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    masquerading Nick's Avatar
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    Free hosting sites?

    I've been seeing a lot of those free image and file hosts spring up lately, and was wondering how do they pay for themselves? Obviously they use up a lot of space and bw. Do they tend to get high click through rates? How do they survive?
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    AdSense and CPM ads. The trick is to find a way to integrate the ads cleanly so that you get a few more clicks.
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    HARD!! if u dont get huge amount of visits/day u cant survive if u ask me minimum is 50k/day

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    That depends on what your expenses are
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    Yes, nitroy thinks you have to start off with a bazillion servers right away. Ever heard of variable costs, nitroy?

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    i have i started with 1 server and at end of month i had 3 so that is reason i say u cant start if u dont invest

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    Well, i have to agree with nitroy. He has some some hefty traffic to his site a day. Its quite popular, i knew about it, before i came to this forum! So, he does need that kind of b/w and h/d space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMike
    Well, i have to agree with nitroy. He has some some hefty traffic to his site a day. Its quite popular, i knew about it, before i came to this forum! So, he does need that kind of b/w and h/d space...
    Ofcourse, but with that hefty traffic along comes ad revenue. The server costs are proportional to the amount of traffic/bandwidth you got/use, so I don't see why you need 50k visitors/day to survive.


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