It depends, if 1% of those visitors spend on average $200 then things aren't so bad.
Advertisements are expensive. They cost lots of money to website owners. To qualify for affiliate programs with so-called internet giants such as Wal-mart, amazon.com etc.. your website needs 50,000 visitors/monthly.
Website seized by secret service
Major operating going on by secret service and U.S treasury.
Yesterday while surfing at http://www.easyhits4u.com traffic exchange site, I saw, a domain name has been seized by U.S treasury and secret service.
Which websites can be seized by U.S treasury and secret service ?
I don't know exactly, but I'd have to assume that for starters, that would be any website being used for illegal purposes, treason, or things like money laundering, right? Anything that would be a threat to national security... probably quite a list.
Which website advertised on a 'traffic exchange (PTC)' will be used for counterfiet currency or treason or illegal purpose? Traffic exchange sites hide advertisers links so I could not copy it.
FBI deals with financial frauds. Service service logo surprised me.
25% to 40% sites advertised on PTC websites are scams. $25 per click. $10 per email, 10 cents to 25 cents per click/ad, $75 per survey, hundreds of Bitcoin faucets etc
Any website that is seized by the authorities is surely engaged with illegal activities. Over here, there are several sites that were shut down and the operators were arrested for engaging in the so called cyber sex. They have minors for the performers where the viewers pay a fee to watch the live sex show. That is not the first website that was seized here, there are also websites on drugs and other illegal activities.
Any one that they want. They make their own rules, without caring about people's rights. And they can come up with any excuse to label you a threat.
I'm sure any website can be shutdown if it is deemed a threat to national security. I don't know if the department of treasury or the secret service have the authority. But there are government agencies that do have that power, if need be.
Any website that has illegal activities, usually involving minors, drug trafficking, threats and such things. Though it's hard to even track some of these sites because they operate under the table. But they do happen and many sites have been shut down due to illegal activities even here in our country. But mostly it's because of prostitution, child labor or abuse, animal abuse and such activities.
In my 12 years of internet use, this is the first time that I have seen, a website has been seized by U.S treasury and secret service. So it begins..
Ever hear of ShadowCrew, Ancient one? Ever hear of JotForm? No, this is not just beginning... the SS has the authorization to close down websites and has done so over the years. Nothing is beginning except maybe cleaning up more slime.I don't know about these you mentioned but some torrent sites that deal piracy can be a part of their agenda. I really don't know how this works and if they have a unit for these sites and in general for internet frauds and scams. I guess they have. I am guessing because I am not from the U.S and I have no idea apart from TV shows and movies how this functions.
Websites get shut down all of the time, it's not news, but the problem the authorities have is finding the people behind it. Often they allow the site to continue until they have tracked them down. No one really owns a site and ICANN can take back any extension they want, and a service provider can shut down an ISP.
And when I see that the secret service did it, my first thought is "wow, that must have been something huge going on there" and it would never occur to me to think "how dare they?" I say we're lucky these places *are* being watched and dismantled when that needs to be done!
Ah yes, I noticed that, too, did seem rather odd since I haven't heard even as much as murmurs other places. Maybe he'll grace us with an explanation, but probably not wise to hold our breath.
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