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[Journey] Wordpress Porn blog and Image site scraper

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by naughtynewell, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I came across this website a few weeks ago and have been avidly reading through a lot of your money making threads trying to pick up hints and tips about various ways in which to monetize a pornography blog.

    I am a programmer by trade, and I began this entire journey with the intent of fine-tuning some of my python programming, as well as learning some new things about the language. I began working on a reddit image scraper, and after a week or so of playing, had created a program that would fire every day, and iterate through the various subforums (of my choosing) of reddit and then download and store them one by one on my computer. Once it had scraped these images, it would generate a thumbnail for each, upload the images to an ftp server and then contact my wordpress site through Restful API and create a post for that "album" which could be an album of images that had been scraped from reddit (an imgur album for example,) or a collection of the single images that I had grabbed throughout that days scrape.

    This worked really well - creating a large quantity of albums and loading them onto my wordpress blog almost without me touching it.

    This was the first version of my system, but it came with one catch, I couldn't generate any money off of it. My outgoings were at this point:

    Website Hosting and DNS : $4.95 p/month
    Adwords campaign: $0.50c p/day

    I had created a theme for my wordpress blog which had interstitial ads as well as inter-post ads throughout the blog, which were from both juicyads and plugrush. My income was in the vicinity of 0.002 per day - not very impressive. But it was a starting point.

    I then began to think about what this would be like for a consumer - what I look for when I want to look at porn. And the realisation occurred to me that I would hate to have to go from thumbnails to gallery, then slide across to get to an image that I was interested in. So I began to fine tune my theme, making it easier to get to the large size images, however, I didn't see a noticeable increase in income OR repeat business (I consider that to be a bit important as return customers have obviously enjoyed their stay on the website.)

    Finally, after reading through some further information - I came across the idea of a wordpress blog that posted a new full size image every five minutes all day, every day. And this is what my blog has become now. I found a collection of around a million amateur porn images (it's pretty easy to find if you know where to look,) and created a new program that could upload and post images in 288 blocks (once every five minutes for a day.) And then post up the relevant 288 posts for that day at five minute intervals.

    I have only just perfected this process (if you can call it that,) and have it currently whirring away for the next week without me touching it - and have also put in a few different advertising networks (chaturbate, loadedcash & plugrush) to try and diversify the ads that are on the pages. My eventual goal is to be earning in the vicinity of $XX,XXX p/month, but I am setting a short site goal of offsetting my outgoing with income per month.

    In terms of where I want things to go in the future:

    - Videos
    - Albums
    - Paid Subscription (I already wrote the plugin for this in wordpress, but I want to have a decent community backing before I start)
    - Suggestions (Think stumbleupon, just internally on my website, I haven't done much work in this, but it shouldn't be hard)
    - Comments and Star ratings (This would enable to "top-rated" section etc)

    I'll be starting to post income reports from my three ad networks, my google analytics reports & my google adwords campaign reports from this coming Friday (AEST). If anyone has any questions about my blog, or the various programs that I've written, feel free to comment here and I'll respond when I can. Or if you're interested in having a custom tailored program for your blog written, PM me.

    Cheers,

    David, (NaughtyNewell webmaster)
     
  2. penguin2111

    penguin2111 Registered Member

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    Looking forward to seeing your progress. You seem to actually have a game plan which is nice. Good luck man.
     
  3. rainmaker577

    rainmaker577 Newbie

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    Are you properly anticipating the legal ramifications of this? If it's not original content you risk a sea of legal troubles if the wrong parties find out.
     
  4. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    I filter my content, anything with a watermark already on it is removed, and anything 'professional' looking isn't considered for the membership program. A lot of my scraping comes from the amateur scene - so IP isn't really a factor. But you make a good point.
     
  5. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't call it a game plan, just a rough idea lol. My image library is growing all the time, up to near a million now, which is nice, but I'm not actually blogging them quickly enough to even make a dint... So as not to arouse suspicion with social media, I've made my blog post every 45 minutes.

    There is one thing that is on my mind - I need to get to a point where I'm making enough off of one blog to support the cost of another, so I can cross post & get twice as many posts out as normal. But I can only post so fast without it being obvious I'm a spammer. Tough thing to get right. Social media is everything for this plan, I've got feelers out into Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger & Delicous, without them it sorta falls over a little. But hopefully in the next few days as my post count goes up (I've been following some of the guides on this forum to get things rights) I should start to see a return on the hard work ;).

    Stay tuned, I'll be posting up some images soon (if I'm allowed) of my incomes and stuff.

    David.
     
  6. heiL86

    heiL86 Newbie

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    Hoping you didn't give up, I was looking into doing the same exactly thing. Let me know how it's going :)
     
  7. mschum

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    I know this is an old thread, but any updates? I too have started a few porn blogs and was wondering if you had reached your goal yet.
     
  8. hewwo

    hewwo Newbie

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    Hey pm me I'd be interested in buying a copy of this if you are selling it.

    Thanks :)