Hello again everyone.
This time for those who are checking this website for any updates, instead of just disappointing with a boring update post. I’ve posted a couple of popular movies from 2019 for download.
Received a lot of support and love in the comments of the previous update post where starting fresh was the suggestion from the most. It was also the option I was personally more inclined to other than the first one.
I will try to get back to posting slowly, while see if I can slowly also work upon the old links.
So now that it’s decided to be starting fresh. I need a couple of suggestions on how to do things and the functioning of this site.
- Domain name
The thought of domain name change particularly came to mind because the current domain is blocked in India for most ISPs. So personally having to use VPN to manage my own site is a little handful.
Now it’s not really a necessary thing, just something I’ve been pondering upon.
If it is decided to be changed.
Most popular sites I suppose use their own ‘brand name’, which is then quite recognizable.
The current gdrivedl came to be simply because it only hosts on Google Drive and has direct download links.
A relatively generic name if I must say.
Changing domain name, however, should cost in SEO, old links, the familiarity of people and is a relatively not a light decision I can just take on a whim.
- Existing posts
Around 20% of the older links are currently working. A fresh start ideally should mean no existing content, but there’s a decent chance on deleting all the exisiting posts, the users count of this site should considerably drop due to SEO stuff. Keeping those posts however, is misleading. I can post a notice on the non-working of the links.
- File host
All of the content is hosted on Google Drive.
My motivation for creating the site was very much related to hosting stuff on drive. Because I personally look for Drive links. As they are super easy and super fast and don’t have bandwidth or quota or time limits.
Eg Mega is a popular hosting site. A lot of movie and tv series websites use it. But I find the quota limit too bothersome. Yes, you can use VPN to bypass that but it’s a hassle and decreases speed.
A lot of other ‘multi-upload’ hosts are just straight-up trash which require a premium account or limit the speed on free accounts.
But have been getting some suggestions to use other hosts, as to not solely be reliant on a single host.
It’s quite easier to handle uploads to Drive as well.
Do post if there are any other hosts you actually use to download from. Because for personal downloading I prefer very much to download straight from torrent itself than use those ‘premium’ sites.
- Google Drive links hosting
Currently, all the links are shared through filecrypt.
The issue here is that it directly exposes the drive links. Which get flagged from time to time, requiring to reupload.
The quota exceeded thing is quite common as well on fresh links due to many people downloading the files. Then which you have to do the copy to your own account thing as mentioned in the quota exceeded fix page posted.So an alternative which a lot of people have mentioned is to use sites like klop.me, acefile.co. Which effectively hides the source link as they make a copy of the original file in your account when you allow them the access.
This automatically fixes the copyright and quota issue.The problems here are:
However you have to give them access to your Drive account. Which isn’t completely trustable.
Although you can revoke the access afterwards or use a dummy Google account for download purposes.With filecrypt however I can manage all the Drive links at a single place, see their status whether it’s active or not. Plus it’s less bothersome and relatively easier to just directly download.
- Ad revenue
Lastly this little thing. Now, this is a little sensitive thing no one really discusses, but it’s whatever honestly.
Currently, there are two revenue systems in place. One is filecrypt itself and other is a popads service.
Filecrypt’s ad system isn’t very intrusive and I like the service enough for it to remain there.
For popads I did disable the de-adblock thing where it would is intrusive enough even if you are using adblocks that it open popups as you are browsing.
Both honestly, don’t really make much in revenue.
Well, I’m not going to lie the prospect of revenue isn’t something which is above me. Current system can almost sustain the basic infrastructure of the site itself.
Personally I have no clue what should be done about this or if there are better ad systems that I myself wouldn’t mind when visiting a site and can make a little more revenue.
Popular are I believe, those short links type or redirect type of sites. Which needs you to click on multiple buttons, visit multiple pages before finally arriving at your desired link. Those might more profitable, but I personally just find them annoying. Although I do gladly do that effort to get the link I want, just that it’s not very desirable.
Onwards things can remain the same old way, but these couple of points remain in consideration for me.
Apart from these some issues which I’ve just rambled on. Please post any suggestions or feedback for the website design, posts style, release amount, content, etc. Anything you want to share. I read every comment posted on the site.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!