Looking to download Iron Sky? We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that you’re obviously a internet users of great taste – wanting to watch our film. The bad news is that we’re currently shooting Iron Sky in Australia, meaning it’s not even done yet.
Why am I writing about Iron Sky downloads? And why am I trying to fit many references to downloading Iron Sky into my text? Because in the last few days a lot of pages have popped up offering “Iron Sky download”. All with the idea of using search engine optimization techniques to lure people looking to download films into their scam sites. And that pisses us off.
What’s going on is that a scammers sets up a site offering “free movie downloads” or such. They make pages for every possible popular film they can think of and then they start making other pages that link to those pages. This is called search engine optimization and the idea is to get their site on the first place in Google when people are looking something like “download Iron Sky”. You can usually spot these pages unnatural amount of mentions of the keyword(s) – like in the beginning of this post. These pages aren’t meant to be read by humans, just Google’s bots that categorize sites.
When the optimized page is the first hit on Google a lot of people looking for the film or whatever click on it and land on the “download” page. There the scammers usually either try to sell access to a non-existent download site or software or offer “free” downloads that install malware on your computer. Either way, they get paid. What they don’t do, is actually have any films. The idea is just to scam people who are looking for less-than-legimate downloads of films, games or software.
The same people who are trying to lure in people looking for Iron Sky have actually managed to get on the first page of Google with the aearch “download Avatar” – pushing down legitimate sites. You can imagine how many people are searching for Avatar, so they might actually be making a profit – even if 99% of people clicking the link would realize it’s a scam.
So, if you are looking for films on less-than-legal sites, here are couple of helpful hints to save you money and frustration:
1) If the pirate site asks for money – it’s a scam.
2) If the pirate site asks you to install software you’ve never heard of – it’s probably a scam.
Either way, don’t pay for pirated films and always use a anti-virus software.