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SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

This past week, the staff have been working long hours to clean up the Marketplace of spam and dead services. We have merged many duplicating categories for user convenience and even deleted a few that were not seen as needed. It's a work in process - we are deleting old services from inactive users and even services that are several years old but never been purchased.

After all, if a service was published 3 years ago and no one bothered to purchase it by now, then it's likely dead content and should be removed so other more experienced sellers can more easily compete. All those are just clutter and have no place in an active, thriving Marketplace.

As for any other services that have mysteriously vanished, they have likely been cut due to quality control.

Any service description that is short, copy/pasted, lacking in content, redundant of similar services you are already offering, etc is going to be deleted. So get into your services and spruce up those service descriptions - add something relevant that will help your buyers make the decision in your favor. You don't need ten Youtube services, just one good one - just be sure to make good use of y our extras.

We're not deleting popular services, those which have proven successful for sellers. But we are asking you to improve your service description whenever possible to ensure you are offering the highest quality experience to our buyers.

Another thing, we don't want 1000 people all competing to sell the exact same Instagram and Youtube services; that forces sellers to drive down prices in an attempt to get a sale. That type of business benefits no one. And, for that reason, most if not all new social media services are being rejected.

So anyone thinking of sending in Youtube or Instagram or anything related to social media services, should just not even bother. It's going to get rejected without second consideration - that applies to new and senior sellers. Use the services you have to your best benefit, offer extras whenever possible - rather than publishing an entirely new service to offer different quantity.

We have SO many social media services now and to have sellers glutting the marketplace with more similar services is unnecessary. And, I hope our sellers can see we are doing this for their own benefit, as the fewer people competing in these popular social media categories, the higher prices can be and the more money a seller can earn.

While we appreciate our new sellers and want to give you the chance to earn with us too, we don't really need anything else in terms of social media.

For new sellers, please take time to explore your own unique talents and offer a service that is wholly different than anything else offered now.

If you have concern about your specific service which was deleted deleted, please feel free to submit a support ticket about the matter. All requests are individually reviewed and if you present a strong case in your favor, there is a chance your service can and will be reinstated.

We care about everyone in our community and want to ensure you are prospering; everything we are doing is for you.

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procoder

You did a great job SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

This cleanup will bring back quality as Monster Backlinks has to be .

As other members said spam is a serious problem and i'm sure you will take the proper action, also i have seen some members here abusing with forum posts or to like their own comment just to get trophy points and grow up levels.

Another problem i think is the "advertising" of their website here on forum, forum posts should have a filter to prevent posting URLS .

Keep it up!



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seoguru24x7

Congratulation for taking this bold step.

I have few suggestions to improve the marketplace

1. A big Contact button, its hard to find now from the service page for a new user.
2. Option to add more then 3 service extra.
3. Affiliate commission must be improved, so other users take it seriously and promote it full hearten.
4. White-list Monster Backlinks from Facebook, please do what ever it takes.
5. Webnair and videos to train people, how they can promote service and bring new customers.



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farahkhan

Great Initiative @Beverly I was hoping something like that marketplace is full of spams right now and its highly effecting quality suppliers. This was highly needed. Its really great to see how Monster Backlinks is growing fast I see a huge increase in traffic this year compare to last year. Keep up the good work SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

Recently I have noticed sellers have made 4-6 same service and bump them all at once if a person bumps a service and 5-10 bumps got ahead of him in a minute then his bump is totally wasted. By cleaning up same services it will give buyers variety of service so he could easily select the buyer of his choice.
@seoguru24x7 Yes a contact button is highly needed, Point 5 I totally agree even I am planning to start some training here in universities and Computer science institutes to introduce Monster Backlinks and bring in more quality clerks. Soon I will contact Jordan regarding this SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup Monster Backlinks is indeed a great platform to work.

Regards
Farah khan



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anwebservices

Great news and thanks to all Monster Backlinks team for taking such action. I guess some sellers will not be happy, but we need this website to look like professional SEO and SMM marketplace, not just a place with thousands services competing one to another.... Some guys here act like this is competition in lowest possible price with as many bumps you can get SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup So i am happy to see this improvements because i prefer quality over quantity.

So... When it's about improving this marketplace, once again i would like to appoint Monster Backlinks staff about my suggestion made long ago and it was supported with many other members as you can see in this thread https://www.seolads.com/forum/thre...categories.9719/ It would be great jump to whole new sphere of business where many of us see a lot of opportunity to earn more money.

At some point, Jordan was involved in this conversation, but even year after there is nothing done about it, so i still HOPE it will be SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

At one point we were going to make an entire new section that allowed website and domain sales (kind of like the article/blog review section). However, it would be different.

Listing a domain or website for sell would be free. After a successful bid from a buyer, the buyer and seller would then work out payment details (either direct via a pay processor, using an escrow service, etc). Once the listing is completed, it is disabled from the market.

Thoughts?


Regards to all of you <3



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danigo

Thats good ,,,,my suggestion also want add extra more than 3



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seoguru24x7

Mods please take a note that giftcard page is not showing in the menu.

Another point I forget to mention -
monsterbacklinks forum is also a place for spam messages, users (including me) comments only to get free bumps. I have no idea how that can help us grow. We need real contributors and some changes in rules.
Whenever I check "Members Online Now", I find unregistered guests more then registered members. That means people are visiting our forum. So we need more content and engagement on the forum as well. We can take example from apexforum.



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Beverly

Congratulation for taking this bold step.

I have few suggestions to improve the marketplace

1. A big Contact button, its hard to find now from the service page for a new user.
2. Option to add more then 3 service extra.
3. Affiliate commission must be improved, so other users take it seriously and promote it full hearten.
4. White-list Monster Backlinks from Facebook, please do what ever it takes.
5. Webnair and videos to train people, how they can promote service and bring new customers.


Thank you for your suggestions. Your ideas have been presented to senior staff and now in heavy consideration, especially the option for more than 3 service extras.



Recently I have noticed sellers have made 4-6 same service and bump them all at once if a person bumps a service and 5-10 bumps got ahead of him in a minute then his bump is totally wasted. By cleaning up same services it will give buyers variety of service so he could easily select the buyer of his choice.


That's very frustrating when a seller cheats in that way. And, really good sellers lose out on the chance to have their service(s) seen when a seller is constantly spamming. There is no sense in one seller having ten services for same product (i.e. Youtube) all with different quantities. It's just senseless clutter and it makes our Marketplace look spammy. A good seller can do as much with a few really good services, tailoring that service to the buyer's individual needs via extras (and multiple quantities). Anything else, is just an attempt by the seller to dominate a category.


Great news and thanks to all Monster Backlinks team for taking such action. I guess some sellers will not be happy, but we need this website to look like professional SEO and SMM marketplace, not just a place with thousands services competing one to another.... Some guys here act like this is competition in lowest possible price with as many bumps you can get SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup So i am happy to see this improvements because i prefer quality over quantity.

So... When it's about improving this marketplace, once again i would like to appoint Monster Backlinks staff about my suggestion made long ago and it was supported with many other members as you can see in this thread https://www.seolads.com/forum/thre...categories.9719/ It would be great jump to whole new sphere of business where many of us see a lot of opportunity to earn more money.

At some point, Jordan was involved in this conversation, but even year after there is nothing done about it, so i still HOPE it will be SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



Regards to all of you <3


Any suggestions you have on new categories would be very much appreciated. Please contribute those ideas now while the clean up is going on, so it can be considered. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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anwebservices


Any suggestions you have on new categories would be very much appreciated. Please contribute those ideas now while the clean up is going on, so it can be considered. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

Well i was suggesting two different categories:
  • domains for sale
  • websites for sale

But they would probably need different setup (like sponsored tweets, or software). However, i am sure there is many sellers interested to get involved in selling domains and whole websites as you can see from link i provided in previous post



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Beverly

Mods please take a note that giftcard page is not showing in the menu.

Another point I forget to mention -
monsterbacklinks forum is also a place for spam messages, users (including me) comments only to get free bumps. I have no idea how that can help us grow. We need real contributors and some changes in rules.
Whenever I check "Members Online Now", I find unregistered guests more then registered members. That means people are visiting our forum. So we need more content and engagement on the forum as well. We can take example from apexforum.


p.s. We are thinking the same way on this issue. And, I'm already talking to senior staff about us getting rid of free bumps for posts as it has never helped us achieve the really great content - just a bunch of senseless spam posts. The free bumps for posts was supposed to encourage active participation in the forum but has produced nothing but extra moderation work for forum staff. There are plenty of ways for members to get free bumps without forum posting.

As for what you said about content and engagement, that will depend on involvement by the Monster Backlinks members. And, we've always wanted better engagement with our members via forum. This is one of the biggest frustrations of forum management, getting people to actually talk to each other in a meaningful way - easier said than done. No 'incentive' for posting is going to make that happen, we just need more active/real members getting in here and posting about the things they love. And, I'm talking about people who actually want to talk, not just earn free bumps by posting 'thank you'. Even a small forum with just a handful of very active members, all posting daily will look more active than a huge forum with thousands of members where hardly anyone posts. Thanks again for all your great input and suggestions, your ideas are always welcome. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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anwebservices


Now, if only we could get rid of that crappy FAQ section and replace it with something meaningful that makes sense and doesn't look like spam and chaos. We could actually accomplish a lot.

I also think that FAQ section doesn't have it's real use. First of all we have forum for asking questions and provide help to members. Other than that, current FAQ https://www.monsterbacklinks.com/faq could be turned into kind of tutorial blog or so....



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Beverly

Great start! The marketplace is full of crap and users with 20 pages worth of services that are all the same or copied from other sources.

Of course this will make it harder for new sellers to get started, as they somehow have to come up with something 100% unique within a large marketplace that already sells everything under the sun. But we don't really need new sellers. We need new buyers...many more of them. So lets work towards making this a closed community and support just the sellers we already have. It's a great idea. I like it!!

Now, if only we could get rid of that crappy FAQ section and replace it with something meaningful that makes sense and doesn't look like spam and chaos. We could actually accomplish a lot.

And you'll hate me for saying this 100 times, but we need a list of banned services. How the powers that be dont understand that simple request is beyond me. We have rules, so why not be transparent about stating them? Even stating in a clear FAQ something like "If your service violates the terms of another site, then it violates our terms as well", rather than create a listing and see if it gets approved or not and then new sellers complain about it in the forum...a lot. Seems to me that causes extra work for staff to go through.

I do like the idea of senior members getting special treatment for their already established social media services though, seeing as how I am one, so again, great start! SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup


We have very good reason for wanting our good sellers to be happy with us. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

As for what you said about the 'banned list', it's been discussed before and hopefully it's something we can implement.

For now, we can discuss what's banned and what's allowed in terms of services on the forum and just make the best use of what we have here. This will give us more reason(s) to talk to each other on forum. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

As for the spam issue on the Marketplace, I'm not sure what was allowed in years past, but it's a new day. We're getting tough on spam and spamming and that will mean massive bannings for people who insist on submitting the copy/paste and junk services that clutter up our site. We're not a 'new' site anymore, so we can afford to be choosy about who we allow to sell with us. The more really good, high quality sellers, the better quality of buyer we will attract. The process goes hand in hand.


I also think that FAQ section doesn't have it's real use. First of all we have forum for asking questions and provide help to members. Other than that, current FAQ https://www.monsterbacklinks.com/faq could be turned into kind of tutorial blog or so....


It's very frustrating when they go to the FAQ section and post questions but won't even take time to come here to talk to us on the forum. We have many really good members here on the forum with actual answers.



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farahkhan

@Beverly besides bump also consider some trophy point system which will encourage members if they report spam they get point if they spam they loose point kinda stuff I hope this would automatically keep forum in good condition SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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Beverly

@Beverly besides bump also consider some trophy point system which will encourage members if they report spam they get point if they spam they loose point kinda stuff I hope this would automatically keep forum in good condition SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup


I'm all for badges and achievements SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

And, yes we need to rework the trophy point system to include more relevant milestones and goals for our forum members.



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anwebservices

You did a great job SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup
Another problem i think is the "advertising" of their website here on forum, forum posts should have a filter to prevent posting URLS .
Keep it up!

Forum staff usually chase spammers and removing bad things, but please whenever you see something inappropriate use "Report" link below any post to alert moderators about it!



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procoder

Forum staff usually chase spammers and removing bad things, but please whenever you see something inappropriate use "Report" link below any post to alert moderators about it!

Sure, i will SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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Beverly

Well i was suggesting two different categories:
  • domains for sale
  • websites for sale

But they would probably need different setup (like sponsored tweets, or software). However, i am sure there is many sellers interested to get involved in selling domains and whole websites as you can see from link i provided in previous post


I wanted to follow up to let you know this idea was yet again discussed by staff today. We understand there are a lot of people buying and selling domains and websites, but there are also obstacles to making this a reality on the Marketplace, otherwise the idea would have been implemented a long time ago. The issue here is how these would be 'one off' sales. So, presumably the listing would need to expire after that one sale was made. If the senior staff can find a way to implement this idea, then it likely will be put into place. If you have more specifics on how this would work, please submit those for consideration.



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anwebservices

Thank you @Beverly Nice to know that this was discussed. I know it's different because this would be "one off" sales. Jordan was discussing it on forum last year so i thought he will have some idea by now SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup https://www.seolads.com/forum/thre...9719/#post-78147

I will think of something and if i come up with right idea which doesn't need huge programming i will let you know.

But for now, let me say something simple like this. I have seen some people here already selling domain names, but there is no appropriate category for it, soooo... at the moment i am thinking that we don't even need anything special but just marketplace categories, and let the sellers think how would they negotiate transfers after sale, because it's already happening (just not so much as it could be). They could use one service to sell multiple domains or create services for each, then let them decide if they want to recreate sales page (for another domain) after a sale or create new one....

Or maybe section similar to "Sponsored Tweets", something simple. Then if that section boost sales, various features could be added in future if there is need and if it worth investment of time and programming...

Or someone else have better idea, let's see SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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anwebservices

Actually "blog reviews" section is pretty close to what we could use for a start https://www.monsterbacklinks.com/reviews



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Beverly

Thank you @Beverly Nice to know that this was discussed. I know it's different because this would be "one off" sales. Jordan was discussing it on forum last year so i thought he will have some idea by now SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup https://www.seolads.com/forum/thre...9719/#post-78147

I will think of something and if i come up with right idea which doesn't need huge programming i will let you know.

But for now, let me say something simple like this. I have seen some people here already selling domain names, but there is no appropriate category for it, soooo... at the moment i am thinking that we don't even need anything special but just marketplace categories, and let the sellers think how would they negotiate transfers after sale, because it's already happening (just not so much as it could be). They could use one service to sell multiple domains or create services for each, then let them decide if they want to recreate sales page (for another domain) after a sale or create new one....

Or maybe section similar to "Sponsored Tweets", something simple. Then if that section boost sales, various features could be added in future if there is need and if it worth investment of time and programming...

Or someone else have better idea, let's see SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup


Thanks for all these great ideas. And, hopefully we can implement something that will appeal to all our members.



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Beverly

Just a reminder, as part of our Monster Backlinks Marketplace clean up, we are deleting services by inactive sellers.
Inactive sellers are one of the leading causes of buyer complaints as well as disputes.

If you see a service from a seller who has not logged in for more than a few weeks, please be sure to report that service as spam (click the report button on the service page, left hand menu) so that it can be deleted.

As always, we appreciate the help of our community in keeping the Monster Backlinks Marketplace free of spam and junk services.

Thanks.



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Topseoservice

These changes were long due. I am grateful that stuffs have addressed the issue. However I feel it is only the 'start' and still many services can be cleaned up. Nice to see Monster Backlinks is choosing 'quality' over 'quantity'.



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hotcontent

A good step taken by the team again.



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aloksof

Hello one of my service has been deleted from last 3 days related to "solo add " i tried to contact support and Beverly you are staff to assign to solve my query but still i am not getting my service restore so its my request in the forum please have a look and restore this. i am members here from last 2 to 3 years.



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Beverly

Hello one of my service has been deleted from last 3 days related to "solo add " i tried to contact support and Beverly you are staff to assign to solve my query but still i am not getting my service restore so its my request in the forum please have a look and restore this. i am members here from last 2 to 3 years.


Hi, I have responded to your request. As I explained, that entire category was deleted and many of the services with it. Your service has many positive ratings and for that reason, it was restored. Please check your ticket for an update. Thanks.

These changes were long due. I am grateful that stuffs have addressed the issue. However I feel it is only the 'start' and still many services can be cleaned up. Nice to see Monster Backlinks is choosing 'quality' over 'quantity'.


Thanks. And, it's a work in progress, we're not done cleaning it up yet. Today, we are looking over the Virtual Assistant subcategory and finding many inactive sellers there and for that reason a lot of services are being deleted. We don't need these inactive services cluttering up our site, that's spam and it has to go.

And, to everyone, if you can't find your service in it's usual place, then likely it was either deleted or reassigned to a more fitting category.

Next up is a review of the Soundcloud section.

Please let me know if you have additional concerns or suggestions for the clean up as well as category name ideas. More specifically we get a lot of these 'Facebook group promotion' services - many are duplicates and as such will be getting deleted and the ones that are staying might be moved to a new category. If you have a good suggestion on a subcategory specifically for those type services, other than 'Facebook', please let us know.

As always, if you see a spam service (illegal, disallowed, inactive seller, copy/paste, etc), please report it.

Thanks.



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sftechno

I appreciate this step. but New user can provide better service also. So I would like to say they should get some opportunities to showing their skills and unique talent also.

Thanks



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shubh

Just a reminder, as part of our Monster Backlinks Marketplace clean up, we are deleting services by inactive sellers.
Inactive sellers are one of the leading causes of buyer complaints as well as disputes.

If you see a service from a seller who has not logged in for more than a few weeks, please be sure to report that service as spam (click the report button on the service page, left hand menu) so that it can be deleted.

As always, we appreciate the help of our community in keeping the Monster Backlinks Marketplace free of spam and junk services.

Thanks.


If a seller is not active , his services will be inactive and will be not showing in search results instead of deleted.



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Beverly

If a seller is not active , his services will be inactive and will be not showing in search results instead of deleted.


Right now, we're using a very stringent standard for 'active'. If a seller has not logged in for a few weeks, the service will get deleted or suspended.

Sellers need to login regularly if they are serious about doing business here.


I appreciate this step. but New user can provide better service also. So I would like to say they should get some opportunities to showing their skills and unique talent also.

Thanks


If you have something new and unique to offer that we're not already offering, then we'd love to see it. And, we always welcome new talent. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

This clean up is not meant to completely exclude new sellers, but to get rid of the duplicate services, inactive seller/services and spam that have plagued us for awhile. We want to put the emphasis on quality sellers who can actually get the job done.

For future reference, please do not submit anything related to Google Plus, Soundcloud, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter or Pinterest. Right now, we have more than enough social media services and are in the process of cleaning up the duplicate services now.

Soundcloud services from new sellers will be deleted.


There's still a lot of services you can offer if you are into social media, just nothing to do with likes or followers.

  • social media management or marketing (such as sharing content with groups)

  • artist management/booking
  • logo/banner/timeline graphics/design (related to Facebook, Youtube, etc)
  • page header creation
  • Social Media Page SEO
  • Shoutouts
  • Tweets from your own personal Twitter account
  • posting to own group/timeline/profile
  • page creation/design


If you have experience in the music industry, that's always welcome.

That's not an all inclusive list, but hopefully should give you a starting point.

Thanks.



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dennyfar

Right now, we're using a very stringent standard for 'active'. If a seller has not logged in for a few weeks, the service will get deleted or suspended.

Sellers need to login regularly if they are serious about doing business here.




If you have something new and unique to offer that we're not already offering, then we'd love to see it. And, we always welcome new talent. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

This clean up is not meant to completely exclude new sellers, but to get rid of the duplicate services, inactive seller/services and spam that have plagued us for awhile. We want to put the emphasis on quality sellers who can actually get the job done.

For future reference, please do not submit anything related to Google Plus, Soundcloud, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter or Pinterest. Right now, we have more than enough social media services and are in the process of cleaning up the duplicate services now.

Soundcloud services from new sellers will be deleted.


There's still a lot of services you can offer if you are into social media, just nothing to do with likes or followers.

  • social media management or marketing (such as sharing content with groups)

  • artist management/booking
  • logo/banner/timeline graphics/design (related to Facebook, Youtube, etc)
  • page header creation
  • Social Media Page SEO
  • Shoutouts
  • Tweets from your own personal Twitter account
  • posting to own group/timeline/profile
  • page creation/design


If you have experience in the music industry, that's always welcome.

That's not an all inclusive list, but hopefully should give you a starting point.

Thanks.


Suggestion: Highlight not too light now. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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shubh

Right now, we're using a very stringent standard for 'active'. If a seller has not logged in for a few weeks, the service will get deleted or suspended.

Sellers need to login regularly if they are serious about doing business here.



Suspend their service instead of deleted.

Few more-
  • No need to add more extras. 3 are sufficient. Because 80-90% buyer will just buy the service due to read title only. This will just create confusion nothing else.
  • In 1 category, only 1 service must be there of 1 seller should be featured. Not two services featured 1 category. It will stop hijacking.
  • Add report option near bid
  • Services should be hide automatically from public when level 3 or above seller report it. It can be seen when Monster Backlinks support relist it.

  • Seller can not edit their "title" of their service until the all the orders of that service will be completed.



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Seorijve

Great Move!



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dennyfar

monsterbacklinks now like an SEO Mall or Supermarket.
Get bigger and bigger



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dragonhunter95

Hey thank for the update I am coming back :-) pls, @anwebservices , @Beverly and all I need some guide to come back to the market. I had lot of regular customers. But due to busy life style and due to a one spam seller who was in the Monster Backlinks I loss my business. So I am planing to come back.



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dennyfar

...due to a one spam seller who was in the Monster Backlinks I loss my business....

Why, your site dissapear on Google sir?



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aloksof

Thanks Beverly.



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Topseoservice

We also need to clean up this forum as well! LOL!



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dragonhunter95

Why, your site dissapear on Google sir?

which one?



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Beverly

We also need to clean up this forum as well! LOL!


I'd really love some suggestions from what you all want to see more of here.

I have some suggestion regarding WTB category. There has to be some quality control in this section also.
I have noticed many 'newbie' place their bid in this section. For example the client is requiring something specific, but the bids are completely out of context (specially from new sellers). I am quite sure potential clients will get 'irritated' by these out of context bids which is not a good sign for growth of Monster Backlinks.


We could delete these unqualified bids all day long (and some days we do just that) and they're going to keep popping up if only because most new sellers know that some buyers are going to select the person that promises the most work for the least money.

It amazes me when sellers bid with nothing more than "I can do this job! and that is accepted by a buyer if only because the price was right. And, that same buyer is the first one to cry foul when the seller is not capable of doing the job right. And, really what do they want? If you don't prequalify a seller to ensure they have the right qualifications, how can you expect superior results?

Buyers need to take a more active role in this process. As a buyer, you have to look at a seller's portfolio of work; check out their references, ratings and recommendations; talk with their previous buyers. Only then can you know you are hiring the best person for the job.



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Beverly


*A "Offer" option with great feature where we can offer to my interested customer as like custom offer for any specific customer not others.

Thanks


Thank you for your suggestions. This idea is being considered.

As for the other suggestion about the scammer badge, while it would be useful, we are very diligent about banning scammer buyers and sellers and their many duplicate accounts so they can't do anymore damage.



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anwebservices

I am not supporting badge for spam scam at all. First of all we all have our ratings and it's up to buyers to chechk them before they buy. In other hand it could have very negative effect on whole marketplace. That's why we (sellers) should compete to achieve level X....



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Beverly

I am not supporting badge for spam scam at all. First of all we all have our ratings and it's up to buyers to chechk them before they buy. In other hand it could have very negative effect on whole marketplace. That's why we (sellers) should compete to achieve level X....


Checking out the recent buyer/seller ratings on a member's profile page is also a useful way to know what other members are saying and potentially pinpoint a difficult buyer/seller. User ratings are also on every service page.



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anwebservices

Checking out the recent buyer/seller ratings on a member's profile page is also a useful way to know what other members are saying and potentially pinpoint a difficult buyer/seller. User ratings are also on every service page.

Exactly. If anyone deserve spam / scam badge, then i guess he / she doesn't deserve to be member of our maketplace at all, while user ratings can depend on many factors while dealing with customers / sellers and lower rating doesn't mean someone is totally bad...



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seoguru24x7

OFF-TOPIC:
There should be an "NO COMMISSION" day on monsterbacklinks, we can celebrate it on the birthday of monsterbacklinks. What I mean is 100% payment for sellers on that day.

I know it will not help us very much but it just occurred to my mind, so I write it down here before I forget it.



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Topseoservice

Actually I am already noticing positives in terms of sales SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup. And I hope this trend will be stronger in coming days after cleanup is completed.

Moreover if Monster Backlinks is seen taking more active roles in social media, I am quite sure more good things will happen.



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Beverly

This past week, we were inundated with copy/paste spam service descriptions (for new services) - copied mostly from Fiverr. Just as fast as we are cleaning up the spam in the Marketplace, more is being created to replace it.

Most of these new copy/paste services are by new members. Though a few from more experienced sellers who have been with the site awhile.

Just to reiterate, we don't want or need copied content from other marketplaces.

If you are selling on those sites, then please take time to craft a unique description for your service here. If you're a new seller, don't just copy what someone else worked so hard to write or pick a service randomly off another Marketplace - create your own sales description, specifically tailored to the service you will provide. Make your description as unique as possible. And, it doesn't matter if you're a wordsmith or not. We'd rather see a description written in your own words, rather than something copied from another site.

Submitting copy/paste spam can/will result in an infraction - with repeated instances resulting in ban. If you're even tempted to copy, just don't.

Mostly, this is a reminder for our new members who might not be familiar with the rules, though everyone submitting services for review should keep it in mind.



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Beverly

Actually I am already noticing positives in terms of sales SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup. And I hope this trend will be stronger in coming days after cleanup is completed.

Moreover if Monster Backlinks is seen taking more active roles in social media, I am quite sure more good things will happen.


We're putting the emphasis back on good sellers who login regularly and provide top-notch customer service to buyers. And, as mentioned before, part of that is to get rid of services by inactive sellers. In this way, buyers only have the best sellers/services to choose from, rather than sellers who don't care enough to login. All these inactive sellers provide 'competition' for good sellers in that category, as the buyer is just as likely to choose a service from someone who hasn't logged in recently as a seller who logged in today.

These inactive sellers are also the cause of more Paypal disputes, support tickets and unhappy buyers.

If you see an inactive seller (such as where a seller hasn't logged in for weeks), please click the report button on that service. Be sure to provide a brief explanation for why you are reporting that service, such as 'seller hasn't logged in for 24 days'. .



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sftechno

Right now, we're using a very stringent standard for 'active'. If a seller has not logged in for a few weeks, the service will get deleted or suspended.

Sellers need to login regularly if they are serious about doing business here.




If you have something new and unique to offer that we're not already offering, then we'd love to see it. And, we always welcome new talent. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

This clean up is not meant to completely exclude new sellers, but to get rid of the duplicate services, inactive seller/services and spam that have plagued us for awhile. We want to put the emphasis on quality sellers who can actually get the job done.

For future reference, please do not submit anything related to Google Plus, Soundcloud, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter or Pinterest. Right now, we have more than enough social media services and are in the process of cleaning up the duplicate services now.

Soundcloud services from new sellers will be deleted.


There's still a lot of services you can offer if you are into social media, just nothing to do with likes or followers.

  • social media management or marketing (such as sharing content with groups)

  • artist management/booking
  • logo/banner/timeline graphics/design (related to Facebook, Youtube, etc)
  • page header creation
  • Social Media Page SEO
  • Shoutouts
  • Tweets from your own personal Twitter account
  • posting to own group/timeline/profile
  • page creation/design


If you have experience in the music industry, that's always welcome.

That's not an all inclusive list, but hopefully should give you a starting point.

Thanks.





Thank you so much. I think its very effective guideline for new comers.But same services does not mean duplicate services. Anyone can do better then others/aged seller by new process or ideas.

Thanks



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hotcontent

Very good step taken by the site admin.



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Beverly

Thank you so much. I think its very effective guideline for new comers.But same services does not mean duplicate services. Anyone can do better then others/aged seller by new process or ideas.

Thanks


Make your service description unique in order to distinguish yourself from the many other sellers offering the same service.
In addition to saying what you will offer in terms of service and listing benefits your customer would receive by ordering your services, you might include:

  • Short bio of your work experience as a freelancer

  • Screenshots of your work process
  • List of reasons your service is superior to the competition

  • Video of yourself talking about or demonstrating your service
  • Promotional review video created by one of your buyers
  • Useful charts/graphs
  • Appealing custom made graphics that are co-branded with your Monster Backlinks username
  • Service policy statement
  • Frequently Asked Questions (with answers)
  • Infographics related to your specific service
  • Quotes from customers
  • Details about your initial response time and delivery, for instance: "I will respond to your order within 12 hours and deliver within 24 hours".
  • Search engine optimized keyword/keyword phrase headings/subheadings

  • Screenshots of your best ratings/recommendations
  • Guarantees, such as: "If I am unable to provide your service delivery within 24 hours, I will cancel the order for your benefit".

  • Links to your other related services (in case the buyer doesn't find what he's looking for on that page).
  • Unique extras, not offered by your competition, including express delivery

Don't forget to spell check before you publish.

For maximum SEO benefit, always ensure your service description is at least a full page if not longer.

You can learn a lot from these super seller pages:

https://www.monsterbacklinks.com/L...3-Orders-To-Date
https://www.monsterbacklinks.com/T...-web-site-for-30



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Beverly

those super sellers you recommended is old sellers can you recommend any new successful seller here?

thanks


That's probably a good question for a new thread. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

These link examples are for illustrative purposes only, to give an idea of what a good service description looks like.



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shubh

That's probably a good question for a new thread. SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup

These link examples are for illustrative purposes only, to give an idea of what a good service description looks like.


Can you please take a look, report button is not working since few days.



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farahkhan

Can you please take a look, report button is not working since few days.

Which report button you are talking about on forum or marketplace ?



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shubh

Which report button you are talking about on forum or marketplace ?

Sorry marketplace.



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Beverly

Sorry marketplace.

Please report technical issues relating to the Marketplace to the support desk.



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shubh

Please report technical issues relating to the Marketplace to the support desk.

Already report but the worst reply is going on. Can you please check from your end.



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webnesia

Please ask FB to unban Monster Backlinks, it's hurting this site as well affiliate marketers ..



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Beverly

Already report but the worst reply is going on. Can you please check from your end.


Hi, the senior admin was already informed of your request and has fixed this issue. Please let me know if it happens again. Thanks.

Please ask FB to unban Monster Backlinks, it's hurting this site as well affiliate marketers ..


Link spammers messed it up for all of us, posting their spam links back to the site as part of various promotions. And, this is why we now ban for spamming.

Please help us get this link unbanned.

Go to: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/244560538958131 and request our site link to be unbanned.

If everyone asks this of Facebook, we might be able to get our link unbanned.

Thanks.



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shubh

Some of the seller spam the users such as buy fb likes , click here (which will redirect to Monster Backlinks). Due to stop spam , website get ban as well we break rules.

If some body have to use affiliate, buy the script from marketplace or use the short url to redirect the website such as kaa.im



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vinothmech

Hi, the senior admin was already informed of your request and has fixed this issue. Please let me know if it happens again. Thanks.



Link spammers messed it up for all of us, posting their spam links back to the site as part of various promotions. And, this is why we now ban for spamming.

Please help us get this link unbanned.

Go to: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/244560538958131 and request our site link to be unbanned.

If everyone asks this of Facebook, we might be able to get our link unbanned.

Thanks.

Just submitted request to facebook Will Facebook really unban if they receive request from many people?
If possible I hope if everyone here spend some time to submit request Monster Backlinks links will be white listed



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Asmodeus

Just submitted request to facebook Will Facebook really unban if they receive request from many people?
If possible I hope if everyone here spend some time to submit request Monster Backlinks links will be white listed


Not quite sure I understand the logic behind that one.

Why do SC members want Facebook to unban the Monster Backlinks domain? Answer: So they can promote (spam) their link on Facebook again, which in turn will get the link banned again, so it goes full circle.

Its all fine and good for some members to say they won't spam a lot and maybe will just post a link now and then, but if 100's of members do that (and they will), then we're just back to where we started.

Far better to use your OWN domain with an SC affiliate script and then do what you like without begging FB to allow you to spam again by promising you won't.



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SuvoSEO

Thank You so much for such initiative, This a great step and will help to keep our market place clean,



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shubh

Just submitted request to facebook Will Facebook really unban if they receive request from many people?
If possible I hope if everyone here spend some time to submit request Monster Backlinks links will be white listed

No they will not unban becuase we break rules. I am having lot of idea to get affiliate monthly earning permanently. If you need or some one need ping me.



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idealmike

I've submitted a request there. If a lot of people done it they would surely take a look into it.

The only reason I can think of as to them not unblocking it is because Monster Backlinks has provided FB likes and shares services in the past and of course, they don't want anyone else doing that as it means less money for them (they want to sell likes/boosts from their own site for their site only).

It was good that Monster Backlinks did remove most of these services from the site a while back but some of them do still remain so it could be that each time they get that request when they look into it and see the site still has some of those services so they decide not to unblock it.

That's just one possible view though and isn't necessarily true. At the end of the day, Monster Backlinks is a legit business site / community and that should be taken into consideration by Facebook.

So keep submitting them requests!



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shameem123

very important points are discussed here,thanks for cleaning up Monster Backlinks from spam,hungry sellers doing spam when they not getting any order.lot of seo service providers also focusing of quantity of links specially they are providing 1000s of links,it is not beneficial for any one.experts have to focus on quality of back links and quality of work.
cheers
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runard

If you have concern about your specific service which was deleted
deleted, please feel free to submit a support ticket about the matter.
All requests are individually reviewed and if you present a strong case
in your favor, there is a chance your service can and will be
reinstated.

We care about everyone in our community and want to ensure you are prospering; everything we are doing is for you.


I logged a ticket and presented a very strong case for reinstating my service that was deleted due to some misunderstanding by a buyer.

Beverly, I hope you are reading this and help expedite my case no. 140393



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Beverly

Your service is set as suspended, so you can edit. You will need to include a crystal clear statement about the duration of your VPS for the basic price - WITHOUT purchase of extras. If the buyer is misunderstanding anything, it's because the service description was too vague. Please fix it before you republish the service. Thanks.



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Asmodeus

Great start! The marketplace is full of crap and users with 20 pages worth of services that are all the same or copied from other sources.

Of course this will make it harder for new sellers to get started, as they somehow have to come up with something 100% unique within a large marketplace that already sells everything under the sun. But we don't really need new sellers. We need new buyers...many more of them. So lets work towards making this a closed community and support just the sellers we already have. It's a great idea. I like it!!

Now, if only we could get rid of that crappy FAQ section and replace it with something meaningful that makes sense and doesn't look like spam and chaos. We could actually accomplish a lot.

And you'll hate me for saying this 100 times, but we need a list of banned services. How the powers that be dont understand that simple request is beyond me. We have rules, so why not be transparent about stating them? Even stating in a clear FAQ something like "If your service violates the terms of another site, then it violates our terms as well", rather than create a listing and see if it gets approved or not and then new sellers complain about it in the forum...a lot. Seems to me that causes extra work for staff to go through.

I do like the idea of senior members getting special treatment for their already established social media services though, seeing as how I am one, so again, great start! SEOClerks Marketplace Cleanup



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