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Skepticism Surrounding Free Articles

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dragiia, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. dragiia

    dragiia BANNED BANNED

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    I haven't been an active contributing member on BHW, but I do visit often to read over some of the quality journeys and perhaps to catch a tip here or there. Anyways... I've noticed that people will give out, say, a free 500 word article of your choice to the first 20 people, or they will be "practicing" their article writing skills for "established" members . This seems like a great find at first, but it just made me think, why would someone give out free articles?

    I believe that they are phishing for niche ideas. What happens when you raise that excited hand for the free article? You give some random person your niche idea and maybe even your keywords. They now have 20 niche ideas with keywords that others have researched and deemed worthy enough to share and receive a free article.

    If I was going to do it, ( I was ), I would have only given free articles to the "established" members, to increase the quality of researched keywords. I may only get 5 keywords, but I would bet they are worth it.

    I was initially reluctant to share the idea, as it could have been personally useful, but I also think it's wrong. Maybe I'm just being too skeptical, but I would hold your niche ideas and your keywords in particular, closer to the chest. Maybe I've instilled the thought rather than preventing the result, but that's on you. Food for thought.

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  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Thread moved from the Freebies/Giveaways
    section to the Black Hat Lounge section.
     
  3. dragiia

    dragiia BANNED BANNED

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    sorry about that
     
  4. shanna_doll

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    Seems interesting, wonder how come no one responds a thing about this..
     
  5. dragiia

    dragiia BANNED BANNED

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    That's what I was thinking. Perhaps it's well known throughout?
     
  6. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    I think we all think it....nothing is for free as we all know, and at the very least you are going to get spammed with offers for their paid services afterwards......
     
  7. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Some people will do it to steal ideas, you can usually spot those ones by their use of piss poor grammar and spelling in the thread.
    Others will use it prior to a launch of a future BST to get a few reviews.
    Finally some use it as a back door to getting future orders via PM's without opening a Sales thread.
    Most of the free articles I have received have ranged from very poor to average/passable at best (with the odd exception)
     
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  8. dragiia

    dragiia BANNED BANNED

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    Well. If you're only interested in the keyword, what's the point in writing a quality article, they've got what they wanted. They would probably just push out some fluff so the user would leave them alone.