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Social Exchange Sites. AddMeFast etc.

Hello Freelancers,
I just thought I'd ask you, are people still using these kind of sites? - And are people still using imacros and bots to earn their points/coins etc?

I personally believe that sites like these could have been a great thing, but I think everyone started to use them incorrect, which basically meant that people started to use bots and imacros to get tons of fans and likes.

What do you guys think? - Do you believe one could have used such sites in a better way from the beginning? - And are people still using sites like this?

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procoder

Yes. Addmefast is a very popular exchange site and I'm sure that there are a lot of people who are still using it, even though it's full with spammers and fake accounts. There are real people too but very rarely, what I hate is that people would do anything to earn some more point, and when I say anything, they'll create a lot of fake accounts to generate points, basically there is "fake world" that doesn't exist.

Platform like this are built to help people to advertise their business or social media accounts, but as it seems they're not even close to that point, because nobody will get benefits from fake accounts, in the end they can work but only to increase your followers/shares/likes/subscriber count, nothing else.

If someone is benefiting from those sites, they're the owners.




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Lynne

Yes I think you are spot on there Procoder. The owners benefit but I fail to see how anyone else is.




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procoder

Actually I've used many times their service but that was in the past, and to be honest I've never got any benefit from them , but yeah it was mostly for testing purpose. Also thing that I don't understand is that according to their TOS they seems to be very aggressive against spammers and fake accounts but as I see their service is still being abused at full capacity. However, if they really want they can clean all of those accounts from their page, but I doubt that will happen since most of them are bot accounts.




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TommyCarey

Using these websites for good reasons will never work out because of the amount of spam accounts on there. So many people will abuse a system if they get a chance and these type of platforms are a prime example of that. No one wants to use their personal account to follow, like, comment, or share random posts from someone they've never met, so they set up a dummy account in order to do all this. They gain points through the dummy accounts and their personal profiles stay spam free. They don't have to worry about their main accounts getting banned because nothing shady is going in or out.

If people used these types of platforms for genuine reasons then I think they could have flourished. If there were safe guards set in place to have an app downloaded to monitor the profiles or at least check them, then there would be much less spam because it would be difficult to abuse the system. But these platforms are more focused on money and want millions of fake accounts spreading fake likes.

From a business perspective I don't mind it because they really aren't taking advantage of anyone. They never claim you will get any sales because of all the likes, shares, comments, etc. But a new webmaster will assume they will make a few thousand a day from these services and push some money into it.

I've definitely used services like this in the past for my own pages and profiles because no one wants to buy from someone that has 3 followers Social Exchange Sites. AddMeFast etc. If you have a bunch of followers, friends, likes, etc. then it will look like you're more of a professional in the field and people will be more willing to open up their wallets Social Exchange Sites. AddMeFast etc.




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hitmeasap

I totally agree with you and I've used these sites myself too previously. However, I haven't used any of them for like 2 years or so, which is the reason I ask if people still are using them Social Exchange Sites. AddMeFast etc.

I do understand how and why these sites are operating the way they do and I can see why new webmasters would believe that they can earn a load of cash. That being said, I truly believe sites like this could have been a super-genius thing to build some fantastic business relations. Heck, I even believe that you could have used a site like that to launch a new business and to build a genuine following with real, true potential clients within a matter of seconds, if a site would have worked differently from the beginning. - As they work nowadays, and always have, it's just a load of garbage, which is a bit sad actually.




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Lynne

I totally agree that there is such a fake world out there, spammers and fake accounts all over the place. I am sure there must be some real people in there but not a lot of them.

The concept could have worked if there was a way to prevent bots, spammers and fake accounts. It would have been a really nice way to build up a social following... but the problem is that these things never work because there are always some people wanting to make a quick buck, wanting to cheat the systems and that just don't really care at all about how things were intended to be.

I agree with Razzy on this one, the only use is to generate a "following" in the beginning so that you don't look like you have no followers. From then onwards I doubt there is any use for an exchange site like AddMeFast.




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hitmeasap

From then onwards I doubt there is any use for an exchange site like AddMeFast.


I definitely agree with this too. For starters it could be a great way to get some fans or whatever so your page looks more "legit", but I'd rather pay $1 or $2 and buy these things from a provider instead of spending time using these sites myself. Sure, I guess it all comes down to investment, no matter how small it might be, but I'd rather spend like $50 on something like this, just to avoid spending time on it myself.

I did use them in the early days, and most of the time I spent using them where for researching purpose. - Nowadays I'd never set a foot on a site like this.




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Lynne

Oh yes Andre, when you can buy services from a provider rather than get involved on a social exchange site I would go for that rather.




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adamabraham675

I am also use this site. But all kinds of link it does not accept. Sometimes it banned the account, what is the problem,can not understand.My account was 20,000 point, but suddenly it has been banned my account. in this case i lost my all point.




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idealmike

I make use of them. I don't use them full time. I use them sometimes for my own things. Just to get the ball rolling. For instance, with FB pages, you can't create your own custom FB page url until you have 25 fans or something and sometimes I want to do that so will add it to AMF quickly and let it get enough to be able to do that. Or for boosting new social profiles, twitter accounts, Pinterest accounts etc. Or if I am promoting a tweet or something like that and want it to get a load of retweets, likes etc. I'll make use of AMF then for that.

But I don't try and use them for building up those accounts and profiles and things full time. This is because liek what has already been pointed out here. Most of those users are using throw-away accounts just to get the points. Eventually those accounts get deleted and all the likes etc you got are dropped and vanish into thin air so is completely pointless.

However, I'm making a lot of use of Link Collider recently. It's easy to earn points with it if you have a VPS using their site viewer. Just leave it on and running and let it rack up points and then spend all those points in the things that it can get you. I find it quite good for getting new sites some authority from all that it gets you, tweets, likes, posts etc etc. But I am taking it slowly and doing it only every now and then and not going at it too hard and too fast but just doing it slowly and naturally and so far it's working quite well.

Social Exchange Sites. AddMeFast etc.

One thing I'm unsure about using Link Collider is the "WordPress posts" and the "Blogger posts". I need to send a support ticket to them to ask them if these are actual real posts on peoples WordPress and Blogger sites as I've checked and can't find them LOL




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MusicMoguls

Yes people still use these kind of sites. They often run bots to gain points and then use them to sell likes plays view ETC. Like 4 Like situations are never positive, and they should never be confused with real marketing. Real marketing is when someone promotes you within a niche or category that fits what your company needs or what your selling. This i like yours and you like mines kind of thing does not work out, and never will. People who have no care in the world about what your about will like or view you page or video not because they are interested but because they get something in return. This will not help you build genuine followers who want what you have to offer. These sites are garbage and i don't recommend using them. Thanks for sharing!




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hitmeasap

I totally agree with you. However, it feels like most of the active users on these sites are newcomers to internet marketing or "online business". I truly believe that it was like that when these site first showed up at least. People went on there and did whatever they could to gain tons of fans or likes, in a real attempt of building their reputation and to increase their chances of making money online. I've literally seen hundreds of people trying to get traffic to their sales pages using these sites.. What a waste.




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RaduV

I was using Like4Hits and Addme fast. Actually I have a separate Facebook account and I manage to get about real friends in a certain niche using Addme fast. They are not of best quality but whenever I need some fast hits I can share a link and get them.

It doesn't work in a real marketing campaign but for testing and poor quality users it works like a charm. It was a time when people wanted to buy links or ads on your website only if you had a constant traffic. Guess how we obtain it?




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danigo

hello, i am personally pro with this statement many people are still to make money by providing bot point service, even though we are said it is spamming but i thought great seo are started by there. so if you get traffic by the fake one , the real one will be increase day by day as long you are manage it well, everything has good side and disadvantages,,,




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elgerente

Someone here mentioned "real people"....
A decent amount of those using AMF are actually real people, it's just their profiles are fake and for a good reason: They like/share stuff in exchange for something and they know a time will come when the relevant SM website will block/remove their profile. Thus, no one likes his friends to see that he's liking/sharing all kinds of crap in bulk, that's really a no-no. Hence the fake profiles.
My point - there are legit ways to attract real people, yes, it's just such services costs a lot, and majority of the users here would never purchase such an expensive service.

To OP:
Many of us use the exchange websites, both for personal and business needs. No need to bother to earn the points by yourself because there's always someone from India / Bangladesh / Vietnam who will do the same job for a small price, a price you'll definitely pay because the time you'll need to spend to create points actually costs more.
Besides the exchange websites, many sellers here use the SM panels. 100% fakes, 100% bots... but cheap ! And then in many of those sellers' services' descriptions you'll read the following:
"different IPs" - yeah....
"real people" - uhm...
"no bots" - I totally believe you m9...
But then... you get what you pay for, right, not that the buyers don't know what they're purchasing, they always get here by searching for cheap(est) stuff.

"Do you believe one could have used such sites in a better way from the beginning?"
Those websites and the signals you could gain can be used in so many different ways i.e. for so many purposes. So one couldn't have possibly used those websites in a better way.




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hitmeasap

I've sold social media services myself too before, and I know that most people are using panels to provide their signals. It's easy, effective and cheap. That being said, I do agree with you on the part where some providers are stating within their descriptions that the signals are from "real & active people" and whatever. That's a pure lie in my opinion and I strongly recommend all of the providers to change their descriptions, in case they're stating something like that. - To me, it's a scam.

However, I personally believe and think that there's little to none use of fake signals. The only reason I can find them useful, is to look popular. It's great to have a nice audience and it's easier to gain more people as long as you have tons of them already. - But the value from them are none.

You also said this:

there are legit ways to attract real people, yes, it's just such services costs a lot, and majority of the users here would never purchase such an expensive service.


I would say that you are correct on this. The majority wouldn't purchase a service that gave you real & active people, as most of the people doesn't purchase signals for their business. They do it for their personal accounts and they want to look popular. I would say that most business owners would definitely be interested in purchasing a service if they got real people from it. They would at least think about it more than once.




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Cristian

There are good only for small various tasks, like getting a few subscribers o your youtube channel when you first start so people will be more inclined to subscribe, having zero subscribers will make that a pretty difficult task, same for twitter, 0 followers is kinnda sad and as Mike said above, getting that custom url from fb once you heat 25 likes, you can do that with addmefast in a couple of minutes actually.

But overall addmefast and another type of social media exchange sites are pure crap, full of bots, spammers and people that are offering social services or marketplaces like SC.




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overcast

Most of the followers on that type of network are fake. They are being collected because some people just want to boost their personality. And that's not you should do it. I have found that social exchange is not the right reason to go with building profile. And same can be said about the paid ads. I have found that people who wish to acquire some likes and share usually get into this. But that sort of business only benefit the owner. We don't benefit from buying fake likes and shares.




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