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Monetizing a site based on a national breaking news celeb scandal

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shezboy, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. shezboy

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    Hi guys, I'm looking for some suggestions on how to best monetize a site that is based on a national news story that is about to break. It's a huge story, very controversial and a scandal concerning a number of high profile celebs.

    The story will have a lot of attention for about 4 weeks initially which will then die down before it all comes back up again as the story/scandal concludes.

    How would you monetize this site? Open to all suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Shez
     
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    How many posts about it are we talking about?
     
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    You have misread the pending scenario where the tardy UK press are speculating that a top Tory aide to Margaret Thatcher is to be outed as a sex pedophile and at the same time a number of celebs are going to be outed as sexual abusers...

    The whole story is a fall out to the Jimmy Savile - Gary Glitter - Freddie Starr accusations of sexual abuse with young girls

    The whole story is a non event published at a time when they was a dearth of low life stories - so the press went with Savile et al

    Nobody will get rich trying to monetize this waste of time news!
     
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    That's not the actual story that I have in mind but I appreciate your thoughts and point of view regarding the subject that you mentioned.
     
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    About a dozen posts in total really. Some being the background of the person(s) involved with a couple of pages to the story as it develops and unfolds in the wider press as they catch up with things. Depending on how the rest of the press react to what they find out the site will get more posts which will react to what the rest of the press is saying.
     
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    With regards to the Tory aide etc, that's old news to me and is expected etc. However, there are further shocks that one day will be revealed that involves a similar pedo sex scandal but that one leads directly to a leading member within the Blair government.

    The actual details of that won't be released for another 100 years as they were sealed under the official secrets act. Not many documents are sealed under the 100 year term but in this case the PM at the time (Blair) and the Home Secretary (Straw) signed the documents to the 100 year term.

    This is some very serious stuff for it to be kept as classified for 100 years. However, the FBI/CIA knows the details of these documents and Bush used them as leverage when getting Blair to agree to military action with the USA when invading.

    One day the details of this will come out but for now those documents are under a 100 years term of classified. But I digress......