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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by UndeadCircus, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. UndeadCircus

    UndeadCircus Junior Member

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    I just created a new thread informing people of a new service I have that could be beneficial, and now I can't seem to find it because it says invalid thread specified. Did it get deleted? If so, why? It was a genuinely useful website and it was free of charge, so I wasn't selling anything.
     
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    Sounds like it was deleted for self promotion. FYI, deleted threads are deleted for a reason. Posting a new thread over an old one isn't a good idea.
     
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    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    Remove the lead capture functionality or find another way to advertise it. Contributing to the community is very much appreciated, list building by requiring signups is not. If it's a limited beta, as you also specified, you may wish to look into posting it in the beta section as long as it falls in line with the rules of that section.
     
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    What do you mean the lead capture? And it's definitely not link building. I can even take out the e-mail field when user's sign up. The reason I have a sign-up is for people to track their links and see how many visits their URLs got. If I removed the e-mail field when user's sign up, will that make it legit for you guys?
     
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    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    As you're limiting users to a set amount for testing, I would suggest the beta section. and yes, not requiring emails would go a long way. Your intentions may be completely helpful, many others are not, and that's why we're strict on some things around here.
     
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    No problem, I understand. I'm in no way trying to profit from BHW members through list building, so I removed the e-mail field from the registration page. I also posted a topic in the beta section - any idea how long it takes for those to go live?
     
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