- Dec 5, 2014
Nice little FB group leak today for a site I'm trying to kick back into gear after about a year of downtime. Roughly 2K uniques over 12 hours or so.
No worries, this threads been derailed before lol. I probably use "viral" a little too loosely sometimes. To me, its just something designed with the intent to be sharable & gets a large % of traffic that is interested based on curiosity and may be completely outside demographic or outside buying intent.Really don't want to derail this thread but do you do viral shit --> website --> funnel to money page?
Did you use some "help" to upvote it to get the ball rolling etc?I've held this one back for a number of months so nobody could track me down... I even edited the numbers on this screen shot by +/- xxx to blur it even more.
This post went to #1 on /r/all. Top post on Reddit! Unfortunately it wasn't for my site or any site. It was a picture and it wasn't even watermarked. So my total traffic and earnings from it both are zero.
It does represent a milestone for me though. It's the first time I hit #1 across the entire site. So now I know it's possible and how to get it done that much more easily.
It's also put the fire back in me to get back to leaking on Reddit. It's just way too easy to manipulate that crowd. All it takes is about 5 minutes of looking at what they're reacting to, 5 mins to think up a post, 5 mins to tweak the title for emotion, and you're off to the races. A little psychology sense, demographic research, and micro-copywriting skills, and wham bam boom.
Did you use some "help" to upvote it to get the ball rolling etc?
Very small amounts of manipulation in order to get that initial traction doesn't seem like it could be dangerous. Ordering 2,000 fakes over an hour? I can see how a user/domain would get flagged/blacklisted. A small 20 up boost that allows initial visibility and then natural votes to snowball into 10,000? I can't see that being very dangerous. If it is, I just might start testing out some 'negative reddit optimization.'Sometimes you have bad timing and can't get traction
I then went to his profile page, which he'd converted into one of those new blog style profiles, where he let everyone know that he was the bot-hunter and all his haters can kiss his ass and that if it seemed he was autistic, it's because he is. I had to chuckle, but it sucks because the guy probably costed me thousands of dollars.