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Vube - out of nowhere

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by lancis, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    I try to keep an eye on Alexa top 100 from time to time in order to find trending websites.
    Today noticed that one http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/vube.com

    Check out how they burst from nowhere to number 72 worldwide in just half a year.
    If I understood correctly they are running contests with relatively high prizes, for example that is the latest one http://vube.com/jrand/contest, 1st place gets $15,000.

    Sounds like a healthy approach to me, might be the next youtube.

    FYI
     
  2. waitier

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    They used pop up as a means of driving traffic. The pop ups are targeting asia. I get it every time with those video streaming sites.
     
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    99.9% of their traffic is pop up especially from movie streaming sites. I watch a lot of movies on movie4k.to and a few other sites, and I always see these kind pop ups "like me so i can win 10k dollars"
     
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  4. srinu0812

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    Seems like they are changing the language into visitor's mother tongue. I usually see sites displaying our national language, but Vube gone one step ahead and is showing regional language.
     
  5. lancis

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    The adds are targeted on a contest or specific contestant? E.q. who is paying for the adds in your opinion? Vube or the person who wants to win?
     
  6. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Yeah, noticed that as well. Too bad I dont understand the language of the country i'm in atm. :) Took some time to find out how to change it to English.
     
  7. Herion

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    Most likely the people that want to win. I recall seeing a few popup ads from Vube going to a specific video a few weeks ago.
     
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  8. srinu0812

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    Chrome's auto translate ;)
     
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    They are not out of nowhere.
    It is been years that they are working with pop ups or pop under through almost of all big files sharing sites.
    You can't try to download something because you will see vube running on background, and there are times that they even open their website and hide the windows, you just hear the music they play but can't close it unless you end the task from task manager :D
    Fuckin VUBE I never use it
     
  10. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Thats why I discovered the site via Alexa. :) I dont use Chrome, JS popups are not a problem to silence with Opera.
     
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    ive seen these guys around for a while, but definately stepped it up a notch in the last 3 months
     
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    Their Ad pops up every time i open TPB...
    They always say "Help me win $..."
     
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    A very smart move by them
    The contestants are buying 100 of millions of views every month
    and it costing vube about 10k
     
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    how come when I see a forum for instance in the alexa ranking , when I visit it is dead. I always felt alexa was bs ...