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Suggestions Appreciated - How Do You *Manually* Manage Social Media Accounts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mosey, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    As I'm sure most of you are aware, social media accounts have become pretty important, for SEO and otherwise. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest... the list goes on.

    Each one of my web properties has a different persona tied to it (like a pen name). This persona has accounts at the aforementioned sites - particularly important is Google, for Google Authorship.

    Oh, Google Authorship. We live in an age where everyone wants their picture and name and address and list of personal fears plastered all over the web for all to see, and by god, the heretics will pay for opting out.

    But I digress.

    I personally handle these accounts manually. These are the accounts I want to last, not churn and burn throwaways.

    And there's the rub - in an effort to avoid leaving any obvious footprints, I create these accounts with proxies. However, as you can see in the proxies section here on BHW, it's difficult to find proxies that haven't been manhandled by scrapers, bots, and other "no-no's", nevermind the unfortunate truth that from time to time, "private" proxies ain't so private.

    Don't get me wrong. That's all well and good. Those providers are doing the lord's work. There's a time and a place for the service they provide, and it's an important one. I've just yet to find a proxy provider who caters exclusively to persons who wish to manually manage a variety of accounts that, most importantly, need to last a long time.

    So here's my question for you, BHW - how would you go about manually managing a semi-large number of accounts/personas?

    If you use a proxy service which fits my description above, please suggest them. I'll even go through your link. (note: this is not an invitation to hammer my inbox with garbage, thanks).

    Do you accomplish what I described through means other than proxies? How?

    I know there has to be a safer and perhaps more efficient way of doing things, I'm just not yet aware of it. Suggestions very much appreciated.
     
  2. dennis727

    dennis727 Power Member

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    There are a couple services that I think fits what you're doing.

    1. Buffer

    2. Buzzbundle
     
  3. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    Hi Dennis, thanks for your input but I'm already aware of BuzzBundle and similar solutions; I'm not asking about how to go about managing these accounts as I have a system in place for that, I'm asking about how you guys handle the nuts and bolts - IP addresses, specifically.
     
  4. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    Hi Mosey,

    My solutions for proxies has been to install a proxy service on my VPS's. It's very easy to setup, I get virgin IP's as far as I can tell, and I can put my VPS's to use aside from simply hosting content. May or may not help depending on how many VPS' you have.

    XH
     
  5. iHailz

    iHailz Newbie

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    Perhaps Hootsuite can help you out?