but now lives in another country.

    I could always ask for International transfer / bit coin?
     
  5. cooper1210

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    Facebook, he reached out to me, his site is kosher. No idea what to make of him yet. I just want to make sure that the money transfer sticks.
     
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    You could ask him to send via http://transferwise.com or Bitcoins of course.
     
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    If he charge backs, first off its a digital product and you can prove that you delivered, so you can easily win. And if he does win, just remove his backlink.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking of asking him to put in the description "for payment of backlink from site A to Site B", which would further verify my case should PayPal opened an enquiry. I understand he can make a chargeback if the payment wasn't authorised, i.e. it wasn't him.

    Completely understand I can remove the backlink, but it could also be him fishing for a free temporary link. I doubt this approach, his backlink profile suggests strongly that I'm not the first backlink he's bought.
     
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    I'd say the benefits outway the risks. Either you're £300 up and a link given.
    Or as said, if he charges back you can remove the link.

    Sounds legit to me.
     
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    Worth a cheeky punt ;)
     
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    Take payment by Bitcoin or Wire Transfer and you will be safe ;)
     
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    ^This
     
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    @cooper1210 I think you should conduct the transaction in bitcoin,it's safer.
     
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    It is a backlink, just remove it if he sucks later.
     
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    I never heard about winning case in dispute by creator if the payment has been made by family and friends.
     
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    Ask Him to Provide the Content as well. Even if he cheats you, you get the content which stays !!!
     
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    £300 received into a personal (not business) Paypal account, will update if there's a chargeback.
     
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    Good you accepted the payment via Paypal.

    Was going to suggest not to share your bank details with some random guy online who wants to buy a backlink from you...
     
  20. dichotom

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    Is your site popular ?
    How much traffic it gets per month?
    Be careful while dealing this kind of deals.