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Questionable tactics used by Marketplace sellers at BHW

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by irdeto, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. irdeto

    irdeto Regular Member

    Mar 18, 2010
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    It's becoming increasingly frustrating to sort good sellers from bad sellers in the BHW marketplace. As a regular user I am starting to really question the integrity of some of these sellers. They are engaging in what i believe to be deceptive tactics by falsely over representing feedback.

    The 'big boys' have all got into a habit of copying all of their 'feedback' in one huge image and stretching it out ensuring you scroll for what feels like an eternity.

    What is making this even more frustrating is that they copy it page after page in their threads. This is extremely deceptive to buyers because on a quick glance it looks like fresh, genuine feedback to buyers. The reality is that a great deal of the threads are diluted with the same image.

    It would be appreciated if the moderators / owners of this forum take this into consideration and enforce some rules to stop this practice for the sake of integrity in the marketplace.

    End of rant.
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA
    There are a good deal of rules enforced in marketplace threads, indeed, it is partly the compliance with one of those rules that leads to the matter that you refer to of lengthy posts quoting testimonials.
    Sellers are (generally) prohibited from posting more than once a day to their BST, therefore, they need to quote every reply in a single post. If most of those replies are in fact testimonials or feedback, then it will appear in the way that you described...