Scams, subscriptions and bot chats: How one German fauxporn Youtube star screws her fans

Private pics and promises of direct contact have fans blowing their loads

Katja Krasavice

Videos boasting risqué titles, thumbnails teasing gobs of bare skin and steamy sexual indiscretions—all of which end up being more hot air than hot stuff. Katja Krasavice has teased, baited and badgered her way to a bulging fan base: 800,000 Youtube subscribers and 200 million views. The aspiring sex star has milked the shady practice for everything it’s got—and spread it to other platforms in increasingly dubious ways. OMR got down and dirty for a closer look at the budding fauxporn star.
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OMR Podcast, Episode 6: Facebook VP Ads and Business Platform Andrew Bosworth

OMR Podcast Special: Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the inventor of Newsfeed and author of Ads at Facebook drops by the OMR Podcast during OMR Festival 2017

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Andrew “Boz” Bosworth on the Conference stage at OMR Festival 2017.

He was once Mark Zuckerberg’s teaching assistant at Harvard and later followed him to Facebook as the 9th employee ever after a two-year interlude at Microsoft. In his time at FB, Boz has left an indelible mark on the company developing Newsfeed and pushing mobile ads. Today, he is VP of Ads and Business Platform Silicon Valley behemoth. After delivering the opening keynote at OMR Festival 2017, Boz sat down with German marketing trailblazer and VC magician Florian Heinemann (Project A Ventures, Thrillist, Trivago and many more) to talk about the past, present and future at Facebook.
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Pre-register now for Masterclasses and Guided Tours at OMR Festival 2017!

Pre-registration for Masterclasses and Guided Tours is LIVE!

OMR17 Expo Masterclasses

Starting now you can pre-register for 53 Masterclasses and 13 Guided Tours.

There is a total of 53 Masterclasses on 49 different topics and 13 Guided Tours that will be taking place during OMR Festivals 2017 this March 2 & 3 in Hamburg, Germany. And starting today, you can pre-register for the classes and tours that work with your agenda—of course, only if you already have your ticket to the Expo. Read on to learn more about the pre-registration process and about a few of the Masterclasses.
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Present your project in front of 5500 people! Be one of our 3 Companies to Watch

Submit your application for a spot in our marketing startup spotlight “3 Companies To Watch”

3 Companies To Watch
Are you the founder of a marketing or advertising startup and want to be on the same stage as Gary Vaynerchuk, Casey Neistat and Bruce Dickinson on March 3? Then tell us why you should be one of the “3 Companies to Watch” at OMR Festival 2017! Read on to learn more and to find out about the companies that have made it in years past.
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The big names keep coming: 24 more exhibitors at the Expo at OMR Festival 2017

Set appointments, expand your network and gain invaluable insights

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Expo booths (Hall A2) at Online Marketing Rockstars Festival 2016.

In just a few weeks, Hamburg will be the center of the digital marketing universe with big-name companies such as Oracle, Yahoo, Xing, Ligatus, Roq.ad and many more, descending on the German metropolis. OMR Festival 2017 is taking place this March 2 & 3 at the Hamburg Messe convention center. Be sure to set up your appointments with exhibitors now as there will be 24,999 other marketing aficionados looking to get their piece of the insight and network pie.
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CASEY, CLEVER ADVERTISERS AND SEO LEGENDS: LIVE ON THE EXPO STAGE

Content flood on the Expo stage on March 2 & 3

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That was the Expo stage in 2016. This year we’re going big.

How about a one-of-a-kind lineup of speakers? Maybe for just €25? You got it! From the time the doors open to closing time, you can look forward to top quality speakers on our Expo stage—and yes, for just €25! Today, we are announcing the a-list lineup for influencer marketing and SEO.
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He’s the go-to for those in the know—Ben Thompson: Live at OMR FESTIVAL 2017

Thompson is the creator and brains behind Stratechery, the US-based tech blog generating $200K in annual revenue

Ben Thompson Online Marketing Rockstars OMR17 Stratechery About three years ago, Thompson, then an unknown former analyst at Apple and Microsoft, founded his tech blog stratechery.com to little fanfare. Today, his subscription model nets him $200K in annual revenue. His in-depth analysis are read by CEOs and VCs from around the world. His subscribers include the top of the top in the tech scene, such as Jonah Peretti (CEO Buzzfeed), Jeff Weiner (CEO Linkedin) and Drew Houston (CEO Dropbox).
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SEX, DRUGS AND SEO—LIFE AS A BLACK HAT AIN’T EASY

Jeff Deutsch made bank spamming Google

Symbolbild (Quelle: The Hangover, Warner Bros.)

(Source: The Hangover, Warner Bros.)

Working ten hours a week, banking $50K a month and making it rain like a monsoon. For most of us it sounds like a ridiculous dream. For Jeff Deutsch, such ridiculousness was reality. Beginning in 2009, Deutsch used his self-made SEO tool to push sites to the top of Google’s search results through aggressive link building. The practice netted him millions until Google came down hard on spamming. Deutsch recently shed light on life as a black hat, and the excess and debauchery on which SEO millionaires blew their sudden earnings.
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Exclusive: The Story of MMOGA’S Virtual Currency and its Real $300M Exit

33-year-old founder sold the online portal to the Chinese without saying a word

(Image: Warkentien2 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0)

(Image: Warkentien2 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0)

It is one of the largest exits ever in the German online industry: MMOGA, an online trading platform specialized in trading virtual goods and activation codes for online games, sold by its German founder to a Chinese company for a cool €300 million. Yet, all across Germany the record-breaking deal didn’t make a ripple let alone a splash. Online Marketing Rockstars spoke to the platform’s former head of marketing to learn more about MMOGA’s business model—and to unearth more details on the spectacular and secretive deal.
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Spam in your Analytics? Ours, too. Here’s the who, the what and the how to hit back

Referral spam has our traffic numbers askew

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“Secret.Google.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!” No, wait! Stop! Don’t do it… That is merely verbatim of what’s been appearing in our data on Google Analytics. For thousands and thousands of websites around the world, the blurb figures to ring some bells. The spammy hands that penned those words belong to an infamous hacker from Russia named Vitaly Popov. Online Marketing Rockstars took a closer look at Popov, his methods, how he set his sights on TheNextWeb.com and what you can do.

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