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    Hey,
    I'm not sure if this is the right sub forum for this question but I don't know where else to put it.
    I recently saw a video that an abnormal amount of hits/likes/comments. I then saw that a lot of their refers were from a place called clipreviewers.com.
    Is this a place to pay for hits? The site itself doesn't work, you can't click on anything or do anything on the site.
    Is it legal?

    thanks guys

    Dj
    I am a Mercenary And Music Is My Weapon.

  • #2
    Pay for Youtube views = are you out of your mind?!?
    If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
    -- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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    • #3
      actually, some youtube 'hits' generate income.
      I can't quote numbers, but they will 'share' some of the $ with major hits.
      "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

      Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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      • #4
        0.0000000001$ a play

        lol
        If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
        -- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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        • #5
          You guys are missing what I'm saying.
          I'm not asking about a company paying a user to hit a video, but a user paying a company for hits. And I wanted to know if clipreviewers.com was one of those companies.
          Thats all thanks!
          I am a Mercenary And Music Is My Weapon.

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          • #6
            wait, so you think they can 'fake' a viral by paying someone a fee to hit their video?
            "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

            Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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            • #7
              wait, so you think they can 'fake' a viral by paying someone a fee to hit their video?


              Oh I know they can. Its a pretty big business I imagine.

              http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=99

              http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2203732

              http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2186199

              http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2144455

              5000 views for $15 dollars ...etc
              Or like, over a month period 50000 views. Tons of variations and such.
              I am a Mercenary And Music Is My Weapon.

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              • #8
                And what's the point of doing this?
                If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
                -- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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                • #9
                  And what's the point of doing this?


                  Simple. People are big enough sheep and lazy enough that they will see a view count and determine from that alone whether or not they should watch it. Content delivered, ads watched. Videos are also ranked by # of views. The higher the number, the higher up your video will appear in search results.

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                  • #10
                    I'm in teh wrong business...
                    "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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                    • #11
                      And what's the point of doing this?


                      Probably money, in the end. Or for an artist, more views, more popularity, more fans..etc. Some of them are real traffic, meaning real people watching them.
                      Or, in some cases, for a contest to get views, if you know what I mean.
                      I am a Mercenary And Music Is My Weapon.

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                      • #12
                        nothing new, really...remember the promotional team paid teenage girls to go to JFK Airport and scream for the Beatles in '63...
                        "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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                        • #13
                          There are, without any question, a number of 'services' that engage in that form of 'promotion'... it's an outgrowth of the blackhat SEO mini-industry. Anyone with a blog open to outside comment knows about the legions of zombie posters with the bare minimum humanity necessary to pass a CAPTCHA Turin test who then try to fill up your comment section with stuff like "I've been reading your blog for the last hour and it's SO good. I hope to learn how to create a great blog like you have. Oh, and, by the way, here's a great place to buy Viagra and Ciallis..."

                          I see ads for outfits that promise to increase your MySpace visitors (Remember them? Apparently the blackhatters do!), crank up your media listens and views, and so on, and, of course, to increase your search engine rankings. (Not quite the thing for bands it is for conventional businesses, of course, except maybe for show and events bands, cover bands, and such.)

                          nothing new, really...remember the promotional team paid teenage girls to go to JFK Airport and scream for the Beatles in '63...

                          Until SoundScan introduced a modicum of accuracy and legit counts into album sales tracking, it was extremely common for labels to send buyers out to key reporters (supposedly influential indie record stores, many near colleges or in trendy areas of big cities) and make strategic buys of key albums -- sometimes in bulk and typically with full knowledge and complicity of the record store owners -- in order to drive up the reported sales.

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                          • #14
                            Simple. People are big enough sheep and lazy enough that they will see a view count and determine from that alone whether or not they should watch it. Content delivered, ads watched. Videos are also ranked by # of views. The higher the number, the higher up your video will appear in search results.


                            It could have worked years ago. Now, too much people and artists are doing it. It can probably produce views, I agree with you about people being sheep... but turn a profit from that, I don't think so.
                            If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
                            -- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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                            • #15
                              It could have worked years ago. Now, too much people and artists are doing it. It can probably produce views, I agree with you about people being sheep... but turn a profit from that, I don't think so.


                              Well, as to it "working", I don't know. Depends on what you are going for. Making money? I'm sure the outfit you are paying to increase your view count will be much more profitable then the artist will, but who know? If it was cheap enough I might give it a whirl.

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