Are solo ads dead? what is that a disease? lol ... you got 2 lol for the price of one! i do not know why i read the solo ad bso's, a recent one as are many, was pure crap... as i often say, if someone does NOTHING else but sell solo ads, that is a red flag! you cannot survive selling solo ads alone... not anymore, not in 2014! back in the day i used solo ads ALL the time, but i purchased them from proven internet marketers, ezine publishers, and the like. then slowly the scammers started selling solo ads, easy money for the scammers, scammers always think their scam is so good, and they can make a lot of money. you cannot fix stupid, as my mentor says, these scammers never learn. all the time they waste to make a dollar, hours of work and only sometimes they make a buck, hundreds of hours of work a month and they are proud of a $20 profit, i am sorry that does not make any sense! now you literally have thousands of people who only sell solo ads, i actually purchased 1,000 solo ads from 10 different highly recommended solo ad sellers, who also did other things online, 11,000 plus hits and i got a hair over 4,000 optins, and in 3 months not single sale, referral, not even a penny made from any of them! i could not even get 300 of them to watch a video, and not one of them gave the video a thumbs up OR thumbs down, none of them watched more than a minute of it, which only shows that they were all worthless! another recent example of why these solo ad sellers are often scammers: Scammer name FB: Vickzz Hadi FB profile: Code: https://www.facebook.com/vickzzhadi PayPal name: Randal Woodel PayPal Address: Code: [email protected] So here is the story. I saw Vickzz posts on facebook about solo ads sales, took a look at his sales page and placed my order. After i sent him the money, he acted like a professional seller and asked me to review my squeeze page. After he did so, he told me the traffic will start within the next 24. Everything fine till here. After 1 hour or soo, traffic began to come. It came very fast and almost all from usa. It was suspicious to me so I took a look at the ips and guess what guys.... All of them were public proxies. Here is a screenshot of his traffic log and the ips. Put every ip on Google and you will see they come from public proxies site which means everyone can use these ips to hide his own and look like he is from usa. List of all ips here: Code: http://postimg.org/image/olpm326t9/full/ Ip 1 example showing that is free proxy and that eveyone can use it. Code: http://postimg.org/image/rjmkwregt/full/ ip2 example: Code: http://postimg.org/image/szy3ewhdp/full/ ip3: Code: http://postimg.org/image/zb3avbim5/full/ ip4: Code: http://postimg.org/image/sw49ynbwd/full/ and so on, i am not going to post all ips with images, just few examples to show proof and how you can check them. I contacted Vickzz and kindly asked him to stop sending proxy traffic and refund my money. He insisted his traffic is real and asked me to prove that his traffic is fake so i did. Here is our conversation: Part1 : You will see him already showing guilt Code: http://postimg.org/image/ivqhn74af/ Part 2: Again showing guilt and trying to convince me to not tell anyone: Code: http://postimg.org/image/50mgeer03/ After this i opened a PayPal dispute. Part 3: He begins to threaten me that if i tell about his scam, he will not refund me. Proof: Code: http://postimg.org/image/fmdtgvm1h/ Part 4: He continues to insist and tell me to not tell anyone, else he will not refund me Code: http://postimg.org/image/pavy2ztfp/ Part 5 and 6 He tries to defend himself Code: http://postimg.org/image/p5ymcmcj5/ Code: http://postimg.org/image/vjsrcznqp/ Conclusion: It's very clear he is a scammer starting from the traffic which is cristal clear, to his behaivor , showing guilt and threaten that if i tell anyone he will not refund me. This is second time I get scammed from someone but I decided this should stop here. Now share this with your solo friends guys and let's take suckers out of this business. :rocketwho like this example shows, and i can list MANY others, these guys send you bogus views and bogus optins, all worthless, it is actually worth your money to buy views from facebook, the search engines, or other popular websites that let you target your audience, that way you can at least make some money! now you know how they do it, and why you should be very careful before you consider a solo ad in the future!