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Do I dare to share?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I had this crazy idea

    You know those YouTube videos with 100,000+ views? Can't you contact the person who upload it and be like, "Put my site somewhere on the side of the video and I'll pay you $25 at the start, and by the end of day 7, I will pay you another $25" is that possible?
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    People do that all the time... Its not very profitable as youtube users are ad-blind.
     
  3. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Really huh?

    So if you spit out $50 to the guy, you won't make profit at the end of day 7? Not even traffic?
     
  4. syngenetic

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    Why wouldn't they set up their own campaign and earn $$$ all to them self?
     
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    I doubt you would make $50 ... and if you did come out with a net, it wouldnt really be worth while (unless your just trying to make a couple dollars)
     
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    Actually read of that very thing happening with the new Twilight saga trailer. He convined the guy with the most views (for twilight saga trailers) to put a link to his site in the YT annotations. According to him, it was profitable, but I've not done it myself.
     
  7. SpellZ

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    Okay, then what about JUST traffic? If you aren't interested in sales but JUST traffic, does that work?

    I saw this great 'style of ad' I guess, if that is what you want to call it (Sorry, Im not very YouTube savvy as far as ads go)

    Check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvpctgU_s8&feature=fvst

    See in the middle? It just has this.. rectangle around it, but when you put your mouse over it, it lights up and becomes a link? (hard to explain, hope you get it). So can't you ask the person to do it, but make it full screen, so when the person clicks on the screen.. anywhere really, it will activate the link and go to my site?
     
  8. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Thats called an annotation, and you cant link to sites outside of youtube ( im pretty sure )...

    Try it out...

    Never believe what people say unless you test it for yourself... Imagine how many successful businesses would not be here if they stopped when somebody said it was a stupid idea...
     
  9. SpellZ

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    LOL! They're fucking smart huh? Yeah, i'll give it a try. But I think you're right.
     
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    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Yeah, balls.

    Only YOUTUBE links are allowed in the annotations
     
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    oh my gosh..what kind of share is this..thought this post would give me a surprise.
     
  12. dsnking

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    but it is good to share some experiences now and then i suppose.
     
  13. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Here is what can happen...


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    Not giving an actual CLICKABLE link, but just writing your link up and hope someone will copy/paste it... But thats f?cking gay! I doubt anyone will go through so much trouble to do all of that..

    P.S. Who ever tried running the youtube video lol :p Its just a pic