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Content Locking - TV & Movie Site - Tips and Information

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by onthegoaudio1, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    I am bored and feel like sharing some tips for people that are running content lock sites.. This is going to be random, but hopefully have some decent information..


    I see alot of people confused on which lock to use, which networks to go with etc. Let me start by saying the information here is based on my personal experience.

    You have 2 simple choices here. You can join a network with a in house lock. Or you can get your own lock and run offers of your choice.

    1. Network with lock - Although this makes things alot easier, it also cuts down on your profit. A user has to do much more to convert into a lead then if you were running your own lock. Conversion rates will also be lower which will also lower your total revenue.

    Some of the Content Lock networks I think of off the top of my head are Dollarade, AdgateMedia, BlamAds, CpaBeyond, etc.. (I run my own lock and have never personally used any)

    2. Running your own lock.. I recommend doing this obviously.

    You have lots of choices here. You can run incent only offers, which allow content locking (Most networks have some just ask you AM) or you can go the BlackHat way. (Hide referrer, Spread out traffic, Run all the zip and email submits you can find)

    I recommend Meathead123's lock which can be found here:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...tent-locker-triple-your-income-overnight.html

    It is worth every dollar. It does exactly what is says..MAKES $$$$ & Meathead provides great support. I saw a 5% increase in my conversion rate once I switched over from BHCB (CPA Convert Lock) which is huge for me.

    The choice here is up to you. Personally I will put in the extra work and manage my own lock. Only a hour of work a day and I can make 30% more over a months time.


    When Running TV - Movie Sites


    One way to increase revenue that I see people take for granted is Graboid. Yes there conversion rate sucks, yes they skim a decent amount, BUT at the end of the month it is extra $$$ that you wouldn't have. If you are running a lock, the user already made you money to access your site, so once they get in why not try to get more from them? They also pay Paypal with no issues and its easy to add to your site.

    When you are Uploading to Youtube, Posting on Facebook, etc. Link users to the specific page you are discussing. If you are talking about a specific show and episode, link to that episode. Make sure the user can see the video behind the lock. If they know you have something the chance of them completing a offer is much higher.

    If you do not have the episode(or whatever video you are locking), do not want to host (or embed) the best thing you can do is this... Make a simple .GIF of a Video player. Set it up so it looks like it is buffering and lock that page. SIMPLE and the user still thinks you have the video. You can also go one step forward, and make the video a click-able link... When the user clicks the video (Like hitting play) it will link them to the direct Graboid download link. BOOM. $$$



    That's all I have for now. I will keep adding to this thread as I get bored. Its always good to take a break from work! :D If you have any questions ask them here. If you PM me I will not answer.
     
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  2. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    Rep +1 Great Info :)

    Movie Sites Are The Best

    Also Making A Timed Page Redirect To A Content Locker Is Good Too.
     
  3. tommyx

    tommyx Newbie

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    Thanks for sharing these great tips. I had a movie site once which made me some money with *******, now i'm planning to build a new once with new advertising methods and new networks
     
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    thanks for the tip dude.. I will be running a movie site.. and your guide is very helpful
     
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    firebeastm Junior Member

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm also planning to run tvshow site, but before I start, one question about content locking:

    Is it possible to make locker pop-up only after the visitor has watched video for x minutes ?
     
  6. shaggy93

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    Thanks man!! These are very good tips ...
     
  7. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    Yes you can do this. With some locks you can time it and also make it cover up only the video on the page. The lock is one of the most important things in the niche.
     
  8. guerillablogger

    guerillablogger Junior Member

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    thanks great share. Actually i currently using this for my tv series site and lock content with leadbolt content locker. Now when I read your post I get some idea like making video player image and insert links to graboid. I want to know if its not against the TOS of the cpa network because its look like fake content when putting external links to graboid affiliates site.
     
  9. ScripterAlex

    ScripterAlex Registered Member

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    For video locking I like to use an image of the player, and instead of locking it right away, have it lock on click instead. So when they go to "start" the vid, it pops the lock with "Please complete an offer and your video will start immediately" You can take this to the next level with viral sharing on the same onclick event that does a facebook post before showing the locker too.
     
  10. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    I mentioned that in my first post. This is good but will not bring returning visitors.

    I personally like to Rotate my offers in the lock, and lock EVERY page of the site. The same person will go through a few offers when you have what they want. Its also good with Niche sites, because if you actually have the videos QUICK every week, people will return, comment, share, etc (Even though the site has a lock)

    By locking every page I mean even if hey fill the lock out 1 time, once they go to a new page, reload, etc they will fill it out again, but a different offer.
     
  11. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    i had a chat with onthegoaudio1, he is a nice guy and knows what his talking bout.
     
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  12. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    If it is a Incentive offer, and accepts content lock traffic, it does not matter and is not against TOS.

    Graboid is good as a 2nd or 3rd income source. Content locking and Ad's should be number 1.

    Another thing you can do is Text Links. If your site has alot of content (Reviews, Cast info, ETC.) There are sites that accept Tv/Movie sites. Make sure you split test when adding new things. You may see that you are making Less money because users are clicking on things that are paying you less... Common Sense in IM really but figured id add it anyway ;)
     
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    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    oops wrong thread
     
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    mangobajito Power Member

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    what about hosting and domain onthegoaudio1,
    can i go with any hosting service,
    does any legal problems arrives,
    i will just host the youtube movies
     
  15. mazkod

    mazkod Newbie

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    can you give tips for website that offers pdf download ( car manual)

    mine very low conversion.. 200 clicks - 1 sale.. leadbolt
     
  16. Madruga

    Madruga Senior Member

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    Offshore domain and hosting are a must, right? That's just my only concern :) As for the rest, my creative mind full of twists, can handle =) And thanks for not posting the essential keys xD almost blue prints, that few of us knows :p
     
  17. NikosX

    NikosX Power Member

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    come on! really?
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    and this one is a great post! give many ideas about lots of stuff!
     
  18. Mubashirshafi

    Mubashirshafi Newbie

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    I have a blog on movies... Thinking To DO a blast with it...
     
  19. Nemizr

    Nemizr Regular Member

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    Thanks for the good tips man :). Considering to set up a TV show site..