Originally Posted by wafflehammer
I found some website before that keeps track of traffic and stuff and estimates T-F averages about $90 a day from ad revenue. Which is $2700. It also listed the website they get their hosting/servers from. And the servers ranged from $300-900 a month. So I highly doubt the website is really in need of money.
Not trying to be a jerk or buzzkill.....Just saying I think the website can pay for itself.
I know of those websites and lets just say that they are in-accurate in every estimate. 1 site tells you that the site makes $90 a day in ads, another says $50 and yet another says over $100. not a single one of them knows for a fact about the ads or how often they are clicked. As they are only seen by guests. Just like that site is when it comes here to do the estimate.
Not a single person that is logged in sees any ads. There is a loss of revenue from ad clicks from how many people on any given day? I can flat out tell you that i know for a fact that this site does not pull in $90 a day from as revenue. It doesnt even get half of that.
It also doesnt take into consideration that Larry owns the server. He bought it himself and has it housed in a Center. So it cost him money for the server, then monthly charges to have it housed, then monthly charges for bandwidth. Not to forget the charges for the vB software that we run.
I could go on but i think i made the point very clear. While the site is not in dire need fo funding, it is in no way as great off as those sites are estimating. I can say for a fact that the ad revenue has not even covered the cost of the server as of yet.
Not trying to be a buzzkill or anything. But i happen to know a few more facts than those sites do.