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WTB, HAF, WTF? Acronyms and jargon, busted

Discussion in 'Brand New to BHW' started by Don't Panic, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    As with any community, there are some acronyms and lingo that get used a lot around here, and when you’re new, it might as well be a different language. So, here are the most common ones, explained. If you’ve used forums before, or are an old hand in the IM industry, some of these will be familiar. But for those who are entirely new, it’s handy to know what they all mean.

    Edit 29 April 2019: You guys have come up with some great suggestions to add to the list, so I've updated this post accordingly. Thanks to @Takurah, @shafi432, @Davidnike, @Bruno Adas, @AUSTINS.CLUB, @BrainAkeju, and @reuse for your contributions.

    Acronyms
    • AMA: Ask Me Anything
    • AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages
    • AR: Alexa Rank
    • BHW: BlackHatWorld
    • BL: Backlinks
    • BST: Buy Sell Trade (this is the old name for Marketplace threads)
    • BTC: BitCoin
    • CF: Citation Flow
    • CPA: Cost Per Action
    • CPC: Cost Per Click
    • CTR: Click Through Rate
    • DA: Domain Authority
    • EPC: Earnings Per Click
    • FM: Flow Metrics
    • HAF: Hire A Freelancer
    • IM: Internet Marketing
    • IMO: In My Opinion
    • JV: Joint Venture
    • LF: Looking For
    • OP: Original Poster
    • ORM: Online Reputation Management
    • PA: Page Authority
    • PBN: Private Blog Network
    • PPC: Pay Per Click
    • PPI: Pay Per Install
    • PV: Phone Verified
    • PVA: Phone Verified
    • RD: Referring Domain
    • REQ: Required
    • SEO: Search Engine Optimisation
    • SERP: Search Engine Results Page
    • SMM: Social Media Marketing
    • TAT: Turnaround Time
    • TF: Trust Flow
    • TTF: Topical Trust Flow
    • WTB: Want To Buy

    Jargon
    • Conversation: This is what we call private messages. So if you want to send a PM, you need to start a conversation.
    • Marketplace thread: For $30 you can create a thread to sell your service.
    • Mod: short for moderator - the volunteers and staff who keep BHW in line.
     
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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
  2. DAWANYO

    DAWANYO Newbie

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    Can anyone come up with acronyms in the forum
     
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  3. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Not exactly, the acronyms tend to be pre-existing SEO/IM things, or they just develop naturally over time.
     
  4. wolf2003

    wolf2003 Newbie

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    Nice Keyword StuffingTHX
     
  5. Takurah

    Takurah Registered Member

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    Not sure if this is allowed but as i read through the forums i ran into these jargons i needed clarified. (found the answers by researching a few pages on the big G.

    Extras:

    CPA (Cost Per Action)
    CTR (clickthrough rate)
    CPC (cost per click)
    EPC (earnings per click)


    *hope these are in a ok spot if not mods feel free to delete edit or move or shoot even steal
     
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  6. shafi432

    shafi432 Power Member

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    I think these should also be on the list, as many members frequently use them.

    IMO - In My Opinion
    REQ - Required
    LF - Looking For
    PV - Phone Verified
     
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  7. Davidnike

    Davidnike Newbie

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    PVA=PHONE VERIFIED ACC
    SEO= SERCH ENGEN OPTIMIZER
    SMM=SOSIAL MEDIA MARKETING
     
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  8. Bruno Adas

    Bruno Adas Newbie

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    I have some doubts in marketplace about abbreviations like: TF; DR; RD; CF; BL....

    @edit: oh maybe I have found some of them: RD (referring domain)? TF (trust flow)? CF (citation flow)? BL (backlinks)?
     
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  9. dare_devil

    dare_devil Registered Member

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    I was looking for the acronym OP and then I saw this thread. Was a nice share. Others can also share their acronyms that they might have encountered in their journey here.

    Also the thread seems like 1 year old. :)
     
  10. AUSTINS.CLUB

    AUSTINS.CLUB Newbie

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    SERP = Search Engine Results Page
     
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    Phew, so many acronyms, glad that I landed on this page - thanks.
     
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    RD referring domain
    TF trust flow
    CF citation flow
     
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  13. reuse

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    Some more, courtesy Majestic and Moz:

    DA: Domain Authority
    PA: Page Authority
    AR: Alexa Rank
    FM: Flow Metrics
    TTF: Tropical Trust Flow
     
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    BrainAkeju Newbie

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    I want to message you my friend and i can't find where to message you.
     
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    Is this still on? Can i get more details?
     
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    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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