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Challenge: 1 million pageviews/month, with $5000, in 1 year

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by jorge, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    If you had $5000 to promote a website or set of websites that, 1 year from now, all together should have 1 millon pageviews per month (no robots, no neverclicking, no tricks... 1 million REAL pageviews)... how would you do it?

    What, in your experience, is the best way to spend $5000 (or less) to achieve the 1 million pageviews per month?
    SEMrush
     
    jorge, Apr 20, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. honey

    honey Prominent Member

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    Lots of content, good link pop, and a strong PR6/7 website would help a lot. More depends on the theme of the website.
     
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    $5000 wouldn't be enough. For pageview counts that high you'd need to be an authority of some sort and offer something new that people would definitely want and come back for. News sites typically get this. You would likely also need to employ a staff as well.
     
    Infiniterb, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    Design Agent Peon

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    I wouldn't think it was possible.
     
    Design Agent, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  5. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #5
    You'll need to find a true gem to pull that. And not just a hype idea if you want to sustain such traffic numbers.

    You will need some sound marketing of your services. $5K is very tight to cover both (marketing and services).
     
    T0PS3O, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #6
    Out of curiosity, I checked my numbers:
    last month - ~495k
    this month - ~565k (on pace for)

    With only $5k, I'd say its possible, but in a year, I doubt it. 2-3 maybe.
     
    lorien1973, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #7
    I don't know what you guys get paid over there but I refuse to bust my ass off for a year for a measly $5K. Even if pay was excluded, $5K to buy advertising, links, press releases, quality content etc. etc. is SFA.
     
    T0PS3O, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    mxlabs Peon

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    #8
    you'd have to offer something very, very valueable get those kinds of impressions. word of mouth will be your best friend if you want to stay with $5000 ad budget... don't rely on SEO, especially not with google sandboxing sites for up to 9 months. In the end you'd have to get 1m impressions in 3 months instead of 12 ;)
     
    mxlabs, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    darqSHADOW Peon

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    #9
    I spend less than $1000 a year on advertising and I get 4 million+ views a month. ;) Its very possible, you just need a site that people want to go to.

    DS
     
    darqSHADOW, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #10
    ....you rang master???

    can be done, depends how much work you want to put in,
    what skill sets you have, and how resourceful you are.
    Probably best if you don't have any family still living...and weigh
    400lbs...so you wont need to worry about eating either.

    That said...it would be easier if you also avoided the sandbox.
    GEM
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    Design Agent Peon

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    Not many here seem to be considering the person doing the work.. in that case many here could do it eventually, working for 0 per hour
     
    Design Agent, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    Jim bob 9 pants Peon

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    Darqshadow - What is the site then, a games site?
     
    Jim bob 9 pants, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    jorge Peon

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    Infiniterb:
    The staff... that's the interesing part.
    In my country, I can hire a person with some knowledge of the web with for $100 per month... so I can put him to add the site on directories, promote by mailing lists and stuff... so it would be interesting if you can tell me the best ways to use my staff.


    TOPS30:
    it is not that I'm getting paid the $5000.. that is just the money I have available to invest on the site/sites to achieve the goal.


    To all, another thing:
    The websites do not exist yet... and it doesn't really matter the theme (although, I wouldn't work on porn, casino, or sites like that) of the site, nor how many sites they are.. I could also buy them, or maybe just some of them.
     
    jorge, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    The question is really flawed if you think about it. If you have $5000 to invest to start.... You should get more income as the traffic rises, so you have more than that amount, really as you make sales (or whatever the sites does). If you are not making anything on top of that $5000 as traffic rises, what's the point of getting traffic to the site?
     
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    nullbit Peon

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    #15
    Setup a cool but slightly gimmicky free service, and then target the Japanese market.

    Most of that $5,000 should be spent on website development, not promotion. For promotion you rely on word of mouth.

    Not necessarily a good basis of a business model, but it's a good way to get high page views.

    Thinking of the gimmick of course is the hard part.
     
    nullbit, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    jorge Peon

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    nullbit, interesting.
    I'm an ASP.net developer, with 5 years of experience in the field... so the development can be done by me.
     
    jorge, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #17
    word of mouth? tricky if your domain is Jip-jippy-jopp-jappp.com :eek:
    and not much use if you can't be found through serp's either !!
    serp's is the way to go....
    sorry nullbit :cool:

    and jorge, to reply "nullbit, interesting." means your not the type of person thats going to achieve it.........aim lower, 100K perhaps
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  18. jorge

    jorge Peon

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    i think that by "word of mouth", nullbit is talking about natural links... i mean... someone visits your site, he likes it, so he puts a link on his site, blog and stuff... or maybe your visitor is reporter, so he makes an article on the subject, and the article gets spread.

    Natural links DO determine the popularity of a site... that's the foundation of Google!
     
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    nullbit Peon

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    I speak from experience. :D
     
    nullbit, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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    nullbit Peon

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    Yes, that's what I meant.
     
    nullbit, Apr 20, 2005 IP