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Big boards do not equal big revenue

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Robby, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Very strange fact. I have searched for a lot of big forums but the revenue of big boards don't always equal big revenue if i may believe websitecalculators?
    Is there anybody that can tell me why?
    What are the secrets of good revenue with boards?
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    There are many factors to consider also:
    • Kind of Visitors
    • Niche
    • Content
    • Ad Placement
    • Others
    And do not believe on website calculators :D
     
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  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Being a big board alone isn't enough, you need user activity, though usually the 2 are linked.
     
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  4. Crayo

    Crayo Active Member

    This.

    There's so many factors which means big boards don't equal big revenue, but having a big board definitely increases your chances.
     
  5. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    what is the definition of a bigboard?
     
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Some would say more than 500k or 1million posts. Others would say more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. There is no fixed definition.
     
  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Where did you find a list of revenue earned by "big boards"?
     
  8. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I didn't. I just ran a couple of dozans through websitecalculators. Different calculators that all say the same thijg. I know you can't rely completely on them but there are Some points that keep me thinking. Your board is on every calculator very profitable.:)
     
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Seems like all you need is a lot of active users and don't piss off google.
     
  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    You might as well just create a random number generator to decide how much a site makes. That's about as accurate an automated revenue calculator is.

    For example, I just tried one you can actually validate against (publicly traded, so they report revenue).

    Revenue for apple.com is $28,400,000 per year it says... actually they make $170,910,000,000 per year. So the calculator things it takes them a year to make what they earn in 1.4 minutes (24/7).

    Point is, they are utter crap... and literally as accurate as a random number generator.
     
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  11. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

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  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Lol... like I said... as useful as a random number generator. :)
     
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  13. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    He makes much more :X3: .

    PS: I'll tell you there's absolutely no relation to what traffic you get and how much you earn.
     
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  14. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Fact is that no many owners of big boards come out with there revenue what i understand ufcourse but it would be nice if more of them share their stories about what worked for them.
    So we little guys can dream.:)
     
  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I don't think so.
    Still it has.
     
  16. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Eh? Of course they're directly correlated.

    This is from our adsense account. One line is earnings, one is pageviews.
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  17. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Well, I only meant that even the lower traffic websites can earn HUGE and there are lot of big websites that don't earn that well.
     
  18. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Of course those calculators can't work, as mentioned there are many variables, even with the right formula you'd need to input all variables.

    Maybe you can take an AdSense average in a particular industry, then calculate the average against the unique monthly visitors. Obviously there are many ways large boards can create revenue outside of AdSense.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  19. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of hard work ... over a five (or more) year period! ;)
     
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  20. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

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