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What's the silliest mistake you ever made in IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TimeToGo, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. TimeToGo

    TimeToGo Regular Member

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    Yesterday I sent out 1120 emails with the name tag as it is.
    That is, the actual name tag: [name]

     
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  2. monkid

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    Silliest mistake I ever made when I click my own adsense and I was banned for that (5 years ago) Lol
     
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  3. SPQR

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    Wasting money on Wiki Links for Youtube video.
     
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    AR!ZONA Regular Member

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    Wasting time on IM forums..........................................................................................................................................
     
  5. AdisLCS

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    I am sure we all did some stupid things over the years over the years, me included. I am not sure about silliest but one of the more expensive ones when I messed up a decimal point on Adwords, and $0.54 was $54.00 per click. Needless to say I burned several $K in couple hours.


    It would be nice to have a sticky thread with stupid mistakes and warnings so we all can read and try not to make same mistakes.
     
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    xpresstechnologies Regular Member

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    wasting money on youtube
     
  7. Valefor

    Valefor BANNED BANNED

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    the silliest thing is not taking action
     
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    jonvital Junior Member

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    biggest mistake: not making mistakes any sooner because I was afraid of making mistakes.
     
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    Eh not so bad. When I sign up to competitors emails I use names like OMGiLuvCak... So I guess you referring to me as name would be a little friendlier when I get your email LOL

    PS How were stats on this compared to past emailings?
     
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    not getting on board earlier :)
     
  11. morgan456

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    Well I was thinking IM as Instant Messaging rather than Internet Marketing....!
     
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  12. TimeToGo

    TimeToGo Regular Member

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    No stats. All of them went to the spam folder.
     
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    Bought 100 SEO gigs on fiverr for a website that already got 300 fresh backlinks from real and big news sites.
     
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    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Giving out # to a few of 5000+ Myspace gals I got through software...

    Told my last stalker, darlin if I even smell a fart I will be done like a cooked noodle.
     
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    Silliest mistake? Have done many of those, and can't say which is the -est! :D
     
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    I promoted some CPA offers for two months without my aff link. Imagine the happiness when I realized the mistake. This was in 2010.
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    Trying to start too many different ventures at once. All this leads to is headaches and frustration. Master a method before expanding!
     
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    Joined warrior forums.
     
  20. Gogol

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    Well when I started looking in this forum, I got some "Xrumer rocks" threads. So I blasted one of my old sites (only one link lol :p) in Xrumer directly and within a few days, it became sandboxed LOL. since then I completely (well not 100%, but 99%) stopped common blackhat techniques...

    I am still a SEO n00b, but that had to be the biggest blunder that I have done so far...