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Just a thought. Maybe it could work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lpsierra, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    I know that there's a bunch of us here that rely heavily on ads. What's one of our biggest enemies? AdBlock.

    This may seem like a stupid idea but I just feel like sharing it.
    Anyways here it is.

    We will create tons of articles with the same idea. In that article, we can say a bunch of bullshit about AdBlock and how it sucks. For example, we can add some fake statistics on how much it actually slows down your computer, ruins your internet speeds, makes you prone to viruses due to its third party nature, actually captures personal data from blocked ads' cookies, etc... Even say how advertisers will find more sneakier ways to bypass adblock making it useless and harmful to users in the future. It doesn't have to be real. Just make it sound ultra realistic. (all the the things I've said are bullshit btw lol)
    Then with those articles, we use blackhat methods to spread them and make them viral and because there's a bunch of us, this can get viral pretty fast. What are the results? People disabling adblock and further discouraging potential future adblock users.

    tl;dr
    1. create bullshit but believable article on how adblock is actually bad
    2. blackhat methods to make those articles viral and spread them all over
    3. people start disabling adblock + less people will want to try it
    4. ?????
    5. profit. literally

    Realistically, if this works, it's effect would probably last a month at best as tech sites will counter the bullshit statements we make.
    It's probably stupid but what do you guys think?
     
  2. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    bump!
     
  3. Pow-Pa-Plow

    Pow-Pa-Plow Registered Member

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    Yeah sure, let us know once you've written all the articles!
     
  4. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    The amount of time and money you'd put in would be much more than the profit you'd make.

    Drive more traffic to your sites and you'll be fine even with Adblock. Just keep increasing the targeted traffic and you won't need to worry about the few people that don't click on your ads.
     
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  5. back2form

    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agree on this.. @OP, follow what KELLOGGS suggested :)

     
  6. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    I dont know how adblock works but how do they identify ads and what are it looking for? A 250x250px banner dosent have to be an ad..
     
  7. TheCobra

    TheCobra Newbie

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    I don't think it's a great idea. A word on ads anyways, I have a couple of ads on my site and they don't really convert very well, I get much more conversions off well written content and links contained within the content than ad banners. People are getting a lot more choosy and just pretty much seem to ignore ads on my site at least.
     
  8. Majinn

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    Actually positive reputation is being made everyday and there is no counter attacking negative reputation. People already know that they are using their own private computers and they just don't want to see the ads. Most of them don't know that website owners miss out on earnings from them, but that's just one thing.. There is no shame for private computer users, sadly.