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How effective are social content lockers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Hi there,

    I was just wondering what you guys think about social content lockers and how effective they are. My site is getting about 100 unique visitors per day for a free download and noticing a small chunk of the traffic is starting to come from Facebook so some people must be sharing already. But what if I put a social content locker? How much would that help or how effective would it be potentially?
     
  2. erminc

    erminc Junior Member

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    It could make a difference. I would not mind give it social like, tweet or share in order to get the free download.

    However everytime I see a social locker I switch from my normal acount to a fake account. So likes, tweets and shares from a fake account has no value at all in my opinion.

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  3. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I know that it probably won't help if someone posts it to a fake account but I'm assuming there are a lot of people out there that don't have a fake account handy and would actually share.

    I used to have a file locker (PPD) on there instead and was getting maybe 1-4 people a day filling out the surveys. Not bad because I usually get between $1.50 - $8 per day. But trying to get a bit more and get people sharing.. so wondering if I would have better luck with trying out a social locker instead.
     
  4. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Yes, a social locker will do you good. I recommend allowing the visitor to exit out of the popup though. Most peoples brains will see the Facebook like button before they see the 'x'. Even if they click on the 'x', you still have the chance to make a profit. It's a win-win! Good luck brother.
     
  5. erminc

    erminc Junior Member

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    Yeah the reason for that is simply I do not want to spamm my wall and my friends and family with updates about freebies. For that I switch to my fake account. But yeah there are people who actually share it with their own account.

    Just test it and if you get allot of fake accounts I would switch to kind of email locker. I tend to fill every time my own email adress to get acces to freebies.

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  6. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Erminc, that's you. 98% of people don't have an alternate account for stuff like that. Just threw a random percentage out there, but it seems like an accurate statistic, so we'll just keep it.