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why major movie sites using search bar as home page?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by DarkGold, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. DarkGold

    DarkGold Newbie

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    Hello All,

    I have been wondering about many websites using search bar as their home page like google. Why they are not using main home page and instead using search engine like home page? What is the benefit of using search engine home page for a movie site? Can anyone explain please?

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  2. Avivv

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    Google won't deindex a page (on DMCA request) if that particular page doesn't have any copyrighted content. So by doing that they save their domains from getting deindexed. (the same technique is used by thepiratebay and their main domain is still on google).

    You should investigate about DMCA if you're into movie sites. It helps.
     
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  3. DarkGold

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    Yes got it thanks, So this is all about deindex issue. Still I can see many sites using search engine for their home page migrate site from www to www1, www2, 3 so on. if their home page is search engine and not getting removed from google then why they need to migrate to www1 www2 and other subdomains ?
     
  4. hippo123

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    Really interesting, I didn't think about it this way. Was scratching my head on why their homepage is always a search bar, now I know.
     
  5. DarkGold

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    haha yeah it is kinda interesting concept but no one knows how exactly it works for a movie sites :) still wondering
     
  6. Avivv

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    That's said by google, Not my theory. - torrentfreak.com/google-categorically-refuses-to-remove-the-pirate-bays-homepage-180729/

    These little twist you create after reading "methods", makes sites stand out from others.
     
  7. Avivv

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    For example - www[dot]moviesite.com is in index, but www[dot]moviesite.com/movie-name-date is deindexed (and other pages gets deindex regularly) so moving from www->www1 301 redirect will send all link juice to new URL and it's cheaper than changing the domains.
    And all brand mentions will keep main domain on same SERP -> no need to loose some link juice with every 301.

    So it's not just about DMCA, SEO is a reason too.
    Anything else?
     
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  8. DarkGold

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    That's all brother. So that's how the big players survive in market. that is excellent knowledge. Cheers for the info.
     
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    I like it when movie streaming sites have a search bar as their home page. Obviously, it makes it easy to find the thing I wanted to see. However, as far as content streaming sites are concerned, I also appreciate having suggested content or at least genres available on the front page as well. But these are just my opinions as a consumer.
     
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    Thanks for this knowledge . . . im enlightened :D