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How do these guys make money?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nutserious, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. nutserious

    nutserious Power Member

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    I've seen many ads which have a nice big button saying "Click Here Now", "Download Now". Almost all these ads are within Adsense block.

    How do they monetize these worthless traffic when the user is being forced to click and not by interest? The website owners makes the money will the advertisers loses.

    Look at this ad :

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    Oukast Senior Member

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    Are you really trying to say that people are forced to click on something just because it says "Click Here"?
     
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    But, but it's free
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Either they don't make money or your premise of flawed.
     
  5. Samuel007

    Samuel007 Junior Member

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    May be because its free, or there is some or the other freebie or something else...
    A person or a fresher who requires a Job will surely check out this free training,
    And it it is something useful he might pay them as well...
    So it seems to be perfect....
     
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    Lots of these Ads lead to "free downloads" where they use a .exe installer to give you the "free" item and also installs spamware. The site owner is being paid per install.
     
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    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    How does the advertiser lose?
    How are people being forced to click the advert?
    Why is the traffic worthless?
     
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    twilightofidols Power Member

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    There's a million ways you could monetize something like that. Sign them up for a free course, and then offer a paid premium course once you've got them hooked.
     
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    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    I have seen sites like this before, they show you how to write your C.V, cover letters etc but they have a service where they charge $30 to write a professional C.V for you.
     
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    S1lv3rdo7 Regular Member

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    Kind of like a forum that shows you how to make money online, but charges you for content.

    Or a Internet marketing site that charges you for programs that "make you money"

    It's selling pickaxes to the people going gold digging. It's what the internet is all about.
     
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    Freemium offers.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    So many assumptions, so little time...
     
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    cwscontentwriter Power Member

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    well OP,

    the BIG BUTTON with click me now or download now options are generally put on landing pages, these buttons would take you to another page where you need to fill up your info and these in turn would be a lead for the company, leads can be used by that company to sell their product or that company can sale the leads to some other company. as of the download button goes, it would let you download some file basically .exe files which are kept there since the website company got paid by the installer company for doing so.

    Now - do note that no one is forced to click, the work of a landing page is to make you click, a landing page is cleverly designed to produce interest on the viewer and then click on the button - hence it totally depends on the viewer whether he or she wants to click the button or not.
     
  14. nutserious

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    I understand now guy.. thanks a bunch! I say being forced to click because the ad itself has a freaking "Click Here" button. Isn't it Adsense policy for users not to be forced to click? Its like a website saying, Please click on the ads to continue.

    I guess that policy only applies to website owner, not the advertiser.