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selling equity in social accounts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by grahgrah, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. grahgrah

    grahgrah Newbie

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    Would this be plausible or legal? I know that pretty much all the social sites ban transferring an account but what about just selling equity in it? If you sold less than 50% equity and still controlled the feed would that be possible? If you sold over 50% then technically you didn't transfer the account, but the feed should be controlled by the majority equity holder(s). Has anyone already thought of this?
     
  2. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    It's a good idea, as you're still in control. Just have a group in a niche paying for the privilege.
     
  3. goldcup

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    good idea here. trying it out
     
  4. SuperLinks

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    Interesting idea! I'm curious of the legality of this from a standpoint if the investor(s) got stiffed? Would they be able to even fight it?
     
  5. snarky

    snarky Registered Member

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    I'm thinking that you'll get banned anyway. If you have the capital to take it to court, you could probably win on technical grounds. The question is, is it worth your time and money?
     
  6. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I doubt they would have any legal standing unless the accounts were the social accounts of a business and they owned equity in the business.
    If it was personal accounts, then I doubt they would have recourse to the law as most personal accounts are supposed to be operated by one person and the ToS deny transfer of ownership.
    It doesn't mean that you can't do this between a group of trusted people, but you would just have to hope the person running the accounts didn't get greedy and decide to scam the rest.