Following on from my post 2 weeks ago – I thought you should all be made aware of this new website Solo Ads Blacklist. Another helpful resource listing many known scammers in the industry.
It’s a sad state of affairs that we even needs websites like this, but this is the internet.
Scammers are everywhere, in pretty much every single area of Internet Marketing.
Solo Ads Blacklist has a big list of yet more people to avoid when buying solo ads, plus a very handy page detailing ‘Avoid These Types Of People‘. I’m going to paste these over here as they are on point and very useful to newbies and experienced solo ad buyers alike.
(full credit to the author over @ Solo Ads Blacklist)
1. Anyone who joined Facebook recently as reliable people take time to build up a good reputation.
2. Anyone who has “Solo” or “Solo Ads” as their middle name.
3. Anyone who has 5 or less photos on Facebook.
4. Anyone who sells clicks cheaper than $0.30.
5. Anyone who gets consistent testimonials with 90%+ T1 traffic.
6. Anyone who comes from nowhere but is able to sell 100-3000 clicks.
7. Anyone who uses “solomaster” pre-made salespages.
8. Anyone who use free domains and free websites like weebly etc.
9. Anyone who says that he is working on his testimonials / sales page.
10. When you drag their profile image here it’s not really their picture.
If you want to report a scammer to Solo Ads Blacklist you can do this too. Been scammed? Don’t be quiet about it! Use this form and report the scamming asshole so we can all have a safer community.
Another page is linked entitled ‘How To Recognise Fake Clicks‘. but it says coming soon. This will no doubt be very useful once posted and is worth looking out for. Bookmark Solo Ads Blacklist and keep checking back – as far as I know new scammers and info are going to be added regularly.
It’s a total shame that this is happening to the solo ad industry and that we even need pages such as this. When I first got into solo ads 2 years ago it was a much nicer place, but as the market place has grown and got more popular, boom – the scammers have turned up. Thankfully helpful people out there are making websites such as this one so we can all keep abreast of people we should be avoiding.
Again – The best place to buy genuine solo ads online right now is this Facebook group
Also – Avoid anyone on this watchlist. Updated frequently.
I cannot stress how important it is in today’s Solo Ads climate to take your time before you buy clicks. Always look for testimonials WITH SALES. and a decent (long term) reputation is a must. Ask around. Talk to people. Buy small at first then build up. Check the responsiveness of your new subs.
Buy from long established sellers only. And lastly – if you do get scammed speak up about it! Get out there on Facebook and Skype and let people know about it. And report it to Solo Ads Blacklist.
Until next time!