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How profitable are clickbaity news sites?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Trumpstump, May 24, 2016.

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  1. Trumpstump

    Trumpstump Registered Member

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    Greetings, after coming across this thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ge...tles-that-tricked-thousands-of-people.845839/ and watching this video: I began to wonder how profitable clickbaity news sites are. Surely we see them everywhere.

    Starting from TMZ on Youtube and many other smaller clickbaity sites/pages on facebook. I imagine the only way to monetize these sites is ad-revenue and maybe occasional promotions on your "news" sites.

    I believe that the best way to drive traffic to your website would be to perhaps spam Facebook pages with your articles? Perhaps see what's trending on Facebook and then quickly compose a short story about it, think of a clickbaity title and see the traffic coming? I know that people on Facebook tend to click that clickbaity shit, as mentioned in the video, your mind isn't functioning rationally when scrolling through clickbait, it's more of a "trance" state, you don't even remember what you read the next day.

    (Talking bout facebook clicks, I ran my first and rather unsuccessful Teespring campaign couple months ago and marketed my shitty t-shirts through degenerate alcohol-culture facebook pages, managed to sell 1 shirt, that's nothing, but it still says that people on facebook not only tend to click links, but they also are ready to invest their money)

    Question is, how profitable would it be? How many people would have to go through your page daily so that you could generate proper revenue and I think it's safe to say that clickbaity news niche is overly saturated.

    One more question. Let's say we would run a website and put some Google Ad's on it. Does website traffic convert better than Youtube traffic (obviously this is a very noobie question, I only have experience on youtube and I know that traffic conversion is horrible there)

    I am very open to discussions. Also, maybe anyone out here has any experiences regarding this "niche"

    Cheers!
     
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