Big boards do not equal big revenue

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?
 

rdn

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
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff 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?
Being a big board alone isn't enough, you need user activity, though usually the 2 are linked.
 

Crayo

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

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

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.
 

digitalpoint

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

Robby

Well-known member
Where did you find a list of revenue earned by "big boards"?
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.:)
 

DRE

Well-known member
Seems like all you need is a lot of active users and don't piss off google.
 

digitalpoint

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.:)
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.
 

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.:)
 

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.
 
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