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This Is Definitely a big Thing Now- What Will be the Next?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by adambaumb, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. adambaumb

    adambaumb Newbie

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    Okay, so ever since BusinessInsider (and viperchill ;b) did a story on viralnova I've seen copycats popping out of nowhere getting hundreds of likes on an incredibly short timeframe..

    Business model is like Upworthy- share feelporn that triggers strong emotions to both share and click on headlines,
    etc: "I Used To Want To Visit Australia Until I saw These 35 Photos. Now I'm Scared to Death.. OMG.",
    "15 Wise Old Dogs Guaranteed to Melt Your Heart. #12 Is Hysterical.",
    "What These Penguins do for Entertainment Is Very Unusual.. I Did NOT See That Coming."
    "They Had To Kill A Random Person For Gang Initiation.. This Is Who They Chose."


    Similar sites from recently

    hellou.com
    lifebuzz.com
    worthytoshare.com

    I don't think it will damage them to out their URLS, as they only drive traffic from Facebook.
    I will admit I even considered to make a copycat in early january, but I would never be able to live a comfortable and operate a site like this at the same time.. (I feel abused and manipulated by their advertising after 90 seconds on their sites. but that's just me)

    After search and social traffic, where do you think the big drivers will be in the future?
     
  2. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well im always curious to know what Viper shares because i know that whatever he posts is gonna be top notch but regarding the below topic i seriously have no idea...
     
  3. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    It would be interesting to know if google will actually continue to pay these type of sites when 100s more will pop up in the future..
     
  4. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Viral is always the big thing that can get overnight success to anyone... What's hard about that is planning and executing it.. Most of the times natural things go viral... No matter how hard you try, you can't force anything to go viral.. In the upcoming years, I think Viral is still one of the best ways to get overnight success.
     
  5. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    Content farms are nothing new, but one thing to note is a lot of the bigger ones are changing layouts and starting to get rid of the "gallery" theme, and focus more on text, not just images (makes ad networks happier).
     
  6. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Sites like that are just a trend, all the time on facebook I'll see people sharing similar posts "omg u wont believe what this teen mom did to get so much fame!... I was shocked!"
     
  7. freakymonday

    freakymonday Junior Member Premium Member

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    Well those sites have a lot of traffic and all the content is copied from biggest news websites, like DM.
     
  8. stocazzo

    stocazzo Newbie

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    Ok, let's do it, but with a significant twist... i think i'll revamp thedailysmarter.com ;-) get ready!