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Using Myspace Apps to Make Money

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bhdan, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. bhdan

    bhdan Newbie

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    This is a method that I've been using for close to a year now with great success. I'm really shocked that no one else has posted this method before as it is so obvious and incredibly easy. Just thought I'd share since I've learned a lot in this community.

    Basically these are the steps:
    1. Sign up to the myspace developers program
    2. Create an app
    3. Monetize it with ads or anything you want really
    4. Rinse and repeat

    So after you sign up with the developers program you will create your first app. So what kind of app should you create? Why a game of course! So what type of game should you use? Flash games of course!

    It is important to know that you do not have to be a developer to use this method. Go out to any website and get the embed code for a popular flash game. The more popular the game the more users you will have. Think about what games are popular on xbox and wii and you can usually find a flash equivalent, but even things like solitaire, blackjack, etc. will get you a few thousand users.

    So why MySpace instead of Facebook? If you notice in the MySpace apps directory you will notice a listing for "New Apps". Facebook does not have this listing feature and this is where the majority of your new signups will come from. After your app is approved you will be listed on the main myspace apps homepage for at least 12 hours, usually longer. This will give you HUGE exposure and adds.

    Monetization
    How you monetize is up to you. There are plenty of whitehat and blackhat methods that you can use. You are allowed by myspace to advertise on the canvas pages of the apps. Adsense works well with a little tweeking. By default adsense has trouble getting the content off of the canvas pages but you can use an iframed page with keywords in it to build relevance.

    All the blackhatters will probably be drooling when they think about the potential here. Let's look at some stats. Say you have 10,000 installs on your app (I currently have 4 with at least 10,000 installs, not hard). Now you have a canvas page for that app, but you also have a profile page for that app. So if each of those users gets just 10 profile views per day that is 100,000 daily impressions from one app.

    Although advertising on the profile page is against the rules those who are creative will find a way. It just takes a little outside of the box thinking. I used to CS epn there but got banned because I was stupid. It was before I learned the in's and outs of cloaking. But before I got banned I was doing $1K a day.

    I think that I've covered just about everything here. Thanks are appreciated :)
     
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  2. ricking

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    thanks for the info I'ma completly noob on myspace.
     
  3. bhdan

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    No problem. This is a great way to get some startup money for affiliate marketing as well. You can easily build up a few thousand dollars without spending anything and then move into other areas of affiliate marketing.
     
  4. Shownuff

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    insanely simple bro. right up under our nose.
     
  5. lordgiap

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    Those application is really very hard to develop and get approved by them=(
     
  6. ricking

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    I already got my FB app up and running (coded myself from scratch) not making that much money right now but hopefully soon ... so this thread just opened my eyes to convert and change it to myspace. Extra cash or traffic never hurt anyone right. thanks bhdan
     
  7. player77

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    ive signed up to the developers program and added a super mario flash game i found on a site is it legal to do this? also it still says its pending after 24 hours. is there a limit to how many games you can upload? can i upload 100 a day or will that get my account banned from your experience?
     
  8. oni3350

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    Yes is it possible for you to do a short more detailed description. Im having trouble with the whole sign up proccess. Like with the call back url and things
     
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    MySpace allows you to include Advertising only on your Application Profile Page(s) and Canvas Page(s) in the areas which you control; provided that you may not provide Advertising which in any way implies MySpace endorsement or affiliation with such Advertising.

    I got it figured out, now i gotta wait 72 hours and see if its gets approved!

    I found a random mini clip game and ebmeded it.... it does have mini clip written all over the app, but i saw another app with watermarks from another gaming site so i think this should be pretty cool.
     
  10. Panique

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    Nice information man, going to implement this for sure!
     
  11. lara12

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    This is one good choice to earn money but i believe everyone has their own luck.There are lots of ways to choose from and all we have to do is find what's best for us.
     
  12. rachusrs

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    any ebook on creating and/or installing apps on myspace
     
  13. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    hey man can you show or help how to make this app?
    i mean if i dont have any coding knowledge or money to buy an app
    then there is no way i can have one and profit from him?
     
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    Can someone post for app creation guide maybe??We would be very grateful for that...
     
  15. Kingfresh

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    Its working for someone?
     
  16. oni3350

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    lol did you guys read! YOU DONT NEED KNOWLEDGE IN APPLICATION PROMOTION

    Ok, i have already taken the code from a MiniClip game and placed it on my canvas page in myspace. I am still waiting for the app to get approved. Because my app has mini clip watermarks on it, i am not so sure that it will get approved. However i have seen some other apps with watermarks from other less popular game websites.

    I will continue to update this thread for you guys and let you know my progress. I might leave out the full steps on this post, only because im not sure if my own method at this very moment will get approved. But this is what i have done so far.

    1) Signed up for myspace development (link is down the bottem)
    2) Went over to miniclip.com
    3) Clicked on any random game
    4) At the bottom of the game window there is a tab that says "post to my blog/website"
    5) Go to option 3
    6) Now take a code from one of the games here, and place it inside the canvas section of your myspace app creation
    7) Save the game icon from miniclip and resize it to 16x16 and 36x36 and upload the pic into the two boxes where it says, on the page where you enter your app title and everything

    This is where i will leave it for now, once you publish your app you will have to wait for it to get apporved, this is exactly where i am right now. Once i get it approved, or another app approved from another gaming site i will give you more details including:

    # How to use Dreamweaver or any other html editor to post ads next to your app
    # An even more detailed step by step into how to do everything, i left out some steps in there

    And thats about all i can think of right now, but there should be more.

    Unless bhdan wants to do a full detailed e-book or something?. Sorry to bhdan, im kinda taking over his method and helping others with it.
     
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  17. oni3350

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    ok this is the feedback from Myspace that i got:

    Feedback from MySpace admins: Description - Applications must have an accurate description on the application profile, gallery, and within the application itself, including appropriate icons and application requirements. A description about application functionality/purpose is required. note: age restrictions must be clearly mentioned in the applications description.

    So it seems that they do not give a shit about miniclip.com ect.

    Happy Promoting :)

    I will touch up my description ect. And i should get approved it looks like.
     
  18. digdugg

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    I also signed up and created a game to have posted. Waiting on approval from the admins and I'll report my successes here. Thanks again to bhdan for the method.
     
  19. Mjordan

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    Wow how simple, and yet this is the first post about it I believe.

    Anyone care to explain how to monetize this, such as where/how to put up the ads? Thanks if you do.
     
  20. bhdan

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    Sorry to everyone for kind of abandoning this post and thanks to oni3350 for picking up where I left off. I see a lot of people asking questions and getting rejections because of ads and issues with them. The best thing to do is submit your app for approval with NO ads first. Once you are approved you can go back and add them because you don't have to go through a thorough approval again to submit changes and updates. Hope this helps!
     
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