Are any of these bend videos/reviews not monetized?

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I mean, is there any of these supposed bend videos or reviews not receiving ad revenue from the click traffic they are generating?

    Just wondering.
     
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  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Most positive reviews are monetized as well.

    Somebody has to pay for the sites :)
     
  4. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    yes they are.

    but bends are bends no matter if they are getting paid or not.
     
  5. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    I have every reason to suspect the monetized click bait sites are having a field day with bend-gate
     
  6. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oh, I don't know, maybe a real user wanting to share his or her experience? Maybe?

    But no. You have very smart people figuring out a way to make a quick buck creating controversy and using "click bait" to lure unsuspecting MacRumors readers.

    Brilliant!
     
  7. macmacguy macrumors regular

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    You're "destroying" a phone, but because of your traffic and monetized video, you get to buy at least 5 of them.
     
  8. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    My point exactly. And what generates more revenue? A positive review or a XXXX-Gate?
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    The real people sharing their experience usually make crappy, shaky, bad lighting videos. The ones that do this for a living have the most polished videos. I don't see the problem.
     
  10. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    Here is a hint. There are more views of videos of iphones being bent than there are videos of iphones not being bent. People want chaos .
     
  11. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ok, let me spell it out for you since apparently you're not getting it. If someone gets paid per click, meaning every time someone visits their page it registers a view for an ad on their page, how can they drive more of those clicks?

    Maybe, if they post something controversial, even if it isn't true, they can do it. They can't do porn since many advertisers would not want to be associated with that, and it's hard to catch an accident on video as it happens, but bending an iPhone and claiming "bend gate!" "I bet I can get thousands of hits from nerds if I bend an iPhone!"

    How many millions of hits did the first video get? That's a few grand on that guys pockets.

    Yeah. Click bait. And the suckers keep falling for it.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Ok cool.
     
  13. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    No surprise here.

    Since the dawn of caveman news reporting, bad news always gets more listeners.

    For instance, your thread is a negative one, and thus is attracting people.

    :p
     
  14. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, but I'm not making any money from it. :(
     

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