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