Are any of these bend videos/reviews not monetized?

ZBoater

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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.
 

Wayfarer

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I have every reason to suspect the monetized click bait sites are having a field day with bend-gate
 

ZBoater

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Why would they not be monetized?
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!
 

macmacguy

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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.
 

12vElectronics

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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!
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.
 

hasanahmad

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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.


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 .
 

ZBoater

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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.

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.
 

12vElectronics

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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.
Ok cool.
 
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