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From Movie niche to country heroes

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by goodbuyer, May 5, 2011.

  1. goodbuyer

    goodbuyer Junior Member

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    Hi I'm from southamerica, here piracy is something common. The use of pirated software, multimedia (music, movies,ebooks) is something people use everyday. Dvd copies of everything are sold on the streets on any corner.

    In this same country, some guys had set up a online movie site, its name is c u e v a n a dot tv and its purpose was to let poeple see online movies but with divx quality.

    They made a firefox plugin so when someone selects a movie and clicks to see it, the movie downloads from megaupload on their server and when its downloded it streams to them, pretty clever? its seems it works that way at least to me. This technique made people go crazy about this site because they could bypass megavideo´s stream limitations by using megaupload on demand but withount having to really make the download (it happens all behind ads).

    The site by means of videos´s quality and movies availability made huge success. The young owners (19 year old) became popular heroes and are being interviewed on magazines like rolling stones and national newspapers. Some companies had even offered them a million dollars to buy their site.

    Don´t think they are seo geniuses or anything else, they made a good product and because poeple here love online movies it spread naturally. I´m pretty sure they used wordpress at first to make the site with no seo. I don´t know how much money they are doing today, but they have adsense and probably some banner for a local company or brand .

    The strange thing is, all the site offers would be somehow illegal on other countries, its ok to say they are blackhat and congratulate them but, here they had become celebrities what is somthing ridiculous.

    Well I hope some of you find this article useful as an example of what can be done with a blackhat mind on a forgiving country.
     
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