Archive for February, 2010
Well, another spammer has decided to spam me — lol!Â Here is the SPAM they sent…
I am SEOnik, I have noticed your interest on the bids for few sites on. Here I would like to take this opportunity to showcase my SEO services too.
I am into Online Marketing business, since the last 6 years. Have worked on sites which have PageRank’s of 8/10 and Page views of 20 Million and have also worked on Start-up sites too.
My SEO, PPC, Link Building and Web designing services have helped many Companies/Websites in improving their ROI.
Donâ€™t want to take much of your time, if you are interested to know more about my Services/Websites that I have worked on then please mail me at email@example.com
If you are interested I can also provide the Client Websites & References.
Our Link Building/Social Bookmarking, Press Release/Article Submissions, Blogs/Forums commenting or posting, Image Marketing services are very economical.
So, they have been reported here.Â Never do business with a spammer.
Well, here is another blatant SCAM that has people bidding on.
Folks, this is a SCAM.Â Please, PLEASE, PLEASE think every detail through before you bid on a website.Â Do you really think this guy has found a key to making $300+ per day and is selling this “amazing site” for much less than it is worth??Â What a nice guy.Â
It seems that even the scammers themselves have to watch out on selling useless PPC search engines on Flippa under the ID Invictus7.Â However, today I see someone has copied his EXACT method and is competing on Flippa — using Invictus7′s own words!!!Â As you know, I have posted about a seller who I believe is deceiving people by
In his auction he even mentions “SearchAlien.com” which is a site that Invictus7 just recently sold…Â BUSTED!
I guess it’s true, what goes around comes around!
If you have seen thewebsite marketplace (flippa.com) you know it can be a great place to buy/sell a website. However, it is being overrun by scams and charlatans who are just out to make a quick buck.
If you are interested in buying a website on Flippa you ask me to do aand I will let you know my opinion on it. I will be open and honest but, of course, in the end the decision is up to you.
However, here are some bullet points you can use quickly to predict if the website you are buying on Flippa is a possible scam:
- Look at the seller’s history.Â Does the seller sell a bunch of similar sites? If so, this may be a sign that the seller is creating worthless popup sites.
- Check that all profit claims MAKE SENSE!Â If a seller is claiming profit, even if they show video proof, make sure that everything works out.Â Does the video proof contain the correct dates?Â Does the seller unequivocally prove that the profit shown is from the site being sold or could it be from any site?
- Does the seller make claims of “secrets” that are the key to his/her success?
- Does the seller have many questions (comments) that have been deleted or unanswered?
- Is the site selling for much less than it is worth — usually the gauge would be 10 – 20x the site’s monthly net profit.Â Anything less is suspicious.
- Does the seller’s reason for selling the site make sense?Â For example, if the seller claims the site takes 2-hours per week and makes $500/wk then in reality who wouldn’t keep that site.Â The seller may claim they don’t have time, but they could easily outsource the work and still make large income.
Here are just a few bullet points.Â Remember, you can alsoand I can run a for you…Â FREE!
Thanks — and be careful out there!
Look at this guy…Â 770 comments in just a day on !Â And all the same, trying to promote his junky SCAM website at http://tosellyourwebsite.com/ – what a jerk.Â Here is what his SPAM reads as he has posted it on 770 Flippa listings.
I’m interesting your site, I’m working for ToSellYourWebsite.com Company. Can i buy your site and re-sell it?
Never trust a website promoted though unscrupulous means. HOW can they be trusted!?
I was recently talking to a nice gentleman in the UK when I learned he had been SCAMMED on.Â I asked him to share his story and here is what he sent:
I have recently bought two Web Directories on Flippa.com from a seller called tarunkumar_model. The directories names are googlephone24.com & ttgcharity.com. The auction (http://flippa.com/auctions/84864/TWO-50K-ALEXA-PR3-PR2–HIGH-TRAFFIC-MONEY-MAKING-WEB-DIRECTORIES) claimed high traffic and huge profit opportunities. After a few days when the siteâ€™s been bought, I found out that 95% of traffic was bot-generated and therefore fake. When I was buying that site, I hoped I would be able to monetize the subscribersâ€™ list + do some affiliate offers on the sites. However, most of my â€œsubscribersâ€ turned to be spam traps. Those sites cannot produce any income and in reality are scams used by other scammers.
Scammers continue to be a big problem on Flippa. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true… Any site with that much “traffic” would be very expensive if it were “real”.
Over the past few weeks I have seen a seller, invictus7 selling a bunch of PPC sites on Flippa.Â These sites are nice looking and their description makes them sound VERY appealing.
PPC sites are not only good for making money but also for generating a lot of traffic at no cost. With your own PPC search engine you will have an easier way to generate traffic then with most other type of websites, if you follow the system your site can generate thousands of visitors per day quickly and for free with little work, so you will have no expenses on advertising if you don’t want to. Also the site will help you generate and feed traffic to your other sites (if you own any other websites).Â Â Just for the traffic generating possibilities alone it’s good to own your own PPC website.
Ah.Â The promise of little to no work and yet tons of traffic.Â How will it generate this traffic?Â The content on the site is not unique, so where will these people come from?Â Also, read this..
I’m selling GigaMusicCenter.com because now I’m in a different business, I’ve decided to sell all my websites and this is one of my remaining PPC sites from my network.Â New domain was registered for this site, old domain and members were sold separately, so the site can be considered a new turnkey site ready for business.
This is one of the remaining PPC sites in the network but it is NEW at the same time?Â The old domain and members were sold separately, so this was just created for sale on, right?
I asked this seller some basic questions:
Can you provide some examples of these PPC sites you have or have sold that are making money and have traffic?Â Is the site running on custom software or out-of-the-box software?Â How many of these sites does the seller have since he has already sold many?
The seller responded with a threatening letter.Â Go figure!Â I would call this seller and his web offerings a SCAM!Â I would stay away from them as in my 15 years of experience I have never seen one of these work.Â I challenge the seller to provide evidence of the contrary!
Here are some quick-and-dirty bullet points that may help you from being scammed when looking for SEO work.Â For those of you who don’t know, SEO means Search Engine Optimization.
- You were promised that your site could be in the top of Google before the “SEO GUY” even saw your site or knew your keywords.
- Your “SEO GUY” says that what you need is on-site keyword optimization, some backlinks, and other generic formula.
- You didn’t find your “SEO GUY”, they found you.
- Your “GEO GUY” shows you past results but only for long-tail keywords.
- Your “SEO GUY” is so inexpensive it is amazing.
These are just some bullet points I quickly threw together.Â If you are interested in having SEO work done on your site, contact me and we will talk.
The site being sold is called sportsgamelive.com and, as you can see it has only been registered since December of 2009.Â I think this listing is a total SCAM and here is why:
- The “Video Proof”
I think this is the most obvious.Â If you look carefully at the video proof you will see that the commissions start in NOVEMBER 2009, this is BEFORE the site was even registered.Â So, the commissions shown cannot be from this site.Â The payout date on the commissions is December 15, 2009 which is just four days after the domain name was registered.Â This cannot be if the commissions are indeed from this site.Â I feel we are looking at a video of commissions that are coming from somewhere else.
- The site does nothing
Visit the site and you will notice it is just a shell.Â It does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.Â The seller claims that this is because it is waiting for your affiliate link to be setup.Â But I ask you, if this site is making $1000+ per month (which I doubt, see above) then WHY would the seller remove the functionality just to sell it.Â I assume buyers want to see how it works!
- Secrets, secrets, and more secrets
Notice the seller mentions a “secret formula” and some exclusive software but doesn’t bother to explain it at all.Â Wherever their are secrets you should be wary.Â Now, there are trade secrets that need to be protected but look at the listing.Â Something stinks, no?Â Lots of secrets here indeed!
To me this site is an OBVIOUS SCAM.Â I would avoid it at all costs.Â As always, I offer to the seller a chance to come clean…Â I understand you may need some cash — come clean, contact me, and I will be happy to help you earn HONEST money online!
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Hello Web Browser,
For years I have been on different websites and forums trying to save people from the many scams that flood the internet.Â Finally I decided to put all my thoughts in one place so maybe I could help more people!
Remember, this site is full of my opinions, not facts.Â I invite you to read what I say about a site or product and look at the evidence.Â In the end you should make your own decisions.