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Fake reviews... with a twist!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SUPERHIGH, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. SUPERHIGH

    SUPERHIGH Registered Member

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    I don't think this is new, but I'm pretty sure I've seen this done and I thought I would share because it seems like it has a lot of potential :) And no, I haven't done this myself and I don't plan to.

    1. Purchase a domian for your niche, for example "blackhatstuff.com"
    2. Upload a forum script
    3. Post threads to anything in high demand relating to your niche (example: cracked software, etc)
    4. Comment those threads with different accounts asking if files work, respond saying it does (even if it doesnt)
    5. Monetize links
     
  2. gabfire

    gabfire Newbie

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    My only concern with this would be the amount of effort and energy required to create a real looking forum - you'd have to write in different "voices" and have the appropriate amount of fluff to make it look and feel real. What *may* work is having a bunch of sections in the forum locked to "VIP only" with several thousand posts (faking the thread/post count in the DB on vbb isn't too difficult, for example)...and then you focus your efforts on one section of the forum (say, "Reviews"), and that section is publicly visible. If you rope some content writers in to write comments (and have a mixed bag of good and bad writers, not every post should have perfect grammar) you will end up with a section that has high quality posts that you can backdate. I don't think this will be a terribly cheap exercise, though...
     
  3. SUPERHIGH

    SUPERHIGH Registered Member

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    I think you may scare away a lot of visitors with a locked forum. If they think they stumbled upon a gold mine of whatever it is you are posting they will stick around to see how much stuff they can get and click away. I could throw a website like that together in a day. Just my 2 cents though. I think there is a lot of room for people to add on or twist this if they see the potential it has.
     
  4. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    This might work, buts it hard to say. From my experience with forums, you have to have a ton of threads before you start getting any good amounts of traffic.

    I have one forum with 3000 threads and it gets about 150 hits from Google per day.
     
  5. manny2513

    manny2513 Junior Member

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    Well this is very possible but I agree that the amount of work is insane.

    I always wanted a script like Autoforum poster but instead of getting the content from yahoo answers like it does now a script that gets the content from other forums on the same niche maybe same nich differetn launguage and translate to english or something to make it unique.

    If you can build several forums on autopilot like that it should yeld good revenue.