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BUYER ALERT! When buying a website, watch out for those Adsense screenshots!

Discussion in 'Sites' started by kokopelli, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. hippo_dance

    hippo_dance Active Member

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    #21
    thanks for the warning
    I hate cheaters.
    I sell sites with screenshot of real adsense because to me, paper cant cover fire, one day the truth will be out. :D


    so it is always good to tell the truth and show the truth
    SEMrush
     
    hippo_dance, Aug 29, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Uvex

    Uvex Peon

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    #22
    Thanks for posting this. The thread should be a sticky imo.

    Frightful reading indeed! :eek:

    +Rep added.
     
    Uvex, Aug 29, 2008 IP
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    leinster Peon

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    #23
    The defacto normal should be a movie with logon to adsense and verified earnings in real time.

    Also another way is to setup a remote terminal session and hook up to the persons computer and view what they are logging into etc.

    I asked to do this once to one seller he refused so its obvious his site was a bogey, if we can standardize the practise the seller gets more money and the buyer has less risk so to speak!
     
    leinster, Aug 29, 2008 IP
  4. kokopelli

    kokopelli Peon

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    #24
    I think (maybe) the only way to verify Adsense income is to get the seller to change the ads to your Adsense ID for a few days and check the stats in your Adsense account. Especially if it's a large sale. A bona fide seller shouldn't have a problem with that.
     
    kokopelli, Aug 29, 2008 IP
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    yh1988 Well-Known Member

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    #25
    take a video shoot would be the best
     
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    dragons5 Well-Known Member

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    #26
    nope, using this technique they could just fake it, repaste the url and make it look legit.

    What we need is a contextual ad provider that has a tool to generate 'channel revenue stats' for potential buyers than can see the data with a generated login.
     
    dragons5, Aug 29, 2008 IP
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    wussadotcom Banned

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    #27
    Thanks for pointing the alert but what is the best way to detect if the site adsense screenshot is fake or not?
     
    wussadotcom, Aug 29, 2008 IP
  8. websiteproperties

    websiteproperties Peon

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    #28
    I usually recommend using gotomypc to allow real time scrutiny of adsense accounts for my clients - this eliminates the fraudulent screenshots
     
    websiteproperties, Aug 29, 2008 IP
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    crumblepie Well-Known Member

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    #29
    That javascript thing is incredible. But I wonder why it exists in the first place. I mean, what's the purpose (if there is a purpose besides scamming people)?

    Thanks for the alert kokopelli!

    Now I know why some of the sites I bought are earning nothing from adsense, it's not me it's them ;)
     
    crumblepie, Aug 30, 2008 IP
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    jawahar Active Member

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    #30
    basically, the sellers who understand professional ethics wont do this!!! :)
     
    jawahar, Aug 30, 2008 IP
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    The Peoples SEO Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Good heads up...I've seen adsense claims..with the site not even being indexed...A good way to help determine if the adsense income is correct is to see how many pages are indexed of that particular site..check the page rank and alexa rank of that site to help determine how much traffic that site is getting..and most important like mdvaldosta posted...make sure you do the deal through escrow so you can verify what income is coming through that site.
     
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    chittagongboy Banned

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    #32
    thanks for your great tips..green rep add to you to share this great tips.
     
    chittagongboy, Sep 17, 2008 IP
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    ludwig Notable Member

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    #33
    the same result can be reached using Firefox with the FireBug addon
     
    ludwig, Sep 17, 2008 IP