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Exploiting Warez sites to get traffic for music band sites...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ulijonroth, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    Hello there,

    In this post I will explain you to get some traffic and fans for a music band website and Facebook page.

    Let me tell you the story. I have been running my own company for more than 6 years, and started IM a few months ago. I am making a little right now with only one website ($30 - $40 per day) and pracitising some Black Hat methods on my test sites.

    A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who owns a music studio introduced me to a local rock music band. They needed a website, and they wanted fans as every music band. I have built their website on Wordpress, made the regular white hat on site SEO work and started some backlink building.

    As they needed traffic to their websites to promote their new demo recording we discussed the ways to get more traffic to their website and then I decided to go some black hat.

    As everyone knows people are looking for the MP3 downloads everywhere and they love downloading these materials. So I got the band's demo recording with their cover made and directly entered some well known warez sites.

    The band was brand new and they had no contracts with any type of promoter or publisher so I was free to distribute the copies. And I simply put the files on those warez sites.

    After a week the demo recording was downloaded more than 300 times, and the site made a leap in traffic as 200 unique visitors per day.

    The following week many leechers and uploaders took the file and uploaded them to many places. The band's name was on every warez site I knew and after a month we have reached 1000+ unique visitors per day.

    The trick was on uploading the incomplete file. The demo recordings had 9 songs but the fifth one was missing on the uploaded file. So many downloader went straight into the website of the band to listen or download the missing song. Of course we shared that file on MySpace, and at the end of the last month th group managed to get more than 1000 unique visitors per day, more than 2k fans on Facebook and 5k fans on MySpace.

    I do not know if it was used anywhere before but this worked like a charm for me. Of course you can twist this method for your own niche but getting this traffic with only 4 hours of work is good enough I think.
     
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  2. Rastar

    Rastar Registered Member

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    Wow that is a great idea-thanks a lot! Would you mind PMing me the sites you used?
     
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    twosteppin Newbie

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    Great idea! Could you also PM the sites, as I would like to try this for my music. Thanks
     
  4. vitomelon

    vitomelon Junior Member

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    Depends on the popularity of the band, though. It could get reposted over and over, but if nobody actually listens to it, it's worthless.

    I've done something similar with torrents. Did you happen to use a warez autoposter by chance?
     
  5. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    Thank you. Unfortunately I do not share any of my works here, but I started uploading the files to Mediafire and sharing them on warez-bb. I preferred Mediafire because I wanted people to download easily without waiting. But you can use Hotfile and others to get some money also.
    The point is getting popularity. And these warez sharing gave the band some popularity. The quality is important, I agree on that but even if the recordings lack quality there will be some people downloading and looking for the missing song, that's the point.

    In addition, I forgot to mention one important thing. You will (certainly) have to bump the post in that warez forum for a time. In my case band members opened accounts on the forum and bumped the post.
     
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    The idea of uploading incomplete file to gain popularity and create a fan base is really good man! I know people who do this to earn traffic and money, but your twist is nice..
     
  7. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    Thank you. I know that this formula was used by many uploaders as uploading free demo files as new popular bands' recordings but I did not target money, I targeted traffic. So if you are targetting getting money from downloads there is no need to use the "missing file" twist.
     
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    Well thought :) You could also upload the videos to Youtube with many accounts maybe once or twice a week And buy some services for comments and ratings. Since you have the copyright theyll stay there and you get more exposure right after uploading them.
     
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    Ya good idea bro. YouTube is a good place to start to promote bands/music albums. You can build a HUGE fan page in a short period of time if the Video goes VIRAL!
     
  10. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    Great addition to the idea. I have made a twist on the Youtube idea last week. As the band is making a small budget video clip I have uploaded the clip to the band's Youtube channel and sent the press release details to all music news websites. Not all of them approved but we have managed to get our news story at some very high traffic websites.
    We have got hundreds of views for the video last week and the graph is going up very fast.