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Old 10-15-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Anyone know how websites like Myspace, Facebook, Imageshack, etc. make money? I mean, those services are all free so how does the owner of those sites make thousands and thousand of dollars?
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ads, webtraffic, all that stuff.
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advertising, millions upon millions of people visit those sites everyday, it costs BIG money to put ads up on those kind of sites
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:43 AM   #4
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So basically, companies pay the owner of Myspace all that money just so they can put banner ads and such on Myspace? Wow, I should make a website and have it bombarded with tons of ads. Or is it really that easy?
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:11 AM   #5
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There is moderation. There's a large difference between advertisements and intrusive advertisements. Usually if a pop up appears on my screen, I immediately leave the site.

Myspace was a niche, which was the main reason why it's so successful. Myspace has the potential to grow and expand into different entities. That's why News Corp. spent that much to acquire it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:24 AM   #6
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In what ways do you think Myspace can expand it's services? Online storage? Perhaps even media sharing? Forums? Chatrooms?
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Has all of those. I hate myspace, there are ads everywhere, looks like crap. But I still use it.
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Ads, donations, traffic, some successful websites have sign-up fees.
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You won't do it.

The categories are all taken. You will have to think of a truly unique idea to make a website that everyone needs but hasn't been thought of / made.

Banners are not also the key, becuase these may induce spyware to your users. Don't even try.. many people have before and in fact have lost money.
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Heres a very unique idea that lead a 21 year old kid to make a million dollars. I'm not sure if you've heard of the million dollar homepage or not. Heres a bit of the history on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mil...ollar_Homepage

Here is the page if you want to check it out.

http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

Can you believe thats worth 1 million dollars in ads!
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