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Your opinion about the way to use an official movie DN

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DragonFury, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. DragonFury

    DragonFury Junior Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I need your input for a property I bought (GoDaddy Auction).

    I bought a domain name which was the official DN of a movie that has still a small community of fans. The domain name was deindexed at the time of the auction.

    I rebuilt the website with a large part of the original content but with a modern wordpress template. I submitted it to Google to be reindexed and it works within 3 weeks.

    The current metrics of the domain:

    Domain Name: XXXXXXmovie.com
    Age Domain: 5 years and a half
    Traffic: 600 views/month
    Domain Authority: 41
    Home Page Authority : 49
    Referring Domains: 455
    Backlinks from Forbes.com, Usc.edu, Gizmodo.com, Businessinsider.com, Nbcnewyork.com etc.
    Social Shares: +8,000
    Spam Score (Open Site Explorer): 0

    I bought the domain because I liked the movie. As I spent around $300-$400 including the auction price, the registrar and the hosting, I would like to find a way to earn money to just cover the expenses.

    My idea is to create a supporter page for donation. Done a couple of months ago and currently:
    Links Page Authority: 29
    Links Page Trust Flow: 22
    Links Page mozRank: 4.50
    Indexed by Google: YES
    Indexed by Yahoo: YES
    Indexed by Bing: YES

    I am considering a do-follow link with a short description for any donator. Max 40 slots.

    My questions:
    - In 2017, does this type of offer still valuable?
    - If yes, what can be the value of a such offer?
    - Shall I simply use this website as a PBN for 1 to 3 money sites?

    Thx in advance for any advice.
     
  2. dub28

    dub28 Regular Member

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    Why u don't open a store to buy products about the movie? T-shirt, DVD, etc. with amazon affiliate or u dropship with aliexpress.
     
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  3. DragonFury

    DragonFury Junior Member

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    Good idea @dub28

    My fear: the official Facebook page (with still the link to my website) has 55,000 fans and one of the actress is still active on this Facebook page (June 22, 2017 for the last post). I don't know if I can make money with products related to the movie...
     
  4. DragonFury

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    I found a RedBubble account with a seller providing T-shirts with images from this movie... I am not sure he can do it... or I can do it too...
     
  5. dub28

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    If you're affraid, you can only work with amazon aff. So it's not your problem if the product is legit or not. Or just go in an offshore hosting.

    But ofc the domain name still belong to the compagny. If you have for exemple harrypottermovie.com Warner Bros can sue you and win.

    You already invest $400 so I say fuck and go for it. Try to make the more monney you can.
     
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    OP try to offer your domain to top streaming site owner, if it clean. May be you get $$$.
     
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  7. DragonFury

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    @dub28 I know I can be sued even if the production company if a small one. I do low profile by making the website as a fan initiative, no advertisement. That is why I was thinking about a supporter page. Yes I can think about your suggestion.

    @Nut-Nights To rent or to sell?
     
  8. dub28

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    With only a support page, 200 visitors/m and a $400 investissement, you'll never see your monney back. Or you need to grow you community and build a forum and I hope your movie is for 25-49y (CC).
     
  9. DragonFury

    DragonFury Junior Member

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    @dub28 I know. My goal is not to leverage the natural traffic but to target website owners looking for a DoF backlink. My initial question was to know if in 2017 someone can still be interested in paying $10 for instance for a backlink in a DA41 / PA29 page? That is why I thinked about 40 slots at $10 for covering my investment of $400.

    I did a test three months ago. I used the homepage with a lot of contents to insert an external link to a all new adsense site. All the power of the metrics from the HP. The adsense site is reaching some interesting positions for related keywords, and I earned $60 for now. Not a lot but I have to start by something.
     
  10. dub28

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    Yes ppl do that, but it's black hat. Make ppl pay to be your partner can penalize your site. I did that back in 2010- 2012 and Google killed my PR (when it's a thing).

    So if you do that you need to be clear on the page it's advertising. Why u just don't sell ads space ? Many fan sites have ads space.
     
  11. DragonFury

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    That is why I appreciate any advice ;) I note all the suggestions and I will advise which one can be the good fit
     
  12. dub28

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    Ok, so for me it's :

    - Try to grow your community :
    - with news and a forum (a tiny one don't make 50 categories when it's feel empty nobody will participate)
    - Instagram + Fb fan page + twitter​
    - Monetize the visitors by :
    - Ads
    - Amazon aff in your news (when you talk about the dvd, or t-shirts example : 10 awesome tees about 'YOUR MOVIE') or a dropshipping shop if amazon refuse you.
    - Instagram, Fb fan page + twitter to share your aff links
     
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  13. DragonFury

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    @dub28 A lot of interesting ideas. I already link back the official Twitter and Facebook account, still active. But Amazon Affiliates on goodies, dvd... maybe.