Funny, Weird,Engaging,Cute content get's natural links,fb shares and tweets.

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If you want to create a website that will attract visitors and natural links in the shortest amount of time possible it better be funny, weird, cute or engaging.

Come up with a unique or clever name and concept. When it comes to social I would say your site better have custom/unique pictures, videos and written content in the order. Or you could just focus on video or Pictures, content almost always comes last, written content anyway.


Here is a great idea for a site, and nobody is doing it right now. "Cross over battles".

Ex:
Superman Vs Hulk





Or

Batman Vs Wolverine



Gamers, comic book geeks and movie goers a like would love a site with nothing but this kind of stuff. It would be incredibly easy to market on social sites, and money can be made from Adsense or Amazon.

You could have all kinds of vs battles, Serial killer Dexter Morgan Vs Hannibal Lector, Battle of the gods, Odin Vs Zeus etc.


I would love to make a site like that, but I'm invested in something totally different right now, Plus if I made it, I know I would love it to death, so it would have to be done right. No crappy theme, no copied images, custom everything, and that takes a lot of money.

Anyway this is my idea for a site that would receive a ton of direct traffic, natural links from Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and niche forums, oh and niche blogs, high pr ones at that.

I ran this idea by a few employees at Gamestop during my last visit and they went crazy, customers started joining in and giving suggestions also lol. Whoever makes something like this will be a millionaire.


Btw yes I'm a big kid, video games, and cartoons are a big part of my life so what .
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    This definitely works but the problem is how do you monetize that traffic? Just because somebody finds your post funny doesn't mean that they will buy from you.
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    • Profile picture of the author nest28
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      This definitely works but the problem is how do you monetize that traffic? Just because somebody finds your post funny doesn't mean that they will buy from you.
      Well in this case suppose somebody visits the site and sees a bunch of comments on the battle between Dexter Dexter Morgan and Hannibal LecterHannibal Lecter . You can actually link to their movies and tv shows on Amazon.

      The audience for this type of site would most likely be ages 12 to 35, comic book geeks, tv show fans, movie buffs etc. Each fan base can be marketed to individually. Gamefly for gamers, Netflix for movie buffs and Adsense for comic book guys.

      There are a bunch of ways to make money other than the ones I listed, get enough traffic and you can sale advertising space. Believe me if done correctly this site would be a goldmine.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Funny, Weird,Engaging,Cute content get's natural links,fb shares and tweets.
    ...also, useful, free, & controversy generates traffic/sharing.

    Controversy example, If I started a new forum thread right now saying how keyword stuffing meta keyword tags ranked a page #1 for the keyword auto insurance, everyone & their brother would be doing a Google search for the keyword auto insurance & then go back to the forum thread & argue about the page not ranking because of meta keywords.

    That's called stirring the pot to generate traffic.

    Anything outrageous will get peoples attention, like the TV folks claiming how they make millions of dollars doing xyz, where in reality the money is made from the infomercial sales, lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Anything outrageous will get peoples attention, like the TV folks claiming how they make millions of dollars doing xyz, where in reality the money is made from the infomercial sales, lol.
      Make millions selling an ebook about making millions selling an ebook :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by Doug Pretorius View Post

        Make millions selling an ebook about making millions selling an ebook :rolleyes:
        That's the way a lot of people make their money, even offline, BS & hype is big money.

        Go buy a new car, I guarantee no matter which car lot you go to will have the best car money can buy, they'll even take your old car as a trade in for $500 off the overpriced new car (then turn around & sell the used car for $5,000, lol).
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis09
    Originally Posted by nest28 View Post


    Gamers, comic book geeks and movie goers a like would love a site with nothing but this kind of stuff. It would be incredibly easy to market on social sites, and money can be made from Adsense or Amazon.

    I would love to make a site like that, but I'm invested in something totally different right now, Plus if I made it, I know I would love it to death, so it would have to be done right.

    Whoever makes something like this will be a millionaire.
    Awesome videos, but you sound confused. You won't do it because you would love it??? I have to be missing something here...
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by dennis09 View Post

      Awesome videos, but you sound confused. You won't do it because you would love it??? I have to be missing something here...
      He said somewhere that it would be too expensive as he wants to do it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    The controversy about meta keyword stuffing will only cease to amaze me when I stop earning the couple of thousand Pounds £ from it that I have done every month since 2010.

    Good job stirring the pot yukon
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis09
    Nest it seems like you've found a passion that may be worth pursuing. You have all of the right ingredients to make something big and pursue it long term. I say create a roadmap and go after it if you're sure about the market.

    You can begin now by targeting niche traffic through social media. Build up a following by sharing interesting stuff your audience would like. Because of the content I can see this working REALLY well on Tumblr. This is what i do (inspiration niche):

    -Create a few niche related tumblrs.
    -Search for your niche tags and begin adding posts to your que.
    -Every day, log in and follow 200 users(there's a really easy way to do this). For every 200 that you add roughly 30% will follow back, you'll also get more followers from people visiting your pages and rebloging your stuff. You can add your facebook url to the source which will send the traffic from tumblr to your facebook page so you can gain a following there as well. This has creates a huge snowball effect.

    Once you've got the traffic, get on the monetization. Reinvest the money into a decent artist/illustrator and keep expanding.

    I know this may sound a bit cliche, but where there's a will there's a way.

    p.s. Add me on skype and I can send you the training video I created if you want to outsource it.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMdeaming
      Originally Posted by dennis09 View Post

      Nest it seems like you've found a passion that may be worth pursuing. You have all of the right ingredients to make something big and pursue it long term. I say create a roadmap and go after it if you're sure about the market.

      You can begin now by targeting niche traffic through social media. Build up a following by sharing interesting stuff your audience would like. Because of the content I can see this working REALLY well on Tumblr. This is what i do (inspiration niche):

      -Create a few niche related tumblrs.
      -Search for your niche tags and begin adding posts to your que.
      -Every day, log in and follow 200 users(there's a really easy way to do this). For every 200 that you add roughly 30% will follow back, you'll also get more followers from people visiting your pages and rebloging your stuff. You can add your facebook url to the source which will send the traffic from tumblr to your facebook page so you can gain a following there as well. This has creates a huge snowball effect.

      Once you've got the traffic, get on the monetization. Reinvest the money into a decent artist/illustrator and keep expanding.

      I know this may sound a bit cliche, but where there's a will there's a way.

      p.s. Add me on skype and I can send you the training video I created if you want to outsource it.
      Agreed. There's ALWAYS a way. It sounds like you've (nest) got every excuse you need to NOT follow your passion. Oh well, I guess somebody else will.

      Not saying what you're currently working on is a bad idea, but I hope you're as passionate about that as your dream you just gave up on.
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      • Profile picture of the author nest28
        Originally Posted by IMdeaming View Post

        Agreed. There's ALWAYS a way. It sounds like you've (nest) got every excuse you need to NOT follow your passion. Oh well, I guess somebody else will.

        Not saying what you're currently working on is a bad idea, but I hope you're as passionate about that as your dream you just gave up on.
        I haven't given up on this idea, but I'm currently invested in another idea that I am equally as passionate about. This just isn't the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    It definitely could work, but what would you promote on the backend? Adsense/Amazon? I'm thinking some sort of blog, or Kickstarter, or physical merch store.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

      It definitely could work, but what would you promote on the backend? Adsense/Amazon? I'm thinking some sort of blog, or Kickstarter, or physical merch store.
      Kickstarter is an illusion, the reason they show so many successful people is, they dump/delete all the failures (seriously). No doubt some folks are making good money on Kickstarter but I'm sure it's only a small percentage of the submissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kayster13
    Engaging and funny is good. But you also must be in a niche in which people have a "want" if you plan to monetize the website. Here is my example. The "want" is very evident in weight loss, because people "want" to loose weight. Then being engaging and funny can work well to getting sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by Kayster13 View Post

      Engaging and funny is good. But you also must be in a niche in which people have a "want" if you plan to monetize the website. Here is my example. The "want" is very evident in weight loss, because people "want" to loose weight. Then being engaging and funny can work well to getting sales.
      There is a market for ancient comic books, perhaps he could setup a marketplace for that. Remains a bit of a small market, unless you become THE authority on the topic.
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      • Profile picture of the author nest28
        Originally Posted by dennis09 View Post

        Nest it seems like you've found a passion that may be worth pursuing. You have all of the right ingredients to make something big and pursue it long term. I say create a roadmap and go after it if you're sure about the market.

        You can begin now by targeting niche traffic through social media. Build up a following by sharing interesting stuff your audience would like. Because of the content I can see this working REALLY well on Tumblr. This is what i do (inspiration niche):

        -Create a few niche related tumblrs.
        -Search for your niche tags and begin adding posts to your que.
        -Every day, log in and follow 200 users(there's a really easy way to do this). For every 200 that you add roughly 30% will follow back, you'll also get more followers from people visiting your pages and rebloging your stuff. You can add your facebook url to the source which will send the traffic from tumblr to your facebook page so you can gain a following there as well. This has creates a huge snowball effect.

        Once you've got the traffic, get on the monetization. Reinvest the money into a decent artist/illustrator and keep expanding.

        I know this may sound a bit cliche, but where there's a will there's a way.

        p.s. Add me on skype and I can send you the training video I created if you want to outsource it.
        Thanks but I'm totally invested in another project at the moment. I appreciate the offer though.
        Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

        It definitely could work, but what would you promote on the backend? Adsense/Amazon? I'm thinking some sort of blog, or Kickstarter, or physical merch store.
        No need for a back end, the site itself would make huge amounts of money using the methods I listed above.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicWorld
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    Awesome video but it is just too hard to create such videos..
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by MagicWorld View Post

      Awesome video but it is just too hard to create such videos..
      Same thing that I'm thinking, creating such video's can cost fortunes, not to mention the copyright issue's I suppose.
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      • Profile picture of the author nest28
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        Same thing that I'm thinking, creating such video's can cost fortunes, not to mention the copyright issue's I suppose.
        You got that right, I look into animation cost briefly and the estimates were in the 5 figure range for just 1 minute of animation. It would probably be more cost effective to create live videos like this one:


        It would be much cheaper to hire a couple of aspiring actors, rent a location for a couple days and get a camera man and sound guy. Later hire someone to insert the special effects.

        How much do you think the above video cost?

        I'm guessing 10,000 or less.

        Oh and most of these videos will most likely get millions of views on youtube, which means Adsense earnings.

        So if you invest 10,000 you may make that back just from Adsense views on youtube, in addition if you have crossoverbattles.com you can make more money there and link to the site from youtube.

        It would be easy to take polls on Facebook and ask who they think will win.


        As far as the copy rights go, I'm not sure if this qualifies as a parody if it does than copyright infringement may not be a issue.

        Some one took a popular video game (super mario bros.) and made a very interesting short movie, it currently in two parts and I'm eagerly awaiting part 3. If all else fails you can at least make your money back with Adsense.











        As I said before I'm working on another project, I don't have anytime to look into these matters any further at the present time, but if nobody else
        creates a site like this by the time I'm done working on my current project I'll do it myself. But this is not some Amazon review site or 5 page EMD.


        This is what the senior members mean when they say create a "REAL SITE". Some may say I have a passion for this, and I do. But now is just not the time. One of my biggest flaws in the past was jumping from idea to idea, the problem with that is you never finish what you started.

        I can't work on this until I finish what I started with my current project and that won't be anytime soon.



        Edit: I'm not worried about sharing my idea only to have it stolen for a number of reasons. The biggest is people here like to read, read, and read some more without actually doing anything, another is I already know what I would want it to look like, a knockoff wouldn't beat me.


        I have 10 other ideas that are equally as good as this one so even if somebody beats me to this I have others. But like I said, it's best to stick to just one idea at a time. I recently got my commercial activity licence and created a LLC, made business bank account and create a website that will combine online and offline marketing to help small businesses. That's why you don't see me here, I been so busy I haven't had time to post.
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  • Profile picture of the author nest28
    My son showed me this video a couple days ago and he loved it for simple fact that you have to make choices, there may be other vids like this on youtube but this is the first time I come across a interactive video.



    Skip to the end if you like because that's where it get's interesting. The main character lives or dies based on which option you choose, I thought that was really cool and it get's people to interact with the video.


    One thing I did notice is the number of views goes down drastically as you get to the other related video clips, I think people got tired of playing, so they probably would have done better to have kept it short.


    Social is the present and future, there may be more money to be made in things that are socially popular than in selling a 300 dollar printer on Amazon. Even though all my examples have been videos there are clever ways you can do the same on content based websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      I'm sorry Nest but this whole thread is bogus

      Its time to unmask the deception that has been going on for years.

      Clark Kent was not made up to protect his family and identity but because Superman is a fraud. IF he really could move as fast as he tries to let on no one would be able to hit him. Hulk swings a punch and gets nothing but air. Truth is he is just a Flash wannabe. Came from Krypton saw how fast flash could move and got super power envy. It happens. Man of Steel turned green like Kryptonite with Envy and lied about the speed thing (only fast when flying)

      I can hear all the SM fanboys now objecting. Then let me ask you

      How often do you see the Flash in a fist fight? Take a minute to think about it. Ask yourself .........why?

      I'd make up the Kent character to hide too. As for Hulk and Mr Banner. How many times has he changed into the green beast and still can't buy or make pants that fit? The guy is just ghetto. Even the fashion police would want to smack him down. Its a wonder he ever changes back because those pants squeezin on me would keep me permanently angry (unless he's normally very very small in that area which might explain the anger management issues to begin with).
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  • Profile picture of the author nest28
    Not to take the thread off course but your right, I have never seen Superman use all his powers at once and it pisses me off lol. Like you said, he should just use his super speed to dodge any blows coming his way, than he also neglects to use heat vision, flight, and super breath which should be able to freeze Hulk long enough for Superman to punch his lights out.



    But you see what I'm talking about, see how the discussions would be if I made that site, this topic stirs feeling, enough to get likes, links and shares. I would love for some of the big comic book companies to make this site. With that kind of funding it would be totally awesome dude lol.


    Look there doing it here http://www.comicvine.com/forums/batt...morgan-627275/ but so far it remains on forums.


    There doing it here also but it looks really corny http://whowouldwininabrawl.com/.

    I have all kinds of fantasy matches I would love to post, I'm talking about with obscure characters not just popular ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
      Nobody beats Superman. NOBODY!
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      • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
        Originally Posted by Carl Brown View Post

        Nobody beats Superman. NOBODY!
        You have no clue what you are talking about.
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