What would you like out of a movie site ?

INeedAMovie

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Heyo, so I'm currently working on my site, firstly the CMS I'm using ain't meant for movies at all so a lot of the features i add or are currently added are built from the ground up.

What is it people look for in a movie site ?

Downloads or streams ? Or even both ?

Monitization ? Would you rather pop ads ? Banners ? In video ads ? Or would you rather pay for 100% ad free ?

Apps ? Do you care for a mobile app or just a mobile friendly site will do ?

Other features ? Such as a "my watched" list or a "plan to watch" list ? Forums and discussion ? Events ?

Just lay it down what your perfect movie site would be and we'll go from there!

Thanks everyone!
 
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DoctorX

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Hey,
What is it people look for in a movie site ?
The contents, it should cover as much as possible of the new movies, + working links.

Downloads or streams ? Or even both ?
Mainly stream, or both.

Monitization ? Would you rather pop ads ? Banners ? In video ads ? Or would you rather pay for 100% ad free ?
Keeped it available for free, + ads for monetization.
You can add paid for extra features, for example, paid members don't see any ads.

Apps ? Do you care for a mobile app or just a mobile friendly site will do ?
For me mobile friendly is enough.

Other features ? Such as a "my watched" list or a "plan to watch" list ? Forums and discussion ? Events ?
It would be nice to add the watch/plan list.

:)
 

INeedAMovie

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Hey thanks for your reply, I've worked on a system that allows downloads and streaming currently I just need to implement it site wide.

In regards to working links, I've added a report button which notifies the original uploader that the links ain't working. Because obviously links get removed due to DMCA etc.

In terms of ads though what's too much ? I hate it on 0123movies when you get 4 pop ups for clicking search. Currently my site just relies on the video player ads. In regards to an ad free experience, what would people pay, since your watching it on a movie site because you either don't want to or can't afford to pay in the first place.
 

daaruks

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I always look for an amount of movies the movie website has I prefer to stream them rather than downlaod
Most prefferably banners are the ads that mostly don't bother me, in video ads are really obnoxious and too many pop up ads makes me leave the website, although I understand that it's important to monetize the website

Since I rarely register to movie websites such things as plan to watch lists are not important to me, I actually never really had a list of movies I want to watch.
 

INeedAMovie

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I always look for an amount of movies the movie website has I prefer to stream them rather than downlaod
Most prefferably banners are the ads that mostly don't bother me, in video ads are really obnoxious and too many pop up ads makes me leave the website, although I understand that it's important to monetize the website

Since I rarely register to movie websites such things as plan to watch lists are not important to me, I actually never really had a list of movies I want to watch.
Thanks for the ideas, so yeah advertisements are obviously required to make money for servers / services etc. You say you wouldn't register at a site, but what if it removed advertisements ?

Currently on my site i'm making it so you can register to remove all ads (apart from player ads because i dont control them) but that reduces the amount of pop ups and banners etc
 

Randize

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Nice, I'm trying to build mine too with python.

I like the idea of favorite and watches list. Also a good commenting system that helps to connect the community is a plus. I have some CPA plans too that could go along with streaming sites.
 

candyman

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have a TV series section and also a porn movie section. thats what brings in the visitors. And then also contact me so i can help you with loads of links
 

daaruks

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Thanks for the ideas, so yeah advertisements are obviously required to make money for servers / services etc. You say you wouldn't register at a site, but what if it removed advertisements ?

Currently on my site i'm making it so you can register to remove all ads (apart from player ads because i dont control them) but that reduces the amount of pop ups and banners etc
That would surely solve it, I would register. Good idea. I would empathize the register terms, that it's only to have lesser/no ads and you barely need to fill in lots of details, since often sites look like spam and require lots of information while registering, so to encourage the person to sign up it would be great to let him know why it's great to do so.
 

INeedAMovie

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That would surely solve it, I would register. Good idea. I would empathize the register terms, that it's only to have lesser/no ads and you barely need to fill in lots of details, since often sites look like spam and require lots of information while registering, so to encourage the person to sign up it would be great to let him know why it's great to do so.
Thanks for the ideas and feedback dude, so yeah registration enables access to the community, however you can just register with username email password and leave the rest blank...

This would remove all 1st party ads...

I'll be implementing this tonight then, unlike other movie sites, I'm aiming more for user base and community then money.
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Nice, I'm trying to build mine too with python.

I like the idea of favorite and watches list. Also a good commenting system that helps to connect the community is a plus. I have some CPA plans too that could go along with streaming sites.
I've replied to your PM dude, also yeah currently my movie sites built on the framework of a forum so the movie side of it is heavily modified but it allowed me to have full community and profile features such as forums, reacting, comments etc

have a TV series section and also a porn movie section. thats what brings in the visitors. And then also contact me so i can help you with loads of links
Thanks for feedback dude, leaving the porn out because it's a family based site however I know that's where the money is haha, so perhaps something I look into in the future, I currently run a music site and a movie site so I'll be branching out soon I'll hit you up if I need a giggity on my team
 
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Randize

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Yup, I do think that great community is one of the reasons why people choose to stay. Well done on that!
 

shrinkcx

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Hey,

The contents, it should cover as much as possible of the new movies, + working links.



Mainly stream, or both.


Keeped it available for free, + ads for monetization.
You can add paid for extra features, for example, paid members don't see any ads.


For me mobile friendly is enough.


It would be nice to add the watch/plan list.

:)
Movie Mafia provides both stream and download just putting it out there we have over 3000 movies and just over 200 TV-Shows
 
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