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Whitney Houston Dead (and the .com is already taken)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by schwagoo, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. schwagoo

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    Damnit you guys are fast LOL.


    I have never done this kind of site before (dead celeb) but I just saw the news ticker go across the screen, and I checked. TAKEN

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: WHITNEYHOUSTONDEAD.COM
    Created on: 11-Feb-12
     
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    *NOTE TO SELF* Register domains before celebs die.
     
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    good note haha
     
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    lol ~ BHW at its finest ..
     
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    Go and buy RussellBrandDead, I hear he is having trouble after his split with Katy Perry.
     
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    mmmm, you may have that one on your hands for 50 years
     
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    robingibbsdies.com
    robingibbsdead.com

    Robin Gibb (62) - The Bee Gees co-founder is reportedly on his death bed suffering from liver cancer. And now I feel like an asshole.

    inb4 someone registers it
     
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    How are people able to monetize this? Through an amazon affiliate website? Content locking on tribute songs?

    I don't mean any disrespect towards her, she was a great singer. I just want to know what people plan to do with the domain/site.

    Is it going to be a tribute based website because of fandom or are people going to take advantage of the death? if so, how?
     
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    Wait for the BHW members of god shaming you for profiting off yet another celebrities death.

    I would personally much rather have a domain name like whitneyhoustontribute.com, so fans could flock to leave their condolences.
     
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    I really hope this is not true. Seriously!
     
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    Sad to hear this though... RIP Whitney Houston
     
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    I would assume the only way to monetize it would be Adsense, dead celebs are most likely not against their TOS.
     
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    Not sure about how well adsense would convert, not to mention that dead celebrities aren't usually the most competitive PPC terms. Maybe a related CPA banner would do better? Or even and email subscription list where you promote ringtone offers and that celebs memorabilia. Some people made good money with Steve Jobs death by selling custom shirts/hats/mugs etc that said something like Steve Jobs 1955-2011. Never tried this out so I can't be certain on what works.
     
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    More likely content locking than adsense.
     
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    Google is getting very good at putting news articles on the first two pages for a news related breaking item like this... search it...it's all news sites and article 3-4 hours old....an EMD is going to be a few pages back....I wouldn't waste my time with it...even if I didn't have the moral issues I do with making money on things like this.
     
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    Even if he died in 20 years and you paid a total of $200 "betting" he would be dead by 2032,the internet is going to be vastly different that SEO might be a think of the past in 2032,so it would be really hard to rank it.
     
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    Some people just will do anything for money..
     
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    Beware of the karma mates.
     
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    Even discussing the methods of making a profit from celebrity deaths is really dark blackhat. And due to the strong feelings running high in the other Whitney Houston thread, i am quite surprised this one is still up.
     
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    Get ready for those lawsuits.