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02:01 PM on 04/22/08
AdamWASFearless
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Still, $2.4 million for doing something that they (hopefully) love is nothing to be sad about. Coupled with the server costs (probably pretty high even though they don't host much content [that I'm aware of]) and the staff costs, they should still make a decent living sitting on the computer all day and talking about music.


Oh Absolutely! But that's IF they sell out all of their ad inventory on a monthly basis. From the looks of it - that's obviously not happening. My best guess is they're selling only 40% of their inventory at most.
02:05 PM on 04/22/08
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$5 million dollars to bash bands that most people like and to have wet dreams over bands that most people wouldn't even find listenable...... Must be nice!
02:14 PM on 04/22/08
Intamin
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Websites have ads? I wasn't aware of that...
02:25 PM on 04/22/08
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Websites have ads? I wasn't aware of that...
rofl
02:46 PM on 04/22/08
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I know. It's my business. I'm the head of the music and entertainment division for IndieClick.

Like I said before - Pitchfork definitely has the EARNING POTENTIAL. I definitely don't see them selling anywhere near that capacity in ads though. Let's do the math.
  • Pitchfork = 20 million ad impressions (ad impressions ARE NOT the same as page views) per month
  • Pitchfork sells their ads for $10 CPM (cost per 1000 ad impressions)
  • Pitchfork sells ALL of their ad inventory for the month at a $10 CPM.
  • Pitchfork makes $200,000 that month.
  • If Pitchfork does this consistently for 12 months they would make 2.4 million a year.
As far as the slight typo domains - the only ads you'll be able to put on that site are "Punch The Monkey" and "Fart Button" type ads which sell for $0.50 CPM. No major agency is going to buy ad premium ad inventory on a site that has no dedicated user base or reach.

PS. For anyone reading this - feel free to contact me if you're interested in advertising on this site.
heh.
02:57 PM on 04/22/08
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pitchfork is for posers
03:03 PM on 04/22/08
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Websites have ads? I wasn't aware of that...
Adblock ftw.
03:42 PM on 04/22/08
Clark
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Adblock changed my life. And raised my kids.
04:12 PM on 04/22/08
Jason Tate
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Adblock changed my life. And raised my kids.
And hurt your favorite websites.
06:59 PM on 04/22/08
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I told you never to mention those pictures I gave you. That was between us!

Sorry Jason. I never intended for those pics to leak.



hahahahaha!
01:16 AM on 04/23/08
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no way
12:27 PM on 04/23/08
Intamin
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And hurt your favorite websites.

Haha, very true. But that's what's great about IE's 85 percent market share (or whatever it has), lets us use adblock without much consequence for anyone.

And honestly, if ads were done more tastefully (a la google's text stuff), and didn't expand from a small square to cover the entire page (like imdb's crap), it wouldn't really be an issue!
12:34 PM on 04/23/08
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Haha, very true. But that's what's great about IE's 85 percent market share (or whatever it has), lets us use adblock without much consequence for anyone.

And honestly, if ads were done more tastefully (a la google's text stuff), and didn't expand from a small square to cover the entire page (like imdb's crap), it wouldn't really be an issue!
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10:29 PM on 04/23/08
Intamin
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51 (Firefox) - 48 (IE) % on AP.net

Haha, I figured you'd go for that. Sowwy! :(

Besides, the ads on here (from what I remember) are just from bands, so that's cool.

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