I just an article about a court offering an opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). It is generating a ton of buzz about sharing passwords for the purpose of accessing information that you are not allowed to access. It says sharing your passwords to netflix or hbogo could result in prosecution.

This application seems to be pretty petty, but it does make you think and may make some of us worry. Would it apply to people that live in the same household? What about your kids at college?

The power of the headline or title

There are a lot of articles popping up with Netflix in the title to draw you to click only to find out it really is not much about netflix at all. The headline is usually the draw.. and of course it is part of what determines your rank on the search engines.

This is one form of writing that frustrates a lot of people, but it works. I clicked on it.

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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
You got your point across to me! I saw your headline and decided to click on it to see what it was about!
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bothewebguy Premium
Thanks Denise.
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Helen123 Premium
Im sorry I stopped reading when I realised it wasn't to do with Netflix.
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bothewebguy Premium
You quit reading this post or quit reading an article outside of WA?
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leoemery Premium
Is it just me or are people missing your point? Your post is not about Netflix, your post is about the power of a great headline and how it's used to draw you in.

You have less than 5 seconds to grab someones attention - and your headline is the most important part of your content.

Or I could be wrong and you are troubled by Netflix and the sharing of passwords - lol
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bothewebguy Premium
YOU ARE RIGHT LEO! I was trying to illustrate that point exactly. I am not troubled at all over Netflix. I responded to questions and comments. as best I can.
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BarbaraJP Premium
Actually Netflix does not let more than the specified number of outlets use its service at the same time. It will send you a message stating you can only have so many users and will not let you log on. The base charge allows for two viewers. I pay extra for multiple users so i can share with family members--legally. So these pop-ups are more than likely spam anyway.
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bothewebguy Premium
It was covered on the news morning shows today.. It is not a pop up that I got visiting any sites.. I saw the mention on the news and decided to research.. I was surprised to find out the new story was really not about netlfix. They used netflix to get the attention.
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BarbaraJP Premium
Ahhh--I hate that kind of false lead. Seems unethical, doesn't it?
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Ultimateless Premium
In Australia you have to pay exra for two viewers..
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MPollock Premium
Great to know, I do not have netflix. so I never heard of this one.
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bothewebguy Premium
Never heard of netflix or about the pasword sharing?
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MPollock Premium
I have heard of netflix, but not sharing password on netflix. but makes a lot of sense
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bothewebguy Premium
Just like anything. Netflix wants everyone to have their own account. If you are watching at home, and your buddy across the street is using it and you kids are using it at college.. 3 people are taking advantage of 1 account and this is what they plan to stop with the recent ruling and opinion. I agree with the terms, just wondering where they cut it off.. I have netflix available on my phone, my tv at home and my laptop.. to my knowledge my account has never been accessing from more than one at any given time... but I certainly use it on all 3 devices.
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BarbaraJP Premium
Netflix has guards to keep you from doing this.
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MPollock Premium
Ya But if you pay to use it. then they should not tell you how many devices you can use it on. If you have cable or satellite and 5 TV's in your house, you pay 1 bill for the house, not 5 tv's
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bothewebguy Premium
but you do have to pay for 5 cable boxes in most cases.
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bothewebguy Premium
They have guards to prevent more than the number of users you are paying for.. but what if you gave out your password or used it at a relative's house and forgot to disconnect the tv in your account? Would netflix know that 2 different households are using the service if they never logged in at the same time? I guess this has gotten off topic.. I was mainly drawing attention to the use of a headline to generate a click and how current news can generate a lot of buzz if you get the right title
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BarbaraJP Premium
No, we get it on Roku, wii, my computer, and my son's tv.
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BarbaraJP Premium
That's probably why they came up with the multiple user plan!
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KatieMac Premium
headlines are important however we still need to make sure the content is relevant to the headline.. I did not know this about netflix then again I dont have it
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bothewebguy Premium
They are related.. a great headline is usually the secret to initial traffic especially when its posted on fb or twitter or WA). Of course if the content is not relevant on your website, the person will quickly leave which increases bounce rates which will affect your search engine successes.
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JudeP Premium
Headlines are extremely important in getting anyone to click :)
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bothewebguy Premium
Absolutely.!
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