[FoRK] Should we add some ads to FoRK-archive? At 60K hits/day...

Damien Morton fork
Wed Oct 5 17:43:05 PDT 2005

Go for it - as long as your pay out a dividend after paying for bandwidth :)

> During the 34 hours from 02/Oct/2005:06:36:21 to 05/Oct/ 2005:16:54:22, 
> xent.com had 146782 "hits", of which 55399 were for  xent's users (~) 
> (of which 54645 were Ben Sittler! :) and 1530 were  for robots and 3645 
> were for favico.ico -- so almost one hit per  second overall, and 60K 
> hits on FoRK-archive per day. Now, some of  them are robots spidering 
> the site. But this is a significant leap  over 25K page views per week I 
> last found when I analyzed the logs  long ago... During that same 
> period, 10K of those were hits referred  by search engines of one stripe 
> or another (actually, 48% of those  were google alone). So that's a 
> floor of 6K visitors per day, I'd say.
> Like everyone else, we have server and bandwidth costs -- it's  
> headquartered at Adam's house, and we'd like to go somewhere, er,  
> "cat-free" -- so what do the various voices on FoRK suggest?
> Last I checked, by the way, a disappointingly large fraction of pages  I 
> tested on googlesyndication.com ended up with links to "complete  your 
> china set -- replacement cutlery warehouse..." :( Today, almost  all the 
> pages I tested would end up with Email archiving & compliance  ads. 
> Basically, it's possible that AdSense would still suck immensely  
> because it *still* doesn't know what pipermail/hypermail output  
> templates look like?
> Rohit
> PS. to quote my seatmate at Web2.0, "1.8 million hits a month? If you  
> could only get a flamewar on mortgage refinancing going, you could  get 
> VC backing for that!" :)
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