Originally Posted by steiner
How are you two guys with the video streams able to even afford to put the website up and pay for bandwidth? Your earnings seem very low compared to the traffic. Are Indian web hosts that cheap? Are they open to Americans? Besides that, I don't see much comments really. No one interacts. There is no community. Maybe start a new one with a more niche market toward younger viewers (people who spend a lot of money not middle age guys who just want to watch free movie at home) Who wants to advertise to people who don't buy anything. I bet if they were the 18-25yr demographic, they would advertise on your site.
@Jackdi how are you showing American movies? I thought the movie studios and ISPs were hunting down users via their ISPs now? If that's the case how are you even getting people from the US to visit your site?
It looks like you dont host the movies, just link to them. Thats not illegal? If anything, I'd say your site might get shut down by the authorities sooner or later.
I've seen Rashid's website. You can actually see that he is just using video embeds. Meaning, the actual videos are hosted somewhere else like Youtube, DailyMotion, etc. Although it does eat bandwidth but way much lesser compared to hosting the videos yourself.
If movie websites do not provide "upload" system, most viewers just come and watch the movies and then leave after they finish watching them. Just an IMO though.
Yes, i am providing links for US Movies. I do not host any single video myself. I get the source links from the bigger fishes in the ocean which even accepts uploading of full movie length videos. And they are still alive. ... I myself is also wondering why they're still online...
And honestly, i am NOT paying for hosting -- its free dude!
I only pay for the domain name which is about $12 a year. ( I
US Traffic? ..im sure you know about SEO. Im a newbie so im struggling to make things work. But im ok....
If US Authorities are really firm on hunting down websites like these, they must LOCK-UP the video uploading and hosting sites first like vidreel, xtshare, vidbox, etc... If sites like these do not exist, websites like mine will cease to exist as well. Thanks for the worries mate... honestly, i am expecting mine to be hit within 5 to 10 years time.