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Method and System for Effectively Monetizing Media Content Submitted on Photo/Video Hosting Websites

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241361D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 243K

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Offir Golan: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for effectively monetizing media content submitted by a user on one or more photo/video hosting websites through use of geolocation metadata and the user’s location.

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Method and System for Effectively Monetizing Media Content Submitted on Photo/Video Hosting Websites

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for effectively monetizing media content submitted by a user on one or more photo/video hosting websites through use of geolocation metadata and the user’s location.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for effectively monetizing media content submitted by a user on one or more photo/video hosting websites through use of geolocation metadata and the user’s location.  The media content includes, but need not be limited to, photos and videos.  The method and system leverages the user's current location along with the geolocation metadata of a photograph of interest to create a trip itinerary to the location where the photograph was taken.

The method and system, then, utilizes a revenue sharing model for leveraging each photograph on the one or more photo/video hosting websites as monetizable content.  Users are benefitted by participating in an advertising system by taking a share of the revenue.  Thus, the users are treated as publishers/partners and the uploaded photographs of the users are considered as inventory for generating the revenue.  Thereafter, geo-targeted advertisements (ads) are easily integrated based on the trip itinerary. 

The following is an illustration of the method and system disclosed herein.

A viewer tool on a photo hosting website locates an interesting image.  A click on "take me there" link ta...