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What Was Your Biggest "Oh Shit" Moment in IM So Far?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Noah Hawryshko, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Mine was a couple months back when I was migrating my Instagram accounts to new installation of MassPlanner, and I accidentally followed the same person with 18 different accounts in less than 1 second because I forgot to turn on "follow different users with different accounts" in the settings.

    Did you guys ever make a stupid and far-reaching mistake like this in IM? What did you do and what were the consequences?
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

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    Wiped a server with 8 sites on with no back ups on.....

    Yeah that was fun.
     
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    I new my content locker leaked real referrer and still sent traffic to some networks. At some point "oh, shit" happened, lost over 10k.
     
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    Almost the same as you :))

    I managed to lose 20 websites tho
     
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    Doing a media buy and finding my host couldn't handle the traffic.
    Couldn't change the campaign or get in touch with the host.
    Just watched my money get pissed up the wall.
     
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    I would say reading this post, but getting all my youtube channels banned was pretty bad as well.
     
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    When I got addicted to drugs and had to quit IM after failing anyways and go to rehab.

    My real "Oh shit" was when I found a FB viral script here in 2011, used it to make 4k, but got scared of the method being scammy so I shut it down. Could have easily reached 10k, not to mention I was scared to do it again when it turns out tons of people were, and I could have banked.

    It was more "Oh shit" looking back, because that was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I struck a goldmine
     
  8. dabandit

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    I feel your pain. Something similar happened to me. RON + wrong URL. The monies evaporated so fast. I mean . . . FAST!
     
  9. Sherbert Hoover

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    A couple years back when one of my clients mailed me a five-figure check for the first time.

    It was then that I realized there was a monetary amount upon which I would not trust the US Postal Service to mail to my bank, and would instead prefer to drive the 45 minutes to the closest branch to deliver it myself.

    The teller looked at the check, looked at me, back at the check, back at me with a wide-eyed stare, got the bank manager, who frowned at me and the check, and went ahead and deposited it.

    Felt good man.
     
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    Haven't really had one yet.

    Edit: Well yesterday I found out a website I made to do some SEO test on early this year is actually ranking #1 for multiple keywords and getting 100-150 UV a day.

    Working on getting the site properly set up since it has only one article and a free theme :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Naively using paid traffic with Adsense. Made £500 in one evening and then got my entire Adsense account banned the next day :-/
     
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    Had $1k. I was about to buy 10 Bitcoins when they were $100 a pop. But I didnt.

    6 months later, checked the bitcoin rate and blow me down, $1000 a pop. Thats a lot of money which would have been in my pocket.

    Well, Oh shit.
     
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    That annoys me that they're so quick to judge people. It's happened to me a few times and the the clerk will act like she's smooth and try to be investigative... "Sooo, what do you do?" and I'll just keep replying with the most vague answers.
     
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    When i came to realize that i can't access my 700 instagram accs anymore, because i set them up with non-existent, fake email addresses upon registration. I didn't keep the records (there was no need back then), so i don't even know the email addresses. Around 1.5 million real followers went down the drain. lol
     
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    Share the "test"
     
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    Back in 2011 fb viral scripts were the shit for money making, I bought 1 and tried it for months without any success since fb banned accounts fast as hell. Was about to quit until the whole "get an anime/cartoon profile picture to support anti child abuse" or something like that and in 1 day the fanpage had grown over 80k, at the time I didn't even know what the fuk wordpress was nor did I even know the very basics of html so all I did was literally buy a completely random domain, googled "cartoon characters" and took like 50 images and literally just pasted them in a white background website, the website literally only had the pictures nothing else. Added the CPA content locker and spammed the group. Unfortunately the fanpage was only active for 2 days and the owner deleted it after 2 days, made 2.2k in the first day in only half a day and 100$ the other day.
     
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    Was going broke and needed some money after a couple failed projects, researched & found some kw's that had no competition, said fuck it and created a simple site... A month later site was ranked in top 3 with 3k in the bank with minimal link building.

    IM works in mysterious ways guys, ever since then been addicted to it like crack.
     
  19. ahmedEL

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    FB ads ??
     
  20. davids355

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    No it was a service here that sold traffic. "Active user traffic". But I think it was supposed to be blended with non-converting traffic to water down CTR. I didn't know that at the time and didn't fully appreciate what it was really about.