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How to monetize a big warez site?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nufaman, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    So... long story short I am about to buy a big warez site. It gets an average of 30,000+ visitors per day. Site has some crappy banners and stuff like that that don't really earn anything, so I am wondering what suggestions would you have to earn nice $$$. Over a million visitors per month must be worth something, but I am not that experienced with underground sites.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. kallen

    kallen Regular Member

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    check out this guys site... He HAS to be making a dam fortune! I still go there once in awhile but it has so dam much popup crap on it its almost unusable!
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    http://www.allyoulike.com 
    I wouldn't go as far as this guy does but he obviously knows what he's doing.

    In addition to what is obvious I'm sure you get cookie stuffed up the wazoo to boot(heven't looked though)
     
  3. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Yeah, those are clixsor ads. Very shady company and most of their ads and popups trigger your antivirus like crazy. Not really worth it
     
  4. hyp959

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    hope this will help you
     
  5. blackninja

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    adbrite too :) , guys can u use godcpa for such sites??
     
  6. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Adbrite sucks, pays pennies for big traffic
     
  7. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    Godcpa - replace the login page with email submit forms framed. & Ofcourse CS :D
     
  8. masterfunkd

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    I don't know about using godcpa for something that long term. Doesn't adbrite have some banners that pay $2 per thousand views? Put one on the top and one on the bottom, that's $4,000 a month.

    Then cookie stuff the hell out of it.

    Occasionally use godcpa (spread out over a ton of networks and offers since they'll all be bad leads. use this sparingly)

    You could also offer a toolbar or something that lets people search your site without being on it. Then bundle it with ppi.

    Then have one pop up per page or couple pages. PPV for some extra income.

    And here's an idea I haven't seen before that you could use. Make an account on all the paid image sharing forums and then put the logo up on each. Then just rotate it so it's the same image but hosted by a different paid image hosting service. Or you could do the same thing but with an image in a sticky thread.

    If you combine all of those then you could be looking at a hefty chunk of change every month. Just make sure you have offshore hosting and cover your tracks.
     
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    There is a nice way to moneytize right there by Masterfunkd.
     
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    First of all, offshore hosting and guard everything. If you have a site of visitors that appreciate what you have, set up a "Donation Page" of high paying submits that won't get shaved. It would be best to do that after you offer them something special (like give away a bunch of 48 hour rapidshare accounts or a link generator site)
     
  11. mistablackhat00

    mistablackhat00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you have the email list of all the members, you could try something along the lines of scaring them with an email about how they're in big trouble for downloading pirated stuff and they have to fill out a CPA offer to stay out of trouble..
     
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    If you warez site has a good reputation, look for donations.
     
  13. heiny

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    Donations like mentioned above.

    OH and...smash them with PPI. Omfg would be an insane cash money machine ;-)
     
  14. mistablackhat00

    mistablackhat00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm interested in knowing how much you are paying for such a site!

    Imagine if you were the owner of Warez-BB!!
     
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    How come doing a whois for 'allyoulike'.. comes registered with godaddy? do they allow w*rez domains? Also is there a way to find out which offshore company host this site? awesome work!


    PS: I see he post his live hotfile links on the site. Is not recommended to protect them with a link protector like .lix in? just curious... :)
     
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  16. muttled

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    I always wondered how warez sites made money, I mean your target audience is there because they don't like to pay for things.

    Have you thought about cobranding a browser toolbar, and using it to help search your site or something?
     
  17. Nickehyz

    Nickehyz Registered Member

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    Try usenext, all the big sites seem to advertise a "TRUSTED FAST SUPERFAST OMG" download then redirect to usenext.
     
  18. Grandslam

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    email submits to unlock content. CPM advertising. cp*a lead dot com?
     
  19. SpamRaider

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    They normally just have banners ads for generic things like poker or porn :) I guess it works for the rest of them
     
  20. doomster

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    am just curious to know , how much did u pay for this site ?