Ask any blogger you know about fiverr, and You’ll come to know that he has seen or tried ordering a gig at least once. If not, Let me tell you a brief. Fiverr is an online store from where you can purchase Gigs to get your work done.
The featuring part is that every gig is priced at 5$, so that it is cheap and well available for everyone.
Individuals or organisations are allowed to create their account and showcase their gigs for free. Gigs ranging from Article writing to Video Editing and even Homework completion can be found out on fiverr. The method of payment is by Paypal or Bitcoin.
Well, I am a newbie into this professional blogging world and recently I was also fascinated by fiverr’s gigs. I thought to jump into a shortcut path for improving Search Rankings and overall traffic, But then the outcomes made me realize that THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS.
My first gig was “BUILD 20,000 BACKLINKS IN 5$”. Wow, Any blogger would have just bought it after seeing the POSITIVE COMMENTS and the AWESOME DESCRIPTION of the gig. The gig owner had asked me for my site’s URL and other social media pages, and guess what was the result?
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I woke up the other day and found out:
MY BLOG FLOODED WITH SPAM. Spam comments, Trackbacks, User registrations and Mails. I was happy at first thinking that these were real. When I asked my senior blogger, Very helping Krishna Murthy.
He asked me to stop the registration and comments and get those spam deleted. Other day, Some bloggers from Facebook group even asked me to disavow the site. I did not know what was DISAVOW so there are chances that even you might also be not knowing. See it HERE.
I cancelled the gig immediately and googled for some more help. Well, Then I researched into this thing and found out that these gig’s owners used some software to automatically comment on random blogs with random texts and links.
Even my blog had been entered into their database, so I was left with no choice but to stop COMMENTING feature for sometime. Using Commentluv did not help, But Disqus helped. These gigs are frauds and Google penalizes such blogs which use these shortcuts.
Want to build Links
Here is a helping hand. Do not ever buy gigs like these:
- Create #@& number of backlinks
- Get 1 PR improved
- Get unlimited traffic for &#@ days
- Get adsense DONE
Use Askimet plugin, Do not allow new user registrations and use some other commenting plugin for a better and spam free blog.
There was still a problem left with Trackbacks. So, Here is how to deal with it.
1. TURN TRACKBACKS OFF
There is a feature in WordPress that notifies you whenever some blog pings you or uses your link. Turning it off will help save a lot of your time and email space. To do this, go to Settings > Discussions > uncheck “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks).”
2. USE PLUGIN FOR GETTING VALID TRACKBACKS (DOWNLOAD)
Here is a plugin that will get everything resolved. This plugin uses a two-step process to validate the legitimate trackback. First, It checks the user’s IP address. Second, It checks the website on which the trackback was supposed to be shown/linked to.
My blog has now recovered from it and I’ll make sure it gets ranked high in Search Rankings. Hope it helped you. Comment below if you’ve got some other ideas or if this has ever happened with you. 🙂
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